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Nov 30, 15

Drill and kill doesn't work. Here's what does. (Interestingly, many people don't know what is best for their own learning!)

in outliners: Show Ideas

Nov 06, 15

"The most recent annual poll of the public’s attitudes toward public schools conducted by Gallup indicates nearly two-thirds of American school parents (64 percent) believe there is too much emphasis on standardized tests.

According to additional Gallup research performed in 2014, less than half of students in the United States agree with the following statement “I get to do what I do best every day.” This is the very heart of one of the key ingredients of education: engaging students in learning."

Sep 29, 15

" Kristy Cooper's insanely rigorous mixed methods study, Eliciting Engagement in the High School Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Teaching Practices, published in the April 2014 American Educational Research Journal, does an exceptional job of showing what works.

Cooper, an award-winning researcher at Michigan State University with an MA and Ed.D from Harvard, examined the impact of three well-supported strategies that teachers employ to increase student engagement. As you read each summary below, try to guess which practice had the greatest impact."

Todd Finley shares the three methods and asks which has the most impact: 1) Lively teaching, 2) Academic Rigor and 3) Connective Instruction.

A fantastic must-read on student engagement that you'll want to email your staff.
SEND THIS TO EVERY EDUCATOR YOU KNOW NOW! New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect @Edutopia http://t.co/ZSOvjSlyC8 http://t.co/ZSOvjSlyC8

SEND THIS TO EVERY EDUCATOR YOU KNOW NOW! New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect @Edutopia …
It is about RELATIONSHIP - fantastic article with research via @edutopia and Todd Finley about this! #teacherfriends http://t.co/3YGBRSG4Em http://t.co/3YGBRSG4Em

It is about RELATIONSHIP - fantastic article with research via @edutopia and Todd Fin…
@LuluBunn Research bears this out - that Connective Instruction (including relatedness) engages kids 7x more http://t.co/s7H0PkADxD #ecet2 http://t.co/s7H0PkADxD

@LuluBunn Research bears this out - that Connective Instruction (including relatedness…

Sep 29, 15

Can you help students motivate themselves? Yes you can! Larry Ferlazzo shares some incredible ideas in this blog post over on Edutopia with more than 25,000 shares as of this time. We can help students motivate themselves.
Love "plussing" via @larryferlazzo - give positive feedback then say "plus you could do__ " http://t.co/jPW2wPLkQ7 #teacherfriends http://t.co/jPW2wPLkQ7

Love "plussing" via @larryferlazzo - give positive feedback then say "plus you could do__ " …

Sep 29, 15

"Ainsworth, Prain and Tyler  (2011) in a paper in Science argue that  drawing  can play a number of  important roles in learning:, namely:

Drawing to enhance engagement — surveys have shown than when students draw to explain they are more motivated to learn compared to traditional teaching of science.
Drawing to learn to represent in science — the process of producing visual representations  helps learners understand how scientific representations work.
Drawing to reason in science — student learn to reason like scientists as they select specific features to focus on in their drawings, aligning it with observation, measurement and/or emerging ideas
Drawing as a learning strategy — if learners read a text and then draw it, the process of making their understanding visible and explicit helps them to overcome limitations in presented material, organise and integrate their knowledge and ultimately can be transformative.
Drawing to communicate — discussing their drawings with their students provides teachers with windows into students’ thinking as well being a way that the peers can share knowledge, discovery and understanding."

Sep 29, 15

And I'm seeing this too. This generation wants to start their own business. We see this with Shark tank type experiences. This is a cool overview of what one college is doing as they literally help students start businesses in school instead of doing projects that go in the trash.

Jan 21, 15

Tons of free footage, audio, images and 3D models that you can download and use in your projects.

Jan 14, 15

A simple video tutorial I created for my students including these essential questions:
What is copyright? How long does it last? What are the kinds of copyright? How can I copyright my own work? How can I find works I can use freely? Do I still have to give credit for the work? How can i buy license for professional work? What are the penalties for not following copyright?

Jan 14, 15

A simple video tutorial I created for my students including these essential questions:
What is copyright? How long does it last? What are the kinds of copyright? How can I copyright my own work? How can I find works I can use freely? Do I still have to give credit for the work? How can i buy license for professional work? What are the penalties for not following copyright?

Dec 04, 14

Free comic book about copyright that teaches you everything you need to know. You can even remix it. There are multiple translations as well (and you can buy a hard copy.) Awesome tool to use.

Nov 12, 14

Tackk is a website builder to build a beautiful web page.

Dec 02, 13

The Teach 100 is a ranking of top blogs in education. Many great blogs on this list - many are group blogs but there are also some single blogs (like me). Excited to be on the list, especially with recently moving my blog - many lists like this I had to start completely over. Lots of great sites here.
RT @jackiegerstein: Teach 100 http://t.co/pF5Hq2W7GC list of educational blogs recommended by @Larryferlazzo #TeachDoNow #edchat http://t.co/pF5Hq2W7GC

Teach 100 http://t.co/pF5Hq2W7GC list of educational blogs recommended by @Larryferlazzo #Teac...

May 10, 14

Video including 51+ ways to use tablets to be a better teacher that I gave for Microsoft this week - over 1500 people registered for this one. Great audience.

Apr 02, 14

Some great thoughts about how cognitive dissonance and our internal dialog in our head makes it hard for us to get started at new tasks.

Mar 05, 14

The desktops of the Lifehacker team and others and how they design their desktop. Click the "rainmeter" tab to see how they use rainmeter, for example. Some cool ideas here for designing desktops.

Feb 20, 14

Thinklink has made some upgrades for teachers. There is an improved student sign up, the ability to organize students by class. You can create image "channels" and interactive albums and you can have a more safe way to find images and use them.

Students can log in with Google plus (enable it if you have student apps for education. You'll want to apply for ThingLink Education status which means that you can set students up without emails and as as "profile-less profile" (COPPA Compliant.) For safe status, if students are logged in, they can only see images created by other students, teachers, or created by thinglink staff. Also, if they use Google Video safe search they put the maximum limits on it.

I recorded a session on my podcast this week about UDL and Beth Ritter-Guth highly recommends Thinglink to use with students.

Feb 19, 14

So, you want to know how to edit Wikipedia? There's a course for you.

We are delighted to announce a new round of our free online course, "Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics & Beyond" (#WIKISOO). The course runs from 25 February - 8 April 2014, and is now open for enrollment.
As many of you know already, WIKISOO teaches the nuts and bolts of Wikipedia. We focus on building and improving articles related to Open Education. Enrollment is open to all. We'd especially like to invite past students to re-register: your knowledge and experience will be valuable to your fellow students, and it's also a great opportunity to deepen your learning about Wikipedia and OER.

WIKISOO students learn about the values and culture that have driven hundreds of thousands of volunteers to build Wikipedia. Through your work in the course, you will join an effort that has generated millions of free articles in hundreds of languages since 2001. The course covers the technical skills needed to edit articles, and also offers practical insights into the site's collaborative norms and social dynamics. You will graduate with a sophisticated understanding of how to use Wikipedia both as a reader and as an active participant.

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