The theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Dr. Howard suggests that the traditional idea of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. It differentiates our intelligence into the primary attributes we possess. The theory may help us figure out how to succeed in learning and life. All people have varying levels of aptitude in each of the multiple intelligences. Which is your dominating intelligence? Find out here:
Do you know what the average attention span of a reader is today? It’s 8.2 seconds. You read that right. The average attention span of someone visiting your page is less than it takes you to drink a glass of water. You have less than 10 seconds to convince your readers that your content is more than good; you have to convince them that it’s remarkable.
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Buffy Hamilton writes: "We’ve been megabusy this week in the Hooch Learning Studio learning about podcasting. 10th Literature/Composition classes from Ms. Harrison, Ms. Garth, Ms. Smith, and Mr. White have participated in a live class podcast using Spreaker, a podcasting platform that allows students to create podcasts through several mediums:
A web-based application that students can use (helpful in school environments where students can’t download an application like Audacity)
A downloadable desktop app that works for a PC or Mac.
Mobile apps for IOS or Android devices
The ability to upload an audio file a student might record with a tool like GarageBand or Audacity and then upload the file for easy publishing"
The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and ambiguous), there are major tectonic shifts that demand a new mindset of leadership.
Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and over I hear the same kinds of responses and wishes for how they could learn. There is a deep desire to develop their practice, not just be talked to but be inspired, valued, and pushed to take their practice to the next level. To help teachers shift their practices and make learning experiences for their students the best they can be, these are the desired characteristics of professional learning that shifts practices:
These 10 characteristics likely do not come as a surprise as they align with much of what we know about the power of purpose, motivation, and empowerment in learning. The problem is that they so rarely represent how teachers learn despite what we know. Why?! Well, most often because it requires leaders and designers of these experiences to trust the learners, be flexible to meet their needs, allow for diverse pathways and be open to new ideas.
Often pressed for time and trying to fit it all in, many take short cuts to ensure that they have covered it all rather that engage in deep learning. Another challenge is that many have not truly experienced this type of learning in their formal education, which makes it hard to imagine how to create new and better experiences. Without new models, people tend to revert back and recreate their own experiences.
“School districts are eliminating high school shop classes for a number of reasons, but the bottom line, of course, is money. The American secondary educational system pumps as many of its competent students as possible into college. At the same time, large numbers of marginal students are placed into special-education programs, which qualify for large amounts of Federal and state
Though one of his graphics seems to be broken, here are some ideas that say that the Makerspace Movement may be a fad.
I also wondered about with losing Tech Ed or Shop Classes where does makerspace fit in? Seems like a natural fit!
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