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Nigel Coutts

Understanding understanding and its implications - The Learner's Way - 25 views

    There are terms within education that we use with reckless abandon and as a result cause great levels of confusion. Understanding is one such word and its usage and our 'understanding' of it can have a significant effect on the learning we plan, deliver and assess. With multiple definitions and its broad usage in curriculum documents, philosophies of teaching and learning and as an indicator of the quality or depth of student learning it is a word we should better understand. 
H DeWaard

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | Edutopia - 105 views

    To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.
    To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.

Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention | Edutopia - 38 views

    "In the early to mid-2000s, research on the underlying basis of dyslexia pointed to a primary problem with the phonological processing of speech sounds. "
Michele Rosen

geddit - 78 views

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    Students rank their understanding in this free, real-time app.
Steve Ransom

Teaching for Understanding (Harvard GSE) on Vimeo - 90 views

    Great video to watch and think about what learning should look like
N Butler

UbD_WhitePaper0312.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 76 views

    Understanding by Design - A simple guide to help with understanding.
Javier E

Taking the Information Plunge With Tinderbox | Mac.AppStorm - 146 views

  • Tinderbox “the tool for notes.”
  • The power of Tinderbox comes from its ability to display those notes in a number of different and helpful ways, and its array of mechanisms for manipulating those notes.
  • Tinderbox is a toolbox full of tools that let you play with information. DevonThink Pro is a better tool for research, particularly when linked with Devon Agent, OmniOutliner is a better outliner, Scrivener is a better writing tool, and Omnigraffle does a better job of drawing. All of these tools are great, but while they overlap some, they don’t cover everything Tinderbox does.
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  • For many years, I have walked into large, complex businesses and attempted to identify what was going on and how it could be done better. My job was part Qualitative Research, part Quantitative Research, and part Political Analysis. Qualitative Research has a number of tools for analyzing interviews and playing with the data, teasing meaning out of diverse viewpoints. I used these tools effectively, but I wish I’d had Tinderbox earlier in my career because it would have made this job easier. Tinderbox is a far more useful tool for ‘right-brained’ qualitative analysis than most of the other tools I’ve worked with, but even that sells it short.
  • Very few people I’ve seen truly understand its character as a tool box for manipulating and exploring information.
  • I have been using TB for just over a year and it has become my second top application after Scrivener. (I also use DEVONThink Pro)

    I have planned a trilogy of novels on it, and a detailed timeline for the first novel.
    I’m currently editing the first novel, which is to come out in Feb 2112, and I have set up my Scrivener screen so that the timeline occupies the lower third of my screen (though the Apps can be viewed together in other ways).

  • As for the trilogy, the plan is a work in progress using map view. But the power to manipulate the characters, events and relationships, and run what-ifs, has far exceeded my expectations.
Paul McKean

educational-origami - Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - 145 views

  • This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous.
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Dora Hawkins

National Library of Virtual Math - Grades K-12 - 10 views

    A digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics
    The use of virtual manipulatives help students visualize relationships and applications in virtual learning environments.
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