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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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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.

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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Social Media Can Be Your Ally

Social Media Can Be Your Ally | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Remind, Twitter, and Instagram are just a few of the kid-friendly tools that teachers can use to enhance student learning within and beyond the classroom.
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101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative - TeachThought

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Creativity isn’t always something that just happens. It can take quite a bit of work to nurture, grow, and develop creativity, even for those who are immersed in creative and dynamic fields.

For educators, it can be even more of a challenge to inspire creativity in students or embrace your own creativity while trying to juggle academic requirements, testing, and other issues in the classroom. It may be difficult but it’s certainly not impossible, and accomplishing it can help to create a classroom environment that’s more motivational, interesting, and educational for both you and your students.

So how do you get there? Here are some tips that can help you get creative in the classroom in a variety of ways.


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Itzel Sánchez's curator insight, February 23, 6:06 PM

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 23, 6:56 PM

Even though the list is long, it is likely incomplete. That is the reality of teaching. No list is ever complete.

 

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If we teachers themselves don't use creativity how will we inspire and develop creativity in children. Our future leaders and employees need to be able to innovate, if they can't? Find out how The Future Shapers 'Enable' leaders to drive innovation...

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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, some students are not motivated by grades. Yes, this includes your brightest kids. Some kids could get an A on any test you give them, so they do not see the need for homework. Why do an hour of work every night when they know they are going to get an A on the test? Now you have a student who gets Fs on all his homework and As on all his tests. It turns into a C average, and he doesn’t care. How do you motivate him to do more or do better? The old-fashioned way – you give him a badge.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 17, 2:02 PM

Badges are useful tools.  Generate engagement. Visualize assessment. Tools for coaching and encouragement.

deniseroberts's curator insight, February 20, 9:14 AM

Great article if you are considering "gamifying" your instruction whether it's virtual or face-to-face.

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, February 18, 10:06 AM

This article has some great ideas for using twitter in the classroom and a great easy-to-follow graphic to help. 

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7 Tech Tools That Foster Critical Thinking Skills

7 Tech Tools That Foster Critical Thinking Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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The 6 Major Barriers Standing in the Way of Educational Change

The 6 Major Barriers Standing in the Way of Educational Change | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As administrators shift priorities away from the mission of education, the role of faculty-as-teacher is diminishing, and the consequences for the profession look to be getting rapidly more severe.
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Leadership as the Search for Greater Coherence

Leadership as the Search for Greater Coherence | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Literature around leadership is not hard to come by, but there are few texts that examine the process of leadership from where it begins – in the leader’s mind. Below, Nathan Harter analyses how great leaders have embraced the often complex multiplicity of their decisions and so brought coherence to their leadership.
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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Lucidchart is an easy tool to use to create flowcharts, mindmaps, and graphic organizers. Lucidchart offers a simple drag and drop interface for creating flow charts, organizational charts, mind maps, and other types of diagrams. To create with Lucidchart just select elements from the menus and drag them to the canvas. You can re-size any element and type text within elements on your chart. Arrows and connecting lines can be re-sized, repositioned, and labeled to bring clarity to your diagrams.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 13, 11:11 AM

Apps for Google doc integration and creation of charts.

Locke Chastaine's curator insight, February 13, 3:08 PM

I always struggle with graphics. 

Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, February 15, 10:10 AM

#tecnicas

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Book Writer: App Allows Students to Create Their Own eBooks

Book Writer: App Allows Students to Create Their Own eBooks | Education Matters | Scoop.it

After reading online reviews and testing the app with my students for several weeks, I can endorse Book Writer as the best eBook creator for iOS. Compared to similar apps, Book Writer offers more multimedia features and is better suited for a large age range.

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The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic

The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others.

This inspirational graphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that allowed them to grow.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

 

 


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Maruja Romero's curator insight, February 11, 1:53 PM

Me parece excelente infografía, porque ciertamente lo más importante es cómo internamente es el profesor y no la tecnología que está afuera esperando ser utilizada. Buena infografía para tenerla en cualquier conferencia para motivar cambio.

Beatrice Josse's curator insight, February 15, 10:09 AM

Quelques attitudes essentielles à retenir pour un professeur des écoles compétent. À relier avec le référentiel de compétences du professeur. 

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 24, 1:47 PM

I'm loving this as a look at teaching in 2015, and a professional development growth mindset.  

