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david stong

Let Grow - When Adults Step Back, Kids Step Up. - 4 views

    When we let them organize their own games and solve the inevitable spats, they build the social-emotional skills they'll need for life.
david stong

Webb Compare - 6 views

    Comparing Hubble and Webb images
david stong

Do Dyslexia Fonts Actually Work? | Edutopia - 2 views

    Short answer: No

Chronic Absenteeism Can Devastate K-12 Learning (Opinion) - 7 views

  • in a study of California students for Attendance Works, the organization that Hedy Chang oversees, only 17 percent of the students who were chronically absent in both kindergarten and 1st grade were reading proficiently by 3rd grade, compared with 64 percent of those with good attendance in the early years. Weak reading skills in the 3rd grade translate into academic trouble ahead: Students who aren’t reading well by that point are four times more likely to drop out of high school, according to a 2012 study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
  • Chronic absence in middle school is another red flag that a student will drop out of high school. By high school, attendance is a better dropout indicator than test scores.
  • A recent report, “Absences Add Up,” also from Attendance Works, documents what many know from common sense: At every age, in every demographic, and in every state and city tested, students with poor attendance scored significantly lower on standardized tests. In our schools, this translates into weaker reading skills, failing grades, and higher dropout rates. Rather than looking at attendance as an administrative chore, schools can use the same data as a warning sign to change the trajectory.
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  • The results were significant. Students with mentors gained nine school days—almost two weeks—during the year. They were more likely to remain in school and maintain their grade point averages than similar students without mentors. The program worked at every K-12 level: elementary, middle, and high school, with the greatest impact on students struggling with poverty and homelessness.
  • The mentors had several simple but straightforward responsibilities. They greeted the students every day to let them know they were glad to see them at school. They called home if students were sick to find out what was happening. They connected the students and their families to resources to help address attendance barriers. Mentors participated in school-based teams that analyzed data and shared insights about students. And they also supported schoolwide activities, including assemblies, incentives, and contests, to encourage better attendance for all students.
  • Elementary schools set up attendance teams to identify and monitor the students with the worst attendance. Part-time social workers, hired with philanthropic and state dollars, connected with families. Principals and teachers promoted attendance at back-to-school nights, at parent-teacher conferences, and through regular calls home. This work led to a significant drop in absenteeism in all elementary grades, particularly in kindergarten. The percentage of chronically absent kindergartners fell from 30 percent in the 2011-12 school year to 13 percent in 2013-14. And reading scores began to climb.

Gaming in Education: Using Games as a Support Tool to Teach History - 13 views

    This article describes how gaming applications can be used effectively as a teaching strategy and not an interference to learning.
Julio B

An Introduction to Mnemonics - 10 views

    Mnemonics is of reversibly substituting easy-to-remember things for difficult-to-remember . "
Kay Bradley

Social contract - Wikipedia - 20 views

    • Carolyn Eccleston
      What does this mean?
  • Locke believed
  • Rousseau believed
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  • Grotius posited that individual human beings had natural rights; Hobbes asserted that humans consent to abdicate their rights in favor of the absolute authority of government
    • Carolyn Eccleston
      What is the difference between the two beliefs?
  • The Lockean concept of the social contract was invoked in the United States Declaration of Independence.
    • Carolyn Eccleston
      What Lockean concepts appear in the US Declaration of Independence?
    • Kay Bradley
      The idea that citizens give up some individual freedoms in order to realize greater benefits from living in society.
  • Social contract arguments typically posit that individuals have consented, either explicitly or tacitly, to surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the authority of the ruler or magistrate
    • Carolyn Eccleston
      What does it mean to submit tacitly? Does the US Declaration of Independence require tacit submission?
    • Carolyn Eccleston
      I don't know. What do you think?
    • Kay Bradley
      Not the Declaration of Independence because that did not establish a social contract, but yes the Constitution and the system of law, The submission is tacit because each generation does not revise the social contract that is spelled out in the Constitution and the corpus of laws. Therefore, each generation that wants to live in the US must accept the existing social contract.
    • Robert Vigliotti
      According to Hobbes, whenever we benefit from the conditions of security and the goods that are only possible through the social contract, we have consented to the social contract, which includes obedience to the sovereign, even though we did not give explicit consent.
  • legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual
Evon Zundel

CNN - Breaking News, Latest News and Videos - 10 views

shared by Evon Zundel on 04 Sep 21 - No Cached
    • Evon Zundel
      this is a great site
    • D P
      Seriously? This is a great propaganda site, with no web usability. This is the reason while despotic leaders have become prominent, the bias of this medium and the lack of impartiality have made this site a stain in history. This site is no different that Fox TV.
Siri Anderson

Exceptional Learners Brief Synopsis of Accommodations - 12 views

    Work by undergraduate students in the online DLiTE program at Bemidji State University.
Martin Leicht

What happened to America's teens when coronavirus disrupted high school? - 10 views

  • biggest challenge of the pandemic was not that I was depressed but just, every day became the same thing. It kind of became, like, boring and saddening because this isn’t what I’m used to.
    • Martin Leicht
      You can't do the same thing online that you did in class. It doesn't translate.
  • Covid gave them the chance to see that, hey, our kids actually learn better when they have a little bit of a break.

Tools - Diigo - 35 views

shared by wtbates on 29 Dec 14 - No Cached
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  • iigo for mobile
    • wtbates
      I am testing the sticky note
    • Doug Saunders
      It works!
    Diigon sovelluksia ja laajennuksia. Näihin kannattaa tutustua. Esimerkiksi Diigolet-painikkeen saa asennettua työkoneelle yleensä ilman IT-tukea.
Christi Whitfield

The Lift - 9 views

    winter 2021/2022
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