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Study: Millennials Prefer Traditional Classrooms Over Online Ones

Study: Millennials Prefer Traditional Classrooms Over Online Ones | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
A new study found that students are warming a bit to online education these days, but they still believe it's easier to learn in a traditional classroom.
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Interesting..."78% still think it's easier to learn in traditional classrooms than through online courses and tutorials."

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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley | MindShift

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley | MindShift | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
The ever eloquent Sir Ken Robinson contends in this TED Talk that the culture of American education contradicts three principles that make human life thrive: diversity, curiosity and creativity.
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Infographic: Parents Agree Mobile Devices Can Make Learning Fun

Infographic: Parents Agree Mobile Devices Can Make Learning Fun | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
A new survey shows that a partnership between parents and schools could lead to an increase in mobile learning.

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Sarah Greening's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:49 PM

With the support of parents advocating the use of mobile learning in classrooms, it is a step closer to integrating it succesfully into their childrens lessons. It will provide a better accessibility of a wealth of information on the internet, in educational apps, benefitting students and their developing knowledge.

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Problem-Based Learning: Our Brains Abhor Cliffhangers

Problem-Based Learning: Our Brains Abhor Cliffhangers | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Our brains don't like unresolved issues, writes El Paso Schools IT director Tim Holt. Problem-based learning offers cliffhangers that keep students engaged.

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online4ed's curator insight, June 7, 2013 7:37 AM

Love teaching PBL to teachers!  

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Digital Media and Learning Competition 5

Digital Media and Learning Competition 5 | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Bringing together programmers, designers, and educators to develop prototypes for social tools, including apps, badges, and curriculum in pursuit of a better Web.
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Anybody want to join me in this competition?

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Why K-12 online learning isn't really revolutionizing teaching - Washington Post

Why K-12 online learning isn't really revolutionizing teaching - Washington Post | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Why K-12 online learning isn't really revolutionizing teaching
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Online learning is our present and our future, or so many school reformers and entrepreneurs say.
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Do you agree with Larry Cuban?

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home | inBloom

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Hmm...just heard about this interesting non-profit...

"inBloom is a non-profit organization created in response to a request from states and school districts to simplify how they record student information, administer tests, analyze performance, train teachers, and share lesson plans to support personalized learning."

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Blended Learning & The Teaching Profession

Blended Learning & The Teaching Profession | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Just in time to bust a myth that reared its ugly head in the closing keynoteat the ASU/GSV Summit, Digital Learning Now! today released the "Blended Learning & The Teaching Profession."
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Great Infographic!

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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies

21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | Atypical Education | Scoop.it

If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters?

 

In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing.Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive literacy framework. And, vocabulary plays an important role in the Common Core State Standards.

 

I’ve posted previously about the importance of effective vocabulary instruction and developed a popular Infographic featuring the “Top 10 Characteristics of Effective Vocabulary Instruction.” Since a broad vocabulary program includes both direct and indirect word learning strategies, the following online tools can be easily integrated to support word learning.


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Education Blogs: Teach100 | Teach.com

Education Blogs: Teach100 | Teach.com | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
The Teach100 is an education blog ranking application that it updated daily to show you the most current, popular education news.
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Technology in Schools: Defining the Terms

Technology in Schools: Defining the Terms | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
The topic of technology can be confusing. Maybe the most confounding part is reaching a definition of "technology" that works to foster healthy discussion of the best ways that schools can use techno
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Top Ten Game-Based Learning Articles | Digital Play

Top Ten Game-Based Learning Articles | Digital Play | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Top Ten Game-Based Learning Articles http://t.co/hTmoGviV0t via @zite

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:50 PM

What is it about lists?

