Not only can I not go on campus for wifi right now, but the entirety of my education lifeline now depends on the internet

Keywords: apartment, balance, connection, coronavirus, COVID-19, essential worker, internet, living alone, modem, professor, student, wasteland, web, wifi, zoom

Let this be a message to professors. We are trying our best. Sometimes situations make it hard for us to do our best work. I hope professors are able to recognize that and forget this semester.

Instead of beating myself up and blaming the test, the professor, or the course for my performance on an exam, I would own up to my performance and think about how my study habits or techniques might have affected that score

Keywords: General

I guess the main takeaway of this story is that there are so many useful academic resources at UCLA, and it is up to us students to take advantage of them as much as possible.

https://blog.admissions.ucla.edu/2020/04/14/ucla-academics-will-i-make-it

I miss my students so much it hurts

Keywords: coronavirus, distance learning, education, first grade, joy, school closures, teacher

The next time you scroll through your camera roll– and I know that you will– allow room for both feelings of sadness AND gratitude. When you are meeting your students online to connect and engage with them, tell them that you miss them and that you wish you could be together in the classroom, but don’t forget to also remind them how lucky you are to still see their smiles and hear their voices. When your eyes fill with tears and your stomach turns to knots when thinking about how you may not end the school year or get a sense of closure with your group of kiddos, remind yourself of this quote from Winnie the Pooh: “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

https://josiewebercom.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/what-cant-be-taken-away

Teacher questions what authority some sites have to put out a list of educational apps when they are not affiliated with the educational world in a teaching context

Keywords: eci890 , ec&i890

“Educational” is a very wide spanning term – what I feel as a grade 5/6 teacher in a community is relevant and useful is WORLDS away from what I would have chosen last year, teaching grade 2/3 in a more affluent community.  What one person deems educational, another can find childish and not worth the time.  Some apps claim one thing and then you download them and it’s something completely different – especially in the context of school.

https://thehackelhub.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/to-app-or-not-to-app-that-is-the-question

Boring life experiences help develop great clarity around the kind of belief systems and resultant behaviours that shape people and communities

I guess I don’t really see it as a point of interest that I worked as a corporate governance auditor. There aren’t a bunch of humorous anecdotes about being a systems and operations specialist in a business advisory special projects team in a public accounting firm. And I can’t really entertain the masses with my transition into economic development or taking on the gig as set up CEO for Regional Development Australia for Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Region.

https://sarahpowell.global/what-shapes-us

Universal Design for Learning

curriculum, design, education, learning, principles, students, universal

100 Days of A11y

As we’ve learned in Accessibility Principles for ICT, we can apply universal design to fields outside of architecture and web products. CAST, a nonprofit education research and development organization, built up the field of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a educational framework of principles, guidelines, and checkpoints that works towards one goal: create expert learners who are:

  • purposeful,
  • motivated,
  • resourceful,
  • knowledgeable,
  • strategic, and
  • goal-directed.

What are the principles of universal design for learning?

There are 3 principles of UDL. Each principle has 3 guidelines. Each guideline has a list of checkpoints.

  1. Provide multiple means of representation: Recognition Networks, the “What” of learning.
    1. Perception:
      1. Offer ways of customizing the display of information.
      2. Offer alternatives for auditory information.
      3. Offer alternatives for visual information.
    2. Language & symbols:
      1. Clarify vocabulary and symbols.
      2. Clarify syntax and structure.
      3. Support decoding of text, mathematical notation, and symbols.
      4. Promote understanding across…

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OVERPROTECTION VS EXPOSURE TO STRESS- EFFECTS ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Holistic Health

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Key words- helicopter parenting, eustress, neurotrophins, interleukins, immunity, creativity

What is overprotection?

It is excessive protection or shielding. In other words, it is excessive restriction of a child’s behavior allegedly in the interest of his/her health and welfare by an anxious, insecure or domineering parent[1]. A helicopter parent[2] (a cosseting parent) is one who pays extreme close attention to the child’s experiences and problems particularly in educational institutions. They hover overhead overseeing every aspect of the child’s life constantly.

Disadvantages of overprotection

  • Limits a child’s independence. Children are less able to regulate their own behavior[3].
  • Parents try to bear all the trouble. Children do not become responsible adults.
  • Cannot face odd situations where they need to take instantaneous decision.
  • May lead to teenage rebellion due to excessive discipline.
  • Often lose opportunities as they are prevented from venturing out to far off places. They have to…

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