Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility – via TED
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don’t pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’”
An excerpt from our just-released book on Essential Questions | Granted, and….
The New Media Consortium (NMC) posted their interim results of their 2013 Horizon Report at the CoSN Conference in San Diego. Here are a few trends, emerging technologies and challenges to keep on your RADAR:
Near-Term Horizon: One Year or Less BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Cloud Computing Mobile Learning Online Learning Mid-Term Horizon: Two . . . → Read More: 2013 Horizon Report – K12 Interim Results
Here’s an interesting article by Dr. Gary Stager as published in Scholastic’s Administrator magazine: For the Love of Laptops – As learning tools, tablets don’t cut it.
He sums up the article with this:
Schools are buying tablets with a reckless ferocity. There are pronouncements of how iPads will revolutionize or transform education, without . . . → Read More: As learning tools, tablets don’t cut it.
If students designed their own schools… from Charles Tsai on Vimeo.
The "best small town" in America experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-a-school and they learn only what they want to learn.
Does it work? Charles Tsai finds out by . . . → Read More: If students designed their own schools…
The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently released a study on how educational technology (EDTECH) is being used in primary and secondary schools across the United States. The results show that teachers are increasingly reliant on using the Internet as a valuable resource in their teaching practice, however, there are some issues with technology . . . → Read More: Report: Technology in Schools Still Subject to Digital Divide
In the past few weeks, I’ve had several conversations with educators and school administrators who are considering the deployment of iPads into their schools. I’ve had one since day one, April 3, 2010 (yes… that’s correct), and while I find it great for my day to day email triage, calendaring, light web research – I’m . . . → Read More: iPads in The K-12 Classroom. Are they the best tool for the job?
Teacher Technology Usage (2013) by LJ’s infoDOCKET