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Video: Five ways to improve education through technology

This is a quick presentation about how technology impacted in education improvement within the last few years.

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7 Real Ways Blogging Can Make You A Better Teacher And Learner

7 Real Ways Blogging Can Make You A Better Teacher And Learner | Education Matters | Scoop.it
So, as educators, what could a blog do for you? Here are seven reasons why you should consider starting a your own, school or class blog.

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Gamifying Your Class to Meet the Needs of All Learners

Gamifying Your Class to Meet the Needs of All Learners | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Introduce game dynamics like leveling up and earning badges into your classroom to boost student engagement.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 16, 5:53 PM

AWESOME! Thanks Edutopia!

HCL's curator insight, April 19, 7:04 PM
Some useful strategies for adding gamification to learning.
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10 Ways Edtech Tools Can Change The Way You Teach

10 Ways Edtech Tools Can Change The Way You Teach | Education Matters | Scoop.it
For many education professionals, the thought of implementing technology into the classroom can often be a worry. Not wanting to offer learners new distractions that will hinder their progress, teachers are wary of using education technology. However, if implemented in the right way, technology can be used as a tool to facilitate both teaching and learning inside and outside of the classroom. Here are ten ways that education technology can be used for both you and your students. 1) Shift the Focus in the Classroom Traditionally, focus in the classroom is directed at the teacher, usually placed front and center. …

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10 ways to make lessons more hands-on

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Many of us want to learn by doing. Our students do, too! Here are some ideas for making learning more hands-on.

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5 Ideas to Connect Your Classroom via @coolcatteacher

5 Ideas to Connect Your Classroom via @coolcatteacher | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Today TW Williamson @tww00 an educator in Taiwan, shares his story of global collaboration and connection with US teacher Annette Lang. In today’s show, TW shares 5 Ideas for connecting your classroom with others. Connecting is part of a teacherpreneurial mindset that characterizes a true world-class 21st-century educator. Let’s dig in. Listen Now Stream by […]

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Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right  

Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right   | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As teachers, it is essential that we make the process of providing feedback a positive, or at least a neutral, learning experience for the student.

So what exactly is feedback? Feedback is any response from a teacher in regard to a student’s performance or behavior. It can be verbal, written or gestural. The purpose of feedback in the learning process is to improve a student’s performance- definitely not put a damper on it. The ultimate goal of feedback is to provide students with an “I can do this” attitude.

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The User's Manual To Design Thinking Your Teaching (Infographic) via Oskar Cymerman

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 28, 2:25 AM
The User's Manual To Design Thinking Your Teaching
Gareth Trim's curator insight, March 28, 3:48 AM

This one got me thinking.....

Yasmin Juliana's curator insight, March 31, 11:38 PM
Good way for improving teaching skills.
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10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class

10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 23, 6:01 PM
Nice visual to support concept of developing a 'Growth Mindset' in the classroom.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 27, 1:05 PM
Mostly K-12 ideas, but some can easily translate to higher ed. 
 
Victor Ventura's curator insight, March 28, 7:12 AM
If you are beginning to instill the growth mindset's philosophy into your learning environment, then this visual can be helpful.
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The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more - Alan November

The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more - Alan November | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Have you ever taught a lesson really, really well—but not all of your students got it right on the test? Or, as a student, were you ever surprised that you completely blew a question on a test? Stacey Roshan is one of those teachers who cannot accept that her students fail when the material has been covered in class. Stacey’s response to this universal dilemma is to leverage emerging technologies to learn more about how, when, and why her students make mistakes—and her techniques have led to deep learning of difficult math concepts.

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Een inspirerende kijk op 'dieper leren'
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Which Learning Style Works For You?  

It wouldn’t come as a shock for most teachers to hear that the way students learn things differs from child to child. Some may absorb more from a hands-on experiment while others only need to see a diagram. These divergent ways of understanding a concept are called learning styles, and they’re both useful in the classroom and controversial.

Learn more about what defines a learning style, which one fits you best, and how to use them in teaching.

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12 Strong Strategies for Effectively Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

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Here are 12 interesting ways to approach teaching critical thinking skills with any of your students, and in any classroom subject.
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How to transform schools into Learning Organisations?

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Schools nowadays are required to learn faster than ever before in order to deal effectively with the growing pressures of a rapidly changing environment. Many schools however, look much the same today as they did a generation ago, and too many teachers are not developing the pedagogies and practices required to meet the diverse needs of 21st-century learners.

In response, a growing body of scholars, educators and policy makers around the world is making the schools that re-conceptualised the "learning organizations" that can react more quickly to changing external environments, embrace innovations in internal organization, and ultimately Improve student outcomes. Despite strong support for the intuitive appeal of the school as a learning organization, Relatively little progress has been made in advancing the concept, either in research or practice. This lack of progress partly stems from lack of clarity or common understanding of the school as learning organization.


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 2, 2:32 PM

Aunque las recomendaciones se basen en un estudio desarrollado  por la OECD (2016) para escuelas, estas mismas pueden aplicarse también para Instituciones de educación superior como las Universidades. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 14, 7:15 PM
Schools, in and of themselves, are not learning organizations. It is the people within schools who are the organization and communal aspects. Peter Senge proposed schools as learning organizations two decades ago. I discovered the culture of school is one of isolation that people readily accepted. The key would be to bring people together on a regular basis and in a gradual way. We have too many managers and not enough leaders in schools.
John Rudkin's curator insight, March 5, 4:09 AM
A never ending debate....
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Overcoming 10 Common Obstacles of Game-Based Teaching

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Game-based teaching is an exciting adventure for any teacher to embark on with their students. It excites learners and connects them to the curriculum in ways they can appreciate and be attentive to. Unfortunately, like many instructional approaches with a strong technology foundation, there can be difficulties. But with every challenge comes an opportunity to grow and excel. 


