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K12 educational transformation through technology

K12 educational transformation through technology
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Infomous Teaching and Learning News provide by Expert Educational Consultants In this episode, Alan speaks with Ewan McIntosh, Founder of NoTosh, out of Edinburgh, Scotland. The two begin with a discussion about Ewan’s work with design thinking for developing a new learning ecology within an International Baccalaureate school in Barcelona, Spain. This leads in to a conversation about the emotional process teachers go through in relinquishing some of their established control within the classroom. Ewan has been a keynote speaker, a pre-conference master […] Podcast: Play in new window | Download

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | K12 educational transformation through technology Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more | Video: Watch Richard Byrne (@RMByrne) on @TeacherCast LIVE from #ISTE2014 - Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more On Saturday June 28, TeacherCast welcomed Free Tech for Teachers founder, Richard Byrne, onto TeacherCast LIVE at ISTE2014. About the author Jeffrey Bradbury, the creator of and TeacherCast University is a highly respected educational consultant. Related posts

The Role of Peer Assessment in a Maker Classroom Background When I first started using a problem based curriculum in science I admit that I had no idea what to expect. Moreover, I had only a vague idea of how I was going to assess my students. As an academic teacher, I am required to give my students a letter grade twice a year. While I am moving more strongly towards the use of portfolios and self-assessment in my classes, I still work within a system that strives to have letter grades accurately reflect a student’s level of understanding and or effort in a discipline, in my case 5th and 6th grade science. I work within a system (pre-school through graduate school) that still values grades as an indicator of how to rank children. Beginning with the role of peer assessment, I hope to describe the role of alternative forms of assessment (the other 95%) that I have been using in my problem based approach to science. Why peer assessment? Can you trust a 10-14 year old to guide another 10-14 year old? Formal versus Informal Critiques

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@coolcatteacher Blog - Teach with better results, lead with a positive impact and live with greater purpose. - Maker Space In Education Series: 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom 0 Comments August 13, 2014 By: Michael Gorman Aug 10 Written by: 8/10/2014 6:38 PM ShareThis Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last article of 20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education. While an ultimate goal might be a school Maker Space, a single teacher may wish to consider a starting place that is practical and doable. I invite you to look for that one Maker Possibility that will allow your students to make while they learn. A great starting place might be to look at some of the links I have included below to get some ideas. Makezine – This might be a great place to start. Instructables – Here you will find ideas to make so many things that could Make a great connection to learning. The Exploritorium Tinkering Studio – Tinkering is at the very heart of formative learning, allowing for iterations that encourage revision and reflection. DIY – Do It Yourself is a platform for students to discover skills and share what they make and do with each other and the global community. - Collaborative mind mapping in your browser The Principal of Change | Stories of learning and leading The Maker movement makes its mark The next industrial revolution is right around the corner, and it's going to be bigger than the Internet — or so says a growing army of hackers, designers, artists and entrepreneurs. Across the country, "makerspaces" are popping up to satisfy demand for affordable access to industrial tools and shared work spaces. These massive fabrication facilities are like a cross between a business incubator and a manufacturing plant, with sprinklings of academia and community spirit thrown in for good measure. "With the right motivation and time on your hands, you can now go through your own personal industrial revolution in 90 days, and can launch a company or product within those 90 days," says Mark Hatch. How is this possible? "The skill level required to produce a usable prototype or usable object has dropped precipitously just in the last five years," Hatch adds. "Everyone is becoming an entrepreneur," says Molly Rubenstein, education and outreach manager at Artisan's Asylum.

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