The Touch-Screen Generation – Atlantic Mobile

March 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Touch-Screen Generation – Atlantic Mobile
http://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/04/the-touch-screen-generation/309250/?single_page=true&buffer_share=9d401&utm_source=buffer

The Innovative Educator: 10 Proven Strategies to Break the Ban and Build Opportunities for Student Learning with Cell Phones

March 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 Proven Strategies to Break the Ban and Build Opportunities for Student Learning with Cell Phones
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2010/11/ten-building-blocks-to-break-ban-and.html?m=1

Article: Virginia Woolf on How to Read a Book | Brain Pickings

March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Great observations from Woolf on the requisite independence of a sharp reader.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/03/06/virginia-woolf-how-should-one-read-a-book/

Disruptive Technology, Disrupting A Staple of Online Reading Life– Google Reader Is Shutting Down

March 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives
http://lifehacker.com/5990456/google-reader-is-getting-shut-down-here-are-the-best-alternatives?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

Seattle’s Low-Stakes Testing Trap : The New Yorker

March 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Seattle’s Low-Stakes Testing Trap : The New Yorker
http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/03/seattles-low-stakes-testing-trap.html

Space, Improvisation, and the Future of the Liberal Arts — A Conversation at Middlebury

March 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

How Students Learn – Middlebury Magazine

http://sites.middlebury.edu/middmag/2013/02/21/how-students-learn

Article: If students designed their own schools: An Inspirational Video

March 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

The video above is excel­lent- an inspi­ra­tion to all of us to rethink how we’re doing hon­or­ing stu­dent voice in the design and imple­men­ta­tion of their learn­ing. It also leads edu­ca­tors to won­der: how could we bet­ter grab and embed the prac­tices of this student-designed and student-managed learn­ing envi­ron­ment into the cur­rent norms of our adult-facilitated learn­ing?

The “Inde­pen­dent project” explained in the video is a one-semester oppor­tu­ni­ty for stu­dents to design their own learn­ing. It is com­posed of three parts: the week­ly ques­tions, the indi­vid­ual endeav­or, and the col­lec­tive endeavor.

Week­ly ques­tions take up rough­ly half the time.

Every Mon­day each stu­dents comes up with a ques­tion based on some­thing they are curi­ous about relat­ed to a core sub­ject. Stu­dents spend a week doing research and exper­i­men­ta­tion, and on Fri­day, each gives a for­mal pre­sen­ta­tion about what they learned.

It is great to see the focus on ques­tions as the frame and guide for the work of the week. Why shouldn’t we use this approach with every stu­dent every week: ques­tions first, ques­tions through­out, ques­tions dri­ving the learn­ing.

http://21k12blog.net/2013/03/12/if-students-designed-their-own-schools-an-inspirational-video/

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