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How a Classroom Game Becomes an Embedded Assessment. Student: Playing games in school is helping me learn better than I ever had before in any other subject in other schools I've been to in my entire life.

How a Classroom Game Becomes an Embedded Assessment

Empathetics: Integral Life. If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities. JITE v40n4 - Problem Representation, Understanding, and Learning Transfer Implications for Technology Education. Buechley_ITiCSE_07.pdf. Building representations of childrens meanings (1990).pdf. Www.co-operation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ER.CL-Success-Story-Pub-Version-09.pdf. El_199010_curry.pdf. Things No Amount of Learning Can Teach, Noam Chomsky interviewed by John Gliedman. QUESTION: Why do you believe that language behavior critically depends on the existence of a genetically preprogrammed language organ in the brain?

Things No Amount of Learning Can Teach, Noam Chomsky interviewed by John Gliedman

CHOMSKY: There's a lot of linguistic evidence to support this contention. But even in advance of detailed linguistic research, we should expect heredity to play a major role in language because there is really no other way to account for the fact that children learn to speak in the first place. QUESTION: What do you mean? CHOMSKY: Consider something that everybody agrees is due to heredity -- the fact that humans develop arms rather than wings. Curriculum « Exploring Computer Science.

Download the Curriculum: Exploring Computer Science (Version 5.0) is now available!

Curriculum « Exploring Computer Science

Click on the links below for a copy as well as various curriculum files you may find useful. Exploring Computer Science: Scope and Sequence. Curriculum « Exploring Computer Science. Curriculum. Elementary School Launching Sept 2014 - There are three levels of computer science at the elementary school level: Course 1: for early-readers, ages 4-6 Course 2: for beginners, ages 6+ Course 3: for ages 6+ These experiences blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with "unplugged" activities - lessons that teach computing concepts without a computer.

Curriculum

Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Walcott Announce the 20 Schools Selected For the New Software Engineering Pilot Program - 2012-2013. Initiative to Expand Computer Science and Software Engineering Classes – First Announced in the State of the City – to Launch Next Fall Program to Help Prepare Students for College and Careers in Growing Tech Sector Mayor Michael R.

Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Walcott Announce the 20 Schools Selected For the New Software Engineering Pilot Program - 2012-2013

Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott today announced the 20 schools selected for the new Software Engineering Pilot program to begin at the start of the next school year. The schools will receive comprehensive computer science and software engineering curriculum for the 1,000 students expected to participate this fall. Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Walcott Announce the 20 Schools Selected For the New Software Engineering Pilot Program - 2012-2013. Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Walcott Announce the 20 Schools Selected For the New Software Engineering Pilot Program - 2012-2013.

Barron, Brigid. National Education Technology Plan. The National Education Technology Plan provides a vision of transformational learning experiences powered by technology that can shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps.

National Education Technology Plan

Joseph South, Director, Office of Educational Technology The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education, articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology. STC New York City « Schools That Can. STC New York City (STC NYC) is a local network of leaders motivated to collaborate across sectors to improve their schools.

STC New York City « Schools That Can

We bring together outstanding leaders from district, independent, charter, & faith-based schools to break down sector-specific silos and refocus the dialogue on what works. Through monthly Roundtables, Study Tours, Workshops, and local partnerships, leaders learn from one another’s success and support each other in overcoming the challenges inherent in running a high-performing urban school.

Program In 2013-2014, STC NYC will hold over 15 local events for school leaders, administrators, and teachers. These events include Roundtables, School Study Tours, and Teacher Workshops. Download our 2013-2014 Program Summaries. 2013-14 Focus Areas Common Core ImplementationData-Driven InstructionTechnology IntegrationSchool CultureFamily Engagement Impact. Maker-state. Psych Ideas — Vygotsky on Play - Part 1, Waiting, Imagination, and rules.

In 1978 a collection of writings by the Russian psychologist L.S.

Psych Ideas — Vygotsky on Play - Part 1, Waiting, Imagination, and rules.

Vygotsky’s was published in English for the first time. Among these writings was a new translation of an important article he wrote on play and its relationship to development. The 1978 publication offered American psychologists and educators new ways of thinking about child development. QR_Codes_in_the_Elementary_Classroom.pdf. Home Page. EA.relating to things that think.pdf.

Partners. Don't Kill Math: Comments on Bret Victor's Scientific Agenda. By Evan Miller October 27, 2012 One of the most refreshing voices to emerge on the Web belongs to Bret Victor, who, since he left Apple in 2010, has been busy weaving together words, images, and code into compelling visions for computer-assisted creativity and scientific understanding.

