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Technology changes (nearly) everything

Technology changes (nearly) everything | Education | Scoop.it
Technology changes everything. Disruption is the highest order and creative destruction is beautiful. Virtual reality is real. Inter-connected, on-demand, the uber-of-this and the Netflix-of-this-other-thing, bite sized and mobile, we Buzzfeed everything. Nothing is safe from our new normal.

Sure.

Based on the pre-washed, yet custom fit t-shirt slogans of Silicon Valley, we’re all on a one-way ride to technology nirvana – everything we want, everywhere we go, whatever we do will be easier, faster and more efficient.

Except schools.

Schools – the literally constructed spaces in which students learn and teachers teach – remain a monument to the way things were, impervious to upgrades and innovations. Pedagogy has changed, albeit slowly. And we do maintain a school calendar built around the harvest. Nonetheless, nary a school stands in this county without computers and many have high-capacity broadband internet access capable of delivering nearly any content at any time. Nearly every teacher of every subject at every education level has overwhelming access to resources, plans, concepts and teaching and assessment tools unimagined just 60 months ago.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 26, 12:54 PM
j'aime vraiment l'article. Tout change dans la société, sauf à l'école où nous nous savons comment il faut faire (c-a-d comme on a toujours fait)
Andreas Christodoulou's curator insight, November 27, 10:59 PM
Interesting read!
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Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills | Education | Scoop.it
As the world economy shifts away from manufacturing jobs and towards service industry and creative jobs, there’s a consensus among parents, educators, politicians and business leaders that it is crucial students graduate into university or the workforce with the ability to identify and solve complex problems, think critically about information, work effectively in teams and communicate clearly about their thinking.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 21, 2:20 AM
Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 21, 1:15 PM
Excellent article with some terrific ideas. I liked this insight particularly:  "the brain is wired to prioritize data that confirms the model a person already holds."
 
PEEP Matisse's curator insight, November 29, 10:34 AM
article touffu en anglais, mais des idées intéressantes
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Writing Prompts |

Writing Prompts | | Education | Scoop.it
I love writing activities that will stimulate the students’ creativity. Whether you have a writing club, or you are looking for ideas for your high achiever students in your classroom, here is a cool blog that will spark the creativity in your lessons.

Writing Prompts is a blog that has more than 800 writing posts for your intermediate+ students. My favorite ones so far are:

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300 Ways to Help Students Love Writing

300 Ways to Help Students Love Writing | Education | Scoop.it
Do you want to help students love writing? In this segment, we talk about a new book including 300 strategies to get students excited about writing. So, if you’re struggling to teach writing and get students engaged, listen to Jennifer Seravallo’s ideas. From peer review across the entire process to engaging students in writing, Jennifer is full of high-impact ideas to improve classroom writing.

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Google Search Tips - Fall 2016

Google Search Tips - Fall 2016 | Education | Scoop.it
Created by the students in Baker University Google Tools for Educators September 2016 Instructor - Marcia Jeans This presentation can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/z3tdta5

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | Education | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 30, 6:03 AM
Aplicações para potenciar a criação e a criatividade.
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16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms | Education | Scoop.it
As you probably know, Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online. It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools, many of which perform the same functions as the ones we use in other spaces. These include Google Docs, a word processing program that behaves similarly to Microsoft Word, Google Slides, a presentation program similar to PowerPoint, and Google Forms, a survey-creation tool similar to Survey Monkey. Although Drive also includes other tools, these three are particularly useful for creating rigorous, academically robust projects. If your school uses Google Classroom or at least gives students access to Google Drive, your students are probably already using these tools to write papers or create slideshow presentations, but there are other projects they could be doing that you may not have thought of.

Below I have listed 16 great ideas for projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms. (If you and your students want to learn more about how to use these apps, check out my Google Drive Basics course; more info at the end of this post!)

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 21, 9:25 AM

Para ponerse a trabajar en ellas.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 22, 8:09 AM
Some of these tools would be awesome to use with students for social emotional learning. The choose your own adventure idea would be great to teach about consequences. Creating the story would lead to rich discussions. The blogging feature might be nice for journaling.  What if students could tell their story in the format of a magazine? These tools allow for unlimited options for self-expression and socio-emotional learning. 
suzanne b's curator insight, August 22, 12:39 PM
Useful tools for practitioners and educators. Let's keep the kids going in the most productive and fun direction.
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What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning?

