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Online education trend expands

Online education trend expands | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Over the past several months, dozens of universities, including the University of Texas System, Brown and Wesleyan, have joined the bandwagon, working with MOOC providers to offer free online courses to anyone with an Internet connection.

Last week, the American Council on Education, an association for higher education presidents, raised the possibility that such courses could count toward a degree when it said it would review several to determine whether they ought to be eligible for transfer credit.


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A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills

A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Here is another great resource from Dr. Jackie Gerstein, one of our favourite EdTech bloggers. Jackie designed this beautiful chart featuring  12  attributes and skills that teachers should tend to in their instruction. You can use it as a self-assessment checklist to help you evaluate your teaching practice.

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Less is More for Teachers (and Better for Students!)

Less is More for Teachers (and Better for Students!) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Stepping back from a load-weary model to glimpse a new paradigm’s potential. SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Conjure an image of a school. Visualize yourself entering a classroom. Students and a...


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 28, 10:03 AM

Stepping back from a load-weary model to glimpse a new paradigm’s potential. SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Conjure an image of a school. Visualize yourself entering a classroom. Students and a...

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Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube

Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube | Education Matters | Scoop.it

YouTube is definitely one of the best platforms for searching and accessing  educational video resources. We have already covered several ways teachers can leverage the  power of this platform in instruction. In fact, the strength of YouTube is not only in it being a resource of educational videos but is also a powerful tool for creating and editing videos. Several teachers still overlook some excellent editing features and creative possibilities that YouTube provides. For instance, you can use YouTube editor to create beautiful slideshows and presentations to share in class, or create use it to create a Hangout  and invite students to take part. These and several other hacks are all available right in your YouTube account and if you need help discovering YouTube's hidden gems, this section is a good place to start with.

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Critical Friends: Building A Culture of Collaboration Between Teachers

Critical Friends: Building A Culture of Collaboration Between Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

At New Tech Network, the Critical Friends protocol is an opportunity for colleagues to engage in honest conversations about teaching and learning.

 

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Collaboration:

 

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

 

Global Collaboration:

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 

 

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 24, 5:03 PM

At New Tech Network, the Critical Friends protocol is an opportunity for colleagues to engage in honest conversations about teaching and learning.


Learn more:


Collaboration:


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


Global Collaboration:


-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 24, 8:37 PM
Teaching is often done in isolation. We need to meet each other face-to-face and in the virtual space. @ivon_ehd1
Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, January 27, 6:13 AM

An interesting take on projects that can offer teachers support - being resilient, is more than just individual strength. It's about peer cooperation, and the sharing of experiences. EdTech can help. 

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Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand -

Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Whole Child Learning is a thing; Whole Teaching should be a thing too, no?


Here at TeachThought, Jackie Gerstein’s usergeneratededucation is at the top of our reading list, in large part for her thinking about the human side of formal education. Much of our content–that is, the content here at TeachThought, and that on her site–overlaps because of our shared perspective on teaching and learning: self-directed learning, the role of play in learning, the idea of citizenship, student-centered learning (and student-centered teaching), and more.

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12 Ways Teachers Can use Google Classroom

12 Ways Teachers Can use Google Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Google Classroom which is only six months old has managed to host over 30 million assignments turned in by teachers and students. This is a big sign that the tool is being widely endorsed within the education community particularly in the States. With this increasing popularity of Google Classroom, Google recently released some new updates to enhance its performance and make it more mobile friendly. The major update is the release of Google Classroom apps for both iPad and Android .

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy -teachbytes

25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy -teachbytes | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Recently, I’ve been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I’ve posted a couple of articles about Pinterest before, and I’ve noticed that it is very popular among educators for both personal and classroom use. As I researched (and procrastinated) I started developing a running list of different ways Pinterest could be tied back in with Bloom’s taxonomy, which is my go-to for aligning technology tools with educational standards. Today, I finally sat down and put all of that together into a nifty graphic!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, January 26, 5:09 PM

I like the added effort and applicable results - so happy it has been shared!!!!

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FlipQuiz- A Good Tool to Create Gameshow-style Quizzes in Class

FlipQuiz- A Good Tool to Create Gameshow-style Quizzes in Class | Education Matters | Scoop.it

A few days ago I shared here a visual guide on how to create a quiz show on Google Drive and today I am introducing you to another tool that does almost the same. FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. All the boards you create can be saved for later use. You can also share your boards up on-screen and have students work on them collaboratively. Watch this demo to show you what a gameshow-style board looks like.

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The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why

The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In this post, we cover in detail the 21st century skills every student needs to master for life beyond the classroom walls, and why they are important.

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Joseph Pizzo's curator insight, January 12, 1:48 PM

A brief distillation of that which the 21st century seems to require for our students.

