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Learning Theories

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Theories & Models of Learning for Educational Research & Practice.

 

This knowledge base features learning theories that address how people learn. A resource useful for scholars of various fields such as educational psychology, instructional design, and human-computer interaction. Below is the index of learning theories, grouped in categories. Note that this website is an iterative project and these entries are a work in progress; please leave comments with suggestions, corrections, and additional references.

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Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st-Century Online Learning

Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st-Century Online Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." -- About Google

Google is the most powerful nonhuman teacher ever known to actual humans.

 

Implicitly and ceaselessly, Google performs formative assessments by collecting the following data: the content, genre and media that interests you most; when and for how long you access your external cloud brain; what your hobbies and routines are; with whom you work and communicate; who will get your November vote; and whether you prefer invigorating clean mint or enamel renewal toothpaste. By continuously refining the nuance of your sociogram, Google has already customized your next web exploration and taught itself to teach.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Mind Mapping and Common Core Standards

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Earlier today I posted a list of ten mind mapping tools for teachers and students. Some of those tools were used this morning in a workshop that I facilitated in Missoula, Montana. Part of the purpose of the day here is for teachers to get familiar with some of the Common Core standards and some ways to address them. I pulled out some of the Common Core standards that I think mind map and timeline creation address. You can see my list below. Which standards would you add?

 

(For the purpose of making this post as constructive as possible, I would prefer to not see comments debating the value of Common Core standards. We can have that discussion in another post).

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Augmented Reality and Applications for Education – Part 2 | Emerging Education Technology

Augmented Reality and Applications for Education – Part 2 | Emerging Education Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
A further look at how AR applications can be leveraged in education. Guest post by James Roberts.

Following is a selection of free applications that utilize Augmented Reality that can enhance learning in a number of subject areas:

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Students train as interpreters, with benefits for all involved

Students train as interpreters, with benefits for all involved | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

BURIEN, WA—On a fall morning in this community outside Seattle, most of the people waiting in line at the local food bank were elderly immigrants from Ukraine. From her post near the front desk Valentina, a lcoal high school senior, spotted a woman hunched in frustration, struggling to understand a food-bank staffer’s repeated instructions.

 

With little hesitation, she stepped in. “I’ve been in that position myself,” recalls Valentina, herself a Russian immigrant. “The person keeps talking, raising his voice as he grows impatient.” She knew just what to tell him: “If he wanted the lady to understand him, he’d have to pause between sentences to give me time to interpret. I also told him he’d need to speak slowly and respectfully.”

Valentina’s experience as a newcomer served her well, but an unusual program in the Highline School District has served her even better. For more than a year, she has replaced her afternoon high-school electives with the Student Interpreter program at the nearby Puget Sound Skills Center.

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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom 

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Flipping Your Classroom  | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
DO Produce material for YOUR students to engage them outside the classroom. Generic content works as a starting point but students have greater faith in their own teacher’s input. Decide on a...

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Student engagement and learning | Curriculum & Instruction

Student engagement and learning | Curriculum & Instruction | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Read through several of the articles on 21st Century Learning and viewed a couple of videos.


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Recommended iPad Book Apps for Older & Reluctant Readers Ages 8-12 | The Digital Media Diet

Recommended iPad Book Apps for Older & Reluctant Readers Ages 8-12 | The Digital Media Diet | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Of all the requests for recommendations I get, the most common seems to be from parents & teachers looking for book apps for children in 4-6+ grades (ages 10-12+) who are struggling with basic reading skills.

 

“What can you recommend for my students who are in 5th grade but read at a much lower level? They think most picture books are ‘babyish’ so anything that will appeal to them would be much appreciated.” ~ Teacher comment from Facebook

 

This is one of the comments that stands out as representing the overall tone of these requests. So this list, not really a top 10 but more of a reading list, is my top recommendations for children who are not quite at grade level for reading skill but need books with topics and stories that appeal to their maturity level and interests. These are books with a variety of subjects. Many have the option for narration with highlighting word-for-word. I’ve broken them down into categories instead of a ranked listing, to aid parents & educators as they select book apps for older readers. As I come across new titles, I will add them to this post. If you have a suggestion for this list, please let me know in a comment.

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The Ultimate Guide To Infographics

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They allow students to comprehend, interpret, and analyze complex information in a quick and clear manner. This combined with the brain research to support why infographics are so effective gives teachers a powerful new tool to use for teaching and learning.


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What Will Work in New Blended Learning Experiment? - MindShift (blog)

What Will Work in New Blended Learning Experiment? - MindShift (blog) | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

The movement is in its infancy. There is no blended-learning canon that can be taught to teachers — they are the ones who need to write the playbook.

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Scaffolding Student Learning: Tips for Getting Started | Faculty Focus

Scaffolding Student Learning: Tips for Getting Started | Faculty Focus | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Many of us who teach in higher education do not have a teaching background, nor do we have experience in curriculum development.

We know our content areas and are experts in our fields, but structuring learning experiences for students may or may not be our strong suit. We’ve written a syllabus (or were handed one to use) and have developed some pretty impressive assessments, projects, and papers in order to evaluate our students’ progress through the content.

Sometimes we discover that students either don’t perform well on the learning experiences we’ve designed or they experience a great deal of frustration with what they consider high stakes assignments. Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development (Vygotsky, 1978) proposes that it’s important to determine the area (zone) between what a student can accomplish unaided and what that same student can accomplish with assistance. This provides for consistent structural support, when required (Hogan & Pressley, 1997).

