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The psychology of simple

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For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down. We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.  In the words […]

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 21, 9:20 PM

For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down. We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.  In the words […]


Learn from it when creating courses and/or Social Media posts ;)

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 22, 6:56 PM

Good article. Here's to everything being as simple as possible without losing the profound

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, May 22, 10:12 PM
Keeping it simple -- without making “it” seemed dumbed down -- is the key to a user friendly website. Here, at last, is the psychology behind the strategy of being the same (predictable/comfortable), yet different (memorable).
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Lifelong Learning | World Education Forum 2015 | eSkills | eLeadership | Learning To Learn

Lifelong Learning | World Education Forum 2015 | eSkills | eLeadership | Learning To Learn | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Life-Long-Learning

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 19, 12:27 PM

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 20, 3:08 PM

You are never too young or old to learn.

Association ACTIF RESEAU's curator insight, May 21, 5:33 AM

Belle infographie sur les bienfaits des apprentissages tout au long de sa vie!

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Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things - Huffington Post

Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things - Huffington Post | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
"Measure the wrong things and you'll get the wrong behaviors." This simple statement succinctly characterizes why the American education system continues beating its head against the wall.

 

Throughout education, an increasingly rigid, closed loop of assessment is systematically making schools worse: Define things children should know or be able to do at a certain age; design a curriculum to instruct them in what you've decided they should know; set benchmarks; develop tests to see if they have learned what you initially defined; rinse and repeat.

This narrow, mechanistic approach to education does not correspond to the reality of child development and brain science, but the metrics and assessment train charges down the track nevertheless.

 

So what's wrong with that, you might ask? Isn't school about teaching kids stuff and then testing them to see what they've learned? In a word, "No." It simply doesn't work, especially with young children.

As Boston College Professor Peter Gray wrote in a recent Psychology Today article:

Perhaps more tragic than the lack of long-term academic advantage of early academic instruction is evidence that such instruction can produce long-term harm, especially in the realms of social and emotional development.

  

"Direct instruction" does increase scores on the tests the instruction is aimed toward, even with very young children. This self-fulfilling prophecy is not surprising. But multiple studies also show that the gains in performance are fleeting -- they completely wash out after 1-3 years when compared to children who had no such early direct instruction.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 16, 11:50 AM
Measure the wrong things and you'll get the wrong behaviors." This simple statement succinctly characterizes why the American education system continues beating its head against the wall.


Throughout education, an increasingly rigid, closed loop of assessment is systematically making schools worse: Define things children should know or be able to do at a certain age; design a curriculum to instruct them in what you've decided they should know; set benchmarks; develop tests to see if they have learned what you initially defined; rinse and repeat.

This narrow, mechanistic approach to education does not correspond to the reality of child development and brain science, but the metrics and assessment train charges down the track nevertheless.


So what's wrong with that, you might ask? Isn't school about teaching kids stuff and then testing them to see what they've learned? In a word, "No." It simply doesn't work, especially with young children.

As Boston College Professor Peter Gray wrote in a recent Psychology Today article:

Perhaps more tragic than the lack of long-term academic advantage of early academic instruction is evidence that such instruction can produce long-term harm, especially in the realms of social and emotional development.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 18, 10:09 PM

Teaching and education are relational, thus hard to define and hard to measure. Perhaps, Paul Ricoueur's ideas about narrative work better where we use metaphors, myth, and poetic language.

 

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Free Stock Photos: 74 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images

Free Stock Photos: 74 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

Don't look any further then this ultimate resource to find free high-quality images for your blog or website.


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David Swaddle's curator insight, March 13, 12:28 AM

A good list of free images for learning and design, rated by the author.

Nora Morton's curator insight, April 29, 4:15 PM

Stock photo links resource!  Site quickly explains difference between  Creative Commons License and Public Domain photos.  Photo stock websites are given short description and rated on a four star basis.  Sites most useful for history include: New Old Stock, Smithsonian, Photo Everywhere, Life of Pix, Little Visuals, Magdelenie, and Splashbase. 

David Swaddle's curator insight, May 27, 10:29 PM

The usual suspects, plus a few more.

