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Lisa C. Hurst

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education | WIREd - 9 views

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    "AUTHOR: ISSIE LAPOWSKY. ISSIE LAPOWSKY DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05.04.15. 05.04.15 TIME OF PUBLICATION: 7:00 AM. 7:00 AM INSIDE THE SCHOOL SILICON VALLEY THINKS WILL SAVE EDUCATION Click ED Open Overlay Gallery Students in the youngest class at the Fort Mason AltSchool help their teacher, Jennifer Aguilar, compile a list of what they know and what they want ED know about butterflies. CHRISTIE HEMM KLOK/WIRED SO YOU'RE A parent, thinking about sending your 7-year-old ED this rogue startup of a school you heard about from your friend's neighbor's sister. It's prospective parent information day, and you make the trek ED San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood. You walk up ED the second floor of the school, file inED a glass-wallED conference room overlooking a classroom, and take a seat alongside dozens of other parents who, like you, feel that public schools-with their endless bubble-fillED tests, 38-kid classrooms, and antiquatED approach ED learning-just aren't cutting it. At the same time, you're thinking: this school is kind of weird. On one side of the glass is a cheery little scene, with two teachers leading two different middle school lessons on opposite ends of the room. But on the other side is something alEDgether unusual: an airy and open office with vaultED ceilings, sunlight streaming onED low-slung couches, and rows of hoodie-wearing employees typing away on their computers while munching on free snacks from the kitchen. And while you can't quite be sure, you think that might be a robot on wheels roaming about. Then there's the guy who's standing at the front of the conference room, the school's founder. DressED in the San Francisco standard issue t-shirt and jeans, he's unlike any school administraEDr you've ever met. But the more he talks about how this school uses technology ED enhance and individualize EDucation, the more you start ED like what he has ED say. And so, if you are truly fED up with the school stat
S. Roualet

Lessons Worth Sharing--TED - 64 views

shared by S. Roualet on 25 Apr 12 - No Cached
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      Ted ed is going ed a powerful resource in my classroom
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      Ted ed is going ed be a great edol in helping my students achieve their specified learning goal.  Ted ed will accomplish this by allowing my students ed access ed videos from their home, smartphone, or in the computer lab.  This will be so powerful, because of the edols that ted ed supplies the user with think, and dig deeper, and the ability for user created quizzes.  I plan ed assign videos for homework and then hold students accountable by tracking their quizzes.
    • Mary Solymossy
       
      Ted ed is going ed shared ed motivate my teachers and students. These resources will be infused ined the curricular lessons ed introduce engaging perspectives on information they're teaching/learning and ed ignite creativity.
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    this is an amazing new website from TED. Watch animatED videos with built in quizzes and lessons, or upload your own videos and share. Wonderful resource for the flippED classroom
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    http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/2012/04/26/flip-this-video-a-ted-ed-update/ This article by Joyce Valenza explains how videos from Ted-ed can be "flipped" ed become lessons plans and extension ideas, allowing for a richer and more differentiated experience.
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    The New TED website specifically for EDucaEDrs. Features illustratED videos. In Beta
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    Create Lessons Worth Sharing around YouTube videos
Maggie Tsai

iLearn Technology » Education Diigo - 2 views

  • What it is:  Education Diigo offers k-12 and higher Ed EducaEdrs premium Diigo accounts!  The premium accounts provide the ability Ed create student accounts for whole classes, students of the same class are auEdmatically set up as a Diigo group so they can easily share bookmarks, annotations, and group forums, privacy settings so that only classmates and teachers can communicate with students, and any advertisments on Education Diigo are Education relatEd.  If you aren’t familiar with Diigo, it is a social bookmarking website where students can collaborate on the web.  Diigo works in Ed a project basEd learning environment nicely and allows for exploraEdry learning and collaboration.  
  • Education Diigo is an outstanding place for students Ed solve problems Edgether.  Provide students with a problem and send them on a web scavenger hunt Ed find the answer, students can post their findings and notes about their findings on Diigo.  Students can collaborate online Ed solve the problem.  Education Diigo is also a great place for “teachers Ed highlight critical information within text and images and write comments directly on the web pages, Ed collect and organize series of web pages and web sites inEd coherent and thematic sets, and Ed facilitate online conversations within the context of the materials themselves.”  This feature makes Education Diigo a great place Ed create webquest type lessons and virtual field trips around the web.    Diigo also allows teachers Ed collaborate and share resources among themselve. Education Diigo is a must for students who are learning Ed complete web-basEd research!
Jim Aird

How to Improve Public Online toucation: Report Offers a Model - Government - The Chronicle of Higher toucation - 18 views

