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How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum

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How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 16, 7:04 AM
Excellent infographic on visual learning!
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The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

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Originally published at http://blog.iat.com/2015/09/30/a-perfect-storm-for-maker-education/ Perfect Storm: an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically.  The term This term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Maker Movement: The maker movement,…

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Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, November 16, 11:12 AM
I put "Maker Ed" under STEM not to exclude other areas of making, like music and art, but as design processes within sciences and engineering.
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The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen | #Evolution #NationalGeographic #STEM

The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen | #Evolution #NationalGeographic #STEM | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
Evolution happens so slowly, it's hard to see up close. Now you can.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 16, 5:49 PM
Evolution happens so slowly, it's hard to see up close. Now you can.

 

 

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Finland reforming its education system by scrapping Subject based Teaching

Finland reforming its education system by scrapping Subject based Teaching | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it

"Finland’s education system is considered among the finest in the world, as the country produces some of the world’s most intelligent and evolved students. The country has a progressive and successful education system. It is at the top of the international league for literacy and numeracy. Only far eastern countries such as Singapore and China outperform the Nordic nation in the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings which makes it all the more remarkable that Finland is about to embark on one of the most radical education reform programmes ever undertaken by a nation state – scrapping traditional “teaching by subject” in favour of “teaching by topic”.

"The big reform taking place in Finland is the introduction of a new National Curriculum Framework (NCF), which came into effect in August 2016. The framework sets the overall goals of schooling, describes the principles of teaching and learning, and provides the guidelines for special education, well-being, support services and student assessment in schools.

"The concept of “phenomenon-based” teaching – a move away from “subjects” and towards inter-disciplinary topics – will have a central place in the new NCF. Subject-specific lessons like history and geography are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course such as “cafeteria services” lessons, would study elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills in a holistic manner."


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What's Next for Maker Education (EdSurge Guides)

What's Next for Maker Education (EdSurge Guides) | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it

"Confession: We at EdSurge are a bit in love with what may be America’s favorite new pastime: making. Indeed, it’s been a busy two years since we published our first guide on making, during which makerspaces have spread into classrooms and curriculum far and wide. But for many, issues of budget and buy-in mean maker education is still far from mainstream. 


 To be sure, there have been changes in the Maker movement in the decade-plus since the first Maker Faires wooed a new generation of DIYers. Along the way, we’ve celebrated successes and asked hard questions. How can we help making become more equitable and inclusive? How can maker ed embrace traditional technology, including computer science? What are the benefits of a maker education, and how do we measure them? In this guide, we hope you’ll find answers to—or at least ideas about—these and other questions that explore the meaning of making."


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De-Mystifying eLearning Gamification - eLearning Industry

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GamEffective Webinar: De-Mystifying eLearning Gamification. Join this expert series webinar, scheduled for October 18, 2016.
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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 2015 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 2015 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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How Self-Directed Learning Can Benefit Every Student

How Self-Directed Learning Can Benefit Every Student | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it

Students teaching themselves? Who ever heard of this? Is this even possible? What exactly do we mean by self-directed learning, anyway? I love the following definition from Blake Boles.


What it isn’t:


“isolated, unstructured, or unchallenging learning.”


“classrooms and teachers as the root of all evil.”


What it is:


“purposefully choosing what and how you’ll learn.”


“an understanding and embrace of your personal learning style.”


“all types of learning—including highly structured learning—are valid when you consciously choose them.”



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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 15, 6:41 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to Juan Doming.

Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 16, 9:41 AM
My 1st thought was regarding teachers-how they should focus on self-directed learing to refine or explore their skills. Who is in a better position to make decisions about their PD than the teacher herself/himself. The improving teacher is rewarded as well as their students. The best teachers are life long learners and are not governed by school or district expectations or contracts. 
Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 20, 1:14 PM
I am going to see if there are any connections between this article and "Learn Like a Pirate" which I just started reading. There is immense value to self directed learning and hopefully, once ingrained, should be a life long habit.
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The best Web 2.0 applications for education in 2016 – So far

The best Web 2.0 applications for education in 2016 – So far | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it

"As regular readers know, it’s time for me to begin posting my mid-year “The Best….” lists. There are nearly 1,600 regularly updated lists now.  You can see them all here. As usual, in order to make …"

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Leaders vs Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart Infographic

Leaders vs Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart Infographic | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
Leaders vs Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart Infographic Everyone who is a great leader isn’t necessarily a great manager. And great managers aren’t necessarily great leaders. It takes more than just a title to be great and inspire people to get behind you. A successful business owner nee... http://elearninginfographics.com/leaders-vs-managers-17-traits-that-set-them-apart-infographic/
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A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Things Every Teacher Should be Able to Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Things Every Teacher Should be Able to Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it

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Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, June 17, 8:42 AM

A great Google Classroom how-to!  TY Educators Technology @medkh9.

