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How Learning Analytics Are Being Used In HIGHER ED - Edudemic

How Learning Analytics Are Being Used In HIGHER ED - Edudemic | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The Horizon Report showcases a number of different examples of institutions that are using learning analytics in different ways.

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Extremely interesting research being conducted, especially at Stanford and a few other universities...

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Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Who believes in conspiracy theories—and why
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Can White Teachers Be Taught How to Teach Our Children?

Can White Teachers Be Taught How to Teach Our Children? | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A recent conference, whose goal is to increase the racial and cultural competency of educators, provides a basic framework for addressing racial insensitivity in the classroom.
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A rich resource with a link to further research on the topic of racial and cultural competency within the article.  

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Rox and Roll: Parents: let Harvard go

Rox and Roll: Parents: let Harvard go | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
As a former admissions officer for two "elite" schools -- one Ivy and one West Coast Ivy-equivalent -- I am in a unique position to offer some insights for parents that may be of help in raising healthful teens. Exasperated...
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Good advice...period. 

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Whether Green With Envy Or Tickled Pink: We Live In A Color-Coded World

Whether Green With Envy Or Tickled Pink: We Live In A Color-Coded World | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Red means stop; green means go. You live in a red state or a blue state. Elizabeth Blair kicks off NPR's color series with a look at the way color organizes our lives — in ways we don't even realize.
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NPR is focusing on color this week. Cultural context fuels what we like...

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Complete Package: College admissions by Khan Academy (Resource Kit)

Complete Package: College admissions by Khan Academy (Resource Kit) | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Navigate college admissions like a pro with Khan Academy's evolving resource! Inside, find advice that is relevant for all college applicants in addition to portions tailored for high potential students who are worried about whether they can afford higher education.
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Khan Academy will help many students who attend high schools that do not have strong (if any) college counseling.  It is also useful for organizations that support students seeking college admissions. 

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TIME Magazine Criticized for Anti-Teacher Cover

TIME Magazine Criticized for Anti-Teacher Cover | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
This article was originally published by Common Dreams.

Educators and parents are slamming TIME magazine editors for their November 3rd issue cover, which they say levies "malicious" and "false" at
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The battle continues....  Everyone, in all ed sectors, really need to join forces and move beyond blaming our teachers for all the woes in the world. 

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Charter-School Holdouts: States That Prohibit Them, and Why

Charter-School Holdouts: States That Prohibit Them, and Why | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Learn more about the eight states that have staunchly resisted charter-school laws in this special collection of clips produced with Storify.
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Vermont, Kentucky & the other holdouts...

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From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Justus Uwayesu’s life was changed by a chance encounter in Rwanda with an American charity worker.
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Extremely inspiring, uplifting story....

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Why Our Complex World Needs Connective Leadership

Why Our Complex World Needs Connective Leadership | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

“Diversity trumps ability” as a sufficiently diverse, large group of non-experts often outperforms a small group of experts,” found Future Perfect authorSteven Johnson. In our increasingly complex, disruptive world, we will face more situations where we’ll benefit from calling on the so-called wisdom of the crowd.


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"Diversity trumps ability" is a clear message to all classroom teachers, institutions & business innovation organizers.  

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 21, 1:41 PM

This is Connected Educators month. We talk more and more about collaboration and working well together. While I'm not convinced the crowd is always the wisest, I think it's likely we'll hear more creative ideas from the crowd than if we work exclusive of the so-called non-experts.

John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, October 22, 4:28 AM

Loved this article scooped by John Lasschuit! What intrigued me was the diagram plotting the relationships. As a Mind Map devotee, it was always going to lure me in! What was even more interesting was the notion of connective leadership. Great leaders are communicators; they work with and through people and they build relationships that, in turn, develop further relationships. If they don't, they are not great leaders!

Vittori's curator insight, October 25, 6:46 AM

Jamais sans les autres...

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Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?

Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

"Clifford the Big Red Dog looks fabulous on an iPad. He sounds good, too — tap the screen and hear him pant as a blue truck roars into the frame. “Go, truck, go!” cheers the narrator. But does this count as story time? Or is it just screen time for babies?"


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There is a significant difference in terms of parent/child interactions...

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 25, 10:20 AM

There are no short cuts to language and cognitive development. Screen time does not substitute for an adult and a toddler interacting with a book including the toddler chewing on the book and of course patting the bunny in Pat The Bunny  

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pat-the-bunny-dorothy-kunhardt/1100058365?ean=9780307120007

 

--Lou

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Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014

Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014 | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Forget minimum wage, some adjunct professors say they're making 50 cents an hour. Wait till you read these stories
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The value of the teaching profession (education) in the United States is at an all-time low.  These sentiments include what's happening in higher education.  At the same time, tuition continues to skyrocket when countries like Germany have decided to do away with college tuition altogether.  To learn more about Germany's recent free tuition plan, even for international students, see the following link:  http://thinkprogress.org/education/2014/10/01/3574551/germany-free-college-tuition/

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat

Via Chris Carter
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A range of teaching and learning techniques to help students better retain information or increase understanding. 

