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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education - TeachThought

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
What is a hashtag?

A word or phrase preceded by a “#.”

How do hashtags work?

Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.”

A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag. Picture it like a magnet that attracts all messages categorized by that topical word or phrase.

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10 Infographic Tools for Data Visualization in the Classroom - Avatar Generation

10 Infographic Tools for Data  Visualization in the Classroom - Avatar Generation | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Information overload is a common complaint from young people, especially now that knowledge is easier to access and share over online networks. Being able to summarize, condense and visualize information meaningfully is an important skill for any student. Infographics have become a hugely popular tool for data visualization, and can now be created by both educators and students using online tools.

If you’re hoping to incorporate infographics into your lessons, or to encourage your students to learn to communicate information visually, we’ve come to the rescue! These ten web-based and iOS apps will help you integrate infographics into a host of different lessons.

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Badges for Learning: Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism | DMLcentral

Badges for Learning: Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism | DMLcentral | Education Matters | Scoop.it

There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at the DML Competition in Badges for Lifelong Learning work closely) and Cathy Davidson (with whom I co-founded HASTAC) have laid out a vision for how badging might work to reveal, recognize, and reward learning and learning pathways. But there are also skeptics in the room. Mitch Resnick has laid down the challenge to badges for learning. It is good to have serious and thoughtful skeptics to keep the evangelistas honest. Similarly, Henry Jenkins has popped the balloon of a too quic


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Why You Should Exercise Mindfulness at School and Home | Edudemic

Why You Should Exercise Mindfulness at School and Home | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As you go about your day — are you mindful of your thoughts, your body, and your surroundings? Mindfulness isn’t a new concept, but it’s enjoying renewed popularity thanks to books like “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn and “Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom” by Meena Srinivasan. In this article, Edudemic provides you with mindfulness tips and techniques that can improve your life, both at school and at home.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 6, 2014 2:56 AM

For @CatalystPart and everyone interested in #Mindfulness.

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The Guilded Age: Professional Learning Communities in Education

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By Walter McKenzie

A millennium ago, artists and artisans formed guilds to share expertise and support one another in highly-skilled professional practice. These vibrant learning communities sustained artistry and craftsmanship through the dark ages when centers of learning were exclusive and rare. Much like these medieval guilds, professional learning communities (PLCs) provide a new dimension to professional development as educators flock around high-interest needs and topics. By definition, PLCs

Form organically around immediate member needs and interests.
Allow participants to self-select their roles and contributions.
Offer opportunities to enrich and deepen understanding.
Include collaborative inquiry in the learning process.
Provide practice and risk taking in a safe, supportive climate.
Grow, morph, and disband as part of a life cycle.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 30, 2014 11:53 AM

When Walter McKenzie speaks about professional learning communities --- listen.  Walter is a very bright light. He's a pioneer in all things involving virtual communities of practice. He is also one of my mentors. Walter has taught me much over the years. Let him teach you a bit about PLC's. 


Rich Schultz's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:58 AM

Online learning communities are the key to building successful collaborative learners!

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A Beautiful Visual on The 4 Ways Technology Is Changing The Ways We Learn ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual on The 4 Ways Technology Is Changing The Ways We Learn ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

No two could argue over the drastic changes technology has brought upon our learning habits. Gradually, we are moving towards a whole new learning culture that lends itself to the ethos of digitality. Here is one personal example of how technology has changed one of my learning habits which is reading. Few years ago printed-based materials (books, newspapers, academic journal articles..etc) were the norm in my reading lists; however since I started using Kindle app three years ago most of my readings are done electronically. I have a growing digital library of more than 300 non-fiction books and I hardly ever read a paper version. I find the features provided by these reading apps (in this example Kindle) way more practical and useful . I could easily highlight any section I want in a book, use integrated dictionary to explain any word with one click, add notes to passages and access them anywhere anytime.

you might think of other examples of how technology affects your learning but the key point here is that digitality has definitely transformed some aspects of our learning and will probably continue to do so in the future. In this context, Shift Learning has some other suggestions to cite here. For them technology's impact on the way we learn is manifested in these four main changes:

1. A shift from individual learning to collaborative learning

2. A shift from passive to active or brain-based learning

3. The rise of differentiated instruction

4. The phenomenon of multitasking


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David Hain's curator insight, November 1, 2014 5:46 AM

Get with the shift - it's already happening!

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Interesting Tips A Parent Can Help With Reading

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Interesting Tips A Parent Can Help With Reading | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills | Education Matters | Scoop.it
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.

 

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

 


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Sana Sakale's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:16 AM

Steps towards 21 st Century  Critical Thinking

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:05 AM

Interesting infographic.

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Why Teachers are Flocking to Twitter | UKEdChat.com

Why Teachers are Flocking to Twitter | UKEdChat.com | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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TED-Ed New Interactive Periodic Table With Video Lessons for Every Element ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

TED-Ed New Interactive Periodic Table With Video Lessons for Every Element ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Today, TED-Ed launched a clickable periodic table with videos on every element. This work is a fruit of a partnership between TED-Ed and Brady Haran, the creator of the popular YouTube channel Numberphile. The purpose behind this period table is to provide students with both a refresher and a study aid to help them better understand the different chemical elements and their properties.

