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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:27 PM

This is so cool looking and perfect for Middle School Students.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:06 PM

This is an interesting look at PBL. I certainly agree with the idea of a 'Maker' being the learner in the classroom. 

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#STEM #PBL #Project Based #Learning

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Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs:
 “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.“

 


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Useful guide to help you think about how to effectively use tech in learning.

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Creative MediaWorks's curator insight, August 13, 2015 10:08 AM

Written for the classroom - but this info can definitely be applied to life science elearning strategy.  

Ann Middlemiss's curator insight, August 14, 2015 4:55 AM

Interesting and intuitive way of looking at how technology can enhance learning.

Maria Bañeres's curator insight, September 19, 2015 12:17 PM

Just technology!

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6 Things New Teachers Remind Me to Do Every Year

6 Things New Teachers Remind Me to Do Every Year | Education Matters | Scoop.it
You can usually spot a new teacher a mile away.  There is just something about the way they talk about the upcoming year, how they hold themselves, and even the very air that surrounds them.  So much joy, so much enthusiasm, mixed with a certain air of fear.  Right now seems to be the time where people start talking about all the mistakes new teachers make their first year and pass on advice to them whether they need it or not.  Yet, every year I learn so much from the new teachers I meet.  Every year they teach lessons to me.

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3 Good Interactive Guides to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

3 Good Interactive Guides to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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The 'granny cloud': the network of volunteers helping poorer children learn

The 'granny cloud': the network of volunteers helping poorer children learn | Education Matters | Scoop.it
It’s fashionable to say the education system is broken. It’s not broken at all. The Victorian system, which is the model of education used practically everywhere in the world, does exactly what it was designed to do. Which is to have an elite class who will run the show, assisted by an army of clerks for whom a curriculum was designed and who were mass-produced to do their jobs.

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A good refresher on the work of Sugata Mitra.

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Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:57 AM

A good refresher on the work of Sugata Mitra.

Deanna Mascle's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:48 PM

A good refresher on the work of Sugata Mitra.

SusanMichelle's curator insight, August 5, 2015 2:21 AM

A good refresher on the work of Sugata Mitra.

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Great Interactive Guides to Help Use Twitter in Your Teaching

Great Interactive Guides to Help Use Twitter in Your Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Thinking about integrating the microblogging platform Twitter in your instructional methodology? These handy short guides are a great place to start with. They feature a plethora of ideas, tips and examples on how to effectively use Twitter in your teaching. Also in this series of instructional guides for teachers are : Free Guides on how to Effectively Use iPads in Your Teaching and 3 Interactive Guides to Help you Integrate Technology in Your Class.

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Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom

Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Empower your classroom with the best games, apps, and maker kits, including engaging lesson plans aligned to core standards. Explore, connect, & create. Join today!

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Really nice collection of tech related lesson plans across a wide range of subjects.

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Teacher Rose's curator insight, August 2, 2015 5:17 AM

Magnífico material para el Homeschooling.

Pilar Moral's curator insight, August 3, 2015 7:23 AM

Really nice collection of tech related lesson plans across a wide range of subjects.

Amy in ATL's curator insight, August 29, 2015 11:45 AM

Fascinating way to get motivated through collaboration.

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 30, 2015 11:13 AM

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A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers

A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

We spent sometime during the last weekend sifting through our archive of educational tools we covered in the past and decided to bring to the forefront the titles below.The aim of this multi-purpose collection is to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access some of the best educational tools to leverage in their instruction. This list is a work-in progress and we will be adding more to it in the next coming days.

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What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment

What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Watching a colleague achieve her fitness goals using a tracker has caused me to revisit the power of formative assessment as a learning tool.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, July 31, 2015 5:01 AM

J'en connais quelques uns qui en rêvent l'Université de Liège ;-)

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'Flipped Museum' Pilot Upends Traditional Field Trip Model

'Flipped Museum' Pilot Upends Traditional Field Trip Model | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The North Carolina Museum of Art is applying the "flipped classroom" model, in an effort to better engage students.

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Using BYOD In Schools: Advantages And Disadvantages

Using BYOD In Schools: Advantages And Disadvantages | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Want to know about the advantages and disadvantages of using BYOD in schools? Check the benefits and drawbacks of BYOD.

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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 26, 2015 11:28 AM

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 27, 2015 4:14 AM

Article molt interessant i recomenable, ajuden les tecnologies de l'aprenentatge a disminuir les diferencies socials?

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, August 23, 2015 9:01 AM

motivated in school not denied out and just simply not being allowed in!  yes the real obstacles dealt with not those that create more but look indifferentiated as better. I do recall a young man stating he had went to get some fast food while in the place the line went no where and he was thinking what was going on with that. It was funny to find that when it got to his turn the electronic cash register was broken and the cashier could not do the math of the purchases without it right. She had been through high school and all that but was allowed to use calculators instead of doing the math for herself, the new technology way but this young lady using her own abilities to count had a problem adding up dollar items and adding the proper taxes on then subtracting the amount of money she was given for the purchase and then giving back the right amount of  change. There was those that she was giving back more change than was given to pay and of coarse they said nothing but those she gave back less than she should have would yell and ask her how in the he-- she got the job she can count what 1plus1 is and all such. The thing he noticed when it got to be his turn the young lady didn't care anymore and just gave him what ever back but he corrected her told her it was ok and showed her a simple way to add and subtract and that was when she said she had been in school all that time and her calculator was how she learned bykeying the info in and when the cash register broke and she was on her own she just didn't know what to do but she thanked him for caring! enough to not ridicule but show her a way out because she already knew she didn't know how to  count but she didn't know what to do about It but he did. education is a great thing but what are the children learning because there may come a day when technology is not working "ipad" all such then how will the answers be obtained will they be able to maintain a life without technology.

