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The tried-and-trued model of personalized learning that’s been around for 100 years - The Hechinger Report

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Personalized learning is all the rage. And for good reason. Our world is rapidly changing, and students need a broader set of skills to lead the future — adaptability, goal-setting, critical thinking, problem-solving, executive functioning, collaboration. Many of our schools are stuck in an antiquated “factory model” mindset where everyone does the same thing at …

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Three Ways to Protect Your Students From the Dangers of Technology

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Get insights on key ways to protect students from technology-related dangers.

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Andreas Christodoulou's curator insight, December 4, 2:58 AM
The hidden dangers of technology.
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Linking with Wired Safety and other digital living resources as a matter of fact is a must.
Camila Ossa Castaño's curator insight, December 4, 4:25 PM
Nowadays technology is a great tool that helps us in our life, in our work, in our study, etc. The internet is part of our lives and is very beneficial to us. As future teachers, we must show and tell our students all the benefits and advantages that the internet brings to our lives, but we must also make them aware that this if not used in a correct way can be dangerous for them. It is important to read and take into account these three ways to protect our students from the dangers of technology, because they often do not think about the consequences that can bring to their lives the content that they upload to the internet.  We need to make sure that our students get the most out of technology.
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HOW MIGHT WE USE DESIGN THINKING TO NURTURE CREATIVE CONFIDENCE IN A MAKERSPACE?

“Creativity is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” (Sir Ken Robinson)

As the maker movement continues to gain momentum, there has been an increase in the development of maker communities both online and in the physical world. Community-orientated Maker Hubs, TechShops, Fab Labs and Maker Faires have popped up in cities and suburbs all over Australia to provide technology enthusiasts, tinkerers and urban creatives innovative places to connect with like-minded people, to share and explore mechanical tools, electronic hardware and programming techniques. It is in these places that makers are developing innovative, creative and entrepreneurial skills that will serve them well in the workforce and beyond, such as developing start-up accelerators and technology incubators.

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Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 3: Design Thinking In School

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"Think. Design. Create. Test. Analyze. Think. Design. Iterate. Test. Solve. Improve. Solve better.

Think you're done? Think again!

The Design Thinking Process is really a cycle that looks something like this:"





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Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking?

Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking? | How can technology improve education? | Scoop.it
Inspiration. Ideation. Implementation.

There are many ways of looking at the stages of the design thinking process. Many experts believe there are 5 stages to design thinking. Some cite 4 or 6. Others 7 or more.

And guess what? They are all probably correct!

And guess what else? I bet that all of them use Inspiration, Ideation, and Implementation in some way, shape, or form for they are the bare bones basic spaces all innovations go through.

Today, I give you the first Infographic in the Hacking Design Thinking For Education Series I am creating. This is Part 1: What Is design Thinking?

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Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators

Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators | How can technology improve education? | Scoop.it
Observing today’s world can tell us much about tomorrow and what human beings need to meet future challenges. Along with the increasing challenges that we face everyday from economical challenges and climate change to extremism and the increasing language of hate between nations, we should raise a generation that is able to meet these challenges and find innovative solutions for tomorrow’s problems. In a previous article, Can we Apply Design Thinking in Education, we discussed how the current education systems still depend on the some core education pedagogy since decades. Although there is a sustaining innovation in some education systems, these future challenges seek a disruptive innovative that can contribute to building a generation programmed to solve problems rather than dealing with them.

When investigating the different routes to achieve this goal, one route seems to be appealing, as it aims to change how we thinking, which aligns with Albert Einstein’s quote: “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” This route is based on design thinking, a methodology that aims to solve problems with a creative approach while putting the user in the center of the process to achieve a user-centered approach. Design thinking processes are not only applied to design business but extend to become a method that can be applied in daily life situation in order to solve our everyday problems or make our lives easier through innovation and creativity.

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Likely a fundamental building block approach to knowledge development we should adopt as professionals.
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'A Better Future is Possible': IDEO’s Sandy Speicher on Design Thinking in Schools

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The role of “design thinking” has become a much more popular term in education over the past few years. You’ve probably seen both proper and poor examples of implementing design thinking, as a result. What exactly is “design thinking,” in your opinion? There are a lot of different definitions out there.


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10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

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"In a recent post, I wrote about why I want to see students become innovators:

Unfortunately, the system isn’t designed for innovation. For years, schools have been stuck in a one-size-fits-all factory model, where students passively consume content. Some people will point out that this model is outdated. However, I would argue that factory education was a bad idea from the start. Because here’s the thing: kids aren’t widgets.

