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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

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#STEM #Education #Teachers #CTE #SkillsGap #Training

Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:39 PM

Excellent resource for P-BL.

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Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in Jan 2015 - MOOC Report

Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in Jan 2015 - MOOC Report | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
Ten most popular free online courses starting in Jan 2015

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Tech-Inspired Ideas for Students' Summer Reading

Tech-Inspired Ideas for Students' Summer Reading | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
Summer is just around the corner. What a perfect time for kids to get swept away in the plot of a great page-turner. Our latest research report, Children, Teens, and Reading, shows that adolescents aren't reading much for fun. A third of 13-year-olds and 45% of 17-year-olds say they&#39...
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90+ MOOCs Coming Up in the Month of June - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

90+ MOOCs Coming Up in the Month of June - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Trends | Scoop.it

This is a list of 90+ MOOCs that are coming up in June 2014.


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Top Challenges Facing MOOCs - MOOCs - Think Massively

Top Challenges Facing MOOCs - MOOCs - Think Massively | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
Here are five top challenges MOOCs will face in 2014 and how providers are handling them.

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105 MOOCs starting in Feb 2014 - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

105 MOOCs starting in Feb 2014 - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
105 MOOCs starting in Feb 2014

This is a list of 105 MOOCs starting this February (Feb 2014) and the list covers a variety of domain like Business & Management, Humanities, Medical Science, etc

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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View

Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View | Educational Trends | Scoop.it

Although there has been a long history of distance education, the creation of online education occurred just over a decade and a half ago—a relatively short time in academic terms.


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Spotlight on Differentiated Instruction - Education Week

Spotlight on Differentiated Instruction - Education Week | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
Differentiating instruction and adapting teaching strategies for diverse learners is no easy task. In this Spotlight, explore how teacher-led schools are approaching differentiation and grouping, learn how blended learning can support instruction, and hear expert strategies for assessing student learning.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 16, 2014 3:31 AM

Curation of excellent Differentiated Instruction articles.

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Evdokia, it is my pleasure!
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What a Teacher-Powered School Looks Like

What a Teacher-Powered School Looks Like | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
The Teacher Powered Schools initiative, led by Education Evolving, and the goal is to seed a movement that will inspire other teachers in schools across the country to realize their potential as...
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 20, 2014 12:59 PM

Very interesting concept and this is quite the thought-provoking article. Could more schools work this way? What are the barriers to success of Teacher-Powered Schools? What myths are in place that prevent more of them from opening? And... how do libraries and librarians fit in to this model? I personally believe libraries could thrive in such a school.

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Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Pupils

Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Pupils | Educational Trends | Scoop.it

The design of the school was based on what actually happens when we learn, a difference from traditionally built school buildings. It stimulated the children’s curiosity and creativity; it offered reflection and cooperation in the school, in mobile teams and on the web. The students were equipped with the latest digital technology in a rapidly changing world.


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Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:03 AM

An interesting approach to early education, with a focus on creativity and innovation. Too early to tell, but initial results (in maths) seem to indicate positive results -- that is, above the Swedish national average. The title is a bit misleading, as pupils are not "digital"; however, the actual learning activities are supported by technology.

neil huggan's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:22 AM

Swedes redesign thinking about architecture, technology, schools and learning...

Paul Harrington's curator insight, February 15, 2014 6:19 AM

This appears to be a first world solution. We shouldn't forget that there is another way - http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/Beginnings.html

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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LETP's curator insight, July 25, 2013 4:46 AM

A useful read for teachers to understand different learner capabilities. 

Andrea Barrett's curator insight, November 16, 2014 7:22 PM

I'm going to rebadge this as "models" of learning /instruction as opposed to theories - which would suggest a hypothesis of how learning occurs

Monia Sannia's curator insight, February 25, 9:40 AM

A visual map of learning theories

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A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Trends | Scoop.it

"I must admit that apps for autistic learners are really scarce and hard to find. A few months ago I posted here a list some powerful apps for autism and today while I was looking for new apps that might have been created since the publication of that list I came across this wonderful wheel.

I know that the first thing that comes to mind when you see this wheel is the popular pedagogy Wheel created by Allan Carrington in which he provided suggestions for 62 apps based on Bloom's Taxonomy. The present wheel is developed by Mark Coppin in which he featured a wide variety of apps for autistic students."


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anne-marie mason's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:41 PM

Another great wheel to share with colleagues in Spec Ed.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:29 PM

Useful tool for parents with Autistic students!

Tahnee Cunico's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:28 PM

Great wheel of apps for students with autism 

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 28, 2015 4:59 PM

#STEM #Education #Teachers #CTE #SkillsGap #Training

Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:39 PM

Excellent resource for P-BL.

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Free Online Classes Are an Unsustainable Gimmick. Here’s a Better Idea. 

