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What is an open badging system and how to implement it

ContentWhat are Open-BadgesUnderstanding Open Badges SystemHow to Implement an Open Badge SystemBackpack OptionsImplementation TeamOut of the box solution369121

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How might education change if Open-Badges become as valuable as a College or University Degree? What about High School? the future of education is moving towards greater individualization while the "Education Systems" move to greater standardization and making the experience the same for all learners. Doesn't this create a conflict?

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flea palmer's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:59 AM

Useful post as badges are something we are considering using for some of the courses we run.

terrymc's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:12 AM

I think there is value in a system that captures skills development evidence on a lifelong basis that many providers could work with. Just because the term 'Badges' is used should not allow it to be trivialised. It could fill a valuable gap that enables employers to find graduates who can meet their immediate and long-term needs. I am following this to see how it works out in practice.

 

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Slideshare presentation that provides how-to information.

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Texas School Says 9-Year-Old's 'Magic Powers' Are a Terrorist Threat

Texas School Says 9-Year-Old's 'Magic Powers' Are a Terrorist Threat | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it
School suspends boy after he claims he'd make classmate invisible with "Hobbit" ring.
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All resolved after family agreed to throw ring in a local volcano.
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10 companies spending millions on education

10 companies spending millions on education | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it

The largest businesses spend a percentage of their sustainability budgets on education. These corporations are doing the most

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12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do - Jesse Lyn Stoner

12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do - Jesse Lyn Stoner | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Some of these behaviors could describe any leader. But all together, a pattern emerges that shows a difference between traditional and collaborative leaders
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11 Classic Hip-Hop Songs You Can Teach With -

11 Classic Hip-Hop Songs You Can Teach With - | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it
11 Classic Hip-Hop Songs You Can Teach With by Terry Heick Let’s start this post out clarifying what it is not. This isn’t about why to teach with hip-hop. It’s also not about how to teach...
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CEOs: Beware of Micromanaging

CEOs: Beware of Micromanaging | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Kevin Dincher discusses the problematic effects of micromanaging for CEOs and how delegating is critical to the success of your company.
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I took the quiz, it is official - I am NOT a micromanager...

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Oklahoma Ditches Common Core

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Oklahoma can come up with better academic standards than the "tainted" federal Common Core, Gov. Mary Fallin said yesterday as she signed legislation repealing the standards. The governor—who... Politics News Summaries.
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another one bites the dust...bmp bmp bmp...another one... 

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9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day

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People judge you by what you do--and by what you say. Here are nine phrases that should roll off your lips every single day. ("8.
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Study Finds How Parents And Children Actually Use Smartphones

Study Finds How Parents And Children Actually Use Smartphones | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it
The Rogers Innovation Report looked at parents and young adult children to see how they use their smartphones.

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Agron S. Dida's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:16 AM

Smartphones are just little notebooks we are going to use for emergency only. (By the way I am 63!)

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My N3RD Helps You Control Devices From Anywhere [VIDEO]

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Forget The Clapper. A new gadget called My N3RD allows users to operate anything with an on-off switch via their smartphone.
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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

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6 Kid-Friendly Educational iPad Apps for Learning - teachingwithipad.org

6 Kid-Friendly Educational iPad Apps for Learning - teachingwithipad.org | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it

"In our modern day, it is easier to learn and teach kids with the use of technology. Educating our children is made easier with the use of new devices available today. iPad games and apps for kids are not just a mindless waste of time. There are tons of educational apps that can help your kids learn more. Finding the best ones is the challenge. This is a list of six great learning apps for children."

 


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Ernest Collett's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:10 AM

The Future Is Our Children

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it

"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.

 

In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.

 

Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."


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Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:30 AM

Many of these app are also available for Android - Dropbox, Evernote, Skype, all Google apps obviously etc. 

Mick Huiet's curator insight, March 15, 2014 2:06 AM

This is a very logical organization of apps.  It would be interesting to compares other schools or districts app usage in this manner.

