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12 Barriers To Innovation In Education

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"Innovation is not something that just happens–or, rather it does given the right chemistry. Oftentimes this chemistry is referred to locally in schools as “climate,” but climate is only a small part of the formula. Where innovation comes from is an popular topic recently as new projects are increasingly visible, and due to digital reach, impactful across fields and industries. Right now, let’s stick to innovation in public education."


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Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference @elearnindustry

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Want to know why transforming classrooms into collaboration rooms can make a big difference? Check why Collaborative Learning is so important. 

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, February 8, 10:43 AM

Collaboration is engaged learning. And it meets their social needs by providing meaningful topics to discuss and problem solve.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 8, 12:40 PM

This article shares some great points on why collaborative learning should be considered in every classroom.

Dean Pearman is 's curator insight, February 8, 4:28 PM

Some very simple but highly effective ideas about collaborative learning for students. 

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Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice (KQED education)

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice (KQED education) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ideas has

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 4, 5:49 PM

If you've been wondering how to use Twitter with your teaching, here are links to how to do it as well as digital citizenship, online safety tips, resources for parents and administrators, and ways to use Twitter.  Good luck!

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27 Ways Teachers Can Give and Receive Feedback Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

27 Ways Teachers Can Give and Receive Feedback Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The 27 Ways Teachers Can Give and Receive Feedback Infographic refers to Gagne’s 7th event of instruction and presents ways that help teachers provide informative feedback to their students as well as receive feedback upon their teaching practices.

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25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom

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25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom

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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step - Mind/Shift

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Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.

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50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

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  I am excited to announce that the book “50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom” is now available for sale on Amazon. The book was co-authored by Libbi Miller who teaches with…

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This is an ad for the book, but if you scroll down you can see the list of 50 things. 

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The Four P's—The Future of Edtech by Julie Davis

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Read about the 4 Ps that make up the future of edtech - Personalization, Programmable, Participatory, and Predictive - in this guest post by Tech Coordinator Julie Davis.

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 16, 10:31 PM

We've had the 4Cs now it's the 4 Ps!  Julie Davis discusses the future of Edtech in a guest post about the make up of the 4Ps:  Personalisation, Programmable, Participatory, and Predictive.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 20, 4:35 PM

This article shares the 4 Ps we should be working with in the future of ed. tech.

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A Pedagogical Model for the use of iPads for Learning

A Pedagogical Model for the use of iPads for Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Over the past several months, my team and I have been busy planning for the
implementation of a One to World (often called 1:1) iPad program in grade
4. We have been successfully using iPads since 2011 at our school and have
been piloting a One to World programme in three grade 4 classes throughout
this year. The program has been enormously successful, largely because we
focused primarily on learning outcomes rather than the device itself. 

Pedagogy plays an important role in the successful implementation of any
new programme. It helps to guide teachers in effective implementation and
sets the foundation of what effective implementation actually looks like in
the classroom. In developing our own model for the One to World Programme
in grade 4 and choosing apps for teachers and students to use, we turned to
research as well as to pedagogical models for learning and technology
integration.

The key models that we looked at were Bloom's Taxonomy (using Bloom's 21),
the Learning Pyramid, SAMR model for technology integration and the ISTE
Standards. In addition, we are guided by the school's Mission (Engage,
Enlighten, Empower), the IB framework and the Visible Thinking initiative.
These models, as well as other popular models, all point to the same
fundamental belief that students learn best when they are engaged in
meaningful learning activities where they are given the opportunity to
learn from each other and share their ideas and thinking with others. 
Inquiry Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Constructionism, 
Constructivism, and so forth, all advocate for student-driven learning.

In combining the different models into a pyramid, the focus on learning is
on the bottom of the pyramid where the focus in on higher order thinking
skills and activities which promote collaboration and creation. From the
perspective of the SAMR Model, the aim is to move towards Redefinition so
that learning can be transformative. The ISTE Standards sit outside the
pyramid since these skills are interwoven throughout the curriculum. 

Apps were placed on the pyramid based on the types of learning engagements
which they promote. Those at the top serve more as digital substitutes for
traditional classroom tools such as calculators, dictionaries,
manipulatives and maps. They add interactivity but do not promote
significant changes to how learning activities are designed. As we move
down the pyrmaid, we find apps which focus more on shifting learning itself
by promoting problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and
collaboration and creativity and innovation. They help promote more
student-centered and participatory learning and the transformation of
learning itself. 

 

This is not to say that there is not a place for apps at the top of the
pyramid. It is natural to work through the SAMR Model throughout a lesson
or unit or to spend some time on teaching styles such as lectures of demos.
Important, however, is that teachers ought to recognize that they should
work towards focusing more time and energy on learning engagements which
are in line with the lower end of the pyramid.  