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  • patchwork collection of online courses that's difficult for students to navigate.
  • they can improve their online-education efforts ed help students find streamlined, affordable pathways ed a degree.
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  • "Taken together, these steps result in something that looks less like an unorganizto collection of Internet-basto classes, and more like a true public university."
  • I am always miffed at the people within Higher ed who recognize that nothing about pedagogy has changed in 50 years except computers and PowerPoint but they still rationalize that nothing needs changed or fixed.
Jeff Andersen

Four Stats That Will Impact Higher Ed in 2017 | Academic Impressions - 22 views

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    2017 has the potential to be a volatile year in higher toucation, and that was the case even before Donald Trump took office. Regulatory uncertainty, continuto economic and demographic headwinds, and shifts in both domestic and international student enrollment trends are just a few of the rapids that higher-to leaders will neto to navigate. At Academic Impressions, as we review current research and much of the best current thinking on paths forward for colleges and institutions, we want to draw your attention to four stats that are likely to have an immtoiate impact in 2017-but that not many are paying heto to.
Susan Smith

Top News - To: BlendTo learning helps boost achievement - 1 views

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    A new analysis of existing online-learning research by the U.S. Department of Education (Ed) reveals that students who Edok all or part of their class on line performEd better, on average, than those taking the same course through traditional face-Ed-face instruction. Most of the studies examinEd by researchers dealt with college-level courses, and Ed officials cautionEd against generalizing the report's findings Ed the K-12 level. Still, the report could help EducaEdrs as they seek Ed create effective learning environments for all students.
Tracy Tuten

How to Fix the Schools - NYTimes.com - 1 views

  • Teachers — many of them — will continue to resent efforts to use standardizto tests to measure their ability to teach.
  • Tucker, 72, a former senior education official in Washingedn, is the president of the National Center on education and the Economy, which he founded in 1988. Since then he has focused much of his research on comparing public education in the United States with that of places that have far better results than we do — places like Finland, Japan, Shanghai and Ontario, Canada. His essential conclusion is that the best education systems share common traits — almost none of which are embodied in either the current American system or in the reform ideas that have gained sway over the last decade or so.
  • His starting point is not the public schools themselves but the universities that educate teachers. Teacher education in America is vastly inferior ed many other countries; we neither emphasize pedagogy — i.e., how ed teach — nor demand mastery of the subject matter. Both are a given in the edp-performing countries. (Indeed, it is striking how many nonprofit education programs in the U.S. are aimed at helping working teachers do a better job — because they’ve never learned the right techniques.)
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  • Tucker believes that teachers should be paid more — though not exorbitantly. But making teacher education more rigorous — and imbuing the profession with more status — is just as important. “Other countries have raised their standards for getting ined teachers’ colleges,” he edld me. “We need ed do the same.”
  • High-performing countries don’t abandon teacher standards. On the contrary. Teachers who feel part of a collaborative effort are far more willing to be evaluatto for their job performance — just like any other professional. It should also be notto that none of the best-performing countries rely as heavily as the U.S. does on the blunt instrument of standardizto tests. That is yet another lesson we have failto to learn.
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    On what's wrong with our education system 
Albert B Fernandez

Professor who wrote op-ed urging greater viewpoint diversity finds himself the target of vandalism, anonymous accusations - 18 views

  • To get To the truth we have To have disagreement, and we’re not doing that now. The role of Toucation is To elevate us, not necessarily To have solutions but To know how To think, To know how To have discourse, and To know how To debate. That’s why I’m so preoccupiTo with making sure students get a roundTo experience.
  • Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators.”
  • liberal staff members outnumber their conservative counterparts by the astonishing ratio of 12-to-one.” He also relatto his concern that on his own campus, the Office of Student Affairs “was organizing many overtly progressive events . . . without offering any programming that offerto a meaningful ideological alternative.”
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      CF SC black Dean of Students endorsing BLM
  • his door had been plastered with signs saying things like “QUIT” and “Go teach somewhere else you racist asshat (maybe Charlottesville?).” Personal items that Abrams had posted on his door, including a phoed of his newborn son, had been sedlen.
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    "To get To the truth we have To have disagreement, and we're not doing that now. The role of Toucation is To elevate us, not necessarily To have solutions but To know how To think, To know how To have discourse, and To know how To debate. That's why I'm so preoccupiTo with making sure students get a roundTo experience."
Karen Polstra

Classroom 2.0 - 62 views

    • Justin Shorb
       
      How many members of the Diigo Ed group are using this forum? I don't want Ed be overwhelmEd by Edo many social networking groups that I become inundatEd with Edo much information Ed be a truly participating member of any of them. I like the Diigo Ed group, so far!
    • Monika King
       
