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Survey Examines Students' Web Research Skills

Survey Examines Students' Web Research Skills | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
A new study shows that librarians have little confidence in student skill level when it comes to both properly paraphrasing and identifying credible Web sources in research when compared to students’ evaluations of themselves.
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“People often take what they see in their news feeds at face value (even articles from The Onion!). Students are not critically thinking about information they come across throughout the day, and this data shows that that mindset does not shift when it comes to school assignments,” said Gover.  

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The Top Eight Things You Need To Know About Online Education

The Top Eight Things You Need To Know About Online Education | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
There is a variety of opinions in the media these days regarding online learning. Depending on what you read, online education can appear to be either a cure-all or cancer. In an effort to cut through the smoke, here are the top eight established facts you need to know. 1) Online [...]
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Is online education a fit for your classroom? This article gives some good insights.

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52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom

52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it

52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom

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Genius Hour Resources

Genius Hour Resources | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
Genius Hour is a time given during the school day to allow students to follow their passions and learn about topics that interest them.  My gifted 5th graders participate in this project, and prese...
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Turn Genius Hour Into Genius Year | Jennifer Bernstein, Ph.D. Blog | Edutopia.org

Turn Genius Hour Into Genius Year | Jennifer Bernstein, Ph.D. Blog | Edutopia.org | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it

Genius Hour is exciting. Instead of giving students assignments with predetermined topics and step-by-step instructions, teachers set aside a designated amount of time during the week for students to engage in self-directed projects that allow them to pursue their own questions, interests, and passions.

 

But is it really about genius? What's ultimately most important about this movement?

 

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Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
Personalized education comes alive in a classroom when Genius Hour invites students to engage with projects about which they are truly passionate.

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it

In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning.


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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, October 2, 2014 9:06 AM

 Mais um novo método para tornar a aprendizagem um processo apaixonante e descobridor de talentos.

nicolaperry's curator insight, October 5, 2014 1:54 AM

Great idea. An hour a week but over time will build confidence and independence.

Fran Bozarth's curator insight, November 6, 2014 12:23 PM

the educational anarchist i me love this.

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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence - Brain Pickings

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence - Brain Pickings | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it

"The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the dangers of slipping into autopilot in the quest for skill improvement. In recent years, one of the most persistent pop-psychology claims has been the myth of the “10,000-hour rule” — the idea that this is the amount of time one must invest in practice in order to reach meaningful success in any field. But in Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence (public library), celebrated psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, best-known for his influential 1995 book Emotional Intelligence, debunks the 10,000-hour mythology to reveal the more complex truth beneath the popular rule of thumb:"

 


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Mashing Genius Hour With Project-Based Learning - Mind/Shift

Mashing Genius Hour With Project-Based Learning - Mind/Shift | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it

"“Miss, it’s reading period,” one student reminded me.

 

That’s the one period a week we all read together. This week, though, we’re a bit behind.

 

“Well,” I said, we have to finish this section, and if we have reading period today, we will have to finish the section tomorrow…” my voice trailed off. Genius Hour was scheduled for the next day. Genius Hour is a relative of Project-Based Learning that allows students to work on a subject of interest to them."

 


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Genius Hour - Where Passions Come Alive - Genius Hour

This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to…Read more ›
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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
How to Use Word Clouds in eLearning. Check the Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning.
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What is 20 Percent Time? A Conversation with A.J. Juliani

What is 20 Percent Time? A Conversation with A.J. Juliani | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
Whether they call it 20 Time or Genius Hour, more teachers are carving out regular chunks of instructional time to let students pursue their passions. [...]
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6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
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6 valuable tips for creating video with students.

