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Use conversations to deliver #eLearning content- and a free template

Use conversations to deliver #eLearning content- and a free template | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Use conversations to deliver eLearning content- and a free template

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Just give me the fish!

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cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by CollegeDegrees360 “We have to stop thinking of an education as something that is delivered to us and instead see it as something we create for our...

 

 

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.

 

If we as educators continue to focus on our learning first, won’t we become better teachers?

 


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BrainTrack - The Web's Most Complete Resource for University, College and Career Search

BrainTrack - The Web's Most Complete Resource for University, College and Career Search | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Web's oldest and most complete resource for university, college, and career search. Find school profiles, school reviews, geographic listings, schools by career, online colleges, and more.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:04 AM

 

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Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking

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Design Thinking is trending is some educational circles.  Edutopia recently ran a design thinking for educators workshop and I attended two great workshops at SXSWedu 2013 on Design Thinking: Hack ...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:30 AM

 

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Formal, Non-formal and Informal Learning: What Are the Differences?

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What do the terms "formal education" or "formal learning", "non-formal learning" and "informal learning" mean? Find out here.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:40 AM

 

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Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and...

Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and... | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
CCRC conducts research on community colleges and contributes to the development of practice and policy to promote success for all higher education students.

 

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Using a dataset containing nearly 500,000 courses taken by over 40,000 community and technical college students in Washington State, this study examines how well students adapt to the online environment in terms of their ability to persist and earn strong grades in online courses relative to their ability to do so in face-to-face courses.

 

While all types of students in the study suffered decrements in performance in online courses, some struggled more than others to adapt: males, younger students, Black students, and students with lower grade point averages. In particular, students struggled in subject areas such as English and social science, which was due in part to negative peer effects in these online courses.

 


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 10, 2013 10:07 AM

Using a dataset containing nearly 500,000 courses taken by over 40,000 community and technical college students in Washington State, this study examines how well students adapt to the online environment in terms of their ability to persist and earn strong grades in online courses relative to their ability to do so in face-to-face courses.

Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 4:48 PM

 

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ThePinkSalmon's comment, March 16, 2013 3:48 AM
A really interesting research to learn more, many thanks
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The EU's 'Right To Be Forgotten': What Data Protections Are We Missing in the US? - Forbes

The EU's 'Right To Be Forgotten': What Data Protections Are We Missing in the US? - Forbes | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Speaking to the “do not track issue” regarding the data of social network profiles, Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, said she wasn’t sure that a “do not track” browser setting accurately reflected a user’s wish to not to be tracked online, particularly in cases where companies such as Facebook tracked users to enable the very feature that customizes the user experience on the popular social network. Egan added, “For Facebook, we have social plugins. We don’t use that data for an advertising purpose — we use it to personalize the data on those pages.

 

===> ” Egan maintains that until the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) sets an official standard, “it’s really hard for companies like us.” More browser platforms may push ahead with a standard of their own, implementing settings that will enable expanded user control to block cookies, such as Internet Explorer’s default do not track setting. <===

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 4:10 PM

 

===> ” Egan maintains that until the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) sets an official standard, “it’s really hard for companies like us.” More browser platforms may push ahead with a standard of their own, implementing settings that will enable expanded user control to block cookies, such as Internet Explorer’s default do not track setting. <===

 

Arrrrrgh, as long as anybody pushes responsibility to others, where will WE go then!???

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Differences+between+the+privacy+laws

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Privacy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Digital+Citizen

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Digital-Citizen

 

 

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6 Examples Of Successful Classroom Tablet Integration

6 Examples Of Successful Classroom Tablet Integration | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Who has had some success with classroom tablet integration? iPads, Android, and Windows tablets are in use right now. Here's more info.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:09 PM

 

Check it out and learn from them who made IT happen... Best PracTICE examples...

 

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Apps for learning German: iPad, iPhone, Android | AboutGerman.net

Apps for learning German: iPad, iPhone, Android | AboutGerman.net | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A sampling of mobile apps for German-learners. Apps for learning and improving your German vocabulary and grammar, plus games and quizzes.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:44 PM

 

Check it out, by knowing more languages the way YOU think is becoming better, understanding other mentalities helps for Global-Learning also...

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:47 PM

 

Check it out, by knowing more languages the way YOU think is becoming better, understanding other mentalities helps for Global-Learning also...


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Ursprung der Technik - ZDF.de

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Beeindruckende Konstruktionen der Antike und ihre Pioniere

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:18 PM

 

A MUST watch and bookmarking TV-Channel, in German...

 

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Free World Digital Library for Teachers and Students

Free World Digital Library for Teachers and Students | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

 

World Digital Library is as its name indicates a library that is hosted in the cloud and that provides significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The content is free of charge and can be accessed in several language formats. I have been browsing through some of its resources and I found them really worth the mention here.


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The 21st Century Principal: 5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal: 5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

 

 

 

“Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media

 


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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

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Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 11:17 AM

 

Looks very interesting, check it out...

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?tag=storytelling

 

 

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Ethics, Morals, and Values Central in Leadership

Ethics, Morals, and Values Central in Leadership | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Leadership experts in the K-12 field Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write about challenges and possibilities for administrators in the 21st century.

 

Education is an inherently moral matter. It is moral because people develop (or fail to develop) morally as well as physically, emotionally, and intellectually. It is moral because teaching--helping to shape other people's minds, sensibilities, and capabilities -raises deep questions of purpose, values, and responsibility.

