10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 21

Girl By Tree“Productive struggle is what I call the “sweet spot” in between scaffolding and support. Rather than immediately helping students at the first sign of trouble, we should allow them to work through struggles independently before we offer assistance. That may sound counterintuitive, since many of us assume that helping students learn means protecting them from negative feelings of frustration. But for students to become independent learners, they must learn to persist in the face of challenge.” ~Barbara Blackburn


Wondering… Considering the variety of options for differentiation…Is productive struggle a type of differentiation? 




Blackburn, B. R. (2018). Productive struggle is a learner’s sweet spot. ASCD Express, 14(11).



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While You Were Teaching…4OOPSs EduTech News Feed

The kids need you and the web keeps marching on…not to worry, 4OOPS’ EduTech news Feed has these top stories of interest to educators:

May 29 From Edutopia: Readers’s Reveal Education’s Best http://www.edutopia.org/readers-survey-2008 

May 29  From ASCD Maryland school first in state to attain 100% proficiency
Every third- and fourth-grader at one Maryland elementary school passed the state’s standardized math and reading tests last year, the first full-sized school to do so. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/27/AR2008052703151.html

May 20 From ASCD Will proposed federal funding shift threaten career tech programs?
A recent Bush administration proposal could redirect billions in federal funding intended for high-school career and technical education into NCLB mandate. The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

May 21: From Freakanomics: The largest traceable correlation between a child’s ability in school and his home life are the number of books a family has in their home. Quoted in http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/21/olpc-20-a-striking-ebook-and-a-step-in-the-right-direction/

May 21: David Cook, the new American Idol wins by 12 million votes, over    million votes cast
This compares to 126 million who voted in the 2004 election www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p20-556.pdf and 111 million in the 2000 election  www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/p20-542.pdf


While You Were Teaching…4OOPS EduTech News Feed

The kids need you and the web keeps marching on…not to worry, 4OOPS’ EduTech news Feed has these top stories of interest to educators:

May 12 From Yahoo Tech: XP vs. Vista, Possible Good News

May 15 From ASCD Smartbrief:  Collegeville, Minnesota school district will cancel classes on Monday next year and students will spend an extra hour in class on Tuesdays through Thursdays

May 9 From Teacher Magazine: Technology-Rich Classrooms Render Textbooks Useless

May 12 From Research Success: Google Scholar allows citation downloads

March, ’08 From Edutopia: “IYO txtng = NME or NBD?” Translation: “In your opinion, is text messaging the enemy, or no big deal?”Edutopia’s Poll says that majority of teachers think text messaging harms student writing skills.

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