Posts Tagged ‘Lesson plan’

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Welcome to a new world, one that is overflowing with opportunity. A world where learning is the number one priority for all! Learnist is organizing all of the wisdom of mankind in text, images, videos, and audio. Teachers, learners, parents, and many other contributors have collaborated to create an innovative site where users can organize their lesson plans and materials in one place. Learnist is a marvelous creation that encourages all users to gather what they need and create their own learnboard. With Learnist it is simple to organize a series of lesson plans, add commentary, share with colleagues, and incorporate new materials from anywhere on the internet. Learnist also uses a variety of formats that are designed to benefit students’ distinctive learning styles.1

After gathering materials and spicing up the newly designed learnboard feature, educators will have something tangible to refer to in class and students will have a great resource to work with at home, even long after the school day is over.

Learnist also makes sharing with others a simple task. Users can share what they know swiftly and comfortably by remixing anything on the web, like videos, e books, maps, blogs, podcasts, surveys, and more into a simple learning alternative that can then be shared out to others. Learnist represents a well-designed collaborative media tool that can be of assistance to both students and teachers.

4As you continue to explore the elaborate features that Learnist has to offer, you will discover how useful it really is! Users can create lessons on anything as they utilize the content from websites, blogs, YouTube, Vimeo, WordPress, UStream, Scribd, Soundcloud, Slideshare, Amazon, Google maps, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Slideshows, and more. As users browse through others learnboards, they will uncover a plethora of lesson plan ideas and receive advice from experts, professors, and fellow teachers who have also researched the topic at hand.

Learnist also makes it easy to stay up to date with current teaching strategies because it is constantly updated and every user will receive a notification when something is added to a learnboard that they follow. It also serves as a forum where discussion occurs, and as people come together to ask or answer questions, track progress, find information quickly, they can do so by searching for tags, titles, or keywords.

I highly suggest that all of you follow these steps in order to enter, “The Learnist Corner”:

  • Create an interdisciplinary unit with a colleague on a learnboard.
  • Find out what students are learning in other classes and encourage them to suggest related learning’s on your learnboards.
  • Imagine interdisciplinary lessons that connect all of students’ academic areas!
  • Create a learnboard connecting classroom materials with jobs and fields of study.
  • Encourage students to suggest learning’s that apply to career fields, college or advanced study, or life applications related to the materials you are currently studying.
  • Include multimedia materials such as songs, videos, and photos.
  • Encourage students to create their own boards.
  • Create boards with opposing or controversial opinions and engage students in debate.

With learnboards students can keep up to date and revisit their class board if they are absent3 or missing notes. The instructor may also email and tweet out the learnboard link, giving students a chance to stay on track even if they miss material that was already reviewed in class. Overall Learnist will motivate teachers to stay organized, use collaboration, make learning real, combat student boredom with technology, level the playing field, since it gives students in classes with less technology access to multimedia platforms outside the classroom, and keep students up to date.

Become a member of the winning corner by creating your own learnboard today!