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12 Habits of the Effective 21st Century Teacher

Twelve habits of effective 21st century teachers based upon research and practical classroom experience. You the teacher are the most important resource in you…

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Google Classroom Guide: Help and Support for Educators

Google Classroom Guide: Help and Support for Educators | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Need a getting started guide for Google Classroom? Help and support is on hand in this step-by-step tutorial for Google's new online learning platform for schools.
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Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework

Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The concept of homework as we have known it in the past is changing rapidly, since it often distorts the overall picture of learning. Flipped classrooms, the ability to use the same technology and tools both in and out of the classroom, and personalized learning are making ripples in the education world. And while most of us think about these things and how they apply to the classroom and what we do there, we don’t always talk about how that changes what we have our students doing at home (aside from perhaps discussions on flipped classrooms).

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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

“A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?”


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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 14, 3:50 AM
Important ingredients of online learning to enhance student understanding.
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Reflection....

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7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher

7 Characteristics Of A Digitally Competent Teacher | Education Matters | Scoop.it

We’ve mused in the past on the kinds of things teachers might be expected to do with technology in the classroom, what they should be able to do with an iPad (assuming they have iPads),

 

We’ve talked about the elements of a digital classroom, ways to share large files, and store and share files on the iPad as well.

 

The following infographic from dailygenius.com makes sense, then, in that context of being able to sketch out what might be required of a digitally-savvy and competent teacher.

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When Students Lack Confidence

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When Students Lack Confidence: In the face of a challenge, what habits do your students “retreat to”?
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Teaching tips: How students can use their mobile phones to learn English

Teaching tips: How students can use their mobile phones to learn English | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Mobile technology is everywhere, but do you restrict or encourage it in your classroom? Joanna Norton shares tips about how English language teachers can use technology to their learners’ benefit.
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Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic] | Education Matters | Scoop.it
eLearning professionals must understand and embrace the meaning and the implications of these changes in the learning process. (RT @fbolanos: La tecnología no cambia necesariamente la forma de enseñar, pero si la forma de aprender.

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO MAKE LEARNING RELEVANT - Connected Learning

JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO MAKE LEARNING RELEVANT  - Connected Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"For more than a century, educators have strived to customize education to the learner. Now we can — with a learning approach called Connected Learning. Connected Learning leverages the advances of the digital age to make education more relevant and meaningful — connecting academics to interests, learners to inspiring peers and mentors, and educational goals to the higher order skills the new economy demands."


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Digital Badges Are Clearing the Final Hurdles for Disruption

Digital Badges Are Clearing the Final Hurdles for Disruption | Education Matters | Scoop.it
If you have been following our blog series on digital badges you are familiar with the concept of digital badges and how they are beginning to realize their

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"So what are the things that are becoming just as important as the ever-traditional ‘Reading, Writing, and Math’? Take a look below. Do you already incorporate these ideas into all of your classes? Which do you find hardest?"


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What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News)

What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News) | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"If I had written this article two years ago, it would have been very different. Back then, I would have made (or felt like I had to make) a compelling case for why we should even consider the idea of incorporating video games into classroom instruction. Back then, I would have expected most readers to incredulously click to the next article.

 

But today, Game-Based Learning (GBL) and Gamification are gaining some real traction in the teaching community. At the recent OETC conference, the organizers dedicated an entire wing of the convention center to the subject, and educators weren’t shy about their interest. When I presented on the subject at Common Ground 14, I had the dreaded “last-presentation-of-the-day” spot, but I was very pleased at the turnout and interest."


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I'm digging EdSurge all the time!

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc.


Which is what makes the following chart from Kathleen Cushman’s Fires in the Mind compelling. Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work at home (or, “homework”). It does this by taking typical classroom situations–the introduction of new material, demonstrating a procedure, etc.), and offering alternatives to traditional homework assignments.

 

In fact, most of them are alternatives to homework altogether, including group brainstorming, modeling/think-alouds, or even the iconic pop-quiz. Food for thought, yes?

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Making the most of quizzes in eLearning design

When designing eLearning courses, instructional designers need to provide meaningful learning environments that can compensate for real practice opportunitie...

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4 Pros and 4 Cons of MOOCs: Whether To Take Study From Classroom To Online

4 Pros and 4 Cons of MOOCs: Whether To Take Study From Classroom To Online | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Our guide to the pros and cons of Massive Open Online Courses, better known as MOOCs.

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Project-Based Learning Made Easy - Getting Smart

Project-Based Learning Made Easy - Getting Smart | Education Matters | Scoop.it
With summer in full bloom, there’s no better time to learn how you can begin incorporating project based learning into your classroom, or to refine your PBL practice for your students.

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Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers

Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it
How often have we sat in a Staff Meeting or Professional Development day and listened to the talk turn into a complaint session with no real solutions being offered? I have one suggestion, join Twitter and start tweeting. This has been an invaluable tool for me. I started about a month ago professionally, meaning before …

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 8:36 PM

A brief argument for using Twitter as a PD tool.

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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Maths

10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Maths | Education Matters | Scoop.it

With the rise of new trends such as a flipped classroom and whole brain teaching, there is an emphasis on getting students more actively involved in learning in the classroom. And whether or not you choose to fully embrace either of these methods, we can all agree that we want students participating as much as possible.

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Online Education has become a Joke

Online Education has become a Joke | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Every university is putting courses online. Take a look at short clips of what people call online education. Copying medieval ideas about education and putting them online is not progress.

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Learning about Learning

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In Visible Learning John Hattie basically says that almost everything we do in our efforts to help students in schools has a positive effect on students. However, much of what we do actually isn&#8...

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10 Social Media Mistakes You're Probably Making

Social media. Connecting teachers. Intriguing students Offering resources. Cataloguing information with hashtags. Streamlining information consumption. Awesome, right? All of this and more only happens, however, when you’re using social media effectively. That said, what does ‘effectively’ mean, anyway? How can you Tweet incorrectly? What constitutes a ‘bad’ social media profile? While much of that is …

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Kim Pearlstein's curator insight, June 11, 10:42 AM

Are you using #SocialMedia effectively?

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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.

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norbert boruett's curator insight, June 11, 1:51 AM

So powerful the strength of curation

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, June 11, 6:06 AM

Flipped classroom

John Slifko's curator insight, June 11, 4:05 PM

More on content curation as a teaching tool. 

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Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs! | Education Matters | Scoop.it
  Need some extra verbs? Here you go!           ~Mia

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Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 7:36 AM

very good

Kelley Brooks-Cavaletto's curator insight, July 13, 11:22 AM

Whether you're using tech or a textbook, great words to teach by!

Stephanie Moreau's curator insight, July 23, 12:15 AM

Beau et utile pour affiner vos objectifs !

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why Twitter Chats Matter

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why Twitter Chats Matter | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"As a co-founder of #edchat and a life-long learner I've had the opportunity to be a part of 100's of Twitter chats over the past 5 years. From the beginning of #edchat when it was just a few people chatting to now state and specialized chats that get 100's of people following, these chats matter.

But why?"


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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, May 30, 8:58 AM

As founder of #skedchat and co-founder of #saskedchat, I believe it's important to share what is happening in education and encourage others to do the same. 

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The Most Important Video Ever | Brilliant or Insane

The Most Important Video Ever | Brilliant or Insane | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"If there was ever a video that needs to go viral, it’s this one. While it may be intended to promote Google to the viewers’ subconscious, the video does far more than this. It also promotes the kind of change we’ve needed for nearly a century. In fact, this may be the most important video ever made."


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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, May 27, 10:38 AM

let's make it viral