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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist Are Americans getting dumber? Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Disneyland Ticket Discounts & Deals on Passes There are many Disneyland ticket discounts. You can get a Disneyland pass discount every day of the year, though the discounts are deeper in the off-season. But even with a discount, you’re probably going to have to pay 80%-95% of full price in most cases. Still, if you’re buying multi-day passes for a couple or a family, that can amount to a chunk of money!

Video Playlist: Flipping the Classroom - benefits and challenges Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results. To change your country filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page.

Haïkus sur micro-blogue En savoir plus… Voir la suite... © 2014 Tw'Haïku Powered by Pinboard Theme by One Designs and WordPress Report highlights 10 trends set to shake up education Massive open social learning and dynamic assessment on the Open University’s list The Open University has published the Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report, which explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment. It proposes 10 innovations that, although already established to some extent, have not yet had what it describes as “a profound influence” on education.

Disney Premier Passport Dedicated Disney Parks fans can get a year of admission to both Disneyland Resort theme parks in Anaheim, and the 4 theme parks and 2 water parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando with a Disney Premier Passport. It's the ideal ticket for anyone who dreams of having the ultimate Disney Parks experience. A Disney Premier Passport gives you a year filled with magic in California and Florida. Imagine, exploring every theme and water park where you can meet many of your favorite Disney Characters, experience unforgettable attractions, see breathtaking fireworks and make a lifetime of memories. All These Parks–and Perks–Included Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms I really enjoyed Mary Beth Hertz's excellent blog published earlier this week, "The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con" -- one of the most concise and balanced views I've read on the buzz-wordy concept of flipping the classroom. Advocates say that "flipped classrooms" help overburdened teachers differentiate their instruction to reach more learners, provide an avenue into more hands-on and student-driven learning during classtime, and shift the teacher's role from "sage on the stage" to learning coach and facilitator. Critics say it's just a fad, relies too heavily on rote instruction, and doesn't go far enough in making the needed changes for teaching and learning reform. I've rounded up this list of videos so you can learn more about the challenges and benefits of flipped classrooms.

Visitors and Residents: What Motivates Engagement with the Digital Information Environment? Building on research of individuals’ modes of engagement with the web (Visitors and Residents4), and the JISC-funded Digital Information Seeker report5, this project is exploring what motivates different types of engagement with the digital environment for learning. The investigation focuses on the sources learners turn to in order to gather information, and which ‘spaces’ (on and offline) they choose to interact in as part of the learning process. It is using the Visitors and Residents6 framework to map learner’s modes of engagement in both personal and institutional contexts. The project is assessing whether individual’s approaches shift according to the learners’ educational stage or whether they develop practices/literacies in early stages that remain largely unchanged as they progress through their educational career. The pilot phase focused on the ‘Emerging’ educational stage which spans late stage secondary school and first year undergraduates.

Responding to Rossen Report, Disney changes pass system Last May's investigation began with ads found on Craigslist in which tour guides bragged about their "disabled passes": "Let's cut the Disney lines together," "access to special entrances." Going undercover at Disneyland, the TODAY producer and his family hired two of those guides, with home video cameras rolling. "I'm here to make sure everyone has fun at Disneyland and we get on as many rides as possible," one of the guides, named Mara, told the producer and his family. "I have a special card that's going to help us beat the lines." And she charged $50 to do it, getting them straight past long lines at such attractions as the Mad Tea Party ride.

To encourage self-reflection and expand my Twitter professional network, I participated in Hack Library School's Day In The Life project: MLS/MLIS candidates live tweet their work, studies, and daily lives. by mrodriguez Oct 31

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