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HAS FACEBOOK SOLVED PERSONALIZED LEARNING?

Facebook has helped develop the “Summit Personalized Learning Platform,” an online tool that the social media giant built collaboratively with Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network with headquarters in Silicon Valley.

APPS OF THE DAY FROM TECHLEARNING.COM

App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education.

CLASS TECH TIPS

19 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers: Content, Assessment, and Creation This collection of tools will help you and your students access and interact with content and ideas, check understanding, share products, and more.

2016 FUTURE READY SCHOOLS: DASHBOARD SUMMER SPRINT

Since working through the Future Ready Schools (FRS) dashboard is a huge commitment, the FRS team is hosting a contest to help districts sprint across the finish line.

Top10 Web Stories

Find out how creating an engaging environment can help develop critical thinkers and motivate reluctant learners.

Kids Stay Focused on Task With Classroom Timer

Useful tool helps students keep noise levels down and stay on task

Sheppard Software: Fruit Splat Subtraction

On this site students practice those basic arithmetic operations by playing a fun game.

My Problem With a “Growth Mindset”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t like just about every five year old have a “growth mindset?” I mean, depending on parents and other circumstances, I’m sure even kids that age can see themselves as limited. But most of the tail-waggers I’ve seen in kindergarten feel like they can conquer just about anything. Show More Summary

Photography – Weeks 137, 138, 139

I got a bit off track. Time to get things back in line.

Weekly Web Harvest for 2016-08-21

Your drain on drugs: Meth seeps into Baltimore’s streams – CNN.com Here’s why: These plants and bugs are the base of the aquatic food web. Birds eat the bugs, as do frogs and fish. As emergent contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors become more common in ground and drinking water, they could affect humans. Show More Summary

The De-Construction Crew

If you’re a frequent visitor here, you know that I’m always going on about the importance of grounding our work in education in what we believe about how kids learn. (If you haven’t checked out my latest TEDx Talk, you’ll get the gist.) You’ll also know how surprised I am that so few of us […] The post The De-Construction Crew appeared first on Will Richardson.

Learning the Change

The world as it is today, the one in which we have access to all sorts of knowledge, people, and technologies, that world is not the one that most current educators thought they were stepping into when they went into teaching. The image of schooling that most had was built on scarcity of those things, […] The post Learning the Change appeared first on Will Richardson.

RIP Seymour Papert

One of the most frustrating moments when I give a talk to educators is the moment when I put Seymour Papert’s picture and quote up on screen and ask how many of them have ever heard of him. Nine times out of ten, maybe a hand or two goes up. Many times, no one knows […] The post RIP Seymour Papert appeared first on Will Richardson.

How Educators Can Bridge the Equity Gap

The digital revolution has helped level the playing field in learning, giving millions access to information and opportunities through internet access. But one giant hurdle is keeping this generation..

Learn Programming, Solve Problems With Mini Code Blocks

This innovative, bite-size approach gives kids an intro to some of the basics of programming.

Kansas Carnies: A Partial Zombie Tale

Considering Steve Dembo's StoryWars entry, A Funny Thing Happened on Way to Funeral, I couldn't resist putting some of my recent reading into a Chapter 2 of his story. Note that his story had nothing to do with where I took the story next, and that was a part of the fun. Show More Summary

Working on Self: Responding to Who Reads Blogs @jeguhlin @teach42

The Dembo (that's Steve Dembo, of course) poses the question, Who even reads blogs anymore? To be honest, I do! But reading blogs is only one half of the equation...the other half, perhaps more important, is writing a blog. Let's reflect on the benefits. Show More Summary

Lynda Tutorial Link in Rampages Dashboard Plugin

Nothing fancy here but maybe useful to someone. Based on a faculty member request, I took the WP widget API default code and created a little dashboard widget to put a link to the Lynda.com WordPress tutorials on every dashboard page (network activated). Show More Summary

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