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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

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This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list - see below.  Some have "alw...
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Digital Literacy: What our future citizens must know.

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Useful tips to face the problem of digital distraction.

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Technology Will Soon Create a New Paradigm of Learning | Big Think

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Current technology is not far from ushering in a new paradigm of human learning, said Google’s vice-president of research Alfred Spector at a recent conference in New York.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Food for thought!!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 28, 9:35 AM

Interesting stuff! 

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Learn It In 5 - Home

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How-To videos that help you learn what is Web 2.0, and strategies for using Web 2.0 technology in the digital classroom - all in 5 minutes or less
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A very good source of inspiration!!

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Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

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Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.
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Food for thought!!

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning

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I believe in student-centered learning, and I believe there is huge potential for this kind of learning to occur in online environments. But the instructor is a key element of that learning, and we need to talk more explicitly about what her role is and the specific ways she negotiates and leverages her authority, guidance, and presence to design learning environments in which emergence is possible.


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That seems to be the way things will happen... time to adapt!!

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Helen Teague's curator insight, August 24, 9:11 PM

Many highlights but especially this post distinguishes between Lave & Wenger’s communities of practiceand Brown & Campione’s communities of learners, explaining that communities of practice emerge naturally because the community members have a common interest, whereas communities of learners are designed by instructors to put students in situations where they will engage in active and distributed learning. --featuring the research of Filitsa Dingyloudi

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 25, 12:02 AM

El aprendizaje centrado en el estudiante.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 26, 8:36 AM

Un cuestionamiento interesante: "El aprendizaje centrado en el alumno es una excelente propuesta, pero el instructor es un elemento clave en estas formas de trabajo; es necesario explicitar su rol y las formas en que pondrá en práctica sus orientaciones y presencia en el diseño de ambientes de aprendizaje"

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The Future of E-Ducation: The Impact of Technology and Analytics on the Education Industry

This groundbreaking EdTech study examines the way that modern technology is bringing remarkable innovation into the educational sector; a field which has historically remained fairly fixed and traditional for centuries. The report analyses the degree to which education is being made into a universally accessible, innovative, personalized, and adaptive experience, and finds that the these changes will be pivotal for achieving the United Nations’ goal of universal education by 2015.

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For those who really want to know what needs to be done in the future.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, May 31, 8:33 AM

Un documento sobre el Futuro de la Educación y cómo la Tecnología impacta en la industria educativa. Muy interesante

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, June 2, 5:25 AM

Food for thought

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 7, 11:29 PM

A great overview of the possibilities for technology to impact education - not only in distributed learning programs but also in brick and mortar schools.  Worth a look.

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What Makes a Great School Leader?

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This is the time of year when, for many different reasons, some teachers consider taking positions at other schools. I've received a number of calls from friends and colleagues this spring asking for
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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

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Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
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Demanding, challenging, ambitious... but necessary!!

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Dogme and Technology | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

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What is a Dogme moment? For us, it is one where there is conversation going on generated by the learners themselves, who ideally, for a short period of time, have forgotten that they are in a classroom.

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You can't miss this article... wise and solid ideas to make some sense on what teachers aim to do every day (or at least they should). Worth reading!

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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

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Some cognition experts have praised the effects of tech on the brain, lauding its ability to organize our lives and free our minds for deeper thinking. Others fear tech has crippled our attention spans and made us uncreative and impatient when it comes to anything analog.


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Well, like it or not, this is here to stay, so we better start assuming it and thinking on possible ways to fight the drawbacks it contains.

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Mathilde Chr's curator insight, March 27, 7:37 AM

Less memory!

Kelly Roach's curator insight, May 3, 1:05 AM

Some interesting research and anecdotal evidence is summarised in this article. #mustread

Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, May 5, 2:29 PM

I'm not sure I buy all of it for all of us. But, distract? FOMO? Create more? Yes, yes and yes.