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Infographic: 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

Infographic: 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Infographic on the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning


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We decided our 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 needed a visual so we created this infographic. Enjoy!

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, August 10, 2015 5:49 AM

We decided our 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 needed a visual so we created this infographic. Enjoy!

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We decided our 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 needed a visual so we created this infographic. Enjoy!

Amanda McAndrew's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:32 PM

Take a close look at the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 and follow us this year as we blog on each trend.

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A Practical Way To Apply Gamification In The Classroom - eLearning Industry

A Practical Way To Apply Gamification In The Classroom - eLearning Industry | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Want to know how to apply Gamification In The Classroom? Check a practical gamification application in the classroom.

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A Handy Tool for Turning PowerPoint Presentations into Interactive Lessons

A Handy Tool for Turning PowerPoint Presentations into Interactive Lessons | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Office Mix is an excellent PowerPoint add-in that allows teachers to create engaging and interactive presentations using multimedia materials including: images, links, videos, audio and text. Office Mix offers a number of features that would turn your PowerPoint presentation into a live interactive online lesson. Some of these features include: screen recording, directly writing in the presentation as you would at a whiteboard, creating interactive quizzes and polls and many more.

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Ngel Mitchell's curator insight, August 14, 2015 11:33 AM

Very handy tool indeed. You need PowerPoint 2013 to setup Office Mix.

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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

 

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Andres Garcia Alvarez's curator insight, August 5, 2015 6:13 PM

Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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4 Important Guides to Help Teachers Effectively Use iPad in Class

4 Important Guides to Help Teachers Effectively Use iPad in Class | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Free guides for using iPads in the classroom.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, August 3, 2015 11:58 AM

Free guides for using iPads in the classroom.

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Free guides for using iPads in the classroom.

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Internet learning boosts performance by seven years, Sugata Mitra study finds

Internet learning boosts performance by seven years, Sugata Mitra study finds | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Pupils can perform at more than seven years above their expected academic level by using the internet, a pioneering study has concluded. Professor Sugata Mitra found that eight- and nine-year-olds who were allowed to do online research before answering GCSE questions remembered what they had learned three months later when tested under exam conditions.

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Stages of Being a Maker Learner

Stages of Being a Maker Learner | Education Matters | Scoop.it
So what is making? I've proposed that the heart of making is creating new and unique things. I also realize that in order for this type of making to occur, there needs to be some scaffolding so tha...

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Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Educators from around the country shared their favorite teaching apps.

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Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, July 30, 2015 7:58 AM

There's a nice variety on this list - definitely a good starting point!

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#Apps #Education #Classroom #EdTech

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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.

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21st Century Education: Preparing Today's School for Tomorrow's Future

21st Century Education: Preparing Today's School for Tomorrow's Future | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The world is changing in exponential ways due to technology. Education is not an exception. Consumers are turning into producers. Kindergarteners are turning into authors with a worldwide audience....

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Angela Ribo's curator insight, July 29, 2015 10:33 AM

Yes, it is an exciting time, but also a time with a lot to learn about how to do it well.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 29, 2015 11:16 AM

This article, while emphasizing on K12 sector, shares some insights from recent workshops and conferences about what today's schools need to be considering to be ready for tomorrow's learners.

Paul's curator insight, July 30, 2015 9:20 AM

I like the idea of social media being about story-telling - would like to see more of this at our school

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What's Our Best Taxonomy? Bloom's or SOLO?

What's Our Best Taxonomy? Bloom's or SOLO? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Assessment is the new dirty word in education but with the right taxonomy, it can help change the way students learn

 

Going SOLO

A much less known taxonomy of assessing student learning is SOLO, which was created by John Biggs and Kevin Collis in 1982. According to Biggs, "SOLO, which stands for the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome, is a means of classifying learning outcomes in terms of their complexity, enabling us to assess students' work in terms of its quality not of how many bits of this and of that they got right."

According to Biggs and Collis (1982), there are five stages of "ascending structural complexity." Those five stages are:

Prestructural - incompetence (they miss the point). Unistructural - one relevant aspectMultistructural - several relevant and independent aspectsRelational - integrated into a structureExtended Abstract - generalized to new domain

For a better look, here is a diagram provided (with permission) by John Biggs 


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Understanding Gamification and Its Role in Education - Brilliant or Insane

Understanding Gamification and Its Role in Education - Brilliant or Insane | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Strategies for teachers about using gamification and gaming in the K-12 classroom. Gamification is here to stay, so don't miss this infographic.

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