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Excellent Apps and Tools to Enhance Math Understanding

Excellent Apps and Tools to Enhance Math Understanding | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Leslie Taylor's curator insight, December 8, 2014 5:28 PM

Found this site. Hope there are some ideas you can use.

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes | Education Matters | Scoop.it

by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams

 

"When the subject of the flipped class comes up, many educators see how it applies to academic subjects like math and science education, but don't realize that the methodology has applications in a wide array of other classes. According to a survey of 2358 teachers by the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning (PDF, 1.2MB), 33 percent of those teachers who are flipping their classes are math teachers, 38 percent are science teachers, and 23 percent teach English language arts and social studies. But can you flip the other subjects? Can you flip an elementary classroom? The answer is a resounding yes.

"To flip the non-flippable classes, teachers need to ask this key question: What is the best use of my face-to-face time with students? Since every teacher has a specified amount of time with his or her students per week, we must consider how to maximize that class time. The answer to this question will be vastly different for an elementary teacher compared to a middle school PE teacher compared to a high school English teacher. Though there is no one way to answer this question, there is a "wrong" answer: information dissemination. Lower-level cognitive information should be moved out of the group space and into the individual space where students can consume data at their own pace and interact with the content in a manner that meets their individual needs. And as teachers answer this question, their class will be transformed into a center of learning where students are applying, analyzing, and creating content, rather than simply acquiring information."


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 2014 3:10 PM

This article and video help instructors figure out how to best "flip" their course, regardless of subject matter or grade level. Any flippers out there care to share their experiences?

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Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Terry Heick looks at what reflection is, how it works as both a private and shared activity, and why teachers need it in their toolkit.
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This Is Why You Should Use Infographics in Education

This Is Why You Should Use Infographics in Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Today as I was curating  a list of tools to use for creating infograhics in class, I came across this interesting visual created by  Anethicalisland.  The visual provides a succinct overview of what infographics are, reasons to use them in class, and some of the benefits behind using them in instruction. For instance, using infographics for learning is supported by research done in different areas including Bloom's taxonomy, brain studies, and Gagne events. Read on to learn more about the importance of infographics and stay tuned for a post that I will share later today featuring some great web tools to use with students to create educational infographics.

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4 best practices for Flipped Classroom implementation

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"The flipped classroom model has undeniably become a go-to learning model in the digital age of higher education, but what have educators learned since the model’s debut? What are the best practices that work?"


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Lindsay Gaughan's curator insight, December 3, 2014 3:16 PM

This is a great article

Amy Dooley's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:35 AM

Thinking about trying this for some of the Audio Recording modules. 

Allison Steineker's curator insight, June 9, 1:31 PM

Exploring the flipped classroom for implementation in my own classroom next year.  

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The Four Stages Of The Self-Directed Learning Model

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The Four Stages Of The Self-Directed Learning Model

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 30, 2014 2:54 PM

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Elsa Winch's curator insight, December 1, 2014 12:28 PM

Nice synthesis of inquiry vs. just finding

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Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Here is an infographic that helps you know more about the trends in MOOCs.

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Deeper Learning: Moving Students Beyond Memorization

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Many students lose the the information they acquire in school. Enter deeper learning – the process of fusing content knowledge with real-world situations.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 29, 2014 1:11 AM

Australia does awesome well in this capacity - the genera; capabillities of the Australian Curriculum are exactly what is required

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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

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As a follow-up to our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning we developed in 2009, we have developed an updated framework, The Inside-Out Learning Model.


The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy.

 

By design this model emphasizes the role of play, diverse digital and physical media, and a designed interdependence between communities and schools.

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10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom | Edudemic

10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 | Education Matters | Scoop.it

So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in the last year. Today, we do that in the form of the best educational apps for iPad in 2014.


One way to think of this list (thematically) is as a kind of editor’s choice for TeachThought staff and contributors. Every single one of these apps is special, and worth a spot on every iPad in every classroom.

 

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 18, 2014 9:58 PM

Mind/Shift has run a series on digital games and learning and has not put together a guide that provides the highlights of this series. Why? To quote from the post... "to create a dynamic, in-depth guide that answers many of the most pressing questions that educators, parents, and life-long learners have raised around using digital games for learning."

