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Teachers Guide to The 21st Century Learning Model : Connected Learning

Teachers Guide to The 21st Century Learning Model : Connected Learning | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Why connected learning

 

Connected learning is a necessity in this digital age. More and more of our students learning, attention, and access to information is taking place outside of classrooms and through online networks and exchanges. Connected learning, however, can help them cultivate the skills necessary for fulfilling adult lives and careers and that formal instruction alone could not afford.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/08/teachers-guide-to-21st-century-learning.html#.UCB13PYsIp4.facebook

 


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11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy

11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Any educator who wants to take advantage of the benefits video can have in the classroom needs to create and implement a video strategy.

 

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http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/09/11-reasons-every-educator-needs-video-strategy/

 


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Social media. All the kids are doing it.

Social media. All the kids are doing it. | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Social media growth points to the increased importance of social learning management systems (LMS) value in the workplace.

 

Gust MEES: check out also my other curation about Social Media in Education here 

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

 

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http://interactyx.com/social-learning-blog/social-media-all-the-kids-are-doing-it/

 


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Are You Safe Online? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are You Safe Online? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Thankfully, the security tools we use today have also improved accordingly, but users need to be proactive and take responsibility to ensure that their desktop machines, smartphones and tablets are protected.

 

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http://ht.ly/dBrMr

 


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20 Things To Know About How Big Data Is Changing Schools

20 Things To Know About How Big Data Is Changing Schools | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Simply put, technology exists in some for or another across education. With that technology comes a push for understanding. That understanding has taken the form of ‘big data‘ entering the classroom. By ‘big data’ I mean high-tech software and analyzation of all the data being created by technology in education.

In other words, we’re finally trying to all figure out the best way to use technology in education. From measuring test scores to recommending courses, there’s a big push to leverage data. This should come as no surprise as the rapid growth of MOOCs, online colleges, and digital learning have gotten a lot of attention.

 

This infographic from Online Degrees sheds some light on projects currently underway at colleges, the pros and cons of ‘big data’ and a whole lot more. Have you started to use more data in your classroom? Would you take a course recommended by data or by a friend? A tough decision for sure. Looking forward to hearing your answers!

 

Check out:

http://edudemic.com/2012/08/20-things-to-know-about-how-big-data-is-changing-schools/

 


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Organizing your personal research library and compiling bibliographies

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A key aspect of scholarship is how you create a personal research library, find and access your sources when needed, and cite them accurately and comprehensively. Patrick Dunleavy explains how the (relatively new) software Mendeley has transformed his previous time-consuming practice in just a few days, and solved numerous other problems of accessing literature and sources wherever he is. Mendeley can offer all academics and PhDs massive productivity gains.

 

Read more:

 

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/08/20/organisation-research-library-mendeley-convert/

 


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Going BYOD

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The ART Of Collaboration (Collaborative Behaviours)

The ART Of Collaboration (Collaborative Behaviours) | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge? Why do some people find it difficult to share and collaborate? Would incentives and rewards make a difference?

 

Collaboration in the workplace is now high on the priority list of many organisations seeking to leverage social technologies to free-up knowledge and provide opportunities for co-creation, co-production and innovation.

 

Gust MEES: I was one of the TOP10 Knol authors (Google Knol discontinued its service as on May 1, 2012) and I was involved in a lot of collaborative articles with multicultural authors and it was a very positive experience... I hope one day having the same opportunity back again on WordPress now...

 

One of our "old knols" (created on  November 02, 2010 [we were pioneers]) is being migrated to WordPress here if you would like to check it:

 

- For A Better World

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/for-a-better-world-test/

 

 

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http://steve-dale.net/2012/07/12/the-art-of-collaboration-collaborative-behaviours/

 


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What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning

What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Developing effective elearning requires expertise in Project Management, Computer-based Instructional Design, Multimedia Design, Instructional Technology a...

 

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http://leanforward.com/what-does-it-take-to-create-effective-e-learning/

 


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Wortschatz - International Portal

Wortschatz - International Portal | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Search in 158 Corpus-Based Monolingual Dictionaries

 

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http://corpora.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/?dict=ltz_wikipedia_2007

 


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21st-Century PLNs for School Leaders

21st-Century PLNs for School Leaders | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
George Couros (@gcouros on Twitter) is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division, a large district near Edmonton, Alberta.

 

As many school administrators are enjoying their summer break, we all tend to think of ways that we can make our school better in the upcoming year. Often, I point school principals and district leaders to a powerful post by Will Richardson that helps us point the finger right at ourselves when we are looking to push our school ahead. Richardson states:

 

"Meaningful change ain't gonna happen for our kids if we're not willing to invest in it for ourselves first. At the heart, it's not about schools . . . it's about us."

 

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http://www.edutopia.org/blog/21st-century-PLNs-school-leaders-george-couros

 


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5 Great Free iPad Translation apps

5 Great Free iPad Translation apps | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Using iPad for reading is something we all enjoy doing; but what about when reading articles in a foreign language ? It is highly probably that you will come across vocabulary you don't know. Of course you might guess the meaning of words from the context in which they are used but this can never replace a clear and definite explanation of a dictionary.

