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Teacher Deanna Jump makes one million dollars selling school lesson plans

Teacher Deanna Jump makes one million dollars selling school lesson plans | aect | Scoop.it
If you want to get rich, let's just say teaching is not the career. Make that wasn't the career. Deanna Jump is turning such thinking upside-down. She's a millionaire, and teaching got her there.
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Recommended Reading: What Do Faculty Really Think of Online Learning? -

Recommended Reading: What Do Faculty Really Think of Online Learning? - | aect | Scoop.it
By O'Neal SpicerMore Posts (5) …As it turns out, it depends. Inside Higher Ed recently published its fifth annual  Survey of Faculty Attitudes Toward Technology, conducted in collaboration with researchers from Gallup. These reports cover a range of attitudinal questions … Continue reading →
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'A Better Future is Possible': IDEO’s Sandy Speicher on Design Thinking in Schools (EdSurge News)

'A Better Future is Possible': IDEO’s Sandy Speicher on Design Thinking in Schools (EdSurge News) | aect | Scoop.it

"At its core, [design thinking] is often talked about as a set of methods... But there are also a set of mindsets that underlie that process. ...Teachers are designing every day. It is constant, and iterative—but rarely do teachers think they’re a designer."

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2 Unique Bloom's Analysis Tools for Activities and Examinations

2 Unique Bloom's Analysis Tools for Activities and Examinations | aect | Scoop.it
Here are 2 useful Bloom's analysis tools from educator Andrew Churches that will help you improve the taxonomic focus in your exams and activities.
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Simple job-aid to build higher order thinking into assessment.
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'Spearphishing' roiled the presidential campaign – here's how to protect yourself

'Spearphishing' roiled the presidential campaign – here's how to protect yourself | aect | Scoop.it
Despite years of public information efforts, even simple cyberattacks still succeed. Here are five steps to avoiding having your emails appear on WikiLeaks.
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VR’s Higher Ed Adoption Starts With Student Creation (EdSurge News)

VR’s Higher Ed Adoption Starts With Student Creation (EdSurge News) | aect | Scoop.it


The headlines and stories about the real
adoption of virtual reality (VR) in higher education emphasize that it’s not quite ready for prime time and hasn’t been for more than two decades since it started streaming over the early iterations of headsets back in the early 90s. While widespread adoption remains to be seen at colleges and universities, virtual reality research and development is being driven by passionate students who are working in a kind of Wild West of intense experimentation.

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Some interesting things happening around VR in makerspace/alt learning spaces.
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Developing Innovators and Entrepreneurs - George Couros

Developing Innovators and Entrepreneurs - George Couros | aect | Scoop.it
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Things we don't necessarily teach in school, that we should.
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About The New Florida Virtual Campus Survey On Textbooks -

About The New Florida Virtual Campus Survey On Textbooks - | aect | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (432) As long-time readers know, I strongly believe that the national discussion about the costs of textbooks and course materials is more productive when we focus on actual student behaviors and impacts, rather than artificial numbers … Continue reading →
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How to Integrate Green Screens Into Any Classroom (EdSurge News)

How to Integrate Green Screens Into Any Classroom (EdSurge News) | aect | Scoop.it
Green screens, once a staple of any special effects film studio, are now becoming an exciting and realistic addition for any digital classroom. But where to begin?With a digital camera, a green backdrop, and a simple green-screen app or movie editing software, any student can incorporate this techno
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Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Practical Points

Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Practical Points | aect | Scoop.it
We all endorse it and we all want our students to do it. We also claim to teach it. “It” is critical thinking, and very few of us actually teach it or even understand what it is (Paul & Elder, 2013). Research tells us that our students learn critical thinking only after we receive training in how to teach it and design our courses explicitly and intentionally to foster critical thinking skills (Abrami, Bernard, Borokhovski, Wade, Surkes, Tamim, & Zhang, 2008). We have to start by formulating assessable critical thinking learning outcomes and building our courses around them. Read more Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Practical Points ›
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10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator

10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator | aect | Scoop.it
This is a first draft and I am trying to learn through reflection.  Would love your thoughts on the ideas below. People have come to loathe the term “21st Century Education”, or “…
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This is a good list of qualities for teaching and learning.
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What are the 21st-century skills every student needs?

What are the 21st-century skills every student needs? | aect | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.
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[PDF] Skills for a Digital World

[PDF] Skills for a Digital World | aect | Scoop.it
The pervasiveness of digital technologies in daily life is fundamentally changing the way individuals access and elaborate knowledge. Individuals have to process complex information, think systematically and take decisions weighting different forms of evidence. They also have to continuously update their skills to match rapid technical change at the workplace. More fundamentally, in order to seize the new opportunities that digital technologies are opening in many areas, individuals have to develop the right set of skills to make a meaningful use of these technologies.
 
Increasing use of digital technologies at work is raising the demand for new skills along three lines: ICT specialist skills to programme, develop applications and manage networks; ICT generic skills to use such technologies for professional purposes; and ICT complementary skills to perform new tasks associated to the use of ICTs at work, e.g.: information-processing, self-direction, problem-solving and communication. Foundation skills, digital literacies as well as social and emotional skills are crucial to enable effective use of digital technologies by all individuals in their daily lives.
 
