5 Myths about Mastery-Based Learning

5 Myths about Mastery-Based Learning

“Whether or not you’ve heard the term “mastery-based learning,” you’ve probably encountered it in practice, in school or on the job. In any situation where you’re given a set of labs, problems, or activities where your progression is dependent on successful completion of various tasks rather than seat time, you’re engaging in mastery-based learning–a teaching method premised on the idea that student progression through a course should be dependent on proficiency as opposed to amount of time spent on academic work.”

This is another aspect of education that I am very passionate about. All too often student have gaps in their knowledge and understanding and this gaps grow as they progress through the years cause them to have a fixed mindset about their abilities in a certain subject.

The intro above is from a great article dispelling myths around the implementation of Mastery-Based Learning.

Continue read the article here    https://www.knewton.com/resources/blog/ed-tech/5-myths-about-mastery-based-learning/ 

Swivl – robotic recorder for your classroom

Swivl – robotic recorder for your classroom

Swivl Robot

Swivl turns your mobile device into presentation delivery tool, a front-of-room assistant and automated video solution. It follows you, stops to focus on whiteboards or small groups when needed and can be used anytime, anywhere.

One-click control

The Swivl marker can be worn or held, and gives you one click control. It has a built-in wireless microphone to capture the voices you need to hear. Add a second marker and place it wherever you need to capture group conversations.

www.swivl.com

How to use a Swivl

Swivl Recap – a video response and reflection tool

www.swivl.com/2016/02/introducing-recap/

15 cool uses for your Swivl

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/15-uses-swivl/ 

User Guide

Swivl User Guide

David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom and his “holodeck” classsroom

David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom and his “holodeck” classsroom

David Thornburg Ph.D. is an award-winning futurist, author, and consultant whose clients range across the public and private sector, both in the United States and in Brazil. As the founder and director of global operations for the Thornburg Center, he conducts research and provides staff development. His educational philosophy is based on the idea that students learn best when they are constructors of their own knowledge.

Dr. Thornburg’s wife, Norma Thornburg, is currently director of emerging technologies for the Thornburg Center, and they work together on the educational holodeck classroom at Colégio Atual, a pre-K to middle school in Recife, Brazil. Learn more about the holodeck and the educational programs of the Thornburg Center on the Thornburg Center for Space Exploration website, their blog, or by following Dr. Thornburg on Twitter.

http://www.edutopia.org/david-thornburg-future-classroom-video