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Vicki Davis

Special Report on Blended Learning - Education Week - 5 views

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    A breakdown of research on blended learning from Education Week.
Vicki Davis

Proof pointsBlended learning success in school districts | Christensen Institute - 2 views

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    Documented methods that the implementation of blended learning has improved the traditional school system. The Clayton Cristensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation shares twelve of these case studies.
Vicki Davis

Drawing to Learn | Learning Sciences Research Institute - 1 views

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    "Ainsworth, Prain and Tyler  (2011) in a paper in Science argue that  drawing  can play a number of  important roles in learning:, namely: Drawing to enhance engagement - surveys have shown than when students draw to explain they are more motivated to learn compared to traditional teaching of science. Drawing to learn to represent in science - the process of producing visual representations  helps learners understand how scientific representations work. Drawing to reason in science - student learn to reason like scientists as they select specific features to focus on in their drawings, aligning it with observation, measurement and/or emerging ideas Drawing as a learning strategy - if learners read a text and then draw it, the process of making their understanding visible and explicit helps them to overcome limitations in presented material, organise and integrate their knowledge and ultimately can be transformative. Drawing to communicate - discussing their drawings with their students provides teachers with windows into students' thinking as well being a way that the peers can share knowledge, discovery and understanding."
Vicki Davis

Learning with 'e's: 10 characteristics of authentic learning - 12 views

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    An important read as we work to reinvent schools and make sure we measure authentic learning with more authentic measures than bubble trouble. ;-)
edutopia .org

Unlocking Learning Mastery | Edutopia - 8 views

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    Gamification is one response. By embedding diverse achievements into activities and assessments, learning progress can be refracted infinitely. These systems would be able to more flexibly respond to unique learner pathways and abilities, and would further serve as encouragement mechanics -- instead of one carrot stick, there are hundreds. And not just carrots, but every fruit and vegetable imaginable.
Vicki Davis

Income, Parental Education Linked To Pre-School Learning Gaps - 3 views

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    This Huffington Post article summarizing findings from a recent Brookings Institute study showing that parental income and education are more highly linked to a child's preschool success than anything else. It also presents the naysayers making for a balanced overview of this report that has lots of people talking.
Vicki Davis

2011 Sessions and Schedule - The Global Education Collaborative - 10 views

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    Global Education Conference Schedule. It starts in just a few hours. If you are doing work in global education, this is your week!
Vicki Davis

The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education - Forbes - 15 views

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    A nice article in Forbes magazine. The move away from "scalable factory" modes of teaching is gaining steam in business. Educators wake up. Propose solutions or solutions will be given to you by those that may not understand education.
Ruth Howard

tiltfactor » THE LAB - 6 views

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    Games lab focussed on socially responsible game design for social change.
Ruth Howard

Lars is Learning: Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible - 9 views

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    Augmented reality and mobility and small and sensors together combine to form an embeddable invisible real time learning authenticity.
Ruth Howard

Donald Clark Plan B - 5 views

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    The Extraordinary and the ordinary- the projected trajectories of current computer technologies and their application for sustained mind controlling outcomes. It's already here- we will be interacting with computers with our minds. Incredible applications for learning.
Vicki Davis

DimensionU - Educational Video Game Technology for the 21st Century Student - 15 views

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    For parents who want fun things for their students to do over the summer that will help students learn more and move forward in math and literacy skills - this is a website to check out. "Students enter the tournament by going to www.DimensionU.com/SummerChallenge. Once registered (parental permission is required) they will compete in math- and literacy-based games for a chance to win gift cards and summer-related prizes like inline skates, inflatable pools, beach volleyball sets, or tents. Five lucky players will be randomly selected to win an iPod Nano each. New this year is a social networking component that encourages students to build online "learning communities" of friends, family, community members, or even teachers - basically anyone who wants to help support the child's academic efforts during the summer. Participants who earn the highest number of social network points in each tournament round will win prizes separate from those awarded for game play performance."
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    Suggest this to parents.
Vicki Davis

Corner Office - The 5 Habits of Highly Effective C.E.O.'s - NYTimes.com - 8 views

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    Excellent article that I will be sharing with my classes this week. The 5 characteristics are: passionate curiosity, battle-hardened confidence, team smarts, a simple mindset, and fearlessness. This also could apply to good educators and principles, don't you think?
Vicki Davis

Fakebook: Create a fake profile! - 1 views

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    For study purposes you can create a fake Facebook profile. Usse this for historical figures, teaching digital citizenship, authors, people in literature. Who you'd like to be in 10 years! Cool assignment.
Vicki Davis

NCAA Bracketology: Classroom Lessons Never Taught…. It's Madness! | 21 st Cen... - 0 views

  • a midweek post with my mix of educational ideas with the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
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    Here is a blog post by Michael Gorman demonstrating how a good teacher can use things the kids love (in this case the NCAA Basketball Tournament) to teach. he taught geography. Very innovative!!
Vicki Davis

Google Apps Education Training Center - 15 views

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    Awesome! This is an online learning environment dedicated for educators and students to learn how to effectively use Google Apps in an educational context.
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    Free Google Apps training center. This will take you through the tools that are part of Google apps for education. Share this with your teachers and students.
Vicki Davis

About Ning - Announcement - 5 views

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    From Lucy Gray in my inbox: "Details are a bit sketchy, but "a major education company" is planning to sponsor Nings for primary and secondary educators in a new plan announced by Ning today. The official Ning pricing plan is in place for paying customers, and another education announcement will happen sometime in the near future" Look at this page to see the pricing for non-education networks.
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