T is for teaching - 27 views
shared by Roland Gesthuizen on 01 Dec 12 - No Cached
He points out it is not just schools that block social media; many workplaces do so also. ''The safety and wellbeing of every student is a primary concern for schools and systems, and we shouldn't misinterpret good intentions around this.''
schools shouldn't underestimate the fact students are accessing social media on their phones at school anyway
Twitter encourages students to respond to each other's questions rather than accept he is the only one with the answers
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We have to tame social media to use it to advantage kids' learning
It's truly important that teachers today have a really good understanding of how young people learn, play and socialise outside their formal classroom
shared by Roland Gesthuizen on 18 Jul 12 - No Cached
When students are prepped and prepped and prepped to pass the state tests, they aren’t necessarily better educated, just prepared to take a specific test. Too much prepping distorts the value of the test.
The Decline of Final Exams - NYTimes.com - 51 views
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Keith O’Brien surveys a national decline in final exams, reflected at Harvard, where fewer than a quarter of the undergraduate courses scheduled the tests in the spring term last year.
There’s nothing magical about finals, Bangert-Drowns added. They can be arbitrary and abstract — an inauthentic gauge of what someone knows.
many still find value in the final exam. It might be stressful, even terrifying, but it has the singular power to force students to go back over material, think critically about what they have read, review hard-to-grasp-topics once more, and even talk about the subject matter with classmates and instructors — all of which enhance learning.
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