The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, have you heard some teachers complaining when student motivation is missing: “My students never study.” Larry gives examples with cognitive choice as it relates to homework and classroom learning.

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Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

As one student in Hayward, CA , explained, “I hope to change the community by setting an example and inspiring others to take a risk or challenge in life.”. 2003).

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. In 2018, for example, Riot Games director of collegiate esports said that nearly two-thirds of their League of Legends players were majoring in STEM fields. Esports are here to stay.

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Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?


For example, Sony Playstation VR software and designs have evolved dramatically over the past few years, seeking to create a more comfortable and natural experience for users. When most people think of virtual reality (VR), video-gaming is probably the first thought that comes to mind.

The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped-Classroom Environment

Fractus Learning

In addition, feedback from accounting graduate employers state that students need experience working within a diverse team, as they do so in practice (Howieson, 2003). 2003) ‘Accounting Practice in the New Millennium: Is Accounting Education Ready to Meet the Challenge?’

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?


Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market. Can you talk about an example of something that you’ve tried at EdPlus that comes from that experience? As colleges move into online education, they’re finding themselves in learning mode.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying.

Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

For example: The letter A is the only vowel on the home row; all the other vowels are found on the QWERTY row; there are zero vowels on the “Z row.” Utah State University, 2003) is an elementary educator.

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

It’s often possible to further your training while continuing to teach thanks to self-paced online courses: for example, this comprehensive prep course for Praxis Core exams and Subject Assessments. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

For example, taking the role of a member of the merchant/banking Medici family, one of the most influential families of the time, student(s) learn to balance relationships with powerful city-states, merchant factions, and the Catholic Church to build and maintain a financial empire.

How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

Founded in 2003, Brightside is one of the largest online mentoring models, working with 10,000 young people across the UK every year. For example, 17 year-old students can receive 12 hours of personalised, focused support on their mentoring programme as they plan for life after school. For example, we know that machine learning has the potential to help us identify common topics that come up through mentoring conversations, and to identify high-quality responses to queries.

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Parkinson’s and the power of business model innovation

The Christensen Institute

ParkinsonNet is an example of a facilitated network business model. During the first three years of operation in the Netherlands (from 2003 to 2006), ParkinsonNet nurses, on average, saw their caseload double.

A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

Albrecht (2003) borrows two terms from physics - Entropy and Syntropy. If you want another good example of drafting, just watch the start of a swim during a triathlon. New York: Amacon, 2003. The following post was written by Bill Brennan and originally appeared on Peter DeWitt''s Finding Common Ground blog found at Education Week. The post was titled Schools.the New Digital Age Learning Organization?

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Smart students attract parents more than smart schools

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, when Parag Pathak was a graduate student at Harvard, he helped design the computer algorithm that matches some 80,000 eighth-graders to more than 400 high schools across New York City each year.

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Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model


For example, a paperless classroom takes time and energy to begin, but a teacher who makes over 100 copies a day might find themselves saving a significant amount of time if you consider the time it takes to stand by the copier over a year. 2003). New York: Free, 2003.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. As Heather Staker and I point out in our new book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools , for example, one of the ways online learning has improved in the K–12 setting is by blending in brick-and-mortar elements.

A Mississippi father and retired soldier breaks stereotypes about black dads

The Hechinger Report

That meant he has worried about how to be a good parent without good examples. “So someone at my church told me do the best with your children, and then you’ll start the whole sequel of fatherhood, and that’s been my example,” he said.

Toca Life Apps and Contextual Therapy


Fey, Long, & Feinstack (2003) sought to outline "Ten Principles of Grammar Facilitation for Children With Specific Language Impairments" with research tie-ins relevant to all ages, but particularly for ages 3-8. I really appreciated the authors' references and examples in this article.

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. I know NMC staff started researching examples for our findings, and drafting parts of the report itself. Yesterday many of us learned to our shock that the New Media Consortium ( NMC ) was going to be liquidated.

Lenders: Segment your customers by context, not by data

The Christensen Institute

As an example, consider a person who has filed for bankruptcy in the past and is trying to recover. By the time he found a job in 2003, his debt had reached a level where he could “barely keep his head above water”. For example, in The rise of online lenders and the FinTech Fallout , I provide an example of a borrower who sought help from an online lender in order to consolidate her debt and make progress towards a mortgage.