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10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it

"We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. (The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior. You can read more if you’d like.)"


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 16, 2015 6:47 AM

We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. (The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior. You can read more if you’d like.)"


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/




Miri Yochanna's curator insight, December 17, 2015 3:48 AM

Wonderful. This really gets one thinking of how to make learning more enjoyable and more effective and affective.

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20 helpful apps for teachers and educators

20 helpful apps for teachers and educators | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
Students shouldn't be the only ones trying to use their smartphones in the classroom. Check out our top picks for the best apps for teachers and educators.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, August 19, 2015 4:26 PM

A few of these apps cost, but most are free. 

Cindy Peters's curator insight, August 21, 2015 9:15 AM

This is a great resource for #ucdsb teachers - some great apps here, let me know what you think after you try them out! #ucdsbtech #21stcenturylearning

Gert Nilsson's curator insight, December 18, 2015 6:59 AM

Det är inte bara eleverna som ska försöka använda den smarta telefonen i klassrummet!!

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Anatomy of an Active Learning Classroom Infographic

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Anatomy of an Active Learning Classroom Infographic An active learning classroom is a teaching and learning space that allows teachers to move beyond the lecture style. Students and teachers today need a learning environment that has spaces that not only support technology but where everyone can... http://elearninginfographics.com/anatomy-of-an-active-learning-classroom-infographic/
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Putting students in charge of their learning transforms a small rural district | #LEARNing2LEARN 

Putting students in charge of their learning transforms a small rural district | #LEARNing2LEARN  | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it

The walls tell the story at Lindsay Unified. In every classroom – from kindergarten through 12th grade – each student’s name is on a list on the wall that shows what students have learned and what they need to do next for every topic they are studying. After checking the list each day, students get to work, with no need for prompting from their teachers.

 

This small rural district in Tulare County has embraced “performance-based learning,” which breaks down the way classrooms are traditionally structured so that students can work independently, with teachers providing individualized support. Lindsay is part of a growing national movement, with more schools embracing the concept of students working at their own pace, being in charge of their own learning and advancing only when they can show they understand the material.

 

“We have to teach kids to not be passive in their learning,” said Lindsay Unified Superintendent Thomas Rooney.

 

Marla Ernest, who teaches English language development at Lindsay High, said: “You never hear a kid say, ‘I’m failing a class.’ They always feel they are working toward proficiency. If they’re not on pace, they figure out what to do to catch up.”

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/coaching-instead-of-teaching-in-modern-education/

 

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

 


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The walls tell the story at Lindsay Unified. In every classroom – from kindergarten through 12th grade – each student’s name is on a list on the wall that shows what students have learned and what they need to do next for every topic they are studying. After checking the list each day, students get to work, with no need for prompting from their teachers.

 

This small rural district in Tulare County has embraced “performance-based learning,” which breaks down the way classrooms are traditionally structured so that students can work independently, with teachers providing individualized support. Lindsay is part of a growing national movement, with more schools embracing the concept of students working at their own pace, being in charge of their own learning and advancing only when they can show they understand the material.

 

We have to teach kids to not be passive in their learning,” said Lindsay Unified Superintendent Thomas Rooney.

 

Marla Ernest, who teaches English language development at Lindsay High, said: “You never hear a kid say, ‘I’m failing a class.’ They always feel they are working toward proficiency. If they’re not on pace, they figure out what to do to catch up.”

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/coaching-instead-of-teaching-in-modern-education/

 

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

 

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What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? (EdSurge News)

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? (EdSurge News) | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it


"In my last EdSurge article, “Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding,” I wrote about the difference between coding and computer science, to help us understand what we mean by phrases like “Teach kids to code” and “Computer science for all.” 


 In that article and in many other articles, there is another term that appears often: “Computational thinking.” Well, what is Computational Thinking (CT), and how does it differ from Coding and Computer Science—especially when it comes to classroom practice and instruction?""


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What’s the biggest challenge you face on projects?

