Basic use of Schoology mandated in Palo Alto high school...
LAUSD is also doing a careful job of integrating SHEG lessons and assessments across the social studies curriculum...
A Smithsonian Magazine Online post that features one of my photos as the main image for the article...
A very cool dynamic data set laid atop a map of the streets of New Your City... "New York City's urban forest provides numerous environmental and social benefits, and street trees compose roughly one quarter of that canopy. This map shows the distribution and biodiversity of the city's street trees based on the last tree census."
teacher's time is precious! don't waste it dealing with data transfers. #blackboard http://t.co/MasLt3HcvF http://t.co/KffGAkqOfH
An interactive, online resources that provides a way to study a comprehensive dataset on migration in the Mediterranean region. - The Migrants' Files project was launched in 2013 by a group of European journalists and researchers who joined forces to quantify the deaths of immigrants seeking refuge in Europe and identify the locations of these tragedies on maps.* Note: This is an ongoing project. The data listed here is only a partial listing of reported incidents and should not be viewed as definitive.
"Conflict does not come out of nowhere but proceeds from latent tension, develops into overt conflict, erupts into power struggle, and from there crosses the threshold of destructive conflict and violence. As Thirdsiders, our aim is not to suppress conflict altogether but simply to keep the trajectory of escalation below this threshold.
In a addition to being a perspective, the Third Side is a systemic approach to handling conflict. We have at least three major opportunities to transform conflict from destructive fighting into constructive change."
Finally, the report recommends learning management systems abandon the “walled garden” approach -- that “a course is either public or private.” Instead, the systems should let students move freely between public and private online spaces and capture collaborations no matter where on the internet they occur.
Wld love your thoughts on this @nashworld @JasonMMarkey @casas_jimmy Top purposes of having tech in classrooms. https://t.co/x72Shfiimv
we have valued one type of learner and given others the idea they cannot do math
we continue to value the faster memorizers over those who think slowly, deeply and creatively – the students we need for our scientific and technological future
The past decade has produced a generation of students who are procedurally competent but cannot think their way out of a box.
“I know it is hard to persuade parents that their students shouldn’t race to get calculus, but I really wish they wouldn’t. Too much content and depth is left out when they do.” said Jacob, who is not alone in saying that he would rather have students in his university mathematics courses that have breadth in their mathematical experiences than any additional Advanced Placement courses.
New brain science tells us that no one is born with a math gift or a math brain and that all students can achieve in math with the right teaching and messages.
Many people across the U.S. have gross misconceptions about mathematics learning, thinking that mathematics is a narrow subject of memorization and speed and that people who do not calculate fast or memorize well are not ‘math people’.