An #Edchat Conversation-Howard Rheingold and Critical Thinking

The Web20Classroom

On Wednesday, June 16, at 5pm PDT/ 8pm EST (Convert To Your Local Time Here ), members of the EDU PLN Ning and participants of #Edchat will have the unique opportunity to join Howard Rheingold in a conversation about teaching Critical Thinking.

Wikipedia Is NOT Wicked!

The Daring Librarian

Wikipedia and the future of the past " Journal of American History , Volume 93, Issue 1 (June 2006) p. The New Yorker , February 26, 2006 And for balance: Yes, students, there''s a world beyond Wikipedi a - via Lucy Gray - elemenous !

Crowdsourcing in School? -- COOL!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Journalist Jeff Howe identified the phenomenon and coined the term in his Wired article "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" , in June 2006. Is crowdsourcing the same as collaboration, and is it something we could do at our school? Crowdsourcing is the buzzword these days.

Live Tuesday Dec. 7th with Kieran Egan on "Re-Imagining Education"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Join me Tuesday, December 7th, for a live and interactive webinar with Kieran Egan , director of the Imaginative Education Research Group. Dr. Egan''s work focuses on a new educational theory and its implications for a changed curriculum, teaching practices, and the institution of the school.

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A Librarian's Review of the Unquiet Library

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

When I opened the library in August of 2006, I wanted to come up with a brand that fit my vision of my high school library as an agent of change. Photo courtesy of unquietlibrarian WOW -- just.WOW! Unquiet Librarian Buffy Hamilton just unveiled her new Library 2.0 site and it is.

Video Book Trailer Awards

The Daring Librarian

Winners will be announced at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit on the Future of Reading on October 22, 2010 in Chicago. Only videos produced between January 1, 2006 to July 1, 2010 are eligible for consideration. (So,

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Live and Interactive with Roger Schank on "Our Broken Education System"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. In 2006, Schank called a meeting of people who shared his desire to change the nature of how education is conceived. Enrollment began in March 2010

Thursday Interview: The Personalized High School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, October 7th, 2010 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate.

Live Tonight in Elluminate - Students on Homework

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, October 14th, 2010 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Cushman’s latest book is Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery (Jossey-Bass, 2010). Join us tonight, October 14th, for a live and interactive Webinar with Kathleen Cushman on homework.

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Elluminate Webinars

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Fue coordinadora del Departamento de Inglés del Colegio Tilatá, también en Bogotá, de 2006 - 2009. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

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. FY 2010 $100,000,000. 2010 and 2010 ( American Recovery and Reinvesment Act [ARRA]).

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

Gilman, Dooley, & Florell, 2006). 2002), personality (Day, Hanson, Maltby, Proctor, & Wood, 2010), and college entrance examination scores such as high school GPA and ACT/SAT (Gallagher & Lopez, 2008; Snyder et al., My advanced degree is in counseling.

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). 2010).

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Started in 2006, it aims to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention around the world and is supported by hundreds of schools, corporations, and celebrities. Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, and Hanson, 2010 ). Davis and Nixon, 2010 ).

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LIVE: @Microsoft_EDU @SWAY is an Awesome New Presentation Tool for your Classroom


She won the 2010 eInstruction $75,000 Classroom Makeover Video Contest, wrote a successful Enhancing Education Through Technology grant for Manteca Unified School District in 2008, and was Teacher of the Year in MUSD in 2006.

How Apps Can Help with Student Anxiety

Graphite Blog

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common disorders to affect children (McLoone, Hudson, & Rapee, 2006). 2006, p. 2006), classrooms teachers are left to use their own resourcefulness and basic classroom accommodations to support anxious children. 2010). 2010).

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam: One of the things that’s pretty interesting since the last time we talked, Vicki, is that I was part of a group originally in 2010 that started lobbying of superintendents. Moran has served as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since January 2006.

K-8 Math Program DreamBox Raises $130 Million from The Rise Fund, Adds Arne Duncan to Board


It’s also a big bump from the $40 million in total venture capital that the company had previously raised since 2010, when Woolley-Wilson took the helm. Founded in 2006, DreamBox has steadily built out a suite of online math programs for elementary and middle-school students. It also might have shut down were it not for an $10 million investment in 2010 from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.

