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How to create a culture of daily mentorship | eLeadership | Coaching | Mentoring | eSkills

How to create a culture of daily mentorship | eLeadership | Coaching | Mentoring | eSkills | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
According to a study by Harvard Business Review, young high achievers value mentoring and coaching and often leave their current gigs in a quest to have those needs met. Companies like Microsoft and KPMG have caught on by giving employees exposure to peers in different divisions to provide fresh ideas and new ways of thinking.

In addition to more formalized training and education programs, many companies also try to foster mentorship within their organizations, often with mixed results. Like matchmaking, mentorship can seem shrouded in mystique and luck. HR departments eagerly set up colleagues for lunches or other work “dates” and cross their fingers that the chemistry will spark. A seasoned pro will take an eager novice under his or her wing and the next generation of great leaders will be born.


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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 19, 9:41 AM
According to a study by Harvard Business Review, young high achievers value mentoring and coaching and often leave their current gigs in a quest to have those needs met. Companies like Microsoft and KPMG have caught on by giving employees exposure to peers in different divisions to provide fresh ideas and new ways of thinking.

In addition to more formalized training and education programs, many companies also try to foster mentorship within their organizations, often with mixed results. Like matchmaking, mentorship can seem shrouded in mystique and luck. HR departments eagerly set up colleagues for lunches or other work “dates” and cross their fingers that the chemistry will spark. A seasoned pro will take an eager novice under his or her wing and the next generation of great leaders will be born.


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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 21, 4:58 PM

As a mentor I need the mentoring sills and knowledge to be a better mentor.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Blogging | eSkills

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Blogging | eSkills | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/

 

https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/put-your-title-in-here/

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 4:05 AM
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/put-your-title-in-here/


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


Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 2, 9:14 AM

A reading transformation can occur in your school much like it has in my classroom, replacing fear and dread with excitement and self-expression. Students will read if they choose the books. They will write with voice and clarity if they have the ability to express their thoughts. They can change from reluctant to inspired readers if it happens on their own terms. All you have to do is flip the experience, turning the practice of reading on its head by making them the creators of their own learning.

RESENTICE's curator insight, June 3, 3:49 AM

Inverser sa classe avec des BLOGS

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Creative Classrooms Lab - Tablets in schools - UK - YouTube

Creative Classrooms Lab - Tablets in schools

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 28, 1:38 PM

Creative Classrooms Lab - Tablets in schools


Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, May 29, 3:32 AM

Krab het promo-laagje ervan en luister naar en kijk naar wat deze mensen zeggen en doen. Ook dit is een manier om meer eigenaar te worden van eigen leren.

Jerry Johnson's curator insight, May 29, 9:17 AM

Worth a look... 

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WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? OR, WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!? That are actually questions which I get asked very often from people and where I could ask ONLY the first one! WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? Well, there is one well renown person WHO explains it BEST in my opinion, and that is Howard GARDNER.


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SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, May 27, 2:15 PM

Alot of these skills cannot be taught. Your B.A., MBA., or Ph.D.may not give you the edge you thought they might.

nihal abitiu's curator insight, June 1, 6:24 AM

1- Leadership, 2- Collaboration, 3- Adaptability, 4- Innovation, 5- Critical thinking, 6- Communication, 7- Productivity and accountability, 8- Accessing, analysing and synthesizing information, 9- Global citizenship, 10- Entrepreneurialism

FCPE Marx Dormoy's curator insight, July 1, 6:51 AM

Vision certes anglo-saxonne mais assez adaptée à ce que l'on voit dans les grandes entreprises "mondialisées"

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Curiosity: The Heart of Lifelong Learning | LEARNing To LEARN

Curiosity: The Heart of Lifelong Learning | LEARNing To LEARN | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

If you suspect that curious kids fare better in careers and life, you're right—for a variety of reasons. Research suggests that intellectual curiosity has as big of an effect on performance as hard work. (link is external) When put together, curiosity and hard work account for success just as much as intelligence.

