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Massive Open Online Courses Trends 2013 Infographic

Massive Open Online Courses Trends 2013 Infographic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
MOOCs in Higher Education Today 2013 74% of schools currently offer some type of online course. 16% plan to offer one within 3 years. 13% of schools

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Errol Wilson's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:24 PM

WE are already using Infographic in the CSUSB MSN Program, nice to know we are in the majority.

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:42 AM

I like that my dream is better and better realized. I am sad that my countrymen are far from it! 

Eliana Lobo's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:58 PM

I'm taking a course on instructional design right now on Coursera!

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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Below are some ideas that are truly transformational–not that they haven’t been said before. It’s not this article that’s transformational, but the ideas themselves. These ideas aren’t just buzzwords or trendy edu-jargon but the kind of substance with the potential for lasting change.

And the best part? This is stuff that’s available not tomorrow with ten grand in classroom funding and 12 hours of summer PD, but today. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y.

But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise.

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Pilar Ledezma's curator insight, Today, 12:39 PM

añada su visión ...Cualquier inversión es buena siempre y cuando sea en educación, considero que es la clave para tener un mundo mejor. Cada día la tecnología avanza a pasos agigantados y si la educación no avanza a la par, tenemos grandes problemas...

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | Education Matters | Scoop.it

INQUIRING ABOUT INQUIRY

Lehmann said it’s important to question whether alleged “personalized,” “project-based,” or “collaborative” learning efforts are actually helping students and teachers to “hold ourselves in a state of questioning.”

 


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 10, 11:56 PM

“Inquiry means living in the soup. Inquiry means living in that uncomfortable space where we don’t know the answer.” I like the 'soup' analogy used here...what do YOU think about Inquiry Learning?

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10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom - TED Ed Blog

10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom - TED Ed Blog | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Education expert Sir Ken Robinson notes that in the factories of the 20th century, creativity was not valued. Yet in the startups of the 21st century, it’s critical for success. What can teachers do — right now — to prepare students for the world of the future? Below, 10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom:

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching -

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. Trust is a currency of a human classroom.

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Top 10 Tech Tips for Teachers #SketchNote - @shakeuplearning @SylviaDuckworth

Top 10 Tech Tips for Teachers #SketchNote - @shakeuplearning @SylviaDuckworth | Education Matters | Scoop.it
I am super excited to share this update with you! My Top Ten Tech Tips for Successful Technology Integration were originally shared last July (2014). These are the tips that I often refer to when helping teachers dip their toes into the technology integration waters. It's easy to become overwhelmed by technology and planning. These tips will make the process so much easier!

Today, I'm honored to share a sketch version of my tips by the fabulously talented Sylvia Duckworth! (She makes me look good! ;))

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Antonio Bartolome's curator insight, May 13, 4:02 AM

Elemental pero una buena recopilación de ideas. Sólo con seguirlas ya sería un éxito.

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What is 'Sticky Teaching' and how does it work? - Daily Genius

What is 'Sticky Teaching' and how does it work? - Daily Genius | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Trying to figure out if your lessons are resonating? Time to consider the idea of becoming a ‘sticky teacher’ and seeing how it works in the classroom. Here are a few quick tips that will help you understand how to make your lessons actually stick to your students’ brains. These are the fundamental ideas and reasons behind sticky teaching – a fun term that will help teachers think twice about the most effective ways to truly connect with student

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 17, 11:23 AM

research tells us that the human brain awakens by novelty...this applies to students in the classroom, and also to teachers.  The title "sticky teaching" is sure to catch their attention.  Included in the infograph are great tips that will help any teacher!  The title and visual help engage teachers.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 18, 5:59 AM

Bright ideas to enlighten those who still don't know what it takes to be a teacher in the 21st Century

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 19, 1:18 PM

We all want the lesson to stick with our students.

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Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise

Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise.


But what is micro-learning?"


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Edgar Mata's curator insight, May 15, 9:07 AM

"People seek shorter, more relevant information. With so many apps and programs competing for our attention, concise content delivery is desired."

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A Quick Summary Of The Theory Of Learning Curves

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A Quick Summary Of The Theory Of Learning Curves

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, May 11, 6:35 PM

When it comes to revising for an exam, the spacing effect comes into play. It is better to revise content over a longer period of time in the run up to an exam, than it is to do last minute ‘cramming’. Memory of information is more resilient if it is made meaningful by the learner.

