The following blog post was written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davis. The Common Core State Standards place an emphasis on process, not just content. We can’t merely teach students a bunch of facts; we have to show them how to learn
How can libraries become the ‘go to place’ for learning for all staff and students? Is this a place where students, and staff, can experiment with their learning? How can we create libraries that marry both the virtual and the real—creating access to knowledge along with the opportunities to manipulate it in meaningful ways? The Learning Commons grant program was designed to provide an opportunity for educators to work together to create a physical and virtual space to provide optimal teaching and learning experiences for their students.
This past February, as one of the keynote speakers invited to contribute to a lively forum sponsored by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), I presented a bold challenge to my fellow professors that has since been quoted many...
I have been thinking about 21st Century fluencies/competencies/skills - whatever name you ascribe to. I gave a talk to a group of educators about the need for change and what that change might look like.
Learning from YouTube, the first video—book published by the MIT Press, investigates these questions with a series of more than 200 texts and videos—"texteos." In scholarly fashion, it has ten "YouTours" composed of sequenced texteos making lengthier arguments. Unlike other books, however, video holds much of its meaning, many authors— students, YouTubers, and other scholars - share its (web) pages, it is written in a relatively informal voice, it cannot be printed and will appear only online, and content can and will be added. YouTube is its subject, form, method, problem, and solution.
Here's a long list of "Laws" that will have you smiling and nodding in recognition! ~ Dennis
As far as I can tell, cynicism, pessimism, or hypocrisy have never served any teacher or student well. But a little clear-eyed honesty well-stated certainly can.
Harry Truman said it best: “I don’t give them hell; I just tell them the truth and they think it’s hell.”
Well, it’s not really my intention to give anyone hell, but here are a few “truths” that may seem a bit curmudgeonly. I believe these are my own, but if anyone recognizes the same sentiment stated in a similar fashion by someone else, I’d like to know about it.
I am sure that the genome project will soon discover a curmudgeon gene, but having worked in libraries and with technology for over 30 years, I believe I have earned my right to be a bit cranky without the benefit of genetic predisposition.
Agree or disagree. Add to the list if you’d like using the comment section below. Share your law!
"We've just started publishing posts today for 2013 - and today's post may be less relevant to Australian TLs but if you have a little scroll through the previous content you'll see the sort of things that we normally blog about and you may like to follow. The posts are written by a variety of Services to Schools staff
primarily Library Advisers who work with schools around NZ to develop their library programmes and services".
The library is one of most the perfect places for “beyond the classroom learning.” It is the place where students are, or should be encouraged to explore other worlds, to develop their imagination, to think about the impossible. This process of inquiry is what makes learning a beautiful thing and this crucial step, “the jewel,” is something commonly missed when teachers plan a new unit of work. Sometimes we fail to go back to the basics. We replace simple words such as “finding out” and “enjoyment” with “success” and “assessment.” Often teachers can forget about the process and cast their eyes only to the outcome.
Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.
I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? It means I lecture less, and my students explore more. It means that I create a classroom where students encounter concepts, via labs and other methods, before they necessarily understand all the specifics of what is happening.