Using Blog Tools Since 2006

Learning With Lucie

I would have to say that my experience started in the late 90's when were first learned how to publish on the web using HTML and FTP, but in 2006 when I discovered blogging tool I quickly knew that a new digital portfolio platform had been born.

How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

” We’ve known this since 2006 , This Psychology Today article can help explain why your teenager may be awake ALL NIGHT. Keep Your Phone from Waking You Up From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Not sleeping?

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A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world.

Improve Your Teaching By Doing a Few Things Well

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world.

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

Doug Levin

FY 2006 $272,300,000 (President Bush’s request: $0). Rationale: “ The Congress eliminated much of the program in 2006; the request would complete the process. On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

Space: The final frontier in the search for full-pay students

The Christensen Institute

per year between 2006 and 2016—adding up to an eye-popping 60% over the past decade. In order to maximize net tuition revenue, higher education employs a high-price, high-discount model. But just as trees don’t grow to the sky, this strategy can’t work forever—the U.S. is running out of students who can pay full tuition. Students are tapped out: in the 2014-15 school year, 86% of first-time full-time freshmen received financial aid.

Making connections

Learning with 'e's

Van Dijck (2013) calls this phenomenon the culture of connectivity , but it has been spoken of by many others including Jenkins (2006) who argued that the prevailing culture was convergence - where old and new media combined to create new and distinctly different social contexts.

Work in progress

Learning with 'e's

Wikis for example, can subvert traditional values such as personal ownership and intellectual property (Richardson, 2006) but community ownership of the content becomes an equalising factor. 2006) Blogs, wikis, podcasts and other powerful web tools for classrooms.

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The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

Further, language development, lexical knowledge (VL), and listening ability are all related to mathematical and reading ability ( Flanagan 2006 ). The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment. by Terry Heick.

How to Embrace an Open Culture in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world.

Why Teachers Need to Keep Going Even When It’s Hard

The CoolCatTeacher

Adapted and updated from Cellist of the Schoolyard written in 2006, coolcatteacher.com – [link]. The Cellist of the Schoolyard In 1992, thirty-seven-year-old Vedran Smailovic was principal cellist of the Sarajevo Opera.

Celebrate the National Day on Writing and Hangout with Author Kate Messner

Shake Up Learning

Kate also spent 15 years teaching middle school and earned National Board certification in 2006. Google Hangout with author Kate Messner Register Now! Connect Your Class with Author Kate Messner!

[GUEST POST] WHY PERSONALIZED LEARNING IS IMPERATIVE

Education Elements

When I started writing Disrupting Class in 2006, I was stunned to learn that our school systems—not just in the United States, but throughout most of the world—were not built to optimize learning. They were built to standardize the way we teach and test and for sorting. Personalized Learning Blended Learning

The Creativity Mindset

User Generated Education

Coleman and Deutsch (2006) summarize guidelines for fostering creative problem-solving, which also underlie the importance of optimal environmental conditions. I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006). 2006) Informal Learning: Rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance.

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Reconnecting Your Students to the Lessons of Nature

The CoolCatTeacher

According to a 2015 Outdoor Recreation report (linked in resources) , outdoor recreation is at its lowest levels since the report began in 2006. 2015 Education Recreation Participation Report found that outdoor recreation is at the lowest levels since the report began in 2006.

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children

MindShift

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommends that at least 50 percent of mathematics instruction focus on spatial reasoning (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM], 2006, 2010). The National Research Council (2006) has highlighted this as a “major blind spot” in education and calls on educators and researchers to pay attention to spatial reasoning.

The Value of Googleable Questions?

Tech Helpful

In 2006 my oldest daughter was in 4th grade and part of the curriculum was called "Daily Oral Geography." This was 2006, 11 years ago. In 2006 the ease to get to "facts" using technology was just the tip of the iceberg.

How to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world.

Infographic: How the maker movement is growing by leaps and bounds

eSchool News

In 2006, there were only 22,000. Facts about the rise of the maker movement. click for full size.

Is technology killing the art of conversation?

