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Sara Wilkie

Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement? - 0 views

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    "Personalized learning requires teachers to become co-learners and release their iron grip on the learning process. It requires districts to trust principals, principals to trust teachers, and teachers to trust students. It requires a great deal of conversation about what real learning is and why it matters.

    engaged-students2This student-driven approach to learning allows kids to explore what matters to them, to build things that don't work and to figure out why. It requires them to form opinions and justify them based on solid evidence. And it requires adults who care and can speak carefully and honestly into the lives of kids.

    All learning should be formative. "
Sara Wilkie

Why Students Need To Do School Work That Matters Outside of School | MindShift - 1 views

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    "The growing access to knowledge, information, people, and tools that our students are getting demands a shift in how we think about the work they do in school."
Sara Wilkie

Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up | MindShift - 1 views

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    ""We saw how the best practices we were witnessing could inform a really transformative school model," Healy said.

    Here are their 6 chief take-aways from what they saw and learned about schools that work.
Sara Wilkie

Action Research Projects | Powerful Learning Practice - 0 views

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    Powerful Learning Projects - networked sharing and learning
Sara Wilkie

Knowing the Subject - 0 views

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    Starting with the known and moving to the unknown sounds relatively simple-if everyone in the group has a similar level of existing knowledge. But everyone in a given audience or classroom brings a different set of experiences and thus a different body of existing knowledge. In some cases the difference is relatively small; in other cases it is immense.
Sara Wilkie

Guest Post | Three Starting Points for Thinking Differently About Learning - NYTimes.com - 2 views

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    "It is a different time for teaching and learning. The unfortunate reality is that much of what we do in schools and in our own teaching practice is still grounded in thinking that has ruled the day for more than a century. "

    So what can we be sure of? Well, we can be sure that abundance brings a host of opportunities for learning, and we can be sure that if we are going to make sense of those opportunities in ways that benefit our students, we're going to have to unlearn and relearn much of our own practice.

    In short, it has to start with a willingness to reflect on what the larger changes mean in our own learning.
Sara Wilkie

BalancEdTech - Apps Taskonomy - 2 views

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    "The iPad (or iPod touch or iPhone) with its apps opens many new opportunities for learning. At the same time, it offers a slightly different wrapper for older learning opportunities. Both can be worthwhile, but it would be a shame if teachers missed the former for the latter. And, if past experience and research is any indication, educators are much more likely to co-opt the new technology to accomplish the status quo.

    This activity is designed to help teachers think through both opportunities and to categorize those apps that lend themselves to either or both. Teachers will start by exploring a variety of apps, some that lend themselves to learning content such as math facts or spelling words and others that can be used in open ended content creation such as storytelling or photography. Then, teachers will examine a set of lessons that use these apps. Finally, teachers will use a "taxonomy" such as Bloom's Taxonomy, SAMR, LoTi, ETaP, Prensky, etc. and attempt to classify/categorize where the apps fall. Most likely teachers will need to contextualize the app to a particular use/activity. Ideally, teachers will realize that in most cases it is not the app itself, but the use that detrmines where it falls and that the apps belong in multiple places.
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Shelley Paul

Pregame Festivities | Powerful Learning Practice - 1 views

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    Quick self-guided tutorials on some basic tools of connected learning and Web 2.0
Sheri Alford

SBISD Teacher Tales - 0 views

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    Search this wiki for digital stories created by SBISD teachers.
Sheri Alford

Educational Technology > Home - 2 views

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    The Spring Branch ISD 21st Century Learning Initiative is the professional development plan that drives and supports the Classroom-Based Technology Project. The Classroom-Based Technology Project places devices for student use into all Spring Branch classsrooms in Pre-K through 12th grade.

Shelley Paul

Langwitches Blog | Archive | Digital Learning Farm - 3 views

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    "You are reading another post in the series "The Digital Learning Farm" based on Alan November's work of "The Digital Learning Farm", which he also outlines in his chapter of Heidi Hayes Jacobs' book "Curriculum 21"."
Sara Wilkie

YouTube - Adapt: Why success always starts with failure, by Tim Harford - 3 views

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    "Why don't we learn from failures? Three things you need to know, based on three very different examples: Google labs, the War in Iraq, and an award-winning musical.
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Shelley Paul

FCPS Web 2.0 Wikispace » home - 0 views

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    Teacher training materials /info about Web 2.0 topics
Julie Hummel

sbisd - 3 views

  • Welcome to the SBISD 11 Tools for the 21st Century Learner online professional development blog. The 11 Tools for the 21st Century Learner training is required as part of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Currently this course is limited to campus groups and is by invitation-only.
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    "The course has been developed to help SBISD educators learn about technologies that will help transform classrooms into learning centers for the 21st century students that walk through your doors."
Sara Wilkie

Education Week Teacher: Teaching the iGeneration: It's About Verbs, Not Tools - 0 views

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    "Instead of trying to find ways to integrate blogging, movie-making, and videoconferencing-or worse yet, Animoto, Skype, Wordle, or Voicethread-into our instruction, we need to spend our time and energy focusing on the kinds of essential skills that students can polish, explore, and master with the help of tech-driven learning experiences."
Sara Wilkie

Education Week Teacher: Passion-Based Learning for the 21st Century - 0 views

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    "Nussbaum-Beach describes the transformation she believes must take place in teaching and learning practices if elementary and secondary schools are to remain relevant in an era when information and communication technologies will continue to expand exponentially."
Shelley Paul

BalancEdTech - home - 1 views

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    "Welcome to the BalancEdTech wiki! We believe educators must be knowledgeable and comfortable with curriculum, pedagogy; and technology in order to "teach". Our blog posts, articles, presentations, workshops, and consulting focus on helping educators weave curriculum, pedagogy, and technology into engaging and rigorous learning. We also believe people learn best by doing AND reflecting, both of which are integral to our workshops"
Shelley Paul

ignite - home - 0 views

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    The !gnite initiative strives to create flexible learning environments where the use of technology is a seamless part of the process, ubiquitous in connecting learners to content, each other and the global community. Students work extensively with digital tools to create podcasts, video casts, still images and mind maps, and use Web-based environments such as Moodle, blogs and wikis, to construct, communicate and collaborate across time, space and geographical boundaries.
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