Working in the world of entrepreneurs and startups has given me a whole new appreciation for the phrase "fake it 'til you make it." This isn't to say that everyone who is just getting started in their companies or careers in general is completely faking it, but just that they are doing the right things to position themselves correctly before they might actually be a full-fledged expert.
In this post on Entrepreneur.com, the extremely smart Dorie Clark tackles a question that almost all of us have tried to figure out at one point or another: how do I make myself seem like I know what I'm doing when I'm just getting started? Continue reading →
Teresa Barclay's insight:
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How should teachers be taught? Mail & Guardian Online The model is a facilitated form of self-help distance education supported by information communications technology (ICT) — an interactive website (trainingteachers.org.za), tablets, e-readers,...
PDF file with narratives from educators dedicated to enhancing student learning and effecting positive change, all extending understanding of what “Digital Is”, and how it could be used within the educational contexts.
"Picking up the right educational apps to recommend to your students and kids is not an easy task.There are several criterion you need to consider before you can comfortably claim that an app is educational or not.
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.
Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.
Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.
After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.
“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”
It's Not What You Know, It's How You Learn Pulse E-learning has the potential to incorporate "continuous improvement" into the teaching and learning process because of real-time feedback made possible by social media (or learning networks) and...
If you're going to ignore social media in the classroom, then [..] stop pretending that you're helping low-income children overcome the digital divide if you aren't going to teach them how to communicate online. Social media is here. It's just another resource and doesn't have to be a distraction from learning objectives. Social media is another tool that you can use to make your classroom more engaging, relevant and culturally diverse.
E-mail is one of the most important tools for communication, both at the classroom level and in the workplace. While it is useful, there are a number of disadvantages, and there is a good number of teachers that are against emails at the classroom level. Here are 7 reasons why.
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