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7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology - TeachThought @sylviaduckworth

7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology - TeachThought @sylviaduckworth | Education Matters | Scoop.it
But using technology in the classroom–and using it effectively–might require some slight adjustments on the part of the teacher to sustain the effort, creative problem-solving, and innovation required to actually improve learning through the use of technology. (And great administrators, too.) This occurs at the belief level–what teachers believe about technology, education, and their own abilities to manage technology.

Looking at the characteristics of teachers that effectively use technology in the classroom, then, can be useful to create an “edtech” mindset–one that believes in purpose, adaptation, change, and meaningful planning. If you spend your time planning at the upper limits of the SAMR model, this graphic may simply work as a quick reminder of how edtech can work–and work well–at the teacher-human-belief level.

For everyone else, it’s a a beautiful starting point to frame your thinking about education technology in general.

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Creating A Beautiful Classroom Infographic in A Matter of Minutes

Creating A Beautiful Classroom Infographic in A Matter of Minutes | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Piktochart is one of our favourite web tools for creating posters and infographics. We have reviewed it here in EdTech and mLearning in several posts in the past.And since then, Piktochart has added some really cool features and functionalities that make it super easy for users to easily design and share visually appealing infographics.

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Flipped Learning: The Big Picture

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As we progress rapidly into the middle of the second decade of the 21st century, questions continue to be raised about how education addresses the ever ..

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HJJP's curator insight, April 29, 12:22 AM

We really should ask whether the current education system addresses the needs of the future, even the present. Is this education model proven, and thus ideal? or Should we revisit what we do? how we do it? What we teach? Who we teach it to? and even When we teach it?

 

I am a believer in innovation, and I feel education and training have not kept up with the times. A deep revolution is necessary, but who is ready to do it??

 

Elizabeth Roman's curator insight, April 29, 8:44 PM

Infografía sobre el aprendizaje invertido: ¿Qué apoyo se necesita? ¿Qué se hace dentro y qué se hace fuera del aula?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 30, 2:45 AM

Un de plus sur la classe inversée.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Creativity is about fresh thinking. It doesn’t have to be new to the whole of humanity— though that’s always a bonus— but certainly to the person whose work it is. Creativity also involves making critical judgments about whether what you’re working on is any good, be it a theorem, a design, or a poem. Creative work often passes through typical phases. Sometimes what you end up with is not what you had in mind when you started. It’s a dynamic process that often involves making new connections, crossing disciplines, and using metaphors and analogies. 

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Being creative is not just about having off-the-wall ideas and letting your imagination run free. It may involve all of that, but it also involves refining, testing, and focusing what you’re doing. It’s about original thinking on the part of the individual, and it’s also about judging critically whether the work in process is taking the right shape and is worthwhile, at least for the person producing it.

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 26, 12:15 AM

Creativity for Students,but also for Educators. 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 26, 12:33 PM

Thanks to Gust Mees.

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, April 28, 7:39 PM

Such an important corrective to today's standards and assessment driven education models. Go, Sir Ken!

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Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events

Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events | Education Matters | Scoop.it

@ocThe more exposure students have to newspapers and current events the more likely they are to be aware and interested in learning and reading more about them.


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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, April 22, 10:44 AM

J'adore l'activité news mapping consistant à mettre des nouvelles sur une carte. Cela peut être un très bon warming-up en cours de langue.

RebeccaMoore's curator insight, April 23, 8:51 AM

Not only does this article present ideas on current events, but discusses how students can investigate why current events are current events. Some great math ideas are presented at the end of the article as well. Definitely some great, practical options.

