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The End of Tech Integrationists = The Beginning of Innovation Specialists

The End of Tech Integrationists = The Beginning of Innovation Specialists | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

By Ben Stern

 

"I’ve received a lot of feedback on my recent prediction that technology integrationwould disappear in the years to come. I made this prediction because well-integrated technology causes technology to disappear. It becomes a means to the end of better learning. It is never an end in and of itself. I still believe this. However, I should have clarified what I think will replace it – namely, innovation.

 

"Because technology is a mere tool, effective usage requires training in the art that it serves. Hence, Technology Integrationists who do their jobs well spend as much or more time dealing with creative, innovative pedagogy as they do with the technology itself. “Technology Integrationist” is a bit of a misnomer.

 

"Instead, schools should be hiring Innovation Specialists. In so doing, they will make their aims in hiring this person explicit. Innovation, not more technology, is the goal. Ironically, by focusing away from technology, it will be used for effectively.

 

"I’ve composed a job description for this new position:


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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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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.

 

In the following pages, Price describes three cases across the globe — in London, Sydney, San Diego — that have mapped a vision that answers the questions above. Here’s what they have in common:

 

- By insisting that their teachers and mentors share their learning, all three have de-privatized teaching and learning.

 

- By opening up the commons, and by designing workspaces without walls, they have brought Edison’s ‘machine-shop culture’ into education.

 

- By bringing into the commons, experts, parents and investors, they have given an authenticity to the work of their students that is impossible to simulate in an enclosed classroom.

 

- By modelling collaborative working to their students they have fostered the peer learning which is at the heart of ‘open’.

 

- By emphasizing adult and real-world connections, they ensure that students are preparing for the world beyond school by being in that world.

 

- By making their expertise and intellectual property freely available, they have created high demand from their peers and ensured that knowledge travels fast.

 

- By seeing technology not simply as an aide to learning but as the imperative for change, they ensure that their programs are relevant to societal needs and societal shifts.

 

- By trusting in their staff and students, and by giving them freedom and responsibility in equal measure, they have fostered a culture of learning that rewards respectful challenge, shuns unnecessary deference, and therefore constantly stays in motion.

 


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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 11:59 AM
Wondering what is on the horizon for education.... Significant upheaval, hacking our own learning, and the ability by our students to learn by....
compiling their own learning playlist, putting together units of study that appeal to their passions, (and) the one-size-fits-all model of high school will appear alarmingly anachronistic... Great quote by the Singapore Minister of Eduction -- “The educational paradigm of our parents’ generation, which emphasized the transmission of knowledge, is quickly being overtaken by a very different paradigm. This new concept of educational success focuses on the nurturing of key skills and competencies such as the ability to seek, to curate and to synthesize information; to create and innovate; to work in diverse cross-cultural teams; as well as to appreciate global issues within the local context.”
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 1:43 PM

Sometimes what is most obvious is what we do not see readily. Whitehead suggested this was the case, but other, including the Buddha and Jesus, said similar things. We need to examine what we are doing, be aware of what we want from education. This takes leadership that moves away from easy, facile ways of doing things with 7 habits, 4 methods, etc. and makes real and meaningful change.

 

We simply cannot continue to add more changes without removing some of the architecture that currently exists. This includes with technology.

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Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning?

Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning? | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
Rotana Ty shares a wonderful essay on collective learning for Permamarks blog. He has curated ideas by many thought leaders on the topic including Marcia Conner, Nilofer Merchant, John Hagel, Tiffany Shlain, Gideon Rosenblatt, J.

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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:27 PM

experts and expertise exists beyond the traditional classroom.

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:45 AM

Really wonderful info.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:53 PM

Connected learning is 21 century learning and gives shared purpose and creates community.

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The Obituary of the Student Desk 1887-2013

The Obituary of the Student Desk 1887-2013 | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
The Student Desk (known by several aliases, most notably the Classroom Desk) died today when teachers at Bridge Point Elementary school in Austin, TX discovered that learning could happen in a vari...

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:30 AM

I love this post and its 21st Century implications.  Yes, the old wooded or even newer plastic, solo student desks are becoming a relic of the past.  With collaborative learning environments, mobile learning, project based learning, etc. those neat little rows of desks lined up in single file are a thing of the past.  However, if you're stumped on a practical alternative, I remain a fan of the harkness table that has a long, successful independent school history.  Here is a link if you're not familiar with the harkness table:  

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harkness_table

Chris Carter's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:01 PM

Physicality matters is the digital age.

