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'Genius hour': Students, what would you like to learn today?

Some schools are building in time for students to work on passion projects -- an idea inspired by Google's 20% time.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:58 PM

I think this is workable. As a teacher, I asked students what they wanted to learn and worked with them to connect their ideas to the curricula.

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16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom

16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed. These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat.

But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure — in academic terms — actually begin."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:23 PM

Many of us discuss Bloom's taxonomy with students (although we may not refer to it using that terminology) but how many of us talk about Habits of Mind with our students. This post explores how we can use habits of mind to help our students providing suggestions as to how you might help your students learn them.

To see the full poster of the Habits of Mind: http://indysintriguingideas.edublogs.org/files/2010/08/16HabitsofMind1.jpg

Authentis Formations's curator insight, January 5, 2014 5:14 AM

Pour une bonne reprise...

Kimberly House's curator insight, January 6, 2014 3:06 AM

I echo Beth Dichter's comments. This is vocabulary we should be using with our students. Identifying habits and ways if thinking that lead to learning. 

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Where In The World Do The Most Young People Use Technology? - Edudemic

Where In The World Do The Most Young People Use Technology? - Edudemic | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
At first, I figured that the results of this study would be pretty obvious. First world countries with large populations and higher birth rates would be at the top of the list.

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What do you know about digital natives?

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:33 PM

What do you think? Do you believe the results are obvious? If so, you may be surprised. Learn about the "digital natives" in the following areas:

* Who they are

* The top ten countries by percentage

* The young and connected

* Future trends

This infographic could be used to begin a discussion with students by asking what they think? What is the age range for a digital native? Which countries have the most digital natives? What does it mean to be young and connected? What do they think the future holds?

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4 Ways To Make Digital Portfolios With Students - Edudemic

4 Ways To Make Digital Portfolios With Students - Edudemic | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
There are a slew of free ways to make digital portfolios with students and for students. These are some of our favorites!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:50 PM

Have you considered having your students create a digital portfolio? As we move more and more to digital technology the ability to do this becomes easier, and the reasons you might do so seem to increase.A few of the reasons you might consider digital portfolio:

* students are able to  see their progress over time;

* it helps you as a teacher be able to track student progress more easily;

* it is easy to share with other teachers as students matriculate;

* they provide a tool for teacher and student to communicate.

One issue that has often stopped folks is how to save these portfolios. This post share four resources that you might consider using to do this: Evernote, Google Sites, WordPress and Edublogs. Each has a short explanation, oftem providing pros and cons.

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How Technology Has Transformed the Classroom (Infographic)

How Technology Has Transformed the Classroom (Infographic) | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"Parents are famous for their ability to reminisce about days gone by. It always starts the same way, “Back when I was your age, we used to walk 10 miles to school barefoot—in the snow.” Or, “I remember when school lunch cost a nickel.”

Thanks to the integration of technology, schools, and classrooms in particular, have changed so dramatically in recent years that some parents might not even recognize them. It’s a classic case of old school versus new school."

 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 14, 2013 6:09 PM

This infographic looks at how the integration of technology into schools has made major changes. Learn how many parents used software in school compared to their teenage students; how collaboration has changed; if technology is important to student success (parents view) and much more. If you have an upcoming Open House this might be an infographic that would elicit comments from parents.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, September 15, 2013 11:37 AM

Spot on. Although I am still trying to get the hang of printing these out to share with faculty And parents by display ongoing in a public area

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 20, 2013 2:23 PM

Transformation in education is necessary!!

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Teaching & Learning Visualisations- Essential Mindsets

Teaching & Learning Visualisations- Essential Mindsets | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 1, 2013 6:39 PM

Ross Parker has posted another infographic that ties into an earlier one (that looked at Style Comparison and was posted in this Scoop.it). This one looks at mindsets and how there are similarities today in the mindsets of teachers and students. He states "The two visualisations below are part of an ongoing attempt to define my views on education, and make these accessible to my students, fellow teachers, parents and leaders."

If you click through to the post you will also see the first infographic and you may download them in a variety of formats.

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The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn?

The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

Are mistakes a part of the learning process? If they are, what does this say about our current education system? This post explores these ideas, asking the following questions and following each with a number of responses that explores each question in greater detail. The first section has two questions:

* Why are mistakes important to achieve engagement and learning?

* Why do we avoid mistakes in our current model?

The second section, Turning Mistakes into Learning Opportunities asks one question:

* How can we use learning errors to our advantage?

At the beginning of this post the author speaks of James Joyce, and also does so at the end where she states (referring to Joyce) "a true genius sees all learning as an opportunity to improve and discover. Errors are taken at will. In making mistakes, we can reach new heights and find our true genius." Will schools move in this direction?


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The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools

The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

Learning how to write bibliographies and correctly cite sources has become much easier with the many tools that are available to help students through this process. This post looks at six tools available with options that "include browser extensions, templates, and online citation builders (where you plug in your resource and the citation is generated for you."


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6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media - Edudemic

6 Things To Teach Students About Social Media - Edudemic | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, students need to understand the basics of social media and how it can affect their future both negatively and positively.

What are some of the issues students need to be aware of when it comes to social media? This post recommends six area:

* Your online reputation

* The concept of privacy and having a "professional public appearance online"

* The value of connections (as in your personal network) 

* Helping student establish their expertise (blogging, etc.)

