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Keri-Lee Beasley

Making Connections: 50 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link Classic Texts to the Wor... - 0 views

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    Great connections between classic texts and the world today suggested by teenagers.
Sean McHugh

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees - and what it means for today's... - 0 views

  • among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top employees, STEM expertise comes in dead last. The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas
  • And topping the list: emotional safety. No bullying. To succeed, each and every team member must feel confident speaking up and making mistakes. They must know they are being heard
  • STEM skills are vital to the world we live in today, but technology alone, as Steve Jobs famously insisted, is not enough. We desperately need the expertise of those who are educated to the human, cultural, and social as well as the computational
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  • No student should be prevented from majoring in an area they love based on a false idea of what they need to succeed
Sean McHugh

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees - and what it means for today's... - 1 views

  • among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top employees, STEM expertise comes in dead last. The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas
  • And topping the list: emotional safety. No bullying. To succeed, each and every team member must feel confident speaking up and making mistakes. They must know they are being heard
  • STEM skills are vital to the world we live in today, but technology alone, as Steve Jobs famously insisted, is not enough. We desperately need the expertise of those who are educated to the human, cultural, and social as well as the computational
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  • No student should be prevented from majoring in an area they love based on a false idea of what they need to succeed
Sean McHugh

Digital media can enhance family life, says LSE study - 1 views

  • engaging in digital media activities together such as watching films, playing video games and keeping in touch via calls and messaging apps brings families together rather than dividing them
  • rather than displacing established ways of interacting, playing and communicating – digital media sit alongside them
  • the report’s authors highlighted parents’ concerns about “screen time”, which is a source of conflict in homes, though sleep and behaviour cause more disagreement. They also flag up a lack of support for parents who may face particular challenges regarding their child or family’s digital media use. Whereas on other issues they might turn to their own parents for advice, the digital generation gap means they are unlikely to be able to help
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  • traditional, shared activities persist in families, alongside newer digital activities
  • Rather than worrying about the overall amount of screen time children get, it might be better to support parents, many of whom are digital natives themselves, in deciding whether, when and why particular digital activities help or harm their child, and what to do about it
Keri-Lee Beasley

Why Podcasts Like 'Serial' Are Helping English Teachers Encourage Literacy - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    Benefits of podcasts in class
Sean McHugh

Screen Time? How about Creativity Time? - Mitchel Resnick - Medium - 1 views

  • Too often, designers of educational materials and activities simply add a thin layer of technology and gaming over antiquated curriculum and pedagogy
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      I think because the designers of these apps are not educators and are therefore assuming that they often traditional education they experienced is the norm or at the very least is still a desirable outcome for the kids that they are designing their Apps for.
  • But I’m also sure that some students found it very discouraging and disempowering. And the activity put an emphasis on questions that can be answered quickly with right and wrong answers — certainly not the type of questions that I would prioritize in a classroom.
  • In many cases, the skeptics apply very different standards to new technologies than to “old” technologies. They worry about the antisocial impact of a child spending hours working on a computer, while they don’t have any concerns about a child spending the same time reading a book. They worry that children interacting with computers don’t spend enough time outside, but they don’t voice similar concerns about children playing musical instruments. I’m not suggesting that there are no reasons for concern. I’m just asking for more consistency.
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  • For kids growing up today, laptops and mobile phones aren’t high-tech tools — they’re everyday tools, just like crayons and watercolors.
  • Of course there’s a problem if children spend all their time interacting with screens — just as there would be a problem if they spent all their time playing the violin or reading books or playing sports. Spending all your time on any one thing is problematic. But the most important issue with screen time is not quantity but quality. There are many ways of interacting with screens; it doesn’t make sense to treat them all the same
  • Rather than trying to minimize screen time, I think parents and teachers should try to maximize creative time. The focus shouldn’t be on which technologies children are using, but rather what children are doing with them
Keri-Lee Beasley

Film Club - The New York Times - 1 views

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    Great film club by the NY Times. The documentaries are top class and the teaching materials helpful.
Keri-Lee Beasley

4 Tools to Help Kids Develop Empathy and Cultural Humility | MindShift | KQED News - 0 views

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    Empathy & Cultural Humility - great skills for our students to develop.
Keri-Lee Beasley

http://csunplugged.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CSUnplugged_OS_2015_v3.1.pdf - 0 views

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    Computational Thinking and enrichment for primary aged students
Keri-Lee Beasley

Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship | MindShift | KQED News - 2 views

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    "This emergence of video as a high-stakes media form requires a rethinking of what we mean by digital citizenship. We need to move from a conflation of digital citizenship with internet safety and protectionism to a view of digital citizenship that's pro-active and prioritizes media literacy and savvy. A good digital citizen doesn't just dodge safety and privacy pitfalls, but works to remake the world, aided by digital technology like video, so it's more thoughtful, inclusive and just."
Keri-Lee Beasley

Approaches to Learning (ATL) Posters - 3 views

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    Well-designed posters for the Approaches to Learning in MYP
Keri-Lee Beasley

Into Film - 1 views

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    Great resource for all manner of things related to Film. From camera angles and shots to plans for running film clubs, this is a site worth diving into.
David Caleb

Guide to encourage kids to share their digital lives - Internet Matters - 2 views

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    Internet matters resource, guide and supporting app
Keri-Lee Beasley

Leading successful change in schools - The Synapse - Medium - 0 views

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    Great summary by John Burns
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