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10 Reasons to Try Genius Hour This School Year - A.J. JULIANI @ajjuliani

10 Reasons to Try Genius Hour This School Year - A.J. JULIANI @ajjuliani | Connected Learning | Scoop.it


"If you haven’t heard of Genius Hour or 20% time in the classroom, the premise is simple: Give your students 20% of their class time (or an hour each week) to learn what they want. These projects allow students to choose the content and still acquire/master skills and hit academic standards.

I’ve written extensively about Genius Hour and 20% Time, but wanted to share a list of the 10 reasons you should consider Genius Hour in your classroom (for those of you on the fence) and why you will not regret making that choice!"


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Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers via @medkh9

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers via @medkh9 | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

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6 Ways Teachers Can Stay Inspired This Year By Barbara Blackburn

6 Ways Teachers Can Stay Inspired This Year By Barbara Blackburn | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
By Barbara Blackburn

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Why Making Is Essential to Learning @Edutopia #makered

Why Making Is Essential to Learning @Edutopia #makered | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Making is as old as learning itself. While the maker movement may only be about a decade old, the human desire to create dates back to the earliest forms of human activity, from making stone tools to drawing on cave walls (Halverson & Sheridan, 2014; Martinez & Stager, 2014). Thinkers such as Pestalozzi, Montessori, and Papert helped paved the way for the maker movement by stressing the importance of hands-on, student-centered, meaningful learning. Instead of viewing learning as the transmission of knowledge from teacher to student, these thinkers embraced the idea that children learn best when encouraged to discover, play, and experiment.

More recently, maker education is being used as a way to connect do-it-yourself informal learning to classrooms. Driven by new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and kid-friendly coding, making is emerging as an effective way to introduce students to STEM, particularly women and minorities. By incorporating elements of making into the classroom, educators can bridge the gap between what students are passionate about and what they're learning in school.

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A Gamified e-Learning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning

A Gamified e-Learning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
This paper takes a deeper look at techniques suitable for education and e-learning, and comes out with a model that describes the design of educational gamification.

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A Gamified #eLearning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning #gamification  #learningdesign
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Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn't define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms. This post provides an overview of how maker education is being implemented based on the teaching practices…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/a-holistic-view-of-what-will-influence-education-in-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 14, 3:09 PM
Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn't define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms. This post provides an overview of how maker education is being implemented based on the teaching practices…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/a-holistic-view-of-what-will-influence-education-in-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 

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15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web via GDC

15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web via GDC | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Some of the best of the best in open source image sites are listed in this article, as well as great guidelines for ethical searches and Creative Commons

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What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon - remove time wasters (Edutopia)

What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon - remove time wasters (Edutopia) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Literacy strategies that waste instructional time include looking up words on lists, prizes for reading, weekly spelling tests, unsupported independent reading, and denial of recess.

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So You’re Ready to Start a Makerspace… – @krissyvenosdale

So You’re Ready to Start a Makerspace… – @krissyvenosdale | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Hold up.  Before you ask me what kind of 3d printer to buy, I want to introduce you to something even better. Someone, actually.

Seymour Papert.  Let me guess, if you’re like me, you were NOT introduced to him in your college coursework on education.  Then one day, you discovered his work and started reading it.  Articles dated from around the year you started kindergarten, talking about empowering children to use their creativity and how technology’s role plays into all of that in a beautiful way.

Then you realize this Maker Movement unfolding around us?  It’s so NOT about products. It’s not about the flashy kits and lists of things to order.  In fact, that STUFF is an INSULT to what it really is.  You don’t need tons of expensive stuff or a special room where creativity is allowed.  You need to make the environment, wherever it may be, the kind of place that brings the makerspace OUT of each child.  And to do THAT? You just need to know your kids. What are their needs? What do they like? What are their passions? Empowerment comes out of connecting with kids and then letting them steer the ship.

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Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing. Download Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Technology in the Classroom: Best Storytelling Tools

Technology in the Classroom: Best Storytelling Tools | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack -- captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone -- that uses technology in the classroom to tell a story.
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5 Of The Best eLearning Authoring Tools For Blended Learning -

5 Of The Best eLearning Authoring Tools For Blended Learning - | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
5 Of The Best eLearning Authoring Tools For Blended Learning https://t.co/tFtKxSB5QW
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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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Rhi Parkes's curator insight, June 2, 8:18 AM
Different ways to look at a classroom and interaction with students.
Susan McDonald's curator insight, June 3, 3:05 AM
This really is a good little framework to use as a 'to do' list in future planning. The implicit message is that ICTs alone won't fix your problems, but combine them with innovative teaching approaches and unit structures and fit them to the 'ecology' of your school and class, and you will be getting close!
Hollie Brassington's curator insight, June 3, 6:51 AM
This is a fantastic summary of ways to transform learning - in fact the PBL and Skype examples in combination with the current hot topic in the news about the value and virtues of allrefugees (Karl Stefanovic on WIN Today show)  makes me think I could devise an English  Unit on refugees where students interact through  these digital pedagogical tools  with actual refugees now in Australia to find out their stories and to hear about racial prejudice towards 'boat people', and then write a letter to the editor type assessment dispelling the negativities towards refugees via an online newspaper or blog situation. These could be shared with actual refugees to show them they have the support of Australian citizens....
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5 resources to connect your students to real scientists

5 resources to connect your students to real scientists | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
These five programs will give your students opportunities to meet real science experts and see how they apply what students have been learning, be it space exploration, weather, marine biology, anatomy and more.

