EdTech: What K-12 educators need to know. Technology is changing the way the entire world operates — from commerce to transportation, there is not an industry that is not being transformed by the digital revolution.
Education is no exception. Education technology provides numerous possibilities for interactive teaching and learning, as well as increasing process efficiency in the administrative offices. But research has shown that most administrators are entirely reliant upon their vendor relationships to guide the buying process; few actually know what they really need for their schools, and many admit to deploying technological solutions before they've fully identified a problem and laid out a strategy. Our ed tech spotlight hopes to provide some guidance to administrators looking to tackle the world of ed tech procurement. We also provide some insight into just how vital access to technology has become in today's society — and what happens when schools and students lack that access.
Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education. Whenever I think of a teacher, I also think of a scholar.
The Impact of Listening to Music on Cognitive Performance. Listening to music for relaxation is common among students to counter the effects of stress or anxiety while completing difficult academic tasks.
Some studies supporting this technique have shown that background music promotes cognitive performance while other studies have shown that listening to music while engaged in complex cognitive tasks can impair performance. This study focuses on the impact different genres of music, played at different volume levels, have on the cognitive abilities of college students completing academic tasks. Many students listen to music to alleviate the emotional effects of stress and anxiety when engaged in complex cognitive processing, such as studying for a test, completing homework assignments, or while reading and writing. This practice is so common that it would be beneficial for college students to understand the role that music plays on cognitive performance.
Does ‘publish-or-perish’ attitude hurt post-secondary education? There’s no sage on a stage in Mikael Hellstrom’s classroom.
Instead, the sessional instructor in political science puts lectures on his own YouTube channel and uses classroom time to have students “play” their way through his course. Whether the students earn badges and points or role-play the part of legislators, Dr. Hellstrom says, exchanging lectures, essays and exams for a gamified course has increased their engagement. “It increases motivation beyond the normal.
6 PhD Productivity Tips To Have (And Manage) A Social Life. 10 Blogs Every Remote Worker Should Follow. I know every remote worker has “one of those days,” where he or she feels a little less motivated than usual.
When I’m dragging my feet, I like to turn to well-written, inspirational blogs to motivate me and give me productivity tips so I can start cranking out tasks.
Connectivism. Communities of practice. The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary. The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education This is number 7 in my blog series on major learning theories.
My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. In the last post we examined the work of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on Flow Theory. In this post, we explore the work of John Dewey on experiential and interactive learning. John Dewey is one of the giants in the history of educational theory, and it’s difficult to isolate one of his specific theories to discuss here. The theory and how it can be applied to education.
Professional Development. Social Media. Teaching as Profession. Twitter Articles. The Aha! Phenomenon: Where Do Big Ideas Come From? Never Stop Learning: How Self-Education Creates a Bullet-Proof Career. Building A _____ Learning Movement. Because Getting Smart’s mission is to advance innovations in teaching and learning that stand to impact education for all students, we’re fortunate to have a seat at a lot of tables.
For the purposes of this discussion, let’s call them the “_____ learning” tables. This means that over the past year, I’ve been involved in conversations about educational impact at the blended learning table, the competency-based learning table, the digital learning table, the personalized learning table, the online learning table and so on. Coming off a year with that perspective, when I was invited to join other Hewlett Foundation grantees in San Francisco for three days of deep thinking on deeper learning, I set out on a personal mission to explore how dots could connect and lines could intersect. Nonpartisan, non-advocacy public opinion polling and demographic research. Beneath the Cobblestones... A Domain of One's Own. 15 min read.
What riding my bike has taught me about white privilege. Re-imagined Authenticity. Over the last couple of weeks, a YouTube video (above) of New York artist Richard Renaldi has continued to populate my Facebook News Feed.
Kellogg School of Management. For some, social media must seem like a minefield of potential missteps.
They have heard stories about people who accidentally destroyed their reputations by making an egregious mistake on sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Reddit. In light of the risks associated with online interactions, especially the potential for making a mistake all the world can see, is it better to avoid an online presence altogether?
No. In fact, you run a greater risk if you fail to take control over the content about you that is available online. Avoiding the Internet entirely makes it more likely that others can present their own view of you without your having much of a say in the matter. The cyborg momifesto. I hear it everywhere, popping out from headlines, referenced casually until it begins to smell of truth. and stink a little with the impotence and collective rot it creates. I have seen the future, baby. When i started working at an intersection of the fields of education and technology about twelve years back, my then-boss taught me the phrase early adopter. she was a proud, flag-waving version of the breed, a proselytizer of The New. she had a PalmPilot, with that little stylus i could never figure out how people managed not to lose. i disdained the thing, thought of it as conspicuous consumption. i could barely keep track of my $8 daytimer with the vinyl cover. i’ll never be an early adopter. even if i try.
The branded cyborg manifesto: identity in the public domain. 2167175.mp3?ip=142.3.64. Never Stop Learning: How Self-Education Creates a Bullet-Proof Career. Digital Citizenship: The Need to Know. Image by Paul Downey I read a great article about digital citizenship by Vicki Davis (link below). Her approach to teaching digital citizenship is to teach both proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. For proactive knowledge she teaches 9 key things using her book, Reinventing Writing, and examples, lessons, assignments, etc. Is Teaching A Profession? For the last 50 years, educators have devoted a great deal of energy to the debate over whether teaching can be considered a profession. Inside the Mindset of Silicon Valley's Tech Innovators. Home to many of the world’s most influential technology companies as well as thousands of promising startups, Silicon Valley is the launchpad for multiple generations of entrepreneurial talent.
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Your Digital Life Story: Facebook Algorithm Or More? Brian Williams And Fact Checking Our Own Life Stories.