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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | Mind/Shift

Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction -- guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned. Here are four crucial factors to keep in mind as schools plunge in.
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These are key factors to consider when developing blended learning in you teaching and learning environments.

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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This article provides some key perspectives with lifelong learning.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 18, 9:15 AM

Interesting results of a survey - tech aware teachers explain what t

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education and technology - where the two meet and agree...

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Collaborative learning, Inquiry-based projects, using social media and leveraging portable devices is going to be key to the future of edtech in this country.

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Ditching letter grades for a 'window' into the classroom | CNN Education Blog

Ditching letter grades for a 'window' into the classroom | CNN Education Blog | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Some schools trade letter grades and traditional report cards for descriptive feedback that shows how well students understand core concepts.
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"We believe traditional report cards are highly ineffective in communicating to parents where their children are in learning".


It is starting to become a paradigm shift in global education toward competency-based learning and authentic assessment. 

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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | MindShift

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The “learning style” that teachers and parents should focus on is the universal learning style of the human mind.

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The main reason is that it is all integrated blended learning. Metacognitive learning strategies are one of the universal learning styles of the mind.

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Cengage Learning emerges from bankruptcy with focus on digital growth | Inside Higher Ed

Cengage Learning emerges from bankruptcy with focus on digital growth | Inside Higher Ed | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Cengage Learning emerged from bankruptcy on Tuesday, returning to the textbook market with less debt and more funding, but also with the same challenges facing the academic publishing industry.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/04/02/cengage-learning-emerges-bankruptcy-focus-digital-growth#ixzz2xm1S9fzO ;
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Five years ago, I wrote in my blog that textbook publishers would have to change their business model or become extinct. Many more changes will be taking place as the ever changing learning environments continue to adjust, modify and adapt. As for Cengage, you have just begun your journey down that rabbit hole...

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Einstein's Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) | Litemind

Einstein's Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) |  Litemind | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had 1 hour to save the world he would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and only 5 minutes finding the solution. Here are 10 strategies you can use to tackle the most important step when solving problems.
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This is an interesting article on the review of modified problem based-learning...missing a few steps in the process but interesting...

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Read Parent's Facebook Response to 'Ridiculous' Common Core Math Homework

Read Parent's Facebook Response to 'Ridiculous' Common Core Math Homework | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A Facebook update from a parent frustrated with the Common Core math program at his son’s school has made the Internet rounds, after the boy struggled to solve a simple math problem under the CC guidelines.
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If common core was used as a "framework" by allowing the states to adapt and change as needed, it can be a workable experimental educational experience. Eliminate the assessment aspect and allow each teacher, school district and state to decide what is best...KEEP the based educational foundation concept to provide consistency of learning regardless of which state you live in, economics or learning environments provided. 

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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. The true pay dirt for browser-based learning games can be found on large online digital game hubs. Here are 10 game hubs players that teachers can use to as one tool in their arsenal.
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This is a nice list but just the start. For the younger learners, I suggest zoodles.com should be added.  

 

Many other "educational games" for young adults and university students should be added.For example: usalearns.org

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We Need an Education System that Promotes Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking

We Need an Education System that Promotes Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Let's not wait another 50 years to reform the primary and secondary education systems in this country, because we can't afford not to. Let's start now.
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Would, could, should,...No more excuses...less talk more action...

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Ian Korman's comment, March 28, 12:46 AM
My feeling is that Critical Thinking is diametrically opposed to religion. It is difficult to teach a child this skill but then deny them to apply it to religious ideas that don't do well when examined in this way.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s comment, March 28, 6:21 PM
Ian, you are entitled to your narrow, uninformed perspective but living and working in a Buddhist country, you could not be more wrong. The twisting of religious dogma to state that critical thinking is opposed to religion shows the ignorance within your statement and all religion scholars (PhD's) would laugh at your misinformed statement. ...critical thinking is a form of deeper learning "the process of purposeful, self-regulatory judgment.
Ian Korman's comment, March 31, 3:58 AM
Rob, people that believe in religion often don't feel that they need to think critically about many things because the critical thinking has already been done for them. Even worse, for Buddhists, it can be considered a waste of time to think critically since they are placed on this world to suffer and no amount of critical thinking will change that. However, ignorance can be blissful.
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Creative Visualizations of Bloom's Taxonomies! | Zaid Alsagoff - IMU

This is an organic SlideShare presentation discovering the juiciest visualizations of Bloom's taxonomies (old and revised). If the collection is missing a juicy bloom visualization you know about, please tweet to @zaidlearn.

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Zaid has done an outstanding job of putting together Bloom's Taxonomies within different teaching and learning environments. This is worth the review and download to save in your resource library. 

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Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? | EmeringEdTech

Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? | EmeringEdTech | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“Competency-based education (CBE) awards academic credit based on mastery of clearly defined competencies. CBE replaces the conventional model in which time is fixed and learning is variable with a model in which the time is variable and the learning is fixed.


CBE is built around clearly defined competencies and measurable learning objectives that demonstrate mastery of those competencies. Measuring learning by competency is not new, but various challenges facing higher education, combined with new models and technologies, have brought a new focus on CBE.


A growing number of competency-based programs have been developed at all levels of instruction. CBE capitalizes on the potential of online learning, enabling new models that can reduce both the cost and time needed to earn credentials while better preparing students for their professional lives.”

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At technological institutions, CBE has moved along side with the expected learning outcomes as authentic learning.

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How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized | MindShift

How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching standards doesn't necessitate a standardized approach to teaching. Teachers share ideas for providing a standards-based, but authentic learning experience for all students.
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I really like these strategies that they provide.

 

I am against standardized testing especially aptitude test like SAT/ ACT and GRE which should be abolished all together.

