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10 Ways to Bring Active Learning To Your Classroom | Edudemic

10 Ways to Bring Active Learning To Your Classroom | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Skills that prepare students for 21st century careers involve more than memorization; critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving are key.

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Eight Student-Friendly Strategies to Develop Emotional Skills

Eight Student-Friendly Strategies to Develop Emotional Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Just like graphic organizers, anchor charts, and other cues help students navigate and work independently with the concepts we teach, brief, kid-friendly strategies for handling emotional situations can help our students develop healthy social and personal habits. 


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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 16, 2015 10:54 PM

To support student curiosity, each strategy is followed by an explanation of the purpose of the strategy. There are also a few helpful reminders to guide students, but students may want to develop their own cues.

 
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7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

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7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 17, 2015 2:48 AM

A great article by a master

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10 Ways to Use Video in Your Teaching

10 Ways to Use Video in Your Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"The use of video, audio & multimedia has become a lot more mainstream in HE teaching, learning and assessment in recent times, mainly due to the accessibility and ease of use of equipment and software, but also due to the growing realisation of the pedagogic benefits of video content."


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, October 17, 2015 4:31 PM

I believe each stated example can be used in everyday situation in the classroom and results won't be missing. So these few ideas on how you might use video, complete with some examples of good practice can insipre us :)

 a few ideas on how you might use video, complete with some examples of good practice at YSJ:

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, October 19, 2015 3:16 AM

Hoe ondersteun ik het leerproces aan de hand van video-materiaal? Deze site geeft je een compact en eenvoudig overzicht.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 19, 2015 6:15 PM

This article makes some good tips on ways you can use video in your course, but I wouldn't recommend following the examples given. 

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The 10 Twitter Hashtags All Teachers Should Follow

The 10 Twitter Hashtags All Teachers Should Follow | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Twitter is a great place for teachers to connect with one another to ask questions and seek advice. These 10 hashtags offer a promising place to start.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 15, 2015 4:34 PM

Whether you're #TLChat, #EngChat, #SSChat, or #EDChat

-- Great ways to connect with our amazing #EdTech PLN!

Maria E Araiza-Gutiérrez's curator insight, October 19, 2015 2:42 PM

The power of #ASHTAG

Violeta Garcia's curator insight, November 1, 2015 2:48 PM

#SCEUNED15

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5 Educational Technology Concepts Every Teacher Should Know

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In previous articles, I wrote about some emerging educational technologies and technology concepts that every teacher must keep track of to be more effective in

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Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 14, 2015 4:12 PM

This article promotes five concepts that will "revolutionize K-12 education as we know it." These include: 1) student led planning, 2) holography, 3) time-management tools, 4) virtual reality, and 5) natural user interfaces.  We cannot deny that technology is having an enormous impact on education, yet I agree with the author that there is a huge divide when it comes to students' access to technology, and that students spending too much time on their devices can ultimately be more harmful than helpful.  As we discussed in class on 10/13, the cost of technology is also an obstacle.  Technology integration is at tricky subject which administrators need to handle delicately. I feel this is definitely an area that I need to learn more about. 

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Check out the 21st century classroom in action

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Lots of open space and technology brings the classroom of the future to life in one Iowa school.

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5 Steps to a Problem Solving Classroom Culture

5 Steps to a Problem Solving Classroom Culture | Education Matters | Scoop.it
This article featured on eClassroom News provides 5 easy steps to developing a problem solving culture in any classroom.

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Romey Heuff's curator insight, September 17, 2015 12:52 PM

Lots of good ideas for engagement here, transferable to any subject.

