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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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6 Ways to Build Lifelong Learning Skills With Your Learners

6 Ways to Build Lifelong Learning Skills With Your Learners | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Learning is journey for life. If you want to know how to give your students lifelong learning skills, here are some terrific ways to make it happen.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 24, 9:48 PM
Taking ownership and learning from errors are foundational aspects of learning. 
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Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU

Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU | Education Matters | Scoop.it
During this time of significant educational change, we are forced to ask ourselves, what is the role of the teacher?

Teachers continue to be central to learning, but the role is changing significantly. Our children still need to develop real skills and real knowledge, but they also need to be self-reliant, resilient, and fully capable of re-inventing themselves. This means students must learn how to self-direct their learning.

So if students are self-directing their learning, what's the role of the teacher?

Teachers build the curriculum/lessons with the individual student based on his/her needs and interests rather than move through a fixed curriculum en masse.


Teachers provide the experiences and tools to access new knowledge in specific areas of interest as facilitators of individual pathways, rather than being a provider of the content or expert in one or every area,Teachers become experts in how people learn, not only in teaching.


Teachers support a community of learners in teams, possibly of multiple ages, rather than alone in classrooms with fixed grades of students.


Teachers have more autonomy over their daily schedule, and can be flexible to adjust their schedules to support student needs.


Teachers provide opportunities for real-world, connected, practical learning rather than isolated academics.
These are the types of changes in the teacher's role that are fundamental to developing students who are capable of independent learning and reinvention in a rapidly changing world.

 

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

 


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Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, May 26, 6:45 AM
Interesting proposal of  21st teacher profile/roles typology.
Jan Swanepoel's curator insight, May 26, 7:31 PM
During a time of significant educational change, this article addresses the contemporary question: "What is the real role of the teacher?" Teachers continue to be central to learning and students still need to develop real skills and real knowledge, however 21st century learners also need to be self-reliant, resilient, and fully capable of re-inventing themselves, meaning that students must learn how to self-direct their learning. Please visit my blog at http://mymathsrules.weebly.com for my extended curator's insight.
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5 Coping Mechanisms for Bouncing Back from Your Bad Teaching Day

5 Coping Mechanisms for Bouncing Back from Your Bad Teaching Day | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Just because I’ve authored a couple of books and host a podcast on engagement does not mean that I don’t have challenging days in the classroom. Last Friday was one of those days!

The first three periods went great. My students were animated and participatory. The last three periods were miserable.

Students were lethargic and crabby. They were not the least bit impressed with my lesson. I left home on Friday defeated.

Now, I’ve been teaching a long time. I’ve learned what to do when I have a miserable day like Friday. I’ve had plenty such days in my career.

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How EdTech Can Be Used to Alleviate Inequalities in the Classroom

How EdTech Can Be Used to Alleviate Inequalities in the Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As technology becomes more accessible to more students, thanks to schools investing in more 1 to 1 initiatives, it becomes important to recognize the ways in which teachers can leverage that technology to equalize all the inequalities that students face. Technology is a wonderful tool that can help level the playing field and increase student opportunities.

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Teaching In 2017: A Checklist For 21st Century Teachers - TeachThought

Teaching In 2017: A Checklist For 21st Century Teachers - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
What are the kind of things a 21st century teacher needs to know and be able to do? What about 21st century students? What education technology works, and what is a waste of time? What would a checklist for 21st century teaching look like?

Does “21st century teaching” even make sense to use as a phrase anymore? If not, do we just say “teaching”? Does that fit our needs to innovate our collective profession to meet a modern circumstance?

These are among the questions today’s teachers have to face daily–in the classroom, mass media, professional development, and more. These conversations can get complex, opinionated, stuffed with rhetoric, and downright overwhelming at times. In response, Sylvia Duckworth has made consistent contributions to this conversation by creating colorful illustrations that communicate many of these ideas in easy-to-skim, easy-on-the-eyes, tempting to pin and share graphics.

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Micah McTaggart's curator insight, May 10, 3:33 AM

I like this list a lot, teachers should have a list similar to this in their offices

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32 Great Educational Websites for Teachers curated by Educators' Tech

32 Great Educational Websites for Teachers curated by Educators' Tech | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Ella Barresi's comment, May 22, 12:26 AM
This is a fantastic resource, Jan! Thanks so much for sharing.
Ella Barresi's curator insight, May 22, 12:28 AM
Resources for all areas of teaching. Curated by teachers for teachers. A great starting point!
Nguyet Vi Truong (Rose)'s curator insight, May 24, 8:40 AM
This information helps us to save some time in our life, it is more valuable than money :)
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A List of 18 Twitter-Based Classroom Activities for Learning With Social Media by Lee Watanabe Crockett

A List of 18 Twitter-Based Classroom Activities for Learning With Social Media by Lee Watanabe Crockett | Education Matters | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe Crockett

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Jan Stoner's curator insight, May 9, 10:16 AM
Grouped by team-building, communic8n, ed resource ideas
 
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How to revolutionize STEM education amongst millennials via social media channels

How to revolutionize STEM education amongst millennials via social media channels | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Millennials grew up in a unique era of transition as the Internet began to flourish and social networking was born. They were the first generation to have seemingly unlimited resources to learn from, which altered the way they learn, think about and feel about knowledge. The result is a world of visual learners craving digital content. With this unique disposition, millennials don’t learn the same way baby boomers did, so our education techniques must grow and change accordingly. Educators have the opportunity to utilize a plethora of new technologies in order to increase student engagement, and encourage what is known as a participatory culture. For STEM education, this type of culture optimizes results.

