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Why Do We Send Kids to School?

Why Do We Send Kids to School? | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
As we transition into the data-driven, digital era -- the opportunity to optimize each student's experience is unparalleled. Helping children understand why they are in school is crucial. (Why do we send our kids to school?
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"We need to stop pretending like school is working for this generation. This generation -- and every generation from now on -- is going to have decreasing attention spans and an increasing need for gratification. Without giving someone a beacon in the distance to sail towards, they will sit in the ocean rudderless. They will drift towards the direction created by parents, friends and online influences. This is what happens with so many students, and yet they don't realize it until too late."

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How To Properly Integrate Education Technology - Edudemic

How To Properly Integrate Education Technology - Edudemic | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Organizations will not change until the people within them are ready to change, and those people have differing attitudes towards change.
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Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

Teaching Students to Dig Deeper | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
A backwoodsman went to a home improvement store and purchased a chainsaw to replace an old, worn-out saw. After a month, the backwoodsman returned the saw to the store, complaining, "It doesn'

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4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom - TeachThought

4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom - TeachThought | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
What are the keys designing a project-based learning classroom? It starts with the teacher.

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How to Effectively Manage a Social Media Team | Social Media Today

How to Effectively Manage a Social Media Team | Social Media Today | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
From a leadership perspective, social media can be a touchy decision. The return on investment (ROI) is hard to measure, let alone justify, and it’s not exactly clear, from a data-driven perspective, how socialization online works.
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3 Book Report Alternatives - Teach Amazing!

3 Book Report Alternatives - Teach Amazing! | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
3 Book Report Alternatives - Check out Teach Amazing for educational technology, web 2.0, and great tips to teach amazing! (Here are 3 ways to spice up the traditional book report.
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Students trust in 'lucky exam pants'

Students trust in 'lucky exam pants' | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
One in three students admits to donning 'good luck underwear' to try to boost their exam chances, a poll suggests.
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"Stop Over-explaining Too Much"

"Stop Over-explaining Too Much" | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:36 PM

I was reading an article by Larry Ferlazzo (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/guest-bloggers/videotaping-teachers-the-right.html) and came across a statement made by a student:  ""Mr. Ferlazzo has to stop over-explaining and talking so much.""


This made me think about all the hoopla around "multi-tasking".  I suspect overexplaining is something many teachers do often.  I think those teaching adults ALSO do this often.  


When I am learning at a PL of some sort, my need to multi-task increases exponentially when the presenter/facilitator does this.  They give the info.  They give an example.  They give another example.  Then they circle the crowd to have them show that they know.  


How many times do we need the info?  How many examples are necessary?  What is the purpose of having the crowd also give the info?  


Lesson design is something we need to spend more time on, generally.  What is the purpose?  How can we maximize engagement and meet the goal without overtalking and overexplaining?  


If you see lots of multitasking (and less engagement), you might want to ask "why"?  




Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 10, 2013 7:09 PM

The article makes excellent points about tamping down the explanations and allowing some single tasking.

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The 4 Stages of Technology Integration in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 4 Stages of Technology Integration in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
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Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers — and transforms elementary school

Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers — and transforms elementary school | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
By Katy Tur, Correspondent, NBC News ROXBURY, Mass. — The community of Roxbury had high hopes for its newest public school back in 2003. There were art studios, a dance room, even a theater equipped with cushy seating.
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The New Learners of the 21st Century

Digital Media takes viewers to the frontlines of an education revolution.

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Google Glass – the technology to watch |

Google Glass – the technology to watch | | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

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10 Best Math Apps for Kids

10 Best Math Apps for Kids | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.
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5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom

5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

Implementing some kind of self-assessment is a very good thing, as it enables learners to judge the quality of their work. I’ve done this on an ad-hoc basis at times in the past, but using a formal instrument or procedure can work wonders, even if it has no official bearing on the final outcome.


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Mabel A. Opare - Ababio Ayita's comment, May 29, 2013 8:25 AM
Very good and creative way, noot a bad idea.
Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:03 PM

If your goal is to have students become excellent learners, this should be on your list of things to consider!

Tatyana Chernaya's curator insight, June 3, 2013 3:51 AM

And also some great ideas of 5 ice-breakers, a 5-day blogathon, using images, etc.

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Game On! Engaging Students Through Interactive Competition

Mike Garver uses Camtasia for the Mac to make his lectures available to his students at home. By learning the basics before class, Mike's students can apply ...

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Why American Colleges Are Becoming a Force for Inequality

Why American Colleges Are Becoming a Force for Inequality | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Higher education should be closing the gap between the rich and the poor. But college economics are driving them further apart

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Google Play for Education Versus...

Google Play for Education Versus... | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
RT @pgsimoes: Google Play for Education Versus... http://t.co/bVRQAewrPl (@audreywatters) #elearning #edtech
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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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tony whittingham's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:38 PM

A definitive curation of learning theories.

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Latinos Sharply Narrow Education Gap - New York Times

Latinos Sharply Narrow Education Gap - New York Times | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News (blog) Latinos Sharply Narrow Education Gap New York Times After lagging behind other Americans in education for generations, Latinos have significantly narrowed the gap, and last year they passed a milestone, with new Hispanic...
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Infographic: Should Everyone Go to College?

Infographic: Should Everyone Go to College? | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
On average, the benefits of a college degree outweigh their costs.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:16 AM

There is enormous variation in the so-called return to education depending on factors such as institution attended, field of study, whether a student graduates, and post-graduation occupation. While the average return to obtaining a college degree is clearly positive, we emphasize that it is not universally so. For certain schools, majors, occupations, and individuals, college may not be a smart investment. By telling all young people that they should go to college no matter what, we are actually doing some of them a disservice.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 9, 2013 11:34 PM

Woa, dog.  Better analyze this one if you have kids of college age!

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, May 9, 2013 11:59 PM
I think we tell ALL young people this is the route. Nobody I know tells all kids this is not the route. Most tell them this IS the panacea.
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If You Make Your Employees Punch The Clock, They'll Want To Punch You Instead

If You Make Your Employees Punch The Clock, They'll Want To Punch You Instead | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
And they'll feel less creative more contempt. Do you really want to go back to an idea that was innovative during the industrial revolution (@kimspinder We're not factory workers anymore.
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Teacher Preparation Education Programs Need Reform

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Through journal keeping and in-class dialogues, many teachers are taught that they are activists for social justice...
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No Rich Child Left Behind

No Rich Child Left Behind | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Family income is now a better predictor of children’s success in school than race.

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