While one-size-fits-all works great for socks, it’s not ideal for minds. Kids need to dream and wonder and imagine. They need to design and build and tinker. This is why I love design thinking. It’s a flexible framework that guides students through specific phases in the creative process."


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Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects | How can technology improve education? | Scoop.it
This is a real revolution in education.

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Post very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about education in Finland. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about continuing education can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class

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Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset has become essential knowledge in education circles. The Stanford psychologist found that children who understand that their brains are malleable and can change when working through challenging problems can do better in school. Now, many school districts are attempting to teach growth mindset to their students. At the core of this practice is the idea of “productive failure” (a concept Dr. Manu Kapur has been studying for over a decade)* and giving students the time and space to work through difficult problems. Another key idea is to praise the process and effort a child puts in, not the final product.

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This is so important for teachers today. The students feel so much pressure that they cannot ease up and learn from their mistakes. We have to help them see that productive failure is how we build strength.
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How schools can help teachers reach instructional excellence by Laura Devaney

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Part of a school leader's job is to create conditions in which teachers work collaboratively to achieve instructional excellence.

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Part of a school leader's job is to create conditions in which teachers work collaboratively to achieve instructional excellence.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/teaching-was-yesterday-today-is-coaching-the-learners-students-for-learning-to-learn/

 

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

 

 

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

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¿Epoca de conectivismo?

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INTERESTING!

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Suspending Students From School: Does it Work? | Edudemic

Suspending Students From School: Does it Work? | Edudemic | How can technology improve education? | Scoop.it
The high numbers of suspensions in US schools have sparked an important debate among educators, parents, physicians and lawmakers on its effectiveness.

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Cambridge Scientists: We Shouldn't Define Intelligence According to Humanity

When we try to figure out how some aspect of thinking works, we always start looking at how the human brain does it. But while humans could be said to be the apex species in this planet, we are far from being the only ones who can think.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, December 4, 9:41 PM

Other types of animals have intelligence too.

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STEAM By Design - Education Technology Solutions

HOW MIGHT WE USE DESIGN THINKING TO NURTURE CREATIVE CONFIDENCE IN A MAKERSPACE?

“Creativity is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” (Sir Ken Robinson)

As the maker movement continues to gain momentum, there has been an increase in the development of maker communities both online and in the physical world. Community-orientated Maker Hubs, TechShops, Fab Labs and Maker Faires have popped up in cities and suburbs all over Australia to provide technology enthusiasts, tinkerers and urban creatives innovative places to connect with like-minded people, to share and explore mechanical tools, electronic hardware and programming techniques. It is in these places that makers are developing innovative, creative and entrepreneurial skills that will serve them well in the workforce and beyond, such as developing start-up accelerators and technology incubators.

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Empower your learners – 9 reasons to try design thinking in education

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Students can be amazing problem solvers – no matter their age. I remember a second-grader I taught many years ago. Some days it was a struggle to get him to follow the most basic classroom rules, but he always rose to the challenge when he saw a big issue that needed to be addressed.


Here’s just one example: after a class discussion about litter on the playground, all the other kids agreed to be more careful in the future. But him? With no encouragement from me, he founded an environment club and recruited his classmates. They designed posters that encouraged everyone to take better care of our spaces. He even came up with a new process for making sure the garbage cans were where they needed to be


As design thinking has become a hot topic in education, I think of him often. Without being taught to do so, he defined a problem, came up with solutions and adjusted his approach. And he got most of the class to buy in, turning them into anti-litter crusaders who weren’t afraid to (politely) ask the older kids to do their part.


I only wish I had used this approach more broadly in my classroom. Here are 9 reasons to try design thinking in education:


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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Creating Infographics With Young Learners

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Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher's toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog. The underpinning of innovation and educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE's goal is to bring together as much information, resources and supportive scholarship in one place for teaching and learning.

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The Power of Empathy in Design Thinking for Education

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I recently completed a Design Thinking course to better understand how to increase innovation and creativity in the workplace. While the course was primarily geared toward design thinking applications in business, one universal message stood out: empathy is key. It’s the piece that makes design thinking different from other problem solving models, and I think this idea has enormous potential in the field of education.
 
The idea that problem solving starts with empathy has far-reaching applications in education that go beyond design challenges.

 

Teaching students to have empathy not only makes them better innovators, it makes them better people. And that’s a powerful message.

 

Teaching students to have empathy not only makes them better innovators, it makes them better people. And that’s a powerful message.


