Recently, I showed a group of students in my high school art class a film called Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink), about a seven-year-old boy named Ludovic who identifies as female. Ludovic has an ac
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This article provides some provocative ideas to get students to engage in "Divergent" thinking, an very interest connection to the movie being released this week. However, the divergent thinking is all about taking risks and changing perspectives on the way we see and do things. Great list of tips too.
I am a huge fan of this concept and think we need our learners, who are increasingly visual learners , be able to convey their observations in a visual manner. I would argue that when you are connecting images rather than merely recording words there is a far deeper level of learning that is created.
So, what do you get when you combine three very cool visuals? Eleven signs that technology is playing an increasingly important role in education—both in and outside of the classroom. From videos to podcasts to mobile devices, learning has definitely gone digital.
Every teacher I've worked with over the last five years recalls two kinds of digital experiences with students. The first I think of as digital native moments, when a student uses a piece of technol
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I love this additional mention of news literacy as well. I teach a class to 6th graders reviewing a number of these skills, but what is interesting is that a number of adults could benefit from the same.
This iactually the second article of a series . This is a word used frequently, but it's definition varies. I think rigor need to also differentiate , say, reading levels so each learner is challenged from the level they are currently at. Rigor does not mean, "one size fits all!"
Risk taking and questioning have always been learning skillls. It just seems that students, and possibly their parents, aren't willing to acknowledge them as the best way to learn. The whole idea of thinking critically and making a "best guess' seem to be unacceptable to some folks. What does that say about the whole quality/gift of wonder?
I find this an interesting topic. This particular infographic seems to be more focuesd on adults. I would LOVE to see one, print it and post it about kids. Between overscheduling time, a variety of electronic devices in the ir bedrooms, and the push for "rigor", we have students who are falling far behind even 6 hours of sleep.