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Web 2.0 Taxonomy

Educators are undoubtedly familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy and how it has impacted which activities teachers design for learning activities.Teachers are also keenly aware of how technology can impact and motivate student engagement. This graphic organizer brings the two together and gives teachers an "Easy button" when deciding which Web 2.0 tools to explore at each level of the taxonomy. As you design your lessons, consider this visual aid to help integrate technology into your day-to-day…


Added by Synessa Debro on February 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Why Twitter is the hub of my personal learning network

A few days ago a teacher in our district asked me about different online publishing platforms for her students. She explained that her students are working on writing mystery stories and she was looking for a way for them to share their writing with others, get feedback and publish their work. 

In the days B.T. (Before Twitter), I would have headed right for Google and dug in. But I didn't. Instead, I sent out the following tweet:…



Added by Jennie Snyder on January 23, 2013 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out

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Maybe you don’t have time to sit down and sift through the latest education blogs for ideas and inspiration. If the thought of trying to carve out more hours in your day leaves you feeling overwhelmed, this list is for you.

Podcasts are a great way to get information when you’re driving in your car, making dinner at home, or waiting at the DMV to renew your license. Podcasts don’t force you to find…


Added by Tess Pajaron on January 21, 2013 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

15 Education Technologies To Check Out in 2013


What latest gadgets and gizmos are going to change your classroom in 2013?

It’s hard to know exactly what will catch on and what won’t, but the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. With their innovation and practicality, many of these are poised to enter the classroom and change the way students and teachers learn…


Added by Tess Pajaron on January 15, 2013 at 2:59am — 3 Comments

30 Myths About eLearning that Need to Die in 2013

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For as long as eLearning has been around, it has been haunted by the voices of those who aim to criticize its authenticity, viability, and quality. But is it true? Do students of traditional institutions boast more success than those who’ve chosen distance learning?

It’s time for some of these myths to die.

1. The technology is unreliable

Every other arena in society- financial institutions,…


Added by Tess Pajaron on January 12, 2013 at 10:46am — 4 Comments

21st Century Learning Is Not A Program

by William Washington, Ed.D. Scholar, Walden University

Perhaps the biggest misconception that one can have about 21st century learning is to think of it as a single reform program.

21st century learning is not a singular “thing” that can be plugged into an existing school environment and used as an easy upgrade to improve existing practice.  Learning that teaches children how to think is a process with deep philosophical underpinnings and embraces new findings…


Added by William Washington on January 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners


The student’s eyes drift to the classroom window and the teacher’s voice fades from consciousness.

The daydream begins. It’s a familiar scene, one we have likely both experienced as students and struggled against in our students as teachers. But daydreaming is not what it might seem. Recent research in both psychology and neuroscience makes clear that daydreaming is an essential part of mental processing, reasoning and, yes, even…


Added by Tess Pajaron on January 8, 2013 at 4:09am — No Comments

The Tyranny of Homework: 20 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Assign Homework Over The Holidays

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Many students agree that homework over the holidays really is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

Upon returning from winter break, you’ll probably have a handful of students saying the dog ate their homework or it got blown away in a winter storm. But you’ll probably be surprised to learn that some research suggests too…


Added by Tess Pajaron on December 21, 2012 at 1:54am — No Comments

25 Ways To Use Tablets To Enhance The Learning Experience

Tablet in learning

When I was a kid, I dreamt about our school desks as computer screens.

How cool would it have been to be able to draw, write, and learn directly onto my own computer? As the years went on, people theorized that laptops would take over the classroom, but the price of these devices was too high for a 1 to 1 ratio. It never…


Added by Tess Pajaron on December 21, 2012 at 1:48am — 2 Comments

Can We Teach Compassion? [Infographic]

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Added by Tess Pajaron on December 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn

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Have you checked your assumptions about student learning at the door?

People in general, hold onto beliefs that are shaped by early experiences, the media, and faulty influences. The following list is a compilation of research that may surprise you. Video games, e-books, playtime, and music are all a part of an educator’s repertoire.

Read on, and be prepared to put your traditional beliefs…


Added by Tess Pajaron on December 5, 2012 at 7:13pm — No Comments

MOOCs Boldly Go Where We've Never Been Before!


Added by Ary Aranguiz on November 10, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”.  Consider collaboration in recent history:  Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google).  

But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic…


Added by Tess Pajaron on November 9, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn?


Open Colleges Ludwig poster

James Joyce affirms that geniuses not only accept mistakes as part of the learning process, but willingly seek them out as doors to self-discovery.   In education, our perception of mistakes is important.  It challenges conceptions of what defines success and failure.

The greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics…


Added by Tess Pajaron on November 7, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

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Added by Scott Kinkoph on November 5, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Online Learning with ScootPad

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Added by Betsy Spence on October 19, 2012 at 6:58pm — No Comments

How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: 8 Ways Educators Can Foster Passion-Based Learning

Passrion Based Learning

When you think of passion for learning, you might conjure up an image of Albert Einstein. Einstein was regarded as the greatest intellectual mind of our time. Einstein did not conform to a mold. He was passionate.  He thought outside the box. When he was studying at Zurich Polytechnic he had trouble landing a job as a professor due to his unconventional approaches.…


Added by Tess Pajaron on October 12, 2012 at 11:32pm — 4 Comments

My Newest and Best Resources for Teaching the Colonial Era

I didn’t post anything last week because I was rushing to get my new book, HISTORY QUESTERS Colonies Trek ready to distribute in time to be used for your Colonial Unit. I’m thrilled to announce that the e-version is now available at…


Added by Debra Collett on October 8, 2012 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Educational Psychology: 20 Things Educators Need to Know About How Students Learn

What makes a teacher successful?

Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge into another person is what makes an excellent instructor stand out. What good is it if a teacher has all the facts, but cannot communicate them in a way that others can comprehend?

Educational psychology

Aside from comprehending the curriculum content, teachers should have a basic understanding of how people acquire and absorb…


Added by Tess Pajaron on October 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Two Cents in Twitter Chats, Priceless Results!

As I have become more actively involved in the education world online, joining Twitter, participating in chats like #edchat, #engchat, meeting like-minded colleagues who share my passion for education and technology, I have realized all is not lost in education reform. Twitter chats like #edchat and others are instrumental in creating the impetus we need to once and for all effect change for the better. While the physical world struggles to provide…

Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 21, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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