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Do Now #60: Online Learning

Do Now | January 26, 2013 | 163 Comments

Do Now #60: Online Learning

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What are the advantages or disadvantages of taking courses online? Would you prefer that classes be […]

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Why Can’t Girls Be Machine Engineers?

Science | June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Why Can’t Girls Be Machine Engineers?

Kam Gan, a Chinese immigrant living in San Francisco, may not have ever thought it possible to go into engineering as a career. But an after school program in robotics has inspired her to envision an education — and eventually a job — in this male-dominated field. Watch the video below. Co-produced by Tina Barseghian […]

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How Open Education Can Transform Learning

Teacher Trainings | May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

How Open Education Can Transform Learning

by Tina Barseghian As the open education movement grows, the ripple effects of what it means for teachers to take control of what they teach is being witnessed across all spectrums in education. Customizable content, sharing and becoming part of a community, and deconstructing entrenched ideologies about what constitutes quality learning materials — these are […]

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How Do You Measure Learning?

Conferences | April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

How Do You Measure Learning?

By Tina Barseghian It’s not a new question, but it’s certainly a divisive one — how to best measure student learning. As the Department of Education works toward finding a way to assess student learning beyond what most agree are sub-par standardized tests, and movement for opting out of assessments grows, educators and those who […]

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What Will Be Obsolete in 2020?

Conferences | April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

What Will Be Obsolete in 2020?

by Tina Barseghian Expounding on the ideas of the wildly popular article 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete in 2020, we asked a few of those who attended Big Ideas Fest, a recent gathering of teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs and policymakers, to predict what they think will be obsolete in 2020. Walls around the classroom, said […]

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Search Savvy: What to Trust and What to Dismiss

New Ideas with Digital Tools | February 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

Search Savvy: What to Trust and What to Dismiss

Caitlin Barry poses an important question about using media and technology in the classroom in her article in the Huffington Post, Defining ‘Media Literacy’ (2/7/12). Her question hinges on the skill-set we seek to offer students through the integration of media and media making in the curriculum. “Most teachers want to do cool activities with […]

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What Does the Public Know About You?

Post-Secondary ESL | August 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

What Does the Public Know About You?

Very little remains private in the digital age. Social media present us all with questions about privacy and safe practices online. In our New Media Literacies curriculum for ESL instructors we address the implications

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