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TOP Educators/Leaders/Administrators to follow on TWITTER ( Download word doc here ) 2013 - NY-Nassau TRACT Teacher Center Keynote:
If you are new to Mission to Learn, or have simply decided to spend a bit more time exploring what is here, the posts listed on this page represent good places to start. It’s also good to know that the whole focus here is on lifelong learning. I mean that not so much in the sense of accumulating knowledge about specific topics but rather in the spirit of how we can continually learn, grow, and live the most fulfilling lives possible. You will find plenty here about specific learning resources, but you will also find general perspectives on what it means to be a lifelong learner in a hyper-connected world, how to develop and improve learning habits, and how to actually get the most out of what you have learned (which is nearly always more than you realize!) in every day life. Naturally, you can also read more about Mission to Learn on the About page .
Solo Taxonomy has been sitting on my to do list for a while. Dean Groom during his presentation at MICDS reminded me and I took a little time to have a play with it. SOLO stands for Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes . It was developed in 1982 by John B. Biggs and Kelvin Collis . It is essentially a hierarchy which has 5 stages or levels that attempts to assess the students learning based on the quality of their work.
Posted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel
We hear a lot about the 21st century learner – but what about the 21st century teacher?
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August 7, 2012 To all my educator colleagues:
Engagement motivates students to read and enables new learning to take place by: Empowering teachers with effective strategies Engaging students in purposeful social practices Empowering teachers with effective strategies
From 2013, the AusVELS website will provide the curriculum for Victorian government and Catholic schools. AusVELS - http://ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/ For previous Victorian Curricula, including the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS), please click here .
[via onlinecolleges.net ] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
A statement of a learning objective contains a verb (an action) and an object (usually a noun).
One of the things that I like the most about the field of instructional design is the opportunity to think about that hard to quantify meta-level where you are teaching someone how to teach someone else. The most effective way to do this is to have your learner live the experience that you are trying to teach them to create. Unfortunately, the medium of a blog post does not permit me to teach you how to create a game-based curriculum by experiencing it.
One of the most frequent challenges at the forefront of most stories I write about educational games is how to balance fun and engagement with instructional content and learning, or in other words, how to avoid the criticism that many edugames are "chocolate-covered broccoli"—something students quickly sniff out and reject. Here at the Serious Play Conference , Talib Hussain, a senior scientist from Raytheon BBN Technologies, discussed just how to do this. "We want the game, as much as possible, to be time spent learning," he said in his session Tuesday morning. "You have to take both engagement and learning into account."