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Mathieu Plourde

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else | TechCrunch - 0 views

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    "This means anyone can create and organize a class on the platform, which allows educators to set up and manage course, including both in person and online remote education courses. Classroom is available across platforms, since it's web-based, and it's pretty easy to get set up and started with, so this should be a big boon for private educational organizations, independent skills coaches, hobby instructors and many more."
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

laptops, classrooms, and matters of electrate concern | digital digs - 0 views

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    "I think that's what electracy instruction might look like as an evolution of the literacy instruction that was once, in a past century, primarily the domain of English Studies."
Mathieu Plourde

How To Get Students To Stop Using Their Cellphones In Class : NPR Ed : NPR - 0 views

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    ""I asked them to vote if I should offer one participation point for taking out their cell phone, turning it off and leaving it out on my desk. To my amazement the vote was unanimous. 100% voted yes. So they all took out their phones, put them on the desk, and we had an exceptionally engaged class.""
Mathieu Plourde

Combining Peer Discussion with Instructor Explanation Increases Student Learning from I... - 0 views

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    "Use of in-class concept questions with clickers can transform an instructor-centered "transmissionist" environment to a more learner-centered constructivist classroom. To compare the effectiveness of three different approaches using clickers, pairs of similar questions were used to monitor student understanding in majors' and nonmajors' genetics courses. After answering the first question individually, students participated in peer discussion only, listened to an instructor explanation only, or engaged in peer discussion followed by instructor explanation, before answering a second question individually. Our results show that the combination of peer discussion followed by instructor explanation improved average student performance substantially when compared with either alone. When gains in learning were analyzed for three ability groups of students (weak, medium, and strong, based on overall clicker performance), all groups benefited most from the combination approach, suggesting that peer discussion and instructor explanation are synergistic in helping students. However, this analysis also revealed that, for the nonmajors, the gains of weak performers using the combination approach were only slightly better than their gains using instructor explanation alone. In contrast, the strong performers in both courses were not helped by the instructor-only approach, emphasizing the importance of peer discussion, even among top-performing students."
Mathieu Plourde

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Random Name Picker in Google Sheets - 0 views

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    "Last Friday I shared Flippity's template for creating a random name picker in Google Sheets. Over the weekend I received quite a few requests for help in using that template. To, hopefully, answer those questions I created the video that you see embedded below. "
Mathieu Plourde

6 Ways Videoconferencing Is Expanding the Classroom - 0 views

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    "What Zorbas and Sparks call their "Classroom Without Walls" program has allowed their Kenai Peninsula students to connect with students in Afghanistan, Israel, Yemen and several U.S. states. But the videoconferencing exploration grew gradually, from the two teachers team-teaching in the same school, to team-teaching from different schools in the same district, to student-to-student collaborative group work."
Mathieu Plourde

Creating Communities Beyond the Class Cohort - 1 views

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    "With the advent of the Internet and online learning, however, I eventually realized the need to expand my vision of learning communities beyond the class cohort. After all, if learning is essentially a phenomenon of network activity (think complex adaptive system), the ability to expand each learner's network capacity by introducing additional communities increases the her or his learning potential as well as the possibility for feedback into the network."
Mathieu Plourde

This year, I resolve to ban laptops from my classroom - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    "Since most students can type very quickly, laptops encourage them to copy down nearly everything said in the classroom. But when students stare at the screen of their laptops, something is lost. The students shift from being intellectuals, listening to one another, to being customer-service representatives, taking down orders. Class is supposed to be a conversation, not an exercise in dictation. "
Mathieu Plourde

http://www.njea.org/news-and-publications/njea-review/february-2013/ermahgerd-memes-in-... - 0 views

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    "Stephanie Richter introduced memes to her colleagues at Northern Illinois University with a Prezi, identifying a meme as a snippet of culture, a thought, behavior, or artifact it spreads via transmission and adaptation, sharing and imitation, and is something everyone has seen or recognizes."
Mathieu Plourde

Five Ways To Bring Technology into the Classroom Without the Gadgets - 1 views

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    "What do you want for your graduates (whether they leave you in 5th, 8th or 12th grade)?"
Mathieu Plourde

Flipped learning skepticism: Is flipped learning just self-teaching? - 1 views

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    Under the supervision of the instructor - there's the rub. I don't mean a kind of aloof, checking-your-Facebook-while-students-work kind of "supervision" but rather the kind of interactive engagement that a coach might have with his or her players while they practice. The coach doesn't do the exercises for the players, but neither does s/he stand off to the side and let them flail around the entire time. There is interaction between the coach and the player, between different players, and between different groups of players. And through that interaction, questions get answered, others get raised - and things get learned, if it's done right.
Mathieu Plourde

Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of... - 1 views

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    The authors lay out four "pillars" of practice, conveniently chosen to form FLIP as an acronym: Flexible environment (Students are allowed a variety of modes of learning and means of assessment) Learning culture (Student-centered communities of inquiry rather than instructor-centered lecture) Intentional content (Basically this means placing content in the most appropriate context - direct instruction prior to class for individual use, video that's accessible to all students, etc.) Professional educator (Being a reflective, accessible instructor who collaborates with other educators and takes responsibility for perfecting one's craft)
Mathieu Plourde

Flipping the classroom isn't the answer -- let's scramble it (essay) - 0 views

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    With the scrambled classroom model, we are challenged to learn new possibilities, but also to design instruction based on principles we have known about for some time. In the scrambled classroom model, the innovation is not so much "online learning," but "human learning" supported by all that the 21st century brings to the table.
Mathieu Plourde

Livetweeting Classes: Some Suggested Guidelines - 0 views

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    Don't have the Tweetstream running live on a projection screen. I've tried it both ways-having the Tweetstream run on a screen that everyone can see, versus on students' devices. The former is ultimately distracting for participants, who tend to focus more on the screen than the in-person discussions. Having the backchannel show up on personal devices, on the other hand, adds to the effect of creating another outlet for discussion that does not overpower the face to face setting.
Mathieu Plourde

Standardized classroom clicker model in the works - 0 views

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    ""People have been using clickers on this campus for many, many years," Mason said. "And it's always been a concern that there have been a number of different types out there, so students have to buy multiple clickers.""
Mathieu Plourde

What is MeTL, eEducation, Monash University - 0 views

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    MeTL is a collaborative software program that allows teachers to interact more fully with their students by: inking, typing and drawing setting quizzes facilitating group work developing mind maps, diagrams, formulae and equations live with your class submitting and receiving anonymous feedback having a conversation with your students revisiting your conversations at any time.
Mathieu Plourde

Google Tablet Goes To School | EdSurge News - 0 views

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    "An IT director who turns on the first in a batch of Nexus tablets will have to spend a couple of minutes to set up the device and, say, load in a class list from a spreadsheet, says Rick Borovoy, product manager for Google Play for Education. But once that first device is ready, provisioning any additional device requires no more than "bumping" a new device with the administrator's. Borovoy said the goal was to enable someone to provision a class in under 10 minutes."
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