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Critical Evaluation - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - 79 views

    Everything you need to teach students about evaluating websites -- including websites to use as "examples"
Warren Apel

How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With The Teacher - 29 views

    So you finally get the chance to meet one-on-one with your child's teacher - now what? Like a good Scout, be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework before a parent-teacher conference can make a big difference. The Harvard Family Research Project's Tip Sheet for Parents suggests reviewing your child's work, grades and past teacher feedback.
Julie Golden

Need your help!! - 23 views

eLearning faculty please consider taking my survey. It is anonymous, so I won't be able to send a proper thank you. Please know that I will pay your kindness forward to another doctoral student in ...

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victoria waddle

I've Got Research. Yes, I Do. I've Got Research. How About You? | Donalyn Miller - 52 views

    I'm frequently asked to substantiate with research my opinions about independent reading. I don't mind. The research is ubiquitous and it doesn't take me much time to find it. While I am happy to provide websites, journal articles, and book recommendations for colleagues seeking more information about reading research, I often wonder why people ask for it. Does anyone go to the basketball coach and ask her to provide research to support why players are running plays and practicing shots? Does anyone go to the band director and ask him why musicians are playing their instruments during band class?

Square Root of Kids Math Anxiety: Their Parents Help - 38 views

    So-called math-anxious parents who provided frequent help on homework actually hurt their children by passing on their anxiety, a study found.
Martin Burrett

UKEd Magazine August 2015 - 23 views

    Open access online educational magazine. This issue has a 'Educational Research' theme.
david stong

New Video Series on "Reading" Pictures: Every Photo is a Story - 59 views

    Series on reading and researching photos. Produced by LOC Prints and Photographs Division, includes photos and exercises.
    Series on reading and researching photos. Produced by LOC Prints and Photographs Division, includes photos and exercises.
david stong

New Video Series on "Reading" Pictures: Every Photo is a Story - 24 views

    Series on reading and researching photos. Produced by LOC Prints and Photographs Division, includes photos and exercises.
Tim Cooper - 33 views

    Great article on research on the maker movement and learning
Michele Rosen

The Research Process - 79 views

    Does your research teaching embrace the 21st century learner? This blog post has great information/lessons on strategies for helping students curate (finding/evaluating/managing) information.
Gerald Carey

RefME | Free Reference Generator - Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago... - 42 views

    Chrome extension. Could be a game-changer.
    I use since it does not require a login.
Roland Gesthuizen

Screen time: It's not about how much. It's about how. | Tech Learning - 37 views

    "Screen time is most effective when adults and children use electronic devices together. This interaction will prepare young people to effectively use the devices as toddlers, then in school and beyond."
Kelly Sereno

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American ... - 104 views

  • Overview

    Three-quarters of AP and NWP teachers say that the internet  and digital search tools have had a “mostly positive” impact on their students’ research habits, but 87% say these technologies are creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans” and 64% say today’s digital technologies “do more to distract students than to help them academically.”

  • Overall, the vast majority of these teachers say a top priority in today’s classrooms should be teaching students how to “judge the quality of online information.”
  • The internet and digital technologies are significantly impacting how students conduct research: 77% of these teachers say the overall impact is “mostly positive,” but they sound many cautionary notes
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  • Teachers and students alike report that for today’s students, “research” means “Googling.”  As a result, some teachers report that for their students “doing research” has shifted from a relatively slow process of intellectual curiosity and discovery to a fast-paced, short-term exercise aimed at locating just enough information to complete an assignment.
    • Kelly Sereno
      Yikes - a disturbing survey response!
  •   Second and third on the list of frequently used sources are online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia, and social media sites such as YouTube. 
  •  94% of the teachers surveyed say their students are “very likely to use Google or other online search engines in a typical research assignment, placing it well ahead of all other sources that we asked about
      • e databases such as EBSCO, JSTOR, or Grolier (17%)
      • A research librarian at their school or public library (16%)
  • In response to this trend, many teachers say they shape research assignments to address what they feel can be their students’ overdependence on search engines and online encyclopedias.  Nine in ten (90%) direct their students to specific online resources they feel are most appropriate for a particular assignment, and 83% develop research questions or assignments that require students to use a wider variety of sources, both online and offline.
  • Teachers give students’ research skills modest ratings

    Despite viewing the overall impact of today’s digital environment on students’ research habits as “mostly positive,” teachers rate the actual research skills of their students as “good” or “fair” in most cases.  Very few teachers rate their students “excellent” on any of the research skills included in the survey.  This is notable, given that the majority of the sample teaches Advanced Placement courses to the most academically advanced students.

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    • Kelly Sereno
      These research skills relate to the common core literacy standards, and many ratings of students' skills in these areas fell into fair or poor categories.
  • Overwhelming majorities of these teachers also agree with the assertions that “today’s digital technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans” (87%) and “today’s students are too ‘plugged in’ and need more time away from their digital technologies” (86%).  Two-thirds (64%) agree with the notion that “today’s digital technologies do more to distract students than to help them academically.”
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