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Global Citizenship Education | UNESCO | Preparing learners for the challenges of the 21st century

 

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5 Levels of Personalized Learning | EDUcation | Infographic

5 Levels of Personalized Learning | EDUcation | Infographic | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
5 levels of personalized learning.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Personalized+Learning

 


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Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners

Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
While acknowledging that the whole concept of self-determination – or ‘Google
learning’ as it has been called, pejoratively, in certain circles – is fraught with the potential for missing the point, being distracted into rabbit warrens or just getting bad information, we would like to emphasise that this is only a potential.

 

===> Any learning theory is only as good as the way in which it is applied and worked through, and we have seen it produce highly successful results where correctly applied, in the right circumstances. <===

 

Watch this space for chapter and verse, as we will soon be publishing case studies of several recent programmes that feature high levels of learner self-direction.

Learners are changing, learning is changing – and heutagogy can give important clues about rebalancing the burden of responsibilities and permissions in an always-on, networked, instructorless, post-course world.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=andragogy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Heutagogy


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Will Stewart's curator insight, November 28, 2014 5:34 AM

A useful graphic for learning designers.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:05 AM

Heutagogia  e o olhar sobre a aprendizagem do século XXI:


1- protagonizar a própria aprendizagem

2- educadores mantem foco no processo de aprendizagem ao inves do conteudo

3- evita-se aprendizagem focada no educador 

4- migra-se para o "mundo da aprendizagem"

5- explora e aprende praticando auto escolha e acao auto direcionada

6- avancar alem da disciplina


#avancee

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:41 AM
This learning theory may be beneficial in certain settings. Anyone applying it already?
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Vocabulary expanders for English

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Vocabulary expanders for English


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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, November 5, 2014 2:30 AM
Thanks for the link! I will be using these techniques as I continue to build my German vocabulary!
Jacob Broadhead's curator insight, November 7, 2014 5:17 PM

Great idea for expanding vocabulary and in this case adjectives. Shows relationships in an organized way.

Smith_Lin's curator insight, February 27, 3:34 PM

Great for kids with small imaginations but not sure if they all work. Context is important

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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 


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Sana Sakale's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:16 AM

Steps towards 21 st Century  Critical Thinking

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:05 AM

Interesting infographic.

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Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners

Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Coding is fast becoming the new standard of literacy. No matter who you are, your age or what you do for a living, it’s time to get on board.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 24, 2014 8:55 AM
Coding is fast becoming the new standard of literacy. No matter who you are, your age or what you do for a living, it’s time to get on board.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding


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Promoting a Culture of Learning

Promoting a Culture of Learning | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Learning is a culture.

It starts as a culture with the students as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends as a culture with students taking what we give them and using it

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, February 18, 2014 11:02 PM

Create the culture of learning by giving room for students to apply what they have learnt without the fear of failing. Even when they do fail, instill in them the motivation to rise up once again. 

Kelly Craig's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:11 AM

"Show them - Help them - Let them"

smadar yona's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:37 PM

על זה בדיוק דברתי בשבוע שעבר,

זה מתחיל ביצירת תרבות למידה בין מורה לתלמיד פנים אל פנים מתוך אינטראקציה בינאישית וזה ממשיך לתהליכי למידה הוראה בשילוב דיגיטליות

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Work-Sheet Teachers Best Practices/HowTo

Work-Sheet Teachers Best Practices/HowTo | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Possible instructions for educators on how they can work together with the learners… Knowing the tools for 21st Century Learning is primordial to give ===> quality courses. <===

 

 

 

Read more: http://gustmees.wordpress.com

 


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Gust MEES's comment, May 2, 2012 11:45 AM
Salut et un grand MERCI pour la Pub ;) Bonne journée :-)
Lyclic's comment, May 2, 2012 11:49 AM
Avec plaisir! On scoope que ce qui nous paraît pertinent!
Gust MEES's comment, May 2, 2012 4:25 PM
Salut,

Je ne vous décevrais pas, merci encore une fois ! Il y a de nouveaux projets en cours, bientôt. Mes nouveaux cours en anglais comment on peut apprendre la sécurité informatique en 5 minutes, pas à pas. Un tutoriel après l'autre de 5 minutes seulement.

