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Didacti is like a Facebook for teachers, allowing them to share interactive ... - Montreal Gazette

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7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning Infographic

7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning Infographic | Educational | Scoop.it
Now that the number of students taking at least one online course has surpassed 6.7 million it’s high time we dispel the myth and discover the truth about online learning. Via: www.myeducation.com

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, May 13, 12:22 PM

Very nicely laid out infographic with great information!

ChristopherBell's curator insight, May 14, 10:47 PM

Awesome stuff to share with parents and graduating seniors!

Carlos Godoy Rodríguez's curator insight, May 15, 1:13 PM

7 mitos y realidades sobre la formación online.

 

Mito nro. 1, no se puede obtener un empleo acreditando un diploma logrado mediante aprobación de cursos en línea.  Reaalidad: 62% de los profesionales de RRHH creen que los diplomas obtenidos por cursos online son equivalentes o mejores que los logrados en universidades tradicionales.

 

Mito nro 2, sólo universidades de dudosa reputación ofrecen programas que se imparten totalmente en línea. Realidad: el porcentaje de instituciones que ofrecen programas completamente virtuales se ha duplicado en la última década hasta alcanzar 62.4%.

 

Mito nro. 3, los programas virtuales contribuyen con el aislamiento de sus estudiantes. Realidad: los cursos distribuídos en el formato presencial tradicional pueden también incentivar el aislamiento.

 

Mito nro. 4, obtener un diploma en línea es tomar el camino fácil. Realidad: si bien es cierto que el formato eLearning es más flexible, ello no significa que los cursos dictados en ésta modalidad sean menos rigurosos.

 

Mito nro. 5, "Tengo todo el tiempo del mundo para culminar mi curso online". Realidad: si intenta retrazar indefinidamente el cumplimiento de las tareas asignadas en un curso online, muy problamente, no superá ese curso. La procastinación no funciona el mundo real ni en el virtual.

 

Mito nro. 6, usted no aprenderá mucho tomando cursos vía eLearning. Realidad: investigaciones recientes indican que no hay diferencias significativas entre los resultados de aprendizaje por estudios virtuales y el método presencial tradicional.

 

Mito nro. 7, puedo hacer fraude en los programas de formación online. Realidad: muchas escuelas online han implementado sistemas de protección antifraude. Algunas otras exigen la realización de exámenes presenciales a sus alumnos. ¡ El gran hermano siempre está observando...!

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Learning map combining lesson plan, guidance and content at once ...

Learning map combining lesson plan, guidance and content at once ... | Educational | Scoop.it
To conduct a successful lesson we need a detailed description of the instructions about what students should learn and how will they learn it. That means that we as educators should prepare a lesson plan with all objectives, ...
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Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas

Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas | Educational | Scoop.it
To help teachers incorporate Earth Day into the classroom, Matt Davis has compiled and curated some of the best classroom resources from around the web.
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Higher purpose in life tied to better brain health

Higher purpose in life tied to better brain health | Educational | Scoop.it
(Reuters Health) - People with a high sense of purpose in life have a lower risk of stroke, according to new research.

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Happiness classes should become part of the school curriculum new study suggests

Happiness classes should become part of the school curriculum new study suggests | Educational | Scoop.it
Happiness should become part of the school curriculum in a bid to improve our children’s deteriorating mental health and cut down the nation’s mental health bill for years to come.
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Tons of Tips and Resources for Integrating Technology in Classroom

Tons of Tips and Resources for Integrating Technology in Classroom | Educational | Scoop.it

April, 2015
We have just finishing reading Tech Tips for Teachers and we found it really a wonderful resource worth the shout-out here. This is basically a free eBook (around 32 pages) that features tips to help teachers integrate technology in the classroom.


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, April 21, 9:17 PM

All of the comments from teachers are glowing!

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, April 23, 12:51 AM

As a special education teacher, I found most of these "Tech Tips for Teachers" very intriguing.  The tips are contained in a free ebook that features ideas and suggestions to help teachers integrate technology in their classrooms.  Great resource!  Aloha, Russ.

