Lori DiMarco

18 Added | 1 Magazine | @dimarcl | TCDSB Superintendent: 21st Century Learning, Academic ICT, Leadership Strategy Capacity Building http://www.scoop.it/u/lori-dimarco 

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Illustrated Story of Eccentric Genius and Lovable Oddball Paul Erdos

How a prodigy of primes became the Magician from Budapest before he learned how to butter his own bread.<p>The great Hannah Arendt called mathematics the “science par excellence, wherein the mind appears to play only with itself.” Few minds have engaged in this glorious self-play more fruitfully than …

Literature

Bullying Online May Be Less Harmful Than In Person

A new study published by the American Psychological Association attempts to clarify the emotional toll of cyberbullying as compared to in-person …

The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes …

Teching and Teaching

"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't"<p><i>Working together on a skit</i><p>I am a …

Education Technology

Teachers know best: What teachers and students want from EdTech

Teachers Know Best<p>What teachers and students want from EdTech<p>Presented by<p>Teachers Know Best<p>What teachers and students want from EdTech<p>Presented …

7 Books Millennials Can Read to Rise Above Our Peers

<i>‘Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.’ – Harry S. Truman</i>If you’re anything like me, reading can feel more like a chore than a …

Self-improvement

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

<b>Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom</b><p>The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s …

Can You Really Be Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

It's not an official disorder, but that hasn't stopped some people from going to rehab to deal with their obsession.<p>For years, Allison* thought her relationship with her cell phone was normal. She snuck glances at it during dinner. She woke up in the middle of the night to check her texts. She …

Teaching

How the Maker Movement Is Moving Into Classrooms

[S]tudents who are thus reputedly poor in mathematics show an entirely different attitude when the problem comes from a concrete situation and is …

Makerspaces

Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math

It’s all about a “hands-on” approach for a group of California teachers who are using what they call “manipulatives,” toys and tools to help kids …

Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit, Part 1

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Welcome to a post and the summer of 2015… at least in the USA. I have a real treat for you in the coming weeks. I will be sharing some of</i> …

Education Technology

Report: Texting In Class Can Reinforce Academic Content

A study published by the National Communication Association reports that using smartphones and social media in the classroom come with both negative …

Teaching

4 Technologies to Help Students Find Their Voice in Your Classroom

This (correctly) implies that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for students to express themselves and interact with the world. You can indeed …

Education Technology

Building Positive School Morale: My Thoughts

In times of great change and during stressful situations, it is easy for the morale of any organization to “take a dip”. This can be caused by …

Beyond the Ban: Revisiting In-School Internet Access

Misguided Restrictions<p>The very laws -- FERPA, COPPA and CIPA -- that schools often hid behind in order to justify banning were originally designed to …