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The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

The Information Diet:  Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The second part of the book takes us from theory into practice where he offers his recommendations for the Information Diet. Rather than take the philosophy of information overload community and productivity books that are aimed at helping you get “everything done” and in the process help you continue to consume too much information, he provides some principles for taming our information gluttony.

 

If you’ve been through weight watchers, you’ll immediately make a connection to some of the techniques he suggests. For example, keeping a journal of what you consume and taking incremental steps towards reducing it so it becomes a lifestyle change. Here, he draws from the work of Howard Rheingold when talking about data literacy and attention fitness as well as others and lays out an information diet that is intended to help us change in our daily habits. He doesn’t recommend quick fixes like “unplugging” which is the metaphorical equivalent to a crash diet because it doesn’t work.

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Introducing this work

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For the purposes of this site, the history of human interaction with information may be divided into 4 eras. The first (spoken) era ended with the invention of writing around 3000-4000 BC. The second era ended with the invention of the printing press in 1440. The third era ended, and the fourth began, with the invention of the Internet (depending how one defines its operational beginning) somewhere between 1969 and 1982. We now exist early, but decidedly, in the fourth era.

 

All readers may not agree with this interpretation of the history of information, especially with the division and numbering of the eras. That is not the main point. Rather, it is that humankind presently exists in an era distinctly different from the one that preceded it -- that in fact, this new era is accompanied with, and characterized by, a new - and quite different - information landscape. This new Internet information landscape will challenge, disrupt, and overpower the print-oriented one that came before it. It will not completely obliterate that which preceded it, but it will render it to a subsidiary, rather than primary, level of influence.

 

Just as the printing press altered humanity's relationship with information, thereby resulting in massive restructuring of political, religious, economic, social, educational, cultural, scientific, and other realms of life; so too will the advance of digital technology occasion analogous transformations in the corresponding universe of present and future human activity.

 

This site will concern itself primarily with how K-20 education in the US, and the people who comprise its constituencies, may be affected by this transformative movement from one era to the next. All ideas considered here appear, to me at least, to impact the learning enterprise in some way. Accordingly, this work looks at the present and the future through a lens that is predominantly, but far from entirely, a digital one. -JL

Margaret Waage's comment, June 20, 2013 6:43 AM
Jim - I like your perspective. Great subject matter here!
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Beautiful!

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning :: Terry Heick

30 Universal Strategies For Learning :: Terry Heick | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Using ‘Universal Learning Strategies’
"So how can this help you as an educator? Use them as thinking prompts or discussion cues. Consider them as starting points for project-based learning. Have students use them as ’empty vessels’ to fill with self-selected learning topics to create learning paths of their own. Use them for Genius Hour.

"The big idea is that these kinds of ‘brain actions’ are not only the kinds of tasks you can use to create assignments but more importantly, are the kinds of acts that promote inquiry-based understanding. So rather than start with a topic–fractions, gravity, metaphors, or racism–you can simply insist on the cognitive action itself. Learners can choose topics of their own, or you can offer a range of topics."

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Make Online Presentations More Engaging • Texas Computer Educators Assn. :: Dr. Bruce Ellis

Make Online Presentations More Engaging • Texas Computer Educators Assn. :: Dr. Bruce Ellis | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"We should go ahead and anticipate that “Zoom fatigue” will soon be added to the Oxford English Dictionary. One way to help diminish the agony of staring into your computer screen for another meeting or class is to make your presentation more personalized and better connect with your audience. This is true whether we are using Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or any of the other alternatives video conferencing platforms. One of the newest ways to accomplish this is by using Prezi. Your initial response might be something like, “Wait. You mean the presentation that causes Prezilepsy (more commonly known as motion sickness)?” Yes, that’s the tool. But, they’ve added the Prezi Video app which makes all the difference. Here’s the lowdown."

Presenting Prezi, Again

 

"The Prezi Video app features you alongside your graphics. Instead of having the green screen behind you (as if using a virtual background feature), Prezi Video puts the presentation in front and to the side of you. This may be easier to understand if you see an example so click on the graphic to the right to view a brief demo video for the water cycle. Unfortunately, the Prezi Video doesn’t come with the free version of Prezi, so you do have to sign up for one of the other plans which start at $5/month. Also, if you want to download the video, you will need to either choose the Plus or Premiere subscription level or use a screencasting tool to capture the video you created."

