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Teaching resources. Professional Development. Education. Cloud Education. Educational simulations. Project Zero. The future of education technology. Constructivism (learning theory) Jean Piaget: founder of Constructivism In past centuries, constructivist ideas were not widely valued due to the perception that children's play was seen as aimless and of little importance. Jean Piaget did not agree with these traditional views, however. He saw play as an important and necessary part of the student's cognitive development and provided scientific evidence for his views. Today, constructivist theories are influential throughout much of the non-formal learning sector.

For more detailed information on the philosophy of the construction of human knowledge, see constructivist epistemology. Formalization of the theory of constructivism is generally attributed to Jean Piaget, who articulated mechanisms by which knowledge is internalized by learners. When individuals assimilate, they incorporate the new experience into an already existing framework without changing that framework. It is important to note that constructivism is not a particular pedagogy.

Lifelong Kindergarten :: MIT Media Lab. Open Education. Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques. Many students are being left behind by an educational system that some people believe is in crisis. Improving educational outcomes will require efforts on many fronts, but a central premise of this monograph is that one part of a solution involves helping students to better regulate their learning through the use of effective learning techniques.

Fortunately, cognitive and educational psychologists have been developing and evaluating easy-to-use learning techniques that could help students achieve their learning goals. In this monograph, we discuss 10 learning techniques in detail and offer recommendations about their relative utility. We selected techniques that were expected to be relatively easy to use and hence could be adopted by many students. Also, some techniques (e.g., highlighting and rereading) were selected because students report relying heavily on them, which makes it especially important to examine how well they work. eLearning Guild Research: Reconsidering Bloom's Taxonomy (Old AND New) by Patti Shank. “Bloom’s work continues to inspire attention, revisions, applications, research, and discussion.

It shapes instructional practice and is a widely accepted metric. Bloom’s influence has certainly stood the test of time.” Bloom’s Taxonomy. Is there anything so familiar to people throughout the learning field as this pyramid with knowledge at the bottom and evaluation at the top? Most people engaged in the design of instruction, whether instructional designers, trainers, educators, instructors, faculty, or subject matter experts, have probably been drilled in using Bloom’s familiar pyramid and verbs to write learning objectives. Yet, our notions about the design of instruction have changed since Bloom’s Taxonomy came out in the 1950s. The Guild examines original and revised Bloom’s taxonomies Figure 1: Bloom’s taxonomy staircase (Source: What many people don’t know is that Benjamin Bloom never intended to generate instructional dogma.

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Sugata Mitra | Profile on TED.com. Henry A. Giroux | The War Against Teachers as Public Intellectuals in Dark Times. (Image: Students in class via Shutterstock)Please support Truthout’s work by making a tax-deductible donation: click here to contribute. A little learning is a dangerous thing. - Alexander Pope The tragic deaths of 26 people shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., included 20 young children and six educators. Many more children might have been killed or injured had it not been for the brave and decisive actions of the teachers in the school. The mainstream media was quick to call them heroes, and there is little doubt that what they did under horrific circumstances reveals not only how important educators are in shielding children from imminent threat, but also how demanding their roles have become in preparing them to negotiate a world that is becoming more precarious, more dangerous - and infinitely more divisive.

The War Against Public School Teachers To read more articles by Henry A. Devaluing and Deskilling Teacher Work. Jim Knight. Radical Learners. Ken Robinson | Profile on TED.com. Michio Kaku. Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell. Dr. Kaku's Universe. Stephen Covey. Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, and The Leader In Me — How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. He was a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University at the time of his death. Early life[edit] Covey was born to Stephen Glenn Covey and Irene Louise Richards Covey in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 24, 1932.[1] Louise was the daughter of Stephen L Richards, an apostle and counselor in the first presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under David O.

Education[edit] Books[edit] The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People[edit] The 8th Habit[edit] The Leader in Me[edit] Other projects[edit] Personal[edit] Dr. Stephen R. Covey. Salman Khan (educator) Salman Amin "Sal" Khan[2] is a Bangladeshi American[3] educator, entrepreneur, and former hedge fund analyst. He is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and nonprofit organization. From a small office in his home, Khan has produced more than 4,800 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, mainly focusing on mathematics and the sciences.[4] Salman Khan was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana.[8] His mother was born in Calcutta, India and his father was born in Barisal, Bangladesh.[3] Khan attended the public school Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana, where, as he recalls, "a few classmates were fresh out of jail and others were bound for top universities Khan attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with a BS in mathematics, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and an MS in electrical engineering and computer science in 1998.[10] Khan was class president in his senior year.[11]

Free Tech for Teachers. A Teacher’s Guide To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] Saba Talent Management Systems | Saba Unified Learning Platforms. About the NMC. Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture NMC Blog The 7 Things You Need to Openly Engage with Your Community iTUNES U Ideas that Matter and More High Quality, Free EdTech Content Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. > About the NMC > NMC Initiatives > NMC History > NMC Staff > NMC Board of Directors > Center of Excellence Awards > NMC Fellows > Contact the NMC > About this Website > Preconference Workshops Glossary About the NMC The NMC (New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses every day; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research.

> Join the NMC NMC Initiatives › 58766 reads Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. News. Educating the world about finance. Those Who Refuse To Unlearn, Deschool and Deprogram Will Be This Generation's Illiterate. January 7, 2013 by MARCO TORRES Those Who Refuse To Unlearn, Deschool and Deprogram Will Be This Generation's Illiterate The general definitions and terminology for illiteracy vary depending on their orientation to specific subject areas. Most people assume illiteracy pertains solely to those with the inability to read or write simple sentences in any language. However, those suffering from learning, cultural and scientific illiteracy are a different group all together. The coming generation of illiterate adults will be those who cannot unlearn, deschool or deprogram themselves from conventional thinking.

It will be those who cannot free themselves from mainstream opinions and thought processes that require individuals to think outside the box or get rid of the box entirely. Conventional thinkers have many problems letting go of the perceived reality they've set up for themselves to understand the world, regardless of its harm to themselves or others. The True Meaning of Illiteracy. Technology. 46643496.pdf (application/pdf Object)

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Internet4Classrooms - Helping Students, Teachers and Parents Use the Internet Effectively. Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. Welcome to CK-12 Foundation. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work | Edutopia. Liz Coleman's call to reinvent liberal arts education. Why Every School Needs an 'Innovation Day' | Teachers on GOOD. Google’s policy of 20 percent time—giving employees plenty of free time work on whatever they want—is world famous for being the birthplace of innovative products— most famously, Gmail.

But what would happen if schools gave students a similar amount of unstructured free time and allowed them to take control of their own learning? This spring Matthew Bebbington, a high school physical education teacher in the U.K., decided to find out. He organized a school-wide "Innovation Day" that let 80 students between the ages of 11-15 choose what and how to learn. Bebbington writes on The Guardian’s Teacher Network blog that far from taking an extended recess the students "worked solidly for six hours, cross-pollinating across different projects, ages and abilities.

" As a result, they made everything from art related projects like album covers and Manga to more tech-oriented projects like a remote control car and rockets. Curriculum Resources. Intellect. DonorsChoose.org: Teachers ask. You choose. A Teacher's Guide to Social Media. New Web 2.0 tools for education. Prezi - Ideas matter. Upload & Share PowerPoint presentations and documents. Blubbr - Play & create video trivia games.

Silkslides. MAKE magazine. The Newest Google Drive Hacks for College Students. About IFTTT. Campfire Channel. SLOOP Site.