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What can the adult learning sector learn from Finland? - EPALE - European Commission

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What can the adult learning sector learn from Finland? - ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe

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The 7 Popular Google Docs Tools for Teachers

The 7 Popular Google Docs Tools for Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Below is a list of some popular Google Docs add-ons for teachers and educators. These extensions are geared towards enhancing your Google Docs productivity by enabling you to perform a wide range of functionalities that Docs alone would not be able to afford. Some of the things you can do with these add-ons include: create bibliographies and automatically format citations in different citation styles, integrate various accents into your docs, create and insert mind maps into your documents, add digital signatures to your docs, create math graphs, generate tag clouds, and draw diagrams.

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Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa

Worldview Stanford: Why MOOCs will Transform Africa | Education Matters | Scoop.it

By Nancy Murphy

 

Through Rina and Open a Door, I’m witnessing first-hand the critical role that education plays in building a new generation of leaders and ultimately, peace and prosperity. Yet given the few scholarships available to international students, especially for those with low income levels, few can pursue the dream of a U.S. college education. And despite huge improvements in sub-Saharan Africa, the higher education opportunities there remain limited in number, accessibility, and quality. Deeply entrenched cultural attitudes toward women further constrain their real and perceived opportunities. Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs, may help fill that gap, transforming the lives of women who are hungry to learn and, by extension, their communities, and countries. That’s why it’s so thrilling to see MOOCs take off in Africa and teach us Westerners a lesson or two about educational innovation.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 2015 12:13 PM

For many disruption in education has a negative connotation. For me, disruption is another word for transformation. This article gives you a brief introduction to one way the world is changing thanks to Moocs, tech, and a spirit of gratitude and giving. 

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4 Important Apps for A Paperless Classroom

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The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century | Infogram, charts & infographics | eSkills

The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century | Infogram, charts & infographics | eSkills | Education Matters | Scoop.it


The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.



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Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, June 24, 2015 12:26 AM

6 wichtige Fähigkeiten, die es braucht, um gemeinsam zu lernen und gemeinsam zu wirklen.

Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, June 24, 2015 5:08 AM

A veces lo que creemos lejano no lo es tanto.  Con un poco de orden, estructura y algo de información podemos conformar un paisaje de cultura digital y ciudadana para ser usuarios del siglo XXI.  

Molly Frances Sheridan's curator insight, May 13, 8:38 PM

The Visual Article Infograph-

I like that it has different colors to separate the different sections/ideas and different pictures/stick figures doing differnet things. But I think some of the shorthand could be reworded and made more clear.

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5 Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom

5 Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

By rearranging students across the usual groupings and grade levels, you can redirect bored expectations and harmful behaviors into a refreshed, energized will to learn.

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30 Lessons For Teachers From Dr. Seuss - TeachThought

30 Lessons For Teachers From Dr. Seuss - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Dr. Seuss is gold–whimsical and visually interesting traipses through surreal worlds, and always full of life advice.

And life advice is learning advice, and learning advice–well, that’s why we’re all here, yes?

There are themes below that apply directly to the responsibilities of a teacher. Let’s face it–teaching is an emotional roller coaster, and a microcosm for life itself, full of tedium and wonder, disappointment and triumph, down days and days to celebrate. Take #11 for example–you have brains in your head and feet on your choose, you can steer yourself any direction you choose–can be both encouragement to elementary students, or high school students taking themselves–and life–too seriously

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Ms. Walton's curator insight, June 6, 2015 6:49 PM

Children's books are not only for children. We can always learn! 

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9 Awesome Pinterest Classroom Ideas and Activities

9 Awesome Pinterest Classroom Ideas and Activities | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Check out these 9 great Pinterest classroom ideas for exploring the power of social media platform Pinterest in different classroom activities for learning,

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Learning: It's All About the Connections

Learning: It's All About the Connections | Education Matters | Scoop.it

I've written about connections before in It’s All About Connection. Today, though, I was thinking about all of the connections important for learning. 


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, June 1, 2015 5:42 PM

Jackie Gerstein shares the connections she believes "can/should be part of both formal and informal education".

Carmen Ramos's curator insight, June 2, 2015 2:54 PM

Vernetztes Lernen.

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Keep this in mind when you start learning in Klassikka!

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15 Characteristics of a 21st century teacher

15 Characteristics of a 21st century teacher | Education Matters | Scoop.it
15 characteristics of a 21st century teacher.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 1, 2015 11:15 PM
15 characteristics of a 21st century teacher.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator


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This article shares some interesting things that make up a 21st century teacher. How many of these are you already doing?

