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I refuse to say yes to doing nothing about sexual harassment

Are there enough negatives in that title to confuse you? Good. But it’s nothing compared to the confusion I’ve felt this week. And my discomfort is a drop in the bucket of confusion and anxiety experienced every. single. day by woman who have been or are being sexually harassed.

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Annotation. A New Learning and Collaboration Tool

How many times have you read a book, or an article, and used your yellow high-lighter to mark up important passages, or used sticky notes to post comments? Or even written notes in the margins? I'm sure many of us have done this to support our learning and prepare for tests.
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Tech Tool Fatigue Syndrome (#TTFS): Do you have it?

Anyone involved in the field of educational technology has probably run across headlines like this: “7 Tools That Will Change Education” or “10 Educational Apps Every Teacher Should Have” – I see them on Twitter almost every day. In fact, I maintain an ever-growing spreadsheet to track interesting new education tools.

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.1

Happy New Year!  This year we will again be discussing QM Standards each Monday.  

 

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

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5 Steps to Refresh Your Course

5 Steps to Refresh Your Course

 

It’s a New Year and time to take a new look at our work.  Here are 5 steps that can help you refresh your course.

 

Step 1: Use a Course Buddy.  FacultyeCommons.com

Step 1: Use a Course Buddy. FacultyeCommons.com

1.Find a Course Buddy.

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2015 in Titles

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In past years I often written reviews of the years blogging, this year I am a little lazier this is a wordle for the titles of the 90 posts I made here this year.
A list after the jump:

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Bringing Art into the Language Arts Classroom


Our school uses a modified version of the common core standards from the United States (never going to call it America again after a very interesting chat with a man from Chile but that is another post). I can't say I am terribly excited about the common core but as a dear friend told me, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"

My father is an artist.…
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Getting the most out of peer instruction

Peer instruction is a powerful, evidence-based instructional strategy that supports active learning in all sizes of classes. Typically in peer instruction, every 15-20 minutes,

  1. the instructor poses a conceptually challenging, multiple choice question
  2. students think about the question on their own and vote for one of the choices using some kind of audience response tool
  3. students turn to their neighbors and discuss the question and their answers
  4. students may vote a second time, depending on the nature of the question
  5. the instructor leads a class-wide discussion where students share their thinking, finishing with
  6. the instructor models expert-like thinking and confirms why the right answers are right and the wrong answers are wrong

This can take anywhere from 2 to 10 or more minutes, depending on the question, the answers, and the richness of the discussion.…

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syndicating 5121 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs