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Back to School: Goal Setting With Your Students

Back to School: Goal Setting With Your Students | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Dara Feldman, in her inspiring new book, The Heart of Education, makes a strong point that every child--indeed, every person--is endowed with the capacity to live a happy, principled life. What is needed is some direction and support to make this happen, and the start of school is an ideal time to set this in motion.

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22 Simple Examples Of Social Media In The Classroom

22 Simple Examples Of Social Media In The Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Social media in the classroom, while not perfect, has its benefits.

 

 

Though many teachers are (perhaps wisely) forbidden to “friend” students on facebook, that doesn’t mean that facebook–and social media at large–are without merit in education.

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How MOOCs Will Revolutionize Corporate Learning And Development

How MOOCs Will Revolutionize Corporate Learning And Development | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Before Intel giant McAfee revamped its new-hire orientation, it was over 80 hours long and consisted of roughly 40 hours of pre-work, 5 days of on-site training, and a “robust” syllabus of post-work, meant to be completed at home.

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Doing More And Learning More With Diigo

Doing More And Learning More With Diigo | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Recently, I was asked why do I use Diigo for my social bookmarking tool. The more I thought about it the more I needed to write about all the great features Diigo is not just for regular ol' users but has some great features for educators too.


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I use Scoop.it for things I plan on sharing, and Diigo mostly for organizing things for myself, but it is a powerful social bookmarking site.  Steven Anderson explains the wonders of Diigo in this post.

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How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use Them Right

How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use Them Right | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Catherine Lacey, a student at the University of Western Australia, is a Level 40 Hero in biology.

 

That’s her ranking on OpenStudy, where she spends up to 30 hours per week answering homework questions posed by students around the world.

 

Hero is the hardest badge to attain on the site, indicating considerable time spent helping other students. And Lacey doesn’t just help beginners—one of the many merit badges she’s earned from OpenStudy is for tutoring students in MIT open biology courses."


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5 Flipped Classroom Issues (And Solutions) For Teachers

5 Flipped Classroom Issues (And Solutions) For Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it
There are some issues that come up when you have a flipped classroom. Here are tips and solutions for teachers living on the flip side.
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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Education Matters | Scoop.it
How to create a community of learners. Reflective prompts for students, teacher and principals. Modeled on Bloom's approach to thinking.

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EdTech Isn't Optional, It's Essential - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

EdTech Isn't Optional, It's Essential - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
EdTech isn't optional, it's essential - Infographic includes answers to some of the questions asked in a national online survey of teachers and administrators, conducted for Common Sense Media's Graphite.
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Breaking news from the Farm since 1892

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Important perspective on the right way to flip learning.

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Best Technological Ways to Increase Engagement in Classroom

Best Technological Ways to Increase Engagement in Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Some of the great tips and best technological practices from across the globe for teachers to increase engagement in the classroom.
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New Detailed Taxonomy Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Detailed Taxonomy Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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Badges For Learning: An Abridged Recent History | Online Leadership Program

Badges For Learning: An Abridged Recent History | Online Leadership Program | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Great overview of the concept of badges in games, edugames, and education.  Don't judge the competen...

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How Personalized Learning Can Impact Education

How Personalized Learning Can Impact Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Personalized learning means individualization and differentiation of one’s learning to meet a student’s individual interests, needs, expectations and activities.
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5 Ways To Make Students Better At Sharing Online - Edudemic

5 Ways To Make Students Better At Sharing Online - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Sharing is something that all human beings need to effectively know how to do. It begins with teaching toddlers to share their toys, and from there it never ends. As those toddlers turn in to teenagers who turn in to college students, they learn a new type of sharing that is important in the digital age: social sharing. Being able to share things effectively in the social media world is important for students to understand, as it helps them better their personal brands and recognition.

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5 Educational Websites To Keep Kids Learning - Edudemic

5 Educational Websites To Keep Kids Learning - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Options for great fun and educational websites that will keep your kids busy and help them learn something during the rest of summer break.

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Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think

Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As an elementary teacher, I can’t help but notice that children today want quick answers and do not take the time to think things through.
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On The Potential and Hurdles of the Flipped Classroom: An Interview with Flipped Learning's Jonathan Bergmann

On The Potential and Hurdles of the Flipped Classroom: An Interview with Flipped Learning's Jonathan Bergmann | Education Matters | Scoop.it

This week we talked with Flipped Learning’s Jonathan Bergman; teacher, writer and  educational coach who is passionate about helping educators figure out what is  best for their students in their classroom.

 

 

Bergmann has over 24 years of experience as a high school science  teacher and in 2002 he received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math  and Science Teaching. He also serves on the advisory board for TED-Ed,  an online educational video platform.

 

 

 

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Teaching for the 21st Century:Why Creativity Now? A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

Teaching for the 21st Century:Why Creativity Now? A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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"Creativity: It's been maligned, neglected, and misunderstood. But it's finally coming into its own. Here, creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for creativity as the crucial 21st century skill we'll need to solve today's pressing problems. Sir Ken led the British government's 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements. His most recent book, The Element (Viking Adult, 2009), looks at human creativity and education. He is also the author of Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative (Capstone Publishing Limited, 2001)."

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Meet your child's new teacher: the iPad - Telegraph

Meet your child's new teacher: the iPad - Telegraph | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Every pupil in Thailand already has one. In Britain, it could one day replace lessons and teachers themselves. But is the iPad doing students more harm than good? Julia Llewellyn Smith reports.
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Teachers Roadmap to The Use of Twitter in Education

Teachers Roadmap to The Use of Twitter in Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Stanford Daily | The Flipped, Flipped Classroom

Breaking news from the Farm since 1892

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Important perspective on the right way to flip learning.

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Why Should You Try Game-Based Learning? - Edudemic

Why Should You Try Game-Based Learning? - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
This visual takes a look at how game-based learning activities are designed, why they work, and how well they work in classrooms. Keep reading to learn more.
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3 Awesome Stories Featuring What Learning Might Look Like in the Future

3 Awesome Stories Featuring What Learning Might Look Like in the Future | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Do you wonder what the school of  tomorrow looks like or what the future of education holds? So do we. That's why Pearson's Research & Innovation Network is sharing a new series of videos that show what learning may look like in just a few years.

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Few Amazing Ways Educators Are Using Learnist - EdTechReview (ETR)

Few Amazing Ways Educators Are Using Learnist - EdTechReview (ETR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Teaching a concept with great visuals helps students learn quickly and very effectively. We provide you with information about an educational social networking site “Learnist” which helps educators to deliver lessons interactively with great visuals.

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Several  ways I hadn't thought of to engage students in lessons.

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Social enterprises aid innovation in education

Social enterprises aid innovation in education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
A new breed of social enterprises are relieving education of budgetary burdens and providing inspirational experiences
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