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Twenty terrible reasons for lecturing

One reason for lecturers not responding to their everyday experience is, I believe, their ignorance of alternatives. If you can't imagine what else you might do than lecture, then it hardly matters what your everyday experience is telling you. Lecturing is taken for granted. Courses are designed around lecture topics. Knowledge is packaged in our heads in one-hour-lecture-sized chunks. Why is this?


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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 27, 2014 7:42 AM

All educators should read this! Great in thinking about presenting any info.Makes me think of all school faculty meetings and how we could do it differently!

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, August 1, 2014 5:20 AM

Not about mobile learning, but even when we start to design an online course we tend to think in terms of lecture-type input first, even though the input may be some kind of online reading material, or (quite commonly) a video of a lecture. The ideas here are pertinent, therefore, in the preparation for syllabus design both for face to face and online.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 9, 2014 11:06 AM

... because the person who is "doing" the reading, writing, talking, listening, and investigating is the person who is doing the learning.

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The Secret of Effective Motivation - The New York Times Sunday Review

The Secret of Effective Motivation - The New York Times Sunday Review | Education | Scoop.it

"THERE are two kinds of motive for engaging in any activity: internal and instrumental. If a scientist conducts research because she wants to discover important facts about the world, that’s an internal motive, since discovering facts is inherently related to the activity of research. If she conducts research because she wants to achieve scholarly renown, that’s an instrumental motive, since the relation between fame and research is not so inherent. Often, people have both internal and instrumental motives for doing what they do."


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Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Looking for some good titles to read this summer? The resources below will probably be of some help. These are collections of books curated with teachers and educators in mind. They span a plethora of education-related themes and topics and some of them also touch on the area of personal development and motivation. Sift through the titles and see if there is anything worth your reading time which I am pretty sure there are many. Enjoy."


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 4, 2014 4:51 PM

Something for the teachers this time! 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 4, 2014 5:05 PM

Something for the teachers this summer.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Maker Camp is Back for 2014 - Online Camp Starts Monday

Free Technology for Teachers: Maker Camp is Back for 2014 - Online Camp Starts Monday | Education | Scoop.it

"Again this summer MAKE magazine and Google are hosting a virtual Maker Camp for teenagers (students under 13 can participate with adult supervision). The virtual camp starts on Monday, July 7th at 11am PST. Maker Camp is a series of Google+ Hangouts featuring new DIY projects that students can do at home or at school as individual projects or as group projects. A new project is posted each day. Daily Google+ Hangouts will offer tips for completing each project. Students can share their projects in the Maker Camp Google+ Community. Maker Camp runs for six weeks. Learn more in the video below or jump to the outline to read about the focus of each week of the camp. "


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5 Ways Google Tools Can Empower Teachers - Edudemic

5 Ways Google Tools Can Empower Teachers - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
There are about a million different ways to use all the great Google tools available for free in your classroom. Whether you’re bringing your classroom into the 21st century by making it paperless or AppSmashing, even the simplest of Google tools offers you a wide array of ways to use it. The Google suite of …

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10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"After the publication of "9 Google  alternatives for academics and student researchers" today I am sharing with you this excellent list of academic search engines specifically curated for history teachers. Using these search engines, you will be able to look for and find resources and materials to use in your class with your students. These resources include original historical documents, maps, images, records, memorials, primary source materials, interactive timelines and many more."


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Learning Never Stops: 8 (free) websites to create cool student projects online

Learning Never Stops: 8 (free) websites to create cool student projects online | Education | Scoop.it

"Creating an online project is a great way to help students to demonstrate that they have learned something. Below you will find 8 websites that offer great options for any teacher and all are free to use. The first five have screenshots of examples that I created"


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Learning Never Stops: 8 (free) websites to create cool student projects online

Learning Never Stops: 8 (free) websites to create cool student projects online | Education | Scoop.it

"Creating an online project is a great way to help students to demonstrate that they have learned something. Below you will find 8 websites that offer great options for any teacher and all are free to use. The first five have screenshots of examples that I created"


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Slidebean - create stunning presentations

Slidebean - create stunning presentations | Education | Scoop.it

Slidebean is a new presentation tool that lets you focus on the content, and does everything else automatically. We just launched our beta today.


