Allowing Devices In the Classroom Hurts Academic Performance

May 17, 2016

Allowing Devices In the Classroom Hurts Academic Performance

Inside Higher Ed

  • A study by faculty members at West Point found that students perform better academically when laptops and tablets are banned from the classroom. The findings carry implications for higher education broadly. The use of devices in the classroom is on the rise, and while the occasional study has found beneficial uses, there is plenty of literature that argues the contrary.
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Keywords: technology in the classroom, research, teaching, learning

Stop Trying to Define Personalized Learning


  • Defining personalized learning gives the illusion that we know what works. But we don’t. There are no classic recipes to use yet. Defining personalize learning can also harm creativity. There are so many approaches... but overly ambitious definitions can nudge people to treat school design like ordering food off a menu.
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Keywords: personalized learning, education trends, learning strategies

What Is The Foundation of Personalized Learning?

Getting Smart

  • The biggest piece of advice I can give to any teacher, school or district working toward a vision of personalized learning is this: Learning community culture is the foundation of personalized learning. In order for personalized learning to work, this learning community culture needs to nurture these three elements: Voice, independence and autonomy, growth.
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Keywords: personalized learning, learning community, professional development, learning strategies

The Millennial Learners

Inside Higher Ed

  • While technology plays a huge and noticeable role in their lives, it is not the only thing that differentiates the Millennials from earlier generations. The change in the traits and needs of the learner is forcing the educational system to adapt to the learners, and not vice versa. Here are a few key points that educators need to keep in mind when changing their approach to teaching Millennial learners.
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Keywords: teaching, pedagogy, millennials, learning strategies

A Diagram Of Pedagogy In The 21st Century


  • We know that thinking in the 21st century seems different. What about teaching? Aside from the presence of dizzying technologies and a persistent call for innovation, how is teaching different in 2016 than it was in, say, 1984? Here we present the 8 Domains Of 21st Century Pedagogy.
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Keywords: pedagogy, 21st century learning

Digital Promise Puts Education Research All In One Place


  • As technology becomes an accepted tool in many classrooms, there is more and more pressure for teachers to use research in their work. Digital Promise has developed a tool to help educators and ed-tech developers sort through relevant research. For the busy teacher with little time, researchers have summarized the most salient research about a topic with citations to the research for further investigation.
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Keywords: teaching, education research, digital tools

Innovative from Day One

The Synapse / Medium

  • Why do teachers tend to teach in the same way that they were taught? What is the danger in this? Why aren’t teachers more willing to take creative risks? What if teachers were innovative from day one? One of the best things we can offer pre-service teachers is the chance to be innovative before they have even stepped foot in their own classrooms.
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Keywords: teaching, innovation in education, teachers, teaching strategies

A 3 Dimensional Model Of Bloom’s Taxonomy


  • This document offers a three-dimensional representation of the Anderson and Krathwohl’s (2001) revision of the original Bloom’s taxonomy. The revised taxonomy adds Cognitive Process and Knowledge Dimensions as groundwork to create verbs and example tasks for each level within said domain.
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Keywords: pedagogy, Bloom's Taxonomy

Stop, Drop, and Roll With It: Teacher Burnout Prevention


  • Tired. Exhausted. Stressed. Sad. Done. These are the words that stand out for a teacher at the end of the school year. For those of us that give everything we have, these last few months can seem like an eternity. You can prevent teacher burnout by sustaining yourself with a non-education hobby, finding a teammate for shared venting, regular journaling or blogging, and finding reasons to laugh.
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Keywords: teaching, teacher wellness, teacher development

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