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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | Current Issues | Scoop.it

I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 2014 9:46 PM

Learning is messy. It is a recurring process which is always recommencing itself.

 

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, August 9, 2014 4:24 AM

The article is good, but what I really love is the term "messy learning" itself. So much teaching in school has the ideal of creating clairity and being systematic in every part of the learning process. But that is simply not how learning happens. We need to embrace the messyness!

Josh Round's curator insight, August 10, 2014 12:08 PM

The messy learning described here mirrors the struggles and frustrations our Learners face in communicative classrooms - a inherent part of the process of learning a language.

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Teacher with Geeky Technology

Teacher with Geeky Technology | Current Issues | Scoop.it
4 Stages of Educational Technology Integration Infographic (4 Stages of Educational Technology Integration Infographic via @pinterest http://t.co/vtt7OxdDiC)...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 1, 2014 8:54 AM

Here's my pick for Infographic of the Week! 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 1, 2014 5:59 PM

A key understanding might be to change the word integration, a static noun, to integrating, suggesting an ongoing and dynamic process.

 

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Learning to Read Does Not End in Fourth Grade

Learning to Read Does Not End in Fourth Grade | Current Issues | Scoop.it
Word-processing skills develop even past fifth grade


A new study published in the journal Developmental Science questions that assumption, showing that children are still learning to read past fourth and even fifth grade.


The shift to automatic word-processing, in which the brain recognizes whether a group of symbols constitutes a word within milliseconds, allowing fluid reading that helps the reader focus on the content of the text rather than on the words, may occur later than previously thought.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 24, 2014 3:03 PM

"So if fourth-graders aren’t quite reading to learn, then when does the shift toward more complete automatic word-processing occur? According to Coch, that probably happens some time between fifth grade and college—a period she says that hasn’t been studied.


For now, the results strongly suggest that reading skills need to continue to be nurtured during that period. “


This certainly does suggest that teachers beyond fourth grade are still teachers of reading,” says Coch.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 24, 2014 10:09 PM

It might be that learning reading is a life-long learning and becomes more automatic as we practice, but readers never stop learning.

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How to Use the Free YouTube Video Editor

How to Use the Free YouTube Video Editor | Current Issues | Scoop.it
If you share video online, you should learn how to use the free YouTube editor. This free, online video editor is easy to use, and has more features than you might expect!

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, June 17, 2014 3:23 AM

It might not always be your first choice, but if you take the time to learn how to use the YouTube video editor, you will soon appreciate the power and convenience that a tool like this offers. It's easy enough for both kids and adults to use, and it's freely available on the web as part of the world's largest video sharing website.

Shreya's curator insight, June 17, 2014 6:38 AM

Poonam Pandey dances to football fever

http://www.eni.network24.co/photo-gallery/poonam-pandey-dances-to-football-fever-10914_10

Dean Mantz's curator insight, June 24, 2014 6:40 PM

In setting out to explore new Scoop.it resources, I came across Timo IImoki's page http://www.scoop.it/t/education-technology-theory-practice/ ; Timo has shared a wealth of resources and it was an easy decision to follow.

 

This article is one that has a personal flare for me. In using my YouTube channel to share screencasts and student projects, there are times I need to make adjustments to uploads. In addition, I like to  share video editing tools with my students.  Thus, this tool feature is one deserving of being integrated into projects. 

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Common Craft Explains Primary and Secondary Sources

Common Craft Explains Primary and Secondary Sources | Current Issues | Scoop.it

"Understanding the differences between primary and secondary sources can be a challenge to some middle school and high school students. "


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 1, 2014 9:10 PM

Help your student learn the differences between primary and seconary sources by sharing this video by Common Craft. What makes primary resources important? When it is better to use secondary resources? How to they interact with each other? This two minute video will provide an overview that will help your students deepen their understanding. 

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12 Important Attributes of The 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Important Attributes of The 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Current Issues | Scoop.it

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Matt Damon: 'Real Opportunity' to Save People through Clean Water - ABC News (blog)

Matt Damon: 'Real Opportunity' to Save People through Clean Water - ABC News (blog) | Current Issues | Scoop.it
Matt Damon: 'Real Opportunity' to Save People through Clean Water ABC News (blog) Matt Damon spoke with ABC News' Cecilia Vega during an interview on “This Week,” about his philanthropic efforts to provide worldwide access to clean drinking water,...
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Samsung's new smartphone case uses ultrasound to detect people ...

Samsung's new smartphone case uses ultrasound to detect people ... | Current Issues | Scoop.it
Samsung's Galaxy S5 may be getting lots of smart new accessories, but the Korean smartphone maker is also making sure its lower-powered phones get some love too. After including various software usability functions in the ...
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Complaint Filed at International Criminal Court Over NATO Allies’ Complicity in US Drone Strikes

Complaint Filed at International Criminal Court Over NATO Allies’ Complicity in US Drone Strikes | Current Issues | Scoop.it
Drone victims are today lodging a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing NATO member states of war crimes over their role in facilitating the US’ covert drone programme in P...

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Compassion fatigue: how much is too much bad news?

Compassion fatigue: how much is too much bad news? | Current Issues | Scoop.it

To prevent burnout, Dr Williams said it’s healthy for individuals to be emotionally withdrawn from time to time.

 

"If an individual came about managing their own compassion fatigue by withdrawing from the media, that’s probably not such a bad thing… a break from it could provide perspective."

 

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But if we’re all going through compassion fatigue, she said, that’s a different story.
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How to avoid compassion fatigue

Support network. Have a strong and supportive network around you that you can debrief with, says social work lecturer Amanda Lambros from Curtin University.Take a break. Journalism researcher Julie Posetti recommends tuning out from news media from time to time. "Tuning out for periods is becoming increasingly necessary - both to avoid vicarious trauma, and to prevent compassion fatigue," she said.But don’t withdraw entirely....

 


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Sophia Tara's curator insight, August 2, 2014 4:40 AM

Our true nature is compassion and it's natural to respond accordingly to the suffering and pain of others. When it reaches the threshold of compassion fatigue,  it's time to rebalance and nurture oneself - music, meditation, writing poetry, reading inspiring literature plus connecting with friends and family, celebrating the joy of kinship, the beauty of nature and expressing gratitude are ways that  nurture me. 

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Flying cars – landing at a humanitarian crisis near you soon?

Flying cars – landing at a humanitarian crisis near you soon? | Current Issues | Scoop.it
Relief agencies go back to the future with $100,000 vehicles designed to carry vaccines and stretchers in conflict zones

Flying cars are being targeted at humanitarian organisations for use in a variety of missions, from delivering vaccines to transporting medics and patients.

Pégase, a flying car made by the French company Vaylon, is expected to be on the market next year, while a US-designed vehicle, the Maverick, is already on sale – both at about $100,000 (£60,000).

The cars are lightweight vehicles with a propeller at the back and an extendable parachute, rather than wings, which allow them to take off.

"The vehicle is a breakthrough technology," said Vaylon's co-founder, Jérémy Foiche, who is aiming for three main uses for the car: military, humanitarian and leisure. "We are interested in working with the humanitarian sector to determine exactly how it could be used in the field," he added.

Both cars can carry two people and an additional load of about 300kg, with a flying range of almost 200km on a single tank of fuel. They can fly up to 3-5km high and need less than 100m to take off and land.


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25+ websites to find free images for your blog and projects

25+ websites to find free images for your blog and projects | Current Issues | Scoop.it
In this day and age, writing high-quality articles is not enough. Visitors want to be entertained visually as well. Adding images to your content will certainly make a difference in the experience of your audience. It will also increase your chances of being found in search engine results.

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 7, 2014 6:01 AM

This is a subject of continual value to anybody who blogs... which includes me.

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Disaster by Design: Cartels and Congress Both Benefit from the Border Crisis

Disaster by Design: Cartels and Congress Both Benefit from the Border Crisis | Current Issues | Scoop.it
There are tens of thousands of children languishing on our southern border because Mexican Drug cartels are brilliant strategists and DC politicians are excellent enablers.
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We are SOCIAL Therefore We ARE: Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics on Social Nets [Infographic]

We are SOCIAL Therefore We ARE: Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics on Social Nets [Infographic] | Current Issues | Scoop.it
Whether you use them for reaching potential customers, interact with people, or to generate content, Social Media is a power tool for businesses. Check out some of the most popular online networks and how much of an impact they each have.

 

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Love being able to compare key metrics across social nets.Wish they had stayed with the SAME metric for time on site throughout however. They switch from days to months and that makes Instragam appear as if it has more time on site than Facebook (it doesn't).


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Holly Knowles's curator insight, May 16, 2014 1:24 AM

These figures displayed in the infographic help show just how powerful social media sites are. Unsurprisingly Facebook has one of the highest amount of users  which could suggest when it comes to an IMC program and using social media, Facebook should be strongly taken into consideration alongside the other platforms shown in this infographic.

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How Digital Learning Devices Are Being Used In Education - Edudemic

How Digital Learning Devices Are Being Used In Education - Edudemic | Current Issues | Scoop.it
Classrooms going digital bring both the good and the bad. Smaller mounds of paperwork and easy document storage (no more ‘dog ate my homework!’ or equally ridiculous excuses) fall on the good side of things. The necessity of teaching things like digital citizenship, the plethora of distractions online or the expense of digital devices might …

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3 Years Of War: Syria bloodbath continues with no peace deal in sight

A brutal sectarian bloodbath and according to the UN 'the worst humanitarian crisis the world has seen in decades' the grim reality for Syria, where the conf...
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Nestlé Child-Slaves Win Right to U.S Court Case

Nestlé Child-Slaves Win Right to U.S Court Case | Current Issues | Scoop.it
by PRATAP CHATTERJEE Eight years after they sued Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Cargill and Nestlé for allegedly forcing them to work as child labor on a Côte d’Ivoire cocoa plantation, three young men from Mali have won a small victory – the...

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