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The Best and Worst Places to Live for a Low-Cost College Education

The Best and Worst Places to Live for a Low-Cost College Education | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
With a wide spread in tuition and tax burdens, the cost of sending your children to local public schools can come to just over $40,000 for four years—or more than $130,000—depending where you live. See where your state ranks.
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New Hampshire and Vermont, you're not as progressive when it comes to this critical ranking.  Indeed, both states land at the bottom of the list.  Ohio & Arizona fall somewhat in the middle. California students, who have been protesting college costs of late, have less to complain about than many, many other states.  It is all a costly mess, but some messes are  much larger and burdensome than others...

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Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

Testing: How Much Is Too Much? | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Two new surveys try to quantify the number of standardized tests students take in school — an estimated 113 by graduation.
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What Would Happen if There Was No Achievement Gap?

What Would Happen if There Was No Achievement Gap? | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Economists say the monetary benefits would more than pay for the interventions to bring disadvantaged kids up to speed.
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STAND UP FOR OHIO'S CHILDREN: BE COUNTED!

Presentation for parents and interested stakeholders about changes to Operating Standard 3301-35-05-4: Faculty and Staff Focus.
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The United States should never deem the arts, music, and physical education as merely add-ons.  This direction by State officials runs contrary to brain-based research and the growing need for creativity and innovation in this country.  

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Politically-Challenged: Texas Tech Edition - YouTube (Current Event/Historical Knowledge)

Politically-Challenged: Texas Tech Edition - YouTube (Current Event/Historical Knowledge) | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Texas Tech's new student political organization PoliTech goes to campus to see how much our students know about their nation's politics! You might be surprised.
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This is so depressing!  These students don't know anything about current political events nor are they familiar with the history of our great country.  Yes, these are COLLEGE students.  I recall a civics exam that everyone was required to pass when I was in eighth-grade. It was challenging, but everyone worked hard to achieve a 100% passing rate for our grade. While I am not pro-testing given the deemphasis of certain content areas like history & civics given they're not part of state tests, but the United States is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to fostering an educated, politically engaged populace....  

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What Would You Change About Your Body. Adults & Children - YouTube

Tweet: http://ctt.ec/eYsSu | Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vfL4dr These days it is so easy to feel insecure about our appearance. Whether it is because of the m...
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It does make you think.  A "mermaid tail"...that's what I want!

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Study claims high-fructose corn syrup may be responsible for autism in children

Study claims high-fructose corn syrup may be responsible for autism in children | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
New Orleans -- A study conducted by a group of researchers suggests that the rapidly increasing number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the US may be linked to high-fructose corn ...

Via Autism Daily Newscast
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Who knows?  I would like to learn more about the sample size and other data related to this research study.  There is no doubt, however, that America's food supply is wreaking havoc on our health. 

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Stella Waterhouse's curator insight, October 29, 5:14 AM

??????????  Is there anything that doesn't cause it?

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Political Polarization & Media Habits

Political Polarization & Media Habits | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Liberals and conservatives turn to and trust strikingly different news sources. And across-the-board liberals and conservatives are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals.
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The main differences between consistent liberals and conservatives are striking.  For example, consistent liberals tend to listen to a variety of news sources---NPR, BBC, PBS, NY Times while conservatives rely more exclusively on FOX News (a source they trust).  Oh, and consistent liberals are almost more likely to unfriend someone on FB who expresses different values.  

 

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Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment Numbers

Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment Numbers | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.
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The 25 Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology

The 25 Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Thanks to OnlineUniversities for this list of the Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology. Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out there that can help you keep up with the latest and greatest developments in educational technology. Pinterest is rapidly becoming a favorite tool of educators all over the nation, and many have amassed some pretty great collections of edtech-related pins that teachers and students alike can use to explore new ways to learn, share, teach, and grow.

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Hillary Clinton says no iPads for babies - U-T San Diego

Hillary Clinton says no iPads for babies - U-T San Diego | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Clinton backs pediatricians on need to read to children in San Diego speech.
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Reading to babies fires up the synapses... 

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(Questions Raised About Over-Medicalization of Birthing Practices) Heavier Babies Do Better in School

(Questions Raised About Over-Medicalization of Birthing Practices) Heavier Babies Do Better in School | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Babies who are allowed to linger in the womb are often healthier and do better in school.
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This calls into question the over-medicalization of child birth...

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