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Dean Mantz

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship - Edudemic - 17 views

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    Nice collection of interactive lessons addressing digital citizenship for lessonss to use to meet federal requirements. 
Randy Rodgers

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com - 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.
Nigel Coutts

A culture of innovation requires trust and resilience - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Two quotes by Albert Einstein point to the importance of creating a culture within our schools (and organisations) that encourages experimentation, innovation, tinkering and indeed failure. If we are serious about embracing change, exploring new approaches, maximising the possibilities of new technologies, applying school from new research and truly seek to prepare our students for a new work order, we must become organisations that encourage learning from failure
Ben Darr

School Systems Blog - School Tools for the Classroom: Google Earth - 0 views

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    This is a list of lesson ideas to use with Google earth.
Nigel Coutts

Creativity in Science and Technology - 0 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 school we can move past boiling water and encourage students towards serious scientific and technological discovery.
Dan Sherman

MATH PRACTICE AND LEARNING - FREE FOR TEACHERS - 0 views

TenMarks is the best math practice and learning program for grades 3-High School- and as of today, it's FREE for teachers to use - in class or for their students to use at home. The TenMarks appro...

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