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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Busine... - 0 views

  • And yet the dominant model of public education is still fundamentally rooted in the industrial revolution that spawned it, when workplaces valued punctuality, regularity, attention, and silence above all else.
  • Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones
  • In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
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  • We don’t openly profess those values nowadays, but our educational system—which routinely tests kids on their ability to recall information and demonstrate mastery of a narrow set of skills—doubles down on the view that students are material to be processed, programmed, and quality-tested. School administrators prepare curriculum standards and “pacing guides” that tell teachers what to teach each day. Legions of managers supervise everything that happens in the classroom; in 2010 only 50 percent of public school staff members in the US were teachers.
  • Teachers provide prompts, not answers, and then they step aside
  • There will be no teachers, curriculum, or separation into age groups—just six or so computers and a woman to look after the kids’ safety. His defining principle: “The children are completely in charge.”
  • “schools in the cloud,”
  • as the kids blasted through the questions, they couldn’t help noticing that it felt easy, as if they were being asked to do something very basic.
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    Must. Read. Such a valuable lesson and another example of how we are doing it wrong.
Randy Rodgers

YouTube Teachers - YouTube - 0 views

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    Click on the Classroom Videos tab below the featured video to see hundreds of playlists arranged by subject and objective.
Randy Rodgers

Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me - 0 views

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    Record video and share alongside slideshows online. 3 free presentations/month.
Randy Rodgers

Google+ For Educators - 2 views

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    Very thorough intro to Google+
Randy Rodgers

Learn to Type | Free Typing Tutor | Typing Lessons - 0 views

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    Free online typing tutuorial, games, certification for typing and 10-key.
Randy Rodgers

mLearnopedia.com - 0 views

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    Huge resource for information on mobile learning, including cell phones, handheld game systems, etc.
Randy Rodgers

AllThingsPLC - Research, education tools and blog for building a professional learning ... - 0 views

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    "This site was created to serve as a collaborative, objective resource for educators and administrators who are committed to enhancing student achievement. We invite you to share your knowledge, ask questions, and get expert insight into the issues teachers face each day in the classroom."

    Includes blog, resources, information and statistics on networks and their effectiveness.
Randy Rodgers

Accelerating Campus Technology - 0 views

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    Ning group for BISD technology camp
Randy Rodgers

open thinking » 80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy - 0 views

  • Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories. These videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use.
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    Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories. These videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use.
Randy Rodgers

VerbaLearn - Study vocabulary for free - 0 views

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    Interesting, smart application for learning vocabulary via mp3.
Randy Rodgers

Ecto - Welcome! - 0 views

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    Collaborative, social learning network--free!
Randy Rodgers

Web 2.0 Backpack: Web Apps for Students - ReadWriteWeb - 0 views

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    Student research, organization, writing tools (and more). Nice list (albeit a year old).
Randy Rodgers

Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies - Wikibooks, collection of open-content text... - 0 views

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    Very informative book about Web 2.0 created by university students in wiki form
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