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Using Brain Science To Study Smarter, Not Harder

Using Brain Science To Study Smarter, Not Harder | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Finding the optimum study technique is the holy grail for educators. Parents and teachers alike are joined in their quest to discover the most effective yet the most efficient process for helping their children learn. Countless conversations in the weekly parent-teacher Twitter chat (#ptchat), one of our favorites, have been dedicated to pinpointing the ideal strategies for evening study.

 

 

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The Uber Generation Of Learning — Fast, Efficient, And Driven By Tech

The Uber Generation Of Learning — Fast, Efficient, And Driven By Tech | Design in Education | Scoop.it

It’s no surprise that the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission is lobbying for limits to Uber’s expansion. In fact, municipalities across the country are frettingover Uber’s intrusion.

 Uber’s appeal — and its rapid, unmitigated ascent — is exactly like the edtech groundswell in contemporary learning. A private company, Uber is a a car service currently taking the country by storm. It allows anyone with an app to instantly summon a professional ride. It takes away the guessing about street corners and hand-waving. It offers customized choices, such as a car seat or SUV. Uber provides real time, visual tracking of how far away the car is and how much the trip will cost.

 

 

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ISTE Recap - Day 4 - The Curse Of Knowledge

ISTE Recap - Day 4 - The Curse Of Knowledge | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The final day of the ISTE-palooza felt more relaxed, as the numbers dwindled with the work week and the attendees fell into a rhythm. The emphasis today seemed less about tools for teachers and more about skills for students. Several speakers pointed to the lack of genuine search ability by students who use Google not just as their default research tool but also as their reflexive second brain for information access.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Truth About Brainstorming And The Proof About Learning

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Truth About Brainstorming And The Proof About Learning | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Brainstorming, which has been practiced for decades in every boardroom and classroom across America, has been shown almost never to work. Brainstorming relies on the conceit that any idea is a good idea, and that feedback is the same as criticism which kills spontaneity. Both of these notions are completely false, and taken as the underpinnings of creativity, they yield surprisingly few and alarmingly thin suggestions in response to any group-think exercise.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: What Is A MOOC?

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: What Is A MOOC? | Design in Education | Scoop.it
If your school is like ours, you might have a small percentage of teachers who have Twitter accounts and even fewer who actively use them either to lurk or participate.

Let’s face it, teachers are busy, a lot busier than most non-educators realize. So if you start talking about MOOCs changing the way “everyone” can learn, no doubt there will be plenty of colleagues who will ask, “What is a MOOC?”
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Click, Swipe, Touch and Learn

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Click, Swipe, Touch and Learn | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We live in a world of digital media, global brands, and 24/7 connectivity. The power of children to teach themselves using technology wields more capability than anything we might have imagined, and it exerts more pressure to change than ever before on the teachers, the schools, and the educational system.

 

 

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What Higher Education Will Look Like In 2020

What Higher Education Will Look Like In 2020 | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Higher education is rapidly changing--you don’t have to even be paying much attention to see that. Is the era of the ivy-walled college coming to an end? How much will technology reshape what we think of as the college experience? See what the experts had to say.

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The Transformative Institution Model - Experience Design Works

The Transformative Institution Model - Experience Design Works | Design in Education | Scoop.it
A model for thinking about innovation in higher education and student support services program design based upon research and insight into the student experience (and the faculty experience). This model serves as the ...

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Tested: Why Standardized Tests Don’t Make Sense | Accredited Online Colleges.com

Tested: Why Standardized Tests Don’t Make Sense | Accredited Online Colleges.com | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"Students working toward completing their education know that when it comes to school, being tested is more or less unavoidable... If you’re considering a career in the academic field, or you’re simply a student who questions the value of standardized tests, the following infographic can help shed some light on the over-testing of American students."

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A Philosophy Of Education: Energy, Inspiration, And Understanding

A Philosophy Of Education: Energy, Inspiration, And Understanding | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If students were given a choice about which classes to attend each day, would they choose our classes? Is there something about the tone, the environment, the practice, or the design of information that makes our time seem worthwhile to learners?

