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How to measure true learning success measurement through analytics.

Hey everybody!  If you've seen Khan Academy and www.englishcentral.com you might already know that these guys measure learning success with an ever evolving recursive set of algorithms akin to Google search!  What?!   What that means is that rather than filling in the multiple choice bubbles on a traditional quiz, the apparatus that they have created is constantly learning more about how their individual learners learn on a very deep level.   Have a…See More
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"Starting some conversations about challenges we face in teaching ESL in China."
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"Hey Oscar, thanks for the add!   Let the sharing begin! "
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"Looking for good places in the USA to send our students for summer 2014"
Dec 26, 2013
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Dec 26, 2013
andrew aker replied to Suzanne Rogers's discussion Discipline/classroom management in the group AP Think Tank
"Dorothy, you are so right!   Consistency is SO important!    We've started a program in our academy for all new students to take our course on classroom discipline and learning incentives before they go on to any other type of…"
Dec 22, 2013
andrew aker commented on Steve Johnson's group Build the Ideal 21st Century School
"Wow this is great!  Is there a page where we can see our current status of this project?   Are we just focused on building the physical environment or are we also focused on 21st century teaching methods and tools?"
Dec 17, 2013
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Build the Ideal 21st Century School

This group exists as a place to take the weekly #edchat topics on Twitter and let them guide us towards creating the ideal 21st Century School. After discussing and building this school collaboratively, the aim is to actually get it built!See More
Dec 17, 2013
andrew aker commented on John Altieri's group Diigo
"Diigo sounds great!  What is their web address?   diigo.com doesn't seem to load!"
Dec 17, 2013
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Diigo

How are you using Diigo in learning environments? This research tool has a great deal of potential for individuals and groups looking to grow and evolve learning.See More
Dec 17, 2013
andrew aker commented on Jennifer Berryhill Carroll's group Gifted and High Level Learners
"Hey guys, great to be a member of this group! I've met some little geniuses here in China!"
Dec 17, 2013
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Gifted and High Level Learners

A place for educators and specialists working with gifted children and high level learners. For those of us who understand the gifted child- curious, giddy, strong-willed, creative, day-dreamer, funny, artistic, leader, intuitive, flare, complex! Come share, discuss, inform and certainly... entertain!See More
Dec 17, 2013

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http://www.stellateach.me
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At 3:59pm on December 12, 2013, Ruth Herman Wells said…

No, we just train teachers and provide workshops, books and posters for them. See more at our site http://www.youthchg.com. Thanks.

At 7:38pm on May 3, 2012, Jessica Owens said…

Ni hao, Andrew! Hablo espanol, and I know more Japanese than Chinese. Always willing to learn though!

 
 
 

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My school system will soon discuss which learning management system would be best to use with our students. I say, "Why choose one?" Web/cloud based system rarely require 3rd party assistance, i.e., system IT people.  The more experience students get with using a variety of LMS, the better. Suggestions?See More
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