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Making the most of Bloom's Taxonomy

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Sadly when most educators think of Bloom’s they think of just the single domain, the Cognitive, that rules so much of what we do in education. Had we focused on all three domains equally we may have better understood the part we do use and be much closer to a holistic view of education where the ‘Affective’ and ‘Psychomotor’ domains are viewed as equals to the cognitive. It is a shame that partly due to our obsession with Bloom’s we ignore the important aspects of our student’s feelings (hearts) and their doings (hands) despite these clearly playing a part in the taxonomy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 2015 12:35 AM

Some food for thought.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 14, 2015 6:52 AM

Sounds good in theory.

Jim Barentine's curator insight, September 15, 2015 1:32 AM

So important to work in the upper tiers with students!

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The app that lets you create Khan Academy-style videos in 60 seconds - SNIP

The app that lets you create Khan Academy-style videos in 60 seconds - SNIP | Education Matters | Scoop.it
With the app Snip, flipped educators can create video tutorials a la Khan in no time flat.

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What should classrooms of the future look like?

What should classrooms of the future look like? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
In 1997, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair set out his priorities for office as Labour campaigned to put classrooms at the top of the political agenda.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, September 9, 2015 8:57 PM

There are obvious limits to the education system, including desired academic outcomes (are they relevant to the real world?), education as a political football (academic direction shifting every time there’s a new government) and the teachers (burnt out, disenfranchised, cruising to retirement). The thing is, no matter what the limiting factor is, it is the children that suffer - does education put children first?

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Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch - Edutopia

Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch - Edutopia | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Successfully launching a school makerspace includes community buy-in, generating a student buzz, finding cheap or free resources, and building maker activities into the curriculum.

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John Evans's curator insight, September 8, 2015 1:45 PM

Previous link didn't seem to work. This one should.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 8, 2015 6:42 PM

Go online to learn how to bring makerspaces and the making culture to your school or library.  Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces

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Want To Become A Better Teacher? Try Slowing Down

Want To Become A Better Teacher? Try Slowing Down | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The gift of my fifth year of teaching was patience.

Every year something new occurs to me as an educator, and for year five it was the insurmountable scale of process. This was partly a response to beginning to see the things that were in my control, and the things that were not. To see the sequence between this thing and that place with that student clarified it all quickly.

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37 Thought Provoking Quotes on Education & Teaching

37 Thought Provoking Quotes on Education & Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it
From Einstein to Roosevelt, Ford to Gandhi; here are 37 thought provoking quotes on education , learning, and teaching.  My personal favorite is #9.  What’s yours?

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60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Motivating and engaging students is the goal of most teachers–priming them to receive instruction, or otherwise align themselves to a pre-set process you’ve sketched out that you hope will yield a learning goal you selected beforehand. But I’ve also been thinking recently of how learning actually happens–the causes of learning. Learning events, maybe. Eh.

So I came up with 60 (of millions) of these “learning events” (for lack of a better term)–circumstances in which students seem to learn effortlessly. They can learn when they are coerced–to start, to increase the pace, to finish, to revisit. But what kind of conditions or contexts promote effortless learning? Learning when they don’t even know it’s happening? When they’re (essentially) tricked into deep understanding?
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10 Ways to Use Video in Your Teaching

10 Ways to Use Video in Your Teaching | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"The use of video, audio & multimedia has become a lot more mainstream in HE teaching, learning and assessment in recent times, mainly due to the accessibility and ease of use of equipment and software, but also due to the growing realisation of the pedagogic benefits of video content."


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, October 17, 2015 4:31 PM

I believe each stated example can be used in everyday situation in the classroom and results won't be missing. So these few ideas on how you might use video, complete with some examples of good practice can insipre us :)

 a few ideas on how you might use video, complete with some examples of good practice at YSJ:

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, October 19, 2015 3:16 AM

Hoe ondersteun ik het leerproces aan de hand van video-materiaal? Deze site geeft je een compact en eenvoudig overzicht.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 19, 2015 6:15 PM

This article makes some good tips on ways you can use video in your course, but I wouldn't recommend following the examples given. 

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Can Social Media Have a Role to Play in Managing a Successful Classroom?

