"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."
""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"
"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."
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.
"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
"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"
"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."
"For excellent strategies to involve your students take a look at Silvia Tolisano's posting: Students Becoming Curators of Information."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"presentation that focused on a selected 21st Century skill set (communication, collaboration, creativity, or finding and organizing information)."
"boredom seems to have become a “thing” and a couple of new articles have been written about the topic, "
This list is based on Charles Kay Ogden's Basic English ordered word list."
"The Edublog Awards 2013 are here. It’s always difficult to narrow these things down. I’ve bookmarked the sites so you can visit or follow these great folks, easily. Here is a list of my nominations but there are many, many more I could list. You can find out more about the Edublog Awards 2013 here http://edublogawards.com."
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"help gauge, in combination with the student’s application material, the student’s familiarity with undergraduate-level classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. "
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