It's just not good enough in 2014 to say 'I don't do technology' Nursing Times I have worked with specialists who design software, analysed requirements and looked at data structures amongst a host of other fairly specialist tasks – along the way I...
Jan MacWatters's insight:
True for all professions. We cannot escape the influx of technology
USA TODAY Michael Wolff: How media usage is taking over our lives USA TODAY Indeed, "content" is a word that helps move the idea of information and entertainment from discrete item or event to a lavalike flow (a.k.a.
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
The New Pedagogies for Deep Learning partnership seeks to renew our goals for education and learning, to include skills that prepare all learners to be life-long, creative, connected and collaborative problem solvers and to be healthy, happy individuals who contribute to the common good in today’s globally interdependent world.
We need our learning systems to encourage youth to develop their own visions about what it means to connect and flourish in their constantly emerging world, and equip them with the skills to pursue those visions. This expansive notion, encompassing the broader idea of human flourishing, is what we mean by “Deep Learning.”
21st Century Literacy: New Initiative Makes the Case that Learning to Code is ... Business Wire (press release) “Our goal is to make computational fluency part of what all young people learn, not just a tech-savvy minority,” Ito said.
Jan MacWatters's insight:
To use their phrase. Coding is the new literacy. Teaching coding may prepare our students to take on the job of computer programmer. However it also teaches logical consequential thinking and when a program doesn't work it forces them to ask the right question to find a solution to make it work. Isn't that what education is all about?
The Fallacy of 'Balanced Literacy' New York Times She sought a reimagination of the English teacher's role: “Teaching writing must become more like coaching a sport and less like presenting information,” a joyful exploration unhindered by despotic...
What We Don't Know About Summer School KBIA "It's been one of my pet peeves for years," says Kathy Christie, vice president of knowledge and information management at the nonprofit Education Commission of the States.
EssayTagger is a web-based tool that helps teachers grade essays faster by eliminating the repetitive and inefficient aspects of grading papers. EssayTagger is not an auto-grader. You still do all the grading yourself, but now you can do it faster!
It is a major tool for the best of teachers as measured on the Danielson rubric for proficient and distinguished teaching (planning, content, instruction) who have adopted PBL as a model of instruction.
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.
Learn to use the ultimate writing software: Scrivener. Allowing you to combine the various elements that make up your writing project, from outlines to research to note, Scrivener helped author Nicole Dionisio write two novels in a single year.
The great problem is that so few repositories of ancient books make digital images of their material available in truly useful ways: the data needs to be free, it needs to be published at the resolution at which it is captured, and it needs to be presented outside any fancy interfaces so that others can ingest it and use it as they like with the least “friction” possible. The web of medieval manuscripts in the future isn’t going to be built by institutions; it’s going to be built by users who are going to present the data as they want to present it, to answer the questions that they want to ask. The institutions need only provide the data – but they do have to provide the data! The result is that images from these manuscripts are now the easiest images to find of medieval manuscripts on the web: just try finding them on a Google image search! The traditional audience for these materials is grateful, and entirely new audiences have been reached.
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