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Google Ditches Course Builder, Turns to edX | LearnDash

Google Ditches Course Builder, Turns to edX | LearnDash | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Course Builder.  The verdict of that review essentially stating that Google has made an “okay” start, but the program could stand a bit of a face-lift.

Well, rather than a face-lift, it appears that the Google have decided to scrap the project altogether and head in another direction.

 

On September 10th of this year, Google announced that instead of creating their own, organic program for massive learning environments, they have decided to partner with folks who actually know what they are doing in this space – edX.

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Desire2Learn Offers Alternative MOOC Platform, Integrates New Tools | Campus Technology

Desire2Learn Offers Alternative MOOC Platform, Integrates New Tools | Campus Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Desire2Learn has introduced a new all-encompassing version of its flagship offering, Learning Suite, and has also launched a service for delivering MOOCs that integrates with the learning platform.
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Updates on Desire 2learn LMS software and open courses.

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McGraw-Hill Debuts On-demand Professional Development Program | Campus Technology

McGraw-Hill Debuts On-demand Professional Development Program | Campus Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A new professional development resource aims to help faculty better understand and use emerging technologies.

 

Magna Campus, produced by McGraw-Hill Education and Magna Publications, includes more than 4,000 resources, such as whitepapers, webinars, and e-newsletters, on a range of topics, from student engagement and collaboration to IT policy and regulations. Delivered on demand through MH Campus, the program can be integrated with all major and in-house developed learning management systems.

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MH Campus has outstanding resources for teaching and learning as well as professional development.

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Teaching Creativity – The Case for Mind Mapping

Teaching Creativity – The Case for Mind Mapping | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Mind Mapping tools can go a long way towards helping students make the connections that lead to deeper learning If thinking is about making connections between
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Mind mapping allows deeper learning and memory to occur for visual learners.

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Turning Education Upside Down

Turning Education Upside Down | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“Flipped schools,” where students watch video lessons at home and do “homework” in class, are showing early promise in improving learning.

 

Three years ago, Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, became a “flipped school” — one where students watch teachers’ lectures at home and do what we’d otherwise call “homework” in class.

 

Teachers record video lessons, which students watch on their smartphones, home computers or at lunch in the school’s tech lab. In class, they do projects, exercises or lab experiments in small groups while the teacher circulates.

 

Clintondale was the first school in the United States to flip completely — all of its classes are now taught this way.

 

Now flipped classrooms are popping up all over. Havana High School outside of Peoria, Ill., is flipping, too, after the school superintendent visited Clintondale. The principal of Clintondale says that some 200 school officials have visited.

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The results are still out on how the "Flipped Classroom" will be culturally accepted in Southeast Asia.

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The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education

The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This post describes how The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture can be used to support maker education and tinkering with the focus being on students acquiring more process-oriented “how-to” skills, skills needed to develop and enhance creativity and innovation.


Via JackieGerstein Ed.D.
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Sonia Barreira's comment, March 2, 2013 6:15 AM
Tenho a impressão que trata-se de um nome novo para uma ideia antiga, sem desqualificar, ao contrário, creio que nomear pode fortalecer o conceito!
Sonia Barreira's comment, March 2, 2013 6:15 AM
Tenho a impressão que trata-se de um nome novo para uma ideia antiga, sem desqualificar, ao contrário, creio que nomear pode fortalecer o conceito!
Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 14, 2013 11:54 AM

This links back to a series of blog articles on flipped classroom and different scenarios. Well worth a read or an rss!

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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A good inforgraphic to you in the classroom.

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KindredReaders's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:45 AM

great visual reference!

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 3, 2014 1:39 AM

Creative writing in steps

Gennia Holder's curator insight, January 14, 2014 9:50 AM

This a great list, but, perfect?  I don't know about that :)  Stories aren't a magic bullet. However, applying these elements and telling the right story+right time+right audience... can make an emotional connection with your audience that impacts your business.

 

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Schools Must Bring Creativity to Blended Learning

Schools Must Bring Creativity to Blended Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Too often, schools bring only tepid energy to the blending of traditional and online learning, Charles Mojkowski says.

 

We need to match the potential of new and emerging technology tools with bold new designs for learning and teaching and schools and schooling, designs that “listen” to what the technology is offering and exploit much more fully its existing and potential capabilities. And that would be a robust blend.

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A interesting  perspective on blended learning. 

