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4 Ways to Boost Your EdTech IQ This Summer

4 Ways to Boost Your EdTech IQ This Summer | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
By Amy Ridlehuber Kingsley
For my students, the word summer represents sleeping in, no homework, and freedom. For me, it means unstructured time to do things I haven’t made time for during the school year.
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Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
An exploration of the connections between research, learning theory, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning

The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
What is ‘gamification’ and how can it help you to design great elearning? Check The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning to find out more!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 1:18 PM

Great tips here! 

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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

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Amy Burns's curator insight, February 26, 6:39 AM

Interesting take on factors contributing to student motivation.

 

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Why Technology Alone Won't Reform Education

Why Technology Alone Won't Reform Education | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
In this interview Dr. Chavan discusses why technology is not the solution to reforming education and how our linear education systems need to be reinvented.

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Joan Nichols's curator insight, February 25, 12:01 PM

Interesting perspective on technology and education reform.  A great illustration of the challenges leading change in education that my colleagues and co-authors of #HittingtheEducationBullseye experienced first-hand.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, February 26, 8:31 PM

¿Por qué la tecnología, por sí sola, no es la solución para reformar la educación?
Excelente material. 

hotnicey's curator insight, Today, 6:28 AM

Technology is only an instructional material for enhancing instruction in the classroom.

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16 of the Best Financial Literacy Resources for 2015 | Edudemic

16 of the Best Financial Literacy Resources for 2015 | Edudemic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Money is a necessary tool & can lead its untrained users into negative situations. So why then isn't financial literacy a requirement in more US schools?


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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

A decent working definition of intrinsic motivation is “motivation that stems directly from an action rather than a reward.” Dr. Richard Ryan and Edward Deci explain in their Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions & New Directions.

“Intrinsic motivation is defined as the doing of an activity for its inherent satisfaction rather than for some separable consequence. When intrinsically motivated, a person is moved to act for the fun or challenge entailed rather than because of external products, pressures, or rewards….In Self-Determination Theory, we distinguish between different types of motivation based on the different reason or goals that give rise to an action. The most basic distinction is between intrinsic motivation, which refers to doing something because it is inherently interesting or enjoyable, and extrinsic motivation, which refers to doing something because it leads to a separable outcome. Extrinsic motivation thus contrasts with intrinsic motivation, which refers to doing an activity simply for the enjoyment of the activity itself, rather than its instrumental value.”

Put another way, if a student studies for a test to make a qualifying grade to play for the basketball team, that would be an example of extrinsic motivation. Another example? Studying to “get good grades.” And as you probably know by now, its polar opposite, intrinsic motivation, is the more powerful of the two, though not necessarily more common.

In the following video, Daniel Pink explores the incredible impact of intrinsic motivation on performance, innovation, and the way we learn. While he frames the idea around “business,” he is clearly discussing learning and performance, which is why we’re all here, yes?

 


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Sharrock's curator insight, February 20, 8:43 AM


Kyle Pearce • 2 years ago writes: "we've all heard teachers say that their students lack "intrinsic motivation" without realizing that our delivery of course content is a huge factor in whether we will ever see students motivated intrinsically."

Tony Meehan's curator insight, February 20, 4:11 PM

As @DanielPink says, this is something which has been proven time and time again and has been written about at least since the early 90s by @alfiekohn. Rewards (or extrinsic motivators) kill the creative instinct or the natural intrinsic motivation we have to learn and to love learning for itself.  We have to find what it is that pupils are interested in, awaken a passion in them for learning and work with them from that point.  The world we live in now is far less certain but far more exciting.  We have no idea what will happen in five, 10, 20 years (as @SirKenRobinson said about 10 years ago) that we need to foster creativity and the capacity to think way, way outside the box. That requires we stop churning out rewards to pupils in the hope that they will be masters of their own learning.  How much more proof is needed to demonstrate that rewards don't work? The reward is in the learning. We educators have to make learning rewarding.


In SCHOOLS we need to develop in our learners:

"Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives

Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters

Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves"


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Stop Wanting Your Kids To Be Happy | KQED

Stop Wanting Your Kids To Be Happy | KQED | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Most parents say they just want their kids to be happy adults. Erica Reischer says that's a mistake.

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8 Great TED Talks to Watch with Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great TED Talks to Watch with Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, February 20, 8:00 AM

Wow, #futureofLearning in inspired action...

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4 fresh ideas for teaching digital citizenship sooner

4 fresh ideas for teaching digital citizenship sooner | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Kids are immersed in technology from a very young age. So why do digital citizenship courses focus on middle school and above?
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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Getty Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple

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Poor Body Image: It's Not Just For Girls Anymore

Poor Body Image: It's Not Just For Girls Anymore | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
When my daughter was born, I was ready. I had my facts straight and knew exactly how I wanted my daughter to feel about her body. To think about her self-worth. I was prepared to wage war on negative body image. Never in a million years did it occur ...

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic su

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Dressing an activity up as a game shifts motivation, psychology study finds | Gamification Research Network

Dressing an activity up as a game shifts motivation, psychology study finds | Gamification Research Network | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Or at least, that’s what our study at Aarhus University found. Something had been bothering me for a while about gamification – both as a game scientist and as a psychologist trained in evidence based practice. All this talk of gamification involves a lot of hype and claims about game elements like badges, levels and achievements, but pundits never bother to dissociate the effects of each such mechanic. Would it make a difference if we removed, say, the leaderboards? What if we took all the game rules out? What if visually and verbally presenting something as a game is just as important as the game mechanics?

