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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Love this great post from the folks at Always Prepared entitled: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology‘ and the infographic it inspired from Mark Bates. Both highlight “The Habitudes” of educators who are effectively using technology to enhance and impact teaching and learning.

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Bioman Biology: The Fun Place to Learn Biology!

Bioman Biology: The Fun Place to Learn Biology! | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Video computer games, virtual labs and activities for learning and reviewing biology content. Great for students and teachers.

 

BioMan Biology is the fun place to learn Biology! Here you will find learning games, review games, virtual labs and quizzes that will help you to learn about cells, ecology, genetics, physiology, and much more!
Note: If you are a teacher, please check out the teacher section for ways to use the site to increase student engagement and learning. Remember, everything on this site is completely FREE to use!

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How to Make Students Better Online Researchers

How to Make Students Better Online Researchers | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called “Why Kids Can’t Search“.  I’m always interested in this particular topic, because it’s something I struggle with in my middle and high school classes constantly, and I know I’m not alone in my frustrations.

 

Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again. We never question the vital importance of teaching literacy, but we have to be mindful that there are many kinds of “literacies”. An ever more important one that ALL teachers need to be aware of is digital literacy. I could go off in many directions on this, but for the purpose of this post I’m focusing strictly on the digital literacy of searching.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 9, 12:47 PM

Research, search, and inquiry are different processes. They are each important and overlap, but are still distinct. Research moves knowledge along. Searching is looking for information. Inquiry is posing questions.

 

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6 targets to teach the way the brain learns

6 targets to teach the way the brain learns | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

When you’re standing in front of a classroom of students who’re not quite sure they even want to be in your class, much less pay attention to what’s being said, things like neuroscience, research studies, and teaching the way the brain learns are an abstraction.

Yet, brain-targeted teaching can engage and excite students because it taps into factors that stimulate the brain, grab the attention, and set the stage for learning.

 

Dr. Mariale Hardiman, a former school principal, now professor at Johns Hopkins, developed a teaching framework designed to help teachers, teach the way the brain learns. Practioners of the model, Justin Holbrook, Jeremy Mettler, and Vicky Krug, describe the model as a set of guidelines to help organize material, “It gives you a way to organize the material you’re covering and to explore different ways to communicate it, explains Holbrook.

 

Krug continues, “Learning only occurs when the student can connect new information to old information. Teaching someone how a car works is pointless if they don’t know what a car is.” Mettler also points out the importance of recognizing it as a non-linear process, “The components are all interrelated.”


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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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 “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 3:08 PM

This article shares some skills that every learner should be able to do. How many can you do?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 12, 7:51 PM

Are there really universals out there that are given? Or, are we always negotiating them in relationship to our particular situations?

 

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Are we ticking all the boxes SHC?

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Importance of the audio component in eLearning

Importance of the audio component in eLearning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
When we think of audio, we always think of narration. Most of us forget that music and sounds can also be used very effectively to enhance the learning through an online course. So, the audio component in an eLearning course can be defined as a set of elements of narration, music and sounds used to enhance learning effectiveness.

Where are these 3 elements used? Let us see.

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity) becomes a real issue. Teachers need to be able to critically  assess and evaluate the materials and knowledge they come across. This could be done through adopting a critical thinking lens to filter things that could otherwise unconsciously affect one's stance and interpretation of  a given meaning.

Juliet Hinrichsen and Antony Coombs from University of Greenwich developed this excellent framework to help you understand the concept of critical digital literacy. This framework is made up of 5 dimensions:


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 11, 1:20 PM

ALFABETIZACIÓN DIGITAL CRÍTICA aquí encontramos cinco dimensiones...Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 12, 2:10 AM

This topic is crucial for all educators. "Teachers need to be able to critically  assess and evaluate the materials and knowledge they come across." And it doesn't matter where the materials are published. Can't agree more...

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 12, 12:14 PM

About five years ago, I worked with a large suburban school on developing awareness and teaching/learning skill sets in the area of critical literacy. The nuances of digital and even print text within structure and conventions suggests meaning that extends far beyond the alphabetic word. This framework would have been a helpful tool to ground discussion and build understanding. 

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How to focus in the age of distraction | Learning Fundamentals

How to focus in the age of distraction  | Learning Fundamentals | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

If you’ve just logged into Facebook or your email for the 10th time today or find yourself thinking in Facebook statuses throughout the day, it may be time to read Leo Babauta’s eBook “Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the age of distraction”.


This free eBook contains dozens of practical suggestions to help you enjoy life more, enhance your creativity and get things done.

 

If there ever was an equivalent of steroids for focus, this book is it – it’s a great tool to help anyone develop razor sharp focus and churn out quality work.

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Student Engagement: Resource Roundup ~ Edutopia

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup ~ Edutopia | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.

 

James Lerman's insight:

Terrific collection of links to engagement resources for all age levels.

 

"Resources by Topic:

Tips and Strategies for Keeping Students EngagedEngagement Through ProjectsEngagement Through TechnologyEngagement Through Social and Emotional LearningAdditional Resources on the Web"


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Ann Middlemiss's curator insight, December 11, 10:21 AM

Is this the resource we have all been waiting for?! Merry Christmas.

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What design model for teaching and learning should you use in a digital age?

What design model for teaching and learning should you use in a digital age? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
This chapter covers a range of different design models or approaches to teaching. There are many more that could have been included. However, it is clear that there is a choice of possible models, depending on a number of factors, most of which are listed in Chapter 5, Building an Effective Learning Environment.

Your choice of model will then depend very much on the context in which you are teaching. However, I have suggested that a key criterion should be the suitability of the design model for developing the knowledge and skills that learners will need in a digital age. Other critical factors will be the demands of the subject domain, characteristics of the learners you will likely be teaching, the resources available, especially in terms of supporting learners, and probably most important of all, your own views and beliefs about what constitutes ‘good teaching.’

Furthermore, the models by and large are not mutually exclusive. They can probably be mixed and matched to a certain degree, but there are limitations in doing this. Moreover, a consistent approach will be less confusing not only to learners, but also to you as a teacher or instructor.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Flipped Professional Development

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Flipped Professional Development | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Have you heard about a flipped PD? Well, I haven't till I came across this infographic on Pinterest. A flipped PD is inspired by the the concept of flipped classroom and uses the same philosophy: provide learners with work to do at home , then discussions and feedback in face-to face meeting.According to Bill and Candace, the creators of this visual, there are six main strategies to flip your professional developemt. These strategies are explained below:

To learn more about the Flipped PD concept ,make sure you read these two articles included in the visual :

Flipped Professional Development7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development
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Some Good Primary Source Guides and Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Good Primary Source Guides and Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Some Good Primary Source Guides and Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/cQx8ClbSou via @medkh9

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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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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams

 

"When the subject of the flipped class comes up, many educators see how it applies to academic subjects like math and science education, but don't realize that the methodology has applications in a wide array of other classes. According to a survey of 2358 teachers by the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning (PDF, 1.2MB), 33 percent of those teachers who are flipping their classes are math teachers, 38 percent are science teachers, and 23 percent teach English language arts and social studies. But can you flip the other subjects? Can you flip an elementary classroom? The answer is a resounding yes.

"To flip the non-flippable classes, teachers need to ask this key question: What is the best use of my face-to-face time with students? Since every teacher has a specified amount of time with his or her students per week, we must consider how to maximize that class time. The answer to this question will be vastly different for an elementary teacher compared to a middle school PE teacher compared to a high school English teacher. Though there is no one way to answer this question, there is a "wrong" answer: information dissemination. Lower-level cognitive information should be moved out of the group space and into the individual space where students can consume data at their own pace and interact with the content in a manner that meets their individual needs. And as teachers answer this question, their class will be transformed into a center of learning where students are applying, analyzing, and creating content, rather than simply acquiring information."


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 3:10 PM

This article and video help instructors figure out how to best "flip" their course, regardless of subject matter or grade level. Any flippers out there care to share their experiences?

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More Class Time with Flipped Learning ~ Edutopia News

More Class Time with Flipped Learning ~ Edutopia News | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

3 arrticles by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the teachers most responsible for popularizing the Flipped Classroom


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Now Hiring: Flipped Learning Architects

Now Hiring: Flipped Learning Architects | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

After developing several dozen flipped lessons and guiding other teachers to create their own, I'm putting down my tablet and grabbing a bullhorn. It's time for "flippers" to set the record straight -- teachers who want to adopt flipped learning have to start thinking of themselves as architects, not video producers.

 

Knowing that difference is critical to unleashing the instructional power of flipped learning and sustaining a movement that can improve teaching and learning. The differences are simple, yet stark:

Video producers design splashy content. Architects build instructional value.Video producers think about the power of images. Architects think about the power of ideas.Video producers teach subjects. Architects teach students.


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2014 innovating Pedagogy report

2014 innovating Pedagogy report | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The Open University are pleased to announce 2014's Innovating Pedagogy report, the third innovation report in its series released by The OU. Download the 2014 Innovating Pedagogy Report The annual Innovating Pedagogy report explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, December 5, 4:24 AM

El informe sobre Innovación Pedagógica 2014 de la Open University.

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The Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post: 9 High Impact Elements

The Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post: 9 High Impact Elements | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Behind every successful business, there is a product and or service which swings open the flood gates to satisfied clients and high conversion rates. When it comes to anything presented online, it is the quality of content in which you market that matters most.

 

This article contains great impact Elements every blog post should include to get needed results.

 

1. Powerful Headlines

2. Numbers, Bullets and Summaries

3. Calls to Action

4. Story Telling

5. Use Powerful/Passive Words

6. Make Big Promises That Can Be Fulfilled

7. Use Dynamic Media

8. Follow a Flow

9. Psychological Formatting

 


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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Pinterest link. The Best of resources, videos and articles to help educators teach Digital Citizenship. 


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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 10, 1:24 PM

I wonder if we framed the questions around how we experienced these experiences, if that would change the tone of the questions?

 

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Rick Stevens's curator insight, December 14, 1:31 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-a-growth-mindset-leads-to-success-2014-8 ; Great article on Carol Dweck’s research on Growth mindsets. If you have 26 minutes, then watch her lecture on growth mindset research. http://youtu.be/QGvR_0mNpWM ;

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The Role of Digital Technologies in Deeper Learning | Students at the Center

The Role of Digital Technologies in Deeper Learning | Students at the Center | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

To compete in today’s global, knowledge-based, innovation-centered economy, young people must go beyond a high school diploma and acquire not just academic knowledge, but interpersonal and interpersonal capacities. That is, they must engage in deeper learning. As schools shift away from traditional education models in favor or providing deeper learning environments, they are required to replace their outdated technology practices and implement a new infrastructure to support student learning. The Role of Digital Technologies In Deeper Learning, the latest paper in the Students at the Center Deeper Learning Research Series, explores how partnering deeper learning strategies with effective technology designs allows for greater educational success.

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The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

by Jackie Gerstein

 

"What follows is an explanation of the Flipped Classroom Model, a model where the video lectures and vodcasts fall within a larger framework of learning activities. (Note: I am titling it the Flipped Classroom Model to get folks’ attention given the Flipped Classroom popularity right now.  It really is a cycle of learning model.)  It provides a sequence of learning activities based on the learning theories and instructional models of Experiential Learning Cycles – http://reviewing.co.uk/research/learning.cycles.htm and Bernice McCarthy’s 4MAT Cycle of Instruction- http://www.aboutlearning.com/what-is-4mat/what-is-4mat."


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15 things that you really should know about presentations


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 6, 5:32 AM

The content of this slide presentation is actually an infographic with data about 15 most important things you need to know when you are getting your presentation ready.


Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 7, 2:02 AM

Quelques faits très intéressants sur les présentations. 

Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 8, 3:59 AM

Review all modules with these assertions in mind.

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Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, December 9, 7:38 AM

A fantastic article that summarizes the important differences between critical and creative thinking. Both are necessary for good discussions and Socratic seminars. 

Wayne Robertson's curator insight, December 15, 7:15 PM

We need to move beyond the focus on systems and technical training - towards knowledge, analysis and risk management

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 16, 10:47 AM

Clarification de deux types pensées, tous les deux aussi nécessaires l'un que l'autre. Puis le lien est fait avec l'apprentissage et le mobile.

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Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning | ETC Press

Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning | ETC Press | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

The Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning is an edited collection of chapters that sets out to present the current state of research in K-12 online and blended learning. The beginning chapters lay the groundwork of the historical, international, and political landscape as well as present the scope of research methodologies used. Subsequent sections share a synthesis of theoretical and empirical work describing where we have been, what we currently know, and where we hope to go with research in the areas of learning and learners, content domains, teaching, the role of the other, and technological innovations.

 

"This volume attempts to synthesize existing research; in doing so, it will act as an important resource for those interested in this topic. However, there are always new studies, concepts, and domains within K-12 online and blended learning. Therefore, we ask readers to think of this work not as a completed product but rather a flowing conversation. Each section includes potential new areas for growth in understanding practice, policy, and research. We encourage authors to contact us at handbookresearch (at) gmail (dot) com to propose missing research studies for certain chapters or for proposals on new chapters for future volumes. We look forward to hearing from readers and continuing this important conversation regarding K-12 online and blended learning research."

 

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FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE BOOK AVAILABLE FROM THE WEBSITE. CLICK THE TITLE OF THIS POST OR THE IMAGE OF THE BOOK ABOVE.


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EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios

EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Digital Student Portfolios are becoming more important now than ever! Students are creating and remixing information like never before – and where is all that amazing work going? At my old school it was wiped off the devices at the end of the year – a heart-wrenching idea that I was personally against. This is why we need to publish student work in one place and let it serve as a home of student reflection, and a become a destination to unleash student pride and curiosity.

There are many reasons to begin the journey to digital portfolios – here are just a few.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 5, 7:30 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 8, 8:43 AM

Good stuff! 

DiAnne Galm's curator insight, December 8, 1:22 PM

interesting