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Passion-Based High School vs. High School Boredom: Choose - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

Passion-Based High School vs. High School Boredom: Choose - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
"We cannot afford to tweak around the edges" ----Dennis Littky, co-founder Big Picture Learning, New TedxNY Talk...
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The United States has experienced many changes in the last 15 years. Most schools and school districts in America have seen drastic changes in their funding, their students, and in the requirements placed upon them by NCLB and now Common Core.
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Under new standards, students are struggling "productively!"

Under new standards, students are struggling "productively!" | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

I can remember spending almost a full period on one short paragraph while reading about endothermic and exothermic reactions in science class. We spent time highlighting, underlining, making connections to things we already knew, asking questions in the margins, defining words and more. The room might as well have smelled of smoke— these kids were thinking, brains-on-fire style! They were struggling…PRODUCTIVELY! I was hooked, and unbelievably, so were they. I heard several kids exclaim, “Ohhhhhhh, I get it.”


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ACTIVITY: Simulating a Connectivist Learning Environment

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Activity: Simulating a Connectivist Learning Environment In preparation for Extended Session for Learning2 Asia 2016 (October 6-8, 2016) Purpose The purpose of this activity is for the participants to have a shared experience which can then be used to provide illustrations and examples as w

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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

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Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday:

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Survey of Georgia teachers reveals ‘a workforce that feels devalued and constantly under pressure.’ | Get Schooled

Survey of Georgia teachers reveals ‘a workforce that feels devalued and constantly under pressure.’ | Get Schooled | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Today, Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods shares the findings of a statewide teacher survey that sought to figure out why so many teachers are fleeing the profession. In his column, Woods explains how he plans to respond to the findings.

 

Two out of three teacher respondents stated that they are unlikely or very unlikely to recommend teaching as a profession to a student about to graduate high school—an alarming figure considering the substantial role that teachers play in motivating students to pursue a job in the field.


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Shocking Report Explodes 5 Myths About American Education

Shocking Report Explodes 5 Myths About American Education | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
We're number one? Hardly. The entire idea of American exceptionalism should be called into question.

Five myths about the American education system are 'demolished' in a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development "which compares the educational systems of over 30 developed nations, provides data that, when it comes to education, proves we're so frombeing number one, that the entire idea of American exceptionalism should be called into question."

Below are two of the myths. Click through to the article to see the other three as well as additional information on each of them.

Myth #1: Our educational system provides more upward mobility than any other in the world.

Myth #4: We provide excellent early childhood education.

Check out this article to find out where we statistically compared to other nations.


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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Richard Samson's curator insight, November 8, 2015 8:48 AM

Like Moodle!

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

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6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning

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6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning by TeachThought Staff If curriculum is the what of teaching, and learning models are the how, assessment is the puzzled “Hmmmm”–as in, I assumed this and this about student learning, but after giving this...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 6, 2015 10:24 AM

As school librarians take on more of a teaching role to remain relevant AND to affect student achievement, knowing about these assessment types will help with the conversation. Get to know them so that you can help teachers create/deliver assessments.

Lynn Lease's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:23 AM

Assessment is more than just testing! Stop by the CEE to discuss assessments appropriate for your learning objectives.

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Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance. But when it comes to plagiarizing, there is little slack given; we are all expected to understand plagiarism guidelines and what constitutes a violation. While plagiarism is never considered acceptable, there are varying levels of severity with different types of plagiarism violations. So are you wondering…

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, December 16, 2014 2:05 PM

An important topic for all of us - but this graphic works best for secondary students. 

Sébastien Tranchart's curator insight, January 21, 2015 2:55 PM

« Citer ses sources conformément aux normes exigées » et «se conformer aux droits liés à la propriété intellectuelle » sont deux objectifs d’apprentissage du Profil TIC des étudiants au collégial liés respectivement aux habiletés consistant à « 3.0 Présenter l’information » et « 5.0 Exploiter les TIC de manière efficace et responsable » (source :  http://www.reptic.qc.ca/cadres-de-reference/cadre-de-reference-profil-tic-des-etudiants-du-collegial/).

 

Ce document peut donc s’avérer utile pour initier les étudiants, ainsi que les enseignants, aux différents types de plagiat.

 


Kathy Lynch's curator insight, February 6, 2015 6:04 PM

Thx Dr. Susan Bainbridge

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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5 Subjects Not Taught In School (But They Should Be) | Edudemic

5 Subjects Not Taught In School (But They Should Be) | Edudemic | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
There are a lot of real-world skills and subjects you'll need to excel after school. But what about the subjects not taught in school that should be?
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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

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Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere. That's great for students but what about teachers? Where's the pe
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6 must-see education TED Talks

6 must-see education TED Talks | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
The conference has played host to some of the brightest education ideas from experts in numerous fields.
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Infographic: What Does It Take To Be A Teacher?

