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Is Technology the Answer to our Education Problems?

Is Technology the Answer to our Education Problems? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Computers were supposed to revolutionize teaching. They were supposed to improve results and stimulate learning. Have they done that? Is educational technology the answer? (Is #technology the answer to our #educational problems?

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Badraddin Alawad's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:23 AM

Technology is a very useful mechanism to enhance students learning by integrating innovative teaching methods, providing interesting form of teaching and learning through using Intelligent Systems.

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3 Ways eLearning Can Revolutionize Education

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E-Learning has the potential to revolutionize education, provide for a truly personalized learning experience, and take each student down the path that is uniquely theirs. Read on to explore ways in which it can achieve its promise.

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The 5 Critical Categories of Rules

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In the responses to several of my previous posts, many comments focused on the debate of whether children need rules, or whether children are better off with free choice and have the ability to make  correct decisions when free to do so.Summerhill by A.S. Neill is offered as a shining example of that school of thought. In a 1999 New York Times article "Summerhill Revisited," Alan Riding posited why the results of Summerhill were not as glowing as A.S. Neill described in his landmark book.
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Can You Teach Students To Be Visionary?

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"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." -- John Scully
"Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy." -- Rumi
Can you teach students to be visi

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, April 21, 7:10 PM

Wonderful sharing of three progressive levels of rich tasks that empower students to grow in their capacities.

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

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"To help your students rethink mistakes, help them be specific about their errors. Knowing that answer #3 is wrong doesn't mean much. Knowing that they didn't understand mitosis gives them a mandate for getting better. Often, when we go through tests with students, the mistakes they perceive as dire are either careless errors or a single concept applied incorrectly on several questions. Either way, the "fix" is usually smaller than how big the problem feels."

 


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How quest-based learning is improving student achievement

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There is a common imperative given to teachers to leave no child behind. This alludes to getting all of our students to similar levels of proficiency by year’s end. But in a system that relies on a traditional linear grade book approach to learning, is ensuring that no child be left behind actually keeping them from accelerating their education? According to proponents of quest-based learning, the answer is yes.

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In-Class Flip Vs Flipped Classroom Learning

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Have you heard of this teaching configuration called in-class flip?Well I am personally not familiar with the name but I know the concept, it is similar to blended learning. In the video below, Cult of Pedagogy explains the differences between traditional flipped learning and in-class flip. Here are some highlights from it:

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Oh dear, this is getting complicated!

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6 Emerging Trends in Education and Mobile Learning

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At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Below are the notes of the key points that I made. Note: The issue of Emerging Trends and New Technology begs the question: for who? For students in California,…

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Brad Ovenell-Carter's curator insight, April 16, 11:30 AM

Social media is everything, as Rikia Saddy (@rikias) says.

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Is Flipped Learning Really that Effective? You Might Be Surprised

Is Flipped Learning Really that Effective? You Might Be Surprised | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In the fall of 2013, over 403,000 students, parents, teachers, and administrators were administered the 11th annual Speak Up online surveys asking them questions about their feelings on flipped learning and the use of videos in the classroom.
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Pin for Math Awareness: 10 Math Pinterest Boards to Follow

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In April, I turn to the social media site to help build math awareness. Whether you are a math expert, a teacher, a parent, or anything in-between, check out these 10 boards to see how pinterest has helped create a new way to engage in mathematics.

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A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education

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Flipping the Classroom Facilitates Active Learning Methods

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Flipped classroom instruction teaching frees up time for Active Learning: Project Problem Constructivist Experiential Inquiry Based Learning Methods & Mastery Learning

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 7, 8:18 PM

We still need teachers in the process. I don't mean facilitators or mentors.

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Una metodología que facilita métodos activos del aprendizaje.

 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 8, 3:09 PM

The author believes that flipped instruction tools and techniques are the right set of tools in the right package for many educators and classrooms, and more importantly for our students.