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A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

The University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (UMTC) is a prime example of this phenomenon. Overall, the number of statistics bachelor’s degrees has grown from 526 in 2003 to 1,678 in 2013. Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. From a press release.


Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

In his 2003 book 'Six Degrees', Duncan Watts expounded the idea of being connected in the digital age, drawing upon the theories of psychologist Stanley Milgram. 2003) Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

While Florida garners national attention as the site of tax credit scholarships captivating Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, a lesser-known example of choice in education in the state could be turning into a movement. In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course.

America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Look differently — for example, by considering students’ parents’ jobs. “It Tulane, for example, is years away from Chicago’s nuance.

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

Examples of fundraisers include working school dances, selling concessions at school, home-cooked food to school staff, holiday grams, and wristbands for a pass to go without the school uniform for a day.

More Green Spaces in Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood


The researchers’ final data set comprised nearly 1 million Danes who were born between 1985 and 2003 and for whom they had longitudinal records of mental health, socioeconomic status and place of residence.

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Most immigrants outpace Americans when it comes to education — with one big exception

The Hechinger Report

Two economists from the University of Colorado and the University of Texas at Austin studied data from a monthly survey conducted by the Census Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2003 through 2016 and found that U.S. For example, male immigrants from Africa arrived with 14.4

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

For example, people with diabetes, arthritis, AIDS, cancer and heart disease are often not cured and, yet, with support and appropriate management, they can live fulfilling lives. An example of a social context would be poor communication skills that result in the child not being able to make his/her needs and frustrations known to others. An example of a problematic activity/routine context might involve a situation in which a preferred activity ends. 2003).

Are science fairs unfair?

The Hechinger Report

For example, students often have to design experiments that involve manipulating a situation in some way, whereas many actual scientists, such as primatologists and astronomers, simply study their subjects over time, looking for patterns in that data.

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

iterating toward openness

I’m compiling a Storify of examples of this really engaging writing – you should definitely take the time to read through it. A few years later, Creative Commons entered the scene and on June 30, 2003 I officially shutdown the open licensing work I was doing.

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3 ways Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) paved the way for edtech

eSchool News

By creating Mister Rogers, he created an example of what he wanted to see more of in the world, and preserved his ideals in his television show time capsule, to continue to inspire the future of education.

One reason so many kids in Mississippi fail reading tests?

The Hechinger Report

For example, eleven teacher prep programs do not teach letter formation, and four programs spend less than an hour teaching candidates about vocabulary. Children at a child care center in Mississippi. Photo: Kim Palmer.

Resources for Insight and Strategic Thinking


particularly supporting the use of a combined rehearsal and visualization strategy for following directions (Gill, Klecan-Aker, Roberts, & Fredenburg, 2003) and have been using these strategies in therapy. I screenshot one example from the School of Following Directions app. 2003).

Undents, volvelles, and Didymus the Brazen-Gutted: notes on Ann M. Blair’s _Too Much to Know_

Bryan Alexander

This 2003 issue of the Journal of the History of Ideas offers splendid articles on this topic, including one by Blair. Blair traces their development and history over the century, identifying many different forms, uses, and examples.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

In his seminal work, Natural Born Cyborgs (2003), Clark sees a future that combines the best features of human and machine, where we literally wear or physically internalise our technologies. There are examples of how such cyborg existence might come about.

Organizational learning theories

Connecting 2 the World

The first is based on the idea of organizational knowledge management in which knowledge is codified into information which the organization and individuals can access, monitor, acquire, and store (Allee, 1997; Contu & Willmott, 2003; Raelin, 2008). Akgun, Lynn, & Byrne (2003) further define the organizational learning process as “ a social process mediated by artifacts. 2003). 2003). Organizational Science (2003) 14 (3), 283-296.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

For example, a graduate with an associate’s degree in accounting may be competent for recording inventory, but not creating a company’s tax return. It also becomes a tangible representation of tacit knowledge for both group members and those outside of the group (Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Yaklief, 2002). 2003). 2003). 2003). Organizational Science (2003) 14 (3), 283-296. 2003). 2003). 2003). 2003). 2003). 2003).

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is About the People


For example if the topic was gaming in the classroom: who do you think you are? For example, an Innovator can inspire Early Adopters and potentially some Early Majority, but would be hard pressed to motivate a Laggard. 2003). “Courage is contagious.