Manuel Fuentes's curator insight, April 23, 10:58 AM

Este libro proporciona variedad de consejos para impartir clases de tecnologías 

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Educational Technology Guy: Guest Post - How to Create Stunning Visual Aids for your Lessons

Educational Technology Guy: Guest Post - How to Create Stunning Visual Aids for your Lessons | Educational | Scoop.it
It is a challenge to seize children’s attention and not to let it go. Some teachers experience great difficulties in keeping students engaged and involved in the educational process due to objective reasons. Luckily, there exist some tricks to help resourceful teachers, one of them being visual aids. Looking at bright and colorful images, students are more likely to digest the material without boredom and remember it afterwards. But why are visual aids so effective and how to create them?


First of all, visual aids are helpful, because they show the data visually. Some facts, connections and outcomes are much easier to understand when they are represented as a picture. For example, some statistics, shown as a diagram will be much more winning than its detailed descriptions in words. Then, as visual images have the sense of modernity, they easily grab children’s attention for some time. Thus, they are useful for highlighting some essential points and setting true accents. And finally, visual aids and pictures boost children’s creativity. By looking at something beautiful and challenging, by perceiving the right way of data organization, students can get inspired and come up with new and outstanding ideas."


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New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter

New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter | Educational | Scoop.it
In all, the new studies paint teacher quality as a mutable characteristic that can be developed, rather than a static one that's formed in the first few years on the job.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 1:53 PM

No surprise for me here.  Lifelong learning and an ongoing commitment to meaningful professional development are central to what I do and who I am.  


In other words, I am biased. I believe great teachers develop over time.  




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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | Educational | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 9:45 PM

Students and teachers need to use all their senses and experience life fully.

 

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Juanita Jackson's curator insight, May 15, 11:46 AM

keep our students actively participating...

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 19, 2:27 PM

There are several topics cover d in this article. The first is the use of movement to augment learning. This is not a new idea as many foreign language teachers have been using and recommending TPR - Total Physical Response as a p highly effective teaching strategy.  

 

The second point is about the distracting nature of highly decorated rooms. In my experience, the walls need to teach.  I do agree that decorations unrelated to content are irrelevant and distracting to learning.  We do not need photos of skateboarders or beaches that encourage daydreaming.  However, decorations that review content already taught or link concents within the content are highly effective learning strategies.  Visual cues can help spiral learning.  I had teachers who created a visual content organizer and added visuals as they progressed through the year.

 

the third point is about writing as a means to reduce test anxiety.  

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5 Effective Ways for Developing Problem Solving Skills


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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Learning About Identity Through Art and Self Po...

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Summary of Lesson Plan: In this lesson plan, students learn to understand who they are in terms of identity and begin to
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The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius

The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius | Educational | Scoop.it

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, February 9, 12:08 PM

intéressant, certes.

 

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2:11 PM

Almost all our students are addicted to social media. this is a point to take advantage of their interest to make them learn without  stress.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 8, 11:09 AM

Thanks to Jim Lerman! 

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A 4-Step Guide To Effective Lesson Planning - Edudemic

Building lesson plans is an integral part of every teacher's day. Integrating technology into lessons (that may have previously existed in a totally non-technology infused version) can sometimes be difficult, especially if the task ...
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Creative 21st Century Lesson Plans course launches August 18 ...

Creative 21st Century Lesson Plans course launches August 18 ... | Educational | Scoop.it
For the busy educator, our 21st Century Lesson Plans eCourse will make the most of your time. You will be provided with a wealth of information and creative ideas for how to implement and develop effective lesson plans for ...
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Moving Beyond the "Curriculum Checklist" | Ontario Teachers' Federation

Moving Beyond the "Curriculum Checklist" | Ontario Teachers' Federation | Educational | Scoop.it

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5 Web Links for Teachers Using Technology in the Classroom

5 Web Links for Teachers Using Technology in the Classroom | Educational | Scoop.it
I have put together a list of web links that I have found to be interesting and informative.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching - Mind/Shift

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching - Mind/Shift | Educational | Scoop.it
From Creative Schools by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica, published April 21, 2015, by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright by Ken Robinson, 2015.

