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Why Our Schools Need EdTech Professionals

Why Our Schools Need EdTech Professionals | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

The professional workforce has been quick to adopt new technology tools. We readily accept that tablets and smartphones, teleconferencing and social media are now essential fixtures of the workplace for millions across the globe. Yet we've been slow in extending these advances to our schools, and in particular our K-12 schools. While many children's home lives are abuzz with the same platforms and devices as the 21st century workplace, school just hasn't kept pace, and in many classrooms pedagogies are barely more inclusive of new technology than they were in the 1980s.


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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 eLearning solutions.

 

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Leerlingen Bogerman College aan de slag met iPad - SneekLive.nl

Leerlingen Bogerman College aan de slag met iPad - SneekLive.nl | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
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SNEEK – De eerste en tweede klas van het Bogerman College in Sneek heeft vandaag hun iPad air ontvangen.
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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

Technical issues with devices can be a headache, so setting some ground rules for device management helps mitigate some hiccups. Mills recommends making it clear that it is students’ responsibility to bring their device to school charged and ready to go. Designating a spot on student desks or tables where devices go when they aren’t being used for a specific assignment is also a great way to deter students from succumbing to distraction.


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Mlle_Prof's curator insight, August 15, 10:27 AM

So many teachers shy away from tech, here are some great tips for making the most of what's available to you.

Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 16, 6:19 PM

Glad to see that some of the recommendations that we have already discussed with teachers are stated in here.  

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Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

"If you are planning to incorporate iPad in your classroom teaching then you definitely need to work on some preliminary stuff before anything else. These are basically formalities and conventions students need to abide by when using iPad in class. Making students explicitly aware of their responsibilities behind using iPad in class will certainly help you tap into the full educational potential of this versatile gadget. I have gone through my archive and picked out these handy visuals for you to use with your students."


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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 15, 12:17 AM

IPads are wonderful and they have to be kept that way. Cool rules

André Manssen's curator insight, August 15, 9:54 AM

Gebruik je iPads in jouw klas? Dan zijn deze posters wellicht handig om te gebruiken. Je moet ze natuurlijk wel eerst even vertalen in het Nederlands.

Doug's curator insight, August 17, 6:32 AM

Added 17/08/14

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A Thousand Rivers: A Thousand River What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning.

A Thousand Rivers: A Thousand River  What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning. | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

In other words, they could read for all the same reasons that we can now use computers. We don’t know how to use computers because we learned it in school, but because we wanted to learn it and we were free to learn it in whatever way worked best for us. It is the saddest of ironies that many people now see the fluidity and effectiveness of this process as a characteristic of computers, rather than what it is, which is a characteristic of human beings.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 13, 3:51 AM

Rather a long read, but makes a valuable point about autonomous learning.

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, August 14, 2:47 AM

So much wisdom  in this article. Data doesn't have all the answers, and schools are becoming more and more driven by data. Favorite quote: "Because guess what? If there is one thing that the data proves, it’s that our children are all different."  And all children want to learn.

harloff's curator insight, August 14, 10:38 AM

It is not up to our children to accept a disability label in order to “qualify” for an appropriate learning environment; it is up to adults to provide learning environments which are flexible enough to accommodate the natural variations in our children.

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Education tutorial: Exploring the free resources | lynda.com

In this tutorial, check out Discovery Education, a website that includes excellent free resources for students, parents, and teachers. Watch the follow-up movies at http://www.lynda.com/Business-El...
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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 9:46 PM

Learning is messy. It is a recurring process which is always recommencing itself.

 

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, August 9, 4:24 AM

The article is good, but what I really love is the term "messy learning" itself. So much teaching in school has the ideal of creating clairity and being systematic in every part of the learning process. But that is simply not how learning happens. We need to embrace the messyness!

Josh Round's curator insight, August 10, 12:08 PM

The messy learning described here mirrors the struggles and frustrations our Learners face in communicative classrooms - a inherent part of the process of learning a language.

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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

"We tend to think of project-based learning as focused on research, planning problem-solving, authenticity, and inquiry. Further, collaboration, resourcefulness, and networking matter too–dozens of characteristics “fit” into project-based learning. Its popularity comes from, among other characteristics, its general flexibility as a curriculum framework. You can do, teach, assess, and connect almost anything within the context of a well-designed project."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 8, 1:16 AM

Are those of us teaching Projects... Are really paying attention to what's going on?

