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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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4 Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom via Ask a Tech Teacher 

4 Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom via Ask a Tech Teacher  | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As teachers get more creative about differentiating for student needs, we’re turning to tools that use other approaches than writing a report or creating a class play. One I hear more and mor…

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4 Skills Every  Student Needs - Leading, Learning, Questioning via Aaron Hogan

4 Skills Every  Student Needs - Leading, Learning, Questioning via Aaron Hogan | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it
There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”.  Consider collaboration in recent history:  Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google). But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together two minds that would change the future of computing?
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37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place.


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 8, 12:37 PM
Great ideas here!
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 8, 2:59 PM

Thanks to Maggie Rouman at UW-Stout for finding this clever article on Pinterest in the Classroom.

Ecole Wifaq Rabat's curator insight, July 24, 9:42 AM
مع ظهور بنتريست كل ما كان المدرسون يصلون إليه بالمجان من المواد التعليمية صار بمقابل وبتواطىء من جوجل كل المواد المميمزة تظهر في قمة نتائج البحث واحزروا في أي موقع.. نعم دائما هو بنتيريست أو دبس اهمامك أف ثم أف
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Why We Still Need Ancient Forms of Learning in the 21st Century  

Why We Still Need Ancient Forms of Learning in the 21st Century   | Education Matters | Scoop.it

In our current age of shiny new tech, no one bats an eye when one learning tool is phased out in favour of another. But the truth is, old doesn’t always translate to outdated. What if we’re actually setting ourselves behind by replacing old with new?

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A New Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy for The Web via @medkh9

A New Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy for The Web via @medkh9 | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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David Hain's curator insight, July 10, 3:07 AM

This is a really useful learning resource!

nukem777's curator insight, July 10, 8:46 AM
Love these paradigms :)
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 10, 7:36 PM
If you love Bloom's Taxonomy as much as I do, and use technology in your lessons, you will enjoy these resources.
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Envisioning Future Education: 6 Exciting Predictions via GDC

Envisioning Future Education: 6 Exciting Predictions via GDC | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Have a look at these 6 intriguing scenarios for future education, from the minds of some of the greatest educators in the world.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 1, 9:35 AM
Very interesting predictions of future education. Some of these are slipping into place already. Not so sure about the unintended consequences of chemistry for brain enhancement, though.
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10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network 

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network  | Education Matters | Scoop.it
According to Marc-André Lalande,  “a Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references. Your PLN is not limited to online interactions, but it is that online, global interactive part that really makes it special. It is personal because you choose who’s part of that group; you choose if you want to lurk–just check out what people are saying–or if you share; because you choose when to do so, and how to do so.”

As for this graphic? You can thank Sylvia Duckworth, who always does a great job sharing simple sketch notes to help teachers. (She also took our 12 Rules of Great Teaching and created a predictably wonderful graphic to supplement the text, among others.) We’ve taken her graphic and provided starting points for each ‘reason’ a teacher need a PLN.

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How Information Fluency Skills Help You as a Teacher

How Information Fluency Skills Help You as a Teacher | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Let's take a look at what Information Fluency skills are and how they can help you and your students use information wisely and constructively.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 31, 1:16 AM

Some nice tips here.

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The Essential Elements of Modern Innovative Teaching by GDC

The Essential Elements of Modern Innovative Teaching by GDC | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Modern innovative teaching has characteristics different from education practices of old. It's a new methodology for a new student, and here's how it works.

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Insights on Becoming an Effective Learner

Insights on Becoming an Effective Learner | Education Matters | Scoop.it
We learn the most from that which challenges us the most. I remember having learned server side scripting many years back completely on my own. I had no special resources, no advanced tools and no external guidance – just a lot of willingness to pick up the skill. It wasn’t easy and that made it
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TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century -

TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

We know that thinking in the 21st century seems different. What about teaching? Aside from the presence of dizzying technologies, added pressure for data-based improvements, and a persistent call for innovation, how is teaching different in 2016 than it was in, say, 1984?

Here are a few ideas as a kind of quick overview, with general summaries for each. I’ve added “tags” for each domain so that we can begin to see how existing and emerging initiatives (e.g., personalized learning), trends (e.g., the flipped classroom), and buzz words (e.g., digital footprint) might fit into each.

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How Workforce Needs Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future

How Workforce Needs Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The shift in postsecondary credentialing and the needs of the 21st-century workforce will revolutionize higher education. Colleges and universities have vast potential to be positive agents of this change.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 24, 1:12 AM

Interesting.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 16, 12:57 PM
Interesting article. 
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25 of the Best Educational Games For Home and the Classroom

25 of the Best Educational Games For Home and the Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Among the many ways to actively engage children in the learning process, educational games are one of the most fun. With so many award winning and cleverly designed games on the market, young children to teens (and even adults!) can develop new skills and reinforce other skills, without even realizing they are learning.

