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Course-Management Companies Challenge MOOC Providers

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"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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Why education needs more fuzzy thinking | eSkills

Why education needs more fuzzy thinking | eSkills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As the future becomes increasingly unknowable, we must abandon a rigid hierarchy of subjects for a flexible yet ambitious approach.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching

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The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. This is a phrase that has become synonymous with the work we have done with building teachers’ reflective capacity. With a century’s worth of research touting the benefits of self-reflection and a slew of tools to help teachers (and the coaches and administrators who support them) strengthen their reflective habits, the causative relationship between the two is growing more evident

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An Interesting Collection of Visual Learning Tools for

An Interesting Collection of Visual Learning Tools for | Education Matters | Scoop.it

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then perhaps a lesson that engages a student's visual perception is worth a thousand lectures. Here are some tools to help craft visuals to augment your next lesson

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3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class

3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class | Education Matters | Scoop.it
May 29, 2015
Below are three of our favourite web tools for creating picture quotes.  You can use these tools with your students to create beautiful quote posters for your class. These picture...

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Tom Perran's curator insight, May 30, 7:10 AM

Been looking for something like this. Very user-friendly!

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64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

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64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 29, 9:47 AM

Plenty of free apps mixed with those you have to pay for..it is a very extensive list of iPad Apps for teaching and learning!

Trude Burnett's curator insight, February 16, 5:17 PM
Technology is an amazing way to differentiate. I would caution us to be thoughtful about what and how we use it. There is no magic pill - use your head and heart when when making decisions.
Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 10:29 AM

Some of these are not free, but they are not very expensive either.

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9 things tech-savvy teachers do on a regular basis

9 things tech-savvy teachers do on a regular basis | Education Matters | Scoop.it

There are a few key things that tech-savvy teachers do on a regular basis to stay ahead. These edtech teachers are looking for new ways to innovate, refine, and deploy new learning strategies and goals. Does this sound like you or someone you know? Check out the visual we whipped up to help explain what we are talking about.

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How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.


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Luis Fernando Correa's curator insight, May 27, 5:27 PM

Excelente síntesis de la clase invertida

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, May 29, 5:35 AM

Basic overview of flipped classroom learning. Infographic and explanation.

Gust MEES's curator insight, May 31, 3:17 PM

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.


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Create Professionally Looking Posters for Your Class Using Lucidpress

Create Professionally Looking Posters for Your Class Using Lucidpress | Education Matters | Scoop.it

A few months ago we posted here a list of some powerful web tools to use for creating educational flyers and posters. Today, we were reminded by Briton that the popular Lucidpress does provide a very good poster maker that teachers can use to create professionally looking posters for their class. Lucidpress poster maker is an easy to use web tool with a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows teachers to design beautiful posters and flyers to use in classroom.

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Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Evidence based teaching strategies have a far larger effect on student results than others do. Discover the top ten, evidence based teaching strategies in this article.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Evidence-Based+Practices+and+Programs

 


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 22, 2:58 PM

These strategies are the essential foundation of what all good teachers do.  Every article and book that I have read about school improvement and effective teaching seems for focus on these same strategies.  We know it...but do we do it?  WITH FIDELITY?  I think that is often where it breaks down. These strategies need to be a part of EVERY lesson...EVERY day. They become highly effective when they are implemented consistently and intentionally.  With all teachers are required to do, it is easy to lose focus on intentionally using these effective strategies.

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 8:38 PM

This is probably the best resource I have found for a pre-service and graduate teacher. As the title says it outlines the top ten evidence based teaching strategies and clearly describes each strategy and how and why they are effective. Very useful resource!.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 27, 9:39 AM

Which of these strategies could you incorporate into your therapeutic groups?  How do you think they might be helpful? 

 

When you observe students in classrooms, do you see evidence of these practices?

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Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started | Edudemic

Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teachers who use an inquiry based approach can provide techniques that help students learn the questions to ask that may spark a natural interest.

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A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand

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A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand

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diane gusa's curator insight, May 18, 5:49 AM

Deep learning. Complex connections are made between previous learning in the face of the need to adapt. Bifurcation enables shifts in perspective, the confident ability to attempt something new, to experiment.

Cognitive schema are our values, attitudes and beliefs, that are transcribed into thoughts and actions. In normal day-to-day life they are relatively resistant to change. 

Paul Simmons's curator insight, May 18, 11:42 AM

The 21st century has never seen a more advanced mode of learning than what we have now. But even then, students now seem to have trouble in with their comprehension. This learning typology will tell us what the learner can do after a learning experience.

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching - TeachThought

12 Rules Of Great Teaching - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. Trust is a currency of a human classroom.

So I thought I’d gather twelve of them to start with. The idea of “good teaching” is an idea we get at a variety of different ways, So then, here are some rules we might consider when making sense of this idea of what makes a teacher great.

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Garlyn Wacker's curator insight, May 22, 11:28 AM

I love this!  It's so simple and so truthful; teachers need to consider these rules.  There are actually 15 rules of great teaching; five of the rules stood out to me the most.  1.  Embrace more than one way of teaching content.  2.  Experiment with new ideas and ways to introduce lesson plans.  3.  Be concise in how your present information; less is better.  4.  Love your content.  Be passionate about what you are teaching.  When students see your energy and enthusiasm, it is contagious.  Finally, 5: it's not about you.  A teacher doesn't need to be the "star" of the classroom.  The focus should be on the students and the lesson.  Good advice for all teachers.

