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Everybody Wants to MOOC the World

Everybody Wants to MOOC the World | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

A great read! According to Michael Feldstein author of this post, two things are missing - a sustainability model and teaching!


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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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What are the Best Ways a Teacher can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom?

What are the Best Ways a Teacher can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom? | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
As part of C.M Rubin’s monthly series in the Huffington post: The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs, this is my third contribution. This month we are answering the follow...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 20, 10:38 AM

How does leadership look like in the classroom? What are the best ways a teacher can demonstrate leadership in the classroom?

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/06/16/what-are-the-best-ways-a-teacher-can-demonstrate-leadership-in-the-classroom/


cioccas's curator insight, June 20, 7:33 PM

Another fabulous blog post and illustration from @langwitches

Patricia Thomson's curator insight, June 24, 3:54 AM

Discusses four essential components to good teaching.

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Your Students can be “Makers”: 16 Projects Invented by Teachers - Getting Smart

Your Students can be “Makers”: 16 Projects Invented by Teachers - Getting Smart | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
The premise is simple: start with a quick tour of the facility and very brief show-and-tell of the tools (less than 30 minutes!), follow with a group brainstorming session around project ideas (less than 30 minutes!), then form groups to jump into projects. Even before lunch on the first day, groups were already sketching and tinkering with Hummingbird Robotics kits, MaKeyMaKeys, cardboard and MakeDo’s, and more. For two days, I jumped in to help groups, learned new tools myself (LittleBits!), fetched tools and supplies as needed (copper tape! wire strippers!), recommended resources and suppliers (Sparkfun! DigiKey!), and acted as cheerleader for teachers pushing themselves to learn incredible new skills and create amazing artifacts of their learning.

The final projects blew ALL of us coaches away! The absolute best part, from my perspective, is that every single project was immediately applicable back in the participant’s classroom. Most of them are generally applicable in any learning environment! Serious high school science content, literature and history, elementary grades, even social/emotional learning… This was absolutely the most excellent collection of practical and academically-oriented maker projects I’ve seen!

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Edupronet's curator insight, June 25, 6:43 AM

Quant les enseignants inventent leurs propres projets pédagogiques

Sandra Ciccarello's curator insight, June 27, 9:26 PM

Spent some time learning about STEMSEL ....... Purchased two inventors kits, now going to take it to my students. Thanks for the ideas!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, June 29, 9:02 AM

#Maker #MAKE #CODE #Robotics #MakerSpace #MakerClub #Education

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Texting In Class May Distract Students, But It Could Also Help Them Learn

Texting In Class May Distract Students, But It Could Also Help Them Learn | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when kids would get in trouble for passing notes in class. Today’s youngsters are much more sophisticated, technologically speaking, than those who grew up in the days of flip phones and CD players — let alone those whose only access to a phone growing up was a spin-dial one. This means there’s a lot more texting, tweeting, and Facebooking on smartphones in your average high school or college classroom than ever before.

Does this also mean that kids today are way more distracted by the bombardment of information reaching them via their tablets and iPhones? A new study out of the National Communication Association wanted to find out whether increased smartphone and social media use in class impacted student learning — and what they found was that it had both negative and positive effects.

In the study, researchers analyzed kids who were using phones in class to respond to text messages — both relevant and irrelevant to the class material. They measured the type of messages and the frequency of them, and found that students who were texting about the material actually scored higher on multiple choice tests about the subject than those who were texting about non-class related things.

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Eric Moss's curator insight, June 29, 11:02 AM

It is time to make decisions on what we want to do for kids who are going to be on their social media devices during class time. After looking at this insightful article, I agree that being able to discuss class work with other students while class is in session is only going to help. Interestingly, the study showed that discussing materials through social media lead to greater test scores. I think that a big problem is that kids are trying to hide their devices while in class, and this is the part that is distracting them. Maybe if we implemented new technology, which allowed for students to have a built in I pad in his or her desk, allowing group chats, and online public discussions to take place, this would be beneficial. Staying on topic, posting to friends and family about what you are learning is only going to lead to a better understanding of the topic. Changing what many might view as a negative action, to a positive idea might be key when thinking about the future of our education system, and all of the social media available. Higher grades will be the reward, while lower grades will be the consequence for kids who reject using this new feature the proper way.

JoanHughes's curator insight, June 30, 5:58 AM

This article gives food for thought.  Are mobile phones being used to engage learners or do teachers see it as a distraction?

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, July 2, 5:17 AM

... so much to learn about and to tryout...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 2, 5:19 PM

#STEM #Projects #Guide

Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

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RT @LerarenMetLef: Wat als... we de examens eens afschaften? En creatief over alternatieven nadenken? #onderwijs http://t.co/B4nhsFz0gp
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Laks: leraren beoordelen door leerlingen

Scholieren willen leraren beoordelen en zo meer betrokken worden bij het onderwijs: http://t.co/MTyxsqMkkt
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Why Online Students Succeed

Why Online Students Succeed | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, June 18, 2:00 AM

Loved the checklist!

 

ERBRAINS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS's curator insight, June 18, 2:07 AM

Real Time and the conversation

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From Nik Peachey.

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Onderwijs en leren in 2032 - E-learning made easy

Onderwijs en leren in 2032 - E-learning made easy | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Wat zijn jouw wensen als het gaat over onderwijs en leren in 2032? In dit artikel lees je mijn 5 wensen...
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Alle zieke kinderen in België hebben voortaan recht op Bednet - Het Nieuwsblad Mobile

Alle zieke kinderen in België hebben voortaan recht op Bednet - Het Nieuwsblad Mobile | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Alle kinderen die langdurig ziek zijn, moeten vanaf 1 september via de webcam les kunnen volgen. Bednet krijgt daarvoor één miljoen euro subsidies van onderwijsminister Hilde Crevits (CD&V).
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How Experience API Can Support Personalized E-Learning in Organizations | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog

How Experience API Can Support Personalized E-Learning in Organizations | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
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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.

