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I Shouldn't Have To Choose Between Science And Art

I Shouldn't Have To Choose Between Science And Art | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
"It's just a phase," my mother pleads to her coalition of Asian moms, her hands gesticulating as she feebly attempts to explain my brother's choice of major: ethnic studies....
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A student's insightful reflection.

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Add custom features to Google Forms with Add-ons | Google Gooru

Add custom features to Google Forms with Add-ons | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Very nice addition.

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms - followmolly.com

Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms - followmolly.com | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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You will find an idea or four.

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Back to Bloom: Solving the 2 Sigma Problem with Online CBE | Christensen Institute

Back to Bloom: Solving the 2 Sigma Problem with Online CBE | Christensen Institute | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

The term competency-based education (CBE) is a lot like the term disruption. It gets misused more frequently than it is deployed correctly. So when I write about both topics at the same time, well, there can be quite the reaction. Some people take CBE as the lowest form of vocational training in service of corporate America while others mistakenly assume that all education is already competency-based.

When issues get muddled, it’s always refreshing to return to original research such as Benjamin S. Bloom’s work on the 2 Sigma Problem. In 1984, this seminal work introduced us to the idea that the average “mastery learning” student could perform at approximately one standard deviation above the average student in a normal classroom of 30 students. Mastery learning includes formative tests, which are “given for feedback followed by corrective procedures and parallel formative tests to determine the extent to which the students have mastered the subject matter.” This is how we would now describe CBE.

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The Christensen Institute allows publishes well researched pieces.

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Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.
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Oh, snaps!

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Chris Carter's comment, October 23, 8:33 PM
Thank you for sharing this, Bonnie.
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Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The perception and treatment of dyslexia is shifting from a symptom-based reaction to a neurological-based understanding of what is primarily an auditory disorder.
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..."Reading interventions for dyslexia should be most effective if they combine auditory perceptual training and memory for speech sounds (phonological memory) with exercises that require relating speech sounds to the written letter (phonemic awareness and targeted decoding)."

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Tech Talk Roundtable 65 | Sorry Dave, I Can't Let You Do That - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast

Tech Talk Roundtable 65 | Sorry Dave, I Can't Let You Do That - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips. Articles of the Week how emotions help you learn campaign-archive1.com Annie Murphy Paul hits another home run as she illustrates the link between emotional connection and self-talk with learning. Can’t trust this: Inconsistencies shake faith in Apple | Macworld macworld.com When it comes to …
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How to Disable Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome | Google Gooru

How to Disable Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Ever have a video stat playing from one of your open web pages right in the middle of class?

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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick provides a quick tour of Costa and Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind, along with suggestions for integrating them as classroom best practices.
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I need to think about this.

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Flipping the Classroom with Zaption

Flipping the Classroom with Zaption | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Zaption is a wonderful web app that allows teachers and students to turn videos into a complete, interactive experience! Add images, text, quizzes and discussions to private videos as well as those from YouTube and Vimeo to create a “learning tour.” Perfe
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The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Something experts in all fields tend to do when they’re practicing is to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. The best figure skaters in the world spend more of their practice time practicing jumps that they don’t land than lesser figure skaters do. The same is true of musicians. When most musicians sit down to practice, they play the parts of pieces that they’re good at. Of course they do: it’s fun to succeed. But expert musicians tend to focus on the parts that are hard, the parts they haven’t yet mastered. The way to get better at a skill is to force yourself to practice just beyond your limits.

Via Gust MEES
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This is growth mindset. Failure as iteration. Wonderful!

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Write on Sports's curator insight, October 20, 2:53 PM

This article falls right in line with our methodology for our program.  Revision! Revision! Revision!  which in essence is practice! practice! practice!  

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 21, 10:55 AM

El secreto es practicar hasta superar los propios limites, auto impuestos  muy frecuentemente.

Audrey's curator insight, October 22, 4:13 PM

Sounds like good advice.  Effective tutors always push learners.  

Audrey curating for http:/www./homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Enable Offline Use of the Latest Version of Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Enable Offline Use of the Latest Version of Google Drive | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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This is especially useful in China.

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The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Why competency-based education matters.
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Spot on!!!

