Wes Freyer's awesome interactive resource for product-based learning.
Great examples how one can use 21st Century tools in the classroom while every part is well described with "Definition", *Workflow", *Tools", "Workshop Description"... This is how it should be, take it as a very good practice example!
"Incorporating technology in the classroom has been an education initiative for some time now. For many years, educators, school boards, and administrators have been working to find ways to incorporate technology more fluently within the modern day classroom. As educational technology only grows and evolves, its role within the classroom has shifted and changed as well."
As we industrialized learning and created schools, we needed to measure the system’s efficacy and each child’s progress. What you really want to measure is curiosity, imagination, passion, creativity, and the ability to see things from multiple points of view. But these are hard to measure other than one on one, and even then, the assessment will be subjective. So instead, we measure what a child knows, and from that we infer that the child has learned how to learn. This is the real aspiration we have for our children: learning learning.
That learning takes place in a social context is a significant issue. This is why collaboration or ‘cooperative learning’ has become so popular – but it has to be more than social collaboration. Cognitive collaboration needs to be encouraged. As students communicate their ideas, they learn to clarify, refine, and consolidate their thinking. Schoenfeld has said that, ‘Groups are not just a convenient way to accumulate the individual knowledge of their members. They give rise synergistically to insights and solutions that would not come about without them.’
I just came across this graphic and thought you might be interested to have a look as well. This is basically a list of 7 habits of effective teachers using technology. I really like how these habits...
"Mindmapping is the process of drawing up diagrams that show relations between various ideas, tasks or information. For many of us this shows to actually be a way of taking notes that can be more useful than just writing down keywords or sentences like we do on a to-do list."
"When policy makers support and cooperate with practitioners, schools prosper and do well. Let us take an example of educational research. One way to advance the quality of education is to encourage educational research both qualitative and quantitative ones."
"Our district, like many others, has been having lots of conversations about '21st Century Education' and what it means for us. There are many books and articles written on the subject, but I think the big picture tends to get lost in the discussion, particularly at the local level. When one speaks of '21st Century Learning,' many people just assume it means adding iPads or other technology into the classroom. It’s much more than that, and actually speaks to a complete rethinking of the very structure of schooling."
Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're… (RT @kovacevitch: 50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers
Via Jon Samuelson
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.