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John Evans

20 Things To Know About Pi Day - Edudemic - 2 views

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    "Happy Pi Day, everyone!

    I don't know about you, but I always enjoy a good date that has significance. Dates like 11-11-11, 10-01-10 and 7-9-79 are fun, but March 14th always tops my list! Maybe I'm a geek. Maybe I just like pie.

    Either way, today is Pi day! We're celebrating with the handy infographic below, which offers us a whole bunch of fun facts about Pi. Get ready - there's lots here that you probably don't already know (unless you are a math teacher, and then you have an unfair advantage!) Keep reading to learn more."
John Evans

13 Things You May Not Know About Google - Edudemic - 1 views

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    "4 billion hours of YouTube video were viewed monthly in 2012."
John Evans

How Do We Know When Students Are Engaged? | Edutopia - 12 views

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    "Educational author and former teacher, Dr. Michael Schmoker shares in his book, Results Now, a study that found of 1,500 classrooms visited, 85 percent of them had engaged less than 50 percent of the students. In other words, only 15 percent of the classrooms had more than half of the class at least paying attention to the lesson.

    So, how do they know if a student is engaged? What do "engaged" students look like? In my many observations, here's some evidence to look for:"
Phil Taylor

3 things you should know about Twitter - YouTube - 1 views

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    "3 things you should know about Twitter"
John Evans

"I didn't know they could think!" | Granted, and... - 2 views

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    "What does it mean to read? What does it mean to think? What does it mean to solve problems? What should you be doing in your head when you translate the Spanish? In sum, what is meant to be going on inside that black box called the mind and what is actually going on in their minds? These are our Essential Questions as teachers. It is the continual addressing of these questions that moves us from the ranks of the naïve and ok teachers to skilled professionals. We move from being "teachers" to coaches of learning."
Phil Taylor

Educating in the 21st Century: You Don't Know What You Don't Know - 13 views

  • I consider myself an open person who will always hear out others' ideas but when a colleague suggested to me that I sign up for a Twitter account, I admit some question marks flowed through my mind. Twitter? Isn't that for celebrities?
  • Sadly, what dawned on me is that as hard as I had once worked as a teacher, I had restricted myself by my own educational paradigm. I had been stuck within a paradigm of 'coverage' and in hindsight I realize that all of the improvements I had made were incremental at best. Now, thanks in large part to my Personal Learning Network, I view teaching and learning through a new paradigm...a paradigm of 'inquiry'. (more on this in a future post!)
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