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Deborah Baillesderr

Dashboard - EdClub - 16 views

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    Great keyboarding lessons!
debbieskeil

How to use diigo outliner to train and teach - 106 views

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    Brief article on how diigo can help students and teachers and trainers
Maureen Greenbaum

The New Way Doctors Learn | TIME.com - 43 views

  • binge and purge” learning: They stuffed themselves full of facts and then spewed them out at test time. Research in cognitive science shows that this is a very poor way to retain information,
  • spaced repetition works, increasing knowledge retention by up to 50 percent
Randy Rodgers

Greenfoot - 48 views

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    Simple tool that helps students learn to program in Java.
Deborah Baillesderr

Codecademy | Code.org - 0 views

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    Four programs to help students learn how to code
Dora Hawkins

Make a word search puzzle - 75 views

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    Students can practice spelling, vocabulary and search for words in a fun way to learn.
Dora Hawkins

Anaconda Facts and Pictures -- National Geographic Kids - 25 views

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    National Geographic Kids online Creature Feature about anacondas. Find facts, photos, and video. Learn more about animals online doing games and having fun.
anonymous

Hacking lessons for teens reduce security threats | opensource.com - 39 views

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    Teaching students to see the big picture in computer science rather than just functionality of programming.
MisterD

Learn to code | Codecademy - 7 views

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    A free online programming school
Doug Brunner

Learn to Type | Free Typing Tutor | Typing Course - 151 views

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    Oh I so need to get my fingers freed up! I've got a friend loves to write and I just cannot believe his pace I cannot keep up with his ideas for lack of typing speed!
John Lustig

Learning to Learn - Tools and Technologies for Inquiry Based Learning - 137 views

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    Inquiry based learning originates with John Dewey's philosophy that education begins with curiousity. It focuses on guiding students through a process of finding answers to questions. Inquiry based learning: Is driven by questions of interest rather than general topics.Emphasizes asking good researchable questions.Coaches students as they go.Provides research journal to help students monitor their progress.Draws on expertise of the instructor / teacher librarian to model effective inquiry.Assesses student progress in developing inquiry skills as well as understanding of content.
BTerres

Stephen Downes: Things You Really Need To Learn - 88 views

  • to educators, I ask, if you are not teaching these things in your classes, why are you not?
  • 1. How to predict consequences
  • The prediction of consequences is part science, part mathematics, and part visualization. It is essentially the ability to create a mental model imaging the sequence of events that would follow, "what would likely happen if...?"
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  • 2. How to read
  • how to look at some text and to understand, in a deep way, what is being asserted (this also applies to audio and video, but grounding yourself in text will transfer relatively easily, if incompletely, to other domains).
  • 3. How to distinguish truth from fiction
  • Do not simply accept what you are told. Always ask, how can you know that this is true? What evidence would lead you to believe that it is false?
  • 4. How to empathize
  • this will allow other people to become a surprising source of new knowledge and insight.
  • 5. How to be creative
  • Sometimes people think that creative ideas spring out of nothing (like the proverbial 'blank page' staring back at the writer) but creativity is in fact the result of using and manipulating your knowledge in certain ways.
  • creativity involves a transfer of knowledge from one domain to another domain, and sometimes a manipulation of that knowledge.
  • pattern recognition can be learned
  • 6. How to communicate clearly
  • 7. How to Learn
  • Learning to learn is the same as learning anything else. It takes practice.
  • 8. How to stay healthy
  • 9. How to value yourself
  • You can have all the knowledge and skills in the world, but they are meaningless if you do not feel personally empowered to use them; it's like owning a Lamborghini and not having a driver's license.
  • 10. How to live meaningfully
  • When you realize you have the power to choose what you are doing, you realize you have the power to choose the consequences. Which means that consequences -- even bad consequences -- are for the most part a matter of choice
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