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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

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."
Brendan Murphy

There's no app for good teaching | ideas.ted.com - 6 views

  • Pedagogy and content, Mishra says, can’t be considered independently of each other;
  • using technology as a starting point, a way to introduce new experiences and modes of expressions.
  • Feedback, particularly how often and how it is given, is “massively underappreciated,” says Neil Heffernan,
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  • encourage risk and confusion
  • “Kids are resistant to having their fun space colonized by adults.” Rather, she suggests, look to “connect with kids’ interest-driven practices through sites and educational technology that are authentically tied to classroom learning.”
  •  help students see the relevance
  • They learn to teach well by co-teaching with another teacher and then adding to or sharing the lesson.”
Vicki Davis

Digital Learning Day - 2 views

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    An awesome PInterest Board by edutopia with resources you can use for Digital Learning Day. This is an excellent example of how you can use Pinterest Boards to share research and best practices.
Vicki Davis

Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Ce... - 12 views

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    A report by the US Department of Education Technology from February 2013 (anyone know why this is still a draft?) that shares how we should measure and promote non cognitive factors like grit, tenacity and perseverance. This is one paper to share and discuss.
Vicki Davis

Jim Kwik shows how memory can be trained to make learning quick and efficient | Wizard ... - 4 views

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    While I don't know anything about this "Kwik" method of learning, I do totally agree with one thing he says. IF we're going to require kids to remember, "there's no class called 'remembering.'" We teach kids what to learn but not how to learn. As I listen to this video and read Timothy Ferris' book "the 4 hour chef" I realize that we've not honed in on the art of learning as much as we need to. I'm not sure that memorizing numbers is hugely important but if we can apply this to learning other things, that would be great -- learning the 100 most used words in a new language, for example, how could we benefit if kids could quickly learn that in the first week to get started.
Tony Searl

Performance.Learning.Productivity: 70:20:10 - It's not about the numbers, it's all abou... - 5 views

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    t's not about the numbers, it's about change top-down thinking and bottom-up action are both essential a new understanding of 'learning' is needed by everyone learning professionals have to step up and let go manager engagement and capability are both critical
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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

Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2012 - 3 views

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    An article from Harvard Magazine on the Twilight of the lecture. There are measurable improvements when you move to interactive learning: "Interactive learning triples students' gains in knowledge as measured by the kinds of conceptual tests that had once deflated Mazur's spirits, and by many other assessments as well. It has other salutary effects, like erasing the gender gap between male and female undergraduates. "If you look at incoming scores for our male and female physics students at Harvard, there's a gap," Mazur explains. "If you teach a traditional course, the gap just translates up: men gain, women gain, but the gap remains the same. If you teach interactively, both gain more, but the women gain disproportionately more and close the gap." Though there isn't yet definitive research on what causes this, Mazur speculates that the verbal and collaborative/collegial nature of peer interactions may enhance the learning environment for women students."
Vicki Davis

Eye On School Success - 5 views

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    Free online conferences are an amazing part of the new learning landscape. I'll be presenting at Eye  on School Success in March on Tuesday, March 20 at 4:15 but this is the link to many different presenters at this conference. Todd Whitaker is keynoting this one and Barbara Blackburn is also presenting as well as many other great authors who I don't know personally yet.
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How to Engage Underperforming Students | Edutopia - 11 views

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    By focusing tightly on instructional strategies and PD, educators at Cochrane Collegiate Academy saved their school from closure. In just three years, they have doubled student performance, and they continue to reach higher. Read the article. [Interactive Video Player: Look for downloadable PDF worksheets and other resource links to appear under the player as you watch the video.]
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How One School Beats the Odds Every Day | Edutopia - 5 views

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    How One School Beats the Odds Every Day
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.
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Deeper Learning Community of Practice Recap | Edutopia - 6 views

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    Although student work may reflect many of our previous criteria for what the deeper learner does, we need more information about how and why that happened.
Vicki Davis

Wordle - Create - 1 views

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    Create word clouds with just about anything. (Tip from Tammy Worcester) paste in free answers from Google forms surveys. (Tip from me - paste into MS word first and turn it all into lowercase.)
Vicki Davis

Connect your classic printers with Google Cloud Print - Google Cloud Print Help - 12 views

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    You can use your Google account to link the printers on your PC with your Google account using Google Cloud print. This incredibly useful feature can let you go to work on Monday and when you fire up your computer, it will printout the things you want to have printed. (If it works) this is a very cool feature. I'm enabling this today.
Vicki Davis

GeoGebra - 11 views

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    This open source mathematics software includes graphics, algebra, and spreadsheet capabilities and is increasing in use. This is one of those "must loads" on your school or university websites.
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Differentiated Instruction: Fast Track to the Top | Edutopia - 14 views

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    In this installment, we show you how Mesquite Elementary School developed a teaching strategy that turned their school around in just six months, and that continues to prove out its effectiveness.
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