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Vicki Davis

The New Habitudes - More Lessons, More Learning, and More to Come | Angela Maiers, Spea... - 6 views

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    We've been doing an incredible professional development with Angela Maiers. You start with what you want to "be" before you talk about what you want to "do." This model is powerful and transformative, but honestly it took me the first 3-4 hours of the 10 hour training before the light bulb went on and I went 'oh" - Oh, my goodness, I"ve been doing some of this, but we need a common language. We start with what we want to be "scientists" "a learer" "risk takers" "bold" "Models and mentors" - -she challenged us to "be the learner, leader, citizen you wish your children to be."
Vicki Davis

How Students Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC] - 8 views

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    Excellent infographic about how students are using technology.
    98% own a digital device
    3/4 say they wouldn't be able to study without technology
    46% say they'd be more likely to read an assignment in digital format
    and so forth.
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

Kids Programming Website - 19 views

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    Small Basic is a lighter version of Visual basic. Interesting site to start kids out programming from a problem solving perspective. Demo'ed at #140ed conference to show how programming is not boring for kids.
Suzie Nestico

k12wiki - tagging to help teachers - 18 views

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

"0" As a Grade | Edutopia Group Discussions by and for Educators - 3 views

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    Controversial discussion on the merits of a "0" grade.
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.
Vicki Davis

The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic - 18 views

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    Fascinating Evolution of Classroom Technology over at Edudemic (hat tip Stephen Downes.) Look at how many of these technologies are still here in some forms. All I can think as I read about halfway down is the ah so lovely smell of that mimeograph paper!`
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    Fascinating read on the evolution of classroom technology.
David Hilton

Let teachers get on with teaching | spiked - 35 views

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    A thought-provoking article on the reasons for the decay in education. Couldn't agree more.
Vicki Davis

Triptico | Inspiration for Imaginative Teachers | Interactive Resources for Imaginative... - 6 views

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    This is a free downloadable desktop app that assists in many classroom management jobs like random student selection, timers, starter activities, and more
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    Interesting resources for whiteboards including word magnets. It is adobe air powered and has a ton of resources included in it.
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.
David Hilton

Let's give children the 'store of human knowledge' | spiked - 11 views

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    Having just gone through one of those start-of-the-year induction programs at school this article was particularly relevant. If I see another YouTube video telling me that the jobs students are going to have haven't been created yet I'm going to scream!
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.
Vicki Davis

Knol - a unit of knowledge: share what you know, publish your expertise. - 9 views

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    Share what you know and write a knol.

    Did you know? You can embed forms in your knols. Great for conducting surveys or managing collaborative knols!
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    A website where people share knowledge. This was listed as an important website for learning. I haven't explored it yet, but hope that some of you will share what you're doing in the comments.
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.
Christopher Lister

Nine Elements - 2 views

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    9 themes of digital citizenship from Mike Ribble's new website.
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    9 themes of digital citizenship
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    Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.
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