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Chinese President Xi reaffirms education top priority in China | China Daily/USA

Chinese President Xi reaffirms education top priority in China | China Daily/USA | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his nation's commitment to education in a message to a meeting marking the first anniversary of the United Nations' Global Education First Initiative (GEFI).

 

In a pre-recorded video, Xi, on behalf of the Chinese people, voiced his firm support to the GEFI, which was proposed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

 

"Education is the foundation of national development in the long run. It is the fundamental way for mankind to pass on civilization and knowledge, bring up new generations and create a better life," Xi said.

 

"China will continue to respond positively to the UN initiative. With more than 260 million students and some 15 million teachers, China faces an arduous task in the development of education," Xi said.

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The sleeping giant awakens...

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At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement

At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The new version of the Padagogy Wheel tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. If it’s not … it should be. It’s about the problem of motivation in education. How do we motivate students, teachers, parents, and everyone else to get excited about learning? How do you stay motivated? What works and what doesn’t?”

Jeff Dunn: Editor Edudemic Blog Post:

"Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation in Education" (http://tinyurl.com/edudemicpadwheel2)


Via Allan Carrington
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Three key components for Motivation: Autonomy, Purpose and Mastery .

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 13, 2013 10:15 AM

Fascinating look at how to motivate and engage learners

Elena Keating's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:06 PM

I think I will find this very useful for my planning

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, September 29, 2013 12:43 AM
I repeat.it is great.
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Doctor Who? Enjoy The Show’s 50th Anniversary With These Mobile Apps

Doctor Who? Enjoy The Show’s 50th Anniversary With These Mobile Apps | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
British TV series Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary in November, marking a half century of time travelling adventure. Express your love for the show with these great mobile apps!
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You can not always take yourself so seriously... For the Doctor Who fans out there...

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ETS Expands Online Assessment Options -- Campus Technology

ETS Expands Online Assessment Options -- Campus Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
To accommodate the growing number of students who take advantage of online learning, educational assessment provider ETS is expanding its online, off-campus testing options.
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Now if they just make it affordable feedback...

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Middle-schoolers rack up high school credits

Middle-schoolers rack up high school credits | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
WESLEY CHAPEL — As early as fourth grade, Kaitlyn Jenkins’ teacher noticed that math bored her, not because the girl found the subject dull but because working the problems proved too easy.
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This is chipping away at the age = grade level industrial (20th century) age educational concepts. Now if we can go year round and eliminate the old age= grade level concept, we will be moving education in the 21st century.

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U.S. Adults Fare Poorly in a Study of Skills

U.S. Adults Fare Poorly in a Study of Skills | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

American adults lag well behind their counterparts in most other developed countries in the mathematical and technical skills needed for a modern workplace, according to a study released Tuesday.

 

The study, perhaps the most detailed of its kind, shows that the well-documented pattern of several other countries surging past the United States in students’ test scores and young people’s college graduation rates corresponds to a skills gap, extending far beyond school. In the United States, young adults in particular fare poorly compared with their international competitors of the same ages — not just in math and technology, but also in literacy.

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The  understanding of the "shift" of USA as a world leader in manufacturing to a world leader in service provider has been made clear with this research.

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The “Living Book” Movement: Free Education For All

The “Living Book” Movement: Free Education For All | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
By Sara Bernard They're free, they're customizable, and they meet state standards. Those are the three biggest selling points of CK12 Flexbooks, digital e
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this will help with developing countries to world class education.

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5 Tools To Take An Auto-Guided Google Street View Tour

5 Tools To Take An Auto-Guided Google Street View Tour | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Hitting the road for a scenic drive can be super relaxing. Unfortunately, it’s neither a cheap, nor an environmentally friendly pastime, which both traffic and weather can utterly ruin. With Google Street View you can comfortably explore the world from your desk.

 

Google Maps is a nifty navigation tool and all the information embedded in the maps make it agreat travel guide, too.

 

Now you can even set Street View on auto-pilot and let it take you on the world’s most scenic drives. Here are 5 tools that make this possible.

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So many application to use, personal, business and the classroom.

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New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"The most consistent and least controversial finding in the literature is that working memory training programs produce reliable short-term improvements in both verbal and visuospatial working memory skills.


On average, the effect sizes range from moderate to large, although the long-term sustainability of these effects is much more ambiguous. These effects are called near transfer effects, because they don’t transfer very far beyond the trained domain of cognitive functioning.


