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WATCH: Why developing countries must focus on getting millions to learn

WATCH: Why developing countries must focus on getting millions to learn | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Over the past few decades, there has been tremendous progress getting more children into school around the world. Watch Jenny Perlman Robinson explain how developing countries are getting millions to learn.
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The Difference Between Skilled Learners and Good Students - InformED

The Difference Between Skilled Learners and Good Students - InformED | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The skilled learners of the world don't always excel in their studies. And I don't mean Gates and Einstein. I'm talking about the huge number of people w

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 19, 2015 8:48 PM

The challenge is offering opportunities for meaningful engagement of skilled learners.  Not everyone comfortably jumps through other people's hoops.  Higher Education is charged with ways of enabling skilled learners to set up their own hoops.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 20, 2015 1:35 AM

Très juste par rapport à la réalité du terrain : il y a les étudiants et les apprenants (et un continuum entre les deux).

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3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom

3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Recently ThingLink introduced ThingLink for Video, an exciting new editor for annotating video content with rich media.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 14, 2014 7:07 PM

With ThingLink for Video now available you might be wondering what you could do with it. Find examples of:

* How to Kick off a Unit and Target Instructional Goals

* Prepare a Flipped Lesson to Prepare Students for Work in Class

* Using ThingLink for Video for Professional Development

* 12 Examples Created by Teachers

* plus a How To Video to help you create your own

ThingLink has developed a resource that may become a staple in your classroom. If you do not yet have an account, go create one at the ThingLink website and you should be up and running pretty quickly.

Helen Teague's curator insight, July 15, 2014 1:59 PM

This post also discusses the Flipped Classroom model.

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:30 AM

worth trying..

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | digital divide information | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

Jessica Cox's curator insight, November 8, 2015 10:31 AM

Social Networking

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A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education

A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it...

Take a tour of 50 different views of education that somehow find a similar note:  Education must change."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:28 PM

The views of education are diverse and this post presents 50 views. So what are they? Below are five of the fifty. You may find it necessary to head over to the post to learn just what the name means.

* From the Ground Up (think Sir Ken Robinson)

* Talking Education (think TedEd and YouTube)

* School in the Clouds

* Competency Based Education

* Disrupting Innovation

Click through to learn more about these five plus 45 more. Each entry provides a link for additional information.

Donald Herrera's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:56 PM

50 Perspectivas Diferentes de la Educación

Max Arias's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:26 PM

very interesting article to read.

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Motivation, Not IQ, Matters Most for Learning New Math Skills | TIME.com

Motivation, Not IQ, Matters Most for Learning New Math Skills | TIME.com | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"You don’t have to be born with math skills; solving problems is a matter of studying and motivation.

That may not seem like such a surprise, but it’s become easy to say ‘I just can’t do math.’ While some element of math achievement may be linked to natural inborn intelligence, when it comes to developing skills during high school, motivation and math study habits are much more important than IQ, according to a new study.

“It’s not how smart we are; it’s how motivated we are and how effectively we study that determines growth in math achievement over time,” says Kou Murayama..."


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The ease in which the teacher is able to share enthusiasm is key as well.

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Terri Goldson's curator insight, February 1, 2014 3:21 PM

Unfortunately the intelligence quotient has always been the standard measure used within education and beyond, that is said to determine our ability to learn. We know through common observation, that premise is not always an indicator of success. Other very important factors play a role in everyone’s ability to navigate through life.  Factors such as motivation, determination, perseverance and other intangibles are important influences. Tapping into those essential elements will make learning more meaningful for all learners.  Knowledge IS Power!

Chaeyeon Seo's curator insight, November 9, 2014 10:00 AM

Motivation is important not only in math but in every part of work

Mousumi Saha Kumar's curator insight, June 6, 2015 12:14 PM

I completely agree..motivation is what we need. Telling you children 'whatever happens, you don't have to give up. Take you time, feel relaxed  and Keep trying... Nothing in hurry' can change everything.         

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80 Free ESRI online training seminars

80 Free ESRI online training seminars | digital divide information | Scoop.it

I thought you guys might this, a list of the 80 free seminars currently available through ESRI.


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Philip Knight's curator insight, September 9, 2013 5:06 AM

I've had a quick look and it looks like ESRI have since started charging for some of these courses, but the magority appear to still be free. 

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Don't bother me, Mom, I'm learning! : how computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help! / Marc Prensky ; with a foreword and contributions ...

