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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.
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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.
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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Edutopia - 12 views

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    Can you help students motivate themselves? Yes you can! Larry Ferlazzo shares some incredible ideas in this blog post over on Edutopia with more than 25,000 shares as of this time. We can help students motivate themselves.
Vicki Davis

Video Interaction Tools | FlippedClass.com - 4 views

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    For those who are flipping or in flipping their classroom, here are some awesome video interaction tools. Don't just SHOW a video, have students interact with it. So many ideas here. Hat tip Jon Bergmann in a conversation he and I were having.
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

How mobile technology in education is shaping the next generation of employees | Inform... - 1 views

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    This article talks about how today's teaching is going to change the business world. Sadly, I think that much of the teaching they CLAIM happens (such as mobile learning and differentiation) may not be as widespread as they think. Either way, this generation is different and I do think they expect to be a truly mobile workforce. Of course it will be interesting to see how the kids who are lucky enough to have personalized learning feel about the workforce.
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How one school is turning Generation Z into entrepreneurial innovators | Information Age - 0 views

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    And I'm seeing this too. This generation wants to start their own business. We see this with Shark tank type experiences. This is a cool overview of what one college is doing as they literally help students start businesses in school instead of doing projects that go in the trash.
Vicki Davis

We're NASA Mars scientists. Ask us anything about today's news announcement of liquid w... - 3 views

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    NASA mars scientists posted at 1:30 pm on 9/28/2015 just a few hours after it was announced that liquid water was found on MARS -- that they would be answering questions on Reddit. This is a cool thread. yet another reason to join Reddit.
Vicki Davis

Sleep Scientists Confirm Getting To Work Before 9 AM Is Torture - 0 views

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    Scientists are continuing to advocate that work and school start later. Researcher Paul Kelley CLAIMS that test scores and work productivity should start at 10am. Of course, what he doesn't account for that this would push sports to later in the day and kids would go to bed even later than they do already. You can only cram so much into a day. Anyway, it is interesting reading. One of the most important things is emphasizing and encouraging to parents that kids get enough sleep.
Vicki Davis

Public Domain - 12 views

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    Tons of free footage, audio, images and 3D models that you can download and use in your projects.
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Mother's Education Key to Child's Academic Success | Psych Central News - 2 views

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    "New research suggests the amount of education a woman has along with having children later in life are key predictor's of a child's success in adulthood.

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Vicki Davis

Tackk - Beautiful Website Builder - 15 views

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    Tackk is a website builder to build a beautiful web page.
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Go Deep Into the Amazon With Scientists Unraveling a Creepy Mystery - Wired Science - 6 views

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    This is the lead in story that tells how they are trying to solve the mystery of the silk tower. I love how they did this -- read this with your students first and then the next article for the answer. Very good writing and kudos to wired. Neat.
Vicki Davis

We Went to the Amazon to Find Out What Makes These Weird Web-Tower Things - Wired Science - 4 views

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    Science teachers will love this - a mystery of silk towers in the Amazon is finally solved. These structures went viral after someone posted and asked what they were on the Internet and now it has been discovered: a spider - although no one is really sure how.

    It baffled entemologists. This whole topic is very cool because it is science but it is also social media and how the two have become inextricably intertwined. This is a great one to talk about in your science classes because there are so many ways you can go with it. So cool.
Vicki Davis

Learn | The Hour of Code 2013 - 2 views

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    Tutorials to teach students of all ages about computational thinking and coding.
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The New Mayor and the Teachers - NYTimes.com - 2 views

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    An overview from the New York Times predicting the future between Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers which represents 40% of the city's workforce. For those following politics in the US, this is a situation to watch.
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Common Core Academies | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources - 7 views

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    Through the end of the year, Discovery just sent me a note that they are offering these three common core academies at no cost. Here's the info from Steve Dembo. I've done some work with their SIEMENS STEM Academy and am a sTAR Educator and everything they do is top notch. If you can work it out before the end of the year, this is something you'll want to do.

    From Steve Dembo:
    "We know that implementing the Common Core can be an uphill climb.

    That's why Discovery Education is proud to partner with educators to offer Common Core Academies in ELA, Math, and Leadership at no cost.

    From now until the end of the school year, educators across America are invited to sign up for an Academy and receive:
    practical strategies to implement CCSS
    reseach-based instructional practices
    best practices in using digital content
    resources and digital tools for immediate classroom integration
    Discovery Education Common Core Academies offer one day of immersive professional development and two follow-up virtual sessions at no cost to support educators and leaders in effectively implementing the Common Core State Standards.

    Educators may choose from three Academies offering a unique combination that brings together best practices in digital integration with proven research-based instructional practices:

    Literacy and the Common Core in a Digital World
    Teaching and Assessing Common Core Math in a Digital World
    Leadership Strategies to Support Digital Literacy and the Common Core"
Vicki Davis

CPR in Schools - 0 views

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    Train your students in CPR. This is a great thing to share with your health classes. The curriculum is here for you.
    "The easy-to-use CPR in Schools Training Kit is designed just for schools.  It contains everything needed to train 10 students at once in CPR.  Repeat the process to train a class, a grade - or even an entire school! The CPR in Schools Training Kit is portable, allowing for convenient movement from classroom to classroom and easy storage. One CPR in Schools Training Kit can train hundreds of students!"
Vicki Davis

4liters - 0 views

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    Students and teachers are taking the 4 liter challenge. Here's the curriculum and information to bring resources and instruction to children of all ages.

    "To make the 4 Liter Challenge an even more enriching experience, we've created a free curriculum that introduces themes of water, poverty and human rights to any 7-12th grade classroom. The 4L Curriculum is multidisciplinary and designed to align with national standards. It's built on an innovative "See, Judge, Act" model and will greatly enhance your students' 4L Challenge."
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Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update from the Store | ZDNet - 0 views

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    FYI. Microsoft Pulled the Windows 8.1 update after it "bricked" some devices. So, if you're trying to update Windows, wait a little while longer.
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