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The World We Explore- Sir Ken Robinson Zeitgeist Americas 2012

The World We Explore-- Sir Ken Robinson, Educator. Curiosity encourages us to push boundaries into uncharted territories. Where can our hunger for discovery ...

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, January 3, 2013 6:12 PM

From October 2012

Mirko Ganarin's curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:39 PM

Just listen to him. He has wit and can bring it to the point. Even if you do not have an interest in education. It is just fun to listen to Sir Ken Robinson.

 

Mirko Ganarin's curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:59 PM

Just listen to him. He has wit and can bring it to the point. Even if you do not have an interest in education. It is just fun to listen to Sir Ken Robinson.

 

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Why Kids Won't Quit Technology

Why Kids Won't Quit Technology | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

"Smartphones, iPads, TVs, computers, videogames. Technology is omnipresent, especially for young students. They just can’t get enough; one 2013 study found that college students check their digital devices for non-class purposes 11 times per day on average, and 80 percent of them admitted that the technology was distracting them from class. This has some educators and scientists concerned: Are students distracted because their brains are hard-wired for it after a lifetime of screens? Is there a cultural or behavioral element to the fixation that has infiltrated the classroom?"


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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 11, 8:36 PM

The premise seems to be that educators are incorporating technology as a defensive strategy to combat distraction. Interesting. I have to wonder if distraction is always "bad." I also wonder if one of the reasons students gravitate towards their devices is because they have them. . .rather than doodle in their notebooks and write notes to their friends or find other ways to manage their "distractions" which are often responses to battling boredom. Why write a whole note that could be collected by the teacher when you can text? But maybe we shouldn't assume that student distraction (read "not paying attention to what the teacher is saying") equals a lack of engagement. Maybe it's curiosity.

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 12, 2:08 AM

Although the "jury is still out" on whether students' apparent "addiction" to digital devices impede concentration and performance in a structured classroom environment, some teachers  are finding the iPad, smart phones, and tablets used by students can be help accelerate the teaching of science, technology, and math--subjects that fall under the STEM banner.  Whether these digital devices "hardwire" the brain is still a debatable subject.  Meanwhile, teachers are learning to use these devices as a supportive educational tool. Aloha, Russ.

Digitpedia's curator insight, December 14, 6:31 AM

Very interesting.

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Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology

Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
Problem solving, not technology, should be the centerpiece of blended learning planning, say Michael Horn and Heather Staker.

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Consultants-E's curator insight, December 11, 1:11 PM

"The first rule is simple, even if it is counter-intuitive. Do not start with the technology."... Wise words!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 11, 1:32 PM

Las Organizaciones aprenden rompiendo las barreras de Espacio y Tiempo.Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology | @scoopit via @juandoming http://sco.lt/...

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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills | Emerging Classroom | 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, 5:16 AM

Steps towards 21 st Century  Critical Thinking

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

Interesting infographic.

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?


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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 21, 6:52 PM

Skilled learners ... Are we?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 22, 4:34 AM

tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

Nick van Breda's curator insight, October 22, 11:58 AM

Interesting article. Reflections…. Self worth and achievement seem to be linked together in most of Western Society. We personalise events in our life and then begin to live from our memories, gaining a false sense of identity instead of seeing it simply as a series of skills to learn. 

Takeaways: 

"people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners"

"these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice… The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."

#RT insights Zen Hustle group via Facebook

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Learning by Making

Learning by Making | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
HGSE's Agency by Design, housed at Project Zero, is fostering maker-centered learning initiatives that empower students and teachers alike.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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

 


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 13, 1:24 AM

Here is a look at Project Zero!

Elizabeth Villavicencio's curator insight, October 13, 7:16 PM

agregar su visión ...

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A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Tool to Teach Kids Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
Code Studio is a newly released platform geared towards helping students from kindergarten to high school learn the different coding concepts. Code Studio which is a product of the popular nonprofit group Code.org known for its relentless efforts to make coding part of the curricula.

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msayrach's curator insight, September 28, 7:33 AM

Una gran eina per ensenyar als alumnes codificació. També executable al navegador de l'ipad

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 29, 11:51 AM

This looks interesting. Students can learn using this coding course, step by step.

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Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.


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



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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 18, 12:12 PM
Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.


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


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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 7:04 PM

This sounds remarkably similar to John Dewey who used the word reconstructing in describing real-world, concrete learning that can happen. This takes exceptional pedagogy and teaching in building  relationships with students.

june holley's curator insight, July 24, 7:29 AM

Maker activities are great examples of self-organizing and we can learn a lot from how Maker Movement organizes space to support people's self-organizing.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 7:27 PM

This is so cool looking and perfect for Middle School Students.

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5 examples of blended learning success

5 examples of blended learning success | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
Blended learning, which is one of today's most popular learning trends, has important implications for competency-based learning.

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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

"Emerging technologies is, can be, should be a driving force of this evolution towards Education 3.0.  Information access, communication methods, the ability for creative express is qualitatively different than any other time in history due to technological advances."


