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Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age

Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

This paper explores how new digital technologies can be used to design curricula that are flexible enough to adapt readily to individual differences. The authors propose that universal design for learning—as the confluence of advances in the neuroscience of human variability and in multimedia technologies—can create an “ecology for learning” which provides rich, diverse, student-centered learning pathways for all students.


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Digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life. How will education meet the needs of this and future generations?
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Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education

Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

What Mueller and Oppenheimer discovered in their experiments is that laptop use correlates strongly with taking verbatim notes, and, as was already known, verbatim note-taking is well-known to be less effective than note-taking that synthesizes and summarizes content.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 15, 5:10 AM

Still not sure I agree with these conclusions.

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, August 16, 4:58 AM

Interesting research - but we need to be careful about the conclusions that are drawn from it.  Most important, in my view, is the point that while we do need to learn how to operate digital tools, we cannot assume that we should stop there - we also need to learn how and where they fit to support or facilitate learning.  This article shows that information literacy is just as important as digital literacy - librarians have ALWAYS known this - and we need to pay attention to this point!

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

What is curation anyway, and how can it be used as a tool for student and teacher learning? This essay will investigate what curation is and the different contexts it is used in. Why is it important; who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator? What processes and tools are used for curation and what digital literacies are required for successful curation? It will conclude with an investigation into ways teachers can use curation both with and for their students and as a tool for their own professional learning and a brief look at some curation tools.


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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 14, 2:22 PM

Helpful insights on curation of information, lots of good source documents and a little video. 

Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 20, 11:17 PM

Who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 11:01 AM

Nice essay about curation. A useful example of using storify

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Game of Phones – 7 DOs & DON’Ts in m-learning

Game of Phones – 7 DOs & DON’Ts in m-learning | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

Mobile learning is confusing. In theory it sounds great, in practice it’s often mis-attributed hype. Different devices have different patterns of use. The fact that you make ‘responsive’ e-learning simply means that it can be delivered on different devices NOT that it will be used on different devices. M-learning is, therefore, often more fiction than fact.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 30, 11:51 PM

A useful checklist if you are implementing mobile phone use in your learning context.

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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.
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Talky

Talky | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

Truly simple video chat and screen sharing for groups. Add multiple people to the conversation. Easily add anyone's screen to the conversation. Add a shared key to a room for added privacy.


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Helene Bearup's curator insight, November 22, 2013 3:20 PM

For Firefox 24 and google chrome only. Haven't tried it yet but sounds good.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 24, 2013 2:55 PM

Been looking for something like this . Now to do it.

AraceliGF's curator insight, February 9, 3:47 AM

Video chat and screen sharing for groups, no sign in required.

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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 12:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 1:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 1:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
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iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

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For students who struggle with output, the option now exists to record ideas directly "onto a page." Similarly, teachers can leave audio feedback for students who benefit from hearing input multiple times. With the built-in camera, students can quickly snap pictures of class notes on a board, or record a quick video of teacher instruction. Leveraging just these few features has the potential to personalize learning and differentiate instruction where it might otherwise be impossible.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 13, 2013 2:43 AM

Some interesting tips and insights.

diane gusa's curator insight, July 13, 2013 7:28 AM

We have a long way to go to understand best practices for iPads, to move it from a play thing to integrated into creative pedagogy. However, "The Longest Journey begins with the First Step" and that is getting into the hands or teachers and learners.


imaginary library's curator insight, July 13, 2013 8:19 AM

The most important thing to do is to start with the wife of using the iPad if you have a sound pedagogical reason for using the iPad then you'll be a will to come up with uses that are appropriate.

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Teachers learning about and with ICT as collaborative design

Teachers learning about and with ICT as collaborative design | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

The key concept in all these initiatives is collaborative design. Collaboration and design have been increasingly promoted and explored in the years following the emergence of the WWW mostly because of the alignment of network technologies, a growing interest for the socially situated and communal nature of work and learning, and the development of design-based research as a promising approach to foster innovations in education. The notion of “communities of practice” has certainly provided useful conceptual tools to understand teaching as composed of a joint enterprise, a shared repertoire of knowledge and artifacts, and mutual engagement in community activities, roles, and relationships.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:33 AM

Collaborative design is certainly an area that's close to my heart and at the core of the true power of the internet and online learning.

Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:53 PM

Collaboration in a must when using ICT. Based on that purpose, communities of practice become useful spaces to share, learn and grow together professionally. If you are starting in the ICT field, I recommend you to websearch about "well known" or "recognized" communities in your teaching field; as well as creating a Twitter  account, so you can start building your personal learning network (PLN). Follow the leaders in your field, very soon you will be participating in collaborative projects; sharing ideas, resources and materials; or simply enjoying your new discoveries. :) 

Paul Signorelli's curator insight, June 24, 2013 6:51 PM

Reflections on 20 years of collaboration using information and communication technologies (ICT) in learning

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.


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Bell Blended Learning for ELT, Bell - ELTons 2012 winner of the award for excellence in course innovation | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Bell Blended Learning for ELT, Bell - ELTons 2012 winner of the award for excellence in course innovation | EnglishAgenda | British Council | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

Nik Peachey talks about his work at Bell and this innovative approach to developing teachers’ knowledge and abilities to understand and develop their own blended learning courses for students.


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Movies » Simple English Videos

Movies » Simple English Videos | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

This site has a large collection of videos with interactive scripts. Just click on th words in the script and you will hear the part of the clip where they are spoken.


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Luciana Viter's comment, August 13, 2012 8:19 PM
Great resource, Thanks!
Wad. Moha's curator insight, December 11, 2012 2:33 PM

this helps a lot.  why don't you just give it a try

 

 

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Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

Many teachers in many classrooms spend the majority of their time in the basement of the taxonomy, never really addressing or developing the higher order thinking skills that kids need to develop. We end up with rote and boring classrooms. Rote and boring curriculum. Much of today’s standardized testing rigorously tests the basement, further anchoring the focus of learning at the bottom steps, which is not beneficial for our students.


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mjonesED's comment, June 21, 2012 5:52 PM
Well written, Nik. Thank you.
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Create professional resumes online for free - CV creator - CV Maker

Create professional resumes online for free - CV creator - CV Maker | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

Most of us need a CV at some point in our lives, so hy not start creating one online now. CVMaker is a really handy tool that takes you through the process of gathering all the information you need for your CV.


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Edupunk and student centred learning through technology

Edupunk and student centred learning through technology | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

I’ve often wondered why it is that the internet is such an amazing, creative and inspiring place full of so many fantastically interesting things, and yet so many educational software, applications and e-learning products turn out to be so dull.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 8:56 AM

This is an article I wrote some time ago. It looks at the limitations put on teacher creativity within the educational technology sphere and how to confront these.

harloff's curator insight, August 12, 3:24 AM

A to the point analysis of why we need a punk attitude to educational institutions. They slow down adoption of new technology in education

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 1:39 PM

It is interesting that we think there are no economic interests at play in the e-learning world. There are and they are significant. It does not mean we don't use various digital technologies, but let us make sure we ask questions and challenge their usages when needed.

 

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Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee

Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

In school, we give people texts when they have not had enough experience in the worlds the texts are about, the experiences that give the texts meaning. It is as if we were to give kids game manuals without the games. It only works for kids who are getting a lot of experiences at home—backed up by lots of talk with adults about these experiences, talk which helps the kids learn to map language on to experience and vice-versa—but it is disastrous for less advantaged kids.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 5, 12:58 AM

Interesting interview with James Paul Gee

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 5, 2:24 AM

Interesante planteamiento de una problemática

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The Future of E-Ducation Report

The Future of E-Ducation Report | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

We invite you to read our latest SVC2UK White Paper, “The Future of E-ducation“, written in collaboration with Gold Mercury International, the Corporate Vision® Strategy Think Tank. The Paper draws on many of the case studies from SVC2UK 2013 and explores what the future is likely to look like for teachers and students.


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Designing for Learning's curator insight, February 4, 7:57 PM

One to add to your reading list. The report covers the main players in education and technology, providing case studies that explore the future of learning and teaching.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, June 14, 4:17 AM

Buena selección de artículos sobre el futuro de la educación

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, June 16, 3:28 PM

Where is technology taking us in Higher Ed? Here's one vision, from the UK

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Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School

Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

When my students leave high school, they will need to know norms and etiquette for their devices. They will also need to know themselves -- specifically, their own limits when it comes to distraction. Eventually, they should know when to put their phone away because it's distracting them, or when listening to music while they work is slowing them down.


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Paz Barceló's curator insight, January 21, 6:01 AM

Unas interesantes apreciaciones, las de este post, sobre los motivos que pueden provocar distracciones en los alumnos mientras éstos trabajan con herramientas digitales. El nivel de dificultad (si es demasiado bajo) podría ser un factor.