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Ten Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

Ten Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | Education Matters | Scoop.it
four large concepts that encompass the ten trends that you will see impacting learning starting this coming year: Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning, and Partners in Learning.
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Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In order to develop creative individuals, children need environments that nurture their interests. Between standards and testing, how much of that are they getting at school?
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Madeline Hage's curator insight, January 8, 5:35 PM

With the world around us rapidly changing, few things we learn in school truly help us in modern day jobs. A complete reform of education is necessary in order to help prepare students to become thriving entrepreneurs. Modern day technology is allowing education become an easier thing, but along with this comes new topics that must be studied. The media tells children that they're not smart enough if you don't get good grades. Children begin to think that grades are all that matter and feel awful if they don't get an A. But grades aren't the only thing that matters because once we get out of high school, everything changes. We begin to learn things that will actually help us set up our future.

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The when, why and how of PD for iPads

The when, why and how of PD for iPads | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"One teacher explains that collaboration is key to finding time, and resources, for teaching with iPads"


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A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom ~

A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom ~ | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Looking for a short insightful overview of the Flipped Classroom concept? Dr Jackie Gerstein has this wonderful video clip where she explains the essence of flipped classroom. The video is very short, a little over 2 minutes but it really does the job. For those of you looking for more resources and guides on how to integrate this flipped learning paradigm into their instruction, this section has tons of materials to browse through.

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16 Habits of Mind Essential for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

16 Habits of Mind Essential for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Below are 16 habits of mind our students need to develop in order to guarantee an optimal learning experience. These are cognitive processes that work at an analytic level to enhance one's mental and conceptual capacities in  analysing and understanding things. Different as they are, these mind habits when taken together constitute the essence of a growth mindset needed for a balanced intellectual, social and physical development of the individual.

The 16 habits of mind is a work realized by Habitsofmind.org which is a very good platform that provides a wide variety of teaching materials and resources for teachers and educators. The chart  is not really visually enhanced and I found it hard to peruse it so I went ahead and prepared this paraphrased  script for you.

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9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD - Edutopia

9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD - Edutopia | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Many schools across the country have professional development days built into their calendar and regularly send teachers to sessions related to their discipline or passion. These are great opportunities to collaborate with staff members in your building and meet educators with similar goals in nearby schools. If your school doesn’t have the resources or hasn't created space in your schedule for valuable professional development, there are ways that you can take ownership of your PD. These nine quick tips are for teachers looking to make the most of the knowledge within their own school building, maximize their use of social media, and connect with faraway teacher friends.

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Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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Making All Learners Feel Competent

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Our Pedagogical Imperative: Making All Learners Feel Competent

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, January 20, 8:09 PM

Thoughtful article about our job as educators

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Google Classroom is definitely one of the best platforms out there for enhancing teachers workflow. It provides a set of powerful features that make  it an ideal tool to use with students. ‘Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.’

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Five New Google Classroom Features Teachers Should Know about

Five New Google Classroom Features Teachers Should Know about | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Google Classroom which is only six months old has managed to host over 30 million assignments turned in by teachers and students. This is a big sign that the tool is being widely endorsed within the education community particularly in the States. With this increasing popularity of Google Classroom, Google released today some new updates to enhance its performance and make it more mobile friendly. The major  update is the release of Google Classroom apps for both iPad and Android . Accompanied with this updates comes a bunch of new features:

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13 Digital Strategies For Teacher Collaboration

13 Digital Strategies For Teacher Collaboration | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Teacher collaboration is among the cornerstones of school improvement. When teachers connect–for the right reasons–good things happen. The ability to connect is increased exponentially through technology. Digital collaboration by teachers has an infinite numbers out possible outcomes, from formal teacher improvement, to informal connecting for people that get you. A global teacher’s lounge, if you will."


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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, January 13, 8:44 AM

There are so many ways to collaborate and these are some outstanding suggestions. Just pick one to try before the end of January, or maybe before the end of winter. Of course, that could vary depending on where you live.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 14, 1:00 AM
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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Getting your organisation ‘fit for the future’ should be every leader’s top resolution

Getting your organisation ‘fit for the future’ should be every leader’s top resolution | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Hemsley Fraser claims that taking incremental steps towards this aspirational ‘fit for the future’ state can lead to high performance, enhanced customer satisfaction and improved employee engagement. The culture required in ‘fit for the future’ organisations must be customer-centric, where employees are passionate about their work

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Alison McGrath's curator insight, January 14, 7:43 AM

Like personal fitness, organisational fitness should be a new year’s resolution  #gettingtherightbalance

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Duolingo for Schools - A New Tool to Help Students Learn Languages

Duolingo for Schools - A New Tool to Help Students Learn Languages | Education Matters | Scoop.it

I just learned through an email from Gina  that the popular language learning platform Duolingo released today a new tool called Duolingo for Schools. This tool provides teachers and educators with a  dashboard to track students progress on the popular Duolingo app. It will also identify patterns in the way individuals learn and react accordingly to reinforce areas of difficulty. Duolingo's technological companion for the classroom will help teachers understand each student’s learning needs at a level of detail previously impossible.

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Let YouTube be your teaching guide, says expert - news - TES

Let YouTube be your teaching guide, says expert - news - TES | Education Matters | Scoop.it
MIT professor tells teachers to follow pupils’ online-savvy lead

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