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Dennis Richards

Blogs as Web-Based Portfolios PDF - 16 views

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    The 2009-2010 school year ended for me early today and I'm just wrapping up a few loose ends before I head into vacation mode for the summer. I did want to release the Free PDF of the Web-Based Portfolio series I've been working on for the past couple of months. I've taken the four blog posts and pu
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Horizon Report 2010 K-12 Edition - 9 views

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    The Horizon Report series is the most visible outcome of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. This volume, the 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition, examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education.
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Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com - 20 views

  • There was no shortage of prescriptions at the time for how to cure the poor performance that plagued so many American schools. Proponents of No Child Left Behind saw standardized testing as a solution. President Bush also championed a billion-dollar program to encourage schools to adopt reading curriculums with an emphasis on phonics. Others argued for smaller classes or more parental involvement or more state financing.
  • This record encouraged a belief in some people that good teaching must be purely instinctive, a kind of magic performed by born superstars.
Dennis Richards

Learning Lab : The Poetry Foundation - 11 views

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    Poetry Foundation announces Poetry Learning Lab
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Carsonified » Meet @HelloApp, Making Conferences More Fun - 0 views

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    After four tiring-exciting-stressful-fun days, we'd like to introduce you to our new little buddy, HelloApp.

    The idea is simple: When you arrive at a conference, you just say where you're sitting, via Twitter. Once you do that, you can …

    1. Search for people with a certain skill-set (ie PHP, jQuery, CSS3, marketing, etc) and see where they're sitting
    2. View the seating diagram colored based on Twitter follower count
    3. Search for a specific person in the audience and find out where they're sitting
    4. View the seating diagram colored based on whether people are Designers, Developers or Businessmen
    5. Earn badges and points by meeting people and completing tasks. If you earn a high enough rank, you'll be able to post public messages to the entire audience and win prizes.
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Google Moderator This I Believe about Learning - 0 views

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    Google Moderator Demonstration: Nine Beliefs about Learning Drawn from Stephanie Pace Marshall's The Power to Transform
Dennis Richards

'We're Going to the Moon:' Part 2 | innovation3 - 0 views

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    This morning President Obama gave what I would call his 'We're-Going-to-the-Moon' speech at the 146th Annual Meeting of National Academy of the Sciences. Earlier today I wrote a post, Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Our Children, on a comment by Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan about the need to challenge the educational status quo. After listening to President Obama's speech, I realized it was a Part 2 to my earlier post so I retitled the post 'We're-Going-to-the-Moon:' Part 1 and titled this post Part 2. Please listen to the entire speech and read the full text, but here I quote the President's comments on STEM education.
Dennis Richards

ASCD Inservice: Bookmark This! Streaming All 2009 General Sessions - 0 views

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    Can't make it to ASCD's Annual Conference in Orlando next month? You can still catch Greg Mortenson, Eileen Collins, and Sir Ken Robinson, totally free, by registering to watch live streaming video of our three General Session speakers.
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People remember 10%, 20%...Oh Really? - 0 views

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    People do NOT remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they see, 30% of what they hear, etc. That information, and similar pronouncements are fraudulent. Moreover, general statements on the effectiveness of learning methods are not credible---learning results depend on too many variables to enable such precision. Unfortunately, this bogus information has been floating around our field for decades, crafted by many different authors and presented in many different configurations, including bastardizations of Dale's Cone. The rest of this article offers more detail.
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Emily Gould - Exposed - Blog-Post Confidential - Gawker - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Back in 2006, when I was 24, my life was cozy and safe. I had just been promoted to associate editor at the publishing house where I'd been working since I graduated from college, and I was living with my boyfriend, Henry, and two cats in a grubby but spacious two-bedroom apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I spent most of my free time sitting with Henry in our cheery yellow living room on our stained Ikea couch, watching TV. And almost every day I updated my year-old blog, Emily Magazine, to let a few hundred people know what I was reading and watching and thinking about.
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Technology Networking Ideas for Learning - 0 views

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    # Ning, a social networking system which lets you create a community

    * An example: The Falmouth Kids Global Climate Change Institute is a unique opportunity for teachers and students to communicate and collaborate with a global audience as they study the causes and effects of global climate change. This project was designed to inspire teachers to empower students to use Web 2.0 tools in contextual learning environments
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    Kids Global Climate Change Institute makes the list for the Massachusetts' STEM V Summit!!
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The Two Million Minutes Blog - 0 views

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    The Two Million Minutes Blog
    A continuation of the TWO MILLION MINUTES documentary film, this blog offers deeper insights into education in China, India and the United States, and the challenge America faces. Now you can join a dialog about what governments, communities and families should and are doing to best prepare US students for satisfying careers in the 21st century.
Dennis Richards

2 MILLION MINUTES :: A DOCUMENTARY FILM ON GLOBAL EDUCATION - 0 views

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    Two Million Minutes (Running time: 54 minutes)
    THE DOCUMENTARY

    Regardless of nationality, as soon as a student completes the 8th grade, the clock starts ticking. From that very moment the child has approximately -

    …Two Million Minutes until high school graduation…Two Million Minutes to build their intellectual foundation…Two Million Minutes to prepare for college and ultimately career…Two Million Minutes to go from a teenager to an adult
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Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent - About This Initiative - 0 views

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    CoSN has long recognized that superintendents can make or break technology initiatives. For example, in a 2004 nationwide survey of 455 technology decision makers, CoSN found that visionary technology leadership - and the community support fostered by district leaders - made the difference in districts that were able to bolster their technology plans, budgets and implementation.
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