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Online education trend expands

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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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5 Keys to Understanding and Enabling Learners Who Struggle in Class

5 Keys to Understanding and Enabling Learners Who Struggle in Class | Education Matters | Scoop.it
If you've had trouble enabling learners who struggle, you may not have known how best to approach them to help them learn. These ideas will help.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 20, 8:16 PM
1. Seek first to understand
2. Get to know them on a personal level
3. Find out how they learn best
4. Teach the Growth Mindset
5. Expect the best from them (and give it)
- Giving the best takes more work than expecting the best, and is essential to any effective teacher-student relationship.
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How Education Must Change: Seeking Mission And Purpose In The Jobless Economy

How Education Must Change:  Seeking Mission And Purpose In The Jobless Economy | Education Matters | Scoop.it
To prepare society for the dramatic changes underway due to technology, education must change. One capability essential for the future-- and absent from most formal education-- is the ability to select and pursue mission and purpose.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 18, 1:06 PM
This might take us back to the etymology of school: a place of leisure and conversation. We have to be careful we are not feeding the next chapter of the neo-liberal agenda and discourse.
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This is Why We Must Be Teaching With Imagination, and How to Do It

This is Why We Must Be Teaching With Imagination, and How to Do It | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Let's have a look at some of the actions that make up a creative classroom, a place where teaching with imagination is an everyday adventure.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 12, 11:52 AM
Teaching the content is like giving a student a bunch of bricks with mortar. Having kids use the content to build understanding in a creative way is like building a house.It is essential to have the kids build their own understanding with the content.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 12, 12:57 PM
Teaching with imagination is a great place to teach from.
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Framework for 21st Century Learning

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P21's Framework for 21st Century Learning was developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes. It has been used by thousands of educators and hundreds of schools in the U.S. and abroad to put 21st century skills at the center of learning.

 

The P21 Framework represents both 21st century student outcomes (as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and support systems (as represented by the pools at the bottom). 


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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century | Education Matters | Scoop.it

We recently offered a definition of project-based learning, and looked at keys to designing Project-Based Learning. We also have looked at the difference between “doing projects” and project-based learning, various project-based learning resources, project-based learning apps, and offered ways for using an iPad in Project-Based Learning.

And have shared some practical ideas for better teaching through project-based learning as well.

What might be missing from these posts, however, are simply the characteristics of project-based learning in the 21st century. What does it look like? What might be evidence that it’s happening consistently? What needs to be built into every project–or the design of the requisite curriculum–so that students can shift from a mere “project” to a thoroughly modern learning experiences that runs parallel with the connected world they live in?

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How Education Must Change: Seeking Mission and Purpose in the Jobless Economy

How Education Must Change: Seeking Mission and Purpose in the Jobless Economy | Education Matters | Scoop.it
What will we humans do as artificial intelligence and automation replace us in an ever-wider range of roles? In a world of rapid change, educators,

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, July 5, 12:41 AM
As technology increasingly enables us to do nearly anything, what should we do and why should we do it?
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A Road Map To Becoming A Better Teacher -

A Road Map To Becoming A Better Teacher - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Becoming a better teacher is not much different than becoming a better artist or farmer or architect or engineer.

Most broadly, improvement in teaching can be reduced to a matter of prioritization, practice, reflection and refinement. In ‘Outliers,’ author Malcolm Gladwell theorized that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert. If you do anything long enough, the theory goes, you improve. Practicing 20 hours a week for 50 weeks for ten years should readily produce expertise of some degree.

It’s hard to argue with that idea. You practice walking so that you can walk, drawing so that you can draw, and speaking a foreign language so that you can speak with someone that speaks a different language than your own. Each of these skills are different in the abilities they require, but all can be improved through practice.

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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Daniela Raffo's curator insight, June 22, 9:26 AM
interesante, muestra la evolucion de la educacion actual hacia el uso de la tecnologia
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 22, 9:56 AM
Interesting considerations for the future and how our aims for education may change. Good food for thought here!
Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, June 22, 6:00 PM

Very Thought provoking article on the 13 ways Education could change in the next 13 years.

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12 Sites & Apps for Learning to Program via @rmbyrne

12 Sites & Apps for Learning to Program via @rmbyrne | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Last week on Twitter I mentioned that Logo was my introduction to computers and programming. I also mentioned that people going to ISTE should plan to attend Dr. Gary Stager’s presentation, L…

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ADHD and Mood Swings: What You Need to Know via Understood

ADHD and Mood Swings: What You Need to Know via Understood | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Kids with ADHD can have frequent mood swings, or quick changes in behavior and attitude. Learn why, and how to help your child with ADHD mood swings.

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Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the most successful brain acquisition and application of learning should be included in all teacher education programs.

Teachers need to be prepared with foundational knowledge to understand, evaluate, and apply the neuroscience of learning. With this knowledge they will be able to recognize future implications from this rapidly expanding field of research to increase the effectiveness of their teaching and build and sustain students’ joy of learning.

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The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology

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The Access Model is a framework to provide guidance to curriculum designers, policymakers, administrators, committees, and teachers in designing 1:1 teaching and learning resources. It is based on a strength of technology, specifically laptops, iPads and other tablets, BYOD Programs and more.

