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Beyond the Classroom: A New Digital Education for Young Australians in the 21 st Century

The new digital education environment will look and function very differently. In addition to classroom teaching, staff will develop new ways of teaching that embrace digital education, and ‘bring your own device’ learning models will be integrated into the learning environment. Strong leadership in schools will be needed to support this new environment, to increase teacher capacity and to support the uptake of digital education in schools.


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 27, 2013 7:13 PM

Worthy of perusal of at least the key messages and recommendations.

David Rowbotham's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:58 AM

Way to go!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 6:25 PM

A must read for Aussie Educators!

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Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs

Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors, the new town of Almere in the Netherlands redesigned its libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.

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This is excellent- and our iCentre has done the same type of thing. Libraries must be  designed for  this century of learners and learning.

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L2_S2S's comment, September 10, 12:47 AM
You're welcome Dean, It was too good to not share!
gwynethjones's curator insight, September 28, 1:09 PM

Cool beans.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 29, 2:31 PM

Library Technology

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A Paradigm Shift for Student Engagement

Even more interesting is that, according to research, children will play video games for several hours, yet fail as much as 80% of the time at those games, all the while continuing to persevere with an almost irrational determination.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 14, 4:02 AM

Interesting article about making learning into a kind of computer game.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 15, 10:40 AM

Un buen artículo.

 

Tiene razón: Los niños y jóvenes pueden pasar horas con un vídeo-juego a pesar de que fallarán el 80% de las ocasiones y "perseverarán con  una determinación casi irracional", algo de esta perseverancia y determinación sería útil en el salón de clases.

 

Sin embargo, las críticas a su propuesta de usar juegos en la clase también tienen sentido:

"¿Qué pasará el próximo año cuando asistan a una nueva clase y se den cuenta que la escuela es trabajo y no 'juego y diversión'? Los estás preparando para una decepción."

 

Un interesante debate. 

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Professional Development / Genius Hour Resources

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Sustaining Seven Billion People

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"With seven billion people now living on Earth, the ever growing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on global resources—especially forests, water, and food. How can Earth’s resources be managed best to support so many people? One key is tracking the sum of what is available, and perhaps nothing is better suited to that task than satellites."

 


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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, July 6, 12:09 PM

Such studies of the agriculture around the world are essential. The way we are doing agriculture to support seven billion people now, peaking at 9-10 billion in another 60 years, it is clear that we are putting severe strains on the environment.  But we have grown lazy, and we are doing it all wrong.

 

We CAN drastically reduce the amount of meat we consume, and thus quickly reduce the amount of arable land we need.  We CAN grow plants in ways that actually sequester more carbon and improve the soil it over time rather than erode and degrade.  And we CAN in fact grow all the food we need in the space we live in, thus enabling us to recycle all the water used as well, which is mostly just lost in evaporation. 

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 13, 5:52 AM

Vital debate for the future

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:44 PM

APHG-U2

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Visualizing Time and Space

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sriddle geo's curator insight, July 24, 9:04 AM

Once again the educator in me is at work.  My little girl is asking me all the time , "If it's day here is it night on the other side of the world?"  Now I can show her.

Cory Erlandson's curator insight, July 24, 9:48 AM

Great spatial representation of time and time zones, which is a weirdly fascinating topic for my students.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:00 PM

APHG-U1

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6 Models of Blended Learning

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Discover how six blended learning models combine traditional classroom experiences with online learning for successful student results.

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Jean-Christophe Francet's curator insight, July 16, 5:29 AM

Excellent explanation of the different possible mixes between online and offline learning.

Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 21, 2:25 AM

 Handy infographic with six basic models

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, August 30, 1:44 PM

Cada día vemos como el B-learning avanza y los profesores no deberían permanecer indiferentes

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6 Models of Blended Learning

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Discover how six blended learning models combine traditional classroom experiences with online learning for successful student results.

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Jean-Christophe Francet's curator insight, July 16, 5:29 AM

Excellent explanation of the different possible mixes between online and offline learning.

Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 21, 2:25 AM

 Handy infographic with six basic models

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, August 30, 1:44 PM

Cada día vemos como el B-learning avanza y los profesores no deberían permanecer indiferentes

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The Brains of Successful vs. Unsuccessful People Actually Look Very Different

The Brains of Successful vs. Unsuccessful People Actually Look Very Different | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it
There's a scientific reason certain people thrive more than others. (@JoeBonnici @EduCotter Infographic on fixed vs growth mindset.

