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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Education Adds | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age. 

 

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, [http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/comm440-540/CL2pager.htm ] project-based learning, [ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning] metacognition, [ https://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/metacognitive ] inquiry-based learning, [ http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=What_is_IBL ] and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism [http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] grounded on the work of Piaget,  [ http://www.piaget.org/aboutPiaget.html ] Vygotsky, [http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html ] and Bruner [http://infed.org/mobi/jerome-bruner-and-the-process-of-education/ ]. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism [ http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing.


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From inside the article: "Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 5, 1:20 PM

When students write for teachers they are writing up hill is an interesting way of understanding teaching and learning. I agree with the fundamental principal learning is for the student. It likely happens in the company of others, but it is personal and in that respect emancipating.

Channylt's curator insight, April 3, 5:51 AM

A great article about Constructionism a hybrid pedagogy - a theory based upon collaborative, project-based and student ownership of learning resulting in a learning that is largely 'constructed' by the learner themselves. 

Paul Oliveri's curator insight, April 6, 1:23 AM

Constructionism, constructivism, learner centred, authentic, real world, active process, problem based, integration of technology in an authentic way and most importantly transformative.

 

With 63 scoopit interactions this article obviously resonates with the broader education community.

 

How do I use these principles to facilitate someone becoming a Paramedic via the distance mode of learning. I use technology to create learner centred, authentic and problem based activities to facilitate their learning.


This may be having the student develop a video of their interactions with simulated patients, participate in lecturer facilitated collaborative exercises (synchronous and asynchronous) or collaborating in groups with their peers in both synchronous and asynchronous activities.


All of the interactions were previously done in a live environment. Today technology is just the vessel for which these interactions occur.

 

Me I’m still just one of many resources available to them.

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Bring on the learning revolution!

Bring on the learning revolution! | Education Adds | Scoop.it
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
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Sir Ken Robinson apelon për revolucion në sistemin e edukimit. Ligjëratë me porosi të fuqishme! (Është me tittla të shqipëruar :-) )

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Ten Educational Innovations To Watch For In The Next Ten Years

Ten Educational Innovations To Watch For In The Next Ten Years | Education Adds | Scoop.it
A team of education experts at the Open University (UK), led by Professor Mike Sharples, have identified "ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on e...

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Won Ho's curator insight, November 30, 5:42 AM

We know it all already, but how?

이제는 다 알고 있는 내용... 어떻게 하는지가 문제...

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 30, 9:10 AM

Les concepts pour le debut du 21ème siècle sont là.  Il faut encore voir ce qui va dépasser le seuil de la nouveauté. 

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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning | Education Adds | Scoop.it
One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom.
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Content Curation: Nine Things To Keep in Mind

Content Curation: Nine Things To Keep in Mind | Education Adds | Scoop.it
If you want to market yourself using social media, content curation is a key part of the process. Here are nine tips to keep in mind while curating content.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 23, 3:50 AM

Content Curation: Nine Things To Keep in Mind

Terri Rice's curator insight, September 26, 12:48 PM

Marc has given us a great checklist to refer to as we curate. It truly is too easy to become lost in all of the available information. Staying on target is the 1st priority, but saying something worthwhile is 2nd. It's too easy to ramble or puppet authors. I find myself doing this too often. Thank you, Marc for this terrific reminder about quality over quantity.

Actor's Workshop - Detroit's curator insight, October 11, 12:51 AM

It's a whole new world now.  Communication is so visual and specific, isn't it?

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Google Apps for Education Adding Free Unlimited Storage

Google Apps for Education Adding Free Unlimited Storage | Education Adds | Scoop.it

"Students who use Google Apps for Education will in the very near future be able to store as many files in their Google Drive folders as they like."


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Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten

Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten | Education Adds | Scoop.it
At Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, children spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. Instead of math or literacy requirements, they focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play.
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A Land Where Kids Roam Free

A Land Where Kids Roam Free | Education Adds | Scoop.it
A playground that seems dangerous to many adults provides a brand of freedom for kids to take risks through play that is gradually going extinct.
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'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism'

'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism' | Education Adds | Scoop.it
‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make their own minds.’ ‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make up their own minds’—quite literally—regardless of the artifacts being constructed. Th...
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The Future of Play In Education

The Future of Play In Education | Education Adds | Scoop.it
Hi everyone,

I have been looking at the future of play for about 5 years and have spoken about the topic at MIT and written about it in Fast Co. Design, Parents Magazine and The Atlantic. Recently, I summed up the research into a poster for parents and teachers to help them frame the value of play in education (see below attachment).

I think this excerpt from my Atlantic article said it best, "Someday, rather than measuring memorization as an indicator of progress, we will measure our children's ability to manipulate (deconstruct and hack), morph (think flexibly and be tolerant of change), and move (think "with their hands" and play productively). Standardized aptitude tests will be replaced by our abilities to see (observe and imagine), sense (have empathy and intrinsic motivation), and stretch (think abstractly and systemically). We will advance our abilities to collaborate and create."

The future favors the flexible. And that's another reason this poster has + signs at the top of each category - because the superpowers of play we will need for a constantly evolving world is always changing and it encourages everyone to add their own powers of play.

I look forward to your thoughts and comments.

Laura
http://www.lauraseargeantrichardson.com
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Why I’m No Longer a Professor

Why I’m No Longer a Professor | Education Adds | Scoop.it
I have been a professor for 25 years—most of my professional life. Even when I had full-time corporate jobs, I always took salary cuts to be able to maintain my professor role…because teaching has...
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How Much Data Is Generated On Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tinder & WhatsApp Every Minute? | AllTwitter

How Much Data Is Generated On Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tinder & WhatsApp Every Minute? | AllTwitter | Education Adds | Scoop.it

Here’s the thing: the internet never sleeps.

