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David Williamson Shaffer is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Psychology. Following the publication of his book, Quantitative Ethnography in April of 2017, Shaffer visited EdLab to present two keys tools for modeling complex thinking and discuss the challenges and...
Believe it or not, the K-12 classroom design has remained unchanged since the Civil War. Inspired by this startling fact, educators Jane Zhang and Grace O’Shea founded room2learn; a sharing platform and design consultancy committed to transforming 19th century classrooms everywhere into 21st century-ready learning spaces. In Nov...
When designing curricula for the modern classroom, even the best teachers need a blueprint. Coursetune supports teachers in building curricula in a visual and collaborative way, doing away with ineffective approaches and so-called "curriculum rot." Co-founder and CEO Maria Anderson shared a product demo and engaged in a discussion about current and future Coursetune users at the Ed...
Pranav Kothari is leading an educational revolution in India as the Domain Architect and Vice President of the Large Scale Education Programs at Educational Initiatives, known as EI. In this role, Kothari oversees large scale student assessment across the country and in doing so has found that the implementation of a high quality learning software known as Mindspark has shown the l...
Today’s huge front page NY Times article from the “Education Disrupted” series may be of interest to those eagerly anticipating the Sept 18th EdLab seminar from the team developing a special issue of TCR on teachers' use of social media as professional development. "Teachers Promote Their Brands, Drawing Fans and Controversy" (online title Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues) spotlights Kayla Delzer, a third grade educator in North Dakota. ...
Please add comments below from your observations and suggestions on the Mars Playtest Seminar.THANK YOU!-mars team
Data Storytelling - 5/2 DNR presentationForbes Articlehttps://www.forbes.com/sites/brentdykes/2016/03/31/data-storytelling-the-essential-data-science-skill-everyone-needs/#5ffe125852adExamples of XMA datahttp://rhizr.com/rz/PfG33R9BYtKZtPSCm/xma-module-4-2017...
This Wednesday, at the Research Team Share-out EdLab Seminar, I will be presenting some of the work the research team and I have done to make the best use of the Quuppa location tracking system. I will focus on a paper we recently wrote titled "Cluster Analysis of Real Time Location Data - An Application of Gaussian Mixture Models" Breaking down the title, we are trying to identify groups or clusters within a snapshot of 2-dimensional (x,y) Quuppa location data by using a statistical concept called Gaussian Mixture Models. In my presentation I will also highli...
This reading made me think of the term, “Action Frames.“ When I received my MFA, we were asked to set a door and a frame to each bit of action. To increase the drama on the stage, we set obstacles that made completing the action more challenging. Creating action within the given circumstances of the play was within the core of the actor on the stage. Before we created frames of action, we considered both intention and obstacle. It was great to consider topography and movement. When we look at choreography, there so many sequences and so much possibility, and I like how the reading fr...