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Kim Loeffen

A Personalized Learning Backlash -- THE Journal - 10 views

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      Elementary school Summit backlash includes concerns on data usage and other issues
  • personalized instruction is getting renewed attention as schools in the northeast consider calling their experiments in the instructional model a failure.
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  • there's "little evidence for the effectiveness" of personalized instruction delivered through technology.
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      Student protest of an online Facebook driven learning "experience" causes the NY DOE to drop the program in grades 11-12
msletizia

Novel HyperDoc Template (Elementary Level) - Google Slides - 40 views

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    This is a free and fabulous template to encourage struggling readers and engage learners.
Jon Tanner

graphite | The best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning - 66 views

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    Educational tool ratings, from the people behind Common Sense media.
ekpeterson

Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Too Dumb for Complex Texts? - 72 views

  • Willingness to Probe
  • readers may need to sit down with them for several hours of concentration.
  • hey insert a hesitant question before moving on.
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  • That willingness to pause and probe is essential, but the dispositions of digital reading run otherwise. Fast skimming is the way of the screen. B
  • they have grooved for many years a reading habit that races through texts, as is the case with texting, e-mail, Twitter, and other exchanges, 18-year-olds will have difficulty suddenly downshifting when faced with a long modernist poem.
  • They are deep and semiconscious behaviors that are difficult to change except through the diligent exercise of other reading behaviors.
  • Texts like this one are too complex to allow for rapid exit and reentry. They often originate in faraway times and places and discuss ideas and realities entirely unfamiliar to the modern teenager. To comprehend what they say requires a suspension of present concerns.
  • Finally, the comprehension of complex texts depends on a receptive posture in readers. They have to finish the labor of understanding before they talk back, and complex texts delay the reaction for hours and days.
  • Digital communications, on the other hand, especially those in the Web 2.0 grain, encourage quick response.
  • Complex texts aren't so easily judged. Often they force adolescents to confront the inferiority of their learning, the narrowness of their experience, and they recoil when they should succumb.
  • reserve a crucial place for unwired, unplugged, and unconnected learning. One hour a day of slow reading with print matter, an occasional research assignment completed without Google—any such practices that slow down and intensify the reading of complex texts will help.
Doug Saunders

Holman Technology Blog - 43 views

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    Blog devoted to all things 21 with a major focus on Google Tools.
Nigel Coutts

Virtual Reality - 46 views

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    What are the possibilities for situated learning created by a growing number of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Devices from Oculus Rift, Samsung, Google and Microsoft?
Davida Lindsay-Harewood

About - 27 views

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    It was created as an educational and online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency as they prepare for success in the 21st century.
Alias Librarian

Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot - 13 views

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    Great site by expert on teen media, Derek Baird. Lost of links, lessons, infographics...
Nigel Coutts

Creativity in Science and Technology - 59 views

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    CREST is a programme for schools run by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation that aims to promote Creativity. By adding creativity to our science lessons we can move past boiling water and encourage students towards serious scientific and technological discovery.
Nate White

How to Foster a Creative Mindset in Your Students | Edudemic - 71 views

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    Interesting article on fostering creativity in students. Two of the points especially are aha moments that appear counter-intuitive, but are actually brilliant. Great short read.
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