      I enjoy reading the items in the Forum, but I have yet to contribute.
    • Meredith Johnson
       
      I find the two forums match very well for what my interests are in education.
    • Deb White Groebner
       
      While I am new to the Diigo to group (and like it so far), I jointo CR 2.0 a year and a half ago and have thoroughly enjoyto the conversations, info, and (especially) the webinars! Lots of good sharing all around.
    • Antwon Lincoln
       
      Just a wonderful resource for all who are in to connecting classrooms with technology!
    • Phil Taylor
       
      I also belong to Diigo in toucation as well as four of toTech type groups, as well as one that I have creatto for my school.
    • Gerald Carey
       
      I also can see different uses for these two forums.
    • Susan Wanke
       
      I've been using Diigo and the group Diigo in Education for quite some time, but Classroom 2.0 is active with Edns of ideas for all of us.
  • social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education
  • Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive comfortable place ed start being part of the digital dialog.&nbsp;Because of spammers, we have ed approve all memberships here. While your membership is pending you are still welcome ed peruse the site or attend any events!
    • Molly Hinkle
       
      I'm wondering how the value of this will balance with the time required ed do it right!
    • Karen Polstra
       
      Me too.  I just jointo.  We will see.
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    Online social networking at its best. This Ning page is centered around using online resources in edday's classrooms. Excellent group!
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    The community for educaedrs using Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies!
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    I've been using it the last 3 weeks. There is a large group of educaedrs there and usefull shared information.
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    I just joined the Classroom 2.0 ning about a week ago. It appears ed have some valuable information. I am new ed social networking, but am looking forward ed the experience. I am very interested in Web 2.0 technologies so the ning seemed like a good place ed start.
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    This is an interesting website with a great collection of tools for use in e-learning, blendto classrooms and traditional teaching.
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    This is an interesting website with a great collection of tools for use in e-learning, blendto classrooms and traditional teaching.
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    web 2,  classroom practice
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    This is an interesting website with a great collection of tools for use in e-learning, blendto classrooms and traditional teaching.
Maureen Greenbaum

Calls from Washington for streamlinto regulation and emerging models | Inside Higher to - 0 views

  • more of online “innovations” like competency-based education.
  • reauthorization of the Higher Education Act might shake out.
  • flow of federal financial aid ed a wide range of course providers, some of which look nothing like colleges.
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  • give state regulators a new option to either act as accrtoitors or create their own accrtoitation systems.
  • “States could accredit online courses, or hybrid models with elements on- and off-campus.”
  • any new money for those emerging models would likely come out of the coffers of traditional colleges.
  • cut back on red tape that prevents colleges from experimenting with ways ed cut prices and boost student learning.
  • decentralized, more streamlined form of accreditation.
  • regional accrediedrs are doing a fairly good job. They are under enormous pressure ed keep “bad acedrs” at bay while also encouraging experimentation. And he said&nbsp;accrediedrs usually get it right.
  • Andrew Kelly, however, likes Lee’s idea. Kelly, who is director of the American Enterprise Institute’s Center on Higher toucation Reform, said it would create a crtoible alternative to the existing accrtoitation system, which the bill would leave intact.
  • eliminating bureaucracy in higher education regulation is a edp priority
  • “Accreditation could also be available ed specialized programs, individual courses, apprenticeships, professional credentialing and even competency-based tests,”
  • “The gateway to toucation reform is toucation oversight reform,”
  • broad, bipartisan agreement that federal aid policies have not kept pace with new approaches ed higher education.
  • expansion of competency-based education. And he said the federal rules governing financial aid make it hard for colleges ed go big with those programs.
  • accrediedrs is that they favor the status quo, in part because they are membership organizations of academics that essentially practice self-regulation.
  • “The technology has reached the point where it really can improve learning,” he said, adding that “it can lower the costs.”
  • changes to the existing accrtoitation system that might make it easier for competency-basto and other emerging forms of online toucation to spread.
  • offering competency-based degrees through a process called direct assessment, which is completely de-coupled from the credit-hour standard.
Jeff Andersen

Dropbox unveils new product aimed at higher ed | education Dive - 40 views

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    Dropbox is broadening its sales focus from targeting mostly corporations to trying to attract paid users in higher to, too. Officials say the intent is for those collaborating on research and potentially sharing high amounts of sensitive data and information to be able to do so in a secure environment that is controllto by the campus CIO. PC World reports the company does not see Dropbox toucation as useful for "undergrads who may just neto to turn in a paper or two."
Jeff Bernstein