 

Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, September 15, 2015 9:39 AM

Post pubblicato su Teachtought in cui vengono presentato 36 applicazioni web e per iPads utili al supporto dell'apprendimento basato sull'indagine, in molti casi si tratta di applicazioni di cui esiste anche la versione per Android. Sono applicazioni prevalentemente free o freemium, in alcuni casi hanno un costo che si aggira sui 2 o 3 euro.

 

Le Applicazioni

Le apps sono ordinate per tipologia e vengono fornite poche ma essenziali informazioni su ciascuna di esse in una infografica:

# funzionalità

# costo

# altre caratteristiche

Questi i gruppi suddivisi per tipologia:

1. Motori di ricerca: safari, google, discovr

2. Gestione della classe: nearpad, socrative, class dojo

3. Archiviazione: Dropbox, Vox Box, Cloud on free, iCloud free, Google Drive, YouTubem Weebly, Flickr, iTunes

4. Comunicazione docenti, studenti, famiglie, etc.: Skype, Twitter, Bump, Explain Everything,

5. Competenze Multimediali: iMovie, Poadcast, ABC iView, Aurasma

6. Editing immagini e testo: Skitch, Word Collage, Remote, Webex, etc.


 

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8 Surprising Gamification Statistics | DigitalChalk Blog

8 Surprising Gamification Statistics | DigitalChalk Blog | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it
We’ve rounded up 10 statistics on the use of gamification in eLearning, some of which may surprise you.

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12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do - Jesse Lyn Stoner

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10 companies spending millions on education

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Tech giant funds 13-year-old inventor

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A 13-year-old from California secures "hundreds of thousands of dollars" of investment in his Braille printer company from a leading tech firm.
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Wow!!!! all I can build with my son's legos is little lego spaceships...

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7 Marks of Engaged Leadership | Leadership Freak

7 Marks of Engaged Leadership | Leadership Freak | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Disengaged leaders lead by decree. The ability to calculate percentages isn't leadership. It doesn't take a college education to raise last quarter's results by 5% and call it next quarter's goal. When all that matters are the ...
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Great reminder that people are not numbers - kids are not widgets...

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Game of Thrones: A Leadership Master Class - 3 Lessons You Can Learn

Game of Thrones: A Leadership Master Class - 3 Lessons You Can Learn | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it
[SPOILER ALERT – If you haven’t watched Season 4, proceed with caution.]Are you in a dead end position? Does it sometimes feel like you are leading a team of ingrates or idiots?
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How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

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Leaders who demonstrate a continual desire to learn and connect whenever possible help set a precedence of transparency and innovation in a school's culture.
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Veteran educator David Hespe to become next commissioner

Veteran educator David Hespe to become next commissioner | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Hespe served as commissioner under Christine Todd Whitman and was chief of staff under Chris Cerf from 2011-2012. (.@GovChristie taps insider David Hespe as next Education Commissioner.
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10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE ...

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According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home.
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The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

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Your grandma really did have some great advice. Science proves what she knew all along about the positive habits of good leaders.
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Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post

Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post | Education Hot Topics | Scoop.it

"Hadi Partovi, retired at 38 after working for Microsoft and creating other tech companies, was figuring out what to do with the rest of his life.

 

After spending his career in computers, he was troubled by one fact: In this digital age, only about one in 10 U.S. schools teach computer science."

 


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Cecile McVittie's curator insight, January 17, 2014 11:34 AM

Between the big ideas of ensuring all schools offer courses in coding and have Maker Faires, more students should be exposed to the world of innovation and creation.

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7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips

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The art of comic creation is one of the best representation of creativity at work. As teachers and educators, we can use the power and versatility of iPad to cultivate a creative culture within our classes and among our students through helping them tinker with and design comics. Here is a list of some great iPad apps you can use for this purpose...


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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:50 PM

Great resources for CCSS

Susan Connor's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:50 PM

Comic Strips... who would have thought

 

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, May 30, 2015 4:41 AM

Creating comic strips can be a useful way to combine creativity, narrative and multimodal writing. More importantly - it's fun!