Diigo in Education

When the Art Is Watching You - WSJ

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by: robert morris


Building A _____ Learning Movement | Getting Smart

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deeper learning–with its emphasis on core academic content, critical thinking & problem-solving, collaboration, effective communication, academic mindsets and self-directed learning

getting up from the table where we typically sit and inviting new people to sit at each of our tables

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by: Matt Renwick


High School Graduates Feel Unprepared For College and Work, Survey Finds - College Bound - Education Week

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  • I’m not so sure that I believe that less than 1,500 graduates nationwide over the span of just three graduating classes is exactly representative of all high school grads in America, but at least it was conducted by a nonprofit and not one of our education deformer companies or a textbook publisher. Also, isn’t a certain amount of laissez-faire attitude a normal teenage brain condition? “I wish I’d paid more attention in high school” was a major theme of conversation at *my* 20 year high school reunion last year (did I just date myself)  BUT I did feel better prepared in study skills and habits, perhaps because in 1993 we weren’t so test-centered. Just sayin’ Thanks for sharing! - Amy McCorkle

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5. Have an assessment late in high school so students can find out what they need for college (77 percent.)
  • What kind of assessment? I mean, if it is a standardized test, does that really help students prepare for life, whether college-bound or not?  - Sharin Tebo

So, how can high schools better serve students and bridge this divide? Respondents' top suggestions for change:

1. Provide opportunities for real-world learning (90 percent);

A recent survey of public high school graduates finds about half feel they are unprepared for life after high school and most would have worked harder if they had realized the expectations of college and the workplace.

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by: Sharin Tebo


Slipp

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  • Easy-to-use digital storytelling site makes stories that are perfectly formatted for mobile devices. - Randy Rodgers

Tags: digitalstorytelling, writing, web2.0, mobile, multimedia, stories

by: Randy Rodgers


'Interactive Learning Spaces' at the center of Ball State U.'s faculty development program @insidehighered

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The rooms are part of a larger faculty development program intended to promote active learning techniques and cut down on lecturing

university is researching whether teaching at-risk students -- those withdrawing from or earning a D or F in a basic math course -- in the classrooms could improve academic outcomes and, eventually, graduation rates.

Pavlechko described the two spaces as “intake classrooms” -- faculty members who work in the development program are required to teach in them for two semesters. By the end of this academic year, the classrooms will have hosted 68 faculty members representing 29 of the university’s 48 departments and more than 3,500 students.

How do we set ourselves apart? In our case, by the development of these interactive learning space classrooms, we are demonstrating to everyone that we are committed to the concept of faculty development.”

researchers found at-risk students who took the course in classrooms that promoted active learning (which included some rooms other than the renovated ones) were 2.8 times more likely to succeed -- that is, to earn a grade higher than a D -- than students in traditional classrooms.

The company has surveyed hundreds of students and faculty members at the universities it has worked with, and says it has found a statistically significant correlation between classroom configuration and student engagement. The survey doesn't include any academic results.

“We actually found a fairly moderate to strong correlation between what they think of these areas and if they think they have the ability to get a higher grade -- or their motivation to attend class and also their engagement in class,”

“Perception-wise, students are telling us ‘I can do better when I’m in these spaces,’ ” Jones said. “Maybe that’s enough of a win?”

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by: Maureen Greenbaum


eSchool News | Welcome to the New White Paper Library | eSchool News

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  • Technology News; Innovation in K-12 Education, whitepaper - Maria Fishell

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by: Maria Fishell


Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor | Edutopia

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  • Nice overview of Webb's Depths of Knowledge and its connection to "rigor" - one of the most overused and misunderstood words in education these days.  - Glenn Hervieux

Tags: CCSS, pedagogy, DOK

by: Glenn Hervieux


Kimberly schools create award-winning literacy model

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worked on a variety of skills, including sentence structure, descriptive words and spelling.

teachers discuss student data, lesson plans for iBlock and student progress. They exchange ideas, offer feedback and set strategies.

The most important thing is we've already come back now twice and refined what we've done,

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by: Matt Renwick


Interactive Whiteboards Enhance Classroom Instruction and Learning | NEA Member Benefits

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A teacher can create engaging lessons that focus on one task such as a matching activity where students use either their fingers or a pen to match items. Another teacher might integrate multiple items into a lesson plan such as websites, photos, and music that students can interact with, respond to verbally or even write comments on the board itself.
  • Key-words… ENGAGING and INTERACT!  It's more than just a projector!  - Katie Nettles

Interactive whiteboards facilitate multisensory learning

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by: Katie Nettles


the Causality Lab

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by: Donny Corkern


Get Ogment

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  • Ogment is a one-of-a-kind lesson creation and resource management tool that helps teachers quickly create, align, share and deliver lessons, assessments or courses using web content or already-existing materials. - Wayne Holly

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by: Donny Corkern


NEXMAP

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  • Very cool idea for using electronic components to make interactive, 21st century books, art, etc. - Randy Rodgers

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by: Donny Corkern


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