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15 Characteristics of a 21st century teacher

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15 characteristics of a 21st century teacher.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 1, 11:15 PM
15 characteristics of a 21st century teacher.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator


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This article shares some interesting things that make up a 21st century teacher. How many of these are you already doing?

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Why Teachers and Students Should Blog

Why Teachers and Students Should Blog | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Blogs are surprisingly easy to use. They require minimum technical knowledge and are quickly and easily created and maintained

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Learning How To Learn: Why You Need To Face Difficulty

Learning How To Learn: Why You Need To Face Difficulty | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The way we learn is outdated. Schools don’t get it right, and we’re starting to see why.
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The 21st Century Skills You Need For Today's Job Market

The 21st Century Skills You Need For Today's Job Market | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills identifies the must-have skills for the post-industrial creative economy and I believe the best way to develop is through self-directed learning.

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WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? OR, WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!? That are actually questions which I get asked very often from people and where I could ask ONLY the first one! WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? Well, there is one well renown person WHO explains it BEST in my opinion, and that is Howard GARDNER.


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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 27, 8:41 AM

When writing an IEP for a student, are you considering their career path- especially if they are at the secondary level? School social workers teach these skills everyday.  Are they appropriately identified and articulated?

SageRave's curator insight, May 27, 2:15 PM

Alot of these skills cannot be taught. Your B.A., MBA., or Ph.D.may not give you the edge you thought they might.

nihal abitiu's curator insight, June 1, 6:24 AM

1- Leadership, 2- Collaboration, 3- Adaptability, 4- Innovation, 5- Critical thinking, 6- Communication, 7- Productivity and accountability, 8- Accessing, analysing and synthesizing information, 9- Global citizenship, 10- Entrepreneurialism

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How to bring visual learning into the classroom using infographics

How to bring visual learning into the classroom using infographics | Education Matters | Scoop.it

This year for the first time, I asked my students to create an Infographic as their culminating project for our study of the Civil Rights movement. I wanted them to give a presentation, but also wanted to move away from the traditional PowerPoints or poster sessions that they have done in the past. I liked the idea of them learning to present content effectively in a creative medium, and infographics are perfect for that. For this, I elected to use my favorite tool for creating professional looking infographics, Venngage

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Some Good Educational Web Tools Recommended by Teachers for Teachers

Some Good Educational Web Tools Recommended by Teachers for Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Looking for a good tool to make one of your classroom routines a little easier? Here are some tools recommended by teachers. They may not all be relevant, but hopefully there will be at least one gem here for you

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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Below are some ideas that are truly transformational–not that they haven’t been said before. It’s not this article that’s transformational, but the ideas themselves. These ideas aren’t just buzzwords or trendy edu-jargon but the kind of substance with the potential for lasting change.

And the best part? This is stuff that’s available not tomorrow with ten grand in classroom funding and 12 hours of summer PD, but today. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y.

But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise.

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Pilar Ledezma's curator insight, May 22, 12:39 PM

añada su visión ...Cualquier inversión es buena siempre y cuando sea en educación, considero que es la clave para tener un mundo mejor. Cada día la tecnología avanza a pasos agigantados y si la educación no avanza a la par, tenemos grandes problemas...

David Baker's curator insight, May 23, 4:27 PM

This captures the shift we are trying to make in my district. I think this might make an excellent focus for a seminar

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | Education Matters | Scoop.it

INQUIRING ABOUT INQUIRY

Lehmann said it’s important to question whether alleged “personalized,” “project-based,” or “collaborative” learning efforts are actually helping students and teachers to “hold ourselves in a state of questioning.”

 


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 10, 11:56 PM

“Inquiry means living in the soup. Inquiry means living in that uncomfortable space where we don’t know the answer.” I like the 'soup' analogy used here...what do YOU think about Inquiry Learning?

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10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom - TED Ed Blog

10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom - TED Ed Blog | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Education expert Sir Ken Robinson notes that in the factories of the 20th century, creativity was not valued. Yet in the startups of the 21st century, it’s critical for success. What can teachers do — right now — to prepare students for the world of the future? Below, 10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom:

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, May 30, 10:27 PM

Creativity skills for the 21st century is vital for success. Teachers need to prepare students for the world of the future. Below, ten ways to teach creativity in the classroom:

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching -

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. Trust is a currency of a human classroom.

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Top 10 Tech Tips for Teachers #SketchNote - @shakeuplearning @SylviaDuckworth

Top 10 Tech Tips for Teachers #SketchNote - @shakeuplearning @SylviaDuckworth | Education Matters | Scoop.it
I am super excited to share this update with you! My Top Ten Tech Tips for Successful Technology Integration were originally shared last July (2014). These are the tips that I often refer to when helping teachers dip their toes into the technology integration waters. It's easy to become overwhelmed by technology and planning. These tips will make the process so much easier!

Today, I'm honored to share a sketch version of my tips by the fabulously talented Sylvia Duckworth! (She makes me look good! ;))

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Antonio Bartolome's curator insight, May 13, 4:02 AM

Elemental pero una buena recopilación de ideas. Sólo con seguirlas ya sería un éxito.