A few of the topics covered are:

* What Research Says About Gaming and Screen Time

* How to Start Using Games for Digital Learning

* Overcoming Obstacles for Using Digital Games in the Classroom

The post provides a more in-depth overview.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 19, 2014 8:08 AM

Over 30 pages of ideas of how to pick and use games with your students.

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

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A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 2014 7:22 PM

When teachers and School managers use social media well and thoughtfully, they have the potential to get the message out. Social media combines with more traditional media to support information distribution.

 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, November 14, 2014 7:49 PM

Social media is becoming our new communication method. Here are some tips on getting started in a number of formats. 

Halle Aux numeriques.com's curator insight, November 19, 2014 9:45 AM

http://www.halleauxnumeriques.com

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A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept

A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Isa Pardo's curator insight, December 8, 2014 6:55 AM

Enlace muy útil como base para entender como se plantea una clase con el aula invertida y sus diferencias con una tradicional. #educacion #flippedclassroom

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4 Tips for Educators New to the Blended Learning Classroom

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Are you a blended learning rookie? No worries! Check out these four quick tips for any educator new to the blended learning field.

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology - Edutopia

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Guest blogger Josh Work, middle school teacher and Marine Corps reservist, talks about teachers who struggle with technology and offers five professional development tips that can bring staff up to speed for school-wide technology integration initiatives.

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The Best Simple Tools to Create Infographics for Your Class

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Infographics has been gaining in stature in education and several teachers are integrating them in their instruction. Some are using them to teach language and fine  arts; others are using them to teach science and health. By definition, infograhics are visual representation of data. This representation can take multiple forms and based on the purposes for which we are creating them, infographics can be categorized into different types such as Timelines, visualized article, flowchart, statistical infographics, informational infographics and so on.

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Ginsburg's Hierarchy of Help

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Provide students access to the resources they need to be successful, and empower them with the skills they need to use those resources.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 30, 2014 7:33 PM

the real problem isn't students' knee-jerk requests for help, but rather teachers obliging them. 

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Overcoming The Barriers To Creativity And Innovation in Teaching

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Things 21st Century Teachers Should Be Able to Do

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Flipping The Classroom Using Blendspace

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Blendspace is an excellent free tool to create flipped lessons for your class. You can create a class on Blendspace and invite up to 35 students to join it. The maximum number of active lessons you can have for free is 100. Besides sharing lessons with the class, you can also use it to collect web sources in a single place that you can share with students with just one link.

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Personalized Learning Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Personalized Learning Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
One of the biggest affordances of technology is towards the enhancement of the concept of personalized learning. Internet and more particularly web 2.0 technologies and mobile apps have provided learners with unprecedented opportunities to learn whenever, wherever, and however they want. At its core, personalized learning is all about tailoring the available resources in order to meet personal learning needs. On a macro educational scale, personalized learning addresses different teaching strategies and instructional methods that focus on the adjustment and leverage of the curricula and teaching materials to help meet a diverse set of students learning needs and interests.

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Top 10 recent scientific studies on the value of mindfulness in education

Top 10 recent scientific studies on the value of mindfulness in education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
--- More and more studies are showing the potential benefits of mindfulness practices for students --to improve physical health, psychological well-being,

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 24, 2014 4:09 PM

It is great to see more wholistic aspects of being human finding their way into research and schools

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 24, 2014 9:58 PM

How do we help teachers help students?

 

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how to teach students to creat info graphics for research projects

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:32 PM

i love infographics. Displaying information visually, especially when it is beautiful to look at, works for me. This post by EduDemic takes teachers through the process of using them in the classroom. 

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Beyond the MOOC Model: Changing Educational Paradigms

Beyond the MOOC Model: Changing Educational Paradigms | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Four trends – MOOC-based degrees, competency-based education, the formalization of learning, and regulatory reform – are shifting educational practice away from core tenets of traditional education, indicating not a transient phenomenon but rather a fundamental change to the status quo.

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