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The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

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"The Future of Employment study makes clear that what matters most today is what you can do with what you know, rather than how much you know."
- Dr. Tony Wagner

 

We need to create schools that coach students for skill and will, in addition to teaching content. If we don't make this transition quickly, a growing number of our youth will be unemployable at the same time that employers complain that they cannot find new hires who have the skills they need. - Dr. Tony Wagner

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 7:59 PM

There is no doubt the type of jobs available today and in the future are different and will be different than they have been. Having said this, children learn in concrete ways and not in abstract ways based on distant objectives. That is an adult way of doing things in education.

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collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 5, 2:46 PM

The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

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A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, April 3, 10:23 AM

eLearn or in the classroom, as we look for ways to engage with content, these events give us choices in the type of transfer we expect in a lesson. Valuable resource in my UbD journey.

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The infographic is a good summary but the blog is even better as a description. 

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One of the best: 4. Exploration: It's the learner who has the initiative and takes control.

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5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

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So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school. Don't give up yet -- with a slight twist, flipping might be possible for you after all.

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What Teachers Want To Hear Students Say - TeachThought

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"The magic of learning isn’t in its finite and concrete inputs and outputs, but rather its abstractions–the confrontation between a thinker and the stimulus around them. This suggests that we look for something other than correct answers–little light bulbs coming on–to soothe us as educators."

 

 


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How to make marking more efficient: three new techniques for teachers

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English teacher Andrew Tharby shares his advice on how to significantly reduce the time spent marking while improving the quality of feedback for students
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How to make marking more efficient: three new techniques for teachers

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English teacher Andrew Tharby shares his advice on how to significantly reduce the time spent marking while improving the quality of feedback for students

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 20, 4:24 AM

There has to be a better way of marking. English teachers in particular, seem to have to spend an inordinate amount of time marking student work. This post has some suggestions for making it not only easier, but more effective. We all know students need feedback but how often do you sit for hours for them only to look at a a mark and then put it down? Good feedback can avoid this and force students to take responsibility for their own progress. 

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3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech

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Dear “Nervous To Try Something New With EdTech”: You know when you spoke with me the other day and told me that that introducing more tech into my class was fine for me because I was ‘into it’ and ‘understood’ it? That you were not going to try a new way of doing things (edtech-wise) …
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10 Principles of Sustainable EdTech Implementation

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Regardless of what kind of technology is available to you, the Digital Age that we teach and learn in requires principals and teachers to stop asking why they should be using technology in the classroom and start asking how they can maximize the tools they have available to them to enhance student achievement.
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Infographic: The Gamification of Education -

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Gamification has tremendous potential in the education space. How can we use it to deliver truly meaningful experiences to students? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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Moodle’s top four killer features which support and evidence quality teaching and learning

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As an online system, Moodle LMS provides tools to track and monitor effective online education and training which is not possible in traditional learning and assessment settings.  This information can then be used to improve learning outcomes.

 

The information can also be used to provide the evidence needed by regulatory bodies, such as ASQA, TEQSA, professional accreditation/registration agencies, to demonstrate that your organisation is delivering quality teaching and learning programs which meet learners’ needs.

 

Here are Moodle LMS’s top four killer features which support and evidence quality teaching and learning:

1. It provides tools to create educationally sound and engaging learning experiences

2. It provides useful learning analytics and ways to motivate learners

3. It provides an effective way of storing and retrieving past learners’ work, feedback and results

4. It provides an easy way to gather feedback from learners for continuous improvement

 


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5 Steps To A Synced Classroom

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"In just the last decade, the image of technology in the classroom has shifted from rows of desktops in a dedicated computer lab (all facing the same direction) to one where a variety of different devices coexist, often uneasily, in and out of the lab. The role of the teacher, on the other hand, remains dynamic as ever: morphing hour to hour, if not minute to minute, between lecturer, coach, guide, mentor, referee, and on-call problem solver. Has the unleashing of technology out of the lab, away from bulky desktops, provided the classroom with better tools to support the teacher in all her roles, and the students in all their activities?"


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35 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom NEW - Google Drive

35 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom NEW - Google Drive | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 8, 7:17 AM

A handy slideshow showing some applications for Google tools.

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, April 3, 4:09 AM

Great article... like it...:-))) teachers as guides... yessss...