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Grading and Learning: a Paradox - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Grading and Learning: a Paradox - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

I read something recently that said, “By acting as if grading motivates learning, we put both student and faculty energies in the wrong place.” Grades are supposed to assess learning, not be the goal. Students too often see the grade as the thing they go to class for, when they are supposed to go for learning and practice. And it’s the professors’ faults because we hold grades over their heads.


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The Teacher's Guide To Wikipedia - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Wikipedia - Edudemic | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

In Q& A form

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What prevents someone from contributing false or misleading information?

Can students cite Wikipedia in assignments?

What is open-source media?


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5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching

The most popular site on the Internet can be leveraged in the classroom in engaging and useful ways. Post collaboratively written with guest author Heather Green. Facebook has become such a...
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Why Should Techies Care About Education Theory?

Why Should Techies Care About Education Theory? | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

Debates about education are by no means new: What’s the best way to teach? What’s the best way to learn? What should the curriculum be? Who should have access to specialized knowledge and specialized training? How does technology impact all of these questions?


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Higher Education's Monopoly on Credibility Is Ending | Business | TIME.com

Higher Education's Monopoly on Credibility Is Ending | Business | TIME.com | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

The times they are a changin’, and in this essay, I’d like to suggest they are changing in a way that has massive implications for education: sources of credibility—once the domain of expensive degrees–are becoming democratized, decentralized, and diversified.


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Should Teachers View Their Students as Customers? - Education - GOOD

Should Teachers View Their Students as Customers? - Education - GOOD | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

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How do we treat our students both as important customers and as children who need our guidance?

 

Students are likely to be most motivated to buy the product—achieve success and learn responsibility—when they feel connected, competent, and in control.

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Dana Foundation Blog: ADHD, Multi-Tasking, and Reading

Multi-tasking (or “dual-task performance,” since your brain almost always switches back and forth among tasks) has always been a part of life. Just getting the family out of the house and on its way in the morning is an exercise in ordered chaos, and we usually do it pretty well. But it comes at a cost: We pack a lunch but then forget to take it, and everything seems to take a little longer.Don’t believe me? Here’s an experiment Hopkins professor and clinician Martha Denckla did with us at a conference over the weekend. Do this out loud (or mumble if you’re going to distract someone):

1. As fast as you can, say out loud the numbers 1 through 10.

2. As fast as you can, say the letters of the alphabet A to J.

3. Now, as fast as you can, alternate the numbers and letters: 1-A, 2-B, etc.

If we were true multitaskers, Case 3 would take us exactly the same time as Case 1 plus Case 2. For most of us in the audience, it took far longer. Why?
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Assessing Student Learning - do it like assessing someone in their job

Assessing Student Learning - do it like assessing someone in their job | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

"These days it seems lots of "Education Reformers" and politicians what to assess students (and teachers) through more and more standardized tests. But that's not how we assess someone at their job. People are assessed in their jobs in their performance on the tasks for their job. We should do the same for students. We need to assess their ability to complete tasks and apply what they have learned to more than some multiple choice, standardized, made by some big corporation test."


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Analytics in Learning and Knowledge - George Siemens

Analytics in Learning andKnowledge George Siemens June 8, 2011 Milanm Italy.


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New Ways To Think About Online Privacy : NPR

New Ways To Think About Online Privacy : NPR | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

Here's a summary of what some of these big thinkers had to say:

David Kobia, director of technology, at Ushahidi:

Karen Wickre, editorial director, at Twitter:

Luke Flemmer, chief operating officer, Lab49:

Sherry Turkle, director, MIT initiative on technology and self:<---a MUST read

Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief, Wired Magazine:

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Where is reflection in the learning process?

Where is reflection in the learning process? | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

I asked the students to get in small groups to discuss these questions. They got in their groups and just looked at one another with baffled looks on their faces while remaining silent. I tried rewording the questions and providing examples and still got blank looks when they returned to their group discussions.

Products of a Standardized System

 

I began to get frustrated by their lack of response until a major AHA struck me . . . They are products of a standardized system where they were asked to memorize standardized information and spit that information out on standardized tests. When finished with one unit of information, they were asked to quickly move onto the next unit. They were not given the time, skills, and opportunities to extract personalized meanings from their studies. Reflection was not part of their curriculum as it cannot be measured nor tested.

 

Several good link on Educators as Reflective Practitioners

 

 

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12 Ways To Learn In 2012: The eLearning Coach

12 Ways To Learn In 2012: The eLearning Coach | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

For previous years, see 11 Ways to Learn in 2011

http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning2-0/11-ways-to-learn-in-2011/

and 10 Ways to Learn in 2010.

http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning2-0/10-ways-to-learn-in-2010/

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Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization

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Here's a chart that explains the differences between personalization, differentiation, and individualization. After some research on these terms, Barbara Bray and I were able to determine the differences between these terms in relationship to teaching and learning.


