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Jeremy Rifkin examines society after capitalism's eclipse - The Province

Jeremy Rifkin examines society after capitalism's eclipse - The Province | Education | Scoop.it

A The plummeting of marginal costs is spawning a hybrid economy — part capitalist market and part Collaborative Commons — with far-reaching implications for society. Hundreds of millions of people are already transferring parts of their economic lives to the global Collaborative Commons. Prosumers are plugging into the fledgling IoT and making and sharing their own information, entertainment, green energy, and 3D-printed products at near zero marginal cost. They are also sharing cars, homes, clothes and other items via social media sites, rentals, redistribution clubs, and co-operatives at low or near zero marginal cost. Meanwhile, students are enrolling in free massive open online courses (MOOCs) that operate at near zero marginal cost. Social entrepreneurs are bypassing the banking establishment by using crowdfunding to finance socially responsible businesses as well as creating alternative currencies in the fledgling sharing economy.


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Improving Student Engagement

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This 10 minute video from Wynn Godbold outlines 3 critical pieces to improving student engagement.

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Structure and Expectations Can Improve Student Participation in Online Discussions

Structure and Expectations Can Improve Student Participation in Online Discussions | Education | Scoop.it
Clear expectations, structure, and instructor intervention can go a long way toward getting students highly engaged and highly interactive in online discussions.

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Alexander Cruz's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:20 PM

I think that this article shows how teachers need to focus on keeping students from being distracted. That is one problem that I have and I always wonder why teachers don't try to help me.

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End the "Close Your Door and Do Your Own Thing" Era (nice reflection on an "Effective Teacher")

End the "Close Your Door and Do Your Own Thing" Era (nice reflection on an "Effective Teacher") | Education | Scoop.it
It seems like everywhere you turn, you can find a study that says that the teacher is the number one factor impacting student achievement. No kidding, right? I think many of us in the field have known this for a long time.

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Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, January 11, 2014 8:34 AM

"I believe that the number one way to be an effective teacher is through collaboration with colleagues."

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Teach math by old methods, parents demand - Edmonton Journal

Teach math by old methods, parents demand - Edmonton Journal | Education | Scoop.it
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Teach math by old methods, parents demand
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But an increasingly vocal group of parents and educators question the approach, saying it can be overly complicated, time consuming and frustrating for students.
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Math wrath: Parents and teachers demanding a return to basic skills - The Globe and Mail

Math wrath: Parents and teachers demanding a return to basic skills - The Globe and Mail | Education | Scoop.it
Math wrath: Parents and teachers demanding a return to basic skills The Globe and Mail To battle poor math scores, parents in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia started petitions over the Christmas holidays asking governments to revamp...
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Education minister Jeff Johnson pushes for teacher excellence and lower stakes ... - Edmonton Journal (blogs) (blog)

Education minister Jeff Johnson pushes for teacher excellence and lower stakes ...
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Education through the student lens - Sherwood Park News

Education through the student lens - Sherwood Park News | Education | Scoop.it
Education through the student lens Sherwood Park News “As well, they're focusing on what does a student who's educated in Alberta need to really develop, what skills do they need to have, what competency do they need when they graduate.” Inspiring...
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Why Student Collaboration and Communication Matter

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When students graduate from high school, there is a collection of important (or core) skills we want them to possess. That's where the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor standards (CCRA)

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Theresamarie Fixsen's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:53 PM

great site for assignment number 2

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A Student's Guide to Using the Kindle for Research - Lifehacker

A Student's Guide to Using the Kindle for Research - Lifehacker | Education | Scoop.it
The Kindle is great for reading the occasional book, but you might not know that it's also a fantastic tool for students. When used correctly, it can essentially operate as a portable tool to keep all your books, notes, and research ...
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Blackboard Buys Student-Centric Web Platform MyEdu – Wired ...

Blackboard Buys Student-Centric Web Platform MyEdu – Wired ... | Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard Inc., whose learning-management system is used by more than two-fifths of nonprofit colleges in the United States, said on Wednesday that it would acquire the student-centric web platform MyEdu.
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Student Rickrolls Teacher By Burying Lyrics Within Physics Essay

Student Rickrolls Teacher By Burying Lyrics Within Physics Essay | Education | Scoop.it
Student puts lyrics to Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' within his physics paper on Niels Bohr.
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Why one Alberta mom started a petition to change math education in 2014 - The Globe and Mail

Why one Alberta mom started a petition to change math education in 2014 - The Globe and Mail | Education | Scoop.it
Why one Alberta mom started a petition to change math education in 2014 The Globe and Mail According to the Alberta Education's “Inspire Education” dialogue, this approach is promulgated as a reflection of what parents, teachers, business...
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