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We need pedagogy, not just cool tools

We need pedagogy, not just cool tools | Effective Education | Scoop.it

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Technology is nothing more than a tool ... a tool to support methodology, pedagogy, curriculum, learning and instruction.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:08 AM

agreed

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:08 PM

Technology should be a tool to assist with learning, rather than a big checkmark when it is used!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 15, 3:21 PM

This is a great article and needs to be read by every teacher.

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Why I LOVE Instructional Objectives by Allison Rossett : Learning Solutions Magazine

Why I LOVE Instructional Objectives by Allison  Rossett : Learning Solutions Magazine | Effective Education | Scoop.it

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Debora Masker's curator insight, October 21, 8:46 PM

In this piece, Allison Rossett discusses the importance of Instructional objective in instructional design.  She talks about  realistic ideas and how the instructional objectives help to get a handle on the instructional designer and the  work product to be accomplished.  By scrutinizing the ojectives, you can see the programs that a company puts in front of its people.  Food for thought.

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Harnessing informal and social learning

The 22nd World of Learning Conference and Exhibition took place on 30th September and 1st October at the NEC in Birmingham. Brightwave's CEO Charles Gould and …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 21, 9:35 PM

A person has to read between the lines, but the presentation is interesting. We learn more informally than we do formally. Learning is a social process.

 

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A surprising new argument against using kids’ test scores to grade their teachers

A surprising new argument against using kids’ test scores to grade their teachers | Effective Education | Scoop.it
This time, the question is whether some teachers tend to teach better children, skewing their students' test results.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 21, 9:56 PM

There is no basis for using test scores to grade teachers. Learning and test scores are students' responsibilities. We need people who know what teachers do in the classroom to provide feedback for teachers to help improve their work.

 

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7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day – And How To Fix Them

7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day – And How To Fix Them | Effective Education | Scoop.it
This article reveals seven common mistakes your brain makes every day and suggests concrete solutions based on a regular mindfulness practice.

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David Hain's curator insight, Today, 2:18 AM

Mindfulness matters!

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Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers

Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers | Effective Education | Scoop.it

Adolescents who do not receive adequate rest have trouble keeping up in the classroom and are more vulnerable to other health problems. And catching up on sleep on the weekend won’t help.


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ruthschapira's curator insight, October 21, 9:51 AM

This study reinforces the notion that sleep should not be negotiable between teens and parents. If parents need reasons for reinforcing reasonable bed times, this article provides an overwhelming amount.

Alexandria Fiori's curator insight, Today, 7:46 PM

A quote that I liked from this blog was, “Sleep is not optional. It’s a health imperative, like eating, breathing and physical activity,” Dr. Judith A. Owens



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3 Rules to Spark Learning

3 Rules to Spark Learning | Effective Education | Scoop.it

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, Today, 6:37 AM

Now that's the spirit. A fine TED Talk by Ramsey Musallam on the importance of cultivating curiosity. 


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Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success

Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Career success today often requires you to promote yourself. Here are the new rules for success by Dan Schawbel, author of Promote Yourself.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 21, 2:19 AM

You may not like the thought, but it's important to promote yourself.  Do it with class and integrity!

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Ideas, Experts and Data

Ideas, Experts and Data | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds.

“We don’t see something until we have the right metaphor to let us perceive it.” – Thomas Kuhn – via @tobiasmeyer

“Humans require the difficult and messy social routing protocol of trust.” – Valdis Krebs @orgnet – via @voinonen

“What if sucessful projects having a plan is just survivior bias?” – @drunkcod

Half-baked ideas – by @kmpinner #PKMastery

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, October 21, 1:51 AM

"Creativity needs space: If you provide someone the solution they never really have a chance to think outside the box and innovate."

David Hain's curator insight, October 21, 2:21 AM

What kind of connector are you in each network?

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6 Ways to Power Up Your Brain

6 Ways to Power Up Your Brain | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Read six scientifically proven ways to increase your brain health, and discover why brain fitness is every bit as important as body fitness.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 21, 2:22 AM

"The empires of the future will be empires of the mind" ~ Churchill.  We'll need healthy brains, then...

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7 Tips For eLearning Professionals To Enhance Knowledge Retention

7 Tips For eLearning Professionals To Enhance Knowledge Retention | Effective Education | Scoop.it
How eLearning Professionals Can Enhance Knowledge Retention. Check 7 tips eLearning Professionals Can Enhance Knowledge Retention.

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Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Joanne Lipman writes that today's educators are too soft. It is time to go back to the discipline of the past.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 20, 12:50 PM

This is a good read with some nice food for thought.  I'm a bit of a softie, and I do think that a more firm hand would be educationally beneficial for my students in the long run, even if they might not appreciate it in the short term.  This article outlines 8 old-fashioned principles that the author is recommending that we embrace once again. 


  1. A little pain is good for you.
  2. Drill, baby, drill.
  3. Failure is an option.
  4. Strict is better than nice.
  5. Creativity can be learned.
  6. Grit trumps talent.
  7. Praise makes you weak...
  8. ...while stress makes you strong.


Flaviu Fesnic's curator insight, October 21, 2:47 PM

because it is proved !