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Open Space Technology - PD that leverages the group via #Edutopia

Open Space Technology - PD that leverages the group via #Edutopia | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
See where Edcamps and Unconferences got their start with Open Space Technology, an inclusive decision-making model for crowdsourcing the best ideas in your school or classroom.

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5 Ways To Use Pokemon Go For Critical Learning -

5 Ways To Use Pokemon Go For Critical Learning - | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

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Updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v5)

Updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v5) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Announcing updated version 5 of our Stages of Personalized Learning Environments with practical and clear elements for each stage.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 21, 12:51 PM

While finishing our next book, How to Personalize Learning to be published Fall 2016, we realized that we had to make even more changes to the Stages of PLE. Download this new version from this site.

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Apple just launched 'the absolute best way to teach everyone to code'

Apple just launched 'the absolute best way to teach everyone to code' | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Apple has big plans for Swift, the wildly popular programming language it first introduced in 2014.

Swift is already a smash hit: Over 100,000 apps have started using Swift to build at least some of their code, including Twitter, Uber, and Lyft, not least because Apple purpose-built it to be easy to learn.

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Learning with 'e's: Digital literacies in the age of remix

Learning with 'e's: Digital literacies in the age of remix | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

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The Future of Professional Learning: 4 Design Principles that Transform | Out of #SchoolCocoon

The Future of Professional Learning: 4 Design Principles that Transform | Out of #SchoolCocoon | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The Future of Professional Learning

Design Principles for Professional Learning

In Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning, Digital Promise and Getting Smart outline four design principles for professional learning. These apply to credentialing programs, ongoing professional learning opportunities and school or district-based initiatives. Graduate schools of education are in a perfect position to be leaders in applying these design principles.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

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

 


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The Future of Professional Learning

Design Principles for Professional Learning

In Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning, Digital Promise and Getting Smart outline four design principles for professional learning. These apply to credentialing programs, ongoing professional learning opportunities and school or district-based initiatives. Graduate schools of education are in a perfect position to be leaders in applying these design principles.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

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

 

 

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National Week of Making Coming Right Up! – @krissyvenosdale

National Week of Making Coming Right Up! – @krissyvenosdale | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
If you’ve read my blog, Twitter feed, or Instagram for more than 2 seconds, you’ve probably noticed that creativity is important to me.  Not like peanut butter is important to chocolate, but important like how humans need oxygen to live.  I’ve felt that way since I was a kid, in school, deprived of the oxygen in my learning. And every day since I became a teacher?  I’ve vowed to myself that I will make school more for kids who crave creativity.  When making came along, or intersected my world, I knew this was it.  This mindset, this beautiful way of integrating hands on design, creation, production, and fabrication?  It’s everything my worksheets were not.

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Beyond ‘low-hanging fruit’: why I’m no longer an Open Badges evangelist

Beyond ‘low-hanging fruit’: why I’m no longer an Open Badges evangelist | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
We've reached a tipping point. It's time to flip from evangelism to strategy.

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10 training design tips for Instructional Designers and Trainers

10 training design tips for Instructional Designers and Trainers | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
You have completed the training needs analysis. You have documented the results and confirmed with the business unit manager that training is indeed warranted, because you have confirmed a lack of needed skills and knowledge. For part two of my three-part series, I’m sharing 10 tips that will help you design learner-centered training.

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 


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You have completed the training needs analysis. You have documented the results and confirmed with the business unit manager that training is indeed warranted, because you have confirmed a lack of needed skills and knowledge. For part two of my three-part series, I’m sharing 10 tips that will help you design learner-centered training.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 26, 8:32 AM
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Great tips!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create an Interactive Video Summary of the School Year

As the end of the school year approaches you might find yourself looking for a way to create an audio slideshow of highlights of the school year.
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Wearable Technology Expected to Flourish in Classrooms -- THE Journal

Wearable Technology Expected to Flourish in Classrooms -- THE Journal | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Classroom wearable technology in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 46 percent over the next four years, according to a recent report released by Research and Markets, a Dublin, Ireland-based market research firm.

“Classroom Wearables Technology Market in the U.S. 2016-2020” covered the present scenario and the growth prospects of the scholastic wearables market, which includes devices such as smart glasses, smart watches, fitness trackers, wearable cameras and virtual reality headgear. To calculate the market size, the report documented classroom wearable devices by product, in K-12 schools, in higher education, by revenue in 2014 and 2015 and by shipments. The classroom wearables market appears to be a multi-billion dollar industry.

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