Sunday, September 28, 2014

I am posting this because the topics Pink addresses under motivation, includes three of the elements central to guided inquiry. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Motivated to learn: A conversation with Daniel Pink
In this interview with Educational Leadership, business thinker and author Daniel Pink shares his insights on how schools can create more optimal conditions for learning -- and how they can dial up students' own motivation to learn. He highlights the three elements of true motivation -- autonomy, mastery and purpose -- and shares his thoughts on traditional reward systems and more. Read on.
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Here are some teacher based, doable use of mobile applications in the classroom. It is well worth the read. Enjoy. Courtesy f ASCD SmartBrief

Teachers reveal their favorite mobile apps
School technologists and teachers are using digital tools and mobile applications to improve teaching and collaboration. This article lists several tools, including Remind, an app that allows teachers to send mass messages, and Class Dojo, which helps teachers monitor student behavior. National Public Radio/npr Ed blog (9/16)