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Depth of Knowledge | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray

Depth of Knowledge | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Fascinating take on critical thinking.

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Chris Carter's comment, October 24, 7:40 PM
Thanks Bonnie, This reevaluation of Blooms better brings us to higher order thinking, without the gradation that sometimes causes us to scratch our heads.
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List of Online Educational Games for Your Kids - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

List of Online Educational Games for Your Kids - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Parents look for the best educational games available online.
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Issue 9 - ICT in Practice

Issue 9 - ICT in Practice | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Transforming education through sharing knowledge and practice. Created by educators from around the world.

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Superb Ed Tech pub. Filled with insights, direct application, and thoughtful reflections.

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Chris Carter's comment, October 24, 7:37 PM
Thank you, Bonnie, for spreading the word. I discovered this e-pub serendipitously, contacted the editor, and have been contributing ever since. Brilliant vision. I believe ICT in Practice will continue to grow into a force for change.
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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

"Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity. Any smartphone or tablet is media incarnate–video, animation, eBooks, essays, blog posts, messages, music, games. The modalities of light, color, and sound all arranged just so to communicate a message or create an experience."


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Chris Carter's comment, October 23, 8:34 PM
Thank you for sharing, Luciana.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 24, 4:37 AM

En utilisant les TIC, d'abord c'est un moyen pédagogique. Puis cela change la manière de donner cours, et on a alors intégré la technologie.

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[Infographic] Surprising Facts About Students Who Learn Online - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Surprising Facts About Students Who Learn Online - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Shows some surprising facts about students learning online.
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Well, there go my preconceived notions.

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Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content

Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

"In order for our learners to see how designing information changes how it is viewed, the students this year placed their visual infographics side-by-side with their linear notes to see the transformation. It was the “ah ha” moment, when they could examine how the delivery of content mattered and how the deliberate choices in font hierarchy, color selection, and placement changed the way others perceived the ideas."


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Seeing really is believing.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 16, 9:14 AM
Interesting article showing the "ah ha" moment students had when putting their visual notes alongside their regular notes.
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 21, 12:55 AM

My best presentations are almost all pictures..

Paul Macmullen's curator insight, October 21, 6:32 PM

Useful reference for a graphically challenges creature of language such as myself :-)

 

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Zaption

Log in to Zaption. Teach with video. Create interactive video learning experiences. Track student progress. Join FREE!
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Have you seen the latest curated Zaption vids for Science and Social Science?

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The 60in60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes 2014 Version Collection by Brandon Lutz

The 60in60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes 2014 Version Collection by Brandon Lutz | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Brandon Lutz
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Amazing!

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Jon Samuelson's comment, October 21, 12:28 PM
Why only 32 tools? I feel like I was involved in a bait and switch.
Chris Carter's comment, October 21, 8:18 PM
I have that very question in to Brandon Lutz, the sites's creator and editor.
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7 of the Best New Add Ons for Google Docs and Sheets | Google Gooru

7 of the Best New Add Ons for Google Docs and Sheets | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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How to Refocus a Difficult Class

How to Refocus a Difficult Class | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Even the most seasoned teachers encounter a class they just can’t reign in. Here are five simple methods for taking back control of your classroom, while still maintaining your sanity and professionalism. #1 Take advantage of the support systems in place.
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Chris Carter's comment, October 24, 7:39 PM
Thanks Bonnie. In my years of teaching, "that one kid" is the one I work with the most.
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A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."


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I am now putting together a completely online course. This article is highly relevant.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 20, 11:09 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 23, 6:30 PM

As we increasingly move towards designing our own eLearning content - it is essential to consider the delivery of that content - the tools are a means to an end - if the design quality is poor then the usefulness of those tools is greatly diminished.

Vittori's curator insight, Today, 3:22 AM

Après le fond, la forme... Comment présenter simplement un contenu vaste et/ou complexe. 

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Six Reasons You Should Start Setting Learning Goals With Your Students

Six Reasons You Should Start Setting Learning Goals With Your Students | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
At every turn it seems we are seeking ways to lift student performance and improve their learning. We want them to take more ownership of and responsibility for their learning. Some of the techniqu...
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Goal #1: Post great education articles in a timely manner

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