 

To help you find translations of the new words you come across, I compiled a list of some of the best free iPad translator apps. Check them out :

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/07/5-great-free-ipad-translation-apps.html#.T_jvDb877UM.facebook

 


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When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier

When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. By Gretchen Rubin...

 

How can we usher in a new era of happiness (and inspiration) in America's schools?


I had to include this question because it's the one I think about every day!

 

Our team at The Future Project believes that just as there is an achievement gap, there is also an inspiration deficit in our schools. When students (and teachers, administrators, custodians, coaches, and parents) are not inspired, they are not happy -- at least not as happy as they could be! Nor do they learn well; reform, we believe, must be built on a foundation of inspiration. So, we're aiming to bring about the world in which all students have found something that inspires and truly excites them, whether civil engineering, French food, botany, or the Roaring Twenties, and channeled it to improve the world around them. All before finishing high school!

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/201107/when-students-are-inspired-they-and-their-teachers-are-happier

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:51 AM
1. Explain. Some recent research shows that many students do poorly on assignments or in participation because they do not understand what to do or why they should do it. Teachers should spend more time explaining why we teach what we do, and why the topic or approach or activity is important and interesting and worthwhile.
2. Reward. Students who do not yet have powerful intrinsic motivation to learn can be helped by extrinsic motivators in the form of rewards. Rather than criticizing unwanted behaviour or answers, reward correct behaviour and answers.
3. Care. Students respond with interest and motivation to teachers who appear to be human and caring.
4. Have students participate. One of the major keys to motivation is the active involvement of students in their own learning.
5. Teach Inductively.
6. Satisfy students' needs. Attending to need satisfaction is a primary method of keeping students interested and happy.
7. Make learning visual. Use drawings, diagrams, pictures, charts, graphs, bulleted lists, even three-dimensional objects you can bring to class to help students anchor the idea to an image.
8. Use positive emotions to enhance learning and motivation. Strong and lasting memory is connected with the emotional state and experience of the learner.

Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:52 AM
Also, we have a large number of WEB 2.0 tools for free use in our class.
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Thanks for your comment, much appreciated...

have a nice day :-)
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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Very impressive digital animation, a must see for educators seeking to provide students with deep understanding of content and concepts.  

 

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 2014 3:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 2014 5:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 2014 7:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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Critical Thinking

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I am interested in this post and post on critical thinking. Is critical thinking a skill?  Can one teach critical thinking? Stephen has delivered the course on Critical Literacies MOOC in the past....

 

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests
“Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do.”

 

Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker:

 

1. Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
2. Tries to be well-informed
3. Judges well the credibility of sources
4. Identifies conclusions, reasons, and assumptions
5. Judges well the quality of an argument, including the acceptability of its reasons, assumptions, and evidence
6. Can well develop and defend a reasonable position
7. Asks appropriate clarifying questions
8. Formulates plausible hypotheses; plans experiments well
9. Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
10. Draws conclusions when warranted, but with caution
11. Integrates all items in this list when deciding what to believe or do

 

What are the principles of critical thinking?

 

- Knowledge is acquired only through thinking, reasoning, and questioning. Knowledge is based on facts.


- It is only from learning how to think that you learn what to think.


- Critical thinking is an organized and systematic process used to judge the effectiveness of an argument.


- Critical thinking is a search for meaning.


- Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned.


- Do the above principles hold true and won’t change from one domain to the next?

 

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http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/critical-thinking-2/

 


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David Luigi FUSCHI's comment, April 9, 2013 3:21 AM
Are we sure that Critical Thinking is really appreciated as it should? In my personal experience critical thinker are often opposed if not hunted. Deciding to be a critical thinker may have a high price especially in certain context like industry or management. Definitely it brings better results and can easily foster innovation, but it is hated by man of power and yes-men. I pride myself of constantly trying to be a critical thinker and most of all to be critical of myself and my actions, but I have to say that this has taken me quite a toll in my life, yet I do not regret it. Sorry for stepping in, I do hope this two-penny thought could help in sparkle some discussion on how to foster critical thinking.
Ajo Monzó's comment, April 9, 2013 3:32 AM
Hello David, I agree with you, to be a critical thinker sometimes can be even dangerous, buttheyare the people who move the world...thanks a lot for your comment!
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#criticalthinking 

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Social Media Basics for educators

So your academic project is running successfully. Fantastic! Now it’s time to spread the word to your community and beyond.

 

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http://fr.slideshare.net/nmc/hp-catalyst-online-workshop-social-media-basics

 


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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including:

 

 –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity

 

–underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design

 

–considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning

 

Some educators seek out the ideal of a 21st century learning environment constantly, while others prefer that we lose the phrase altogether, insisting that learning hasn’t changed, and good learning looks the same whether it’s the 12th or 21st century.

 

At TeachThought, we tend towards the tech-infused model, but do spend time exploring the limits and challenges of technology, the impact of rapid technology change, and carefully considering important questions before diving in head-first. 

