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Social media transforms lessons

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Forget the blackboard and the chalk. In fact, forget the whiteboard and the markers.

 

The exercise books, the textbooks and the stationery can also be packed away. There is no need for any of them in the classroom of the future.

 

A room full of students with a tablet each and a teacher with an enthusiasm for social media is all that is required to engage developing minds.

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5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About - Edudemic

5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The EDTech industry is yet in its infancy and is expected to grow cumulatively at the rate of 23 percent in the next five years. It is anticipated to be a $255 billion global business in the next 5 years (by 2017) as per GSV Advisors. E-learning is undoubtedly the future of the education industry.
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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

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"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have (New!

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Using Social Media in Education to Effect Positive Global Change

Using Social Media in Education to Effect Positive Global Change | Education Matters | Scoop.it
There is no doubt we now live in challenging times on Planet Earth.  Our burgeoning human population is seven billion and rising.  Resources are diminishing and our iconic species are disappearing ...

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Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/for-a-better-world-test/


http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/


David Hain's curator insight, February 2, 2014 4:35 AM

We can now all make a #diference to cause we believe in without leaving our room.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 5, 2014 5:01 AM

Using Social Media in Education to Effect Positive Global Change

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The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom

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As one of the most popular trends in education in recent memory, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the flipped classroom. But what is it about a classroom that’s been flipped that makes it unique?

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5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom

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I am of course a huge project-based learning (PBL) nerd and advocate. I am also an advocate for the flipped classroom, yet at the same time I also have my concerns about flipping a classroom. This model still hinges upon great teachers, and engaging curriculum and instruction. So why not combine PBL and the flipped classroom? It can be an excellent match when you consider some of the following tips. Even Salman Khan believes that the flipped classroom can create the space for PBL.

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What You Should Know About Education In Finland - Edudemic

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This takes an in-depth look at some of the details behind the success of education in Finland, and what makes it work so well.
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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers

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Education to employment: Getting Europe’s youth into work | McKinsey & Company

Education to employment: Getting Europe’s youth into work | McKinsey & Company | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Youth unemployment across the European Union remains unacceptably high, to the detriment of current and future generations. Addressing it requires understanding its causes and then relentlessly pursuing solutions.
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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? | Education Matters | Scoop.it

To survive in a time of rapidly changing technology, colleges and universities need to change their existing business models. Each higher education institution needs to develop a strategy that will take advantage of the opportunities presented by technology-enhanced learning to expand its educational mission and provide flexibility for its students.


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Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, January 19, 2014 5:36 AM

who knows?

Gestión del Conocimiento's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:27 PM

Analiza el papel de las TICS en la Gestión del Conocimiento.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:54 PM

Embrace the change

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Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning

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Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students.
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Hard to Imagine When Need for Education Revolution Has Been Greater

Hard to Imagine When Need for Education Revolution Has Been Greater | Education Matters | Scoop.it
our education systems are failing to adequately prepare all students with the essential 21st century knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in life, career and citizenship. But less are aware about the reasons behind the broken system.
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What Can LEGOs Teach Us?

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Not only do LEGOs have a long history in the realm of play, they also offer endless creative opportunities and hold quite a bit of teaching and learning power. And many teachers are already harnessing that in their own classrooms.
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Beyond Angry Birds, Five Apps That Test Your Physics Skills

Beyond Angry Birds, Five Apps That Test Your Physics Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Here are five other games for the Angry Birds fan that do an even better job of integrating physics and problem solving into addictive, just-one-more-try experiences.
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9 Apps and Tools for Teaching Physics

9 Apps and Tools for Teaching Physics | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Physics is one of the most difficult subjects for students to learn and an incredibly difficult one for teachers to find quality apps for use in the classroom.

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Robert Dart's curator insight, February 3, 2014 1:01 AM

Some good games here. Will take a while to get through these.

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Useful apps

Heb Morales's curator insight, November 9, 2014 11:20 AM

GRAVITY LAB  LA MEJOR!  

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Top 5 Emerging Educational Technologies Infographic

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From Kindergarden to college, emerging technologies are continuing to revolutionize educational environments. The Top 5 Emerging Educational Technologies

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5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom

5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

I am of course a huge project-based learning (PBL) nerd and advocate. I am also an advocate for the flipped classroom, yet at the same time I also have my concerns about flipping a classroom.

 

This model still hinges upon great teachers, and engaging curriculum and instruction. So why not combine PBL and the flipped classroom? It can be an excellent match when you consider some of the following tips. Even Salman Khan believes that the flipped classroom can create the space for PBL.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:15 PM

Flipped classroom takes on a different perspective with the Asian language and culture. This process has to be "a step at a time" approach for my ESL students. They do not like to read English. The trick is to incorporate the reading in a modified project-based jigsaw teaching approach. This integrates all skills with a themed presentation and collaborated learning.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:32 AM

PBL and the flipped classroom model can play well together. In fact, PBL can make it better when students are engaged in authentic work and given voice and choice in how and what they want and need to learn

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"Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

"Why Do We Need to Learn This?" | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler shares three methods for connecting students with the relevance of what they're learning: getting them to accept the unknown, getting them to laugh, and connecting the information to their life goals.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, January 24, 2014 6:54 PM

Good ideas for answering the inevitable questions, especially in Math class?

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The Current State Of MOOCs

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MOOCs are still eliciting buzz in the academic world. But MOOCs are about more than just education - they are a huge social presence and inhabit a network of their own.

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What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

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'Learning thrives on error'

"Among all the influences that can make a profound difference in student learning is how we think about our role!  So, start with looking inward and ask about the mind frames you have as an educator. 

It is through these mind frames that we make decisions in the classroom and school, and it is argued that educators highly imbued with these mind frames are among the high impact educators."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 15, 2014 6:18 PM

Teachers need to recast themselves as learners alongside students. The days of the expert are behind us despite the advent of TED talks and other media where we still seem to think the sage on the stage is the way to impart knowledge, wisdom, and truth. There are moments for that, but learning is very relational, contingent, contextual, and personal.

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What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?
Terry Doherty's curator insight, January 27, 2014 5:48 PM

I like the approach of "walking in their shoes" to describe how educators effect an interest in learning.

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4 Tips To Help Students Start Blogging - Edudemic

4 Tips To Help Students Start Blogging - Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“Ms. Clark, I can’t believe it! Someone from Argentina and New Zealand just read my blog!” This kind of wide-eyed excitement is why I have been blogging with my students for nearly 10 years.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 14, 2014 6:17 AM

This is perfect for my planning this year. I love the idea of beginning with a paper blog nd asking for critical feedback from classmates. Great way to reinforce the idea of a community of learners.

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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class.
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Problem-Solving Activities With the Help of Technology

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There can be different approaches to teaching problem-solving with the aid of technology.
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