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Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills

Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Skills used for programming could also be used for a wide range of careers, such as constructing meteorological simulations, making financial predictions, or creating personalized online learning curricula.
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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

Three Lessons from Finland's Education System | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 


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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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4 Skills Every  Student Needs - Leading, Learning, Questioning via Aaron Hogan

4 Skills Every  Student Needs - Leading, Learning, Questioning via Aaron Hogan | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it
There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”.  Consider collaboration in recent history:  Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google). But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together two minds that would change the future of computing?
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37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place.


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 8, 12:37 PM
Great ideas here!
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 8, 2:59 PM

Thanks to Maggie Rouman at UW-Stout for finding this clever article on Pinterest in the Classroom.

Ecole Wifaq Rabat's curator insight, July 24, 9:42 AM
مع ظهور بنتريست كل ما كان المدرسون يصلون إليه بالمجان من المواد التعليمية صار بمقابل وبتواطىء من جوجل كل المواد المميمزة تظهر في قمة نتائج البحث واحزروا في أي موقع.. نعم دائما هو بنتيريست أو دبس اهمامك أف ثم أف
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Why We Still Need Ancient Forms of Learning in the 21st Century  

Why We Still Need Ancient Forms of Learning in the 21st Century   | Education Matters | Scoop.it

In our current age of shiny new tech, no one bats an eye when one learning tool is phased out in favour of another. But the truth is, old doesn’t always translate to outdated. What if we’re actually setting ourselves behind by replacing old with new?

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A New Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy for The Web via @medkh9

A New Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy for The Web via @medkh9 | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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David Hain's curator insight, July 10, 3:07 AM

This is a really useful learning resource!

nukem777's curator insight, July 10, 8:46 AM
Love these paradigms :)
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 10, 7:36 PM
If you love Bloom's Taxonomy as much as I do, and use technology in your lessons, you will enjoy these resources.
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Envisioning Future Education: 6 Exciting Predictions via GDC

Envisioning Future Education: 6 Exciting Predictions via GDC | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Have a look at these 6 intriguing scenarios for future education, from the minds of some of the greatest educators in the world.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 1, 9:35 AM
Very interesting predictions of future education. Some of these are slipping into place already. Not so sure about the unintended consequences of chemistry for brain enhancement, though.
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Making Compassion the Fifth C of Learning

Making Compassion the Fifth C of Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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

Project-Based Learning: 7 Ways to Make It Work | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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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

20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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

Take a step inside the classroom of tomorrow | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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.

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25 of the Best Educational Games For Home and the Classroom

25 of the Best Educational Games For Home and the Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Among the many ways to actively engage children in the learning process, educational games are one of the most fun. With so many award winning and cleverly designed games on the market, young children to teens (and even adults!) can develop new skills and reinforce other skills, without even realizing they are learning.

Board, card, cooperative, puzzle games, and more encourage interactive hands-on learning in a humorous, light hearted environment. In a addition to math, reading, vocabulary, logic, problem-solving, and spelling skills regularly introduced by educational games, turn based and cooperative games foster with social interaction, communication skills, and self confidence.

Consider adding one of these excellent educational games to your home or classroom collection.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 29, 9:01 AM
Alternatives for "do when finished," fillers, centers, activity periods, inside recess, Game Nigh, or rewarding Fun Friday's.
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5 Barriers To More Authentic Teaching And Learning - By Drew Perkins

5 Barriers To More Authentic Teaching And Learning - By Drew Perkins | Education Matters | Scoop.it
By Drew Perkins,

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Mitchell Kearsley's curator insight, July 16, 6:44 PM
Although centered around the US system, I couldn't agree more with the premise of the article as a teacher in Australia. Spot on
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50 Apps That Represent 50 New Ways To Learn

50 Apps That Represent 50 New Ways To Learn | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Modern learning is in a state of flux as it struggles to find out what it wants to become.

Schools continue to merely “add on” learning, while technology strongly suggests new possibilities for inside and beyond the classroom. From learning simulations and mobile learning, to adaptive apps, flipped classrooms, and self-directed learning through amazing digital channels, the possibilities for learning are almost overwhelming.

Below we’ve gathered a diverse list of learning apps across iOS and Android from giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, as well as upstarts like Brainfeed, The Sandbox, and Knowji. None of the apps are perfect, but each app does something special, and in that talent represents what’s possible as we careen towards 2020 and beyond.

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Us to Learn  

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Us to Learn   | Education Matters | Scoop.it

It’s not rocket science—having a bigger purpose keeps us invested in the small, often difficult steps we must take to accomplish our goals. That’s why it’s essential to equip students with an educational purpose as soon as we can, especially before learning becomes more challenging in secondary school and beyond. For decades this bigger purpose has meant getting into and graduating from university, but it’s a rapidly changing definition, and it’s time we reexamined what it should mean.

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An Excellent Collection of Educational Rubrics to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Excellent Collection of Educational Rubrics to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Rubrics are integral to the teaching and learning process taking place inside the classroom. ‘Rubrics are scoring charts used to assess and evaluate a particular learning or teaching activity. As is explained in  this guide, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and requirements of an assignment or project work.’

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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching

How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Padlet is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. This classroom how-to guide for Padlet will get you started creating pages and using it with students.

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John O'Connor's curator insight, July 12, 6:57 PM
Padlet is an evergreen in a changing edtech world.