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Vicki Davis

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Media - 12 views

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    Excellent McArthur foundation white paper that I think is an important read for IT integrators and leaders.
David Hilton

Literacy Creep at The Core Knowledge Blog - 13 views

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    An article in last week's Education Week looks at the increasingly common practice of reading aloud to middle and high school students. In discussing the practice with Mary Ann Zehr (I'm quoted briefly in the piece) I made the point that while there is certainly nothing wrong with reading out loud to teenagers, it is symptomatic of what I call "literacy creep" - the tendency of elementary school-style instructional techniques to find their way deeper into K-12 education across all content areas.
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    Yet another beautiful analysis of a major problem in education today by the good people at Core Knowledge.
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.
David Hilton

Motivational gimmicks 'undermine intellectual content of lessons' - Telegraph - 13 views

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    A position which is bound to fire up educators, yet upon reading it I wondered if part of what they're saying isn't true? Perhaps it just sets up a simplistic binary that blinds teachers to the truth that we can be both interesting and effective as educators. Hard to tell.
Vicki Davis

Jennifer Maddrell's research on Backchannels - 0 views

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    Research shared by Dr. Leigh Zeitz on backchannel research.
Ruth Howard

Shift Happens - Now What? at Change Agency - 0 views

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    More than a digital literacy manifesto-21st century learners all.#educhat
Shawn B

The Parent-Teacher Talk Gains a New Participant - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • At the student-led conferences, our children are learning to be organized and capable adults someday,” Ms. Issa said. “When I was growing up, my parents went to my conference, and I waited at home, scared they would come back with some concerns. With this new kind of conference, there are no secrets. “My daughter is learning that the teacher is not responsible for her learning. Cierra knows that she is responsible for her own success.”
Vicki Davis

Yale Open Courses: The New Lineup | Open Culture - 0 views

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    Yale is joining the open bandwagon and now has some more open courses including courses on "The American Novel Since 1945" "introduction to Greek History, Civil War History, France history since 1871, Milton, physics and engineering. There are great college level resources becoming available. There are also many audio books and online podcasts here.
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    Great new open courseware from Yale.
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