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22 Online Tools That Will Help Learners With Improving Writing Skills

22 Online Tools That Will Help Learners With Improving Writing Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Writing comes easy to some students, and to others it’s a struggle. Not to worry, though—any of your students can succeed in improving writing skills with a multitude of online tools today. We’ve got some of the best of the best in today’s list. Each of these tools is free and fun to use. They will challenge and push kids in improving writing skills on numerous levels.

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10 Online Learning Resources For Building Practical Skills

10 Online Learning Resources For Building Practical Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Have a look at this list featuring some of the best and easiest online learning resources that can be found on the Web today.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 16, 3:46 PM
I have learned of some new sites for lesson plans and resources. Awesome!
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Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies | #ModernEDU

Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies | #ModernEDU | Education Matters | Scoop.it

August , 2017
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

The visual below is also available in PDF format from this link.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=growth+mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 


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August , 2017
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

The visual below is also available in PDF format from this link.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=growth+mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 1:27 PM
There are excellent ideas in the flow chart i.e. journals, teaching how to deal with challenges, create portfolios to show progress, etc.

Art Costa and Bena Kallick's Habits of Mind would be a nice complement to these.
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5 Ways to Help Your Students With Overcoming Learning Barriers via GDC

5 Ways to Help Your Students With Overcoming Learning Barriers via GDC | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Hurdles come with the territory in every classroom. Here are 5 methods for overcoming learning barriers every student or teacher can benefit from.

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Critical thinking: how to help your students become better learners

Critical thinking: how to help your students become better learners | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Encouraging students to build awareness, understanding and control of their thought processes – also known as metacognition – has been identified by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Toolkit as one of the most cost-effective ways to improve learning. It’s also thought to help boost performance in subjects such as maths, science and English.

It’s all about about getting students to think critically about their own learning. As the EEF explains, learners can be given “specific strategies to set goals and monitor and evaluate their own academic development … the intention is often to give pupils a repertoire of strategies to choose from during learning activities”.


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To help pupils begin to think in this way, you can divide the process into three parts: before a task (effective planning), during (self-monitoring) and after (evaluation and reflection).

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Connected Learning: Reimagining the Experience of Education in the Information Age

Connected Learning: Reimagining the Experience of Education in the Information Age | Education Matters | Scoop.it
This weekend, I am attending the Third Digital Media and Learning
Conference, hosted by the MacArthur Foundation, as part of their efforts to
help build a field which takes what we have learned about young people's
informal learning, often through the more playful aspects of participatory
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 21, 3:18 AM
Education in the Information Age
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Becoming a Connected Educator: Building Your Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Becoming a Connected Educator: Building Your Personal Learning Network (PLN) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In our hyper-connected 21st century, knowing where to find teaching resources or tips from other educators in your field can be both thrilling and daunting. Some call this process building a Person…

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Learn How To Creative Interactive Diagrams In Google Slides In Less Than 5 Minutes

Learn How To Creative Interactive Diagrams In Google Slides In Less Than 5 Minutes | Education Matters | Scoop.it
I love taking Google Apps to the next level. Here is a short video to get
you up and running for the start of the school year. Learn to create
interactive diagrams, maps, or photos in Google Slides that will engage
students and inspire them to create their own! 

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 4, 6:09 PM

Remember Hyperstudios? Try this in Google Slides! Thanks Rabbi Michael Cohen!

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 5, 7:40 AM
This is awesome.
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Why Augmented Reality Will Transform Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Why Augmented Reality Will Transform Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Augmented reality has the potential to revolutionize learning in primary and secondary schools more than any other technology has done in the recent past.

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davidconover's curator insight, August 6, 5:07 PM
In what ways are teachers, in both k-12 and Higher Ed, using AR to prepare their students for 2020?
 
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#innovation #edchat #edtech #teachersmatter 
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10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking -

10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Social media is here to stay.

No matter how much we lament a loss of privacy, too much screen time, superficial identity, or countless other worries, media has been around since language was invented, and we have always sought to make that media as social as locally available technology would allow.

From chisels and tablets to the printing press to radio and television to twitter and Facebook, as long as we continue to have thoughts and ideas, we will continue to seek to publish and socialize them with others.