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Another study found that people who were curious about a topic retained what they learned for longer periods of time (link is external). And even more impressive, research has linked curiosity to a wide range of important adaptive behaviors, (link is external) including tolerance of anxiety and uncertainty, positive emotions, humor, playfulness, out-of-box thinking, and a noncritical attitude—all attributes associated with healthy social outcomes.


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Evergreen Summer's curator insight, April 17, 4:37 PM

Yes! Engaging children in questions and supporting them in their natural curiosity about the world around them is out top priority!

Miguel Damiani's curator insight, April 20, 6:28 PM

Aprender a aprender

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 30, 2:38 PM

Some of this is known well by any educator in the world; some points might offer a different perspective or a gentle reminder. And please keep in mind that "reward" doesn't necessarily mean giving the students a piece of candy or points or something else. Most kids (and adults) crave affirmation.

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How The Activity Learning Theory Works

How The Activity Learning Theory Works | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
How The Activity Learning Theory Works 

Vygotsky’s earlier concept of mediation, which encompassed learning alongside others (Zone of Proximal Development) and through interaction with artifacts, was the basis for Engeström’s version of Activity Theory (known as Scandinavian Activity Theory). Engeström’s approach was to explain human thought processes not simply on the basis of the individual, but in the wider context of the individual’s interactions within the social world through artifacts, and specifically in situations where activities were being produced.

In Activity Theory people (actors) use external tools (e.g. hammer, computer, car) and internal tools (e.g. plans, cognitive maps) to achieve their goals. In the social world there are many artifacts, which are seen not only as objects, but also as things that are embedded within culture, with the result that every object has cultural and/or social significance.

Tools (which can limit or enable) can also be brought to bear on the mediation of social interaction, and they influence both the behavior of the actors (those who use the tools) and also the social structure within which the actors exist (the environment, tools, artifacts). For further reading, here is Engeström’s own overview of 3 Generations of Activity Theory development. The first figure shows Second Generation AT as it is usually presented in the literature.

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Giacomo Bono's curator insight, April 1, 12:46 PM

Social interactions with close others, technology, and our motivation to master environments all work together to change us. An important process not represented in this otherwise cool model is close relationships with older peers and adults (i.e., community) who know kids and the learning task at hand well enough to use the ZPD to support their learning.

HC's curator insight, April 1, 7:08 PM

An interesting article on the Activity Theory where "people (actors) use external tools (e.g. hammer, computer, car) and internal tools (e.g. plans, cognitive maps) to achieve their goals." This article explores how this theory can be applied in education, "...teachers should be aware that everything in the classroom has a cultural and social meaning. " 

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 1, 7:15 PM

A useful framework that can move well into higher education to inform learning design.

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – 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 might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

María Florencia Perrone's curator insight, April 8, 4:00 PM

The world around us is not labelled or divided in categories, then why is academic content? Can we not relate topics and elaborate meaning on the basis of relationships and intertwined data? 

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 13, 9:11 PM

I wonder if this would work in the U.S.? Also, in Finland, students do not take standardized tests until the end of high school (Zhao, 2012, p. 111), so thankfully, perhaps the drill and kill process is diminished.


*Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners. 

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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
How do you motivate students who don't care about grades? You take a turn with badges in education and see how different results can come about.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Alex Enkerli's curator insight, February 18, 8:44 AM

As #OpenBadges expand outwards, we can reappropriate them in education. via @Kim Flintoffand @Gust MEES

Karlitha Espino García's curator insight, February 19, 8:45 PM

añada su visión ...

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 21, 7:23 PM

I think badges are still becoming a thing, but while they're in the process of finding some traction, it won't hurt to know a bit more about them. The more we think about how they could be used and their value, the more likely we are to determine if they're worth our time and effort.

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Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners

Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
While acknowledging that the whole concept of self-determination – or ‘Google
learning’ as it has been called, pejoratively, in certain circles – is fraught with the potential for missing the point, being distracted into rabbit warrens or just getting bad information, we would like to emphasise that this is only a potential.

