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A compilation of discussions on leveraging (or not) social media as a teaching and learning tool
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The End of Teaching As We Know It. | Edudemic

The End of Teaching As We Know It. | Edudemic | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
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TechCrunch | Move Over Harvard And MIT, Stanford Has The Real “Revolution In Education”

TechCrunch | Move Over Harvard And MIT, Stanford Has The Real “Revolution In Education” | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

By Gregory Ferenstein

 

"...last week, two Stanford professors made a courageous proposal to ditch lectures in the medical school. “For most of the 20th century, lectures provided an efficient way to transfer knowledge, But in an era with a perfect video-delivery platform — one that serves up billions of YouTube views and millions of TED Talks on such things as technology, entertainment, and design — why would anyone waste precious class time on a lecture?,” write Associate Medical School dean, Charles Prober and business professor, Chip Heath, in The New England Journal of Medicine. Instead, they call for an embrace of the “flipped” classroom, where students review Khan Academy’s YouTube lectures at home and solve problems alongside professors in the classroom. Students seem to love the idea: when Stanford piloted the flipped classroom in a Biochemistry course, attendance ballooned from roughly 30% to 80%."

 

I found it valuable to read the relatively short article in the New England Journal of Medicine...which soundly endorses the flipped classroom/blended learning approach for medical school education. If the Stanford Medical School can plan to adopt this model, what is holding back K-12? -JL


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The Seven Myths of Instructional Rigor

The Seven Myths of Instructional Rigor | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

By Barbara Blackburn

 

"Instructional rigor is one of the most discussed topics in education today. But there is much debate over what rigor is and is not. Let's look at seven myths, then a concrete definition of the actual meaning."


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BYOT? Bring it on | An international forum for all schools seeking to make the best use of BYOT

BYOT? Bring it on | An international forum for all schools seeking to make the best use of BYOT | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

Via Professional Learning:

 

Blog from Mal Lee (Australia), Martin Levins (Australia), Chris Hubbard (US), and Terry Freedman (UK), researchers for the ACER Press publication – Bring Your Own Technology – the first concerted international analysis of schools and education authorities facilitating the students’ use of their personal suite of digital technologies in the classroom.

 

This is a rather new website. The authors have co-authored a new book, "BYOT" which is currently in press in Australia, Europe, and the U.S.; publication is scheduled for Sept. 2012. In the meantime, the site includes a significant amount of information that will be of use to those in the early stages of BYOT planning or implementation. NBC-TV in the U.S. aired a segment in May 2012 about the Forsyth County Schools in Georgia that have implemented a large-scale BYOT program. The website houses a live link to it. -JL


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Work That Matters | High Tech High

Work That Matters | High Tech High | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"The teacher's guide to project-based learning" Free for download

 

How to design and run projects for students that begin with an enquiry and end with a tangible, publicly exhibited product. This guide has grown out of the partnership between High Tech High, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Innovation Unit."

 

This newly published 100-page guide is available for free download. It is the product of an extensive collaboration primarily between High Tech High (a 10-year-old network of 11 public charter schools in San Diego) and Learning Futures (a UK-based non-profit organization that has worked with over 40 schools on innovative methods of teaching and learning, focusing on student engagement). -JL

 

The guide "offers step-by-step advice on planning and managing extended, interdisciplinary projects as well as useful protocols for critique sessions, templates for important documents such as project plans, and examples of high-impact projects."


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MyiLibrary

Anyone using myILibrary to aggregate their e-Book collection? Recommendations requested. 

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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
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In Defense of Studying Social Media - 10,000 Words

In Defense of Studying Social Media - 10,000 Words | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
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81 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

81 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

Compiled by Tom Barrett

 

A crowd-sourced collection of tips and ideas for how to use Google Forms in the classroom. This Google Docs Presentation will continue to grow with additional viewer contributions. -JL


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How to Create a Rigorous Lesson

How to Create a Rigorous Lesson | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

By Tammy Andrew

 

"Whether adapting an existing lesson or creating a new one, keep in mind Bloom’s taxonomy. While examining the lesson, ask questions such as, “Are students asked to apply their knowledge to solve a similar situation,” “Are students asked to relate this information to something else,” “Are students asked how they would improve something,” or “Can they explain why they made certain choices.” Also consider how student centered the work will be and look for ways for students to interact with each other while learning.

 

"Once teachers understand what rigor is, they may find that it is already present in some of their activities. The challenge then becomes identifying where, tweaking it to be more effective and finding more places in the curriculum to use it. Bloom's taxonomy, especially the cognitive and affective domains, gives a starting place for understanding rigor using a familiar set of categories."


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What is Instructional Rigor?

What is Instructional Rigor? | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

By Barbara Blackburn

 

"True instructional rigor, however, is centered around student learning. Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels."


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Theory and Practice of Onlilne Learning Second Edition (free download)

Theory and Practice of Onlilne Learning Second Edition (free download) | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

Available for free download at this site, both this updated 2nd edition and the 1st. Terry Anderson's book was awared the Charles A. Wedemeyer Award for making a significant contribution to the field of distance education. -JL


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Ten education blogs worth following | eSchool News

Ten education blogs worth following | eSchool News | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

By Meris Stansbury

 

"Education blogs, on any and every topic, abound online. Unfortunately, educators are probably the last people who have the time to go out and search for them. Which blogs review good free resources? Which can offer information about school reform trends? Which highlight short, how-to videos for those who aren’t very tech-savvy?

 

"In this time-saving list, you’ll find 10 of the best education blogs that readers have recommended, that have won multiple awards, or that other educators just can’t stop talking about."


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How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series)| The Committed Sardine

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series)| The Committed Sardine | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it

Nice tips on creating portfolios with your students. These seem to be digital portfolios, so even more appropriate for those who want to teach their students how to organize their work and chart their learning and growth through portfolios.

 

RT @jasonohler: How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series):
February 28, 2012
Posted by Rob Van Nood


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Points & Praise: Video Game Tactics in Teaching

Points & Praise: Video Game Tactics in Teaching | Education and Social Media | Scoop.it
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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

It appears that struggling readers in middle school understand that engagement is needed for reading success, and 21st-century technology may hold a key to that, says the co-author of a new middle-school reading study, Dara Williams-Rossi, Southern...
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