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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, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

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from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know | Social Media Today

Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know | Social Media Today | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
by Bliss Hanlin, a Community Manager for eModeration Twitter abbreviations and acronyms are an odd mash-up of text slang, old school chat room phrases, common sense short forms and corporate buzzwords.  There is nothing more terrible than parsing ...

 

Read more, a MUST when Tweeting:

http://socialmediatoday.com/node/512987

 


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Jodi Lynn's curator insight, December 13, 2012 1:54 PM

This is great not just for Twitter, but also Facebook and plain texting.

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12 Excellent Creativity Resources for Teachers

12 Excellent Creativity Resources for Teachers | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
I want to share with you some of the articles I have curated and read about creativity, a topic of much relevance to us in education. I have collected these articles probably over a period of 6 or 7 months but they are some of the best reads you can find online and I enjoyed reading every single line of them. You can bookmark them too and read them when you have time.
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6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media

6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, students need to understand the basics of social media and how it can affect their future both negatively and positively.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://edudemic.com/2012/11/teach-students-about-social-media/

 


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Content curation: make it part of your content strategy

Content curation: make it part of your content strategy | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Really capture the benefits of your Content Curation - Sharing links is just not going to be enough: in a world where tweets have a very short lifetime, you need to give your curated content a second chance by putting it on a curation layer where it can be discovered from search and from people with similar interests. 

 

This can be a blog, a site or a Scoop.it page but if you're going to make content curation part of your content marketing strategy, you will need that long term repository that social networks don't bring.


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The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship

The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is important to understand for today's students, staff, and teachers. Microsoft has just unveiled a free curriculum that gives great tips and ideas on teaching digital citizenship and creative content.

 

A MUST read:

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/teachers-guide-digital-citizenship/

 


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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including:

 

 –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity

 

–underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design

 

–considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning

 

Some educators seek out the ideal of a 21st century learning environment constantly, while others prefer that we lose the phrase altogether, insisting that learning hasn’t changed, and good learning looks the same whether it’s the 12th or 21st century.

 

At TeachThought, we tend towards the tech-infused model, but do spend time exploring the limits and challenges of technology, the impact of rapid technology change, and carefully considering important questions before diving in head-first. 

 

The following take on 21st century learning developed by TeachThought is notable here because of the absence of technology. There is very little about iPads, social media, 1:10 laptops, or other tech-implementation. In that way, it is closer to the “classic” approach to “good learning” than it is the full-on digital fare we often explore.

 

The size of the circles on the map are intended to convey priority.

 

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning...

 

Read more:

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/9-characteristics-of-21st-century-learning/

 


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A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it


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Susan Liner Fisher's comment, December 14, 2012 7:20 PM
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Wendi Pillars's curator insight, December 15, 2012 1:12 PM

A handy printable to share and encourage others to try Twitter!

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Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today? | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Wes Freyer's awesome interactive resource for product-based learning. Great examples how one can use 21st Century tools in the classroom while every part is well described with "Definition", *Workflow", *Tools", "Workshop Description"...
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Ariel Muñoz Prado's curator insight, January 11, 2013 11:22 AM

¿No estaremos hablando de una Educación Transmedia? De mejorar la experiencia del usuario universitario, combinar conocimientos y TIC`s en la construcción del conocimiento en el aula...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:23 PM

"Como educadores do século 21, devemos oferecer oportunidades para que os alunos demonstrem o domínio e compreensão do currículo, não só com texto, mas também com imagens, áudio e vídeo".Wesley Fryer.

Website muito interessante que disponibiliza : definições, video exemplos, WORKFLOW, Ferramentas e tutoriais (Mapa de médias para o currículo)

 

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:14 AM

A great resource list for a variety of tools

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Content Curation for Professional Development

Content Curation for Professional Development | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

"Over half a century ago, management guru Peter Drucker presented the concept of the knowledge worker. Compared to the manual laborer, the knowledge worker focused on quality over quantity and worked more independently as problem solvers.

 

Over the many applications of Social Content Curation, Professional Development has been a strong trend. We keep observing it on Scoop.it but it's also been reported by Social Media influencers.

 


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The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

Technology will define where online education goes next. All those millions of students clicking online can have their progress tracked, logged, studied, and probably influenced, too. Talk to Khan or anyone behind the MOOCs (which largely sprang from university departments interested in computer intelligence) and they’ll all say their eventual goal isn’t to stream videos but to perfect education through the scientific use of data. Just imagine, they say, software that maps an individual’s knowledge and offers a lesson plan unique to him or her.


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Alejo Castillo's comment, November 4, 2012 11:23 AM
Awesome article. Tks!
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The Power Of A Twitter Hashtag [Infographic]

The Power Of A Twitter Hashtag [Infographic] | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it
Do you know the power of a good Twitter hashtag? This infographic and story should infuse you with new confidence that Twitter is the right tool to use.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.bitrebels.com/social/twitter-hashtag-power-infographic/

 


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The Secret To Effectively Using Twitter As A Learning Tool

The Secret To Effectively Using Twitter As A Learning Tool | Contemporary learning | Scoop.it

Twitter is finding increasing repute as an education tool, and with so many of the world’s top minds coming together each day, why not?

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://edudemic.com/2012/09/secret-to-twitter/

 


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