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What Does It Take To Be A Teacher? Infographic shows that teachers’ realities are growing increasingly complex.


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Jaime Salcedo Luna's curator insight, May 18, 2014 8:08 AM

Interesante comparación de la dedicación requerida para ser docente en cinco países del mundo.

Niki Davis's curator insight, May 19, 2014 6:16 AM

Looks too certain to me - there must be enormous difficulties in measuring this across cultures, contexts and other aspects of these rapidly evolving ecosystems. 

Heather Morrow Giles's curator insight, June 19, 2014 10:19 AM

this is why we go home so tired!

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The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn?

The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

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Adriana Guerrero López's curator insight, April 28, 2014 4:07 PM

Artículo interesante: ¿realmente el futuro del aprendizaje está en el conectivismo?. Las clases invertidas son el futuro?

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, April 29, 2014 5:10 AM

Very interesting research.  Thanks Susan for sharing this.

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Downes' response http://halfanhour.blogspot.ca/2014/04/response-to-dron.html
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Out of Pocket: What Teachers Across the Country Spend on Supplies

Out of Pocket: What Teachers Across the Country Spend on Supplies | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Individual educators pick up where school districts leave off, but the results are messy — and unequal
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Cool Tool History - Bloom's Taxonomy

Welcome to Cool Tool History! Check back every other Thursday as we take a look at some of the Cool Tools of history that helped shape education, and educati...

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Leslie Haas's curator insight, January 31, 11:26 PM

Just thought this was interesting to share and possibly follow to see what other cool tools highlighted in the series

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, February 1, 2:48 AM

Een korte introductie tot de wereld van Bloom. Een nuttig kader om je eigen (differentiatie) aanpak af te toetsen.

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Is “Accountability” Undermining American Education?

Is “Accountability” Undermining American Education? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

"What is education for? Is it for pouring facts and formulas into students’ heads, or is it for creating learners?

At its best, was the U.S. educational system known for producing memorizers and test-takers or was it known for producing innovators?"

Carol Dweck shares her research on testing, fixed mindset, growth mindset and more. Read on to learn about how the emphasis on high stake testing may be leading us away for creativity and innovation.


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8th Grade Test From 1912 Shows How Far American Education Has Been Dumbed Down; Can You Take It?

8th Grade Test From 1912 Shows How Far American Education Has Been Dumbed Down; Can You Take It? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Like Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Digg Del StumbleUpon Tumblr VKontakte Print Email Flattr Reddit Buffer Love This Weibo Pocket Xing Odnoklassniki ManageWP.org WhatsApp Meneame Blogger Amazon Yahoo Mail Gmail AOL Newsvine HackerNews Evernote MySpace Mail.ru Viadeo Line Flipboard Comments Yummly SMS Viber By Kristan T. Harris A Kentucky 8th grade exam from 1912 was... Continue reading...

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Stanford President John L. Hennessy on Information Technology and the Future of Teaching and Learning

The "unbundling" of degrees that many are predicting -- where students assemble the learning they want, offered in person or online, by one or more institutions to earn credentials -- is something that Hennessy predicted was the future of continuing education and professional education. "Online technologies will dominate this marketplace," he said. And this will include many professionally oriented master's programs, he said. But he rejected the idea that this would be or should be the future of undergraduate education.

 

 


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 23, 2015 12:52 PM

This video shares a lecture from Stanford President, John L. Hennessy. During his lecture he eludes to the "unbundling" of degrees. Thoughts?

Ashley Jessica Beard's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:04 PM

A talk regarding the importance of education and how technology will improve it and make the learning experience better.

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What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’?

What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
The definition of "personalized learning" is as varied as the richness of instruction tailored to learners.

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Do we really need learning objectives? « Connectivism

Do we really need learning objectives? « Connectivism | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

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Shafeeq Husain's curator insight, February 1, 2015 8:06 PM

I learn as I experience. "Our learning occurs in a rich environment of diverse experiences – email, conversations, communities, workshops, tutorials, seminars, etc". As I prepare to deliver lessons, as a lecturer, I closely engage with the contents of lesson.  Why don't make students do the same.  Make them closely engage with lessons in a rich environment of diverse experiences – peer instruction, group presentations, dialogues, debates, etc

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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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Your summer reading list: Picks from the TED community | TED Blog

Your summer reading list: Picks from the TED community | TED Blog | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Blood Orange have idea for what you should read this summer. Here, their picks.
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Powerful Quotes for Teachers (Printer Friendly Version)

Quote #1:If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important. -Barbara Colorose Quote #2:Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams Quote #3:Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. --Jacques Barzun Quote #4: The man (or woman) who can make hard ...

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience. Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. We all have at least
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