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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 12:04 AM

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

Kelli DeBellis's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:36 PM

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

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Why Microlearning is HUGE and how to be a part of it

Why Microlearning is HUGE and how to be a part of it | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Why has Microlearning has blown up recently? Check this article to find out plus 5 Microlearning Commandments To Create You Own Microlearning!

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3 Myths of Flipped Learning

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Flipped Learning is a philosophy, not a method of teaching. It provides an approach where “students can learn information without the presence of a teacher”

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Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success

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There’s a major disconnect between what companies look for in their top performers and best leaders, and what students learn in school. Why don’t we better align these skill sets? For instance, among educators there is lots of talk these days about “grit”: the tenacity to focus on working toward a goal despite obstacles and... Read more »

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Tom Hood's curator insight, July 4, 5:54 AM

Having just finished our fifth class of Leadership Academy for our emerging CPA leaders, this article resonated  with me. While the notion of EQ as a critical leadership quality is on point, I think it must be in the context of how leadership is changing in this hyper-connected, rapidly changing world. When we asked our emerging leaders to compare and contrast leadership across the ages, they identified the common traits we all know - vision, communication, passion, and authority. Yet when looking at the current state, they added words like collaborative, transparent, more communication,.

 

These skills include the ability to engage and inspire followers to a shared vision and action. The other critical piece is to 'know themselves' in a way they can be that authentic leader with their own unique style rather than trying to fit some standard leadership model that forces them to change. We do this with Strengths-Finders and Values to help them become self-aware.

 

Thus I see the idea of EQ to include specific group dynamics, collaboration, listening, and making your thinking visible to others. These skills can be taught and developed and we are seeing emerging leaders  able to apply these as they grow into the kind of future leaders we will need.

Robin Martin's curator insight, July 4, 10:51 AM

Absolutely...however, students need to have the "grit'" and tenacity to survive as well as to thrive in this world. Some, if not most, of us Boomers learned this during our lifetimes, most likely the "hard way," so to speak.

 

Just being able to focus in the digital world for younger people (mainly younger children) has to be a challenge in itself! While the digital age is perfect for them to learn as quickly as their brains are moving, somewhere there has to be a delicate "balance" to keep them grounded. 

 

Yes, we do need to align the skill sets needed to survive and become great leaders with what we're teaching young children. I predict an education overhaul in the very near future! 

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 5, 9:28 AM

Bring the real life to the classroom to shorten the gab between the classroom and their future lives outside the classroom.

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How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes

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By: Scott Davis Business Analyst, Pearson It is often quite difficult to relate inputs to outcomes in the world of education. Traditionally, much work has been done to develop and provide inputs into the process of education. These inputs, such as a textbook, an assessment, a learning technology or platform, a course, a qualification, a high-stakes test or professional development for teachers are put into the hands of an educational leader, a skillful teacher, or an eager student. And, for all of the investment, expertise, and care that go into their creation, that has typically been where the involvement ends. Rarely has one been able to measure or predict the learning outcomes from using these inputs.

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26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching

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Brad Reitzel's curator insight, July 3, 7:24 AM

Great apps, but don't forget, IPads are a personal device. They are very tough to manage and share in a "whole class' environment. 

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What Is Competency-Based Learning?

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Competency-based learning is an approach to education that focuses on the student’s demonstration of desired learning outcomes as central to the learning process. It is concerned chiefly with a student’s progression through curriculum at their own pace, depth, etc. As competencies are proven, students continue to progress

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The Listening Teacher: Getting Feedback From Your Students

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Mid-year or more frequently, I ask students to complete an evaluation form. I craft the questions carefully so simple answers are hard to write. Instead, I try to create specific, complex questions that cover the material, the classroom activities and the students—peers and the individual.

 

Many teachers shake their heads and avoid these exercises. They scoff that students would actually take the forms seriously or that the students will say anything useful. But I find the nature of the questions often elicits a straight answer—short, but helpful.

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This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition fees

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition fees | Education Matters | Scoop.it

It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.

And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an intensive two- to three-year program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become outstanding programmers.


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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, June 22, 7:22 AM
no teachers, no books, no tuition but a huge donation ...
Regina Tschud's curator insight, June 24, 1:12 AM

Sounds good to me.

I´m curious, how this will develop within the next years...

