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MOOCs Changing the Way We Think About Higher Education - Higher Education


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:25 AM

“It’s gone from 100,000 people learning about AI (artificial intelligence) to ‘I want Math I, and I want to get credit for it,” says Dean Florez, president of the Twenty Million Minds Foundation, which pushes for affordable higher education.

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4 Simple Ideas To Use Technology To Engage Students -

4 Simple Ideas To Use Technology To Engage Students - | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Because time is a factor, it can seem overwhelming to try too many new things at once. It is helpful to think about maybe just slightly altering how we used a certain tool or presented a topic in the prior year. Start by focusing on one thing at a time and see how it goes. The most important part is to remember that we want to implement something that will positively benefit our students. It should be something that has a true purpose and will amplify the learning experiences and potential for our students.

Below are a few ideas that I have used in my classroom which have been fun for the students and had positive effects on their learning.
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Blogs-Tips and Tricks

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. . YOU created your blog, WHAT to take care about now!? . SO, you created a blog; hopefully you did read my advice on my previous blog posts. Let us have a look back on those blog posts and finding out WHAT WE can do BETTER to have success in the internet blogging community:…

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RESENTICE's curator insight, September 29, 5:08 AM

Des astuces pour utiliser les BLOGS dans la pédagogie

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Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education and blogs, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning - TeachThought

8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Why the brain actually benefits from reflection is a matter of neurology, but the extensive research is clear: Prediction, reflection, and metacognition are pillars for the thoughtful classroom. The questions below were created to be, as much as possible, useful with most students at most ages and grade levels with a little rewording.

Perhaps most crucially, by shifting their reflection from content to thought, students have the chance to put themselves back at the center of the learning process. When they reflect, students reimagine what happened in both 1st and 3rd person–as they were seen, and as they saw through their own eyes. How? A sample response for a 7th or 8th grader might be:

I guess I was most creative today when we were given a chance to create our own metaphors for the ways rain forests help the planet “breathe.” Why? Maybe because it forced me to think about something visually, which meant we could come up with our own answers! 

In reflecting, the student had to think both about their own feelings (when they felt something), and how they might be perceived (what others might consider ‘creative’).

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Helen Teague's curator insight, September 24, 8:14 AM
great scoop on the importance and power of reflection
Victor Ventura's curator insight, September 24, 8:55 AM
Prediction, Reflection, and Metacognition. We can make this a regular practice in any grade level classroom. These questions and others can provide the pathway.
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How Can Teachers Control Cell Phones In Their Class?

How Can Teachers Control Cell Phones In Their Class? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
How Can Teachers Control Cell Phones In Their Class? by Dan Henderson, Author of That’s Special: A Survival Guide To Teaching Create A Cell Phone Jail Have you ever tried to have students leave their cell phones in their lockers and a mysterious glow comes from under their desk? I got tired of the cell [...]

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 21, 5:53 PM
Some research suggests a tech break every 20-30 minutes. It helps students learn to self-regulate their behavior.
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What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Annual Horizon Report lists key ed-tech trends from collaborative learning to VR and wearable tech"


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The Benefits Of Creating A Website For Your Classroom -

The Benefits Of Creating A Website For Your Classroom - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The beginning of the school year often feels like a whirlwind with a seemingly endless “to do” list. Between conferences with parents, meet and greets with new students and workshops with colleagues, itineraries are tight, and there’s rarely room or time to do anything else (and as a teacher you’re already the master of time management).

If creating a classroom website remains at the low end of your priority list, it’s understandable. Maybe you have been thinking about building one for a long time, but who has the time? Unfortunately, classroom websites take the backseat far too often. Either the website is too complicated to update on a regular basis and ends up being neglected, or perhaps you’re underwhelmed by the district issued site. Maybe it’s just a little too boring and not an accurate or interesting reflection of you, as a teacher. Before you brush off the idea of creating a website, take a brief moment to consider how it can benefit you, your students, and your class as a whole.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking - TeachThought

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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.

Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine.

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Sylvianne Parent's curator insight, February 16, 4:17 PM

Il est difficile pour les élèves dysphasiques de développer ses habiletés sans enseignement explicite. Dans le cadre d'un jeu, l'engagement et l'intérêt peut être un élément facilitateur.  À explorer!

Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 23, 8:06 AM

Team building is important to you and your students. Check these strategies out.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 22, 8:03 AM
Team building games and projects are a great way to develop social skills for kids.  Here's some that have been around a while and some newer ones.  Resistant teens respond well to these. 
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How Self-Directed Learning Can Benefit Every Student

How Self-Directed Learning Can Benefit Every Student | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Students teaching themselves? Who ever heard of this? Is this even possible? What exactly do we mean by self-directed learning, anyway? I love the following definition from Blake Boles.


What it isn’t:


“isolated, unstructured, or unchallenging learning.”


“classrooms and teachers as the root of all evil.”


What it is:


“purposefully choosing what and how you’ll learn.”


“an understanding and embrace of your personal learning style.”


“all types of learning—including highly structured learning—are valid when you consciously choose them.”



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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 15, 6:41 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to Juan Doming.

Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 16, 9:41 AM
My 1st thought was regarding teachers-how they should focus on self-directed learing to refine or explore their skills. Who is in a better position to make decisions about their PD than the teacher herself/himself. The improving teacher is rewarded as well as their students. The best teachers are life long learners and are not governed by school or district expectations or contracts. 
Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 20, 1:14 PM
I am going to see if there are any connections between this article and "Learn Like a Pirate" which I just started reading. There is immense value to self directed learning and hopefully, once ingrained, should be a life long habit.
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What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning?

