Monday, March 23, 2009
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Sunday, March 8, 2009
Law and Public Policy writes about The Objective of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching.
ScienceGeekGirl contemplates The Burden of Proof: What does education research really tell us?
Thinking in Mind provides a blog post discussing the power of capturing student voice for self-assessment and demonstrating content understanding. How are you actively involving students in the assessment process? Please let us know!
Dangerously Irrelevant reports on the The Iowa Series - articles he wrote about 21 Century Skills, the new buzzword.
Britannica Blog shares Impatience with Bad Teaching “My host summed it up beautifully: They wonder why we have a high dropout rate and crime rate—but they don’t teach us what we need to know.”
Doomsday Labs interviews the creator of Question Box, which “brings the internet to people who will likely never get online in their lives, or at least in the near future. It’s a local language telephone hotline that connects people to Operators. They connect to the Operator through Question Boxes, which were designed especially for the project.”
Listen and Learn has another great song to help people learn prepositions Under, Over, In and Out.
Invent Creativity gifts us with 10 Ways to Get Inspired.
The Wise Curve thinks there are 5 Good Reasons Why You Should Buy a Lot of Books.
Active Learning in the News
Thai Teachers. Info reports on Teaching Materials and Art Technique : Using Research Case Studies .
Education Change Org writes Another Foray into Tech and Literacy: Contra The New Yorker about whether books are the sole form of reading.
Delphos Herald reports on “FFA members head to Franklin Elementary to mentor kids on the importance of agriculture as part of the PALS program (Partners in Active Learning Support).”
Websites of the Month
The Art Inspired Wiki has lots of links to Art resources. Love the creativity.
Weboworlds – Visual Vocabulary is a great resource for ESL and basic literacy teachers. I enjoy it because it’s funny.
Wordia - videos that redefine the dictionary.
International Edubloggers Directory - an up to date directory of edubloggers from around the world and provide an easy way to find out what other edubloggers are blogging about.
RADCAB - a rubric for evaluating online information.
Save the Tree Octopus - A Critical Thinking/ Media Literacy Exercise to share with your students.
Thank you to all the people who submitted articles this month. Submit your blog article to the next edition of active learning blog carnival using our carnival submission form before April 3rd.