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Leadership in education: Resolve To Avoid These 5 Meaningless Education Phrases

Leadership in education: Resolve To Avoid These 5 Meaningless Education Phrases | Education Matters | Scoop.it

If you are working with school students, here are some phrases to understand and avoid...

 

 


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Twitter Aligned with Blooms' Taxonomy: A Must Have Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Twitter Aligned with Blooms' Taxonomy: A Must Have Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Social media added to learning can be fun, and a minefield. Twitter is an easy way of doing it successfully. The infographic here gives teachers some great reasons to use Twitter with their classrooms.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning resources - great list


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Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Critical thinking is an essential skill in the cognitive development of students. It is probably the number one skill teachers would mention when asked about the skills they target in their instruction. Critical thinking is also the key to developing other equally crucial thinking habits such as divergent, lateral  and convergent thinking. Critical thinking starts with asking and answering critical questions. By critical questions I mean those questions that enable students to categorize, infer, synthesize, evaluate and apply the knowledge they have accumulated in the past to solve existing problems and learn new information. This is a well thought-out process in which students get to challenge their cognitive capacities and explore novel thinking paths.

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Getting Everybody On Board

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For parents, students, and administrators to make flipped learning a success, they must understand the best possible outcome and their roles in making it happen.

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The Why’s and How’s of Gamifying Your Classroom

The Why’s and How’s of Gamifying Your Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Three years ago I flipped my high school math classes, but wasn’t satisfied. Having heard about mastery-based learning, I wanted to move my classes in that direction. But I could not figure out how to make that step work for me; I wanted to make this move fun and exciting, get away from old and boring. Enter gamification."


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8 Components of a Digital Age Learning Ecosystem

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The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel

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The SAMR model (which acts as a kind of continuum to reflect the possibilities of technology in learning) is a helpful tool to make sense of this idea, a visual reminder that ideally technology moves beyond Substitution phase (the “S”) towards a Redefinition (the “R”) of what was previously impossible without it.

 

This, among other shifts, will help fully realize the potential of learning technology. When you take a Bloom’s wheel, and smash it together with 60+ educational apps that allows learners to brainstorm, collaborate, research, create, curate, and create new knowledge–well, you have the image below, courtesy of Allan Carrington of Designing Outcomes.

 

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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Last year, Edudemic published a list of the most essential and popular educational tools used in modern classrooms across the globe. While many of 2013′s contenders retain top spots for 2014, there are a few new and noteworthy tools that made it onto this year’s list, and some of last year’s mentions have shifted in the rankings. We highly recommend taking a look at these “battle-tested” teaching tools; some of them may be a perfect fit for your modern classroom.

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The Digital Learning Wheel

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Ring of Technologies is a beautiful visual wheel that displays a host of learning goals together with some examples of web tools to achieve them. To me this work  (created and shared by UAF eLearning Faculty Resources) represents the core of digitally-based learning. It also chimes in with what we have said about purposeful use of technology in instruction. Having clear goals about what you want to target in your teaching using technology will definitely help your learners make the best of that technology.

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Ring of Technologies is a beautiful visual wheel that displays a host of learning goals together with some examples of web tools to achieve them. To me this work  (created and shared by UAF eLearning Faculty Resources) represents the core of digitally-based learning. It also chimes in with what we have said about purposeful use of technology in instruction. Having clear goals about what you want to target in your teaching using technology will definitely help your learners make the best of that technology.

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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers

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Interesting to consider in relation to formative assessment

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The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The second major shift emerges with the uptake of the social networking sites and participatory technologies. Now, we no longer talk about a single literacy but multiple literacies. Literacies take many forms and encompass a varied body of social skills and cultural competencies. In their popular white paper "Confronting The Challenges of Participatory Cultures" Jenkins et al talked at length  about the development of these new literacies and how they come to shape the new learning forms that take place in the virtual space. According to Jenkins et al, these new literacies involve several social skills that are developed through collaboration and networking.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 1:15 PM

This overview article lists 11 literacy skills that resonate with me. As an online educator they all apply to my work. However the three that most closely describe the program I work in are:


6- Distributed cognition:
The ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities.


7- Collective intelligence:
The ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal.


10- Networking
The ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information.


I learn by teaching. My life as an educator has prepared me to be 21st Century Literate.   

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

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Critical thinking is the engine of learning.


Within this complex process or so many other relevant themes that contribute to learning: creativity, analysis, evaluation, innovation, application, and scores of other verbs from various learning taxonomies.


So the following infographic from Mentoring Minds is immediately relevant to all educators, and students as well. It’s a bit of a mash of Habits of Mind, various 21st century learning frameworks, and the aforementioned learning taxonomies, promoting collaboration, problem-solving, and real-world connections (standard “critical thinking fare” with Habits of Mind-sounding phrases such as “Open-Mindedness”).