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Mike Keevers's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:05 PM

Worth a look

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:03 PM

Entre no site, carregue o conteúdo que desejar, escolha um template...e já está! Pronto a usar e partilhar.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:44 AM

Newly launched, Slidebean seems to be trying to do what haiku deck does. Login is with Facebook, not my favorite way of doing things, but there are some nice effects here and it produces clean slide shows.

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2013 Charleston Conference: What Provosts Want Librarians to Know

2013 Charleston Conference: What Provosts Want Librarians to Know | Education | Scoop.it
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Game-Based Learning in Practice -Edutopia

Game-Based Learning in Practice -Edutopia | Education | Scoop.it

"In early September, my sixth grade social studies students began playing the SimCityEDU beta. Around the same time, my seventh graders began playing a non-digital debate game -- complete with teams, a point system and a leaderboard. All of my students are rewarded for their growth and accomplishments with a digital badge system. After one month, I find that my students remain highly engaged in their learning. Gamifying my classroom has truly been transformative!"

 


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Luis Fernando Correa's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:15 AM

Cada vez se aproximan más dos actividades que, según nuestros maestros (y muchos otros en la actualidad), eran opuestas e irreconciliables: Aprender y Jugar.

Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:35 AM

It's a gamification kind of day!

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Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship

Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship | Education | Scoop.it

"Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. "

 


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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post | Education | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:35 AM

I am a fan of Gardner and his Five MInds for the Future. This new work is needed and I like the emphasis on designing learning to work with these multiple intelligences. In this world of rapid change and increasing complexity, learning is THE competitive advantage we can control. 

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:39 AM

For me the most important is moral and emotional intelligence, than cognitive and other that HG did discover.

Rhiannon Boyd's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:33 PM

From the article: 

 "On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our “multiple intelligences.” The basic idea is simplicity itself. A belief in a single intelligence assumes that we have one central, all-purpose computer—and it determines how well we perform in every sector of life. In contrast, a belief in multiple intelligences assumes that we have a number of relatively autonomous computers—one that computes linguistic information, another spatial information, another musical information, another information about other people, and so on." - HG

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A Wonderful Poster on Failure ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Poster on Failure ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"I have always believed that teachers (and people in general) MUST have an open midset; one that tolerates and celebrates mistakes and errors; one that looks at failure as an opportunity for a better beginning. It is through falling down that we stand up robust and it is through misfortunes that we gather our strength to live the life we want and pursue our dreams.

If we want to raise up socially and  emotionally strong students who can face up and overcome  the hardships of life, an important key in this is to teach (and model) them about failure. We need to show them that failure is a healthy sign and a good omen for a healthy life experience. They need to view failure as an attempt for deep reflection and meditation about what work or did not work. They also need to be reminded that failure has been a common denominator behind most of the historical achievements and invention in the history of humankind."


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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 13, 2014 8:12 AM

Can you learn from failure? 

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:09 AM

It is important to let our children fail, and become stronger as a result of failure...

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3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill - Edudemic

3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about some of the newer skills necessary for students and teachers in the 21st century. Digital literacy - and all the elements contained within that term-  is probably the buzzword you hear most often. And for good reason: today’s young students are living in a largely digital, quickly evolving world that their teachers did …

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A Handy Rubric for Art Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Rubric for Art Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Today I am sharing with you a practical rubric for Art teachers. I came across this rubric through this resourcefulCreativity Board on Pinterest. As you see below the rubric is divided into 6 categories: material application and techniques, understanding of content, completion, tool responsibility, craftsmanship, and creative process. Teachers are to assess students artwork against these 6 categories assigning marks from 0 to 30. Depending on your teaching situation and your students learning needs, you might need to change or modify some of the evaluative criteria in this chart to fit your own teaching goals. Whatever way you use it, this rubric is a great example of the things art teachers have to pay heed to when assessing their students artworks."