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What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Are you still wondering what Google Classroom is all about and whether you should start using it or not? This video explanation created by Amy Mayer is a definitely a must watch. Amy provides a concise overview of the current features of Google Classroom. She started with the things you can do with Google Classroom and used some examples of how teachers are implementing it in their classrooms; how it is used for assignments, how it is integrated with Google Drive, how teachers share files and documents, and many more. Amy also talked about some other features such as how to manage your ‘students tab’ to either allow or disallow students to post comments and interact with you. You will also get to know how to generate a class code that students can use to join your class and other pretty cool stuff that you can do on Google Classroom.
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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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6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters for Your Class

Earlier this week we received a request to post about digital flyer making tools. Below some of the best options we would recommend for teachers who would like to create beautiful digital and printable posters and flyers. All of these tools are simple and easy to use. They provide pre-made templates to choose from and support a wide variety of multimedia materials that you can to your flyers including images, text, charts, maps, forms …etc.

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A Handy Google Drive Tool to Create Animated Presentations and Engaging Educational Videos

A Handy Google Drive Tool to Create Animated Presentations and Engaging Educational Videos | Education Matters | Scoop.it

In a post we published a few months ago, we talked about WeVideo and how teachers  use it to create videos and short animations in Google Drive. Today, we are introducing you to PowToon Edu, another equally powerful tool to use to create engaging videos and animated presentations.

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5 Effective Ways for Developing Problem Solving Skills

5 Effective Ways for Developing Problem Solving Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Here is a wonderful visual from Eye on Education featuring 5 methods for developing problem-solving skills. This work is adapted from Ben Johnson’s book “ Teaching Students to Dig Deeper; The Common Core in Action”. The methods advocated here include: brainstorming, word association, Inkblot test, solute vs solution, gallery walk. Each of these methods is explained and illustrated with examples on how to use it with your students. I invite you to check it out and share with us what you think of it . Enjoy

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`7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom

`7 Tips For Getting Started With Mindfulness In The Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

While the scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the Waisman Center aren’t yet ready to issue evidence-based kindfulness curriculum practices, Flook and CIHM outreach specialists Lisa Thomas Prince and Lori Gustafson offer the following tips for families wishing to engage in mindfulness practices.

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Maslow Hierarchy of Needs and Social Media (Visually Illustrated)

Maslow Hierarchy of Needs and Social Media (Visually Illustrated) | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a motivational theory developed by the renowned psychologist and humanist Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970). Being disappointed by the behaviourist theories of the day that primarily focused on the study of problematic behaviour, Maslow took a different turn and did in-depth studies on the motivational part of the human conduct. He explored areas responsible for driving people's behaviour and happiness. For Maslow, any behaviour is a complex act that aim at the achievement of a certain goal. Human beings are goal oriented and as such they tend to channel their behaviour according to the motivational need underlying it. Check out this post to learn more about Maslow Hierarchy of Needs.

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The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education -- Campus Technology

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education -- Campus Technology | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition, released today by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative.

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Julie Irwin - National Disability Coordination Officer: Eastern & Central Queensland's curator insight, February 12, 8:36 PM

It is wonderful to see these major developments in education technology and technological trends that will help shape teaching and learning in the coming years.  Wearable technologies are coming to market as early as next year.....we are fortunate enough to be living in an age of incredible technological advances!

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How do Leaders Learn to Lead?

How do Leaders Learn to Lead? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
How do leaders go through the learning process? What are the formative and informative experiences that influence leaders? How do they reflect on events and truly learn from their mistakes and successes? How do they unlearn dysfunctional habits? How do they become more self-aware? Gerard Seijts explored these questions for his recent book, Good Leaders Learn: Lessons From Lifetimes of Leadership. Through 30-plus probing interviews with senior leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors he brings to light lessons on the importance of life-long learning. Below are some of the most important lessons he identified.
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9 Ways To Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes - TeachThought

9 Ways To Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Most people have heard the sayings “You learn from your mistakes” or “Adversity is the school of wisdom“. Meanwhile, it is a general consensus that making mistakes is an important part of the learning process. This is because if, instead of giving up in frustration after making a mistake, we work constructively to understand the mistake, the strategy to solve the problem stays with us better than if we just memorize the solution.

Despite this, in our educational system, mistakes are more often punished than seen as an opportunity to learn. What then can we do to help our students learn from their mistakes? First, let’s take a look at how mistakes can stimulate the learning process.

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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean?


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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, February 9, 9:47 PM

What could be some of the characteristics of a highly effective learning environment?

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5 Things You May Not Know About Google Classroom

5 Things You May Not Know About Google Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
  Google Classroom solves so many challenges when using digital tools with students. Here are 5 things you may not know about using Google Classroom. 1. Student View is Different from Teacher ...

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for all our teachers 

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Amy in ATL's curator insight, February 4, 7:36 PM

This looks interesting and would definitely be a way to interact with elementary students In Art. Free for educators. It would be interesting to see how this would work with iPad integration or if primarily used with Goofor Chrome Books.

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Google Tips for the Classroom