Learning about Learning: Research and Edreform News and Views 01/04/2012

  • Drape's Takes: Refining Purpose for 1:1

    Darren Draper has a concise, well written explanation of the 4 reasons schools should move to 1:1 with research cited. I think the part I like best isthat we are no longer saying 1:1 laptop but, instead 1:1 technology. I am forwarding this one to my technology committee.

    tags: research learning education 1:1

  • Embrace Adaptive Testing – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

    I have to admit that it was very hard to put into a few short words my thoughts on adaptive learning. I didn't really intend for it to center on the testing piece but I guess that is what the editors thought hadn't already been covered, although I do agree with everything I said on it. Of course, many will say we need much more than testing but I think the big point is that pencil and paper don't cut it. We are wasting time with how we test now and can be much more targeted in terms of what students know and how we can teach. Your thoughts?

    The biggest thing that bothers me about all these apps is that we have no learning analytics – no feedback loop at all to parents or teachers. I literally have to watch my son play his ipad learning games to really understand where he is and what I need to do to fill things in. 

    tags: education news adaptivelearning learninganalytics inthenews

  • Intergenerational Learning Changes Learning, Changes Lives | Edutopia

    This Edutopia article is on intergenerational learning. we cover this innour Flat Classroom book because we believecflat learning spans regions, generations, and time itself.

    tags: flatclass intergenerational learning connection

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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