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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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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure!

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure! | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Transform your classroom into an immersive game, played with your students throughout the semester or school year.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, October 22, 6:05 AM

Classcraft- Make learning an adventure!

flea palmer's curator insight, October 23, 4:43 AM

This seems to be aimed at children rather than HE students but looks interesting...

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An End to "21st Century" Learning Tools

An End to "21st Century" Learning Tools | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Digital Learning Tools and Modern learning technologies Digital learning tools are seen by many people as those tools that are in some way different to other learning tools and need to be treated a...

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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, October 18, 9:17 PM

Pertinent and wise commentary on the notion that the lingo should be about "learning" - not "21st Century", "digital" or "modern"...great explanation of the term "digital natives" as well.

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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don't always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, October 16, 3:09 PM

Un artículo muy interesante sobre la memoria. Lo que se sabe: "recuperar" lo aprendido es un acto que facilita o mejora su recuerdo.

Es el "efecto test" o "práctica de recuerdo".

 

Hacer frecuentes test o cuestionarios sobre lo aprendido mejora notablemente los resultados.

 

Esto puede tener muchas aplicaciones en formación y también debe ayudar a los alumnos a estudiar: aprender haciéndose preguntas.

 

Me gusta!!!

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 17, 11:19 AM

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So You Think You Can't Flip Your Classroom?

So You Think You Can't Flip Your Classroom? | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"The idea of flipping your classroom can be both appealing and intimidating. It gets you, the teacher, out of your comfort zone, but in return enables you to spend more time coaching your students as they engage in meaningful tasks and interactions in class."

 
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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?"


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Leslie Wilson's curator insight, October 14, 4:08 PM

skilled learners' - their approach

 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, October 14, 7:04 PM

25 things skilled learners do is an excellent list for use with both students and for adult learning. It is important that these attributes and skills are nurtured in a school culture and are implicit in classroom practice and taught explicitly where appropriate.

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Why leadership is so important in education

Why leadership is so important in education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
We often talk about the importance of leadership in education, but what does it actually mean?
How can we lead all students to make good decisions about their unknown future lives?

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 10, 8:48 PM

Leading each student forward on their path of individual learning process is what makes teaching so hard: all students have individual needs and should have personal goals in their learning, but setting and updating those goals would take a lot of teachers’ time. This is why it is so important to engage students in setting their own learning goals 

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Avoiding Obsolescence: 13 Standards For A Near-Future School - TeachThought

Avoiding Obsolescence: 13 Standards For A Near-Future School - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The classroom as we know it is a dying breed. Teacher-led physical spaces with rows of desks and scripted curricula have never been optimal, but, through the power of norm-referencing, were acceptable. Just like doctors used to smoke, seatbelts were afterthoughts, and sexism and racism were punchlines for Archie Bunker, all classrooms were traditional, and this model became the icon.

It was this icon—of rigor, compliance, rote skills, letter grades, and institutionally-sided power—that characterized academia, and obscured the need for change. The question has always been “How are you doing in school?”

Increasingly, that question is becoming “How is school doing on you?”

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 10, 1:11 PM

Is the classroom as we know it a dying breed? I have not seen much evidence of this. The change that is occurring is largely cosmetic and faddish. When real change begins to happen, it is marginalized and we play whack a mole with it.

 

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Stop Teaching - Start Learning

Stop Teaching - Start Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Do you ever teach a class? By ‘teach’ I mean talk to the whole class to share instruction or discuss content. If the answer is yes, then I would like to examine your aims in doing so. The three com...

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 9, 8:15 AM

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, October 12, 6:56 AM

Pare de ensinar- comece a aprender !

Ensinar = voce fala a aula inteira :(

Aprender = todos compartilham o saber daquele tema.:D

#avancee

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Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners

Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As a language-based disorder, dyslexia is often associated with speech problems, word recognition and spelling difficulties. Dyslexic people are not abnormal people. They are like anybody else. They have learning capabilities and are able to achieve and perform better when provided with the necessary kind of help and the right environment to thrive in.