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The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching

The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

things about The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching


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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 24, 2014 9:28 PM

One of the things I like about thinking about stickiness is that you go to work on learning that lingers ... connecting with emotions and the broad journey and story of all learning

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5 Reasons E-Learning Will Radically Change the Education System

5 Reasons E-Learning Will Radically Change the Education System | Education Matters | Scoop.it
E-learning can change education as we know it. Improving the ability to broadcast knowledge is one of the easiest steps we can take to enhance education.

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development

8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"The idea here isn’t simply that educators can improve by connected through social networks–they already are doing that. Rather, that schools can decentralize the teacher training effort by cutting them loose and supporting their self-directed efforts through an array of resources. The purpose of this post, beyond clarifying some how social media-driven and self-directed teacher professional development might work, is to offer some (mostly) concrete ideas for actually getting started designing such a program in your school or district. We would love to hear any suggestions in the comments because, well, that’d be social of you."

 


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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:17 PM

Self-directed teacher PD - designing programs for your school or district

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 31, 2014 10:44 PM

A great guide for those people looking at pursuing new professional development opportunities. 

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It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Teachers, like doctors, are expected to be mistake free. Administrators, parents, and even other teachers judge them very negatively for making mistakes. Yet when a teacher forms strong relationships with another teacher or two, they share their problems freely, ask for and give advice, and learn from each other. This also happens in schools where mentor teachers share ideas with new teachers."


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Overcoming the common hurdles in the flipped classroom - Daily Genius

Overcoming the common hurdles in the flipped classroom - Daily Genius | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom is very on-trend right now and plenty of teachers, and their institutions are circling around the issue and wondering how, and when, to start.

Digital technology allows educators to play with the model of teaching, adjusting the role of teacher from one who drives knowledge to one who guides understanding. But that first step into the flipped classroom is a tricky one, filled with theoretical and practical issues. It’s one that’s been tackled before at Daily Genius, but now Edutopia are having a go.

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The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote

The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Although Evernote already is a fairly well-known app, very few educators realize its potential building and sharing student portfolios. Having a well-organized e-portfolio is important: It can follow students from one grade to the next and prepare them to record their future accomplishments.

 

There are plenty of ways to create an e-portfolio, and we feel Evernote is the best. Not only is it a feature-rich platform, but its free price tag also makes it a cost-effective solution for even the most frugal classrooms.

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New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out

New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Education Matters | Scoop.it
50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - Lists of great technology tools for teachers broken down by category - Learning, Lesson planning, etc

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Mary Devine's curator insight, November 8, 2014 6:10 PM

Great list!!!  I need to explore many of these!

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How Blended Learning Has Changed

How Blended Learning Has Changed | Education Matters | Scoop.it

“Blended learning takes advantage of the power of technology to deliver training “just in time,” anywhere and anytime. However, in blended learning, technology (and in particular, online education) is not used as an isolated tool, but as a key part of a comprehensive workplace performance solution. Online education, therefore, is not considered the only means to educate, but it should be considered an adjunct to the overall education process.” Evolution of Blended Learning.


Actually giving learners the power to decide where, when and how they’ll learn is the ultimate example of Blended Learning — rather than trying to control what happens when. 

 

This is sometimes a difficult idea for teachers to take on — the siren song of control is a sweet one, and giving it up causes a messy and chaotic environment.  But once you’ve experienced seeing students take responsibility for their own learning it’s a powerful idea.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=blended+learning

 


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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, November 1, 2014 2:10 PM

Always interesting to remind people that technology is only a tool, even in the blended learning approach

Lucila Pérez's curator insight, November 2, 2014 9:30 AM

El uso de múltiples recursos didácticos facilita el aprendizaje

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Strategies That Make Learning Last

Strategies That Make Learning Last | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Students typically rely on four study strategies that don't work. Here are four that do.


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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 29, 2014 3:50 PM

Daniel Willingham unpacks what actually works to make learning stick

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7 Tips for Using Social Media - Teach Amazing!

7 Tips for Using Social Media - Teach Amazing! | Education Matters | Scoop.it
You can learn to use social media in ways that encourage learning, by you and your students. Let’s look at 7 ways to use social media effectively.

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A Simple iPad Model For Teaching -

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A Simple iPad Model For Teaching  by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we love models and frameworks. In a single visual, they describe how things work–context, function, potential, and interdependence. So many emerging trends in education...

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 24, 2014 9:21 PM

Model for using the iPad in class

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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure!

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure! | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Transform your classroom into an immersive game, played with your students throughout the semester or school year.


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Alaa Al-zaidi's curator insight, October 29, 2014 1:57 AM

علاء

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Class into immersive game...

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An End to "21st Century" Learning Tools

An End to "21st Century" Learning Tools | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Digital Learning Tools and Modern learning technologies Digital learning tools are seen by many people as those tools that are in some way different to other learning tools and need to be treated a...

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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:17 PM

Pertinent and wise commentary on the notion that the lingo should be about "learning" - not "21st Century", "digital" or "modern"...great explanation of the term "digital natives" as well.