 

===> Any learning theory is only as good as the way in which it is applied and worked through, and we have seen it produce highly successful results where correctly applied, in the right circumstances. <===

 

Watch this space for chapter and verse, as we will soon be publishing case studies of several recent programmes that feature high levels of learner self-direction.

Learners are changing, learning is changing – and heutagogy can give important clues about rebalancing the burden of responsibilities and permissions in an always-on, networked, instructorless, post-course world.


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


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


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Will Stewart's curator insight, November 28, 2014 5:34 AM

A useful graphic for learning designers.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:05 AM

Heutagogia  e o olhar sobre a aprendizagem do século XXI:


1- protagonizar a própria aprendizagem

2- educadores mantem foco no processo de aprendizagem ao inves do conteudo

3- evita-se aprendizagem focada no educador 

4- migra-se para o "mundo da aprendizagem"

5- explora e aprende praticando auto escolha e acao auto direcionada

6- avancar alem da disciplina


#avancee

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:41 AM
This learning theory may be beneficial in certain settings. Anyone applying it already?
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The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Something experts in all fields tend to do when they’re practicing is to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. The best figure skaters in the world spend more of their practice time practicing jumps that they don’t land than lesser figure skaters do. The same is true of musicians. When most musicians sit down to practice, they play the parts of pieces that they’re good at. Of course they do: it’s fun to succeed. But expert musicians tend to focus on the parts that are hard, the parts they haven’t yet mastered. The way to get better at a skill is to force yourself to practice just beyond your limits.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:04 PM

This is growth mindset. Failure as iteration. Wonderful!

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:55 AM

El secreto es practicar hasta superar los propios limites, auto impuestos  muy frecuentemente.

Audrey's curator insight, October 22, 2014 4:13 PM

Sounds like good advice.  Effective tutors always push learners.  

Audrey curating for http:/www./homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.

 

Learn more:

 

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


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Often, it is argued that deep learning skills like creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration can be taught only to high actievers.

Most interessant about this research is that it concentrated on deep learning skills  for other groups and discovered also for these groups a positive impact on overall learning results.

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Laura Saavedra's curator insight, October 8, 2014 5:24 PM

Interesting news, don't you think so?

WE's curator insight, October 10, 2014 9:45 AM

Lesson design is important for this to take place. 

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Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 18, 2014 12:12 PM
Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.


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


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Digital Passport by Common Sense Media

Digital Passport by Common Sense Media | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
The interactive, fun, and effective way to teach and test the basics of digital citizenship to 3rd-5th grade...

 

Digital Passport is fun and effective.


- Web-based games and videos engage 3rd - 5th graders in independent learning

 

- Modules zero in on critical skills related to digital safety, respect, and community

 

- Collaborative classroom activities reinforce online lessons

 

- Students earn badges toward a Digital Passport

 

- Teachers get robust reports to demonstrate student success

 

- Currently available on the web and coming soon for mobile devices

 

- Supports responsible use policies and E-rate

 

- FREE to your school thanks to generous support from our sponsors

 

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https://digitalpassport.org/educator-registration

 


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10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders | eLeadership | eSkills | Leadership

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders | eLeadership | eSkills | Leadership | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.

Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Great communicators are intentional about it, and there are 10 secrets they rely on to deliver a powerful message. Put these secrets to work in your communication and watch your influence soar.

1. They Know Their Audience

2. They Are Experts In Body Language

3. They Are Honest

4. They Are Authentic

5. They Speak With Authority

6. They Speak To Groups As Individuals

7. They Have Ears (And They Use Them)

8. They Use Phrases Like "It's My Fault," "I Was Wrong," and "I'm Sorry"

9. They Solicit Feedback

10. They're Proactive

Leaders with the best communication skills don't waste time playing catch-up. They're quick to head off the rumor mill by sharing bad news in a timely manner. They also give clear, concise goals and directions so people don't waste their time heading in the wrong direction.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Ian Berry's curator insight, June 12, 3:43 AM

Great list. It all begins at number 1

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 12, 4:01 AM

I want to become and mentor a great leader.

