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Digital Learning Day Tip of the Day: Learn from the Experts: Understanding How Students View Their Own Learning; Implementing Instructional Strategies; and Making Learning Relevant

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January 19, 2012 09:28 pm

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Check out these thought-provoking and instructional video clips on instructional strategies and learning:

How Students View Their Own Learning
Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow, shares insights from the national Speak Up survey into how students view their own learning in contrast to how they learn in school: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlwFKHFi9VA

Instructional Strategies
High-Level Teaching Practices for Engagement and Critical Thinking
Yvette Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education and author of The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools, identifies the high-level teaching practices that elicit students’ deep engagement and critical thinking.

Critical Thinking Skills for ELA and Mathematics Common Core State Standards
Yvette Jackson talks about the integration of critical thinking skills within the English language arts and mathematics common core state standards.

Importance of Feedback to Advance Learning
Yvette Jackson talks about the importance of feedback to advance student learning.

Making Learning Relevant
Yvette Jackson discusses making learning relevant to the student: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls-1SsTKncY

Julie Evans discusses the results of the national Speak Up survey and why digital learning makes learning more relevant for today’s students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKI4iSuY970

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Sara White Hall is the director of the Center for Secondary School Digital Learning and Policy at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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