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Blogging, the Internet and You: The Diagnosis

Blogging, the Internet and You: The Diagnosis | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Where was that thing you felt that isn't anything, she asked?

 

Here, I showed her.

 

Put your arms in the air, she said. She felt, and squinted, and her brow furrowed, and she stepped aside again. Then she returned. Come back in a few hours when the doctor is free, she said, and we'll look a little more closely with ultrasound, just to be thorough. She smiled. Maybe just go have some lunch, she said, and we'll wrap this up when you return.

 

The hours stretched out and out and out. I felt nervous, but it was still all normal. I was too nervous to eat, but not too nervous yet to tweet. A finger pulling down the iPhone touchscreen still yielded replies from familiar names, and this was all going to end well. I drove back to the clinic.

 

Dr. Kristi Funk is her name. How can anything go bad when the doctor's name is Funk, and there are so many funny things to tweet? She told me to lie down, put some goop on my chest, and waved a wand through the goop. The waves appeared on a screen. It looked like NASA video, something the Mars rovers might transmit home to a JPL engineer searching for distant water."

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Torturing Children at School

Complaints of dangerous disciplinary practices involving Tasers are cropping up all over the country.
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Big Bang to Little Swoosh

The discovery of gravitational waves in the fabric of space may go down as one of the greatest in the history of science.
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What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks

The most popular talks shared three common attributes.
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Top 25 EDUs On Twitter

TOP 25EDUs ON TWITTER @danieldmccabe EDU
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Report Release: Speak Up 2013 National Findings, K-12 Students

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"On April 8, 2014, Project Tomorrow released the report 'The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations' at a Congressional Briefing held in Washington, DC and for the first time, online in a special live stream of the event. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO, discussed selected student national findings from the Speak Up 2013 report and moderated a panel discussion with students who shared their insights and experiences with digital learning."
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'Learning happens everywhere, not just in the classroom' - Telegraph

'Learning happens everywhere, not just in the classroom' - Telegraph | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"'We believe that informal learning has massive potential to give meaning, relevance and context to the ideas that schools offer, but is this just conjecture', asks Clare Matterson."
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5 Effective Ways To Build Your School Tribe

This article is a continuation of The Connected Student Series It’s a crisp fall Monday morning, and freshly dressed school children are being dropped off by their parents – who by this time have gotten used to the current homework load and the...
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A Flexner Report on Teacher Preparation

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Tom Kane argues that there is a need for dramatic change in the American teacher preparation system.
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Why Teaching Digital Citizenship Doesn't Work

Why Teaching Digital Citizenship Doesn't Work | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Lists of ‘rules’ for online behaviour reinforce the misconception that online and real life is different. We must help students understand that social media, texting, etc. are public spaces and th...
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Students could repay debts into 50s

Students could repay debts into 50s | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Most students will still be paying back university loans in their 40s and 50s, and many will never clear the debt, Sutton Trust research finds.
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Heartbleed Security Flaw Emphasizes the Need to Change Passwords

"Changing passwords occasionally is a good idea, as is using a different password for each site."
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The Art of Asking Survey Questions: 7 Survey-Writing Don'ts

What types of questions should you avoid the next time you have to write a survey to get feedback? This presentation covers just a section of our [free] guide: What...

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#NotABugSplat

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A giant art installation project that targets predator drone operators sitting thousands of miles away who refer to kills as BugSplats. Now they’ll see a child’s face instead.
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Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate

Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.
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Academic Integrity: Cheat or Be Cheated?

Academic Integrity: Cheat or Be Cheated? | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Stories of cheating in schools often make national headlines and are frequently met with widespread shock. How could such actions occur on the campuses of elite colleges and high schools? What's going on with kids these days?"
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Most Teachers Are Not Engaged in Their Jobs, Gallup Finds

Most Teachers Are Not Engaged in Their Jobs, Gallup Finds | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
What's holding back teacher engagement? They don't feel like their opinions at work count.
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How to design multiple-choice questions

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"Since taking the plunge and adding multiple-choice questions to my assessment repertoire, I’ve found they have refreshing and unexpected advantages. They make assessment more reliable, marking less labour-intensive, pupil understanding and misconceptions more visible, and allow a wider breadth of knowledge to be assessed across a unit than just using essays or complex, holistic end-of-unit assessments. They save countless hours of marking downstream, and get pupils thinking deeply about subject content. Both Alex Quigley and Cristina Milos have written perceptively about how tricky they are to create. How can we ensure that the advantages outweigh the limitations? Research from Little, Bjork, Bjork and Angello (that Alex cites) suggests not only that they are as effective as short-answer tests for retention, but they also have an important advantage over them – that pupils have to think through incorrect alternatives. The key insight is that these alternatives must be plausible enough to enable pupils to retrieve why correct alternatives are correct and incorrect options are incorrect. I’ve found these eight principles helpful in multiple-choice design:"
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15 top special education blogs

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Special education teachers are often overloaded, but a list of some of the top special education blogs could help them share best practices.
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KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 10, 9:30 AM

I especially enjoy "A Peach for the Teach".  This teacher shares great ideas for positive behavior support.

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The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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Why not?

"Last night, I watched a documentary on the dramatic temperature fluctuations that are happening across the globe, and one of my first thoughts was, “What are we going to do?” Strangely enough,..."
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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds, and we believe that as they increasingly overlap and integrate they will be critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place.
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Ontario Catholic schools grapple with court’s no-religion ruling

Ontario Catholic schools grapple with court’s no-religion ruling | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
What's the point of a religious school system if students can opt out of religion?
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Stanford K-12 Online Learning Program's Effectiveness Confirmed by New York U

New York University has confirmed the effectiveness of a Stanford University-run online program designed to accelerate learning for students K-12 schools.
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Free Will and Human Dignity: A Love Story - YouTube

"What is the value of free will and the ability to make your own choices?


Prof. James Otteson recalls a parable his teacher taught him in high school. If you had the ability to make a woman fall in love with you, would you like it? Would you prefer to force someone to love you or to have someone offer to give their love to you freely? Love freely given is so much more valuable.


This story illustrates an important moral insight: Respecting people means allowing them to make their own choices, even if you believe the choices they will make are poor. Without the ability to choose for ourselves, we lose a bit of what makes us human.


Do you find it frustrating when you are not allowed to make your own decisions?


What would you do differently if people or government were not preventing your actions?


Do you think you're better or worse when your choices are limited or taken from you?"

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Note-taking, doodles and sketches from TED2014

Note-taking, doodles and sketches from TED2014 | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Do you think in pictures? These TED fans do -- and they capture their thoughts in an idiosyncratic mix of words and text...
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