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Learning Without Teachers, Textbooks, or Tests - A Personal Case Study

When it comes to learning, we’ve come a long way. We no longer have to go to a person or place to learn. Static textbooks are looked upon with dread by 21st century learners. Outdated multiple choice assessments are seen as a waste of time. Real-world, meaningful tasks are prefered. But, what does it mean if we no longer need the traditional elements, teachers, textbooks, and tests, to learn?

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The Coach

Classroom teachers feel a lot of top down pressure to help their students achieve academically. Most understand that in order to do that they must have strong relationships with students, but the realities of some schools and schedules can make it very difficult for teachers to get to know students as much as they would like. That’s why some of the most influential teachers come into kids lives after school, during sports practice, band or robotics club. Sometimes it’s in these less formal situations when the lessons of a great teacher can really take hold.

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Google Street View

La llegada de la realidad virtual al mundo educativo está siendo una gran revolución. Los bajos costes del material nos permiten introducir de una forma eficiente en nuestras aulas esta magnífica tecnología. Los recursos que podemos encontrar en la web son realmente interesantes, pero en ocasiones estos recursos no se adaptan a nuestras necesidades de aula. Poder crear de forma sencilla,

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Valentine's Day Science and Statistics

With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend it's a good time looking for at science and statistics related to the day.

Search Facebook for Tools Reviewed on Free Technology for Teachers

I'm not sure if this feature is new or I was just slow to notice it, but this week I noticed that you can now search the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page for my older Facebook posts. More than 400,000 people are now following that page. The search function on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page works much like the one in this blog.

The Fewer, The Better: Ed-Fi, IMS Global Partner to Unify Class Rostering Standards

Data standards are useful—but only if there aren’t too many different ones competing for market share. Two nonprofits behind education data standards—Ed-Fi Alliance and IMS Global—announced a partnership to work towards creating a “unified approach to rostering,” or the management of student and teacher accounts for digital tools.

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El prefijo ‘pos(t)’

El prefijo pos- es de origen latino y significa ‘después’ o, a veces, ‘detrás’, por ejemplo:
(1) posimpresionismo: movimiento artístico que viene después del impresionismo
(2) posindustrial: lo que viene después de un periodo industrial
(3) posparto: lo que viene después del parto