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More pedagogic change in 10 years than last 1000 years

Search, links, media sharing, social media, Wikipedia, games, open source etc. are ground breaking shifts in the way we learn, says Donald Clark. Unfortunate...

 

This TED talk highlights the shift changes that are revolutionizing educational practices.  Transformations is communication technologies has freed education from both spatial and temporal constraints of the past.  Social media technologies has made numerous shifts that some educators have resisted.  Donald Clark ends the talk with this poignant ending: "You can ignore it, but resistance is futile." 

 

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TED-Ed Hits the Classroom with New Video Website

TED-Ed Hits the Classroom with New Video Website | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The innovative minds at TED have brought a new educational video website to the head of the class. Today, TED-Ed launched http://ed.ted.com, a site that features TED-Ed’s original K-12 animated videos with accompanying lessons and quizzes.

 

I'm incredibly excited about this announcement.  I've included a few TED-Ed link on my site http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education and will continue to do so.  Khan Academy is not alone as a major free website that is producing great videos for educational purposes.  TED-Ed also has lesson materials at can be customized to your particular classroom needs.     

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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin...

Food for thought about how and why we educate and seek to improve our classrooms. 

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Should we be teaching knowledge or skills?

Should we be teaching knowledge or skills? | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
A head of English gets to the heart of the curriculum debate and shares his X Factor-based teaching resource on using solo taxonomy...

 

Because if you believe in what Ian Gilbert calls The Great Educational Lie (do well at school and you'll get a good job) then passing exams is fine. But if you believe that "to succeed in business you need to break the rules" then we have a responsibility to teach content in a way that also teaches skills, dispositions and competencies needed to make our children indispensible in an uncertain future.

 

Some have asked me "why teach students in a digital environment if it's more work for you?"  Digital skills that the social media classroom seek to provide our students are going to become increasingly important in the workforce of tomorrow. We don't just teach content, we teach students; they will forget most lessons but if they have the tools to find the answers for themselves, our work will be done.      


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I'm a geography professor at Rhode Island College. I tweet @APHumanGeog I welcome suggestions & appreciate meaningful collaboration. http://geographyeducation.org