February 4, 2014

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February 4, 2014

gjmueller:

11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education

The current trend of education technology is nothing to sneeze at. There are iPads and Android devices popping up in classrooms around the world. From BYOD to 1:1 to flipped classrooms, there are a lot of trends that leveraging the power of technology in education.

What other key factors do you see in education right now? How is technology expanding and improving (or not improving) the classroom experience?

February 4, 2014
"If you are waiting for a workshop to learn how to use Twitter and other social media tools, then you don’t know how your students are learning today. They are not waiting for the adults at school to act. If they are curious, if they want to learn something new, they will learn from others online."

Connected Leadership & the Purpose of School (via gjmueller)

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January 31, 2014
pewinternet:

Fully 63% of Facebook users report going on the site at least daily (with 40% logging on multiple times per day), giving it not only the highest overall percentage of users, but also the most engaged. Just 14% of Facebook users say that they visit the site less than once a week. 
Happy almost 10th birthday to Facebook; we’ll have brand new stats for you early next week.

pewinternet:

Fully 63% of Facebook users report going on the site at least daily (with 40% logging on multiple times per day), giving it not only the highest overall percentage of users, but also the most engaged. Just 14% of Facebook users say that they visit the site less than once a week. 

Happy almost 10th birthday to Facebook; we’ll have brand new stats for you early next week.

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January 31, 2014
gjmueller:

When Do Students Love Homework?

Students should be directed to reliable sources, because getting essay ideas from Wikipedia or answers to a test from a Facebook group is not necessarily the tried-and-true way to go. But fear not, there are plenty of options to choose from. Teachers’ blogs, online courses and trustworthy knowledge sources. As for the practice, the peer support social networks provide the solution. An example is Brainly.
This global social learning network embraces the idea of using new technologies in education. With successful local versions of the platform in Europe, Asia and South America, the launch of Brainly.com, the social network’s English version, introduces the concept to American students. Additionally to its peer-to-peer platform, Brainly gets involved in educational initiatives. Brainly CEO Michał Borkowski explains: “Our vision is to see students from all over the world benefiting from our educational peer support system.”  The launch of Brainly.com, the company’s new English version, coincides with the release of mobile applications for iOS and Android.

gjmueller:

When Do Students Love Homework?

Students should be directed to reliable sources, because getting essay ideas from Wikipedia or answers to a test from a Facebook group is not necessarily the tried-and-true way to go. But fear not, there are plenty of options to choose from. Teachers’ blogs, online courses and trustworthy knowledge sources. As for the practice, the peer support social networks provide the solution. An example is Brainly.

This global social learning network embraces the idea of using new technologies in education. With successful local versions of the platform in Europe, Asia and South America, the launch of Brainly.com, the social network’s English version, introduces the concept to American students. Additionally to its peer-to-peer platform, Brainly gets involved in educational initiatives. Brainly CEO Michał Borkowski explains: “Our vision is to see students from all over the world benefiting from our educational peer support system.”  The launch of Brainly.com, the company’s new English version, coincides with the release of mobile applications for iOS and Android.

January 31, 2014

gjmueller:

The National Council on Teacher Quality has released its 2013 State Teacher Policy Yearbook National Summary. This year’s average was a C-, up from D+ in 2011 and D in 2009.
Over the past five years, 37 states have improved their overall grades by at least one full grade level because of significant reform, particularly in the areas of teacher evaluation and related teacher effectiveness policies.

Click on a state for detailed information about that state’s teacher policies or explore the results of the 2013 Yearbook further in the State Yearbook Dashboard.

January 28, 2014
goodideaexchange:

7 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Difficult Times
“The 21st century leader sees adversity through the lens of opportunity. Rather than panic, a leader with composure takes a step back and begins to connect the dots of opportunity within adverse circumstances. These types of leaders quickly detect the causes of adversity and solve for them immediately.”
 

goodideaexchange:

7 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Difficult Times

The 21st century leader sees adversity through the lens of opportunity. Rather than panic, a leader with composure takes a step back and begins to connect the dots of opportunity within adverse circumstances. These types of leaders quickly detect the causes of adversity and solve for them immediately.”

 

January 28, 2014
25+ things Influential People do best (from Forbes.com)

leadership101:

Time Magazine Top 100

For the full post, please refer to Forbes.com

  1. They are fantastic public speakers. Influence is about communicating ideas and making them stick.
  2. The ability to make the mundane interesting.
  3. They have exceptional interpersonal skills.
  4. They are passionate about their interests.

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January 28, 2014
A steering committee focused on developing a community-driven plan to advance Madison and Jefferson County has come up with a name.The project will be called “Envision Jefferson County” with the accompanying slogan “Shaping our Future Together.”
From Quality of Life Project Named; Citizen Outreach Tops Agenda story in the Madison Courier

A steering committee focused on developing a community-driven plan to advance Madison and Jefferson County has come up with a name.

The project will be called “Envision Jefferson County” with the accompanying slogan “Shaping our Future Together.”

From Quality of Life Project Named; Citizen Outreach Tops Agenda story in the Madison Courier

January 16, 2014
Taking Breaks--You're Doing It Wrong

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