 

 

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Kids Need To Dance: The ABC's For Parents

Kids Need To Dance: The ABC's For Parents | Design in Education | Scoop.it

It’s that time of the year again when we see the signs of back to school wherever we go. The usual symbols of yellow buses, apples, and ABC's seem to saturate the retail market, as if apples were grown across the country and we all need to learn the alphabet. As it turns out, Seth Godin’s picture book, V is for Vulnerable: Life Outside the Comfort Zone, is an ABC book for grownups. Hugh MacLeod illustrates each letter, and Godin’s word choice for each one will ring loud and clear for educators.

 

 

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Content and Design: Pushing Learners Beyond Mediocrity

Content and Design: Pushing Learners Beyond Mediocrity | Design in Education | Scoop.it

What is clear is that many of our learners think it’s just fine the way it is. When they are assessed on their work with a clear outline of the expectations based on instruction and modeling, they often fail to meet those expectations. As educators, our delivery of content is evaluated on presentation of material, integration of technology, engaging activities, and differentiated instruction. Yet, it seems our students think that delivering text-heavy presentations spinning out of control in Prezi, shallow research to demonstrate understanding, or shoddy work put together in haste is okay.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Are Today's Students Afraid Of Intellectual Risk?

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Are Today's Students Afraid Of Intellectual Risk? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

An increasing refrain from various rungs of the educational ladder is that students are scared to take intellectual risks. Teachers note that pupils are reluctant to guess, to stretch themselves, or to experiment. Perhaps it's a consequence of the "praised" generation, when kids receive trophies for participation and adults shield adolescents from failure. By protecting them from disappointment, however, well-intentioned parents end up insulating children from the experience of trial-and-error. By differentiating just-right reading groups, well-meaning elementary schools end up barring learners from grappling with concepts or language.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Looking Through the Lens: Play Is the Key

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Looking Through the Lens: Play Is the Key | Design in Education | Scoop.it

John Seely Brown gave the keynote address on "Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century" at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference. The Global One-Room Schoolhouse animation below captures the highlights from his address. This visualization on the importance of rethinking the approach to teaching and learning needs no further explanation. It is worth every minute, and every legislator, administrator, teacher, and student should make time to watch it. http://vimeo.com/49645115#

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Sketchnotes & Visual Thinking: A Different Way of Note-taking

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Sketchnotes & Visual Thinking: A Different Way of Note-taking | Design in Education | Scoop.it

In most schools today, the current system of note-taking is a linear process and, in many cases, a rote process as well. Too often, we have students take down the information they need from the board, interactive or not, via handwritten information or PowerPoint slides. The interaction or engagement with the material is minimal. Sketchnoting is a higher order process of capturing information. It requires a combination of listening, thinking, and visualizing at the same time. It goes in a constant circular motion and pushes the listener to funnel through the information for the most important parts or patterns. By filtering out the noise, the sketchnoter learns to look for patterns or an anchor around the main idea to focus on the key aspects that support it.

 

 

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Connected Educator Month Day 6 – The Connected Learning Manifesto #ce12 | Change Agency

Connected Educator Month Day 6 – The Connected Learning Manifesto #ce12 | Change Agency | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Connected Learning Manifesto: The collective we & the cybermind reach beyond a simple me.


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Between a ROCK and a very HARD PLACE…(Pt 04)

Between a ROCK and a very HARD PLACE…(Pt 04) | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Pacing...the "butterfly effect" gone very wrong? This mini-series began as a “rant” – a rant about “pacing”. Now, pacing (in an educational context) is essentially a curriculum issue – however, and as Part 01 – Part 02 – Part 03 have (hopefully) demonstrated, we cannot really discuss CURRICULUM without touching on TEACHing, LEARNing, ASSESSment, etc, etc, etc…

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Creativity and Quality vs Time Constraints and Quantity

Creativity and Quality vs Time Constraints and Quantity | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"What do we hope to achieve as teachers? Good grades for our students? Year over year growth based on testing, standards and outcomes? Engagement in life long learning? Develop fully their talents and creativity? All of these are important goals in education but at some point we need to decide which is the most important in this “21st Century/Contemporary Teaching/Personalised Learning Education Environment we purport to be in today. This simple video has made me think again about my philosophy of teaching and my dream for education. Creativity is one of the great goals that drives the push for contemporary teaching and learning. Do our actions support its development?"

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