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The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connecting

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"Friends hold a mirror up to each other; through that mirror they can see each other in ways that would not otherwise be accessible to them,

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
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Edgar Mata's curator insight, July 6, 3:09 PM

Teorías del aprendizaje.

Tony Meehan's curator insight, July 7, 11:58 PM

At-a-glance map of the theories and principles underpinning education.  This is an important reference tool for educationalists to help avoid a reductionist and simplistic approach.  Learning is a complex process.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

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Guest blogger Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.

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Christa Wojo's curator insight, July 7, 9:00 AM

My favorite tent is "creative thinking is work." Being creative doesn't mean you have frequent moments of genius or insight out of the blue. It's a process of learning constantly, being resourceful with your knowledge, and being open to using it in novel ways.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 7, 12:24 PM

Very down-to-earth approach: I like that in today's edu-buzzword cacophony.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 7, 8:10 PM

Interesting comments by

Marshall BarnesFounder, Director of SuperScience for High School PhysicsSome of these I agree with in regard Edison and 1000 failures before finging a light filament and worthy of a read in his Paranovation blog~Especialy his claims to producing Video Rock early on~
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The Science of Attention- How To Capture & Hold Attention of Distracted Students

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"How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student’s attention span is about 10 to 15 minutes long, yet most university classes last 50 to 90 minutes. Students’ attention levels vary widely based on factors like motivation, emotion, enjoyment, and time of day."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 29, 9:46 AM

If we are doing something we enjoy, attention becomes a non-issue and we engage in flow activities.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 29, 11:48 AM

15 great tips for engaging student attention. Well worth a read. 

Mélanie Ciussi's curator insight, June 30, 2:39 PM

Etude à lire!

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Maker Education and Experiential Education

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As those who follow me on Twitter and via this blog know, I am an advocate of the Maker Education movement.  The reason, as I've mentioned, is that I come from a background in Experiential Educatio...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 23, 11:12 AM

Students, particularly younger children, learn by doing something meaningful and relevant in the moment. This requires teaching which is more than coaching and calls on teaching as a creative enterprise.

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Teaching Through Trauma: How 1 LA school teaches despite poverty, trauma

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In this first installment of a KPCC series, we look at new research that shows the mere act of being poor can affect the brain, making it hard for kids to learn. But the changes are reversible.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 15, 8:16 PM

How does poverty impact our students, especially students whom live in urban areas where trauma and stress have a significant impact on the developing brain?

Quoting from the post "Children living in poor neighborhoods are more likely to suffer traumatic incidents, like witnessing or being the victims of shootings, parental neglect or abuse. They also struggle with pernicious daily stressors, including food or housing insecurity, overcrowding and overworked or underemployed, stressed-out parents."

Yet it is possible to make a difference, and one school in Los Angeles is proving this with by working with teachers with this goal in mind "...to figure out how to “use positivity and relationships to reverse some of the negative effects of poverty.”

This link will take you to part 1 of this story and the link to part 2 is available in the story. You may also listen to each installment.

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, June 17, 8:13 AM

How does being poor potentially affect the brain and learning for kids? How one LA school teaches through trauma..

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What drives productivity at work...this is where students will be.

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Leptin reverses diabetes (type I and II) by suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

Leptin reverses diabetes (type I and II) by suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it

Treatment with leptin, the hormone associated with fullness or satiety, reverses hyperglycemia in animals models of poorly controlled type 1 (T1D) and type 2 (T2D) diabetes by suppressing the neuroendocrine pathways that cause blood glucose levels to soar, a Yale-led team of researchers has found.


The leptin hormone regulates metabolism, appetite, and body weight. The researchers discovered that, in a fasting state, rats with poorly controlled T1D and T2D diabetes had lower plasma insulin and leptin concentrations and large increases in concentrations of plasma corticosterone—a stress hormone made in the adrenal glands that raises levels of blood glucose.


The researchers then found that normalizing plasma leptin concentrations in the T1D rats with a leptin infusion resulted in marked reductions in plasma glucose concentrations, which could mostly be attributed to reduction in rates of liver conversion of lactate and amino acids into glucose.


The question was why this happened. The team's data revealed that leptin normalized plasma corticosterone and plasma glucose concentrations by inhibiting the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, a critical neuroendocrine pathway consisting of three major glands that regulate many body processes, including reactions to stress, energy storage, and energy utilization.


Researchers believe their finding about leptin may lead to development of new types of therapies to reduce and reverse uncontrolled hyperglycemia in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.


"Previous studies by our group found that leptin replacement therapy reverseddiabetes and insulin resistance in patients with severe lipodystophy—a loss of fatty tissue that leads to those disorders—by reducing fat deposits in the liver and skeletal muscle," said senior author Dr. Gerald Shulman, the George Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology), and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.


"These new data provide an additional mechanism by which leptin therapy reverses hepatic insulin resistance and hyperglycemia in animal models of poorly controlled type 1 and type 2 diabetes."