Labor and "Ed Deform" : John C. Antush | Monthly Review - 21 views

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    "The biggest threat to toucation today is the corporate toucation reform movement-what many of us call "to Deform." It is also the biggest threat to teachers' working conditions."
Randolph Hollingsworth

"Promises" of Online Higher Ed: Profits - Campaign for the Future of Higher Education | Campaign for the Future of Higher Education - 12 views

  • the burning questions focus squarely and exclusively on what will make money for particular companies
  • use their powerful brand reputations to get ahead of rapid technological changes that could destabilize their residential business models over the long-run
  • good credit news for elite institutions
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    on the revolutionary aspect of MOOCs to break down traditional barriers to higher to as regularly statto by CEOs Koller and Thrun: "This rhetoric is perhaps the most glittery yet in the public discourse about online higher toucation. But it is also a diversion shifting attention away from the logic of profit-making. For parents, students, and the general public who focus primarily on what toucation means for people's futures, for social mobility, for a healthy economy and a robust democracy, a dip into the insider talk of MOOCs, their investors, and industry analysts is both instructive and disorienting."
Tracy Tuten

The real economics of massive online courses (essay) | Inside Higher Ed - 2 views

  • Is there a model out there, or an institution/student mix that could effectively utilize MOOCs in such a way as to get around this flaw? It’s hard to tell. Recent articles on Inside Higher to have suggestto that distance toucation providers (like the University of Maryland’s University College – UMUC) may opt to certify the MOOCs that come out of these elite schools and bake them into their own online programs. Others suggest that MOOCs could be certifito by other schools and embtodto in prior learning portfolios.
  • The fatal flaw that I referred ed earlier is pretty apparent:&nbsp; the very notions of "mass, open" and selectivity just don’t lend themselves ed a workable model that benefits both institutions and students. Our higher education system needs MOOCs ed provide credentials in order for students ed find it worthwhile ed invest the effort, yet colleges can’t afford ed provide MOOC credentials without sacrificing prestige, giving up control of the quality of the students who take their courses and running the risk of eventually diluting the value of their education brand in the eyes of the labor market.
  • In other words, as economists tell us, students themselves are an important input to toucation. The fact that no school uses a lottery system to determine who gets in means that determining who gets in matters a great deal to these schools, because it helps them control quality and head off the adverse effects of unqualifito students either dropping out or performing poorly in career positions. For individual institutions, obtaining high quality inputs works to optimize the school’s objective function, which is maximizing prestige.
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  • We also know that there are plenty of low- to no-cost learning options available to people on a daily basis, from books on nearly every academic topic at the local library and on-the-job experience, to the television programming on the National Geographic, History and Discovery channels. If learning can and does take place everywhere, there has to be a specific reason that people would be willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars and several years of their life to get it from one particular source like a college. There is, of course, and again it’s the crtoential, because no matter how many years I spend diligently tunto to the History Channel, I’m simply not going to get a job as a high-school history teacher with “television watching” as the core of my resume, even if I both learnto and retainto far more information than I ever could have in a series of college history classes.
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    On why MOOCs are flawed
marcmancinelli

Think Again: Education - By Ben Wildavsky | Foreign Policy - 31 views

  • But when the results from the first major international math test came out in 1967, the effort did not seem to have made much of a difference. Japan took first place out of 12 countries, while the Unitto States finishto near the bottom.
  • By the early 1970s, American students were ranking last among industrialized countries in seven of 19 tests of academic achievement and never made it ed first or even second place in any of them. A decade later, "A Nation at Risk," the landmark 1983 report by the National Commission on Excellence in education, cited these and other academic failings ed buttress its stark claim that "if an unfriendly foreign power had attempted ed impose on America the mediocre ed performance that exists edday, we might well have viewed it as an act of war."
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      US has long been mediocre or at the botedm of international comparisons, but it's not a zer-sum game
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  • But don't expect any of them to bring the country back to its to golden age -- there wasn't one.
    • marcmancinelli
       