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11 hot edtech trends to watch

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The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017.

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5 Keys to Understanding and Enabling Learners Who Struggle in Class

5 Keys to Understanding and Enabling Learners Who Struggle in Class | Education Matters | Scoop.it
If you've had trouble enabling learners who struggle, you may not have known how best to approach them to help them learn. These ideas will help.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 20, 8:16 PM
1. Seek first to understand
2. Get to know them on a personal level
3. Find out how they learn best
4. Teach the Growth Mindset
5. Expect the best from them (and give it)
- Giving the best takes more work than expecting the best, and is essential to any effective teacher-student relationship.
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How Education Must Change: Seeking Mission And Purpose In The Jobless Economy

How Education Must Change:  Seeking Mission And Purpose In The Jobless Economy | Education Matters | Scoop.it
To prepare society for the dramatic changes underway due to technology, education must change. One capability essential for the future-- and absent from most formal education-- is the ability to select and pursue mission and purpose.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 18, 1:06 PM
This might take us back to the etymology of school: a place of leisure and conversation. We have to be careful we are not feeding the next chapter of the neo-liberal agenda and discourse.
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A List of 15 Ultimate Reflective Questions for Debriefing Learning

A List of 15 Ultimate Reflective Questions for Debriefing Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Your students can use this indispensable list of 15 of the best reflective learning questions ever to successfully debrief any learning adventure.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 16, 3:37 PM
Define some of your most challenging moments. What made them so? 
Define some of your most powerful learning moments. What made them so? 
What would you say is the most important thing you learned personally? As a team? 
When did you realize that you had come up with your final best solution? 
How do you feel your solution relates to real-world situations and problems? 
What do you feel most got in the way of your progress, if anything? 
How well did you and your team communicate overall? 
What were some things your teammates did that helped you to learn or overcome an obstacle? 
How did you help others during this process? 
Were your milestones and goals mostly met, and how much did you deviate from them if any? 
What did you discover as being your greatest strengths? Your biggest weaknesses? 
What would you do differently if you were to approach the same problem again? 
What would you do differently from a personal standpoint the next time you work with the same group or a different one? 
How can you better support and encourage your teammates on future projects? 
How will you use what you’ve learned in the future?
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Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm

Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm | Education Matters | Scoop.it
With the widespread use of technology and social media in society, where communications are increasingly fragmented and non-linear, catering for the needs of learners has probably never been more challenging. However, technology has provided us with an unprecedented opportunity to transform education and create flexible and personalised learning experiences for students.

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Jeff Magoto's curator insight, August 16, 11:48 AM
Succinct statement of what we should be aiming for in digital learning and CMC.
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Digital learning
Christophe BRIGNOT's curator insight, August 18, 9:53 AM
Quelques outils intéressant pour ceux qui voudraient utiliser les outils digitaux pour animer leur cours
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21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Even the most well-intentioned and educated teachers sometimes lack the skills to keep kids on track, so whether you’re a new teacher or an experienced one, try using these methods to motivate your students and to encourage them to live up to their true potential.


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Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 15, 8:32 AM
There may be a few ideas that you might want to try.
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8 strategies for reducing your reliance on homework via Matt Miller

8 strategies for reducing your reliance on homework via Matt Miller | Education Matters | Scoop.it
What can we do to cut back on our reliance on homework, possibly ditching it completely? Here are eight building blocks to success.

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Introducing Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

Introducing Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model | Education Matters | Scoop.it

A couple of years ago, I developed a kind of self-directed learning model.

At the time, I thought of it as a way to support students in understanding how to learn. It was designed to let students identify–on their own–what to learn as the critical core for understanding how to learn, while also requiring them to design when and with and through what means–learning strategies, technology, alone or together, project-based learning vs academic study, etc.


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10 Top Cooperative Learning Strategies (and some tech tools that could come in handy)  BY NEIL JARRETT

10 Top Cooperative Learning Strategies (and some tech tools that could come in handy)  BY NEIL JARRETT | Education Matters | Scoop.it
BY NEIL JARRETT

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 8, 10:10 AM

Yep, this is pretty nifty and helpful! The more strategies teachers have at their fingertips, the more likely they are to be able to engage students consistently.

Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 9, 10:56 AM
I have long been a user of the Kagan Learning Structures. Other times, I have participated when others have used them. They worked then and will work now in your classroom. Discover the connections to current technology that is included in this article.
Maryalice Leister's curator insight, August 10, 11:25 AM
Excellent perspective!
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Why Augmented Reality Will Transform Education Infographic | #Infographics #ModernEDU

Why Augmented Reality Will Transform Education Infographic | #Infographics #ModernEDU | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Augmented reality has the potential to revolutionize learning in primary and secondary schools more than any other technology has done in the recent past.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/some-practice-examples-that-will-influence-education/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/la-realite-augmentee-augmented-reality-ar

 


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davidconover's curator insight, August 6, 5:07 PM
In what ways are teachers, in both k-12 and Higher Ed, using AR to prepare their students for 2020?
 
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#innovation #edchat #edtech #teachersmatter 
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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher | Education Matters | Scoop.it

It’s tempting to say that no matter how much technology pushes on education, every teacher will always need to know iconic teacher practices like assessment, curriculum design, classroom management, and cognitive coaching.

This may end up being true–how education changes in the next 20 years is a choice rather than the inevitable tidal wave of social and technological change it’s easy to sit back and wait for. Think of the very limited change in education since 2000 compared to the automotive industry, computer industry, retail consumer industry, etc. Huge leaps forward are not a foregone conclusion.

But it’s probably going to be a bit different than that. There are certain areas where significant change is more probably than others. It doesn’t seem likely that eLearning–as we now understand and use the term–will replace schools and teachers. Online courses are inferior to in-person teaching in too many important ways to completely supplant teachers and schools. (Blended learning is more likely to be the norm in the next decade.)

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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Education Matters | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.

 

5 Growth Mindset Practices

In their groundbreaking book, Professional Learning Communities at Work, Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker say it clearly when pointing out the issue that comes about when change initiatives are considered "a task to complete rather than an ongoing process." If we really want to improve our schools, our work, and the education of our students, we can do so by adopting a new mindset -- for everyone -- that would include:

Being humble enough to accept that there are things about ourselves and our practices that can improveBecoming part of professional teams that value constructive critique instead of criticismTreating setbacks as formative struggles within the learning process instead of summative failuresRealizing the restrictive role that timelines can play in reaching high standards, and using foundational philosophies such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to map systems so that everyone's growth is supportedCreate flexible grouping at all times so that nobody's trapped in any one course level or particular type of work.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Growth+Mindset

 


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, July 28, 6:43 PM
Growth mindset applies not just to students, but to teachers and administrators as well.  We must support all individuals as they develop and grow.
Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 2, 2:45 PM
Growth mindset is about an approach to life not another tool for teaching. Teachers can shift away from this tool-approach by looking at growth mindset as a way to develop as a person not get better grades. 
Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 3, 6:47 PM
An interesting read - worth reflecting on what we mean by a 'growth mindset'.
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Tutorbots are here - 7 ways they could change the learning landscape

Tutorbots are here - 7 ways they could change the learning landscape | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Tutorbots are teaching chatbots. They realise the promise of a more Socratic approach to online learning, as they enable dialogu

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10 Ways to Create the Classroom of the Future

10 Ways to Create the Classroom of the Future | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"While educational standards may differ from school to school there is one thing that is always nearly the same: the classroom set out. Desks are arranged in rows or groups, and the teacher stands at the front and teach. This set out has changed very little in a hundred years even with all the technological advancements that have been made. Edtech not only changes the way that children learn but changes the way they interact with one another, the classroom space and their teacher."


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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 20, 9:59 AM
The 10 ways seem to address the near future needs. My difficulty is trying to imagine what schools be like in 5-10 years and more. Tech and the world needs are changing so rapidly. Hold on!
Joey Clarito M. Semilla's curator insight, July 23, 3:40 AM
Realization of these ways in creating Classroom of the Future in the remote provinces in our country is quiet a long long way. But definitely this will come true.