What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.
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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 3, 3:33 AM
another enough ideas and sharing about this topic :)
Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, August 7, 9:36 AM
Interesting and useful advice for better teachers.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 11, 10:16 AM
Teachers, in their never ending journey, must commit to continuous professional development. The suggested practices, in this article, can serve as a guide for the dedicated professional to use in their collaborative learning community.
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Three Lessons from Finland's Education System

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Finland began the reform of its education system some 40 years ago. Today, Finland's school system is top-ranked among developed nations, as measure

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, August 6, 10:16 AM
I love it!  Engage students by providing more breaks so they can digest what they are learning, smaller class size for individual attention and no standardized testing. Awesome lessons to use at Kauffman Leadership Academy.
Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 7, 10:32 PM
Excellent article sharing three things to consider from the education system in Finland for implementation here in the US.
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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Yeah, Twiggle is lonely. But, eventually, he befriends a hedgehog, a duck and a dog. And along the way, he learns how to play, help and share.

These are crucial skills we all need to learn, even in preschool and kindergarten. And common sense — along with a growing body of research — shows that mastering social skills early on can help people stay out of trouble all the way into their adult lives.

So shouldn’t schools teach kids about emotions and conflict negotiation in the same way they teach math and reading? The creators of Twiggle the Turtle say the answer is yes.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 1, 7:52 AM
eah, Twiggle is lonely. But, eventually, he befriends a hedgehog, a duck and a dog. And along the way, he learns how to play, help and share.

These are crucial skills we all need to learn, even in preschool and kindergarten. And common sense — along with a growing body of research — shows that mastering social skills early on can help people stay out of trouble all the way into their adult lives.

So shouldn’t schools teach kids about emotions and conflict negotiation in the same way they teach math and reading? The creators of Twiggle the Turtle say the answer is yes.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=EQ

 

 

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4 Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom via Ask a Tech Teacher 

4 Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom via Ask a Tech Teacher  | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As teachers get more creative about differentiating for student needs, we’re turning to tools that use other approaches than writing a report or creating a class play. One I hear more and mor…

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching | #Infographic

12 Rules Of Great Teaching | #Infographic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Transforming Cities Into Learning Landscapes (SSIR)

Transforming Cities Into Learning Landscapes (SSIR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Cities can create outside-the-classroom learning opportunities for low-income children by encouraging communities to reimage everyday locations in their neighborhoods as places for playful learning.
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Education and cognitive science are largely separate worlds that have begun communicating only in the last decade, partly because “teachers see all sorts of reforms come and go, and they’re skeptical — and rightly so — of anyone who comes in and says, “Well, I’m going to tell you how to make the kids learn better,” he said.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 22, 5:51 AM

Some useful tips to share with students.

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8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started - TeachThought

8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The process of designing and implementing project-based learning can be fairly complex. A big part of that complexity is the shift toward inquiry that uncovers learning as you use PBL to flip Bloom’s Taxonomy. With that said, it’s often helpful to break this process down into basic steps to help teachers and schools get started with the caveat that PBL planning and implementation is not a simple, linear process. Readers should keep in mind that some of these “steps” can occur simultaneously as the reality of the messiness of learning and planning for deeper learning kicks in.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, September 16, 5:58 AM
The PBL Chart and the description are helpful, but it made me realize that PD is this area would be necessary for me to implement it in my classroom.
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5 Tips to Create a Cost-Effective Makerspace Quickly

5 Tips to Create a Cost-Effective Makerspace Quickly | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teaching students the value of invention doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag.

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Flipping Bloom's Taxonomy

Flipping Bloom's Taxonomy | Education Matters | Scoop.it
I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity.
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Making Compassion the Fifth C of Learning

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The question of what learning matters most to our students is one that I
return to regularly. A fascinating range of models are available each with
similar elements but presented in a slightly different manner.
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Frances's curator insight, August 16, 10:15 AM
Given today's world and kid's exposure to it, can we afford to ignore compassion?
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50 Beginning Of The School Year Procedures For A Stress-Free Classroom -

50 Beginning Of The School Year Procedures For A Stress-Free Classroom - | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Procedures can make a significant difference the learning of your students. Organization can lead to student engagement, and student engagement can lead to, of course, learning.

Note that this post is all about classroom procedures–not your typical TeachThought fare, but considering you’re most likely a teacher, or work directly with teachers, it could make your life a bit easier. So here we go–pretty self-explanatory: 50 Beginning Of The School Year Procedures For A Stress-Free Classroom. (Note that we’re going to add to the list, so it will eventually be more than 50.)
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Project-Based Learning: 7 Ways to Make It Work

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, August 12, 1:14 AM
keys to overcoming resistance include a systematic approach that incorporates clear and consistent communication, modeling, realistic goal setting, and demonstrations of the value of the change. But perhaps the most important component of any attempt to change the status quo is keeping student success at the center.
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20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

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She presents on how to make the classroom engaging and motivating to all students, even the most reluctant learners, while modeling for her audience exactly how she would do it. The experience is a bit jarring because it’s so different from the lectures that dominate big education conferences, but it’s also refreshing and way more fun.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 8, 4:58 AM

Some nice tips, especially number 1.

Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, August 8, 8:14 AM

Un análisis lúcido, centrado en la realidad y con recomendaciones prácticas. Vale la pena tenerlo a mano a la hora de dar clases.

Yves Carmeille "Libre passeur"'s curator insight, August 16, 3:50 AM

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Take a step inside the classroom of tomorrow

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We talk a lot about VR in our homes, but how is it going to revolutionise education?

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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

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A meta-analysis of more than 1,000 online learning studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education compared traditional in-person instruction, pure online courses and blended instruction. Studies that involved blended learning environments were found to have the greatest impact in improving student achievement.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 10:12 AM

A good basic introduction if you are new to blended learning.