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John Evans

It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "One of the things I've struggled with during my tenure in education is how professional development is done in schools, especially around integration of technology. PD is already confined to a couple of weeks in the summer, but then throw on top of that the "sit-and-get" style in which we teach our content, and you can see why most teachers would rather surf Pinterest than learn during these sessions. We preach how "student-centered" we want the classroom to be, yet we spend hours talking at teachers and call this "professional learning."

    While this isn't unique to technology, I've found that a vast majority of technology training spends 90 percent of our time teaching us about tools, and 10 percent discussing how we could use these tools in the classroom (usually at the end of the workshop, when we are all exhausted)."
John Evans

20 tips for putting Google's 20 percent time in your classroom | eSchool News | eSchool... - 3 views

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    "Originally pioneered at places like 3M and HP, Google's vaunted 20 percent time, which lets employees spend a full one-fifth of their time on passion projects, has spawned everything from Gmail to Google News. Now it's gaining ground among educators who are carving out a chunk of their already-limited time with students to work on innovative inquiry-based projects that resonate on a deeper, personal level."
John Evans

Overcoming Procrastination: How to Own Your Time | Edudemic - 1 views

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    "Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today? Students have a million answers: the big game is on, there is a trending hashtag to follow, there are so many people available to chat, there is a new series on Netflix, there is no way I can do that assignment, and so forth. But don't worry, there are just as many ways to overcome procrastination as there are reasons to procrastinate in the first place - these tips will get you moving so you have more time to do what you want to do."
John Evans

What Is Lake-Effect Snow? (Hint: It Involves a Lake) | TIME - 0 views

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    "You don't need a meteorologist to tell you what lake-effect snow is: it's snow that's, um, caused by a lake, right? As it turns out, things are a teensy bit more complicated than that, and if you live in one of the states bordering the Great Lakes that are forever getting clobbered by the stuff - or even if you just marvel at the footage of the latest white-out to hit those luckless places - it can help to know what's actually going on."
John Evans

When You Say #GeniusHour "Isn't Enough"…You're Missing the Point - A.J. Juliani - 4 views

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    "As I mentioned in my article, "The Research Behind 20% Time", there is a lot of support for this type of inquiry-based learning in schools. However, I want to point out a few important pieces of information in this post on why many of the folks talking about the demise of Google's 20% time and whether or not Genius Hour is enough…are simply missing the point."
John Evans

The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps | TIME - 6 views

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    "TIME's list of essential software every iPad owner should download."
John Evans

Van Gogh and the Algorithm: How Math Can Save Art - TIME - 1 views

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    "With math equations that analyze brush strokes, new discoveries about the world's greatest art are possible.

    It took X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and a painting algorithm to reveal the hidden portrait of a peasant underneath the painting of Vincent Van Gogh's "Patch of Grass." And that feat, accomplished in 2008, was just the beginning."
John Evans

The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society - 1 views

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    "There has been plenty of hand-wringing in recent years about the "overscheduled child." With after-school hours increasingly dominated by piano lessons, soccer practice, and countless other planned activities, many of us have a nagging sense that kids are missing out on something important if they have no time for unstructured play.

    New research from Germany suggests these fears are justified. It finds people who recall having plenty of free time during childhood enjoy high levels of social success as adults."
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