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Sarah Hallows

Classroom Blogs - 0 views

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    List of classroom blogs from all over the world. From gcouros.
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

Beautiful web-based timeline software - 5 views

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    might be competition for Dipity
Tom March

Free online OCR - 5 views

shared by Tom March on 12 Apr 11 - Cached
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    Useful when clipping text in graphics from Web pages.
Tom March

Who'sGot the Pranks on the Internet? - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    David Pogue does a round-up of April Fool's prank sites that could be used to catch students off-guard and create Ah-Ha's about info on the Web.
Tom March

Dropbox Forms: Receive files from your web site to your dropbox! - 2 views

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    Great way to use two fantastic tools. Now you can use Dropbox for students to upload their files to you.
Tom March

Visible Thinking - 11 views

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    "Developing thinking dispositions-whether it is a disposition to strive for understanding, to figure out the complexities of fairness, to seek truth, or hunt for creative solutions-occurs within a cultural context. It is within cultural contexts that we develop our patterns of behavior and thinking that become our habits. Therefore, Visible Thinking uses an enculturative approach to develop students' thinking, immersing students in a rich culture of thinking in schools and classrooms."
Tom March

Teacher-Replacing Tech: Friend or Foe? | Fast Company - 0 views

  • cybernetic takeover might mean a redefinition of "teacher" as a research assistant or intellectual coach,
  • Just as the Internet replaced telephone operators and the nightly news anchor as the default source of information, teachers may be next on the chopping block. Automated learning is a cheap solution to recession-swelling class sizes and renewed calls to make technological innovation a centerpiece of education.
  • “Students who took all or part of their class online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through traditional face-to-face instruction.”
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  • Unlike one-size-fits-all lectures, the report finds that computers can custom tailor the pace of learning to each individual student.
  • Department of Education found that online learners spend more time learning and on task.
  • The lure of video games and other mindless online activity quickly eclipse the fleeting intrigue of scientific exploration.
  • Professors Barbour and Reeves find that they still favor students with “independent orientations towards learning, [who are] highly motivated by intrinsic sources, and [who] have strong time management, literacy, and technology skills.”
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    "Just as the Internet replaced telephone operators and the nightly news anchor as the default source of information, teachers may be next on the chopping block. Automated learning is a cheap solution to recession-swellingbclass sizes and renewed calls to make technological innovation a centerpiece of education."
Tom March

Minus - Share simply. - 3 views

shared by Tom March on 15 Feb 11 - No Cached
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    Very cool way to quickly share files. I look forward to the upcoming iPad app.
Tom March

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Classroom iPod touches & iPads: Dos ... - 3 views

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    Great list for managing iPads in schools - syncing, etc.
Van Weringh

Challenge Based Learning - 4 views

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    Inspirational, lots of good ideas
Van Weringh

me.edu.au (myedna) » I know it works, but is the theory valid? - 2 views

  • Common  sense tells us that learning is enhanced by social activity, which is the basic idea underlying the use of Web 2.0 tools. But is there educational theory to support it? Of the three dominant theories, one strongly emphasises the importance of social interaction. The theory of Social Constructivism is well established. Vygotsky is considered the father of the concept. As the Wikipedia says in its excellent entry, “Where Piaget argued that people should create their own version of the truth, Vygotsky added the importance of discussing this version of truth with others, in order to, through the process of mediation, get to a higher order of truth that has also been socially tested (Derry 1999)”
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    "I know it works, but is the theory valid? Common sense tells us that learning is enhanced by social activity, which is the basic idea underlying the use of Web 2.0 tools. But is there educational theory to support it? Of the three dominant theories, one strongly emphasises the importance of social interaction. The theory of Social Constructivism is well established. Vygotsky is considered the father of the concept. As the Wikipedia says in its excellent entry, "Where Piaget argued that people should create their own version of the truth, Vygotsky added the importance of discussing this version of truth with others, in order to, through the process of mediation, get to a higher order of truth that has also been socially tested (Derry 1999)""
Tom March

The Case For Social Media in Schools - 3 views

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    "A year after seventh grade teacher Elizabeth Delmatoff started a pilot social media program in her Portland, Oregon classroom, 20% of students school-wide were completing extra assignments for no credit, grades had gone up more than 50%, and chronic absenteeism was reduced by more than a third. "
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.
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