The New Indian Express Data Analytics Could Predict, Curb Dropout Rate The New Indian Express This new project, a collaboration between the Chennai City Corporation and QED (Quest, Explore and Discover), hopes to bring major changes in education...
"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner."
Google has expanded its catalog of online training courses offered in partnership with educational website Udacity with a new course called “Developing Scalable Apps,” teaching Java developers how to build apps using the Google App Engine.
We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.
"The field of training doesn't change quickly. Even though technological innovation occurs at rapid speed and new learning theories emerge from cognitive research, large and entrenched training organizations move like slow dinosaurs."
The Defining Characteristic Of Early 21st Century Learning
Dorai Thodla's insight:
Not really my insight but a fragment from the post:
You don’t have to use project-based learning, mobile learning, standards-based assessment, or challenge-based learning to achieve great results, nor do you absolutely have to ditch lecture, adhere to backwards-design principals, or have research to support every single decision you make.
And this isn’t an argument for resisting change (a death knell for great teaching) or even keeping it simple, either. As long as you get results–no matter how you choose to measure them–and your colleagues support you, you’re golden.
So do what works while contributing to your local professional learning community, data team, content area department, administrator’s expectations, district “non-negotiables,” or whatever other reality you have to juggle.
The reality is, in 2013 there are an incredible variety of digital tools, learning models, and supporting data to suggest a thousand different approaches to preparing students for the work of their lives. That may be the defining characteristic of learning early in the 21st century learning."
With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution.
Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.
"Talented writing makes things happen in the reader’s mind -- vividly, forcefully -- that good writing, which stops with clarity and logic
Dorai Thodla's insight:
"Good writing is clear. Talented writing is energetic. Good writing avoids errors. Talented writing makes things happen in the reader’s mind — vividly, forcefully — that good writing, which stops with clarity and logic, doesn’t."
Like so many daily comestibles we completely take for granted—salt, sugar, and (far fewer of us) tobacco—coffee has a long and often brutal history. And like many of these substances, it tends to be addictive.
Dorai Thodla's insight:
One of the ironies about coffee is it makes people think. It sort of creates egalitarian places — coffeehouses where people can come together
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