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Should teachers own their learning? | Ideas and Thoughts

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In the same way schools have a hard time empowering students to own their learning, districts struggle with letting teachers own theirs. I’m not aware of any district that truly embraces the notion of personalized learning. Districts all seem to feel the need or push to set goals for schools and teachers. They tend to standardized professional development and in many ways replicate the industrial models of school. The underlying desire for accountability is largely the barrier to trust.
Via ideasandthoughts.org

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Should teachers own their learning? | Ideas and Thoughts

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In the same way schools have a hard time empowering students to own their learning, districts struggle with letting teachers own theirs. I’m not aware of any district that truly embraces the notion of personalized learning. Districts all seem to feel the need or push to set goals for schools and teachers. They tend to standardized professional development and in many ways replicate the industrial models of school. The underlying desire for accountability is largely the barrier to trust.
Via ideasandthoughts.org

Lectures selling students short: Evidence from ‘Science’

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The excuse is HE that ‘we’ve always done it this way’ but if other areas of human endeavour were to take this attitude “in medicine we would still be bloodletting, in physics we would be trying to reach the moon with very large rubber bands” says Wieman. The evidence is overwhelming from Bligh to Mazur – lectures don’t work. So let’s cut to the quick here, we have an entire profession ‘lecturers’ whose job title and practice are deeply flawed.
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Difference engine: Let the games begin

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FULL marks to Apple for devising ways to improve how science, mathematics and other topics are taught in primary and secondary schools across America.
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ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education

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Create free educational games and tools in flash…
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9 YouTube Tips and Tricks for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog

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YouTube is still the best place to find videos to use in the classroom, despite being blocked in many schools.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Years of Wikipedia Animated

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Ten Years of Wikipedia Animated
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