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RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning | NextGen Learning

RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning | NextGen Learning | John Dewey | Scoop.it

"Are you a forward-thinking educator interested in starting an innovative K-12 next generation learning program, initiative, or school…or moving your current program to the next level? If you are, you have probably been looking for that one-stop resource to help you start the planning and designing process. Well, look no further!"


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iNACOL (the International Association for K-12 Online Learning) and NGLC (Next Generation Learning Center) have partnered and published a resource that will help you:

* Understand what next generation learning is

* Gain a working knowledge to help you design an approach that will work for your school

* Understand how to insure quality and have continued improvements

Why design a new toolkit? 

"To be prepared for life and work today, students need their learning to be personalized, flexible, interactive, engaging, relevant, self-paced, constantly-informed, collaborative, responsive, supportive, challenging but achievable, and available."

The link above will take you to a page that provides a great overview (and to a website that has additional information you may want to explore). To go directly to the pdf file to download click on this link: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/NGT1303.pdf.

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Rutgers Beginner's Guide to Research

Rutgers Beginner's Guide to Research | John Dewey | Scoop.it

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Anita Vance's curator insight, May 30, 2013 9:54 AM

a visual aid - helpful for upper grades, or as a tutorial.  Any way we can help with examining a topic and planning the search is appreciated.

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:29 PM

Look at this from the POV of when and how you will teach research skills. Students need consistent requirements for excellence and accountability.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:49 AM

a great tool to teach your students how to research

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Obama calls for 'citizenship' in Ohio State commencement speech focused on civic duty

Obama calls for 'citizenship' in Ohio State commencement speech focused on civic duty | John Dewey | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of spectators swarmed Ohio State University on Sunday afternoon to see President Barack Obama deliver his first commencement address of 2013 — exactly one year to the day he kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally...
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Theatre of the Oppressed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Theatre of the Oppressed describes theatrical forms that the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal first elaborated in the 1960s, initially in Brazil and later in Europe. Boal was influenced by the work of the educator and theorist Paulo Freire. Boal's techniques use theatre as means of promoting social and political change. In the Theatre of the Oppressed, the audience becomes active, such that as "spect-actors" they explore, show, analyse and transform the reality in which they are living.

The Theatre of the Oppressed, a term coined by Augusto Boal, is a series of theatrical analyses and critiques developed in the 1950s. Boal is an avid supporter of utilizing interactive techniques, especially in the context of theatre. Many of his ideas are considered as "a new media perspective", despite the relatively early birth of these ideas. Since then, these ideas have been developed more, giving them meaning in a modern-day context. The creation of the Theatre of the Oppressed is largely based on the idea of dialogue and interaction between audience and performer. Moreover, these ideas have served as a framework for the development and evolution of stronger ideas.[1]

Much of Augusto Boal’s theatrical process requires a neutral party to be at the centre of proceedings. This individual is usually called the Facilitator, although in Boal’s literature this role is referred to as the Joker, in reference to the neutrality of the Joker card in a deck of playing cards.

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examples of this type of theater have appeared around the world including, for example, in Burkina Faso in West Africa

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Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions | John Dewey | Scoop.it
Chiwa - Mchinji, Malawi Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti's project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys.

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geography and history were two of Dewey's most important tools in pedagogy in strengthening the imagination of the child 

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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:40 PM

This is horrifying and really puts things in perspective.  Their toys are not what they need.  None of these kids had anything creative except for the building blocks... I would have liked to have seen some paints and paintings, because I hugely believe that schools suck the creativity out of people's lives.  Toys can be... 'imaginative,' but not really.  Toys get put away when a kid turns 10.  Then they're in school.  Then they're at work... it was interesting to see the farmer girl with farm toys, but seriously, again, creativity should be encouraged at that age.  If people are not creative, they become creatures that absorb the habits and things that they are taught, with no ability to deal with new situations, or adapt their environment in a positive manner to better suit themselves or others.  I hate the stagnancy of the world today.  I used to play guitar in Providence on the streets, I have publically painted at URI, I have given paintings away to friends, and I love sharing ART, which can change the world, if only by one mind at a time.  I believe in the butterfly effect and that these kids should have something artsy as their most prized possession, because to not have that is to reflect the corporate importance in society on buying manufactured goods.  As for the kid with toy guns, it really isn't my business to speak ill of him, but seriously! He will end up with a TV show like Duck Dynasty one day or something... hope it works out for him.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 2014 12:01 PM

This shows us how kids from different regions in the world value certain items that to others may seem almost trivial. Around the world everything is seen differently because situations are different.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 21, 2015 4:28 AM

This is an alternative to using "Where children sleep" as an introductory activity. 

