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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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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Education Matters | Scoop.it
50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - Lists of great technology tools for teachers broken down by category - Learning, Lesson planning, etc

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How Blended Learning Has Changed

How Blended Learning Has Changed | Education Matters | Scoop.it

“Blended learning takes advantage of the power of technology to deliver training “just in time,” anywhere and anytime. However, in blended learning, technology (and in particular, online education) is not used as an isolated tool, but as a key part of a comprehensive workplace performance solution. Online education, therefore, is not considered the only means to educate, but it should be considered an adjunct to the overall education process.” Evolution of Blended Learning.


Actually giving learners the power to decide where, when and how they’ll learn is the ultimate example of Blended Learning — rather than trying to control what happens when. 

 

This is sometimes a difficult idea for teachers to take on — the siren song of control is a sweet one, and giving it up causes a messy and chaotic environment.  But once you’ve experienced seeing students take responsibility for their own learning it’s a powerful idea.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=blended+learning

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 30, 1:44 PM

Blended learning takes advantage of the power of technology to deliver training “just in time,” anywhere and anytime. However, in blended learning, technology (and in particular, online education) is not used as an isolated tool, but as a key part of a comprehensive workplace performance solution. Online education, therefore, is not considered the only means to educate, but it should be considered an adjunct to the overall education process.” Evolution of Blended Learning.


Actually giving learners the power to decide where, when and how they’ll learn is the ultimate example of Blended Learning — rather than trying to control what happens when. 


This is sometimes a difficult idea for teachers to take on — the siren song of control is a sweet one, and giving it up causes a messy and chaotic environment.  But once you’ve experienced seeing students take responsibility for their own learning it’s a powerful idea.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=blended+learning


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Strategies That Make Learning Last

Strategies That Make Learning Last | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Students typically rely on four study strategies that don't work. Here are four that do.


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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 29, 3:50 PM

Daniel Willingham unpacks what actually works to make learning stick

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7 Tips for Using Social Media - Teach Amazing!

7 Tips for Using Social Media - Teach Amazing! | Education Matters | Scoop.it
You can learn to use social media in ways that encourage learning, by you and your students. Let’s look at 7 ways to use social media effectively.

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A Simple iPad Model For Teaching -

A Simple iPad Model For Teaching - | Education Matters | Scoop.it
A Simple iPad Model For Teaching  by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we love models and frameworks. In a single visual, they describe how things work–context, function, potential, and interdependence. So many emerging trends in education...

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 24, 9:21 PM

Model for using the iPad in class

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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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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.

 

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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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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 16, 9:25 AM

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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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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Interesting Tips A Parent Can Help With Reading

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Interesting Tips A Parent Can Help With Reading | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills | Education Matters | Scoop.it
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 30, 8:14 PM
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.


Learn more:


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


Mark Chivere's curator insight, Today, 3:25 AM

a desperate need for my part of the world....we will get there!

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Why Teachers are Flocking to Twitter | UKEdChat.com

Why Teachers are Flocking to Twitter | UKEdChat.com | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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TED-Ed New Interactive Periodic Table With Video Lessons for Every Element ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

TED-Ed New Interactive Periodic Table With Video Lessons for Every Element ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Today, TED-Ed launched a clickable periodic table with videos on every element. This work is a fruit of a partnership between TED-Ed and Brady Haran, the creator of the popular YouTube channel Numberphile. The purpose behind this period table is to provide students with both a refresher and a study aid to help them better understand the different chemical elements and their properties.

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The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching

The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

things about The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching


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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 24, 9:28 PM

One of the things I like about thinking about stickiness is that you go to work on learning that lingers ... connecting with emotions and the broad journey and story of all learning

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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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