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20 percent projects: 7 ideas to think about | Ditch That Textbook - 1 views

    Google's 20 percent project idea has started to take education by storm. The gist of it, as outlined in this New York Times article: Google allows its employees to use 20 percent of their "on the clock time" to pursue projects that interest and inspire them.

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:Students First, Not Stuff - 0 views

  • Technological change is not additive; it is ecological, which means, it changes everything.
    —Neil Postman
  • If we see technology simply as additive, our questions will be about the technology
  • it's about addressing the new needs of modern learners in entirely new ways
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  • the ecological shifts we need to make: What do we mean by learning? What does it mean to be literate in a networked, connected world? What does it mean to be educated? What do students need to know and be able to do to be successful in their futures? Educators must lead inclusive conversations in their communities around such questions to better inform decisions about technology and change.
  • productive learning is the learning process which engenders and reinforces wanting to learn more
  • wanting to learn more" suggests a transfer of power over learning from teacher to student—it implies that students discover the curriculum rather than have it delivered to them. It suggests that real learning that sticks—as opposed to learning that disappears once the test is over—is about allowing students to pursue their interests in the context of the curriculum
  • with those changes comes a change in the role of the teacher. Teachers must be colearners with kids,
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