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May 2012 EL: Carol Ann Tomlinson

May 2012 EL: Carol Ann Tomlinson | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
In this video from the PD Online course Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment That Supports Learning, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers tips for setting up a classroom for more effective instruction.
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5 hidden iPad features for language learning. | ipadders.eu

5 hidden iPad features for language learning. | ipadders.eu | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“ This year I am working at a new school where all the kids are new Dutch immigrants. That means that they have just arrived in The Netherlands and our biggest”
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firstday - General

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If you've gotta do a syllabus, do it different from their other classes.


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Make your syllabus stand out!
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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the childhood passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing. At DIY, we’ve created a way for kids to explore hundreds of skills and to understand the ways in which they can be creative through them. Often, the skills are unconventional, and almost always the results are surprising. I don’t think it’s important that kids use the skills they learn on DIY for the rest of their lives. What’s important is that kids develop the muscle to be fearless learners so that they are never stuck with the skills they have. Only this will prepare them for a world where change is accelerating and depending on a single skill to provide a lifetime career is becoming impossible.

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LET Team's curator insight, June 3, 7:37 PM

Who's for Duct Tape Ninja?

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'Fearless learners', now that is a great concept, and who doesn't love duct tape. 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 24, 9:31 AM

Makerspace reasoning.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing

Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“ Last Saturday I reviewed Analyze My Writing. That post proved to be one of the most popular posts of the week. It also prompted a bunch of questions from readers looking for other tools like it. Here are some more good tools that students can use to analyze their own writing.”
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The next logical step in helping students take control of their own learning!
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Using Student-Generated Reading Questions to Uncover Knowledge Gaps

Using Student-Generated Reading Questions to Uncover Knowledge Gaps | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Student-Generated Reading Questions: Diagnosing Student Thinking with Diverse Formative Assessments, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42 (1), 29-38. The Teaching Professor Blog recently named it to its list of top pedagogical articles. As instructors, we make a myriad of assumptions about the knowledge students bring to our courses. These assumptions influence how we plan for courses, what information we decide to cover, and how we e”
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This looks like an excellent way to assess student understanding.
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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

s Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools


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Something for everyone's e-library!

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, April 4, 4:23 PM

A collection of tools to fit almost all types of presentation needs. 

liblist4u's curator insight, April 6, 3:47 PM

Moving beyond PowerPoint

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Had to share. Someone took the time to assemble this information. Greatly appreciated

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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.
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Termit Kaur's curator insight, April 3, 7:14 AM

Times have changed... learners are inquisitive, and critical

 

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Technology in Education: Teacher Guide 2014/2015 | ExamTime

Technology in Education: Teacher Guide 2014/2015 | ExamTime | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Download your FREE Teacher Guide here. The guide features loads of tips & advice for integrating technology in education plus lots more.
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Gamify your classrooms with Kahoot. | ipadders.eu

Gamify your classrooms with Kahoot. | ipadders.eu | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“ This week I've been getting excited about using Kahoot in the classroom. Kahoot delivers online quizzes and surveys to your students. It works very”
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Just started using this last week. Why did I wait so long?! Students love it, it can be used with students own tech as well as classroom PCs. Highly engaging!
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Clip & Save Checklist: Learning Activities That Connect With Multiple Intelligences | Scholastic.com

Clip & Save Checklist: Learning Activities That Connect With Multiple Intelligences | Scholastic.com | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Use this checklist to refresh your memory on the eight different types of multiple intelligences and pinpoint learning activities that will appeal to your students based on their particular strengths.
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Excellent resource for helping teachers create instruction that appeals to students interests and strengths.

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Free UDL Webinars | CAST | Universal Design Lea...

Free UDL Webinars | CAST | Universal Design Lea... | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“Free UDL Webinars | CAST on Universal Design Learning curated by Universal Design”
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A Beginner's Guide To Personalized Learning - TeachThought

A Beginner's Guide To Personalized Learning - TeachThought | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
There is a difference between personalized learning and differentiation.

Differentiation is a kind of personalized instruction, where teachers adjust process, & product, according to a student’s readiness, interest, & learning style. Planning of the learning starts with the content, and the content remains the same for all students. This is a school and curriculum-centered approach that attempts to amend the delivery of the content to match the student’s needs, strengths, and general readiness.

