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Looking at the plants around EdLab, I found myself thinking, "zip up the xylem, flow down the phloem," a mnemonic I had learned in high school bio to illustrate how plants take in and release water and nutrients.Out of curiosity, does anyone else have particularly memorable mnemonics? Any that have surprised you by their lasting power and/or usefulness? I'd be interested to hear [read] them. Another one that came to me recently when tutoring grade students in math was the fraction rap:"multiplying fractions is no b...
Inspired by the conversation my group had during the DnR about Montessori schools and self-directed learning, I found myself looking through a set of YouTube videos from this one school called the Bowman School in Palo Alto. The Montessori method is typically pretty against utilizing digital technology for learning, and the Bowman School is no different. However, as it's in the heart of Silicon Valley, of course it includes coding in the curriculum, starting from Kindergarten. There have been articles we've posted in High 5 over the years about how Silicon Valley parents and tech moguls
Refugee students face a lot of problems. They have to deal with a new environment, language, and way of teaching and learning. Jordan, already home to over a million refugees from Palestine, has had to deal with another set of refugees from the conflict in Syria and other regions such as Chechnya. Through aid from other nations, Jordan has been able to provide adequate needs and services to refugee students and their families. However, that is all set to
Students and teachers increasingly use social media to share their experiences in U.S. schools. Check out the most viral moments of 2018 in U.S. schools as collected by NPR. Although each ...
It seems that the interest in developing spaces to support active learning is becoming more widespread. According to this piece in Forbes, active learning spaces are the top trend in education for 2018. This is likely to have implic...
6 months ago
Last week Brian Sweeting and I attended the annual conference held by ITHAKA, the company that runs the digital archive JSTOR. Our group convened in the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown, its lobby decked out with festive, platinum-colored decor and a plump Christmas tree, to discuss the future of higher education.The day began with YS Chi, Chairman of Elsevier, who spends 300 days a year traveling around the world on business....
7 months ago
I discovered some interesting people from an old photo in PK today.from The Chinese Student Club at Teachers College in 1916-------------------------------------------I'm a divider----------------------------------------------Hu Shi( 胡适 ), first from left, was one of the greatest and most well-known Chine...
8 months ago
Following today’s D&R, I wanted to share a list of resources to further explore more the connection between visual note-taking and learning. You'll need your library UNI login to access these articles. Paivio, A., & Clark, J. M. (1991). Dual coding theory and education. Educational Psychology Review, 3(3), 149-210
This post is about the development and implementation of the SocioAVA digital educational material named Social Interactions in Virtual Learning Environments.The material is aimed at professionals working in Distance Education (DE) who are interested in discussing social interactions in the virtual.The objective is to discuss social interactions as an importa...
A few weeks ago, I led a Brown Bag session where we discussed the impact of extracurricular activities on students. During the discussion, participants shared their own extracurricular experiences and looked at some other aspects of extracurricular activities: cost...