Sunday, August 24, 2014

42 Ed Tech Tips, Ways, Principles, Rules, and Takeaways!

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5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning
Kids need to be taught how to manage their time, persevere when things get hard, problem solve when their plan isn’t working, and organize their thoughts and materials. Pay attention to where kids are hitting the proverbial brick wall and then develop mini-lessons to reinforce those skills.

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning
Assessment should be for learning, not of learning. Assessments are important, but only to gauge how to structure the next lesson for maximum effectiveness. It should be meaningful, substantial, and shape the learning environment itself.

7 takeaways from #ISTE2014 
Rethink the learning space. As a growing number of schools move away from the “sage-on-the-stage” style of instruction, they’re looking to create new learning spaces that foster collaboration and student-centric learning. A number of attendees stopped by furniture provider Steelcase‘s booth to test drive Node chairs, Verb tables, Eno whiteboards and Buoy stools, all designed to foster flexible, collaborative learning spaces.

The 8 Characteristics Of Effective School Leaders
Trying to pin down what makes an effective school leader can be a little like trying to eat soup with a fork, but a group of academics has come up with what looks like a pretty good list.

Top 10 Rules for Developing Your First Online Course
Mix Content and Activities 
One disadvantage of the traditional college lecture is that it separates content from engagement. The teacher talks for 50 minutes or longer, and the students engage with the material later as homework. But this is not how we learn.

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