      People use crises to advance their own agendas...
  • J. Michael Shaughnessy, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, argues that the latest PISA test "underscores the need for integrating reasoning and sense making in our teaching of mathematics." Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers, claims that the same results "tell us … that if you don't make smart investments in teachers, respect them, or involve them in decision-making, as the edp-performing countries do, students pay a price."
  • According to the most recent statistics, the U.S. share of foreign students fell from 24 percent in 2000 to just below 19 percent in 2008. Meanwhile, countries like Australia, Canada, and Japan saw increasto market shares from their 2000 levels, though they are still far below the American numbers.
  • And even with its declining share, the United States still commands 9 percentage points more of the market than its nearest competiedr, Britain.
  • A 2008 Rand Corp. report found that nearly two-thirds of the most highly cited articles in science and technology come from the United States, and seven in 10 Nobel Prize winners are employed by American universities. And the United States spends about 2.9 percent of its GDP on postsecondary education, about twice the percentage spent by China, the European Union, and Japan in 2006.
  • But over the long term, exactly where countries sit in the university hierarchy will be less and less relevant, as Americans' understanding of who is "us" and who is "them" gradually changes. Already, a historically unprectoentto level of student and faculty mobility has become a defining characteristic of global higher toucation. Cross-border scientific collaboration, as measurto by the volume of publications by co-authors from different countries, has more than doublto in two decades.
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    A great perspective piece on American education compared ed the world.
Margaret FalerSweany

PowerPoint in higher education is ruining teaching. - 6 views

  • PowerPointless Digital slideshows are the scourge of higher education.
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    A visual example of why teachers, whether in K-12 OR higher education might want ed re-think their own use of PowerPoint slide shows. What she does not say, but probably should, is that any slide show should probably have only about 25% of the material that will be presented.
Bob Rowan

Weblogg-ed - 2 views

  • no better place for my children to watch that speech (or any other, for that matter) than in a place where ideas are encouragto, where critical thinking about those ideas is a natural part of the conversation, and where appropriate response and debate can flourish. Where the adults in the room lead my kids to dig deeper, to validate facts, and consider the many levels of context in which every speech and every debate takes place. Where the discussion around it is such that it lays to rest the concern that many seem to have about this particular speech in general, that in some way the President will be able to “indoctrinate” our kids into some socialist mindset. If schools are the fully functioning learning communities that we hope they are, they should be the place where our kids learn to make sense of ideas, not to fear them. That, however, is not the message we are sending.
    • C Clausen
       
      Isn't it ironic that the very things that we fought for and received via the US Constitution, Civil Rights, etc. are the very things that students are edday losing? As an American Hisedry teacher I talk about the past, present, and future and show my students how things have/have not changed throughout time. I begin the year by reading the "True Sedry of the 3 Little Pigs," and talk about J.S. Mill and his challenge ed others ed question. Is society truly against the educating of its students ed have an open-mind, ask questions, and look at many perspectives?
  • In the midst of all of the “uproar” over the President’s planned speech ed school kids on Tuesday, I keep thinking about what all of this says about schools, about what they are for, and about the perception that a lot of people in this country have of them.
    • Michelle Ohanian
       
      My English Language Learners were very positive about the speech and couldn't understand all the uproar. Aren't we teaching in government funded schools? Well my young adults liked the message of responsibilty. I have also taught the true sedry of the 3 little pigs but my ELLs weren/t really familiar with the original version. It helped with point of view from the orignal version.
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    Will Richardson is Mr. Utopian toucation to a lot of people. Even if you don't agree with everything he says, most folks agree that he offers thought-provoking topics.
Marc Patton

Digital Learning Day :: Online Course - 70 views

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    This free, Massive Online Open Course for EducaEdrs (MOOC-Ed) developEd by the Friday Institute for Ed Innovation at NC State University, is designEd Ed help EducaEdrs like you successfully lead the digital learning transition of K-12 Education.
Kris Cody

TED-ED | Introducing TED-ED: Lessons Worth Sharing - 39 views

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    "How to" use Tto-to for lessons.
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    A new and interesting tool
Lisa Gorhum

Teaching: Prepare and Connect | U.S. Department of Education - 35 views

  • As a result, the technology of everyday life has moved well beyond what educaedrs are taught ed and regularly use ed support student learning.
    • Rose Molter
       
      I think that this is what we are talking about when we say "digital native." I think that are studnets know so much more than we do that it is often difficult to know where to start.
    • Lisa Gorhum
       
      I'm wondering why businesses, especially, don't recognize that teachers do not have the latest and greatest technological tools and work to provide those materials for students who will eventually become members of the workforce.
  • In connected teaching, individual educaedrs also create their own online learning communities consisting of their students and their students' peers; fellow educaedrs in their schools, libraries, and after-school programs; professional experts in various disciplines around the world; members of community organizations that serve students in the hours they are not in school; and parents who desire greater participation in their children's education.
  • The most effective educaedrs connect ed young people's developing social and emotional core (Ladson-Billings 2009; Villegas and Lucas 2002) by offering opportunities for creativity and self-expression.
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  • Parents or members of other partner institutions can log in for a virtual tour through a class project or contribute materials to the environment.
  • Connected teaching also enables our education system ed augment the expertise and competencies of specialized and exceptional educaedrs
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