How does new media facilitate and support deep learning? Resources gathered here have a distinct "research into practice" flavour. (I'm trying to take "curation" seriously; I add to this resource very slowly.)
"It’s uncomfortable to focus so intensely on what you’re bad at."
Darren Kuropatwa's insight:
"Two of the most important executive functions are cognitive flexibility and cognitive self-control. Cognitive flexibility is the ability to see alternative solutions to problems, to think outside the box, to negotiate unfamiliar situations. Cognitive self-control is the ability to inhibit an instinctive or habitual response and substitute a more effective, less obvious one."
A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.
Darren Kuropatwa's insight:
"Students need to understand that learning happens not only during reading and studying, but in all sorts of ways, so that they can examine their own habits to know which ones may be helping or not, and make adjustments, he said. Only then can they evaluate whether they’re good at something."
"The Rational Number Project is an ongoing research project investigating student learning and teacher enhancement."
An excellent collection of "research into practice" resources for teachers to help the students learn about rational numbers and operations in mathematics.
While many resource are unavailable due to copyright (which the authors are working to release) there are also many freely available resouces for teachers to use with their classes and teachers & teacher trainers to use for their own professional development.
Two minute video mashups of math & pedagogy. This is where the rubber hits the road. Outstanding resource. Even better, contribute your own 2 minute video to enhance your own professional learning and help others learn too. It's an open community.
Few people have ever had the depth of understanding of George Polya about teaching, learning and pedagogy; especially as it applies to mathematics.
"I wish to talk to you about the teaching of mathematics in the primary school. In fact my talk will consist of two parts. In the first part I will talk about the aims of teaching mathematics in the primary school. And in the second part, how to teach it."
Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy (IMAP) is a federally funded (IERI), 3-year project designed to integrate information about children's thinking about mathematics into mathematics content courses for college students intending to become elementary school teachers.
The IMAP researchers will study how students' participation in a Mathematics Early Field Experience (MEFE) affects their beliefs about mathematics and its teaching and learning as well as their mathematics content learning.
Darren Kuropatwa's insight:
Interesting connections between students ideas about and (mis)understandings of mathematics. For informative for instruction vis a vis "Starting from where the student is".
"Use student-centered teaching strategies that nurture students' literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate. The strategies suggested here can be used with students of all ages with any academic content."
Robin Good: Mobento is a hub of curated educational video clips integrating a special search engine capable of finding any word spoken inside the video collection and of visualizing where the words were spoken on a timeline.
From the official site: "This is a library and a library has librarians. That’s us. We’ll be rigorous in only uploading high quality, fascinating videos from established academic institutions and learning organizations."
It may sound like I'm selling snake oil, but I actually do have one trick that, at no cost, can transform your classroom or public speaking event, whether a seminar or a lecture, whether for 8 year olds or doctoral students, CEOs or senior citizens. You can try this tomorrow, and turn the biggest lecture into an interactive, collaborative experience without so much as an investment even in clickers or a projector. I've used it in most of the 55+ presentations I've given this year for my book Now You See It and I've used it in my classes. Here is the expensive version. It requires the swank new technology called "index cards"
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP CUNY) is an interdisciplinary academic journal whose mission is to promote open scholarly discourse around critical and creative uses of digital technology in teaching, learning, and research.
Under a learning-centered approach, the instructor retains “control” of the classroom, but thought is regularly given to: (a) how well students will learn the material presented, and (b) the variety of pedagogically sound methods that may be employed to help the students better understand the core information to be learned.
There is now strong empirical evidence that active involvement in the learning process is vitally important in two areas: (a) for the mastery of skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving and (b) for contributing to the student’s likelihood of persisting to program completion (Braxton, Jones, Hirschy, & Hartkey, 2008; Prince, 2004). Below are a few strategies that can be used by faculty in a wide variety of courses.
Harvard's great teachers speaking about what matters most to them - teaching and learning in the classroom and on campus.
Harvard University students speaking about what it means to be taught by world-class faculty, their own contributions to this project, full-length lectures and seminars in the classroom, students and teachers engaging in performances and discussions, and so much more.
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Darren Kuropatwa's insight:
UbD as described by Grant Wiggins himself and some of the ways it has been improperly implemented.
"The process of trying to make a subject understandable for others helps me see it from a new perspective. This is one of the more powerful aspects of explanation that is often forgotten. Through explaining, we learn."
A thoughful collection of short videos of Dylan William discussing research based practices around formative assessment, creativity, personalised learning, metacognition and more. Dylan Willaim suggests several strategies that can effectively double the rate at which students learn.
"Dylan Wiliam is Deputy Director and Professor of Educational Assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London. Formerly of King’s College London, Dylan was a co-author of Inside the Black Box - a seminal publication on the role of assessment as a formative element in learning"
A useful guide, with video exemplars, for teachers thinking about how to meaninguflly use technology to support teaching & learning in the classroom.
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.
What is in each cell?
Within each cell of the Matrix one will find two lessons plans with a short video of the lesson. Each lesson is designed to show the integration of technology in instruction and classrooms as well as the Arizona Educational Technology Standards.
Examples Find out how other Duke faculty use technology in their teaching in our examples section.
Assessment Assessment frequently refers to the measurement of individual student learning outcomes or the effectiveness of a teaching strategy. Get tools, ideas, and strategies for supporting your assessment and evaluation needs.
Teaching Strategies What strategies work best when introducing technologies into class activities? These quick guides help with sorting through the choices and options faced when planning a class activity, pointing to strategies and resources that can be useful to reach instructional goals in your course.
Instructional methods are used by teachers to create learning environments and to specify the nature of the activity in which the teacher and learner will be involved during the lesson. While particular methods are often associated with certain strategies, some methods may by found within a variety of strategies. A sampling of instructional methods with accompanying explanations are presented in this website.
Who's better at teaching difficult physics to a class of more than 250 college students: the highly rated veteran professor using time-tested lecturing, or the inexperienced graduate students interacting with kids via devices that look like TV remotes? The answer could rattle ivy on college walls.
A study by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, now a science adviser to President Barack Obama, suggests that how you teach is more important than who does the teaching. He found that in nearly identical classes, Canadian college students learned a lot more from teaching assistants using interactive tools than they did from a veteran professor giving a traditional lecture. The students who had to engage interactively using the TV remote-like devices scored about twice as high on a test compared to those who heard the normal lecture, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. The interactive method had almost no lecturing. It involved short, small-group discussions, in-class "clicker" quizzes, demonstrations and question-answer sessions. The teachers got real-time graphic feedback on what the students were learning and what they weren't getting.
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal on teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in the classroom.
You'll need to understand French to learn from this story. It'll be worth your time.
Depuis quelques semaines, un gros buzz sur le web consiste en cette expérience de «pourriture» du web mise en place par un enseignant Francais. J’ai lu plusieurs réactions et commentaires. Certains sont d’accord avec cet enseignant alors que d’autres sont tout simplement indignés par son comportement.
Je crois qu’il y a deux éléments à considérer ici.