Teachers who are fighting for stronger tech integration in their schools often come against opposition from people who believe technology not have a positive effect on student learning. This is particularly true with iPads, devices that many people see as a device for content consumption, not creation. Below is a list of studies into iPads and learning, with dot points about what students the study relates to, the subjects involved and the results.
Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It by Lisa Currie, Ripple Kindness Project Most people have heard the phrase ‘random acts of kindness’, which refers to a selfless act of giving resulting in the happiness...
Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls (CRG) provides teachers with progressive ways of training young women to excel throughout their lives. [Shaker Life Magazine, April 2014.] Learn more at CRG online: www.laurelschool.org/crg
Linda Alexander's insight:
The way Laurel School operationalizes the work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck needs to be read by anyone who cares deeply about the performance of girls in the STEM fields (and life). Ann Klotz, headmistress of Laurel School, and Lisa Damour, director of the Center, successfully take Dweck's research and apply the principles in practical, daily life applications within the School.
The New York Times has introduced "TIMES MACHINE". The features and benefits of a NY Times subscription continue to grow by leaps and bounds. For example, today's headline, April 5th 1968 carried the headline about Martin Luther King: DISMAY IN NATION: Carry on the Spirit of Nonviolence.
"Society tells us there is only one answer to a question and that the answer is in the back of the book--and if you look, you're cheating! We are more focused on grades than learning. This is a great student project to reflect on their own creativity! Make good art...
A teacher in Massachusetts who has spent more than a quarter century in the classroom is drawing attention after she quit her job over her growing frustration with the school system’s emphasis on standardized testing.
Because of “so many things that pulled me away from the classroom and fractured my time with the children,” kindergarten teacher Susan Sluyter quit last month.
“It takes the joy out of learning for the children," she told TODAY. "It takes the joy out of teaching.”
The history of baseball reflects the story of expansion in the United States. New cities have emerged and modern stadiums have been built as a growing population fueled the popularity of our National Pastime. The result is an extensive network of baseball teams at every level - from the major leagues to the little leagues - that represent the communities and environments in which they play. Everything from jersey colors, names, and symbols to the foods served at ballparks reflects the local landscape and culture of baseball teams. A simple game that began with a bat and ball is now a comprehensive case study of how people and geography are interrelated.
All of the lessons and activities have been prepared to accompany "Geography: Baseball Coast to Coast." You will find that the curriculum is organized into three levels: Level 1 for elementary school students, Level 2 for middle school students, and Level 3 for high school students.
A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.
Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.
Google nails it on the key elements. It is a much more thoughtful way of considering talent than most organizations use. Where you chair of the chess club? They don't care. Can you think through disparate parts and come up with a viable, creative solution? How do you learn? etc. The leadership model for the 21st Century is quickly changing; educators need to adapt and inform students on what counts in entirely new ways...