In the last year I have been working toward building up our district e-curriculum. With this emphasis comes the need to also provide classroom educators and students with resources regarding proper learning and citizenship on the internet. I believe this is essential to the success of any e-learning, blended learning, and on-line learning program. In the next few post I wish to not only share resources, but also information I have either created or found in assisting teachers and students in promoting an e-learning environment that promotes learning, academics, safety, and 21st century learning.
It’s no secret that good learner-centered teaching is meaningful and interesting, requires active participation from learners, uses different methods to incorporate all students’ preferred learning styles and is differentiated at an appropriate level. Vygotsky (1978) stated that learning is achieved by the active construction of knowledge supported by various perspectives within meaningful contexts; making meaning. ...
Several professionals are involved in the instructional design field. However, do you know the full range of what an instructional designer do? A large group of ASU Instructional Designers and Technologists were asked to tell about the work they do!
Modern learning is more about discovery. It’s not so much waiting as doing, says Will Richardson. Learners should be empowered to continue learning and to use their interests to fuel projects that they care about.
"We don’t need school to be better, we need schools to be really, really different,” he said.
Richardson’s three ideas for changing the way society thinks about learning that have nothing to do with student achievement on test scores.
Grant Lichtman..."Schools need to teach students to be self-evolving, so they can adapt to change as it comes.That means that schools need to become self-evolving institutions themselves, embracing change and preparing kids for their future, not looking back at the past. His challenge to all educators: stop talking about it; start doing it."
CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in six (17 percent) hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less, on average, reviewing resumes, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. A majority (68 percent) spend less than two minutes. With so little time to capture interest, even a candidate's word choice can make a difference. The nationwide sample of employers identified which commonly-used resume terms are overused or cliche and which are strong additions.
The Learning and Technology Policy Framework (2013) describes Alberta Education's vision for the role of technology in education and establishes a set of values to guide decision-makers at all levels, from government to school boards to classrooms.
No matter what the subject being taught in my classroom, I have the same goal: create expert learners. When I use the term "expert learners," I am referring to the intentional way I develop students to understand how they ...
“Andrew Miller at Edutopia summarizes the wonderful tools and resources he found at the annual ISTE convention in Texas. These resources (which are all free) help educators craft meaningful game-based learning experiences for the classroom. I am really looking forward to exploring the Educade for potential learning activities and games for future instruction.”
In “Thirteen Ways of Looking At A Blackbird,” poet Wallace Stevens takes something familiar—an ordinary black bird—and by looking at it from many different perspectives, makes us think about it in new ways.
With apologies to Stevens, we’re going to take the same premise, but change the subject by considering eight ways of looking at intelligence—eight perspectives provided by the science of learning. A few words about that term: The science of learning is a relatively new discipline born of an agglomeration of fields: cognitive science, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience. Its project is to apply the methods of science to human endeavors—teaching and learning—that have for centuries been mostly treated as an art.