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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy.

By design this model emphasizes the role of play, diverse digital and physical media, and a designed interdependence between communities and schools.


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nicolaperry's curator insight, December 19, 2012 3:04 AM

This is a well-developed model that gives plenty to think about. 

Kelli DeBellis's curator insight, February 15, 2013 3:36 PM

interesting model that identifies what it calls The 9 Domains Of the Inside-Out Learning Model.

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Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development | Edudemic

Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
I created my first Twitter account in 2008. Four years later, I finally made the commitment to using Twitter during an edtech conference, where I found myself frantically tweeting, retweeting, and refreshing my feed as I tried to take it all in. Honestly, up until I used it at that conference, I thought Twitter was just another social media blackhole. But through essentially constant use for those few days, I began to see Twitter as an excellent resource for educators and an invaluable tool for professional development – one of the best out there. So, for you teachers wondering about all the hype…I promise, Twitter is worth it.

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The Four Popular Learning Evaluation Models

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Evaluation is a central component of the learning process without which we would not be able to gauge learning objectives and identify learning needs. The instructional process as a whole is informed and guided (at least that’s how it should be) by results gleaned from evaluative procedures. There are actually different evaluation models out there, the infographic below, features 4 of the most popular among them. The one that stands out to us from the list is Kirkpatrick’s model of training and education. This model is composed of four major levels:

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Exploding Classrooms

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 The ideas within Connectivism blow my mind in many good ways. I hear the words of U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name”–I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside. I want to reach out and touch the flame.

Beginning with Siemens 2004 explanation these ideas seriously shake up traditional notions of classrooms and teachers:

 
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Helen Teague's curator insight, April 15, 9:05 AM

Principles of Connectivism:
- Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
- Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
- Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
- Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
- Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
- Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
- Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
- Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision.

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A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

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A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, April 9, 8:11 PM

If the ultimate goal of education is for students to be able to effectively answer questions, then focusing on content and response strategies makes sense. If the ultimate goal of education is to teach students to think, then focusing on how we can help students ask better questions themselves might make sense, no?

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10 Ways to Inspire a Love of Learning

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By Carri Schneider - 10 recommendations for being intentional about inspiring lifelong learning based on experiences from our family.

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Paul Simmons's curator insight, April 6, 8:21 AM

Parents can inspire their children to do many things. And the best thing to teach them is to have a love for learning because this they will have for as long as they live. 

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 6, 11:40 AM

Amazingly, if students love learning, grades seem to follow. Reversing the paradigm from grades equal learning to LEARNING equals grades.

Robert Dart's curator insight, April 8, 3:46 AM

Learning can, and should be fun :)

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5 Tech Tools to Improve Classroom Collaboration

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The benefits of collaborative learning are many and powerful. Facilitating this collaboration has never been easier than it is now, with tech tools.

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, April 4, 4:21 PM

GAFE - some great tools for collaboration in the classroom. 

Sumayya Qudrat's curator insight, April 9, 12:22 AM

collaboration between classrooms

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How to Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentation | Edudemic

How to Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentation | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
More teachers are incorporating Twitter into their lesson plans. Educators who use Twitter say it increases classroom interaction & keeps students tuned in.

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10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works

10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Here’s the problem with what I’m about to tell you: these tactics may may be news to you, but in psychology circles most of them have been around for decades. Why does this matter? Because it means we could all have been getting smarter this whole time. Instead, we seem to be stuck with the same old notions of how learning works.
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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Why You Must Reflect and Improve
Students are what we do. They are the center of our classroom, not us. However, as a teacher, I am the most impactful single person in the classroom. Honest feedback from our students will help me level up.

I've been doing this for more than ten years. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry -- and sometimes I'm mortified. But I can honestly say that every single piece of feedback I've received has made me a better teacher. And great teachers are never afraid of having or inviting hard conversations. This is one of best practices that has helped me to be a better, more excited teacher every year.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/



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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 30, 12:09 PM
Student Voice is invaluable to the effectiveness of the educator.
Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 2, 10:20 AM

i agree!  As a teacher, I always sought to improve and make my classroom more effective for students.  End of year surveys helped a lot.  I also had students write letters to next year's students.  This gave me insight into how the course and classroom activities helped or hampered their learning.  summer is a great -- there is actually time to reflect.  as lessons change, there is time to do researxh and gather resources.  

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 7, 2:33 PM

It can be tough to hear others criticism  of us and our work, but it can help you improve. 

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Education Matters | Scoop.it

I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...