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 31, 2:48 AM

Yes!!! Clear and beautiful,,,thanks!

valerie_VW's curator insight, June 1, 10:57 AM

Cela ne va pas être simple tout ça...

maria mora's curator insight, June 26, 1:09 PM

Educación 3.0

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 10:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 1:45 PM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic

The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
The Robert Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic summarizes the 9 instructional strategies to improve students' learning.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 21, 3:50 PM

For those that are lifelong learners  and in the learning mode as opposed to the knowing mode.  Let me count the ways to get a message across no matter what the age of the student is.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, February 22, 10:34 PM

Marzano's famous "Nine" continue to be the topic of many professional development agendas, and continue to deliver research-based and improved student outcomes.  A "must-know" for the teaching vocation.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 6:15 PM

This is a keeper!

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To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
As schools refocus on team-based, interdisciplinary learning, they're moving away from standardized, teach-to-test programs that assume a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 28, 11:16 AM

Learning spaces are evolving into multi use laboratories where students can master skills collaboratively, and from their own skill set.  These play based elementary schools are a throwback to our past :)  

Malcolm Allan's curator insight, January 29, 4:29 AM

Interesting how the use of gaming technologies is changing the delivery of education and the planning of school spaces.

Sharrock's curator insight, January 29, 1:14 PM
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Learning spaces are evolving into multi use laboratories where students can master skills collaboratively, and from their own skill set.  These play based elementary schools are a throwback to our past :)  

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Access, Engage, and Express: The Lens for Teaching and Learning

Access, Engage, and Express: The Lens for Teaching and Learning | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
Access, Engage, and Express, based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, is the lens for teaching and learning for all learners.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 7, 6:15 PM
Access, Engage, and Express (TM) is the lens for understanding how anyone learns best. The reason we came up with these three words was to help educators easily understand their learners using this lens. We want Access, Engage, and Express to be an integral part of their daily approach to teaching and learning.  Using Access, Engage and Express was developed from the Universal Design for Learning® (UDL) principles that are based on neuroscience and how we learn.

"UDL is the framework for Personalized Learning."
Barbara Bray's curator insight, December 8, 10:29 AM

Why do teachers and learners need a lens for learning? This post will share the importance of understanding how you learn best. Access is about how you transform and process information into useable knowledge. Engage is how you best engage with content. Express is how you demonstrate what you know and understand. If you use this lens, you and your teacher become partners in learning. 

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list - see below.  Some have "alw...

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 3:08 PM

This article shares some skills that every learner should be able to do. How many can you do?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 12, 7:51 PM

Are there really universals out there that are given? Or, are we always negotiating them in relationship to our particular situations?

 

@ivon_ehd1

LET Team's curator insight, December 13, 8:45 PM

Are we ticking all the boxes SHC?

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Designing the classrooms of the future

Designing the classrooms of the future | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

The results of the project have been published in a form of a magazine "Designing the future classroom" Nº2, available in five languages. The articles include stories from teachers and project partners, as well as a preview to the iTEC school pilot results and training activities, including the Future Classroom Scenarios course.


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Georgia Papas's curator insight, November 1, 8:17 AM

Some required changes to the 21st century classroom.

 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 7:53 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education (Infographic)

10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education (Infographic) | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, October 19, 4:21 PM

10 tendencias para a aprendizagem mista

(blended= tech+presencial)


Minha tendencia favoita  é :

Aumentar o engajamento e motivacao do aprendiz.


e a sua ?

#avancee

Leonard Waks's curator insight, November 16, 1:20 AM

Of these 10 proposed drivers, I an guessing that the most important will be #5 and #6. At least for the time being, universities are really strapped for funds. Consider for # 5 a 'MOOC-Based wrapped course' where a prof assigns a MOOC as homework, and then  meets with the class one day a week = and follows up with a couple of weeks of class time at the end for projects and examinations. This strikes me as a  good division of labor in many courses - letting the high production videos do what they do best and the prof do what demands a human mind and heart for problem solving and coaching and mentoring. It can reduce faculty time by more than 1/2 without loss of quality. Now for #6, consider a group of twenty faculty members teaching wrapped courses based on the very same MOOC. They will have many questions and concerns and they can (a) find each other and (b) address them collectively through their learning network. The only other 'driver' that floats my boat at this point is #3. Many students like MOOC-based courses. The lectures are excellent and fit conveniently into schedules, and the professor is available to serve his or her most important functions. But I wouldn't oversell this. Many students still prefer day to day hand holding and may actually need it from a socio-emotional perspective to stay engaged in the course. So I'm betting on #5 and #6 as most important.

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Pear Deck for presentation and interaction

Pear Deck for presentation and interaction | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

Plan and build interactive presentation deck directly from your Google Drive.

Launch a live, interactive session on the projector.

Every Single Learner joins the live session on his or her device and participates. It’s fun, easy, and engaging!


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 7, 12:42 PM

Using Pear Deck, design your presentations and engage your students in interactive learning. Works with Google Drive. There are free and paid versions.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 9, 1:58 AM

More power for Google Drive. Interaction and sharing

 

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The Shift of the Role of the Teacher

The Shift of the Role of the Teacher | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

We know today’s students will have to create their jobs, not look for jobs. They will compete with others around the globe. They will have jobs replaced by outsourcing and technology if their skills are easily replicated or duplicated.  To succeed, students will need creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.