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What #Autism Can Look Like  

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Autism can be confused with misbehavior. Here are three autism behaviors to look out for and tips on how to respond to them.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 26, 1:30 PM
I disovered parents were an invaluable source of understanding how their children experienced their learning needs, including on the autistic spectrum. Parents want to help their children and many of them educate themselves to try accomplish that.
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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

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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

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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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Why Finland's education system puts others to shame

Why Finland's education system puts others to shame | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Some of the biggest ways Finland is winning in global education.

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Catherine Chook's comment, May 21, 12:04 AM
I saw an article about this on TV, was very interesting.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 22, 3:56 PM
Check it out!  We could learn a lot about engaging our students from Finland.
John Rudkin's curator insight, May 23, 5:59 AM
It's called "Different Where it Matters"... and Finland seems to have it.
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7 Ways to Achieve High Levels of Classroom Productivity

7 Ways to Achieve High Levels of Classroom Productivity | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Test these 7 essential tips for maximizing classroom productivity in any of your learning environments. They involve students highly to achieve results.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 17, 8:45 PM
I employed several of these approaches in my AP Computer Science Principles class, to good effect!
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6 Best Practices for Building Positive Teacher-Student Relationships

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As a first year teacher, I somewhat smugly felt when it came to student-teacher relationships, “You either have it, or you don’t.” It seemed as if I had good relationships with my students.

But was I bonding with EVERY student?

I soon realized building relationships with ALL students requires specific and purposeful strategies and actions. This is especially true for students who enter our classrooms thinking and expecting the worst. They hate school; hate everything about it. For a student who doesn’t like school, a strong relationship with a teacher is a game changer.

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A Post-Progressive Education: 15 Statements To Shape Your Teaching -

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We have for years now sought to be progressve; Let us instead seek a ‘post-progressive’ era of learning.

‘Progressive’ as a description of a ‘way of doing things’ immediately suggests the existing, non-progressive ways. That is, it’s a comparative term and immediately in need of reference points to be understood. It’s the same with ‘innovative.’ ‘Creative,’ too.

What we have the capacity and extraordinary need to seek is a post-progressive system of education–one that doesn’t start with schools and classrooms and tests and then seeks to be progressive in that limited context and sense.

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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic]

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"Critical thinking skills truly matter in learning. Why? Because they are life skills we use every day of our lives. Everything from our work to our recreational pursuits, and all that’s in between, employs these unique and valuable abilities. Consciously developing them takes thought-provoking discussion and equally thought-provoking questions to get it going. Begin right here with the Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet.


It’s a simple infographic offering questions that work to develop critical thinking on any given topic. Whenever your students discover or talk about new information, encourage them to use these questions for sparking debate and the sharing of opinions and insights among each other. Together they can work at building critical thinking skills in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere."


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Kris Atkinson's curator insight, May 14, 9:44 PM

This is a skill that people lack in the real world. Critical thinking can be difficult, People don't justify enough of their reasons so this tool can really help especially in Economics and Business where you need explain "why" but with more depth of when it that going to happened and "how". This will be useful for all students now and later in life. This cheat sheet is easy for students to read and simple is best. Really like this and will use this for my future teaching career.

Jeannette Delamoir's curator insight, May 21, 7:26 PM
Another great tool for strengthening students' critical thinking. (Thanks, Kris, that's two great sources from your selection!)
Nguyet Vi Truong (Rose)'s curator insight, May 24, 8:25 AM
A great thought-provoking questions to create critical thinking 
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50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy - TeachThought

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Bloom’s Taxonomy was a remarkable attempt to create a system of learning that focuses on how people learn and organize content around those natural aptitudes. Created by Benjamin Bloom in 1956, he created a method to differentiate questions in the education system. Here you will find an enriched list of blog posts, apps, tools, videos and strategies to help educators become more proficient with the system.

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EdTech Classrooms: How to Manage Them

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"Classroom management is a skill that educators struggle with daily. Management strategies have to be adapted to fit different classroom sizes, age group, and behavioral patterns. Technology brings with it excitement, but in edtech classrooms, it is another aspect that educators have to police. Younger students naturally require more observation, but regardless, classroom management is an important aspect of any successful class. So, below are some ideas on how to use technology in but still be in control of the happenings behind the screens."


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Getting Started With Self-Organized Learning Environments

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Tips for creating a more student-centered and collaborative classroom.

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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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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 2, 10:28 PM
Metacognition is so very important to improved learning and achievement. Check this article out!
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 11, 4:20 PM
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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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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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 12, 9:14 PM
The links alone are worth it!