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Preschool and school - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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RT @mammpsysoc: Key indicators on education http://t.co/UB1b6Mk7I9
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:: e-Learning for Kids ::

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e-Learning for Kids is a global nonprofit foundation dedicated to free and fun online learning for kids of all ages. (math, science, reading, health and life skills and computers, )

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MmeHawtree's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:33 AM

Games for many subject areas. 

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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 | Focusing on Education | Scoop.it

"Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:06 PM

Gerstein provides an interesting look at where education is and where education is going. She provides a look at research that shows that schools are "living within and functioning through an Education 1.0 model." She quotes an article that states "Essentialists argue that classrooms should be teacher-oriented. The teachers or administrators decide what is most important for the students to learn with little regard to the student interests. The teachers also focus on achievement test scores as a means of evaluating progress."

So what defines Education 2.0? "Education 2.0 includes more interaction between the teacher and student; student to student; and student to content/expert."

Education 3.0 moves us into a new direction, one that we are beginning to see. Content is free (think open educational resources) and readily available, It is more self-directed with a focus on creativity, problem solving and innovation.

As always there is a wealth of resources available in the post.

Betsy Eubanks's curator insight, March 23, 2013 10:39 AM

Excellent content, although evaluative testing issue remains unaddressed.

claudine pierron's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:10 AM

Le changement phénoménal de la technologie provoque de nouvelles transformations au sein de l'éducation. Éducation 3.0 arrive avec toutes les répercussions sur "savoir apprendre " comment apprendre"

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Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online

Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online | Focusing on Education | Scoop.it

Welcome to the brand new text2mindmap.

It might look the same, but much has changed underneath. A few changes you might notice:

- Zooming (finally!)
- Save/download actions moved to below the textarea
- Auto-saving your work in your browser
- Support for different font styles
- You can now use key commands:
  - CTRL – Enter (Draw mind map)
  - CTRL – S (Save)
  - CTRL – D (Download)
  - CTRL – plus (Zoom in)
  - CTRL – minus (Zoom out)
- Finally, we have left Flash and now rely on pure HTML


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Dean Mantz's comment, March 29, 2013 5:18 PM
I have used this site for a year now. I really like it as a way to work with students that are concrete sequential as well as with students that are more abstract.
Dean Mantz's comment, March 29, 2013 5:18 PM
I have used this site for a year now. I really like it as a way to work with students that are concrete sequential as well as with students that are more abstract.
HIND ABDELRAHMAN's comment, March 30, 2013 2:48 AM
Thank you Dean. It is one of plans to use this tool with my students to summarize their readings.
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Open access and the humanities: reimagining our future

Open access and the humanities: reimagining our future | Focusing on Education | Scoop.it
Instead of worrying about the 'potential destruction' open access might have on the humanities, says Martin Eve, why not work towards a solution?
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Apps in Education: Skitch Primary Poster

Apps in Education: Skitch Primary Poster | Focusing on Education | Scoop.it

"This is the second in a series of posters for supporting Primary students in an iPad environment. I love Skitch as a tool for my students to show me what they have learnt. I know a lot of the students navigate freely within the touch and swipe environment but this is for those little ones who might forget what some of the buttons do."


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Christy P.Novack's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:05 PM

I am a fan of Evernote, who produce Skitch. This looks like a great way to have kids "show what they know" as a form of assessment that is not standardized and boring.

Caroline Bucky-Beaver's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:40 PM

Skitch is a WONDERFUL app.  I will need to share this with schools in my district that are new to using iPads.

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Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

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"We all know that education budgets are getting cut more and more, and that meaningful professional development opportunities have unfortunately become a bit of an oxymoron in education. Not only can being a "connected educator" help change that, but it can also provide you with ongoing inspiration and support. I'd even go as far to argue that being connected will be the most impactful thing you can do in your career."


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Curriculum Documents - Finding Teaching Resources: Primary Education - LibGuides - Assignment Help at CQUniversity

Curriculum Documents - Finding Teaching Resources: Primary Education - LibGuides - Assignment Help at CQUniversity | Focusing on Education | Scoop.it
This guide provides access to, and information about, documents, resources, lesson plans and tools which may assist in the teaching of early primary education students.

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Struggling primary schools to become academies

Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has announced that the worst 200 primary schools in England are to be turned into academies. (Struggling primary schools to become academies - Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has announced that the...
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