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In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.
“Amazon: Education's passive lurker gets aggressive GeekWire Amazon has always been interested in education at the individual student level, and aggressively pursues that segment of the market in higher education by offering Kindle eTextbook sales...”
Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought? by Terry Heick Thinking is troublesome. For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts...
What happens in the brain when we try to learn a language can tell us a lot about what drives us to learn it in the first place. Lauren Razavi unpacks the science (RT @GALA_Global: #Language learning: what motivates us?
John McDermott Neill's insight:
Do you know the different motivations learners of language have? Interesting read.
Elizabeth Forward School District (EFSD), outside of Pittsburgh, has undertaken this transformation inspired by the YOUmedia work of the MacArthur Foundation, and is the first district to provide such space in a public school.
“The plumber, the roofer and the electrician sell us a cure. They come to our house, fix the problem, and leave. The consultant, the doctor (often) and the politician sell us the narrative. They don't always change things, but they...”