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Noam Chomsky on the Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky on the Purpose of Education | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
On the value of cultivating the capacity to seek the significant.
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A Digital Humanist Puts New Tools in the Hands of Scholars - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Digital Humanist Puts New Tools in the Hands of Scholars - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

His solution: Hack the academy.

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A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots After Hearing His Teaching Advice Isn't Working - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots After Hearing His Teaching Advice Isn't Working - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Michael Wesch has been on the lecture circuit for years touting new models of active teaching with technology. The associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University has given TED talks. Wired magazine gave him a Rave Award. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching once named him a national professor of the year. But now Mr. Wesch finds himself rethinking the fundamentals of teaching—and questioning his own advice.

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Education 2011: A case study in seniority—and burn-out - Buffalo Spree - September 2011 - Buffalo, NY

Education 2011: A case study in seniority—and burn-out - Buffalo Spree - September 2011 - Buffalo, NY | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

This is a very interesting perspective. . .The following is a fictional scenario based on real events.

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What Can America Learn From the World’s Most Successful Education Systems? - Education - GOOD

What Can America Learn From the World’s Most Successful Education Systems? - Education - GOOD | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
School redesign expert Linda Darling-Hammond explains why we'll be a prison nation if we don't implement major reform...
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Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Taking notes during class? Topic-focused study? A consistent learning environment? All are exactly opposite the best strategies for learning...
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SpeEdChange: Edu-Incarceration and The Big Mac Effect

SpeEdChange: Edu-Incarceration and The Big Mac Effect | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

"Let's stop falling victim to the soft thinking that just finding more "great teachers" and getting rid of all the bad ones is the way to reform education and start asking ourselves - "How do we create schools that make it easier for all students and teachers to shine?" 

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What Value Did the Chetty Study Add?

What Value Did the Chetty Study Add? | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch have found themselves at odds on policy over the years, but they share a passion for improving schools. Bridging Differences will offer their insights on what matters most in education.
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Professor tries improving lectures by removing them from class | Inside Higher Ed

Professor tries improving lectures by removing them from class | Inside Higher Ed | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Personal narrative plays an important role in Mike Garver’s teaching style. Garver, a professor of marketing at Central Michigan University, often uses anecdotes from his own life in his lectures, according to one of his students. “It’s a good way to, in his words, ‘Put a movie in your mind,’ ”

 

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Are Ed Leadership programs still leading? [guest post] | Dangerously Irrelevant

Are Ed Leadership programs still leading? [guest post] | Dangerously Irrelevant | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
All the talk of technology integration into the curriculum, blended learning environments, and the explosion of online learning has me thinking:...
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Will · Learners not Knowers

Will · Learners not Knowers | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Learners not Knowers I’m not saying that my kids don’t need teachers. But I am saying my kids don’t (won’t) need teachers any more to get them to pass the test. “Knewton’s software analyzes students’...
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Building Trust Between Schools & Parents - Bridging Differences - Education Week

Building Trust Between Schools & Parents - Bridging Differences - Education Week | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch have found themselves at odds on policy over the years, but they share a passion for improving schools. Bridging Differences will offer their insights on what matters most in education.
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» Why Do Some People Learn Faster?

» Why Do Some People Learn Faster? | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Do we ignore mistakes, brushing them aside for the sake of our self-confidence? Or do we investigate the errors, seeking to learn from the snafus? The latter approach, suggests a series of studies, could make you learn faster.
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In New York Teacher Ratings, Good Test Scores Aren’t Always Good Enough

In New York Teacher Ratings, Good Test Scores Aren’t Always Good Enough | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
The methodology used can cause a wide variation among teachers in the same New York school, and great results can still bring a poor ranking.
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Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift

Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative strategies for learning and teaching, Harvard’s professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the benefits of practicing peer instruction in class, rather than the traditional lecture. The idea is getting traction. Here’s more about the practice.

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Big Data’s Impact in the World

Big Data’s Impact in the World | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
For those who can make sense of the explosion of data, there are job opportunities in fields as diverse as crime, retail and dating.
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How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy | MindShift

How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy | MindShift | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Scientists are notorious for questioning the veracity of publicized research — and with good reason. They want to know: Who conducted the research? Where was it published? What were the survey questions?

It’s that much more important when it comes to evaluating research in education that will affect the investment decisions of teachers, parents, and administrators.

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Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term

Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Millions of children take drugs to help them pay attention — but do they really help?
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28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter | MindShift

28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter | MindShift | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Enterprising educators are using Twitter in creative ways, to engage students inside and outside of class, to stay on top of education news, and keep in touch with peers and students. A recent post by Best Online Colleges enumerates 28 ways to use Twitter in class.

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The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Economists need to find a way to quantify everything. Teachers with high value-added ratings may indeed have long-term positive impacts on students. But it is also possible that teachers who are excellent at project-based education have an even stronger longterm impact and we would never know it because their results cannot be teased out of a million pieces of data.

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Margaret Atwood says Twitter, internet boost literacy - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News

Margaret Atwood says Twitter, internet boost literacy - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Rather than turn our noses up at Twitter, we should celebrate it and the internet as new platforms for instant communication and as drivers of literacy, says CanLit legend Margaret Atwood.
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Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education | MindShift

Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education | MindShift | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

In the book Teaching 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 classroom experts, the authors pinpoint specific skills educators will need to teach in the schools of tomorrow. They say teachers must be prepared to find and adapt new technologies to engage the digital generation, as well as work across traditional subject areas using project learning. They must be able to use data and evidence to inform their practice and know how to work in both virtual learning environments and brick-and-mortar schools. And they’ll need to collaborate with community-based organizations and work in schools that provide all kinds of other services for students and their families.

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The Missing Link in School Reform (August 16, 2011) | Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Missing Link in School Reform (August 16, 2011) | Stanford Social Innovation Review | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
American educators, policymakers, and philanthropists are overselling the role of the highly skilled individual teacher and undervaluing the benefits that come from teacher collaborations.
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Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media | DMLcentral

Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media | DMLcentral | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Consider this: as recently as four years ago, who would have imagined that major companies would have employees whose jobs were to interact with customers on Twitter, or that someone could make a career out of writing for Facebook?

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What Can We Learn From Finland? - Bridging Differences - Education Week

What Can We Learn From Finland? - Bridging Differences - Education Week | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch have found themselves at odds on policy over the years, but they share a passion for improving schools. Bridging Differences will offer their insights on what matters most in education.
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