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Learning Theories: Jerome Bruner On The Scaffolding Of Learning -

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Learning Theories: Jerome Bruner On The Scaffolding Of Learning by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education In this post, we explore the work of Jerome Bruner on scaffolding of learning. This is a simplified...

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Part of a series on learning theories that beautifully and simply unpack the many theories - worth a read!

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Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask

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As I argued in an earlier post titled ”Critical Thinking Questions Based on Bloom's Taxonomy”, questioning is the key to critical thinking and through questions students  get to explore the deep layers of meanings that would otherwise go unnoticed. Of course not all questions have this analytical ability. For instance, closed questions tend to limit the thinking choices available for students. The same with questions that promote factual recalling. Questions that emphasize the mechanical on the analytical are out of the list.

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Collaboration as a Change Force: The Power of "Know How" over "Have To"

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Every educator has had them: the “ah-ha” moments that happen when teachers pool their collective expertise to crack a tough instructional problem. Maybe it happens in a grade level or depa

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5 Effective Ways to Incorporate TED Talks into the Learning Experience | Edudemic

5 Effective Ways to Incorporate TED Talks into the Learning Experience | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

With a motto like, “Ideas worth spreading,” it’s almost like TED Talks were made for the classroom — after all, spreading ideas is fundamental to what education is all about. The TED Talk format is great too: talks are relatively short, deal with the most pressing issues of the day, and are packed with interesting ideas and inherently shareable information. It’s no wonder that they’re embraced by all kinds of learners in every stage of life across the world.

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​Inside the Special Education Classroom: How Tech Can Help Special Needs Students

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"At a glance, technology in special education classroom looks just like it does in a regular education classroom: computers, laptops, SmartBoards, and even an iPad or two. When you take a closer look, you will realize how much more this assistive technology provides in special education."


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Using new technology in special education...

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The usage of technology such as the iPad is used to help students communicate with their educators, practice their writing, or to even practice their control over their muscles and hand-coordination. Many students with special needs sometimes take a long time to finish a simple task such as pressing a button on the screen, and the iPad is another technology which can make the task enjoyable.

 

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A Very Helpful Rubric to Help You Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching

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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As both hardware and software design improve, the possibility of mobile learning is increasingly accessible.

 

Video is undoubtedly at the core of a modern mobile learning experience. (As opposed to, say, an early 20th century “mobile” experience that was likely hands-on, place-based, and experiential.) To actually be useful beyond the cool-video-as-a-writing-prompt-every-once-in-a-while stage is going to require smarter tools. Teachers need to be able to capture, upload, download, edit, slow down, speed up, annotate, curate, share, and otherwise “own” video content so that is fully merges with everything else.

 

With that in mind, below are 25 of the best resources for teaching with YouTube. Some are web-based, some are apps, and others are guides or tips. Let us know in the comments what your favorites are that we mioght have missed

 

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20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better

20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better | Education Matters | Scoop.it

It is amazing how much technology can do for students to enhance their learning and personal development. I wish we had these tech affordances when we were students, things could have been much easier. Technology, however, is only effective when it is leveraged in the right way and to the right purposes. The first step in the effective use of technology is to have access to the educational tools available out there. This is usually a daunting task as the web is teeming with all kinds of tools and it could take you forever to find, assess and evaluate the tools you want to use. To this end, the folks in Open Colleges have compiled this excellent list featuring 20 educational apps and gadgets. Students can use these tools to perform a variety of learning tasks from writing and researching to managing their time efficiently.  Together with these apps there are also some handy study tips for students to boost to their creativity. I spent sometime going through these tips and found them really worth a share here.

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New Visual: 25 Success Features Characterizing 21st Century Teachers

New Visual: 25 Success Features Characterizing 21st Century Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Here is a good visual that features some of the things successful teachers do differently. This infgraphic is based on an article written by Julie DeNeen which I would refer you to for more details on each of the 25 ideas included below. Read the list and see the ones that resonate with you and also identify the ones missing in your teaching pedagogy.

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6 Steps to Flipping A Classroom Infographic

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The 6 Steps to Flipping A Classroom Infographic synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps.
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A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge

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SPOCs, Small Private Online Classes, Tweak MOOCs

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First came MOOCs — Massive Open Online Courses — and now universities are experimenting with SPOCs, or small private online classes, better known as “hybrid” or “blended learning,” in place of larg...

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Every Classroom Is A Team And Every Teacher Is A Coach

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In this current atmosphere of accountability, educators are often challenged with balancing the time it takes to participate in enriched activities that involve student engagement and academic excellence.


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Be consistent and set the expectation that you want students to get to know one another in a similar fashion – because every classroom is a team and every teacher a coach.