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Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: From eLearning to mLearning: An Honorable Reception

Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: From eLearning to mLearning: An Honorable Reception | John Dewey | Scoop.it
The vision of the ADL Initiative is to provide access to the highest quality learning and performance aiding that can be tailored to individual needs, and delivered cost effectively at the right time and at the right place.
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Advanded distributed learning will be given coverage throughout 2013 here at the John Dewey curated site. 

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Daisy Ginsberg: Synthetic aesthetics

Daisy Ginsberg, designer, artist and writer, explores the social, ethical and cultural implications of emerging technologies, especially synthetic biology. Her projects…
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Experiential learning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience, i.e., "learning from experience".[1]

The experience can be staged or left open. Aristotle once said, "For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them".[2]David A. Kolb helped to popularize the idea of experiential learning drawing heavily on the work of John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, and Jean Piaget. His work on experiential learning has contributed greatly to expanding the philosophy of experiential education.

Experiential learning is learning through reflection on doing, which is often contrasted with rote or didactic learning. Experiential learning is related to, but not synonymous with, experiential education, action learning, adventure learning, free choice learning, cooperative learning, and service learning. While there are relationships and connections between all these theories of education, importantly they are also separate terms with separate meanings.[1]

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Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle | John Dewey | Scoop.it
The first master of the art believed in ethos, pathos, and logos.
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“In the news business, modernity no longer resides in the Western hemisphere”

“In the news business, modernity no longer resides in the Western hemisphere” | John Dewey | Scoop.it
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Is there a shift to Latin America and other continents concerniing modernity and the free, energetic press?  

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Curators Are The True Influencers

Curators Are The True Influencers | John Dewey | Scoop.it

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The Dewey scoopit site will be doing much more on the topic of content curation, one of a growing number of communication technologies and creative scenes in 2013.

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, June 22, 2013 4:10 AM

Elias Morling estime que les curateurs sont comme les "dumpster divers", ces militants qui fouillent les poubelles.  Et ils les appelle les "vrais influenceurs" car :

 

1. Les curateurs représentent un nouveau type de leadership tribal bottom up et peer-to-peer.

 

2. En tant que membres d'une tribu, les curateurs seront toujours plus "natives" que n'importe qui parlant de l'extérieur.

 

3. Au sein de la tribu, ils sont appréciés non seulement pour leurs compétences, mais aussi parce qu'ils entretiennent et développent leur propre culture.

 

Un article inspirant de http://www.linkedin.com/in/emorling que vous pouvez lire ici : http://tribaling.com/blog/2013/05/15/curators-and-tribal-currency/

 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:05 PM

Excellent article and video. Looking at the wonderful world of the internet and curation. The idea of curation of online content has become more and more inportant with the exponential growth of content on the world wide web. Being able to organise and manage all of the content is important.

 

Curation is about making good choices about what you share and putting it into a context for themselves and others. Being enthusiastic and thoughtful about what you choose is a way of showing what you are finding and sharing is signficant and worthwhile. 

 

Finding the most interesting and valuable things and sharing that is the key. What you want and what you are interested in is important but you also need to consider your audience. 

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IMERSA | Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts

IMERSA | Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts | John Dewey | Scoop.it
Celebrating and promoting immersive digital experiences for education and entertainment in planetariums, schools, museums and attractions.
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a new industry begins to build new institutions 

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Colossal | A blog about art and visual ingenuity.

