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May

15

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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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Mar

14

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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 »

Posted in: Instructional Design, News, Teaching Technologies

Oct

11

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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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Sep

12

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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 is 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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May

09

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Andra…What?

Posted by on May 9th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Anyone who has done teaching or taken classes in teaching methods has likely heard the term “pedagogy.” This term is most widely used currently to mean “the art and science … of teaching,” although the original meaning was actually more specific to teaching children. As librarians, we strive to create instructional materials that are appropriate… Read More »

Posted in: Adult Learning Principles, Instructional Design, Teaching Technologies

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