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Flipping the classroom isn't the answer -- let's scramble it (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Flipping the classroom isn't the answer -- let's scramble it (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching History Using Technology | Scoop.it

The “flipped classroom” is the idea of the moment, advocated by everyone from Bill Gates to Eric Mazur, the pioneering science educator. This educational innovation is exciting and promising – but I’d argue for a slight revision to the discourse to make sure we don’t replace one rigid format with another. My suggestion: let’s scramble, not flip, the classroom.


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What I like about this story is the argument it makes for the incorporation in classrooms of both active learning, lecture, discussion, etc.  A dogmatic embrace of active learning does not address all student learning issues anymore than a dogmatic embrace of lecture.

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Why every child should learn to code

Why every child should learn to code | Teaching History Using Technology | Scoop.it
Will every job involve programming? No. But it is crucial we equip new generations with the ability to think about the world in a new way.
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Argument for the importance of coding skills no matter what your occupation. The comments that follow provide some perspective.
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29 Teacher Tools for Leveraging Technology | Cr...

29 Teacher Tools for Leveraging Technology | Cr... | Teaching History Using Technology | Scoop.it
"...Find a few that work for you and master them, then teach a colleague. Best advice out there, ask a child or two to learn a new program and then come back and teach you, and eventually the class.
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Some of these suggestions look really interesting.
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The Historian's Macroscope: Big Digital History

An experiment in writing in public, one page at a time, by S. Graham, I. Milligan, & S. Weingart

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This looks really interesting - I especially like the section on the historian's toolkit.

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'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code

'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code | Teaching History Using Technology | Scoop.it
'Jen from the IT crowd' syndrome strikes

Via John Rudkin
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I actually like the idea of kids learning to code, but it is amazing how much of this stuff is driven from the top down - even at my own institution.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:33 AM

This is gradually turning into real mess, with accusations of cronyism behind the scenes.  Will this irreparably damage UK Year of Code? 

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We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom

We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom | Teaching History Using Technology | Scoop.it
Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.” Occasionally, I project the class tweet stream. I am an advocate of Twitter for higher ed.
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Reserve tech for outside classroom, keep classroom about student/professor interaction - nice reminder
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The Dark Side of the Digital Humanities – Part 1 | Thinking C21

The Dark Side of the Digital Humanities – Part 1 | Thinking C21 | Teaching History Using Technology | Scoop.it
RT @cesgnal: @vhfscott 1. http://t.co/xIf7l44ii7 | 2. https://t.co/qIK3mXrlpw @rbthisted
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Good points about the limits of DH.
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Digital Humanities and the Decline in History PhDs

Digital Humanities and the Decline in History PhDs | Teaching History Using Technology | Scoop.it

History PhDs are facing a tough job market. On top of annual declines since 2008, “the number of history faculty jobs fell by 7.3 percent in 2012-13,” according to the American Historical Association (AHA). The AHA, however, does have a strategy to make historians more employable. In part, the AHA suggests that new PhDs graduate with a  broader set of skills than they have traditionally, with one emphasis on the tools and techniques of the digital humanities that would help new historians to be more competitive in the digital economy.


Via Andrea Naranjo
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Good idea, but where are you going to get professors who have both the skills to teach both history and programming/etc.

 

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