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‪Sir Ken Robinson - Leading a Learning Revolution‬‏

‪Sir Ken Robinson - Leading a Learning Revolution‬‏
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Outer Barcoo – What's Calling You?® This Is Unbelievable Pennsylvania just approved the operation of four new cyber-charter schools, bringing the number of online charter schools in the state to 17. This is literally unbelievable. We constantly hear lectures from “reformers” about data-driven decision-making and focusing only on results. They like to say “it’s for the children.” The existing cyber-charters in Pennsylvania have been evaluated and found to have disastrous results. Of 105,000 charter students in the state, 32,000 are in cyber-charters. Citing the Stanford CREDO study of cyber-charters in Pennsylvania, the Keystone State Education Coalition writes: “In an April 2011 study (PDF), the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University reviewed the academic performance in Pennsylvania’s charter schools. The virtual-school students started out with higher test scores than their counterparts in regular charters. Further, of 12 cyber-charters, only 2 made AYP. Like this: Like Loading...

Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined As a treat for the readers of this blog here is a longer and more complete interview with Sir Ken Robinson that was recorded as part of the Learning {Re}imagined book where he discusses educational technology, creativity, assessment and the future of learning (15 minutes). There are more exclusive videos contained within the book when used together with the free app. Graham Brown-Martin is the founder of Learning Without Frontiers (LWF), a global think tank that brought together renowned educators, technologists and creatives to share provocative and challenging ideas about the future of learning.

Education Revolution | Alternative Education Resource Organization Cigar Box Project The Cigar Box Project was a year-long, Canadian History project embedded in inquiry-based, 1:1 classroom. The Cigar Box Project has won two national teaching awards, and has been presented, locally and internationally. In doing the project, students lived the disciplines of historical thinking, information literacy and graphic design as they used 21st Century tools to reinterpret events from Canadian History. In the second year of the project, students used online tools to work collaboratively with students in another school division. You can read all my posts on the Cigar Box Project by clicking here.

4 Steps To Succeed In The Digital Age [Slides] OK, I admit it. I am a sucker for a great slideshare presentation. I subscribe to a number of respected marketers, business people and brands who create slideshare presentations I think are worth reviewing. Last week I saw this great presentation from Jeff Bullas (@JeffBullas) from the land down under. Jeff writes some of the best blog articles on social media marketing, so I knew his slides would be great also. The Challenges: How to get found in a universe of over 500 Million + websites, 150 million blogs, 2.2 Billion banner ads served every day, 700,000 keyword searches every minute? How to Succeed in The Digital Age Step One: Design and build online assets (website, blogs, social accounts). Connect an online store, social account and mobile platform to your website. Step 2: Develop Your Marketing Strategy. This will define your vision, target audience and goals along with the tactics and metrics you will use to achieve them Step 4: Monitor, Measure and Modify.

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching From Creative Schools by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica, published April 21, 2015, by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright by Ken Robinson, 2015. Creative Teaching Let me say a few words about creativity. It’s sometimes said that creativity cannot be defined. There are two other concepts to keep in mind: imagination and innovation. Creativity is putting your imagination to work. None of these is true. Creativity is about fresh thinking. Creativity is not the opposite of discipline and control. Creativity is not a linear process, in which you have to learn all the necessary skills before you get started.

Brains | Permanent Beta Permanent Beta verbindt graag slimme, lieve en energieke doeners aan elkaar. Om dit te realiseren organiseren we regelmatig workshops, presentaties of andere meetup’s in Amersfoort. De onderwerpen variëren enorm. Zo zijn energie, slimmer werken, duurzaamheid, netwerken en onze toekomst bijvoorbeeld onderwerpen waar we het vaak over hebben. Een real life forum behoort ook tot de mogelijkheden. We willen graag de crossover maken van het ene naar het andere netwerk: Techgeeks in contact brengen met ondernemers, slimme jongens en meisjes met CEO’s, zzp’ers met lifehackers enzovoort. Check onze agenda hier of meld een onderwerp hier aan. Tech Technologie is sneller in ontwikkeling dan ooit. Culture Dingen doen die nut hebben, zingeving, relevantie.

How Much and What Kind of Teacher Education Do Novices Need? An official with an influential foundation eager to transform teacher education was convinced that: [T]eacher education could occur rapidly given the long tenure in classrooms already served by intending teachers: The underlying assumption was that bright candidates, after spending sixteen years in elementary, secondary, and college classrooms, have inevitably absorbed a good deal of knowledge about classroom management and techniques of teaching, and that with this backlog of experience a high level of professional skill could be rapidly reached through special courses, seminars, classroom experience, and discussions. Year? By the end of the 1970s, MATs had largely disappeared. Here’s Amanda Ripley comparing fighter pilot preparation to teacher training: Before the Air Force technician George Deneault flew combat missions, he had to practice—a lot. Now that researchers have quantified the impact that teachers make, we should do more to train them rigorously. Like this: Like Loading...

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