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Collaboration for International Education

 One of the ideas that I have is that we can create a multi-purpose course. I am putting an emphasis on course because I think many lesson plans leave a lot out and this included MIT OCW.
Lets take a look at Art History as a course.
The course is divided into micro lessons so that it is easy for a teacher to choose the one that will contribute to their work the most.
There are many micro lessons in each period of study.
The micro lessons are question based which provides the teacher.

What are 21st Century Skills?

Although I have been a pioneer in the use of technology in education for a couple of decades, I am usually stumped by the question of just what, exactly, are the 21st Century skills.

Here is an interesting piece that explains the terminology and shows what it will mean to make the necessary changes in curricula and practice: 21st Century Skills

Spreadsheet

My Family Math Day experience and classroom opportunities to explore the utility of spreadsheets with school age student groups has convinced me that the spreadsheet is an important tool in developing an understanding of mathematics: both the in depth comprehension of quantity as well as the complexities of our number system are reflected quite rapidly in the instruction and the independent activities provided by spreadsheets. Where to begin is always an issue, just as it is in every classroom planning process.

Radio Interview

I was recently interviewed on the Yvonne Pierre radio show and it is available at Blog Radio.

It was a discussion on the neuropsychological bases of learning disabilities and learning styles.


Living with autism

I would like to invite you to read and participate on my blog
http://www.helpingcommunicate.co.uk/blog
Looking forward to reading your views

3000 languages, nations and religions... One Child.

There is so much to think about in the world that it takes 6 BILLION people to carry it all.
A SMALL amount of TRUTH being successfully Carried from the past into the future is Priceless, therefore, it is not the capacity of the Human Mind that is most important, but instead the quality of the content.
 
 

Dysgraphia Diagnosis, a thing of the past?

I saw an interesting news report this morning, that outlined how manuscript and handwriting are worsening with students in elementary school, middle school and into high school.  The news report attributed this to the rise in computer use and other technological advances (cell phones, PDA's etc.).  My question or thought for this blog is:  If this is the case, that student's handwriting and manuscripting capabilities are being diminished by the use of computers and PDA's, will then dysgraphia be a thing of the past?  Will dysgraphia be eliminated, eventually from th

What Exists, and what will exist.

 
 

Because ''Human'' is a concept formed inside of the brain tissue of a child, therefore, WE DECIDE if we raise Animals or Humans.
How much ''Human'' can be created is limited only by the capacity of the mind and the Accuracy of the teaching.
Conflcting thoughts ( The lies of beliefs versus The Truth of Reality - conflicts requiring years to resolve) will retard the development of the Human Mind, thus creating ''Obedient Followers'' relying on animal instincts.

What is 'learning potential' and why is it important?

 I have been struggling for some time to define what I mean when I speak of learning potential in relation to children in school. I would like to explore some thought here and, perhaps,get some comments.
First, I do not think that learning potential and learning ability are the same.  I think a child needs to be able to learn in order to reach their learning potential but ability to learn does not guarantee that their learning potential is fulfilled.

No More Homework

This blog is a compilation of a discussion on the Cross Culture list with author name and date of post intact.  No discussion is allowed on the blog itself, but should be held in the forum.
 
From Ann Mock -anock51@gmail.com
Date: Sun, Aug 9, 09 at 1:17 AM
 

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