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Student-Centered Learning Environments: How and Why

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Education in our middle schools and high schools these days are rapidly changing. The old notion of a classroom where the students are sitting quietly and neatly in their seats, while the teacher is up front pouring pearls of wisdom and knowledge into their brains is absurd.

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Speechy: Database of Free, Useful Online Resources for Language

Speechy: Database of Free, Useful Online Resources for Language | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
The people on the Speechy website surf the Internet looking for free, reliable, easy-to-use, stable, and implementable resources for language teachers. The Resources a la carte and Teaching Materials tabs focus only on ...
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KnowledgeWorks portfolio includes three subsidiary organizations: New Tech Network, EDWorks and Strive.

KnowledgeWorks portfolio includes three subsidiary organizations: New Tech Network, EDWorks and Strive. | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Through our portfolio of school and community approaches, we provide innovative tools, training and assistance to school leaders, teachers and community stakeholders. The KnowledgeWorks portfolio includes three subsidiary organizations: New Tech Network, EDWorks and Strive.

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something to think about for next project.....

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THE Journal's K-12 Resource Center: 21st Century Teaching & Learning -- THE Journal

THE Journal's K-12 Resource Center: 21st Century Teaching & Learning -- THE Journal | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Ed Tech Makes Consumer Electronics Association's Top 5 Trends
Technology in education is one of the "prominent technology trends expected to influence the consumer electronics industry in the years ahead," according to the 2013 edition of "Five Technology Trends to Watch," a report released by the Consumer Electronics Association.

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The Evolution of Augmented Reality Applications for Education and Instructional Use

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This burgeoning field offers exciting possibilities for teaching and learning.

One of the emerging technologies in my research ‘to do’ queue for some time now has been Augmented Reality. This week I spent some time trolling the web for insights into instructional applications of this new technology. I found a number of interesting sites, sources, and videos demonstrating applications and prototypes.

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WordTalk - A free text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word. For people with reading and writing difficulties, having text reinforced by hearing it read aloud can be very useful.

 

For people with reading and writing difficulties, having text reinforced by hearing it read aloud can be very useful. Specialised programs have existed to do this for a long time, and in many cases are extremely helpful and highly appropriate and should be seriously considered, perhaps in consultation with professional advice where necessary.

 

WordTalk is a free text-to-speech plugin developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 up to Word 2010). It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate.

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Personalize Learning: The Expert Learner with Voice and Choice

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Who is the Expert Learner?
Expert learners take responsibility for their learning. They view learning as something they do for themselves, not something that is done to them or for them. [Source: The Expert Learner]

 

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) perspective for the Expert Learner is for a learner to be:
> Resourceful and knowledgeable

> Strategic and goal-directed

> Purposeful and motivated

 

Then how can you develop expert learners with voice and choice?


The Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments provide the process to encourage learner voice. This process can guide the design of personalized learning environments that meets the needs of all learners.  Stage One is teacher-centered and encourages learner voice and some choice. Learner voice is a critical first step. There are ways to do this and this table here describes how the teacher and learner roles change in this stage.

 

When learners have the opportunities to say what they think and be heard by their peers and others, they feel their opinions and perspectives are valued and appreciated. Think about yourself as a learner and what it might feels like if you have a voice in how you learn and even influence decisions about teaching and learning.

 

 


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A Glog that Tells the UDL Story

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"No two students are the same, no two students process information the same, and therefore students deserve to have information presented in multiple ways, students should be encouraged to showcase their knowledge in multiple ways, and students should be motivated in multiple ways." Melissa tells the story of UDL and includes video of UDL and the three principles along with the tools that can help support a diversity of learners in the classroom:   the CAST Lesson Builder, UDL Curriculum Self-check and Book Builder.

 


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Learning to Learn from Failure

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"Metacognition is the process of thinking about your thinking. That may sound convoluted, but it makes sense if you take a step back and think about it for a moment. Rather than just accept that you got something wrong, think about why you got it wrong."


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10 Strategies to Promote Deeper Learning - Education Week News (blog)

10 Strategies to Promote Deeper Learning - Education Week News (blog) | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

10 Strategies to Promote Deeper Learning Education Week News (blog) Author Bernie Trilling asked, "What would it take for more students to benefit from deeper learning? 

Learn how to learn (e.g., self-directed learning).

 

That means that students will be researching, writing, problem solving and presenting. That means teachers will be thinking more about work product more than test scores. These practices are common in some classrooms and some schools, but Trilling's question is what combination of advocacy, organizing, capacity building, and investment will result in deeper learning broadly, especially for low income students.

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

If the 20th century model was to measure the accuracy and ownership of information, the 21st century’s model is form and interdependence. The close thinking needed to grasp this is not beyond the reach of a typical middle school student, but it may be beyond their thinking habits.


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Technical Assistance: Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation's Classrooms Training Toolkit

Technical Assistance: Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation's Classrooms Training Toolkit | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

This training toolkit is made up of two modules that address bullying in classrooms. Specifically, it is designed to assist teachers in cultivating meaningful relationships with students while creating a positive climate in the classroom.

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English language teachers discuss new training methods - The News International

English language teachers discuss new training methods - The News International | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
The Star OnlineEnglish language teachers discuss new training methods The News InternationalLater, the book, “Techniques and principles in language teaching”, co-authored by Dr Larsen-Freeman and Marti Anderson, was launched by the Oxford University...
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