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Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers

Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Two software companies that sell course-management systems, Blackboard and Instructure, have entered the race to provide free online courses for the masses. On Thursday both companies plan to announce partnerships with universities that will use their software to teach massive open online courses, or MOOC’s. The companies hope to pull in their own college clients to compete with online-education players like Udacity and Coursera."


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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015
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We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point.

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Silvan Pan Morel's curator insight, March 19, 1:05 PM

añada su visión ...

Juan Antonio Castán's curator insight, March 20, 4:28 AM

Videojuegos para aprender

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Putting Technology At The Center Of Learning

Putting Technology At The Center Of Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Does your school teach students with edtech only through an ICT subject, or does your school have a dedicated edtech agenda, with a strong focus on integration into the curriculum in general? As an English teacher, I can only dream of the latter, because in all of the schools around the world that I have worked in (Australia, Spain, UK), edtech takes a back seat every time. To say this is rather frustrating is an understatement, especially when most of those schools have cited the need to create independent learners as a means to achieve desirable results.

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How to start safely using social media in the classroom - Daily Genius

How to start safely using social media in the classroom - Daily Genius | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"It’s a controversial topic: do you introduce social media in the classroom or ignore it? Whether you use traditional social platforms or social-focused tools, many educators find that this technology helps increase engagement and excitement with students, many of who are already very familiar with it.

“Students communicate, research, collaborate, create and publish online with or without the help of parents or educators. These same students then hop on social media to promote, discuss and share their thoughts with the world. The digital environment is offering us some of the greatest learning opportunities that young learners have ever had,” says Gail Leicht, an 8th grade teacher.

Bringing social networking into the classroom gives quiet students a chance to shine; sharing their voice online is often easier than speaking out in class. It also opens the doors for collaboration and communication between peers, both inside and outside of the classroom. Not to mention, it gives teachers another opportunity to connect with students. "


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What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

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What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?


The word “mistake” is a harsh word. It implies flaws, pointing fingers, errors in judgement, something wrong and possibly even a dead end. I would rather think or connect the word “mistake” to first steps, stepping stones, experimentation and exploration. With that being said, those “first steps” or that exploration cannot become a routine cemented in stone how technology is being used in the classroom. Stepping stones are meant to lead to something else.


For the sake of the prompt given, here are my top 5 “Mistakes” (in no particular order) which I  see, read and hear about as I travel the world to learn and work with schools, teachers and students:


- Technology being used to substitute an analog activity


- Technology use being seen as an add-on to allow students to use devices, the Internet, a program or an app as a reward, for entertainment, as a time filler for students who finish early


- Technology use as a separate subject area


- Technology as a $1000 pencil initiative


- Technology seen as the solution to motivate and engage students



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David Carabias's curator insight, March 18, 5:12 AM

Ésta es la cuestión, las TIC por sí mismas no son la solución a problemas en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Pueden ser una magnífica herramienta en el aula, pero hay que saber utilizarlas para sacarles el máximo partido sin caer en errores que se llevan reproduciendo en educación desde hace décadas.

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 18, 12:27 PM

מאמר מצויין כהקדמה לשעור בנושא שילוב טכנולוגיה בהוראה

Elsa Caetano's curator insight, March 23, 5:55 AM

Nem sempre, nem nunca.

Tecnologia em sala de aula: só quando faz sentido!

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3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The notion of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these days. Yet, the nature of Personal Learning Networks is evolving as the range of tools available to support them increases, and our rapport with those tools becomes more sophisticated.

 

The aim of this post is to outline the changes that appear to be taking shape, and to offer some practical strategies for teachers to supercharge their Personal Learning Networks.

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Do you Know about These 7 Learning Zones in Your Class?

Do you Know about These 7 Learning Zones in Your Class? | Education Matters | Scoop.it

7 Learning Zones is a beautiful visual created by Edutopia featuring an interesting system teachers can use in their classrooms to organize and manage students learning experiences. This system is composed of 7 zones, each zone targets a specific area in the instructional process and suggests some examples of what it is designed for.

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7 Learning Zones is a beautiful visual created by Edutopia featuring an interesting system teachers can use in their classrooms to organize and manage students learning experiences. This system is composed of 7 zones, each zone targets a specific area in the instructional process and suggests some examples of what it is designed for.

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5 PBL Best Practices for Redefining the Teacher's Role

5 PBL Best Practices for Redefining the Teacher's Role | Education Matters | Scoop.it
PBL changes a teacher's traditional role through framing the learning, helping students develop ideas, consulting as they revise, and encouraging feedback, reflection, and authentic presentations.

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8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom

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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, March 8, 7:22 PM

Without a school leader who trusts his or her teachers, it is difficult to convert pockets of innovation into a school culture of empowered teachers.

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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

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Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Are our schools doing a good job of preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill?

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Three Critical Conversations Started and Sustained by Flipped Learning

Three Critical Conversations Started and Sustained by Flipped Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"The flipped learning model of instruction has begun to make the transition from an educational buzzword to a normative practice among many university instructors, and with good reason. Flipped learning provides many benefits for both faculty and students. However, instructors who use flipped learning soon find out that a significant amount of work is sometimes necessary to win students over to this way of conducting class. Even when the benefits of flipped learning are made clear to students, some of them will still resist. And to be fair, many instructors fail to listen to what students are really saying."


