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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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Debunking those Pesky Classroom Myths | Edutopia - 10 views

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    Edutopia Blogger Ben Johnson tackles five classroom myths he believes "an attitue of pessimism that does not belong in American school."
Ruth Howard

Teacher Reboot Camp - 16 views

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    A long list of short n juicy professional development online courses to jump into next few months
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.
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.
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.
Carl Bogardu

The Clever Sheep: 14 Tools to Teach about Creative Commons - 31 views

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    One of the most powerful, misunderstood and under-utilized tools for teaching 21st century skills, is the Creative Commons. Besides providing access to hundreds of thousands of media works that can be used to augment the creative process, the Creative Commons offers a legitimate way for students to license their own creative works, be they audio, video, text or hybrid products.
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    Blog about 14 tools to teach about Creative Commons
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.
Jackie Gerstein

udtechtoolkit » home - 0 views

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    This wiki focuses on UDL and resources to be successful.
Kathy Benson

NETS Implementation - home - 0 views

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    ISTE collaborative wiki.
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    Instructional Technology resources
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