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Paul Westeneng (Twitter: paulwest) is Senior Consultant at PulseOn (http://www.pulseon.nl), the unique learning platform that allows every student to learn in his or her own way, at a self-directed pace, with content that meets each student’s unique needs, interests and learning preferences. He is also the founder of learn2grow, supporting innovative learning solutions.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Gamification is the process by which teachers use video game design principals in learning environments. The effects are increased student engagement, class wide enjoyment of academic lessons, and high levels of buy-in, even from your most reluctant learners.

When gamifying a classroom there are several things you’ll need to consider. The first is content, as in what are you trying to teach? Like any lesson or unit plan, you’ll need to figure out how to organize and assess new material. You’ll also need to consider your students. What kind of learners are they? What information do they already know? You’ll need to have a basic understanding of your students’ technology skills and how much support each student may need. You’ll want to consider putting together a training manual or some other support system for students who may need extra help. You’ll also need to consider your own comfort level with technology and the actual technology available to you. These considerations may lead you to designing your own game, or relying one a template or already built quest.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 4, 3:33 AM

A good summary with everything there is to know about gamification.

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Moodle navigation and design

Moodle navigation and design | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
A complete guide to developing the design and navigation in Moodle

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7 Common Mistakes About Open Online Education

7 Common Mistakes About Open Online Education | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

"Here are my top 7 mistakes that pundits and critics make when they talk about open online education"


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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Such debate about the place and purpose of online searching in learning and assessments is not new. But rather than thinking of ways to prevent students from cheating or plagiarising in their assessed pieces of work, maybe our obsession with the “authenticity” of their coursework or assessment is missing another important educational point.


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Interesting read about the nature of knowledge and learning.

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Heather Thompson's curator insight, August 1, 2:25 PM

Interesting read about the nature of knowledge and learning.

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, August 3, 5:11 PM

Solving problems through synthesising large amounts of information, often collaboratively, and engaging in exploratory and problem-solving pursuits (rather than just memorising facts and dates) are key skills in the 21st century, information-based economy.

Sanda Craina's curator insight, August 3, 5:32 PM

Interesting read about the nature of knowledge and learning.

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Where Does Innovative Teaching Come From?

Where Does Innovative Teaching Come From? | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
The survey asked faculty to identify practices and procedures that advance and hinder innovative teaching. An atmosphere of collaboration is essential.

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Using BYOD In Schools: Advantages And Disadvantages

Using BYOD In Schools: Advantages And Disadvantages | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Want to know about the advantages and disadvantages of using BYOD in schools? Check the benefits and drawbacks of BYOD.

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Leerlingen zoeken experts.

Leerlingen zoeken experts. | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Leerlingen van ons Technasium hebben content ontwikkeld n.a.v. opdrachten rondom drie thema's. Hun resultaten willen ze bespreken met experts.
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Dit is voor mij echt 21th century learning. Proficiat, Jan!

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7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers

7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 26, 6:08 PM

What do you think about what is discussed in this article?

judyhouse's curator insight, August 3, 9:43 AM

Commonality is important, but drive and desire matter.

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Onderwijs zou georganiseerde nieuwsgierigheid moeten zijn

Onderwijs zou georganiseerde nieuwsgierigheid moeten zijn | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Waarom is Amsterdam niet de hoofdstad van Noord-Holland?
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We Learn Through Stories

Slides to support a workshop at the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston, MA. 15 July 2015. How can we make learning sticky using powerful storyt…

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 18, 3:39 PM

#Stories #Learning #Education #SkillsGap

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 19, 6:09 AM

storytelling is part of global culture. Some stories -eg about maintaining global peace and looking after our communal world environment,are better than others currently floating around 

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 4:39 PM

#Stories #Learning #Education #SkillsGap

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het Onderwijs in Nederland: Kunnen videovoorbeelden helpen bij het aanleren van complexe vaardigheden?

het Onderwijs in Nederland: Kunnen videovoorbeelden helpen bij het aanleren van complexe vaardigheden? | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
RT @OnderwijsinNL: Kunnen videovoorbeelden helpen bij het aanleren van complexe vaardigheden? http://t.co/Bc18Bziwaa #onderwijs
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6 Factors Of Classroom Gamification

6 Factors Of Classroom Gamification | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

"When the technology integration coach in my school district handed me a copy of The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game by Lee Sheldon, I was enthralled. The book was an easy read— cover to cover in just a few days. Lee Sheldon’s students are learning content through game play. College level coursework with students enrolled in a class devoted to designing video games."


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Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? | ReadyToManage

Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? | ReadyToManage | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World?
http://t.co/9MJrFtCXaU

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MOOCs and Social Learning Networks - by Stephen Downes

In this presentation I look at the intersection of MOOCs and social learning networks by looking at the various aspects of openness in MOOCs - open admissions,…

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What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning - TeachThought

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning - TeachThought | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
I spent more than 5 years in public school classrooms, both urban and suburban, and while I saw a lot of educators working their behinds off and engaging kids in valuable, essential learning, I also saw a lot of kids that were disenchanted by what school had to offer. After years in the public school system, many of the students that need school the worst had been taught one irrevocable truth: learning was not for them. And not just because school was too hard or too easy, but because it was often at odds with their interests and desires.

