Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Rolin Moe:

From RolinMoe.org; tangential to MOOCs

Originally posted on Rolin Moe:

The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders.  The title, Robo-readers aren’t as good as human readers — they’re better, is sensationalistic and sacrifices the tenor of the article’s argument for a round of quick clicks.

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Hope : A Message We All Need to Hear

erinluong:

Sharing an excellent reflection and resources.

Originally posted on School Counsellor Talk … Connecting, Collaborating, Curating and Continuing Education:

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The following post was written by Vince Fowler a teacher at the Edge School in Calgary . He allowed me to share it with you.

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Blog Migration Notes: Users

The Whole Gang, 50 Days old by Dean Searle Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

There is some background to this project in a previous post: Glow Blogs Summer 2014.

Before the migration of the glow portal Education Scotland suggested that schools did some pruning and tidying of their glow groups to make migration easier (less data) and so that users had less to sort through and sort out on the other end.…

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Makerspace All The Things

Every conference I’ve attended in the last year and a half has offered a session on Makerspaces. For the uninitiated, Makerspaces are places were community members can plan and create projects. Many of these spaces have an engineering design focus where participants can use tools to build creations.…

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Life in Links 2014-08-11

Chain black&white by yostD7000
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A few things from my Pinboard bookmarks from the last week.

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The #DLTV2014 Conference

It is hard to believe it is only a bit over a week since the first Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Annual Conference.  It was a two day conference focussing on using digital tools for teaching and learning and innovation in our classrooms, which is the core focus of DLTV, the newly formed subject association.…

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Teaching can be hard – on our families:

There have been a few posts (blog & twitter) lately mentioning that teaching can be hard, mine included. It seemed a good time to re-acknowledge that it can be hard for our families too. When we put in long hours preparing, marking, reading inspirational blog posts and articles, searching for and creating resources, they sometimes miss out.…

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Learning about Data

As an introduction to Yr 7 students thinking about data they created an All About Me video (inspired by Dan Meyer’s Annual Report) including data about themselves.

Some used Keynote, some iMovie and others VideoScribe or Haiku Deck.

They thought about data, they did some basic arithmetic and they learned more about how to use some of their presentation apps.…

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