• Moonshots in Education | Esther Wojcicki | TEDxPaloAltoHighSchool
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    Moonshots in Education | Esther Wojcicki | TEDxPaloAltoHighSchool

    Translator: christy zhang Reviewer: Mirjana Čutura So, it is Moonshots in Education. Give you an idea. What is a moonshot? I’m not sure any of you know, but in 1961, President Kennedy basically said, in a very important address to the nation, that we needed to make a moonshot. That means that we needed to get to the Moon, and the reason was because just a month before, the Russians had put a man into space. They were the first country to put a man into space. And so Kennedy said, “If we don’t get a man to the Moon in the next 10 years, we’re going to be behind.”…

  • How can cognitive science inform the future of education? | Lindsay Portnoy
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    How can cognitive science inform the future of education? | Lindsay Portnoy

    We have this dichotomy in the land of education whereby we have all of this beautiful research; we have decades, if not centuries, of research on how people learn — which is ultimately cognitive science. And then we have the applied practice of what is happening in schools. And there is a tremendous disconnect. We talk about ideas like information processing and you think about a computer or your mind is a machine. We understand how children learn best. We understand how children learn and all of us learn through experience. That’s cognitive science. The sociocultural tools that we have in the world around us is something that Lev Vygotsky…

  • Can Video Games Make You Smarter?
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    Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

    Video games provide a fun escape from reality; though, they’re often portrayed as violent, lazy and a waste of time by some. The debate has raged on for years – So are there any positive effects? Can video games actually make you smarter? Video games provide a fun escape from reality; though, they’re often portrayed as violent, broccoli. Seriously, extremely high doses broccoli can actually be toxic. Heck even water toxicity exist. So if you binge and do nothing but play video games, the risks probably outweigh any benefits. In fact, we have an entire video devoted to what would happen if you stopped going outside, and the negative effects…

  • MVLRI Webinar: Online Teacher Job Satisfaction
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    MVLRI Webinar: Online Teacher Job Satisfaction

    >>All right. We’re currently recording. Welcome and thanks so much for joining us today for another installment of the Research Webinar Series hosted by our team here at the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute or MVLRI. The goal of MVLRI is to expand Michigan’s capacity to support new learning models, engage in active research to form new policies and online blended learning and strengthen the state’s infrastructure for sharing best practices. MVLRI is a division of MVU, the Michigan Virtual University, a non-profit organization whose mission is advancing K-12 education through digital learning, research, innovation policy and partnerships. MVU is also a parent company of Michigan Virtual School, a supplemental…

  • The Big Questions – Immigration – Lynch School of Education
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    The Big Questions – Immigration – Lynch School of Education

    One of the distinctive features of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College is the emphasis on justice that, as a Jesuit University, we’ve always been concerned with trying to serve others: men and women in service of others is one of the mottos of the Jesuits and with immigration we pursue that emphasis on justice on serving those who haven’t been served well in the same way. Our faculty members spend a lot of time trying to understand how is it that these kids from immigrant backgrounds run into particular roadblocks that aren’t due to intelligence – they’re just as intelligent as anybody else – doesn’t have to…

  • Dr. Woodie Flowers: What is the Future of Education?
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    Dr. Woodie Flowers: What is the Future of Education?

    600,000 college freshman take calculus every year. 250,000 fail. That’s ridiculous. Forty-two percent. If you make the assumption that each failure is worth two thousand dollars, that’s very conservative. 250,000, two thousand. Wow, half a billion dollars. In this country in particular, we’ve lost sight of education because we’re doing this teach to the test training thing, and we think that what we measure is the Holy Grail. But people like Angela Duckworth are pointing out that grit may be more important than ‘IQ.’ The correlations with what you end up getting done in life don’t fall under the check box, quiz, ‘IQ’ category. Let me distinguish what I call…

  • #TeachBR – Why Education?
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    #TeachBR – Why Education?

    I was always drilled by my father that education was like my exit ticket and I really noticed that it did become a way out for me but in high school it just seemed college and like education just seems so unattainable once i noticed that i can do it i just wanted to share that with other kids like me and so I decided to get into education because I kind of know their struggle honestly I was always like oh I’ll never be teacher I don’t have the patience for that I end up working for an organization where I was coaching kids in soccer and i loved…

  • Diversity teaching funding
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    Diversity teaching funding

    DOWN SOUTH. SHANNON SMITH NEWS 4. THERE’S A NEW PROGRAM THAT COULD HELP BRING DIVERSITY TO THE BUFFALO CITY SCHOOLS. AND, THERE’S A FUNDING BOOST TO HELP IT ALONG. NEWS 4’S ANGELICA MORRISON WAS AT THE CHARLES DREW SCIENCE MAGNET SCHOOL LEARNING MORE. ((A MORE DIVERSE TEACHING STAFF COULD BE IN THE FUTURE FOR THE BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS — THANKS TO NEW STATE FUNDING THAT WILL HELP MORE MINORITIES BECOME TEACHERS.)) 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN STATE FINDING IS HEADING TO SUPPORT A “TEACHER DIVERSITY PIPELINE” IT’S A PROGRAM — THAT PARTNERS WITH BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE TO HELP MINORITIES SECURE TEACHING CREDENTIALS. ((I DONT THINK THIS IS JUST SOMETHING FOR BUFFALO…

  • Education Insight: Technology and Innovation in the Classroom
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    Education Insight: Technology and Innovation in the Classroom

    >>TECHNOLOGY PERMEATES OUR LIVES IN ALMOST EVERY WAY. EDUCATION IS NO EXCEPTION. FROM THE WAY TEACHERS TEACH TO THE DEVICES USED BY STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM AND AT HOME: TECHNOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING EDUCATION. EDUCATORS CONTINUE TO LEARN, TOO, KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO HELP THEM BOTH IN AND OUT OF THEIR CLASSROOMS. THIS TRANSFORMATION DOES NOT JUST APPLY TO K 12 EDUCATION, POLICE OFFICERS CAN RECEIVE RECERTIFICATION FROM THEIR CAR RADIOS OR SMARTPHONES. WE’LL EXPLORE WHAT IS LEFT TO LEARN, WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE, AS WELL AS EDUCATORS KEEPING THE UPPER HAND, AS WAYS TO INTEGRATE CONTINUE TO EMERGE. WE WILL TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS ON…

  • Secondary Students talk to Dr. Rodger Bybee about Education and PISA test
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    Secondary Students talk to Dr. Rodger Bybee about Education and PISA test

    I absolutely support the incorporation of technologies, and one of the things that I’ve tried to be sensitive to and recommend is how they are placed if you think of it as an instructional sequence from beginning to end then to ask the question about a particular technology –a simulation, or going and searching on the web for some information– where in that instructional sequence would be the most important and appropriate placement of the technology that would assist and contribute to the students’ learning? Where does it go in an instructional sequence that it is going to assist most in learning? The PISA test begins with understanding that individuals…