What the Heck is Inquiry-Based Learning? | Education | Scoop.it
Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.

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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes | Education | Scoop.it
It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 3, 5:57 AM
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Character Minutes's curator insight, August 3, 1:03 PM
Looks like a great way to encouraging students to be organized and think logically by building their own step-by-step instructions. 
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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | Education | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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Le Dong Phuong's curator insight, April 27, 8:41 PM
often needed!
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Teachers are always looking for an easy way to convert, here is the answer
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 3:29 PM
Un article pas très utile pour le prof, mais il faut savoir que cela existe.
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The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong | #ModernEDU #LEARNing2LEARN

The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong | #ModernEDU #LEARNing2LEARN | Education | Scoop.it
So where is this all going?

The Future of Education – Personalized, Perfect & Free (Thanks to AI and VR)


Right now, online platforms like Khan Academy and Coursera have made a plethora of educational resources available 1) for free and 2) on demand, such that you can pick and choose what you learn and at what speed you learn it.

Khan Academy has delivered over 300 million lessons since it started in 2006, features 5,000 free instructional videos in 65 languages, and allows users to complete 4 million exercises every day – simply amazing.

In 2011, Stanford professor Andrew Ng decided to put his machine learning course online for free, thinking that maybe a few additional people would tune in with his students. Within days, 100,000 people had signed up to take the course.

We are already seeing technology democratize access to education – but soon the education itself will become even more powerful with the help of AI and virtual and augmented reality.

In the near future, artificial intelligence will be able to personalize learning platforms to each individual student.

The AI will have unlimited access to information and will deliver it at the optimal speed to each student in an engaging, fun way.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/a-holistic-view-of-what-will-influence-education-in-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 20, 2:39 PM
So where is this all going?

The Future of Education – Personalized, Perfect & Free (Thanks to AI and VR)


Right now, online platforms like Khan Academy and Coursera have made a plethora of educational resources available 1) for free and 2) on demand, such that you can pick and choose what you learn and at what speed you learn it.

Khan Academy has delivered over 300 million lessons since it started in 2006, features 5,000 free instructional videos in 65 languages, and allows users to complete 4 million exercises every day – simply amazing.

In 2011, Stanford professor Andrew Ng decided to put his machine learning course online for free, thinking that maybe a few additional people would tune in with his students. Within days, 100,000 people had signed up to take the course.

We are already seeing technology democratize access to education – but soon the education itself will become even more powerful with the help of AI and virtual and augmented reality.

In the near future, artificial intelligence will be able to personalize learning platforms to each individual student.

The AI will have unlimited access to information and will deliver it at the optimal speed to each student in an engaging, fun way.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/a-holistic-view-of-what-will-influence-education-in-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, June 21, 6:37 AM
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Atavist - a simple web tool for powerful storytelling

Atavist - a simple web tool for powerful storytelling | Education | Scoop.it

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"It's easy to see why readers were immediately drawn to Atavist with its sharp aesthetic appeal and integrative approach to graphic storytelling. Its user-friendly interface synthesizes narrative methods developed by predecessors such as Youtube, Instagram, and Wordpress, offering exciting new directions for creative projects like longform essay writing. We think Atavist just may become a staple for anyone looking to create visually appealing and impactful presentations or projects.

 

"Atavist advertises itself as "a simple web tool for powerful storytelling." For those readers who love to write - and write online - it may be just the service they have been searching for, as it allows authors to upload photos, video, and audio to create an immersive experience. The best way to form a sense of what can be done with Atavist is to select the menu on the top right hand side of the screen and then go to Examples to peruse creative articles that integrate a variety of multimedia possibilities. Interested readers will then want to create an account using Facebook or their email address. From there, the instructions walk through the steps of creating a New Project, including writing text and using the convenient drag and drop functions for various media. Many readers will want to take the Tour, which can be located on the top of the screen after selecting New Project."


