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Test Scores vs. Entrepreneurship: PISA, TIMSS, and Confidence

Test Scores vs. Entrepreneurship: PISA, TIMSS, and Confidence | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

In doing research for my new book World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students, I came across a set of data that appear to show something very interesting.

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SIGML Recommends 25 Educator Vetted Apps for iPad and iPhone | ISTE Connects Blog

SIGML Recommends 25 Educator Vetted Apps for iPad and iPhone | ISTE Connects Blog | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

With more than half a million apps available in the Apple app store and hundreds of thousands of apps available for Android devices, it can be difficult for educators to dig through the clutter and find apps to facilitate meaningful learning experiences.

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Take better notes on your iPad with these 5 apps

Take better notes on your iPad with these 5 apps | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
It's almost time for students to go back to school and get their learn on. Here are five great apps for taking notes -- in or out of the classroom -- with an iPad. Read this blog post by Jason Cipriani on How To.
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The Myth of Learning Styles

The Myth of Learning Styles | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

There is no credible evidence that learning styles exist. While we will elaborate on this assertion, it is important to counteract the real harm that may be done by equivocating on the matter. In what follows, we will begin by defining “learning styles”; then we will address the claims made by those who believe that they exist, in the process acknowledging what we consider the valid claims of learning-styles theorists.

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Heather MacCorkle Edick's comment, August 27, 2012 5:35 AM
Daniel Willingham made a great case on YouTube that learning styles do not exist. You should check it out! :)
Lisi Gopin, M.E.T.'s comment, August 28, 2012 11:39 PM
Thanks Heather! I'll look for it :)
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Finding the Next Einstein | Psychology Today

Finding the Next Einstein | Psychology Today | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
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Bad for the Brain: Goodbye to Unsustainable Education Models

Bad for the Brain: Goodbye to Unsustainable Education Models | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
My Prediction: Within five to ten years in some countries, open Internet access for information acquisition will be available on standardized tests. This access will significantly reduce the quantity of data designated for rote memorization.
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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

Hear me out. I know this statement sounds heretical in the realms of education, but I think this is something we should rethink, especially since it is so widely taught to pre-service teachers. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. But its organizing framework is dead wrong. Here’s why.

 

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Greatest 101 questions of all time 81-101 - Telegraph

Greatest 101 questions of all time 81-101 - Telegraph | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
The '101 greatest questions of all time' have been answered in a BBC magazine. Here we present the final twenty-one questions.
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Google Announces Search Education Website

Google Announces Search Education Website | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

Google’s Search Blog just announced its new Search Education Website, a new platform which can help students in the classroom become better at using search while learning.

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101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers

101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
The 101 best websites for Social Studies, U.S. History, World History, Government, and Civics teachers.
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ForAllRubrics - Super Powered Rubrics

ForAllRubrics - Super Powered Rubrics | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

Create rubrics on the iPad

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Johnny Grammar - Gerunds & Infinitives

Johnny Grammar - Gerunds & Infinitives | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
Johnny looks at different uses of gerunds and infinitives in sentences.
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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

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"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out." -Benjamin Franklin

 

FAIL = First Attempt In Learning!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Screen Capture Tools for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Screen Capture Tools for Teachers | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

Introducing new technology tools to your students or to your colleagues can become a frustrating exercise if you end up repeating the same step-by-step directions over and over again. Not only is it frustrating for you to repeat those directions, it can also be frustrating for the students who want to go ahead but can't because you're waiting until everyone is on the same page.

 

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The iPad and ‘Flipping’ – Reflections of a concerned teacher

The iPad and ‘Flipping’ – Reflections of a concerned teacher | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
Reflection 1 – This is the most stimulating year I have spent in teaching. Reflection 2 – I’m concerned and it’s all my fault! One word sums up this dissonance – oppor...
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Healthy Homework Guidelines: A New Vision for Homework

Together we can transform homework and encourage schools nationwide to reexamine and reimagine homework practices to better support student engagement, healt...
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Crayola Crayons | National Toy Hall of Fame

Crayola Crayons | National Toy Hall of Fame | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

In 1900, Binney & Smith, makers of familiar red barn paint, ventured into the school supply business. Noting teachers’ complaints of poor quality chalk, the firm imagined a new market. Adapting a black grease pencil used to mark containers, Barney & Smith created handy multicolored non-toxic wax sticks in black, brown, orange, violet, blue, green, red, and yellow.

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Conrad Wolfram - my home page - Should long-division be the pinnacle of primary maths education?

Conrad Wolfram - my home page - Should long-division be the pinnacle of primary maths education? | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
Many people asked me to comment on the UK government's draft primary curriculum in maths , and the...
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Cathy Dobbie's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:36 PM

with a very bright and engaged class of year 6, long division is my nemesis that is for sure.

 

 

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For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books?

For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books? | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
Print or digital? Adults grapple with which is the best way to read -- not only for themselves, but especially when it comes to their kids.
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Genesis 1 | Sefaria.org

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Kenny's Korner: Called Out!

Kenny's Korner: Called Out! | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

Maybe you've seen Vi Hart's cool video about SpongeBob's house. Go watch it, I'll wait...

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After School: 5 Apps Your Students Are Using When You’re Not Looking

After School: 5 Apps Your Students Are Using When You’re Not Looking | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
So, Dick (now he prefers to be called Rich) and Jane are upstairs in their bedrooms, supposedly doing their homework.
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Course Hero | Study Guides, Lecture Notes, Flashcards, Practice Exams, Lecture Videos | The best way to expand your education

Course Hero | Study Guides, Lecture Notes, Flashcards, Practice Exams, Lecture Videos | The best way to expand your education | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
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TED Offers Free Video Lessons for High School and College Students| The Committed Sardine

TED Offers Free Video Lessons for High School and College Students| The Committed Sardine | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

TED-Ed is the latest wave in a growing trend of free online education. With offerings from the Khan Academy, founded in 2004 when Salman Khan began posting math tutorials on YouTube, and undergraduate courses from prestigious universities such as Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, free classes and lectures are proliferating on the Web.

 

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Attention Alert: A Study on Distraction Reveals Some Surprises | Psychology Today

Attention Alert: A Study on Distraction Reveals Some Surprises | Psychology Today | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
Distractions from our brains hurt as much or more than those from our tech! By Larry Rosen, Ph.D. ...
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