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Is blogging on the decline in 2013?

Is blogging on the decline in 2013? | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it

Blogs went largely unchallenged until Facebook reshaped consumer behavior with its all-purpose hub for posting everything social. Twitter, which allows messages of no longer than 140 characters, also contributed to the upheaval.


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The success of facebook is that you visit one site and it pushes the information to you...  as opposed to websites and blogs where you have to visit several sites to see if a change has been made.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:13 AM

Personally I think it has more to do with the amount of time it takes to produce a good blog posting and there being so little return on investment.

robyns tut's curator insight, October 27, 2013 5:30 AM

I thought this article sums up some of the things we have been learning in the course, about twitter, Facebook and even gives the history of blogs. Personally i don't think blogs are on the decline, most people still use their blogs even if they have Facebook because it is different from posting on FB.

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.

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Mark Treadwell's curator insight, August 2, 2014 3:50 PM

Could not agree more. We have to re-teach our educators to understand the underlying concepts that would allow them and subsequently their students to understand mathematics. Once you understand the concept two critical capabilities are enabled 

1. You can reason an answer by logical deduction for a problem that you hade not been taught the rote process to get the right answer

2. You can predict and/or approximate answers to problems without solving the problem to an exact figure. 

Truth is you need both the ability to understand and know the process to get the correct answer; the order here is critical. MT

 

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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it
If catching people’s interest is about seizing attention and providing stimulation, holding it is about finding deeper meaning and purpose in the exercise of interest. Caution is required here, however. Research has found that infusing a subject with meaning by stressing its future utility can produce the opposite of its intended effect.
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Is blogging on the decline in 2013?

Is blogging on the decline in 2013? | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it

Blogs went largely unchallenged until Facebook reshaped consumer behavior with its all-purpose hub for posting everything social. Twitter, which allows messages of no longer than 140 characters, also contributed to the upheaval.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Nik Peachey
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The success of facebook is that you visit one site and it pushes the information to you...  as opposed to websites and blogs where you have to visit several sites to see if a change has been made.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:13 AM

Personally I think it has more to do with the amount of time it takes to produce a good blog posting and there being so little return on investment.

robyns tut's curator insight, October 27, 2013 5:30 AM

I thought this article sums up some of the things we have been learning in the course, about twitter, Facebook and even gives the history of blogs. Personally i don't think blogs are on the decline, most people still use their blogs even if they have Facebook because it is different from posting on FB.

Melissa

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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it

Writing used to be strictly an in-school activity. Now, kids do 40 percent of their writing outside of school. Called “life writing,” young adults’ social writing spans texts, tweets, social media, and blogs -- and all of it’s making kids more literate.


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16s3d's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:02 AM

Histoire de recadrer les pessismistes et passéistes: l'écriture est plus que jamais vivace!

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:28 PM

I can't believe kids are doing more than 40% of their writing outside of school. "Life writing" may make grammar teachers cringe, but at least students are engaging with others and sharing ideas in this format.

Catherine Byrd Bushby's curator insight, June 21, 2014 10:13 PM

That's why we need to bring social writing into school.

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Inquiry maths

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Inquiry maths is a model of teaching that encourages students to regulate their own activity while exploring a mathematical statement (called a prompt). The website has resources for secondary school teachers.
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leading and learning: Teaching students learn and love maths

leading and learning: Teaching students learn and love maths | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it
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I agree, a fantastic book that I've been using the ideas from it with my maths class.  

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Project-Based Learning

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Discover how project-based learning teaches students to explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.
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Mindset Matters

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You can have either a fixed or growth mindset according to Carol Dweck, Which mindset do you have?

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ratzelster's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:34 AM

We've all heard these terms.  I thought this diagram illustrates the main ideas and might be something you can save and use in future presentations.

Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:25 PM

Mindset makes a difference!

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:49 AM

Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets - http://youtu.be/TTXrV0_3UjY really interesting stuff!

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Personalize Learning with 20% Time | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray

Personalize Learning with 20% Time | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it
Teachers can personalize learning by using 20% of the time for students to work on something they are passionate about. Students engage in the learning process and are motivated to learn.
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Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it
Research on how we learn a second language demonstrates that effective listening involves more than simply hearing the words that float past our ears. Rather, it’s an active process of interpreting information and making meaning. Studies of skilled language learners have identified specific listening strategies that lead to superior comprehension. What’s more, research has shown that learners who deliberately adopt these strategies become better listeners.
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Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning

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Fed up with the restrictions at his conventional school, 10-year-old Scott Gray convinced his parents to transfer him to one where children control their own education.
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Half an Hour: A Few Words on ePortfolios

Half an Hour: A Few Words on ePortfolios | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it

On the one hand, the portfolio may focus predominately on learning and reflection. Such a portfolio may come to resemble a student's journal or sketchbook.  On the other hand, the portfolio may be used primarily for evaluation and assessment, becoming more a documentation of achievement that a personal workspace. As Barrett notes, the former model focuses on the ePortfolio as process, while the latter contemplates the ePortfolio as product.


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flea palmer's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:32 AM

Interesting post by Stephen Downes about the different functions of e-portfolios. Downes believes that in the future students will need to manage their online learning records and products, while linking to a range of services such as YouTube and Flickr. He links to an interesting project at University of Mary Washington which encourages students to create their own 'web presence' independently from any service providers. 

Luis Miguel Claudio's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:29 AM

Reflexión de Stephen Downes sobre la importancia de los e-portfolios, entendido como proceso y como producto. Concluye con la idea que que en el futuro serán equivalentes a las actuales certificaciones.

Como siempre, muy interesante.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 2, 2013 8:09 PM

This is clearly defined as e-documentation of learning maintained within a e-portfolio.

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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it
Everyday there is less standardization of information, making it nearly impossible to decide what a student should know. Are sticking to content standards still appropriate?
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School Gardens Engage Students and Aid Learning in Argentina - Open Equal Free

School Gardens Engage Students and Aid Learning in Argentina - Open Equal Free | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it
School Gardens Engage Students and Aid Learning in Argentina
Open Equal Free
Teachers say school garden projects decrease violence among their students and encourage creativity, learning, and a sense of pride in their community.
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Learning to Learn: leveraging your circadian rhythm

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There are a few distinct, precious moments of heightened sensory elation that we can achieve through unique actions; whether that be hitting the sweet spot on your driver from the tee box, tossing that crumpled up piece of paper that started out as...
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Personalize Learning: NEW Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart

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New Revised Version of Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart (2013)
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Owning Their Own Reading: Learner-Centered Literacy

The staff of Elm Street School (RSU 16) come together to use 'Café' and 'Daily Five' protocols to increase student ownership and engagement in learning to read.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:55 AM

Discover how learners take ownership of their learning in reading and what the outcomes were for teachers and learners. This is an excellent example of a personalized learner-centered environment where learners self-direct and monitor their learning.

 

Thank you to the learners and teachers of RSU 16 in Maine for sharing this story!

 

 

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Visualize Learning Spaces | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray

Visualize Learning Spaces | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray | wandering wonderings | Scoop.it
How would you design school? What if you thought of it as anytime, anywhere learning spaces, would that be more conducive to learning? Barbara Bray looks at how design impacts learning and asks how would you design school?
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