Can Social Media Have a Role to Play in Managing a Successful Classroom? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
This post is part of C.M Rubin’s monthly series in the Huffington post: The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs. This month we are answering the following prompt: Can Socia…

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Mark William's curator insight, October 16, 2015 4:34 AM

Have social media platforms a role to play in managing successful classrooms? Find out here. 

Marina Scalerandi's curator insight, October 16, 2015 5:33 PM

¿Qué pasaría si en lugar de retar a los alumnos para que no "se distraigan" los incentivamos para que usen activamente las redes en el aula para construir conocimiento?

Nicole Valiente's curator insight, May 14, 11:16 AM

Great article about Social Media in the classroom! 

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8 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills with EdTech

8 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills with EdTech | Education Matters | Scoop.it
New educational technologies, or edtech, are revolutionizing the classroom by improving learning efficiency and efficacy. Used wisely, edtech can help students develop vital critical thinking skills by changing the fundamental paradigms of education.

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The Maker Movement: What it Looks Like, Mindsets and Motivation

The Maker Movement: What it Looks Like, Mindsets and Motivation | Education Matters | Scoop.it
By Mari Bjerede - Sylvia Martinez, co-author of Invent to Learn talks about why Maker learning needs to be part of the regular classroom.

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Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers

Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Clocks and old watches are miracles. If you’ve ever taken one apart and had a look at the intricate gears with their jutting teeth reaching out with just the right math to tick in rhythm with the pulse of the universe, you’ll see that whatever mind conjured the thing and all its parts is mad.

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The Psychology Of Gamification In Education: Why Rewards Matter For Learner Engagement

The Psychology Of Gamification In Education: Why Rewards Matter For Learner Engagement | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Check how the psychology of Gamification In Education makes learners come back for more, over and over again. The Psychology Of Gamification In Education!

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Josep M Torra Colom's curator insight, September 19, 2015 6:50 AM

añada su visión ...

Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, September 25, 2015 8:17 AM

This might come out sounding like learning requires the carrot on a stick but in fact, it's more about making work that might be tedious and based on drill and practice a bit more fun and competitive. Learning requires a much deeper engagement than can in my opinion be achieved with gamification techniques. 

April Ross Media's curator insight, January 25, 5:21 PM

ed-Tech TOPICS: Gamification & Instructional Design

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As things stand now, many teachers receive professional development around technology platforms that often turn over or are replaced by something else. The report notes, “This challenge is exacerbated by the fact that digital literacy is less about tools and more about thinking, and thus skills and standards based on tools and platforms have proven to be somewhat ephemeral.”

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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, September 13, 2015 10:42 AM

While many of us feel that we're struggling to keep our heads above water with the changes in education rolling our way, this article might help in riding the student-driven learning wave! The look forward is stimulating, and many great resources are linked.

Erika Lindkvist's curator insight, September 14, 2015 2:40 AM

återingen min reflektion att skolan har sååå mycket kvar att förändra

Will Whittaker's curator insight, September 15, 2015 1:07 PM

Expect a change in which students are taught. Educators are focused on: Deeper learning, collaboration and blended learning.

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7 New EdTech Tools for Teachers

7 New EdTech Tools for Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

In this month's 'New Educational Web Tools' series, we are sharing with you this selection of interesting web tools and apps we have been curating over the last few weeks. The purpose is to keep you updated about the latest in the EdTech world and introduce you to some useful applications that might be of an added value to your teaching. Enjoy

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Digital vs Digitized Learning

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As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from face-to-face instruction. Districts usually provide teachers with easy to use Learning Management Systems (LMS) that can facilitate new learning opportunities with technology. However, the greatest potential of learning with technology tools is that teachers and students can transform the traditional learning environment, processes, and products. Just providing teachers with an organizational tool, such as an LMS, will not lead to transformative practices. Teachers need on-going support if they are to truly transform their classrooms into ecosystems for digital age learning.

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A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education

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