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How To Create A Rubric That Does What You Want It To

How To Create A Rubric That Does What You Want It To | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D., Authentic Education   How To Create A Rubric That Does What You Want It To Just what is a rubric?  And why do…
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Okay, so I am more in the "rubrics kill creativity" camp, but Grant Wiggins has some very good points here about how to construct a quality rubric (assuming that's not an oxymoron ;-)

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Seth Godin & Tom Peters on blogging.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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From Seth, "Blogging is free. It doesn't matter if anyone reads it. What matters is the humility that comes from writing it. . ."

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Brad Ovenell-Carter's curator insight, February 14, 2013 8:51 AM

Why you and your colleagues and your students should think seriously about blogging

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, March 13, 2013 1:04 PM
If only more educators could understand that Brad and begin taking student blogging more seriously!
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6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment Of Learning

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment Of Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
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Why Confusion Can Be a Good Thing | MindShift

Why Confusion Can Be a Good Thing | MindShift | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
We all know that confusion doesn't feel good. Because it seems like an obstacle to learning, we try to arrange educational experiences and training sessions s
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Three ways to induce confusion:

1.   Expose yourself to confusing material.

2.   Withhold the answers from yourself.

3.   Test yourself before you learn.

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interesting thoughts...
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What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift

What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Getty Images Design thinking can seem a bit abstract to teachers. It’s not part of traditional teacher training programs and has only recently entered
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"A sixth grade health-related project required students to work with Kaiser Permanente to improve some of their products. Students interviewed real patients to understand their health experiences and to improve them."

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7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

“Adaptive expertise tries to push beyond the idea of mastery,” said Jennifer Groff, an educational engineer and co-founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign. “You may be proficient, but without adaptive expertise you can get stuck very quickly as the world shifts.”

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Gazette » 12 Things Teachers Must Know About Learning

Gazette » 12 Things Teachers Must Know About Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Activities such as rhyming and rhythm, physical movement, multi-modality input, hands-on lessons, discussion, participatory experiences, constructivism, emotional experiences, personal meaning, and relevance, must become an integral part of every teacher’s daily lessons.

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This is a great conversation starter for my #csusmedu and #usdedu students. . .

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Teachers As "Persuaders": An Interview With Daniel Pink

Teachers As "Persuaders": An Interview With Daniel Pink | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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While discussion creating "problem-finders" not just problem solvers in terms of education, Pink says:

For instance, breaking the boundary between school and the world -- by tackling not hermetically sealed school problems but examining real issues in a students' community. It could mean giving students more say over what they study. It probably means a more multi-disciplinary approach -- because often what seems like, say, an engineering problem is really or political or economic or behavioral challenge.

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Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) - Edudemic | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
There is a laser-like focus on cool tools and apps these days. Eric Patnoudes encourages you to take a step back and take time to focus on skills.
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It should never be about the tools. . .it's about the learning!

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Failure Is Mandatory: Creating A Culture Of Innovation - Edudemic

Failure Is Mandatory: Creating A Culture Of Innovation - Edudemic | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Progressive school admins understand teachers need room to explore and experiment to uncover ways to use technology in creating a culture of innovation.
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The Power of Educational Coaching

The Power of Educational Coaching | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
I squirmed a bit in the center seat as I responded to questions. One educator after another around the circle asked me probing questions that made me think about my actions. I knew they understood
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"Educational coaching has powerful ramifications for the classroom. Through coaching, true teacher empowerment is possible, but perhaps most importantly, the skills that are modeled by the administrator on the teacher are exactly the constructivist skills that teachers can employ with their own students. If teachers are able to help students solve their own educational and personal problems in similar ways, teachers become less prescriptive in their attitudes towards students, and students feel more in charge of their learning and their lives."

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Technology integration by design

Technology integration by design | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Over the past year, most of my time has been spent helping fellow teachers and school leaders to “think backwards.” And while it’s tempting to imagin
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10 Reasons Why Educators Should Encourage Independent Learning

10 Reasons Why Educators Should Encourage Independent Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

In a classroom with a traditional teacher, the students are relying on the educator to feed them the proper instruction, principles, and training. In a classroom with a facilitator, he or she sets up a learning environment and largely gives the students the ability to learn on their own. Facilitators are often used more in adult settings where it’s thought that adults can handle independent learning more readily. But is this really true?

