Rethinking Learning
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Barbara Bray
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Linking Data

By Barbara Bray      January 4, 2010 -- 12:58 PM
Im sitting in the Oakland airport waiting for my delayed plane. Thought Id post a new blog after listening to a Ted Talk from Tim Berners-Lee about Linked Data. How cool that the airport has free Wifi. Berners-Lee actually is the inventor of the Internet 20 years ago. In this talk he shares what the future of the web will be all about. This talk was almost a year ago yet is still timely. We are connecting, sharing, and uploading pictures (data) all over the web. What does this mean to you, your data, and your future?



I see this happening more with social networks and other types of online communities like Ning and My eCoach. However, our school structure is still built around closed systems. Administrators and those continuing to protect the past state that "the data is to be protected." Students hand in papers to their teacher and no one else ever sees that report. What if the research that a student does solves a universal problem that could help mankind? Will that teacher recognize that the research (data) is valuable and needs to be shared?

How do you encourage teachers to open their classroom doors and let students share? What about teachers sharing best practices? This can be done pretty easily by putting up examples of student work, reflections on the process, short video clips of the lesson being implemented, etc.

Just imagine if students could connect their research and ideas (data) on global warming. Students might even come up with a solution.

After all it is their future.
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Teaching in New Ways

By Barbara Bray      March 29, 2009 -- 09:52 AM
It's the teacher that matters most. Check out Chris Betcher's Slideshare. Saw Dr. Marzano at the CUE conference so this is great to see the data in this form. Thanks Chris!

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What is the best way to use statistics?

By Barbara Bray      February 2, 2009 -- 03:08 PM
If we have good data, then we assume it will make sense to others. I suggest watching Hans Rosling show how he uses stats about poverty and disease for TED conference.


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