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This collection reflects my interest in writing pedagogy, agency and efficacy, and teaching with technology -- as a rhetorician and researcher as well as writer, teacher of writers, and teacher of writing teachers.
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How Society Grades Teachers

How Society Grades Teachers | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Study shows how educators contribute to social change and innovation

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 3, 2013 10:44 AM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Silverback Learning's comment, April 4, 2013 11:44 AM
Educators' influence in far-reaching and long lasting. We are going to re-post on our blog today.
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What Happens When Kids Craft Their Own BYOD Policy?

What Happens When Kids Craft Their Own BYOD Policy? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
It started out with a standardized writing prompt and was never intended to move outside of the small testing window. However, when students finished writing a persuasive text on whether students ...
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Goodbye, Mr. Conti: a Westhill High teacher's retirement letter hits home with students, parents

Goodbye, Mr. Conti: a Westhill High teacher's retirement letter hits home with students, parents | Metawriting | Scoop.it
"I can't teach any more. I spend too much time bean counting," Gerald "Jerry" Conti, a veteran teacher at Westhill High who's retirement letter is being passed around on the Internet.
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A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education

A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education | Metawriting | Scoop.it
This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I've be...

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:53 AM

Definitiely useful to have more substantial research

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:58 PM

I will have to spend some time reading these!

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:42 PM

A small collection which is about to grow. Worth reading.

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Tech's broken promises: 6 cool innovations we're still waiting for

Flying cars were always a pie-in-the-sky proposition, but hologram calls and many other bold tech ideas have hit snags.

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether s
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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model: wendell berry, digital literacy, citizenship, transfer

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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, April 2, 2013 11:32 AM

"No longer do schools teach. Rather, they act as curators of resources and learning tools, and promote the shift of the “burden” of leanring back to a more balanced perspective of stakeholders and participants."

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This messed up Atlanta cheating scandal is so f-ed, and here's why?

This messed up Atlanta cheating scandal is so f-ed, and here's why? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
No links, no serious analysis. But you know what? They have a million or so $7.5 million dollar bond out on this woman, and are indicting two or three dozen others. Look at these people, they're go...
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On the school of second chances: a Q&A with Mike Rose

Each spring across America, thousands of students who once lagged behind their peers get accepted to top-notch universities, thanks to what author Mike Rose calls “second chance” learning.
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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | Metawriting | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:08 PM

Ένα ωραίο άρθρο για τη λειτουργία του νου.

MCG23's curator insight, April 3, 2013 8:51 PM

interesting article that i myself can relate to in the classroom.  I have my kids doing occasional exercise in my year 8 Mathematics class and the benefits of how the classes respond after a brief exercise break is fasinating.  Alas I have not done this as much with my older students...i need to break out of this model for my senior students!

  

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:36 PM

A valuable insight! Careful not to misuse it!

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How to Storify. Why to Storify. | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

How to Storify. Why to Storify. | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Metawriting | Scoop.it

Intended to serve as a stop-motion camera for the torrent of information we get from social media, Storify allows the user to arrange pieces of conversations to construct a narrative. When we first began teaching with Twitter, we wanted to contain conversations that would eventually evaporate. Twitter allows us to go back through someone’s stream to see everything, but the simple organization that a hashtag brings to an organic conversation has about a two-week window. If we start a back-channel conversation in a lecture one day, Twitter requires that we look at it, learn from it, and let it go soon after. Storify emerged on the scene last year to cull these kinds of social media contributions (not just on Twitter) and freeze them.


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New Test for Computers: Grading Essays at College Level

New Test for  Computers: Grading Essays at College Level | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Software developed by a joint venture of Harvard and M.I.T. uses artificial intelligence to grade student essays and short written answers, freeing professors for other tasks.
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Is There (Finally) a New Paradigm for “Teacher Accountability?” | Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Is There (Finally) a New Paradigm for “Teacher Accountability?” | Digital Writing, Digital Teaching | Metawriting | Scoop.it
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iPad Mini - A Teacher's Perspective

iPad Mini - A Teacher's Perspective | Metawriting | Scoop.it
The iPad Mini is very light. It has the same operating system as the iPad and is compatible with all the apps. The screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio, but it isn't retina, and it will set you back aroun...
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50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson | Metawriting | Scoop.it

Albert Einstein wrote:  The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.

