Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age?
Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.
Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.
"The Active Learning and Student Performance Infographic presents how students in an active learning environment demonstrate better improvement in conceptual understanding than traditional lecture hall classes. Students ask more questions, better questions, and offer explanations about physical phenomena during discussions without being called upon."
by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback Whether or not the feedback is just “there” to be grasped or offered by another person, all the examples highlight seven key characteristics of...
The Internet has made the lifelong pursuit of knowledge easier for nearly everyone in the world. There are tons of websites dedicated to providing free courses, reference books, education apps, and other learning materials.
An interesting look at how to get started with the two most popular tools used in creating Augmented Reality experiences, Layar and Aurasma. AR allow students to extend and enhance the learning context. They work with both iOS and Android devices. Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. This information could be a link to a web site, a video, …
One proposal made at overlapping conferences this week included revising the funding strategy to focus on students’ outcomes (Some ideas to reform higher education http://t.co/Vyl8TKJ9Vc #education)...
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