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Today's classroom may be "the quiet kid's worst nightmare."

Today's classroom may be "the quiet kid's worst nightmare." | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
"Whoever designed the context of the modern classroom was certainly not thinking of the shy or quiet kids," said Robert J. Coplan, a psychology professor and shyness expert at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. With often-crowded, high-stimulation rooms and a focus on oral performance for class participation, he said, "in many ways, the modern classroom is the quiet kid's worst nightmare."
Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, published by Random House this year, argues that such children often stop learning when they feel emotionally threatened in a class environment in which being an extrovert is considered the norm.
"There is too often a tendency to see it as inferior or even pathological," Ms. Cain said, "so teachers feel they have to turn the introvert into an extrovert."

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 15, 10:59 AM

Up to one-half of students have a preference for introversion (not to be confused with shyness), and teachers are not addressing their needs.

Teresa McDaniel's curator insight, February 16, 5:02 PM

Amazing how JOJ teachers have the most current conversations and have recently discussed the definition of engagement as it relates to shy students.

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5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 - NPR (blog)

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 - NPR (blog) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Lessons from a handful of the most-viewed papers from the American Educational Research Association last year.
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A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand | TeachThought

A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand | TeachThought | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 26, 7:25 AM

The learning typology can be found and developed within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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Many Parents Aren't Sold On Later School Start Times For Teens - NPR (blog)

Many Parents Aren't Sold On Later School Start Times For Teens - NPR (blog) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Just half of parents say schools should start later so teenagers can get more sleep, a survey found. But most of the parents also weren't aware that pediatricians have called for a start of 8:30 a.m.

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, February 22, 5:12 PM

Further illustration on how hard it is to get scientifically sound parenting info into the hands of those who need it: parents.

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10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies

10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
February, 2015
The literacy landscape is rapidly evolving to the extent that we can no longer expect what it will be like in the next coming years. Regardless of the nomenclature, whether you call...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 20, 4:00 PM

With links to amazon.com if you want to buy any of them or simply read more about what's inside!

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Is Connectivism A New Learning Theory Based on Old Ideas? ~ Stephen's Web

Is Connectivism A New Learning Theory Based on Old Ideas? ~ Stephen's Web | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 4:26 PM

New theories are based on something that preceded them otherwise they flounder and sink.

 

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margot roi's curator insight, February 21, 11:22 AM

Connections create the visualization of ideas.

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What goes on in teachers' brains as they help students to learn - PsyPost

What goes on in teachers' brains as they help students to learn - PsyPost | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Humans spend an enormous amount of time and effort thinking about other people. Like primates, birds and even ants, we often learn skills and information f ...

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Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground

Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Responsible digital citizens emerge from schools where students are taught about the rules, risks, and trust involved in the safe, respectful use of social media.

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7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Explore a collection of seven online resources for teachers and parents who are interested in teaching film literacy.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, February 16, 6:59 AM

I miss teaching Film :)  Edutopia offers helpful links if you are teaching Film or using films in your classroom.

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Libraries in the Digital Age? Yes, They're Still Crucial

Libraries in the Digital Age? Yes, They're Still Crucial | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A panel in New Mexico helped open eyes to the many roles already filled by libraries – a reality, panel members said, that many policy-makers sadly are not that familiar with.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 16, 6:46 PM

They are and they will change. What I found out over the last few years I taught was that one thing that cannot be taken out is the human touch. Students love having stories read to them so the flesh-and-blood librarian is essential.

 

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When They Read But Don’t Understand

When They Read But Don’t Understand | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
When They Read But Don’t Understand: The Leap From Decoding To Comprehension
by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education
How well are we doing in comprehension of text as a nation? You know the answer.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 16, 10:03 AM

Fascinating article by Grant Wiggins that will resonate with you and your reading/ELA teachers. His points are so obvious I never saw them before but I love how he points out that we, as teachers, like to tell students to re-read which is just as unhelpful as telling them to "think harder." If they are not comprehending in the first place, how will re-reading make a difference if we don't know where the gaps in comprehension exist? I'm looking forward to the promised subsequent posts on this.

PEARSON Foundation's curator insight, February 17, 11:20 AM

What you think?

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58 Videos on Academic Mindset [Tch This Week]

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Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness - Telegraph

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness - Telegraph | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even institutionalised – to parody and demonise them. We laugh at things that mock teenagers, but if you applied those sorts of jokes to any other sector of society, it just wouldn’t be acceptable.’ Blakemore is a professor of cognitive neuroscience and deputy director of the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. She is sitting in her office behind Russell Square, the heartland of London academia, mounting a strong defence for every teenager in Britain who has slammed a bedroom door, smoked a cigarette, driven a car too fast and even – though she certainly doesn’t condone this – given in to the peer pressure that surrounds drugs such as Ecstasy.
Society’s response to the teenage conviction that ‘nobody understands’ is often lack of patience. Teenagers, we think, are moody, self-absorbed, reckless, defiant creatures who reject our wisdom in favour of a path of personal sabotage. But the rallying cry from Blakemore – an increasingly powerful voice in the world of international neuroscience, who has given policy advice to the British government – is that teenagers are right. Beyond the world of neuroscientific research, for the most part society does not understand them.

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