Dreaming #PBL: Whatever It Is I Think I See Becomes a PBL to Me!
(via @boadams1) “Based on countless conversations over the past few years, I get the feeling that more than a few educators struggle with the notion of originating and implementing uppercase PBL ideas.”
(via @intrepidteacher) “Blogging gives students a voice (expression) to help them build a better understanding of self (identity) in the search for like-minded peers. (Community)”
A 5-Step Plan to Improve Every Blog Post You Write | Copyblogger
“If your posts aren’t getting the traction you want, you might think you’re not a good enough writer. But the truth is, every writer can follow a few simple steps to improve their posts. (And that goes for the old hands, too.)
Here’s your five-step plan for dramatically improving every blog post:”
Twitter Policy and Rationale
(via @langwitches) “To keep our parents in the loop about Social Media use in the classroom, we have posted the following Twitter Policy and Rationale on the school’s 21st Century Learning blog.”
Eight Ways To Build An Audience For Your Blog
(via @LarryFerlazzo) “I was recently asked to speak at a Webinar for several teachers who write for The Center For Teaching Quality’s great blog, transformEd. The topic was on building an audience for your blog, and I thought I’d share a few points I made that readers here might, or might not, find helpful”
AllSides | See news, like presidential election polls and the latest in politics, from all sides of the political spectrum
“At AllSides, we take the power back by sorting through the noise, exposing bias, and showing all sides of every issue so we, the people, can truly decide for ourselves.”
What Was the Question To Which PARCC Is the Answer?
(via @maryannreilly) Reading the claims from PARCC reminded me of that important Neil Postman question: What was the question to which this was the answer?
Talking about learning… « What Ed Said
(via @whatedsaid) “The focus is on students talking about their learning…
“The central idea is ‘Developing an awareness and understanding of inequity empowers us to act’. Within the context of this broad conceptual understanding, students choose to inquire into a variety of inequities, ranging from racial stereotyping to school bullying, homelessness, animal cruelty, support for people with disabilities, and more.”
Khan Critiques: We Were Promised Jetpacks & Got Lectures – EdTech Researcher – Education Week
(via @bjfr) “For me, the primary lament of #MTT2K was this: We’re in a revolutionary age of low-cost media production and sharing, Gates and Google have given Khan Academy millions and millions of dollars, and what they have to show for it is scaled-up, online versions of lectures, worksheets, and stickers. Dammit, we were promised jetpacks! The media said that this was the future of education.”
Performance Task Assessment: 10 Things for Educators to Think About
(via @jonathanemartin) “21st century principals and other educational leaders would do well to familiarize themselves with this method and began to make plans for successful integration of this new, alternative format of assessments”
Education Rethink: Why I Don’t Give the Subs Busy Work
(via @johntspencer) “This has approach has a few advantages. For one, if the assignment is meaningful, students don’t need a teacher to guide any instruction. It is essentially a chance for students to learn in a way that I always wish they could learn: with choice, creativity, autonomy and personalization. Students are more likely to be engaged and the substitute teachers simply monitor the progress of students rather than making threats to get students to finish boring work.”
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