In the MindShift article Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles, Jordan Shapiro gives us some sage advice on surmounting 10 of the most frequent obstacles faced by teachers adopting game-based learning strategies.

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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

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Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking. It is important in every aspect of school and life, since it involves self-reflection on one’s current position, future goals, potential actions and strategies, and results. At its core, it is a basic survival strategy, and has been shown to be present even in rats.

Perhaps the most important reason for developing metacognition is that it can improve the application of knowledge, skills, and character qualities in realms beyond the immediate context in which they were learned. This can result in the transfer of competencies across disciplines—important for students preparing for real-life situations where clear-cut divisions of disciplines fall away and one must select competencies from the entire gamut of their experience to effectively apply them to the challenges at hand. Even within academic settings, it is valuable—and often necessary—to apply principles and methods across disciplinary lines.

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Metacognition is so very important to improved learning and achievement. Check this article out!
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The 16 Habits of Mind (Costa and Kallick) include metacognition.
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We allow extra time each period so teachers can talk about thinking process in their content area and students can think about thinking. It can improve the application of what they are studying, which provides deeper learning.
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4 Steps Towards A More Personal Classroom

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Personalized learning is a key to transforming education.

What is personalized learning? It is meeting the kids where they are – and then helping them grow in their strengths, and better see themselves. It’s finding out where each student’s interests lie, challenging them to grow in their individual interests, and then celebrating their growth! It is student-centered, student-driven, and student-celebrated.

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Student-Centered Learning: How to Apply It

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Student-centered learning is an approach to teaching that presents ideas to students in a new and exciting way. How? Read to find out!

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Developing Independent Learners: Guiding Students to Be More Resourceful

Developing Independent Learners: Guiding Students to Be More Resourceful | Education Matters | Scoop.it

When you empower students to be classroom experts, they learn to become resources for each other.

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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking. It is important in every aspect of school and life, since it involves self-reflection on one’s current position, future goals, potential actions and strategies, and results. At its core, it is a basic survival strategy, and has been shown to be present even in rats.

Perhaps the most important reason for developing metacognition is that it can improve the application of knowledge, skills, and character qualities in realms beyond the immediate context in which they were learned. This can result in the transfer of competencies across disciplines—important for students preparing for real-life situations where clear-cut divisions of disciplines fall away and one must select competencies from the entire gamut of their experience to effectively apply them to the challenges at hand. Even within academic settings, it is valuable—and often necessary—to apply principles and methods across disciplinary lines.

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Metacognition is so very important to improved learning and achievement. Check this article out!
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The 16 Habits of Mind (Costa and Kallick) include metacognition.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 18, 12:13 PM
We allow extra time each period so teachers can talk about thinking process in their content area and students can think about thinking. It can improve the application of what they are studying, which provides deeper learning.
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How the Gig Economy Is Impacting Education - InformED

How the Gig Economy Is Impacting Education - InformED | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The working world is changing rapidly. While long-term careers at just one or two companies are slowly becoming a thing of the past, freelancing has become more prevalent than ever. In 2015 alone, nearly 1 in 3 Australians carried out some form of freelance or contract work. The reasons for the growth in the gig economy are complex. A weak economy combined with new technological advances, the emergence of new platforms connecting freelancers with businesses, and the rise of the sharing economy have all played a contributing role. As Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar, the world’s largest car sharing company, put it, “My father had one job in his life, I’ve had six in mine, my kids will have six at the same time.”

While there has been a lot of talk about the downsides of the gig economy, it also offers plenty of benefits in the form of personal and professional freedom for workers. Whatever your opinion, one thing is clear—the way we work is changing and, because of that, the way we learn must change too. The gig economy is impacting education from both sides: while teaching jobs are becoming increasingly contract-based themselves, students must also be prepared for project-based work after they graduate by incorporating project-based learning into their curriculum.

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4 Tools To Help Kids Understand Conflict and Self-Control By Danny Wagner

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By Danny Wagner

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Teachers Guide to Creating Educational Visuals Using Google Drawings

Teachers Guide to Creating Educational Visuals Using Google Drawings | Education Matters | Scoop.it
There are several web tools teachers can use to easily design educational visuals, posters and infographics to use in their instruction without the need for any graphics design knowledge.  Two of our favourite tools in this regard are Piktochart and Canva. Google Drawings is another powerful tool that is simple and easy to use and can be utilized to create a wide variety of graphics. The great thing about this tool is that it is integrated with Google Drive making it easy for you to insert your visuals right into Docs and Slides. In today's post we are walking you through the process of how you can go about creating your visual from scratch. Read on to learn more.
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Teachers Guide to Create A Class Website Using The New Google Sites

Teachers Guide to Create A Class Website Using The New Google Sites | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Here is a step by step guide to help you create a website for your class using the new Google Sites. As you probably know, the new Google Sites 'comes with a bunch of extra interesting features that include intuitive technology, integration with G Suite apps, attractive design, ability to track site’s performance using Google Analytics, new colourful templates and many more. To learn more about the difference between classic Sites and new Sites, check out this resource.'
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How Active Listening Builds a Compassionate Classroom

How Active Listening Builds a Compassionate Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

What is active listening? How do we practice it in our daily lives, and especially in our classrooms? Active listening, as we’ll learn, is listening that’s compassionate, connected, and present. It’s a far cry from the way many people listen nowadays, and it takes practice and patience. The benefits to both listener and speaker, how


In the article How to Listen with Compassion in the Classroom, educator Martha Caldwell makes a case for active listening using 7 practices that work in any class.

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26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow

26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.

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Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings - Mindshift

Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings - Mindshift | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teens who who are able to identify and manage emotions may be better equipped to navigate life situations.

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