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16 Apr 14

Tony Bates - "Open and distance education are honourable fields of endeavour, aimed at widening access. Online learning is an exciting field, constantly under development, and has huge potential for both increasing the quality of teaching and the productivity of higher education."

08 Apr 14

" success of their PBL approach is largely attributable to the fact that their process is designed to stimulate student inquiry. Additionally, their process can be applied to any project in any subject, which means there is a consistent approach across grades and subjects"

08 Apr 14

" essential to motivate whole generations of young people to delight in the development of their intellectual powers, as it is to create an adult society that is able — and willing — to devote quite enormous amounts of its energy to the slow, fascinating, if sometimes frustrating but totally essential, task of inducting all its young people into adulthood,"

01 Apr 14

"Crows are far more rational than we had realized. New research shows that wild New Caledonian crows can compete with 7-year-old children when it comes to understanding causality, or how one action causes another. "

18 Mar 14

"what learning and development actually require, what can be provided help people with means and motivation, and what specific interventions are required to provide broad equality of opportunity."

13 Mar 14

"Shuttleworth funded project we are going to create an openly licensed, high quality, highly scalable version of this functionality. What we’re calling the “Candela” platform will make OER easily usable in all LMSs (as well as environments supporting other learning world views, like PLE tools) that support LTI.

We’re building the Candela platform on top of WordPress,"

06 Mar 14

"This makes a strong argument for frequent assessment, as it can be too easy to over-react and “remediate” students who may be banging against the limits of the assessment’s design rather than their own understanding. Rather than re-teaching, sometimes all that is necessary is re-measuring."

27 Feb 14

""Our MOOCs are a human experience. This is not a book. It's not a self-directed course. It has a beginning, middle and an end, and it is led by an instructor. These aren't college classes. It's a workshop and a community. We don't expect that everyone who comes will do it. We don't mind if you come, watch a video and go." -- Rosental Alves"

16 Feb 14

"must have apps for any student beyond the primary level. "

06 Feb 14

"Continually improving our students ability to read, write and add up is important, but so is their ability to sing and dance and play and paint and draw. We need well rounded students who enjoy learning, who discover what it means to be truly literate, not just with words and numbers but in all senses of the word.

Make no mistake, no matter how you look at it, going “back to basics” is still going backwards."

17 Nov 12

Analysis questions are critically important as students will be called upon to figure things out and demonstrate inferential reasoning on increasingly difficult tests. Instead of finding answers, students must make answers, putting clues together to solve a mystery or build a case.

17 Nov 12

"second graders would have a hard time reading "Communication and Collaboration". The following could be used as Student friendly equivalents" make, share, find, solve, protect, use

24 Sep 13

"Where do you go if you want to get better at your web skills? How do you even know what's important to learn? The Web Literacy Standard comprises a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web. The Web Literacy Standard is part of Mozilla’s ongoing goal to create a generation of webmakers – those who can not only elegantly consume but also write and participate on the web"

02 Jan 14

"How do you get and keep students’ attention today in our endless world of gadgetry?” The answer: You have to be the most interesting channel. Games can be that interesting channel, and help create students who love to learn."

27 Dec 13

"For excellent strategies to involve your students take a look at Silvia Tolisano's posting: Students Becoming Curators of Information."

26 Dec 13

"Strategies to Improve Working Memory Skills

1.) Synthesize, summarize, and remember. (Willis) Memory can often be assisted by concise summarizing, so that the most important information will be retained. When studying, take a 1-2 minute break every 15 minutes and summarize what you have learned into a few short sentences."

26 Dec 13

"Analyze and break down tasks. Ten-page paper? Forget it. With EF-challenged students, break assignments into smaller chunks so each piece is much more doable. Students can experience a sense of accomplishment and monitor progress more often."

26 Dec 13

"Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds together to make whole sounds that symbolize meaning we can all exchange with one another."

24 Dec 13

"2. Learn to Be Proactive Versus Reactive
My students worked through part of the text, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. They compared and contrasted the text to a brief film clip explaining Covey’s first habit: Be Proactive."

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