Saturday, July 27, 2013

Weekly Links (weekly)

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

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USMEPC512: 21st Century Teaching and Learning with Technology

I just finished a week of learning and teaching with this group at the University of Southern Maine. This is a picture of our new learning community. It's quite a feat to work from 8:00 - 4:00 5 days in a row. But this group was amazing! They are made up of elementary, middle and high school teachers. One participant has been teaching for 48 years! One of his former students was also in the class! We kept each other hydrated, happy, helped and remembered to have fun. Thanks to this amazing group of educators for taking on the challenge. I loved learning with all of you and now have some great ideas to take back to my school. Watch out, these folks are going to change the world! If you want to see some of their work, it's at the class website.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Reading for July 09, 2013 at 05:54AM: The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

Teachers in a rural southeast Michigan high school were recently discussing the odd behavior of the senior class. It seems the 12th graders were acting more civilly toward the junior class in the hallways. The prom was also quieter and more well-mannered than in previous years.
via Pocket and Mindshift Blog

Reading for July 09, 2013 at 05:46AM: Dogs Chasing Frisbees

That's only one of several cardinal sins of staff development. To safeguard yourself against the others, read on. Dogs chasing Frisbees." That's how a teacher I know of described professional development programs in his district.

via Pocket at Education Leadership:

Reading for July 09, 2013 at 05:06AM: Education Week

Computer Coding Lessons Expanding for K-12 Students

South Hills High School teacher Saleta Thomas bills her class as a digital game-design program for students. But once students opt to take the class, they start learning computer coding through basic programs like Alice, then move on to Flash, JavaScript, ActionScript, and other coding languages.
via Pocket  at Education Week:

Monday, July 08, 2013

Reading for July 08, 2013 at 07:58AM: Education technology

IN A small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a computer running software called Reading Eggs. Some are reading a short story, others building sentences with words they are learning.

via Pocket The Economist

Saturday, July 06, 2013

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Friday, July 05, 2013

Reading for July 05, 2013 at 07:23AM: 7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning

Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students’ love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible, it’s difficult to define or pinpoint exactly what they are. But one group is giving it a try. via Pocket

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Reading for July 02, 2013 at 04:56PM: A Teacher's Guide to Project Based Learning

Reading for July 02, 2013 at 04:37PM: Is K–12 blended learning disruptive? An introduction of the theory of hybrids

Disruptive innovations, in contrast, do not try to bring better products to existing customers in established markets. Instead, they offer a new definition of what’s good—typically they are simpler, more convenient, and less expensive products that appeal to new or less demanding customers. via Pocket