Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments
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5 Positive Outcomes of Reflection-in-Action

5 Positive Outcomes of Reflection-in-Action | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

"There are some fantastic reads in the research community about the process of reflection-in-action. However, we may too often consider the reflection-in-action process to be essentially linked to being physically present in the classroom with your students."

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Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
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Technology can be a tool of efficiency for cash-strapped education budgets

Technology can be a tool of efficiency for cash-strapped education budgets | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

Public schools can innovatively and creatively use techology to close the budget gaps in Washington state. Some of the innovations covered are digital tutors, computer-based learning and virtual backpacks.

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Learning From Failure | Stanford Entrepreneurship Lecture

Learning From Failure | Stanford Entrepreneurship Lecture | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Bartz talks about how people who failed within Buzzsaw, were often given new projects to work on. Failure was valued, she says.
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Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing digital learning, but evidence is scarce that the expensive technology is improving educational outcomes.
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Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS): Educational Transformation Project

Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS): Educational Transformation Project | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Educational Transformation Project - Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) (Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents announces student-centered school improvement plan:
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Challenge, Fail, Creativity, and Learning | Barbara Bray - Creative Learning Strategist

Challenge, Fail, Creativity, and Learning | Barbara Bray - Creative Learning Strategist | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Create a learning environment that encourages creativity, failure, innovation, and teamwork. Students need to work harder and challenge themselves to learn in new ways.
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Michigan Liberal::: Study: Top-down education reforms not the path to educational success

Michigan Liberal::: Study: Top-down education reforms not the path to educational success | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Study: Top-down education reforms not the path to educational success http://t.co/Kgjd9OAM #50 #p2...
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Student-Led Conferences - Finding Common Ground - Education Week

Student-Led Conferences - Finding Common Ground - Education Week | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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Social media is inherently a system of peer evaluation and is changing the way scholars disseminate their research, raising questions about the way we evaluate academic authority

Social media is inherently a system of peer evaluation and is changing the way scholars disseminate their research, raising questions about the way we evaluate academic authority | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

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12 Tips to Make Your Company More Creative

12 Tips to Make Your Company More Creative | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Although it seems to be on the decline, creative capacity is more important than ever. Check out these 12 ways to make your company more creative. (Creativity requires risk: US nonprofits take note: managed risk is an oxymoron.
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Cakes, Snakes and Boxes: Passion-based Learning & Early Literacy ...

Cakes, Snakes and Boxes: Passion-based Learning & Early Literacy ... | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
We were in the middle of a passion-based learning (PBL) unit themed around patterning. “I wonder if you can make patterns with cake” one of my students had asked? And so we tried it. I have wondered for a long time how ...
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Tablets Kickstart Innovative Learning in the Classroom

Tablets Kickstart Innovative Learning in the Classroom | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

These touch-screen devices — and the apps that bring them to life — are opening up a whole new world of learning. Learn about Liberty ESD strategy using tablets in the classrooms.

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New Learning Environments for 21st Century Learners

New Learning Environments for 21st Century Learners | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

Bob Pearlman provides a downloadable ebook about designing new learning environments that support 21st century skills, presentations, resources, blogs, books, videos, and more.

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TPACK 2011 - dgende

TPACK 2011 - dgende | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

TPACK - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge - "True technology integration can only happen in a context where subject-specific content is taught with pedagogical methodologies that include technologies that enable students to achieve their learning outcomes."

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What ‘college and career ready’ really means | Washington Post

What ‘college and career ready’ really means | Washington Post | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

Fine portrait of a project-based high school that works, in Stewart, OH.


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MediaShift . How Journalism Professors Can Navigate Social Media | PBS

MediaShift . How Journalism Professors Can Navigate Social Media | PBS | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
RT @MSUjschool: "Teaching journalism today requires an aptitude for learning new technology and experimenting with social media...
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Stanford University Offers Free Course on Developing Apps for iPhone and iPad

Stanford University Offers Free Course on Developing Apps for iPhone and iPad | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Stanford University's School of Engineering has a history of offering courses on some pretty interesting products for free online. Many of them have been through Apple's iTunes U program, ...
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Harvard Education Letter

Harvard Education Letter | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

Contemplating lectures at night, groupwork at school, student centered learning Harvard Education Letter: Flipping the Classroom tips

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Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World

Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

Personal digital learning is providing three primary benefits, as outlined in my new book, Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World. Benefit is customized learning-> Learning online created the ability to vary rate, time, and location. Customized learning goes a step further and supports unique pathways.

digital learning is improved student motivation. 

 


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For today's learners, it just clicks

For today's learners, it just clicks | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
For today's learners, it just clicks (For today's learners, it just clicks http://t.co/N5d1RkV5...)...
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New York schools enter the iZone

New York schools enter the iZone | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
After the iPhone and the iPad, the iZone is New York's attempt to reinvent an inner-city state school. (“@SirKenRobinson: The revolution in education is possible, urgent and happening.
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How Social Media is Changing the Education Industry

How Social Media is Changing the Education Industry | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it
From the layman users to businesses, almost everyone is part of the online social ecosystem. Now, the education industry seems to be picking pace as things are getting social in schools and universities.

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@Ignatia Webs: Beware critics of Connectivism ! Or how I feel connectivism opens up content creation and access

@Ignatia Webs: Beware critics of Connectivism ! Or how I feel connectivism opens up content creation and access | Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments | Scoop.it

What was surprising was that many of the people who critiqued it, actually were experienced researchers, yet they did not actually follow the course itself. On top of the fact that they did not follow it, or only took a very brief glance at the concept, they critiqued the fact that George and Stephen came away with the idea of connectivism, because people were blindly following their concept, as though the people that took the CCK-course were not able to think for themselves.


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