Casey Anley's curator insight, November 21, 2013 7:30 AM

Hear! Hear! A well-written, tongue-in-cheek article about moving away from yeaster year confinements towards new age light in education!

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW

This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
"In the near future, I see myself developing more apps, possibly a game," Ethan told me. "In the long term, I may not be in app development but I'll definitely be some kind of programmer."

"Prob...

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Ludovic Rambaud's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:55 AM

Les temps changent !

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 17, 2013 12:34 PM

These are the students who will be entering college soon. 

netquester's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:10 AM

Inspiring to see what can be done. a great example of independent learning.

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Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education [infographic]

Schooled by Google: How Google Apps is penetrating education [infographic] | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
Education is a notoriously slow adopter of technology, but Google Apps is growing quickly, if not virally, doubling over the last two years.

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:13 AM

Édifiant...surtout quand on vit au quotidien avec les énormes réticences des universités Françaises :-) 

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The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic

The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students. The handy infographic takes a look at different types of assessments and their attributes and questions. Keep reading to learn more.


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Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 2, 2013 1:41 PM

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:02 AM

Do you like standardized testing?

Can we stop measuring  students?

Dee KC's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:25 PM

following the DfE's assessing without levels guidance this looks like  god place to start when reviewing how you measure progress

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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.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Emerging Classroom | 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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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

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

Yes, I agree !

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 8:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 3:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 9:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.

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Muvizu | Animation software

Muvizu | Animation software | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

Muvizu has everything you need to tell an animated story from drag and drop customizable characters and pre-built sets, to libraries of animations and automatic lip-synching.


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:33 AM

Animación en el aula

Ester Feldman's curator insight, December 28, 2013 5:02 PM

Thank you Nick

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, January 26, 7:44 PM

can make instructions to our students fun and easy to comprehend.

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The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces

The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

Classrooms should be spaces that students don’t want to leave.  Some communities are still hesitant about these futuristic looking learning spaces and have resorted to older, traditional physical spaces. Hopefully, they will begin to embrace changes to better prepare students and move them in the 21st century global economy.

 


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:52 PM

While I do not ascribe to everything mentioned in this post, there is much to commend it.

Schools and the learning spaces within them should be engaging and attractive places for children in which to learn. Outside of their home, school is where they spend a significant portion of their lives.

richard Forward's curator insight, December 14, 2013 2:35 PM

Are you old school or Mr cutting edge?

www.englishcoach.fr

54321ignition's curator insight, January 18, 6:57 AM

To construct better learning environments we need to deconstruct our traditional view of the classroom.

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How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL

How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

This is a common concern of teachers who are new to project-based learning. Things can appear to be going smoothly -- students have been engaged by the project, they've been learning content and skills, they've been busy and meeting deadlines -- but their thinking is not as in-depth and their final products not as polished as they should be. If this is your experience, it's time to ask yourself some questions:


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lalita pradeep's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:55 PM

wow...gr8.....

Michaela Vila's curator insight, February 13, 11:48 AM

Great checklist for PBL and has a great link to 8 PBL essentials! 

Ashleigh Sweetman's curator insight, February 20, 11:42 AM

I loved this Edutopia article! It answered many of the questions I have as a future teacher about project-based learning. I am really interested in how to find out whether or not the students are engaged in the project. If they are not engaged, how do teachers alter their projects to make all students engaged?  I feel that project-based learning is extremely beneficial for students inside and outside of the classroom.  This article will be really helpful in my future classroom when I begin to have trouble managing my students' project-based learning.

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7 Project Manager Personalities-Which Are YOU? [Infographic]

7 Project Manager Personalities-Which Are YOU? [Infographic] | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:45 AM

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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

 

Diane Goodman's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:53 PM

Interesting infographic that maps 7 different approaches to leading a team or project

MURIEL LESELBAUM's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:06 AM

Les typologies ont toujours du succès… pourquoi pas ?

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5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom | Emerging Classroom | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom is one type of active learning environment. It’s dynamic, it’s engaging, and it's “messy”. Here are five strategies to get going.

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Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:12 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:12 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
Enric Gabarro's curator insight, January 2, 7:53 AM

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