No question that interactive textbooks deliver results. A pilot study carried...– The future of teaching: Difference engine: Let the games begin (via world-shaker)
Teachers criticized for displaying ally cards →
gaywrites: Two teachers in Canada have stirred controversy among parents for displaying cards stating that they are allies for LGBTQ students. Stephanie Fortier and Peter Wohlgemut are fifth-grade teachers who have received special training on sexual orientation and gender identity. As a result they are encouraged to display “ally” cards in their classrooms. The cards read: “As an Ally, I...
Educational Design Challenge
Could you design a wholly self-contained learning experience that integrated both content and subject matter with the knowledge of how to best learn that content and subject matter? Forget the teacher-student interaction for a minute (which I won’t deny can make or break a learning experience). What tools would you need to take one of the courses you teach and completely package it so that...
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a...– Charles Eames - via spin.co.uk (via gregmelander)
What online tools do educators wish existed to...
You know what I believe? I remember in college I was taking this math class,...– John Green (via julieheartsbooks)
My Freshman Project Assignment →
coolcatteacher: In my Grade 9 computer fundamentals course, we take 20% of our time and each student spends it on a self-directed project. This is a new element for my course this year and so far, I’m enjoying it (as are the students.) Feel free to join Tes (where I upload my free resources) and download it. (It is free to join TES.)
The Human Knot: A Versatile Metaphor
Today I did the human knot with three of my classes. The kids loved it. We’re about 2 weeks into the term and I think the physical closeness was a big step in their bonding as a crew. For two classes (design) I used the knot as a metaphor for how to work together on group projects. For the other class (Art 1 foundation) we examined the emotions that different stages of the untangling knot...
Edtech Challenge: School of the Future!
Who wants to collaborate and design the school of the future imagined for year 2025?
Why Smart Students Don't Succeed →
world-shaker: An outstanding collection of insight from reddit user lnri137. Here’s an excerpt: You got A’s because you studied or because the classes were easy. You got a B probably because you were so used to understanding things that you didn’t know how to deal with something that didn’t come so easily. I’m guessing that early on you built the cognitive and intellectual tools to rapidly...
M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All... →
For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background. TheMassachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will announce on Monday that they intend to launch an online learning initiative called M.I.T.x,which will offer the...