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Added by Michelle Oswald on June 19, 2013 at 4:15pm — No Comments
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Online Learning - A Significant Phenomenon of the New Digital Age
Added by Michelle Oswald on June 19, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments
Whether or not online education is beneficial for students is a major question popping up every now and then; but there is just a simple answer to it. Certainly this new mode of education is right for all. We are indeed certain about the truth, that online education has paved a new foundation for all, be it the young or the old. To know more on how positively new-age education has affected our lives, you will have to consider people from different segments of the…Continue
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Added by Jennie Snyder on June 11, 2013 at 11:28pm — No Comments
Online learning is the way of getting learned from the ease and comfort of one’s home and this one and only criteria about it is what liked by the learners all around the globe. The online courses are flexible, cheap as well as communicative and therefore there are many reputed universities who have started offering their courses in online modes to the…Continue
I was introduced to the 'Six Thinking Hats' as an Assistant Principal with PSD. A group of administrators had been reading the book and shared their learning through a really fun bag of hats - each hat in the bag a different color. Each hat represented collaboration in the task of looking at an existing landscape or an initiative from different perspectives. I was particularly intrigued by the black hat.
As an administrator, the black hat can be the most challenging to work with…
Added by Barb Holden on May 24, 2013 at 10:38pm — No Comments
With the advent of internet, things have become easier now. Also, to gain a degree is now just a matter of a year or two without even visiting the college or university for once. This is indeed amazing, however, there are certain things which an online learner should follow before taking us a course according to his needs.
Difference between a Degree and…Continue
Added by Melissa Spears on May 16, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments
For so long I have watched leaders in schools focus their energy and time on administrative duties. I put myself at the top of this list. Faculty Heads for example, spend so much time in curriculum admin and documentation, file arranging, budgeting and other compliance tasks. This is not a judgement call; this is just what we leaders do. We see a task that needs to be completed and we dive in. Easier to do it ourselves sometimes than delegate to a team member right? Complete this sentence,…Continue
Added by Phillip Tascone on May 15, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Most families do not understand the concept of youth summer camps. A noted educator, author and psychologist, Dr. Scales says, "Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their need for physical activity, creative expression and true participation in a community environment. Most schools don't satisfy all these needs."
Summer camps for kids and…Continue
I am working on a particular action research on the effectivity of Web-Based Learning in enhancing student's participation, achievement and retention in learning. I am asking for comments and suggestions. Thank you in advance.
Added by Romel B. Bayaban on May 15, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments
Myths and Realities about Technology in Schools
Myth #1: Putting computers into schools will directly improve learning; more computers will result in greater improvement.
Access to technology is an important issue for teachers and students. Although schools may have computers available, one factor that determines their use is where those computers are located. In our school, we had 15 computers. The problem was, we are not able to utilize it on a regular basis because of the…
Added by Romel B. Bayaban on May 14, 2013 at 11:56pm — No Comments
What is the most important factor that contributes to student success? Teaching.
Educators know this, but implementing practices that support excellent teaching is often harder, especially in school systems that must address myriad issues that frankly go beyond education.
In a recent Asia Society study, Stanford professor and education expert Linda Darling-Hammond examines teacher quality policies in Singapore, Melbourne, and Toronto and offers advice for what policymakers can…Continue
Added by Sharon Keehner on May 8, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments
How to Encourage Critical Thinking in Classroom?
Added by Esther Kang on May 8, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments
I am writing a chapter on PLNs and Content Curation. I stumbled upon this great link by Howard Rheingold about Shelly Terrell:
That reminded me of this site. I need to come back more often.
Added by Ken Morrison on May 5, 2013 at 10:43pm — No Comments
This morning I had a somewhat disheartening conversation with a good friend. We get together every week to talk about education, what we see, our point of view, and give push back on ideas. He commented that he doesn't read his Twitter stream because there is a lot of noise. Educators are repeatedly talking about the same things and the conversation isn't changed. Topics I see repeatedly are reform, government oversight, 5-100 best ways to do something, the best apps, and more. The lack…Continue
Added by Scott Kinkoph on May 1, 2013 at 10:18pm — No Comments
I just finished reading Michael Fullan's, Stratosphere. In this book, he outlines how: "the ideas embedded in the new technology, the new pedagogy, and the new change knowledge are converging to transform education for all" (p. 3). Fullan's book resonates with a driving question I have grappled with…Continue
Added by Jennie Snyder on April 28, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
My School--Clayton Ridge Community School District has a lazer focus for our Professional Development of increasing reading scores. We have an early out every Wednesday at 2:20 and we work in our Professional Learning Communities on how to increase reading proficiency until 4:00.
My Professional Learning Community is Teacher Driven Professional Learning!~~Awesome! Teachers decide what we need to learn and invite experts…
Added by Sharon Keehner on April 25, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments
The collaborative classroom has 4 main characteristics, which are characteristics I hope to keep in mind when establishing my classroom environment:
- Shared knowledge among teachers and students, where teachers can share their vital knowledge and experiences about content with students while also valuing and building upon the previous knowledge, experience, language, strategies, and culture of her own students.
- Shared authority among teachers and students, where a…Continue
Added by Lacey Smith on April 23, 2013 at 10:27pm — No Comments