The wealth that new schools should build

The Hechinger Report

In 2010, $1.8 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the annual mean income for people working construction jobs in New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area was $34,460 in 2006. Getty Images. Building a new school can benefit a community in more ways than one.

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. By 2010—a mere seven years later—their network spanned the whole of the country.

Love Song to My Readers: Cool Cat Teacher’s 10th blog birthday

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2010, on the post, Sojourner Truth , I wrote. In 2006, I joined my first podcast, Women of Web 2.0 – it was a fantastic experience with some great ladies, and then I stopped so I could collaborate globally on Flat Classroom.

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Learning Beyond The Curriculum

TeachThought - Learn better.

Commonly used definitions of learning have failed to keep pace with these advances in neuroscience and appear to be rather outmoded (Hase, 2010). Laying down larger and larger numbers of pathways creates an increasingly complex matrix (Willis, 2006). Learning Beyond The Curriculum.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 2

The Electric Educator

Hammond 2000 in Rice 2006). Rice (2006) indicates that the importance of positive relationships between teachers and students is critical to student retention. 2005 in Rice 2006) indicate that a significant correlation between teacher effectiveness and the number of professional development hours they have logged. 2006): 425-448. The Sloan Consortium, January 2010.

What’s Your Purpose? Finding A Sense Of Meaning In Life Is Linked To Health


” People without a strong life purpose were more than twice as likely to die between the study years of 2006 and 2010, compared with those who had one. A subset of participants filled out psychological questionnaires, including a survey called the Psychological Wellbeing Scale , in 2006. The researchers then compared that information to data on participants’ physical health up until 2010, including whether or not participants died and what they died from.

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Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

Beyond the Book: Summer Literacy Adventures

Reading By Example

Dr. Catherine Snow and Diane Beals offer some useful suggestions (2006) about mealtime talk that supports literacy development. Offering parents simple conversation structures such as ‘ Strive for 5 ’ (Weitzman & Greenberg, 2010, p. 2006). 2010).

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 3

The Electric Educator

Fride (2001 in Rice 2006) discovered that the amount of engagement by the adult supervisor seemed to influence the amount of and quality of participation by students. Closely associated with mentor support is the importance of parental support (Rice 2006). 2006): 425-448.

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


My bet is that by 2040, our children will look back on this period between 2015 and 2030 in education technology much the same way internet historians look to the period 1995 to 2010 as the birth of the commercial web. billion in global annual revenue by 2010, helped immeasurably by hard work and acquisitions. billion in 2010. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children


In addition, recent research indicates that early attention to developing children’s spatial thinking increases achievement in math and science and can promote skill and interest in future careers in STEM disciplines (Newcombe, 2010). 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).

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 1

The Electric Educator

Rice 2006). Rice 2006) Some students will thrive in an online environment while others will be better served in a face-to-face classroom. Downs and Moller (1999 in Rice 2006) indicate that “students have a real need to make connections with their instructors and their peers and research consistently supports the concept that faculty-to-student and student-to-student interactions are important components in student satisfaction and student retention.” 2006): 425-448.

Tapping into Past Experiences to Inform the Future – Andrea Miles, USA

Daily Edventures

Educational background: Masters in Curriculum Design and Instruction from City University of Seattle (2010 graduation). Bachelor of Arts in Education from City University of Seattle (2006 graduation). Middle Level Humanities Endorsement 2006.

Carnegie Learning Bets Big on Coding With Acquisition of Globaloria


Globaloria had been incubated at the World Wide Workshop , a nonprofit incubator she founded, since 2006, and supported by roughly $8 million from grants, she shares. It’s not like 2005 or 2010, when many were skeptics.” It’s a pairing as natural as letters and numbers, writing and coding, the founders of Carnegie Learning and Globaloria would say.

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the 'Learning Revolution'


But in 2006, he gained recognition for something that no other TED speaker in history has done. Founded in 2010 and heavily focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and experiential learning, MindDrive got headlines when its first cohort created a fully-functioning car that ran on the “power” of social media Tweets. British author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson is known for several accomplishments, from his books to his professorships to his TED talks.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

2010). 2006). There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments.

North Carolina’s Digital Success Story


After the General Assembly granted the money for a feasibility study, it allocated $6 million in nonrecurring funds in 2006 to support implementation of the connectivity initiative. Even as the political balance of power swung to Republicans in 2010 for the first time since Reconstruction in the late 1800s, momentum continued.