* Internet savvy (as in "find the cheapest textbooks online")

* Staying updated

As the article states "social media will drive the upcoming generation" so teaching them how to use the Internet and "manage" their online identity is critical.


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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Self Assessment Guide - Tech/21st Century Skills

Self Assessment Guide - Tech/21st Century Skills | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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A cool self reflecting tool for ways to steer our learning!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 24, 2013 9:57 PM

I have posted a number of resources from Ross Parker and this one requires a bit of time to understand…and yes, I think it is worth the time. The directions he provides in the upper right hand corner describe how a student should use this visual, as a tool to “steer & assess your own learning.”

Our students need to learn how to self-reflect and this tool has the potential to engage students and assist them in reflecting on their work regarding topics studied in technology.

You may download this visual as a png, pdf or pages document on the website. Take some time to check it out and see what you think.

 

Claudia Estrada's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:25 PM

Interesting guide to take a look at.  

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.

To put it in more straightforward terms, anytime a student learns, he or she has to bring in two kinds of prior knowledge: knowledge about the subject at hand (say, mathematics or history) and knowledge about how learning works. Parents and educators are pretty good at imparting the first kind of knowledge. We’re comfortable talking about concrete information: names, dates, numbers, facts. But the guidance we offer on the act of learning itself—the “metacognitive” aspects of learning—is more hit-or-miss, and it shows."


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This is a great article about ensuring that students understand the mechanics of their own learning.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:41 PM

As teachers do we emphasize what we want students to learn, or do we focus on how they should go about learning and the necessary skills? This post focuses on these issues looking at current research. It also provides two sets of questions, one where "Students can assess their own awareness by asking themselves which of the following learning strategies they regularly use..." and the other "a series of proactive questions for teachers to drop into the lesson on a “just-in-time” basis—at the moments when students could use the prompting most."

Another great article by Annie Murphy Paul that provides much food for thought.

Phil Turner's curator insight, October 8, 2013 6:49 PM

A question of study rather than memorising ... how a student of a topic goes about constructing meaning and negotiating understanding.

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4 Ways To Make Digital Portfolios With Students - Edudemic

4 Ways To Make Digital Portfolios With Students - Edudemic | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
There are a slew of free ways to make digital portfolios with students and for students. These are some of our favorites!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:50 PM

Have you considered having your students create a digital portfolio? As we move more and more to digital technology the ability to do this becomes easier, and the reasons you might do so seem to increase.A few of the reasons you might consider digital portfolio:

* students are able to  see their progress over time;

* it helps you as a teacher be able to track student progress more easily;

* it is easy to share with other teachers as students matriculate;

* they provide a tool for teacher and student to communicate.

One issue that has often stopped folks is how to save these portfolios. This post share four resources that you might consider using to do this: Evernote, Google Sites, WordPress and Edublogs. Each has a short explanation, oftem providing pros and cons.

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Let the Students Set the Rules

Let the Students Set the Rules | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Is this a crazy idea? I have found it very effective. I usually spend a substantial amount of time the first class creating rules with the class. It starts the students thinking , bonding, and taki...

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:53 AM

Mia's infographics are amazing resources. This classroom management tool is especially useful for those new to student voice. Here you find a flow-chart of steps to make the rule setting process efficient and the outcome a set of classroom expectations created and owned by the kids.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 24, 2013 5:42 PM

Nit just the why, but the HOW. Thx Beth

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:36 AM

I have found that students will reinforce the rules with each other when they have actively participated in creating them. Just have to make sure that they do it respectfully. This is a win-win for everyone.

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25 Ways To Use Tablets To Enhance The Learning Experience

25 Ways To Use Tablets To Enhance The Learning Experience | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
We hear so much about tablets these days, and new ones seem to be appearing at a rapid pace. Yet we also see teachers who question the use of technology in the classroom. This post looks at the many ways that tablets may be used in the classroom from art to simulations, foreign languages to presentations, ebook and more. To learn more about the ways listed here and an additional twenty, each of which have some additional descriptions click through to the post.
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James Walker's curator insight, December 13, 2012 12:36 PM

Tables will be the BYOD in tomorrow's classroom.

Rajkumar Mahajan's curator insight, December 13, 2012 3:28 PM

No tool is of any use unless we know what for it is and how to use. This article is explaining different ways how a tablet can be useful in the school.

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

Why have your students work collaboratively? "Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually."

This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few are:

* Establish group goals.

* Keep groups mid-sized.

* Build trust and promote open communication.

* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.

The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.


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Channylt's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:56 AM

Great tips on how to facilitate collaborative learning. Learners that work collaborativley are engaged in their learning and have better learning outcomes. 

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:06 PM

I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning.  As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).

 

Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way.  What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?

 

After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity).  The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.  

 

Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.

Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:22 PM

Keeping the groups at moderate levels will ensure an effective exchange of ideas and participation in all involved, I can echo the same statement that two heads are better than one. It is also interesting to learn that collaborative teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer periods as compared to  their individual counterparts., yes the use of technology makes collaborative learning manageable.

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The 20 Biggest Education Facts You Should Know - Edudemic

The 20 Biggest Education Facts You Should Know - Edudemic | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Did you know there are more than 1.4 billion students on Earth?

This is just one of the 20 education facts found on this infographic. Learn how many educators there are globally, the number of students in pre-k to high school, the number of jobs expected to require some technology skills in the next decade and much more.


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