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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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9 best educational websites for kids (that are actually fun, too!) - Today's Parent

9 best educational websites for kids (that are actually fun, too!) - Today's Parent | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Whether your little one is eager for knowledge or needs a bit of help with homework, these educational websites for kids are the perfect go-to for all things learning.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 6, 10:44 AM

Great sites to add to your Parent Newsletter for the start of a new year. 

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What is a Personal Learning Network? - e-Learning Feeds

What is a Personal Learning Network? - e-Learning Feeds | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Another week, another edtech term. And for this week's edtech jargon, let's look at something really close to home - your Personal Learning Network or PLN.

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5 Educational Leadership Realities

5 Educational Leadership Realities | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The reality of educational leadership today is that as education, particularly public education, struggles to find its identity among opposing factors such as politics, financial crises, government...

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Loren Vannest's curator insight, June 26, 9:01 PM

I scooped this piece for its relevance to my position as an educational leader.

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Are Digital Badges a New Measurement of Mastery?

Are Digital Badges a New Measurement of Mastery? | Education Matters | Scoop.it

In an L&D setting, digital badges represent that a learner has demonstrated mastery of specific, granular skills and competencies that are expected to improve future performance.


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, May 13, 1:37 AM
Great , clear post on the trust element of badges and links to other articles on application of them
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7 Brain-Based Ways to Communicate with Students

7 Brain-Based Ways to Communicate with Students | Education Matters | Scoop.it

We want our kids to be lifelong learners, to think more deeply about what they are learning in school, and to make connections to their own experiences. We want them to be engaged beyond the classroom, and it can happen with a short message.

I use Remind for things like returning signed forms or announcing a quiz, but the most important way I use the app is to prepare students for lessons by kindling thought the night before.


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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, February 25, 2:08 PM

Commitment, connection, confirmation...

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4 game-based tests changing the face of assessments

4 game-based tests changing the face of assessments | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Educational games are offering teachers new tools for monitoring student learning.

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The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills

The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

“We know a lot about how teachers can help improve learning outcomes for children; we know rather less about how to help teachers do that effectively.”

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 


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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 25, 6:23 AM

The CCTIonline course I am doing now is for my professional development. I need the tips to continue pursuing my dreams.

Angela Ribo's curator insight, June 25, 12:22 PM

It is good to have a list like this to reflect on and consider what else I need to make sure to include in our professional development for our teachers this next year.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 27, 9:23 AM

Another list of planning tools.

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Ten Great Resources to understand SAMR

Ten Great Resources to understand SAMR | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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26 Ways for teachers to use Twitter - Daily Genius

26 Ways for teachers to use Twitter - Daily Genius | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The handy infographic below covers the A-Z of Twitter, ensuring that brand new users will have all the information they need, and veteran users may learn a thing or two, too!

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13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more. Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to integrate technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the change is as…

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Omar Naseralla's curator insight, June 28, 2:47 AM

13 طريقة لدمج التكنولوجيا في الحصة الصفية

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6 Amazing TED Ed Talks On Language ~ EdTech & MLearning

6 Amazing TED Ed Talks On Language ~ EdTech & MLearning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Language is an amazing communicative phenomenon that has picked the interest of linguists and scientists across different disciplines. While we do share with other animals the ability to communicate using a language form of some sort, communicating using a linguistic code in the form of encoded script remains the preserve of human beings. In fact, language in its linguistic written form is behind the development of humankind from primitive agrarian societies to highly technologized mobs.

To shed light on some of the amazing features that characterize language, we are sharing with you this collection of TED Ed videos covering  some interesting linguistic phenomena. Have a look and share with us what you think of them.

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15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman

15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is a process that takes place during the learning experience. When it is done right, the findings immediately inform feedback and instruction. Grades are never taken, and the stakes remain very low.

I see formative assessment as the ultimate best practice, but I may be part of a small group of educators who feel this way. It’s not uncommon, after all, for some teachers to sandwich formative assessment into their already packed lesson plans simply because someone else has expected them to do so. Some just “get it done” because they’re afraid of “getting dinged” on their teacher evaluations.

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Patricia Thomson's curator insight, June 24, 3:51 AM

'I see formative assessment as the ultimate best practice' - I couldn't agree more!

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 24, 11:39 AM

Een goed overzicht met nuttige tips voor formatieve evaluatie. Niet 'in plaats van' summatieve evaluatie maar uiteraard 'aansluitend op'.

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Teacher Guides for Technology And Learning

Teacher Guides for Technology And Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
These teacher guides listed by the staff of Edudemic offer up something for every educator to explore in the classroom.