Creative Teaching

Let me say a few words about creativity. I’ve written a lot about this theme in other publications. Rather than test your patience here with repetition of those ideas, let me refer you to them if you have a special interest. In Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative, I look in some detail at the nature of creativity and how it relates to the idea of intelligence in the arts, the sciences, and other areas of human achievement. In 1997, I was asked by the U.K. government to convene a national commission to advise on how creativity can be developed throughout the school system from ages five through eighteen. That group brought together scientists, artists, educators, and business leaders in a common mission to explain the nature and critical importance of creativity in education. Our report, All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education, set our detailed proposals for how to make this happen in practice and was addressed to people working at all levels of education, from schools to government.

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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts | Educational | Scoop.it

"These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages."


Tags: language, culture, infographic.


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Caitlyn Christiansen's curator insight, May 26, 10:35 AM

The world is extremely diverse in its spread of native languages. Yet only a handful are commonly spoken by the majority of the world, about 2/3. Over half of the world's languages are expected to go extinct because of the extreme diversity and the minimal distribution which means that in some places almost every person speaks a completely different language and many are dying as their last speakers do not pass it on to their children.

 

This article is relates to cultural patterns and processes through the geographic spread of languages around the globe and the increasing acculturation that causes the loss of many of these languages in our increasingly globalized world.

Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 10:35 PM

Its interesting to see just how many people speak the languages we speak everyday, and to see just how many people DONT speak it.

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 5:34 AM

It is amazing to see all main languages in perspective to the world. Mandarine holding the top spot with 1.39 Billion surprises me but at the same time doesn't. There are 1.3 billion people living there in the first place.

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5 great Formative Assessment Strategies for teachers

5 great Formative Assessment Strategies for teachers | Educational | Scoop.it

Formative assessment strategies in the classroom provide both teachers and students with invaluable information about what students understand, and what they don’t. These ungraded assessments are valuable guides for students to help them enhance their performance, and they also help teachers determine if further instruction is necessary.

When formative assessments are used consistently, and effectively, neither teachers nor students are surprised by their final grades.

Some formative assessments can take just a few minutes, while others require longer periods of time. The following are 5 great formative assessment strategies for teachers.


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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, March 28, 8:23 AM

añada su visión ...

Xanthy Karamanos's curator insight, March 29, 8:29 AM

"Effective and engaging" is the key to formative assessments. Here is a good summary of five formative assessment strategies. One more I would add would be Kahoot! 

hennessy vargas's curator insight, April 8, 4:45 PM

With technology development rapidly growing, formative assessments should take place on computers will sites that have videos and games students can watch and interactive with. It is a faster way to get feedback.

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Man Puts His iPhone Inside A Guitar and Begins To Play. What It Captures? Stunning - SUN GAZING

Man Puts His iPhone Inside A Guitar and Begins To Play. What It Captures? Stunning - SUN GAZING | Educational | Scoop.it

"This guy had an awesome idea, he took his iPhone and put it inside his guitar, turned on the camera, and started to play.  He wanted to get a good look at what the strings look like when they are played.  What is captured is mesmerizing.  You can almost see the music being played visually.  It’s very cool when people mix traditional instruments with new technology.  Make sure you keep your eyes on the strings"


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John Evans's curator insight, February 20, 6:16 AM

This would be useful piece for a study of Sound! 

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Abracadabra! Put the Magic in Teaching - Creativity and Engagement

Abracadabra! Put the Magic in Teaching - Creativity and Engagement | Educational | Scoop.it
Who cares about high stakes testing? We want to put the magic in teaching.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 18, 10:36 PM

I love that this article encourages teachers to take a moment with their students and have some creative fun. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 19, 4:54 PM

Putting the magic back in teaching suggest a need for teachers to find their voice. Teaching is a calling and, when we are so busy we cannot pause and reflect for a moment, we do not hear the call.

 

 

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Charting Characters for a More Complete Understanding of the Story - ReadWriteThink

Character Perspective Charting allows students to compare multiple characters and their points of view to better understand a story.
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Technology in the Classroom: Best-Kept Teaching Secrets

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