What are the importance of education?

In everybody’s life, education is a critical aspect since I t is the process of acquiring experience and wisdom of the behavior in different areas. Indeed the importance of education is significant in our lives. The study is not restricted to what the person gains from  institutions but  it also contains the information that the life experience and older generations informally gains. Training provides a way to learn and then apply knowledge on various subjects in order to better the lives of individuals. This develops during childhood when students understand all about what is occurring outside them.

Initially, learning came in the form of a oral tradition but  with the objective of maintaining cultural knowledge through down the generations. Although knowledge transitions from of the older population to the younger population remain important, through times the situation has evolved.  The educational institutions and academia  became a  medium  that provided training .And it is  evolving constantly to support the learning process for students as well as educators.

 

Importance Of Education 

 

The younger children must be educated, and therefore be able to understand truth properly once they grow older and make decisions which influence not only their lives, but community as a who  Education is important to improve the life of any person who wants and bring about a positive change to society. Higher education institutions as a prerequisite for the country’s development are priority for both the remainder of the developed world. For example the developed countries such as Korea, England, Japan, Germany   made primary school mandatory for children, resulting in a high rate of literacy. The nation has several men, and this is because of education, who contribute to the growth of the economy.

In addition , new policy changes are continually under way in the developing countries  to enable the kids to develop more less. Several students will begin online courses and interactive methods in the research process.
Regardless of how hard it is to learn, it’s important to note that education should be valued by any citizen. Education   significantly affects the lives and provides us several possibilities to grow and develop.  The option would be to use us or not, but we will surely be appreciative for this decision.

How to Be Successful With Online Faculty Meetings

Online Faculty Meeting

As many school districts go into the new school year with at least some of their operations online, school leaders are wondering how to plan effective online faculty meetings. Faculty meetings provide teachers and staff with information, support, motivation, and inspiration. And they are essential to keep your school’s shared vision on track. But conducting them online is a new territory. How do you ensure that your time together is productive and effective? These suggestions for setting norms for online faculty meetings are a good place to start.

1. Request cameras on.

Face-to-face contact with colleagues and teammates is essential. So many of us are feeling isolated and overwhelmed. Being able to see each other reminds us that we’re part of a team with a common goal. Oh, and nobody cares if your roots are showing or your office is messy! Here are a few simple tricks that will help you look your best on video chats. 

That being said, some teachers have legitimate privacy concerns and may not want to expose their coworkers or supervisor to the inner workings of their homes. Be respectful of those concerns and allow staff to use virtual backgrounds for meetings if desired. 

2. Wear what makes you comfortable.

Some school districts have been getting in social media hot water by trying to regulate what students and teachers wear during online learning. Remember, this is a time to be flexible. While sweatshirts and leggings might not work for in-person school attire, are they really taking away from your online meeting? Let common sense be your guide when it comes to online dress code, and put trust in your teachers that they know what’s appropriate and what’s not.

3. Keep background distractions to a minimum.

By now, we’ve all witnessed things like dogs jumping onto laps, kids running in and out of the room, doors slamming, and doorbells ringing. During staff meetings, suggest that everyone try their best to find a quiet place, let others know they are unavailable, and close their doors.  

4. Use your mute button.

Listening to one speaker at a time in a group conversation is a bit tricky with video conferencing because there is that tiny bit of lag time. It’s hard not to talk over one another, particularly when the conversation is spirited. It takes a little practice, but ask participants to keep their microphone on mute unless they are speaking and encourage everyone to take a beat before they jump in.

5. Watch the time.

There’s nothing worse than showing up on time, ready to go, and having to sit around waiting for colleagues to join a meeting. It’s kind of a no-brainer, but honoring time limits shows respect and consideration for one another.

6. Allow yourself to be present. 

Connecting as a staff is more important than ever. And doing so effectively requires full attention to the business on hand. Although it’s tempting, resist the urge to multi-task. Honor this time as an opportunity to touch base and share ideas. Everyone contributes, every voice is heard.

7. Do your best to stay on track. 

When it comes to faculty meetings, everyone is happier when a clear agenda is set and followed. No doubt, everyone’s experience this fall is going to be unique and there may be a need for more guidance than usual. Break into smaller groups or schedule one-on-one sessions for individuals with specific questions or problems that are not relevant to the whole group. 

8. Keep it positive.

Times are hard, and we’re all stressed. It’s easy for staff meetings to devolve into complaint sessions. But it’s essential for the entire faculty to approach meetings with an open mind, listening ears, and a commitment to working together respectfully for the benefit of all.

9. Celebrate each other.

Our teachers are doing such an amazing job with all of the changes that have been thrown their way. Make your time together inspirational. Try opening your meeting with something fun, such as one of these 15 Virtual Icebreakers to Cheer Up Your Online Meetings. Set aside time together to build one another up with shout-outs, encouraging words, brilliant hacks, and success stories. 