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Very interested in this. Will persue

 

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, May 25, 4:09 AM

Which mindset are you?

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Inquiry-Based Learning in a Professional Development School - YouTube

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Inquiry-Based Learning in a Professional Development School - YouTube

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(Re)Creating Poets: How to Teach Poetry in the Classroom

(Re)Creating Poets: How to Teach Poetry in the Classroom | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it
The wonderful poet Naomi Shihab Nye first introduced me to William Stafford's idea that no one becomes a poet. She says that we are all born poets, and it's just that some of us choose to keep up the
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What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness

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What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness

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Innovation Failure is a Learning Experience

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As an Innovation leader, do you celebrate failure and risk-taking in your organization?

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Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Learners are motivated by three factors: desire to learn, incentives, or fear of failure. As we grow, most of the early curiosity is tested away, and school becomes work. Obstacles increase, desire to learn decreases, and incentives and/or fear of failure move to the forefront. Jack Canfield, self-esteem expert, reports that 80 percent of first graders posses high self-esteem, but by high school graduation, this drops to a staggering five percent.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 4:51 AM

A pretty sad statistic, but some good suggestions.


Saran Ahluwalia's curator insight, August 12, 10:37 AM

How can we rethink learning spaces that can serve children differently?

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 12, 6:33 PM

Quite a sad statistic!

 

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Sharrock's curator insight, August 5, 8:30 AM
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Titles like the one for this article, 40 maps that explain the Middle East, are becoming increasingly common for internet articles.  They helps us feel that we can explain all of the world's complexities and make sense of highly dynamic situations.  While we can all agree that maps are great analytical tools that can be very persuasive, sometimes we can pretend that they are the end all, be all for any situation.  Maps can also be used to show how something that we thought was simple can be much complex and nuanced than we had previously imagined, as demonstrated by this article, 15 Maps that Don't Explain the Middle East at All.  Both perspectives have their place (and both articles are quite insightful). Not connected to the Middle East, but East Asia, this article entitled Lies, Damned Lies and Maps continues the discussion of maps, truth and perception.  

 

Tags: MiddleEast, conflict, political, borders, colonialism, devolution,historical, mapping

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 5, 6:42 PM

As Seth Dixson says, maps only tell a part of a story, but this may assist as part of an overall understanding of the history of the area.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 5, 8:10 PM

Some of the histories in maps is helpful in realising the complexities of the issues.

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 27, 8:15 PM

Interesting...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 28, 1:00 AM
Too much false information, including topic.
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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Matt Davidson's curator insight, August 27, 8:45 PM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, September 10, 2:44 PM

This is the key to finding specific articles.

Helen Rowling's curator insight, September 28, 6:30 PM

Use updates to filter through and be collated in your most frequented tools.

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Ebooks v paper - FT.com

Ebooks v paper - FT.com | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Yet research has already told us a lot about how we read now. First and foremost, it emphasises that even using paper, there are many different approaches. Most of us probably have a settled style: you might be a skimmer, a skipper, a front-to-back completist, a keeper of the pristine page or an obsessive writer of marginalia. Whatever the case, our habits have probably been created largely as combination of childhood experience and how the medium we read in is nudging us.


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Definitely worth reading this article. I have heard many teachers proclaim that reading a "book" is more beneficial than an ereader, etc. I have not necessarily bekieved what they say, but the evidence is just not there yet, however it is beginning to come and my own anecdotal evidence seems to resonate with what is being stated here. 

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ETU - Imperial College Busines School's curator insight, July 3, 4:56 AM

Neuroscientist Susan Greenfield expresses her concerns that, as technology takes us into unknown territory, “the brain may be adapting in unprecedented ways”.

Nataliasterns's curator insight, July 3, 3:20 PM

lectura papel vs tablet

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 5, 5:15 PM

Ebooks versus papel.