 

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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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How Open Badges scaffold a better learning design and improve ePortfolio management

How Open Badges scaffold a better learning design and improve ePortfolio management | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Presentation by Dominique-Alain Jan on How Open Badges scaffold a better learning design and improve ePortfolio management at Mahara Hui on 9 April 2015.

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hahah you got to check this out - http://goo.gl/QJIdMf
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Het is maar wat je vrijheid van onderwijs noemt | Toespraak | Rijksoverheid.nl

Het is maar wat je vrijheid van onderwijs noemt | Toespraak | Rijksoverheid.nl | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
.@SanderDekker wil meer ruimte voor scholen die met een vernieuwend concept inspirerend onderwijs willen bieden. http://t.co/eebqgQoCyS
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Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

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

 

 
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Lyfe Media's curator insight, June 23, 3:20 PM

According to this article, Finland has been at the top of the teaching food chain for years. And how exactly do they do it? This article from The Guardian explains in detail what the hiring, training, and maintenance programs look like. PopWebNews

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Kati Pärkkä's curator insight, June 25, 1:39 AM

Teachers' basic training is very qualified. To make sure that the quality of teaching stays on high level we should invest on in-service training of all teachers. The world and society is developing faster and faster every day...

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Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom both in the sense of helping students to express their unique creative identity and also by helping them to think about and use language in a creative way. The activities are suitable for a broad range of students from young to old and from low to higher levels and can be used alongside your existing syllabus and course materials to enhance your students’ experience of learning English.


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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, June 25, 8:59 PM

Useful tips on developing creativity in language classroom.

Tamar Naline Shumiski's curator insight, June 26, 8:44 AM

Melhorando suas aulas de Inglês.

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Top 6 Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning

Top 6 Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Does introducing Gamification in eLearning truly help learners learn? Check 6 benefits of Gamification in eLearning.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 2, 3:19 PM

Students really get engaged with there is even the hint of a game structure to the learning.

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Technology can transform education, but not without people

Technology can transform education, but not without people | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Five years ago I was trying every new tech tool to come out. I was glogging with glogster. I was threading with voice thread. And I sure was writing and editing in real-time with Google Docs! But the technology was not transforming me. It was not transforming my classroom, because it was just technology.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 1, 3:43 AM

Interesting short read.

RossanaPiccini's curator insight, July 1, 8:18 AM

Not to be ignored. 

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 1, 9:56 PM

I do not fear the tech revolution. Life has been and always shall be built on relationships. 

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'Als een kind niet leert zoals wij lesgeven, moeten we gaan lesgeven zoals het kind leert' - hetkind

'Als een kind niet leert zoals wij lesgeven, moeten we gaan lesgeven zoals het kind leert' - hetkind | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Als een kind niet leert zoals wij lesgeven, moeten we gaan lesgeven zoals het kind leert. Dit vraagt van leerkrachten empathie, belangstelling voor de leerling en verwondering over het unieke van ieder individu.
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Onderwijsresultaten voortgezet onderwijs in beeld

Scholen in het voortgezet onderwijs stimuleren hun leerlingen het beste uit zichzelf te halen. En ze vinden daarbij de Inspectie van het Onderwijs aan hun kant.
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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.


Learn more:


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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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | eSkills

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | eSkills | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 15, 10:15 AM

Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.


Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 15, 11:24 AM

For EFL/ESL teachers who teach content along with English, here are some helpful sites for teaching math.  

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 16, 10:08 AM

Math can be fun.

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What We Learn from Making - Usable Knowledge

What We Learn from Making - Usable Knowledge | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
What are the real benefits of a maker-centered approach to learning? It’s often described as a way to incubate STEM skills or drive technical innovation — and it is probably both of these. But as a new report from Project Zero’s Agency by Design concludes, the real value of maker education has more to do with building character than with building the next industrial revolution.  

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Mrs.Piltz' Kinders's curator insight, June 13, 12:25 PM

There is such value in problem solving and persevering through a challenge.

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200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

"Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? This list from Open Culture has you covered. It features around 200 free documentaries spanning a wide range of topics from history to arts and science. All of these documentaries are provided with a short description about their content together with a link to the page where you can watch them and read more about the contextual information surrounding the topic they cover. It will take you awhile to sift through the entire list but we are pretty sure you will come out with some good documentaries to share with your class."


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Juan Rodríguez-silvar's curator insight, June 13, 3:55 PM

Catro boas ferramentas recomendadas.

Four good tools recommended

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 15, 3:09 AM

Open education est en train d'arriver et mettra des discussion sur le droit d'auteur au placard (au moins un peu). Voici des ressources gratuites à utiliser en classe.

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Bussemaker: betere overgang vmbo'ers naar mbo

Bussemaker: betere overgang vmbo'ers naar mbo | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
RT @VO_nieuws: Bussemaker: betere overgang vmbo'ers naar mbo - Nationale Onderwijsgids: http://t.co/qkkPctAUC7 #mbo #vmbo #opleiding #arbei…
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Online platform maakt leren op eigen tempo mogelijk |

Online platform maakt leren op eigen tempo mogelijk | | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Docenten en leerlingen van vijf Vakcolleges hebben in april deelgenomen aan een enquête. De leermiddelen van Mens & Dienstverlenen en het online platform voor gepersonaliseerd leren PulseOn stonden centraal.
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