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Jodie Riek

Teacher Excellence Narrows the Achievement Gap | Edutopia - 4 views

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    By embracing research-backed instructional design, consistent PD, and strong, caring relationships, all boats are rising and teachers have gone from surviving to thriving at this once-failing middle school.
Vicki Davis

Dropbox - Simplify your life - 4 views

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    Wonderful, flexible tool that I've used to take my classroom paperless.
Suzie Nestico

k12wiki - tagging to help teachers - 18 views

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    Wiki with detailed explanation of how to tag articles
edutopia .org

Debunking those Pesky Classroom Myths | Edutopia - 10 views

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    Edutopia Blogger Ben Johnson tackles five classroom myths he believes "an attitue of pessimism that does not belong in American school."
Suzie Nestico

Jim Klein :: Weblog :: To those who would lead... - 9 views

  • What we must never forget, no matter what circumstances are forced upon us, is that without failure, there is no success. We learn when we fail. We grow when we fall. Science is all about learning from failure, and failure is a key component of innovation, without which nothing would ever be tried. The right technology brings with it the opportunity to create environments where students have the opportunity to not just fail, but to fail gracefully, recover quickly, and move forward having learned from the experience in a non-threatening way.
    • Suzie Nestico
       
      Seems, by far, to be one of the most powerful statements in this blog.  As educators, we need to remind our students how very important failure can be.  Not to suggest we purport failure as a good thing, but that we emphasize it as part of a growth model.
  • As is so well stated by Weston & Bain (2010), "Bransford et al (2000), Jonassen (2000, 2004, 2006, 2008), and Jonassen et al. (1999), fix the future of educational technology in cognitive tools that shape and extend human capabilities. Cognitive tools blur the unproductive distinctions that techno-critics make between computers and teaching and learning (Bullen & Janes, 2007; Hukkinen, 2008; Kommers et al., 1992; Lajoie, 2000). When technology enables, empowers, and accelerates a profession's core transactions, the distinctions between computers and professional practice evaporate.
  • For instance, when a surgeon uses an arthriscope to trim a cartilage (Johnson & Pedowitz, 2007), a structural engineer uses computer-assisted design software to simulate stresses on a bridge (Yeomans, 2009), or a sales manager uses customer-relations-management software to predict future inventory needs (Baltzen & Phillips, 2009), they do not think about technology. Each one thinks about her or his professional transaction." 
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    Must read about considerations for the future directions of our schools and developing the 21st Century learner.
Dean Mantz

An 'A' in Abstractions -- THE Journal - 4 views

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    Article from "The Journal" about measuring learning and 21st Century Skills.
Nelly Cardinale

Duke Digital Initiative - 21 views

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    Lot of resources and ideas about how Duke Univ integrates tech in the classroom.
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    Lot of resources and ideas about how Duke Univ integrates tech in the classroom.
Dean Mantz

Brain-based learning, ideas, and materials - 16 views

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    Site is dedicated to bringing the insights of brain science to the classroom. A laudable goal, it seems to me.
David Hilton

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

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    A long-standing educational philosophy is under attack as a new research report downplays the importance of different learning styles.
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    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.
Vicki Davis

flatclassroom09-3 - Workflow Software - Discussion - Teacher Feedback from Mrs. Davis - 11 views

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    This is an example of how I used Diigo to create an annotated link to give feedback on a wiki on Flat Classroom. I love using Diigo for giving wiki feedback because I can mark up the page. I like ot share them through groups that are private with my students and I and the annotated link feature is one of the best ways to do this.
Dean Mantz

Learning in Hand Blog by Tony Vincent - 10 views

  • This is the presentation where I talk about the importance of creating and sharing, focusing on iPod touch and three types of products: comics, animations, and audio podcasts.
Jackie Gerstein

udtechtoolkit » home - 0 views

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    This wiki focuses on UDL and resources to be successful.
Brendan Murphy

educationalwikis - Examples of educational wikis - 1 views

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    List of educational wikis that is worth perusing.
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    There are some GREAT examples of educational wikis to peruse here. So many ideas and different ways to use wikis. Take a look and turn up some new ones that you haven't seen and find some new teachers.
Kathy Benson

NETS Implementation - home - 0 views

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    ISTE collaborative wiki.
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    Instructional Technology resources
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