40 maps that explain the world By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Living and Learning in the Digital Age Read Online at connectedyouth.nyupress.org Do today’s youth have more opportunities than their parents? As they build their own social and digital networks, does that offer new routes to learning and friendship? How do they navigate the meaning of education in a digitally connected but fiercely competitive, highly individualized world?
6 Classroom Strategies that Work for Generating Student Discussions Online - MindShift Conversation is a cornerstone of Cicely Woodard’s classroom. Every day last spring, her eighth-graders at Freedom Middle School in Franklin, Tennessee posed questions, discussed math problems in small and large groups and responded to one another’s ideas. Woodard wanted those experiences to continue when her school switched to distance learning during the coronavirus outbreak, but she knew that key elements would be missing. She wouldn’t, for instance, be able to read body language or see students’ work in real time. How To Get Subscribers From Your 404 Page We’ve all heard that trope about making lemonade when life gives you lemons. Well, if anything can be called a “lemon” in the world of web-surfing, it’s the irritating 404 page. Whatever the reason for it, be it a down server, a broken link, a page that no longer exists, or a badly typed URL, the 404 page is annoying.
Winning Feature Video What's NewSearch Bar on gallery -search bar is now highlighted to a vibrant color Feature Videos Coming Soon. Contact Us A Famous Steve Jobs Speech Is Hidden on Your Mac Every Mac which has the Pages app for OS X installed includes a little Easter Egg that few know about; a famous Steve Jobs speech, tucked away in a little unassuming folder. Technically, it’s two different Steve Jobs speeches, the famous text from the Crazy Ones Think Different campaign, and arguably the even more famous 2005 Steve Jobs commencement speech from Stanford University. Note that you must have Pages.app installed in OS X to find the Easter Egg file, Pages is free as part of the iWork suite nowadays on new Macs, and older versions can upgrade to the latest versions for free. The file exists in the newest version of Pages and presumably older versions as well. Selecting the file and hitting spacebar will show the full Easter Egg in Quick Look: There may be a way to access the speech somewhere from the Pages app without launching it directly or accessing it through the apps Resources folder, if you know of one let us know in the comments.
inBloom’s collapse undermined personalized learning and data standards efforts Personalized learning is all the rage. Tech magnates keep pointing to it as the “solution” to all sorts of educational challenges. Gates. Zuckerberg. Of course, when you drill down into what they’re talking about, it quickly becomes clear that there’s nothing at all clear about what “personalized learning” is or should be.
8 Project-Based Learning Tips For Teachers 8 Project-Based Learning Tips For Teachers contributed by Rachelle Dene Poth My first year of teaching with project-based learning provided as much learning for me as it did my students. Each year when I head back to my classroom in the fall, I have many ideas of new methods, new tools, and some changes that I want to make in my classes. These changes and ideas are the result of attending summer conferences, reading new books, and maybe the most helpful, student feedback that I review over the summer.
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