Nadège CORDENTE's curator insight, June 12, 4:32 AM

Cela paraît presque trop simple et pourtant...

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Flocabulary- An Online Library of Educational Music Videos to Use in Class

Flocabulary- An Online Library of Educational Music Videos to Use in Class | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

As a teacher you can use Flocabulary videos for a variety of instructional purposes that include ‘ introduction, enrichment, differentiated instruction and test prep.’ Most of the music videos included in this site are accompanied with a variety of materials such as song lyrics, online activities, and exercises.


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


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


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 1, 7:58 PM

As a teacher you can use Flocabulary videos for a variety of instructional purposes that include ‘ introduction, enrichment, differentiated instruction and test prep.’ Most of the music videos included in this site are accompanied with a variety of materials such as song lyrics, online activities, and exercises.


Learn more:


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


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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/tutankhamun-exhibition-in-cologne-de/


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WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? OR, WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!? That are actually questions which I get asked very often from people and where I could ask ONLY the first one! WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? Well, there is one well renown person WHO explains it BEST in my opinion, and that is Howard GARDNER.


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SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, May 27, 2:15 PM

Alot of these skills cannot be taught. Your B.A., MBA., or Ph.D.may not give you the edge you thought they might.

nihal abitiu's curator insight, June 1, 6:24 AM

1- Leadership, 2- Collaboration, 3- Adaptability, 4- Innovation, 5- Critical thinking, 6- Communication, 7- Productivity and accountability, 8- Accessing, analysing and synthesizing information, 9- Global citizenship, 10- Entrepreneurialism

FCPE Marx Dormoy's curator insight, July 1, 6:51 AM

Vision certes anglo-saxonne mais assez adaptée à ce que l'on voit dans les grandes entreprises "mondialisées"

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Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom

Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

In addition to thinking about tools that help boost educators’ teaching practice, this moment might be a good time to pull back and think about some big-picture ideals, too. Here are a few to consider.


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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 26, 10:31 PM

Innovation, creativity, collaboration, genius hour.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 27, 11:30 AM

Otras formas para innovar...Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
We can be tactical in our schooling. The traditional advice on learning has been to “study hard,” in a quiet place and with the same routine, yet that doesn’t say much about what to specifically do. But pupils today can change the way they study to exploit the brain’s quirky learning processes, using the strategies revealed by memory and learning research. While that science is still maturing, “it’s at a place now where it can give you a specific tactical plan,” Carey said. 

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Students can tailor their preparation with techniques targeting different kinds of content or skills, and manage their schedule to optimize their time. “That’s a powerful thing, because we go through our whole lives never knowing that,” he said.

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Ultimately, the value of these learning strategies isn’t just about earning better grades, Carey said. In the modern jungle of society, learning is still about surviving: For young people, it’s about sussing out what they’re good at, what rings their bell, and what they want to do with their lives. “It’s informing you of: Who am I? Where do I place my bets? Do I major in physics or do I major in architecture or design, or do I major in English? Do I belong here at all?” Carey said. Those are important decisions. “Being self-aware about what’s effective learning and how it happens, I think, gives you a real edge in making those choices.”


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 


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Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 2, 8:16 AM

i always like learning about learning

Steve Bavister's curator insight, April 3, 5:33 AM
Nice set of tips here for studying more effectively
Jake Goulet's curator insight, April 15, 11:35 AM

Figure out what strategies will help you expand your language knowledge!

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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Why You Must Reflect and Improve
Students are what we do. They are the center of our classroom, not us. However, as a teacher, I am the most impactful single person in the classroom. Honest feedback from our students will help me level up.

I've been doing this for more than ten years. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry -- and sometimes I'm mortified. But I can honestly say that every single piece of feedback I've received has made me a better teacher. And great teachers are never afraid of having or inviting hard conversations. This is one of best practices that has helped me to be a better, more excited teacher every year.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 


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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 30, 12:09 PM
Student Voice is invaluable to the effectiveness of the educator.
Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 2, 10:20 AM

i agree!  As a teacher, I always sought to improve and make my classroom more effective for students.  End of year surveys helped a lot.  I also had students write letters to next year's students.  This gave me insight into how the course and classroom activities helped or hampered their learning.  summer is a great -- there is actually time to reflect.  as lessons change, there is time to do researxh and gather resources.  

