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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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20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow

20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Curating your Twitter feed is an interesting task. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to get out of the people whose Tweets you’re spending your time reading. Finding new people to follow on Twitter can range from being fun to being a total pain in the neck. Personally, I tend to look for people who seem interesting, follow them, and give them a ‘trial run’ of sorts, to see if I like what I see. Once they’re in the feed, it becomes clearer how much of an overtweeter they are, or if they really share so little that you miss it. I either keep or unfollow them from there. It works for me, but it does take time to curate the list, which sometimes, frankly, we just don’t have a lot of. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of 20+ folks who are tweeting about education in the UK for you to check out. We’ve included the descriptions they’ve offered of themselves as found on their Twitter profile page – a quick overview to help you decide if they might be interesting to you. The list is absolutely not meant to be exhaustive, but if you have some favorites that we haven’t included here (make sure they are UK focused!) do share them with us by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

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Self-Efficacy: How Self-Confidence Improves Learning

Self-Efficacy: How Self-Confidence Improves Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

It's all about confidence, they say. Success in any form, be it vocational or interpersonal or what have you, all boils down to self-belief (or at least the appearance of it). But what about more quantifiable forms of success, like academic performance? You either ace the test or you don’t, but did confidence–or lack thereof–play a part in getting you there?

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in #eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in #eLearning) | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 18, 5:29 PM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 19, 12:26 PM

What is it that help students pay attention?

* Problem solving

* Comparisons

* Visuals

* Questions

* Emotions

* Stories

* Contrast

* Controversy

* Brevity

* Lists

Jon Altuna's curator insight, July 19, 4:30 PM

Thank you!!

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting


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juandoming's curator insight, July 18, 5:10 AM

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 18, 10:38 AM

Six basic, but important, steps to take when flipping your class., with an info graphic  for visualization.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 2:10 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Ana Loureiro's curator insight, July 15, 5:19 AM

"By giving them critical thinking skills, students could learn how to filter information presented to them – whether in the classroom or later in their careers."

Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, July 16, 11:20 AM

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6 Reasons Why You Should Blog With Your Class - FRACTUS LEARNING

6 Reasons Why You Should Blog With Your Class - FRACTUS LEARNING | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"To me, blogging is about flattening classroom walls and making connections with the world outside of the classroom. After attending a professional development session with Kathleen Morris (who taught me almost everything I know about blogging) and Kelly Jordan, I had made my decision that I would create a class blog and it would be open for the world to see.

Blogging is about flattening classroom walls and making connections with the world"


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A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills

A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 18, 4:57 AM

The University of Toledo have developed this exhaustive checklist about skills of our century (some importants like digital citizienship are also missing)


Have a look and also in this link and also finde some explanations about 9 selected skills

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, July 19, 9:14 AM

¿Le habrán echado una mirada en el MED (MINEDU) a ésto ...? Si no, es el momento.

Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, July 20, 12:55 AM

#Compétences pour le XXIe siècle.  Très exhaustif, mais peu contestable. Le nouveau référentiel sur les compétences de base est toute même plus simple et facile à appréhender. Sans doute faudra -t il passer un jour des compétences à des concepts plus évolués de  "conscience" ...

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Why Microlearning is HUGE and how to be a part of it

Why Microlearning is HUGE and how to be a part of it | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Why has Microlearning has blown up recently? Check this article to find out plus 5 Microlearning Commandments To Create You Own Microlearning!

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3 Myths of Flipped Learning

3 Myths of Flipped Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Flipped Learning is a philosophy, not a method of teaching. It provides an approach where “students can learn information without the presence of a teacher”

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Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success

Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success | Education Matters | Scoop.it
There’s a major disconnect between what companies look for in their top performers and best leaders, and what students learn in school. Why don’t we better align these skill sets? For instance, among educators there is lots of talk these days about “grit”: the tenacity to focus on working toward a goal despite obstacles and... Read more »

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Tom Hood's curator insight, July 4, 8:54 AM

Having just finished our fifth class of Leadership Academy for our emerging CPA leaders, this article resonated  with me. While the notion of EQ as a critical leadership quality is on point, I think it must be in the context of how leadership is changing in this hyper-connected, rapidly changing world. When we asked our emerging leaders to compare and contrast leadership across the ages, they identified the common traits we all know - vision, communication, passion, and authority. Yet when looking at the current state, they added words like collaborative, transparent, more communication,.

 

These skills include the ability to engage and inspire followers to a shared vision and action. The other critical piece is to 'know themselves' in a way they can be that authentic leader with their own unique style rather than trying to fit some standard leadership model that forces them to change. We do this with Strengths-Finders and Values to help them become self-aware.

 

Thus I see the idea of EQ to include specific group dynamics, collaboration, listening, and making your thinking visible to others. These skills can be taught and developed and we are seeing emerging leaders  able to apply these as they grow into the kind of future leaders we will need.

