The Learning Revolution
August 26th, 2014
If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
- Ignacio Estrada
The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds, and we believe that as they increasingly overlap and integrate these conversations will be critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place.
- Partner Spotlight
- Partner Announcements
- Calendar of Events
- Highlighted Recordings
- NMC Navigator Top Ten
- September's Volunteer Opportunity. Volunteering at professional events is a great way to make connections in your field (especially for graduate students!), and we are proud to support events that foster these types of collaborative relationships. We'd love your help for our inaugural (and free) Gaming in Ed conference, which begins the week of September 15th. We will have a full day of crowdsourced sessions on Thursday, September 18th, where we could use your help in supporting our presenters. There is a full schedule of amazing sessions on game-based learning topics, and volunteers will be able to connect with these outstanding presenters. Sign up to volunteer at Gaming in Ed!
- Library 2.014 - October 8th + 9th. We are gearing up for another amazing year of the Library 2.014 Conference. Our founding partners at the San José State University School of Information have lined up excellent Keynote Speakers for this two-day conversation about the future of libraries. Join us on October 8th + 9th to hear from Samantha Adams Becker of New Media Consortium, Phil Bradley the "UK Search Guru", Jonathan Hernández from National Autonomous University of Mexico, Sandra Hirsh of the SJSU iSchool, Helen Partridge from the University of Southern Queensland, Dr. Daisy Selematsela of the National Research Foundation of South Africa, Pam Smith of the Anythink Library, Joyce Valenza from Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, and Jia Yang from the Shanghai Library. Check out the Conference Schedule to see the list of sessions for this year's conference. We hope that you'll share this opportunity to participate in this free forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Learn more about the conference and how you can get involved at http://library20.com.
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- CUE | Learning Revolution Online Summit Featuring Google for Education, September 6th + 7th, 2014
- Gaming in Ed, September 15th - 19th, 2014
- Connected Librarian Day, October 3rd, 2014
- Library 2.014, October 8th + 9th, 2014
- Global Education Conference, November 17th - 21st, 2014
The Learning Games Lab specializes in designing and testing educational tools. Our products are research-based and developed for various audiences: youth, college students, the research community, policy makers, or workers in a particular industry. Recent projects include games and animations – several of which are focused on science and math education – a number of food safety initiatives, an interactive virtual laboratory for remote schools, mobile apps, research activities with youth, interactive websites and creative video productions. More information at http://learninggameslab.org/.
- The Essential #Edchat Resource Guide: The USC Rossier School of Education announces the release of The Essential #Edchat Resource Guide. This guide will help newbies learn about #Edchat while also providing #Edchat experts with a one-stop-shop for articles by #Edchat founders and thought leaders. Brought to you by USC Rossier’s Doctor of Education online (EDd). http://rossieronline.usc.edu/edchat-essential-resource-guide/
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- Tuesday, August 26th at 8pm Alt Ed Film Fest: Ian Reid on Building the Machine, Join us tonight for the final director interview of this year's Alt Ed Film Fest with Ian Reid on Building the Machine. Watch the live interview at http://www.virtualfilmfestival.com/live.html.
- Wednesday, August 27th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.
- Sunday, August 31st at 8:15pm Principalcast: Special Mystery Guest on Preparing for the New School Year Part 2, The Principalcast Podcast is weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational leadership. Each week we interview teachers, principals, superintendents, authors and presenters to learn about how to become more effective educators! We are dedicated to being the lead learners in all that we do.
- Monday, September 1st at 7:30pm Flat Connections Free Webinar on Global Collaboration in the Classroom, Join Julie Lindsay and Flat Connections global educators for a free webinar on implementing global collaboration into the classroom. This session is aimed at all teachers K-12. It will share and explain all Flat Connections global projects and answer any questions teachers or leaders may have about how to take their classroom global.
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- CUE Learning Revolution Online Summit Featuring Google for Education, September 6th + 7th, 2014
Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the CUE Learning Revolution Online Summit Featuring Google for Education is now open! Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, Google Educators and Googlers themselves are invited to apply to present as lead presenters at the inaugural virtual summit focused on Google’s education initiatives. Other educators must present with a member of one of the aforementioned Google affiliated groups. For more information, please see http://www.giesummit.org/home/presentation-submission.
- Library 2.014, October 8th + 9th, 2014
Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and October 1st for Library 2.014. This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that you do every day. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Your participation as a presenter will steer the global conversation about the future of libraries. Please see the call for proposals and conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!
- Global Education Conference, November 17th - 22nd, 2014
Upcoming deadlines: The call for proposals for the 2014 Global Education Conference are now open. Proposals can be submitted from now until November 15. Please see the conference strands and consider submitting your proposal soon!
Alt Ed Film Fest - on "Grown Without Schooling"
Bhawin Suchak from the Alt Ed Film Fest - on "Free to Learn"
Luba Vangelova from the Homeschool+ Conference - on "An Introduction to Self-Directed Learning"
Top Learning Tech Stories of the Week from the NMC/Horizon Project Navigator.
- What Will a Liberal Arts Education Look Like in 50 Years?
- The Top 7 Technology Trends Dominating 2014
- 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners
- Five Smart Habits to Develop for Back to School
- This Guy Just Built a Mind-Controlled Robot
- Shortchanged: The Hidden Costs of Lockstep Teacher Pay
- Use BYOD strategies to prepare for BYOA
- Adult Education: Finally Hip to the Game
- Why Students Prefer to Learn From a Machine
- Top ed-tech stories to watch: Maker movement makes waves
- Three Steps for Improving Students' Self-Reliance in Learning. Karen Cameron shares the Praise, Prompt, and Leave strategy in this week's post. This method is particularly helpful for those students who rely on asking for help as a means of getting attention. Often times these students need your support in shifting their attitudes about learning from helpless to empowered. Read about this methodology and think about ways you might apply it in your own learning environment.
- Lessons About Money Through Reading. Oscar Marin shares these five books that help children learn about entrepreneurship, frugality, money management, and other practical economics. This is a great example of supporting multiple literacies among young children. Thanks, Oscar!
- ALS #icebucketchallenge + Math = Brilliant. Math educator, Kyle Pearce, has added another dimension to the ALS #icebucketchallenege which has flooded social media channels this August, and raised more than $70 million dollars for ALS research. Pearce created a 3-Act Math Task Game Plan, which naturally culminates in the students dumping the coldest bucket of ice water on Mr. Pearce. This is an excellent example of bringing math to life with social action and loads of fun. Thanks for sharing, Kyle!
- Parents Echo Teachers on High Stakes Testing. A recent PDK/Gallup poll finds that an overwhelming majority of parents (68 percent) do not believe that standardized tests help teachers know what to teach, echoing the conversations taking place among many US educators over the past several years. The article also highlights the confusion, misinformation, and politicized reporting on the Common Core standards, frustrating the critical discussion of the future of public education in the US. What do you think the future of public education will look like?
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