Learning with 'e's

Lankshear and Knobel talk about new and emerging media literacies (2006) that do not replace traditional literacies such as speaking and listening, but extend and enhance them. 2006) New Literacies: Everyday practices and classroom learning (Second Edition).

MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

The Next Step in Global Collaboration From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. MAD about Mattering is a new project that is a dream come true for me! Last year, my students learned to program apps using MAD-Learn and released two apps onto the app store.

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Saturday LIVE! Show - Corrected - K12 Online Conference Preview with the Conference Organizers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Since 2006, K-12 Online has hosted a free, all-volunteer online conference with 40+ free videos each year featuring some of the most creative and innovative educators sharing their best ideas for engaging students with digital tools and effective learning strategies.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with 'e's

Much of this learning is informal, (Commentators such as Cofer (2000), Cross (2006) and Dobbs (2000) place the proportion of informal learning at around 70%) and is also generally location independent.

Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

Cepeda et al (2006) reviewed 254 studies, and found that students across studies recalled 10 percent more information after spaced study than after massed (all at one time) study. 2006).

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

It truly is the ‘architecture of participation’ (Barsky and Purdon, 2006) and demands active engagement as a natural part of its character (Kamel Boulos and Wheeler, 2007). has spawned concepts such as folksonomy, ‘Darwikianism’ and the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ (Kamel Boulos et al, 2006).

4 Ways to Teach With Play

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world.

Chinese “parachute kids” tackle U.S. schools on their own

The Hechinger Report

The number of Chinese students on F-1 visas in public K-12 rose from six students in 2006 to 1,008 students in 2016, according to the Student Exchange Visitor Program, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security.

Innovate Like a Turtle

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world.

Maker Movement pioneer offers sage advice to creative educators – Dale Dougherty, USA

Daily Edventures

Dougherty’s company, Maker Media, produces both the magazine, which launched in 2005, and Maker Faire, which was first held in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006.

College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools

EdNews Daily

In 2006 National-Louis University asked me to build, launch and manage the first graduate advising program in the history of the institution. By Robyn D. Shulman. You can now hold the future in your hand before this phrase comes to life. Meet the career and college-planning app, Schoold.co.

Sharing is Caring – Reflections of a Connected PE Teacher

Teacher Tech

Blog Post – Sharing is Caring By Guest Blogger Victor Kass When I broke into the teaching ranks in 2006, I never imagined how important sharing is within our profession. As a newbie, I figured I would be constructing most of my lessons and assessments from scratch and, as a result, the first few years would […]. Blog Entries Twitter

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

The latter theory suggests that younger students learn differently, through searching rather than through absorbing, through externalising rather than through internalising information, are better at multitasking, and see no separation between playing and learning (Veen & Vrakking, 2006).

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

Hack Education

I can’t help but notice that mobile technologies have been one to three years out from widespread adoption since 2006. The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education.

Learning Beyond The Curriculum

TeachThought - Learn better.

Laying down larger and larger numbers of pathways creates an increasingly complex matrix (Willis, 2006). Learning Beyond The Curriculum. by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon. Ed note: This is part 2 in a series on self-determined learning from Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon.

#4: What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

eSchool News

Prensky, 2006). [ Editor’s note: This story, originally published on February 15th of this year, was our #4 most popular story of the year. The countdown continues tomorrow with #3, so be sure to check back!].

Parkinson’s and the power of business model innovation

The Christensen Institute

During the first three years of operation in the Netherlands (from 2003 to 2006), ParkinsonNet nurses, on average, saw their caseload double. Over half of the adult population in the United States suffers from a chronic disease, and $0.86

OPINION: Higher ed’s obsession with research is wrong and unfortunate. Here are the reforms that can fix it

The Hechinger Report

The Northeastern story parallels the trajectory of Syracuse University under the leadership of Ken Shaw between 1991 and 2006. The belief that research is the only sure path to higher status has devalued teaching and learning at the undergraduate level.

Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook

Catlin Tucker

A student who earns a 1 only demonstrates a partial understanding of simpler concepts taught (Marzano 2006). For the last two years, I’ve been increasingly frustrated with the traditional approach to assessing students and reporting grades.