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?

Passion for education

Learning with 'e's

This process promotes 'a different way of being' teachers (Bolton, 2006). 2006) Reflective Practice. Photo by Anthony Easton on Flickr In my last post I wrote about inspiration - for those who are teachers, and also for those who are learning - and I guess, that is just about everyone.

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.

How Vulnerability Can Make Your Classroom a Safer Place

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Cottrell-Williams @WakeHistory has taught in the Social Studies Department at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA since 2006.

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5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

The first big project was the Flat Classroom Project, which went on to win ISTE’s award in 2006 for the best online learning project, that I co-created with Julie Lindsey, who at the time had been in Bangladesh.

Students With a Bigger Purpose Stay Motivated

Digital Promise

2006). 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.

[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

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. 2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years.

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.

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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“Minecraft gives me the opportunity to create worlds and environments that make students go, ‘Wow!’” – Laurens Derks, Australia

Daily Edventures

Laurens Derks. IT Integrator. Abbotsleigh School for Girls. Sydney, Australia. ICTLaurens. Laurens Derks loves Minecraft, and he can offer up countless reasons why. “Minecraft sparks conversations and creates learning moments that are priceless,” Derks tells us. “In

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.

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.

Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

While this may make some educators cringe, the reality is that test-enhanced learning, or testing as an aid to learning, has evidence of effectiveness dating back nearly 100 years ( Roediger III, McDaniel, & McDermott, 2006 ).

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

OPINION: When it comes to the job market, these higher ed practices give business students an edge (hint: they include the liberal arts)

The Hechinger Report

In 2006, I traveled from Boston to Charlottesville, Virginia, to interview second-year law students at my alma mater, the University of Virginia School of Law. The Bentley University campus in Waltham, Mass.

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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).

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.

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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Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

Gilman, Dooley, & Florell, 2006). My advanced degree is in counseling. I sought this degree due to my affinity towards at-risk and adjudicated youth.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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).

Incentives 101: Higher ed’s “financially responsible” mess

The Christensen Institute

Higher education debt issuance tripled to $33 billion between 2000 and 2006. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report showing that the Department of Education’s primary financial health test failed to predict 60% of last year’s school closures in higher education. What’s behind this profound disconnect?

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 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.

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.

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).

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.