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Emerging technologies applying current educational pedagogy in elementary classrooms.
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Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk

Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Traditional methods do not suit modern classrooms, expert says

 

Professor Fullan identifies them as the root of the problem. But he stresses that the new methods of teaching he describes take teachers beyond being “mere facilitators” to becoming “partners” who recognise the “importance of proactively learning alongside students”.

 

“Through such partnering, teachers not only become learners themselves, but also begin to see learning through the eyes of their students,” he writes.

 

“This ‘visibility’ is essential if teachers are to continuously challenge students to reach for the next step.”

 

The report acknowledges that many of the teaching strategies it describes have been “advocated for at least a century by the likes of Dewey, Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky”.

 

But it says that today’s conditions means they are now being widely embraced: “

 

Through the combination of the ‘push’ of traditional schooling that fails to keep students or teachers engaged, and the ‘pull’ of new pedagogies unleashed through digital access, the transformation of education systems on a broad scale becomes not only possible, but inevitable.”


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 2014 10:25 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:14 PM

This article supports the need to change from a traditional style of teaching to one which is in partnership with the student.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:17 AM

Very interesting article which gives educators much thoughts about the methods they chose to "deliver" their classroom content.

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World Interactive Map

World Interactive Map | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:31 PM

World Interactive Map 

 

Karleen Vaughn's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:20 PM

Saving this for my Social Studies classes ;)

Agueda Fernández's curator insight, January 30, 2014 9:09 AM

Fantástico mapa interactivo muy útil para trabajo en aula.

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Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning

Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students.

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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 2014 5:01 AM

Why only use textbooks when you can pick & mix:)

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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2014 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:59 AM

add your insight...

 
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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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How to use (and derail) social media in education | Ditch That Textbook

How to use (and derail) social media in education | Ditch That Textbook | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Social media has changed the world, and it has the potential to impact education in powerful ways. It can be implemented in innovative ways or it can be totally derailed.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:12 PM

Amazing

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 30, 2013 11:32 AM

Before, we networked and chatted at parties and get-togethers to get caught up. Now, we check a Facebook feed.

Before, we had to pay long-distance phone bills just to hear people’s voices.Now, we can video chat with Skype or Google Hangouts for free.

Before, we had to have a book published or a TV show broadcasted.Now, we can create blogs and podcasts to share our ideas with the world instantly.

Before, we waited for the evening TV news or the morning newspaper. Now, we can check instant Twitter updates on just about anything.

Social media has also changed education, but it hasn’t lived up to the vast potential it has.

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QuizBean | Quickly Create Online Quizzes For Free

QuizBean | Quickly Create Online Quizzes For Free | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
QuizBean is the easiest way to create and share online quizzes with your friends. It's totally free, so what are you waiting for? Make your first quiz!

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:02 PM

Send quizzes to your students. Know within minutes how they’re performing with InstantScore. Plus, discover who needs help before teaching the next lesson.


Free plan for up to 51 students

 5 US$ for 101 and 26 quizzes,

and finally 10 US$ for unlimited use

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

Progressive training's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:34 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

These are basically web tools that have been featured and reviewed by other edubloggers in different blogging platforms. Check out the list below and as always your feedback is more than welcome.

 


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James Jandebeur's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:37 AM

Links to some of these are already in here, but this is a unified list.

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20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools

20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
20 options for real-time collaboration tools for you to select from.

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Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 3, 2014 3:20 AM
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Lewis Walker's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:14 AM

Tools that can help make distant learning and other group projects workable.

lynnegibb's curator insight, January 7, 2014 1:26 AM

Some great tools for collaboration - lots I havnt heard of

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Three Social Trends That Will Influence Education in 2014

Three Social Trends That Will Influence Education in 2014 | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

There are patterns within the trend predictions for 2014 that are worthy of paying attention to. There is strong, if not overwhelming evidence that behaviour patterns of students, educators, employees and professionals are moving towards the use of social tools for learning, working and teaching. Collaborating seamlessly face-to-face and at a distance, bringing the human element to virtual interactions, and personalized learning will prevail in 2014; each facilitated by technology. But it’s not going to be about the technology, it will be about making connections by voice and/or visual, contributing to new knowledge, and learning with and from others—all mediated through social media. It will be the behaviours of students, lifelong learners and educators—their use of technology, specifically social media applications that will influence education in the upcoming year.

 


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, December 23, 2013 3:09 AM

Trends for 2014

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 30, 2013 11:36 AM

Conclusion
Though we can predict and make an educated guess what the year 2014 will hold for education, we won’t really know until we are in it—knee deep. The year 2012 named by the New York Times as the Year-of-the-MOOC, shook the foundations of education, and no one saw it coming. Will social media influence education by increasing collaboration, humanize the learning experience, and support personalized learning in 2014? Time will tell.

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Teaching With QR Codes

Teaching With QR Codes | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

"So, what are QR Codes, you ask?  Well, you know what barcodes are,  like when you buy something at the store and the clerk scans a code to enter the item and amount into the till?  The QR (Quick Response) Code is kind of like that, except that it offers much more information.  Quite often the QR Code will give you a link to a website, or a text message, image, etc.  To read the QR Code, you need to install a QR Code Reader onto your device.  There are many available for free.  I like using i-nigma, seen below. Simply open the app, point it at a QR Code and your device will do the rest.  Try it with the code above.  It should take you back to this blog."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 15, 2014 7:40 AM

Good information.

Martha D's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:48 AM

Wondering how to use QR codes in your classroom? Here are some great ideas.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:34 PM

SWe've used this in classes and the students loved it.

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Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week

Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
. . Read, think, learn and share over Social Media… Security is everyone's responsibility! We are ALL responsible for the Internet's future! . ===> "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only t...

 


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