Stream

Join this community to post or comment
 
Big list of Resources for Student Engagement published by Edutopia just came out via Twitter : 
Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.
3
1
Karen McEvoy's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Hi Everyone! I recognize many names here! :)  I am currently bouncing between this MOOC, "Learning Differences" MOOC and a PBL MOOC- I feel like a MOOC junkie! LOL   I teach 8 grade Writing and looking for more student centered learning opportunities within the CC Writing Standards.... 
3
Add a comment...
Last week I had the amazing pleasure to step into the classroom of one of our sixth grade language arts teachers. Stephanie Maxwell has developed a project
2
1
Charlene Doland's profile photoAaron Maurer's profile photoEvan Lemmerman's profile photo
4 comments
 
That would be a problem. I have fixed the link and here it is so hopefully this works for you. Sorry about that! I still need to rename the files, but at least they are all there https://onedrive.live.com/redir?page=view&resid=BE3D3D0D1F0067AB!217&authkey=!AH6PDeM-jMWzjo0
Add a comment...
 
I'll bite. The point is to create fertile spaces (Marshall, 2014), where students can grow and develop, thereby empowering themselves as learners and enriching their lives. Educators must thus be creators who fashion learning experiences rather than follow standards or curriculum per se. The spaces they create can be physical ( in the classroom, school, etc.), digital (online), or mental (within the mind of the learners). What makes the spaces fertile is the use of project-based learning that includes a range of choices, meaningful feedback, and opportunities to share insights and outcomes of learning.
 
What is the real point of education? This my friends is where my investigative documentary begins. Who is brave enough to answer? Seeking educators, parents, admin, students, community to answer this question in interviews with me.
28 comments on original post
3
Kristine Moulder's profile photo
 
 I think it is important to also stress that skills like problem solving, critical thinking, creative thinking and effective communication need to be the focus, not content.  With the internet at our fingertips, it's very easy to find information.  Education should be focussed on what to do with this information and how to eliminate erroneous information etc.!  That's why I like to incorporate more projects that allow students to be creative and thoughtful.
Add a comment...

Rafia Islam

Announcements from DLMOOC  - 
 
http://www.melearni.ng/

Everyone has a plan. It's comprised of activities. The activities could be from a course, or you created them, or copied them from someone else. meLearning gives you the ability to modify any activity within courses to suit your needs and interests, so you stay focused and benefit from a community-based learning environment.
Educators: Create and Share a Plan. Are you an author, trainer, workshop giver, helper, paradigm shifter or someone with a method to share? Would you like to have software and marketing support for your work? Create a Course. Creating a course is easy and fun! Support and Encourage ...
1
Add a comment...

Laura McBain
moderator

Announcements from DLMOOC  - 
 
Hi DL MOOCers! 

We are once again hosting the Deeper Learning Conference April 1-3, 2015. A deep dive den to make and connect, Chris Emdin, Deep Dives and outright awesome people. It's going to be fun, real and a deeper learning experience for all. 

Register now friends:
http://www.deeper-learning.org/dl2015/
4
Charlene Doland's profile photo
 
+Laura McBain , I just registered! I'm looking forward to meeting all of you in person next spring!
Add a comment...
 
Increasing Teacher Voice: Challenge and Nominate a Teacher http://wp.me/p4covo-165
1
Add a comment...
 
024: Living on Edge of Chaos – Book Discussion: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell with Lisa Van Gemert http://wp.me/p4covo-14R 
1
Add a comment...

Helen Mulligan

Announcements from DLMOOC  - 
 
Hi, When will this MOOC run again?
1
Ben Daley's profile photoDaniel Bassill's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Ben Daley Ben, do you know if anyone has tried to organize a MOOC focused on deeper learning, and patterned after your own model,  but targeting leaders and volunteers who are part of non-school community based tutoring and/or mentoring orgs, tech labs, etc.
Add a comment...
 
Hello!  I'm a K-12 Peer Evaluator with a suburban Minnesota public school. I'm looking forward to engaging with educators from a variety of settings.  My hope is to share my new learnings with colleagues - trying to stay on the technology train as well!
1
Add a comment...

About this community

This online course for educators will explore deeper learning and will run from January 20 - March 21, 2014. For more information and to sign up (it's never too late!), visit http://dlmooc.deeper-learning.org/
 
ProjectBased Learning: It's More Than Projects! http://wp.me/p4covo-1i1
This is a video I put together to show some of the latest things developing in our school. This is a small snapshot of so many great things happening. This
3
Add a comment...
 
