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 – . . . → Read More: Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley
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.’”
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
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
Teacher Technology Usage (2013) by LJ’s infoDOCKET
Check out this video from Edutopia – a succinct description of what it is and why you might use technology in the classroom.
From the MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Online Learning and Upheavals in Social Networks. “For all the attention lavished on the Web’s growth on mobile devices this year, one of the most interesting Internet trends is still best experienced on a desktop computer: online education. The rising cost of higher education (the average bachelor’s degree now costs . . . → Read More: Online Learning and Upheavals in Social Networks
A discussion of how to search the Internet quickly and efficiently with Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, who studies how people search for and organize information, and uses that knowledge to improve Google’s search quality. he also talks about his MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called “Power Searching with Google” which had over 275,000 . . . → Read More: From Future Talk #36 – Literacy in the Age of Google
The Call for Speakers for the 38th annual MACUL Conference, held in Detroit next March 20-22, is now open. Proposals to present will be accepted through October 1. See http://www.macul.org/conferences/2013-macul-conference/call-for-speakers.