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Why Writing Well Could Mean a Higher Salary (No Matter What You Do)

Why Writing Well Could Mean a Higher Salary (No Matter What You Do) | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it
Your writing skills could be totally making or breaking your career, and you might not even know it.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, October 8, 2014 10:45 AM

This article came my way from Craig Cardimon, who posted it on Google+.  This is an argument that I've made for a long time. While I am trained as a technical writer, and I suppose many would consider me a writer since I write my blog, I've never considered myself a writer. Even so, having taken the time to sharpen my writing skills has proven beneficial professionally for me, as I will often end up suggesting edits to content when I receive something that...well...is just poorly written, and is usually written by someone who is not a writer as described in this article). They are often grateful for my input, and I become the hero of the moment. I've often felt that taking the time to write well is truly a reflection of who you are. If you write poorly, it doesn't mean that you have bad ideas, but you aren't willing to take the time to put the effort in to be clear, concise, and cogent. If you write well, it shows a willingness to work hard towards communicating well to get the job done. It really does make a big difference. 

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3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age

3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it
These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, September 1, 2014 7:03 AM

We need to be considering multi-pedagogical learning as a consequence of integrating technology with learning.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:09 AM

#avancee

3 conceitos sobre a aprendizagem do seculo XXI


1- HEUTA- encoraja os aprendizes a serem auto-direcionados

2- PEERA- foco em co-aprendizagem e co-criacao

3- CYBER- Encoraja engajamento dos aprendizes no ambiente de aprendizagem on line.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:25 PM

I like these ideas. 

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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century...

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Lauren Jackson's curator insight, February 19, 2014 3:50 PM

Another article that provides explicitly the essentials for Project Based Learning. The Buck Institute focuses on PBL to produce 21st Century Skills. Incorporating technology is fundamental in PBL. What worries me, as a future educator, is the unknown. I want to fully prepare my students with the skills they need, but we are preparing them for an unknown future. For example, in elementary school my computer class focused on "words typed per minute." But now students need to know much more than that when it comes to technology. How can we prepare globally competent students when we don't know what the global sphere will look like in 2020 and beyond?

Robin Kinney's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:12 PM

This picture truly says 1000 words, which is why I like it.  While reading an article, this one or another, is necessary to understanding what PBL is, this graphic is an excellent at-a-glance reminder.  I'd actually like to take this image, transform it into a trumpet flower, then slide the graphic into the front of my planning binder to act as a beautiful reminder of what I should imbed into my lessons.

Harry Greenhouse's curator insight, February 20, 2014 9:57 PM

This article by BIE shows the basics to project based learning. The article shows the major important factors that make project based learning possible and how to do them. Like we covered in class, PBL's need to be significant and relate-able so they are interesting as well as have a driving question that works as the thesis statement for the project.

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10 Super Powers of the World’s Greatest Instructional Designer

10 Super Powers of the World’s Greatest Instructional Designer | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it
Any professional eLearning designer would agree that users are always at the heart of what they do. But what about designers themselves?

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

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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it

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Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong - GeekDad (blog)

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Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong
GeekDad (blog)
Taking notes during class? Topic-focused study? A consistent learning environment? All are exactly opposite of the best strategies for learning.
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What is Deeper Learning? | Innovation Excellence

What is Deeper Learning? | Innovation Excellence | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it

We here at Innovation Excellence are passionate about innovation AND education, because it is not just companies that need to innovate, but countries too.

And the countries that do the best job of educating the next generation of innovators will be the ones that will live at the top of the food chain and reap the monetary and societal benefits.

So, we keep our eyes on what is going on in the educational space and try to share with you things that we find interesting now or for the future.

This week we came across a discussion about deeper learning.

What is Deeper Learning?

Have a look at this video to find out more:

From the Deeper Learning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) web site, you can think about Deeper Learning being:

* Master core academic content

* Think critically and solve complex problems

* Work collaboratively

* Communicate effectively

* Learn how to learn (e.g., self-directed learning)

* Academic mindsets

 

The Deeper Learning MOOC will launch this week.

 - See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/01/19/what-is-deeper-learning/#sthash.vI1LJJ30.dpuf


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Edutopia - Redefining the Writing Process with ...

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"Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process? Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, turn in.

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Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today

Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it

It’s all about engagement. I’ve heard things like a child’s attention span, in minutes, is equal to their age in years. That’s so not true. If children are engaged in something, they’ll spend hours on it. We have a 6-year-old grandchild who will spend hours working on Legos or Tinkertoys because she’s got something in her mind that she wants to build, and she’ll do it. If children aren’t paying attention, it’s not because of a decreased attention span—it’s because they aren’t given tasks that honor their dominant ways of learning.


