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Power of Social media in Education - EdTechReview (ETR)

Power of Social media in Education - EdTechReview (ETR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Social Media is being used by both students and teachers for personal, professional use and with the help of technology it has become omnipresent.
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Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom

Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Empower your classroom with the best games, apps, and maker kits, including engaging lesson plans aligned to core standards. Explore, connect, & create. Join today!

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Really nice collection of tech related lesson plans across a wide range of subjects.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, July 31, 4:47 AM

Really nice collection of tech related lesson plans across a wide range of subjects.

Javier Sánchez Bolado's curator insight, July 31, 8:12 AM

Really nice collection of tech related lesson plans across a wide range of subjects.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 31, 9:49 AM

Realmente bela coleção de lição tecnologia relacionada planos através de uma ampla gama de assuntos.

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 30, 11:13 AM

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A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers

A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

We spent sometime during the last weekend sifting through our archive of educational tools we covered in the past and decided to bring to the forefront the titles below.The aim of this multi-purpose collection is to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access some of the best educational tools to leverage in their instruction. This list is a work-in progress and we will be adding more to it in the next coming days.

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What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment

What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Watching a colleague achieve her fitness goals using a tracker has caused me to revisit the power of formative assessment as a learning tool.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 31, 5:01 AM

J'en connais quelques uns qui en rêvent l'Université de Liège ;-)

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'Flipped Museum' Pilot Upends Traditional Field Trip Model

'Flipped Museum' Pilot Upends Traditional Field Trip Model | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The North Carolina Museum of Art is applying the "flipped classroom" model, in an effort to better engage students.

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Using BYOD In Schools: Advantages And Disadvantages

Using BYOD In Schools: Advantages And Disadvantages | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Want to know about the advantages and disadvantages of using BYOD in schools? Check the benefits and drawbacks of BYOD.

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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 26, 4:05 AM

I do not find it particularly controversial. Education will always be fundamentally relational. Bells and whistles entertain, tech has the opportunity to enhance skill development, but it will never be a silver bullet. 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 26, 11:28 AM

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 27, 4:14 AM

Article molt interessant i recomenable, ajuden les tecnologies de l'aprenentatge a disminuir les diferencies socials?

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Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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2 Important Facebook Tips for Teachers

2 Important Facebook Tips for Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Terrific Tales of Teachers and Twitter in the Classroom

Terrific Tales of Teachers and Twitter in the Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Discover these stories about how teachers employ the social media power of Twitter in the classroom, and their tips and cautions for every educator.

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EnglishUp's curator insight, July 22, 9:14 AM

Find out about some innovative ways to optimise the use of social media tools in the teaching/learning process with this insightful article about people who have mastered this art already!

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The 5 Greatest Examples of Change Management in Business History - CMI

The 5 Greatest Examples of Change Management in Business History - CMI | Education Matters | Scoop.it
THE NEED FOR DECISIVENESS AND COMMUNICATION, THE INEVITABLE DISRUPTION, AND WHY YOU’LL PROBABLY NEED TO BREAK DOWN “THE OLD WAYS”... MANAGERS CAN LEARN A LOT FROM THESE CLASSIC CHANGE MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES.
Change can be the foundation of competitive advantage but, to be effective, a change management programme must identify areas of potential conflict, address the needs of everyone in the organisation and, crucially, bridge the gap between the aspirations of executives, technical project teams and the people affected by the change.

Few organisations do this well. But there are exceptions, such as these outstanding case studies of change.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 21, 6:14 AM

Interesting case studies on big change.

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5 Tools Popular for School-to-School Collaboration

5 Tools Popular for School-to-School Collaboration | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Can collaboration be the reason behind the success of educational institutions?

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Cultivating Healthy Teams in Schools

Cultivating Healthy Teams in Schools | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Effective schools and organizations have a mission and vision that motivates, unifies, and guides all stakeholders in their day-to-day operations.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, July 19, 11:48 PM

Healthy, high-performing teams of educators require a number of conditions to thrive. A team's potential for greatness depends on many factors, including the emotional intelligence of team members and the organizational conditions in the school or district that houses the team.

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Stages of Being a Maker Learner

Stages of Being a Maker Learner | Education Matters | Scoop.it
So what is making? I've proposed that the heart of making is creating new and unique things. I also realize that in order for this type of making to occur, there needs to be some scaffolding so tha...

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Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Educators from around the country shared their favorite teaching apps.

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Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, July 30, 7:58 AM

There's a nice variety on this list - definitely a good starting point!

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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.

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21st Century Education: Preparing Today's School for Tomorrow's Future

21st Century Education: Preparing Today's School for Tomorrow's Future | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The world is changing in exponential ways due to technology. Education is not an exception. Consumers are turning into producers. Kindergarteners are turning into authors with a worldwide audience....

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Angela Ribo's curator insight, July 29, 10:33 AM

Yes, it is an exciting time, but also a time with a lot to learn about how to do it well.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 29, 11:16 AM

This article, while emphasizing on K12 sector, shares some insights from recent workshops and conferences about what today's schools need to be considering to be ready for tomorrow's learners.

Paul's curator insight, July 30, 9:20 AM

I like the idea of social media being about story-telling - would like to see more of this at our school

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What's Our Best Taxonomy? Bloom's or SOLO?

What's Our Best Taxonomy? Bloom's or SOLO? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Assessment is the new dirty word in education but with the right taxonomy, it can help change the way students learn

 

Going SOLO

A much less known taxonomy of assessing student learning is SOLO, which was created by John Biggs and Kevin Collis in 1982. According to Biggs, "SOLO, which stands for the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome, is a means of classifying learning outcomes in terms of their complexity, enabling us to assess students' work in terms of its quality not of how many bits of this and of that they got right."

According to Biggs and Collis (1982), there are five stages of "ascending structural complexity." Those five stages are:

Prestructural - incompetence (they miss the point). Unistructural - one relevant aspectMultistructural - several relevant and independent aspectsRelational - integrated into a structureExtended Abstract - generalized to new domain

For a better look, here is a diagram provided (with permission) by John Biggs 


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Understanding Gamification and Its Role in Education - Brilliant or Insane

Understanding Gamification and Its Role in Education - Brilliant or Insane | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Strategies for teachers about using gamification and gaming in the K-12 classroom. Gamification is here to stay, so don't miss this infographic.

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Four Tools to Help Gamify Your Classroom

Four Tools to Help Gamify Your Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The first step toward gamifying your classroom can be as simple as taking the "ew" out of "review" with these helpful game-oriented apps, selected and described by tech integration expert Curtis Ch...

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Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic

Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Just like the differentiated lessons taught to meet students’ individual needs, teachers must learn strategies in PD arranged for their individual needs.

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Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons

Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Zaption provides free interactive video tools and ready-to-use video lessons to engage learners. Our video platform is perfect for K-12, higher ed & training.

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A New Collection of Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Collection of Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Ever come across an educational tool that made you say, "Wow!" Here are a few notable picks that have done just that to some classroom teachers.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 21, 1:25 PM

ETML, always worth checking out!

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The Maker Movement and the Classroom | Edudemic

The Maker Movement and the Classroom | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement is a new trend based on old school traditions in which the philosophy of doing, building, and creating prevails over just simply buying.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 21, 11:04 AM

I have a  certain view of making versus learning. They are not exactly the same thing, though they can exist symbiotically. 

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Sophia for Teachers | Sophia Learning

Sophia for Teachers | Sophia Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Sophia provides teachers with resources to change and improve the way they operate their classroom with online tutorials, quizzes, playlists, and analytics.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 20, 5:04 PM

Take some time here. There are plenty of good take-aways.