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How to build a learning worker mindset

How to build a learning worker mindset | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Why in this day and age, it is important to become a “learning worker”, and that for me  “learning to learn” doesn’t just mean “learning how to study” in formal courses. etc – although that’s a part of it, but nowadays it also means:

building a habit of continuous, everyday learning – and keeping your eyes and ears constantly open and learn from everything around youextracting the learning from your work experiences – this, after all, is how most of how we learn to do our work takes place – as we do our job keeping up to date with what’s happening in your industry and profession – not just by going to an annual conference or reading a few industry magazines – that pretty much tells you what’s happening now, not what’s happening next – the place to find that out is in on the Social Web, in your professional social networksrecognising serendipitous learning – the accidental, unplanned learning that takes place everyday as a consequence of other things.

For me, this is the new work of learning professionals – one that involves helping and supporting individuals – rather than creating and delivering one-size-fits-all content!


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:22 AM

Why in this day and age, it is important to become a “learning worker”, and that for me  “learning to learn” doesn’t just mean “learning how to study” in formal courses. etc – although that’s a part of it, but nowadays it also means:

  • building a habit of continuous, everyday learning – and keeping your eyes and ears constantly open and learn from everything around you
  • extracting the learning from your work experiences – this, after all, is how most of how we learn to do our work takes place – as we do our job 
  • keeping up to date with what’s happening in your industry and profession – not just by going to an annual conference or reading a few industry magazines – that pretty much tells you what’s happening now, not what’s happening next – the place to find that out is in on the Social Web, in your professional social networks
  • recognising serendipitous learning – the accidental, unplanned learning that takes place everyday as a consequence of other things.

For me, this is the new work of learning professionals – one that involves helping and supporting individuals – rather than creating and delivering one-size-fits-all content!


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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How (and why) to set up a VPN today | Privacy | CyberSecurity | eSkills

How (and why) to set up a VPN today | Privacy | CyberSecurity | eSkills | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Investing in a good VPN is one of the smartest steps you can take toward improving your online privacy. We'll show you how to do it right.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 7, 2015 2:04 PM
Investing in a good VPN is one of the smartest steps you can take toward improving your online privacy. We'll show you how to do it right.


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Engineers win grant to make smart clothes for personalized cooling and heating

Engineers win grant to make smart clothes for personalized cooling and heating | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Imagine a fabric that will keep your body at a comfortable temperature—regardless of how hot or cold it actually is. That's the goal of an engineering project at the University of California, San Diego, funded with a $2.6M grant from the U.S.

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Study Finds That Cellphone Bans Lead to Higher Test Scores

Study Finds That Cellphone Bans Lead to Higher Test Scores | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A new U.K. study finds that cellphone bans in schools can have the same effect on test scores as adding a week of instructional time.
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Distributing Points and Percentages Across Assignments and Activities

Distributing Points and Percentages Across Assignments and Activities | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
I started thinking about this when I wondered in a previous blog whether the 5 or 10% that many of us give for participation was enough to motivate students, or whether being such a small part of the grade, it actually devalued what students contribute in class. Since then I’ve been thinking more about how we decide on the allocation of points or percentages for the various assignments students complete in a course. For many of us (that includes me), it isn’t as thoughtful of a process as it should be. Rather, we do what we’ve done before, or we ask around, get a general sense of what everybody else is doing and follow suit.
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PARCC Tests and Readability: About two grade levels above students' grade and age

PARCC Tests and Readability: About two grade levels above students' grade and age | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The other results show that the passages chosen are about two grade levels above the readability of the grade and age of the children by measures other than the Lexile level. The results of testing children on these passages will be quite predictable. Students will score lower on the tests than on previous tests. We have already seen this in New York where test scores plummeted when the new tests were given last year. English Language Learners (ELL) and students with disabilities will be particularly hard hit because these tests will prove extraordinarily difficult to them.
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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, February 17, 2015 10:00 AM

If you are a regular reader of my ScoopPosts, you know that I am a supporter of PARCC. That said, I support the philosophical views of PARCC assessment: assessing critical thinking skills by asking students to explain their thinking; expecting students to read and write about texts beyond fiction and poetry; evaluating students using standards-based assessments. But, PARCC has not done a good job of representing itself to the public: to parents, to teachers, to educators guiding implementation. The study discussed in this blog is one more example of PARCC's misstep...why would PARCC choose texts clearly beyond the quantitative levels of reading challenge as text exemplars. I can only hope that PARCC test writers (Pearson) have a reasonable logic for these decisions someone with a voice that can be heard and respected acknowledge the call of the public. 

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Tour Builder - Put your story on the map.

Tour Builder - Put your story on the map. | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Tell your stories with photos, videos and rich text on Google Earth.
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How Online Learning Can Close the AP Participation Gap

How Online Learning Can Close the AP Participation Gap | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A University of Iowa program lets students take online courses for free.
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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning

The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised...