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Barbara Bray's comment, January 23, 2012 2:00 PM
Thank you for your comment. Kathleen and I are looking for feedback on how educators are using this chart.
rwteam's comment, January 23, 2012 2:07 PM
I am in Wisconsin and we are part of CESA 1 NxGL. I team teach with 42 kindergarten kids and we are using personalized learning. We are working through the tangles of being able to personalize with kids who are just learning to read, write and compute. It has always been a struggle to be able to differentiate the difference between true personalized learning vs. differentiation and individualization. You have done a beautiful job of creating a chart that makes this clearer for all stakeholders. This chart will be useful for helping colleagues, administration and parents see the true definition of personalized learning and the potential that it holds.
Kathleen McClaskey's comment, January 23, 2012 4:18 PM
Hello rwteam in WI,

Thank you for your comments on this chart that Barbara and I created. We would be glad to have you share this with your colleagues in WI and elsewhere. We commend you and your teams in CESA 1 NxGL on the hard work that you are doing to make personalized learning a realty for your students.
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8 Higher Ed Accreditation Reforms That Need to Happen Now - Online Colleges - Search through 500+ Not-for-Profit, Accredited Online Colleges

8 Higher Ed Accreditation Reforms That Need to Happen Now - Online Colleges - Search through 500+ Not-for-Profit, Accredited Online Colleges | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it
These are some of the commonly suggested changes to the accreditation system that many experts believe must happen in the next few years.

#8 should be #1

Establish minimum standards for graduating students.

If accreditation is going to mean something, then many believe that students who graduate from accredited institutions should be able to meet minimum standards upon graduation. This means being able to read, write, and reason at a college-appropriate level. Why the push for this change? Recent studies of college graduates have shown that only 25% are considered literate at a proficient level, something policymakers see as a major problem

 

 

Identify and report on student success.

Cater accreditation to online colleges.

Allow students at any institution to get federal aid.

Reform the peer review system.

Enforce transparency.

Enact stricter penalties for institutions that are underperforming.

Make accreditation more cost-effective.

 

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15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of - TeachThought

15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of - TeachThought | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it
  It can be hard to keep up with the ever-growing list of free educational sites out there, much less distinguish which ones will best…...
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Day4 - How we screwed (almost) the whole Apple community

Day4 - How we screwed (almost) the whole Apple community | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

The importance of showing students to evealuate what they read on the internet.

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Dr. Seuss Does Security Too

Dr. Seuss Does Security Too | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it
A comical InfoSec poem playing off a Dr. Seuss theme: "Would you, could you protect my data?

 

Gust MEES: a MUST read...

http://www.securityweek.com/dr-seuss-does-security-too

 


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Do You Want the Good News First?

Do You Want the Good News First? | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it
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“Empowering the individual and underinvesting in the collective is our great macro danger as a society,”

 

Investment in our collective institutions and opportunities is the only way to mitigate the staggering income inequalities that can arise from a world where Facebook employees can become billionaires overnight, while the universities that produce them are asked to slash billions overnight.

 

The Labor Department reported two weeks ago that even with our high national unemployment rate, employers advertised 3.74 million job openings in March. That is, in part, about a skills mismatch. In an effort to overcome that, and help fill in the financing gap for higher education in Washington State, Boeing and Microsoft recently supported a plan whereby the state, which was cutting funding to state universities but also not letting them raise tuition, would allow the colleges to gradually raise rates and the two big companies would each kick in $25 million for scholarships for students wanting to study science and technology or health care to ensure that they have the workers they need..

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Sebastian Thrun Interview Charlie Rose - Tubechops

3 minute Tubechop of a wonderful 20 minute interview- watch the key 3 minutes on educationor the whole 20 minutes on technology

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How writers can learn to accept criticism

How writers can learn to accept criticism | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it
These tips are intended help novice writers learn to take criticism from instructors, peer reviewers and editors.

 

Start with the assumption that your work can be improved


The biggest mistake writers make is assuming that once they have submitted a piece of writing, that is finished… and perfect. This assumption sets the writer up for a frustration and anger when it is returned with a request for revisions. It can be helpful to approach your writing from the point of view there is always room for improvement.

 

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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Be an iPad Superstar: 8 Collections of iOS 5 Tips

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Be an iPad Superstar: 8 Collections of iOS 5 Tips | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

A great collection of 8 lists of iOS tips, tricks, and shortcus. More than 150 free ideas are presented here...way beyond the user's manual. -JL


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Innovations in Higher Education? Hah! - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Innovations in Higher Education? Hah! - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it
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Study: Kids Fail Less When They Know Failure Is Part of Learning

Study: Kids Fail Less When They Know Failure Is Part of Learning | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it

"Kids perform better in school if they know failure, and trying again, is part of the learning process, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. The research included several experiments intended to see whether parents and teachers can help students succeed by changing the way learning material is presented to them. Study experiments included anagram problems and reading comprehension, and researchers found that kids who were told it’s normal to fail and try again did better on the tests than those who did not receive such a pep talk."


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Community Colleges Consider Math Options - US News and World Report

Community Colleges Consider Math Options - US News and World Report | PLE for Educators | Scoop.it
Some schools are looking at new programs to help boost success in remedial math courses.

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All thinking about less math for non-STEM majors

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Harvard Business School Goal Story

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Study about goals at Harvard MBA program, 1979.

The 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all. And what about the three percent who had clear, written goals? They were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together.

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