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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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Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom [Infographic]

Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom [Infographic] | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Using video in the classroom has come a long way from a TV and VCR on a cart to watch a movie during class (The standard about ten gazillion years ago when I was a student). There are a ton of different ways you can employ video in your classroom, from video feedback to educational videos about specific topics, there is a lot of possibility out there. Even if you know that this way and that are options for including video in your classroom, you might still be wondering why you should be using video in the first place.


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How Questions Promote Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Across Subject Areas

How Questions Promote Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Across Subject Areas | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Foster more careful and grounded reading in students by asking questions of varying levels of difficulty.
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Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons

Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"This fall there will be teachers trying the flipped classroom approach to lessons for the first time. In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well. My favorite tools for creating flipped lessons include the option to insert questions for students to answer while watching the video instead of waiting until the end to answer a series of questions. I also like tools that provide students with the opportunity to submit questions to their teachers while they are watching videos. These tools offer those options."


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 17, 8:31 AM

The tools covered in this post by Richard Byrne are:

* eduCanon

* Teachem

* VideoNotes

* Blubbr

* Zaption

* EdPuzzle

* Blendspace

You will find a video tutorial both eduCanon and Blendspace.Bryne describes each tool in detail in his post, making it easier for you to choose which ones will meet your needs.

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 17, 10:41 PM

Thinking about doing some changes to what you do in the classroom? Looking for ways to differentiate for students? Maybe going to try "flipping" things a bit? Here are seven tools that you can use to make some changes to engage students in different ways. 

Kevin Atkins's curator insight, August 18, 3:03 AM

Some great tools in this article!

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Collaboration: Vital Skill for 21st century Students

Collaboration: Vital Skill for 21st century Students | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As we educate our students for the 21st century, we must teach them some vital skills to succeed.This video explains what collaboration is and why it important for both teachers and students to collaborate more in and outside of the school setting.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 16, 10:33 PM

There is considerable evidence to indicate that in schools teachers work closely and cooperatively with each other that students will as well. My experience was there was little of this. What there was were edits about the School manager's favourite fad.

 

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OPINION: Why Modern Learners Need a New Set of Skills

OPINION: Why Modern Learners Need a New Set of Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Currently, there seems to be a gap between what our schools and universities teach and the lifelong learning skills students must learn to master on their own. And yet, the need for students to master lifelong skills has never been greater."


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David Hain's curator insight, August 15, 12:56 AM

The skills that will serve you throughout life don't get examined formally - but they do affect, daily, your ability to deploy the ones that do!

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Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers?

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs

 

Coaching, on the other hand, consists of peer-to-peer discussions that provide the person being coached with objective feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in areas chosen by them. While discussion is led by the coach, they ask questions that allow the professional seeking advice to reflect on their practice and set their own goals for improvement. This is the opposite of mentoring as the coach does not evaluate, judge or set targets, and the person being coached is in full control of the discussion.

 

Unlike mentoring, coaching also gives the recipient more say on the direction of their professional development and encourages them to take more ownership of their CPD.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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june holley's curator insight, August 12, 4:47 AM

This is a distinction that is important for developing network leaders.

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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, August 14, 12:06 AM

Les termes de coaching et mentoring sont souvent utilisés et je n'avais pas vraiment réfléchi à la différence des deux approches. Si elles se basent toutes deux sur des échanges informels, elles ont un périmètre et des objectifs différents très bien expliqués dans l'article.

 

Cela va m'aider dans le mentoring que j'effectue autour du digital, activité que j'ai acceptée sant trop connaître les principes.

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The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs - Edudemic

The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The various levels of Bloom’s (Revised) Taxonomy are pretty well known to most teachers at this point. The gradated levels of critical thinking allow teachers to build lesson plans and identify learning outcomes that are appropriate for the level of exploration of material for the students at that time. A useful way of understanding how …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 3:49 PM

We should be using gerunds i.e. summarizing, digging up, recollecting, etc. It suggests an ongoing, recurring practice.

 

When I taught, I used the active verbs i.e. summarize. With recent reading and writing, I am continuously (recurring) re-thinking my thinking.

 

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In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games

In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teachers can use games as a supplement that enables increased one-on-one learning between teacher and student.
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Infographic: 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn

Infographic: 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn | Education Matters | Scoop.it
This infographic illustrates how EdTech changes the way people learn.

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Denis Lundie's curator insight, August 8, 5:30 AM

Really? 'Disruptive ELearning' - cool! I hope some substance follows soon ...

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[Infographic] How Blended Learning Can Improve Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] How Blended Learning Can Improve Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Check out this beautiful infographic which shows how blended learning benefits teachers and how it has redefined teacher roles and improved opportunities.

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EdTech: What is Blended Learning? [ISTE] | TechFaster

EdTech: What is Blended Learning? [ISTE] | TechFaster | Education Matters | Scoop.it
 By Marisa Sergnese, training and professional development leader at Steelcase Education Steelcase Education believes that pedagogy, technology and space are three key elements of an active learning environment.

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Teachers, here's why you should start using infographics

Teachers, here's why you should start using infographics | Education Matters | Scoop.it
I wanted to share my research findings and hopefully inspire more creativity in the classroom. Teachers, here's why you should start using infographics.

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Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, August 3, 1:37 AM

More conversation regarding usability of infographics

CGS Library's curator insight, August 3, 4:16 PM

A snakes and ladders glide around some interesting websites

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5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn | Education Matters | Scoop.it
TEST 5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn
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There has been a large body of work in neuroscience, psychology, and related fields offering more and more insight into how we learn.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 30, 2:04 PM

Last one for the day - great article for back to schoolers...