Don't Kill Math: Comments on Bret Victor's Scientific Agenda

Among his works over the last two years you will find new “interfaces” for (really, conceptualizations of) algebra, trigonometry, dynamic systems, algorithm design, computer programming, circuit design, game design, animation, scientific publishing, mathematical exposition, and political propaganda. Each represents an impressive level of creativity and an admirable expenditure of effort. Kill Math. Bret Victor / April 11, 2011 The power to understand and predict the quantities of the world should not be restricted to those with a freakish knack for manipulating abstract symbols.

Kill Math

When most people speak of Math, what they have in mind is more its mechanism than its essence. This "Math" consists of assigning meaning to a set of symbols, blindly shuffling around these symbols according to arcane rules, and then interpreting a meaning from the shuffled result. The process is not unlike casting lots. This mechanism of math evolved for a reason: it was the most efficient means of modeling quantitative systems given the constraints of pencil and paper. Judge strikes down California’s teacher tenure laws: A made-up statistic helped him reach the decision. GuidoVrola / iStock This week Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu handed the education reform movement a stunning legal victory, when he struck down California’s teacher tenure laws for discriminating against poor and minority students.

The statutes made it so onerous to fire bad teachers, he wrote, that they all but guaranteed needy kids would be stuck in classrooms with incompetent instructors—rendering the laws unconstitutional. As evidence, Treu cited a statistic that sounded damning: According to a state witness, between 1 and 3 percent of California’s teachers could be considered “grossly ineffective.” Here was the passage: There is also no dispute that there are a significant number of grossly ineffective teachers currently active in California classrooms. History of APIs. The history of APIs is something I discuss a lot. The history of modern web APIs is something I include in all my talks, and I'm always surprised by how little people understand some of the more popular APIs that got us to where we are at. To further support this area, I've launched a History of APIs section where I've hung the stories I've already done in this area, and will be looking to dig up the history on other APIs that are shaking things up.

When I'm talking to people about APIs, the term APIs can mean many different things. Sometimes it means hardware APIs, or the Java API or various other technical incarnations. Right now when you hear the term API, it probably means web API or an API built using REST, running on the same infrastructure the World Wide Web runs on. When it comes to APIs, I strongly feel that to understand where we are, we need to understand the short, modern history of the web APIs.

Commerce The modern Web API movement was kicked off. Gamecenter.nyu.edu/podcasts/gclectureseries_eric_zimmerman_katie_salen.mp3. Game Center Lecture Series Presents: John Sharp. NYU Game Center guest lecture series presents: Katherine Isbister. Testing Embedded in Digital Games Yields Key Data - Education Week. Published Online: March 10, 2014 Published in Print: March 13, 2014, as Playing Games, Evaluating Skills Sixth grader Jackie Blumhoefer, middle, reacts as she takes over first place during a game of SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge at Valleyview Middle School in Denville, N.J. —Emile Wamsteker for Education Week Embedding assessments into digital games encourages students to see failure as an opportunity to learn, educators say By Robin L. SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge, an educational version of the popular city-building video game, is a known quantity in a fresh wave of serious learning games that bridge the gap between instruction and assessment. Www.instituteofplay.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/GlassLab_GBA1_Summary.pdf.

Beyond Grades: Do Games Have a Future As Assessment Tools? Most tests represent a snapshot of one moment in the trajectory of a student’s academic journey, extrapolating what the student has learned overall. Press. Richard Arum Receives $2.4 Million to Study Gaming and Digital Learning Techniques and Outcomes. Codeworlds. Qlink. Other IR Conferences. Text Retrieval Conference The Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) workshop series encourages research in information retrieval and related applications by providing a large test collection, uniform scoring procedures, and a forum for organizations interested in comparing their results. International Workshop on Text-based Information Retrieval (TIR)

Proceedings of the 35th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Featured chapter. Sites/default/files/welcometosackboyplanet.pdf. Www.praxisandpoetics.org/researchthroughdesign/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/PraxisPoeticsRTD-Proceedings.pdf. SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY: An Agentic Perspective - Annual Review of Psychology, 52(1):1. When I'm 64. (1877 unread) - lwolozin - Yahoo Mail. Questioning. Iss.schoolwires.com/cms/lib4/NC01000579/Centricity/Domain/4083/How_to_Ensure_Rigorous_Question_for_Higher_level_Thinking.pdf. Www.med.wright.edu/sites/default/files/aa/facdev/_Files/PDFfiles/QuestionTemplates.pdf. Cet.usc.edu/resources/teaching_learning/docs/Asking_Better_Questions.pdf. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition.