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Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation?

Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation? | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Aran Levasseur Innovation is the currency of progress.
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EmTech Preview: Another Way to Think about Learning - Technology Review

EmTech Preview: Another Way to Think about Learning - Technology Review | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Why I hope kids in Ethiopia can teach the rest of us something profound about education.

"I believe that we get into trouble when knowing becomes a surrogate for learning."

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Gates foundation solicits remedial MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Gates foundation solicits remedial MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Early returns show that massive open online courses (MOOCs) work best for motivated and academically prepared students. But could high-quality MOOCs benefit a broader range of learners, like those who get tripped up by remedial classes?
That’s the question the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wants to answer with a newly announced round of 10 grants for the creation of MOOCs for remedial coursework.

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Technology Doesn't Teach, Teachers Teach

Technology Doesn't Teach, Teachers Teach | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
No matter how far we evolve from the little red schoolhouse, we cannot afford to sacrifice the foundation of education that is built upon the unique relationship between teacher and student.
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I Never Needed to Know That : 2¢ Worth

I Never Needed to Know That : 2¢ Worth | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

"I ran across an interesting Edudemic blog post yesterday, 10 Things Students Won’t Need to Know When They Graduate. I’ve listed the 10 below, but do go and read the article’s explanations. The author, Bob Dillon, hits on something that is central to the motivation that drives much of my work. How much of our children’s precious childhoods are we wasting teaching them things that they’ll never need to know."

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Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

This spring, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced a $60-million venture to offer free classes online. Just last month the University of California at Berkeley said it would also join the effort. John Hennessy, president of Stanford, recently predicted that a technology "tsunami" is about to hit higher education.

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You Should Read…(August 5, 2012)

You Should Read…(August 5, 2012) | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

"We are in the final week of our Australian tour and I will have to admit I am pretty tired. We have met some amazing people and I have a ton of great ideas to bring back to our school division, so I am grateful for all of the connections that I have made and the wonderful ideas that have been shared. Thanks to all of you both online and offline"

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Three Ways of Integrating Technology in Schools

Three Ways of Integrating Technology in Schools | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
“There won’t be schools in the future …. I think the computer will blow up the school. That is, the school defined as something where there are classes, teachers running exams, people structu...
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In Education, Technology Changes Everything and Nothing

In Education, Technology Changes Everything and Nothing | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
We have been investing more money per student, while outcomes have been flat. Faced with many challenges, we have turned to any potential solution. Many education policymakers hail technology, in particular, as the savior.
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Google's 80/20 Principle Adopted at New Jersey School

Google's 80/20 Principle Adopted at New Jersey School | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
By cutting the number of lunch duties and other obligations outside the classroom, teachers at one school are spending more time pursuing ideas they can apply to their teaching and learning.
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Can You Make Yourself Smarter?

Can You Make Yourself Smarter? | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
A new memory game has revived the tantalizing notion that people can work their way to a higher I.Q.
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A Very Pricey Pineapple

A Very Pricey Pineapple | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Did that headline hook you? Who can turn away from a lovely pineapple?

Actually (spoiler alert!) I’m going to use the pineapple as a sneaky way to introduce the topic of privatization of public education.

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The Three New Pillars of 21st Century Learning | District Administration Magazine

The Three New Pillars of 21st Century Learning | District Administration Magazine | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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American Schools Still Heavily Segregated By Race, Income

American Schools Still Heavily Segregated By Race, Income | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Minorities account for nearly half of the student population in America, and will likely become the majority within the next decade or two, but recent studies show that students across the country are still largely learning in segregated...
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21st Century Schools or 21st Century Learning?

21st Century Schools or 21st Century Learning? | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Just let me start off by saying that the term "21st Century Learning" still drives me crazy. If you think about it, in the last ten years have we progressed in our thoughts about what learning should look like and could be? What about in the next 50 years? Will "21st Century Learning" be the same, or will we still promote the same skills? Who knows? But I am sure that our world will continue to change significantly.
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How Computerized Tutors Are Learning to Teach Humans

How Computerized Tutors Are Learning to Teach Humans | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Advances in computerized tutoring are testing the faith that human contact makes for better learning.

"Neil Heffernan was listening to his fiancée, Cristina Lindquist, tutor one of her students in mathematics when he had an idea. Heffernan was a graduate student in computer science, and by this point — the summer of 1997 — he had been working for two years with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University on developing computer software to help students improve their skills."

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Signs You’ve Lost Your Joy in Teaching | Faculty Focus

Signs You’ve Lost Your Joy in Teaching | Faculty Focus | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

"It’s 9 a.m. on a Wednesday morning around mid-term. “Carrie James” (a fictional name) grabs her textbook and class roster and heads upstairs to her first class of the day. It starts at 9 o’clock."

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Are kids really motivated by technology? | SmartBlogs

Are kids really motivated by technology? | SmartBlogs | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

As a guy who delivers two-day #edtech workshops during my breaks from full-time classroom teaching, I’m often asked the same questions again and again: How can teachers use technology to motivate students? What digital tools do kids like best?

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Harvard Researchers Find A Creative Way To Make Incentives Work | TechCrunch

Harvard Researchers Find A Creative Way To Make Incentives Work | TechCrunch | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Incentives are all the rage: employee bonus pay, app badges, student grades, and even lunch with President Obama. Despite their widespread use, most research finds that incentives are terrible at improving performance in the long-run on anything but mindless rote tasks, because the fixation on prizes clouds our creative thinking

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Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom | Andrew K. Miller

Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom | Andrew K. Miller | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

"Ok, I’ll be honest. I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how “incredible” the flipped classroom model, or how it will “solve” many of the problems of education. It doesn’t solve anything. It is a great first step in reframing the role of the teacher in the classroom."

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Ten Steps to Transforming Past Lessons for 21st Century Learners

Ten Steps to Transforming Past Lessons for 21st Century Learners | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
© Copyright David Hawgood and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License

 

I travel across the country and continually post to this Blog ways to infuse 21st century skills and technol...

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Stephen's Web ~ Stephen's Web

Stephen's Web ~ Stephen's Web | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

I am very pleased to be able to announce the (self-) publication of my latest eBook, Connectivism and Connective Knowledge. It is a collection of blog posts, essays and transcripts from my talks covering all major con tributions to the field I have made in the last eight years.

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Evaluating Technology Use in the Classroom | The Thinking Stick

Evaluating Technology Use in the Classroom | The Thinking Stick | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Evaluating the use of technology in a classroom environment is not something most administrators are trained to do. It is easy to walk into a classroom and see that every student is using a computer, but how do you really assess if and what type of learning is taking place?

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?"

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50 of the best Learning Theorists from Donald Clark

50 of the best Learning Theorists from Donald Clark | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
E-learning thought leader and friend of Learning Pool, Donald Clark, is currently on a blog marathon. He is writing 50 blogs on learning theorists from Socrates to Maslow, Wollstoncraft to Vygotsky, in 50 days.
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