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Sir Ken Robinson How schools kill creativity and the necessity to revolutionize the school system

A great speach on http://www.ted.com on how schools kill creativity that the kids nowadays will actually need when facing the uncer...

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What is a 21st century teacher?

What is a 21st century teacher? | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
If we want to gain respect as a profession, then we must embrace a 21st century model of constant growth and improvement.

 

 

 

 

Be a reflective practitioner.

 

This is probably one of the most important areas, as we as a profession have in many ways not changed in 100 years. Tools in our classrooms have changed, but the pedagogy and practice have not. A 21st-century teacher is able to look at his or her practices and adapt and change based on the needs of learners. Too many teachers are teaching as they did when they started their careers 10, 20 or 30 years ago. What we know about student learning and motivation has changed; so, too, must the art of teaching.

 

===> Stagnation is the death of any teacher. <===

 

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http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/06/22/what-21st-century-teacher/

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 1, 2012 6:14 AM
Teachers have a lot to do with their students' motivational level. A student may arrive in class with a certain degree of motivation. But the teacher's behavior and teaching style, the structure of the course, the nature of the assignments and informal interactions with students all have a large effect on student motivation.
Educational psychology has identified two basic classifications of motivation - intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation arises from a desire to learn a topic due to its inherent interests, for self-fulfillment, enjoyment and to achieve a mastery of the subject.
On the other hand, extrinsic motivation is motivation to perform and succeed for the sake of accomplishing a specific result or outcome. Students who are very grade-oriented are extrinsically motivated, whereas students who seem to truly embrace their work and take a genuine interest in it are intrinsically motivated.
As the population of the World Wide Web (WWW) increases, its use as a means of delivering instruction is also growing. Several researchers (Parson, 1998; Alexander, 1995; Miller, 1995a & 1995b) argued that while implementing a new technology, educators should evaluate how and why students learn via the new technology in order to help with curriculum and instructional designs. Additionally, Parson (1998) stressed the importance of understanding how the new technology can affect learning when it is used by different types of learners.
Identifying students’ learning styles helps educators understand how people perceive and process information in different ways. According to Cano, Garton, and Raven (1992), one of the most widely studied learning style theories contrasts field-dependence and field-independence. Several studies (Annis, 1979; Moore & Dwyer, 1992; Ronning, McCurdy, & Ballinger, 1984) have shown that field-independent people tend to outperform field-dependent people in various settings. However, in their study related to the effects of learning styles on achievement in a WWW course, Day, Raven, and Newman (1997) found learning styles had no effect on student achievement or attitudes toward Web-based instruction, which echoes the findings of the study on learning styles in a hypermedia environment conducted by Liu and Reed (1994).
The taxonomy of learning styles developed by Curry (1990) used the concepts of learning styles, student achievement, and motivation to explain the process of learning. Learning styles consist of a combination of motivation, engagement, and cognitive processing habits, which then influence the use of metacognitve skills such as situation analysis, self-pacing, and self-evaluation to produce a learning outcome. Curry’s taxonomy (1990) suggested that motivation, learning styles, and student achievement are associated



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Hi, Thanks for your valuable comment, much appreciated. Have a nice Sunday.
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101 Excellent Resources And Tools For Students Of Any Age | Brain Training, Brain Exercise, Brain Fitness by Brain Training 101

101 Excellent Resources And Tools For Students Of Any Age | Brain Training, Brain Exercise, Brain Fitness by Brain Training 101 | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a student just starting the school year or you’re a lifelong learner like me, you’ll find resources, tools and a ton of fun stuff to stash in your virtual backpack.

 

If you find these resources helpful, please share this post with your friends. I would greatly appreciate it.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it

Here is the outline of the main ideas we developed below :

 

1- Advantages of Facebook in Education
2- Facebook Tips for Teachers
3- Ways Teachers Can Use Facebook
4- Educational Facebook applications for Students and Teachers
5- Facebook Groups for Teachers and Educators to join
5- Facebook Privacy Issues and how to Work on Them

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/ultimate-guide-to-use-of-facebook-in.html

 


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How to: Inquiry | YouthLearn

How to: Inquiry | YouthLearn | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it

 

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http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/planning/lesson-planning/how-inquiry/how-inquiry

 


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Jeannette Jackson's comment, July 15, 2012 3:01 PM
Again, a big thank you for this: neat process tool
JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:12 AM

Iquiry process real questions leading students in their own learning. #edchat

Coach Willis's curator insight, August 17, 2015 1:54 PM

Great flowchart to help you find all parts to a solution.

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Open Online Courses as New Educative Practice

Massive open online courses as new educative practice George Siemens February 29, 2012 Presented to: Universitat de V...
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10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education

10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and information.

 

Up until now, most people relegated “education” to a finite time in their lives: entering school at around five years old and attending school institutions all the way to university. Education had an expiration date, then working life began. This model, which has its roots in the industrial era, is quickly becoming less relevant or applicable to the way we live our lives in the connected age.

 

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http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669896/10-ways-that-mobile-learning-will-revolutionize-education

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, June 2, 2012 6:14 AM
The primary purpose of the Enrichment/Gifted and Talented Curriculum is to challenge eligible students to think differently and critically through a variety of instructional approaches. Such instructional approaches may include brainstorming, cooperative learning, oral demonstrations and presentations, creative analytical writing, and creative problem solving techniques.
The primary goal for the teacher/facilitator is to determine a particular area of study. Such study may include short term tasks as well as long term projects. Instruction then focuses on refining and expanding previously learned skills through practice and application.
Content consists of ideas, concepts, descriptive information, and facts. Content, as well as learning experiences, can be modified through acceleration, compacting, variety, reorganization, flexible pacing, and the use of more advanced or complex concepts, abstractions, and materials. If they master a particular unit, they need to be provided with more advanced learning activities, not more of the same activity. Their learning characteristics are best served by thematic, broad-based, and integrative content, rather than just single-subject areas. In addition, such concept-based instruction expands opportunities to generalize and to integrate and apply ideas. Middle and secondary schools are generally organized to meet student needs within content areas. Jacobs and Borland (1986) found that gifted students benefit greatly from curriculum experiences that cross or go beyond traditional content areas, particularly when they are encouraged to acquire an integrated understanding of knowledge and the structure of the disciplines.
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Rethinking How We Teach The 'Net Generation'

According to writer and digital revolution expert Don Tapscott, the classic university lecture model is an outdated way of teaching a generation that has grown up making, changing and learning from digital communities.

