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Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow | Edutopia.org

Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow | Edutopia.org | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it

Think about a time when you were really engaged in something, the kind of engagement where you lose track of time and experience feelings of joy and satisfaction. You may have felt acutely focused, physically, mentally, and emotionally absorbed in a task. I've felt this most often while writing, reading, teaching, and coaching -- always signaled by the moment when I notice the clock and, feeling dazed, wonder where the hours have gone.

 

The feelings are pleasant and there are always outcomes, a chapter written, or a complicated dilemma unraveled, for example. It wasn't until I heard about the work of the Hungarian psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, that I learned that this notion has a name: Flow.

 

I would like to urge the education community to move beyond a discussion of "engagement," with its vague definitions and murky attributes, to a conversation on flow; I'd like to propose that our task as educators is to increase the experiences of flow for students.

 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:39 AM

Achieving a state of flow is the equivalent to being passionately and intricately involved with your subject.  That is personalised learning taken to its utmost success.  Using Blooms' taxonomy to achieve this is all part of teaching critical thinking.  Edutopia article on the experience after you have created the hook! 

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Let Children’s Play (with Technology) Be Their Work in Education [Infographic]

Let Children’s Play (with Technology) Be Their Work in Education [Infographic] | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it
The importance of play as part of a child’s development has been the focus of educational specialists and research for decades.  Piaget and Montessori have emphasized that a child’s pla...

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Melinda Bolton's curator insight, January 28, 2013 5:32 PM

Awesome infographic to show changes over the last 15 year.

Ignacio Sáenz de Miera's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:18 AM

From play to motivation, from motivation to creativity, from creativity to multiple intelligences, then to improve meaningful learning forever.

Emily W's comment, May 8, 2013 9:49 AM
Ohhh! The detail is so impressive! Amazing!
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Personalize Learning Newsletter - Motivation, Engagement, and Voice

Personalize Learning Newsletter - Motivation, Engagement, and Voice | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it

This has been a very busy fall with many requests for our process to build sustainable personalized learning environments for the Race to the Top - District proposals. On top of that, we are leading webinars, participating in panels, speaking in keynote addresses, doing workshops, creating eCourses, setting up Communities of Practice (CoP), interviewing thought leaders, and important research on motivation, engagement, and voice. This means we continue to create new resources, refine the process, and personalize our services to meet your needs.

 

Roles change for teachers and learners when personalizing learning in all three stages. Moving to Stage One where learners have a voice and choice takes time, a shared vision, and a Community of Practice (CoP) supporting each other. This chart above provides how roles change for teachers and learners in Stage One.

 

The research by Tashalis and Nakkula on Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice from Students at the Center provides a great rationale for learners who have a voice in how they learn and are more motivated and engaged in the learning process. This is about learners having a stake in their learning. We highly recommend reading this research if you plan to personalize learning for your learners.

 

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The Blueprint to Build Sustainable Personalized Learning Environments

The Blueprint to Build Sustainable Personalized Learning Environments | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it

The Blueprint is the foundation, framework, and direction in building Personalized Learning Environments (PLEs) that transform teaching and learning and are sustainable over time.

 

Everyone in the school community is involved in the vision. Teachers are learners too. When you change the learning environment, teacher and learner roles change. Assessment is essential to measure progress and effectiveness of teaching and learning in the different Stages of Personalized Learning Environments. Assessment is conducted through each phase.

 

> Vision and Plan
Phase One lays the foundation for your Personalized Learning Environments (PLEs). The key is to lay a foundation built on trust and respect from all stakeholders so there is a shared vision and common language around personalized learning.

 

> Implement and Coach
Phase Two creates the framework with all the elements you need to build Personalized Learning Environments (PLEs) in your schools and/or districts.

 

> Expand and Sustain
Phase Three provides the direction to expand and sustain personalized learning for all learners.

 


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iBooks 3.0 and iBooks Author 2.0: First Reactions

iBooks 3.0 and iBooks Author 2.0: First Reactions | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it

A collection of early responses to new apps


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What is Inquiry Oriented Learning in Science?

Inquiry Oriented Learning (IOL) is a student-centred, activity-intensive, approach to learning. While there are many alternative labels to IOL they are all variations on the theme aimed at placing students at the core of their own learning; engaging and stimulating both learning outcomes and student self belief. In this video, Les Kirkup outlines how his Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Fellowship relates to Inquiry Oriented Learning in Science.


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Free Guide to Self-Publishing eBooks & iPad Apps Now Available | iPads in Education Daily

Free Guide to Self-Publishing eBooks & iPad Apps Now Available | iPads in Education Daily | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it
Free Guide to Self-Publishing eBooks & iPad Apps Now Available http://t.co/tcWBa6SB... (RT @ipadSammy: Free Guide to Self-Publishing eBooks & iPad Apps Now Available | @epublishabook http://t.co/P8j9ayRH...
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Tackk - Creatively Share your Message… One Tackk at a Time.

Tackk - Creatively Share your Message… One Tackk at a Time. | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it
A free service that makes publishing content on the web as easy as writing an email. Create and share your Tackk now!
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Graphics - Instructional Design and eLearning: Instructional Design and eLearning

Graphics - Instructional Design and eLearning: Instructional Design and eLearning | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it

Here's a link to a series of articles about how to use graphic images in e-learning environments.  Great advice from Connie Malamed, who writes the E-Learning Coach Blog


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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it

TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “

 

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:16 PM

It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.

Avery's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:56 PM

My Thoughts:

You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, March 30, 2013 2:58 PM

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 

Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)

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Inquiry into learning…

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Do you focus as much on the process of learning as the content? Do your students reflect as much on how they learn as on what they learn. As a PYP school, we have six units of inquiry each year, on...

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The Best Way to Use iBooks Author in Education | edcetera - Rafter Blog

The Best Way to Use iBooks Author in Education | edcetera - Rafter Blog | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of the potential in iBooks and iTunes U
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How To Tips for Working With iBooks Author » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

How To Tips for Working With iBooks Author » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it
You gain from my pain. Save yourself some time and use this easy to follow guide to using IBA to create your multi-touch iBook.
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Hands on with iBooks Author 2.0 | Macworld

Hands on with iBooks Author 2.0 | Macworld | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it

A useful overview of the new features. Scroll down to comment from Flowney (a guy who knows his stuff) and you'll see that if you intend to use video in your book (and who doesn't) iBA 2.0 is a bad idea


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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy | Integrating Technology in the Classroom

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy | Integrating Technology in the Classroom | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it
"In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning.
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5 Must-Read Articles for Latest Educational Technology Trends

5 Must-Read Articles for Latest Educational Technology Trends | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it
Here are our picks to represent the latest educational technology trends. They will give you an updated picture of it. It’s the moment to think different and think big for education. To empow...
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Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel

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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Ed-Tech-Elem | Scoop.it

At the end of the post there is a great graphic of the 8 things mentioned in the post - Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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21st Century Fluency Project

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A great pro-d today on 21st Century Learning, check out the following website from Ian Jukes http://t.co/LsRoKzhx...
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