"There appears to be a growing fear in society of the group labeled 'digital natives.' The fear generates from the belief that these young people are somehow superior and more knowledgeable in computer technology and social media, just because they grew up with it."
Right off the bat, I feel I must point out that the "society" that expresses the growing fear of digital natives almost certainly consists almost entirely of those of us old enough to be foreign to the digital realm, even if we've immigrated.
People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to new research. The finding reveals how the early loss of a sense -- in this case hearing -- affects brain development.
Now, flow is a type of intrinsic motivation, that is, there you do what you're doing primarily because you like what you're doing. If you learn only for external, extrinsic reasons, you will probably forget it as soon as you are no longer forced to remember what you want to do. Nor will you be motivated to learn for its own sake. Whereas if you are intrinsically motivated, you're going to keep learning as you move up and so you are in this lifelong learning mode, which would be the ideal.
"Our modern information age needs curious, humble minds—people willing to absorb new knowledge, think critically and put information into context. Abandoning a narrow, one-size-fits-all approach to curriculum standards would help students develop the curiosity they need to become the innovators of the future. That matters more than the ability to recall an answer on the test."
"On his Intrepid Teacher blog, in addition to his growing Flickr gallery, Raisdana candidly shares highlights of classroom lessons and lays out his personal teaching philosophy. "I want to empower students to not only seek answers, but be able to raise essential questions, by creating less of a classroom and more of a community, a place where both teacher and student set forth to share knowledge and increase understanding. As a lifelong learner myself, I hope to learn as much from my students as they learn from me," he writes."
“‘Um, can you tell me one way this can be applied in the classroom?’ The question was sincere, and the questioner, earnest and frustrated. Several dozen slides and ninety minutes of lecture lacked a single practical application for teaching.”
A discussion about how educators can incorporate neuroscience research findings into the classroom.
The most popular current conception of learning styles equates style with the preferred bodily sense through which one receives information, whether it be visual, auditory, or kinesthetic (for some reason, no one claims that there are tactile or olfactory learners). We use this sensory definition of learning styles in the examples below, but our conclusions apply equally to other definitions.
"You probably saw the title of this post and thought ‘okay there’s no friggin’ way he’s going to assemble a list of the best 50,000 education apps. But thanks to a partnership between Edudemic and FindTheBest, we’ve done just that. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build a robust directory of, as of this writing, about 56,000 education apps.
But it’s not just a list… it’s a finely tuned directory capable of sorting out all the apps in ways not even available in the iTunes or Android stores."
If you have been following my blog series on The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture, you know that I am using this opportunity, given all the press on flipped classroom, to discuss a model of teaching and learning based on experiential education.
Whether you want to smash a forehand like Federer, or just be an Xbox hero, there is a shocking short cut to getting the brain of an expert, says Sally...
...The first is an intense and focused absorption that makes you lose all sense of time. The second is what is known as autotelicity, the sense that the activity you are engaged in is rewarding for its own sake. The third is finding the "sweet spot", a feeling that your skills are perfectly matched to the task at hand, leaving you neither frustrated nor bored. And finally, flow is characterised by automaticity, the sense that "the piano is playing itself", for example.
"many students seriously underestimate the stresses and strains that result from this time in their lives. During college there are incredible demands placed upon a student’s intellect, physical well-being, social skills, spiritual or philosophical orientation, and sense of personal responsibility."
Don't get too excited just yet. Sure, you may have an IQ on par with a musical, artistic, or chess-playing wunderkind — but that actually says a lot more about the mind of the prodigy than it does your own.
You can download hundreds of Free Courses from Great Universities. (Perhaps you already knew that.) And that includes courses by some of the biggest minds teaching in philosophy. (Is that old news too? Or some welcomed good news?) So we’re starting the week by giving you a rundown of some notable mentions.
Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".
Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge.
She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.
She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.
How are they connected?"
And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.
Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”
Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.
So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."
But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience.
She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.
He is one of the world's most renowned futurists, and at South By Southwest, he outlined his vision for a future of artificial intelligence, where humans no longer die (#followmejp Inside the Mind of Futurist Ray Kurzweil: When Robots Rule the World...
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