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1 year ago | 60 notes

100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom [Updated]

world-shaker:

Here are the first four:

  1. Ask for information: Instead of trusting Wikipedia, ask the crowd on Facebook. One kindergarten teacher asked parents to research seeds and got great information about the largest seed in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
  2. Attend remote lectures: Using Facebook, you can tune into remote lectures and presentations from around the world.
  3. Museums and more: Help your students follow along with local and international museums, art galleries, exhibits, and more for enriched learning on Facebook.
  4. Firsthand research: Students can connect with family members for genealogy assignments, discuss issues with local celebrities and more through Facebook.
Via World-Shaker
3 years ago | 1 note

Education vs. Intelligence

courtneyparham:

“I found Marilyn [Monroe] to be one of the great talents of all time… she struck me as being a much brighter person than I had ever imagined, and I think that was the first time I learned that intelligence and, yes, brilliance have nothing to do with education.” - James Logan, Director

Well said, Mr. Logan. In high school, I gave a mediocre performance on the SATs, struggled to keep up in science and math, and didn’t attend an Ivy League institution like many of my prep school classmates. Early education did not dictate my later success in life, contrary to what teachers and standardized testing led me to believe.

Anyways, University of San Francisco Dons do it better.

The inverse is true, too. I’m a classic “Does Not Work To Potential.” 1460 on my SATs but a solid C average in most of my classes. It wasn’t for lack of intelligence, but lack of motivation, enthusiasm and trying. Make me sit through biology when I have no interest, and I’ll put in the bare minimum effort. Find me something that really interests me and I’ll throw myself into it full throttle. I know it’ll never happen, but I really wish we could move toward a more specialty-based education system, figuring out what kids are interested in and cultivating those interests, with only a secondary emphasis on traditional subjects.

Maybe it’s just me.

Via Buzzworthy by Courtney Parham