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Entries Tagged as 'Improving Education'

The value of choice in student engagement

October 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · CyberEnglish, Improving Education, The Art of Teaching

Preface I was not a teacher when my children were young, and to be honest, I didn’t think about education and learning much. I was just trying to be a good mom. But now, as a 21 year high school English teacher veteran and as a grandmother fascinated by how children learn, I will often […]

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Education Week article focuses on digital English classes

June 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on Education Week article focuses on digital English classes · CyberEnglish, Digital Spaces, Improving Education, Technology and Education

Katie Ash’s article, Language Arts Educators Balance Text-Only Tactics With Multi-Media Skills, includes my views about CyberEnglish. I’m in some outstanding company here. Worth reading for English teachers!

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Changing Education Paradigms

April 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Changing Education Paradigms · Improving Education

This clever animation makes Sir Ken Robinson’s wise assessment of education more than fun to watch and easy to remember.

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Engagement is the only thing

December 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Engagement is the only thing · Improving Education, Technology and Education, web 2.0 tools

If  students spend the day at school watching  teachers work, they’re not engaged and they’re not learning. When Dewey spoke of hands on learning, he no doubt meant that if one is to learn to build, one cannot discover the craft through a book but only by actually building. Today’s technology allows us to engage all students […]

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Don’t know whether to laugh or cry!

October 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Improving Education

I heard about this video from Paul Turtola who saw it on Larry Ferlazzo’s Blog, who says it was created by Tom Hoffman.

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