"Solving real world problems in local communities—now that's relevant learning experience for students! Ian Quillen at MindShift uses the Design Learning Challenge to demonstrate an intriguing competition with over 750 students tackling real world problems and developing creative and innovative solutions. The competition's popularity and attraction highlight the student's quest for participating in a meaningful challenge to improve their communities. ”
Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. However, parental hyperconcern has the net effect of making kids more fragile; that may be why they're breaking down in record numbers.
Camela Giraud's insight:
Great article about the dangers of over-parenting. Gen X parents--notice yourselves in this?
Blogs have been around for years but are they still important in a world of social media? After checking out this amazing list of 50+ teacher blogs, the answer is clear: blogs are a great resource for content creators.
"As I do most years, I gave my students some reflection questions about our school year together. Since it was my first year of a totally flipped classroom, I was very curious to see what they’d have to say."
Most elementary and secondary students are using mobile devices in their studies, either in the classroom or at home. And, according to a new study, the majority would like to be able to use them more in class.