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Formative Assessment Infographic

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I've had a great time preparing my formative assessment infographic to show ideas for assessment with and without the aide of technology. Do you have ideas for formative assessment? Please share in...

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Project-Based Learning Research: Evidence-Based Components of Success

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There are some critical elements to consider when applying project-based learning in the classroom. Edutopia's research analyst recommends these research-proven steps.

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Dean Pearman is 's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:35 AM

Is PBL the next logical stage in a School implementing formative pracitce?

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Choices Program Presentation

What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like? Answering the Big Questions in Geography.


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Zhanat Shanbatyrova's comment, June 28, 2013 6:11 AM
Thanks a lot for the valuable information!
Jorge Joo Nagata's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:26 AM

Me encantó la presentación... dice tantas cosas de una disciplina tan querida (e importante) para mi y que debe tener una relevancia primordial ahora más que nunca.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, June 28, 2013 3:07 PM
It came from Seth.. take a look at his pages. Awesome things.
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Top 10 Tech This Week

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It was an exciting week. If you missed the biggest techno-stories of the week, never fear -- we're here with our weekly Top 10 tech roundup.

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Synda's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:01 AM

Google glass first porn app! :) 

Amrik Virdi's comment, July 9, 2013 6:17 AM
Thanks, it's so amazing!
Jason Cutler's comment, July 18, 2013 1:03 AM
That looks like the Enterprise on the left.
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Creative Educator - What Makes a Good Project

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The best way to construct knowledge is to create a sharable learning artifact.

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Project-Based Learning: An Overview

Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. See dozens of articles, videos, webina...

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Lauren Jackson's curator insight, February 19, 2014 3:59 PM

This video from Edutopia provided me with vivid examples of what Project Based Learning looks like in different schools and multiple age levels. I loved the worm project in elementary school  (that we watched in class as well), and I wish we did projects like that when I was in high school! These projects proved that standards and curriculum don't always have to be boring. Students conducted projects that aligned the standards of multiple subjects including math, science, and social studies.

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What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t

What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t | education reform | Scoop.it

 The term "project-based learning" gets tossed around a lot in discussions about how to connect students to what they're learnin


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Sydney Sims's curator insight, February 20, 2014 2:58 PM

Project-ORIENTED learning is NOT the same as project-BASED learning...an important distinction.

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Helping Future Teachers Develop Global Literacy Skills - UConn Advance (blog)

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Helping Future Teachers Develop Global Literacy Skills
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Helping Future Teachers Develop Global Literacy Skills. June 25, 2013; By: Cindy Wolfe Boynton; Category: Nation & World.
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Free Digital Workshops Help Teens Design Robots and Apps | Mashable.com

Free Digital Workshops Help Teens Design Robots and Apps | Mashable.com | education reform | Scoop.it

Teens combined paints and pastels with sensors and triggers Sunday, as they learned the fundamentals of digital design in New York City.

 

AIGA, the professional association for design, launched a series of free tech and design workshops for teenagers. The first Inspire/Make program in Harlem drew inspiration from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Participants created drawing machines, Android apps and posters based off a previous field trip to the museum.

 

The three workshops, "Making a Mobile App," "Be a Graphic Designer" and "Electronics Prototyping with littleBits" catered to high school students, with the latter also open to young children.

 

Though there are similar programs available for students, many come at a cost. Providing free workshops is key to giving teens access to the skills necessary for their future, said Carla Echevarria, an AIGA board member.

 

"We thought it would be good to expose these kids to cultural instituions and getting them to think about design and art at an early age," Echevarria told Mashable. "It's a good idea to start them off even before they get to college so kids can start to understand that this is fun and not intimidating."

 

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Top 10 Tech This Week

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In case you missed the big stories over the past few days, we bring the best to you on this week's Top 10 Tech.

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Lucienne Lopez's comment, June 28, 2013 10:04 AM
Yes please! It's really annoying having to commit a route to memory or stop and pull your phone out to check where you're going! This is a dream and couldnt be here soon enough! I love riding, but hate getting lost. Nice one Google!
Travis Haggerty's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:05 AM

There is always good intesting things going on in the world of Tech! I'm glad to see free solar phone chargers in NY. 

Techno Geek silhoutte's comment, July 15, 2013 3:05 AM
i had seen this movie yesteday only
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5 Videos That Describe New Learning

5 Videos That Describe New Learning | education reform | Scoop.it

What new learning actually is depends on who you talk to. Project-based learning infused with educational technology. Game-based learning and learning simulations. Self-directed learning and learning through play. eLearning and mobile learning to promote personalized learning for every child.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 5, 2013 2:37 AM

An interesting collection of videos on 21st century learning

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Views of 21st Century Learning.

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The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning - Edudemic

The Differences Between Projects And Project-Based Learning - Edudemic | education reform | Scoop.it
There's a big difference between using projects in the classroom versus project-based learning in the classroom. What are those differences, you ask?

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5 Excellent Math Games for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Math Games for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | education reform | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for some good learning games to improve your kid's mathematical capabilities? I have some new titles to recommend for you. The apps below mix fun, gaming and learning in such a way that kids get to learn some basic math notions without having to go through the painful and explicit process associated with learning Math."


