"In this post, I’m going to look at some fun fiction about computers, then raise some questions about whether our fears are rational, or whether we really do need to question much more closely our addiction to technology, especially in education." Tony Bates
" Multiple-choice testing and open educational resources in the format of iTunes and OpenCourseWare are other examples.Once it’s ‘up there’, there are some who believe that the recorded lecture is the ‘teacher.’ It is not: it is a transmitter of content, which is not the same as a teacher."
Announcing NEW Personalize Learning eCourse Starting in January 2013!
The 5 W’s are the What, Who, Where, Why, and Wow to Personalize Learning. Learn what is and what is not personalized learning, learn how learners learn best, walk through the Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments, understand how teacher and learner roles will change, and how to use assessment AS learning.
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Dates, times and fees will be announced on this site and in the November/December newsletter of Personalize Learning.
Pedagogy first. One of the things I value most in the Digital Humanities is the emphasis of process over product; in terms of undergraduate and graduate education alike, that means learning rather than grades.
Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.
Teachers all over the world are flipping their classrooms. Instead of doing homework and projects at home, students watch lectures and videos. When they get to class they engage students with activities and tests designed to test what students have learned. While flipping your classroom may sound like a good idea, it requires having a way to present information to students at home. These top 6 apps for flipping your classroom will give you the tools you need to turn your classroom upside down.
David Truss shares his Inquiry Hub model and a Slideshare presentation on the 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom along with audio recordings of the Classroom 2.0 Show "Inquiry Learning and Empowering Students" on September 29th. Here is just a glimpse of the 7 Ways to transform your classroom.
> Transforming Classrooms with Inquiry: It starts with educators asking really good questions.
> Transforming Classrooms with Voice: Be it a presentation to a small group, the entire school, the local community or online (with the world), work with students to craft their message in thoughtful, well represented ways.
> Transforming Classrooms with Audience: Through the use of blogs, wikis, digital portfolios and social media tools, you can invite the world to be a participatory audience in the work that our students do.
> Transforming Classrooms with Community: Provide opportunities for projects to extend beyond age-group peers to include younger and/or older students, parents and teachers, community members, subject area experts, and students from around the globe.
> Transforming Classrooms with Leadership: Buddy up with students in younger classes. Create activities and events which truly allow students to ‘run the show’.
> Transforming Classrooms with Play: There is a lot of pedagogy in play (at all ages). Do we provide “gaps” in our teaching? Time and spaces where students can be creative beyond the scope of the content we are teaching?
> Transforming Classrooms with Networks: Skype is a great tool to bring classes from across the country or across the globe together.
Thank you David for sharing your model and vision to transform learning!
Two professors from Yale will speak at Delaware Valley Friends School.
Delaware Valley Friends School, in coordination with the International Dyslexia Association, will host two experts from Yale University for a discussion Thursday night.
Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, a husband-and-wife professors who also co-direct of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Thursday night, they will present a program titled, Dyslexia: Translating Science into Policy and Practice – It’s Time!.
The discussion will take place at Delaware Valley Friends School Thursday night at 7 p.m. The school is located at 19 E. Central Avenue in Paoli. Registration to attend the event is $25.
Even though I’m both a coach and a yoga teacher, I rely on a coach and yoga teachers of my own. Combining their lessons with my own personal practice and experience deepens my understanding and abilities in sports and in yoga.