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Communicating Through Change: How a CA District Is Supporting Families in the Year Ahead | EdSurge News

Communicating Through Change: How a CA District Is Supporting Families in the Year Ahead | EdSurge News | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Through the unsettled ending of the last school year, to the unprecedented beginning of this one, school communities continue to exist in a state of flux. Some districts are using fully remote learning models to start, some are opting for hybrid models, while others are implementing new safety protocols to begin in-person learning. All are working through a new way of doing school, and all plans are subject to changing local situations.

As schools navigate the challenges ahead—and with parents and guardians stepping in as learning coaches and facilitators in remote and hybrid environments—communicating with families is playing an outsized role in successfully adapting to this nontraditional school year.
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Raising Good Gamers

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"We are working toward a future full of positive, inclusive, fair online game communities for youth. This work is taking place hand-in-hand with game developers, advocacy groups, philanthropists, educators, parents, youth, researchers, and others. Check out our resources section for a place to get started!"

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Unschooling School (new initiative)

Unschooling School (new initiative) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Unschooling School: Revolutionizing school by insisting on the right to self-directed education for all free learners.

 

UnschoolingSchool.com will:

  • Provide tools, coaching, and create a community so parents, students and educators can continue to participate in the public system, while firmly resisting its unnecessary regimen and coercion.
  • Help parents/kids look at school as a smorgasbord of resources to choose from based on curiosity and passion.
  • Furnish parents with the courage to trust their kids and allow them to opt-out of lessons, homework, and testing, and instead give them the freedom to spend time at school doing more of what they enjoy.
  • Outline a new designation for students: The Free Learner (or FL). Similar to LD, students designated FL will also require accommodation in the class and school. The accommodations will vary and depend on the wishes/interests of the FL child and parent(s).
  • Share worksheets and templates that explain what the Free Learner designation means and what accommodations their child will require.
  • Become a forum for FLs, their parents and enlightened educators to network, share ideas and help build the Unschooling School community, eventually creating Unschooling-Schools everywhere.
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Will This Be a Lost Year for America’s Children? - The New York Times :: Moderated by Emily Bazelon

Will This Be a Lost Year for America’s Children? - The New York Times :: Moderated by Emily Bazelon | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
As students across the country start school, education experts reckon with the long-term implications of remote learning, vanishing resources and heightened inequality.

 

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A panel of astute and committed educational leaders offer their observations and findings about public, K-12 education. While most insightful as a spotlight on the views of professional educators, perhaps equally as valuable are the numerous references and links to recommended resources, apps, materials, practices, and programs.

 

Particular attention has also been paid to assembling an excellent collection of very current photographs. They depict with crystal clarity much of what has changed with schooling as well as what has not (high school history class in particular).


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The internet of protest is being built on single-page websites :: MIT Technology Review :: Tanya Basu

The internet of protest is being built on single-page websites :: MIT Technology Review :: Tanya Basu | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"On Sunday evening, Jacob Blake was shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. By Tuesday, a 16-year-old Texan, Kel, had built a one-page website, Justice for Jacob Blake, that offered context, templates for contacting officials, mental-health resources, and donation links.

 

"To build it, Kel turned to Carrd, a simple tool that lets anyone throw together a site in minutes. All it takes is an email address to have a site hosted by Carrd on whatever topic you want. “I don't have much of a platform and was even hesitant to share it at first,” says Kel, who asked not to be identified with her surname to avoid trolls. Carrds give anyone that platform.

 


Justice for Jacob Blake is just the most recent of the social-justice-related Carrds shared across Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok as one-stop resources in recent months. Such easy-to-use tools are reinventing the  basic building block of the internet—the website—for people who want to share resources and information quickly, safely, and creatively. Along with better-known tools like Google Docs, they are forming the bedrock of a new form of “protest internet” for the 2020s.

