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Research is a critical component of how we do our work at NewSchools Venture Fund. In fact, we have a motto: “Share what you learn as fast as you learn it.” We believe this is useful for informing our investment strategy, and also for supporting the work of others in the field. One of our three investment areas is ed tech. Like other innovators, ed tech entrepreneurs value research. However, especially in the early stages of product development, they are constantly refining their products to make them easier to use and more effective.
Eric Hayot said: No one ever said you would get to do the job in the same way for all 40 years of your career. No one ever said that large-scale social changes wouldn’t change your working conditions. And now they have. via https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Humanities-as-We-Know-Them/243769 Yep. Time to get to work. And in much bigger ways than […]
Desert Panels (M.A. Reilly) I. I am out west. In the desert. It’s bloody hot and I sometimes feel beautifully lost in this large, large unfolding span of sand and mountains, hills and rocks, settled beneath big, sloping skies. Every thing shifts in time. II. Nevada is cruel in ways that hold my attention. I read the opening chapters from Sara Ahmad’s Being the Change on the plane, the
Join us for our monthly #NYCSchoolsTechChat on Thursday, July 5th at 7 pm EST. During this month's chat we'll reflect on past #ISTE experiences and prepare for #ISTE19 taking place in NYC's backyard right in Philadelphia, PA. teacher moderates with me throwing in my two cents. You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions:Chat details are below:Date: Thursday, July 5Time: 7:00 pmTopic: SummitYour Host: @eileen_lennon (@NYCSchools)Co-Host: @InnovativeEdu (@NYCSchools)Remember to respond using the hashtag #NYCSchoolsTechChat and include the number of the question you are answering in your response i.
[Every week a ‘Monday Morning Message (MMM)’ email goes out to all doctoral students from a faculty or staff member in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. Here’s mine, slated for tomorrow.] If you ask them, many faculty members and staff will admit that they wish that their work was more visible. […]
If you're an innovative educator, the news about teacher effectiveness having little impact on student achievement is no surprise. The Gates Foundation spent a whooping $575 million buckaroos, when they could have just been listening to teachers who knew better. The work that is necessary to support student learning is easy to understand and hard to implement. It begins with Maslow's seminal work on human motivation. Any good teacher knows his hierarchy by heart. Gates mistake was moving directly to the top of the pyramid.
Just kidding. Because there are no tech tools that will make us super teachers. Pencils didn’t make us super teachers. Textbooks didn’t make us super teachers. Chalkboards and whiteboards and overhead projectors didn’t make us super teachers. VCR and LaserDisc and DVD players didn’t make us super teachers. Why should we expect computers and apps […]
Pages Sunday, June 24, 2018 Simple Tip for Quality Posting & Consuming on Facebook Have you ever noticed a post on Facebook where rather than seeing responses to the post, instead the thread is cluttered with folks indicating "following" or "f." Stop doing that. Instead, just turn on notifications. This way the content stays rich and clean and you get straight to the information you were trying to learn. Here's how. So, if you don't want to come off as the bad guy, just share this post in a group where this is an issue and help all those passionate group members get to the heart of the matter.
Pages Tuesday, June 19, 2018 New Infographic: 12 Strategies to Manage the Modern Classroom Innovative educators know they have to update classroom management strategies in the modern classroom. Here are twelve strategies to do just that. Posted by No comments: Post a Comment Subscribe to: WELCOME Lisa Nielsen found school boring + irrelevant. That ticked her off. She writes this blog to share ideas to help change that for others.Disclaimer: The views expressed do not reflect those of her employer or any other entity.
Pages Sunday, June 17, 2018 The Key to Differentiated Learning - Develop Student Experts When you enter Dr. Lou Lahana's Tech Cafe at PS/MS 188, you aren't entering a classroom with a teacher preparing students for the future. Instead, you enter a space where social activists are working hard doing the real work of making the world a better place today addressing causes about which they are passionate. Lahana is a self-described passionate educator in search of technology to support talent development and social action in teens.