21 Matching Annotations
  1. Jan 2019
    1. That’s sort of the vehicle that’s getting them to the creative process.

      Yes. And that's where teachers, hemmed in by tradition and testing regimes, tend to stop and move on to new content.

  2. Dec 2018
    1. letting them go off-roading, not merely letting them move at their own pace through a "closed course" of facts and skills that's already been set up for them.

      And not infrequently, their "off road" path will cross or follow roads in existing curriculum. But being there by choice makes a huge difference.

    2. You really want bold, audacious, curious, creative problem-solving kids that embrace ambiguity."

      A robust definition!

    3. Love the visual representation of proficiency vs. mastery. To extrapolate a bit, everyone's version of mastery could look different. (Which, of course, suggests a challenge in identifying or defining it).

  3. Jan 2018
    1. If a lot of different aspects of your life are in a messy place, you’re going to struggle, because so much energy is going to need to be expended.

      Like children who live in poverty, food insecurity, or domestic violence trying to learn in school.

    2. Recently, I found myself sitting in an important meeting, feeling frustrated and wanting to point out what was wrong. I was starting to make fast decisions and putting pressure on my team to do the same.

      I don't know what kind of meeting this was, but the response doesn't seem invalid to me.

  4. Sep 2017
    1. _There are two easy ways to di� in the desert: �t or drown­ing.

      If you look very closely, you'll see the influence of this idea in the opening sentences of the course description.

    2. grew up thinking that water . and the desert were the 'sam�

      So provacative! I think of the desert as opposite of water. Do you?

  5. Mar 2017
    1. Define and clarify.

      How can this be done digitally? If a student could mouse over a word to see a synonym and a link to a dictionary entry for more info, it would be so powerful! Surely this is the future of reading. Is Merriam-Webster on it??

  6. Jan 2017
  7. edrev.asu.edu edrev.asu.edu
    1. fascinating account of the academic life + intriguing educational theories

    2. When learners with different knowledge bases collaborate on a task, each individual, of course, has a limited working memory but by collaborating, in effect they are pooling their working memories. Providing the costs of collaborating are less than the effective increase in working memory due to pooling, performance should be increased compared to individual learning.

      Is friction among group members one of the costs studied? It's nice when learners bring different knowledge bases, but it can also challenging for them to communicate.

    3. very complex, high element interactivity information that are initially presented as isolated elements improve learning compared to having them presented in their “natural”, integrated format

      This is the challenge of project-based and experiential learning: they tend to present information and variables in a highly complex way. Learners need guidance to identify components.

    4. Indeed, the permanence of written material and the transient nature of spoken material is presumably why we invented writing.

      Love this broad perspective!

    5. When dealing with, for example, a diagram and text, instead of presenting the text in written form, it can be presented in spoken form.

      Voiceover makes this possible in asynchronous learning.

    1. Bewilderment is the easy option. “Free Speech” encourages us to take a breath, look hard at the facts and see how well-tried liberal principles can be applied and defended in daunting new circumstances.

      What to do

  8. Sep 2016
    1. a manmade disaster that never needed to happen.

      I think this element must induce rage and despair among Flint residents.

    2. Flint is far from the first city where lead in the water supply has affected public health.

      Dismaying. But this also makes the controversy even more significant to study and understand. Has lead been a problem in any of your cities?