They will need to be able to adapt to change, be resilient and able to work effectively in a variety of environments.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/


 
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 28, 8:54 AM

From the plain lecturing to the complex Coaching skills

In which step do you think are your teaching scenario?

nihal abitiu's curator insight, September 29, 4:32 AM

The  role of the Teacher

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 29, 11:14 AM

What's the change: Excellent Tips!

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Technology can close achievement gaps, improve learning

Technology can close achievement gaps, improve learning | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

Written by Professors Linda Darling-Hammond and Shelley Goldman at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and doctoral student Molly B. Zielezinski, the report is based on a review of more than 70 recent research studies and provides concrete examples of classroom environments in which technology has made a positive difference in the learning outcomes of students at risk of failing courses and dropping out.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 18, 10:41 AM

Good to hear, but no big surprises.

WEAC's curator insight, September 19, 10:03 AM

This report "underscores that replacing teachers with technology is not a successful formula. Instead, strong gains in achievement occur by pairing technology with classroom teachers who provide real-time support and encouragement to underserved students.”

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A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
Of the many eLearning theories that influence the practice, three of them are used by professionals on a daily basis.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 11:33 PM

A nice visual of three predominantly observed theories of learning:
Cognitivism
Behaviourism
Constructivism 

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, June 20, 7:21 AM

Ótimo infográfico com dicas sobre as três teorias de aprendizagem (construtivismo, behaviorismo e cognitivismo) mais comuns nos programas de design instrucional. Simples sem ser simplista.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 26, 9:19 AM

I love stuff like this. It makes me think about what I am doing and why :-)

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Gamify your classrooms with Kahoot. | ipadders.eu

Gamify your classrooms with Kahoot. | ipadders.eu | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

"This week I’ve been getting excited about using Kahoot in the classroom. Kahoot delivers online quizzes and surveys to your students.


It works very similar to the more well-known Socrative. The teacher displays the question and the answers on the beamer or tv in the front of the classroom. The students see the corresponding icon and color on their screen. They have 30 seconds to answer on their devices and get points for every question they answer right. The quicker they answer the more points they receive. After each question the top 5 students are shown on the board with their scores. This is where it gets exciting. The students love this immediate feedback and want to get to the top position. I have never seen students so focused on answering the questions correctly."


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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, May 30, 2:05 AM

tried it! like it!

Daniel Pastor Peidro's curator insight, May 30, 2:34 AM

Muy fácil para los alumnos, aunque puede ser un poco "simple". Pero divertido.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 30, 10:53 AM

This looks great. We will be adding it to our toolbox of student response apps for the upcoming school year. Thanks for sharing.

 

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Basics of Blended Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Basics of Blended Learning | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

"The dictionary definition of blended learning (sometimes called hybrid learning) is so broad, it sometimes feels like nearly every modern classroom could fit under that umbrella. But the key to understanding blended learning is that it's not about the technology; it's about transforming instructional design to maximize teacher time, to better utilize digital resources, and to build a community of engaged learners of all stripes. To help you navigate the meaning and the potential of blended learning, I've gathered a playlist of videos and resources to explore on the topic."

 

 


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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, May 27, 1:51 PM

Maximize your time with blended learning

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

"You know the content, you understand pedagogy, and you can navigate the minefield of diplomacy when dealing with parents, students, administrators, literacy coaches, and the local news station when they want to see the iPads glow on the students faces.

You know how to manage and coddle, inspire and organize, assess and deliver content.

But the technology is different. That part you do okay with, but, truth be told, the students are geniuses with technology. Born hackers. And of course they are, you tell yourself.

They’re digital natives."

 


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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, February 19, 7:57 AM

;)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 19, 8:12 PM

I think, to some extent, this sometimes overstated. There are students who won''t  listen for a variety of reasons. That has always been the case. I found that most students are willing to learn. I am sitting in a university library with some digital natives. Most of them are here to learn and it shows.

Martin Pronk's curator insight, February 21, 1:54 AM

Zit wat in... 

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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

"In this quick post I want to share with you this beautiful interactive image on the SAMR model. I learned about this resource from a tweet shared by our colleague David Fife. As you can see from the image below, iPadders provided examples of how to use each classroom task according to the different SAMR categories. And in each category, a set of apps and tools are provided to help you carry out the task under study. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. Enjoy"


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Christy P.Novack's curator insight, February 23, 12:14 PM

Another example of SAMR model.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 6:23 PM

I've heard a lot about SMAR but never really taken the time to look into it. It might be time now that I'm looking at integrating more technology into my classroom. This model clearly supports technology and expects the use of it. 

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 6:42 PM

Explains a lot about how digital tech can help, though on investigation this seems to be a model developed seemingly from nowhere without much academic work behind it. Example of a simple model stating the obvious? Does it matter that it's origins are hazy? Having had the chance to look into it and its creator, it's interesting to note how popular it is and how accepted it is, without much critique. Is it really that great a model?! Just wondering! Raises a lot of questions.