What are far more controversial (and far more interesting) are far transfer effects. One particular class of far transfer effects that cognitive psychologists are particularly interested in are those that show increases in fluid intelligence: the deliberate but flexible control of attention to solve novel “on the spot” problems that cannot be perfomed by relying exclusively on previously learned habits, schemas, and scripts."


Via Howard Rheingold
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This is an additional view of "fluid intelligence" along with Gardner's multiple intelligences.  Many theories that considers a "far transfer effects" are related to Krashen's Input Hypothesis, i+1 and Affective Filter Hypothesis. Dr. Krashen's theories are based in language acquistion but I consider them more in regards to learning and cognitive training.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:45 PM

A cornerstone of infotention is that attention and cognitive skills can be improved through training. Most research into this claim is recent, and as with all scientific research, there is some controversy. This article provides a good mary sof recent research that appears to support the efficacy of "brain training."

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Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education

Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education.  Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently.  The purpose of this post is to: Provide background...
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This article provides excellent resources for University "flipped classroom".

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Flipboard for Educators | Inside Flipboard

Flipboard for Educators | Inside Flipboard | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard can be helpful this school year. Since the launch of Flipboard 2.0 this past spring, our readers can collect articles and turn them into shareable magazines. We’ve found that educators are doing this a lot—for class reading assignments, student projects and their own enlightenment.

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This is a good sources for Flipboard and flipped classroom resources for teachers.

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Building a Blended Learning Environment at NCSU - Higher Ed Tech Decisions

Building a Blended Learning Environment at NCSU - Higher Ed Tech Decisions | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
North Carolina State University uses tools like Moodle, Mediasite and Blackboard Collaborate to maintain its blended learning environment.
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There are three programs used for integrated blended learning. You can see with Moores law that soon one program will combine all four dimensions into a one stop service for all educational stakeholders.

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An Intriguing Participation Policy | Faculty Focus

An Intriguing Participation Policy | Faculty Focus | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

I was looking at participation policies in a collection of syllabi this week. I wouldn’t give most of them high marks—lots of vague descriptions that don’t functionally define participation and then prescribe instructor assessment at the end of course with little or no mention of criteria.


But I’ve voiced my concerns about participation policies previously, so I won’t do again here. Instead, what I would like to share with you is a policy that’s impressive in its specificity and in the intriguing idea it contains.

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I am impressed more with a rubrics that can be provided to the students prior to the start of the course. Then a review of that course rubrics to "train them". This will help with student learning outcomes and provide the deeper learning environment.

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The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration

The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
For Connected Educators Month, a key theme this year is how to move from merely connecting with other educators into collaborations that push pedagogy and the education conversation forward.
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This trend will continue to grow as the world becomes smaller though technology...

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Take Google Task Management And Scheduling To A Whole New Level With GQueues

Take Google Task Management And Scheduling To A Whole New Level With GQueues | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Task management is about as exciting as getting a health exam. The truth is, task management is as important to your work health as a health exam is to your physical health, so it’s important to get it right early before you drown in all the chaos. A Google Task replacement called GQueuesmay be one of the best solutions around.

 

We’ve explored a steady stream of time and task management apps through the years. One good example is Bakari’s review of Wunderkit, or Azim’s review of Chaos Control. I’ve personally tried a number of those recommended here at MUO over time. I’ve also tried creating my own system by integrating Excel and Google Tasks, or using browser add-ons like Google Tasks Offline for Chrome.

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 You get a two week free look and try before you buy ($25.00 per year is a good deal). I currently use Asana. Asana is a stand alone project management system and also fully integrated with Google Apps /Google Edu.https://asana.com/

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

I give presentations to educators at every level, all around the world. All of the teachers are earnestly trying to adapt their educational system to the twenty-first century.

 

During my talks, however, I typically look out at oceans of white hair. Never -- I can't even say rarely -- is a kid in sight or invited to the party.

 

It is a measure of the malaise of our educational system that these old folk -- smart and experienced as they may be -- think they can, by themselves and without the input of the people they're trying to teach, design the future of education.

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Interestin perspective...true though..."It is a measure of the malaise of our educational system that these old folk -- smart and experienced as they may be -- think they can, by themselves and without the input of the people they're trying to teach, design the future of education..."

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Carnegie Foundation, NovoEd Partner on Developmental Math MOOC -- Campus Technology

Carnegie Foundation, NovoEd Partner on Developmental Math MOOC -- Campus Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has partnered with NovoEd to offer a massive online open course designed to help students in developmental math courses.
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This is a new development with Carnegie and Stanford.

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