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The scientists who make apps addictive. In 1930, a psychologist at Harvard University called B.F.

The scientists who make apps addictive

Skinner made a box and placed a hungry rat inside it. The box had a lever on one side. Taking Maps in a New Direction. Apps bridge people to the things they want and the places they want to find via their phone, tablet, or PC quickly and effortlessly.

Taking Maps in a New Direction

Consumers specifically, use apps for their most basic needs and desires; checking the weather, listening to music, scoping out deals, finding new venues, and of course communicating with friends. With this information readily available, consumers have a more intimate, connected and relevant experience with your business. Bing Maps allows your application to: Debunking the Case for National Standards (#) January 14, 2010 One-Size-Fits-All Mandates and Their Dangers By Alfie Kohn.

Debunking the Case for National Standards (#)

The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies. Updated February 2013Adopted by the NCTE Executive Committee, February 15, 2008 Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups.

The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies

(Higher) Education as Bulwark of Uselessness - Hybrid Pedagogy. Almost two years ago, halfway through the twisting path that was my doctoral course, I found myself in Finland, at the “Critical Evaluation of Game Studies Seminar”, where, above all the “big names” in the field of Game Studies who spoke there (among which were Aarseth, Juul, and Mäyrä), one thing was indelibly imprinted in my memory: Canadian sociologist Bart Simon’s characterisation of Game Studies as a true, undeniable “bulwark of uselessness”, a field of thought that can work in resistance to all appeals to productivity and efficiency.

(Higher) Education as Bulwark of Uselessness - Hybrid Pedagogy

Because what can be more frivolous, in “productive” common sense, than spending a couple of days discussing the philosophy of computer games? This is an uncomfortable position, one that I am critically coming to terms with as an engaged pedagogist and game scholar. Early Education Transformed. List of Contributors Lesley Abbott is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Early Education Transformed

Global Neoliberalism and Education and its Consequences (Hardback) About the Book In this groundbreaking critique of neoliberalism in schooling and education, an international cast of education policy analysts, educational activists and scholars deftly analyze the ideologies underlying the global, national and local neoliberalisation of schooling and education.

Global Neoliberalism and Education and its Consequences (Hardback)

The thrilling scholarship that makes up Global Neoliberalism and Education and its Consequences exposes the machinations, agenda and impacts of the privatising and 'merchandisation' of education by the World Bank, the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), biased think tanks, global and national corporations and capital, and the full political spectrum of Neoliberal governments. Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change.

20 min read This is the transcript of the talk I gave today at the Digital Pedagogy Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

You can find the slides here. Introduction to "More Than a Score" Introduction to More Than a Score By Alfie Kohn In early March of 1999, on a chilly Sunday morning in San Francisco, more than a thousand educators packed into a huge convention center space during ASCD’s annual conference.

Introduction to "More Than a Score"

They were there for an event I was hosting called “The Deadly Effects of ‘Tougher Standards,'” which I’d promised would be not just a presentation but “an organizing session, an attempt to form a national network of educators who have had enough and are ready to become politically active.” I should mention that I had (and have) no formal affiliation with any institution, no foundation support, no administrative assistant.

At the time I didn’t even own a copy machine. Critical Explorers » Objectively Speaking. Posted by Alythea on October 24, 2011 Author: Mike Fishback Conventional wisdom holds that effective teachers write the objective of each lesson on the board before class so that the students are aware of what the teacher intends them to accomplish.

Critical Explorers » Objectively Speaking

Making Thinking Happen. Colored Post-its help Project Zero researchers map out the people, places, and ideas of the Agency by Design research initiative. 70:20:10 by Charles Jennings. International Centre for Educators' Learning Styles.

Instructional Design

Rethinking Thinking - Does Bloom's Taxonomy Align with Brain Science? Dr. Spencer Kagan To cite this article: Kagan, S. Rethinking Thinking – Does Bloom's Taxonomy Align with Brain Science? San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing. Kagan Online Magazine, Fall 2005. Thoughtful educators know that their students' success in the 21st Century depends on thinking skills. The second, related trend is the change rate. For half a century, thinking about thinking among educators has been dominated by a hierarchical model. Bloom's Taxonomy In Bloom's Taxonomy, six types of thinking are arranged from simple to complex; the taxonomy is built on the assumption that the more complex or higher-level thinking skills are built on the simpler or lower-level thinking skills.

From Andragogy to Heutagogy. Author: Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon (2001) Southern Cross University Keywords: Southern Cross University, pedagogy, andragogy, heutagogy, higher education, vocational education, self-determined learning. Article style and source: Peer Reviewed. Original ultiBASE publication. SEFE 680 paper.

Online Learning

The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education' 12 min read “What do I mean when I talk about transformational productivity reforms that can also boost student outcomes? Our K–12 system largely still adheres to the century-old, industrial-age factory model of education. A century ago, maybe it made sense to adopt seat-time requirements for graduation and pay teachers based on their educational credentials and seniority. Educators were right to fear the large class sizes that prevailed in many schools. But the factory model of education is the wrong model for the 21st century.” – US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (2010) Hackable High Schools. YouTube.

Common Core

Alliance for Childhood. Nancy Carlsson-Paige accepts the Deborah W Meier #HeroesInEducation Award. Stop Innovating in Schools. Please.