July 31, 2014

Can You Apply Academic Learning and Teaching Theories to a Homeschool Situation?

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As part of my Masters of Education, I took a Teaching and Learning Theories class. I wanted to see what a homeschool scenario would look like if you applied leading Academic Teaching and Learning Theories from Education Psychology to it. I learned how to make my first screencast, video and prezi with sound. Admittedly, it’s a bit rough, but I’ll get better.

Even 79 Year Olds Can Have Superpowers

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Don’t tell me you don’t want to be Paddy at age 79, you know you do for whatever talent is yours. No matter your age you can still be spectacular and beautiful and amazing.

Hack Your Body To Have Superpowers – for Realz

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I am becoming a real fan of the Forward Thinking group. Smart – Real – Possible. Take a look at this video showing actual science behind body-hacks for superpowers.

Is Technology a Threat to Our Education?

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Adaptive Tutor Software — Personalized Learning — Matrix Brains — what does our future have in store for us?

Watch this video…

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Child Care Center

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YouthMUSE thanks our guest blogger Erika Schmidt and her insight into Child Care Centers:
“Have you ever envisioned your child in the future?

What would he be like or where would he be?

It is quite a challenge for every parent to establish that future. However, there always is a start for every success you wish your child to achieve, and it all starts in Child Care Centers. “

“Out of Touch” – The Alternate Universe of Minecraft

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I’ll get the usual lecture: “I’m out-of-touch with reality, no child should waste “all day” playing video games.”

Talk about a waste—she’d lost an hour of her short life in useless slumber while I had built an entire village from dirt to dome, enriched an economy, created cathedrals and manufactured my monuments.

Enemy or Friend? Youth Digital Social Identity

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Our children are growing up in a converged hybrid environment. There are bugs. There is limited legislation controlling how your thoughts are being recorded and used. Be educated — it’s your protection. Privacy may be dead, but you are not. Watch this short Video …

Look Up – Best Advice for Cultivating Superpowers

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Outstanding video poem on Digital Identity, brilliantly performed and created. A message we all, including myself, needed to hear and heed.

Hacking Education to Give Kids Back Their Superpowers

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The brilliant simplicity of this video and its inspiration should herald in the unconventional and perfectly sane Hack Schooling method.

The Superpower of “Activities” vs. the Evil of “Assessments” A.K.A Tests without the “T” Word

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Children will tell you the problems and their brilliant solutions if you bother to survey and really listen to them. You actually have an advantage of finding the truth as they have fewer filters on their mouth. All good marketing technology has you locate your exact public, survey them for what they need and want, then package the material in such a way that it fits their needs. Marketing technology works for all fields, including Education. How to package and label (title) any action in Education is as important as the packaging and labeling a product in the business world.

The virtual K12 curriculum has made a key marketing and learning process blunder. This blunder is actually preventing full application-based learning.

This same mistake could be made in any school setting, by any educator, thus this article.