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3 things every teacher should be doing with web 2.0 tools

3 things every teacher should be doing with web 2.0 tools | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In the hands of educators, web 2.0 tools can become a powerful catalyst for changing the way students learn.

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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Education Matters | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.
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EDpuzzle Review: Easy-to-Use Tool Lets Teachers Quickly Turn Online Video into Lessons | Edudemic

EDpuzzle Review: Easy-to-Use Tool Lets Teachers Quickly Turn Online Video into Lessons | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

There is a staggering amount of free video available online that makes great fodder for teaching students, particularly in flipped classroom settings. Instead of giving students YouTube links or telling them to search for a video on a particular subject, with EDpuzzle teachers can select videos, edit them down, assign them to students, and quiz them as they watch.

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This looks like a really useful tool

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5 Reasons E-Learning Will Radically Change the Education System

5 Reasons E-Learning Will Radically Change the Education System | Education Matters | Scoop.it
E-learning can change education as we know it. Improving the ability to broadcast knowledge is one of the easiest steps we can take to enhance education.

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads | Education Matters | Scoop.it
50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

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Tackling literacy and numeracy where it counts

Tackling literacy and numeracy where it counts | Education Matters | Scoop.it
There are many key milestones in a child's education, but one critical moment stands out for me - a point which speaks volumes about a child's likely educational outcomes.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 16, 5:43 PM

Absolutely fantastic work being done in NSW getting to the core of improving student literacy and numeracy

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The Power of "I Don't Know" - Edutopia

The Power of "I Don't Know" - Edutopia | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The role of teaching has evolved. No longer are we the carriers of knowledge, giving it to students and assessing if they can repeat facts successfully. We are, instead, tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves.

And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

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20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator

20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Do you have a set of defined, school wide instructional practices? I bet you have defined practices for attendance, discipline, fire drills, cafeteria, bus drills, and registration. How can we call ourselves professionals when the very business of which we are about--teaching and learning--has no defined practices?


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Classroom Catalysts: Inventive Teachers Ignite Self-Guided Learning

Classroom Catalysts: Inventive Teachers Ignite Self-Guided Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Welcome to Brightworks, an independent school that functions as an open laboratory of hands-on engagement with teachers and students as partners in discovery.

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Create Visual and Dynamic Animated Videos with Explee

Create Visual and Dynamic Animated Videos with Explee | Education Matters | Scoop.it
With Explee, create animated videos for your students, share them with other teachers and discover other awesome educational videos!
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Two Useful Web Tools to Create Educational Games for Students

Two Useful Web Tools to Create Educational Games for Students | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Below are two good web tools to help you create your own review games to use with your students. These games are particularly helpful for test reviews in classroom and also for any other review activity in class. Using these tools will enable you to customize and edit your games the way you want , adding different questions and answers and also presenting them in a gameshow-style board. Enjoy

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Four trends in tech that every trainee teacher should know about

Four trends in tech that every trainee teacher should know about | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Future teachers should be aware of how classroom technology is changing tomorrow’s world of learning

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30 Ways Google Glass In Education Might Work

30 Ways Google Glass In Education Might Work | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Google Glass was undoubtedly the most talked about tech gadget of 2013, and just about everyone had an opinion about its usefulness (or lack thereof) in various industries."


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Just Breathe: When Teachers Practice Mindfulness

Just Breathe: When Teachers Practice Mindfulness | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Mindfulness practice can help educators slow down and work and teach in a way that is anchored in joy and compassion.
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10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account | Mr Kemp

10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account | Mr Kemp | Education Matters | Scoop.it
HELPFUL: 10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account via @mrkempnz http://t.co/MxLJAgOh0A

I wish I got connected to Twitter earlier on in my educational career (as it is the BEST form of FREE Professional Development I have ever found). Because of this, I love to share my passions behind using Twitter and how it makes me a better educator.

 


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