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Girls more anxious about mathematics, STEM subjects compared to boys

Girls more anxious about mathematics, STEM subjects compared to boys | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Global studies have shown that women are underrepresented in some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and fields. Even in countries with higher gender equality, sex differences in math and technical scores persist. Now, using international data, a team of psychologists from the University of Missouri, the University of California-Irvine and the University of Glasgow in Scotland, have determined that, overall, girls experience negative emotions about mathematics that can result in avoidance of math topics.
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50 Web Tools & Mobile Apps for Showcasing Student Work

50 Web Tools & Mobile Apps for Showcasing Student Work | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
With a myriad of web tools and apps available to teachers, it’s sometimes mind-boggling trying to identify which are the most effective for the classroom. But if you’re looking for some…
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Thinking outside the box here, with a number of suggestions fo showcasing student learning... perhaps the big difference between each of the tools here is to consider not merely 'work' but LEARNING. This will help your students to make decisions about which tool would best fit their needs. What is the nature and type of learning they are sharing? Beyond that, who is their audience? It is a complex decision that is made with regard to selecting the most appropriate tool to meet the needs of the audience and the type of learning to be communicated.
As the poster states, there will always be disadvantages with any tool or technology, rationalising its use is important.
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About - Makerspaces - Research Guides at Dartmouth College

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This is an excellent overview of makerspaces, their structure, the way they are facilitated and used in K-12 classrooms.
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Ten things you probably don’t know about your University lecturers

Ten things you probably don’t know about your University lecturers | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
When we were students, we weren’t perfect either. I think most students believe that we must have been super-keen beans when we were students, and think that they couldn’t possibly measure up to th…
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Tapping Teachers’ Intrinsic Motivation to Develop School Improvements

Tapping Teachers’ Intrinsic Motivation to Develop School Improvements | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
When a struggling region of Australia put improving teacher quality at the center of its work it saw achievement gains and excitement from teachers.

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Some great ideas in this for all schools

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Some great ideas in this for all schools

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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects by Terry Heick So often, we make learning more complicated than it has to be. Local planning requirements are usually...

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Middle School Maker Journey: First Month's Reflections - Edutopia @kjarrett

Middle School Maker Journey: First Month's Reflections - Edutopia @kjarrett | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
It's been a heady first month in Northfield Community Middle School's Technology, Engineering, and Design program. Kids are raving, parents are beaming, and it was a great start. But . . . what assumptions have we made that were valid? Or not? What's going well? What could be better? What adjustments are we making now that "Design Experience Zero" in Digital Shop has wrapped up, and our gamified learning management system, Black Mesa, is in full swing? Finally, what's ahead for the program longer-term?

Back when our fantastic new learning space was still all gleaming and ready for kids to experience, compliments started rolling in, but I reminded people that creating the space and even building our LMS had been the easy part. The hard part would be (and is!) creating authentic learning experiences that purposefully engage the kids in mindful exploration (the Manifesto, remember?). Our goal: make the kids "life ready" by challenging them to take charge of their own learning -- something that school had never really asked them to do.

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25 iOS Secret Features You Likely Didn’t Know About | Redmond Pie

25 iOS Secret Features You Likely Didn’t Know About | Redmond Pie | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
While it’s true that iOS started out as a relatively basic operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch, the software and its list of features have grown and matured over the years. Nowadays iOS is feature rich, so much so that we’re willing to bet that there are quite a few things hidden within iOS that lots of people don’t know even exist.

With that in mind we set about putting together a list of features and tools within iOS that we didn’t think everyone would know existed. Initially, we kicked the idea off with a handful of items for our list, but eventually it grew into a list of no fewer than 25 tips and features that we hope will surprise at least some of you, ranging from hidden Siri commands to special Emoji.

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An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools - THE CONVERSATION

An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools - THE CONVERSATION | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
There is merit in school students learning coding. We live in a digital world where computer programs underlie everything from business, marketing, aviation, science and medicine, to name several disciplines. During a recent presentation at a radio station, one of our hosts said that IT would have been better background for his career in radio than journalism.