 

Keeping his words in mind, educators everywhere are beginning to work art into education. Because we live in the 21st century, we have all the tools right at our fingertips, quite literally. The Internet hosts site after site devoted to integrating art into education.

 

Right here, you’ll find some of the best websites and some interesting ideas that are easily altered to fit various lessons. Explore 50 ways to add artistic elements to the simplest and most complex lessons.



Cited From: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-ways-to-integrate-art-into-any-lesson/#ixzz2PLSreQyH


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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:23 AM

An interesting read

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:40 PM

Primarily K-12, but some useful tips for higher ed as well. 

ohdesiderata's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:21 AM

An incredibly valuable resource that authentically incorporates the arts across almost all the KLAs.

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Making Composition Massive: a #digped Discussion | #digped | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Making Composition Massive: a #digped Discussion | #digped | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Metawriting | Scoop.it

This Friday, April 5 from 1:00 - 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 - 11:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to consider the place of composition and writing curricula within massive open online courses. MOOCs do not just offer an opportunity to reexamine the way we teach writing, and the way writing is learned, they may well ambush us into doing so.


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Florida and New York look to centralize and expand online education | Inside Higher Ed

Florida and New York look to centralize and expand online education | Inside Higher Ed | Metawriting | Scoop.it
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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, April 1, 2013 3:43 PM
Absolutely Mary! Tech in classrooms is not always necessary.
Jasmin Rez's curator insight, April 4, 2013 12:58 PM

"There is a huge difference between the two - a difference that can be seen in the impact the technology usage has on student learning."

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, April 5, 2013 3:33 PM
In complete agreement Jasmin!
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Dear Governor: Lobby to Save a Love of Reading – SchoolBook

Dear Governor: Lobby to Save a Love of Reading – SchoolBook | Metawriting | Scoop.it
After a New Year's Eve encounter with the state's third-grade reading test, two city school parents write: 'In his recent State of the State address, Governor Cuomo said he wants to be an advocate for children.
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This is so my experience with standardized tests!

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Is Twitter a Tool for Mass-Education?

Draft version of a publication for S-ICT Conference 2011, Vienna University of Technology

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:01 PM


Abstract:
Teaching as well as attending lectures in big lectures halls is an often-usualsituation in middle European universities. Bearing in mind that a huge mass of learners leadsto a decrease of lecture-student interactivity during lectures, the research work aims toenhance traditional face-to-face teaching by technology. The well-known and widely usedmicroblogging platform Twitter is used to display questions, notices and ideas on a wall just in time.


Therefore a so-called TwitterWall is developed by Graz University of Technologyconcerning special pedagogical needs. Afterwards a first use in a big lecture is pointed outand discussed. The publication concluded that the use of Twitter in combination with specificsoftware can help to enhance lecture interactivity in mass-education.


Check also:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Education+3.0


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence
  

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:06 PM

 

Abstract:


Teaching as well as attending lectures in big lectures halls is an often-usualsituation in middle European universities. Bearing in mind that a huge mass of learners leadsto a decrease of lecture-student interactivity during lectures, the research work aims toenhance traditional face-to-face teaching by technology. The well-known and widely usedmicroblogging platform Twitter is used to display questions, notices and ideas on a wall just in time.


Therefore a so-called TwitterWall is developed by Graz University of Technologyconcerning special pedagogical needs. Afterwards a first use in a big lecture is pointed outand discussed. The publication concluded that the use of Twitter in combination with specificsoftware can help to enhance lecture interactivity in mass-education.


Check also:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Education+3.0


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence