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It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb

It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

As parent of two teenagers and as a teacher of pre-teens, I took away a lot of information from It’s Complicated. First and foremost is the idea that young people have less and less access to public spaces and time in which to socialize with friends and peers. The days of our moms and dads kicking us outdoors in the morning and saying, “Don’t come back until dinner time” are over.


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David Baker's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:06 PM

The seven main ideas that are shared will make a great starting point for ongoing conversation about the role of technology, schools and students.  This will be especially important as we talk with parents about the role digital learning will have as a part of our 1:1.

Library Staff's curator insight, March 23, 2014 5:22 PM

The danger of labelling students as digital natives, and other interesting observations about their online lives.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:02 AM

It's a completely new world, that strangely no one asked for.

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Ripple effect: the big ideas making waves in worldwide education - learning world

Some local educational ideas have such an impact that they go beyond borders and gain international recognition. In this edition of Learning World, presented...
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PulseOn - Gepersonaliseerd leren | Persbericht: PulseOn wint Innovatie van het Leren award tijdens de IPON 2014

PulseOn - Gepersonaliseerd leren | Persbericht: PulseOn wint Innovatie van het Leren award tijdens de IPON 2014 | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
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Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Suppose you are teaching an introductory biology course and your next lesson deals with genetics. You would like to prepare your students for the upcoming class by asking them to think about the topic...

 


The instructor is now ready to adjust the classroom activities or lesson flow, and improvise if necessary. The flow is pretty much predetermined, but the words used in class will arise from the student responses and, most importantly, will be influenced by the feedback from the live class.


Typically, the live class is shown a representative set of responses, and the authors of the responses are invited to comment and elaborate. The rest of the class is encouraged to challenge and suggest alternatives. Properly handled, this can be a teaching opportunity that goes beyond the course content.


Students have an opportunity to practice critical thinking and communication skills. The course content is enriched because the wording actually comes from the live class, which makes the lesson fresh and interesting to the students.


 


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 20, 2014 5:10 AM

I like the way the JiT is presented and arguments listed, I especially appreciate the guidelines to justifying such approach.

tom jackson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:07 AM

this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

tom jackson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:07 AM

this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

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Doet de docent er wel toe bij online leren? | Wilfred Rubens over Technology Enhanced Learning

Doet de docent er wel toe bij online leren? | Wilfred Rubens over Technology Enhanced Learning | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Het belang van docent-student interactie was één van mijn uitgangspunten bij het ontwikkelen van de massive open online course over e-learning. Uitkomsten van een recente studie naar een Coursera MOOC stellen vraagtekens bij dit uitgangspunt.
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A free education online: too good to be true?

A free education online: too good to be true? Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD The promise: free education for all. The reality: the w...
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Pisa: Test scores versus "happiness"

Pisa: Test scores versus "happiness" | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Being smart isn’t all you need to succeed. Non-cognitive or meta-cognitive skills such as self-awareness, self-control, empathy, communication and cooperation are as important or even more important to long-term success than cognitive factors like math and reading ability. The evidence is undeniable, but US school assessment and accountability systems are currently limited to measures of …
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Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students - Edutopia

Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students - Edutopia | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

"Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices."

 


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Jeanne Munoz's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:37 AM

Research-based pedagogy for instruction.

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10 Apps for Math Fluency - Edutopia

10 Apps for Math Fluency - Edutopia | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

"In order for students to tackle the multi-step word problems they'll be asked to solve as early as elementary school, they need to have mastered their addition, subtraction and multiplication facts. By answering 4 + 12, 15 - 5, 9 x 7 and 18 / 3 quickly and accurately, students can focus on reading word problems to figure out what the question is asking them to do. There are tons of fun apps that help children build their math fluency through games and flashcards. Check out some of these fantastic math apps."

 


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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 19, 2014 3:17 AM

Worth reading... we need to bridge that gap for good!!

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Phygital Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:20 AM

L'école est-elle (loin-très loin-trop loin) à la traîne en Belgique?