There is also a strong case to be made that Australia’s future prosperity will depend on delivering advanced services and digital technology, and that programming will be essential to this end. Computer programs and software are known to be a strong driver of productivity improvements in many fields.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects - Edutopia ~ by Mariko Nobori

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects - Edutopia ~ by Mariko Nobori | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
We followed a sophomore world studies class through a three-week project called Controlling Factors, created by teaching partners Mary Mobley (English) and Michael Chambers (world history). They designed a project that capitalized on the wild popularity among their students of the best-selling novel The Hunger Games. Built on specific English and world history state standards, the project covered concepts including the pre-World War II global economic crisis, the rise of totalitarianism, and the societal moral dilemmas that world leaders at that time faced, and then had students draw parallels to similar fictional themes in the book.

Here is a breakdown of key steps, with some examples from Mobley and Chambers's project:

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The project based learning approach is another PBL - the same acronym as Problem Based Learning. Are they the same thing? Read Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/pbl-vs-pbl-vs-xbl-john-larmer for explanation. But the key message here is authenticity, meaning, complexity, learner-centredness, cross-curricular thinking, and collaboration. These are key pedagogies that are relevant to any discipline area. Although this may be focused on History and English, there are lessons to be found within this article that are relevant to any discipline area. It is an excellent informing article for everyone in our group.

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Windows 10 in Raspberry Pi 2, MinnowBoard Max, Arduino and Intel Galileo - REM

Windows 10 in Raspberry Pi 2, MinnowBoard Max, Arduino and Intel Galileo - REM | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Microsoft has been working hard behind the promotion and the development of the Windows 10. This time the company has ensured that there are no stones left unturned and there has to be a maximum re...

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50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning -

50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning - | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
RT @SNewco: 50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning https://t.co/VcMMpVBrcm #edchat #edtech
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Evolving from the days of the printing press, mass dissemination of information was, until the mid 20th Century primarily achieved using text. Whereas video, sound and movies, and images emerged as powerful social messages, within the classroom context the almost-singular focus on text as a means to communicate continued. And the means to create and disseminate these messages were retained in the hands of the knowledgeable creators.
With the advent of the web and its own evolution, we are no longer reliant on print media. We only have to consider the ongoing demise of print media companies, newspapers, journals and magazines to understand the overwhelming social movement to multimodal communication on the web. And at the spearhead of the movement is the capacity of the ordinary citizen to create the same resources as have always been created by the experts.
If we do not embrace this movement in formal education we are at risk of widening the divide between the visual learning that is more common in informal education, and what occurs in the classroom.
But beyond this even is the power of visual thinking, the use of graphic organisers to support and transform thinking. This resource demonstrates some of he common, and some of the less common.
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Amy Slatter's curator insight, May 5, 8:08 AM
Visual learning really helps, especially in Junior Secondary..
Kathleen Weis's curator insight, May 6, 2:32 AM

Great!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Google Apps Tutorial Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Google Apps Tutorial Videos | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
The topics covered in my Google Apps tutorials video playlist include features within Google Maps, Blogger, Google Sites, Google Classroom, Google Forms, Gmail, domain admin, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. My entire Google Tools Tutorials playlist is embedded below.

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The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research - EdWeek

The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research - EdWeek | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it

"New trends in K-12 ed tech are as hot—or as under-researched—as "Maker" education.

The term generally refers to using a wide variety of hands-on activities (such as building, computer programming, and sewing) to support academic learning and the development of a mindset that values playfulness and experimentation, growth and iteration, and collaboration and community. 

Typically, "Making" involves attempting to solve a particular problem, creating a physical or digital artifact, and sharing that product with a larger audience. Often, such work is guided by the notion that process is more important than results.

The Maker Movement has its roots outside of school, in institutions such as science museums and in the informal activities that everyday people have taken part in for generations. It began exploding about a decade ago, thanks in large part to the enthusiastic audience of Make magazine and the popularity of public events such as Maker Faires (the most well-known of which was hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House in 2014.) The rise of cheap digital tools, including microcontroller platforms such as Arduino and rapid-prototyping tools such as 3-D printers, has in recent years lent the movement a decidedly techie flavor.