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 22, 2013 5:36 AM

kako res je to kar piše tukaj... razmislimo in upoštevajmo.

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 4:01 PM

Engaging content and creativity will hold anyone's attention. 

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:18 AM

I agree that 

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Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool

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Book creator has probably been the app I have used most, in my teaching, with pupils and in my training. The blank canvas aspect means it can be used across the whole curriculum and the addition of the pen tool in the last few weeks has added to that.

 

We use Showbie at school for pupils to share their work, including books made with Book Creator from the iPads and home to the teachers for assessment. Recently, we have used both the Pen Tool and Record feature to give feedback on the pupils' eBooks. The pupils send their books using Showbie and the teacher opens them up on his/her iPad. They can then annotate with their voice, pen and text. The book can then be sent back to the pupils using Showbie. The pupil can either change the original book and delete the annotated one or change the annotated book and delete the original.

 

The screenshot shows a book of a Science experiment. The teacher can annotate with arrows but also add audio feedback. All elements of Book Creator can be deleted so the pupil can restore any annotated book to the original.

 

This is obviously not a new idea but the pen tool has certainly made this quicker in a widely used app such as Book Creator.


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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:19 AM

Next year when we start on Chromebooks!

 

Katharina Kulle's curator insight, February 8, 2015 12:13 PM

BookCreator, a really good app! 

tom cockburn's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:22 AM

Could be useful  in a number of ways in classes at various levels

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Android Wear review: the everything inbox

Android Wear review: the everything inbox | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it
Pretty much everybody I know hates their inbox.

It's not just email either, though it tends to take the brunt of everybody's anger. There are dozens of apps sending us hundreds of notifications;...
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Learning and Teaching with iPads: Organising your iPad classroom with Google Drive

Learning and Teaching with iPads: Organising your iPad classroom with Google Drive | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it

"Google Drive on the iPad provide teachers and students an effective way of accessing, organising, sharing and providing feedback on student work. 

In the following slides an effective workflow is proposed with examples.  View the slides for step by step instructions or download it as a PDF.  http://organising%20your%20ipad%20classroom%20with%20google%20drive/ 


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Is Anybody Listening to Teachers?

Is Anybody Listening to Teachers? | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it
English teacher Vivian Maguire wonders why education decisionmakers don't take teachers' input more seriously.
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The ShareWhatYouTeach Daily

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The ShareWhatYouTeach Daily, by ShareWhatYouTeach: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Differentiating Professional Development - Tech Adoption Curve in Education

Differentiating Professional Development - Tech Adoption Curve in Education | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it
@ashleyhurley, a Literacy and Professional Development Specialist, recently made my day when she shared the Understanding the Technology Adoption Curve in Education poster on twitter—sparking some great conversation around driving technology adoption, and prompting us to do a post on this much-loved free resource!

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Michael Millard's curator insight, June 14, 2014 6:50 AM

För skolledare att studera inför förändringar.

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How to Motivate Your Students in the Classroom ...

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The How to Motivate Your Students in the Classroom Infographic features 10 ways to get students motivated. (The How to Motivate Your Students in the Classroom Infographic features 10 ways to get students motivated.

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Future Learning Tools Infographic

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The Future Learning Tools Infographic presents the learning tools of the future and how they might be used by future students.

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Mart Stravers's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:42 AM

Is dit de toekomst? Better prepare!  @ MeeMetICT.nl

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A Free Poster on The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Timeline

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The folks at ReadWriteThink are doing a nice job turning a number of their language-based web too...


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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it

For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance. This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 19, 2013 8:28 PM

A good review on teaching approaches used in a 21st century teaching and learning  environment.

John R. Walkup's curator insight, January 12, 2014 2:25 PM

A good discussion of Bloom's Taxonomy that includes useful cautionary discussions about the potential misuse of digital technology. I especially liked the mention about improper strategies for teaching introverts, an issue that is often glossed over in our current zest for group activities.

Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, April 21, 2014 1:14 PM

Must read

 

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Scoot & Doodle - Blending Video Conferencing and Drawing

Scoot & Doodle - Blending Video Conferencing and Drawing | Edu Transformation | Scoop.it

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 27, 2013 7:58 AM

Could be great for class to class activities between classes from different countries.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 28, 2013 2:50 AM

What a fabulous idea. Create your own conferences.

NYCTechMommy's curator insight, April 17, 2015 10:08 AM

Pretty cool app