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Education Is A System; Teaching Is An Action; Learning Is A Process

Education Is A System; Teaching Is An Action; Learning Is A Process | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Education Is A System; Teaching Is An Action; Learning Is A Process

 

I recently read Audrey Waters write about privilege in education. I always appreciate Waters’—and similarly, Jackie Gerstein’s–habit of asking difficult questions and presenting a perspective on education that doesn’t always come up in the PLC meeting, tweet chat, or utopian summit on school design.

 

One of her points had to do with the inherent inaccessibility of education. The idea that those working from disadvantaged positions should adjust—repackage themselves to find “success” working with a “thing” not designed for them. It’s a fair argument that has as its evidence the continued expenditure of billions of dollars to push that “thing’s” lifeless body along in spite of itself.

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Correction, Education is a learning environment, Teaching is a integrated communicative action, and Learning is an individual and collaborated, social-cultural process.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 31, 2014 12:55 AM

The title has a kind of Dewey and Whitehead approach.

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6 Google Search Changes You May Have Missed

6 Google Search Changes You May Have Missed | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
With Google constantly testing new features and making updates to its search product, we thought we'd round up some of the latest changes to Google's search functionality that are being spotted across the web. Some are confirmed updates by Google.
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New updates on Google Search for review.

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Why Some Teachers May Question ‘New’ Education Trends | MindShift

Why Some Teachers May Question ‘New’ Education Trends | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Many teachers are tired of cycles of education reform that come with new trendy ideas about how they should do their job. What does all the hype look like from the perspective of teachers?
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Unless the administrators and other "stakeholders" are active in the process and environment of learning, any education trends should come from within not external influences. Otherwise, it just won't work...

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10 Ways to Develop Innovation

10 Ways to Develop Innovation | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The burden of reinvention, of course, falls on today’s generation of students. So it follows that education should focus on fostering innovation by putting curiosity, critical thinking, deep understanding, the rules and tools of inquiry, and creative brainstorming at the center of the curriculum.

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This is  a good start, but so much more needs to be added to the list. Take a look at the Buck Institute for additional teaching and learning approaches.

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5 Questions To Evaluate Curriculum For Rigor | TeachThought

5 Questions To Evaluate Curriculum For Rigor | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
5 Questions To Evaluate Curriculum For Rigor

 

Last week, we discussed the true meaning of rigor. Now, we’ll examine the different parts of that definition.


First, rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels. Having high expectations starts with the decision that every student you teach has the potential to be the best, no matter what.


There are times this is hard, but I’ve always remembered that students live up to or down to our level of expectation for them. Expecting every student to learn at high levels begins with the curriculum, or content of your lesson.


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Academic  curriculum standardization does not mean loss of creativity, form or function. It brings to the table a collaborated method and approach to assist in the guided learning process.

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ED Pulse Poll Results: What Is the Best Way for Teachers to Engage Their Students? | Whole Child Education

ED Pulse Poll Results: What Is the Best Way for Teachers to Engage Their Students? | Whole Child Education | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
We call on educators, policymakers, business leaders, families, and community members to work together on a whole child approach to education.
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This is an interesting perspective, creativity, motivation and feedback for both the teachers and the learners are key to effective learning environment.

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Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning | MindShift

Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Public Science Project has been successful at enlisting the help of young people and motivating them to engage in highly academic work in large part because they value what those youth bring to the table.
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"Expecting more from students and giving them the support to meet those expectations results in strong, thoughtful work from students whose teachers have sometimes given up on them."


21st Century shifts in the mediums and approaches to teaching and learning shows great promise for universal learning design.

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Are Your Students Engaged? Don’t Be So Sure | MindShift

Are Your Students Engaged? Don’t Be So Sure | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
January is a time for resolutions. Perhaps educators, in 2014, need to resolve to better understand student engagement, challenge the myths around it, and make it a higher priority in their relationships with students.
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“Opportunities for decision making or freedom of action are less important than the extent to which the decision making and action opportunities available reflect personal goals, interests, or values,” David Price.


I use metacognitive learning strategies to help the students stay engaged, but remember, learning is eclectic and impossible to control all variables within the learning environment.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 21, 2014 6:02 PM

I found two things happened when students were engaged and they seem paradoxical.

 

In one setting, there would be quiet. Under the quiet, you heard the hum of the learning where students listened intently.

 

In other settings, everyone participated freely. Under the buzz of voices, was the hum of silence where students were listening intently.

