How a Radical New Teaching Method Could ... http://www.wired.com/business/2013/10/free-thinkers/all/ How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses
For the time being, we can see what the future looks like in places like Juárez Correa’s classroom. We can also see that change will not come easily. Though Juárez Correa’s class posted impressive results, they inspired little change.
Francisco Sánchez Salazar, chief of the Regional Center of Educational Development in Matamoros, was even dismissive. “The teaching method makes little difference,” he says. Nor does he believe that the students’ success warrants any additional help. “Intelligence comes from necessity,” he says. “They succeed without having resources.”
Build thinking skills with project-based learning http://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/project-based-learning Build thinking skills with project-based learning
Project-based learning (PBL) engages students in deep thinking while connecting their learning in the classroom to the world around them. Write a Great Authentic Task
Projects And Project-Based Learning http://bit.ly/19iBmOK The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning
There’s a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom. What are those differences, you ask? Lucky for you, friEdTechnology (great name) whipped up this snazzy side-by-side comparison outlining the biggest differences.
In the visual, they describe what ‘projects’ are and how they work in the classroom. For example, projects can be done at home without teacher guidance or team collaboration. They are based upon directions and the folks from friEd say they’re “done like last year” (curious if you agree with that or not!)
Connected Learning http://connectedlearning.tv/ Connected Learning
There is wide agreement that we need new models of education, and not simply new models of schooling, but entirely new visions of learning better suited to the increasing complexity, connectivity, and velocity of our new knowledge society. We now have the capability to reimagine where, when, and how learning takes place.
The Wheel of all learning theories http://bit.ly/1a4mS3E The Wheel of all learning theories "I really feel like there are no words that can ever give credit to the phenomenal work put into creating the wheel below. It just amazed me how much time invested in it."
Universal Design for Learning UDL Videos http://bit.ly/14MBV3D Universal Design for Learning
Universal design for learning (UDL) is the practice of embedding flexible strategies into the curriculum during the planning process so that all students can access the curriculum. If UDL is implemented meaningfully, then it greatly reduces the need for retrofitting accommodations for individual students. The needs of individual learners are met through flexible teaching and carefully planned choices for all students to demonstrate their knowledge.
Three fears about blended learning http://wapo.st/WnEwvJ Three fears about blended learning
The tech revolution has led many to see a future where students get their education through a blend of traditional learning in classrooms and instruction through computer or other tech device. Here, John Merrow, veteran education reporter for PBS, NPR, and dozens of national publications, writes about this key concerns about blended learning.
Good, Bad, and Ugly of Blended Learning Policies http://bit.ly/OPs0kF The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Blended Learning Policies
In the fifth installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker discuss the policies prohibiting and fostering the growth of blended learning.
ICT-Supported Project-based Learning [PBL] http://bit.ly/Mi8b0t ICT-Supported Project-based Learning: the Myths and Truths
The purpose of this article is to facilitate the effective enactment of PBL by breaking some of the misconceptions that teachers may have.
Those misconceptions sometimes hold teachers back from taking the first step towards ICT-supported project based learning; other times, those misconceptions cause teachers to abuse PBL approaches. We hope that this article helps teachers make a right decision on using PBL or other student-centred approaches with ICTs.
The Muppets Guide to Project-Based Learning (PBL) http://bit.ly/KxkYPg The Muppets Guide to Project-Based Learning (PBL)
'New' Blended Learning Definition http://bit.ly/ICFfAy “New” Blended Learning Definition
Heather Staker and Michael Horn have done an admirable job of further defining “blended learning” in their latest white paper from the Innosight Institute. Creating a definition that illustrates something that is not clearly known by those not in the field is a challenging task.
An Introduction to Project Learning http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning-introduction-video An Introduction to Project Learning
In this hands-on approach to teaching, students create schoolwork that demonstrates core subject knowledge.
Read a short introductory article or watch an in-depth video.
Project Based Learning
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-immersion-enota-how-to How to Address Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
Multiple-intelligences theory can provide a flexible approach to good teaching, say teachers and administrators at the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, in Gainesville, Georgia.
Personal Learning Network PLN http://www.shambles.net/csmith/pln/ Personal Learning Network PLN
What does a PLN look like ... have a look at Chris Smith's own PLN .. which includes the use of several Web 2.0 tools
100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner http://tinyurl.com/4qes48 100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner
Determining how you best learn and using materials that cater to this style can be a great way to make school and the entire process of acquiring new information easier and much more intuitive.
Here are some great tools that you can use to cater to your individual learning style, no matter what that is.
