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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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Professor bans student email (hah!) @insidehighered

Professor bans student email (hah!) @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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Risky play and skinned knees are key to healthy child development | Toronto Star

Risky play and skinned knees are key to healthy child development  | Toronto Star | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Even injury prevention experts warn against overprotecting kids

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My son has a favorite story about elementary school basketball.  The asst. principal of a school once yelled at him as he went to shoot a basketball from across the court, "Don't throw that basketball ... It might hit somebody!"   That comment says it all....

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Books - Sunday Book Review - The New York Times (The Way We Learn)

Books - Sunday Book Review - The New York Times  (The Way We Learn) | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Find book reviews & news from the Sunday Book Review on new books, best-seller lists, fiction, non-fiction, literature, children’s books, hardcover & paperbacks.
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The NY Times Book Review this week includes the following educationally related reviews:  "The Enclosure of the American Mind," "A Unified Theory" (art & technology),  "Progress Report", (history of American public ed), "Not Giving an Inch" (metric system), "The New School" (assess the state of public ed and realities of instructors), "Of Two Minds" (notion of the lone genius), "In Providence" (Memories of Brown University), "Learning Democracy" and more....

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Stand on the Table!

Stand on the Table! | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
As this new school year begins, I am grateful for what Robin Williams gave, glad that his wit and generosity as John Keating inspire me this week to ask my 9th grade girls to stand on their desks to get another perspective on their world....
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And raise the roof, Ann Klotz, Headmistress at Laurel School.  A must-read....! 

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LinkedIn, a data aggregator, allows students/parents to learn about employment prospects by college major

LinkedIn, a data aggregator, allows students/parents to learn about employment prospects by college major | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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While not perfect, this new LinkedIn tool allows students and parents to evaluate employment & hiring prospects by college major.  It is a step in the right direction...

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States where English is the official language

States where English is the official language | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Five states are considering legislation this year to make English their official language. If passed, they would join the 31 states with existing official language laws.

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School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity - Mashable

School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity - Mashable | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
School of Doodle: The Online Campaign to Unleash Girls' Creativity
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A new Kickstarter project aims to spark teenage girls' creativity online — with a little help from Pussy Riot and Yoko Ono.

Via Creativity For Life, Lynnette Van Dyke
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I have to admit I would have done really well in the School of Doodle.  However, I wonder how they'll incorporate all those little, nasty requirements like high school graduation tests, et. al.  However, this kickstarter campaign has  some really BIG names in support..!

 

Here is a direct link to their video:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/schoolofdoodle/school-of-doodle?ref=nav_search

 

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Carol Sanford's curator insight, August 10, 10:37 AM

WE can all get behind this. Especially if you have daughters or granddaughters 

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Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law @insidehighered

Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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The Judge gets this one right!  

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Researchers explore using service dogs for autism - USA TODAY

Researchers explore using service dogs for autism - USA TODAY | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Researchers explore using service dogs for autism USA TODAY Now, through the Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys, they're studying what happens when certified therapy dogs are placed in therapy sessions with groups of children...
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Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect — new study - The Washington Post

Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect — new study - The Washington Post | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

"How many times have you heard that “practice makes perfect?” Well, a new meta-analysis of dozens of previous studies shows that it is not always true. In this post, Alfie Kohn explains and talks about the consequences of this when it comes to education.'


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Great article!

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Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard? | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.
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Babson is no.1
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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We… (All education is self-education.  Period...

Via Dan Forbes, Cindy Riley Klages, Lynnette Van Dyke
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An incredible list organized by subject matter....

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Liz Falconer's curator insight, July 22, 7:41 AM

Great quote

 

Jeroen Boon's curator insight, August 4, 5:39 AM
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius
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Liste de site pour trouver des formations gratuites (en anglais).

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3D-printing may revolutionize medical education

3D-printing may revolutionize medical education | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

A kit of 3D-printed anatomical body parts could revolutionize medical education and training, according to its developers at Monash University.

Professor Paul McMenamin, Director of the University’s Centre for Human Anatomy Education, said the simple and cost-effective anatomical kit would dramatically improve trainee doctors’ and other health professionals’ knowledge and could even contribute to the development of new surgical treatments.

 

“Many medical schools report either a shortage of cadavers, or find their handling and storage too expensive as a result of strict regulations governing where cadavers can be dissected,” he said.