Robin Martin's curator insight, July 4, 1:51 PM

Absolutely...however, students need to have the "grit'" and tenacity to survive as well as to thrive in this world. Some, if not most, of us Boomers learned this during our lifetimes, most likely the "hard way," so to speak.

 

Just being able to focus in the digital world for younger people (mainly younger children) has to be a challenge in itself! While the digital age is perfect for them to learn as quickly as their brains are moving, somewhere there has to be a delicate "balance" to keep them grounded. 

 

Yes, we do need to align the skill sets needed to survive and become great leaders with what we're teaching young children. I predict an education overhaul in the very near future! 

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 5, 12:28 PM

Bring the real life to the classroom to shorten the gab between the classroom and their future lives outside the classroom.

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How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes

How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes | Education Matters | Scoop.it

By: Scott Davis Business Analyst, Pearson It is often quite difficult to relate inputs to outcomes in the world of education. Traditionally, much work has been done to develop and provide inputs into the process of education. These inputs, such as a textbook, an assessment, a learning technology or platform, a course, a qualification, a high-stakes test or professional development for teachers are put into the hands of an educational leader, a skillful teacher, or an eager student. And, for all of the investment, expertise, and care that go into their creation, that has typically been where the involvement ends. Rarely has one been able to measure or predict the learning outcomes from using these inputs.

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26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching

26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Brad Reitzel's curator insight, July 3, 10:24 AM

Great apps, but don't forget, IPads are a personal device. They are very tough to manage and share in a "whole class' environment. 

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What Is Competency-Based Learning?

What Is Competency-Based Learning? | Education Matters | Scoop.it

 

Competency-based learning is an approach to education that focuses on the student’s demonstration of desired learning outcomes as central to the learning process. It is concerned chiefly with a student’s progression through curriculum at their own pace, depth, etc. As competencies are proven, students continue to progress

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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 19, 6:56 PM

What is interesting is that most research on assessment indicates that assigning grades or, in this case, badges is counter to learning.

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 20, 1:23 PM

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Marinhos's curator insight, July 21, 6:49 AM

Há tempos venho dizendo que devemos dar atenção aos celulares na sala de aula. A possibilidade de  incorporar esse equipamento que obakuni já reza tem que ser considerada. E a coisa que hoje  é estorço,  perturbando  o ambiente (sala de aula) pode se tornar aliado para a aprendizagem.

Kristy Poteete-Kriegermeier's curator insight, July 21, 9:31 AM
How is mobile technology democratizing education?
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The Five C's of Educational Leadership- FRACTUS LEARNING

The Five C's of Educational Leadership- FRACTUS LEARNING | Education Matters | Scoop.it
How to apply the essential skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and compassion to your role as an educational leader.

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Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Ana Loureiro's curator insight, July 15, 5:19 AM

"By giving them critical thinking skills, students could learn how to filter information presented to them – whether in the classroom or later in their careers."

Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, July 16, 11:20 AM

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5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning - Mind/Shift

5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning - Mind/Shift | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As mobile learning becomes more common, district leaders are working hard to juggle nimble adaptation in a changing environment and the desire to get it right.

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5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
No matter what subject they teach or what age group their students fall into, all teachers face the same basic challenge: They have to find a way to actively engage students in the learning process. Today’s learners tend to respond best to interactive teaching methods, so many instructors have integrated technology into their lesson plans. …

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.

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The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class - jonbergmann.com

The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class - jonbergmann.com | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The biggest hurdle to flipping your class is to change your THINKING about the best use of face to face class time.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 2, 7:54 PM

Change your mind, change your classroom.  Flip that point of view!

Deirdre Bonnycastle's curator insight, July 6, 4:53 PM

For ideas about how to use class time see http://medicaleducation.wikifoundry.com/page/Using+the+Flipped+Classroom+Group+Time

susan law's curator insight, July 7, 3:46 AM

yes.. I agree

 

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The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner - Edudemic

The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do for yourself,” said Joi Ito in his TED2014 talk. “You’re not going to be on top of mountain all by yourself with a #2 pencil … What we need to learn is how to learn.” Indeed, traditional education may not be for …

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W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, July 9, 11:00 AM

Some good tips that we can all follow over the summer.    I really like #2: READ.   Reading transports us to places and introduces us to situations that can inform our worldview in the most significant ways.

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Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter

Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another. You bring your sexy social media-ness into the classroom to keep kids interested in what they’re learning when they think they’re actually (sort of) having fun instead.  That said, there are still skeptics. How can 140 characters be so effective? Does anyone even care what I have to say? How do teachers really use it?

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Bloom's Taxonomy in the Flipped Classroom

Bloom's Taxonomy in the Flipped Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Pepi Kotsalis's curator insight, July 1, 10:52 AM

Yes! Flipping Bloom's taxonomy places importance on CREATING and that memorizing is necessary but to a lesser degree.

Deirdre Bonnycastle's curator insight, July 2, 3:12 PM

An infographic of what belongs in the classroom and what belongs outside

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.


Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.

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