The Twenty-First-Century Digital Learner http://www.edutopia.org/ikid-digital-learner-technology-2008 Young Minds, Fast Times: The Twenty-First-Century Digital Learner
How tech-obsessed iKids would improve our schools.
It is a measure of the malaise of our educational system that these old folk -- smart and experienced as they may be -- think they can, by themselves and without the input of the people they're trying to teach, design the future of education.
One of the strangest things in this age of young people's empowerment is how little input our students have into their own education and its future.
Brain Rules http://www.brainrules.net/ The brain is an amazing thing. Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know.
How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge?
Brain Rules is about what we know for sure, and what we might do about it.
Bloom's Taxonomy and the digital world http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy Bloom's Taxonomy and the digital world
Andrew Churches, an educator from New Zealand, researched and published "Blooms Digital Taxonomy"; giving educators a basis by which to compare digital techniques to the more traditional standard that Bloom created.
Also see the links on the UNESCO page
The (UK) Open Universitys OpenLearn http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/category.php?id=12 The (UK) Open University's OpenLearn
LDT101_3 Learning how to learn
Welcome to The Open University's OpenLearn website - free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world.
You are in the LearningSpace where Open University learning materials are freely available for you to study in your own time, away from any formal teaching environment.
Visit the LabSpace to share and reuse educational resources. Download some learning materials, adapt to your needs: translate, shorten, extend, add examples... and then of course, place it back for others to benefit!
LDT101_3 Learning how to learn
Thinking Tools from Intel http://www.intel.com/education/tools/index.htm Thinking Tools from Intel
Increase student learning with these interactive, online tools designed to promote higher-order thinking in any subject. Each tool features an online workspace where students create and save visual representations of their thinking. Classroom strategies and teacher-tested project ideas suitable for K-12 classrooms will help you get started. Visual Ranking Tool
Students show their reasoning and discuss differences in their conclusions as they use the Visual Ranking Tool to prioritize and compare items in lists. Seeing Reason Tool
Seeing Reason Tool prompts students to investigate cause-and-effect relationships in complex systems. Students use an interactive causal mapping tool to create maps that communicate their understanding. Showing Evidence Tool
Students use the Showing Evidence Tool to construct a well-reasoned argument and defend it with credible evidence. The interactive workspace prompts students to assess sources and analyze evidence.
What's Your Learning Style? http://agelesslearner.com/assess/learningstyle.html What's Your Learning Style?
Take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire to assess your preferred learning style.
The column with the highest total represents your primary processing style. The column with the second-most choices is your secondary style.
Tapping into Multiple Intelligences (workshop) http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/mi/index.html Welcome to Tapping into Multiple Intelligences. Hopefully, you'll tap into a few of your own intelligences to learn about this important theory. Start here in the Explanation section, which is all about the CONCEPT. Then go on to Demonstration, where we move from CONCEPT to CLASSROOM!
Introduction to Learning Styles http://agelesslearner.com/intros/lstyleintro.html Introduction to Learning Styles
This introduction puts learning styles information into easy to understand language and provides sources where you can learn more. I also offer a Learning Style Assessment that you can use to gauge your dominant learning style and techniques you can use to benefit from your individuality.
Overview of learning styles | Books about different ways people learn | Links to other websites about learning styles | Learning Styles Indicator |
Theory Into Practice (TIP) database http://www.instructionaldesign.org/index.html Theory Into Practice (TIP) database
TIP is a tool intended to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators. The database contains brief summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by learning domains and concepts.
Study Guides and Strategies http://www.studygs.net Learning to learn | Effective study habits | Managing time | Setting goals/making a schedule | Managing stress | Thinking like a genius | Mapping information | Motivating yourself | Making decisions/solving problems | Self-assessment web sites | Thinking critically | Concentrating | Memorizing | Organizing projects | Thinking aloud/private speech | Evaluating web site content | Citing web sites | Laying out a basic web page | Writing for effective web pages | Designing web sites |
Inquiry-based Learning http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/month6/ Inquiry-based Learning.
Welcome to Inquiry-based Learning. Start here in the "Explanation" section, which is all about the CONCEPT. Then go on to "Demonstration" and the following sections, where we move from CONCEPT TO CLASSROOM!
What is inquiry-based learning? | How does it differ from the traditional approach? | What does it have to do with my classroom? | What are the benefits of inquiry-based learning? | How has inquiry-based learning developed since it first became popular? | What are some critical perspectives? | How can I use inquiry-based learning in conjunction with other educational techniques? |