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Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

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Evidence based teaching strategies have a far larger effect on student results than others do. Discover the top ten, evidence based teaching strategies in this article.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Evidence-Based+Practices+and+Programs

 


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Skip Gole's curator insight, Today, 10:19 AM

This is the best article I've seen on teaching methodology, or what works in the classroom. It shows the need to organize a class based around hard research evidence. When I've taught more of these strategies in my classes, I've always had more learning, more engagement, and a better class. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, Today, 11:40 AM

This article and infographic shares 10 evidenced-based research strategies to help teach your students. This is a really good resource for any faculty member to review and consider.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, Today, 2:58 PM

These strategies are the essential foundation of what all good teachers do.  Every article and book that I have read about school improvement and effective teaching seems for focus on these same strategies.  We know it...but do we do it?  WITH FIDELITY?  I think that is often where it breaks down. These strategies need to be a part of EVERY lesson...EVERY day. They become highly effective when they are implemented consistently and intentionally.  With all teachers are required to do, it is easy to lose focus on intentionally using these effective strategies.

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Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started | Edudemic

Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teachers who use an inquiry based approach can provide techniques that help students learn the questions to ask that may spark a natural interest.

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A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand

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A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand

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diane gusa's curator insight, May 18, 5:49 AM

Deep learning. Complex connections are made between previous learning in the face of the need to adapt. Bifurcation enables shifts in perspective, the confident ability to attempt something new, to experiment.

Cognitive schema are our values, attitudes and beliefs, that are transcribed into thoughts and actions. In normal day-to-day life they are relatively resistant to change. 

Paul Simmons's curator insight, May 18, 11:42 AM

The 21st century has never seen a more advanced mode of learning than what we have now. But even then, students now seem to have trouble in with their comprehension. This learning typology will tell us what the learner can do after a learning experience.

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching - TeachThought

12 Rules Of Great Teaching - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. Trust is a currency of a human classroom.

So I thought I’d gather twelve of them to start with. The idea of “good teaching” is an idea we get at a variety of different ways, So then, here are some rules we might consider when making sense of this idea of what makes a teacher great.

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Garlyn Wacker's curator insight, Today, 11:28 AM

I love this!  It's so simple and so truthful; teachers need to consider these rules.  There are actually 15 rules of great teaching; five of the rules stood out to me the most.  1.  Embrace more than one way of teaching content.  2.  Experiment with new ideas and ways to introduce lesson plans.  3.  Be concise in how your present information; less is better.  4.  Love your content.  Be passionate about what you are teaching.  When students see your energy and enthusiasm, it is contagious.  Finally, 5: it's not about you.  A teacher doesn't need to be the "star" of the classroom.  The focus should be on the students and the lesson.  Good advice for all teachers.

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6 Creative Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

6 Creative Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Like Google’s free tools and all the main social media platforms, Skype is one more free and infinitely useful tool that educators can add to their toolbox.

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27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It’s a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means to innovate, a word that sometimes seems to belong in the adult domain of business and is estranged from how students think about living their lives.

 

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 10, 12:41 PM

Learning to approach a topic from different directions/mindsets can produce new and different results.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 21, 8:59 AM

This infographic helps students see the value of innovation within their learning. Most of the ideas shared apply beyond the classroom as well.

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7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow - Brilliant or Insane

7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow - Brilliant or Insane | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In a world ruled by content curation, every educator should be passing along social media strategies to students. The “That’s a parent’s job” mantra is not a sufficient excuse for ignoring your responsibility here. We’re in this together.

Students must be taught early and often how to create, locate, maintain and share content. And they need to understand the ramifications of everything they do on social media.

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Experiential Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Experiential Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Experiential learning was the first form of learning through which our ancient ancestors discovered and made sense of the wild world around them. The antiquity of the concept is captured eloquently in several ancient adages. Confucius once said ”tell me and I forget; show me and I may remember, and involve me and I will understand”. Similarly, the revered Greek philosopher Aristotle was quoted saying “for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”.
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Two Key Advantages of A Flipped Classroom

Two Key Advantages of A Flipped Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Flipped classroom is a learning and teaching trend that is gaining so much in popularity due mainly to the raise of web technologies and the proliferation of web 2.0 tools that facilitate communication and collaboration on a larger scale. And while some teachers have already started experimenting with the new concept, others are still skeptical and wary about whether to make the move or not. For those of you who are still not sure about the potential of flipped learning and what benefits it has over traditional instruction, this page packed full of resources on flipped learning is a definitely a good place to start with.

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How Cloud-Based Learning is Changing Education

How Cloud-Based Learning is Changing Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Tired of pencil and paper? Cloud-based learning systems are eliminating these ancient tools and changing education.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 24, 8:35 AM

Still trying to give up pen and paper completely! ;)