To ensure that individuals can engage in digital activities and adapt rapidly to new and unexpected occupations and skills needs, a stronger emphasis has to be placed in promoting strong levels of foundation skills, digital literacies, higher order thinking competencies as well as social and emotional skills.
 
These changes in the demand for skills present two major challenges to skills development systems, including formal education, training and the recognition of skills acquired through non-formal learning. First, while there is awareness that the skills profile of citizens and workers will be very different than in the past, the skills of the future are difficult to identify with certaintydue fast technological changes. The second challenge is to ensure that, once changes in skills have been identified, skills development systems adjust sufficiently fast to match new skills demands.
 
While raising the demand for new skills, digital technologies are also creating new opportunities for skills development. Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OER) modify learning methods and give access to quality resources to a larger population over more flexible
hours. The use of digital technologies in formal education and vocational training has the potential to improve learning, although the outcomes depend on the capacity to link these tools to effective pedagogy.
 
Big data analytics can also complement labour market information systems with a more timely and precise monitoring of changing skills demand to adapt skills development and activation policies. Lastly, the increase in the quantity of data that are collected on education and labour markets on a daily basis through online courses, administrative records and online job vacancies, and their exploitation through data analytics can open endless avenues for research and innovation in education and training and helps to better inform policy decisions.
 
In spite of their potential, these initiatives have, thus far, remained a niche. Barriers to their adoption include limits on learners and teachers/trainers’ capacity to take advantage of digital technologies; concerns about the quality of online education; and the lack of recognition for learning outcomes. Policies to overcome these barriers and to ensure consistency and quality, especially in an international marketplace, are key to grasping the learning opportunities created by these tools.

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The Growth Mindset: How effort can overcome natural ability

The Growth Mindset: How effort can overcome natural ability | aect | Scoop.it
The growth mindset is an increasingly popular topic in educational circles. Find out how this approach is revolutionising education today.
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Google wants to share VR with one million UK school kids

Google wants to share VR with one million UK school kids | aect | Scoop.it

As virtual reality becomes more and more popular, companies are looking at new ways to integrate it into people's everyday lives.

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Google is leading the way in affordable VR headsets for education, including the Daydream View for $79.
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6 Future Learning Scenarios: How Education May Look Beyond Today

6 Future Learning Scenarios: How Education May Look Beyond Today | aect | Scoop.it
How might education look beyond today? What can we look forward to seeing in learning? Here are 6 future learning scenarios to get you thinking.
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These scenarios are predicated on a culture shift, resulting from embedding digital literacies in curriculum.
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The Digital Skills Metro Map

The Digital Skills Metro Map | aect | Scoop.it
All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.description
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New AP Course in Computer Science Principles Aims to Make Tech Accessible

New AP Course in Computer Science Principles Aims to Make Tech Accessible | aect | Scoop.it
AP Computer Science Principles was designed specifically by the College Board and the National Science Foundation to make computing accessible and entice those underrepresented demographics into computer science.
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Validating Vocational Interests Is More Important Than a Blind Push for Higher Education

Validating Vocational Interests Is More Important Than a Blind Push for Higher Education | aect | Scoop.it
Schools, especially secondary schools, should build curriculum around the interests and skills of its students, rather than expect students to adhere to arbitrary plans of a school system and false perceptions about what that schooling will do for a student’s life.
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Scaling Solutions to Higher Education’s Biggest Challenges: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief

Scaling Solutions to Higher Education’s Biggest Challenges: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief | aect | Scoop.it
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The challenge facing higher education is catering to all learners’ needs, aligning college programs with deeper learning outcomes and the acquisition of 21st century skills that lead to personal goal achievement and gainful employment.
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Heutagogy and Personalized Learning…There is a Difference!

Heutagogy and Personalized Learning…There is a Difference! | aect | Scoop.it
"The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn." - John Lubbock We have all heard of Pedagogy (the method and practice of teaching) and Andragogy (the method and practice of teaching adult learners) but what is Heutagogy? Heutagogy is the method…

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Many educators think that Personalized Learning (student driven learning) and Heutagogy are the same thing. They have many similarities but also many differences that I have illustrated in the chart below. The biggest difference is that with a Heutagogy approach the learner determines what they want to learn; it is not determined by curriculum or standards.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Heutagogy

 

 

Ghiscoopit's curator insight, October 25, 6:27 AM
Des différences et rapprochement entre heutagogie et apprentissage personnalisé...
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What are the 21st-century skills every student needs?

What are the 21st-century skills every student needs? | aect | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.
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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | aect | Scoop.it
Neuroscience proves what effective educators have known all along.
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Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills

Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills | aect | Scoop.it
Use kids’ expertise with emojis to help them analyze texts more effectively.
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Emojis represent a digital form of non-verbal communication in text,  that must be interpreted in the cultural and social context in which they are used.
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When is a book not a book?

When is a book not a book? | aect | Scoop.it
In his book Merchants of Culture, Professor John Thompson recounts a conversation with the head of media asset development at a large US publishing house. The topic is the impact and future of digital publishing.
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