Gonzalo Abio's curator insight, January 22, 5:01 AM

Foco y atención, dois elementos muy importantes!

 

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 28, 11:30 AM

Herramientas digitales y distracción en la escuela.

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21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.


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Jean-Claude Domenjoz's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:19 PM

Liste des compétences:

http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx

 

VISUAL LITERACY

Demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made

 

Peter Evans's curator insight, November 26, 2013 5:47 AM

I'd suggest a lot of the more innovative university programmes are already doing much of what is suggested here. One thing to emphasise is supporting students to use digital tools specifically for learning as they generally already know how to use these tools. In otherwords, while students may often be digitally competent, they are often less digitally literate in terms of learning processes. Also, what refer to PDAs - surely old tech?

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:14 PM

Sound advice for teachers to incorprate these core competencies in their teaching programmes.

 

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The Trouble with Testing | DMLcentral

The Trouble with Testing | DMLcentral | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

Learning research consistently shows that an emphasis on test scores does not necessarily lead to gains in academic performance. Perhaps learning, with its long-term gains and diffuse experiences does not lend itself well to an economic model. Instead of focusing on test scores at the elementary and secondary levels, why not take a longer-term view? Why public education? What are our true goals for teaching and learning? When pressed, most politicians will state that the long-term goals of education are to develop a citizenry that maximizes contributions to society and economy; yet, our standard test measures typically seem unrelated to the higher-order qualities that lead to such engaged citizens.


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Tracy Mehoke (梅恬溪)'s curator insight, July 22, 2013 2:30 AM

This article makes some good and concise points against standardized testing, but it doesn't really say anything we don't think already.  What we really need now are new evaluation and assessment tools based on updated goals for education.

Tracy Mehoke (梅恬溪)'s comment, July 22, 2013 2:56 AM
I appreciated the mention that despite ranking in the middle on PISA tests, the USA continues to rank highly in global innovation. What exactly are we trying to measure again ;P ?
Tracy Mehoke (梅恬溪)'s comment, July 22, 2013 2:57 AM
see also: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/art-education-and-the-inn_b_825486.html
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Technology Acceptance and Performance in Online Learning Environments

Technology Acceptance and Performance in Online Learning Environments | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

The model explains the antecedents to perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness of online learning systems by learner self-regulatory processes and behaviors, personality differences, and extrinsic factors such as technical support, technology training, and equipment accessibility. Personality variables that are proposed to affect self-regulation and learners' perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness are conscientiousness, openness to experience, general self-efficacy, and risk propensity.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:15 AM

A rather long but useful read for anyone involved in developing online courses.

JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:32 AM

#edtech #edchat

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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it
The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy.

By design this model emphasizes the role of play, diverse digital and physical media, and a designed interdependence between communities and schools.
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nicolaperry's curator insight, December 19, 2012 12:04 AM

This is a well-developed model that gives plenty to think about. 

Kelli DeBellis's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:36 PM

interesting model that identifies what it calls The 9 Domains Of the Inside-Out Learning Model.

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

Groups tend to learn through “discussion, clarification of ideas, and evaluation of other’s ideas”. Perhaps information that is discussed is retained in long term memory. Research by Webb suggests that students who worked collaboratively on math computational problems earned significantly higher scores than those who worked alone. Plus, students who demonstrated lower levels of achievement improved when working in diverse groups.

 


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Voscreen

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This is an interesting tool for developing your understanding of different languages through the use of short video clips. Just watch the video clip and test your inderstanding.


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Juan Fernández's comment, August 21, 2012 8:05 AM
it´s a shame it is only for learners of English...
Ricard Garcia's comment, August 21, 2012 11:16 PM
Indeed, Juan, una pena... espero que alguien lo pueda adaptar...
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The Digital Transformation of Education: A 21st Century Imperative

The Digital Transformation of Education: A 21st Century Imperative | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

For many of us, technology plays a crucial role in how we obtain and process information and apply our knowledge on a daily basis. As a father who often finds himself having to share his smartphone and tablet with his three young sons, I can tell you that for our students, things are no different. And because children are often exposed to technology at an early age, their cognitive abilities are even more wrapped up in technology than ours.


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Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning

Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning | 21st century learning - understanding the digital generation | Scoop.it

In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives. Very few educators would disagree with the notion that technology has dramatically changed the teaching and learning process.

With the help of some fellow teachers, here is a short list of the top 12 ways technology has changed the way we learn.


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