The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology
The takeaway for this kind of durability? More than likely, the pencil metaphor persists because of the simultaneous overlap and juxtaposition of pencils, education, and technology. (It’s a neat party trick.) There was also a bit of thinking that went into this–Ferrules? And everyone loves familiar and iconic symbolism.
"It’s tempting to say that no matter how much technology pushes on education, every teacher will always need to know iconic teacher practices like assessment, curriculum design, classroom management, and cognitive coaching.
There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.
Florida Times-Union Her system helps students at their own level of learning Florida Times-Union “She's a master teacher who can reach all kids, all learning modalities,” said Principal LaShawn Streater.
Times Higher Education Learning English Mooc to be launched on FutureLearn Times Higher Education It is the first course to be delivered by one of the “cultural partners” of the Open University-owned Mooc provider, rather than by a university.
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"In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another’s expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals. In an increasingly networked world, developing such skills will, they argue, better prepare students to become self-directed, lifelong learners."
We post a lot of resources here about using social media in the classroom – it is one of the most requested topics, most often emailed about, most popular posts and overall topics in general for Edudemic. How to use Facebook in the classroom. How to use Twitter to boost your professional development. How to …
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But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
Suffering is a part of learning Herald & Review Little awareness of, or interest in learning of personal limitations or weaknesses, even if presented in a constructive manner. 11. Rapid mood fluctuations.
MinnPost.com Learning: It's more than mastery MinnPost.com The basic premise here comes from Jal Mehta at Education Week's excellent “Learning Deeply” blog. Mehta, a Harvard education professor, has worked with Sarah Fine, a Harvard Ed.D.