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New Research Helps Make Case for Rigorous #PBL

New Research Helps Make Case for Rigorous #PBL | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

Editor's note: Today is the fifth in a series of posts from PBL World, a global gathering of educators interested in project-based learning. Join the conversation on Twitter by following the hashtag #pblworld.

 

The key findings are:

 

 - A 30% higher pass rate for high-achieving students compared to peers in traditional AP classes in comparison schools in the same district


 - A 10% higher pass rate for high-poverty students in PBL classes compared to peers in traditional AP classes

 


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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

Looking back now, I realize something I never understood then — what he had instilled was an ability to think critically. Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century. Unlike the other three, critical thinking is often difficult to reduce to bite-size pieces of understanding and challenging to teach to others.


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Teach Respect, Demand Non-Discrimination

Teach Respect, Demand Non-Discrimination | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, a new international effort to combat racism and intolerance in schools was launched at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the full backing of the U.S.


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Elisabeth Skapetis's curator insight, August 5, 2013 8:06 AM

The United Nations Educational, Sciencitfic and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched an effort called, "Teaching Respect for All." This effort is designed to develop curriculum for use across the globe to promote tolerance and respect for all people.

Lydia Mackinlay Campbell's comment, October 22, 2013 2:16 AM
"because freedom can't protect itself" the slogan for this website and Campaign to protect people from racism in schools, a intolerance towards racism and a fight to put racism to its end.
Lydia Mackinlay Campbell's curator insight, November 2, 2013 4:06 AM

"because freedom can't protect itself" the slogan for this website and Campaign to protect people from racism in schools, a intolerance towards racism and a fight to put racism to its end.

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Using QR Codes in Education | District Administration Magazine

Using QR Codes in Education | District Administration Magazine | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.

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The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

Educational Technology article about how to implement Facebook in classroom educational setting.


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Infographic: Digital Stress and Your Brain

Infographic: Digital Stress and Your Brain | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how you might not be as good at multitasking as you think you are, and it could have negative consequences you haven't considered.

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Susan Bainbridge's comment, June 21, 2012 3:50 PM
Glad you enjoyed this article Deborah.
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EPIC 2020 - A Vision of Education in 2020

EPIC 2020 - A Vision of Education in 2020 | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

It may not unfold exactly as these videos predict, but it certainly offers food for thought!


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Susan Bainbridge's comment, June 18, 2012 3:20 PM
Interesting vision isn't it Debi. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Using iPads to Create Characters » SPS Instructional Technology Blog

Using iPads to Create Characters » SPS Instructional Technology Blog | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
Instructional Technology Blog - Resources for using technology in the classroom.
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Education Reform For Thee, But Not For Me: What Education ...

Education Reform For Thee, But Not For Me: What Education ... | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
A critical political Obama ally is billionaire Penny Pritzker. Pritzker also happens to be a member of the Chicago Board of Education and a fan of education 'reform' (boldface mine): Farmer is a trial lawyer.
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Instructional Design for Self-Learning in Distance Education ...

Works Cited Murphy, David. “Knowledge Series: Instructional Design for Self-Learning in Distance Education.” Educational Resources Information Center. Traditional curriculum development starts with the defining the ...
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 11 Educational Video Websites for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 11 Educational Video Websites for Teachers | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

Great educational video sites for immediate integration into classrooms!  

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Why Every Student Should Be In a 1:1 Classroom | Emerging Education Technology

Why Every Student Should Be In a 1:1 Classroom | Emerging Education Technology | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
1 to 1 Classroom Teacher Mark Pullen shares some observations on the benefits of this increasingly popular instructional technology.

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Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century: The Potential for Social Media Such as Facebook

Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century: The Potential for Social Media Such as Facebook | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
By Frank B. Withrow In ancient times young people were trained in apprenticeships. A few were lucky enough to sit at the feet of great scholars. For the most part young people learned by imitating ...

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How Can Teachers Create a Learner-Centered Environment?

How Can Teachers Create a Learner-Centered Environment? | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level.

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10 Pics for Motivation and Personal Development

10 Pics for Motivation and Personal Development | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

I'm a big collector of images designed for motivation and personal development. Here are some of my favorites.


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NY1 Exclusive: Fifth-Grade Student Performs Banned Speech for NY1 Cameras - NY1.com

NY1 Exclusive: Fifth-Grade Student Performs Banned Speech for NY1 Cameras - NY1.com | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
A Queens fifth-grade student was prohibited from giving a speech on same-sex marriage at a school competition, but NY1 had him recite the speech for our cameras.

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers


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Benefits of Educational Blogging Video - Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom

Benefits of Educational Blogging Video - Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
The benefits of educational blogging is something I have discussed many times on this blog.

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3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book » The Rapid eLearning Blog

3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

Rapid eLearning: 3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book http://t.co/2rzQtA7t...


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Public Schools are called a Threat to National Security - Examiner.com

Public Schools are called a Threat to National Security - Examiner.com | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

Public Schools are called a Threat to National SecurityExaminer.comThe CFR's Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security recently announced: “The United States' failure to educate its students leaves them ..."   Doc D's Note:  This was mentioned in my research from 2011.  The lack of proper education leaves our nation at risk not only in security, but also economically and society wise.  Its time we stopped arguing and DID something about it!!!! 

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Four kinds of value in higher education - The Daily Progress

Four kinds of value in higher education - The Daily Progress | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
Four kinds of value in higher educationThe Daily ProgressIn our national conversation about higher education — in Congress, in state legislatures, and in living rooms across the country — the buzzword is “value.”MICHELLE SINGLETARY: Disclosure shouldn't...
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Instructional Technology Endorsement Study Guide (Place Test 51 ...

Instructional Technology Endorsement Study Guide (Place Test 51 ... | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
Understand the use of technology to enhance professional productivity. Understand applications of technology in assessment and evaluation. Understand strategies and resources for professional development in instructional ...
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Education reform: Syllabus integration in the offing - Indian Express

Education reform: Syllabus integration in the offing - Indian Express | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it
Education reform: Syllabus integration in the offingIndian ExpressEducation reform: Syllabus integration in the offing - Integration of syllabus of different subjects is the new experiment being carried out in 566 selected schools, ...
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Exploring New Models for Professional Learning

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The Learning First Alliance is a partnership of 16 national level education organizations representing 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning every day.

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10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic | Doc D's Instructional Design, Technology & Reform News | Scoop.it

Josh Smith: "What starts as boring data will become a boring infographic unless a great story can be found."


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