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RESENTICE's curator insight, June 22, 4:45 AM

Le guide de TWITTER, le guide de la classe inversée : pour rendre les élèves acteurs de leurs apprentissages, un chapitre sur les outils de la classe inversée : CAMTASIA, WIKISPACES, MOODLE, EDMODO, ...  le guide des badges dans l'éducation, le guide pour aider l'enseignant à choisir les meilleurs contenus éducatifs...

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Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed

Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed | Education Matters | Scoop.it
E.L. Haynes has a one-to-one laptop program, and students also can bring their own devices to school. Using a flipped learning approach, teachers record their lessons and post them online, so students can watch the content over and over again until they understand—and class time is used to provide more personalized support.

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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As the collective family of social media channels grows, each adopts their own personality.

LinkedIn is oldest sibling –a go-getter that wore a suit in middle school. Instagram is the playful teen that opened her own restaurant with her family’s money. Facebook is the walking political argument that you know not get started. And twitter? twitter is the wild child of the bunch.

Offering quick bits of information, a dynamic stream that looks great on desktop and mobile devices, and a variety of ways to communicate from #hashtags to @messaging to micro-blogging and link distribution, twitter works, and unlike facebook, blogging, and other digital tools, when something does indeed “fail” on twitter, the overwhelming number of tweets can help mitigate the loss.

The best I’ve heard explanation we’ve heard for the difference between twitter and facebook is (paraphrased), “Facebook makes me dislike people I’ve known for years, while twitter makes me like people I’ve never met.” I’m not sure it’s quite that cut and dry, but the big idea remains the same–every social channel has its own personality.

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Top tips for teachers on engaging parents in learning

Top tips for teachers on engaging parents in learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

From having parents come in to speak about their jobs to sending postcards home, education experts share advice on parental engagement


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 28, 12:54 PM
Some great advice here on improving community engagement in your school.
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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 27, 8:36 AM

The six C's of education in the future will require the socio-cultural balance and interaction within a 21st Century learning environment.

Naomi Wiseman's curator insight, July 6, 6:56 PM

As teachers we need to be a step ahead of technology in order to effectively deliver a modern teaching program that meets the needs of 21st century learners

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5 Ways to Become an Education Game Changer

5 Ways to Become an Education Game Changer | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Education needs more than players. It needs game changers. Here are 5 ways to become a game changer.

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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today's classroom.  I really believe that classro...

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 25, 7:55 PM

Good insight and suggestions to achieve this

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 24, 11:13 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 25, 2:36 AM

Clear and easy to understand!

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How technology can boost classroom collaboration

How technology can boost classroom collaboration | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The classroom is no longer an environment with a one-way flow of information; instead collaboration has become the norm and today’s classrooms are embracing technology like never before. The education sector has evolved with the influence of technology, which has brought convenience to the classroom and a move away from overhead projectors to the interactive whiteboard. Today’s students represent the next wave of digital natives who will be taking those skills and their appetite for technology to the workplace. Therefore, the potential benefits of creating a more engaging environment within classrooms are far greater than they were just a few years ago.

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The school that's ditched homework to help teachers get a life | tesconnect

The school that's ditched homework to help teachers get a life | tesconnect | Education Matters | Scoop.it
A "traditionalist" school, founded with the explicit intention of bringing the values of private education to a deprived corner of north-west London, has decided to stop setting pupils homework.

Michaela Community School was set up by Katharine Birbalsingh, the headteacher renowned for receving a standing ovation at the 2010 Conservative Party conference, after she decried the state of English education.

But now Michaela’s assistant headteacher, Joe Kirby, has explained that the school has decided to “replace…setting, chasing, checking, marking and logging homework with revision, reading and online maths”.

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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Check out these tips for growing powerful leadership teams that can transform schools.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, June 23, 7:08 PM

Strong teams within a school are essential to retaining and sustaining teachers. If a team is effective, then people learn from each other. 

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The Teacher's Guide to Pinterest - Part 1: What is Pinterest?

The Teacher's Guide to Pinterest - Part 1: What is Pinterest? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Getting Started with Pinterest!

I'm surprised to find out how many educators are still not using Pinterest! So I've decided to put together this guide to help new users get started, and help more advanced users find great educational content. So why not

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 24, 11:08 AM

Easy guide to Pinterest use!

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Carla Gordon's curator insight, June 27, 3:10 AM

There is so much outstanding material for foreign language teaching on Pinterest. Beware of the lower quality material, too!

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet | Education Matters | Scoop.it
This infographic and article from Edudemic features a cheat sheet for using edtech that every teacher can make use of in any modern digital classroom.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 22, 1:17 PM

Worth a look!

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How to use Google Maps and Earth in education


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