 

"Carrd was launched in 2016 by founder AJ (who goes by just his initials) to simplify the process of creating web pages. He says it was never meant to be a protest tool—though he isn’t unhappy about how it has been repurposed. He just wanted a “boring” and simple way to throw up a website quickly. “My expectation was more ‘general use,’” AJ says. “I didn’t anticipate any of these other uses. Those were pleasant surprises.”

 

"Carrds were initially used as personal pages and homepages for small businesses touting things like homemade wares or tutoring. Like many recent trends, they found initial popularity among K-pop fans, who created elaborate digital collages of bands. But Carrds quickly proliferated beyond the K-pop set, initially into niches like Harry Potter fan ficfantasy, and LGBTQ communities.

 

"Then George Floyd was murdered. AJ remembers the exact moment when Carrd exploded. On May 30, he got an automated notification that his server was about overloaded. It didn’t make sense. “I didn’t realize what was happening,” he says."

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Apple, Facebook fight over new advertising rules coming to iOS 14 :: Peter Kafka

Apple, Facebook fight over new advertising rules coming to iOS 14 :: Peter Kafka | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Sometime in the coming months, iPhone users will start seeing a new question when they use many of the apps on their devices: Do they want the app to follow them around the internet, tracking their behavior?

"It’s a simple query, with potentially significant consequences. Apple is trying to single-handedly change the way internet advertising works.

"That will affect everyone, from Apple’s giant tech rivals — most notably, Facebook, which announced today that it’s fighting back against Apple’s move — to any developer or publisher that uses ad technology to monitor what their app users are doing on the internet.

"And it affects you, the person reading this story. At stake is your online privacy — and the advertising system that underwrites an endless supply of free content.

"It’s a fascinating battle because there aren’t clear-cut winners and losers. And multiple players have more than one motivation.

"Apple is in a position to attack intrusive advertising tech because it has consistently argued that it values privacy — and because the company doesn’t have much of an ad business of its own.
Facebook and other big ad players make billions of dollars tracing the detailed digital footprints their users leave — but they can also argue that ad money they generate allows people to consume news, entertainment, and the rest of the internet for free.

 

"Meanwhile, ordinary internet users may say they value privacy — but it’s unlikely they have any idea how much personal data they give up when they skim a story or click on a link."

 

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Another chapter in the evolution of the web. Apple seems to be cautiously, but increasingly, doubling down on privacy as a marketing attraction. Stands to reason that its premium prices would attract purchasers of its hardware who are willing to pay for seemingly less invasive access to content. 

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Top factors that make or break relationships

Top factors that make or break relationships | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Does it matter more who you love or how you love? A large machine learning study analyzed data from thousands of couples to identify which characteristics are most vital to predicting the success or failure of a relationship. Using artificial intelligence, researchers found that the individual traits of the partners had less to do with making the couple happy than the characteristics of the relationship itself.

"To put it another way – the dynamic of the relationship you create, with its shared experiences and in-jokes, is more important than the specific traits of the one you are with.

"Psychologist Samantha Joel from Western University in Canada led the research of 11,000 couples and 43 separate self-reported datasets – the first-ever systematic research into people's love life using AI. The couples came from the U.S., Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand."

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5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence :: Edutopia :: Youki Terada

5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence :: Edutopia :: Youki Terada | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
As the physical distance increases between you and your students, so can the psychological and emotional space. Here are some tips that can help.

 

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Our 2020-21 Writing Curriculum for Middle and High School - The New York Times

Our 2020-21 Writing Curriculum for Middle and High School - The New York Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Our 2019-20 Writing Curriculum is one of the most popular new features we’ve ever run on this site, so, of course, we’re back with a 2020-21 version — one we hope is useful whether you’re teaching onlineindoorsoutdoorsin a pod, or in some hybrid of these.

 

The curriculum detailed below is both a road map for teachers and an invitation to students. For teachers, it includes our writing prompts, mentor texts, contests and lesson plans, and organizes them all into seven distinct units. Each focuses on a different genre of writing that you can find not just in The Times but also in all kinds of real-world sources both in print and online.