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I'm not sure. Give me a few days and I'll come up with a Top Ten list of the reasons for the rise in the number of lists.
Chris Carter's comment, June 2, 2013 10:24 PM
Brilliant :)
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The Genius of Everything From Air Bags to Zip Lines | NY Times

The Genius of Everything From Air Bags to Zip Lines | NY Times | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Expanding on our weekly Innovation column — which asks, Who made that? — we explore the origins of dozens of products and ideas in this special issue of the magazine.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:10 AM

Very enjoyable. Great for end of the year conversations in school when kids' interests flag.

Chesterfield Sofa Company's comment, June 17, 2013 5:48 AM
we all are intrigued by the history behind things.... where they originated... how do they do it... we, as humans, are inquisitive... or is it just plain nosey!
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How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation | MindShift

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation | MindShift | Atypical Education | Scoop.it

But the most important thing Williams does as a forward-thinking superintendent is to support principal and teacher innovation. Rather than saying no when an idea conflicts with district policy, he works to change the policy. He’s found that working that way removes most of the barriers people cite as obstacles to fully integrating technology into classrooms.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:09 AM

This really applies to management in many educational institutions. Many that try to inspire innovation just really need to release and support it.

Jennifer Hoover's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:07 PM

Important as an instructional leader.

Carl Heine's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:20 PM

Removing barriers is a big deal.

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Free Resources for School Leaders: Understanding the Technology Adoption Curve in Education PosterIntegration

Free Resources for School Leaders: Understanding the Technology Adoption Curve in Education PosterIntegration | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Created especially for school and district leaders, this free informational poster explains key steps to a successful technology implementation using the Technology Adoption Lifecycle, a recognized theory by Dr.

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Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History

Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Teacher, blogger and book evangelist Sarah Gross describes how, by introducing her students to infographics and applying this medium to their own reading history, she inspired them to fall in love with books...
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Have students create infographics of their own reading history, in order to motivate them to read more, while also learning the process of data visualization. Brilliant plan. 

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What’s Keeping Me Up At Night

What’s Keeping Me Up At Night | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Preston Smith, the CEO of Rocketship Education shares his thoughts about the biggest challenges facing CMOs and how EdTech providers can be part of the solution.
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Resources for Educators | Institute of Play

Resources for Educators | Institute of Play | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Every day, we hear from teachers, school administrators, and youth mentors who believe that games might have a powerful role to play in twenty-first century learning.
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It's time for educators to get their head in the GAME...

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HotChalk Education Index: A Guide to the Future of EdTech

HotChalk Education Index: A Guide to the Future of EdTech | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Amy Chu explains that the mission behind the HotChalk Education Index is to make a difference in the lives of students and teachers by helping them solve problems with innovative, data-driven, tech...
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How is the Internet impacting education? Find out here...

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Hard-to-read fonts 'can boost pupil results by up to a fifth' - Telegraph

Hard-to-read fonts 'can boost pupil results by up to a fifth' - Telegraph | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Dyslexic children can dramatically improve their performance at school by reading in a difficult font, according to research.
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

FONTS MATTER. 

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Excellent Digital Game-Based Learning Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Digital Game-Based Learning Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Atypical Education | Scoop.it

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What Do Parents Think About Mobile Learning?

What Do Parents Think About Mobile Learning? | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Mobile devices are coming to school.The Learning First Alliance (where I am deputy director) and Grunwald Associates, with support from AT&T, recently released Living and Learning with Mobile Device
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Badging in the Classroom: Our ... - T.H.E. Journal

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Badging in the Classroom: Our ... - T.H.E. Journal | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Badging in the Classroom: Our ...
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I was skeptical about the badging system until my kindergartener starting collecting them on Khan Academy and breezed through a couple grade levels of math in about 2 weeks.

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Data Support Disruption Theory As Online, Blended Learning Grow - Forbes

Data Support Disruption Theory As Online, Blended Learning Grow - Forbes | Atypical Education | Scoop.it
Data Support Disruption Theory As Online, Blended Learning Grow Forbes When Disrupting Class hit the bookstores five years ago, it contained a prediction that stunned many: by 2019, we said, 50 percent of all high school courses would be delivered...

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