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▶ Creating interactive video lessons | education | lynda.com - YouTube - 108 views

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    How to crop, insert questions, and comment on a video clip.
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College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one. - The Washington Post - 32 views

  • What truly makes an education valuable: the effort the student puts into it.
  • Unlike a car, college requires the “buyer” to do most of the work to obtain its value. The value of a degree depends more on the student’s input than on the college’s curriculum.
  • Yet most public discussion of higher ed today pretends that students simply receive their education from colleges the way a person walks out of Best Buy with a television.
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  • If colleges are responsible for outcomes, then students can feel entitled to classes that do not push them too hard, to high grades and to material that does not challenge their assumptions or make them uncomfortable.
  • This point is made succinctly by an apocryphal story about a university president who said this to new freshmen each year: “For those of you who have come here in order to get a degree, congratulations, I have good news for you. I am giving you your degree today and you can go home now. For those who came to get an education, welcome to four great years of learning at this university.”
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    "College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one."
Tim Cooper

Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech:Mobile Devices: Driving Us to Distract... - 56 views

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    Nice summary of research on digital distraction
Lorinda Cain-Bowles

Poverty, family stress are thwarting student success, top teachers say - The Washington... - 42 views

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    Biggest barriers to learning
Glenn Hervieux

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Edutopia - 93 views

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    Was reminded today as I was reading that an important skillset for students is learning Habits of Mind. This article gives a good overview of 16 habits of mind.
Yozo Horiuchi

edshelf - 55 views

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    A discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.
Nigel Coutts

Genius Hour - Why we scaffold - 77 views

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    Genius Hour - The idea is simple, identify a block of time and give it over to the students as an opportunity for them to create a learning experience of their own. But while the idea is simple implementing such a plan can be challenging and there are aspects of such a project that require careful planning and a clear philosophical understanding before you begin.
Glenn Hervieux

After 12 Years of Teaching Writing…an Epiphany! | Catlin Tucker, Honors Engli... - 65 views

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    "I've been teaching students how to write for 12 years, but this week I had a realization that made me question the purpose of writing in school." Catlin Tucker brings up some important points to consider in the writing process and her own process as a teacher.
H DeWaard

Teaching is a 'Way of Being' - Part 1 | Canadian Education Association (CEA) - 23 views

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    Excellent teaching requires that teachers possess a particular way of being-not merely own a repertoire of recipes and protocols like the three-part lesson or inquiry lesson plans!
Roland Gesthuizen

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

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    "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."
Roland Gesthuizen

Why Sing? | Mrs Fintelman Teaches - 6 views

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    At the start of the year I love to start off with a lot of singing. As in A LOT. We sing on the first day, first thing in the morning. We spend a good part of the morning singing. We sing in between activities, waiting in lines and just before we go home.

Nigel Coutts

If knowing is obsolete. . . - 52 views

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    Speaking in 2013 at 'TED' Sugata Mitra (2013) posed the question 'Could it be that at the point in time when you need to know something, you can find out in two minutes? Could it be that we are heading towards or maybe in a time when knowing is obsolete?'. What does this mean for education?
Nigel Coutts

Lessons from Oversold and Underused - Looking back to look forward - 54 views

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    In 2001 Larry Cuban published his book 'Oversold and Underused - Computers in the Classroom' in which he addresses the effect that the adoption of computer technology has had on education. But what can we learn from this writing as we head towards another revolution in education?
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