What’s the biggest challenge you face on projects? | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
Projects fail for a variety of reasons. The big three (disengagement, scope creep, and politics) will doom your project from the start but they can be avoided.
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25 Free iOS Apps for Elementary School Year | Listly List

A list of free apps to start the base image for iPads in the Beaverton School District during the 2016-17 school year. This list is alway

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How to Create the Learning Community Vital to Project-Based Learning’s Success

How to Create the Learning Community Vital to Project-Based Learning’s Success | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS

Effective project-based learning is grounded in a strong learning community, one teachers create and must regularly foster. “Project-based learning requires kids to take risks and they aren’t going to take risks if they don’t trust you or each other,” Thomas said. She suggests teachers co-create a social contract with the class at the beginning of the year and make sure it is a living document that can grow and change. Every joke or put-down is a test of the teacher and she should stop everything to revisit the social contract and discuss violations. When kids are resisting a new kind of learning, it’s often because they feel unsafe.

“When we focus on the skills and dispositions at the beginning, the depth of the work is much greater. And [students] internalize the skills much more than when it’s a separate unit because it’s contextualized.”


“A lot of teachers don’t understand how important it is to build a learning community,” Thomas said. One of the best ways to do this is through meaningful work, but it’s also important at times to take a break from academics and just play together. A short game outside can refocus students and build trust and teamwork at the same time.

 

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

 


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A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS

Effective project-based learning is grounded in a strong learning community, one teachers create and must regularly foster. “Project-based learning requires kids to take risks and they aren’t going to take risks if they don’t trust you or each other,” Thomas said. She suggests teachers co-create a social contract with the class at the beginning of the year and make sure it is a living document that can grow and change. Every joke or put-down is a test of the teacher and she should stop everything to revisit the social contract and discuss violations. When kids are resisting a new kind of learning, it’s often because they feel unsafe.

When we focus on the skills and dispositions at the beginning, the depth of the work is much greater. And [students] internalize the skills much more than when it’s a separate unit because it’s contextualized.


“A lot of teachers don’t understand how important it is to build a learning community,” Thomas said. One of the best ways to do this is through meaningful work, but it’s also important at times to take a break from academics and just play together. A short game outside can refocus students and build trust and teamwork at the same time.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

 

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Project-based learning: essential questions and authentic tasks

Project-based learning: essential questions and authentic tasks | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
Essential questions and authentic tasks work together in a project-based learning environment

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, March 17, 2015 8:53 PM

Some nice ideas for a problem-based approach to learning about Migration. Drive the inquiry with an effective and essential question and design authentic tasks to deepen understanding.

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Drive historical inquiry with effective questions and design authentic assessment tasks when teaching history in the primary school.


Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:03 PM

Some nice ideas for a problem-based approach to learning about Migration. Drive the inquiry with an effective and essential question and design authentic tasks to deepen understanding.

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17 Great Apps That'll Make Your Life Easier via Sean Kim

17 Great Apps That'll Make Your Life Easier via Sean Kim | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
Always looking for new ways to get more done at work, and quickly? Check at these 17 apps to boost your productivity throughout the work week.

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Edtech possibilities abound.
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10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network

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10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network by TeachThought Staff What’s a professional learning network? According to Marc-André Lalande,  “a Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people [...]

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My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015

My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015 | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
In lieu of writing a reflective blog for this year I thought I would share the top ten iPad Apps that have been impactful in my working with hundreds of schools and teachers around the world this year.

With a focus on a few key types of Apps such as workflow and demonstration apps alongside those that support learning activities such as note taking, research and sketching, here are my top ten iPad Apps from across 2015.

As it says below, those that know or have worked with me will testify, I’m not really one for ‘Apps for a subject’ but there are some Apps which work well everywhere. I have been asked by many for my top ten apps for 2015, so instead, here are my top ten apps for learning that have impact in the schools I have worked with in recent times. Enjoy!

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21 Core Beliefs That Will Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

21 Core Beliefs That Will Take Your Leadership From Good to Great | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
If you live your beliefs you can turn the world around.

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20 helpful apps for teachers and educators

20 helpful apps for teachers and educators | 21st Century learning | Scoop.it
Students shouldn't be the only ones trying to use their smartphones in the classroom. Check out our top picks for the best apps for teachers and educators.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, August 19, 2015 4:26 PM

A few of these apps cost, but most are free. 

Cindy Peters's curator insight, August 21, 2015 9:15 AM

This is a great resource for #ucdsb teachers - some great apps here, let me know what you think after you try them out! #ucdsbtech #21stcenturylearning

Gert Nilsson's curator insight, December 18, 2015 6:59 AM

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