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Why gamification is changing the face of 21st century education

Why gamification is changing the face of 21st century education | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
Read 'Why gamification is changing the face of 21st century education' on Digital Trends. How can we make learning easier and more likable with the help of...
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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)

The noted educational futurist describes his "holodeck" classroom -- an environment that supports project-based learning -- and makes the case for why the role of the teacher must change from lecturer to exploration guide.

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Designing online learning for the 21st century

Designing online learning for the 21st century | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it

 Some great conclusions by Tony Bates

"- we know how to teach well online; follow best practice
- however, we also need to innovate: incrementally and evaluate
- innovation in teaching needs to be rewarded more
- systematic training of both instructors and senior administrations is essential for success

 

Lastly, in all the institutions I went to the audience in general agreed that:
- we are not teaching in ways that fully engage learners
- instructors are not fully leveraging the potential of technology for teaching
- instructors are not adequately trained or skilled in using technology for teaching.

 

There are clear signs though that the revolution is beginning to happen: vive la révolution!"

 

Video - https://gestion.bsp.ulaval.ca/media/video/plage/85/url/https%253A%252F%252Fgestion.bsp.ulaval.ca%252Ffichiers%252FTonyBates.flv


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3 things I learned while my plane crashed

3 things I learned while my plane crashed | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it

Today, since I have decided to list the schools and organizations that I want to promote via Attractitude (non-for-profit that help children or develop new kinds of schools) and heard of an organization that helps kids in Honduras. Lunches for Learning: $15 to feed a kid for a month. $15 for a month!

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Creating Innovators: Why America's Education System Is Obsolete - Forbes

Creating Innovators: Why America's Education System Is Obsolete - Forbes | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
America's education system has become obsolete. "It needs reinventing, not reforming," says Harvard Innovation Education Fellow Tony Wagner.
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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.

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Building Educational Web Sites with Moodle

Building Educational Web Sites with Moodle | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
Moodle is an Open Source tool that allows even non-technical teachers to set up and maintain a Web site where students can log in and access course information, interact, share, and teach others.

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U.S. Will Send Amazon Tablets to Kindle Relationships Abroad

U.S. Will Send Amazon Tablets to Kindle Relationships Abroad | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
The U.S. State Department and Amazon are partnering to send Kindle tablets to young people around the world.
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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Presentation given at SXSWedu on March 6, 2012. <- very nice work on curation process for teachers (JS)

 

I just reviewed this slideshow.  I was pleased to see how I fit the model of Educator as curator.  In particular the author illustrates how Diigo (my main curation project for many years) helps fire the engines of a personal learning network.  When asked why I curate this Digital magazine, I can now refer folks to this excellent presentation. ~ Dennis O'Connor


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A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities

A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
During the past two days, our list of Free Online Movies has been getting some good exposure. And we\'ve got no complaints.

 

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http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/a_master_list_of_500_free_courses_from_great_universities.html

 


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Single Best Way to Transform Classrooms of Any Size! | HASTAC

Single Best Way to Transform Classrooms of Any Size! | HASTAC | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it

It may sound like I'm selling snake oil, but I actually do have one trick that, at no cost, can transform your classroom or public speaking event, whether a seminar or a lecture, whether for 8 year olds or doctoral students, CEOs or senior citizens.


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Recommended List of Free iPad Apps for Education

Recommended List of Free iPad Apps for Education | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it

"This is not an exhaustive list.You can search through hundreds of free educational iPad Apps using this FREE APP: TechChef4U"


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Are we at the intersection of an education revolution?

Are we at the intersection of an education revolution? | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
Education revolution, these are buzz words that prompted me to think about what it means, and the implications on Higher Education, K-12, and even corporate education and training. The recent bloss...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/are-we-at-the-intersection-of-an-education-revolution/

 


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Educational Videos | Teacher Videos for Students | SnagLearning

Educational Videos | Teacher Videos for Students | SnagLearning | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
Teacher videos for students and learning. Watch educational videos and documentary films by grade level and classroom subject. Get lesson plans and submit your own.

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How Tech Is Changing College Life [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Tech Is Changing College Life [INFOGRAPHIC] | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
How central is technology to modern college life? This infographic breaks it down.
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Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship

Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it
As you read this, students all over the country are sitting for state standardized exams. Schools spend up to 40% of the year on test prep, so that, shall we say, no child is left behind.
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The Green School full video about making a difference

The Green School full video about making a difference | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it

For those who know how passionate I am about revolutionizing the educational system, you have probably heard me speak about the Green School project more than once. I had seen it first on TED talk and now, wow, an actual tour of this spectacular school built by a true visionary. I salute this man that I have much respect for. He dreamed a green school, he built it and inspires me every day. May you enjoy, share and, may it convenience you that any goal can be achieved for the good of human kind.

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Introducing Programming to Preschoolers

Introducing Programming to Preschoolers | Education-A new Era | Scoop.it

Since MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten group released Scratch in 2007, kids ages 8 to 13 have built more than 2.2 million animations, games, music, videos and stories using the kid-friendly programming language.


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