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3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think)

3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think) | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
How do you conduct yourself in your classroom? As a leader, a learner, an observer, a participant, and a member of a larger group. All of these roles hold so much nuance that your students learn from. It is sometimes easy to forget how much our students are learning from us just by being with …

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one

Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 8:52 AM

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


Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, July 30, 11:01 AM

Provides some interesting ideas to consider.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 31, 12:56 AM

Here are some ideas on how to be a teaching star in your content field.

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A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design

A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

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catspyjamasnz's curator insight, July 30, 1:57 AM

Another way of using curation.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 30, 2:52 PM

Wow-I'm going to check this out! If you have a blog or web site, or an e-learning class, it can never hurt to learn more about design, especially from experts.

Olga Senognoeva's curator insight, July 30, 2:52 PM

. ЭТО Учебный концентратор материалов О дизайне В Нем ВЫ найдете:

 

- Статьи

- Уроки

- Инструменты (https://hackdesign.org/toolkit)

- оборудование

- Технологии

 

от ведущих дизайнеров мира.

 

Материал доступен для несведующих в дизайне пользователей.

 

Полезен вебинаристам при создании презентаций и прочих материалов для продвижения вебинаров.

 

Инструкторы курса:  https://hackdesign.org

 

Учебный концентратор представлен в соцсетях:

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hackdesigners/info

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/hackdesign

 

Посмотрите прямо сейчас:  https://hackdesign.org /

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The latest learning technology can raise standards of education for everyone

The latest learning technology can raise standards of education for everyone | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
To get the best out of it, investment in learning technology needs to be results driven.

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Paul's curator insight, July 24, 4:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:21 AM

Good points

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Veel nieuwe Steve Jobs-scholen van start

Veel nieuwe Steve Jobs-scholen van start | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
Met het einde van de vakantie in zicht, maken 21 nieuwe Steve Jobs-scholen zich op voor de start van het schooljaar. Waren er vorig jaar slechts 7 Jobs-scholen (Blijft een bijzondere ontwikkeling: vanaf vandaag starten 21 nieuwe Steve Jobsscholen.
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5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning

5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological

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John Lemos Forman's curator insight, August 5, 3:30 PM

Mais um exemplo de tecnologia em sala de aula. Mas é preciso ter banda larga de qualidade para ser viável.

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Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological


Learn more:


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


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добавить свой понимание ...

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A Paradigm Shift for Student Engagement

Even more interesting is that, according to research, children will play video games for several hours, yet fail as much as 80% of the time at those games, all the while continuing to persevere with an almost irrational determination.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 14, 4:02 AM

Interesting article about making learning into a kind of computer game.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 15, 10:40 AM

Un buen artículo.

 

Tiene razón: Los niños y jóvenes pueden pasar horas con un vídeo-juego a pesar de que fallarán el 80% de las ocasiones y "perseverarán con  una determinación casi irracional", algo de esta perseverancia y determinación sería útil en el salón de clases.

 

Sin embargo, las críticas a su propuesta de usar juegos en la clase también tienen sentido:

"¿Qué pasará el próximo año cuando asistan a una nueva clase y se den cuenta que la escuela es trabajo y no 'juego y diversión'? Los estás preparando para una decepción."

 

Un interesante debate. 

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How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology

How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
A teacher shows how to overcome technological anxiety by connecting with a device personally.

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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, August 15, 9:26 AM

"Fluency" in classroom technology -- personal connection important

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 15, 10:36 PM

Cómo puede un docente dominar la tecnología educativa

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 16, 2:04 PM

Becoming fluent in all the different technologies might not be possible but being able to ask for help and learn to do things in different ways is always possible. Through learning, one can see possibilities of what might be which is one of the foundational cores for creativity and learning. 

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Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

Learners are motivated by three factors: desire to learn, incentives, or fear of failure. As we grow, most of the early curiosity is tested away, and school becomes work. Obstacles increase, desire to learn decreases, and incentives and/or fear of failure move to the forefront. Jack Canfield, self-esteem expert, reports that 80 percent of first graders posses high self-esteem, but by high school graduation, this drops to a staggering five percent.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 4:51 AM

A pretty sad statistic, but some good suggestions.


Saran Ahluwalia's curator insight, August 12, 10:37 AM

How can we rethink learning spaces that can serve children differently?

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 12, 6:33 PM

Quite a sad statistic!

