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Creative Educator - Writing a Great Authentic Task

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Authentic tasks provide another strategy to engage students, meet learning goals, and measure student understanding.
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‘Open washing’, and other reflections from OER15

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‘Open washing’.  It’s a term that was new to me until earlier this month when Cable Green, CEO of Creative Commons, introduced me to it in his keynote at OER15, this year’s conference on open educational resources (OERs).
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Open washing was originally coined by Audrey Watters who describes it as ‘having an appearance of open-source and open-licensing for marketing purposes, while continuing proprietary practices’.

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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | aect | Scoop.it
With myriad adaptations for use in the classroom, MinecraftEdu brings Common Core–enhanced gaming to students.
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Minecraft continues to gain ground in education as a problem-based learning environment.

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Experiential Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Experiential Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | aect | Scoop.it
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"Experiential learning was the first form of learning through which our ancient ancestors discovered and made sense of the wild world around them. The antiquity of the concept is captured eloquently in several ancient adages. Confucius once said ”tell me and I forget; show me and I may remember, and involve me and I will understand”. Similarly, the revered Greek philosopher Aristotle was quoted saying “for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”.

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GUEST POST by Jay Cross: Why Content Curation Should be in Your Training Skillset

GUEST POST by Jay Cross: Why Content Curation Should be in Your Training Skillset | aect | Scoop.it
Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery. You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best items select for the collection authenticate and …
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In design, what we really need is critical thinking - O'Reilly Radar

In design, what we really need is critical thinking - O'Reilly Radar | aect | Scoop.it
Download a free copy of Designing for the Internet of Things, a curated collection of chapters from the O’Reilly Design library. This post is an excerpt from Discussing...
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Connectivism: Learning as a Community - Designed:2:Learn

Connectivism: Learning as a Community - Designed:2:Learn | aect | Scoop.it
In a modern world where knowledge objects are ubiquitous and openly accessible, the roles of educators and learners must evolve to meet the growing needs of the resulting high-paced, digital society. Connectivism is an emergent, net-enabled learning theory that suggests the most important result of a learning situation is the ability of the learner to make connections between distinct ideas using social capital and the affordances of digital networks.
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Baltimore’s Colleges Ponder How They Can Help Fix a Broken City

Baltimore’s Colleges Ponder How They Can Help Fix a Broken City | aect | Scoop.it
As protests continue over the death of a black man injured while in police custody, academics examine their own community involvement.
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Makers in the Classroom: A How To Guide (EdSurge News)

Makers in the Classroom: A How To Guide (EdSurge News) | aect | Scoop.it
You see it everywhere in K-12. Kindergarteners design toys for their friends to practice empathy, while learning to use a saw and glue-gun along the way. Second graders deepen their understanding of character traits while designing and sewing puppets to represent a character in a folk-tale. In hi
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Be sure to check out Creativity Labs @ IU for resources to integrate the maker movement into the curriculum. http://creativitylabs.com

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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

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Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.
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"It’s sometimes said that creativity cannot be defined. I think it can. Here’s my definition, based on the work of the All Our Futures group: Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value."

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CreativeCommons-Infographic

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A good summary/overview of CC licenses and use for photos.


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Candi Whitman's curator insight, April 27, 5:03 PM

Great diagram! 

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#DémarchePortfolio  Une infographie sur la licence CC très complète.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, May 2, 5:32 PM

adicionar sua visão ...

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9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required

9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required | aect | Scoop.it

“There's a problem with traditional video conferencing clients. Though they are in abundance, they're only remotely useful if all parties are collectively using the same client. Popular services such as VoxOX, ooVoo, IMO and, of course, Skype and Google Hangouts all have this problem, thus putting a damper on quick collaboration. One "solution" to this is…”


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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 14, 6:50 PM

Good collaborative  tools for small groups

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Take Your Productivity to the Next Level by Using Multiple Screens (we do this and it works!)

Take Your Productivity to the Next Level by Using Multiple Screens (we do this and it works!) | aect | Scoop.it
Once you've used multiple screens, it's hard to go back to using just one. Multiple displays are useful for more than just watching your two favorite sports teams at the same time (though, you can most certainly do that, too). Having two displays can actually increase your productivity a great deal. That's right, if you…

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SageRave's curator insight, April 20, 4:39 PM

You could also use your desktop, laptop, and tablet computers all at once!

Jane Gardner's curator insight, May 2, 11:30 AM

Well, i don't think i will be using these for sports but I want to be a webinar solo so I think i need two monitors only!

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Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Visionary Leadership

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Visionary Leadership | aect | Scoop.it
If districtwide tech integration is to be successful, a school must be united in a shared vision. A good technology coach can make this happen by earning the buy-in of teachers, leaders and students.
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How Public Libraries Balance Thorny Issues Raised by 3D Printers

How Public Libraries Balance Thorny Issues Raised by 3D Printers | aect | Scoop.it
They're the latest addition to so-called "maker spaces" showing up in a number of libraries. But as libraries work to redefine their purpose in the digital age, it also raises questions about misuse.
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This speaks to the importance of policy in promoting digital literacy, self-efficacy, and ethical behavior, as new and novel technologies are introduced into learning spaces to promote creativity via the maker movement.

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How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Project-Based Learning

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Project-based learning is an excellent way to advance education and get things done, but only if it’s used the right way. It’s commonly seen for class projects, but there are so many other ways to use it. Many of those ways can be very meaningful from a societal standpoint.
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CriticalThinking.org - Critical Thinking Model 1

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Interactive illustrating the critical thinking model of Paul and Elder ("elements of thought")


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Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, May 2, 1:22 AM

#Apprenance  Réflexion sur la modélisation de la pensée critique. 

Brendon Breen's curator insight, May 2, 6:07 AM

An interesting website, The questions that you are asked to consider when you hover over each circle are thought provoking.

jane fullerton's curator insight, May 2, 12:49 PM

Great resource for the classroom. Great questions for critical thinking!

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18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

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Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.
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6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning - eLearning Industry

6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning - eLearning Industry | aect | Scoop.it
Wondering how to Engage Passive Learners In eLearning? Check the 6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning.
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Good advice!

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7 Brainy Ways to Boost Knowledge Retention in eLearning

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As instructional designers, you have to create courses that are easy to remember and difficult to forget. Here's how:
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Google CS First ignites interest in computer science

Google CS First ignites interest in computer science | aect | Scoop.it
CS First is a free web-based program that exposes students to computer science through video tutorials and modules that students participate in as after-school, in-school and summer programs.
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Open Education and Personal Learning

In this presentation I outline major aspects of the learning and performance support systems (LPSS) program as it relates to open education environments. In pa…
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Arizona State and edX Will Offer an Online Freshman Year, Open to All – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Arizona State and edX Will Offer an Online Freshman Year, Open to All – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | aect | Scoop.it
Arizona State University is joining with the MOOC provider edX in a project that it says “reimagines the freshman year” and opens a new low-cost, low-risk path to a college degree for students anywhere in the world.
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Based on our collective experience with FYE and UC, I think there is a small percentage of freshmen with the discipline to be successful by completing all of their gen ed classes in a MOOC learning space. On the other hand, as virtual instruction continues to proliferate in the K-12 space, I believe that we need to be open to a new paradigm for delivering general education content.

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This viral video from Microsoft on how girls feel about science is fantastic

This viral video from Microsoft on how girls feel about science is fantastic | aect | Scoop.it
"Girls Do Science" has gone viral, with over 2.1 million views.
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