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Smithsonian Education - Resources for Educators

Smithsonian Education - Resources for Educators | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Standards based lesson plans, activities, and teaching tools on art, history, science, and technology. Field trips, professional development, and access to Smithsonian museum collections and research.

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BookChook's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:47 PM

A range of lesson plans, tools and resources. 

Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:28 AM

These look very interesting.

Vannessa MissoVeness's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:50 AM

Lovely website. Lots of ideas for classroom teaching. Thanks

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Het onderwijs van morgen volgens Gert Biesta - Inwijs Blog

Prof. dr. Gert Biesta (1957) is als hoogleraar Educational Theory and Policy verbonden aan de Universiteit van Luxemburg. Hij studeerde eind jaren tachtig cum laude af in zowel pedagogiek als filosofie.
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25 Math Apps Parents Can Give to Their Kids From edshelf

25 Math Apps Parents Can Give to Their Kids From edshelf | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Teacher-recommended iPad & iPhone math apps for kids that parents can install, such as Algebra Touch, Geometry Pad, Connect Sums, etc.

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As written in the comment, these apps help prevent learning loss in summer when the school is closed. But why is the school closed in a virtual world?

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John Pearce's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:02 AM

edshelf is a pretty neat curation tool that in this case  Glenda Stewart-Smith of Surrey School District #36 in Canada has used to put together this collection of iPhone and iPad apps to cover all kinds of mathematical concepts in fun and engaging ways. It’s perfect for going on the road and keeping your little ones busy and learning.

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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching,  learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here,  so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.

 


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stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:46 AM

A must for our staff

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:40 AM

I am making my way through these but am excited about the content I am finding here. What did educators ever do with all this wisdom before we had the place to make it heard? How wondrous that we can each become an expert and a motivator in our field!

HerrMess's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:02 PM

Für mehr Blog-Input von medienbegeisterten Lehrern wie uns :-)

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Future Models of Learning - Debate

Future Models of Learning - Debate | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Does new technology conflict with or complement established teaching and learning? What is the impact on the teaching profession as we have traditionally known it? Will the power of the internet, with new innovations such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), create an unstoppable ‘avalanche’ of education reform, or are these reforms a false revolution? Can the value of face-to-face quality learning and student-teacher relationships ever really be questioned, at any level of education? Will the class room, lecture theatre, and traditional notion of education space – schools and universities – be usurped by a screen, online and distance learning, or alternative spaces such as the workplace, home, or concert-hall?


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:48 PM

The discussion is more than a hour so make sure you're comfortable before you start viewing.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:03 AM

It should complement. Art and the French language provide a word for what should happen: bricolage. Bricolage is the blending of two materials, in this case traditional and new pedagogy, in ways that might infuse them. A philosophical approach might to use Gadamer and Vico to discuss sensus communis which is the common sense of a community based on wisdom and creativity.

 

The format is interesting as it is similar to a Ethnograhic Futures Research format gone viral.

Pamela Bartar's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:27 AM

expert knowledge for everybody - remembers me on the recent past of creativity and makes me think on Berlin.....

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Vrijwel hele Kamer ziet iPadscholen wel zitten

Vrijwel hele Kamer ziet iPadscholen wel zitten | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
De elf Steve Jobsscholen die vanaf augustus van start gaan, kunnen rekenen op grote steun in de Tweede Kamer. Op deze scholen krijgen alle leerlingen ...
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Apple’s App Store Hits 50 Billion Downloads, 900K Apps, $10 Billion Paid To Developers; iTunes Now With 575M Accounts | TechCrunch

Apple’s App Store Hits 50 Billion Downloads, 900K Apps, $10 Billion Paid To Developers; iTunes Now With 575M Accounts | TechCrunch | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher

How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
I published this off my site: teachingwithipad.org about a month ago. I hope you enjoy the read. Please leave any comments that may be useful.