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Bess Ostrovsky's comment, June 29, 2013 1:46 PM
Did you check math games in Math Whizz?
Christiane Moisés's comment, June 29, 2013 3:39 PM
Not yet, Bess...but I will! Thanks
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Online Safety With Professor Garfield - iPad Apps for School

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"Professor Garfield http://www.infinitelearninglab.org/ is a free resource developed in part by the Virginia Department of Education. Professor Garfield teaches students how to be safe online, how to recognize and respond to cyberbullying, and how to decide if something is a fact or an opinion. These educational activities can be done online or on free Professor Garfield apps; Online Safety, Fact or Opinion, Cyberbullying. All"


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Catherine Samson Tolnai's comment, June 28, 2013 3:00 PM
great for early elementary
Jenni Borg's comment, June 28, 2013 4:15 PM
At first I was thinking that I was not so sure about this and maybe one for improvement; however, I can see its value for early elementary, and I really like it. It provides engagement, it's easy to follow, and it's fun.
Cath Ellis's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:40 PM

Cute and very effective...I don't know why organisations are scared about making learning more fun.

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Project Based Learning: Explained.

Common Craft a short animated video that explains in clear language - project-based learning


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Laércio Bento's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:03 AM

PBL é um bom caminho para mudar o jeito de dar aulas. Envolver os alunos no 'fazer', complementando e orientando, possibilita maior assimilação dos conteúdos e conceitos. 

Rachel McGrath's curator insight, February 15, 2014 5:17 PM

Clear explanation of PBL and how it actually helps students in comparison to the traditional way of teaching.

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Video Resources for PBL and Deeper Learning

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Video resources for PBL 


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12 most inspired online resources to spark creativity | PR Daily

12 most inspired online resources to spark creativity | PR Daily | education reform | Scoop.it

With today’s tight education budgets, art and other creative programs are usually the first to go in our schools. MBA programs have the means but don’t teach it. Rather than working together as a society to develop our abilities in this area, we are diminishing the very skills that are essential for sustainable success in a future that is only becoming more competitive. 

So nurturing your creative spirit only makes sense. It is pleasurable, fulfilling, and business smart. As a creative director, I use several resources to help fuel my passion; I believe others can benefit from them, too—no matter your profession. To make a mark in today’s world, we should all start thinking of ourselves as working in creative fields. 

Following, in no particular order, are some of my go-to online resources for creative inspiration...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 4, 2013 11:41 PM

Enjoyable list of sites to inspire your creativity...

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5 Skills for Blended-Learning Teachers

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In the seventh installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker outline the five skills that will increasingly be important for many teachers in the future.

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Think We Have Skills Shortages Now? Just Wait Until We Get to 2020

Think We Have Skills Shortages Now? Just Wait Until We Get to 2020 | education reform | Scoop.it

Skills shortages in 2020 will rise to an entirely new level. 

And I’m not talking about STEM skills, although they’re critical. Or the ability to speak multiple languages, which needs to be more common in the U.S. Or even the readiness of college graduates to take a place in the economy, which a majority of employers report is lacking.

 

But really — what about the skills for the future? I’m not sure what we’ll call those skills. I’m not even sure they’re skills, to be honest, but here’s what I do know:

People are living longer and will want/need to have longer careers.Smart machines are taking over the most routine workplace tasks.Data – big, medium and small – is changing the way decisions are being made at every organizational level.Text isn’t the only way we communicate any more.Organization structures and behaviors are changing due to social technologies.We say “Global,” but what that really mean is that innovation and growth will be primarily driven through the integration of differing cultural norms and diversity.


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"Here’s what I do know:

  • People are living longer and will want/need to have longer careers.
  • Smart machines are taking over the most routine workplace tasks.
  • Data – big, medium and small – is changing the way decisions are being made at every organizational level.
  • Text isn’t the only way we communicate any more.
  • Organization structures and behaviors are changing due to social technologies.
  • We say “Global,” but what that really mean is that innovation and growth will be primarily driven through the integration of differing cultural norms and diversity.

The Institute for the Future’s Future Work Skills 2020 highlights recent research that predicts the kinds of skills for which we’ll be recruiting in 2020 (which is only six and-a-half years away). Trust me when I write that the majority of HR/recruiting professionals are not ready for this. ATSs aren’t ready for this. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter aren’t ready for this.

And clearly, our education infrastructure isn’t ready for this. And yet, here we are.


10 critical skills we need to start teaching


The IFTF identifies and defines 10 skills that we need to begin to teach now so we can deploy them in six-and-a-half-years. They are:

  1. Sense-making: The ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed.
  2. Social Intelligence: The ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions.
  3. Novel & Adaptive Thinking: Proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based.
  4. Cross-Cultural Competency: The ability to operate in different cultural settings.
  5. Computational Thinking: The ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning.
  6. New-Media Literacy: The ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication.
  7. Trans-disciplinarity: Literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines.
  8. Design Mindset: The ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes.
  9. Cognitive Load Management: The ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques
  10. Virtual Collaboration: The ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual teaSocial intelligence (we call it EQ today, I think) and Cross-cultural Competency are certainly emerging in more sophisticated and global organizations currently. Perhaps we have a leg up with these two."