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"A little idea called Universal Design for Learning" | Harvard Graduate School of Education

"A little idea called Universal Design for Learning" | Harvard Graduate School of Education | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Professor Howard Gardner, who has taught with Rose since 1986, points out Rose’s unusual double trick of teaching while helping to create and move forward a field that has taken hold on both the state and federal levels.

"'Few, if any, of us have had the impact he has had on national policy. He’s very well connected in Washington; he testifies; he affects legislation. We’re in an ivory tower; we don’t have impact on legislation — it’s very hard to do,' Gardner says."

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"How a little idea called Universal Design for Learning has grown to become a big idea — elastic enough to fit every kid."

Read more: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2014/01/all-along/#ixzz2qzBU29xz


This is an excellent review article on UDL.

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Where In The World You Can Find The Best Schools — And The Happiest Kids

Where In The World You Can Find The Best Schools — And The Happiest Kids | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
From Singapore to Switzerland.

 

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s triennial international survey compared test scores from 65 countries. Happiness was ranked based on the percentage of students who agreed or disagreed with the statement “I feel happy at school.” 

 

Test scores were ranked based on the combined individual rankings of the students’ math, reading, and science scores.

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Something to think about...

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A Framework For Student Motivation In A Blended Classroom

A Framework For Student Motivation In A Blended Classroom | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Student motivation is an obscured piece of the academic puzzle, if for no other reason than what it implies: That students are inherently demotivated, and that the source for motivation is usually external.

 

It’s also difficult to measure, and education at large has become infatuated with the researching, measuring, and charting every step of the learning process.

 

This has had the ironic result of putting it at odds with abstractions of understanding, including curiosity, creativity, innovation, design thinking, agency, self-direction, and other equally endearing components of 21st century learning.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

"Universal catalysts for motivation include curiosity, choice, agency, and self-efficacy, whether in an academic environment, creating art, or performing athletically." Terry Heick

 

I agree with this excellent article and infographic on blended learning applications.

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Digital social networking is a game changer in the learning landscape. It is an invention that amounts in its importance and usefulness to the big inventions that marked all mankind history. In ancient times, cultures, in the absence of any established sign language to encode its content, were orally based.

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This is an excellent infographic for the 21 century teacher / learning environment social media competencies.

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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital
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"Providing feelings of competence, of being in control and that the outcome matters is critical, and marketers (and frankly most people) don’t really have a clue.” Frank Catalano

 

This is one of the key factors with the development of gamification. It has to include a blended learning aspect to become a functional teaching and learning approach.

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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:06 PM

Innovative design in learning via gaming.

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Google for Education: Kicking off 2014 with More Solutions Made for Learning

Google for Education: Kicking off 2014 with More Solutions Made for Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In 2013 there was a tremendous amount of innovation in education — from new tools to increased access to more content. Throughout the year we had the opportunity to get to know more and more schools that decided to Go Google. To look back on the year, we compiled a few stories that people shared with us. You can find more stories in our refreshed website for schools.

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Google Education and Chrome Book access just keeps getting better for budget strapped schools throughout the world.

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It's Time for a New Definition of Accreditation | CHE

It's Time for a New Definition of Accreditation | CHE | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Academe still holds on to notions that colleges’ system of quality assurance is voluntary. Why do we cling to this story?
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Time to change Accreditation service providers. Accreditation has always been and always be a matter of perception at any point of time. I believe that all non-governmental accreditation services should be put out of business. They have been given to much power and extremely bias on many levels. Let the states and the government run with accreditation and the standards needed for educational institutional operations.

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OpenEd | Worlds Largest K-12 Open Educational Resources

OpenEd | Worlds Largest K-12 Open Educational Resources | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

OpenEd is the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, with over a million Common Core-aligned videos, games and assessments. While it integrates with all popular Learning Management Systems it offers its own simple “flipped classroom” LMS oriented to using resources.

 

It is the the only site focused on offering Common Core and other standard aligned resources, so it has many more times Common Core videos, games and assessments than any other catalog.

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The time is now to sign up to these world class resources for your teaching and learning environments.

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Valerie Taylor's curator insight, April 20, 2014 11:38 AM

Worth spending more time looking through the resources here. I'm particularly interested in the playlists (aka curation) - selection of open resources, and sequencing from a knowledgeable trusted source.