Personalized learning starts with the learner and asks the question, “What does this student need to understand, and how best can that happen?” This is a student-centered approach, and is built around the idea of recognizing the vast differences in students–not just in terms of literacy or schema, but an authentic need to know.

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Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, November 30, 2014 9:13 AM

This is what 'whole child teaching' is all about!

Carla Kessler's curator insight, November 30, 2014 1:37 PM

Nice summary!

Niwamanya Gilbert's curator insight, December 7, 2014 8:48 AM

Wow, such information is so much important to teachers at all levels from pre primary, post primary up to university

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Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection

Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“By collecting their learning artifacts and compiling them into portfolios, students should have an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and see their own growth.”
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Discusses the need to understand the " how" and "why" of learning in addition to the "what"
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Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering | WIRED

Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering | WIRED | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

THINK BACK TO when you learned how to ride a bike. You probably didn’t master this skill by listening to a series of riveting lectures on bike riding. Instead, you tried it out for yourself, made mistakes, fell down a few times, picked yourself back up, and tried again. When mastering an activity, there’s no substitute for the interaction and feedback that comes from practice.

What if classroom learning was a little more active? Would university instruction be more effective if students spent some of their class time on active forms of learning like activities, discussions, or group work, instead of spending all of their class time listening?


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Written for college classrooms but I think it applies to K-12 as well!
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Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas

Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
These 9 strategies for blended learning are certain to help you engage students quickly and consistently.

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9 Great strategies to incorporate in a blended learning environment.

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Эти 9 стратегий для смешанного обучения помогут вам заниматься со студентами  быстро и последовательно

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What's Your Career Type? [#Infographic] |

What's Your Career Type? [#Infographic] | | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Some of you are lucky. You got into college knowing exactly what piques your interest. You know what you're good at. You know your personality type and where it will flourish. Most of us aren't like you.

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Looks like a simple way to get started on career exploration!

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This innovative district lets students choose how to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News

This innovative district lets students choose how to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
To hear Taylor County Schools Assistant Superintendent Charles Higdon tell it, students shouldn’t be allowed to drop out of school—at least not without a fight. “We have implemented a ‘zero dropout’ policy that does not allow students to drop out of our district,” he said. But rather than imprisoning students in front-facing classrooms, the rural Kentucky district is instead trying to entice at-risk, and even low-risk, st
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Learners are learning differently; are you changing the way you train and support them?

Learners are learning differently; are you changing the way you train and support them? | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
The Pew Research Internet Project reported on 8 December 2014 “A large majority (87%) of American adult internet users say the internet has improved their ability to learn new things. This figure i...

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Awesome Free Science & Geography Virtual Field Trip – From the Rainforest to the Desert! April 8th — Emerging Education Technologies

Awesome Free Science & Geography Virtual Field Trip – From the Rainforest to the Desert! April 8th — Emerging Education Technologies | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe with their students. In addition to free offerings that are always available online like, interactive games and lesson plans that align to Next Generation Science Standards and the National Geography Standards, they will be conducting a virtual field trip on Thursday, April 8th.

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Essay Writing: Top Tips for Writing an Essay

Essay Writing: Top Tips for Writing an Essay | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Essay writing is something you will need to contend with at many points in your education. Learning how to write an essay can also be applied beyond your education in many roles as writing is the most universally required professional skill. If you intend...
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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.”
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Regardless of your thoughts on differentiation, there are many resources here that will help you offer your students choices on how to acquire, process and demonstrate their learning.
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10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
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The Best Research On Why Some Students Ask For More Or Less Help Than Others

The Best Research On Why Some Students Ask For More Or Less Help Than Others | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
There has been some relatively recent research on why some students ask for more or less help than others, primarily based on socio-economic background. I've been thinking about this lately, and th...

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Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson? | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.”
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10 Principles We’ve Learned About Learning

10 Principles We’ve Learned About Learning | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

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Won Ho's curator insight, October 1, 2014 7:30 AM

It is so natural thing and easy to forget. Think about it, if you are a teacher it will help you.

너무 당연한 얘기 이지만 염두에 두면 좋은 얘기....

Training in Business's curator insight, October 1, 2014 10:39 AM

10 Principles We’ve Learned About Learning

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Careers in all industries involve teaching and learning in some capacity. Understanding this learning principles that come from brain science while still in college can help you gain insight over your own learning process and how to be effective at enhancing the learning of others.