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Building Student Success - BC's New Curriculum. Curriculum Connection – BCDC. Actively Learn. Personalized learning: Why your classroom should sound like a coffee shop - The Tech Edvocate. Ideating and Prototyping the School Design Lab - Educate78. The School Design Lab @ Educate78- Blog Series Blog Post #3: Ideating and Prototyping the School Design Lab In the third post in a multi-part blog mini-series, Carolyn Gramstorff, Director of Educate78’s emerging School Design Lab, continues to share her journey to launch the Lab through the lens of the design thinking process.

Ideating and Prototyping the School Design Lab - Educate78

If you haven’t already, check out Carolyn’s earlier insights from the Empathy and Define phases of her design work. Please join us in an interactive design process shaped by your insights and ideas! After all, this School Design Lab belongs to Oakland’s public schools across all 78 square miles of our city. In my last blog post I attempted to make sense of the many engagements I had conducted in my initial empathy/inquiry phase of designing a school design lab for Oakland. These simply complex notions include a deep understanding and operationalizing of: Applying the contractor’s rule of thumb- Pick Two: time-money-quality.

How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning. By Maricela Montoy-Wilson A version of this post originally ran on the Teaching Channel’s Tcher’s Voice blog.

How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning

I came back from my morning run completely energized. I took my headphones out and continued to puzzle over Sugata Mitra’s compelling segment on the TED Radio Hour of “Unstoppable Learning,” which suggested that in many ways, teachers are getting in the way of learning. A tough pill for me – a teacher of seven years – to swallow. I scrawled some thoughts in my journal: “Students in pursuit of learning,” “fostering curiosity,” “CHOICE,” “unstoppable learning,” and grinned as I imagined what this transformation could look like in my classroom. In the past, when I made space for “choice time,” I put options on the board and students got to choose, but not this time.

But I think I can do even better. Most teachers, like me, feel jam-packed in their days. Inspiration Time has given my students a designated time to reflect and consider where they have gaps in their learning. Pindex. Love Teaching. Cure writer's block with writing prompts, exercises, generators & gizmos. CK-12 Foundation. 50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning. 50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning by Terry Heick Though the idea of learning styles has fallen from favor in education circles due to a lack of compelling research data that supports its effectiveness, there’s quite of bit of misunderstanding about it all.

50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning

First, some clarity. ‘Learning styles’ imply that certain students learn more effectively certain ways–more kinesthetically than musically, for example. Pashler, McDaniel, Rohrer, and Bjork summarize learning styles for us a bit more in-depth below. “The term ‘‘learning styles’’ refers to the concept that individuals differ in regard to what mode of instruction or study is most effective for them. What the research says is that the brain does process information in different ways, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that a “visual learner” can’t learn by listening, or even that they’ll learn poorly. But that doesn’t mean that learning modalities aren’t real. Simply put, visuals help people understand. Erik Engberg (@vlac) EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology.

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work. Project Design Rubric. How It Works - Actively Learn. Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software – Canva. Photo editor online - Pixlr.com. Educatorstechnology (@medkh9) Big History Project.