"Hopefully this Interesting Ways resource for QR (Quick Response) Codes will spark some ways you can use them to support learning. As with all the resources please share with your colleagues and consider adding your own ideas to continue to develop them"
"Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students."
"The critics are mistaken. Class size matters. Class size is one of the most-studied education policies, and an extremely rigorous body of research demonstrates the importance of class size in positively influencing student achievement. This policy brief first reviews the research on class size. Special attention is given to the literatures in economics and related fields that use designs aimed at disentangling causation from correlation. It then documents the recent rise in class size and considers how to compare the effects of class-size reduction with other commonly discussed policy alternatives."
"In Finland, media and information literacy (MIL) is seen
as civic competence; important to every citizen from an early age. The term media education (mediakasvatus in Finnish) refers to the educational actions promoting MIL and the skills related to it. Take a look at how Finnish media education is promoted through national policies and in various organizations and projects. Get a taste of a few shining examples based on joint national efforts, and see a brief history of how Finland has developed into a forerunner in media education."
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
Alternative medicine advocates petitioned the founder of Wikipedia to reign in skeptics. Here's how he replied.
Tracy Shaw's insight:
Interesting that he's speaking up about the misconceptions out there about Wikipedia. In the article is discussed Wikipedias Pro-Science anti pseudo-science. Most teacher-librarians that I know advocate it's use for a starting point, then using the links provided at the bottom of wikipedia articles for further exploration and study.
In this week’s post, I’ll circle back to another theme from Tim Shanahan’s fascinating article called “Letting the Text Take Center Stage” (American Educator, Fall 2013). As you may recall from my ...
Tracy Shaw's insight:
After looking at Smarter Balance - the computer adaptive assessment in WA state that is a graduation requirement, (all juniors must pass - regardless of ELL status, IEP status) this article has some good tips for ELLs.
Google Cloud Print is a very cool, useful service Google has. Google Cloud Print connects your printers to the web, allowing you to print from any device (smartphone, tablet, Chrome device, PC, or other web-connected devices) without any cables.