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Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

When you think about the advance of technology in society in the last decade, the progress has been phenomenal – just take a look at these examples to see how far we have come in such a short space of time. Now, think about education. Think about the technology in your school ten years ago – perhaps a computer suite with an unreliable bank of PC’s; CD-ROMs; discs; slow, irrelevant programs; staff scared of using IT; and so on.

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Entertaining article. Future trends modifying present ideas?

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom - Edutopia

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"Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?"


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Social Media... Why are we sooo afraid of using it in class?

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 3, 10:46 AM

Quiz!!!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 3, 12:32 PM

Guía de Medios Sociales Para El aula.

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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...

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María Luisa Meza's curator insight, December 9, 11:08 PM

Video para los desafíos de la educación en el curso de docencia en línea.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 14, 6:48 PM

When so many new technologies promise to transform education - what role is left to the teacher?  Why is the teacher still important?  This powerful clip effectively presents compelling arguments for the importance of teaching students in a 'social' classroom setting - with reference to 'how' students learn; making the best of all types of tools to aid what goes on 'in the student's head'.

Anabela Luís's curator insight, December 15, 3:54 PM

Dá que pensar.... 

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
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Worth reading. Clear and helpful!

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8 Play-Based Strategies to Engage Youth in Learning

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Play is something that comes naturally to young people, so why not enhance their learning opportunities by engaging them to play with purpose?
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Simple, very clarifying... tips and ideas everyone should always bear in mind.

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How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions

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Here are some proven techniques for keeping students from using digital devices inappropriately in your classroom Classroom technologies such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and wireless intern...
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Necessary, indeed!!!

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Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

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At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.
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A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

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How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What's the best way to measure true learning? What's the purpose of school? The founders and teachers at the PlayMaker School, an all-game based school in Los Angeles, are asking those big, hairy questions that all teachers grapple with. At the PlayMaker School, they're trying to find their own answers through their constantly morphing, complex experiment. Here are their thoughts about these issues, in their own words.
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Utopia? Well, they seem to be successful... and happy!

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

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Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Many teachers should read this... probably those who think they shouldn't

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation - Edudemic

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I’m guilty. And I’m definitely too old to be considered part of the ‘distracted generation’. I didn’t grow up with a device in hand at all times, hopping from shiny thing to shiny thing on the internet. I use tools to help keep me from being distracted online. Distractions are all around with technology, and connecting …

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Innovative as we want to be, we can't escape this real fact: Our kids tend to be more 'unfocused'. Let's have a look at how we could solve it..  or at least try it!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 2:30 PM

I think teachers and parents have to work at finding ways to integrate various modes of learning i.e. digital and cursive into children's learning.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, May 19, 10:57 PM

They're not the only ones distracted...

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Why I Still Believe in Badges

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“Badges are plots by for-profit institutions to disrupt state-funded higher education. It's all about money and trying to turn a public good into a privatized for-profit revenue stream.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, April 2, 9:08 AM

I set up a badge system, but am finding it hard to manage with all the different classes I have. I would love to see how other teachers are using badges and how they manage them.

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10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Trying New Technology - Edudemic

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Yesterday, we looked at an infographic that looked at the implementation of a blended learning program. It talked about how to set yourself up for success when implementing blended learning, what some attributes of a great blended learning program are, and drivers of blended learning. The drivers of blended learning was sort of buried towards …
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Probably the best checklist for a sound and solid implementation of blended learning.

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

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Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

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Worth reading... we need to bridge that gap for good!!

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sandra alvaro's curator insight, March 17, 8:43 AM

Between societal changes and technological breakthroughs, it’s become abundantly clear that the human brain is transforming the way it processes and learns information. While there are many discussions about whether or not this is good or bad for us as a society, it’s definitely a change.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 21, 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 6:20 AM

L'école est-elle (loin-très loin-trop loin) à la traîne en Belgique?

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

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How to use content curation in helping our students build their learning an enrich it.

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills