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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | Video on TED.com - 0 views

  • Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they're motivated by curiosity and peer interest.
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    Interesting TED Talk about how we don't need a teacher, but we need interest and collaboration to learn. Thanks to Datta Kaur in "Assessment in E-Learning" for sharing it.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

6 Tips for the Successful Online Teacher -- THE Journal - 8 views

  • Teaching online is less a job than a lifestyle.
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    This article raises some good points about the expectations of online teaching from the teacher's perspective.
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    Hi Carolyn, Good to hear how you are applying what you have learned in your work. I still have so much to learn but am trying to take it slowly and apply what I'm learning along the way so I can really understand instead of feeling overwhelmed by all the possibilities. I found the videoclips used in the certifcate program very effective and would love someday to learn how to make some myself.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo - 9 views

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    Clear description of why Diigo can be helpful in the classroom
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    After taking E-Learning for Educators I decided to try Diigo in a face to face course I work on. Many students have really appreciated it, especially those who don't own laptops and work from various school computers. For our two week term break we've asked each student to bookmark two articles with a short explanation why they have selected it as well as reesponding to at least one that someone else wrote as a way to encourage extensive reading. It has been fascinating to see the articles they are selected (these are Lao students preparing for university study in Australia) and their reactions to it. I've also set up a Diigo group for teachers at my school as a way to share articles that previous we'd print off or email around. Thank you E-learning for Educators for introducing me to this great tool!
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    I should just add that I love getting the daily digest of updates from this group and often go directly to those articles, even if I don't always make it back to the group site.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Susan Linn: About That App Gap: Children, Technology and the Digital Divide - 3 views

  • studies showing that the bells and whistles of electronic books actually detract from reading comprehension
  • those demonstrating that time with screens changes the very structure of our brains
  • the skills they will always need to thrive -- deep thinking, the ability to differentiate fact from hype, creativity, self-regulation, empathy, and self-reflection -- aren't learned in front of screens. They are learned through face-to-face communication, hands-on exploration of the world, opportunities for thoughtful reflection, and dreams.
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    "the bells and whistles of electronic books actually detract from reading comprehensio"
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

FayObserver.com - Hoke County students encouraged to bring their own computers to class - 0 views

  • This school year, the system instituted a "bring your own device" program that allows students to use their own laptop computers or handheld devices, such as tablets and smartphones, in the classroom and tapping into the system's wireless Internet.
  • Atkinson said teachers have had to undergo training to catch up with the technology that their students are already so well versed in when they enter school.
  • Atkinson said teachers have had to undergo training to catch up with the technology that their students are already so well versed in when they enter school.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Should Kindergarteners Use iPads in the Classroom? - 0 views

  • Bernajean Porter, an education consultant and former educator, said schools that want to integrate mobile devices into classroom curriculums need to do more than simply distribute them to students — schools need proper communication and strategies for using them before students receive the devices.
  • Bernajean Porter, an education consultant and former educator, said schools that want to integrate mobile devices into classroom curriculums need to do more than simply distribute them to students — schools need proper communication and strategies for using them before students receive the devices
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Don't say "Think"! | Habits of Mind - 7 views

  • It may seem counter intuitive, but the word “think” is something that should only rarely be used in a classroom. The reason: students don’t know how to think, and you can’t teach them to do it!
  • My suggestion: Don’t say think, say what you mean!
  • So next time someone asks you if students think in your class you can respond with, “Of course not! They are too busy questioning, describing, analysing, judging, hypothesising, predicting, generating, using their 6 Hats, performing PMI’s, drawing mindmaps and so much more!
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

New Facebook Effort Targets Educating School Counselors - US News and World Report - 5 views

  • a new guide is promoting a need for educators to be familiar with Facebook, the country's most popular social network.
  • helping develop school policies, responding to online incidents, detecting at-risk behavior on Facebook, and dealing with how students represent themselves on the platform. 
  • n a September 2011 survey of 359 colleges and universities, Kaplan Test Prep revealed that 24 percent of admissions officers reported using Facebook or other social networking pages to research an applicant. 
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Students lack Internet access: Students lacking Internet access at home struggle - Orla... - 4 views

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    Another story about the digital divide focusing on internet access...
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Survey: Tablet Ownership Up Among H.S., College Students - Digital Education - Educatio... - 0 views

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    For those interested in classroom tablet use...
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Rubrics for the Classroom - 4 views

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    While I don't think rubrics hold all the answers, I do appreciate how a good rubric can make explicit for the teacher and learners the expectations of an assignment. This webiste looks like has some great resources to help in this process. One idea I'm beginning to explore in my face to face teaching is how to involve the students in the process of rubric creation as I have found this adds even more power to the punch.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Kids' Cognition Is Changing-Education Will Have to Change With It - Megan Garber - Tech... - 3 views

  • The survey containing their thoughts is well worth a read; it offers a great overview of the general thinking about the Internet-cognition connection, not to mention some thought-provoking -- if broad -- suggestions about where we go from here.
  • It also offers its experts' predictions about what the most-desired life skills (for young people, but ostensibly for everyone else, too) will be in the year 2020. Among the skills they highlighted: public problem-solving through cooperative work -- crowdsourcing and the like; the ability to search effectively for information online; the ability to distinguish the quality and veracity of online discoveries; the ability to synthesize, or combine facts and details from different sources into coherent narratives; the ability to concentrate; and the ability to distinguish between the signal and the noise as the information we're exposed to gets bigger, and broader, and more plentiful.
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    Link to a recent report about the "cognitive future of the millennial generation".
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Education Week: People vs. 'Personalization' - 1 views

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    I like this idea of Personalization 3.0- using technology to enhance, not replace teacher-student relationships. This makes a lot of sense to me.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Page 2: Texas District Embarks on Widespread iPad Program - ABC News - 0 views

Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Education Week: Tech-Literacy Confusion: What Knowledge and Skills Really Matter? - 2 views

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    This 'chat' covers a lot of issues that the e-learning course has raised for me.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Technology Gives Special Education Students a Voice - Wayne, NJ Patch - 2 views

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    While not the focus of this article, I have a friend with a son on the autism spectrum and she raves about how giving her son an ipad has really transformed their lives.
Kristina (Kris) Peachey (AAS/NZAS)

Google Custom Search - Australian University and Course Selection - 4 views

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    I created this custom search engine for my the Lao scholarship students I'm teaching. They are beginning the process of selecting which university and course to apply to in Australia. In a few weeks about 30 Australian university representatives will be here 'selling' their university. Instead of directing them first to the university websites, we thought it might be good to have them begin by searching more generally from non-university websites. Thus, this custom search engine was conceived. It may not be relevant to many in this group, but two colleagues and I will be using it later this week with about 45 students.
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