 

“Without the ability to look inside the body and see the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, it’s incredibly hard for students to understand human anatomy. We believe our version, which looks just like the real thing, will make a huge difference.”

 

The 3D Printed Anatomy Series kit, to go on sale later this year, could have particular impact in developing countries where cadavers aren’t readily available, or are prohibited for cultural or religious reasons.

 

After scanning real anatomical specimens with either a CT or surface laser scanner, the body parts are 3D printed either in a plaster-like powder or in plastic, resulting in high resolution, accurate color reproductions.

 

Further details have been published online in the journal Anatomical Sciences Education.

References:Paul G. McMenamin, Michelle R. Quayle, Colin R. McHenry, Justin W. Adams, The production of anatomical teaching resources using three-dimensional (3D) printing technology, Anatomical Sciences Education, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ase.14753D printed anatomy to mark a new era for medical training


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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, July 23, 1:22 AM

La impresión 3D también va a mejorar la manera en que nos formamos los profesionales sanitarios

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Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core

Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A pair of wide-ranging polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge sentiment on the common standards, testing, school funding, and other hot-button issues.
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While teachers are less enthusiastic, the public is largely ill informed. Firstly, the Common Core is NOT a federal initiative, (although certain politicians love to label it this way) and do not direct how teachers must instruct or present information.  The CC is really common learning standards that broad define what children should be learning in each grade.  

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A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work

A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A growing workplace health trend is moving to classrooms: More schools are adding standing desks as a tool to increase alertness and combat childhood obesity.

In 2012, more than one-third of childr
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This is an important development, especially for young children who grow tired of sitting at their desks all day.  My children were fortunate to have progressive teachers who allow them to stand at their desk and work on their papers.  Wonderful news!

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Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover - City Limits

City Limits Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover City Limits Cultivating excellent teachers and retaining them in the profession are paramount goals, shared by a bevy of bedfellows usually at odds in the education-reform debate, from...
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Inexperienced teachers appears to be a primary issue...long hours, often lower pay and other factors figure into the equation. 

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The Trouble With Tenure

The Trouble With Tenure | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher job protections are being challenged, and a lawmaker and former school principal explains why that’s good.
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"Challenges to tenure have gathered considerable force, with many Democrats defying teachers unions and joining the movement.

After a California judge’s recent ruling that the state’s tenure protections violated the civil rights of children by trapping them with ineffective educators in a manner that “shocks the conscience,” Arne Duncan, the education secretary . . ."

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Colleges struggle to engage parents of first-generation college students @insidehighered

Colleges struggle to engage parents of first-generation college students @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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The complete opposite of helicopter parents...

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Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny

Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
With its academics and its finances under fire, the Texas sports academy created by Deion Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback and N.F.L. commentator, faces the loss of its state charter.
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Closed book: When schooling isn't about getting an education...

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Face Value: How Our Brain Decides Who We Can Trust

Face Value: How Our Brain Decides Who We Can Trust | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the brain makes snap judgments about a face's trustworthiness before we're even aware of it.
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Detroit Hope: When you design schools with the needs of young people in mind . . .

Detroit Hope: When you design schools with the needs of young people in mind . . . | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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 These education heroes opened their doors within the deadliest zip code in the entire nation.  Administrators told the students, "If you're not used to hugging, we are a nontraditional school, so get used to it.  We hug." From the beginning, they understood that it's all about building relationships. Successful schools must be more than student centered...they have to be community centered.   A school within a school concept & faculty looping--in action. But in the end, It's all about creating a sense of belonging somewhere....of being accepted and loved.

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Schools brace for up to 50000 migrant kids - USA TODAY

Schools brace for up to 50000 migrant kids - USA TODAY | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Schools brace for up to 50000 migrant kids USA TODAY "We haven't started school yet, so we are all just holding our breath to see what's going to come on the first day of school," says Caroline Woodason, assistant director of school...
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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads - The Atlantic

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads - The Atlantic | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.

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Paradigm shifts: Differences between Eastern and Western classrooms - Innovate My School

Paradigm shifts: Differences between Eastern and Western classrooms - Innovate My School | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
As seen in a recent infographic, education works differently around the world. Here, Seattle teacher and writer R.K. MacPherson discusses the main differences he’s discovered during his time as a teacher in Japan.
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The Innovate My School Portal has interesting articles and observations from outside the U.S. 

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Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.
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An interesting perspective of what we're asking, rewarding & reinforcing... and its impact on these too well trained "student thoroughbreds" today.

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