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Sarah Hallows

Top Rated Edutopia Resources: Week Ending May 13, 2011 | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Here are Edutopia's most highly rated resources this week. Note that our resources can be rated along three parameters: PRACTICAL Practical materials are ones that you can use to improve your classroom or school right now. These include lesson ideas, tips and strategies for implemeting a new practice, or anything else that is useful RIGHT NOW (as opposed to something that may take 10 months and several committee meetings to implement.) INNOVATIVE These are materials that inspire you with their cutting-edge ideas. Not necessarily something you can implement right away, but if they're Practical too, then you can certainly choose both. PERSUASIVE Persuasive resources are those that make the case for a particular practice or idea. Maybe they helped to change your mind. Or maybe they could change someone else's mind. You could use these materials to persuade your school board, for instance, or your principal to adopt a new approach.
Tom March

Virtues Based Decision Making - Wisdom from the past for today's students | Choicez Media - 2 views

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    an excellent article by David Williams - truly one of our "Cutting Edge-ucators."
Tom March

Location Sites Experiment to Attract Mainstream Users - NYTimes.com - 1 views

  • This month, Facebook introduced Places, which adds some Foursquare-like features to its social network. If Places catches on with Facebook’s 500 million users, many think it could bring location-sharing to the masses.
  • Ms. Aley has chosen to use the app to also reveal her location to her Facebook friends and Twitter followers. The rewards make using the app worthwhile, she said, and the privacy trade-off “really never crossed my mind.”
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    I like how this picture mimics that of the SixthSense video - makes the reality that much closer and shows some of the steps along the way - giving up information to get discounts.
Stephen Lee

C E Q * A LL - 11 views

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  • “assembly line”
  • WiFi Web 2 world
    • Tom March
       
      what is wfFi?
  • CEQ-ALL is the culmination of over 2 decades of work to “take the school out of learning.”
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  • Labor of Love.
    • Mark Hennessy
       
      This is a pertinent metaphor here!
  • People have been learning independently since the stone became a tool
    • David Geisler
       
      Is the stone considered an interactive tool?
  • who knows what else next?
    • David Renshaw
       
      What do you think will come next?
  • take charge of their own learning
    • Mark Hennessy
       
      Constructivism as it is called by some.
  • the self-initiated to learn
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
  • common sense
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  • common sense
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  • common sense
  • common sense,
  • C E Q • A LL
  •  the self-initiated to learn
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    "What is CEQ*ALL? What happens when students are left to their own devices? In a WiFi Web 2 world, it could be many wonderful and amazing things? Web 2 empowers the self-initiated to learn more and more personally than ever possible before. But many students, well-trained in the "playing school" see free time a chance to goof off, to escape the boredom or avoid the stress. But what if students were truly free to learn as they wish in a supportive environment? CEQ*ALL provides a research-based, common sense approach to guiding personal learning to maximize intrinsic motivation, achievement and sophisticated thinking."
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    "What happens when students are left to their own devices? In a WiFi Web 2 world, it could be many wonderful and amazing things? Web 2 empowers the self-initiated to learn more and more personally than ever possible before. But many students, well-trained in the "playing school" see free time a chance to goof off, to escape the boredom or avoid the stress. But what if students were truly free to learn as they wish in a supportive environment? CEQ*ALL provides a research-based, common sense approach to guiding personal learning to maximize intrinsic motivation, achievement and sophisticated thinking."
Tom March

Self-Determination Theory - 1 views

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    Collection of research published on SDT - including papers form ther latest conference.
Tom March

Young Minds, Fast Times: The Twenty-First-Century Digital Learner | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Mark Prensky's take and comments back from readers
David Williams

Understanding Doodles - 0 views

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    Considers that those who doodle and sketch with pen and paper while listening to presentations, lectures, lessons etc will have a better retention of information than those who do not doodle. To doodle or not to doodle, that is the question! Do you doodle when you are deep in thought?
Tom March

t r u t h o u t | Lessons From Most Successful Schools Abroad - 0 views

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    Education trends from other nations are gaining cachet as political and educational leaders strive to bring American schools in line with the demands of the 21st-century global economy.
Paul Smith

eLearn: Stephen Downes on eLearning 2.0 - 0 views

  • learning management system (LMS)
    • Paul Smith
       
      LMS - Very interested to see what other people's experiences with Learning management systems are. We have Studywiz at our school.
  • the people using the Internet, has begun to change.
    • Paul Smith
       
      We used to use the Internet to get info now we use it to stay connected.
Tom March

Thinking Dispositions: A review of current theories, practices, and issues - 0 views

  • Good thinkers certainly have thinking skills. But they also have more: Motivations, attitudes, values and habits of mind all play key roles in good thinking, and in large part it is these elements that determine whether people use their thinking skills when it counts.
    • Tom March
       
      This is the key behind "Dispositions." Yes, people need the skill/abiity to think critically, but this doesn't tend to happen unless they have a desire to do so.
  • What Kinds of Thinking Dispositions Are There?
    • Tom March
       
      This is where other frameworks for thinking could be used as well. If a school has been working with Art Costa's Habits of Mind or Robert Marzano's Dimensions of Learning, these can be used here. The main point is that "enculturation" is the solution, not "teaching" critical thinking.
  • a disposition is something we want students to evidence on their own ─ without being pushed or prompted to evidence it"
    • Tom March
       
      Suggestion: this is where an online space, focused on intrinsically motivating experiences is an asset. Changes in thinking and motivation require substantial time and repetition.
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  • culture of thinking
    • Tom March
       
      Here's a link to their current work on "Thinking Routines." Here
  • What does it mean to be a good thinker?
    • Tom March
       
      This is the essential question?
    • Tom March
       
      Let's read this with a How-to perspective.
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