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Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools

Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 12, 2014 8:53 PM

Are you interested in flipping part of your class and would like to know some tools that would also allow you to add assessments to videos. Richard Byrne has three suggestions and all are free!

*eduCanon - Quoting from the post "eduCanon allows teachers to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students."

*Teachem uses the TED-Ed model. Choose videos that are hosted on YouTube. Add questions and comments. Videos may be public or private.

*Knowmia is a website and iPad app and their website has over 17,000 videos that you may use. You may also create your own. Knowmia has been designed for teachers and students and provides an Assignmen Wizard and is adding additional  features.

If you looking for a tool that allows you to flip a lesson and also include an assessment these three provide a variety of options. Have fun exploring and finding the one that will work best for you.

Charlotte Lovie's curator insight, March 9, 2014 6:43 AM

Some more ways of adding learning content to video.

Константин's curator insight, March 12, 2014 12:09 PM

добавить понимание ...

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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

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Trish Harris's curator insight, March 3, 2014 6:22 PM

some worthy comments on what to reflect on when data overwhelms... 

Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:52 AM

Researchers at the University of Leicester have proven that students assign the most authority to teachers who care about them. If this is true, then you are demonstrating a wonderful principle: that respect comes from kind behavior.

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, March 4, 2014 1:44 PM

Este post não se relaciona diretamente com  os temas habitualmente aqui tratados mas conduz-nos a um importante momento de reflexão profisssional. Questões simples. Sê-lo-ão as respostas?

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iPads in Teaching - What Are They For? - Ideas Out There

iPads in Teaching - What Are They For? - Ideas Out There | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

"This picture was drawn in response to a post called 'Drawing On A Napkin: Is This How iPads Function In A Traditional Classroom?' by the esteemed Terry Heick.

 

Mine was not drawn on a napkin, but on Notability. And, to answer that snarky Johannesburg based iPad trainer who cannot believe I can do what I do using the iPad, yes I did create it myself!

 

This is what I think iPads are 'for' in education. Let me know what you think."

 


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 22, 2014 6:52 PM

Very good ideas and great evidence for the need for technology in the classroom.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, March 23, 2014 1:43 PM

Gaaf!

HCL's curator insight, March 23, 2014 9:24 PM

Very interesting visual that summarises what iPads are 'for' in education.

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Connectivism - a video on Connectivism

Video Scribe Project

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Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, March 23, 2014 4:06 AM

Das Video beschreibt, wie sich unser Verständnis von Lernen entwickelt hat: Von der Bedeutung des Verhaltens... über die Macht der Gedanken... bis zur Wirkkraft von Beziehungen.

Shelly Treleaven's curator insight, March 26, 2014 9:44 AM

This helps to explain the ways in which learners will need to connect their knowledge in order to understand.

Robert Rodenbaugh's curator insight, March 26, 2014 2:17 PM

I hope you don't have to ask and this site has demonstrated, this is the future of education. This demonstration would need to be expanded upon, but essentially, students would do much more of this to develop and quench a directed curiosity. Multiple paths are open to the answer, let the individual choose and enjoy their journey.

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Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Suppose you are teaching an introductory biology course and your next lesson deals with genetics. You would like to prepare your students for the upcoming class by asking them to think about the topic...

 


The instructor is now ready to adjust the classroom activities or lesson flow, and improvise if necessary. The flow is pretty much predetermined, but the words used in class will arise from the student responses and, most importantly, will be influenced by the feedback from the live class.


Typically, the live class is shown a representative set of responses, and the authors of the responses are invited to comment and elaborate. The rest of the class is encouraged to challenge and suggest alternatives. Properly handled, this can be a teaching opportunity that goes beyond the course content.


Students have an opportunity to practice critical thinking and communication skills. The course content is enriched because the wording actually comes from the live class, which makes the lesson fresh and interesting to the students.


