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Vicki Davis

3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms | Edutopia - 1 views

    Nice post by Margaret Regan on Edutopia's blog with 3 Strategies to promote independent thinking. With some practical examples and use of a word I haven't heard -- "autotelic" or those happiest when absorbed in complex activities. That would describe many of us coder types. Great post.
Suzie Nestico

CELT - Effective Educational Practice - 13 views

    Iowa State University Resources - extensive resources on assessment, Bloom's Taxonomy, critical thinking, student engagement, national benchmarks of educational practice, UDL.  Includes student resources, as well.  
David Hilton

The MET Research Paper: Achievement of What? « The Core Knowledge Blog - 8 views

    A research paper commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that finds that students know when they are being taught well and when they are not. 
Michael Walker

The Fischbowl: Transparent Algebra: Homework - 9 views

    Karl Fisch's blog post on Algebra and homework. He's looking at moving to a lecture for homework approach.
Adrienne Michetti

Universal Design in Education: Principles and Applications - 11 views

  • to make all aspects of the educational experience more inclusive
  • philosophical framework
  • include
    • Adrienne Michetti
      I love that this is not just being restricted to technology, but is including spaces and texts.
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  • Equitable use
  • Ronald Mace,
  • the design of products and environments to be usable to the greatest extent possible by people of all ages and abilities"
  • diversity and inclusiveness
    • Adrienne Michetti
      This is very reminiscent of MYP.
  • seven principles for the universal design of products and environments
  • a design foundation for more accessible and usable products and environments
  • Flexibility in use
  • applications in educational settings: physical spaces, information technology (IT), instruction, and student services.
    • Adrienne Michetti
      ALL educators should be participating in UD.
  • Perceptible information
  • Tolerance for error
  • Low physical effort
  • Size and space for approach and use.
  • benefits all students
  • Simple and intuitive use
  • UD can be applied to physical spaces to ensure that they are welcoming, comfortable, accessible, attractive, and functional.
  • Output and Displays.
  • Input and Controls.
  • Manipulations.
  • Documentation.
  • Safety.
  • it is possible to create products that are simultaneously accessible to people with a wide range of abilities, disabilities, and other characteristics.
  • institutions can express the desire to purchase accessible IT and inquire about the accessibility features of specific products.
  • UDL as "a research-based set of principles that together form a practical framework for using technology to maximize learning opportunities for every student"
  • curriculum designers create products to meet the needs of students with a wide range of abilities, learning styles, and preferences.
  • Multiple means of representation
  • Multiple means of action and expression
  • Multiple means of engagement
  • the following first steps for curriculum developers and teachers:
  • Unfortunately, most educational software programs available today do not apply these recommendations. Instead of including flexible features that provide access to students with disabilities, they continue to unintentionally erect barriers to the curriculum.
  • Universal design can be applied to all aspects of instruction—teaching techniques, curricula, assessment
  • Class Climate.
  • Interaction.
  • Physical Environments and Products.
  • Delivery Methods.
  • Information Resources and Technology.
  • Feedback
  • Assessment.
  • Accommodation.
  • When universal design is applied, everyone feels welcome,
David Hilton

Learning Styles Re-evaluated | Psych Central News - 22 views

    A long-standing educational philosophy is under attack as a new research report downplays the importance of different learning styles.
    An interesting contribution by psychologists to a field usually left to educational researchers. Given how dominant the belief in 'learning styles' has become in education it is quite troubling.
David Hilton

In Defense of Lecturing in the Social Studies Classroom - 8 views

    A timely defense of teacher-centred instruction. Surely the quality of instruction is more important than a fixation on its method? After having tried student-centred and me-centred teaching styles I have found overwhelmingly that the latter is more effective. I'm pretty entertaining though...
Carl Bogardu

WoWinSchool / FrontPage - 0 views

    Information about the use of World of Warcraft in education.
Ruth Howard

foundation_advanced_tas0903.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 0 views

    A model originating in the USA being implemented in some Tasmanian high schools to engage students/citizens one student at a time-based on the students individual learning goals and life aspirations/circumstances.
Caroline Bucky-Beaver

SMaRT Education Initiative - 1 to 1: My Fear? A feeding frenzy.... - 0 views

    This is an absolutely incredible blog post regarding the influx of stimulus money for 21st century classrooms and how it will (or won't) impact student learning without attention paid to instructional practices.
Jenny Gilbert

Teachers' TV Australia - 1 views

    aussie Teachers TV and Video channel -
Dennis Richards

Book A Trip! - 0 views

    Starting this month, October, and going all the way to March, we'll be sharing Travel Trunks showcasing six continents! Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Here on the Book-A-Trip wiki, we'll even share information about Antarctica.
Dennis Richards

book-a-trip » home - 0 views

    Grab your passports! Pack your Travel Trunks! Starting this month, October, and going all the way to March, we'll be sharing Travel Trunks showcasing six continents! Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Here on the Book-A-Trip wiki, we'll even share information about Antarctica. As your class explores the Travel Trunk for a continent, you'll be able to visit the Book-A-Trip wiki to share what you've learned! It's easy to do and a great way to find out what other students learn that you may have missed. Plus, your parents can visit too - I bet they know something about the continents...or do they? Let's get going!
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