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Warning! Rigor without Relationship Will Fail

Warning! Rigor without Relationship Will Fail | Effective Education | Scoop.it

In honor of National Principals Month, we bring you the thoughtful words of Dr. Joseph Murphy, Professor of Education and the Frank W. Mayborn chair and associate dean for special projects at Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human Development.  Dr. Murphy has been working closely with Governor State University's Closing the Achievement Gaps teams and is one of the lead experts involved in the recent initiative to update the ISLLC Model Standards for school leadership.

 


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The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks |

The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks | | Effective Education | Scoop.it

"Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better.

In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 20, 7:44 PM

This radio documentary focuses on current research on how we learn. You may listen to the documentary, or you may read the transcripts. There are three programs that discuss:

* This is Your Brain on Language - This portion focuses on raising a bilingual child. It turns out that children whom are bilingual have higher executive functioning skills.

* Learning to Love Tests - That's right, we can teach students to love tests, but only if we use them correctly!

* Variation is Key to Deeper Learning - Trial and error is one way to learn, but it turns out that if you "build a level of desirable difficulty" into the learning process (and tests) students may retain more knowledge and skills.

Choose to listen to the interviews with experts in these areas, or read through the transcripts to learn more about this new research and how it may impact your teaching and your students.

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your curation is the best!
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Writing Learning Objectives: Beginning With the End in Mind


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Ricardo Martinez's curator insight, October 21, 9:24 PM

This file gives a good over view of using and writing objectives. The two things  I like about this file are that it gives some examples of what good objectives look like because other sources focused definitions and explain what to do. Example help to get a better feel of what objectives should look like. The other bit I like about this file is the recommendation to do peer to peer editing.    

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Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research

Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research | Effective Education | Scoop.it
A new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves. Alfie Kohn explains.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 21, 9:54 PM

I found that unless parents could help (not do) with the homework assigning it was counter-productive. Quite often, I would ask students to have a conversation with parents about a social issue or something of that nature.

 

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The Science of Teaching - Writing Educational Objectives

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences - University of Florida

 


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Brenda Welch's curator insight, October 21, 10:13 PM

A brief overview of how to write educational objectives.  Even though parts of it are similar to what was in the textbook, I like how it is laid out.  I also like the listing of verbs to use in objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy.  The list makes it so easy to ensure that you are reaching the various levels.

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A Handy Chart on Traditional Vs Authentic Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Chart on Traditional Vs Authentic Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Effective Education | Scoop.it

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Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, share the exciting possibilities for improving student learning by teaching young people about how their brains learn.

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Standardization: Brilliant or Insane? - Brilliant or Insane

Standardization: Brilliant or Insane? - Brilliant or Insane | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Policymakers want standardization for education. What do you say? Is standardization brilliant or is it insane?

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27 Teacher Actions That Help Promote Valid Assessment Data -

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27 Teacher Actions That Help Promote Valid Assessment Data by TeachThought Staff There is often talk about assessment–its forms, frequency, and the integration of gleaned data to revise planned instruction. Formative versus assessment, rigor, and...

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Make It Hard to Forget: 6 Principles to Help Your Learners Remember Anything

Make It Hard to Forget: 6 Principles to Help Your Learners Remember Anything | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Fostering effective eLearning requires understanding how memory works. Master crucial ways to help learners encode new principles in their brains. This requires a grasp of six premises.

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The Challenges of Adolescence (and How Parents and Educators Can Help)

The Challenges of Adolescence (and How Parents and Educators Can Help) | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Three recent studies show why we need to divert middle and high school students from values and behaviors that may harm them in adulthood.

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Brain Storm - How does the brain learn?

The human brain is an amazing organ. And we're only just beginning to understand its potential. For one thing, it's constantly changing. Its ability to adapt and rewire itself-its plasticity-was discovered only recently, in the late nineties. As neuroscientists begin to figure out how the brain learns, educators are using the research to change the way they teach.


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Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory

Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Andy Stanfield, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Florida Institute of Technology, is a proponent of using Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning to improve instructional design.

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What Happens When Parents Decide to Opt-Out of Standardized Tests?

What Happens When Parents Decide to Opt-Out of Standardized Tests? | Effective Education | Scoop.it
Parents are increasingly worried that the emphasis on standardized test scores is destroying children's love of learning.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 20, 1:10 PM

Sure, we celebrate this rebellion against standardized tests, the latest punching bag in all that's wrong with education. And yet, we recognize that we want a mechanism to measure where our kids are. And yet, we worry about the overabundance of "big data." and yet, we wonder if we have enough of the "right" data. And yet, we wonder how we compare against other kids, other schools, other states, other countries. And yet, we want to empower our kids to learn and grow. And yet, we don't want them to fall behind. And yet. . . .


In other words, much of what we do in school conspires to exhaust students and teachers and administrators and parents in what and how we teach. Reform isn't changing this and fixing that. Reform is hard work that takes time and for which there has to be a plan, and for which there must be realistic expectations.


I'm not a fan of standardized tests, but I'm not a fan of making change for the sake of change. When we institute any changes at any level for any reason, we have to know why and what we hope to accomplish, and we have to have tried to consider possible unintended consequences.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 20, 7:25 PM

Only good things can happen when parents exert their rights when it comes to standardized testing of any form.

 

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