25 Day Challenge of Education and Productivity http://wp.me/p4covo-1gO
I have a new challenge. In the month of March I want to post a challenge a day where people will be sharing out quick and easy techniques and tips to help us
1
Add a comment...

Tammie Meehan

Discussion  - 
 
I am doing a study on ‘Praise and Feedback’ with a friend of mine and we have put together a bit of a form that can be filled out very easily to help us collect a bit of data. It can filled out by you or any of your students. This doesn't have to only be from schools and teachers, coaches, music teachers, etc would also be wonderful.
If anyone is keen to help us out Please send me a message!
Thanks in advance.
1
Ryan Gallagher's profile photoTammie Meehan's profile photo
2 comments
 
You are a champ Ryan. Thankyou.

Here is a link to the US version: http://trainugly.com/train-ugly-feedback-report/

If anyone is looking for the Australian copy, please message me as I will have to email it out.

We are hoping that we could have them completed within the next two weeks.
Add a comment...

Todd Reeves

Discussion  - 
 
Attention: Past MOOC Participants

We are educational researchers at Northern Illinois University conducting a study about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). We are looking for past MOOC participants to be part of the study. Participation in the research involves completion of an online survey that should take approximately one hour. 

Participation requires that an individual has previously participated in a MOOC. Participants can enter a raffle for 1 of 2 Apple TVs or 1 of 15 $20 gift certificates. 

We would be grateful if you would participate in our study, or if you could disseminate the link to individuals who are eligible. Full information about this study can be accessed here: https://niu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2uDHSmnJGZnYWPj

*The survey is best completed on a personal computer (e.g., laptop, desktop), rather than a mobile/cell phone.*

Sincerely,
Todd Reeves, Ph.D (treeves@niu.edu)
Amy Stich, Ph.D (astich@niu.edu)
Northern Illinois University
1
Add a comment...
 
How can I help students "level up?"
I recently completed a five-week MOOC offered by Coursera, called Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom. Successful completion of this course, three other courses, and a capstone result in a Virtual Teacher credential, which is my goal. As is the case with the other courses ...
1
Add a comment...
 
What is the real point of education? This my friends is where my investigative documentary begins. Who is brave enough to answer? Seeking educators, parents, admin, students, community to answer this question in interviews with me.
3
2
Charlene Doland's profile photoChristine Kuglen's profile photoHelaine Marshall's profile photo
28 comments
 
I'll bite. The point is to create fertile spaces (Marshall, 2014), where students can grow and develop, thereby empowering themselves as learners and enriching their lives. Educators must thus be creators who fashion learning experiences rather than follow standards or curriculum per se. The spaces they create can be physical ( in the classroom, school, etc.), digital (online), or mental (within the mind of the learners).  What makes the spaces fertile is the use of project-based learning that includes a range of choices, meaningful feedback, and opportunities to share insights and outcomes of learning. 
Add a comment...

Laura Vil

Introductions  - 
 
Hi,
my name is Laura Vilardo, and I am a student of interaction and product design at the University of San Marino. 
The reason I am writing you is that I am currently conducting a research project aimed at investigating the user experience of MOOC, to fulfill the requirements for my graduation. 
To this aim I have prepared a brief online questionnaire that I am now kindly asking you to fill in. The survey is completely anonymous, and filling it in should not take you more than 5-10 minutes. In the survey I cover several topics, from the motivations for taking a MOOC to the issues faced in taking it. 
By participating in this research, you will help me understand better this new and fascinating world, identify common issues and reasons for failures in completing courses. I strongly believe, in fact, that in order to be able to design better courses, nothing can be more valuable than learning from experiences of real users. 
I hope you will be able to participate in the survey, and I thank you in advance for your kind support. 
Please click on the following link to go to the questionnaire: http://goo.gl/forms/U6Z3QFMPI0
Kindest regards,
Laura
1
Add a comment...
 
Good article on teaching & learning techniques incorporating interleaving, and their effect.
This essay is a product of the larger radio documentary The Science of Smart, which you can listen to in its entirety on this website or on our podcast feed (iTunes). UCLA researcher Dick Schmidt gazes across the driving range at a line of golfers trying to improve their game.
3
1
Anita Lundgren Koch Fischer's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
The use of #PBL  in the Humanities.
Ginger Lewman is a dynamite speaker and workshop guru in the STE(A)M and Makerspace arenas. Check out her blog when you get the chance! I have yet to participate in one of her workshops, but can envision the energy and the “doing” going on as she leads students of all ages through a project.
2
Daniel Bassill's profile photoCharlene Doland's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Daniel Bassill Awesome idea to help students make real-world connections, and develop empathy for others. Thanks for sharing!
Add a comment...