 

The following take on 21st century learning developed by TeachThought is notable here because of the absence of technology. There is very little about iPads, social media, 1:10 laptops, or other tech-implementation. In that way, it is closer to the “classic” approach to “good learning” than it is the full-on digital fare we often explore.

 

The size of the circles on the map are intended to convey priority.

 

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning...

 

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http://www.teachthought.com/learning/9-characteristics-of-21st-century-learning/

 


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iPad Apps for Multiple intelligences / Inteligencias múltiples y apps de iPad

iPad Apps for Multiple intelligences / Inteligencias múltiples y apps de iPad | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

 A couple of months ago I read a great book by Howard Gardner called Multiple Intelligences: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465047688/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0465047688&linkCode=as2&tag=educatechnand-20

 

 

New Horizons in Theory and Practice. The book paves the way for a new theory set forth by Howard where he distinguishes between nine kinds of intelligences. Understanding the different types of intelligences will definitely help teachers tap into the real potential of their students.

 

Gust MEES: you should read also from Howard GARDNER "5 Minds for the Future" to understand really what the future needs and how Education can contribute to it http://www.amazon.com/Five-Minds-Future-Howard-Gardner/dp/1422145352/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346059427&sr=1-1&keywords=5+minds+for+the+future+by+howard+gardner

 

 

 

Here is an overview of these intelligences :

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/08/ipad-apps-for-multiple-intelligences.html

 


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Education Competencies: Presentation skills

Education Competencies: Presentation skills | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
The Education Competencies represent many of the attributes, behaviors, areas of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful job performance. Learn about the proficiency levels and how to develop skills related to presentation skills.

 

 

 

Read more and download the "Education Competency Wheel" [PDF 126 MB]:

http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/training/competencies/pages/presentation_skills.aspx

 


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A way that I've found that's good to improve my presentation skills is Present.Me. Check it out guys it's helped me so much and I can attach a video of myself presenting to my PowerPoint presentation!
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Peer to Peer U – A New Model of Learning

Peer to Peer U – A New Model of Learning | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Knowledge used to be the sole domain of the individual, highly educated expert. A professor with a PH.D. or a carefully researched and written book were the best sources to find out about something. This is a model of learning that has held sway since the earliest human societies formed and people with particular fields of expertise taught other members of their groups. The Internet and social media have dramatically changed what it means to know something, and initiatives like Wikipedia are reshaping where we turn for "expert" information. Social collaboration and meaning making are allowing for knowledge to be the domain of a collective group rather than any individual. A recent study even revealed that Wikipedia is now as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britanica.

 

The P2PU Model


P2PU works on the premise that everyone has something to offer, the idea that passion for a subjects can substitute for expertise, and that social interaction is the key to motivation and learning. The motto of the institution is, "learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything." While this crowd-based model of expertise cannot substitute for the highly educated scholar’s years of research and careful consideration of a single topic, it does provide a potentially good source of entry-level knowledge to many subjects.

 

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http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/07/peer-peer-u-%E2%80%93-a-new-model-learning/

 


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English resources, English revision, English worksheets,TES Resources

English resources, English revision, English worksheets,TES Resources | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
TES Resources free secondary English resources for teachers: English revision, activities, worksheets, tests, lesson plans, games, puzzles, advice...

 

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http://www.tes.co.uk/english-secondary-teaching-resources/

 


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Educators as Curators: 8 Steps to Bringing Your Students the Best of the Web

Educators as Curators: 8 Steps to Bringing Your Students the Best of the Web | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Posted on July 23, 2012 by Jennifer Funk

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Last spring, Dr. Corinne Weisgerber turned her undergrads into Guggenheim-like curators. After building personal learning networks that delivered subject-specific tweets and blog posts, her students chose the most salient content and arranged it online the way a museum curator might an art exhibit. Their goal was to design a learning experience that cut through the noise to bring the Internet’s best content to others.

 

The project arose from Weisgerber’s own experience curating content for students, which she and her St. Edward’s University colleague Dr. Shannan Butler shared at the second annual SXSWedu conference in March.

 

Today, they answer questions about why they think the museum curator is the perfect model for today’s educators (and students), and how you can become one too.

 

Read more:

http://edcetera.rafter.com/educators-as-curators-8-steps-to-bringing-your-students-the-best-of-the-web/

 


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Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization

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Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey developed a chart that explains the differences between personalization, differentiation, and individualization.

 

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The growing headache of protecting mobile devices

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Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) schemes have become increasingly prevalent in most businesses worldwide, as employees look to use their own personal devices in a business context. When asked if employees valued certain devices over others, 89 per cent of those surveyed claimed this was the case.

 

“Rather than fight against the tide, organizations should embrace the use of these devices and work alongside staff to ensure that comprehensive IT policies and best practice guidelines are put in place to assist and inform employees about how their devices should be used. End-point protection for these devices is also crucial if businesses want to safeguard employees against an ever-changing, increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.”

 

Read more:

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=13245

 


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Guide for parents - digital citizenship

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