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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek provides a thoughtful course correction for teachers facing full-on technology integration, offering three suggestions for focusing on media and balancing it with what students should be ...

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 12, 6:25 AM

Good suggestions on how to integrate technology successfully by keeping the focus on instruction!

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The Second Hurdle to Flipping Your Class

The Second Hurdle to Flipping Your Class | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Once teachers have flipped their thinking about class time, the second hurdle they need to overcome is the issue of technology.
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The Rising Power of MOOCs: Free Education For Everyone

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The Rising Power of MOOCs: Free Education For Everyone. MOOCs pros and cons and universities which offer MOOCs.
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5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices - Edudemic

5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Need to navigate the highway of classroom management along with technology into your classroom? Jennifer Carey helps get you there!

 

When adopting technology in the classroom, one of the key concerns for teachers and administrators is classroom management.


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Lisa Jones's curator insight, March 8, 5:25 AM

Great article on classroom management of  mobile devices.

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, March 22, 4:07 AM

The key to good classroom management has and always will be the "two eyes, two feet" technique. You have to be mobile and walk around the room. Off-task Behaviour occurs when teachers disengage. 

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The Future Of Games In Education

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Gamification is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Incorporating game play elements into your classroom can help to create a dynamic, interactive environment that will help get and keep your students engaged in the material and excited to learn. It sounds great, right? But every trend will see a …
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MOOCs - A Fad or A Desire

MOOCs - A Fad or A Desire | Education Matters | Scoop.it
While the major MOOC providers will continue to grow their inventory of MOOC courses, a new breed of MOOC provider/aggregator is starting to rise.
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A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Essential for bookmarking your webpages! Highly recommendable!

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Her er en kjekk prezi for lærere som lurer på å bruke diigo i undervisning.

Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 7:39 AM
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How do inquiry teachers….teach?

How do inquiry teachers….teach? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
When I first became fascinated in inquiry-based approaches (too many years ago to say!), the focus for many of my conversations and indeed, my early research, was on how to plan.  Back then, learni...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 22, 10:04 PM

this certainly applies to more than inquiry teaching. mindful teaching involves lots of thinking, researching and reflecting to work. 

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Homework & the Flipped Class by Jon Bergmann

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I don’t see the “culture” of homework going away anytime soon in education. The community I live in expects their students to have homework.
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Promoting a Culture of Learning

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Learning is a culture.

It starts as a culture with the students as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends as a culture with students taking what we give them and using it
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3 Brilliant Resources for Home Learning - Fractus Learning

3 Brilliant Resources for Home Learning - Fractus Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Fantastic websites and tools for students learning at home, perfect for the flipped classroom, or for home learning during the holidays.

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What Is Connected Learning? - Edudemic

What Is Connected Learning? - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Connected learning brings together all of the various experiences, interests, technology, academics, people and communities that learners are a part of in order to make all of these scenarios and experiences learning opportunities.

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Teaching with an iPad - hundreds of tips, tutorials, recommended apps, and resources

Teaching with an iPad - hundreds of tips, tutorials, recommended apps, and resources | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The Resources in This Playlist Contain Hundreds of Tips, Insights, and Suggestions for Getting up to Speed and off to a Good Start Teaching With the iPad. A

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Comment démarrer avec  un IPAD ? : des idées , des suggestions, des applications recommandées ainsi que des ressources très riche ...

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Why it Requires a Community to Transform Education for the 21st century

Why it Requires a Community to Transform Education for the 21st century | Education Matters | Scoop.it
It requires a community to enable the significant education transformation needed for the 21st century.
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The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class

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The number one hurdle in flipping your class is that teachers need to flip their thinking about class time.
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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment. Here are 35 critical thinking strategies, straight from the mind of Sigmund Freud." | by Sara Briggs


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 4, 10:25 PM
Good strategies to incorporate when planning instruction. (some we already use!)
Audrey's curator insight, March 9, 7:10 AM

Some of these are excellent memory methods, which people learn automatically from a very young age. One way to help older learners is to try to get them back to that exciting trial and error style that they had as young children.  

 

Watch babies aged a year plus and see how they are fascinated by simple activities such as picking up a pencil and walking backwards and forwards to drop it at a certain spot, then walking around a table and carrying out the same action again and again. But watch carefully, the spot the pencil has been placed is usually near something else, sometimes a larger object.  

 

One of the things we stop doing as we get older is to enjoy repeating things from different perspectives:  that is learning with stress.  If students looked at what they were learning as something that enhanced their understanding rather than just for passing exams, learning would be memorable and more enjoyable.  You do not need a teacher to' teach' you this.  Most of the psychology-based strategies are inherent.


So parents start children as soon as they start crawling;  leave books, small toys and a variety of different toys around and watch how they learn. NOT EVERYTHING GOES INTO THEIR MOUTHS!!

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The 6 Education Technology Trends You Should Know About

The 6 Education Technology Trends You Should Know About | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Not too long ago, the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition was released, with the aim of examining emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching and learning within higher education settings. This is the eleventh time the New Media Consortium has put out this report, and it is interesting to look back …
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12 Ways to Leverage The Power of Google Drive in Your Classroom

12 Ways to Leverage The Power of Google Drive in Your Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Google Drive is a powerful productivity suite from Google. The potential of Google Drive in education is immense and, in fact, has already started transforming some key and fundamental  notions of learning including, collaborative team work and the principles of the writing workshop as theorized by teacher researchers like Lucy Calkins, Donald Murray, Donald Graves, Nancie Atwell, to mention but a few. For instance, using Google Docs, student writers can benefit from the features of synchronous chat, instant syncing across multiple devices, peer feedback, and collaborative editing, and finally publishing. I am actually working on a paper on the integration of Google Drive into the writing workshop and will soon share it with you here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. You can also check our Google Drive section for more resources on how to tap into the educational potential of this platform.

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5 EdTech Podcasts That Will Keep You Ahead Of The Curve - Edudemic

5 EdTech Podcasts That Will Keep You Ahead Of The Curve - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Educators facilitate others’ learning experiences, but their own learning experiences are far from over. Through podcasts, educators can learn even more about their field and the forces impacting it — especially education technology. Apple’s iTunes store has an entire page devoted to edtech podcasts. Sorting out the best listens can be a daunting task, so to …

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8 Amazing Ways Google Glasses Will Change Education - Online Universities

8 Amazing Ways Google Glasses Will Change Education - Online Universities | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Educators and students can expect to see some amazing changes to the educational experience when Google Glasses show up in the classroom.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Flipping Your Class

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Flipping Your Class | Education Matters | Scoop.it
I want to share with you some of the mistakes we made or have seen others make, so that you don’t have to repeat them.
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The 3 E's of Literacy: Strategies to Nurture A Love of Reading

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Responding to the downward trend in reading among adults, guest bloggers Abbie Kopf and Philomena Jones suggest that the three E's - environment, engagement and example - can revitalize young people's love for books.

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Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers - Edutopia

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"The importance of early literacy cannot be understated. Countless studies have shown that students who start reading earlier are better prepared for the academic road ahead. Not to mention, early readers are much more likely to become lifelong readers."

 


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The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning

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