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Katie Frank's comment, June 9, 2013 4:00 PM
This was very helpful. I love how one of the top recommendations is to "own" your ipad by adding personal apps and exploring what iPads can do.
Katie Frank's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:00 PM

This was very helpful. I love how one of the top recommendations is to "own" your ipad by adding personal apps and exploring what iPads can do.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, June 9, 2013 4:02 PM
Absolutely Katie! For both learners and teachers that ownership is important. As someone who has 2 (my personal iPad and my teaching iPad) I'd also recommend that one has the most important/used apps on both (it has happened to me to be missing an important app on my teaching iPad once! Quickly corrected :-)
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How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic

How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Are you ready to make technology and creativity a big part of your classroom? Technology inspires creativity like little else and it's time to take a close look at what technology really means for your classroom.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:22 PM

Tech in the clasroom...

Padmanabhan Jaikumar's comment, June 7, 2013 2:34 AM
Moder Technology is best and inspires creativity in education
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:07 AM

Technology, as a well-used tool, can be helpful. I rarely see it used that way.

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The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning

The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

The technology they use in their personal lives just makes sense for use in their learning as well. If a student badly wanted a new tablet or app for his or her own personal use but wanted nothing to do with it for any kind of learning whatsoever, we may need to look at the disconnect.

But there are other reasons why education consistently turns to technology


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three main goals of technology in education:

- scale

- bells and whistles, engagement

- personalised learning

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Neil Riley's curator insight, June 1, 2013 4:43 AM

Huge advocate of Life Long Learning and the use of personal technology breaks down the barrier between the 'classroom' and the workplace.

Helen Teague's comment, June 1, 2013 9:13 AM
I like the emphasis on connections---making connections among curricular disciplines and technology uses.
NikitaWilliams's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:55 AM

A must read for all educators involved in technology education. Anyone who reads this will know exactly what to look for in a resource for helping develop Design & Digital Technology understandings.

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Scholieren willen digitaler onderwijs - Kennisnet

Scholieren willen digitaler onderwijs - Kennisnet | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Het 1V Jongerenpanel, onderdeel van EenVandaag, heeft 1122 middelbare scholieren ondervraagt over ons onderwijs. en wat blijkt: Ruim de helft van de scholieren (53%) wil dat er meer digitale middelen worden ingezet in de les.
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How To Properly Integrate Education Technology

How To Properly Integrate Education Technology | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation theory is the basis for several different models of organizational change, and it is the theory that is taught in most instructional technology programs at the Masters or Doctorate level. Organizations will not change until the people within them are ready to change, and those people have differing attitudes towards change. In a one-to-one program, often the resistance isn’t towards using technology but instead it’s resistance towards change itself.

 


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:35 PM

Very insightful article. Well worth a read with some good ideas and tips for encouraging pedagogically sound use of technology.

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Framework for 21st Century Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Framework for 21st Century Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.


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Nalya Ovshieva's comment, June 27, 2013 6:04 AM
The overview of 21st Century Learning focuses on student mastery of 21st century skills indispensable to succeeding in work and life in the 21st century.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:48 PM

This is an excellent summary of 21st Century learning!

Selin Gelinci's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:40 AM

This is a useful resource as  it explores further into the framework for the 21st century learning. It combines a discrete focus on the outcomes, specific skillsa and content knowledge that should be gained through the learning program. The diagram helps understanding further into the support system and how it all collaborates. This is benefical to me as a future teacher as it gives me a clear understanding of how i can manage my time effectively and make sure i am always covering aspects that are relevant to the 21st century learning.

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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past which are no longer relevant on a curriculum for today's children

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 16, 2013 7:36 PM

At the centre of this article there is truth, which is that our children need "new" skills and new ways of developing and using the "old" ones. However, I think there is room for them all, if the curriculum is formulated the right way. Inquiry-based learning, letting the kids ask a question and then search for the answer using a number of resources, is definitely the way to go. Personally I think there will ALWAYS be a place for being able to do maths the old fashioned way, so you understand how it works,  but there is also a time to let the technology take you further, to increase that understanding. Room for both.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:24 AM
Linda Alexander summarised my thoughts beautifully!

