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by Maria Popova What knowing the limits of knowledge has to do with finding the frontiers of creativity. Sir Ken Robinson has previously challenged and delighted us with his vision for changing educational paradigms to better optimize a broken system for creativity. In this wonderful talk from The School of Life , Robinson articulates the ethos at the heart of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything — one of 7 essential books on education — and echoes, with his signature blend of wit and wisdom, many of the insights in this indispensable collection of advice on how to find your purpose and do what you love . Robinson seconds Stuart Firestein’s insight on the importance of ignorance in exploration and growth : In our culture, not to know is to be at fault socially… People pretend to know lots of things they don’t know.
‘ I used to think… Now I think ‘ is one of the most powerful thinking tools ( Visible Thinking routines ). It allows you to grow, without having to have been wrong.
Blogs are sometimes overlooked as a significant source of online buzz in comparison to social networking sites, yet consumer interest in blogs keeps growing.
Paul Schultz What kids learn at a young age will determine whether they're prepared for a future full of unknowns. When most of us were deciding what to major in at college, the word Google was not a verb.
After seeing the chart on of Bloom's Taxonomy on bloomsapps , I thought I could make a more thorough table. I like the headings that were used in the chart. Creating
The 21st century has witnessed a stunning technological revolution touching every facet of our life. The way people used to interact with internet has radically changed , users are no longer just static consumers of the information but active contributors and makers of online content.
I am sharing with you in this post that features the most successful articles I have covered in the section of the 21 st century education.These posts have been viewed thousands of times and I deemed it necessary to amass them all in one article to make it easy and accessible for everyone. Just a brief of overview before you start reading the list. If you are an educator or teacher which I am pretty sure most of you here are then you will find the following articles helpful in building a general concept about the importance of technology in teaching and how we can have a hand in the right implementation of this technology into our classrooms.
These kids today with their wired lives and unique learning styles! Back in the 20th century, by god, schools were lucky to have just one computer — in fact, the personal computer wasn’t even INVENTED during a significant chunk of the era. And nowadays, college kids are even earning their entire degrees on the Internet .
This is a very special episode of our podcast series. It’s an archived recording of our first of what we hope will be many live webinars complete with audience Q&A at the end. In this conversation, Alan talks again to Dr. Eric Mazur, Area Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University and 2011 Building Learning Communities Conference keynote speaker.
Editor's Note: This is Part 3 of 3 of The Flipped Class Series at The Daily Riff. You can start here, by reading this post, and go backwards and still understand what's going on in the conversation. Links to Part 1, "The Flipped Class: What it Is and What it is Not," and Part 2 - "Are You Ready to Flip?
" . . . not all material is suitable to be taught through a video lesson. " Are You Ready to Flip? Part 2 of 3 of "The Flipped Class" by Dan Spencer, Deb Wolf and Aaron Sams Recently there has been increased interest in "best practices" of the flipped classroom in education.
Editor's Note: On the heels of our viral posts - over 100,000 views in over 100 countries - about the flipped classroom earlier this year (links below), we asked Jon Bergmann if he could share some of the feedback he was receiving in light of the notable interest about this topic. The timing couldn't have been more perfect since he was about to leave for a conference about you-guessed-it, the flipped class. Here is Part 1 of our three part series The Daily Riff. See Part 2 and 3 links below. - C.J. Westerberg The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not Part 1 of 3
Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating.
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Writing About Reading: Summarizing (not Plagiarizing!) Across the Curriculum helping students learn to put others' ideas into their own words This page at WritingFix came about because of the combined efforts of many wonderful Northern Nevada Writing Project Teacher Consultants, all of who were frustrated with their students' inability to not copy during research projects. Each page contributor has a section below that shares ideas from teaching students summarization skills.