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Originally posted on Gigaom:

When web annotation startup Scrible launched two years ago, it knew the education market could be a big opportunity but cast its net to a wider consumer audience. Through its browser-based bookmarklet, users can highlight content on any web page, add notes and tags and then save the research online – and that kind of tool could be help anyone from consumers researching their next car to professionals digging up information about new clients or rivals.

But Scrible co-founder and CEO Victor Karkar said his company soon noticed that while 9 percent of average users engaged with the site on a monthly basis, a quarter of its education users displayed that level of engagement.  So the company put more of its efforts toward an education audience and on Tuesday launched the first of what could be several versions targeting students and teachers.

The new student edition includes all the highlighting…

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Originally posted on Sitka Art Blog:

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“Technology” is the educational term for Information and Communication Technology or ICT.

Here are five myths about technology in education:

Myth number one: Educational technology is always a good investment by schools; we owe it to our kids to have a lot of technology in the classroom.

Reality: some technology is useful, and other technology is not worth the time and money.

There are proven benefits from technology: student access to computers lets them write and revise, and develop their writing ability; internet access opens up the world for research. But, only if the students actually make use of the technology for that purpose. Studies  show that even computers and internet access, in and of themselves, can lower academic achievement. Still, computers and internet access are versatile. Teachers are probably more productive when they have reliable computers, networks and software. Overall, these kinds of investments probably pay off.

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Reconsidering Bloom’s Taxonomy (diagrams)

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blooms_taxonomy_staircase reposted by Daniel Montano

Found in article: “Reconsidering Bloom’s Taxonomy” from: Learning Solutions Magazine

Bloom’s taxonomy staircase (Source: ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NEDC/isd/taxonomy.pdf)


blooms_original_and_revised_taxonomies-png reposted by Daniel Montano

Found in article: “Reconsidering Bloom’s Taxonomy” from: Learning Solutions Magazine


Taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: a revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (Source: Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching; http:// www.celt.iastate.edu/pdfs-docs/teaching/RevisedBloomsHandout.pdf reposted by Daniel Montano

Figure 3: Taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: a revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
(Source: Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching; http://
www.celt.iastate.edu/pdfs-docs/teaching/RevisedBloomsHandout.pdf

All of these images found in article: “Reconsidering Bloom’s Taxonomy” from: Learning Solutions Magazine

How To Create a ‘Personal Learning Environment’ to Stay Relevant in 2013

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Originally posted on online learning insights:

“Our understanding of learning has expanded at a rate that has far outpaced our conceptions of teaching. A growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between the classroom and life experience…has created not only promising changes but also disruptive moments in teaching.” EDUCAUSE Review, 2012

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This quote from Disrupting Ourselves:The Problem of Learning in Higher Education (Bass, 2012), gives a good a reason as any for educators to develop a Personal learning Environment [PLE]; a space where we can keep up with the experimental modes of learning, instruction, changing pedagogy and instructional methods that surfaced in 2012. In a previous post I introduced the concept of PLEs and touched on why educators may want to consider developing a PLE for 2013. In this post I’ll outline how educators can develop their own PLE, where to start, and I’ll provide specific action steps, and what tools to use. First though, I’ll…

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Originally posted on Transforming International Education:

Dr. Ralph Córdova

Dr. Ralph Cordova is a teacher-leader and co-founder for CoLab – an organization that “catalyzes creativity by exploring, envisioning and enacting together to create bold and innovative solutions to everyday vexing educational problems in all subjects and all grades” (http://ourcolab.org/who-we-are/). Cordova was recently interviewed in an article from the Huffington Post, where he explained the concept of training teachers to become “innovators” in the classroom and follow a human-centric model of teaching.

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-donius/innovation-in-education-t_b_2396649.html

CoLab utilizes the ResponsiveDesign™ model to further the effectiveness of teacher to student interactions.

  • Exploring & identifying existing literate cultural practices within the school;
  • Envisioning, trying on and developing a set of classroom-tested and research-documented humanizing literate practices; and
  • Enacting those practices within their classroom settings. We reconvene to report findings from the prototype, student work, and insights, and begin revising & refining the approaches, thus teachers learn to ‘own’ them. Then we celebrate as…

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