 

But for students, our main goal is to show young people they have something valuable to say, and to give those voices a global audience. That’s always been a pillar of our site, but this year it is even more critical. The events of 2020 will define this generation, and many are living through them isolated from their ordinary communities, rituals and supports. Though a writing curriculum can hardly make up for that, we hope that it can at least offer teenagers a creative outlet for making sense of their experiences, and an enthusiastic audience for the results. Through the opportunities for publication woven throughout each unit, we want to encourage students to go beyond simply being media consumers to become creators and contributors themselves.

 

"So have a look, and see if you can find a way to include any of these opportunities in your curriculum this year, whether to help students document their lives, tell stories, express opinions, investigate ideas, or analyze culture. We can’t wait to hear what your students have to say!"

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The Call to Unite :: Sir Ken Robinson's Last Video 5/7/2020

The Call to Unite :: Sir Ken Robinson's Last Video 5/7/2020 | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I joined the Call to Unite – a 24 hour global live stream event where I shared my thoughts on how we can seize the opportunity to transform how we educate our children, and how we approach our relationship with the world we live in.
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Learning theories timeline: key ideas from educational psychology

Learning theories timeline: key ideas from educational psychology | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
This interactive timeline focuses on nine key theories for designing blended and online learning in Higher Education from 1885-2020.

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Wonderful timeline of learning theories.

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Using Dictation in OneNote to Save Time

Using Dictation in OneNote to Save Time | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
I am a big believer in not having to do more work than I have to or need to. I view it as part of my “work smarter, not harder” philosophy for 2020 and beyond. In the beginning of the year and especially during the onset of remote learning in March I felt like I was spending much more time working than I was with my family. Now that we are in a new school year I am still working hard, but I am trying to find tech solutions that save time without compromising excellence or content quality.

I am also a gigantic OneNote fan and use it note only at work but also in my personal life. If you are not familiar with OneNote, it is Microsoft’s premier note taking app that does everything from creating lists to adding tables to helping students with reading tools to creating practice quizzes to drawing features…you get the point–there’s lots of cool things to do in OneNote! Because of this, I essentially do everything in OneNote and I was looking for tools within the platform to save me time. The one that I’ve fallen in love with the most lately has been Dictation. Dictation has been an absolute game changer.

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The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning —

The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning — | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Shemar, a 12-year-old from East Baltimore, is good at math, and Karen Ngosso, his fourth grade math teacher at Abbottston Elementary School, is one reason why. “I would try to pump him up and tell him, ‘You’re a good student,’” she said. But she knew that he didn’t get enough sleep, and he was often absent. His home situation, like those of many of her students, was unstable: his mother suffered from drug addiction, and they moved frequently.

Ngosso kept an eye on Shemar even after he started fifth grade, which is when I met him, in late 2018, at First & Franklin Presbyterian Church, a few blocks from the transitional housing where he and his mother were living. I volunteered to tutor Shemar, and once a week I picked him up from school and we’d do homework at a coffee shop.
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On Teaching :: The Atlantic

On Teaching :: The Atlantic | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
On Teaching
The most experienced teachers in America’s education system reflect on their careers, their schools, and the history they’ve witnessed.

 

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A collection of 35 deeply reflective articles by and about veteran educators. Topics are grouped into main areas of Race and Culture, Teaching from Afar, Reading and Writing, Reaching Students, and Question and Answer.

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How Cajon Valley Reopened Its Classrooms - The New York Times

How Cajon Valley Reopened Its Classrooms - The New York Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Most lower-income students are learning online. But in Cajon Valley, Calif., they’re back in school. Here’s how they did it.
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Translate your chat into ALL supported languages :: Alice Keeler

"If you are using Google Meet or Zoom or WebEx or other video chat platform you may have an issue with people who speak different languages. When they type in the chat... if you don't know the language, this could be an issue. A teacher told me she has several kids in her class that speak different languages. So I created a SPREADSHEET that the kids can use for the chat. They can put their chat comments into column B of the spreadsheet and students can reply in column B. Each in their own native language. Column C automatically translates whatever is in Column B... no matter the language... to English. The spreadsheet also translates to ALL other supported languages. This spreadsheet has NO code and thus no authorization required. Enjoy!"

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Outstanding resource from Alice Keeler by way of Tom D'Amico.

