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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

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."
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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

Should computer-assisted teaching expand its reach to more states? - The Hechinger Report - 0 views

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    "leaders from Delaware's education, nonprofit and business communities released a new statewide plan for its public school system. The blueprint, called Student Success 2025, included personalized learning as one of the key strategies."
Mathieu Plourde

The myth that "students are comfortable with technology" is prevalent and pro... - 0 views

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    "students have to (first) be comfortable with the technology, (second) they have to understand the educational use of the technology, and (third) they have to adjust to new instructional methods that use technology. Expecting that they will quickly and easily make the transition to blended learning is a recipe for failure."
Mathieu Plourde

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.... - 0 views

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    "Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Grounded as it is on brain research and extensive research into how people learn self-determined learning is particularly popular among those interested in innovative approaches to learning. This edited book is the perfect primer on self-determined learning or heutagogy. It consists of an introductory chapter explaining the main concepts and principles of this exciting approach to educational practice. This is followed by 16 chapters describing the experience of practitioners in using the approach. These experiences come from a wide variety of interests including school education, higher education, workplace learning, consulting, lifelong learning, training, and community education. Full of links to resources, curated sites,and discussion forums, this is a valuable 'how to' book for the interested practitioner and theoretician alike."
Mathieu Plourde

The Future of Learning: Compelling, Customized, Connected & Competency-Based - Getting ... - 1 views

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    "There is an emerging opportunity to boost student achievement and improve working for teachers here in the U.S-and a huge opportunity to expand access to quality learning to every young person on earth. That's the most interesting and important thing anyone could work on. The opportunity is to make learning more compelling, customized, connected and competency-based."
Mathieu Plourde

Robots connect with students on autism spectrum - 0 views

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    Robots are opening new channels of communication for students on the autism spectrum or those with other disabilities. Educators at New York City's special education District 75 say the NAO robot-a bright-eyed, two-foot-tall humanoid developed by Aldebaran Robotics-is now considered a virtual classmate by some students.
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Gooru Learning - 0 views

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    "Create and share collections of engaging web resources with your students. Browse courses in our K-12 Community Library to get started."
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Gorgeous Anatomy App Gives Kids What They Want: Farts - 0 views

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    If you're looking for proof of how deeply the designers at Tinybop, the Brooklyn-based studio responsible for the gorgeous new kids anatomy app The Human Body, are in tune with the wants and needs of their users, all you have to do is listen to the on-screen avatar cut the cheese. "We don't just have one fart sound," founder Raul Gutierrez explains. "We have a whole library of farts in there!"
Mathieu Plourde

Facilitator's Guide for Online Course: What Education Leaders Should Know about Virtual... - 2 views

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    Facillitators Guide to on line Learning
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    Thank you for sharing this-I am starting to look very closely at how education leaders make technology decisions and this resource looks very helpful.
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    "This Facilitator's Guide is based on What Education Leaders Should Know about Virtual Education, an online course designed by the Center on Instruction and the New England Comprehensive Center. The Facilitator's Guide demonstrates step-by-step how to build the course on a learning management system (LMS) and provides instructions on all phases of course implementation. "
Mathieu Plourde

Esther Wojcicki: And You Thought Censorship in China Was Bad, Look at Scholastic Journa... - 1 views

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    The Hazelwood vs. Kuhlmeier decision, passed in 1988, gives principals and advisors the right to prior restraint of the student press. The justices claimed that the student press was not a "public forum" for expression. Administrators argued that they need to make sure that the school environment is conducive to teaching and learning. They don't want stories that could disrupt the educational atmosphere of the school This was poor judgement on the part of the justices since the purpose of the student press is to encourage students to participate in the public forum.
Mathieu Plourde

Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor With Educators - 0 views

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    Now ability grouping has re-emerged in classrooms all over the country - a trend that has surprised education experts who believed the outcry had all but ended its use. A new analysis from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a Census-like agency for school statistics, shows that of the fourth-grade teachers surveyed, 71 percent said they had grouped students by reading ability in 2009, up from 28 percent in 1998. In math, 61 percent of fourth-grade teachers reported ability grouping in 2011, up from 40 percent in 1996. "These practices were essentially stigmatized,"
Mathieu Plourde

Teenagers and Abstract Thinking: Unclear on the Concept? - 0 views

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    "The frustrations teenagers experience with school are more a case of statistics and lack of experience than that of work ethic or "attitude" problems. These statistics are not tied to socioeconomic status, weight or time spent in a seat; they're genetic and experiential. We have a bell curve of abstraction and experience, and we're only beginning to think about how to honor that."
Mathieu Plourde

If students designed their own school… it would look like this - 2 views

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    ""It's crazy that in a system that is meant to teach and help the youth there is no voice from the youth at all." That's the opening line in a video called "If students designed their own schools," about The Independent Project, a high school semester designed and implemented entirely by students."
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    This is a really remarkable project, all student driven and Deweyan in its roots.
Mathieu Plourde

An Education Revolution: Automate and Humanize! - 0 views

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    Anyone who has ever tried to teach a kid how to multiply knows how hard that job is. (Try teaching a child what an adverb is long enough and you'll develop a facial tic.) But set the student up with an interactive, electronic game that is fun, competitive, and self-diagnostic, and suddenly teaching these basic subjects becomes both efficient and effective. Does that make teachers obsolete? Quite the opposite: it frees them to teach the higher levels of the cognitive domain-analysis, problem solving, synthesis, and creative thinking. The parts teachers normally never get around to because they're too bogged down in the basics.
Mathieu Plourde

What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning? - 1 views

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    The students in the Independent Project are remarkable but not because they are exceptionally motivated or unusually talented. They are remarkable because they demonstrate the kinds of learning and personal growth that are possible when teenagers feel ownership of their high school experience, when they learn things that matter to them and when they learn together. In such a setting, school capitalizes on rather than thwarts the intensity and engagement that teenagers usually reserve for sports, protest or friendship.
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