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PODCAST: #RunYourLife

13495163_10157116396435445_2761635682743991100_nThis is my first-ever Podcast experience. Andy Vasily, an educational consultant, co-author with me, former colleague, and friend of mine involved me in this. At first, I was leery, nervous even, but Andy made me feel at ease with his questioning and banter.

The range of conversation covers ideas about: perspective and cognitive dissonance; rethinking SAMR; differentiation and personalisation; reframing educational experiences; blended learning; findings from John Hattie, Richard E. Clark, Seth Godin, and others; and even God.

Find out for yourself why I might even Podcast again, if asked in the far-off future:
http://21clradio.com/?powerpress_embed=2629-podcast&powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio

 

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Design and Presentation Checklist

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 12.30.50 PMI have seen too many mishaps and boring presentations.  Because of this, I decided to make a checklist that can be freely shared to help those who might be getting ready for their presentation.  Find it below as a PDF and .Doc:

Presentation notes and checklist.doc

Presentation notes and checklist.pdf

 

 
 

Do jobs run in families?

Do jobs run in families? Are twins more likely than siblings to choose the same profession? We tackle these questions with interactive visualizations.

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The Best Youtube Channels You Can Work Out to Right Now

It’s cold. The gym is crowded. Might as well stay home and watch videos…workout videos. Here are some of our favorite ways to get fit with YouTube.

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I have said before, but I am proving it now – I love lists of useful things – I love working out – and I love technology.  Here is a combination of all of this.

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Posted by on January 12, 2016 in Technology

 

John Hattie’s apples and oranges

First, I love stats and especially ones that can shape my theory to guide my practice.  Hattie, some could argue is one of the gurus of educational stats because he has been looking at such vast amounts of data through his meta-analysis.  The article I cited at the bottom explained a main argument against Hattie’s grouping and rankings, which can be found here: http://visible-learning.org/hattie-ranking-influences-effect-sizes-learning-achievement/

It would be interesting for a researcher to delineate these two types of studies that could be derived from Hattie’s findings:

APPLES: “The truth is that Hattie sometimes uses ‘effect size’ to mean ‘as compared to a control group’” (EC, 2012)
One group is a control – the other is the treatment

ORANGES: “and other times uses it to mean ‘as compared to the same students before the study started.'” (EC, 2012)
There is no control, but an effect size can still be determined.

It would be further applicable if the studies were broken down by age, skill level, or grouping.
For example, primary school children, middle school, and high school.

Reference:
EC, 2012 – http://literacyinleafstrewn.blogspot.ca/2012/12/can-we-trust-educational-research_20.html

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Technology

 

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What is leetspeak?

Computer dictionary definition for what leetspeak means including related links, information, and terms.

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This is one of the most appropriate resources to demonstrate LEET SPEAK.  It has a LEET generator, that also creates may other outputs: Upside Down, Pig Latin, Gibberish, Binary, ASCII,  morse code, stats, and more.

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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Technology

 

The Road Ahead: Schools Can Be Different | maelstrom

Schools can be different. Students can be trusted to do great things when given the opportunity. Will Richardson The word perhaps most frequently used in conjunction with the use of technology in our schools today is appropriate. This predominant concern with the word appropriate when it comes to technology is bewildering. While not wishing to dismiss…

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I have been asking students to consider not just a digital footprint, but a professional digital footprint for many years.  I think that this article sums up or articulates the message behind what I wanted for the students – to become digital leaders.

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Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Technology

 
 
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