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Do You Have These 21st Century Skills? - Edudemic

Do You Have These 21st Century Skills? - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The quest to be a modern teacher or student is in full swing. First though, figure out if you have these important 21st century skills.
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Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps

Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Not all apps are created equal.

 

Not all teacher planning and instructional design are created equal.

 

Mash the two, and we’re beginning to see the opportunity for some real disparity.

 

In response, we’ve taken the popular SAMR model and use it as a framework to understand how to better teach with apps.

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From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post

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From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning
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Educators around the world are embracing mobile learning in what is considered a relentless and inevitable march towards the 'flipped' classroom.

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Gary Barclay's curator insight, July 29, 3:56 AM

Most iPads seem to be filled wth Games...this might offer an alternative?

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, July 29, 12:46 PM

Lots of good learning opportunities with the portable devices - not just for YouTube!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 29, 6:30 PM

An important summary to give parents a few options when faced with a technology onslaught!

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Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

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Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 5:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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Three Good Interactive Visuals on SMAR Model for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Good Interactive Visuals on SMAR Model for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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3 Ways EdTech Is Moving Beyond the Classroom

3 Ways EdTech Is Moving Beyond the Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Lately all eyes seem to be on edtech, specifically technology’s role in education, especially in terms of how new offerings are reshaping the classroom. New tools are meant to help improve educators’ teaching abilities, help enhance the actual learning process and also help students become more tech-savvy. But while such tools are important to the overall education ecosystem, technology can also make an impact long before and after a lesson takes place."


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Learning to Blog and Blogging to Learn

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The journey my students and I were about to undertake as bloggers in the 21st century was not at all fully imagined so be prepared for a wonderful adventure

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet

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There’s a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning ... it can get overwhelming. Luc...

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Flipped Learning - the Definition - FlippedLearning.org

Flipped Learning - the Definition - FlippedLearning.org | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Flipped Learning


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John Evans's curator insight, July 23, 9:38 AM

It's not just doing a screencast for your class. It's much more!

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20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow

20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Curating your Twitter feed is an interesting task. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to get out of the people whose Tweets you’re spending your time reading. Finding new people to follow on Twitter can range from being fun to being a total pain in the neck. Personally, I tend to look for people who seem interesting, follow them, and give them a ‘trial run’ of sorts, to see if I like what I see. Once they’re in the feed, it becomes clearer how much of an overtweeter they are, or if they really share so little that you miss it. I either keep or unfollow them from there. It works for me, but it does take time to curate the list, which sometimes, frankly, we just don’t have a lot of. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of 20+ folks who are tweeting about education in the UK for you to check out. We’ve included the descriptions they’ve offered of themselves as found on their Twitter profile page – a quick overview to help you decide if they might be interesting to you. The list is absolutely not meant to be exhaustive, but if you have some favorites that we haven’t included here (make sure they are UK focused!) do share them with us by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

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Self-Efficacy: How Self-Confidence Improves Learning

Self-Efficacy: How Self-Confidence Improves Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

It's all about confidence, they say. Success in any form, be it vocational or interpersonal or what have you, all boils down to self-belief (or at least the appearance of it). But what about more quantifiable forms of success, like academic performance? You either ace the test or you don’t, but did confidence–or lack thereof–play a part in getting you there?

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5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn

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There has been a large body of work in neuroscience, psychology, and related fields offering more and more insight into how we learn.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 30, 5:04 PM

Last one for the day - great article for back to schoolers...

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9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads

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Jackie Gerstein’s User Generated Education is a favorite of ours, with her ideas on self-directed learning, connectivity, experiential learning, and other strands of progressive teaching and learning very much in aligned with our own thoughts on what a modern learning experience should look like.

 

At the core of Gerstein’s thinking is the idea of making–hands on creation of compelling stuff that reflects what’s important to students. She has recently released a new book on this idea, The Educator as a Maker Educator. Among the ideas offered up in the book is exactly what you might expect from the title–reenvisioning the role of the teacher, this time as a “maker educator.

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

How To Create A Google Drive Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, July 8, 8:30 PM

This post contains a lengthy video on how to set up  Google  Classroom due out in September.

Jacqueline Hanlon's curator insight, July 9, 10:31 PM

The Doc is in

Benita Soto Carlton's curator insight, July 29, 12:27 AM

learning about google great info

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Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education

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11 Great Apps to Enhance Your Evernote

11 Great Apps to Enhance Your Evernote | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Evernote is a powerful note taking web tool and mobile app. It is definitely an elemental component of teachers workflow. I have been using it for a few years now and I just can't live without it now.Evernote enables you to take notes in both text and audio format. Your notes can also include images,videos and even files. Evernote is available across different devices so that everything you do with Evernote on your computer can be automatically synced to your Evernote account on your phone or tablet.

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

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Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be  invaluable to educators. Here are ten tricks that can make your life easier with Google Docs

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The Benefits of Flipped Classes on Student Workloads

The Benefits of Flipped Classes on Student Workloads | Education Matters | Scoop.it
While learning is mentioned in my student feedback, the benefit most mentioned is how the flipped class makes their workloads and processes more manageable.

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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take …

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Flipped Learning - the Definition - FlippedLearning.org

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Flipped Learning


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John Evans's curator insight, July 23, 9:38 AM

It's not just doing a screencast for your class. It's much more!

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Will SOOCs eat MOOCs for breakfast?

Will SOOCs eat MOOCs for breakfast? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Cartoon: Dave Blazek At this year’s EdTech Europe summit, one theme was writ large in every panel discussion: are MOOCs really the magic bullet in opening a

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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, July 23, 6:00 AM

Let's try next ;) 

niftyjock's curator insight, July 23, 6:21 PM

SOOCs make far more sense.

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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 19, 6:56 PM

What is interesting is that most research on assessment indicates that assigning grades or, in this case, badges is counter to learning.