Here are some tips for writing more compelling headlines... The infographic by Neil Patel from Quick Sprout will give you a simple formula for enticing headlines. Though there's no one-size-fits-all headline trope that guarantees a crazy influx of traffic, the tactics below should help you tweak your headlines to get your posts the attention they deserve.
Via Lauren Moss, Dan Aldridge
“ In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn do...”
Via Deborah Welsh, Dean J. Fusto
“With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will...”
Via J. Mark Schwanz
“ MIT has been a leader in online education for more than a decade, and many leading thinkers in the evolution of education technology have emerged from the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. MOOC leader, edX, is run by Anant Agarwal, who is a professor at MIT, for example. The path of progress has [...]”
Via Olgy Gary
These days, creating online content and gaining results can get pretty overwhelming. There are countless vehicles to use, plenty of social media sites to distribute on, and more than enough platforms. Here's a compilation of infographics out there to help with content creation efforts and maximize results...
Via Lauren Moss
As educators, we use assessment as a means of measuring student performance and progress. These tests are merely snapshots of continuous learning that too often fail to paint the bigger picture. 21st century educators are faced with the challenge of tracking student performance and progress accurately in an age where we are all aware of the shortcomings of assessment, and yet we still fumble at finding a better alternative. Apart from our awareness of the flaws in our system, we are also conscious that we’re moving swiftly into an age where personalized instruction is at the forefront. How then, can educators ensure every single student is accurately measured through standardized tests riddled with flaws, that somehow incorporate personalized learning? It seems 21st century measurement of student achievement faces the challenge of incorporating the old with the new, the ancient with the modern. It’s clear to me that the chances of succeeding in such a task without the integration of technology are slim to none, which brings me to learning analytics. - See more at: http://fishtreeblog.tumblr.com/post/94831671955/a-schools-guide-to-learning-analytics-as#disqus_threadzz
Via Fishtree Education
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"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices. The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."
Via John Evans, ScienceandTechnology
“A Serious Game Helps Analyze Complex Cancer Research Data Although serious games have many uses – employee engagement, marketing and learning among them – one area that may prove as a surprise is cancer research.”
Via Martin (Marty) Smith
In the years when my colleagues and I "invented" differentiation--as countless teachers have invented it before and since--there were no books to explain "differentiation" to us, no videos to model it, no conferences to attend to help us over inevitable humps. We worked from one conviction and five principles. We began with the conviction that we could not serve our obviously heterogeneous students if we taught them without regard to their differences. From that launching pad, we came to five guiding principles. 1) We needed to teach what mattered most in the content for which we had responsibility and in a way that helped students see why it mattered. We asked ourselves often, "Why are we asking the kids to learn this??" Textbooks, grades and tests were not acceptable answers. 2) We needed to plan for student engagement. There was an ad slogan at the time that said, "Medicine doesn't have to taste bad to be good." We clung to the belief that we could be creative enough to teach whatever needed teaching in ways that appealed to young adolescents. 3) We had to build a sense of community--a team of learners--so that both teachers and students had partners for success. 4) We needed to emphasize the primacy of growth--for every student, every day. 5) We had to figure out an ebb and flow of classroom time that allowed a balance between what the class needed to do as a whole and what students needed to do individually or in small groups. From those "givens," we made proposals. "What if we try it this way?" We shared successes--and lesson plans, and materials. We became comfortable with saying, "That was a mess. There's got to be a better way. Let's look at why this approach worked, or didn't, and go from there."
Via Fishtree Education
The power of text analytics is now readily accessible through intuitive and openly available software. Running analysis is straightforward enough, as the examples in this article illustrate. However, the prerequisites of impactful insights haven’t changed. Proper problem definition, domain expertise, and stakeholder engagement are key to well-guided mining and actionable output—whether you’re improving a user interface or the broader user experience.
Via Luis Costa, Martin (Marty) Smith
“ Schools failing to crack the IT code New Zealand Herald IT experts are saying the New Zealand school curriculum isn't well aligned to the skills required for jobs in the industry, and IT teachers need more support.”
Via Ulrich Schild