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Geo Boards: A Great Math Manipulative - 0 views

  • Math manipulatives are things like cuisenaire rods, counters, base ten blocks, algebra tiles, tangrams, color tiles, fraction circles and strips.
  • geoboard supports geometry and measurement and the boards are small enough for students to manipulate and quickly show you the answers to questions.
  • geoboard
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Girls' verbal skills make them better at arithmetic, study finds - 0 views

  • finds that the advantage comes from girls' superior verbal skills.
  • However, some parents and teachers in China say girls do arithmetic better than boys in primary school."
  • Indeed, girls outperformed boys in many math skills
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  • Girls were also better at judging whether two words rhymed, and Zhou and his colleagues think this is the key to their better math performance
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Can a Smart Phone Program Really Close the Achievement Gap? | MindShift - 0 views

  • The majority of participating students scored 20 percent higher on standardized tests than their peers in the same school and 30 to 40 percent higher than students in the district and state after a single year.
  • “Social networking is heavily questioned by adults, so at first, no one thought students were going to be using blogs to actually do math. It turned out that those adults were dead wrong
  • Teachers have gone from lecture-style textbooks to a completely different approach: It’s project-based learning design that they’re doing, now.
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School of One Revolutionizes Traditional Classroom Model | MindShift - 0 views

  • The system completely subverts the traditional classroom model of one teacher for 25- 30 students per classroom. And each student learns in different modalities throughout the day: individually with computer software, with groups, with a virtual tutor, with a live tutor, and so on
  • <div id="main" class="container_12 clearfix"><article id="content" class="grid_8" role="main"><div id="post-4971" class="post-4971 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-learning-methods tag-individualized-learning tag-school-of-one clearfix feature-inspired-ideas-2"><p>. And each student learns in different modalities throughout the day: individually with computer software, with groups, with a virtual tutor, with a live tutor, and so on.</p> <p>“There are so many ways that kids can learn,” Rush said. “It could be the best way is with a teacher, but that’s not the only way. There have to be choices.”</p> <p>Based in three public schools in New York, the School of One system is ripe for scaling — but only when the algorithm is as smart as it could possibly be, Rush says.</p> <p>“We have to build in time to try new things,” he said. “Some will work and some won’t, and that’s okay.”</p> <p>When it comes to creating a<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/education/22school.html"> models of schools for the future</a>, this could very well be it. It combines much of what forward-thinking education reformers say is key: individualized learning, the best of technology, and a flexible learning system that adapts to what students learn day by day.</p> <p>Check out the video to see more of how it works.</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17373025" width="500" frameborder="0" height="281"></iframe></p> </div> <!-- #post-## --> <div id="related-posts" class="idTabs clearfix"> <ul id="related-post-nav"> <li><h4>MORE POSTS ABOUT</h4></li> <li><a class="selected" href="#rp0">Learning Methods<span class="fold"></span></a></li> <li><a href="#rp1">individualized learning<span class="fold"></span></a></li> <li><a href="#rp2">School of One<span class="fold"></span></a></li> </ul> <div class="items"> <div style="display: block;" id="rp0"> <ul> <li class="top-related clearfix"> <h3><a href="http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/03/how-do-you-measure-learning/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'RelatedPost', 'Learning Methods', 'How Do You Measure Learning?']);"> How Do You Measure Learning?</a></h3> <img src="http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/files/2012/03/140446633-60x60.jpg" alt="related" width="60" height="60"> <p>Getty It’s not a new question, but it’s certainly a divisive one — how to best measure student learning. As the Department of Education works toward finding a way to assess student learning beyond what most agree are sub-par standardized … <a href="http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/03/how-do-you-measure-learning/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'RelatedPost', 'Learning Methods', 'How Do You Measure Learning?']);"><b>Read More</b></a></p> </li> <li><a href="http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/03/facing-challenges-as-dual-language-programs-grow/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'RelatedPost', 'Learning Methods', 'Facing Challenges as Dual-Language Programs Grow']);">Facing Challenges as Dual-Language Programs Grow</a></li> <li><a href="http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/03/do-students-know-enough-smart-learning-strategies/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'RelatedPost', 'Learning Methods', 'Do Students Know Enough Smart Learning Strategies?']);">Do Students Know Enough Smart Learning Strategies?</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/category/learning-methods/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'RelatedPost', 'Learning Methods', 'archive page']);"><strong>view all Learning Methods posts</strong></a></p> </div> <!-- /#rpX --> <div style="display: none;" id="rp1"> <ul> <li class="top-related clearfix"> <h3><a href="http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/08/should-students-advance-at-their-own-pace/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'RelatedPost', 'individualized learning', 'Should Students Advance At Their Own Pace?']);"> Should Students Advance At Their Own Pace?</a></h3> <img src="http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/files/2011/07/5795008697_ec1645ff98-60x60.jpg" alt="related" width="60" height="60"> <p>Flickr:Kreative Eye- Dean McKoy What if student learning wasn’t based on age, but on proficiency? That might happen soon in Oregon’s public schools if Senate Bill 909 unfolds as planned. Oregon governor John Kitzhaber ushered a group of education bills …
  • We have to build in time to try new things,” he said. “Some will work and some won’t, and that’s okay.
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  • individualized learning, the best of technology, and a flexible learning system that adapts to what students learn day by day.
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Open Source: A New Paradigm for Language Learning | MindShift - 0 views

  • “The first television broadcasts were of a man in an armchair with a microphone — exactly like the radio! It takes a while for things to sink in, for us to realize what the possibilities are.
  • A blended learning model is useful for language teaching, too, Miller says, because there is a rote element in learning a language and “that’s something we can do online, out of the classroom.
  • But those repetitive, fill-in-the-gap grammar exercises are not a good use of classroom time. We need to make sure that precious face-to-face time is used for what it is best for: true communication.”
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Five Changes Every School Should Make | MindShift - 0 views

  • Even academically reticent students publish work prolifically, subject it to critique and improve it on the Internet
  • They demotivate learning and good teaching.
  • Restore arts, music, shop, P.E., dance: Kids need the soul-stirring learning that lets them move, make, sing, create, dream.
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  • Eliminate the “college prep” and AP distinctions,
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Can an Idyllic Classroom Make a Difference in Learning? | MindShift - 0 views

  • Students are connected to the earth, to the Internet, to one another, to their teacher—who can see them from anywhere in the room, even though it’s a busy space.
  • “As a ten-year-old, I found learning — indoors, from a teacher and a textbook — far more engaging than the outdoors.”
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The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievment - 0 views

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