 

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Teachers Test Drive Google's Classroom

Teachers Test Drive Google's Classroom | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

"Google Classroom is still a few weeks away from its full-scale rollout, but some teachers already have their hands on the work in progress."


"What do teachers have to say about Google’s latest app?"


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Diário de Classe - As a 13 year old student is improving education | Isadora Faber | TEDxLiberdade

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As a 13 year old student in Brazil, she launched an online Classroom Diary to discuss problems in her...
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The Best Free Stock Image Resources on the Web

The Best Free Stock Image Resources on the Web | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
Visual content is the key to success on the Web. Here is the guide to some of the best image resources available to you for free.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 2, 12:37 PM

Visual content is the key to success on the Web. Here is the guide to some of the best image resources available to you for free.


lynnegibb's curator insight, August 2, 9:22 PM

This will be really useful!

 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 4, 3:37 AM

Want to know where to get images that you can you use without having to worry about copyright? Give credit but as long as you do you can use for free.

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Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.


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Donna Farren's curator insight, August 1, 8:16 AM

Nik makes some great points about Moodle - or really putting any content online - there has to be instructional design training, online teaching training or blended teaching training and how to select content for online delivery.  technical training alone is not enough.

irene's curator insight, August 4, 11:51 PM

Interesting observation - echoes my own experience

Mikko Hakala's curator insight, August 7, 5:40 PM

Problems and possibilities of Moodle (and other similar platforms) outlined by Nik Peachey:

 

* Why Moodle courses often suck?

Not so intuitive platform to work with, lack of teacher training and skills to create online learning material (I agree with these points), excess security issues.

 

* What to do to improve.

 

* Comment about ready-made courses.

There are various problems, for example these often contain little student-teacher or peer interaction. I agree that the ready-made digital material, in my experience, is not very personalisable (and therefore difficult to teach in an inspired way).

 

* How to develop your Moodle skills?

The post gives 9 links to practical video tutorials (how to create a quiz, add a youtube, etc.). There are also free Moodle platforms to practice.

 

Read more: http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/why-do-so-many-moodle-courses-suck.html

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What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator

What It Means to Be a Modern Online Educator | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
Traditional college instruction is part of a well-established tradition that has remained fairly unchanged over time. Becoming an instructor in this environment has meant conformity to teaching standards that have also remained fairly unchanged.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 31, 9:13 AM

Has the role of instructor changed when teaching within the online modality?

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, July 31, 8:27 PM

Very useful pointers to becoming a Modern Educator!

Héctor Alas's curator insight, August 11, 2:10 PM

para mantener un desarrollo en ascenso en lo profesional

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Waarom kinderen niet stil kunnen zitten

Waarom kinderen niet stil kunnen zitten | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

Kinderen moeten vaker stil zitten dan ooit, terwijl ze het juist minder goed kunnen. Hoe komt dat?

 

Concentratieproblemen nemen toe: ook bij kinderen zonder adhd. In het algemeen zijn kinderen fysiek onvoldoende toegerust om lang stil te zitten: ze missen de fysieke kracht voor een goede balans in het lichaam. Ze moeten meer bewegen!


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Justine Pardoen's curator insight, July 24, 1:27 PM

Kinderen die friemelen, zitten te wippen en draaien, laten eigenlijk zien dat hun lichaam snakt naar beweging. Kinderen die zich slecht kunnen concentreren, worden beweeglijk. Dan moet je niet roepen 'zit stil', maar het kind geven waar het om vraagt: beweging.


Ik denk dat er veel waars in zit en dat het de moeite waard is om ouders hierop te wijzen: een goede voorbereiding voor het schoolse leren is niet letters leren op de iPad, maar rennen, schommelen, klimmen, rollen.



Jacqueline Boerefijn's comment, July 24, 4:48 PM
Er ontstaan er al her en der forest kindergartens zie www.schoolsoutfilm.com
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Spiral - for student collaboration

Spiral - for student collaboration | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 26, 9:55 AM

Great idea if you can get the site to actuallyl et you register.

Bernard Buchel's curator insight, August 5, 6:16 AM

Poser des questions, voir les réponses de chaque étudiant, aider ceux qui sont en difficulté et aussi entamer une discussion interactive avec tous. Voici ce que Spiral propose gratuitement !

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

"n less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing."

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz38DAMUBd0"


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 25, 2:54 PM

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning