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What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education?

What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Although O'Reilly takes issue with the nomenclature, he does acknowledge — along with others who care deeply about the intersection of technology, teaching and learning — that the web is in the midst of an ­evolutionary cycle that's likely to spark profound changes in ­education.

 

Tim O’Reilly, Karen Cator and Shelly Blake-Plock weigh in on why K–12 leaders should care about it and other (r)evolutions in technology.

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Ideas for Teaching Better. All In One Place.

Ideas for Teaching Better. All In One Place. | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Most of the blogs I write that get a good response are the ones about teaching.  Thankfully.  I'd write a book but a) it takes too much time b) the money is terrible and c) I'd just be repeating everything I've already written here.  It would be called 'Into the Rainforest of Teaching and Learning'.…
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What Makes an Online Class "Real" to Students?

What Makes an Online Class "Real" to Students? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
However, what happens to the role of the instructor who is no longer actively involved in online classes? Are instructors still teaching students if their primary responsibilities involve scheduling appointments with students, evaluating assessments, and answering occasional questions? This leads to another question that is relevant for all distance learning programs: what makes online learning "real" for students?
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This blog post contains some very thought provoking questions. And the audit it refers to may have some very real implications for the future of distance learning.

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12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 12, 2:59 PM

This article lists some of the best TED videos any educator should watch. Enjoy!

Chantal M. Simonelli's curator insight, January 16, 9:21 AM

I love TED Talks!

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Top 10 Visuals & Infographics on Langwitches

Top 10 Visuals & Infographics on Langwitches | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Langwitches, The Magic of Learning.
Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .
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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach educati
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The 16 Best Google Apps Updates of 2015 (So Far) | The Gooru

The 16 Best Google Apps Updates of 2015 (So Far) | The Gooru | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

With only a month and a half left until 2016, we thought now is as good a time as ever to take a look back at all the new features Google Apps released this year. There were so many amazing updates that this list could have been three times as long, which is why we chose to only focus on 16 of our favorites.

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New Teacher 911: Aid, Comfort & Good Advice

New Teacher 911: Aid, Comfort & Good Advice | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

New teacher? Research says: Expect the dip."

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This article contains many good pieces of advice and helpful links.

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Teaching Peace in Elementary School

Teaching Peace in Elementary School | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Many educators believe that children need to learn emotional intelligence to reach their full academic potential.
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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 examples of how ‘DEVICE fetish’ is ruining EdTech

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 examples of how ‘DEVICE fetish’ is ruining EdTech | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Educational debate around technology is, as my father often says, ‘arse before elbow’. It’s obsessed with devices – tablets, mobiles, whiteboards, holes-in-walls, 3D printers and so on - which is to focus on the wrong end of the problem. Device fetishism has been a destructive force in research, procurement, projects and outcomes. So here’s some blowback. Note that I’ve been implementing and writing about the use of tech in learning for 32 years, so I’m speaking, not as a philistine, but a convert.
Here’s Audrey
This is Audrey Mullen, a US high school student, with an entrepreneurial flair. She does Kite Reviews, through a consultancy that hires out fellow students to evaluate Edtech. I like this. I founded and ran a large test lab, called the ‘Epicentre’ for years and got to know a lot about testing, usability and target audience evaluation. One thing I did learn, was to listen to real users, backed up with methodologies developed by Nielsen, Norman, Krug and others. It’s so easy to get 50 year-olds entranced by shiny devices, to buy stuff, implement their ideas, only to find that they are then treated with contempt by users. Young people always like receiving new shiny toys, then look on their use in school as if they were watching their dads dance in a nightclub.
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10 Tips to Get Started with Sketchnoting Workshop

10 Tips to Get Started with Sketchnoting Workshop | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
I facilitated a workshop at Miami Device this past week. Most conference sessions feel rushed with only 45-60 minutes to share, but thanks to Felix Jacomino’s  the genius mind behind the conf…

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The Flipped Classroom :: Jackie Gerstein

The Flipped Classroom :: Jackie Gerstein | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Resources for the flipped classroom: Students review content for homework, class time is for experiential activities, questions, and rich discourse.

 

Jim Lerman's insight:  Outstanding resource on flipping, especially (but not exclusively) for those starting on the flip journey.


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Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Current education practice places the process and outcomes of learning in the hands of the teacher who determines what is to be taught and how it is to be taught when, in fact, it needs to be in the hands of the learner (Coughlan, 2004). Given these beliefs about people’s ability to learn and an education and training system that disempowers rather than empowers, we decided on the term self- determined learning to describe this innate power of people to learn as an alternate view. Chris, the linguist that he is, then manipulated the Greek word for self, ηαυτος, and came up with the word heutagogy: the study of self- determined learning.


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 9, 2015 7:14 AM

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Middle School Maker Journey: Students' First Impressions of "Digital Shop"

Middle School Maker Journey: Students' First Impressions of "Digital Shop" | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
In part three of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett looks through his middle school students' eyes as they discover and begin exploring their school's new makerspace.
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New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management

New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Classroom management tips for new and old teachers alike. Watch a video showcasing 7 classroom management techniques any teacher can use.


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Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking

These videos on critical thinking appear in this Brain Pickings article written by Maria Popova.
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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.
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The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

The only rational answer to the conundrum of curiosity is to disengage our educational system from standardized testing and common curricula. Curiosity does not hold up well under intense expectation. Give agency to teachers, with the explicit message to slow down and provide students time to wonder and be curious.

 


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 23, 2015 1:17 PM

Et le RTBF nous dit d'être curieux. Voilà leur diction revisité. Pour que nos étudiants soient curieux, il faut encore l'être soi-même et adapter la manière de l'évaluer.

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, November 28, 2015 10:32 PM

Curiosity projects, MakerSpaces, Passion projects, asking questions and seeking answers...all mind-expanders.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 3, 11:51 AM

Children, and for that matter teachers, bring curiousity with them. Teachers can help create contexts where that curiousity remains vibrant.

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Join Us For The Winter Around The World Project - Tackk

Join Us For The Winter Around The World Project - Tackk | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
To celebrate the winter season we are gathering stories, songs, poems, illustrations, and photographs from students all of ages, teachers, and schools around the world. Once we have gathered all of the winter stories in the collaborative Google...
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3 Lenses for Developing Deeper Driving Questions

3 Lenses for Developing Deeper Driving Questions | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
By Lindsey Own - Questions that set lenses through which to consider content and how our students apply thinking through creative, collaborative projects.
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Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Teachers have long known that making content more playful can be a great way to engage students and add diversity to classroom activities. As technology becomes an ever more significant part of modern classrooms, it makes sense that teachers are using video games for everything from teaching content, to keeping tabs on learning progress, and for skills practice. In a recent survey, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center found that 74 percent of K-8 teachers surveyed use digital games for instruction in some way and 55 percent use them weekly.

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Making as Problem Based Learning - The Learner's Way

Making as Problem Based Learning - The Learner's Way | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Recently many of our Year Six students have been involved in projects that require them to utilise the brain of a maker. Facing challenges involving the exploration of how everyday objects are manufactured and while responding to their ‘Genius Hour’ ambitions they are facing a new set of problems and discovering the joy that comes from solving these with their hands as much as their brains.

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Making Education Competent

Making Education Competent | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

“Are you saying I’m incompetent?”
That’s what my friend asked when I told her the newest trend in education is “competency-based education.”
I’ll be honest. I don’t love the term...no, competency-based education doesn’t mean past graduates were incompetent. But it does mean that today’s students get to move ahead based on what they know, which is better for the student, more efficient for the institution and provides real, positive social and economic change for the country.

Moving backwards—back to the three-Rs and the old-fashioned way of doing education—that would be incompetent. This is an exciting time to be in education and, moving forward, I can’t wait to see what happens next.


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Understanding Formative Assessment: A Special Report - Education Week

Understanding Formative Assessment: A Special Report - Education Week | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is one of the most widely used—but poorly understood—instructional techniques. This special report highlights common misconceptions about the approach and shows how formative assessment differs from other kinds of assessments, such as summative or benchmark tests. It also illuminates some ways that educators can use formative assessment in their classrooms to find out on the spot whether students are really "getting it."
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How to Create an Infographic Resume That Will Land You a Job

How to Create an Infographic Resume That Will Land You a Job | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Expert advice on how to create an infographic resume that is sure to impress.

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