background preloader

Principle-Centered Learning Environment

Facebook Twitter

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.

Constructivism (learning theory)

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. One good example of constructivist learning in a non-formal setting is the Investigate Centre at The Natural History Museum, London. For more detailed information on the philosophy of the construction of human knowledge, see constructivist epistemology. Lifelong Kindergarten.

Open Education. Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques. 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.

eLearning Guild Research: Reconsidering Bloom's Taxonomy (Old AND New) by Patti Shank

It shapes instructional practice and is a widely accepted metric. Bloom’s influence has certainly stood the test of time.” Bloom’s Taxonomy.

PLE Personalized Learning Environment

Profile on 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. Jim Knight. Radical Learners. Profile on 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.

Stephen Covey

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. Dr. Stephen R. Covey. Salman Khan (educator) Salman Amin "Sal" Khan[2] is a Bangladeshi American[3] educator, entrepreneur, and former hedge fund analyst.

Salman Khan (educator)

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]

Free Tech for Teachers. A Teacher’s Guide To Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] Saba Unified Learning Platforms. About the NMC. 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.

Those Who Refuse To Unlearn, Deschool and Deprogram Will Be This Generation's Illiterate

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. 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.

IQ, college and university degrees, and actually all mainstream education only accounts for about 20% of a person's success and that percentage is only decreasing every year. 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. Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile Click to expand login or register menu Select to go to your workspace Select to go to your Dashboard Report.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

Welcome to CK-12 Foundation. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work. Liz Coleman's call to reinvent liberal arts education. Why Every School Needs an 'Innovation Day' 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.

Why Every School Needs an 'Innovation Day'

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. 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.