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The world’s top 30 universities for teaching - Times Higher Education

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"The world’s top 30 universities for teaching (Ahhh perceived reputational metrics, certainly if I hear teaching is excellent somewhere enough, it surely will be!!! ..."

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Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students? | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they'd like to see available in classrooms.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 24, 9:19 PM

This report focused on four questions:

What do teachers want and need from digital instructional tools?

How can product developers use this information to more effectively serve students, teachers, and schools?

What do we know about how teachers and districts select and purchase digital instructional tools?

What do we know about the overall market for digital instructional tools?

The report identified six instructional purposes for technology, moving from teacher-driven to student-driven and identify both a primary and a secondary benefit. The areas are:

● Deliver Instruction

● Diagnose Student Learning

● Vary Delivery Method

● Tailer Learning Experience

● Support Student Collaboration and Interactivity

● Foster Independent Practice

One piece that pops out quickly is that 54% of teachers surveyed did not find the digital tools they use effective.

Click here for the full report [PDF]

KCenter SKEMA's curator insight, April 25, 4:53 AM

"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation just released a report detailing the results of 3,100 teacher surveys and 1,250 student surveys on the kinds of digital instruction tools that are useful and effective. The foundation has asked teachers and students what they need when it comes to digital instruction, aiming to close the communication gap between commercial developers and schools.

One of the biggest takeaways is that most teachers — 54 percent — don’t find many of the digital tools they use effective. That’s partly because teachers often aren’t making purchasing decisions. When they do have a say in tool selection they often report on its effectiveness more favorably. When asked about free products, teachers reported that free products are just as likely to be effective as the products the district purchased for them."

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Study Finds That Tablets Increase Homework Completion by 29% (EdSurge News)

Study Finds That Tablets Increase Homework Completion by 29% (EdSurge News) | college and career ready | Scoop.it
TACTICAL MEASURES: Points to the tablet world!

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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

"Rubrics help colleges/universities and instructors understand student achievement of college-wide learning outcomes or course objectives. Frequently used when grading student assignments, or reviewing samples of student work, rubrics are often uniquely created for each course or tailored for specific outcomes. The benefits of using rubrics in courses can be observed by both the instructor and student. According to Suskie (2009), rubrics:

~Help students understand your expectations
~Help students self-improve
~Inspire better student performance
~Make scoring easier and faster
~Make scoring more accurate, unbiased, and consistent
~Improve feedback to students
~Reduce arguments with students
~Improve feedback to faculty and staff (p. 139)"


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Content Curation: Understanding the Why and How - a Research Study


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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:17 AM

A research paper by Zhong, Shah, Sundaravadivelan and Sastry, King's college London, 2013

AnneMarie Cunningham's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:28 AM

See the excellent notes from Robin Good below. Interesting to see more work emerging in this field.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 10:20 AM

Content Curation: Understanding the Why and How - a Research Study 

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What's In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology

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“ What's In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology”


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 22, 2013 12:24 AM
Thanks for this!
Ken Morrison's curator insight, September 23, 2013 9:39 AM

I don't find this to be overly scientific or reliabe, but it can be a good conversation starter.....

Joe Boutte's comment, September 24, 2013 6:40 AM
Very interesting infographic. I'm optimistic about the "trending up" issues but dissappointed in the "trending down" issues, especially to see academics, transparency, and infographics going down. However, if elearning is trending down and blending learning is trending up, I think this is a positive overall trend for holistic, life-long learning. Thanks for the post!
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Key Data on Kid Reading | Scholastic.com

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Surprising new findings from Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report.

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Christine Carlson's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:43 PM

For a good overview of parents attitudes and children's reading habits.

Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:33 AM

Interesting read

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"How To Do Research" Game

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"How To Do Research" game is presented by Kentucky Virtual Library. It's designed for kids to learn how to do research independently with kids-friendly user experience. Did you know that you can ac...

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 24, 12:37 PM

A Game for the children :)

Lotte Schacht's curator insight, September 14, 7:09 AM

Great stuff.

larcher's curator insight, October 19, 11:07 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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Teacher Development Research: Keys to Educator Success

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Teacher Development Research Table of Contents:

 

 

- Introduction
- Keys to Educator Success
- Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
- Avoiding Pitfalls
- Annotated Bibliography


Teaching quality has been defined as "instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn" (Darling-Hammond, 2012), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement (Hanushek, 2011; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005).