 
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From the article:

Unfortunately, money often drives many of the current educational trends. Standardized testing is the benchmark for funding, and teachers are instructed to teach “to the test” to ensure good marks. Failure is not an option for many of the students who are terrified of a less than perfect report card.

 
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Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces

Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Student blogging is not a project, but a process. We are continuously striving to refine, improve and re-evaluate. As I am meeting with teachers individually, I can't stress enough the importance o...
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I love the guidelines page. . .and it can be downloaded!!

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Kitri Doherty's comment, March 14, 2013 12:04 AM
I really like the check list format! Things to think about as I'm learning to blog! Thanks!
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Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking

Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is trending is some educational circles.  Edutopia recently ran a design thinking for educators workshop and I attended two great workshops at SXSWedu 2013 on Design Thinking: Hack ...
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This really compliments the #csusmedu look at Dan Pink's drive and how we could design the type of learning experiences that tap into our students' intrinsic motivation!

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If students designed their own school… it would look like this

If students designed their own school… it would look like this | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
A public high school student actually allowed some students to design their own semester and run it themselves.
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Love this. . .watch the video at the bottom!

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What is digital literacy?

What is digital literacy? | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of...
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"Doug explained that digital literacy is quite ambiguous, and he doesn’t have all of the answers when it comes to defining these terms. He made a point to ask, How can we define digital literacy when we don’t know what literacy is?"

(reference to Doug Belshaw)

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50 Unschooling Quotes About Education Outside The Box | DIY Genius

50 Unschooling Quotes About Education Outside The Box | DIY Genius | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
A collection of 50 amazing and inspiring quotes on self-education, schooling and unschooling.
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Quotes that make you think...

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A collection of 50 amazing and inspiring quotes on self-education, schooling and unschooling.
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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | MindShift

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | MindShift | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.

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This is a telling statement about current teacher education programs:

"Teachers-in-training say coursework focuses on technologies that help a teacher stay organized, rather than ways to engage students."

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Motivation, Community and the Cost of Disagreeing

Motivation, Community and the Cost of Disagreeing | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
A vast portion of the people in the open source community are folks who volunteer their time, effort & ideas, freely and without hesitation.

Why?
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An interesting perspective about the open source community. . .I see shades in Daniel PInk in the discussion of autonomy!

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Digital Native Does Not Mean Digital Literate | New Tech Network

Digital Native Does Not Mean Digital Literate | New Tech Network | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Last week, Alan November came to visit New Technology High School in Napa, California.

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Not only is Alan November's desire to have students learn how to use the Internet to find multiple perspectives good for digital literacy, it's the heart of a strong multicultural pedagogy as well!

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Preparing Students for Diverse Democracy with Digital Learning Communities

Preparing Students for Diverse Democracy with Digital Learning Communities | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

In recent months, I've been thinking quite a bit about the importance of online learning in preparing students for their roles in a democracy, especially as I work with Facing History and Ourselves to expand oursuite of online learning opportunities. Democracies require people to carry on discourse with those who hold different beliefs from their own. One of the best ways to prepare for life in a democracy is to live and learn among people with a variety of ideas, values, opinions, and backgrounds.

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Absolutely true that we need to be put in more opportunities with communities (virtual and F2F) where we can engage in discourse with those may have divergent opinions and ideas!

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:22 PM

This quote rings so true, "One of the great risks to our democracy right now is that our students increasingly go to school only with peers of similar backgrounds."

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Aspiring teachers ill-prepared to use ed tech effectively | eSchool News

Aspiring teachers ill-prepared to use ed tech effectively | eSchool News | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Students who are studying to become teachers use social media in their personal lives more frequently than in-service teachers do, and they want to use ed tech in their classrooms—but their teacher preparation programs aren’t fully preparing them...
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Let's see, technology to produce rather than consume, connect with social media, and utilize mobile devices. . .we can do that at CSUSM and USD, right ;-)

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Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
A new study explores what happens to students who aren't allowed to suffer through setbacks.
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Overparenting is characterized in the study as parents' "misguided attempt to improve their child's current and future personal and academic success."

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Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning

Study Shows How Classroom Design Affects Student Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
As debate over education reform sizzles, and as teachers valiantly continue trying to do more with less, a new study suggests that it might be worth diverting at least a little attention from what’s going on in classrooms to how those spaces are...
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"So what did they find? Six of the design parameters--color, choice, complexity, flexibility, connection, and light--had a significant effect on learning. Light, as mentioned above, concerns the amount of natural light in the classroom and the quality of the electrical lights it contains."

 

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