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Why Teachers and Students Should Blog

Why Teachers and Students Should Blog | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Blogs are surprisingly easy to use. They require minimum technical knowledge and are quickly and easily created and maintained

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Learning How To Learn: Why You Need To Face Difficulty

Learning How To Learn: Why You Need To Face Difficulty | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The way we learn is outdated. Schools don’t get it right, and we’re starting to see why.
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The 21st Century Skills You Need For Today's Job Market

The 21st Century Skills You Need For Today's Job Market | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills identifies the must-have skills for the post-industrial creative economy and I believe the best way to develop is through self-directed learning.

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3 Interesting Tools for Creating Maps with Students

3 Interesting Tools for Creating Maps with Students | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Today we are introducing you to some good web tools to use for creating maps with students.  These are new tools that we are featuring here for the first time. Using these tools students will be able to create custom maps, draw on maps, insert text and custom images to their maps, place markers, and many more.

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3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers

3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | eSkills

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | eSkills | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 15, 2015 10:15 AM

Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.


Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 15, 2015 11:24 AM

For EFL/ESL teachers who teach content along with English, here are some helpful sites for teaching math.  

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Math can be fun.

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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean?

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Some Excellent Lesson Plan Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Excellent Lesson Plan Templates for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

A lesson plan is teachers’ roadmap to designing and delivering pedagogically successful lessons. Effective lesson planning also helps teachers make sure they meet their teaching goals while boosting students learning. To help you make the best of your lesson planning practice, we are introducing you to some very good resources where you can access and download ready-made lesson plan templates and printables. You can use these materials to design your own lessons.

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5 ways to truly create a culture of innovation in your school - Daily Genius

5 ways to truly create a culture of innovation in your school - Daily Genius | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Schools and organisations which say they are looking to innovate and find new models for education are just as often to be found resorting to re-naming their head of IT as ‘Head of Innovation’ and sticking motivational posters on the staffroom wall which talk about ‘impossible is nothing’, but offer nothing more than flim-flam.

So, when you’ve still got to deliver high grade exam results, how do you start to create a culture which delivers new ideas and new ways to implement them? Well, you could do worse than follow these:"


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5 Tech Tools to Encourage Critical Thinking

5 Tech Tools to Encourage Critical Thinking | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Jessica Sanders from the online fundraising platform Learn2Earn introduces 5 amazing tools teachers can use to foster critical thinking in their classroom.

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Jared's comment, October 20, 2015 12:51 AM
Awesome ICT tools to promote critical thinking! These can be very useful in a classroom and would also be engaging. This would bring the fun in critical thinking. I particularly like the MindMeister. It's a great tool for mind mapping and allows them to be able to see the bigger picture.
Madeleine Carr's comment, October 26, 2015 12:20 AM
This article has given me some great ideas for using ICT in my classroom. I really liked process on, which i believe will be useful and relevant in a stage 6 classroom. I feel as if the students will love the interaction in the classroom. I also believe they will assist in developing geographical skills.
Matt Bond's comment, November 27, 2015 6:07 PM
This Scoop It has opened new ways of including ICT into my classroom. The methods shown are inclusive of areas of Blooms taxonomy as well as being highly effective for students as we prepare them for life outside of school life where they have to work with a team and not individually and be able to problem solve different aspects, which is evident in these activities.
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Blended learning and how you can do it yourself

Blended learning and how you can do it yourself | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Learn how to build simple, effective blended learning assets to support e-learning and face-to-face courses today.

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Why education needs more fuzzy thinking | eSkills

Why education needs more fuzzy thinking | eSkills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As the future becomes increasingly unknowable, we must abandon a rigid hierarchy of subjects for a flexible yet ambitious approach.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 


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The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching

The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. This is a phrase that has become synonymous with the work we have done with building teachers’ reflective capacity. With a century’s worth of research touting the benefits of self-reflection and a slew of tools to help teachers (and the coaches and administrators who support them) strengthen their reflective habits, the causative relationship between the two is growing more evident

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An Interesting Collection of Visual Learning Tools for

An Interesting Collection of Visual Learning Tools for | Education Matters | Scoop.it

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then perhaps a lesson that engages a student's visual perception is worth a thousand lectures. Here are some tools to help craft visuals to augment your next lesson

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3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class

3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class | Education Matters | Scoop.it
May 29, 2015
Below are three of our favourite web tools for creating picture quotes.  You can use these tools with your students to create beautiful quote posters for your class. These picture...

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Tom Perran's curator insight, May 30, 2015 7:10 AM

Been looking for something like this. Very user-friendly!

Audrey Menard's curator insight, August 1, 2015 2:17 PM
Say more with a picture