 

Knowing this, what is the best way to foster and provide ongoing support for good teaching practices? While every school is unique, research has identified several elements that can almost universally increase the chances for successful teacher development and create a powerful and positive school community. 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:50 PM

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Lynnette Van Dyke's comment, March 25, 2013 4:57 PM
The work of Edutopia....awesome.
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@Lynette ONLY the BEST from Edutopia ;)
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Technology Integration Research Review from Edutopia

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"Technology integration can be one of the most challenging topics to find quality research on. The term itself is a broad umbrella for numerous practices that may have little in common with each other. In addition, technology tools change rapidly, and outcomes can vary depending on implementation."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 9:18 PM

Edutopia has done a review of literature on technology and published five articles that provide an amazing number of resources.  

Learn about:

* Three key elements of successful technology integration

* Possible learning outcomes

* Recomendations for specific practices and programs by academic subject

* Tips for avoiding pitfalls with the adoption of new technologies

* An comprehensive annotated bibliography with links to the studies and reports

There is a wealth of information to be found in these articles so find the time to dig in.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines

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Victor LS's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:23 PM

An interesting list of academic search engines!Bookmark them!

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 16, 2013 12:35 PM

The mobile world is expanding. This is good to have information.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:17 AM
Technologie de l'éducation et de l'apprentissage mobile: 12 Fabulous moteurs de recherche universitaires.

De www.educatorstechnology.com -Février 5, 00:16


Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines via @eddebainbridge http://sco.lt/...

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The Shift From Cohorts to Competency - Digital Learning Now

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 31, 2013 10:18 PM

What would happen if education shifted away from the cohort system that is used to one based on competency? This report looks at this issue in depth. The page that is linked to includes a full report, an executive summary, a link to the infographic (of which part is shown here), and a link to download the infographic. 

Perhaps the first question to ask is what is competency education? 

"CompetencyWorks defines competency education as a system of education, often referred to as proficiency or mastery based, in which students advance upon mastery. Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students. Assessment is meaningful and serves as a positive learning experience for students. Students receive timely, differentiated support tailored to their individual learning needs. Learning outcomes include the application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions."

For a quick overview check out the infographic, which discusses:

* Why Competency?
* What's Wrong with the Current System?

* 10 Design Choices

* 10 New Capabilities of a Competency-Aligned System

* What Does Competency Education Mean for Students?

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PSFK Future of Work Report 2013

Here is a very nice 70-slide overview of some of the trends and tools that are pointing the direction of the future of the workplace.


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:09 AM

Educators need to be informated as to the work environment their students will eventually be entering.  This report presents some of the key trends and "thematic takeaways".  For example, it's important that students learn to value life-long and independent learning as well as developing highly collaborative project management skills...

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Referencing and Citation Style Guides: MLA. APA. CSE. Chicago

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Those are the four main styles used when writing professionally or academically. Students will need to use one of these standard styles, so it?s important

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 7, 10:53 AM

Well researched article on a complex topic.  Think of this as a jumping off point for resources on the major citation styles used in research.  

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, August 10, 10:50 PM

Yes - our high school students will need to learn these before they get to college... 

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Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete? : Education Next

It has been argued that the overall past success of the U.S. economy suggests that high-school math performance is not that critical for sustained growth in economic productivity. After all, U.S. students trailed their peers in the very first international survey undertaken nearly 50 years ago. That is the wrong message to take away however. Other factors contributed to the relatively high rate of growth in economic productivity during the last half of the 20th century, including the openness of the country’s markets, respect for property rights, low levels of political corruption, and limited intrusion of government into the operations of the marketplace. The United States, moreover, has always benefited from the in-migration of talent from abroad.


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Sharrock's curator insight, January 30, 2:10 PM

For a few days now, I've been wondering about the relationship of a nation's Nobel Prize winners to PISA scores. I finally decided to ask the question in Google. Here's one hit: "Clearly the countries with the worst PISA scores are those with the most impressive Nobel record. Equally significant, the correlation between PISA performance and GDP per capita is, as both Baker and Chang suggest, rather weak (less than 0.5)." http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/jeremy-fox/are-pisa-scores-really-that-important.

 

But this article also presents an interesting exploration.