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Publications & Products Get started with free products from the WWC: Practice guides help educators address classroom challenges. Intervention reports guide evidence-based decisions. Single study reviews examine research quality. Quick reviews give the WWC's assessment of recent education research. Or search by topics in education. The WWC conducts a comprehensive search of the literature and is not limited to studies that appear in peer reviewed journals.

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Improving Professional Practice:Moving to Evidence-Based Professional Practice Schools have recently begun to place increased emphasis on the use of rigorous research evidence in guiding instructional decisions. These efforts have been partly inspired by the No Child Left Behind Act's insistent call for the use of “scientifically based” research. As educators, however, we are driven by a much more powerful force than legislative mandates: We sincerely want to know that our actions will help students succeed.

About « Online Blogucation This blog is the product of the Academic Training and Consulting (ATC) team at Pearson eCollege. In this blog, you will find interesting ideas, great links and engaging online teaching concepts in both theory and application. In the upcoming weeks and months, you’ll get some quality resources to bolster your online class as well as some ideas to challenge your current ways of being and doing. You’ll read about research, assessment, Web 2.0, rubrics, the semantic web, leadership, teams and communication, just to name a few potential posts. We’ll talk wikis, chat, discussions, images, Podcasts, video, screencasting and much, much more.

Gluten-Free Japanese Milk Bread – the softest bread ever — Gluten-Free on a Shoestring This is about to knock your gluten free socks off: a loaf of super soft gluten free bread that is easy to make, and doesn’t intimidate (I’m here for you!). BOOM! Have you ever heard of Japanese Water Roux (Tangzhong)? As a card-carrying member of the Food Dorks Academy, I love learning what other cultures do to make bread. And then I hunker down and bury myself in figuring out how to make it into gluten free bread for us. I might not be the most fun at parties any more.

Research for Practitioners: Can Text Messages (SMS) Support Learning? by Clark N. Quinn “We too often neglect meta-learning (learning to learn) strategies in our approaches. Having support for these strategies, in addition to all else we do for our learners, is likely to increase the learning outcomes.” Do you take the time to read through examples provided in learning experiences and explain to yourself why the author took each step? The most successful learners do. Studies have found positive results for providing support for learning strategies, particularly for at-risk learners.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment.

Chunky Monkey Super Omega-3 Energy Bars Servings: 12 bars Preparation Time: 10 minutes 1 ripe banana 12 medjool dates, pitted 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup quinoa flakes 1/2 cup chia seed 1/4 cup milled flaxseed 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/4 cup cacao nibs (or dark chocolate chunks) 1.

Learning Journal I was tasked this week with creating a digital profile; what type of digital profile and how much to disclose or not to disclose was our choice. However, our choices were to be explained and supported. My response: When starting this project I began with trepidation, much the same approach I use with social media in general. About Curriculum21 Curriculum 21 is the outgrowth of the work of a dynamic group of educators worldwide attempting to help colleagues transform curriculum and school designs to match the needs of 21st century learners. The impetus originated from the Curriculum Mapping work developed by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs.

Conspiracy Theories in Aerospace History You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. How do you evaluate the reliability of online information? Check out the conference archives from this National Air and Space Museum interactive online conference developed especially for teachers and secondary students.

Clay Shirky Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Fraunhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III , a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3. Non-Profit Services Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five library/learning centers and at more than 470 Funding Information Network locations nationwide and around the world. To strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.

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