Friday, July 15, 2016

11 Takeaways fr @Globalearner (Alan November's) Talk to #NYCSchoolsTech Leaders

Alan November spoke to a group of leaders from New York City. Here are the takeaways and resources I collected. 

  1. Make thinking visible. It’s not as important to know “what” a student does as it is to know “why” they do it.  
  2. The real revolution is not technology. It is information. Don't ask what tech we need, ask are the students/staff getting the information they need when they need it. Determine if students own the learning. 
  3. Stop delaying feedback. Game design and instant responsive feedback has it right.
  4. Stop lecturing and consider more assessment not less with students leading the learning. Test twice.
  5. Beware of the curse of knowledge. An expert can't understand a beginners learning issues. The more you know, the less effective you become.
  6. Teachers sell a product to a market that doesn't want it.
  7. Don't start with content. Start with real problems.
  8. Pilots and surgeons have a checklist. We need to determine what an educator's checklist should include.
  9. Assessment can be the silent killer of learning. We're so focused on giving rubrics that we're hurting kids.
  10. To ask good questions students need to know the types of questions to ask. 
  11. When we change from "solve" to "involve" we transform learning. 

You can visit my blog on Sunday, July 17th to see his talk and also discover the lessons I learned about livestreaming a talk.  
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