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Mathieu Plourde

Teaching kids to code: I'm a developer and I think it doesn't actually teach important ... - 0 views

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    "That feeling of quality is the hardest thing for many developers to master. Well-designed code feels good to work with, and ugly code will make developers involuntarily cringe. The best developers learn to fuse abstract logic with the sensitivity of an artist. Learning to trust that aesthetic feeling is as much a part of development as any algorithm or coding pattern."
Mathieu Plourde

Students Are Using Bots To Crash Games Of Kahoot At School - 0 views

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    "there are now also websites and people on Twitter who say that they can send bots into games, adding sometimes dozens of extra players, thus overloading and crashing games."
Mathieu Plourde

Educational Hip-Hop Songs & Videos for All Subjects, K-12 - 0 views

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    "Making learning accessible, engaging and relevant. Every classroom. Every lesson."
Mathieu Plourde

What Makes a Good Teacher? - 1 views

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    ""Teachers who are skilled at improving students' math achievement may do so in ways that make students less happy or less engaged in class," writes University of Maryland's David Blazar in the study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Education Finance and Policy."
Mathieu Plourde

Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code - 0 views

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    "Jeannette M. Wing actually phrases it, "computational thinking" in her article on the subject, and writes that "Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for everyone, not just for computer scientists. To reading, writing, and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to every child's analytical ability.""
Mathieu Plourde

Teacher Challenges - Free Professional Development From Edublogs - 0 views

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    "The Teacher Challenge is made up of free professional learning challenges where educators are stepped through weekly tasks that increase their skills while being supported by mentors. The Challenge is open to any educator who wants to increase their skills."
Mathieu Plourde

Delaware to Build OER Repository - 1 views

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    "The Delaware Department of Education (DDE) recently joined a national movement to use high-quality, openly licensed educational resources in schools. In support of the #GoOpen campaign, launched by the United States Department of Education's Office of Education Technology, Delaware will build a statewide repository of open educational resources (OER). "
Mathieu Plourde

Adaptive Learning Systems: Surviving the Storm - 1 views

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    "The effective implementation and use of adaptive learning systems requires a broad, more inclusive conversation among institutions, vendors, and other stakeholders to realize the benefits of next-generation personalized learning."
Mathieu Plourde

Why Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities - 0 views

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    "As edtech expert, Tony Vincent, would say, "Date the tool, but marry the ability." There will always be multiple edtech tools, programs, and products that provide similar principle functions to support student engagement. However, to achieve engagement that exceeds the element of surprise or novelty, which is often necessary as an instructional "hooking" tool, it is imperative that we place the brunt of our instructional design efforts towards building thinking skills and cognitive growth within students."
Mathieu Plourde

Goodbye Zaption. Hello Edpuzzle. - 0 views

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    "nd ten minutes after finding out that Zaption was closing up shop, I stumbled across Edpuzzle -- which offers the same feature set as Zaption -- the ability to create annotated video tutorials, the ability to ask students questions and automatically grade their answers, the ability to see how many times students watched a tutorial. Better yet, Edpuzzle offers seamless two-way integration with Google Classroom -- a Google Apps for Education product that has become the primary hub for all of the online work that I'm sharing with students on my learning team."
Mathieu Plourde

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should "Unsettle" Us - 0 views

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    "Lately, I've become increasingly frustrated with our unwillingness to acknowledge these "elephants in the (class)room," if you will, because the new contexts for modern learning forged by the networked world in which we now live are creating an imperative for new ways of thinking about our work in schools. I've been collecting a list of these "things that we don't really want to talk about in education" in hopes that it might challenge us to bring those elephants out into the open and ignite some much needed conversation about how to deal with them. Here are nine of them:"
Mathieu Plourde

What Will Digital Portfolios Mean for College-Bound Students? - 0 views

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    "The digital platform, which will be available beginning in April of this year, allows all high schoolers, even freshmen and sophomores, to begin storing their projects, papers and even video footage for possible inclusion in future college applications through a "digital locker," or storage, available in the app."
Mathieu Plourde

Who Are The 'Gifted And Talented' And What Do They Need? : NPR Ed : NPR - 0 views

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    ""The whole NCLB era, and really back to the first Elementary and Secondary Education Act in the 1960s, was about getting kids to grade level, to minimal proficiency," says Peters. "There seems to be a change in belief now - that you need to show growth in every student.""
Mathieu Plourde

A new nonprofit takes aim at ed tech pricing. First target: The iPad - 0 views

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    "Lack of price transparency makes it difficult for school districts to negotiate with vendors, Friedlander said. In the case of Apple's iPads, for instance, the Technology for Education Consortium said it had found that prices ranged from $367 to $499 for identical devices. "This is just wrong," Levy said. "This is taxpayer money. And these are school kids.""
Mathieu Plourde

Learning Registry | sharing what we know - 1 views

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    "The learning registry is a new approach to capturing, connecting and sharing data about learning resources available online with the goal of making it easier for educators and students to access the rich content available in our ever-expanding digital universe."
Mathieu Plourde

How People Learn to Become Resilient - 0 views

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    "If you are lucky enough to never experience any sort of adversity, we won't know how resilient you are. It's only when you're faced with obstacles, stress, and other environmental threats that resilience, or the lack of it, emerges: Do you succumb or do you surmount?"
Mathieu Plourde

EduSync - EduSync - 0 views

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    "Welcome to edusync A company built by teachers Plan Smarter "
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