Jean Segura has probably watched the Matrix once or twice.
Coffee is late today
Your favorite holiday
I’m a big fan of holidays in general, so I’ll just go with “the next one.” If you haven’t microwaved a Peep, you haven’t lived.
Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22nd. This week before Earth Day is a good time for lessons about the wildlife that can benefit from the conservation efforts promoted through Earth Day.
- Polar Bears International
- WWF Together
- Wild Earth
- WWF Wildfinder
- NOAA’s Games Planet Arcade
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When they say, “Let’s give students a voice,” they mean, “let’s give them a seat at school board meetings.”
That’s not what they need. They need a lot more. We need to give them a pen and a microphone and a hammer and a shovel and a chalkboard. We need to give them a classroom and an audience and blank sheet that says “curriculum” at the top. We need to give them a budget and a building.
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That was the question, followed by, “Are they students who want to take over the classroom?” “No,” I replied, “it’s about how students approach learning—motivated, confident, and ready to tackle the task.”
Check out the federal budget from 2013. The gap between federal and local funds may surprise you; $60 in federal funding versus $464B locally.
Tunisia, Argentina, Brazil and Thailand are home to some of the world’s most math-phobic 15-year-olds.
Levels of “mathematics anxiety” in those countries were the highest among the nations tracked by the OECD as part of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests that the organization coordinates.
Having someone to appreciate, assess, and provide feedback on what we create is powerful.
With an audience, students see their learning as both a social act and an opportunity to teach. It benefits the creator as well as the consumer. Access to technology alone is not enough.