Shift to Digital: Classroom ‘Look Fors’

Shift to Digital: Classroom ‘Look Fors’

This blog is the third in a four part series-sponsored by Pearson Education-focused around the key indicators of success in a digital learning program. The first post focused on shared vision for student outcomes and learning experiences and the second focused on system strategies The most important things to look for as evidence of the shift to blended and personalized learning are in the classroom.

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

There has been a lot of hubbub lately about putting an end to traditional grading practices in our schools. Some ambitious educator(s) even started a Facebook page to petition for an end to grading in their district. Further exploration of the topic reveals that the idea has been bandied about for quite some time.

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology Curiosity is the “complex feeling and cognition that accompanies a desire to learn what is unknown,” according to Min Jeong Kang and fellow researchers in a 2009 study. Neurological research here focused on, among other areas, the difference in neural activity when answers are presented, and when questions are presented for both high-curiosity and low-curiosity questions.

How to Fix 7 Counterproductive Learning Habits

How to Fix 7 Counterproductive Learning Habits

At some point in our lives, we’ve all practiced some counterproductive learning habits. We’ve sabotaged ourselves without realizing it, and found ourselves stuck. There have been failures we believe have defined our potential. We’ve obsessed over perfect solutions and singular pathways. In frustrated moments we’ve refused help from others, thinking acceptance means weakness.

Real-world problems and project-based learning

Real-world problems and project-based learning – Innovation: Education

One of the keys of the Project-Based Learning approach is to engage students in solving real-world problems. Ideally, students are involved in exploring relevant and authentic challenges in their community, state, nation, or world. Sometimes teachers and students have to search hard for a need or an opportunity.

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology Curiosity is the “complex feeling and cognition that accompanies a desire to learn what is unknown,” according to Min Jeong Kang and fellow researchers in a 2009 study. Neurological research here focused on, among other areas, the difference in neural activity when answers are presented, and when questions are presented for both high-curiosity and low-curiosity questions.

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both

Digital literacies are not solely about technical proficiency but about the issues, norms, and habits of mind surrounding technologies used for a particular purpose. -Doug Belshaw, educational researcher We often hear people talk about the importance of digital knowledge for 21st-century learners. Unfortunately, many focus on skills rather than literacies.

Why Is A Virtual Classroom Better Than A Real One?

Why Is A Virtual Classroom Better Than A Real One? – eLearning Industry

Imagine a traditional classroom with a teacher and a group of students. Depending on the class roster, a single lecture could be given to people with various knowledge levels. These situations present a difficult choice for teachers: Either repeat the material and lose time, or go ahead and risk being misunderstood.