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 7, 2:33 PM

It can be tough to hear others criticism  of us and our work, but it can help you improve. 

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What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom? | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

 

The word “mistake” is a harsh word. It implies flaws, pointing fingers, errors in judgement, something wrong and possibly even a dead end. I would rather think or connect the word “mistake” to first steps, stepping stones, experimentation and exploration. With that being said, those “first steps” or that exploration cannot become a routine cemented in stone how technology is being used in the classroom. Stepping stones are meant to lead to something else.

 

For the sake of the prompt given, here are my top 5 “Mistakes” (in no particular order) which I  see, read and hear about as I travel the world to learn and work with schools, teachers and students:

 

- Technology being used to substitute an analog activity


- Technology use being seen as an add-on to allow students to use devices, the Internet, a program or an app as a reward, for entertainment, as a time filler for students who finish early


- Technology use as a separate subject area


- Technology as a $1000 pencil initiative


- Technology seen as the solution to motivate and engage students



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David Carabias's curator insight, March 18, 5:12 AM

Ésta es la cuestión, las TIC por sí mismas no son la solución a problemas en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Pueden ser una magnífica herramienta en el aula, pero hay que saber utilizarlas para sacarles el máximo partido sin caer en errores que se llevan reproduciendo en educación desde hace décadas.

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 18, 12:27 PM

מאמר מצויין כהקדמה לשעור בנושא שילוב טכנולוגיה בהוראה

Elsa Caetano's curator insight, March 23, 5:55 AM

Nem sempre, nem nunca.

Tecnologia em sala de aula: só quando faz sentido!

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The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic

The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others.

This inspirational graphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that allowed them to grow.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

 

 


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Beatrice Josse's curator insight, February 15, 10:09 AM

Quelques attitudes essentielles à retenir pour un professeur des écoles compétent. À relier avec le référentiel de compétences du professeur. 

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 24, 1:47 PM

I'm loving this as a look at teaching in 2015, and a professional development growth mindset.  

Ian Lowe's curator insight, May 24, 3:45 AM

very similar to Dweck Mindset work. be reflective, try new ideas, embrace change....i ant do that...yet

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Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School | eSkills

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School | eSkills | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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

 

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

 



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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:46 AM

Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


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


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


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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

1. Making creates authentic experiences for learning.


2. Making deepens social and emotional skills. 


3. Making is not just limited to science, tech, engineering or math (STEM).


4. Making teaches kids how to fail. 


5. Making is accessible to anyone.


Learn more:

 

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 



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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 2014 4:25 PM

Are your kids makers?

Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, October 17, 2014 8:05 PM

  Heres to less consuming and more making!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2014 9:51 PM

So many of my student like to keep their hands and/or bodies moving.  They become engaged .

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Tools of Engagement - Involving Students in Their Own Learning

Tools of Engagement - Involving Students in Their Own Learning | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
While technology in and of itself does not guarantee student engagement, the right tool used the right way in the classroom does.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:00 AM

While technology in and of itself does not guarantee student engagement, the right tool used the right way in the classroom does.



Learn more:


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



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How to watch hacking, and cyberwarfare between the USA and China, in real time | LEARN about CyberSecurity

How to watch hacking, and cyberwarfare between the USA and China, in real time | LEARN about CyberSecurity | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
You've probably read dozens of paragraphs on how the next great theater of war will be online rather than offline, and how China and the US are already battling each other for cyber supremacy. The truth is, though, unless you've actually been hacked, it's hard to appreciate just how real the prospect of cyberwar actually is. Now, though, a security company has produced a fascinating geographic map that shows you hacking attempts in real-time -- and sure enough, you really can see China waging cyberwar against the US.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/visual-cyber-security-see-attacks-on-real-time/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/

 


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