This is automatic translation from nearly any typed language to nearly any other typed language. Just fantastic! Five stars!

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Hexagonal Thinking: A Colorful Tool for Discussion

Hexagonal Thinking: A Colorful Tool for Discussion | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"While hexagonal thinking is not new in the world of business and innovation, it’s just making its way into the classroom. It’s a method for considering the connections between ideas and finding the nuances in those connections. If you’re looking for a fresh framework for discussion and critical thinking, this may be just the thing.

HOW IT WORKS
"When you place an idea on a hexagon, it has six sides where connections could be made to other ideas. When you place many ideas on many hexagons, the discussion about where to connect what will be different every time.  
 
"If you gave the same seven idea cards to seven people, do you think you’d get the same seven webs of interconnected hexagons? Would the people explain the connections in the same way? 

"Nope. 

"And really, that’s the beauty of hexagonal thinking. It provides a springboard for a totally creative discussion. When you give a small group of students a deck of hexagons and ask them to connect them however they choose, every group will come up with a different web for different reasons. Along the way they’ll hopefully question each other and dig deep into the concepts on the cards, arguing about which idea connects more to an important concept and which example deserves one of those precious six sides."

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What’s missing from corporate statements on racial injustice? The real cause of racism. :: MIT Technology Review :: Amber M. Hamilton

What’s missing from corporate statements on racial injustice? The real cause of racism. :: MIT Technology Review :: Amber M. Hamilton | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"On August 31, Airbnb launched Project Lighthouse, an initiative meant to “uncover, measure, and overcome discrimination” on the home-sharing platform. According to the company, Project Lighthouse will identify discrimination by measuring whether a renter’s perceived race correlates with differences in the rate or quality of that person’s bookings, cancellations, or reviews. This project comes amid an outpouring of solidarity statements and policy changes from the tech industry in response to uprisings after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25.

 

"While these nods toward racial justice may be well-intentioned, they highlight a problem that casts doubt on whether the industry’s efforts to date can truly combat bias: the tendency to position race, not racism, as the cause of discrimination.

 

"This way of thinking about inequality is emblematic of “racecraft,” a term coined by sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields to describe “the mental terrain and pervasive beliefs” about race and racism in America. Though Fields and Fields outline many aspects of the concept, their basic proposition is that the very idea of race arises out of racist practices rather than biological realities. Racecraft, they write, is a “conjuror’s trick of transforming racism into race, leaving black persons in view while removing white persons from the stage.”

 

"A good example can be seen in Airbnb’s introduction to Project Lighthouse, which states that the company was “deeply troubled by stories of travelers who were turned away by Airbnb hosts during the booking process because of the color of their skin.” Were those guests really turned away because of their skin color, or because their prospective hosts were racist?

 

"The same maneuver can be seen in a statement from Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, in which he says the platform’s efforts to ensure that Black voices are heard “won’t stop with the disparities people may experience solely on the basis of race.”

Racecraft, as conceptualized by Fields and Fields, is what allows Airbnb and Instagram to transform an aggressive act—racism—into a mere category: race. This sleight of hand positions race as the problem, allowing companies to absolve themselves of responsibility for racism. It also perpetuates the alluring myth that abolishing racial categories will lead to the post-racial society some hoped would follow the election of Barack Obama to the US presidency in 2008.

 

"The truth companies need to grapple with, however, is that racist actions—not racial categories—are what cause discrimination.

"I found linguistic evidence of racecraft throughout 63 public-facing documents that I collected and analyzed from Airbnb, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, all issued between May 26 and June 24 of this year. In a moment marked by racial injustice, these companies were reluctant to even use the word “race,” regularly opting to use “diversity” instead.

 

"These statements (including those from TikTok and Facebook) also explicitly address Black people far more frequently than white people by using phrases such as “We stand with the Black community.” In 63 statements, Black people and communities were referenced 241 times while white people were referenced only four times."

 

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This strikes me as a very important article because it accurately identifies the source of racism. That's why I quoted so much of its beginning.