Free Online Classes Are an Unsustainable Gimmick. Here’s a Better Idea.  | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
For a year or two there, free online classes seemed like they just might be the future of higher education.
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The dropout rate is staggering. Like many other things in life, when a cost is not involved, the value attributed to any product is greatly lowered.

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MOOC Strategic Considerations Infographic

MOOC Strategic Considerations Infographic | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
The MOOC Strategic Considerations Infographic presents the strategic questions MOOCs raise for college and university leaders in 2014 and beyond. 4 MOOC

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The British Council will launch its first MOOCs in 2014 using FutureLearn’s platform

The British Council will launch its first MOOCs in 2014 using FutureLearn’s platform | Educational Trends | Scoop.it

The British Council has announced that starting in January 2014, it will offer a portfolio of MOOCs for English language learners. The courses will be available on Futurelearn, the UK’s first MOOC platform. 


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MrsM's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:25 AM

Thanks to Antonella Elia

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What's in store for MOOCs in 2014?

What's in store for MOOCs in 2014? | Educational Trends | Scoop.it

"As 2013 draws to a close, Sebastian Thrun is suggesting the future for his company, Udacity, is in vocational training/career education. At the same time, the missteps in the San Jose State/Udacity partnership have bred distrust among faculty, who may demand a say in approving any such partnerships in the future.

 

Meanwhile, the Georgia Tech/Udacity partnership for affordable computer science degrees is drawing piles of applications. And Coursera just raised $20 million more in funding. 

 

What could all of this mean about the direction of MOOCs in 2014?"


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What You Need to Know About MOOC's - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What You Need to Know About MOOC's - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Trends | Scoop.it

Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOC’s—short for "massive open online courses." The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate. Struggling to make sense of it all? On this page you’ll find highlights from The Chronicle's coverage of MOOC's.


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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
Large-scale online courses, hailed as a way to democratize higher education, have so far been plagued by very high attrition rates.

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MOOC's can still succeed, but need to be modified from the ground up, not from the top down. Gathering detailed input from users and analyzing their preferences, needs, education, demographics, budget, age and gender can drive the changes necessary to make the open source online education work. Long ago, I discovered that something free is credited with little value. Figuring out what the market will bear, what students need will move MOOC's in the right direction. The other issue, and a pet peeve with me, is the (mostly) poor quality of the videos and presentations. A better quality product is needed.

 

And, watch out MOOC's,

Oculus Rift is poised to take over!

You heard it here! 

Dirk Mast, Founder and Director, Covenant Global School

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Helen Farley's curator insight, May 5, 2014 1:56 AM

Wow, an interesting perspective!

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Teachers Should Have the Option of Working in Teacher-Led Schools

Teachers Should Have the Option of Working in Teacher-Led Schools | Educational Trends | Scoop.it

Ted Kolderie told me about teacher-led schools 2000. He convinced me to visit Minnesota New Country School (MNCS) where teachers had created an innovative project-based and fully individualized school -- and they were in charge. MNCS teachers had formed a co-op and applied for a charter and operated with full autonomy. I announced that it was "the coolest school in America." .


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10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal

10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
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. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.

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Wayan Eka Budiartha's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:56 AM

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Monty Bell's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:23 AM

Most of this we already know, but the data helps clarify for educators the need to look forward and how tech is woven into what we do, how we teach and how we learn. 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, March 7, 2014 10:21 AM

Interesting ideas about where education is headed!  Keeping up with the technology may be difficult but necessary.  

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Unpacking the Common Core: Digital Tools to Support the Academic Vocab Shift

Unpacking the Common Core: Digital Tools to Support the Academic Vocab Shift | Educational Trends | Scoop.it

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Just like the acronym conundrum. We need to know what the terms mean.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:56 PM

Check out tools that will help you teach academic vocabulary and also find a link to a LiveBinder that provides resources on the Common Core and Literacy Standards. 

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Toddlers with tablets will force a change in education

Toddlers with tablets will force a change in education | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
Children who’ve grown up with individualized learning on their electronic devices will not accept the traditional classroom

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In 10 years classrooms will NOT even remotely resemble those of today.

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Kate Cicchelli's curator insight, July 15, 2013 2:22 PM

Thrilled to read this charge for educators in response to the Tablettistes generation:  

 

"Teachers and administrators will face the greatest burden. They will need to adjust on the fly, adapting teaching methods and the classroom environment to be ready for these young Tablettistes. Critical to success will be a shift in attitudes, a willingness to move away from a traditional control model toward something far more collaborative and shared with students."

 
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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Educational Trends | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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A country that has NO standardized testing. A country where teachers are respected. All teachers are given presitge, decent pay (not exorbitant), and a lot of responsibility.  Finland offers all pupils free school meals, easy access to health care, psychological counseling, and individualized student guidance. There are NO private schools, BECAUSE of this equity approach. All children have access to the best possible education.

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