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Why It's Time For Teachers To Embrace Twitter

Why It's Time For Teachers To Embrace Twitter | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Twitter, and its role in teacher professional learning, is one of the hottest trends in teaching today.

 

As a connected educator I have written and presented many times about the amazing things that happen on Twitter for teachers who actively use it. The PLN has done more than give teachers access to an international cohort but has, myself included, helped rejuvenate teaching and challenged us to improve what we do.

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5 Crucial Strategies to Prepare Students for The Future

5 Crucial Strategies to Prepare Students for The Future | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Here is another awesome infographic I have recently stumbled upon on Learndash. The graphic outlines 5 ways to prepare students for future. It also features some interesting stats concerning the digital behaviour of today's learners. In a nutshell, to prepare learners for tomorrows job market, teachers need to draw on these strategies : Using videos, embracing video games, encouraging on the go study or mobile learning, teaching digital citizenship, and flipping the classroom. Have a look below to learn more about these strategies.

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Classroom Flipping: Jump Over The Hurdles

Classroom Flipping: Jump Over The Hurdles | Education Matters | Scoop.it

When technology boomed inside the territories of the global hemisphere, all aspects of human life were vastly affected. Especially, the educational sector brought in huge wonders. Students were shoved off the heavy burden of following the same boring conventional educational methods.

 

 “Classroom flipping” was a hit, resulting in wide smiles on the murky faces of students and revival of new spirit of teaching in teachers.

 

To begin with, classroom flipping requires that you reach to every student effectively. Listen to their queries, do on-the-spot mentoring and get them to pursue the rest of the class activities with enthusiasm. This process is successful only when instructions are moved from group learning space to individual learning space. Now what the hurdle here could be:

 

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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 30, 2013 6:34 PM

Flipped classroom

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Few Great Ways to Teach Skills like Critical thinking and Problem Solving - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Few Great Ways to Teach Skills like Critical thinking and Problem Solving - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
This guide focuses on two important 21st century skills, Critical thinking and Problem solving, and how to teach them to students.
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Why Technology is Inevitable in the Vision of a 21st Century School?

Why Technology is Inevitable in the Vision of a 21st Century School? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Let’s learn about the vision and the role of technology in 21st Century Education.
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The Social Learning Revolution & What it means for Higher Education

The Social Learning Revolution & What it means for Higher Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it

by Jane Hart

 

"Here are the slides I used for my closing keynote at the WCET Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado last week. I’ve added a few pieces of text to make the slideset a bit more understandable.

 

"For more information about the resources we are building to help university and college students acquire the new skills and toolset for this new world of work and learning, visit aLifeOfJobs.com."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

Hart is one of the people whose thought leadership I look to on a consistent basis.


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Dr Jay Cohen's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:38 PM

Social learning in the workplace - powerful, modern and relevant

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Who’d be a School Leader? Current and Future Challenges

Who’d be a School Leader? Current and Future Challenges | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Strong school leadership is viewed as especially important for the regeneration of failing schools. Below, Peter Earley draws upon recent research into school leadership in England to discuss some of the challenges faced now and in the future, and presents key messages about how school leaders should work to ensure improved school performance.

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Nuts and Bolts: From Classroom to Online, Think “Transform” not “Transfer” by Jane Bozarth

Nuts and Bolts: From Classroom to Online, Think “Transform” not “Transfer” by Jane  Bozarth | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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8 Excellent New iPad Apps for Teachers

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Similar to the lists I would publish here featuring the new releases in the field of web-based digital tools, I am also starting a new section here  where I will be sharing a weekly post outlining the new educational apps recently released. The purpose is to enable those of you who do not have time to go online and search apps, provide them with a platform where they could easily access and be up to date with the latest releases in the field of educational mobile apps.

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What Is A Flipped Classroom?

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Flipped classrooms are one of the more popular trends we've seen since Edudemic was created, and it is certainly one of the most long- lasting.
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process. (A great infographic on learning theories, including the role of connectivism!

