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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Math, Science, and the Engineering Design Process

Math, Science, and the Engineering Design Process-EDUC 604 at Concordia Univ begins today!

The course was accepted on 1st draft thanks to my “Expertise Team”- from Dr. Jack McManus (in memoriam), Dr. Eric Hamilton, Dr. Antha Jordan Holt, Jennifer Brown & Jazzi Spencer, Christian Deveaux Greer, Ladd Skelly, Miguel Guhlin, Jeff Giddons, Francine Wargo-PBS Learning Media, David Lockett, CW Mosely, & Elaine Reisenauer — Thank you!!

It’s going to so fun teaching this one!

 

 


 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ October 18

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ~Helen Keller

Image by Samuel Rodenhizer

 

 


 

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Bright Ideas ~ Best Practices for Engaging Lifelong Readers

Watch as Ms. Wright explains her strategy for engaging young learners with books!

 

Why Is This Strategy Effective?

Growth in reading requires building knowledge and vocabulary. This occurs through conversations about books with students and the students’ own reading experience, especially independent reading .

 


 

References

Beck, I. L. (1997). Questioning the author: An approach for enhancing student engagement with text. Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139.

Kerns, G. (2019, October 15). The Truth About Non-fiction Reading [Webinar]. In EdWeb ELA Webinar Series. Retrieved from https://www.edweb.net/.5c4f5a7b/

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ October 11

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ~~Albert Einstein

Wisdom Quote by Einstein

 

 


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Source of quote and photo from Quotation Celebration by Samuel Rodenhizer

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Nerd Research Minute: Video Games Before Bedtime

Does Playing Video Games Before Bedtime Affect Sleep?
Jeffrey A. Miskoff , Moiuz Chaudhri , Benjamin Miskoff

 

Abstract
Sleep serves a vital role in our ability to function on a daily basis and may be affected by various activities such as playing video games. Teenagers are one of the largest consumers of video games and if played before bedtime may lead to the release of certain neurotransmitters which may, in turn, alter sleep architecture and reduce sleep efficiency. The purpose of this study is to
measure 1) sleep efficiency 2) sleep latency 3) time spent in rapid eye movement (REM) stage with and without playing video games 30 minutes to 60 minutes before bedtime. For this study, one patient was recruited. The study was completed using a television, video game console, and a video game (Red Dead Redemption 4), Apnea Risk Evaluation System (ARES) nocturnal
polysomnogram (NPSG) unit, a bed and a blanket situated in a quiet room, a computer, printer, and a notebook for data recording. REM time and sleep latency were also measured. There were 45.6 minutes of REM with video games and 56.4 minutes of REM without video games. This was equivalent to 13.06% and 15.74% of the total sleep time, respectively. The sleep latency with
video games was shorter than without video games (11.4 and 23 minutes, respectively). Result suggests that there is no significant difference in sleep efficiency with and without video games. However, sleep latency decreased, and REM increased with video games.

 

Study Reference

Miskoff, J. A., Chaudhri, M., & Miskoff, B. (2019). Does Playing Video Games Before Bedtime Affect Sleep?. Cureus11(6). VideoGamesMiskoffChaudhriMiskoff2019

 

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PBS Educator-Learners Creating Literacy Initiatives

 

Larger Version, Slightly Better Readability

Pause to read Learner’s Goals


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ October 4

Nobody can discover the world for anybody else. It is only after we have discovered it for ourselves that it becomes a common ground and a common bond, and we cease to be alone.

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home.

~ Wendell Berry

 

 


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Sign up for EdWeb Webinars!!! Munch and Learn~~

Here are excellent offerings from edWeb webinars… Click here to see many more topics and time options!

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The Widget Feature from Goodreads

The Widget feature from Goodreads… would it be a forward-facing communication method for reading teachers?

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ September 27

There are so many connections between teaching and sports! Consider this quote by pro tennis player Paul Annacone: 
“That is what great players do; they find solutions. They find how to win with what they have in the moment.” 
Paul Annacone, professional tennis player, coach, commentator during a September 21, 2019 telecast of the Laver Cup, [Tennis Channel]. 
The quote become even more applicable if the word “players” is switched out with the word “teachers.”

 


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