 

This model was created as a Keynote presentation and recorded to explain it
in more detail. A link to this presentation can also be found in iCloud. I
would appreciate feedback from others on this model and how it could be
improved.

 

The full list of apps we are using can be found here 

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6 Golden Rules For Engaging Students -

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If the mind of a student isn’t engaged, understanding and content mastery don’t stand a chance; If the mind and heart together aren’t engaged, long-term retention and transfer of understanding and content mastery are unlikely as well.

The accompanying graphic does a good job of representing both of these sides of “engagement.” As she has become well-known, Sylvia Duckworth has taken a useful bit of content, and made it even more useful with a little ink and color. In this case, she’s taken ‘6 Golden Rules For Engaging Students” by Nicolas Pino James and given it the Duckworth treatment, and the results are predictably positive.

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Encouraging a culture of risk-taking in the classroom

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News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Examples and ideas that illustrate the Continuum of Voice moving to agency through the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments.

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, January 12, 4:32 AM

Toeval bestaat niet. Morgen staat er een sessie rond differentiëren op mijn agenda. Deze neem ik mee.

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, January 13, 8:34 PM

Interesting continuum to measure against your own classroom.

Katharina Windisch's curator insight, January 19, 3:06 PM

Interesting brief insight about how important it is for children to be able to express their opinions and to what this possibility leads - a more studentcentred learning environment.

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12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy

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Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, January 13, 9:23 AM

Here are 12 great videos you need to check out.  

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 25, 4:23 AM

Les sessions TED méritent d'être davantage connues, aussi pour les enseignants.

FCPE Marx Dormoy's curator insight, February 2, 4:43 PM

Oui bon c'est en anglais.....mais TED c'est quand même souvent "amazing"....

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The Teacher's Guide to Using Pinterest in Education - Daily Genius

The Teacher's Guide to Using Pinterest in Education - Daily Genius | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Five or so years ago when it launched (way back when, in technology terms), Pinterest entered a social media market dominated by text. Quite simply, it brought an unprecedented visual aspect to social media which users enjoyed, though it was a fairly basic platform. Fast forward to today and you’ll find a plethora of new features that can make it particularly useful in your classroom.

So how can making boards and pinning photos be a useful tool for teachers? Pinterest offers a number of different options for teachers both for professional development and for student work. Tons of teachers (and other folks, too) are using this tool  – there are countless boards devoted to lesson plans, classroom ideas, and more. There are purportedly around 100 million active users as of December 2015 – and as with many web-based tools, the more people there are contributing to a platform, the better stuff there will be for you to use (even if you have to sort through some garbage to find it!)   To get your wheels churning, we’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas below."


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John Evans's curator insight, February 9, 6:32 AM

For even more ideas: How to Use Instagram In Your Classroom http://dailygenius.com/instagram/ ;

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy by TeachThought Staff The modern learner has to sift through a lot of information. That means higher level thinking skills like analysis and evaluation...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 1, 6:31 PM

The diagram is coherent and appropriate. Complex, also, but then simplifying teaching too much means the diagram becomes trite and possibly misleading.

Good teaching is complex and difficult and we often neglect that to our detriment.

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, February 3, 9:00 AM

Interesting diagram including many of the complex components for today's teacher. Following this diagram will engage learners.

Joe McDonough's curator insight, February 5, 5:11 PM

I'd like to see "Ethics" listed... maybe on the "Encouraging reflection" vector.

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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añada su visión ...

Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, February 5, 10:42 AM
Alternativas de selección de material educativo para la planeación de actividades de aprendizaje. Esta es una excelente alternativa, buscando conectar a los estudiantes en el conocimiento.
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6 Golden Rules For Engaging Students -

6 Golden Rules For Engaging Students - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

If the mind of a student isn’t engaged, understanding and content mastery don’t stand a chance; If the mind and heart together aren’t engaged, long-term retention and transfer of understanding and content mastery are unlikely as well.

 

The accompanying graphic does a good job of representing both of these sides of “engagement.” As she has become well-known, Sylvia Duckworth has taken a useful bit of content, and made it even more useful with a little ink and color. In this case, she’s taken ‘6 Golden Rules For Engaging Students” by Nicolas Pino James and given it the Duckworth treatment, and the results are predictably positive.

