Machiko Romaine

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Browsing Posts published in May, 2012

Current brain research confirms the effectiveness of such      vs       Personal learning, PBL, problem-based learning, project-based learning, … As we discussed various types of learning, it became clear to me that there is no one learning style or teaching method appropriate for all. First, educators need to know what kind […]

Frameworks. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media … I would like to share the article on the Education Week Teacher titled: Technology that will shape education in the next 5 years This blog was by Patrick Ledesma: The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition is a collaborative research effort between the NMC, the […]

I found the article ‘What Difference Might One “S” Make?’ very inspiring. ‘I’ve been thinking that instead of Computer Applications, our students should be learning Computer Application.’ What a fascinating way to differentiate the two ideas: one ‘s’! We educators are busy mastering and introducing cutting edge applications to class, and not spending nearly enough […]

  Let’s face it; code can be hard to understand. We have all encountered a … In linear subjects such as Math, Science and Foreign Languages, understanding or mastery of the specific facts and skills can be measured by simple assessments: correct usage of mathematical numbers and formulas, correct projection of scientific phenomena, appropriate […]

  NETS Standards ‘Whose job is it to teach the NETs standards to students and how do we ensure they are being met in an integrated model?’   For answer to the first part of the question should be: The job of classroom teachers, educational consultants, technology consultants, the administrators who are in the […]

  Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework   “Are you telling me that you have an older brother and a younger brother? And your parents paid the equivalent of 1 million yen ($12,500) to the Chinese government as a penalty for having three children?” This was a part of the conversation I had with […]