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August 2011 Blog Posts (38)

Avoiding Paradigm Paralysis

Here are some ideas about paradigm shifts from Living on the Future Edge by Ian Jukes, Ted McCain, and Lee Crockett. Technology advances have reached a point to where the changes we are seeing in society are exponential – they are coming so quickly that they are hard to grasp. To compound the problem, the time between the shifts continues to decrease, which gives us even less time to adjust before another new paradigm is upon us.



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Added by Mark White on August 31, 2011 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

21st Century Challenges

I’ve been reading Living on the Future Edge by Ian Jukes, Ted McCain, and Lee Crockett, and they point out that our schools were built for a world that existed 100 years ago but disappeared with the advent of the Internet. Are we ready for a challenge? Our greatest challenge as educators is to prepare our students to enter a future world that doesn’t exist yet, to train them to solve problems that don’t exist yet, and to train them to solve these problems…

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Added by Mark White on August 31, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments

La enseñanza y aprendizaje de la asignatura de Dibujo, en los principios del siglo XXI, basados en las tecnologías educativas.

¿Qué papel desempeñamos los docentes?

Desde la perspectiva del siglo XXI, donde los nuevos avances tecnológicos y la globalización del mercado del trabajo; nos incorporan continuamente hacia una sociedad que por insignia porta aventajar el desarrollo económico más que el desarrollo de lo “humano”, es urgente reflexionar:

¿Hacia dónde nos dirigimos como integrantes activos y metamórficos de la enseñanza dentro de esta era de expansión productiva?



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Added by Susana Ovilla Bueno on August 31, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

My #NoOfficeDay

On September 13th, I will officially participate in No Office Day!

David Truss first posted a blog here, describing in words and pictures his experience with a "No Office" Day and challenging the rest of us principals and heads to do the same.  This challenge has been picked up by PEJE, whose guest blogger on August 19th, …

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Added by Jon Mitzmacher on August 26, 2011 at 4:19pm — No Comments

How to sort your seating

During last Thursday’s ukedchat I engaged in a mild disagreement with Andrew Hall @ConsultantHead on the best way to organise classroom seating.

He defended the proposition that seating students in rows made behaviour management easier and would therefore lead to better teaching & learning. I begged to…

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Added by David Didau on August 26, 2011 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

Corporal/Physical Pain as Punishment against Students

School faculty members are required by law to report suspected child abuse, yet they are allowed, by law today in 19 U.S. predominantly Southern "Bible Belt" States, to inflict physical Pain as punishment on school children K-12 with legal impunity and absolutely no safety standards, training, testing or certification to protect students!…
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Added by Julie Ann Worley on August 26, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

Meet The Flat Classroom®

We are delighted to invite you to an online…
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Added by mrsdurff on August 25, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

KU Village speaker Sonny Randall

 

Lead Faculty Developer at the CTL, Alli Woods, recently interviewed Sonny Randall who will be one of many featured speakers at KU Village 2011. Register now!  http://www.kuvillage.org/

Added by Laurie Hansen on August 23, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments

I am a teacher. Why should I use Web2.0?





The Web 2.0ERC European Union funded project is designed to help educators who find ICT confusing to have a simple and secure environment to use ICT in their work and in their classes.



The project project has built a simple web platform that includes the most popular tools (Wikis, Blogs, communications, Social Networking etc.) with clear guides… Continue

Added by Eirinik on August 21, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

edJEWcon 5772.0

For those interested in the nexus between 21st century learning and the world of Jewish education..I would like to share the extraordinarily exciting news of a groundbreaking new conference in Jewish education that will take place at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School this year.  In cooperation with the Schechter Day School Network and with a generous grant and support from The AVI CHAI… Continue

Added by Jon Mitzmacher on August 21, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments

Adding fractions with unlike denominators

To learn adding fractions with different denominators , kids can go to http://www.fractionsworksheets.ca There are many links to the pages containing lessons and worksheets on adding fractions with different denominators.

 

The key is to know the greatest common factor of two or…

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Added by Kuleep Kaur on August 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

2nd grade math

Back to school time is there, kids are almost ready to start the new school year. We have a little source for 2nd grade math, site http://www.grade2mathworksheets.com have some lessons and worksheets on basic math topics.

Site includes lessons and worksheets on counting numbers larger than one hundred, writing numbers in…

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Added by Kuleep Kaur on August 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Google SketchUp Math and 21st Century Critical Thinking

This is simply a copy of my Blog entry inSwords Edgucation and Tech.

 

       Each time I reach geometry standards in the math curriculum, I find myself trying to make geometry problems more meaningful and interesting. With Google Sketch-up, meaningful instruction has a new solution, providing relevance and more…

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Added by Mitchell Swords on August 20, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Link List of videos from #140EDU Conference NYC



This is the listing of all of the videos from #140EDU Conference. Please feel free to share these videos with your friends and colleagues:

Chris Lehmann - http://blip.tv/140confevents/140edu-8-2-11-welcome-5465616

Jeff Pulver - …

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 19, 2011 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Leadership Accountability

I am growing tired of the number of posts and stories I read about everyone’s plan on “teacher accountability”. I see too many holes in too many plans to deal with what is being categorized as “THE PROBLEM” with education; bad teachers. Unfortunately, when the outcome of many of these ill-conceived plans like Merit Pay result in failure, that too will be blamed on the teachers for its failure to work and not the fact that the plan itself was flawed. Teachers are in a no-win situation with… Continue

Added by Thomas Whitby on August 18, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Visual Presentation

I just posted a new blog post sharing the visual presentation I created for meet the teacher night: www.caffeinatedteaching.wordpress.com Enjoy! Hope everyone has a great start to a new school year!!! :)

Added by Betsy Spence on August 17, 2011 at 7:46pm — No Comments

The Importance of Creativity in Education

I believe that teaching English is very enjoyable especially if I work with kids. Since the kids are receptive and eager to learn, they always welcome the new topics. When they learn a new structure, a new vocabulary or a new phrase; they are ready to use what they learnt using their creativity. Kids love creating their creativity in learning. Last year, I was teaching past simple "to be" to my 3rd graders. In the class, I realized that they created some pictures, picture stories and sentences… Continue

Added by Elmas Onbasi on August 17, 2011 at 7:27pm — No Comments

KU Village 2011 Keynote Speaker Tom Whitby

[This article was originally published on the Innovations Lab Blog.]

 

I recently traveled to Long Island, New York and met with one of my “tweeps,” KU Village 2011 Keynote speaker Tom Whitby.  As you can see in the video, Tom is easy to talk to, passionate about online education and social media, and an all around nice guy. View the interview here: …

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Added by Laurie Hansen on August 16, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Recognizing Tenure

Tenure







If you are a tenured teacher or administrator… Continue

Added by Steve Bollar on August 15, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Register for KU Village 2011

http://www.kuvillage.org/

Added by Laurie Hansen on August 15, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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