Reference: Nature Medicine 

 


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A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Of the many eLearning theories that influence the practice, three of them are used by professionals on a daily basis.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 8:33 PM

A nice visual of three predominantly observed theories of learning:
Cognitivism
Behaviourism
Constructivism 

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, June 20, 4:21 AM

Ótimo infográfico com dicas sobre as três teorias de aprendizagem (construtivismo, behaviorismo e cognitivismo) mais comuns nos programas de design instrucional. Simples sem ser simplista.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 26, 6:19 AM

I love stuff like this. It makes me think about what I am doing and why :-)

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Court finds full-book scanning is fair use

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The Hathi Trust has won another important victory in its court battles against the Authors Guild over the right of academic libraries to scan books under the banner of fair use.
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What's In and What's Out in Education

What's In and What's Out in Education | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it

I really like what's in and what's out of current trends.  I created the following chart of what I hope and wish would be education ins and outs in the NEAR future.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

 


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Odile Dupont's curator insight, May 6, 12:19 AM

Des idées évidentes mais sans doute pas encore pour tout le monde !

ExamTime's curator insight, May 6, 1:42 AM

I think learners producing content rather than simply consuming is an important point to keep in mind. This idea is the basis of why ExamTime, the elearning web-app I work on, was created. With ExamTime, students create their own Mind Maps, Flashcards and other learning aids to improve their understanding of theory and overall learning. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 9:55 AM

Relationships are at the centre of education. It is no longer teacher-centred or learner-centred. In a sense, teachers and students are learning alongside each other. I am not sure it will always be the teacher leading the way although they have to be willing to know when to let go and when to take charge. Content is still incredibly important in that unless it connects to the lives of teachers and students it is not practical and meaningful. Technology is rarely seamlessly integrated.

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Education Levels Up! – A noObs guide to Gamifying your Classroom » MrDaley.com | MrDaley.com

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A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it

"Storytelling has been around since the start of Mankind. Storytelling was the basic communicational strategy through which culture, traditions, mores, ways of life and early literature was transmitted from one generation to the other. With the advent of internet and web technologies, storytelling has got some new and wider dimensions. The journey of storytelling from its early beginnings to its actual state is the subject of this wonderful graphic below. It documents the major periods and forms  of storytelling that was pervasive during each era. It is really amazing to take a pause and take a look back into history to see how storytelling has evolved to be what it is now. Enjoy"


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"Storytelling has been around since the start of Mankind. Storytelling was the basic communicational strategy through which culture, traditions, mores, ways of life and early literature was transmitted from one generation to the other. With the advent of internet and web technologies, storytelling has got some new and wider dimensions. The journey of storytelling from its early beginnings to its actual state is the subject of this wonderful graphic below. It documents the major periods and forms  of storytelling that was pervasive during each era. It is really amazing to take a pause and take a look back into history to see how storytelling has evolved to be what it is now. Enjoy"

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Marshall Van Fleet's curator insight, May 14, 5:47 AM

Story-telling is also very useful in the  business and professional arenas as well..Tell your story to your target audience and people are more likely to listen and related to it...

John Thomas's curator insight, May 19, 12:24 AM

A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

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Social presence guides the design and development of learning spaces where emotional expression, open communication, and group cohesion come into play!

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, May 28, 8:10 AM

This is the second in a series of articles written by @phylisebanner which focusses on the Pedagogy of Learning Design. She presents a  pedagogical, designed approach to instruction based on three key elements in effective e-learning: social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence. This instalment focusses on social presence – the creation of a welcoming setting that is open and inviting so that our learners will want to engage with each other, the instructor/facilitator, and the learning content

HC's curator insight, May 28, 5:30 PM

An interesting read on how social presence can guide learning design and create learning communities. By creating learning communities, learners will want to engage with each other, the instructor/facilitator, and the learning content.

niftyjock's curator insight, May 29, 3:24 PM

Nice summary

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Introduction to Dark Zone Education

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irresistible engagement for learners... Mindcraft's immersive environment, construction of the real world scenario http://darkzoneeducation.blogspot.ca

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Personal Learning Networks, CoPs Connectivism: Creatively Explained

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As part of a graduate course in Social Network Learning, I ask students to create a non-linguistical representation.  Here is the description of this assignment: The intent of this module is to ass...

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Dynamic assignment that makes essential connections!

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NLafferty's curator insight, July 4, 1:57 AM

Interesting range of creative expressions of connectivisim and communities of practice.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 4, 6:30 AM

Inspiration from Jackie Gerstein.  Will share with my Social Media class.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 4, 9:41 AM

Communities of Practice are organic and creative processes. Several years ago the term came into education as if School managers could structure them and order them.

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The Art of Changing the Brain: Interview with Dr. James Zull | SharpBrains

The Art of Changing the Brain: Interview with Dr. James Zull | SharpBrains | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Learning through a virtuous Learning Cycle. That's the message from Dr. James Zull, Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at Case Western University, Director
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Continued research on the shift from teaching disconnected content to teaching learning in a connected loop. Having developed learning style model through work and iteration, David Kolb published his learning style model in 1984, known as ELT for Experiential Learning Theory.