Stay tuned ;) Le premier sortira ce soir encore... Votre "feedback" sera le bienvenu, critiques aussi bienvenus ainsi que des idées, si possible se sera fait :-)

Bonne soirée
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How to Use Hangouts in the Classroom

How to Use Hangouts in the Classroom | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Here’s a list of some ways to use Google Hangouts in the classroom.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:28 PM

Great stuff that every teacher should know about.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 2, 2014 4:56 PM

Amazing

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:01 PM

Teachers can start using Hangouts simply by setting up a Google+ page and signing up for the Hangout feature. They can conduct virtual classrooms at a number of places; it allows a teacher to teach up to 10 classrooms at the same time. It makes classes interactive and students can ask questions whenever they want. They can use it to connect their classroom with other classrooms or to connect their students with experts across the world, providing them with connected learning experiences. There are many ways in which teachers and students can derive benefits from using Hangouts in the classroom.

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Principles of Effective Teaching | Infographic | Professional EDUcators | eLEADERship | eSkills

Principles of Effective Teaching | Infographic | Professional EDUcators | eLEADERship | eSkills | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Pinnacle's principles of effective teaching are grounded in research into practices that have the largest impact on student learning. Yet, they are practical and written in plain English.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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Garlyn Wacker's curator insight, May 21, 1:07 PM

Being an effective teacher contributes to having a productive classroom.  The ten tips of being an effective teacher are valuable, yet simple.  The top three that I find important are: "Understand students, but don't excuse their behavior," "Model the tasks and behaviors that you want students to learn," and "Continue learning new ways to be an effective teacher."  These principles are appropriate for teachers at any level.  It is a valuable article to reflect on.

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 8:17 PM

Good to see that the extra work that a teacher puts in to being a 'great teacher' really pays dividends to the student in the form of achievement.

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, May 27, 3:57 PM

INteresting view of the importance teachers have on students motivation to learn.

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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Jackie GERSTEIN: I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 19, 8:02 AM

Diseñando creativamente...Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To L... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 20, 3:45 PM

I like the comment that suggest also adding "Do they care?"

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 24, 4:57 PM

more questions uoon which to reflect when designing lessons

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The Power of a Positive Attitude

The Power of a Positive Attitude | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Be positive . . . A positive attitude can improve your health, enhance your relationships, increase your chances of success, and add years to your life.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Positive-Psychology

 


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, May 15, 5:12 AM

A positive attitude is a powerful tool...

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 15, 12:44 PM

El poder de la mente...The Power of a Positive Attitude | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 18, 5:01 PM

POSITIVE ATTITUDES CAN APPEAR TO BE NEGATIVE AT TIMES. WE OFTEN WONDERED HOW WE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE WILLINGLY SERVANTS WITH JOYFUL ATTITUDE UNTIL WE REALISED SOME OF THE NEGATIVE HAPPENED INTENTIONALY AND AS SUCH IT REMOVED SOME OF THE NEGATIVE THAT WE WOULD NEVER OWN UP TO BUT IS SOME WHERE WITHIN US AND EITHER WE KNOW IT BUT YET DENY IT OR DENY IT BUT KNOW IT IS THERE. BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT OCCUR THAT WILL MAKE A NEGATIVE LOOKING SITUATION OR CIRCUMSTANCE WITH U/WE REVEAL THE POSITIVE ATTITUDE THAT IS IN THE HEART REFLECTED OUT.

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Designing Personal Learning Environments


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 5, 4:43 AM

Designing Personal Learning Environments...


Richard Samson's curator insight, February 9, 6:00 AM

A good overview of the territory.

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5 Levels of Personalized Learning | EDUcation | Infographic

5 Levels of Personalized Learning | EDUcation | Infographic | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
5 levels of personalized learning.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Personalized+Learning

 


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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity) becomes a real issue. Teachers need to be able to critically  assess and evaluate the materials and knowledge they come across. This could be done through adopting a critical thinking lens to filter things that could otherwise unconsciously affect one's stance and interpretation of  a given meaning.