 


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 20, 2014 5:10 AM

I like the way the JiT is presented and arguments listed, I especially appreciate the guidelines to justifying such approach.

tom jackson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:07 AM

this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

tom jackson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:07 AM

this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

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One iPad in the classroom: 10 Ideas - The ICT Advisors

One iPad in the classroom: 10 Ideas - The ICT Advisors | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
You may be lucky enough to have one iPad in your classroom, but unlucky enough not to have access to a class set.


Here are 10 free ideas to help you and your pupils get the very best out of the one iPad in the classroom."


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Theophilus's curator insight, March 19, 2014 4:03 AM

What I like about this idea is the centrality of learning as opposed to the centrality of the device. We've discovered that sharing a device have far-reaching and positive possibilities for networking, interaction, teamwork and collaboration in the formal learning environment. OLPC is an example of a notion that goes the other way - individualism, not to mention, the complexities when trying to enable young learners to focus.

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:48 PM

We will be deploying iPads after Spring break. Timely article.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:46 PM

Very useful ideas. I think I will try applying some of these to my classroom. 

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20 video project ideas to engage students

20 video project ideas to engage students | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:57 PM

Integrating video projects into the classroom can be as simple or complex as you want. Just grab a phone, digital camera or tablet and your students are on their way.

Here are some video project ideas, divided into ideas for any classroom and ideas for specific subject areas:

Betty Skeet's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:57 AM

Video project ideas!

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:12 AM

These look like great ideas to encourage media literacy as well. You have to understand media from the inside to create media. Nothing makes you more media literate then learning to create it.

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 2014 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Uitdagend onderwijs voor toptalenten | Nieuwsbericht | Rijksoverheid.nl

Uitdagend onderwijs voor toptalenten | Nieuwsbericht | Rijksoverheid.nl | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Vakdocenten van de middelbare school mogen straks ook les geven aan #toptalenten op de basisschool http://t.co/GKpE4iP5DF
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Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun

Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:53 AM

New websites for learning all kinds of topics!  Thanks Petra!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2014 11:51 PM

A great list of sites! I've found some new ones to add to my resource list. 

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Kinderen enthousiast over iPad-onderwijs Jozefschool - Noordhollands Dagblad

Kinderen enthousiast over iPad-onderwijs Jozefschool - Noordhollands Dagblad | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Kinderen enthousiast over iPad-onderwijs Jozefschool
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TEXEL - Het gebruik van moderne middelen als iPads in het onderwijs lokt veel enthousiate reacties uit, zoals bij de basisschoolleerlingen van de Jozefschool in Den Burg.
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10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

"Below is an updated list of some powerful iPad apps for creating books that you can use with your students. I have only selected ten of what I think are the best and ideal apps for using with different age groups from kids up to adults. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues."


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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:52 PM

Not all of those are free but it is useful to have a place to begin.  

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:23 AM

Just in time for my summative book assignment. Thanks 

joan gavin's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:13 AM

Great resource and nice to see different age groups catered for.

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Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

danah boyd (she doesn’t capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, and she’s made it available as a free PDF. On her website she writes, “I didn’t write this book to make money. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audience as I possibly could.


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Tricia Adams's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:06 AM

Social history and reflection on today's connected youth - looks interesting

gawlab's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:01 PM

a téléchargé la copie libre  du livre de danah boyd. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2014 2:58 AM

Free Download

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Chaos to school in the cloud

Chaos to school in the cloud | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

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James Jandebeur's curator insight, March 4, 2014 9:15 AM

I'm generally a bit reticent about the idea of completely replacing teachers with machinery, but there are still teachers here, setting up the machines. Of course, they aren't being just replaced by machines in this model: the machines are just the repositories of information, like books are in traditional schools. The teachers are really being replaced by the groups of students helping each other learn.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 4, 2014 9:59 PM

Great article on Sugata Mitra - the educator who put the computer in the wall in Calcutta. 

John Rudkin's curator insight, March 5, 2014 2:51 AM

Wonderful story of persistence and vision.