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How to Make Remote Learning Fun and Engaging | The Strategist | New York Magazine

How to Make Remote Learning Fun and Engaging | The Strategist | New York Magazine | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"A large percentage of students are starting the school year the same way they ended it — via computer screen. And most of them aren’t too pleased about it. They miss their friends and the routine of normal school, plus they get Zoom fatigue (just like the rest of us). All of this makes motivating them to give their all in virtual school one of the biggest hurdles parents and teachers face. We talked to 11 experienced educators and parents of kids from kindergartners to middle-schoolers for tips on how to make virtual learning more fun and engaging.

 

“Make it a bigger deal this year,” suggests Diana Singer, a former teacher and education specialist in Greenwich, Connecticut. If you’re a parent, Singer advises setting aside a special time to buy new school supplies or decorate a designated work space with your child. “Students become much more engaged and excited if they can make their own decisions about how to set up their desk or workstation,” she says.

 

"Nearly everyone we talked to mentioned creating a dedicated work space for kids to help them concentrate and feel excited about school. The same is important for teachers, too. This spring, second-grade teacher Ian Dudley set up his virtual classroom with a colorful blanket and a bookshelf behind him. On the shelf he put trinkets from his brick-and-mortar classroom and books that he and his students read throughout the year. “Consistency is really important,” he says. “It’s like the sitcom or Mr. Rogers phenomenon. I think it’s comforting to have them see me always in the same space.” Below, 15 things to help teachers and parents get their kids motivated and engaged in remote learning."

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20 Alternatives To Zoom For Online Teaching :: TeachThought

20 Alternatives To Zoom For Online Teaching :: TeachThought | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"While Skype has long been the standard and Google Hangouts has integration with Gmail and the Android operating system, in terms of video streaming platforms, 2020 has been the year of Zoom.

"As of April 2020, Zoom was seeing up to 300 million daily users and with many school districts in the United States sticking with remote teaching and learning for the Winter 2020 semester, strong growth is likely for the foreseeable future.

"And while this growth is well-earned as the result of video quality, a robust feature set, actually-usable free tiers, and other advantages, it’s still not perfect–and in fact, may not even be a good fit for your teaching this school year. So what are the best alternatives to Zoom for online teaching?"

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School responds to complaint about book on Black astronaut

School responds to complaint about book on Black astronaut | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

""The Rockwood School District [MO] is responding to a parent's complaint about a book that was read to a second-grade class, by having it read to the entire school. 

 

"The book is called "Ron's Big Mission," written about Astronaut Ron McNair – the only Black member of the 1986 NASA Challenger crew. The book focuses on his fight to get a library card in segregated South Carolina when he was a kid growing up there in the 1950s.

 

 "But it apparently didn't sit well with one parent of Pond Elementary School.

 

"After hearing it read to her 7-year-old during an online video chat, the parent urged other parents to "preview what we are letting the kids see on there." The statement was posted in a Facebook group for Concerned Parents of the Rockwood School District. The parent said she called the school about it. "

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Navigating the Home Education Adventure – A Panel of Unschooling Mamas :: Wed. 9/9/20, 5:30-7 pm EDT (FREE)

Navigating the Home Education Adventure – A Panel of Unschooling Mamas :: Wed. 9/9/20, 5:30-7 pm EDT (FREE) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Come join unschooling mamas Melissa Bingham, Naomi Fisher, Lou Hollis-Wilkerson, Meredith Keith-Chirch, and Brooklyn Wetzel as they share their experiences, answer questions, and offer support for you all in your home education and unschooling adventure!

 

"This panel is here to support you all whenever you are at in your journey – whether you are just beginning, or have been unschooling for years and are seeking support or interested in hearing more about the experiences of others along this path, join us for this Q&A panel!

 

"This webinar is online, free, and offered through The Rowe Center. It will take place on Wednesday, September 9th, from 5:30-7pm EST. Learn more or sign-up here"

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Foundations For Youth SEL Development :: Student Success Network

Foundations For Youth SEL Development :: Student Success Network | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"How do practitioners at sites where youth experience exceptional SEL growth explain this growth? “Bright Spot” practitioners are clear that one-off activities are not enough. Adults need to create a supportive environment in order for activities and practices to take root. Student Success Network staff captured six foundations that “Bright Spot” practitioners see as building blocks of an environment that supports youth SEL development."

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