Teague's Tech Treks - 10 Rep Learning

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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The Appeal of Minecraft

Two wonderfully talented scholars in my doctoral program are doing their Capstone project on Minecraft.
Here is why ‘Minecraft’ — worth $2.5 billion to Microsoft — is so educationally appealing.

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Book Sales of All Types Down

Book Sales Down 7.5 Percent in First 2 Months of the Year: Book sales were down 7.5 percent for the year as of February 2015 reaching $1.71 billion as compared to $1.85 billion for the same two-month period in 2014, according to new metrics shared by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). (Source: GalleyCat)Within adult trade, sales of hardcovers fell 23.6 percent, mass market paperback sales dropped 31.2 percent, and e-book sales declined 8.7 percent. Sales of trade paperbacks rose 12.8 percent, and sales of audio rose in both physical and downloadable formats. In the children/young adult segment, sales fell by double-digits in all formats with the biggest decline coming in e-book sales which dropped 46.5 percent. Hardcover sales fell 32.4 percent, while sales of paperbacks and board books fell 26.9 percent and 12.2 percent, respectively. (Publishers Weekly)

Go buy a book today.

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 6

“The teacher must adopt the role of facilitator not content provider” ~Vygotsky, 1985
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Quote Source: Thorsteinsson, G., & Page, T. (2007, June). Computer Mediated Communication as a Collaborative Learning Environment for In-Service Teacher’s Education. In Proceedings of FISTE-A Future Way for In-Service Teacher Training Across Europe–Dissemination Seminar, Academia Nationala De Educatie Fizica Si Sport–Bucharest, Romania. page 131
also in Anderson, Anderson, T. (2004). Teaching in an online learning context. Theory and practice of online learning, 273-294.

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The Value of the Arts as a Community Investment-TEDx Talk

The Value of the Arts as a Community Investment | John Gerdy | TEDxWestChester

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