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It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly emergency room mistakes, and then makes a strong case for changing the way that the medical profession addresses such things. He believes that medicine will improve if doctors are free to discuss their mistakes, without judgment, allowing them to learn from each other. But, he continued, because doctors are judged by mistakes, they are too afraid to di
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3 Apps Teachers Should Definitely Use on Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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What A Shock! Study Finds That Student Reflection Helps Learning

What A Shock!  Study Finds That Student Reflection Helps Learning | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
I've written a lot about the importance of reflection in learning (see The Best Resources On Student & Teacher Reflection). A new study reinforces that perspective. You can read about it at Men...
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How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning | Edudemic

How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning | Edudemic | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
A fight or flight reaction may be useful in some situations, but it is highly detrimental in the classroom. Whether anxiety stems from test taking or from an unstable home environment, the brains of students experiencing high levels of stress look different than those who are not — and those brains behave differently, too. In …

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10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education (Infographic)

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10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, October 19, 4:21 PM

10 tendencias para a aprendizagem mista

(blended= tech+presencial)


Minha tendencia favoita  é :

Aumentar o engajamento e motivacao do aprendiz.


e a sua ?

#avancee

Leonard Waks's curator insight, November 16, 1:20 AM

Of these 10 proposed drivers, I an guessing that the most important will be #5 and #6. At least for the time being, universities are really strapped for funds. Consider for # 5 a 'MOOC-Based wrapped course' where a prof assigns a MOOC as homework, and then  meets with the class one day a week = and follows up with a couple of weeks of class time at the end for projects and examinations. This strikes me as a  good division of labor in many courses - letting the high production videos do what they do best and the prof do what demands a human mind and heart for problem solving and coaching and mentoring. It can reduce faculty time by more than 1/2 without loss of quality. Now for #6, consider a group of twenty faculty members teaching wrapped courses based on the very same MOOC. They will have many questions and concerns and they can (a) find each other and (b) address them collectively through their learning network. The only other 'driver' that floats my boat at this point is #3. Many students like MOOC-based courses. The lectures are excellent and fit conveniently into schedules, and the professor is available to serve his or her most important functions. But I wouldn't oversell this. Many students still prefer day to day hand holding and may actually need it from a socio-emotional perspective to stay engaged in the course. So I'm betting on #5 and #6 as most important.

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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Teaching Writing With Technology? Blogging, Blogging, Blogging

Teaching Writing With Technology? Blogging, Blogging, Blogging | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Teaching Writing With Technology? Blogging, Blogging, Blogging
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5 Elements of Project Based Learning - Brilliant or Insane

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See what a successful yearlong project based learning unit looks.
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A Handy Gmail Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Frontiers | Less-structured time in children's daily lives predicts self-directed executive functioning | Developmental Psychology

Executive functions in childhood predict important life outcomes. Thus, there is great interest in attempts to improve executive functions early in life. Many interventions are led by trained adults, including structured training activities in the lab, and less-structured activities implemented in schools. Such programs have yielded gains in children’s externally-driven executive functioning, where they are instructed on what goal-directed actions to carry out and when. However, it is less clear how children’s experiences relate to their development of self-directed executive functioning, where they must determine on their own what goal-directed actions to carry out and when. We hypothesized that time spent in less-structured activities would give children opportunities to practice self-directed executive functioning, and lead to benefits. To investigate this possibility, we collected information from parents about their 6-7 year-old children’s daily, annual, and typical schedules. We categorized children’s activities as “structured” or “less-structured” based on categorization schemes from prior studies on child leisure time use. We assessed children’s self-directed executive functioning using a well-established verbal fluency task, in which children generate members of a category and can decide on their own when to switch from one subcategory to another. The more time that children spent in less-structured activities, the better their self-directed executive functioning. The opposite was true of structured activities, which predicted poorer self-directed executive functioning. These relationships were robust (holding across increasingly strict classifications of structured and less-structured time) and specific (time use did not predict externally-driven executive functioning). We discuss implications, caveats, and ways in which potential interpretations can be distinguished in future work, to advance an understanding of this fundamental aspect of growing up.
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Art History Interactive iPad App Is Now Free ( Was $3,99) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Art History Interactive iPad App Is Now Free ( Was $3,99) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
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A Complete Guide for Teachers on How to Use Socrative - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

A Complete Guide for Teachers on How to Use Socrative - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Socrative helps teachers to engage and assess their students. Here is a complete guide for teachers on how to use Socrative.
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I use Socrative all the time.

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TED-Ed New Interactive Periodic Table With Video Lessons for Every Element ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

TED-Ed New Interactive Periodic Table With Video Lessons for Every Element ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
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Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

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It's time to tackle myths like project-based learning is mostly fluff and not academically rigorous. See other PBL misnomers and read how they deserve myth-busting.

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Helping Teachers Build Confidence - Brilliant or Insane

Helping Teachers Build Confidence - Brilliant or Insane | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
This Twitter #SunChat conversation offers ways to help teachers build confidence and overcome burnout.

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Learning Is Different Than Education

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Learning Is Different Than Education

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 13, 10:07 PM

Any time we use Wendell Berry, it means we are thinking deeply about what we are speaking about.

 

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Life of an Educator: 10 things I'd like to see in every classroom

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 14, 12:44 PM

There are classrooms where these things happen. Quite often, they are not part of the mainstream and are on margins where creativity happens.

 

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Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Multiple-Choice Questions | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
The goal of any well-constructed test is to test students’ expertise on a topic and not their test-taking skills. We need to eliminate as many flaws in our questions as we can to “provide a level playing field for testwise and not-so-testwise students. The probability of answering a question correctly should relate to an examinee's expertise on the topic and should not relate to their expertise on test-taking strategies.” (NMBE, 2001, p 19)

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6 Great Tools to Share Your Computer Screen with Others ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Own the Future

The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Own the Future | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
The Maker movement's pedagogical roots reach back to 18th-century Europe even as its branches reach globally to transform 21st-century education.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 6, 9:12 PM

I would argue that the roots stretch back much further to a time when people were not mere workers, but craftspeople who took great pride in their work.

 

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How Simulation Games Can Teach Complex Subjects

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Jeff Stanzler uses simulation games to engage high school and college students in a study of geo-politics. Simulation games are powerful learning tools.
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3 Smart Twitter Chats for Connected Educators Month

3 Smart Twitter Chats for Connected Educators Month | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
By Getting Smart Staff - 2014 Getting Smart CE14 Twitter Chats: Getting Smart on Social Media, Smart Cities: Talent Dev. and TwitPic Your Connection Tools
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Curiosity improves memory by tapping into the brain’s reward system

Curiosity improves memory by tapping into the brain’s reward system | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
The brain’s dopamine reward circuitry fires up when people are curious about finding answers, making learning more effective
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