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Learning to Code: The Best Apps and Services – PCMag Access – Medium

Learning to Code: The Best Apps and Services – PCMag Access – Medium | teaching | Scoop.it
So go ahead and click the links below to read our reviews and start coding! And if you have your own thoughts on coding education, why not leave a comment? Our general coding classes are listed first, and our coding apps and services for kids are at the end.

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Student-Centered Learning Can Modernize Schools - Education Week :: Nicholas C. Donohue

Student-Centered Learning Can Modernize Schools - Education Week :: Nicholas C. Donohue | teaching | Scoop.it
The notion that we can "fix" our schools to create more-equitable outcomes for these students only moves us backward. It implies that our education system is broken. In reality, the system is working exactly as it was intended when public education was designed over 100 years ago. It is culling and sorting the more elite students and leaving the rest to work the factories or the farms.


"We can no longer afford winners and losers in our schools. Instead, we need to redesign education in high schools to move it forward and away from that 19th-century model.

 

"Today, schools and communities across the country are advancing a framework known as student-centered learning, which questions traditional concepts of where, when, and how learning happens. This innovative approach is not restricted to the traditional classroom. Rather than simply sitting through lectures, students use class time for interactive projects and thoughtful discourse. Learners complete internships for credit and run their own parent-teacher conferences. They advance by demonstrating understanding of material at their own pace, rather than by accruing credits based on the "seat time" they've endured at a desk."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 13, 2016 3:40 PM

I believe Donohue may have a key to unlocking the "mystery" of why making high schools truly high functioning seems so difficult.

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Dawson High students pursue cancer breakthroughs with school project ~ Denver Post

Dawson High students pursue cancer breakthroughs with school project ~ Denver Post | teaching | Scoop.it

by Kieran Nicholson

 

"Some Lafayette high schoolers interested in robotics have segued their collective energy into another pursuit — applying computer algorithms to cancer data in the hopes of improving medical treatments.

T"he small group of Dawson School students is teaming up with a Baylor College of Medicine program and doing research that's typically pursued by collegians and professionals.

"The team is writing computer algorithms that are applied to vast, decades-long cancer databases. The students' goal is to detect patterns or ties that could lead to early detection of cancers and possibly improved treatments."


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This is an inspiring example of high school student research - and it carries a lesson for the IB. How can the EE be made to reflect collaborative research, the way it really happens in the real world? 

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Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning

Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning | teaching | Scoop.it

A website to support Reflection in Education K-16 The following technologies can support reflection: web logs (‘blogs’) as reflective journals,  wikis as collaborative websites, digital storytelling/podcasting, Twitter and social networks.


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Tim Hopper's curator insight, January 1, 2014 10:31 AM

I used this quote in my dissertation, got to love Dewey.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:23 AM

Herramientas para el aprendizaje.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:57 AM

I like the quote

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Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects - University of California, San Diego | Coursera :: FREE COURSE

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects - University of California, San Diego | Coursera :: FREE COURSE | teaching | Scoop.it

"This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.

"Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for: turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of practical techniques that walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you’ve ever wanted to become better at anything, this course will help serve as your guide."

 

THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN FOR FREE, OR EARN A CERTIFICATE FOR $49.

 

I have no connection to Coursera or UC San Diego...This just looked like something good. -JL


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How Are Teachers Using Tablets? [INFOGRAPHIC] - FRACTUS LEARNING

How Are Teachers Using Tablets? [INFOGRAPHIC] - FRACTUS LEARNING | teaching | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most versatile devices in the history of… well… devices. The tablet has changed the landscape of classrooms around the world, from flipped learning to augmented reality.

A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways. In the below infographic from Early Childhood Education Degrees present an overview of how this shift is taking place.

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Why human beings are entirely predictable, in three charts

Why human beings are entirely predictable, in three charts | teaching | Scoop.it

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Michael Dunn's curator insight, January 1, 2015 7:54 AM

Human sciences: Is human behaviour 'entirely predictable'?

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5 killer ways to open up your next presentation

Did you know modern statistics state that you have 60 seconds or less to capture your audience’s attention? You’ve might have heard it before, but maybe not

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Some useful tips for starting workshops and seminars.

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malek's comment, June 1, 2013 4:09 PM
True, it's all about grasping attention
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:14 AM

This is to the point.

 

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:48 AM

Dit zijn echt hele goede tips, voorzien van een overtuigende redenatie, om (nog) beter te presenteren.