The Edukata guide book gives an overview of the Edukata design process and practical advice on organizing it with a group of people. It is meant for anyone with an interest to develop their educational institution’s working methods.
We hear a lot about the 21st century learner – but what about the 21st century teacher? Andrew Churches investigates what makes them succeed. What are the characteristics we would expect to see in a successful 21st century educator?
"Many students put in their backpacks and their pockets things that matter to them for their day to day living. This often includes an electronic device. Why? It’s because these devices are part of the tools they use in their everyday life. The devices they bring are part of who they are as people. It’s how they connect and become communicators, collaborators, problem-solvers and critical thinkers. So I say, let’s work together and allow them to leverage BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) during the school day and coach them to understand appropriate use in our business of learning together." - blogpost by Lisa Neale
"We last discussed the role of motivation in the learning continuum. In much of the literature on building learner motivation, the terms motivation and engagement are used almost interchangeably. While there is a direct link between the two states, they are different. Engagement is motivation in action..."
In the midst of this multimedia blitzkrieg, the importance of mindfulness and focused attention is rising. If we can't cultivate mindfulness and focused attention while sitting quietly in a room, then how can we expect to bring these qualities of mind into turbulent circumstances -- both on and offline?
In the spirit of the NMC Horizon reports, a group of scholars at the Open University has prepared a thorough and thoughtful analysis of what is coming in pedagogy. "Innovating Pedagogy 2012 - Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers" report is available here...
Miikka Salavuon blogikirjoitus liittyen 15.9. 2012 pidettyyn Keynote-esityksen Turun Normaalikoululla Lukion opettajien TVT-päivänä aiheesta “Suuntana tulevaisuus- Yhteisöllinen koulu ja sosiaalinen media elinikäisten oppijoiden tukena”. Esitys löytyy Slidesharesta ja on myös upotettu tähän blogikirjoitukseen.
New research on educational neuroscience tells us how kids learn -- and how you should teach. by Sara Bernard
"You've surely heard the slogans: "Our educational games will give your brain a workout!" Or how about, "Give your students the cognitive muscles they need to build brain fitness." And then there's the program that "builds, enhances, and restores natural neural pathways to assist natural learning." No one doubts that the brain is central to education..."
Josh Griffith, the principal of Collins-Maxwell MS/HS in Iowa, is passionate about personalized learning and creating a system that will support the needs of ever learner. Here is his blog post "Let Them Own the Learning".
"How do you learn best? What are your interests? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What motivates you? How fast of a learner are you?
Are your answers to these questions the same as everyone else you know? My point is, we are all very different. So, if we are all this different, why are we forcing students to learn the same way and at the same pace? I know that I learn best when I take ownership in my learning, by having choice in what, how, when, and how long it takes me to learn. Do you?..."
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