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The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education -- Campus Technology

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education -- Campus Technology | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition, released today by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative.

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How do Leaders Learn to Lead?

How do Leaders Learn to Lead? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
How do leaders go through the learning process? What are the formative and informative experiences that influence leaders? How do they reflect on events and truly learn from their mistakes and successes? How do they unlearn dysfunctional habits? How do they become more self-aware? Gerard Seijts explored these questions for his recent book, Good Leaders Learn: Lessons From Lifetimes of Leadership. Through 30-plus probing interviews with senior leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors he brings to light lessons on the importance of life-long learning. Below are some of the most important lessons he identified.
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9 Ways To Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes - TeachThought

9 Ways To Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Most people have heard the sayings “You learn from your mistakes” or “Adversity is the school of wisdom“. Meanwhile, it is a general consensus that making mistakes is an important part of the learning process. This is because if, instead of giving up in frustration after making a mistake, we work constructively to understand the mistake, the strategy to solve the problem stays with us better than if we just memorize the solution.

Despite this, in our educational system, mistakes are more often punished than seen as an opportunity to learn. What then can we do to help our students learn from their mistakes? First, let’s take a look at how mistakes can stimulate the learning process.

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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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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, February 9, 2015 9:47 PM

What could be some of the characteristics of a highly effective learning environment?

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5 Things You May Not Know About Google Classroom

5 Things You May Not Know About Google Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
  Google Classroom solves so many challenges when using digital tools with students. Here are 5 things you may not know about using Google Classroom. 1. Student View is Different from Teacher ...

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DailyEnglish's curator insight, February 4, 2015 2:36 PM

for all our teachers 

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Amy in ATL's curator insight, February 4, 2015 7:36 PM

This looks interesting and would definitely be a way to interact with elementary students In Art. Free for educators. It would be interesting to see how this would work with iPad integration or if primarily used with Goofor Chrome Books.

Megan Bowhers's curator insight, February 12, 2015 3:04 PM

Google Tips for the Classroom

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Teacher-tested Tools for Flipped Classroom

Teacher-tested Tools for Flipped Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Whether you are just dipping your toe in flipped classroom instruction or have been carrying it out already, the right tools can make a big difference. Here are a set of teacher-tested tools that may help. 

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A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom ~

A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom ~ | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Looking for a short insightful overview of the Flipped Classroom concept? Dr Jackie Gerstein has this wonderful video clip where she explains the essence of flipped classroom. The video is very short, a little over 2 minutes but it really does the job. For those of you looking for more resources and guides on how to integrate this flipped learning paradigm into their instruction, this section has tons of materials to browse through.

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16 Habits of Mind Essential for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

16 Habits of Mind Essential for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Below are 16 habits of mind our students need to develop in order to guarantee an optimal learning experience. These are cognitive processes that work at an analytic level to enhance one's mental and conceptual capacities in  analysing and understanding things. Different as they are, these mind habits when taken together constitute the essence of a growth mindset needed for a balanced intellectual, social and physical development of the individual.

The 16 habits of mind is a work realized by Habitsofmind.org which is a very good platform that provides a wide variety of teaching materials and resources for teachers and educators. The chart  is not really visually enhanced and I found it hard to peruse it so I went ahead and prepared this paraphrased  script for you.

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9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD - Edutopia

9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD - Edutopia | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Many schools across the country have professional development days built into their calendar and regularly send teachers to sessions related to their discipline or passion. These are great opportunities to collaborate with staff members in your building and meet educators with similar goals in nearby schools. If your school doesn’t have the resources or hasn't created space in your schedule for valuable professional development, there are ways that you can take ownership of your PD. These nine quick tips are for teachers looking to make the most of the knowledge within their own school building, maximize their use of social media, and connect with faraway teacher friends.

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Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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Making All Learners Feel Competent

Making All Learners Feel Competent | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Our Pedagogical Imperative: Making All Learners Feel Competent

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, January 20, 2015 8:09 PM

Thoughtful article about our job as educators

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Google Classroom is definitely one of the best platforms out there for enhancing teachers workflow. It provides a set of powerful features that make  it an ideal tool to use with students. ‘Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.’

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Five New Google Classroom Features Teachers Should Know about

Five New Google Classroom Features Teachers Should Know about | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Google Classroom which is only six months old has managed to host over 30 million assignments turned in by teachers and students. This is a big sign that the tool is being widely endorsed within the education community particularly in the States. With this increasing popularity of Google Classroom, Google released today some new updates to enhance its performance and make it more mobile friendly. The major  update is the release of Google Classroom apps for both iPad and Android . Accompanied with this updates comes a bunch of new features:

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Leadership as the Search for Greater Coherence

Leadership as the Search for Greater Coherence | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Literature around leadership is not hard to come by, but there are few texts that examine the process of leadership from where it begins – in the leader’s mind. Below, Nathan Harter analyses how great leaders have embraced the often complex multiplicity of their decisions and so brought coherence to their leadership.
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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Lucidchart is an easy tool to use to create flowcharts, mindmaps, and graphic organizers. Lucidchart offers a simple drag and drop interface for creating flow charts, organizational charts, mind maps, and other types of diagrams. To create with Lucidchart just select elements from the menus and drag them to the canvas. You can re-size any element and type text within elements on your chart. Arrows and connecting lines can be re-sized, repositioned, and labeled to bring clarity to your diagrams.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 13, 2015 11:11 AM

Apps for Google doc integration and creation of charts.