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Microsoft’s Duncan Watts on Decisions, Data, and the Scientific Method | MIT Technology Review

Microsoft’s Duncan Watts on Decisions, Data, and the Scientific Method | MIT Technology Review | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
More than technology, businesses need the scientific method.

 

Throughout history, innovations in instrumentation—the microscope, the telescope, and the cyclotron—have repeatedly revolutionized science by improving scientists’ ability to measure the natural world.


Now, with human behavior increasingly reliant on digital platforms like the Web and mobile apps, technology is effectively “instrumenting” the social world as well. The resulting deluge of data has revolutionary implications not only for social science but also for business decision making

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"Many of the most consequential decisions offer only one opportunity to succeed". Ducan J. Watts

 

This is where data exceeds common sense and deeper thinking models. They need to move back to the problem/inquiry-based learning models where more opportunity can be developed.

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Association wants to create portable, competency-based general education framework | Inside Higher Ed

Association wants to create portable, competency-based general education framework | Inside Higher Ed | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The academy’s primary liberal education group is working to redesign general education pathways, which it says are becoming obsolete and need to be better grounded in learning outcomes, or competencies.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/23/association-wants-create-portable-competency-based-general-education-framework#ixzz2rGrnx8Ng ;
Inside Higher Ed 

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With the continued support and movement toward competency-based learning, real job growth will take place in the USA. It will also change the face of general education forever. 

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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 24, 2014 4:25 AM

Looks like blooms...

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Firefox Too Slow? Optimise Your Browser With These Tricks | MakeUseOf

Firefox Too Slow? Optimise Your Browser With These Tricks | MakeUseOf | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Firefox keeps getting faster – so much that it's starting to tie Chrome – but for some people it's just never fast enough.
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“Firefox too slow?”


"Disable most of your plugins and extensions. Yes, they provide a lot of convenience but convenience comes at a price. Each plugin and extension is another program that has to run and use CPU cycles. Not only will Firefox be slowed down but so will the entire system".


I use the same technique when I use chrome.

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How To Determine A Student's Prior Knowledge - Edudemic

How To Determine A Student's Prior Knowledge - Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When you first step into a classroom, poised and ready to launch into a new discussion or lesson, you probably feel a sense of excitement. You’re about to embark on a journey with your class and every student is along for the ride.
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This is an excellent infographic of student needs assessment.

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Successful Gamification Case Studies | LearnDash

Successful Gamification Case Studies | LearnDash | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Ever since gamification started to grow in popularity, there have been many who have questioned its utility. For the most part, it seems an awful lot like “fluff” without any ability to make a real impact in the bottom line of a business.

 

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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The  article defines some real tangible benefits in the 21st century teaching and learning environments.

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Common Core in Action: Teaching Critical Thinking and Questioning

Common Core in Action: Teaching Critical Thinking and Questioning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Since being asked to pilot my school's first iPad 1:1 classroom, I've been working through a paperless project-based learning unit with my eighth graders. It had been going on since the first day of
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A great review of project based learning approach.

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The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom

The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom 

 

As one of the most popular trends in education in recent memory, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the flipped classroom. But what is it about a classroom that’s been flipped that makes it unique?

 

A flipped classroom is one where students are introduced to content at home, and practice working through it at school.

 

In this blended learning approach, face-to-face interaction is mixed with independent study via technology. Students watch pre-recorded videos at home, then come to school to do the homework armed with questions and at least some background knowledge.

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The "Flipped Classroom" is another blended learning approach to use in the teaching and learning environment.

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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

To survive in a time of rapidly changing technology, colleges and universities need to change their existing business models. Each higher education institution needs to develop a strategy that will take advantage of the opportunities presented by technology-enhanced learning to expand its educational mission and provide flexibility for its students.


Via Nik Peachey
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Schools in general, will adapt to this educational-evolution. Remembering that in education, basic form, it is still a social-cultural experience.

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Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, January 19, 2014 5:36 AM

who knows?

Gestión del Conocimiento's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:27 PM

Analiza el papel de las TICS en la Gestión del Conocimiento.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:54 PM

Embrace the change

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Watch Out TED Talks: Here Comes A New Generation | MindShift

Watch Out TED Talks: Here Comes A New Generation | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
TED-Ed is launching a new program for schools with materials to walk students through the process of identifying, developing and presenting their own big ideas in TED talk style.
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Impressive presentations that have been researched deeply and following TED talks style; step be step would provide deeper learning skills development.

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