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30 Myths About eLearning that Need to Die in 2013 - The Educator's PLN

30 Myths About eLearning that Need to Die in 2013 - The Educator's PLN | 21 century education | Scoop.it
For as long as eLearning has been around, it has been haunted by the voices of those who aim to criticize its authenticity, viability, and quality. But is it…
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I agree with all except the point that all information is ubiquitous.  The biggest need right now is to teach students how to digest information and evaluate sources.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 17, 2013 3:18 PM

It takes a different approach and it is not for everyone. eLearning is part of a larger way of organizing what we learn and why we learn. It is a tool and needs to be used mindfully.

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Educational technology, IT, educational philosophy, classroom pedagogy, http://hcslearningcommons.org
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The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses

The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses | 21 century education | Scoop.it
From new technology to everyday materials to rebooting school woodshop and home ec classes, makerspaces challenge students to open their minds and expand their skillsets.
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All the latest tools and tips about #makered and #projectbasedlearning in this article by @coolcatteacher

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Social bookmarking site for schools. Allow students to learn, gather & share resources with classmates.

Social bookmarking site for schools. Allow students to learn, gather & share resources with classmates. | 21 century education | Scoop.it
A social bookmarking site for schools. Allow students to explore, learn, gather & share resources with everyone in the class. No student sign up required! Easily share resources with anyone in the class!
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New content curation site for classroom teachers.  No student email required!  Perfect for elementary or high school teachers!!

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History for Music Lovers - YouTube

History for Music Lovers - YouTube | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Discover history with music videos shared by history teacher Rachel Cinis.  Multi sensory way of learning for high school students.

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Clever use of favourite music set to history lessons for high school students.

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Here Comes Generation Z - Bloomberg View

Here Comes Generation Z - Bloomberg View | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Here Comes Generation Z
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They also have a new concept of privacy, choosing anonymous and ephemeral communication tools such as SnapChat, Secret and Whisper.
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Discover how generation Z is defining a new kind of learning (short attention span, and multi tasking supremo).  This will shape our classroom for the  coming decade.

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Good News: Education Is Evolving! The Proof Is In the Play - Forbes

Good News: Education Is Evolving! The Proof Is In the Play - Forbes | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Good News: Education Is Evolving! The Proof Is In the Play
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Yet, if we ask a person to name three modern advancements in education, I think you will find fewer people who can give you a decent answer, let alone three.
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Preparing our students for the next stage in computerized board games, even at pre-sschool age.

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Why good leaders make you feel safe

Why good leaders make you feel safe | 21 century education | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
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Getting the environment right is all part of making colleagues and employees feel safe!  Trust and co-operation are all part of the deal.  Simon Sinek shares his philosophy on a circle of safety.  As teachers we need to strive to make this circle in our physical and virtual classrooms.

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5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club - Edudemic

5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club - Edudemic | 21 century education | Scoop.it
This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model.
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Great ideas for virtual book clubs, and assessment methods!

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What will the classroom of 2017 look like? - Innovate My School

What will the classroom of 2017 look like? - Innovate My School | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Given that huge innovations are being made in edtech each week, it’s exciting to speculate on what devices the average British school will be using in a few years.
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These principles are already being practiced in  our campus and distance learning school, with measurable success and  learning along the way.

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It's About the Kids - Our Journey to Personalizing Learning - YouTube

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Via Simon Vasey, Petra Pollum
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Awesome use of technology and social media along with project based learning in this 3rd grade socials class.

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7 Effective Ways to Engage on Twitter ~ Educati...

7 Effective Ways to Engage on Twitter ~ Educati... | 21 century education | Scoop.it
7 Effective Ways to Engage on Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Docinformeur curated by Vincent Patigniez (7 Effective Ways to Engage on Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit
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Great ideas to make friends on Twitter!
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BC launches education plan aimed at getting students into apprenticeships and ... - The Province

BC launches education plan aimed at getting students into apprenticeships and ... - The Province | 21 century education | Scoop.it
The Province BC launches education plan aimed at getting students into apprenticeships and ...
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More training in high school that is applicable for post secondary is definitely advantageous to meet the needs of the 21 c.
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The 3 Types of Digital Portfolios Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 3 Types of Digital Portfolios Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century education | Scoop.it
The 3 Types of Digital Portfolios Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/JxnAtBys9M via @medkh9
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Portfolios defined!
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'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology - Princeton University

'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology - Princeton University | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Princeton University 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology Princeton University Gideon Rosen, the Stuart Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Council of the Humanities at Princeton, speaks about the risks...
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The ins and outs of MOOCs for higher education.  Open education is the new buzzword.  How open are you in your learning world?  Do you like to SHARE?  

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Business | WIRED

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Business | WIRED | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
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Guiding learning as opposed to teaching! 21 st century education!
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LearnZillion

LearnZillion | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Teach like the experts! See visual, conceptual explanations of the Common Core State Standards. 4,000+ videos tailored for grades 2-12.
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Educuational resource database with video content for lesson plans.

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Sphero Robot Ball | Game System for iOS and Android

Sphero Robot Ball | Game System for iOS and Android | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Sphero is a robotic ball that you control with your smartphone or tablet! Check out Sphero 2.0 with over 25 games!
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Robots in the science classroom!  Loved hearing about this at ISTE Ignite!

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The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson

The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson | 21 century education | Scoop.it

This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe.  Check out the skills that students will need to become 21st century leaders.  

 

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Future skills for 21 st century leaders.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 18, 6:36 PM

Great ideas for sharing with your students to check to see if you are helping facilitate this kind of learning and leadership in your classroom.  Pearson report.

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21 Interesting Conferences Educators Should Check Out - Edudemic

21 Interesting Conferences Educators Should Check Out - Edudemic | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Periodically, we take a look at some interesting education conferences that are happening around the globe and compile a list so that you guys don't have to sort through tons (and tons, and tons) of information to find out what ...
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Checking out some professional development.  Here are a some good and different choices.

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Badges: No, not Outside of Academia, Inside ePortfolios - AAEEBL

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The pros and cons of badging.  

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6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology - T.H.E. Journal

6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology
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Principles from the Horizon report on the future of technology and education.  

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Apps for Kindergarten Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Apps for Kindergarten Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century education | Scoop.it
RT @sjgorman: Apps for Kindergarten Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/mEDRVLds78 #kinderchat #edtech #ipaded
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Kindergarteners love apps that teach educational basics.
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The Goal of Education Is Becoming

The Goal of Education Is Becoming | 21 century education | Scoop.it
For students to become the most capable people they can be, K-12 education must be more than just about "learning," writes Marc Prensky.

Via Gino Bondi
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Helping our students to become good citizens  instead of just learning verbatim.  Different goals inspire  21 st century educators!

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The Four Pillars of Flipped Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Four Pillars of Flipped Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Linking to effective pedagogy. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Four Pillars of Flipped Learning: http://t.co/7Bnfv3BY19
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Flipped learning is the new sliced bread. Principles to share!
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 23, 10:52 AM

Regardless of whether we think of School as flipped or otherwise, these pillars are necessary for teaching, pedagogic practices, and learning.

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5 Good Tools to Create Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good Tools to Create Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century education | Scoop.it
"5 Good Tools to Create Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning" http://t.co/QemDh2u61J
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Tools for making charts!
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Educational Leadership:Schools as Learning Comm...

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Educational Leadership:Schools as Learning Communities:What Is a Professional Learning Community? on iFAIT - Innovative Formative Assessment with Instruction and Technology curated by Marcia J.
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Interesting article about team teaching and resourcing information to share the load.

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