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10 Tools for More Interactive Videos 

10 Tools for More Interactive Videos  | Education | Scoop.it
Forget about PowerPoints with voice-over — that's old school. These "new school" apps can help you engage your students while they're learning from your lectures.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 3:30 PM
La vidéo n'est plus uniquement pour les spécialistes ! C'est à la portée de tous. Vous pouvez surtout demander aux étudiants de créer des films au lieu d'une présentation en classe.
Janette Planck's curator insight, June 13, 5:49 AM
Technologies to assist

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 12, 5:55 AM
Useful for blended or online courses
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Next Generation of Online Education: “Learn by Doing” in a Digital World

Next Generation of Online Education: “Learn by Doing” in a Digital World | Education | Scoop.it
Because creativity is so critical to success in the 21st century, alongside online education Morgridge says more schools are exploring the maker movement, using 3D printers and allowing students hands-on interactive experiences to “learn by doing.” “Kids learn when they want to learn,” says Morgridge. “In this maker space, kids are learning deeper because it’s relevant to them. Learning is personalized.”

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Pedro Torralba's curator insight, November 28, 2:12 AM
Los jóvenes de este nuevo siglo suelen decir: "vamos a buscarlo en YouTube, a ver cómo se hace". Sabiéndolo, tendremos que ir trasladando el conocimiento de la letra impresa a Internet para dejar de ir a contracorriente.
Silvia Montero's curator insight, November 28, 5:45 PM
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Derek Thomas's curator insight, December 2, 11:21 AM
"Learning is personalised ...." interesting ...... ! 
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Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects | Education | Scoop.it
This is a real revolution in education.

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Paula Weir's curator insight, November 15, 9:12 AM
Curious Changes 
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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 16, 5:11 AM

Post very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about education in Finland. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about continuing education can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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50+ Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom

50+ Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
We are here to give you the know-how necessary to continue to learn about new free tech tools for your classroom.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, October 6, 5:41 AM
Lista com mais de 50 ferramentas tecnológicas para a sala de aula.
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The Top 10 Companies Working on Education in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Touchstone Research

The Top 10 Companies Working on Education in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Touchstone Research | Education | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies are quickly changing the landscape of education with the help of some key companies.

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Danielarv's curator insight, October 1, 3:12 PM
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are new technologies which engage students in a completely new way which is more fun and engaging for them, and it increases retention. This article show the 10 companies that are working on education in virtual reality and augmented reality. The first company is Immersive VR Education which created a Lecture VR is a VR app which simulates a lecture hall in virtual reality, while adding special effects that are accompanied by images, videos, and immersive experiences which enhance the lesson. The second company is Unimersiv which is a VR learning platform which releases educational content on a monthly basis.The next company is Alchemy VR which is creating immersive educational experiences on an impressive scale. These are the others companies Google, thinglink, gamar, Schell Games,EON Reality,Nearpod and WoofbertVR which are working on it. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are the next big step forward in education, and these technologies are good for educators and students alike. These technologies give us a window into the future of education, and it probably won’t be long until it is standard for classrooms to come equipped with some form of VR or AR technology.
Carlos Fosca's curator insight, October 1, 11:05 PM

La realidad virtual y la realidad aumentada serán las tecnologías que marcarán la diferencia en la oferta educativa de los próximos años. 

Ginger Jewell's curator insight, October 3, 8:40 AM
AR and VR have such potential.  I still want a Holodeck.

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7 Tools You Need for Visual Storytelling

7 Tools You Need for Visual Storytelling | Education | Scoop.it
There is more to a good story then just the message. Find out the best tools for visual storytelling that will help spread your message further.

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Sandip Roy's curator insight, September 9, 2:13 AM
There is more to a good story then just the message.
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18 must-try apps for the new academic year.

18 must-try apps for the new academic year. | Education | Scoop.it
I am currently on the last day of my summer holiday and have started thinking about new technology I can use in the upcoming year.  I have found 18 apps / websites that  I am definitely going to try. 1) Evernote. I am looking forward to exploring this free app / website in lessons.  It is…

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Online student success is more than the sum of its parts

Online student success is more than the sum of its parts | Education | Scoop.it

"Prior to the last recession in 2007, four out of five jobs lost were considered “low skills” - requiring a high school degree or less, but the employment landscape is dramatically changing. (Source)  By 2020, it’s estimated that 65% of jobs will require a postsecondary degree."