 


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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal) - Edutopia

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal) - Edutopia | Education | Scoop.it

"One of the advantages of project-based learning is the flexibility. PBL is an effective instructional strategy within individual content areas as well as across disciplines. It's engaging for young learners and teens alike. Good projects can be short term and tightly focused, or expansive enough to require months of inquiry. The sky's the limit -- which can be a challenge for teachers designing their first projects.

 

Fortunately, you don't have to start from scratch. By borrowing good project ideas from other teachers, and adapting them to fit your context, you can get off to a faster start."


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6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom - Dr. M.R Martinez Te@chThought

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom - Dr. M.R Martinez Te@chThought | Education | Scoop.it

"In my new book, “Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century,” I take you inside a growing movement that represents what should be the new normal. Deeper Learning is a set of student outcomes that includes mastery of essential academic content; thinking critically and solving complex problems; working collaboratively and communicating  effectively; having an academic mindset, and being self-directed.

 

This more robust and responsive educational experience offers a new framework for educators and schools to rise to the challenge of preparing students for college, careers, and the world today. The eight schools profiled in my book are embracing Deeper Learning principals with six core strategies."


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Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, July 9, 2014 10:52 PM

Teaching and learning practises are constantly adapting to suit the environment they exist in. It is important that through these changes the core beliefs remain intact. Please take a look at the following article and see how both the teacher and the learner can adapt and remain relevant in today’s society. 

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How a Raccoon Became an Aardvark

How a Raccoon Became an Aardvark | Education | Scoop.it
On Wikipedia, the wisdom of the crowd often rules—as insensible as the crowd can be.

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The 3 E's of Literacy: Strategies to Nurture A Love of Reading = Edutopia

The 3 E's of Literacy: Strategies to Nurture A Love of Reading = Edutopia | Education | Scoop.it

"Bookworms everywhere mourned the state of our country when Pew released a poll that found 23 percent of Americans didn't read a single book in the previous year. Things aren't looking particularly encouraging for future generations, either. Experts estimate that only 1/3 of parents regularly read to their children, http://bit.ly/1dzo2Kb even though reading plays an immense role in cognitive development.

 

Despite these depressing statistics, there is reason to take heart. With a greater emphasis on literacy research and advocacy, teachers have more information than ever about how to best cultivate a love for literacy in the classroom. There are numerous methods, but most fall under "the three E's of literacy.""

 


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10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Social bookmarking is a new concept that has seen the light with the emergence of bookmarking services like the ones I cited below.Semantically speaking, ' social bookmarking' is made up of the the term " social " which is related to society and general interactions between people, and the verb " to bookmark " (used here as a gerund ending in ing) which has to do with recording and/or saving content for both later use and quick access. Weaving the semantic reference of the two words results in social bookmarking as we know it today : a collaborative and collective saving and sharing of web content.'


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10 ways to learn how to use Prezi

10 ways to learn how to use Prezi | Education | Scoop.it
Starting your first prezi is exciting—the blank canvas contains so much potential, creat...

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tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Good overview

tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Nice overview

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:55 PM

We have taught several classes with Prezi and the students seem to love it.  Anyone interested in a lesson?

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Popplet App 101: Quick "How To" Video - mattBgomez.com

Popplet App 101: Quick "How To" Video - mattBgomez.com | Education | Scoop.it

"Below is a 7 minute video outlining the basics of using this great app. There is a FREE version (Popplet Lite) as well as a paid version ($4.99.) I discuss the difference between the versions in the video."


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iPad - Why? How?

iPad - Why? How? | Education | Scoop.it

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Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Google Plus is gaining such a huge momentum within educational circles. More and more teachers and educators are flocking to it and this is probably just the beginning. I have been using this platform since its early days and I have learned a great deal about it. I personally view it as a mixture of Twitter, Facebook and Skype all in one place. From sharing resources and links to posting updates to video conferencing, Google Plus has all the features to render it a powerful educational tool."


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