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:48 AM

Worth watching developments,though I can see this having instant appeal to some H.E. Managers and politicians

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The Future of Learning

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Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, June 19, 11:00 PM

Nice story about the Future of Learning!

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Making the most of quizzes in eLearning design

When designing eLearning courses, instructional designers need to provide meaningful learning environments that can compensate for real practice opportunitie...

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4 Pros and 4 Cons of MOOCs: Whether To Take Study From Classroom To Online

4 Pros and 4 Cons of MOOCs: Whether To Take Study From Classroom To Online | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Our guide to the pros and cons of Massive Open Online Courses, better known as MOOCs.

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Project-Based Learning Made Easy - Getting Smart

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With summer in full bloom, there’s no better time to learn how you can begin incorporating project based learning into your classroom, or to refine your PBL practice for your students.

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Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers

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How often have we sat in a Staff Meeting or Professional Development day and listened to the talk turn into a complaint session with no real solutions being offered? I have one suggestion, join Twitter and start tweeting. This has been an invaluable tool for me. I started about a month ago professionally, meaning before …

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 8:36 PM

A brief argument for using Twitter as a PD tool.

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The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class - jonbergmann.com

The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class - jonbergmann.com | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The biggest hurdle to flipping your class is to change your THINKING about the best use of face to face class time.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 2, 4:54 PM

Change your mind, change your classroom.  Flip that point of view!

Deirdre Bonnycastle's curator insight, July 6, 1:53 PM

For ideas about how to use class time see http://medicaleducation.wikifoundry.com/page/Using+the+Flipped+Classroom+Group+Time

susan law's curator insight, July 7, 12:46 AM

yes.. I agree

 

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The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner - Edudemic

The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do for yourself,” said Joi Ito in his TED2014 talk. “You’re not going to be on top of mountain all by yourself with a #2 pencil … What we need to learn is how to learn.” Indeed, traditional education may not be for …

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W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, Today, 8:00 AM

Some good tips that we can all follow over the summer.    I really like #2: READ.   Reading transports us to places and introduces us to situations that can inform our worldview in the most significant ways.

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Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter

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Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another. You bring your sexy social media-ness into the classroom to keep kids interested in what they’re learning when they think they’re actually (sort of) having fun instead.  That said, there are still skeptics. How can 140 characters be so effective? Does anyone even care what I have to say? How do teachers really use it?

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Bloom's Taxonomy in the Flipped Classroom

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Pepi Kotsalis's curator insight, July 1, 7:52 AM

Yes! Flipping Bloom's taxonomy places importance on CREATING and that memorizing is necessary but to a lesser degree.

Deirdre Bonnycastle's curator insight, July 2, 12:12 PM

An infographic of what belongs in the classroom and what belongs outside

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.


Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.

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5 Strategies To Support Students Who Can't Afford Technology

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For all of its potential, education technology suffers from a flaw that public education has struggled with since its inception–equity. However you want to phrase it or refract it as an issue, the bottom line is that some people have more than others, and that creates gaps. Lots of them.

 

So we thought an over-generalizing and necessarily reductionist post that takes a swing at a timeless and painful theme that has more to do with social justice than teaching may be a good way to get this week started.

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25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson

25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson | Education Matters | Scoop.it

How do we create learning that lasts? It's a hard question to answer, and in some cases an even harder reality to achieve, particularly with the pressure of exams and performance scores hanging over our heads.


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26 Tips to Help Students Become Better Learners

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12 Habits of the Effective 21st Century Teacher

Twelve habits of effective 21st century teachers based upon research and practical classroom experience. You the teacher are the most important resource in you…

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Google Classroom Guide: Help and Support for Educators

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Need a getting started guide for Google Classroom? Help and support is on hand in this step-by-step tutorial for Google's new online learning platform for schools.
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Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework

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The concept of homework as we have known it in the past is changing rapidly, since it often distorts the overall picture of learning. Flipped classrooms, the ability to use the same technology and tools both in and out of the classroom, and personalized learning are making ripples in the education world. And while most of us think about these things and how they apply to the classroom and what we do there, we don’t always talk about how that changes what we have our students doing at home (aside from perhaps discussions on flipped classrooms).

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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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Important ingredients of online learning to enhance student understanding.
Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 17, 5:13 AM

Reflection....