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Monday, June 29, 2015
This study is important in this age at this time. Given the explosivel rate information is being discovered, students often do not bring the background information they need to learn new information and understand it. Further, with the advent of technology, some children are finding it more difficult to go from words to visualization. This study looks at several uses for video as well as guidelines for its use. Enjoy. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.
Study highlights use of video in education
Educational videos lasting 10 minutes or less may be the
optimal length, according to The State of Video in Education survey,
which highlights trends in video use in schools. Data also show a
majority -- 91% -- of respondents believe video can boost student
satisfaction. T.H.E. Journal
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As teacher prepare for their students for guided inquiry, they need to remember they may be responsible for teaching students how to find and validate the information on the internet. Many schools are not teaching computer skills due to finances or the time cruch we all find ourselves facing. It is time well spent...definitely a 21st century skill. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief
Report: Digital natives may not be as tech-savvy as they think
About 60% of millennials -- those between ages 16 and 34
-- have "low" technology skills, despite spending about 35 hours each
week on digital media, according to a recent survey by Change the
Equation. The trend could hurt millennials' future earning power, data
show. T.H.E. Journal
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
This post discusses two of the key elements of guided inquiry...discovery and community. The joy of both of those drived the enthusiasm surrounding guided inquiry and engage our children. Enjoy. Courtesy of Choice Literacy!
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Teaching students how to check the validity of their sources is a key part of the guided inquiry process. This article underlines the importance of that first step. Never assume your students have this knowledge. A quick refresher is always a good idea. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.
How does the Internet affect learning?
Internet searches can blur the line between what students
do and do not know, according to research presented at the Association
for Psychological Science conference. However, that may not mean the
Internet negatively affects student learning, some researchers said. Education Week (tiered subscription model)
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