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David Baker's curator insight, February 17, 10:54 AM

The power of the Infographic is that it references both teacher and student actions and habits. I have shared it with my teachers. This might become a solid self-assessment tool for coaching conversations with teachers.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 10:21 AM

Love the graphics in this post.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, April 3, 12:05 PM

Interesting graphic with some great ideas on interpreting 21st century skills as they pertain to teaching

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, March 28, 3:00 AM

Technologically-based tools provide opportunities for students to learn both in and out of the classroom. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring‐your‐own‐device (BYOD) policies, learning analytics, open content, and remote or virtual laboratories provide flexibility in the personalization of learning, while also expanding learning capabilities beyond the classroom walls.

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Tips to Engage 21st Century Students

Tips to Engage 21st Century Students | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Getting students engaged is not an easy task particularly in an age that is full of all kinds of distractions. Some argue that some of the habits that students have developed as a result of their heavy use of emerging technologies and social media have negatively impacted their capacities to concentrate and focus for longer stretches of time. Multitasking in particular is blamed for this and we do side with the camp that views multitasking as a distractor to productivity and not a positive attribute.

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Another Powerful App for Teaching Kids Coding

Another Powerful App for Teaching Kids Coding | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Pyonkee is a powerful iPad app for teaching kids and adults about coding. Pyonkee  has been developed from the open source code of the popular coding app Scratch from MIT Media lab. This means that learners can use millions of Scratch projects for reference.

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50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators

50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has around 50 wonderful educational tools and except for Knowable, an application we didn’t know before, all of the rest have been already reviewed here in the past. And if you ask us about our top 10 from this collection we would mention the following

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6 Ways to Use the Slight Edge in Your Classroom | Edudemic

6 Ways to Use the Slight Edge in Your Classroom | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Will Smith once told a story from his childhood in which his father broke down the brick wall at his business and told him and his brother to rebuild it. It took them a year, but they finished the job and learned a powerful lesson contained within a memorable metaphor. He explains, “You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfect as a brick can be laid. You do that every single day and soon you have a wall.” This story from Will Smith captures the very essence of the Slight Edge philosophy that we will discuss in this article. Applying this idea within the classroom will help students develop a strong long term sense of accomplishment that is necessary to achieve their goals.

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Christine Peterson's curator insight, April 15, 5:20 PM

A short but pithy article that will hopefully help my students see that the effect of small changes add up over time.

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Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook

Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Consider bringing Facebook into your class as a collaborative tool. Why not use the benefits of Facebook to communicate and increase involvement?
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9 Inventive Activities for Learning

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Need to engage learners? Try these 9 amazingly inventive activities for learning.
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Fighting Inequality Starts with Early Childhood Development

Fighting Inequality Starts with Early Childhood Development | Education Matters | Scoop.it
A growing body of research indicates that income inequality is playing an ever-greater role in shaping the destinies of children across the world.
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Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right - InformED

Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right - InformED | Education Matters | Scoop.it

It seems as if it was yesterday that I was a young middle school student giving a class presentation on the lifespan of the killer whale.  While I was prepared, I was also horribly nervous.  At the conclusion of my speech I was given verbal feedback from my teacher–in front of the entire class!  Needless to say, it wasn’t glowing.  I remember that feedback to this day because it was negative, defeating and very embarrassing.  

 

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

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A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into  the equation of their educations.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a useful model for educators to use to help insure that they are addressing more of the whole child.

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The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture

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 Due to Khan Academy's popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. 

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Exellent overview

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7 Effective Ways to Use iPad In Your Teaching

7 Effective Ways to Use iPad In Your Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

You have probably already used iPad on your lessons before, and you know that children love everything connected with modern technology. In this article, we will go through 7 interesting and fun ways to use iPad in your classroom. Let’s see what we have

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015
by TeachThought Staff
We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point.

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Silvan Pan Morel's curator insight, March 19, 1:05 PM

añada su visión ...

Juan Antonio Castán's curator insight, March 20, 4:28 AM

Videojuegos para aprender

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Putting Technology At The Center Of Learning

Putting Technology At The Center Of Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Does your school teach students with edtech only through an ICT subject, or does your school have a dedicated edtech agenda, with a strong focus on integration into the curriculum in general? As an English teacher, I can only dream of the latter, because in all of the schools around the world that I have worked in (Australia, Spain, UK), edtech takes a back seat every time. To say this is rather frustrating is an understatement, especially when most of those schools have cited the need to create independent learners as a means to achieve desirable results.

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