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TL2014 – Resources you may find useful… 10/19/2011

  • This graphic provides some classroom application of technology that fall into all levels of the SAMR model. Useful for classroom teachers and principals.

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  • “Follow links on Twitter -> Dig deeper then blog my ideas -> Seek related Pro-D opportunities -> Connect to other participants -> Share as I learn -> Consolidate ideas and blog again -> Follow links on Twitter…”

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  • “The below presentation outlines why it is important to move from banning and blocking social media to empowering students to use this resource. It features real ways this is being done in elementary and secondary school. It also provides ideas for analyzing what the internet says about us and suggests some food for thought around how educators will incorporate social media into their work with their students. “

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  • “Within weeks of the Consumer Reports news, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, called for challenging the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (Coppa), which prevents Facebook from signing up young kids legally. “That will be a fight we take on at some point,” Zuckerberg said at the NewSchools Summit in California. And indeed, with the Federal Trade Commission poised to tighten Coppa’s regulations, Facebook has tripled its spending on lobbying, formed a political action committee and hired former Bush and Obama officials to push for its agenda.”

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  • One of the factors: “Ignore standardized test results, obsess over self-confidence levels.This means, of course, that it doesn’t matter how one performs on national standardized tests since those test scores do not have impact on the sixty years one spends in the workforce.”

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TL2014 – Resources you may find useful… 10/17/2011

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TL2014 – Resources you may find useful… 10/16/2011

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Brain Rules

This past July, ESL Teacher, Mrs. Teresa Cross, attended the 2011 International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE 2011) in Philadelphia. Throughout the next several months, Mrs. Cross will be sharing some of what she learned. In this post, she shares information from the opening keynote with Dr. John Medina, author of Brain Rules.

On Sunday, June 26th Dr. John Medina delivered the opening keynote address to thousands of educators at ISTE 2011.

Dr. John J. Medina is an author and developmental molecular biologist.  He wrote the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Dr. Median occasionally blogs at Brain Rules. During the keynote, Dr. Medina shared his perspective on how different physiological factors of the human brain embrace and shape student potential.  The entire keynote is available for viewing online.

Brain Rules for Education

  • Dr. Medina stated that human brains are designed to solve problems related to surviving while moving. He declared that it is a myth that we only use 10% of our brains.  There are built in gadgets of memory in the brain that work together, and it is the cross talk that makes them work.
  • Key point – memory is not fixed at the moment of learning. It is repetition that provides the fixture.
  • Because of how subjects are typically presented, homework is not review. Homework is actually new learning based on the fact that the content learned earlier is long gone.
  • Dr. Medina stated, “every brain is wired differently from every other brain and learns in ways unique to that wiring.”

Short-term memory: Repeat to remember

  • The brain can hold seven pieces of declarative information for 30 seconds, after which time the information will be forgotten.
  • If the information is repeated within 30 seconds, it will go into working memory for two hours.
  • If the information is repeated within two hours, it will go into long-term memory.

TL2014 – Resources you may find useful… 10/15/2011

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