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Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful

Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it

This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach that uses digital media to engage students’ interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning’s emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.


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Interesting report for those who want to know more about connecting and critical thinking.

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This report focuses on school-age learners, but the emphasis on deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking is definitely applicable to professional development.

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Learning is going to be connected and open in future.

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Skills for digital ELT materials writers

Skills for digital ELT materials writers | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
At its basic core, ELT materials writing for digital components (Interactive CD-Roms, LMS, moodle) isn’t hugely difference from writing for any other form (e.g. paper-based course books etc); the p...
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Another great post on material production from John Hughes.
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17 Web Resources That Will Improve Your Productivity

17 Web Resources That Will Improve Your Productivity | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Do you feel like you don't have enough time? Here's a list of web resources that will boost your productivity.
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These Web sites might lighten the load for stretched teachers.
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PLNs, CoPs, and Connectivism | Connectivism

PLNs, CoPs, and Connectivism | Connectivism | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
I have been actively involved on Twitter as a means of personal professional development for the past three years or so, and I've been blogging for the past two years. I knew that these activities ...
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Great article showing why and how Twitter can help teachers connect.

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Handy Google Hangout Cheat Sheet for Teachers

Handy Google Hangout Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it

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From the brilliant Educational Technology and Mobile Learning site this gives you everything you need to know about Google Hangouts and how to use it.

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Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory

Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
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Interesting post raising many interesting aspects of this theory that I had never really considered.

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Five Steps to Expanding Your PLN on Twitter - Common Sense ...

Five Steps to Expanding Your PLN on Twitter - Common Sense ... | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
First you have to join. Obviously, joining Twitter is the first step towards expanding your personal/professional learning network (PLN). What's not so obvious, however, is that “how” you start is also important.
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Free Technology for Teachers: This Month's Ten Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: This Month's Ten Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
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Teaching with Technology: Google Moderator: Great Discussion Board Tool

Teaching with Technology: Google Moderator: Great Discussion Board Tool | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type ...

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type ... | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age (Theories of Learning.
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Voice Search with OK Google Chrome Extension | Google Gooru

Voice Search with OK Google Chrome Extension | Google Gooru | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
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11 Great Twitter Etiquettes Teachers should Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Great Twitter Etiquettes Teachers should Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it

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MOOCs creator George Siemens gets connected - University World News

MOOCs creator George Siemens gets connected - University World News | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
MOOCs creator George Siemens gets connected University World News The course, called "Connectivism and Connectivist Knowledge", ending up attracting about 2,300 non-paying, non-credit students in addition to the 25 who took it for credit through...
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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism -

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism - | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment. Better response to assessment data.

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I like the definitions and the whole post is worth reading.

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The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.
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What is it like to be connected? Let some connected teachers share their experiences.

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The What & Why of Backchanneling

The What & Why of Backchanneling | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
A few years back I spoke at a conference and experienced first hand what a backchannel was. Twitter is probably the best tool to do it.
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Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic

Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another. You bring your sexy social media-ness into the classroom to keep kids interested in what they’re learning when they think they’re actually (sort of) having fun instead.  That said, there …

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For those still not convinced by how important Twitter can be to teachers then read this great article from edudemic.com.

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Teachers in England work longer hours than the rest of the world - but not in the classroom

Teachers in England work longer hours than the rest of the world - but not in the classroom | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Teachers in England work longer hours than the rest of the world but spend less time in the classroom than in other countries, says a major international study.

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Article from The Independent about the amount of time teachers spend outside the classroom but still working.

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What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over

What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Steal these ideas! We invited anyone who has ever blogged for The Learning Network to post an example of “connected teaching” or “connected learning.” Read their wonderful responses, then tell us how you’d answer the question.
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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type ...

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type ... | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age (Theories of Learning.
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Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful

Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it

This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach that uses digital media to engage students’ interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning’s emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.


Via Nik Peachey
John McDermott Neill's insight:

Interesting report for those who want to know more about connecting and critical thinking.

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dawsonloane's curator insight, April 7, 6:35 AM

This report focuses on school-age learners, but the emphasis on deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking is definitely applicable to professional development.

eLearningTV's curator insight, May 6, 1:38 AM

Learning is going to be connected and open in future.

Mo Ferguson's curator insight, May 21, 6:28 PM

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~ Stephen's Web

~ Stephen's Web | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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Stephen Downes' website. Always worth a read.

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Connectivism - YouTube

Video Scribe Project (#Connectivism: what is it? Is social media and other forms helping #students learn?
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Same words, new meanings. What’s really changed in the last 65 years?

Same words, new meanings. What’s really changed in the last 65 years? | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Judith Willis worked as Publishing Manager for bilingual dictionaries in the ELT dictionaries department at Oxford University Press before retiring in 2008. Here she looks back at how the meaning o...
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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 ways Twitter makes me a better educator

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 ways Twitter makes me a better educator | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it

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More teachers need to try Twitter.
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The 2013 Survey Of Online Learning

The 2013 Survey Of Online Learning | Connectivism and the Connected Teacher | Scoop.it
Recently, the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson released the results of a survey about online learning.
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