Colossal | A blog about art and visual ingenuity. | John Dewey | Scoop.it
@Colossal is a great blog that focuses on art and visual aesthetics. Follow and check out the site! http://t.co/BAmfLLXntL
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A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | John Dewey | Scoop.it

"A few weeks ago I posted here a poster on iPad basics which many of you have downloaded to use with their students in the class. Today, I am sharing with you another great resource on iPad. This is not a graphic but a quick reference card on everything you and your students need to know about iPad. From the hardware to networking features , this little manual can serve as a leading guide to a better manipulation of  your iPad.
 I am not sure how much iPading you are doing in your classroom but whether you use iPad just occasionally or you adopt it as a consistent learning and teaching tool,  the reference card below will definitely give you a hand in improving your iPad use. I suggest that you share it with your students and go through it with them section by section and make sure they understand it before they start using their iPads again.


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corneja's curator insight, March 23, 2013 1:40 PM

Undoubtedly useful. Thanks!

Shea Stehm's curator insight, March 24, 2013 8:02 PM

Most people on scoop-it! won't need this, but it is great for students or technologically challenged. 

Peggy Alvarez's curator insight, February 1, 2015 7:30 PM

This is a great resource for beginners.  An iPad basic cheat sheet.

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Soo Meta for Creating Stories and Presentations

Soo Meta for Creating Stories and Presentations | John Dewey | Scoop.it

Soo Meta is a storytelling tool that will help you to collect, sort, edit and publish web content faster and easier than ever before.

 

For educators: Learning and teaching is a lot more fun through visuals. Research and present material with the same tool! Share quickly assembled videos with your class!


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Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, March 20, 2013 3:00 PM

I can see that this would be a great tool for  students to use to curate their information and present it.

Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, March 21, 2013 6:37 AM

This looks like a great way to create videos using curated content.

THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:31 AM
Get your content from YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, add pictures and record your voice comments. Soo Meta will create a mixed-media story in minutes. Great free tool for classroom presentations.
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IMERSA

IMERSA | John Dewey | Scoop.it
IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts) is a professional association...
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Head Start Works. What the Research Really Shows « MomsRising Blog

Head Start Works. What the Research Really Shows « MomsRising Blog | John Dewey | Scoop.it
Where Moms and the people who love them fight for a better America
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Apple Meets With Turkish Officials on Tablets for Schools

Apple Meets With Turkish Officials on Tablets for Schools | John Dewey | Scoop.it
Apple Vice President for education John Couch is reportedly in talks with the Turkish government about the country’s goal to make tablets accessible to 15 million schoolchildren...
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Education Continues Outside the Classroom on WordPress.com

Education Continues Outside the Classroom on WordPress.com | John Dewey | Scoop.it
Last month, we attended the Modern Language Association's annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, and had a great time talking to educators about how WordPress.com encourages in-class conversat...
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Experience and Education (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Experience & Education is a short book written in 1938 by John Dewey, a pre-eminent educational theorist of the 20th century. It provides a concise and powerful analysis of education.[1] In this and his other writings on education, Dewey continually emphasizes experience, experiment, purposeful learning, freedom, and other concepts of progressive education. Dewey argues that the quality of an educational experience is critical and stresses the importance of the social and interactive processes of learning.

Dewey was critical of both traditional and progressive education; that is he saw challenges within both educational approaches because they lacked a carefully developed philosophy of experience. Dewey's progressive learning theory is based on the idea that people, even young people, are not just blank slates waiting to be filled with knowledge from kinder through college. Instead, Dewey suggested that students organize fact based comprehension through meta-cognition, or by building onto prior experiences, preconceptions, and knowledge and therefore, educator's role is in creating an educative experience.

Experience and Education opens by saying that humans organize thoughts and ideas as "either-ors" and argues that this is mirrored in educational philosophy, namely in what Dewey labels as traditional vs. progressive education.[2] Dewey conceptualizes education as being focused on bodies of information and skills that are passed from one generation to another. Dewey does not pivot traditional vs. progressive education against each other, instead, he is critical of teaching methods that are "static"[3] and not incorporating enough experiential learning, which he notes that young learners are more accustomed to. In addition, Dewey is critical of the old structure and its organization of educational philosophy.

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When print is thriving, where does social media fit? A look at practices at India’s The Hindu

In the United States, social media is seen as part of a survival strategy. In India, the traditional model is doing quite well on its own.
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