And then, in just the past few months, I’ve had my eyes opened to the world of schooling that happens beyond the walls of the traditional brick and mortar education. Suddenly, I saw living rooms, parks, co-ops, libraries, churches, and community centers as steady, stimulating learning environments. I saw parents confidently addressing the educational needs of their children without necessarily having the formal training to do so (my good friend, Becky, is among them). I saw how certain learning methods and perspectives could yield the type of student that regularly scores above the national average on an array of standardized tests and feels empowered as a lifelong learner. But what exactly were these families able to do that was so different? And what could we as public educators borrow from these homeschool classrooms–or any non-traditional or informal learning environment–that would be of benefit in our own? Here are the five things that stand out.

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Elizabeth Walton Coleman's curator insight, August 1, 11:19 PM

These are the things I've learned that the half is never greater than the whole.

Heather Maxon's curator insight, August 2, 6:11 AM

Good article

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Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom

Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Empower your classroom with the best games, apps, and maker kits, including engaging lesson plans aligned to core standards. Explore, connect, & create. Join today!

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Really nice collection of tech related lesson plans across a wide range of subjects.

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blaucloud's curator insight, August 1, 10:47 AM

Really nice collection of tech related lesson plans across a wide range of subjects.

Teacher Rose's curator insight, August 2, 5:17 AM

Magnífico material para el Homeschooling.

Pilar Moral's curator insight, August 3, 7:23 AM

Really nice collection of tech related lesson plans across a wide range of subjects.

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Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology

Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.

The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

credit is given to Deborah McCallum:


http://bigideasineducation.ca/2015/07/30/holistic-approaches-for-learning-with-technology/


 

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

 


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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 4, 12:47 PM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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A MUST READ! What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

A MUST READ!  What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.

 

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

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

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

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A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.

 

Learn more:

 

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

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

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

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Татьяна Слесаренко's curator insight, August 3, 11:13 AM
A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.

 

Learn more:

 

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

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

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 4, 11:20 PM

These are some of the issues we are grappling with or some of us are realising that we need to grapple with at school. In a real school situation school leaders and classroom teachers also have to acknowledge and professionally balance parental expectations and society's views on what constitutes schooling along with the state mandated demands of curriculum and outcomes, with what we, as professionals, see as what students increasingly need as their future unfolds.

 

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Zo klets je in 3 minuten 1,2 miljoen bij elkaar | Communicatie online - Communicatie Online

Zo klets je in 3 minuten 1,2 miljoen bij elkaar | Communicatie online - Communicatie Online | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
De drie geheime ingrediënten van een briljante pitchDe drie geheime ingrediënten van een briljante pitch
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Orde in de klas vanaf de eerste dag schooldag

Orde in de klas vanaf de eerste dag schooldag | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Ordeproblemen: iedere leraar heeft er weleens last van. Voor de ene leraar gaat het over een gevoel van onmacht dat zo nu en dan de kop opsteekt. Bij een ander zet de klas daadwerkelijk de hele boel op stelten.
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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the childhood passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing. At DIY, we’ve created a way for kids to explore hundreds of skills and to understand the ways in which they can be creative through them. Often, the skills are unconventional, and almost always the results are surprising. I don’t think it’s important that kids use the skills they learn on DIY for the rest of their lives. What’s important is that kids develop the muscle to be fearless learners so that they are never stuck with the skills they have. Only this will prepare them for a world where change is accelerating and depending on a single skill to provide a lifetime career is becoming impossible.

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LET Team's curator insight, June 3, 7:37 PM

Who's for Duct Tape Ninja?

Rachel Benoit's curator insight, June 4, 8:56 AM

'Fearless learners', now that is a great concept, and who doesn't love duct tape. 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 24, 9:31 AM

Makerspace reasoning.

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Powerful Partnerships to Boost Personalized Learning Infographic | Infographics

Powerful Partnerships to Boost Personalized Learning Infographic | Infographics | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
This Powerful Partnerships to Boost Personalized Learning outlines the key lessons from programs which have successfully scaled their online and blended learning opportunities.

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Nicole Reid's curator insight, July 17, 1:43 PM

This is something I feel to be important for any business. Currently at my job position was tasked with creating an infographic and got completely lost. I think making sure your information is visually pleasing is extremely important for getting your point across.

 

Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 12:51 PM

More info in regards to Blended Learning

Carol Ann Frey Reinagel's curator insight, July 21, 2:05 PM

Love this! Individualized learning = self-paced learning for mastery. #VBBT2015

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Is maatwerk pas echt mogelijk met de nieuwe Wet onderwijstijd (vo)?

Is maatwerk pas echt mogelijk met de nieuwe Wet onderwijstijd (vo)? | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Scholen krijgen meer ruimte om de onderwijstijd te spreiden over de leerjaren. Ook kunnen scholen het programma meer aanpassen aan hun onderwijsvisie en aan de behoeften van hun leerlingen.
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What Are The Benefits Of mLearning? Featuring 5 Killer Examples

What Are The Benefits Of mLearning? Featuring 5 Killer Examples | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Wondering about mLearning’s benefits and why it should be a part of your learning strategy? Check the benefits of mLearning featuring 5 killer examples.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 16, 9:10 AM

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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New - Personal Growth - Medium
There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.

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Donna Bryan's curator insight, July 15, 1:27 PM

Life is a journey of learning, especially on websites.

Terrie Pressman's curator insight, July 19, 12:25 PM

Online learning at your fingertips!

Marianne Hart's curator insight, July 19, 9:31 PM

Bonus for music education!!