'While I agree with the basis of this article, we do have a romantic attachment to the past, especially parents who want their children to experience schools as they DID, I don't completely agree with this article. There are reasons for understanding the "way things work" and there are reasons for knowing one's history--as Winston Churchill said, "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it." That said, this article really speaks to the way we go about learning and, yes, that has really changed.'

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:25 AM
Linda Alexander summarised it well!

'While I agree with the basis of this article, we do have a romantic attachment to the past, especially parents who want their children to experience schools as they DID, I don't completely agree with this article. There are reasons for understanding the "way things work" and there are reasons for knowing one's history--as Winston Churchill said, "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it." That said, this article really speaks to the way we go about learning and, yes, that has really changed.'

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Why I don't want an IWB (Interactive Whiteboard)

Why I don't want an IWB (Interactive Whiteboard) | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Recently, I have been asked quite  few times about IWBs and which ones are best etc. My usual answer is 'none' and then I have to explain, so I thought, instead of explaining I would write this post so that I could point people towards each time they ask.


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Audrey's comment, June 13, 2013 1:14 PM
I am trying to work out why you do not want an Interactive Whiteboard.
Sanford Arbogast's comment, June 13, 2013 2:14 PM
the author uses an app to connect to his iPad to his computer and projector. he can then pass around the iPad to students.
Audrey's comment, June 13, 2013 5:28 PM
I hear. Understood. Thanks
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Integrating iPads in My Classroom

Integrating iPads in My Classroom | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

"The easiest way to integrate iPads in the classroom is to think about changing 1 element of your lesson."


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Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:31 AM

This is great advice for all change - It is often easier to change one thing and then another and another rather than to face a complete transformation.

Cathy Jeremko's comment, June 29, 2013 1:01 PM
There are some good suggestions here! The idea of changing one element may help the technology coach to encourage use by fellow teachers
stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:50 AM

Master one idea for change - one topic - one inquiry

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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model generated a lot of excitement initially, but more recently some educators -- even those who were initial advocates -- have expre
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One of the most important skills that any student can learn is where to go for information and resources,”

(thnx to Jordie Haverkamp for the link)

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Apple onthult iOS 7 voor iPhone, iPod en iPad: Wat is er nieuw? - Tablets Magazine

Apple onthult iOS 7 voor iPhone, iPod en iPad: Wat is er nieuw? - Tablets Magazine | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Apple onthult iOS 7 voor iPhone, iPod en iPad: Wat is er nieuw?
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The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013

The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013 | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Top 3 new iPad educational apps, released in Q1 2013, that are informative, interactive, as well as extremely well-designed.

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S. Amon's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:26 PM

check out the cost...

Hrhug's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:52 PM

All 3 apps are free in the app store. Needs to be looked at more deeply.

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Het spel van onderwijsinnovatie - mijn verhalen: Paper Gamification van Onderwijs: Gemotiveerd Leren

Het spel van onderwijsinnovatie - mijn verhalen: Paper Gamification van Onderwijs: Gemotiveerd Leren | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
RT @rvanderpluijm: @thijsdevries Bedankt voor je reactie! Vanaf heden staat m'n gehele paper online: http://t.co/V95p18hGar #gamification #motivatie #leren
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HAN online education

HAN online education | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
HAN online education, by Ton Ammerlaan: HAN onderzoek en ervaringen met innovatieve activerende werkvormen (Nieuwe uitgave http://t.co/cKhN43A49v van HAN NHOE online leren is uit @HAN_NHOE)...
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VARK -- A Guide to Learning Styles

VARK -- A Guide to Learning Styles | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

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Excellent site about learning modatlities Visual, Aural, Read/write and Kinesthetic. Contains questionnaires in different languages for adults and children and learning strategies that support the different styles.

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Review MOOC Gamification

Review MOOC Gamification | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Leerbeleving is de edublog en bedrijf van Marcel de Leeuwe. Marcel is onafhankelijk e-Learning adviseur en trainer.
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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

"Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition.

While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection"


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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:16 AM

How can you harness an Ipad to enhance learning, it needs some thought planning and creativity...

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Upto Ipad and Tablet aware Parents to push as well please!
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Upto Ipad and Tablet aware Parents to push as well please!