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?
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Why Teachers Need Personalized Professional Development - Edudemic

Why Teachers Need Personalized Professional Development - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As we’ve studied the educational process, it’s become clear that students learn in a variety of ways and that no single approach is always successful in a classroom. What makes complete sense to one student may sound like gibberish to another.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 18, 1:46 AM

Teachers have such a critical role, yet limited time - they should be first in the queue for personal development.

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20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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How Google Glass Is Being Used In Classrooms Around The World

How Google Glass Is Being Used In Classrooms Around The World | Education Matters | Scoop.it

I’ve been lucky to be a member of the Google Glass Explorer Program for the past year. I was excited to learn about how this technology could be advanced in terms of education and everyday activities… however it never dawned on me how much potential it truly had until I began the Explorer Program. 

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When We'll Know If #edtech Is Working

When We'll Know If #edtech Is Working | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"At one point, email seemed like magic. And here we are, nearly 30 years after its inception, still watching the magic act, but numb to what it’s done to communication.

 

It’s hard not to take technology for granted–especially digital technology, a field that makes a spectacle of itself by design–tolerance levels and all. It always takes more."


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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"We tend to think of project-based learning as focused on research, planning problem-solving, authenticity, and inquiry. Further, collaboration, resourcefulness, and networking matter too–dozens of characteristics “fit” into project-based learning. Its popularity comes from, among other characteristics, its general flexibility as a curriculum framework. You can do, teach, assess, and connect almost anything within the context of a well-designed project."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 7, 10:16 PM

Are those of us teaching Projects... Are really paying attention to what's going on?

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Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Surely learning and formal education are not entirely the same thing? But what exactly is the difference?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 3:44 PM

There are two intertwined definitions of education and only one is included here. Educare is leading students out of child. Educere is allowing students to gain control over their learning and realizing they have support when needed. We have eliminated the latter replacing it with the instrumental version called learning which is what School is about.

 

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, August 9, 7:51 AM

Nice comparisons and contrasts to make understanding easier.

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What will the future of education look like? | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

What will the future of education look like? | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Scientific American’s August supplement takes a look at the changing landscape of education in the face of emerging technology, and asks the question, how do we ...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 3:34 PM

I do not view School and education as the same thing. Education is a much broader and comprehensive rubric which potentially includes School, but does not necessarily have to.

 

The second paragraph pushes towards what is outlined above and that is important, however with a caveat. The caveat is that we have corporate interests involved in determining what School looks like and it does not follow that education follows the same path.

 

A second point is the professor from Washington University is not shedding new light on the idea that rote and memorization are not the ways approach good pedagogy and learning.

 

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4 learning strategies that make the most of flipped learning

4 learning strategies that make the most of flipped learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Flipped learning is not a destination in itself. It’s a gateway that eases the transition to more effective educational paradigms, including personalized, passion-based and project-based learning.

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Blended Learning Infographic: A Disruptive Innovation

Blended Learning Infographic: A Disruptive Innovation | Education Matters | Scoop.it
At the Blended Learning Infographic: A Disruptive Innovation, your will find out what blended learning is, why it's spreading, and how it works in real and virtual classrooms.

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jorganiser's curator insight, August 20, 4:01 AM

Disrupt the classroom!!  Drive change and innovation!!  Take risks and reap the rewards!!

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Communicating with parents in the digital world

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This post was written by Erin Dye, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who works in professional development at Green Light Learning





Gone are the days when you only had access to parents via one-way monthly newsletters or twice-a-year parent teacher conferences. Thanks to technology you can easily keep in touch with your students’ parents all year-round.


Here are some tips to get your communicating with parents in the digital world: 





Keep a Class Blog


Rather than sending home a monthly or weekly newsletter to parents that might never make it out of the bottom of your students’ backpacks, try starting a class blog. Set a schedule for posting and share that schedule with parents. Allow moderated comments on the posts to get parents involved with the classroom.


Have your students do most of the blogging. Assign one student a week to be the class chronicler. Have that student take photos, record interviews with other students, and summarize what the class learned. Weebly is an easy platform for students of all ages to use.     


Get your class blog linked to your school’s homepage to show all the exciting work your class is doing!


Use a Messaging Service


Sending individual texts or emails to parents is time consuming and not very private. Let a messaging service, such as ClassDojo Messenger, do all the work for you. Once students and parents opt into the system, it allows you to easily send text message blasts to update all parents at once, or you can privately message them to keep them up-to-date on their child’s progress. You don’t see their phone numbers and they don’t see yours. This is a great option for families who may not have home Internet but do have smartphones.


Set Up a Class Social Media Account


If parents don’t want to have their phones buzzing all the time, consider starting a class Twitter account or Facebook page. You can use the page to share updates, photos, and links to student work. If your students are under 13, be sure to set the account to private. To view the page, all parents will need to have Twitter or Facebook accounts (many of them probably already do). Before setting up any class social media accounts, review your school’s Privacy Policy and check with administrators.


Make Parents Feel Welcome


Let parents know that your classroom is a welcome space for them. Consider inviting parents to your classroom on days when students are giving presentations or sharing projects. Working parents can use Skype or Google Hangouts to visit virtually.

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Audrey Menard's curator insight, August 3, 2:20 PM

Great ideas!

Colette Cole-Saner's curator insight, August 4, 6:53 AM

For beginners, many good suggestions are offered to optimize communication.

Brandon Enos's curator insight, August 4, 12:18 PM

Great article for teachers.

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Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps

Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Not all apps are created equal.

 

Not all teacher planning and instructional design are created equal.

 

Mash the two, and we’re beginning to see the opportunity for some real disparity.

 

In response, we’ve taken the popular SAMR model and use it as a framework to understand how to better teach with apps.

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