Efforts to bring Making and "Maker spaces" into K-12 schools are still "nascent," said Erica Halverson, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a leading researcher into Maker education.

But that's changing fast."


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Personalize Learning: Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic

Personalize Learning: Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Motivation affects how we learn. The Continuum of Motivation walks you up the mountain from Instrumental to Self-Actualization where learners are intrinsically motivated to learn.
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An excellent visual aid for the continuum of motivation in education! :) 
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10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling — Visual Stories — Medium

10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling - Visual Stories - Medium
Learn How To Use Visual Storytelling For Your Brand or Content Marketing Strategy, by Following These 10 Simple Rules

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Thinking Routines

Thinking Routines | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."    - Margaret Mead
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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy by TeachThought Staff The modern learner has to sift through a lot of information. That means higher level thinking skills like analysis and evaluation...

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Joe McDonough's curator insight, February 5, 5:11 PM

I'd like to see "Ethics" listed... maybe on the "Encouraging reflection" vector.

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Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 8, 6:08 AM
Another GREAT visual map of 21st Century Pedagogy....Definitely helps me put things into perspective !! :) 
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It’s time to demystify computational thinking

It’s time to demystify computational thinking | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
In the universe of computer science, the definition and application of computational thinking is widely acknowledged as a pathway to problem solving, easily transferable to other academic subjects and even everyday life.
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Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning

Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
There are thousands of different ways to introduce programming to your class in fun and interactive ways for the upcoming Hour of Code (December 8-14). While most apps and tutorials do require internet connected computers or mobile devices, it does not mean that schools without this level of technology cannot get involved. In fact, coding with paper can be an even more engaging and meaningful way to introduce students to early programming concepts.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 5, 2015 9:34 PM

Coding is a skill of logic, maths and language every bit as much as computers and technology. The low-tech options here suit most schools.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, November 6, 2015 1:46 AM

Bonissim, sempre és interessant portar al pla físic les idees digitals, les fan més compressibles.

Lee Hall's curator insight, November 6, 2015 2:00 PM

Coding with paper is a wonderful way to introduce coding to students. 

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Five Key Elements of Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

Five Key Elements of Personalized Learning (EdSurge News) | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
“Personalized learning” is a concept being discussed in many schools today. But what, exactly, does this term mean—and what are the elements that are necessary for this kind of learning environment?

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) defines personalized learni
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As we emerge from the 19th Century into the 21st Century, and realize that year-level progression, and teaching in the classroom aimed at daily whole-group progression through content, we have become aware of the need for personalization. This is not the least important because the characteristics of Generation Z (however they are defined) indicate that they learn best and are responsive when learning is personalized.

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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns ~ Washington Post: by Valerie Strauss

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns ~ Washington Post: by Valerie Strauss | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” and numerous articles on education. A high school teacher for 14 years, he is now the president of Authentic Education, in Hopewell, New Jersey, which provides professional development and other services to schools aimed at improving student learning. You can read more about him and his work at the AE site.

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How relevant is this to our current task of writing a narrative? Put yourself in the shoes of your students, and write their 'story'. What do they do in your classes? How do they think in your classes? How much autonomy and challenge do they have? What options do we have to replace a focus on listening and note-taking?

 

Without writing a narrative that helps us understand every learner's experience, we often become so busy ourselves as teachers that we forget their lived experience in our classrooms

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pdeppisch's comment, May 15, 2015 12:00 PM
The profession of teaching and teachers need to do a lot of soul searching. I have has at least two teachers who had huge, did I say huge negative impact. And yes I have also had teachers who were positive. And one teacher I know went into the profession as we both has that same terrible teacher.
pdeppisch's comment, May 15, 2015 12:22 PM
This should be tweeted every day! :) Thanks for posting this! :)
Luciano Lampi's curator insight, May 16, 2015 8:43 PM

And you, are you shocked?