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HyperDocs for Libraries

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

What is the 21st century equivalent of a worksheet? Consider the HyperDoc. I discovered HyperDocs through a recent MLA News article (subscription required). HyperDocs are a “transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction,“, according to the HyperDoc Girls, a group of three teachers who coined the term after their schools adopted… Read More »

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Learning to wait. Can I have 3 seconds please?

Posted by on May 15th, 2017 0 comments

According to research done by Mary Budd Rowe in 1972, the average time a teacher waits after asking a question is between .7 and 1.4 seconds. By extending that period to 3 seconds, Robert Stahl identified several positive behaviors/outcomes for both students and teachers. For students: Less “I don’t know answers.” An increase in volunteered… Read More »

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Things I learned at SXSWedu

Posted by on March 14th, 2017 0 comments

Last week I attended SXSWedu, an education-centric pre-conference to South by Southwest Interactive. I came home with 13 pages of handwritten notes and an information hangover.  South by Southwest Interactive is the now seemingly ubiquitous conference of music, culture, tech and hipsterdom held annually in Austin, Texas. SXSWedu is a smaller gathering which occurs the week before… Read More »

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5 Gorgeous Depictions of Bloom’s Taxonomy

Posted by on October 11th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Bloom’s taxonomy is a way of classifying levels of expertise in order to create measurable instructional outcomes. Created by a group of educators  in 1956, the taxonomy consists of 6 levels ranging from basic knowledge to master evaluation. The taxonomy was revised in 2001 by a group of educational psychologists led by Lorin Anderson and David… Read More »

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Gagné’s nine events of instruction as demonstrated by cats

Posted by on September 12th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Robert Gagné was an educational scholar noted for his work on the nine events of instruction that are necessary for successful learning to occur. It is designed as a framework to be used to design a class. Gagné’s book, Principles of Instructional Design (1992) (1), outlined these nine instructional events on a theoretical and practical level. Today, we will explore these… Read More »

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