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Ling Tzi Yeoh's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:02 AM

A useful platform for teachers to share.

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:03 PM

Understanding how learning works helps both teachers and students.

Javier Duque's curator insight, November 18, 2013 10:21 PM

Una interesante infografía sobre´teorías de aprendizaje y sus caracterísiticas. La conclusión de la misma es que el "conectivismo" es la teoría general de aprendizaje que recoge en la era digital las aportaciones de las anteriores teorías.

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Gus on the Go- Teach Your Kid a Foreign Language

Gus on the Go- Teach Your Kid a Foreign Language | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Gus on the Go is the language learning app that you should look for. It is a wonderful learning tool that helps you teach your child the vocabulary of a spoken language.
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How Can Technology Enhance Student Creativity?

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Here’s how various technological tools help enhance student creativity.
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Managing the Perfect Classroom

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Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, co-authors of the forthcoming Young Learners series, Oxford Discover, share some classroom management tips. 

 

As teachers of young learners, we all know the benefits of a well-managed classroom. Our students are alert, focused, and excited to learn. All of our energies can go into teaching the lesson, rather than dealing with management issues. So how can we achieve this perfect classroom?

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A Must See Visual Featuring 27 Ways to Check Your Students Understanding Learning


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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:32 PM

Great ideas to embed in programs to ensure formativ assessment is part of all your teaching.

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What Does It Take to Create Effective eLearning

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This infographic highlights the five key skill sets required to develop effective e-learning as well as the primary contributions of each team member.
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Tablets are changing the classroom

Tablets are changing the classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As curriculum meshes with technology in the classroom, teachers are discovering that tablets can be game-changers.

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6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever

6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Want to know what college will look like in 10, 20, 30 years? Here are six predictions from some of the brightest minds in academia and business.

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Choice Equals Power: How to Motivate Students to Learn - Mind/Shift

Choice Equals Power: How to Motivate Students to Learn - Mind/Shift | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Public school teacher Larry Ferlazzo shares ideas and tips about how to balance curriculum needs, test prep and the bigger goal of helping students develop the motivation to learn for themselves.

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Ken Bevel's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:10 AM

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 26, 2013 2:20 AM

Great one

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Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology

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Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology - The Huffington Post

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:51 AM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Sridevi Parthasarathy's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:43 PM

The most powerful thought this article provokes, is the need to empower children to feel independent and take pride in their ideas. Education is no longer about a tedious transfer of information but facilitating innovation in learning and debating differences. This will call for  a radical change in the way we view our education system, especially in India. We claim to mimic the traditional Gurukul system  which called for experiencing life while learning from it; but we go against every construct of experience and believe that recall of knowledge is way to suceed. The Social Media could contribute greatly in this process of debate, as long as we put in regulators to help people focus.

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Open Badges: a visual, learner-centric approach to recognising achievement

Open Badges: a visual, learner-centric approach to recognising achievement | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Open Badges are online indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom. In order to understand how badges might be used to support learning and development in higher education.

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20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About - Edudemic

20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology resources that can make their teaching job more effective.
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How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process

How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Like Iron Man soaring out of the sky to save the day, the inquiry process can help save your tail when tasked with learning just about anything.
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Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic

Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Blended learning can create new career opportunities and improve conditions for teachers. As student roles evolve within a more personalized, tech-rich learning environment, teacher roles should evolve accordingly."

 


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SJ Parle's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:38 PM

I think that we're already on our way through this process. This infographic serves as a concise summary, although I would question some aspects - not sure that our earning potential is improved -?

 

Jacqueline Panvini De Rubin's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:49 AM

Necesidad de cambios curriculares, aprendizaje colaborativo.

Profesor Mills's curator insight, November 17, 2013 9:43 AM

Students can become digital leaders & teachers also 

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Blogs: An Important Part of Your PLN - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Blogs: An Important Part of Your PLN - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Blogs play a direct and significant role in forming your Personal Learning Network (PLN ).
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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:15 AM

This is a very important topic that all professionals in any industry should take seriously.