10. Don’t forget the bottom line. 

As always, the ultimate purpose of faculty meetings should be focused on outcomes for kids. Agendas and conversations should ultimately be centered around doing what is best for our students, especially in this crazy, uncertain time. The more you can keep the main thing the main thing, the more productive and effective your meetings will be. 

Even though we had a taste of online learning and communication in the spring, we’re all still learning. We’re dealing with loss and change and upheaval. By adopting these few simple norms, you can help ensure staff meetings will be a time to come together to cheer each other on, share ideas, and solve problems.

How are your online faculty meetings going? Come and share in our Principal Life group on Facebook.

Plus, guidelines for in-person staff meetings.

How To Grade Assignments In Google Classroom

How To Grade In Google Classroom

How To Grade In Google Classroom

How To Grade Assignments In Google Classroom

by TeachThought Staff

How do you grade in Google Classroom?

Well, that depends on what you mean by ‘grade’ but let’s have a look at some of the larger components of grading in Google Classroom: Setting up a grading system, giving feedback on assignments, using and grading with rubrics, grading and returning assignments, and viewing and updating your gradebook on Google Classroom.

The following information is sourced directly from Google’s own Classroom support documents, which you can access directly here. So, in the spirit of How To Save Time Teaching With Technology, here are instructions how to grade in Google Classroom.

How To Set Up A Grading System In Google Classroom

For your grading system, you can choose Total points or Weighted by category grading. In both, grades are calculated for you, and you can let students see their overall grade. If you don’t want to use a grading system, you can choose ‘No overall grade.’ With this selected, grades won’t be calculated and students can’t see an overall grade. 

You can also organize classwork with grade categories, such as EssaysHomework, and Tests. For example, if your class has four essay assignments, you can organize them in an Essays category.

Note: Grades are calculated for the duration of the class. If you want to begin grading again for a new term or semester, you have to create a new class.

After you select a grading system, you can add grade categories. Grade categories are required with Weighted by category grading, but can also be used with Total points grading or No overall grade. 

Note, you can only select a grading system in the web version of Classroom.

  1. Go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click your classand thenSettings Settings
  3. Next to Overall grade calculation, select one:

No overall grade—Grades aren’t calculated for students. Students can’t see an overall grade.

Total points—Divides total points earned by total points possible. You can let students see an overall grade.

Weighted by category—Adds the scores across categories. You can let students see an overall grade.

4. (Optional) To make the overall grade visible to students on their profile page, click ‘Show’
Note: This option isn’t available when grade calculation is set to No overall grade.

5. In the top-right corner, click Save

How To Give Feedback On Google Classroom Assignments

  1. In Classroom, open the student work (details above).
  2. Select the passage that you want to comment on and click Add a comment Add comment.

How To Grade With A Rubric In Google Classroom

You can use a rubric to grade and give feedback. You can grade rubrics from the Student work page or the grading tool. After you start grading, you can’t edit or delete the assignment’s rubric.

For details on how students can check their rubrics, go to Check your work with rubrics.

How To Grade And Return An Assignment In Google Classroom

In Classroom, you can give a numeric grade, leave comment-only feedback, or do both. You can also return assignments without grades.

You can grade and return work from:

  • The Student work page
  • The Classroom grading tool
  • The Grades page

For Grades page instructions, go to View or update your gradebook.

You can download grades for one assignment or for all assignments in a class.

Coming soon: Organize your gradebook into grading periods, such as quarters or semesters, and see overall grades for each. 

How To View And Update Your Gradebook On Google Classroom

Note: If your school participates in the grades sync beta program, you can push grades directly from Classroom to your student information system (SIS). For details, go to the beta interest sign-up form.

On the Grades page, you can view and update your gradebook. You can view student submissions, enter grades, and return work. Students get their grades when you return their work. Only teachers see the Grades page.

For instructions to set up overall grades and grade categories, go to Set up grading.

You can open your gradebook from two places.

  1. Go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Choose an option:
    • On a class card, click Open gradebook .
      Open gradebook
    • In a class, at the top, click Grades.
      Grades page

How To Enter Grades And Return Work In Google Classroom

You can return work with or without a grade. Grades you enter save as drafts until you click Return. When you return work, email or mobile notifications are sent to students who get them, and students can view their grades.

  1. Go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click a classand thenGrades.
  3. (Optional) Enter a grade for a student’s assignment.
  4. To return a student’s assignment, click More ""and thenReturn and confirm.
    Click return

For more instructions on grading, go to Grade and return an assignment. 

In Classroom, you can give a numeric grade, leave comment-only feedback, or do both. You can also return assignments without grades. Note, you can grade and return work from:

  • The Student work page.
  • The Classroom grading tool.
  • The Grades page.

For Grades page instructions, go to View or update your gradebook. You can download grades for one assignment or for all assignments in a class.

To see many of these processes in action, take a look at the following video by Eric Curts. In the short, four-minute video, Eric demonstrates how to grade assignments in Google Classroom, including how to a brief mention of the very useful ‘Comment Bank’ that allows you to save commonly-used phrases and feedback for quick application while grading in Google Classroom.