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The Hidden Engine of Education: Intrinsic Motivation | Education Review

The Hidden Engine of Education: Intrinsic Motivation | Education Review | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Motivation is an important thing. It is the literal reason that anyone does anything of note. Without the drive to complete something, we would never get anything done! This motivation comes in two different forms: Intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation. Both forms are effective at encouraging someone to do something, but in separate ways. They each have value, but this article will focus on the benefits of the intrinsic factors. Here, we’ll be discussing the about what intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are, how to foster intrinsic motivation, and how teachers can use build good learning habits in the classroom by fostering this inspiration.

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10 Ways to Create the Classroom of the Future

10 Ways to Create the Classroom of the Future | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"While educational standards may differ from school to school there is one thing that is always nearly the same: the classroom set out. Desks are arranged in rows or groups, and the teacher stands at the front and teach. This set out has changed very little in a hundred years even with all the technological advancements that have been made. Edtech not only changes the way that children learn but changes the way they interact with one another, the classroom space and their teacher."


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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 20, 9:59 AM
The 10 ways seem to address the near future needs. My difficulty is trying to imagine what schools be like in 5-10 years and more. Tech and the world needs are changing so rapidly. Hold on!
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Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age

Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Today, the blackboard has become a whiteboard; chalk has become a magic marker; the slates that students used have been replaced by notebooks; and classes have sometimes gotten smaller. Little else has changed. True, some schools are providing their students with laptops, and teachers are increasingly using technology and encouraging collaboration. But the methods are essentially the same—with the teacher dictating learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 13, 7:45 AM

Nice article.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, July 15, 2:41 AM
J'aime entre autres la conclusion : le digital tutor arrive seulement dans 5 à 10 ans
Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 15, 4:43 PM
Insightful article that provides great recommendations
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Eleven games and activities for parents to encourage maths in early learning

Eleven games and activities for parents to encourage maths in early learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
There are several ways to help children learn and be interested in maths – even the reluctant ones.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, July 11, 7:45 PM
New research shows that parents play a key role in helping their children learn mathematics concepts involving time, shape, measurement and number. This mathematical knowledge developed before school is predictive of literacy and numeracy achievements in later grades.
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12 Principles Of Modern Learning -

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12 Principles Of Modern Learning by TeachThought Staff What are the principles of modern learning? Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen  put together this useful visual way, way back in 2013–a chart that lays out three categories of a...

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Here Are 5 Effective Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work

Here Are 5 Effective Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Here are 10 all-around useful classroom management tips that are applicable to almost any modern innovative learning environment.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 6, 2:17 AM
I agree with all five strategies.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 6, 3:27 PM
All have value.
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5 Strategies For Managing Change In Schools

5 Strategies For Managing Change In Schools | Education Matters | Scoop.it

We’ve come to accept that just about the only thing that seems to be constant in this day and age is change.

But we sometimes don’t spend enough time thinking about how to manage change. Here are some things to have in mind before undertaking any significant change within a school environment.

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Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach

Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach | Education Matters | Scoop.it

It happens a million times a day in schools: a teacher starts a lesson.

The strong students seize on the new learning opportunity. Typical students figure out enough of what they have to do to succeed. But students who struggle in school may flare up, or shut down, at this critical juncture. These challenging students often react before they give themselves a chance.

There are many unpredictable ways your new lesson can trigger an old wound in a challenging student. Teachers can reduce those sudden negative reactions by planning to provide directions in four ways. These approaches are good for every student and probably necessary for our most vulnerable ones.

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5 Ways Outdoor Education Can Prepare Our Students For the Future

5 Ways Outdoor Education Can Prepare Our Students For the Future | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The vast world outside of school has amazing lessons for us all and that’s what outdoor education is all about. Weezie Yancey-Siegel reveals what it has in store for our learners’ personal development.
 

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12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Last week on Twitter I mentioned that Logo was my introduction to computers and programming. Today we have many more ways to introduce students to programming and coding. Here are some good resources that you can use to introduce students to programming and coding.

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, July 5, 7:47 PM
Fun! I love this.
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Edtech in the Classroom: Improving Learning Opportunities for Students with Special Needs

Edtech in the Classroom: Improving Learning Opportunities for Students with Special Needs | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"The number of students with special needs is on the rise across the United States, making it increasingly difficult for educators to teach effectively to their entire student body. Did you know that there are approximately 7 million students in the United States with disabilities?"


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12 Principles Of Modern Learning -

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12 Principles Of Modern Learning by TeachThought Staff What are the principles of modern learning? Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen  put together this useful visual way, way back in 2013–a chart that lays out three categories of a...

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What Machine Learning Is Teaching Us About Human Learning  

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We now have machines that can translate languages, compose music, write novels, and operate vehicles.

So what might the implications of these developments be for educators and students?

The primary goal of AI research may be to teach machines how to learn, thereby automating some of the tasks that complicate our everyday lives, but brain scientists are saying it goes both ways: We now know more about human learning as a result of machine learning, and it has some exciting implications for the classroom.

Here are four especially intriguing insights from the field:

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