Politicalprof: What I Wish Everbody Knew →
politicalprof: So as regular readers of this blog know, every so often I get into an exchange with people who, how shall I say it, don’t share my political opinions. In some cases, it is clear that the people I am interacting with are thoughtful, informed people who simply have come to different conclusions than…
107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8 →
world-shaker: A great list. I’ve included the content areas they’ve covered: Drawing Geography Health History Maps Math Mind-Mapping Music News Note Taking Photos/Pictures Reading Resources/Research Science Studying Writing Thinking and Miscellaneous
adventuresinlearning: (via Sir Ken Robinson on How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything | Brain Pickings)
7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now →
world-shaker: I’ve included three below. And before I get some Android/Anti-Apple nonsense in my Ask box: iBooks Author allows PDF export if the book will be shared at no cost to the student (or end reader). It’s also arguably the easiest to use consumer-level program for creating interactive ebooks. Oh, and it’s free. Curate learning. For decades teachers have been able to supplement adopted...
world-shaker: The End of Teaching (as we know it) A short but excellent slideshare presentation by Álvaro González-Alorda. This was very well-designed, and would make a great discussion-starter at an upcoming professional development meeting. (via THE END OF TEACHING by @agalorda, via Edudemic)
28 Hashtags to Follow Education Reform | Online... →
How To Do 11 Techy Things in the New School Year →
revolutionizeed: Sometimes I forget that some teachers are not as up-to-date with technology for all my posts. This free ebook is a nice introduction to some simple days that teachers can use technology in the classroom. Some of the things introduced are Google Maps, Blogger, Google Sites, and more! Check it out! A few things may be a little outdated but it is still a nice intro!
World-Shaker: Five Tips for Faculty Working with... →
world-shaker: 1) Trust me. I know how to use at least two different learning management systems, including the one at our school. I can train you to use at least a dozen different technologies to help you create interesting multimedia or content for your online course. I’m familiar with all the things that do…
Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? →
infoneer-pulse: Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory or some other sense—is enormously popular. It’s also been thoroughly debunked. The scientific research on learning styles is “so weak and unconvincing,” concluded a group of distinguished psychologists in a 2008 review, that it is not possible “to...
When Teachers Demand to be Co-creators, not... →
coolcatteacher: Excellent article by Justin Reich sums up much of conversation happening here at Harvard University this week about Open Education. “The richest exchanges on day two of the Hewlett Open Educational Resources Grantee Meeting came from those who challenged the fundamental premises of the meeting. In designing the meeting, Berkman staff imagined three groups: Learners, Facilitators...
Music teacher in training: How to rock at the... →
music-teacher-in-training: As promised, here are some tips for surviving at the job fair based on my recent experience. I will gladly update this with more advice/tips if anyone wants to add their two cents! Be professional at all times: This is an obvious one, I know. But when I was waiting in line to meet with a…
Gloverboy: Classroom of the Future →
gloverboy: Last week I went along to a very well attended Classroom of the Future event held at @TechHub’s new London campus, organised by @techheadsnet in conjunction with @PearsonPLC. It was fresh format. A panel gave brief overviews of their thoughts on the teacher, exam and textbook of the future…
School Tube: YouTube for Students and Teachers -...
digitalnerdisms: YouTube has created a private, virtual space for teachers and students to showcase their video content and multimedia in a more fun way than digesting lessons plans from a chalkboard. Read more: SchoolTube: YouTube for Students and Teachers - Private Video Community
I need feminism because
whoneedsfeminism: my female students shouldn’t feel that need to come to school half dressed, in uncomfortable clothing to get positive attention from their peers. I need feminism because these same girls get picked on if they openly take more interest in their schoolwork than their looks.
College isn’t somewhere you go to learn one skill, and a Women’s Studies major...– http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/5-reasons-you-should-major-in-womens-studies/ (via feministepiphanies) well shit, my schools women’s studies program missed the mark big time… (via feministhistorian)
How can we expect them to connect Hemingway, vectors, pottery, cells, and...– Why It’s Time to Eliminate Class Schedules - Education - GOOD (via infoneer-pulse)
Why all our kids should be taught how to code →
breanieswordvomit: foulmouthedliberty: The biggest justification for change is not economic but moral. It is that if we don’t act now we will be short-changing our children. They live in a world that is shaped by physics, chemistry, biology and history, and so we – rightly – want them to understand these things. But their world will be also shaped and configured by networked computing and if...
Tai's Psychology Blog: 10 Simple Postures That... →
metaconscious: We tend to think of body language as something that expresses our internal states to the outside world. But it also works the other way around: the position of our body also influences our mind. As the following psychological research shows, how we move can drive both…