Saturday, May 28, 2011

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

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  • In the fourth slot was nothing short of the "fundamental structure of the K-12 education establishment," specifically, as the authors described it, "resistance to any profound change in practice."

    tags: edtech

    • In the fourth slot was nothing short of the "fundamental structure of the K-12 education establishment," specifically, as the authors described it, "resistance to any profound change in practice."

    • The authors said that as long as the thrust of education support is on maintaining the existing system's "basic elements," meaningful change will face resistance.

    • The lack of congruence between what students are learning outside of school and what they're being taught in the classroom is causing a disconnect in educational practices.

    • The existence of a wealth of online tools and communications tools is allowing teachers to "to revisit our roles as educators."

    • "As IT support becomes more and more decentralized, the technologies we use are increasingly based not on school servers, but in the cloud,
    • "The digital divide, once seen as a factor of wealth, is now seen as a factor of education
    • Digital literacy will also play an increasing role in career advancement, according to the report.

    • The ways we design learning experiences must reflect the growing importance of innovation and creativity as professional skills."
  • But the No. 1 challenge in ed tech, according to the report, is with teachers themselves and the inadequacy of their preparation and ongoing training.

    tags: edtech

    • But the No. 1 challenge in ed tech, according to the report, is with teachers themselves and the inadequacy of their preparation and ongoing training.
    • "The challenge is due to the fact that despite the widespread agreement on its importance, training in digital literacy skills and techniques is rare in teacher education and school district professional development programs," the report said.
    • The third critical challenge cited by the authors was the failure of both technology and teaching practices to meet demands for differentiated, personalized learning.
  • A livebinder for Transformational Coaching. Excellent

    tags: transformation

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

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  • These clips from The Simpsons cartoons are intended for use by science teachers. It is recommended that you download and archive each clip that you would like to use. The clips are in MPEG (.m4v) format and should play on iTunes, Quicktime Player, and many other free video players like VLC.  They are a great way to liven up a slide presentation and should import into PowerPoint and Keynote. The posting and use of theses clips for educational purposes conforms with fair use of the copyright act. This website is a work in progress. If you have ideas for Science on the Simpsons clips, please email me a short description, the title of the episode, and the season number if possible.

    tags: science video

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