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Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning

Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
Public Science Project has been successful at enlisting the help of young people and motivating them to engage in highly academic work in large part because they value what those youth bring to the table. This model offers interesting insights for educators struggling to motivate and challenge learners that seem disengaged or disinterested in learning.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:40 AM

Talk about authentic learning, this post provides the model to help your students become engaged and motivated researchers. Train students in "statistics and research methods" and they can actively participate in research. The post provides details of this project (which is in New York) and may move you to see if you could bring this opportunity to your students.

niftyjock's curator insight, February 19, 2014 8:04 PM

Engaging the disengaged

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The Best Chat Services of 2014

The Best Chat Services of 2014 | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
Chatting has been one of the most popular pastimes on the PC and now on mobile devices everywhere. We have picked the top services in this field today.
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Beautiful Visual Featuring 7 Ways to Do Formative Assessments in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Beautiful Visual Featuring 7 Ways to Do Formative Assessments in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
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Genius Hour Bookmarks

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IMPORTANT UPDATE - The previous Genius Hour Bookmark QR Codes stopped working, as the host site does not appear to be online any longer.  I have updated the bookmarks as of 1/1/14.  Please let me k...
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23 Videos That Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions

23 Videos That Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
In our classroom this year my colleague Gallit Zvi and I used many youtube videos to inspire resiliency, grit, and hope in our students prior to guiding them in formulating their inquiry questions ...

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A Year of Genius Hour – What Have I Learned? | Dare to Care

A Year of Genius Hour – What Have I Learned? | Dare to Care | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it

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My experience in getting started with Genius Hour | ReconfigurEd.

My experience in getting started with Genius Hour | ReconfigurEd. | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it

"Since my return from the #STACCE13 tour, myself and a collegue (@rissL) had the ambition to trial Genius Hour with our students (You can read about her introduction to Genius Hour with her students here). One our trip highlights was our visit to Google in California and finding out more about Google’s 80/20 time, where engineers are encouraged to take 20% of their weekly load to work towards personal projects of their choice."


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Can you really do Genius Hour in kindergarten?

Can you really do Genius Hour in kindergarten? | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
To say I've had a bit of a rough week is to put it mildly. This week was hard. I finished up my spring conferences on Tuesday and had many difficult conversations with parents; those conversations...

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'Genius hour': Students, what would you like to learn today?

Some schools are building in time for students to work on passion projects -- an idea inspired by Google's 20% time.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:58 PM

I think this is workable. As a teacher, I asked students what they wanted to learn and worked with them to connect their ideas to the curricula.

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Embrace Change in the New Year with Genius Hour - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - #geniushour, badges, edchat, edreform, elearning, eportfolios, Innovation

Embrace Change in the New Year with Genius Hour - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - #geniushour, badges, edchat, edreform, elearning, eportfolios, Innovation | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
Genius Hour is a powerful movement popping up in classrooms across the world. The idea encourages students to explore their own passions and creativity.
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Disrupt Your Grading Rut: Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom

Disrupt Your Grading Rut: Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
Authentic, learner-centered, collaborative assessment alternatives
Alternative assessment methods such as writing assignments, collaborative assignments, case studies, and debates can avoid the problems often associated with tests and quizzes. “There are many ways to approach assessment. It depends on the context of the course. When we teach faculty how to teach online, we try to give them a taste of a majority of those methods. I don’t know that we can cover all of them in one course, but there are multiple ways to get at the issues and make this a real-life situation for the students so they can actually learn from the process,” Pratt says.
Palloff and Pratt recommend selecting assessment methods that are learner-centered and authentic.

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, October 17, 2014 3:43 AM

"... but there are multiple ways to get at the issues and make this a real-life situation for the students so they can actually learn from the process" 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, October 17, 2014 12:58 PM

For my Teaching friends. Great information about assessments focusing on more than simple memorizing information. With today's "age of information", open book testing can be used, when designed appropriately, to actually teach as well as assess.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 17, 2014 7:13 PM

it is a real challege to stretch thinking to real-life assessment approaches and take everyone on the journey. the focus on learner centred and authentic is great, and dare I mention the many of these approaches lend to assessment only pathways ... but thats a whole other challenge!

 

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Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom | Associate Degree - Facts and Information

Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom | Associate Degree - Facts and Information | Education, Technology and a Digital World | Scoop.it
Find ideas for any age student and a handful of virtual tours that will not only help you instruct your students, but might even teach you something along the way.

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