 

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DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Stuttgart-based designer Wolfram Kampffmeyer creates DIY geometric paper sculpture kits under the name Paperwolf. The designs range from taxidermy trophies to standalone animals that come flat-packed with detailed instructions on how to fold and assemble yourself. See tons of addit
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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains the most important characteristics of a digitally competent teacher.
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Playing 20 Questions by 'Telepathy'? Big Score for Brain-to-Brain Communication - Singularity HUB

Playing 20 Questions by 'Telepathy'? Big Score for Brain-to-Brain Communication - Singularity HUB | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Interpersonal communication just got a lot more intimate.

So intimate, in fact, that two strangers — physically separated by a mile — can literally get into each other’s heads to solve problems together, using only their brain waves, a special computer interface and the internet.

The results, published last week in PLOS One, is the latest push towards engineering highly sophisticated human brain-to-brain interfaces (BBIs) that directly link up the consciousness of human beings, thus eschewing the need for language or non-verbal signs to get our messages across vast distances of space.

Sounds fantastical? You decide — here’s how the setup worked.

Five pairs of participants, aged between 19 and 39, were randomly paired to play a game similar to 20 questions. In each pair, one participant picked out an object from a list of eight choices, and the other tried to guess the object using a series of yes-or-no questions.

Scientists hooked up the first group of participants, dubbed the “respondents,” with an electroencephalography (EEG) cap that captures and records their brain waves.

The second group, or the “inquirers,” sat in a dark room on campus roughly a mile away, wearing heavy-duty earplugs to reduce any stimulation from their environment.

Their heads were locked in place by a two-pronged headset, with a magnetic coil placed over the visual cortex. The coil, shaped like a figure eight on top of a short handle, generates magnetic fields of various intensities, which in turn stimulate the brain. When the intensity reached a certain threshold, the inquirers saw a bright flash of light in the corner of their eye called a phosphene.

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How much consciousness does an octopus have? Or an iPhone? (Wired UK)

How much consciousness does an octopus have? Or an iPhone? (Wired UK) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
What about an iPhone? And how much consciousness can we meaningfully ascribe to someone in a coma?

Animals ranging from parrots to elephants continue to challenges our perception of consciousness, long-held as a uniquely human trait. But the reaches of consciousness don't stop at animals. As artificial intelligence gets smarter, we are faced with moral dilemmas of how machines could one day not just think but also feel.

The ethics of consciousness, not just in humans but also animals and machines, is complex. To try and make sense of it, research is currently underway to develop a method for objectively measuring consciousness -- a formula that could explain how aware any living, or artificial, being is.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 2015 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 3:08 AM

Kathy Schrock has been looking ahead with technology and a librarian's instinct for organization for years. She's still hitting it out of the park. 

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Chemists' Feat Hailed As Major Breakthrough

Chemists' Feat Hailed As Major Breakthrough | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
In what's being called a win-win for the environment and the production of renewable energy, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, have achieved a major breakthrough in artificial photosynthe...
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K-12 Print Needs Persist Despite Digital Growth

K-12 Print Needs Persist Despite Digital Growth | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
While many educators find benefits to using tech-based instructional materials, they find a mix of digital and print works best for their students.
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LoiLoNote School is a powerful learning support app designed for classroom settings.

LoiLoNote School is a powerful learning support app designed for classroom settings. | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
LoiLoNote School is a powerful learning support multiplatform app designed for classroom settings. It's a Cloud-based and CLM-enhanced collaboration, sharing and production tool that is all about creativity. It helps a teacher foster 21st Century Skills in students, while letting a breath of fresh air into the classroom. Developed with and for teachers and students for the sake of learning.
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What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review

What We’ve Learned from Three Years of MOOCs | MIT Technology Review | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Online education offers one effective way to close the skills gap.

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, October 18, 2015 3:22 AM

Interesting insight from Daphne Koller.
- MOOCs reach non-traditional students (mainly cont. edu.)
- MOOCs are excellent for experimentation with education concepts and tactics
- A new question asserts itself: What type of qualification/certification does justice to/formalizes this type of learning?

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 2015 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:14 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:40 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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The Succeeding with Habits of Mind website provides resources and online training for teachers working with Habits of Mind. Free resources including Habits of Mind Posters, Habits of Mind activities and lesson plans are available.
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How to Use a VPN

How to Use a VPN | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Plus, troubleshooting “file in use” messages.

 

Q. If I get a VPN (a virtual private network), will it protect the computer against malicious software?

 

A. A VPN encrypts the data that you send and receive over your Internet connection to protect it from snoopers looking to steal passwords and other information. If you use public wireless networks, using a VPN helps keep personal information private.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/

 

 


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Plus, troubleshooting “file in use” messages.


Q. If I get a VPN (a virtual private network), will it protect the computer against malicious software?

A. A VPN encrypts the data that you send and receive over your Internet connection to protect it from snoopers looking to steal passwords and other information. If you use public wireless networks, using a VPN helps keep personal information private.

Learn more:

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/

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How Guessing Games Help Kids Solve Math Problems

How Guessing Games Help Kids Solve Math Problems | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that by playing games that involve quickly guessing how many items are in a group of objects, children can help themselves become better at traditional math problems.
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