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13 Blogging Statistics You Probably Don’t Know, But Should [Infographic]

13 Blogging Statistics You Probably Don’t Know, But Should [Infographic] | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Are you making the most of blogging statistics to build a better blog? I did some research and created this infographic which contains blog stats that...

 

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This infographic should be of interest to bloggers.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 24, 2015 4:55 PM
Are you making the most of blogging statistics to build a better blog? I did some research and created this infographic which contains blog stats that...


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maria papanikou's curator insight, March 25, 2015 4:46 AM

Blogs are powerful tools serving  various commutation and education purposes. Wish to multiply the benefits? Read carefully the info graphic above and good luck!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:24 AM

This infographic shares some excellent information for bloggers on how to increase your audience/followers.

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The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

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From the article:  "Mindsets are simply defined as 'the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation.' Mindsets imply that mental and attitudinal states can assist one in being successful with a given skill set. I believe this to be true for engaging in the creative process, that a creative mindset is a prerequisite to being creative."  Of particular interest to brainstormers.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 15, 2015 7:04 PM

Suspends Judgment – Silences the Inner Critic


The ability to hold off on judging or critiquing an idea is important in the process of creativity. Often great ideas start as crazy ones – if critique is applied too early the idea will be killed and never developed into something useful and useable. (note – this doesn’t mean there is never a time for critique or judgement in the creative process – it’s actually key – but there is a time and place for it). (http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/05/09/9-attitudes-of-highly-creative-people/)

Many new ideas, because they are new and unfamiliar, seem strange, odd, bizarre, even repulsive. Only later do they become “obviously” great. Other ideas, in their original incarnations, are indeed weird, but they lead to practical, beautiful, elegant things. Thus, it is important for the creative thinker to be able to suspend judgment when new ideas are arriving, to have an optimistic attitude toward ideas in general.

Tolerates Ambiguity

Ambiguity tolerance may be… the “willingness to accept a state of affairs capable of alternate interpretations, or of alternate outcomes,” (English & English 1958). In other words, ambiguity tolerance may be central to creative thinking. (http://knowinnovation.com/tolerating-ambiguity/#sthash.XqxhaQh3.dpuf)

With the toleration of ambiguity, creativity gives way to new ideas, stimulates the acceptance of others’ viewpoints, and thus raises tolerance, understanding and cooperation. (http://www.academia.edu/2506344/Creative_climate_as_a_means_to_promote_creativity_in_the_classroom

Persists Even When Confronted with Skepticism & Rejection


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Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, March 17, 2015 2:42 PM

Creatives are simultaneously essential and aggravating.  You know who you are, you are the person at the board table asking why?  No one wants to answer you so they pass you over.  But that is one of the strongest attributes of a creative mind:  why?  Why have we always done it this way? Why are we promoting our products this way?  Why are we meeting?

Ask one why question a day - just to keep limber.


Barbara Wilson's curator insight, March 18, 2015 7:43 AM

I love the graphic here and so agree with this overview of creativity

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Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

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A primer on the "Deeper Learning Network."  None of this is new but it is integrated as a practical solution. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 26, 2015 9:31 AM

Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to children to be high quality, rigorous and connected to the world outside the classroom. Teachers are trying to provide these elements in various ways, but a group of schools calling themselves the “Deeper Learning Network” have codified some of what they believe are essential qualities of deep learning (check out how students lead parent teacher conferences in this model).


Some of these qualities include learning designated content, critical thinking, communication skills, collaborating effectively and connecting learning to real-world experiences.


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Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 27, 2015 9:08 AM

Our school is working hard on these goals...a great resource to help spread the word.

Tasia Thompson's curator insight, February 27, 2015 10:31 AM

This really speaks to the focus of the East Zone AP's on how can we enrich  our school's culture and climate in particular areas as related to improved student growth and learning.  

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Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher | Part two

Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher | Part two | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2014 8:55 AM

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Silverback Learning's curator insight, July 30, 2014 12:19 PM

There are so many resources available to educators today. Great teachers are great learners too.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 30, 2014 9:07 PM

I did not want to be a great teacher. I wanted to be a teacher.

 

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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic]

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic] | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A

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Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:40 PM

The inforgraphic is great but the article is also very insightful
https://diigo.com/01i9le

There is a generation whose starting point for information & engagement is not printed materials (a book, a newspaper) – but online social platforms

Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 20, 2014 1:04 AM

There are two key elements here! The first is the engagement through peer review as the audience is real and critical. The second is the efficacy of repetition in the embedding within memory.

Nathalie Bos's curator insight, January 20, 2014 3:42 AM

Des infos intéressantes plaidant en faveur d'une démarche raisonnée :

- apparition de nouveaux outils

- inventer les usages qui vont avec

- se demander si ça marche

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Infographic: The High Cost of BYOD

Infographic: The High Cost of BYOD | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Businesses today are embracing BYOD- 75% of businesses let employees use their own devices to access the network. What threats are lurking behind this mobile revolution?

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Learning Needs a Context

Learning Needs a Context | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
This is a follow up to a post I wrote, How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?  The purpose of these posts is to encourage educators to examine practices they take for granted, implement without deep...

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Makes a strong argument for the importance of context in learning and provides useful links with more information about and to support this point of view.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 22, 2015 11:26 AM
This is a follow up to a post I wrote, How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?  The purpose of these posts is to encourage educators to examine practices they take for granted, implement without deep...


The following are some suggestions for establishing context (the list is just a start). Ironically, they are practices that are often recommended are best practices in teaching but they aren’t implement as often as they should be:


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13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse Blog

13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse Blog | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
To help you create images that garner BuzzFeed-worthy engagement, here are 13 of our favorite easy-to-use visual content creation tools.

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From the article:  "Creating your own images is also an excellent tactic for re-purposing text-only content into enticing images. Here are some examples: Turn quotes into an interesting slideshow, post an event announcement on a pretty picture, place stats onto eye-catching graphs, give a blog post title some pizzaz, create an infographic about the history of your biz, create a catchy, custom featured image for a video, etc. The possibilities are endless."  Lot's of good ideas and links (and fun, as well!).

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ffeog's curator insight, March 13, 2015 4:38 AM

A picture speaks a thousand words - some good resources here for visual content and creation to add a visual dimension to your messages, which tend to perform much better for opens and clicks than text alone.

Carlene Kelsey's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:22 AM

Content is shared in many forms.  These tools make it pretty easy to get creative.

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, March 25, 2015 3:14 PM
Good article to help anyone wanting to create better content.
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5 Levels of Personalized Learning - Brilliant or Insane

5 Levels of Personalized Learning - Brilliant or Insane | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
5 levels of personalized learning.

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one

Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2014 8:52 AM

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 31, 2014 12:56 AM

Here are some ideas on how to be a teaching star in your content field.

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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.

 

In the following pages, Price describes three cases across the globe — in London, Sydney, San Diego — that have mapped a vision that answers the questions above. Here’s what they have in common:

 

- By insisting that their teachers and mentors share their learning, all three have de-privatized teaching and learning.

 

- By opening up the commons, and by designing workspaces without walls, they have brought Edison’s ‘machine-shop culture’ into education.

 

- By bringing into the commons, experts, parents and investors, they have given an authenticity to the work of their students that is impossible to simulate in an enclosed classroom.

 

- By modelling collaborative working to their students they have fostered the peer learning which is at the heart of ‘open’.

 

- By emphasizing adult and real-world connections, they ensure that students are preparing for the world beyond school by being in that world.

 

- By making their expertise and intellectual property freely available, they have created high demand from their peers and ensured that knowledge travels fast.

 

- By seeing technology not simply as an aide to learning but as the imperative for change, they ensure that their programs are relevant to societal needs and societal shifts.

 

- By trusting in their staff and students, and by giving them freedom and responsibility in equal measure, they have fostered a culture of learning that rewards respectful challenge, shuns unnecessary deference, and therefore constantly stays in motion.

 


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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 2014 11:59 AM
Wondering what is on the horizon for education.... Significant upheaval, hacking our own learning, and the ability by our students to learn by....
compiling their own learning playlist, putting together units of study that appeal to their passions, (and) the one-size-fits-all model of high school will appear alarmingly anachronistic... Great quote by the Singapore Minister of Eduction -- “The educational paradigm of our parents’ generation, which emphasized the transmission of knowledge, is quickly being overtaken by a very different paradigm. This new concept of educational success focuses on the nurturing of key skills and competencies such as the ability to seek, to curate and to synthesize information; to create and innovate; to work in diverse cross-cultural teams; as well as to appreciate global issues within the local context.”
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 2014 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:43 PM

Sometimes what is most obvious is what we do not see readily. Whitehead suggested this was the case, but other, including the Buddha and Jesus, said similar things. We need to examine what we are doing, be aware of what we want from education. This takes leadership that moves away from easy, facile ways of doing things with 7 habits, 4 methods, etc. and makes real and meaningful change.

 

We simply cannot continue to add more changes without removing some of the architecture that currently exists. This includes with technology.