 

Zull’s model connects the brain-favoring attributes of Gathering, Reflecting, Creating, and Testing to learning concept and mastery. Zull’s theory complements David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory Steps of Concrete Experience/ Reflective Observation / Abstract Conceptualization / Active Experimentation

 

Both Zull and Kolb’s work are derivative of Carl Rogers, Jung, Piaget, and Howard Gardner.

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Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap?

Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap? | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
Just 12 minutes of aerobic exercise can boost low-income college students’ academic performance. The effect is large enough to close the achievement gap.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 16, 6:51 PM

In 2012 a study was published that noted there were academic benefits for low-income who had "short bursts of aerobic exercise. This article shares a new study where participants age 17 - 21 were placed in groups (based on income level) and assigned to either the experimental group or the control group. The experimental group jogged for 12 minutes while the control group watched a video on the benefits of exercise. And yes, these students also saw a significant increase in academic performance. For more information click through to the article.

Progressive training's curator insight, June 17, 8:30 AM

Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap?

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Computational Thinking - What is it? Why Teach It?

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"As the cities that have hosted Code for America teams will tell you, the greatest contribution the young programmers bring isn't the software they write. It's the way they think. It's a principle called "computational thinking," and knowing all of the Java syntax in the world won't help if you can't think of good ways to apply it."



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Is Coding the New Literacy?

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 21, 5:26 AM

Should we be teaching coding to our students? What does computer literacy mean? And what is computational thinking? These are some of the questions addressed in this article from Mother Jones.

Let's start with the question 'What is computational thinking?' Below is a quote from the article.

"If you've ever improvised dinner, pat yourself on the back: You've engaged in some light CT...If seeing the culinary potential in raw ingredients is like computational thinking, you might think of a software algorithm as a kind of recipe: a step-by-step guide on how to take a bunch of random ingredients and start layering them together in certain quantities, for certain amounts of time, until they produce the outcome you had in mind."

There are so many quotes I could pull from this article to share. Below are two more and I would urge you to take the time to click through and read the entire article (and it is quite long). Along with a information on the history of literacy (as in reading and writing as well as computer) you will find a video of individuals (some of whom you will recognize) talking about how they became involved in computational literacy as well as many graphs and images. On to the quotes...

"Computational thinking involves solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior," she writes in a publication of the Association for Computing Machinery. Those are handy skills for everybody, not just computer scientists.

And while many kids have mad skills in movie editing or Photoshopping, such talents can lull parents into thinking they're learning real computing. "We teach our kids how to be consumers of technology, not creators of technology," notes the NSF's Cuny.

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Blended Learning Presentation by K Greene

Brandman Universitiy's Kimberly Greene presents findings on her work with Blended Learning

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

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Suzanne's curator insight, June 20, 7:01 AM

Great resources to improve and enhance your teaching.

Christiane Moisés's curator insight, June 25, 12:24 PM

adult learning

Donna Bownds's curator insight, June 27, 7:09 AM

Great when planning PD

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Meaningful Play. Getting »Gamification« Right.

Google Tech Talk given on January 24, 2011 in Mountain View, CA on gamification and how to get three »missing ingredients« right: meaning, mastery, and autonom…
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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

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Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …

 

BUT, as WE are using "Technology", let us ALSO learn about the basics of "Cyber Security", a MUST in a connected technology driven world:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 24, 9:14 AM

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy...


Michael Millard's curator insight, May 25, 10:56 AM

Klurigt för oss svenskar men ack så clever.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 26, 11:08 PM

Yes!!!!

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Lasagna and chips: Roles in communities of practice

Lasagna and chips: Roles in communities of practice | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
An informative look at specific roles in communities of practice http://t.co/Yq09yAZW #CoPs #community #communication...

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What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News)

What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News) | Inquiry-Based Learning and Research | Scoop.it
If I had written this article two years ago, it would have been very different. Back then, I would have made (or felt like I had to make) a compelling case for why we should even consider the idea of incorporating video games into classroom instruction. Back then, I would have expected most reade

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addresses how and what we learned by playing games and aptly describes Gamification vs. Game-Based Learning and provides websites to use for each

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

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What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 27, 5:14 PM

The development for learning strategies within your teaching and learning environment. I use metacognitive learning strategies within all the courses that at teach at the university level.

Karen Bowden's curator insight, May 28, 12:09 PM

"In our schools, “the emphasis is on what students need to learn, whereas little emphasis—if any—is placed on training students how they should go about learning the content and what skills will promote efficient studying to support robust learning,” writes John Dunlosky, professor of psychology at Kent State University in Ohio..."

Terry Doherty's curator insight, June 2, 3:02 PM

Until I had a child, it never dawned on me that she needed to learn how to learn ... Oh, how I wish I had had this road map to get us started.

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5 Do’s for Engaging Your Students

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Engaging your students can be rather difficult. However, by following these simple eLearning Do’s, you should be able to create an engaging online course in no time.

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#4: update your course often!!! down with dead links!

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