Board, card, cooperative, puzzle games, and more encourage interactive hands-on learning in a humorous, light hearted environment. In a addition to math, reading, vocabulary, logic, problem-solving, and spelling skills regularly introduced by educational games, turn based and cooperative games foster with social interaction, communication skills, and self confidence.

Consider adding one of these excellent educational games to your home or classroom collection.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 29, 9:01 AM
Alternatives for "do when finished," fillers, centers, activity periods, inside recess, Game Nigh, or rewarding Fun Friday's.
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5 Barriers To More Authentic Teaching And Learning - By Drew Perkins

5 Barriers To More Authentic Teaching And Learning - By Drew Perkins | Education Matters | Scoop.it
By Drew Perkins,

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Mitchell Kearsley's curator insight, July 16, 6:44 PM
Although centered around the US system, I couldn't agree more with the premise of the article as a teacher in Australia. Spot on
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50 Apps That Represent 50 New Ways To Learn

50 Apps That Represent 50 New Ways To Learn | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Modern learning is in a state of flux as it struggles to find out what it wants to become.

Schools continue to merely “add on” learning, while technology strongly suggests new possibilities for inside and beyond the classroom. From learning simulations and mobile learning, to adaptive apps, flipped classrooms, and self-directed learning through amazing digital channels, the possibilities for learning are almost overwhelming.

Below we’ve gathered a diverse list of learning apps across iOS and Android from giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, as well as upstarts like Brainfeed, The Sandbox, and Knowji. None of the apps are perfect, but each app does something special, and in that talent represents what’s possible as we careen towards 2020 and beyond.

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Us to Learn  

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Us to Learn   | Education Matters | Scoop.it

It’s not rocket science—having a bigger purpose keeps us invested in the small, often difficult steps we must take to accomplish our goals. That’s why it’s essential to equip students with an educational purpose as soon as we can, especially before learning becomes more challenging in secondary school and beyond. For decades this bigger purpose has meant getting into and graduating from university, but it’s a rapidly changing definition, and it’s time we reexamined what it should mean.

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An Excellent Collection of Educational Rubrics to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Excellent Collection of Educational Rubrics to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Rubrics are integral to the teaching and learning process taking place inside the classroom. ‘Rubrics are scoring charts used to assess and evaluate a particular learning or teaching activity. As is explained in  this guide, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and requirements of an assignment or project work.’

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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching

How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Padlet is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. This classroom how-to guide for Padlet will get you started creating pages and using it with students.

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John O'Connor's curator insight, July 12, 6:57 PM
Padlet is an evergreen in a changing edtech world.
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A Guide to Competency-Based Education Model

A Guide to Competency-Based Education Model | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Competency based education focuses on a model aimed at allowing students to make progress ONLY when they demonstrate a desired competency or skill.

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Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning via Mindshift

Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning via Mindshift | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Understanding how deeply connected emotions are to learning can help reframe the conversation around what works in schools.

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15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research

15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Think you know everything there is to know about smart studying? You may be surprised by some of the past year’s research. Below are 15 new insights on how to prep for exams and boost your academic achievements in general.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 12:49 AM

Some interesting and useful insights.

Character Minutes's curator insight, June 29, 11:33 AM
Some new data out there plus a good reminder of what we know will students!

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4 Ways Self-Belief Can Transform Learning 

4 Ways Self-Belief Can Transform Learning  | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Today’s best and brightest students can only be described as such because they believe in their own abilities; if they didn’t, they’d have fallen behind their peers long ago. In the same breath, struggling students rarely have as much confidence as their higher-achieving peers, which results in a vicious cycle of self-limitation. As educators, we should make it our mission to help students understand the influence of attitude on learning—starting with some good old-fashioned scientific research.

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Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End  

Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End   | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Traditionally, we give and receive feedback at the end of projects, assignments, and units. But is this the best way to ensure progress? Researchers are saying it’s not, especially when it comes to encouraging creativity. For optimal academic achievement, teachers and students should consider placing feedback somewhere in the middle. In their study, “An Inductive... Read More

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50 reasons it's time for smartphones in every classroom

50 reasons it's time for smartphones in every classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

There are many ways to use a smartphone in the classroom, but it continues to be a touchy subject.

Privacy, equity, bandwidth, lesson design, classroom management, theft, bullying, and scores of other legitimate concerns continue to cloud education’s thinking about how to meaningfully integrate technology in the learning process.

To be clear–learning can happen in the absence of technology. Integrated poorly, technology can subdue, distract, stifle, and obscure the kind of personal interactions between learner, content, peer, and performance that lead to learning results.



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