 

I support lifelong learning and these test stigmatize, categorized learners by creating imagined barriers to learning institutions. In other words, the Rich vs. the Poor; the original class warfare instrument used in education.

 

The strategies presented can be adapted, modified to fit your 21st century teaching and learning environment. 

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35 High Schools Worth Visiting

35 High Schools Worth Visiting | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Last year we published a list of 14 high schools worth visiting. We've visited and profiled some great new schools this year so it was time to update our list.

Via Linda Foote
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This is experimental education at its very best...

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Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic

Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
At the Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic you will find crucial Google Tips and Tricks for conducting Online Research.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is a good infographic to add to your teaching and learning environment.

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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, April 21, 9:49 PM

Some great tips and tricks here, even for younger students learning to refine their searches. 

 

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carldowse's curator insight, May 27, 4:17 AM

Very useful productivity tips for teachers and learners

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning Mind/Shift

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.
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Modified Problem / Project-based learning being used in a 21st century teaching and learning environment...

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?
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I teach all three note taking skills in all of the freshmen courses at RMUTL.

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On campus beat: University of Wisconsin launches 'all you can learn' online option

On campus beat: University of Wisconsin launches 'all you can learn' online option | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This year, the University of Wisconsin launched its version of an all-you-can eat buffet.

 

Pay $2,250, and take all the online courses you want for three months. It’s part of the university’s Flexible Option program — or as interim chancellor Aaron Brower calls it, the “all-you-can-learn model.”

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This is a very serious "crack" in the “brick and mortar” campus.  Let's watch this closely...five years from now.... How this step will change our education perception...

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. "Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture".

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This article touches on many topics defining the 21st century pathway of teaching and learning..."eyes and minds wide open"

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"Spurred by technological advances, “civilization is on the cusp of a metamorphosis,” he says, that will lead either to societal collapse and chaos, or to a resurgence of liberty, community, and ethics".As Abbott sees it, the need for reflection has never been greater...

 

This article touches on many topics defining the 21st Century pathway of teaching and learning..."eyes and minds wide open"

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How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning | Edutopia

How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning | Edutopia | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Most educators, policymakers, and parents agree that today's students need a mix of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to prepare them to be successful and engaged citizens. Given that students need a mix of these things, iknowledge, educators, policymakers, and parents are also askng, "How do we know if students are learning both what we are teaching and what they need to know to succeed?"

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The stakeholders active roles in deeper learning is the key to successful authentic assessment.

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Educa...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This is an interesting perspective with the continued development of an open teaching and learning environments.

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Lyn Hogan's curator insight, March 28, 5:51 PM

All models of education are relevant in different contexts . Education 2.0 & 3.0 are models that require a level of cognitive and developmental sophistication and experience that allow individuals to be able to make decisions.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 8:08 PM

I love this graphic I need this on my wall to remind me of how far we have come!

HemsZwier's curator insight, April 9, 3:39 AM

Education  Moving forward!

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One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning | MindShift

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When you want to improve your physical health, you don’t have to eat one specific type of food or exercise in a specific way. Rather, you need an appropriate mix of healthy foods and exercise -- no one thing is required. Different types of exercise and foods are in some sense interchangeable. What matters is that you get the appropriate dose. Could this common idea from health translate into the world of education?
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Reviewing this article will provide excellent resources with the different links to learning strategies and varieties of 21st teaching and learning environments. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 8:06 PM

We have known this for some time, but it is good to be reminded.  Challenges are in classroom sizes and the new fads imposed on teachers.

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Canvas Announces Release of Mastery-Based Gradebook | Getting/Smart

Canvas Announces Release of Mastery-Based Gradebook | Getting/Smart | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The grade book supports teachers as they build outcomes for learning modules and evaluate student growth towards mastery of these outcomes. The gradebook will book will available to all Canvas users, including those who utilize the free version.
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This is just the beginning, many open LMS will begin to switch over to a competency-based assessment. Right now, Learnboost has this ability but I will look and compare to see what the differences. 

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Melissa Hicks's curator insight, March 24, 8:03 AM

The march of adaptive learning

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Will More Prominent Colleges Abandon the SAT? | Mind/Shift

Will More Prominent Colleges Abandon the SAT? | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Flickr:Albertogp By Chris Thompson For college-bound students, scoring high on the SAT has always been imperative to getting admitted into universities
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SAT, ACT and GRE are antiquated 20th century assessments. They do not predict anything related to 21st century learners of today. Over 800 school have stop using these exams. A more balance and open approach for 21st century teaching and learning has been developed and being applied based on standards/competency-based skills.

 

"Ding dong, the tests are dead"...

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? Mind/Shift

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.

 

Educators have lots of ideas about how to improve education, to better reach learners and to give students the skills they’ll need in college and beyond the classroom.


But often those conversations remain between adults. The real test of any idea is in the classroom, though students are rarely asked about what they think about their education.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

I find this to be true within the Thai University level teaching and learning environment.

 

I have completed an experimental international business course that incorporated modified blended learning. The teaching approach went beyond project/tasked-based learning and incorporate specific development of language learning as well as competency based skills development.

 

The results were interesting and a paper will be written about what learning outcomes took place.

 

I am looking forward to teaching the course again, but this time, I believe the "word of mouth" promotion by past students, will raise the bar on learner/learning exceptions.It was fun to teach and learn from each other in this course!

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Student Report from: The Rules of 21st Century Education | Tech&Learn

Student Report from: The Rules of 21st Century Education | Tech&Learn | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Over the course of the past three days, and attending all these sessions, I came up with rules that educators need to know in order to successfully educate 21st century learners like myself:


- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7290#sthash.p4mi29u3.dpuf

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This is a positive perspective from the next generation of 21st century learners.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 10, 7:57 PM

This was written by a student who suggested balance was needed. That is quite profound.