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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

As social media become more and more predominant as platforms of connection and collaboration, the need for creating and maintaining a PLN ( Personal/Professional Learning Network ) becomes more pressing. As teachers and educators we are expected to be on top of the latest trends that can inform and enhance our classroom teaching as well as our professional growth.We are also expected to know the web tools that our students use and the new ones we can use with them in the future; but this is not always possible and because not all of our time constraints it becomes difficult to keep up the the new releases . It is at times like these that you can call upon your PLN.

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10 Must-Read Materials About Synchronous Learning

10 Must-Read Materials About Synchronous Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

This week we gathered 10 must-read articles about synchronous learning so next time not only your choice will be easier but if you choose to deliver real-time e-learning experience, you will know everything you need to make it super valuable and engaging. 

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Paths to 21st-Century Success via the Common Core Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Paths to 21st-Century Success via the Common Core Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The Paths to 21st-Century Success via the Common Core Infographic features 6 classroom scenes that demonstrate the key skills that lead to success.
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Student News Daily

Student News Daily | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Current events articles for teachers and students — Make sense of current events with free online resources for teachers.
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The Complexities of Collaboration

The Complexities of Collaboration | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Through my experiences and after questioning other educators, I have determined that your ability to collaborate effectively is influenced by many factors- Previous experienceGrowth mindsetSchool contextTimePersonalityInsecurityPerceived value of collaborationUnderstanding of collaboration-what it is and isn’t.Appreciation of othersLearning philosophyBalanced ContributionBelief in a common goalAutonomy or Interdependence- Seeing yourself as ‘we’ not just ‘me'
Learn more:
http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/
http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Collaboration
- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/. - http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/practice-put-students-in-the-drivers-seat-how-to/
 
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Gina Pacaldo's curator insight, October 13, 8:19 PM

This year, we have peer coaches at school and they've shared their guiding vision about their work.  I'm optimistic.

Rashmi Rawat's curator insight, October 17, 1:18 AM

Yes!  Am totally in agreement  !!

 

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K-12 Educators: Are We Listening to Each Other?

K-12 Educators: Are We Listening to Each Other? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

To teachers who are accustomed to a certain methodology, a statement such as "This other strategy is better" could be interpreted as "I have not been a good teacher; I've been harming my students." For principals, the subtext for "Effective principals spend 10 hours a week doing classroom walk-throughs" could be understood as "Since I don't get to many visits, I am a bad principal."

We understand that there is no "right" way to approach communication. Instead, we believe, it is about how we, as educators, view others and ourselves. Do we imagine ourselves as experts, convincing others that they must see the world our way? If so, we are more focused on being right than on doing right. Or, do we see ourselves as members of a community given a most precious trust, that of educating our children? Do we recognize the awesome nature of this charge and the logical and moral imperative that we continue to challenge our own thinking?

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Literacies for the age: Visual literacy

Literacies for the age: Visual literacy | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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Rashmi Rawat's curator insight, October 3, 11:39 PM

All this is so important today!

 

Karen Dunlap's curator insight, October 4, 9:59 AM

As the need to know more increases....what should pre service teachers focus on? Hmmm....

designandtech's curator insight, October 4, 1:06 PM

Nice summary -sweet graphic

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11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Virtual Groups: 11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic.
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The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic: 10 Things Successful eLearning Professionals Do Differently.
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"How To Do Research" Game

"How To Do Research" Game | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
"How To Do Research" game is presented by Kentucky Virtual Library. It's designed for kids to learn how to do research independently with kids-friendly user experience. Did you know that you can ac...

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 24, 12:37 PM

A Game for the children :)

Lotte Schacht's curator insight, September 14, 7:09 AM

Great stuff.

larcher's curator insight, October 19, 11:07 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Innovation and the current classroom model most often operate as antagonists. The system is evolving, but not quickly enough to get young people ready for the new world. But there are a number of ways that teachers can bypass the system and offer students the tools and experiences that spur an innovative mindset. Here are ten ideas.
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Why You Should Embrace Visual Learning

Why You Should Embrace Visual Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Everyone learns differently, but did you know 65 percent of people are considered visual learners? This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given how dominant images and videos are in our culture. These days, it seems like just about every experience, moment or even meal is documented with an image. 

There’s a reason we’re so drawn to image-based learning: Our brains are poised to process images quicker and easier than text content. And eLearning courses offer the perfect forum for capitalizing on visual learning. Including visual content in your eLearning courses helps capture the attention of your audience and makes them more likely to retain more information. 

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Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 1- Why?

Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 1- Why? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Teachers and administrators struggle to find time to work together in a meaningful way. There are plenty of meetings scheduled. Many teachers leave these meetings though with the feeling of “could have spent my time doing more important things”.

How do we squeeze in one more meeting to help teachers grow as professionals? How do we add one more opportunity for teachers to learn important new skills, listen to one more educational consultant, one more expert on a new initiative? How do we give teachers the time to learn with and from their own colleagues? How can teachers learn from what is going on in the classroom next door?

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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, July 9, 1:09 PM

Asking great follow-up questions is the key to becoming an effective facilitator.

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Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Synchronous and asynchronous learning technologies are the two most common online learning types. The Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning Infographic explores these common types of e-learning and how they can be implemented at organizations. Considering the Benefits of Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning, effective e-learning courses should include both asynchronous and synchronous learning activities. Via: www.mindflash.com
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CNN Student News

CNN Student News | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
CNN.com delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more. For in-depth coverage, CNN.com provides special reports, video, audio, photo galleries, and interactive guides. 

Please note that CNN Student News is designed for use in middle and high school classrooms. It's always a good idea for you to preview each program before showing it to students.

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12 YouTube Videos Every Online Educator Should View - eLearning Industry

12 YouTube Videos Every Online Educator Should View - eLearning Industry | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
What are the benefits for the teacher and learner in the context of open education and OER? How does a blended-learning school boost student achievement? How can we design the schools for 21st Century Learning? How will be the classroom of tomorrow? What are the tools and resources for the 21st Century Educator?
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From December 2012 but there are still some good videos here.

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Motivate Your Learners! The Self-Determination Theory for e-Learning - eLearning Industry

Motivate Your Learners! The Self-Determination Theory for e-Learning - eLearning Industry | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Motivate your learners! Using the self-determination theory you can satisfy a learner’s needs and the learner will be motivated to succeed.
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The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education

The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Author says: I have a recent interest in both Growth Mindsets and Maker Education; and have blogged and presented on both of these topics.  As such and because of my passion for both of these area, I have been ...


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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, October 9, 12:30 AM

To support my course on professional education

Maria Persson's curator insight, October 13, 5:11 AM

For those of us 'down under' you'll find this resource very useful.  Plenty to dig into!

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How To Teach Differently

How To Teach Differently | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
How To Teach Differently
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It's good to have different teaching styles. Remember that our students are our audience. Different students benefit from different styles of teaching. 

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Florida Virtual School Research: Free Webinar 9/16/2014

Florida Virtual School Research: Free Webinar 9/16/2014 | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Florida Virtual School, the nation’s largest state K-12 virtual school, engages in multiple instructional research partnerships each year.  In this presentation, members of the FLVS leadership team will discuss the process of designing organizational research goals and partnering with external researchers, in addition to sharing the challenges and best practices in managing research partnerships—from research methods/design to data collection and security.  Additionally, a summary of ongoing instructional research projects at FLVS will be offered.  This presentation will appeal to both providers and researchers as an opportunity to learn more about working together in the important process of research partnership.
Presenters: Teresa King Instructional Programs Manager Florida Virtual School   Dr. Jodi Marshall Executive Vice President, Business and School Solutions Florida Virtual School
 
*Note: On the day of the event, you will receive a link to the webinar via email. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 3, 12:56 PM

A research sharing webinar on Virtual k-12.  Free.  9/16


Lots of potential for action research, networking, and gaining a deeper understanding of how virtual education works at the k-12 level. (Also good for a back to school brain buzz!)

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Learning the Now | “So this is the dance!” Four Steps to Personalization

Learning the Now | “So this is the dance!” Four Steps to Personalization | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Within all of this change (or progress, if you will) let’s be clear about one thing:personalizing learning does not mean the death of the classroom. Education has and will always be both idea and personality driven – it’s just the way it is.  A teacher is part knowledge broker and part P.T. Barnum. Quite honestly, it is a mistake to think that the vast majority of teenage students in high school innately appreciate the intrinsic merit of knowledge. Teens construct meaning collaboratively, shoulder to shoulder through the relationships they construct.  You see, the importance of the classroom doesn’t lay solely within the dispensation of curriculum but also within the hidden or secondary curriculum: the interactions between students who in discovering “found knowledge” initiate and extend a collaborative discourse that, hopefully, aids in both their intellectual and socio-emotive development.  This is the all-encompassing purpose of the classroom.  Therefore, Kennedy again “nails it’ when he writes that we want all classes to be blended classes. There are others who are experts in Distributive Learning, so, let a few do it well for the students who need it, and we will focus on what we can do for all students.

Value of the teacher; impact of the classroom experience; personalizing all of this for the student: where do we start?  How do we begin to create thatblended product – embedded online resources, flipped classrooms, shoulder to shoulder interaction – that students can consume in their personalized journey and through consumption, become inspired and “supported” by facilitative instructors to go on and create product that is meaningful to them and, hopefully, to others? Well, cue the music...

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A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
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14 ways to have a better working day

14 ways to have a better working day | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Over the course of a lifetime, the average person will spend more than 80,000 hours at work and a fair bit of the rest of their lives asleep. In that context, we should all be striving to extract as much positive energy as possible out of our work day. Equally, we should ensure that each precious day has a moment or two that lodges in our long-term memory and leaves an imprint on the world that will endure and nourish the lives of others.

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The Murgatroyd Blog

The Murgatroyd Blog | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

When we look at the future of schooling in Canada what do we see?

First we see a willingness to challenge teacher professionalism, in part on the basis of outcome data which is questionable...Second, we see attempts to shift curriculum (what, how and when students learn) from a broad based, socially oriented and conceptual understanding focused curriculum to one more directly related to the needs of the global economy...Third, we see a demand that technology find a stronger place in the daily lives of teachers and students...The final challenge relates to the conditions of practice which teachers and school leaders face. 

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Interesting insights...

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