 

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Group learning makes children better decision-makers, study finds

Group learning makes children better decision-makers, study finds | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Children who participate in group learning develop better decision-making skills than children who study the same curriculum via teacher-led discussions, suggests a new study. More than 760 fifth-grade students were involved in the study, which compared the efficacy of collaborative group work with conventional direct instruction at promoting students' ability to make reasoned decisions and apply those skills in a novel task.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, January 22, 9:32 PM

If children are to become thoughtful decision-makers, they need more time in the school day for collaborative group work that involves active reasoning about significant issues

Debra Evans's curator insight, January 23, 6:43 PM

 interesting study. Would like to see more in this area.

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Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog

Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Use of social media in education have introduced new learning activities in classroom. Instagram can be a great tool in the classroom too! We suggest you 7 ways by which you can implement Instagram effectively in classroom.     Share…Read more ›

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 17, 1:36 AM

The use of mobiles and social media in education have introduced new learning activities in classroom. Students are already familiar with Instagram ....it can be a great tool in the classroom too!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 27, 7:04 AM

Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog | @scoopit via @ArianaVAmorim http://sco.lt/...

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10 Ways To Get Started In Project-Based Learning -

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In the world of project-based learning, the big projects get the headlines. That point was reaffirmed to me this weekend when I was swept up in the 2013 documentary, If You Build It.

As I watched a group of midwestern students construct a farmer’s market pavilion backed by over $100,000 in grants and the guidance of two architects, I felt a feeling of despair creep over me. The project on the screen seemed too big, too far-reaching for a guy like me. Perhaps I wasn’t cut out for this project-based learning thing.

It was a familiar thought. I remember letting my mind wander into this territory after reading Steven Levy’s incredible book, Starting From Scratch, years ago. Levy is the nationally recognized educator who literally had his students build his classroom from scratch – starting with the desks. The book remains one of my favorites, but at the same time, it left me with this feeling that project-based learning was for “other people.”
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Travel the World Without Leaving the Classroom

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We know that the more real-world experiences that we can give our students, the better off they’ll be, but we are limited by our resources, time and location. Virtual field trips can help build students’ life experiences without ever leaving the classroom. We know that typically our students who have lower achievement levels have less life experiences to bring to the classroom. This affects their learning because they do not have the vocabulary and background knowledge needed to make connections to what we are learning in class. I challenge to bring as many real world life experiences into your classroom and virtual field trips can help you do that.
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Bloom's Taxonomy for the Digital World - Printable Table

Bloom's Taxonomy for the Digital World - Printable Table | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Since its publication in 1956, Bloom’s Taxonomy has been a foundation of most modern education systems. While the overarching principles have remained the same, changes in understanding, experience and technology have seen the Taxonomy take on a number of different forms, for a number of different purposes and applications.

 

The below overview shows the progression of Bloom’s Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.


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Jugoslava Lulić's curator insight, January 15, 6:50 AM

Blumova digitalna taksonomija

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Stories Connect Us: 6 Ways To Empower Your Students To Tell Their Own Stories

The Adventures of Library Girl: Stories Connect Us: 6 Ways To Empower Your Students To Tell Their Own Stories | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Despite everything I’d recorded, I didn’t really know my students.

I’d gotten to know their data, but I’d neglected getting to know them as learners or people. In short, I knew their statistics, but I didn’t know their stories.

And stories matter, because they connect us. When we know a person’s story we are more likely to care about what happens to them. We are more likely to empathize with their foibles and celebrate their successes. When we know a person’s story, we are reminded that, as Maya Angelou put it, we are more alike than we are different. When we know a person’s story we’re more likely to trust that person, to choose kindness over criticism and to offer a hand when they need help. 

Stories connect us.

And these connections matter. Because when we know our students’ stories, we’re able to move from simply knowing how our students perform to understanding why they perform that way. When we learn our students’ stories, we’re able to move beyond simply doing what works for most students to customizing learning for individual needs. And when we know our students’ stories, we are able to move from merely being invested in our students’ success to being invested in them as people.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, January 13, 12:55 PM

Know your students' stories so that you can connect with them as people  and just not as learners. Invest in your students.

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A framework for creating wildly engaging lessons - Ditch That Textbook

A framework for creating wildly engaging lessons - Ditch That Textbook | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As a teacher, I’ve always been looking for that secret sauce for creating lessons that students love.

You know, those lessons that they’ll think of and talk about long after the bell rings. Those special lessons that help them remember a tricky concept they might not get otherwise.

In my years of teaching, I’ve found that my secret sauce comes down to five main ingredients:

     * Different
     * Innovative
     * Tech-laden
     * Creative
     * Hands-on


This framework is the basis of my own teaching and of my book, “Ditch That Textbook.” And it’s probably no surprise that it’s an acronym, spelling the word “ditch,” right?


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 12, 7:50 AM
Make your team meeting more engaging use this model