Juliet Hinrichsen and Antony Coombs from University of Greenwich developed this excellent framework to help you understand the concept of critical digital literacy. This framework is made up of 5 dimensions:


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 11, 2014 1:20 PM

ALFABETIZACIÓN DIGITAL CRÍTICA aquí encontramos cinco dimensiones...Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 12, 2014 2:10 AM

This topic is crucial for all educators. "Teachers need to be able to critically  assess and evaluate the materials and knowledge they come across." And it doesn't matter where the materials are published. Can't agree more...

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 12, 2014 12:14 PM

About five years ago, I worked with a large suburban school on developing awareness and teaching/learning skill sets in the area of critical literacy. The nuances of digital and even print text within structure and conventions suggests meaning that extends far beyond the alphabetic word. This framework would have been a helpful tool to ground discussion and build understanding. 

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Live and Learn | Life Long Learning | Learning To Learn

Live and Learn | Life Long Learning | Learning To Learn | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Learning requires more than attending lectures and regurgitating what you’ve heard. In fact, learning requires an entirely new school of thought.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Life-Long-Learning

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 15, 2014 1:03 AM
Learning requires more than attending lectures and regurgitating what you’ve heard. In fact, learning requires an entirely new school of thought.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Life-Long-Learning


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Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning

Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Better+Learning

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 1, 2014 5:38 PM
A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Better+Learning


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Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
In the first of two parts, guest blogger John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education clears up any confusion on the difference between project-based learning, problem-based learning, and whatever-else-based learning.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 28, 2014 8:34 AM

Problem-Based Learning vs. Project-Based Learning

Because they have the same acronym, we get a lot of questions about the similarities and differences between the two PBLs.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, September 29, 2014 2:48 PM

Excelente comparativo de PBL's para serem analisados diante de cada desafio de resultados de aprendizagem. #avancee

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:35 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 2014 11:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

Al Post's curator insight, July 27, 2014 12:38 PM

A good reminder of tried & true strategies!

Tammy Goldring's curator insight, September 28, 2014 9:36 AM

Great Visual!

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second - TeachThought

Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second - TeachThought | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

From TeachThoght blog:
"We’ve talked before about the role of technology in the learning process–mainly because we’re still trying to–as a field, industry, and culture–come to grips with its pitfalls and potential.

* The stages of technology integration:
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/4-stages-the-integration-of-technology-in-learning/  
 

* And the right and the wrong way to use technology for learning.
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-use-technology-for-learning/
 

* Tips for smarter technology use.
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-secrets-for-smarter-education-technology-integration/"
 

"Clearly this is a topic that’s on the minds of educators that want the best for students, but also want to resist reckless, en vogue adoption.

In that context, the following infographic from Krista Moroder offers another simple piece of advice: thinking pedagogy first, technology second. We might revise that statement to include other approaches beyond pedagogy–including heutagogy, giving us something like “Think learning goals first, technology second,” you get the idea.

Technology is a tool–a platform, a tactic, a strategy, and a space, but–unless you’re teaching a technology class–never an end.

You can find an editable version of the graphic (under CC licensing) here: https://docs.google.com/a/sjsu.edu/drawings/d/1FjgMrO6d_3B6NBFLhteCjP5EGWaZymOYIRrWtJLt8PY/edit  

For full post, please click on title above or here:
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/think-pedagogy-first-technology-second/   

 


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Rachel Vartanian's curator insight, March 28, 2014 4:40 PM

EdTech is about education: student learning and outcomes. 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 18, 2014 8:33 PM

Primero la pedagogía, después la tecnología.

Stéphane Bataillard's curator insight, August 24, 2014 1:26 PM

A méditer...

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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:27 PM

Love the visual representation of the shifts.  They are, themselves, indicative of a shift.  Wonder if there is a poster or .pdf of this.  would be great to have as a reminder right next to my desk.  5 and 6, in particular, speak to Discovery Education's mission with STEM.

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 2014 3:51 PM

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... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

CIIDER's curator insight, July 26, 2014 11:12 AM

La nueva educación...