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The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom

The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it
This paper outlines work connected to the successful convergence of digital, pedagogic and physical space. The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL) has been focusing on the gap that has existed in schools where the physical layout is often stuck in an industrial-era education model, rather than reflecting the possibilities of ICT-enhanced personalised learning. SCIL has been working to create digital spaces so that students can consistently transition from

the real to virtual world


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 14, 8:41 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Lia Goren's curator insight, July 15, 9:41 AM

More recent researchers have been quick to highlight that in a world of rapid technological change, today’s students are demonstrating serious signs of disengagement. As Marc Prensky highlights in ‘Engage Me or Enrage Me – What Today’s Learners Demand’ (Prensky, 2005,p.2):


“Rather than being empowered to choose what they want … and to see what interests them … and to create their own personalized identity – as they are in the rest of their lives – in school, they must eat what they are served. And what they are being served is, for the most part, stale, bland, and almost entirely stuff from the past. Yesterday’s education for tomorrow’s kids.”


The challenge is patently clear – schools have to embrace the ‘megachange’ required and construct new paradigms for learning in the twenty first century world. Mavers made the comment that:


“As digital technologies proliferate and become established in the everyday world of home, work and community, schools are inhabited by young people who are experienced users of a range of media and whose use is characterized by agency and adaptability.” (MAvErS, 2007, P.52) 3The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom — Stephen Harris Page 5 No longer is the change a topic for conversation, it is an imperative.


Guski talked about the importance of spatial perception in school architecture, highlighting that ‘we don’t only see an object, we also feel, smell, taste and hear it’. (Guski, 2000, p.2) and Walden picks up that same spatial theme stating that:


“A space is much more than four walls, floor and ceiling. The spatial conditions that should be considered for human well-being include color scheme, lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation, acoustics, smells and furnishings. All these aspects can significantly influence the sense of well-being and readiness to learn and therefore learning performance.” (WALDEN, 2009, P.78)

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, July 15, 10:45 AM

Los espacios en el aula del Siglo XXI

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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Award-winning school libraries turn to technology to keep kids coming. Innovation turns these once-isolated book repositories into bustling hubs of learning – and fun.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 12, 9:15 PM

About Jennifer Jamison (NJ):

Today’s school librarians employ a variety of tools beyond books to educate kids. They use technology to engage students living in a tech-heavy world. They collaborate with teachers to support curriculum. They create “maker” spaces where students can work on arts and crafts projects. They maintain a flexible schedule, so kids can drop in when they wish. And they create a welcoming atmosphere that kids crave.

“This is the third place, the safe space to expand their knowledge,” Jamison says. “It’s free, it’s accessible, it’s comfortable. You can find friends here, kind of like Cheers – everybody knows your name.”

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Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it
If an inquiry-based system is to succeed, we’ll need really good human beings in the classroom who know their field, but who also radiate the kind of positive, non-judgmental love that helps students open their minds and hearts.

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A Teacher's P.O.V. on Inquiry-based Learning / Exploring Big Questions - YouTube

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Connectivism - a video on Connectivism

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Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, March 23, 4:06 AM

Das Video beschreibt, wie sich unser Verständnis von Lernen entwickelt hat: Von der Bedeutung des Verhaltens... über die Macht der Gedanken... bis zur Wirkkraft von Beziehungen.

Shelly Treleaven's curator insight, March 26, 9:44 AM

This helps to explain the ways in which learners will need to connect their knowledge in order to understand.

Robert Rodenbaugh's curator insight, March 26, 2:17 PM

I hope you don't have to ask and this site has demonstrated, this is the future of education. This demonstration would need to be expanded upon, but essentially, students would do much more of this to develop and quench a directed curiosity. Multiple paths are open to the answer, let the individual choose and enjoy their journey.

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10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools - TeachThought

10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools - TeachThought | Effective teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"Lesson plans can play a vital role in simplifying a teacher’s job, and also can ensure that classes are conducted in a seamless and efficient manner. A good lesson plan can be a great way for teachers to organize activities, highlight areas of focus, experiment with different ideas, and set goals for student achievement. With effective lesson planning, teachers can have a solid diagram to follow in order to stay organized and ensure student success.

 

However, a quality lesson requires time, commitment, and creativity to create. Unfortunately, time is not a luxury that teachers possess; as they already have enough on their plate in addition to the time and focus needed to produce a customized lesson design."

 


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Javier Marrero Acosta's curator insight, March 20, 7:04 AM

Lesson planning

Helen Rowling's curator insight, March 25, 7:47 AM

Take time to discover and get organised before the next parent teacher night!

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Looking to Transform Education? Embrace Learning, Leadership ...

This isn't surprising, considering that innovation, responsible risk-taking, and teacher leadership are rarely encouraged, valued, or supported in education. Of course, there are pockets of teachers and schools that are doing ...

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