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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

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

A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Edutopia - 18 views

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    An interesting guide from edutopia for parents that you can share with your parents and PTO. They share a lot of examples of 21st century learning and as you work to build support for these things, this is a great document to share. (Full Disclosure: The digiteen project is listed for middle school - after this was listed, we saw such an inundation of schools wanting to do the project, we created the DigiTween project for kids aged 10-12 and Digiteen is still for kids aged 13+.) There are a lot of other great sites including the World Peace game, information on Skype in the Classroom, World of Warcraft in School and the Digital Youth Network. Download and share.
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

Successful Online Presentation Skills for Students - 13 views

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    With more than 30% of high school students now taking at least one class online and almost 20% of middle schoolers, it is time to understand the nuances of engaging in online classrooms and presenting online. As part of the Flat Classroom project, co-founder, Vicki Davis, has helped thousands of students learn how to present online. Learn the tips and tricks to help students engage quickly and be successful in online spaces (and make it easier for you to manage as well.) This free webinar is Tuesday, September 19, 2011 at 3pm Eastern Time. Register now and join us.
Ruth Howard

tiltfactor » THE LAB - 6 views

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    Games lab focussed on socially responsible game design for social change.
Suzie Nestico

http://www.nais.org/files/PDFs/NAISCOASchools.pdf - 3 views

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    How to move toward being a school of the future
Suzie Nestico

The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World's Most Surprising School System - Curriculum21 - 1 views

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    From the creators of 2 Million Minutes.  Trailer for their documentary about the Finnish school system.
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

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.
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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