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Komal Patel's curator insight, August 17, 2:21 PM

The article mentions how by 2020 65% of jobs will require a postsecondary degree, I worked in the staffing industry for 6 months, and already it is amazing how people working 20+ years in, say, C+ programming, are being disqualified for a new job because they never completed a bachelors degree when they were younger. It is as though a bachelors is the new high school diploma, and unquestioned necessity for jobs. 

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Buncee | Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Lessons

Buncee | Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Lessons | Education | Scoop.it
Buncee is fun and easy web tool for educators and students to create and share engaging multimedia presentations, interactive lessons, digital stories, and more

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Free personality test, type descriptions, relationship and career advice | 16Personalities

Free personality test, type descriptions, relationship and career advice | 16Personalities | Education | Scoop.it

"Since the dawn of time, we have tried to describe and categorize ourselves in many ways. From the four temperaments of the Ancient civilizations – sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic – to the latest advances in psychology, people have been restless in their pursuit of a good, reliable way to fit something as complex and fluid as human personality into a well-defined model. We are still some time away from being able to do that, although the current models account for the majority of our personality traits and can often predict with a high degree of confidence how we are likely to behave in specific circumstances."

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 12:50 PM

This website offers a free assessment that resembles the well known Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, yielding a profile that may be personally helpful and/or at least interesting. The site also includes a paid option that yields a deeper and more thorough profile. The introductory section titled "Our Theory" gives a brief background on how the 16 Personalities site came to be.

 

For those interested in a little arm-chair personal analysis, this site appears relatively responsible and trustworthy. Judging from the graphics (which include only Caucasian-looking people), the site may, or may not, be a bit limited in terms of consideration of cultural, or other dimensions, of diversity.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 12:51 PM

This website offers a free assessment that resembles the well known Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, yielding a profile that may be personally helpful and/or at least interesting. The site also includes a paid option that yields a deeper and more thorough profile. The introductory section titled "Our Theory" gives a brief background on how the 16 Personalities site came to be.

 

For those interested in a little arm-chair personal analysis, this site appears relatively responsible and trustworthy. Judging from the graphics (which include only Caucasian-looking people), the site may, or may not, be a bit limited in terms of consideration of cultural, or other dimensions, of diversity.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 12:53 PM

16 Personalities will yield a gold mine of character types for those searching for ways to build the populations of their fictional creations, and may assist in understanding people who populate non-fiction work.

 

This website offers a free assessment that resembles the well known Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, yielding a profile that may be personally helpful and/or at least interesting. The site also includes a paid option that yields a deeper and more thorough profile. The introductory section titled "Our Theory" gives a brief background on how the 16 Personalities site came to be.

 

For those interested in a little arm-chair personal analysis, this site appears relatively responsible and trustworthy. Judging from the graphics (which include only Caucasian-looking people), the site may, or may not, be a bit limited in terms of consideration of cultural, or other dimensions, of diversity.

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Daniel Dennett Presents Seven Tools For Critical Thinking

Daniel Dennett Presents Seven Tools For Critical Thinking | Education | Scoop.it

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Love him or hate him, many of our readers may know enough about Daniel C. Dennett to have formed some opinion of his work. While Dennett can be a soft-spoken, jovial presence, he doesn’t suffer fuzzy thinking or banal platitudes— what he calls “deepities”—lightly.

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Love him or hate him, many of our readers may know enough about Daniel C. Dennett to have formed some opinion of his work. While Dennett can be a soft-spoken, jovial presence, he doesn’t suffer fuzzy thinking or banal platitudes— what he calls “deepities”—lightly.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

 

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 10, 6:36 AM
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20 Free Educational Tools: Videos, Guides, and Printables!

20 Free Educational Tools: Videos, Guides, and Printables! | Education | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of 20 free educational tools for teachers. Educators everywhere can find free teaching resources for all subjects and grade levels!

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, June 2, 1:57 AM
מבחר כלים דיגיטליים חינמיים להוראה בכל הגילאים ובתחומי דעת שונים
Jamie Edwards (IDS)'s curator insight, June 3, 8:34 AM
The iRubrics by rcampus.com was particularly interesting. I will pass it on to instructors for rubric ideas.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 10, 3:40 PM
Some helpful tools here. 
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Keys to Designing Effective Website Navigation

Keys to Designing Effective Website Navigation | Education | Scoop.it
Keys to designing effective and easy to use navigational schemes for websites

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