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Why I Still Believe in Badges

Why I Still Believe in Badges | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
“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, 2014 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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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school. Don't give up yet -- wit
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A different approach to the flipped classroom.

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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, 2014 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, 2014 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Phygital Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 2014 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

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools

Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

There are practical guides to help facilitate accessibility for a wide audience and a visual map of resources that are hyperlinked to content to aid navigation. Suggestions of how to use this resource are offered as starting points for you to explore the themes, issues, literature and content and there is guidance to help you re-use this content within your own practice.


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Digital literacy for teachers... let us not forget it is as important as students'

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delta14's curator insight, March 12, 2014 11:04 PM

Se ofrece una colección de materiales didácticos , así como guías de utilización de libre uso con la característica de que se pueden adecuar al contexto de trabajo.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:51 AM

Wonderful Open Textbook.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 13, 2014 8:10 PM

It looks like a great starting place for teaching and learning resources for your educational environment.

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Create Standard eBooks Easily from Any Google Drive Document with Liber.io

Create Standard eBooks Easily from Any Google Drive Document with Liber.io | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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A good and easy way to publish your teaching materials and thoughts!

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Debbie Alston's curator insight, March 18, 2014 8:47 PM
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Raquel 's curator insight, March 30, 2014 4:28 AM

porque não?

Lihi Telem's curator insight, December 31, 2015 9:19 AM

כלי ליצירת ספר דיגיטלי מתוך מסמכי גוגל

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom - Edutopia

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom - Edutopia | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

"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, 2014 10:46 AM

Quiz!!!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 3, 2014 12:32 PM

Guía de Medios Sociales Para El aula.

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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
How do you motivate students who don't care about grades? You take a turn with badges in education and see how different results can come about.
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Badges... they are coming for good!!

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Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning Heroes

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E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.

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How can we build e-learning games? Useful guidelines and tips.

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:09 AM

Will try to use this to make a government cancer treatment game.

 

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 2014 3:51 PM

Interesting ideas for presenting questions in a board game format.

Anju Patel's curator insight, September 22, 2014 4:31 AM

These templates are really good.

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Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

Games in the Classroom
Tips and Tools to Get Started
Using Games for Learning and Assessment
Engaging Students with Innovative Programs
Games for Social Good
Straightforward Ga
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Good compendium of articles and links in a comprehensive showcase of all we need to understand the use of videogames in the classroom.

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Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play

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Video games can offer a playful approach to learning a new concept, providing a jumping off point for diving deeply into a topic. Games can’t do all the teaching, but they are an engaging way to get kids thinking -- even about ethics.
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How to use the MIT game Quandary to foster empathy and decision making amongst students

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21 Things 4 iPads

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21 Things 4 iPads is a  REMC Association of Michigan  (REMCAM)  project, licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA  license.
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Not only a showcase of apps. Every field covered comes with suggestions of classroom activities with the app they introduce.

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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"We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process."


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Easy approach, reeeeeally useful!!

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David Donat's curator insight, November 4, 2013 2:11 PM

Quatre paraules per explicar l'essència de l'aprenentatge basat en projectes (PBL) a partir d'una bona infografia difosa des de Twiter (https://twitter.com/paulscurtis/status/390188798618771456/photo/1) en la que s'incideix en les diferències respecte d'alguns "projectes" que de vegades emprenem des dels centres educatius.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:31 AM

Not research per se, but it's an interesting prompt towards thinking carefully about uilding projects for education. There are may things to think about to make a project a really good, worthwhile learning experience. 

Miles McGeehan's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:28 AM

I completely concur.  Excellent graphic.

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Dogme and Technology | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Dogme and Technology | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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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10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Trying New Technology - Edudemic

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Trying New Technology - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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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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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Minecraft en el aula | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC

Minecraft en el aula | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Good example of best practices. How to use Minecraft in the classroom (in Spanish)

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10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

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Feeling outdated, not connected, or even totally lost in the digital age? Well, let me assure you, droning on and on about grammatical structures is a surefire way to quickly lose student interest in
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As the intro says... time to move on and take up a more dynamic approach... this article by edutopia provides with a solid springboard for rookies.

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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Inquiry, magic, and blended learning: Anastasis Academy

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Inquiry, magic, and blended learning: Anastasis Academy | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

It’s hard to describe to people all of the magic that happens at Anastasis on a daily basis. It really does feel like something special, a magical quality of falling down the rabbit hole into another world where school is fun and challenging and wonderful. The learning that happens here is very organic, it lacks a formulaic approach. So when people ask us how they can do what we do, it isn’t a simple answer.

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A good example of how to innovate with solid structure! Is it THE school? I wish I could pay a visit!

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10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal

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According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.

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Wayan Eka Budiartha's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:56 AM

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Monty Bell's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:23 AM

Most of this we already know, but the data helps clarify for educators the need to look forward and how tech is woven into what we do, how we teach and how we learn. 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, March 7, 2014 10:21 AM

Interesting ideas about where education is headed!  Keeping up with the technology may be difficult but necessary.  

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How To Implement Blended Learning - Edudemic

How To Implement Blended Learning - Edudemic | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Blended learning can be a great way to make use of whatever technology tools you do have, rather than needing specific technology that you don’t have. Blended learning doesn’t require you to have a 1:1 classroom, a certain number of iPads, or particular software, though you can put any and all of those things to …
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Can blended learning be taken into consideration in foreign language learning?

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English news and easy articles for students of English

English news and easy articles for students of English | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
We write news in three different levels of English. We want to help you understand English more. Now all students can enjoy reading and listening to news.

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A nice way to enhance our students' reading skills through the language of news... Thanks, Sue Dreger!!

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Susan's comment, December 10, 2013 3:45 AM
You're welcome everyone!
Helen Davies's comment, December 10, 2013 6:46 AM
Hmm - I may be wrong but this seems to be a paying resource - just discovered this after signing up.
Judith Morais's curator insight, December 28, 2013 7:22 PM

This is one resource I will be using. The three levels are quite distinct. level 1has a few difficult words. I'd be interested to see what level 0 looks like (they are working on that now).

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Introducing Tablets with Google Play for Education

Schools in Hillsborough, New Jersey were among the first to try out Nexus 7 tablets with Google Play for Education. See the difference it made for students, ...
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Time for the great leap forward!!!!

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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Schools have begun to recognize the importance of multimedia use in education.
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Good food for thought!

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Download the SOLE Toolkit

Download the SOLE Toolkit | Create: 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Specifically designed for you, this step-by-step guide will prepare you to ignite the fire of curiosity in kids at home, in school or at after-school programs.


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A daring and bold approach

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:56 AM

Let's think about th use of digital tool and get rid of infoxication

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:19 PM

Self organized learning environment - SOLE, a valuable tool kit! 

Jesús Arribi's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:34 AM
Interesting ideas not just for kids (8-12 years old) but for any educational level, including Vocational Trainning.