10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017

Ditch That Textbook

In 2004, I was about to start my first teaching job. That’s when I got introduced to the world. I went on a 10-day mission trip to Uruguay. We drove the streets of Montevideo, a world capital that reminded me a lot of life in the United States.

My ideal 21st century classroom. What’s yours?

Ditch That Textbook

When I started teaching in 2004, there was one computer in [.]. I know. We’re already many years into the 21st Century. And I know there’s a chance that the term “21st Century” might rub you the wrong way. But we’re here, and teaching and learning look very different. At least they have the potential to. Ed Tech 21st century classroom 4 c's creative teaching global collaboration service learning student-centered instruction

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10 Great Tools for Creating High-Quality Educational Podcasts

EmergingEdTech

In 2004, Ben Hammersley was the first person to use the word podcasting in an article for the Guardian. Have you Ever Considered Implementing Podcasts as a Part of in Your Teaching Methods? He used. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Are Grad Students Employees? Labor Board To Again Weigh In

NPR Learning and Tech

For decades, the National Labor Relations Board held that students were not employees, then ruled in favor of students in 2000, then reversed again in 2004 It's a labor issue familiar to regulators.

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How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later

NPR Learning and Tech

NPR was there for 5-year-old Sam's first day of kindergarten back in 2004. His parents wondered if he was was ready. This month, as he graduated from high school, they're still asking that question. Image credit: Zak Bennett for NPR

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What the Perception-action Cycle Tells Us About How the Brain Learns

MIND Research Institute

Sources and Further Reading: Fuster, Joaquin (2004). Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2004 8 (4) pp.143-145. A toddler scoops up mud, loving the way it squishes between his fingers. As he brings the wet, cool clump to his lips his caretaker warns, “No! That’s gross!”

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

link] [PDF] High Performance Learning Spaces – a paper shared by Stanford University in 2004 about their research into creating spaces where high performance learning happens.

Preventing the Math Summer Slide

Digital Promise

2004). The summer slide, a loss of academic progress during the summer break between school years, has been confirmed in many research studies since an early publication by White in 1906 [1]. All too often kids arrive back at school in the fall worse off in mathematics than they finished in the spring, causing teachers to give up weeks of class time, or more, to make up for that loss.

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Students With a Bigger Purpose Stay Motivated

Digital Promise

2004). Keeping students motivated is a challenge for educators and parents alike. By now you’re probably familiar with popular strategies such as grit and growth mindset , which are effective but not entirely foolproof in their abilities to enhance student motivation. For example, grit has received criticism for romanticizing hardships (1) , while growth mindset is ineffective when implemented incorrectly.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). 2004; The Wallace Foundation, 2012 ). 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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Reflections on Why Our District Personalizes

Education Elements

In 2004, the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York, found itself in a whole lot of academic trouble. In Middletown, we are personalizing education, not standardizing it! We knew that we were not necessarily any different than most other high-minority/high-poverty school districts; our performance numbers of a 54% graduation rate and an even a greater percentage of students who were not proficient in either math or literacy mirrored other similar school districts.

How to Resolve Entrepreneurship’s Split Personality Problem

EdNews Daily

Similarly, Mark Zuckerberg completely changed the way people interact with friends and family by launching Facebook in 2004. Entrepreneurship as a higher education discipline has something of a split personality.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with 'e's

One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004). This places the onus firmly upon each student to develop their own personalised learning tools, environments, learning networks and communities within which they can ‘store their knowledge’ (Siemens, 2004).

With number of student-parents up, availability of campus child care is down

The Hechinger Report

More than a quarter of college students have children , and the number of student-parents has increased by at least 30 percent since 2004, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research reports.

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

User Generated Education

Consequently, compared to less engaged peers, engaged students demonstrate more effort, experience more positive emotions and pay more attention in the classroom (Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris, 2004).

Teachers: 3 ways technology can make learning visible, easily

eSchool News

The Apple App Store wasn’t invented until 2008, the iPhone in 2007, Google Maps in 2005, Facebook in 2004—before 1999, most laptops didn’t even have wifi. John Hattie’s meta-study, Visible Learning (2009), changed the way we think about what works in the classroom.

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

We need to be aware though, that clashes between authority and individual usage of disruptive technology is problematic, and as Agar (2004) pointed out, their are fierce tensions between centralised power and the democracy afforded by mobile technology.

Survey: Profs, Kids and Employers Think HS Grads are Unprepared

K-12 Schools - Education News

In 2004, only 28% of college instructors said that schools were adequately preparing students for what comes after high school. As for employers in 2004, 49% said schools were preparing students adequately for what they would need for work, compared to just 29% of employers in 2015.

#BecauseofCUE

CUE

My career trajectory was forever altered when the CUE Board of Directors selected me to become Executive Director in 2004 and CUE’s first CEO ten years later.

Library 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She received the Public Libraries Best Feature Article Award in 2012 and 2010, and was honored as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2004.

What if students could study what they love, at a pace that suits their needs?

The Hechinger Report

The Horizon Report, as it is known, began in 2004 and is one of the longest-running publications of its kind. “It’s Students attend classes at Brooklyn LAB school Submitted photo.

QS World University Rankings 2018: The Global Trends

EdNews Daily

The 2018 QS World University Rankings are the largest guide to global higher education performance that QS, a London-based higher education think-tank, has produced since its inaugural edition of 2004. Jack Moran. Education Writer and Rankings Auditor. QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

Why development organizations should be more like Netflix and less like Blockbuster

The Christensen Institute

NETFLIX AND BLOCKBUSTER REVENUES, 2004 to 2013. It is a cautionary tale that we are all too familiar with: the small upstart, Netflix, disrupts the much larger and better resourced Blockbuster. What in the world does this have to development? Everything, it seems. In 2000, when Netflix was still a small and fledgling company, it offered itself to Blockbuster, the world’s largest video, DVD, and game rental company for $50 million. Blockbuster passed.

Teaching: What Do Great College Professors Have in Common?

MindShift

He’s a longtime historian, scholar and academic who has studied and explored teaching for decades, most notably in his 2004 book, What the Best College Teachers Do. Part of our ongoing series of conversations with thinkers and activists on education issues.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

FY 2004 $695,900,000 (President Bush’s request: $700,500,000). State Educational Technology Directors Association ( SETDA ) annual reports of program implementation: 2004. On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

Of course, the Horizon Report dates back to 2004, so this is only a partial look back at its own history. The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education.

How Educators Can Foster Student Motivation

Digital Promise

2004). Intriguing research shows that popular approaches to motivate students using rewards such as money, gold stars, or points (called “extrinsic motivators”) may in fact lead them to lose interest in learning (1). But when students have intrinsic motives for learning, or learning because they find the activity itself interesting and gratifying, they become more likely to attach meaning to their work, explore new topics, and persist in the face of learning challenges (2,3,4,5).

Shock of the new

Learning with 'e's

Venezky (2004) suggested that this final phase is recognisable by the number of restructured learning activities that occur within the classroom and the extent to which these enhance or extend best practice. 2004) Technology in the classroom: Steps toward a new vision.

Final Schedule - Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She received the Public Libraries Best Feature Article Award in 2012 and 2010, and was honored as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2004.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

George Siemens (2004) has defined the characteristics Connectivism: Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions. 2004).

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

TeachThought - Learn better.

” (Prince 2004). 50 Alternatives To Lecturing. by TeachThought Staff.

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How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

From 2004 through 2008, I basically rubber-stamped the status quo while adding a splash here and there of technology. I remember the days when I was not a very big believer in educational technology.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Working closely with partners, I spent the years from 1993 to 2004 starting and leading a handful of technology startups. Between 2004 and 2011, I worked as an executive in SchoolNet and Kaplan, both of which grew into successful and innovative education companies. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education

EdNews Daily

To put it in the words of an elementary student at the 2004 Serious Games Summit, “Why read about ancient Rome when I can build it?”. At the turn of the 21st century, public interest in games as learning tools took hold.

The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

High expectations–if personalized and attainable–can promote persistence in students (Brophy 2004). The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment. by Terry Heick. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an assessment is to provide data to revise planned instruction.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

He was the first investor in the social media company in 2004.) In 2004, Thiel founded Palantir Technologies, a data analysis company funded in part by Q-Tel, the investment wing of the CIA.

A convenient untruth

Learning with 'e's

2004) Learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review. What do you think is the teacher's worst enemy? Some would say lack of time. Others would say unsupportive leadership, or the dreaded government inspection.

Make Change Stick

A Principal's Reflections

Hargreaves and Fink (2004) provide some key points on sustaining change that will enable you to develop a clear focus during the initial visioning and planning process: Improvement that fosters learning, not merely change that alters schooling.

Is all learning social?

Learning with 'e's

Further development in the digital age has led to such theories as connectivism (Siemens, 2004) which suggests that knowledge is not exclusively something we internalise, but can now also reside outside the individual within the social context he inhabits and the tools he employs.

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Tested to distraction

Learning with 'e's

This is a scheme that failed and was withdrawn in 2004, but is now being proposed again. Should we put our children through so much stress? Get ready for a rant. Here's the bottom line: More testing doesn't lead to better learning.