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Dean Mantz

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - 24 views

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Dean Mantz

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure - 23 views

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    The site claims: Transform your classroom into an immersive game, played with your students throughout the semester or school year.
anonymous

[Infographic] How YouTube Increased Classroom Pass Rates by 31% - EdTechRevie... - 9 views

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    The use of YouTube as an aid to educate the future of the world has become more and more prevalent, and is becoming a way all teachers could benefit educating their students. Source: edtechreview.in See on Scoop.it - Technology in the Classroom , 1:1 Laptops & iPads and MORE
Dean Mantz

ClassFlow - Home - A cloud-based teaching and learning platform for teachers - 14 views

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    One more. Thanks for sharing I've put links to other learning platform tools & resources here - http://www.pinterest.com/fabriziobartoli/lms/ - if they can be of any interest... - Though I think probably Schoology remains at present the best choice for teachers among free learning platforms. Cheers!
Randy Rodgers

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Busine... - 15 views

  • Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones
  • Teachers provide prompts, not answers, and then they step aside
  • We don’t openly profess those values nowadays, but our educational system—which routinely tests kids on their ability to recall information and demonstrate mastery of a narrow set of skills—doubles down on the view that students are material to be processed, programmed, and quality-tested. School administrators prepare curriculum standards and “pacing guides” that tell teachers what to teach each day. Legions of managers supervise everything that happens in the classroom; in 2010 only 50 percent of public school staff members in the US were teachers.
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  • In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • And yet the dominant model of public education is still fundamentally rooted in the industrial revolution that spawned it, when workplaces valued punctuality, regularity, attention, and silence above all else.
  • “schools in the cloud,”
  • There will be no teachers, curriculum, or separation into age groups—just six or so computers and a woman to look after the kids’ safety. His defining principle: “The children are completely in charge.”
  • as the kids blasted through the questions, they couldn’t help noticing that it felt easy, as if they were being asked to do something very basic.
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    Must. Read. Such a valuable lesson and another example of how we are doing it wrong.
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