 

It is moral because it involves the relationship between one generation and another, a relationship that helps determine the direction and quality of human life" (p. 152). Therein lies our uppermost responsibility. We must stay in touch with our conscience and allow it to inform our decisions.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:29 AM

 

Education is an inherently moral matter. It is moral because people develop (or fail to develop) morally as well as physically, emotionally, and intellectually. It is moral because teaching--helping to shape other people's minds, sensibilities, and capabilities -raises deep questions of purpose, values, and responsibility.


It is moral because it involves the relationship between one generation and another, a relationship that helps determine the direction and quality of human life" (p. 152). Therein lies our uppermost responsibility. We must stay in touch with our conscience and allow it to inform our decisions.


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


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Collaborative Teacher Efficacy vs Individual Efforts... | Teacher Learning Networks

Collaborative Teacher Efficacy vs Individual Efforts... | Teacher Learning Networks | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Listening to teachers talk about teaching in a collaborative learning space – three teachers and up to 90 students as opposed to one teacher and 30 students - and one is struck by how much ‘we’ there is in the teacher voice. There is a firm belief that as a team, they are able to shift student outcomes, raise achievement, and meet the needs of a diverse range of learners. Teachers often cite examples of the advantage of working and teaching together:

 

Read more in the article...

 


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Lia Goren's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:50 PM

En este caso podríamos enmarcar este post bajo el títuo "las ganas de enseñar" (aunque ya sabemos que sólo se trata de aprender.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:36 AM

This is a great article. It has really helped me when in my Leader of Pedagogy position. The dicsussions and language used between these teachers is a great guide for me when I'm observing and talking with teachers about collaboration.

Michelle Moorcroft's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:04 AM

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Cultural Gaffe #1

A Cultural Gaffe is the undeliberate mistakes you can make when encountering cultures different from your own. Cultural Intelligence can prevent those mistak...

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Manuela Macconnell's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:39 AM

Great for demonstrating Equality and Diversity :)

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, March 11, 2013 5:01 AM

 

Check it out please, very interesting and important for Global Learning as well when YOU travel...

 

Claudia Sanchez's curator insight, March 13, 2013 1:17 AM

Great video!!

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10 ways to present yourself more professionally

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Whether you’re delivering a speech, running a meeting, or interviewing for a job, these tried-and-true tricks can make you come across as confid

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:23 AM

 

Check this out, please, very useful!

 

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Semantics - Wikipedia

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:38 PM

 

Check it out and get a wider knowledge horizon by applying it ;) ALSO on your blogs and courses...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/

 

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Top 100 Leadership Blogs

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The best leadership blogs of 2013 Ranked. - This is probably the best list you will find - take a look at all these great blogs.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 4:40 PM

 

Check out this great list of great leaders and learn from them! Maybe one day YOU will be present there also ;)

 

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

 

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Jumping into the 21st Century: One Teacher’s Account | MindShift

Jumping into the 21st Century: One Teacher’s Account | MindShift | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

 

 

“I think all teachers must have times when they’re faced with the decision to continue on the safe road that they know, or radically depart on a way that they believe to be better, but the specific route and outcomes are unknown,” writes Shelley Wright on the excellent educators blog Voices from a Learning Revolution.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:24 PM

 

In 2002 I did this very important step ALSO and I jumped in with 2 feet on something which nobody tried before in my country, teaching differently where my students were the center and not me! I taught mostly adults and seniors but also some teachers in primary school and primary school classes, it was a big funny experience (but lots of fears also...) BUT I faced IT and I had very good results!

 

My learners, even 60+ and 70+ learners learned ICT, even that I proudly could say that +/- 96% success was guaranteed, with traditional teaching it wouldn't have been possible...

 

My pioneer step was a SUCCESS! DO the same, YOU won't regret it! Check also the books I was reading, which helped me a lot:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/1798/

 

Check also, multilingual feedback from my learners here:

 

http://www.internetmonitor.lu/Experiences-de-Santina-62-ans-dans-l-Internetstuff-ETTELBRUCK-LU_a798.html

 

 

Happy and successful teaching ;)

 

 

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The 6 Biggest Challenges Of Using Education Technology

The 6 Biggest Challenges Of Using Education Technology | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A new report showcases some of the most important and difficult challenges of using education technology in today's classrooms.

 

The Challenges

Faculty training still does not acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.

 

Teachers needs to be learning how to use the technology themselves, too. Where formal training lacks, professional development needs to step in, and does in many cases. But integrating the how-to of technology with the how-to of teaching needs to happen.

 

Read more in the article, a MUST!

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:04 PM

 

The Challenges

Faculty training still does not acknowledge the fact that digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.

 

Teachers needs to be learning how to use the technology themselves, too. Where formal training lacks, professional development needs to step in, and does in many cases. But integrating the how-to of technology with the how-to of teaching needs to happen.

 

Read more in the article, a MUST!

 

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Why Practice Digital Storytelling?

Why Practice Digital Storytelling? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Streams of stories travel in circles around the world. Circles of voices, circles of whispers and words. Circles of life.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:37 PM

 

                            ===> PracTICE matters!!! <===

 

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40 Ways to Use Google Apps in Education

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:01 PM

 

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25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 11:17 AM

 

Looks very interesting, check it out...

 

Check also:

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?tag=storytelling

 

 

Eva Ramos's comment, March 11, 2013 1:32 PM
Thanks for always sharing such wonderful tools and apps :)
slesch's comment, March 11, 2013 2:46 PM
Thanks Eva, I hope you find them useful.