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How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic

How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
We often write about how technology can help teachers, but sometimes it’s useful to take a step back and consider how teachers influence technology.

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Carlos Oropeza's curator insight, February 24, 9:12 PM

We live in an interrelated world.

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Tips to Engage 21st Century Students

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Getting students engaged is not an easy task particularly in an age that is full of all kinds of distractions. Some argue that some of the habits that students have developed as a result of their heavy use of emerging technologies and social media have negatively impacted their capacities to concentrate and focus for longer stretches of time. Multitasking in particular is blamed for this and we do side with the camp that views multitasking as a distractor to productivity and not a positive attribute.

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Another Powerful App for Teaching Kids Coding

Another Powerful App for Teaching Kids Coding | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Pyonkee is a powerful iPad app for teaching kids and adults about coding. Pyonkee  has been developed from the open source code of the popular coding app Scratch from MIT Media lab. This means that learners can use millions of Scratch projects for reference.

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10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology

10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology | Education Matters | Scoop.it
With technology moving out of the lab and into the classroom, it's becoming a challenge for some teachers to infuse their teaching with tech tools such as websites, educational games, simulations, ...

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LET Team's curator insight, March 18, 4:10 PM

Some good tips here, I particularly like LMGTFY...Let Me Google That For You...

Skrall Jashmirt's curator insight, March 19, 10:34 AM
este tema me agrada por su alto contenido, el cual nos puede beneficiar tanto alumnos como maestros. ya que el uso de la tecnologia es muy muy benefico entre nosotros
MARÍA JOSEFINA AGUILAR LEO's curator insight, March 19, 2:08 PM

Importantes aspects un Tomar en Cuenta párr Quienes ESTAMOS Interesados o HEMOS Incorporado el USO de la Tecnología en Nuestras aulas

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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Edudemic

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job force that none of you can visualize. That talk is from almost ten years ago, so we already know he was right and can only assume he’ll continue to be so in the years to come.

Learning a specific skill set doesn’t have the value in today’s world that it once did. Learning how to be more creative (and thus adaptable) – now that’s what prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

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Edudemic

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Promoting creativity is important for students and is useful for them in the future. Using different programs can allow students to obtain skills that will be good for them in the future.

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6 Steps to the Digital Transformation of a Lesson - AVATAR GENERATION

6 Steps to the Digital Transformation of a Lesson - AVATAR GENERATION | Education Matters | Scoop.it
You want to experiment with technology in your classroom but you’ve already written all your lesson plans. Better luck next year, right? Wrong—you don’t need to rewrite an entire semester of lessons to integrate technology in your classroom halfway through the year.

With a few simple steps you can transform any lesson into a digital masterpiece, sure to impress every student in your class. Take your lesson to the next level, while staying focused on the objectives of the lesson, with these simple steps.

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Loose Leaf- A Great App for Doodling and Creating Picture Collages

Loose Leaf- A Great App for Doodling and Creating Picture Collages | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Loose Leaf is a great iPad app for doodling, annotating and creating photo collages. It’s regular price is $5,79 but it is now free for a limited time. Students and kids can use this app to unleash their creativity and engage in innovative thinking using a variety of tools. Besides creating picture collages, Loose Leaf can also be used to design beautiful drawings and diagrams and for superimposing pictures. It is also a good tool for taking quick notes and annotations.
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5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020 | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In the next five years, we'll start to rethink a lot about education, from what's in school lunches to what a college degree really means.
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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, March 8, 7:13 PM

Popularized from the book of the same name, the idea behind failing forward is to see failing as a part of success rather than its opposite. Provided we keep moving and pushing and trying and reflecting, failure should, assuming we’re thinking clearly, lead to progress, So rather than failing and falling back, we fail forward. Tidy little metaphor.

 
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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it
These tools from Google for Educators, whether old and familiar or new and improved, will keep teachers and students inspired, inventive, and organized.
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5 Common Misconceptions About Bloom's Taxonomy

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5 Common Misconceptions About Bloom's Taxonomy

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, March 7, 12:46 AM

Another great article by Grant Wiggins on misconceptions about Bloom's Taxonomy

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10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom

10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Thanks to the folks over at Khan Academy, alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend, and of course, flipped. While there are numerous ways to implement a flipped classroom, the basic components include some form of prerecorded lectures that are then followed by in-class work."


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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 3, 3:03 AM

Always interesting to have some new ideas

Bev Jones's curator insight, March 3, 3:58 PM

Useful list of tools to support Colleges to improve the use of learning technologies in teaching and learning.  Definitely worth experimenting with PowToon and others.

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3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving - TeachThought

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving  - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these days. Yet, the nature of Personal Learning Networks is evolving as the range of tools available to support them increases, and our rapport with those tools becomes more sophisticated.

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Debbie Diaz-Arnold's curator insight, March 7, 6:49 PM

So what if we did a weekly tweet chat?   What are the possible outcomes?