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50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning

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Pedagogy

Schools are finally teaching what kids need to be successful in life

Research shows that teaching kids things like perseverance and self-control can improve their health, academic achievement, and happiness in life.<p>But teaching character, or social and emotional learning, has proven dicey. The science was sometimes squishy, the curriculum often felt driven by those …

Education

The loneliness of the long-distance learner

Distance education (radio, TV, print, Internet) has been a staple of teacher pre-service and in-service instruction for decades from Afghanistan to …

Learning

Only 8 Percent of Grads Take Enough College, Career Courses

Report finds few graduates ready for college, careers<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>Only 8 percent of high school graduates complete a …

Education

Facebook's New Master Plan: Kill Other Apps

Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a 10-year master plan for Facebook. It's bold. It's savvy. And it glosses over a key detail: the dark side of making the world more connected.<p>At F8, the company mega-conference in San Francisco, the 31-year-old CEO delivered a keynote address in which, he said, over the …

Facebook

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>Despite its importance, education seems to …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

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Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

Is Online Tutoring the Future of Personalized Learning?

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>Is Online Tutoring the Future of Personalized Learning?<p>By Dave Frey     Apr 9, 2016<p>Shutterstock / Vitchanan …

Learning

Coursera launches Data Science Masters program for a fraction of university prices

Higher education degrees are appealing, but involve significant financial sacrifice: in America, an opportunity for a higher paying job also comes with a sentence of paying more student loans for longer. That’s why Coursera is busy establishing a host of masters courses, today announcing a new Data …

Data Science

The Odd Couple: How Ed Tech Must Support Vastly Different Types of Professors

By Phil HillMore Posts (397)<i>An edited version of this post was first published at The Chronicle of Higher Education</i>Let’s admit it, there can be some …

Education Technology

Four Purposes of Math Problems

To help students develop competence and confidence in math, teachers should be concerned with the quality of problems they assign rather than the …

Teaching

Resources and Downloads to Support College Readiness

Preparing Students Socially and Emotionally<p>When Social and Emotional Learning Is Key to College Success: Read about the difference between …

Education

Bayesian machine learning

So you know the Bayes rule. How does it relate to machine learning? It can be quite difficult to grasp how the puzzle pieces fit together - we know …

Machine Learning
Education

Emergence / Recognition

<b>Emergence</b><br>Alan Levine writes, <i>"I am looking for a metaphor or a real example of something maybe complex or just larger/valuable that does not arise</i> …

Machine Learning

Great stuff from Will Richardson here, very much about…

Great stuff from Will Richardson here, very much about personalization and motivation +Rob Reynolds and +Stacy Zemke<br>quote <i>Doing the right thing in schools starts with one fairly straightforward question: What do you believe about how kids learn most powerfully and deeply in their lives? Once you’ve answered that as an individual and as a school community, the question that follows is does your practice in classrooms with kids honor those beliefs? In other words, if you believe that kids learn</i> …

Making Sense of Metadata in Personalized Learning Platforms

Opinion | Research<p>Making Sense of Metadata in Personalized Learning Platforms<p>By Ron Drabkin     Mar 22, 2016<p>Sergey Nivens for Shutterstock<p>The word …

San Mateo County

Stop Thinking and Start Doing: The Power of Practicing More

We all have goals that we want to achieve in our lives. These goals may include learning a new language, eating healthier and losing weight, becoming a better parent, saving more money, and so on.<p>It can be easy to assume that the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future …

Self-improvement

Redesigning Learning Spaces for Creativity and Innovation

Today I attended a one day workshop hosted by Innovative Educator Consulting on how to redesign learning spaces in schools. The purpose of this type …

Learning

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Our world as we know it is running on artificial intelligence. Siri manages our calendars. Facebook suggests our friends. Computers trade our stocks. We have cars that park themselves, and air traffic control is almost fully automated. Virtually every field has benefited from advances in artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Higher Education In Review: February 8-March 11

I had lost track of how long I have been absent from my post here. My apologies! I have been called back to the keyboard especially by new news from the beleaguered University of Missouri.<p><b>Fallout continues to settle in Columbia:</b> This past Wednesday Mizzou’s interim chancellor Hank Foley sent an …

Higher Education

‘Facebook turned me down’ — the job rejection letter that turned into a $4 billion check

We’ve all been there — the job rejection that really stung, as with this tweet from Brian Acton in August of 2009…<p>Brian was feeling a bit washed up. …

Employment

Virtual Reality at SXSWedu: Hopeful Forecasts and the British Museum’s Lessons

Technology in School<p>Virtual Reality at SXSWedu: Hopeful Forecasts and the British Museum’s Lessons<p>By Blake Montgomery     Mar 11, 2016<p>A worksheet …

Virtual Reality

Unsupervised Learning with Even Less Supervision Using Bayesian Optimization

In this post on integrating SigOpt with machine learning frameworks, we will show you how to use SigOpt and XGBoost to efficiently optimize an …

Data Science

Why Traditional Education Reformers Struggle With Blended Learning

column | Learning Strategies<p>Why Traditional Education Reformers Struggle With Blended Learning<p>By Michael B. Horn (Columnist)     Mar 7, 2016<p>Image …

Education

Recognizing Self-Directed Learners with Open Badge eCredentials

This post is a response to a post on cogdogblog where Alan Levine was questioning the value of Open Badges as a credential system: Seeking Evidence …

Connectivism

What’s new in Adobe Captivate 9.0.1

We’ve just released a free update for Adobe Captivate 9 with some new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. To get the new update, open Adobe …