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I think the time has come to stop using the term 21st Century [education context] & become authentic #RIP21stC

I think the time has come to stop using the term 21st Century [education context] & become authentic #RIP21stC | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
It has been the passionate rallying call for change in education for more than a decade and has challenged many of us to rethink the context and culture of learning in this century as significantly...
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Guide to Google Apps for the iPad - Infographic

Guide to Google Apps for the iPad - Infographic | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, September 11, 9:00 PM
Thanks for sharing!
Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 13, 1:02 PM

This infographic is useful because of the ideas for how it should be used and how it can be used.

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, September 15, 7:24 PM

Terrific for getting our new users organized! 

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Find free images online!

Find free images online! | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Images are an important part of the creative side of any teacher’s work. We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know wha...

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Leonardo De Freitas Alves's curator insight, June 6, 4:17 PM

Um novo e estranho futuro da aprendizagem. Crianças que aprendem por si mesmo, com recurso a Internet.

ainslime mount's comment, June 13, 9:51 PM
Thats stunning...
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Thats stunning...
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The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Want to make a splash with your presentations, but don’t want to splash out any money on a program? Forget PowerPoint, we’ve got some totally gratis...

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Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 1:54 PM

Ótimas alternativas para variar nas apresentações.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 12:22 PM

A new compilation of free software to prepare digital presentations.

Of course... alternatives to Power-point or Keynote.


Have a look, and if you're not into any of them, give them a try!!!

Ingrid B's curator insight, April 2, 5:34 AM

Algunos programas gratuitos para hacer presentaciones, como nuevas y más completas alternativas al ppt.

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Under 30 Minutes Tutorials on Google Drive, Docs, Forms, Spreadsheets and Drawing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Under 30 Minutes Tutorials on Google Drive, Docs, Forms, Spreadsheets and Drawing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 8:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 8:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 27, 11:20 PM

Yes, I agree !

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In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

For most children, the key to success will continue to be sharp critical skills, strong connections, effective communication and the nerve to be creative and entrepreneurial. The difference is that we are living at a time in which all of those skills are defined by one’s proficiency in connected media. Ultimately, the school that ignores the connection will be the school that we will identify as a failing institution.

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iPad Apps for School

iPad Apps for School | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
The Best iOS Apps for Students and Teachers
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I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip: Setting Up a Flipped Classroom

So you want to flip your class? In this how to video I explain the idea behind flipping, some things to think about as you begin and some concrete steps to g...

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gabe grant's curator insight, October 18, 2013 6:26 AM

For those who want to flip a classroom

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 20, 2013 3:16 AM

How to set up a flipped classroom

Tova Taragin's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:57 AM

Thank you Rabbi David Etengoff. 

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25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome

25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

Librarians, in case you hadn’t heard, are essential members of society - likely to expand minds wherever they go - and, as such, are fully worthy of hero worship (whether they’re among the coolest librarians alive or just pretty cool). That’s at least part of the impetus behind My Daguerreotype Librarian, ”[a] tumblr dedicated to literally or figuratively hunky and babely librarians from the past.” Inspired by the website, here’s a little extra literary goodness: 25 awesome vintage photos of librarians from ages past.

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

“Psychology professor Louis Cozolino offers up an essay from his new book The Social Neuroscience of Education in this article for Greater Good. Understanding the whole child is essential in education today, since the brains of our digital natives work so much differently than earlier generations not born into the technologies that shape our world today. Prof. Cozolino lists nine key attributes that educators should know about our brains.”

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How to create a captivating presentation

Presentations are a powerful medium that can quickly disseminate information and help teach people new ideas. Unfortunately not every slide deck is effective at

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Susan Kay Daniels's comment, June 24, 2013 6:42 PM
Thank you for this scoop. It has given me both inspiration and ideas! Warmly, Susan
Olga Boldina's comment, June 25, 2013 1:49 AM
Удач и успехов, Сьюзан!
Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 5, 4:47 PM

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

A Social Media MEGA Resource Center

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"10 Ways to Use Haiku Deck In Education"

"10 Ways to Use Haiku Deck In Education" | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Created with Haiku Deck, free presentation software that’s simple, beautiful, and fun.

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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing quite …

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 10, 6:51 PM

Some real gems in this list that can change the way you teach for the better. These apps include ones to support flipped instructions, that help students choose a path through the content, that help organise and sort out daily tasks, and that allow publishing to a global audience. A fantastic list. 

Helene Garant's curator insight, August 22, 5:26 PM

Hi folks see you soon

Leslie Sigmon McIntosh's curator insight, September 1, 4:00 AM

Good to know

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7 Apps the Best Teachers Are Using

7 Apps the Best Teachers Are Using | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
How do you find the best apps for your classroom? How about taking about taking the recommendations of these seven teachers who really know their apps.

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.

 

In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.

 

Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."


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Emily Kate Hardy's curator insight, February 27, 8:35 PM

Inquiry Learning isn't something I do that often.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 27, 11:30 PM

Many of these app are also available for Android - Dropbox, Evernote, Skype, all Google apps obviously etc. 

Mick Huiet's curator insight, March 14, 11:06 PM

This is a very logical organization of apps.  It would be interesting to compares other schools or districts app usage in this manner.

 

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 6:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 1:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 14, 7:55 PM


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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 13, 4:47 PM

These are great resources to use in your 21st century learning environment!

Rosa Delia Acosta's curator insight, February 13, 6:31 PM

Great, I just want to learn and use these interesting tools in my classes.

JordiMarínba's curator insight, February 14, 3:27 PM

Essential tools to build a creative PLE

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 5:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 12:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 6:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.

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Free Technology for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
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A fabulous blog with an amazing collection of resources and tutorials.

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Literacy in the Digital Age

Literacy in the Digital Age | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

Kathy Schrock has identified thirteen literacies that our students need to become well-rounded 21st-century citizens. These literacies are not taught as separate literacies but are taught across the content areas.


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What Does 21st Century Learning Look Like in an Elementary School?

What Does 21st Century Learning Look Like in an Elementary School? | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

What does 21st century learning look like? is an essential question and overarching topic that I hope to come back to again and again as I think about what works in real classrooms.

 

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7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

“There is some great stuff here about creativity development in the following article by Gregory Ciotti for 99U. In particular, the last points speaks directly about the critical importance of harnessing creative skills for real world application. It's proof that, with the proper inspiration and motivation, we can achieve anything.”

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The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013

The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013 | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Top 3 new iPad educational apps, released in Q1 2013, that are informative, interactive, as well as extremely well-designed.

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S. Amon's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:26 PM

check out the cost...

Hrhug's curator insight, October 23, 2013 11:52 AM

All 3 apps are free in the app store. Needs to be looked at more deeply.

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Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) - Edudemic | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
There is a laser-like focus on cool tools and apps these days. Eric Patnoudes encourages you to take a step back and take time to focus on skills.
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