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Assessment in Making

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After watching a room of students working and learning via a maker project, one can't help but be awed by the level of engagement. There's a low hum as students buzz around, helping one another troubleshoot problems and figure out next steps. They suggest improvements and model skills for one another. Groups are working on distinctly different projects; some are engaged with wood and electronics, while others are programming, sewing, and drawing. Yet despite the wide variety, they're all so focused that a classroom visitor attracts nary a glance. Their teacher leads, supports, and educates, all by taking a step back.


Maker education is being increasingly integrated into classrooms of all grade levels. It's an approach that draws upon philosophies and pedagogies of the past (constructivism, constructionism, inquiry, hands-on, and project-based learning) and integrates methods from the present (design thinking, effectuation). It reimagines a progressive approach to learning through modern affordances. It democratizes the tools of creativity and empowers the learner. It develops a maker mindset that that has been described as "playful, asset- and growth-minded, failure positive, and collaborative" (Martin, 2015).

Traditional direct instruction focuses on content knowledge, while maker-centered learning orients around the learner's context. It's a framework for learning that can be applied to any content. It allows the learner to actualize his or her own ideas. In any subject area, with any materials or equipment, maker education is a tool or vehicle for learning that focuses on the how: the process, the social-emotional skills, and the application of problem solving, collaborating, and persisting. Yes, there is absolutely content, but maker ed creates a meaningful context for students to engage with content on their own terms.

Anyone who works with young makers sees this level of engagement, collaboration, and creativity. Indeed, there has been an explosion in the number of makerspaces in schools. But as with any new education model -- particularly one with roots outside of education -- there are serious questions that arise:

1. Does maker education raise test scores?
We don’t know this definitively -- yet. Ongoing research and evaluation efforts are under way to understand the effects, effectiveness, learning outcomes, and related results of maker-centered education. As this educational approach continues to engage students while deepening their learning, we must continually ask ourselves:

How might we ensure that students are getting the learning, skills, and abilities they'll need in life?
What experiences do we want to create for our children? What is the utility of schooling in the modern era?
What's worth measuring in the first place?
We know that maker-centered education is not only engaging students at new levels, but also giving them valuable skills that traditional education does not. We hear stories of students who:




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'A Better Future is Possible': IDEO’s Sandy Speicher on Design Thinking in Schools

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The role of “design thinking” has become a much more popular term in education over the past few years. You’ve probably seen both proper and poor examples of implementing design thinking, as a result. What exactly is “design thinking,” in your opinion? There are a lot of different definitions out there.


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Everything You Need to Know to Effectively Integrate Formative Assessment in Your Instruction via @medkh9

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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5 Ways Gamification Can Help Students Develop A Growth Mindset — Emerging Education Technologies

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Gamification allows us to enhance our knowledge and enhance our basic soft skills like multi-tasking, collaborating, creative thinking and committing to a goal. In 2002, the word gamification was coined as a way to describe the incorporation of game-thinking and

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, October 15, 5:34 PM
And it engages students with the fun in learning!
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Cool beans!

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Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class

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Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset has become essential knowledge in education circles. The Stanford psychologist found that children who understand that their brains are malleable and can change when working through challenging problems can do better in school. Now, many school districts are attempting to teach growth mindset to their students. At the core of this practice is the idea of “productive failure” (a concept Dr. Manu Kapur has been studying for over a decade)* and giving students the time and space to work through difficult problems. Another key idea is to praise the process and effort a child puts in, not the final product.

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This is so important for teachers today. The students feel so much pressure that they cannot ease up and learn from their mistakes. We have to help them see that productive failure is how we build strength.
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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 29, 2014 9:39 AM

I really like this break down of "Genius Hour" that @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  shared on his Scoop.it page - igeneration 21st Century Education.  The image comes from TeachThought.  This visual will be a big help for my preservice students to develop a base level of understanding. 

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I love this idea!  This would be particularly effective with gifted students.

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Finland's Laid-Back Approach To Education Is Totally Working | #Europe #ModernEDU

Finland's Laid-Back Approach To Education Is Totally Working | #Europe #ModernEDU | How can technology improve education? | Scoop.it

When it comes to education, the Finnish know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this year, ranked number one in literacy. So what’s Finland’s secret? It’s simple: more play, less work.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 9, 3:27 PM

When it comes to education, the Finnish know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this year, ranked number one in literacy. So what’s Finland’s secret? It’s simple: more play, less work.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

 

John Rudkin's curator insight, October 10, 2:58 AM
...how wrong can we be.  Finland show that the intelligent way is naturally engaging.
Dennis Swender's curator insight, October 13, 10:03 AM
Finland still remains as one of the leading PISA achievement nations.