Change The Conversation–It’s Not About The Thinking

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Content-based academic standards. Mobile learning. Social media in the classroom. For example, I love the idea of mobile learning, so I attach positive feelings to it that can lead me to cognitive distortions downstream, where I oversimplify it’s function, or catastrophize our continued misunderstanding of its potential in education. As an academic or intellectual exercise. Learning culture education purpose

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

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Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. The good news is, many of the elements of a progressive learning environment—e.g., Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts Of Future Learning.

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The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

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While it has been derided by educators for decades as incapable of truly measuring understanding, and while performance on such exams can be noticeably improved simply by learning a few tricks, the multiple choice question may have a larger, less obvious flaw that disrupts the tone of learning itself. Learning depends on a rather eccentric mix of procedural and declarative knowledge — on the process as much as the end product. The Tone of Learning.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. The focus of that piece was technology, and how it might impact the way students learn in the coming decades. This piece is similar, but a bit more focused on the pros and the cons of learning trends, and the ultimate impact they might have on education, and society at large.