Don't bother me, Mom, I'm learning! : how computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help! / Marc Prensky ; with a foreword and contributions ... | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Marc Prensky presents the case that video and computer game playing, within limits, is actually very beneficial to today's "Digital Native" kids, who are using them to prepare themselves for life in the 21st century. The reason kids are so attracted to these games is that they are learning about collaboration, risk taking, strategy formulation and execution, complex moral and ethical decisions. 

Full of common sense and practical information, this book provides parents with a large number of techniques and approaches they can use to improve both their understanding of games and their relationships with their kids.


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Marc got long before others did. This is a great book.

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9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning | digital divide information | Scoop.it
From TeachThought comes an insightful article and infographic featuring a take on the crucial characteristics of 21st century learning.

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Elena Savina's curator insight, June 30, 2015 11:06 AM

Хорошая диаграмма о сдвигах в обучении!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:12 AM

Thanks Tom for sharing.

Jonnie Hockett's curator insight, October 1, 2015 7:05 AM

These characteristics partner with Web 2.0 tools to create a learning environment for students that puts them at the center. It becomes personalized when students use visual media of many kinds to communicate what they have learned. Students naturally use Web 2.0 tools with a degree of proficiency and demonstrate how deeply they have investigated the information. 

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Universal Design Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Universal Design Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 26, 2014 4:37 PM

Universal Design Learning is a framework for learning that includes all learners.. Being grounded in socio-cultural theory, UDL views learning environments and social interactions as being key elements in development and learning. In UDL learners are allowed to express their learning in a variety of ways.

Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 28, 2015 8:03 PM

Love how infographics simplyfy things...

Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, August 14, 2015 7:57 PM

A Visual explanation of UDL tenets.

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How We Learn What We Learn

From the big thinkers of the previous century that have influenced our own understanding of learning, to the strategic implementation of those pricnciples in designing pedagogy, this text sheds light on the great heritage that we draw upon in our...

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Rabbi Avi Bossewitch's curator insight, March 3, 2015 8:16 PM

Excellent review of 20th century ed thought leaders and how they inform 21st century learning

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 20, 2015 7:20 PM

A short biography of a number of leading thinkers contributors work in education i.e. Dewey, Montessori, Freire, etc.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Great Share
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Alphablocks - 26 Strategies to Improve your Learning (Visual)

Alphablocks - 26 Strategies to Improve your Learning (Visual) | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 1, 2014 4:52 PM

How about starting a New Year by sharing learning strategies? Here is an infographic that provides 26 learning strategies. Consider sharing one a day for the next 26 days, or print out a copy and share it with your students. A few of the ideas included are:

* Connect the Dots

* Hypothesize, Test, Adjust

* Listen More

* Question Assumptions

Didactic Strategies 's curator insight, October 22, 2015 9:45 AM

Visual learning 

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15 Ways Digital Learning Can Lead To Deeper Learning - Edudemic

15 Ways Digital Learning Can Lead To Deeper Learning - Edudemic | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Let's say you start digital learning by encouraging students to use Animoto or just use a device in the classroom. Then what?

[snip]

The 15 lessons in the infographic below (click the image to enlarge) are incredibly simple jumping-off points to bring a high-quality digital learning environment into your classroom without having to Google your brains out.


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Kids And Tablets: At What Age Is It OK To Buy Your Child Their Own? - Huffington Post

Kids And Tablets: At What Age Is It OK To Buy Your Child Their Own? - Huffington Post | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Kids And Tablets: At What Age Is It OK To Buy Your Child Their Own?

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Craig Ahern's curator insight, December 14, 2012 10:12 PM

 

PasswordBox

is connecting you automatically

Naomi Monson's curator insight, September 23, 2013 11:39 AM

How young is too young to have your child start their own Personal Learning Environment?  Barnes and Nobles are selling tablets that offer parent control over the apps and other usage of tablets.  The question though is what does a tablet offer that other devices do not?  How can a child 5 years old (possibly younger) benefit from using a tablet?  These are the questions parents and educators need to ask when is too young for their child to create their own PLE?

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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Check out what Personalized Learning will be like in 2013.

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Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:18 AM

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Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:20 AM

http://proser.renard.free.fr/

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:34 PM

Interesting, in other ways this could also be seen as framing learning as a constant performance of assessment. Where do you draw the line ?

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Six Emerging Technologies in Education | Master's in Curriculum and Instruction | Saint Xavier University Online

Six Emerging Technologies in Education | Master's in Curriculum and Instruction | Saint Xavier University Online | digital divide information | Scoop.it

6 techno-social trends for K-12 education:

 

Cloud computing, mobile technology, gaming (I would say gammification strategies), open content, learning analytics and personal learning environments, according to the text.

 

I'd suggest adding User Centric Experience, content curation and ownership and social media dynamics.

 

 

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