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Dianne Krause

32 Habits That Make Thinkers - 0 views

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    The difference between students and learners is something we've discussed before. On the surface it's a matter of tone and compliance, but it also has to do with purpose-why are they learning? How much of themselves are invested in the process? And does it lead to personal change, or mere performance? So below are 32 habits-or strategies, actions, or behaviors-that can lead to that critical shift that moves students from mere students to learners who are able to think critically for themselves. Key themes? Patience, scale, and perspective.
Dianne Krause

Characteristics of Adult Learners - 0 views

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    Below is a comparison of the learning characteristics of adult learners and youth learners. Of course, these are generalizations with exceptions occurring in each group of learners, but you may want to keep these differences in mind as you consider the learner population you expect in your online course. The design of your course would be influenced by your expected student population."
Dianne Krause

Digital Learning Day - 0 views

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    Digital Learning Day, February 6, 2013, is a national celebration of teachers that shines a spotlight on successful instructional technology practice in classrooms across the country. Add your voice and expertise to tens of thousands of educators representing nearly 2 million students in ongoing activities, idea sharing, and collaboration leading up to the big event. Mark your calendar for February 6, 2013 and join the wave of innovation sweeping through our nation's schools. Participation is free and easy
Dianne Krause

EPIC 2020 | Higher Education Reform - 0 views

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    "EPIC 2020 , stands for the proposition that the education of the world will change dramatically for the better during this decade. The two movies that follow and this site hope to provide tools that shatter the paradigm that the future will be anything like the past as well as facilitate discussion and accelerate actions to bring about the transformation of the education of the world."
Dianne Krause

The High Cost of Disengagement - 4 views

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    "With approximately six hours of actual instructional time per school day, what percentage of that time are students actively engaged and cognitively invested in what is being taught or learned in your classroom? What evidence do we as teachers have that students are actually cognitively in tune with us? And what wonderful and deep critical thinking are we missing out on by not requiring evidence of processing and content-based interaction by our students? Listening Objects"
Dianne Krause

Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Edutopia - 1 views

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    Project-learning teaching strategies can also improve your everyday classroom experience.
Dianne Krause

Education Is My Life | A Group Blog On All Things Education - 1 views

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    New blog for all teachers - preservice to veterans!
Dianne Krause

10 ways to change the minds of tech-reluctant staff | eSchool News - 0 views

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    We often hear about tech-savvy educators and administrators who have an array of best practices and whose love for technology is evident. But as anyone who's ever been part of a school or district knows, not all teachers and administrators are as comfortable or familiar with technology.In a recent "Question of the Week," we asked our tech-savvy readers: "How do you get tech-reluctant teachers and administrators to use technology effectively?" Here are our readers' top answers (edited for brevity).
Dianne Krause

Intel Engage: Community: Teachers Engage - 1 views

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    The Teachers Engage section is the main hub for the community and where you will find general discussions and resources focusing on effective uses of technology in the K-12 classroom.
Dianne Krause

Tips and tricks: Hold a wiki training camp - 4 views

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    You can do a lot with wikis. But before you get to the fancy stuff, you have to master the basics - and that goes for your students, as well. Now that the school year is underway, we put together a quick 15-20 minute activity, designed to get students comfortable with using wikis. All you need is this PDF handout, a wiki of your own, and a few minutes of preparation:
Dianne Krause

PDPresenterToolkit - home - 1 views

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    This wiki is a template that you can use for any Professional Development or Training sessions that address the use of wikis in education. With Mark's permission, we are making it available to educational technologists who are looking for tools to show their teams what can be accomplished with wikis in general - and Wikispaces in particular - in the K-12 environment.
Dianne Krause

Intel Teach Elements Online Professional Development Courses - 0 views

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    Free, just-in-time professional development that you can experience now, anytime, anywhere. This series of compelling courses provides deeper exploration of 21st century learning concepts.
Dianne Krause

Education World: Doug Johnson: Seven Stupid Mistakes Teachers Make With Technology - 1 views

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    I use the term stupid under fairly constrained conditions. To me, a stupid act has a degree of willfulness about it and is serious. Making an error once is ignorance; making the same mistake multiple times is stupidity. Unfortunately, I see stupid acts and beliefs related to technology in schools way too often. These would be my nominees for the most stupid things** a teacher can do related to technology...
Dianne Krause

Knowledge Shared - 0 views

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    "Colllabo is a sharing and collaboration community for educators. As technology improves, access to quality resources and information does not need to be limited to inside your school. Educators around the globe are doing amazing work with students every day, and we need a place for this work to be shared, discussed, and developed. Colllabo is a community where educators can ask and answer questions, share and recommend lessons, as well as collaborate together on projects."
Dianne Krause

About « Ctrl-Alt-Pd - 1 views

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    "About Our Motivation: Challenges and opportunities, created by our global society, invite teachers, administrators, and students to rethink the way they teach, lead, and learn. The rise of social networking, the ease with which information is shared, and the growth of our global economy are just a few factors that have made it obvious that the 21st century is a much different world than the 20th century. And yet, when we take a good, hard look at the culture within our schools, do we see that much has changed from yesterday to today? We may see more technology used in the classroom and maybe more discussions on the "content vs. skills" debate in the faculty rooms. But underneath it all, have things really changed? Have we successfully forged a culture where life-long learning, personal growth, and collaboration are valued and practiced among all members of the school community? In Richard DuFour's article "Why Look Elsewhere?: Improving Schools from Within," he states that "it is context-the beliefs, expectations, behaviors and norms that constitute the culture of a given school-that plays the largest role in deciding whether a professional development program will make a difference in that school." If a school's goal is to improve student achievement, and a school considers learning to be the crux of its community, then effective professional development-where teachers and administrators themselves become learners-is the bridge to achieving that goal."
Dianne Krause

5 Steps to Perfect Projects - 0 views

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    tudents need to know what they are expected to accomplish when they are working within a project based unit. When they know where they are headed and what you expect from them, they will always do their best plus a little bit more. At the same time the teacher should understand how to manage the unit's progression from the beginning through the end.
Dianne Krause

10 Things to Do When You Only Have 5 Minutes Left in Class - TheApple.com - 1 views

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    You've completed your lessons for the day, but you still have some time left and a group of eager students with nothing productive to do. What can you do in this time to keep your class under control until the bell rings? Here is a list of 10 things to do when you only have 5 minutes left in class.
Dianne Krause

How Not to Use Computers to Teach Kids : Stager-to-Go - 0 views

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    Anyone interested in the use of computers in education should watch this meticulous chronicle of a typical classroom "project," complete with missteps, trivial computer use and questionable teaching.
Dianne Krause

The George Lucas Educational Foundation's Professional-Development Modules Home Page | ... - 0 views

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    "These free instructional modules were developed by education faculty and professional developers for their colleagues. They can be employed as extension units in existing courses or can be used independently in workshops and meetings. Each module includes articles, video footage, PowerPoint presentations, and class activities. They draw from the wealth of the Foundation's archives of best practices and correlate with ISTE/NCATE NETS standards."
Dianne Krause

| LearnCentral - 0 views

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    "Let's explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue" A great list of problems and free tools for solutions!
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