Locke Chastaine's curator insight, February 13, 2015 3:08 PM

I always struggle with graphics. 

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, February 15, 2015 10:10 AM

#tecnicas

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Book Writer: App Allows Students to Create Their Own eBooks

Book Writer: App Allows Students to Create Their Own eBooks | Education Matters | Scoop.it

After reading online reviews and testing the app with my students for several weeks, I can endorse Book Writer as the best eBook creator for iOS. Compared to similar apps, Book Writer offers more multimedia features and is better suited for a large age range.

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The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic

The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others.

This inspirational graphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that allowed them to grow.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

 

 


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Beatrice Josse's curator insight, February 15, 2015 10:09 AM

Quelques attitudes essentielles à retenir pour un professeur des écoles compétent. À relier avec le référentiel de compétences du professeur. 

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 24, 2015 1:47 PM

I'm loving this as a look at teaching in 2015, and a professional development growth mindset.  

Ian Lowe's curator insight, May 24, 2015 3:45 AM

very similar to Dweck Mindset work. be reflective, try new ideas, embrace change....i ant do that...yet

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What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Are you still wondering what Google Classroom is all about and whether you should start using it or not? This video explanation created by Amy Mayer is a definitely a must watch. Amy provides a concise overview of the current features of Google Classroom. She started with the things you can do with Google Classroom and used some examples of how teachers are implementing it in their classrooms; how it is used for assignments, how it is integrated with Google Drive, how teachers share files and documents, and many more. Amy also talked about some other features such as how to manage your ‘students tab’ to either allow or disallow students to post comments and interact with you. You will also get to know how to generate a class code that students can use to join your class and other pretty cool stuff that you can do on Google Classroom.
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A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills

A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Here is another great resource from Dr. Jackie Gerstein, one of our favourite EdTech bloggers. Jackie designed this beautiful chart featuring  12  attributes and skills that teachers should tend to in their instruction. You can use it as a self-assessment checklist to help you evaluate your teaching practice.

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Less is More for Teachers (and Better for Students!)

Less is More for Teachers (and Better for Students!) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Stepping back from a load-weary model to glimpse a new paradigm’s potential. SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Conjure an image of a school. Visualize yourself entering a classroom. Students and a...


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Stepping back from a load-weary model to glimpse a new paradigm’s potential. SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Conjure an image of a school. Visualize yourself entering a classroom. Students and a...

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Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube

Fantastic Resources for Teaching Using YouTube | Education Matters | Scoop.it

YouTube is definitely one of the best platforms for searching and accessing  educational video resources. We have already covered several ways teachers can leverage the  power of this platform in instruction. In fact, the strength of YouTube is not only in it being a resource of educational videos but is also a powerful tool for creating and editing videos. Several teachers still overlook some excellent editing features and creative possibilities that YouTube provides. For instance, you can use YouTube editor to create beautiful slideshows and presentations to share in class, or create use it to create a Hangout  and invite students to take part. These and several other hacks are all available right in your YouTube account and if you need help discovering YouTube's hidden gems, this section is a good place to start with.

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Critical Friends: Building A Culture of Collaboration Between Teachers

Critical Friends: Building A Culture of Collaboration Between Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

At New Tech Network, the Critical Friends protocol is an opportunity for colleagues to engage in honest conversations about teaching and learning.

 

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Collaboration:

 

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

 

Global Collaboration:

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 

 

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 24, 2015 5:03 PM

At New Tech Network, the Critical Friends protocol is an opportunity for colleagues to engage in honest conversations about teaching and learning.


Learn more:


Collaboration:


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


Global Collaboration:


-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 24, 2015 8:37 PM
Teaching is often done in isolation. We need to meet each other face-to-face and in the virtual space. @ivon_ehd1
Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, January 27, 2015 6:13 AM

An interesting take on projects that can offer teachers support - being resilient, is more than just individual strength. It's about peer cooperation, and the sharing of experiences. EdTech can help. 

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Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand -

Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment To Understand - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Whole Child Learning is a thing; Whole Teaching should be a thing too, no?


Here at TeachThought, Jackie Gerstein’s usergeneratededucation is at the top of our reading list, in large part for her thinking about the human side of formal education. Much of our content–that is, the content here at TeachThought, and that on her site–overlaps because of our shared perspective on teaching and learning: self-directed learning, the role of play in learning, the idea of citizenship, student-centered learning (and student-centered teaching), and more.

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12 Ways Teachers Can use Google Classroom

12 Ways Teachers Can use Google Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Google Classroom which is only six months old has managed to host over 30 million assignments turned in by teachers and students. This is a big sign that the tool is being widely endorsed within the education community particularly in the States. With this increasing popularity of Google Classroom, Google recently released some new updates to enhance its performance and make it more mobile friendly. The major update is the release of Google Classroom apps for both iPad and Android .

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy -teachbytes

25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy -teachbytes | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Recently, I’ve been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I’ve posted a couple of articles about Pinterest before, and I’ve noticed that it is very popular among educators for both personal and classroom use. As I researched (and procrastinated) I started developing a running list of different ways Pinterest could be tied back in with Bloom’s taxonomy, which is my go-to for aligning technology tools with educational standards. Today, I finally sat down and put all of that together into a nifty graphic!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, January 26, 2015 5:09 PM

I like the added effort and applicable results - so happy it has been shared!!!!