 

Which means data never sleeps, and the internet sure likes to use up a lot of it. How much? In any given minute, 277,000 tweets are published on Twitter, 216,000 photos are sent to Instagram and 8,333 videos are shared on Vine.

 

And we’re just getting started. Over that same 60 second period, 347,222 photos are sent on WhatsApp, 416,667 swipes are made on Tinder and 3,472 images are pinned on Pinterest.

 

And if you think that’s impressive, Google receives 4 millions search queries, Facebook users share 2.46 million pieces of content and 204 million email messages are sent each and every minute of the day.

 

This visual from DOMO looks at how much data is generated every minute across the net....


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Moons Lucien's curator insight, July 4, 3:18 AM

Imagine the impact  on your business!! connecting your #print production to one of these web platforms? Millions of #prints :-))

to connect the value for the consumer to your #print #Rebootmoments workshop has develop 4 tools very easy to implement with your innovation marketing team,  that helps connecting these web technology with print. The June workshop in Stuttgard  Germany the  6 #printing companies  participating did exactly that: Innovate their business model with a #gamification solution and a #clickpaper

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, July 4, 9:01 AM

Wow! This is mind boggling. 

Victor Juarez's curator insight, July 7, 6:47 PM

¿Quién dice que las RRSS no tienen alcance?

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What's a MOOC? - QuickTake

What's a MOOC? - QuickTake | Education Adds | Scoop.it
High hopes for the MOOC revolution give way to a focus on the practical challenges of bringing higher education online.
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Innovating US higher education: Arizona State University’s Michael Crow | McKinsey & Company

Innovating US higher education: Arizona State University’s Michael Crow | McKinsey & Company | Education Adds | Scoop.it
A pace-setting university president explains why US universities need to become more productive, and how to advance reforms. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web

Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web | Education Adds | Scoop.it

We all agree with Robin Good that this is a "good guide providing the basic principles that should be followed when using, reposting, citing or quoting other people's content (both text and images)".
Crediting images is something that has been forgotten but it deserves the same attention as written documents.
The article is very complete, covering the topics:
How To Cite Content in Blog Posts;
How To Cite Content in Social Media;
How to Give Credit to Guest Bloggers and Ghost Writers;
How to Cite Images and Visual Content.

 

Those are premisses that also apply when curating content for whatever purposes.

 

Original post: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33098/How-Not-to-Steal-People-s-Content-on-the-Web.aspx

 

 

 


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El código Gutenberg's comment, August 18, 2012 2:01 PM
Thank you very much. You're very kind. I hope that readers like my work in "El código Gutenberg". And thank you for the information in your page.
nickcarman's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:45 PM

This is an excellent article, which lays out the groundrules for using, or citing someone else's content.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:32 AM

A Good Resource

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Education Adds | Scoop.it
see photosClick for full photo gallery: The Most Stressful Jobs Of 2014 The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at [...]
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How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students | Education Adds | Scoop.it
Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game.
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Gamification: Make Education Entertaining to Secure Learner Engagement - eLearning Industry

Gamification: Make Education Entertaining to Secure Learner Engagement - eLearning Industry | Education Adds | Scoop.it
Who said learning can't be fun!? Bringing together 'education' and 'entertainment' will secure learner engagement - and gamification can make it happen.
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Nxënësit shumë shpesh e konsiderojnë mësimin si shumë monoton, detyrues e ndonjëherë edhe torturues.

Ta shndërrojmë mësimin në një lojë të bukur dhe zbavitëse.

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Teaching Metacognition: How Students Think Is Key To High Achievement

Teaching Metacognition: How Students Think Is Key To High Achievement | Education Adds | Scoop.it

"A few years ago, I came across some interesting research by cognitive psychologist Ronald T. Kellogg. He claimed that the mark of an expert writer is not years of practice or a hefty vocabulary, but rather an awareness of one’s audience. This made sense to me, and I wondered if it were true in other disciplines as well."


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Të mësuarit metakognicionin: Çelësi për arritjet e larta të nxënësve/studentëve është se si ata mendojnë.

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Joy Power's curator insight, October 9, 9:21 AM

Important research on learning for achievement.

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Teaching Metacognition: How Students Think Is Key To High Achievement

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 9:51 PM

Research about how self-awareness can help you tap your learning potential

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Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School

Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School | Education Adds | Scoop.it
Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science.
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This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Clean Your Ears Again

This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Clean Your Ears Again | Education Adds | Scoop.it
The question: Is it true that I shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean my ears?

The answer: Whether it was mom or grandma who said it first, she was definitely right: You probably shouldn't put anything in your ear that's smaller than your elbow.

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Universities are still standing. The MOOC revolution that never happened.

Universities are still standing. The MOOC revolution that never happened. | Education Adds | Scoop.it
It is two years since Coursera began offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) that threatened the very existence of Universities and the increasingly expensive education they offered. It was really…
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Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee

Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee | Education Adds | Scoop.it
Games and learning champion James Paul Gee discusses literacy, systems thinking, education, socio-economic inequality, and, of course, video games.
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Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?

Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids? | Education Adds | Scoop.it
The decline in time children have for free play could be tied to increased levels of depression and acute anxiety among young people.
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3D Printing of Lightweight Cellular Composites - YouTube

Materials scientists at Harvard University have created lightweight cellular composites via 3D printing. These fiber-reinforced epoxy composites mimic the st...
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5 Things Researchers Have Discovered About MOOCs – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

5 Things Researchers Have Discovered About MOOCs – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Education Adds | Scoop.it
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