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Does (the Use of)Twitter Improve Education?

Does (the Use of)Twitter Improve Education? | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"There has been post after post acknowledging how educators love Twitter while also encouraging others to use it themselves. With that though comes skeptics (as there should be), questioning whether the use of Twitter is beneficial to educators. I have thought about that question a lot and I can give a definitive answer: yes and no ( I am 100% certain of this).

 

So to prove this, we have to look at a few things. First off, we have to look at how educators are using Twitter. Simply signing up for Twitter doesn’t improve anything in your classroom (similar to the notion that having a Twitter account will make people do inappropriate things and cyberbully). It all comes down to the use of it. I offer two scenarios in my own use of Twitter below."


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Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports

Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
By apuustin | apuustin created a magazine on Flipboard. "Finnish Education Highlights" is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for "apuustin".

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Valia Reinsalu's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:34 AM

Always interesting to read about Finland's school system...

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Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago

Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
In the early 1950s, archaeologists unearthed several clay tablets from the 14th century B.C.E..

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 8, 11:36 PM

A great lesson for students to teach culture.

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ReplayCam - Slow Motion Replay Video Camera

ReplayCam - Slow Motion Replay Video Camera | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Get ReplayCam - Slow Motion Replay Video Camera on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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4 characteristics of Learning Leaders

4 characteristics of Learning Leaders | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity. In addition, the tranquility of the unique Australian bush setting in which I am currently sitting, miles from anywhere, provides a perfect environment for learning. I’ve been working on a chapter for our new forthcoming book (from Amazon in September) called ‘A Practical Guide to Self-Determined Learning: Experiences from the Field’.

 

It’s an edited work where lots of people share their experiences of using heutagogy in a variety of contexts. It should be fun and, hopefully, useful to people wanting to try something a bit different in their ‘classrooms’. I got so excited while writing the chapter that I thought I’d share some of its content with you. In this day and age there is no need to be patient, which suits me, as patience is not a strong point. And I might get some comments back to help me refine the chapter before it goes to air.

 

A number of insightful writers have suggested the skills that people need in order to cope with the 21st century. One of my favourites that appears to summarise all of them is from Jackie Gerstein who has put together a neat pictorial of these skills. See also Tony Wanger’s work, which Jackie acknowledges.

 

The skills she has identified are: effective oral and written communication; collaboration across networks; agility and adaptability; grit; resilience; empathy and global stewardship; vision; self-regulation; hope and optimism; curiosity and imagination; initiative and entrepreneurialism; and critical thinking and problem solving.

 

Some of the implications of self-determined learning are:

 

 


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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
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 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 - Infographic

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 - Infographic | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 6 Drivers of Change
○ All of the 10 skil(...)

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DPG plc's curator insight, July 7, 2:33 AM

An interesting look at the skills that are going to be needed in 2020 or are these skills needed right now? Where are the current gaps?

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, July 7, 4:45 AM

Muito do que se precisará para trabalhar nos próximos anos nem sequer é percebido e muito menos ensinado. Este excelente infográfico mostra algumas destas competências emergentes. Confira e saia na frente.

Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 7, 9:01 AM

Based on 19 page report by Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent, nonprofit strategic research group with more than 40 years of forecasting experience for The University of Phoenix Research Institute

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/front/docs/sponsored/phoenix/future_work_skills_2020.pdfPage

13 Implications for Educational institutions at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, are largely the products of technology infrastructure and social circumstances of the past.

The landscape has changed and educational institutions should consider how to adapt quickly in response. Some directions of change might include:

»Placing additional emphasis on developing skills such as critical thinking, insight, and analysis capabilities

»Integrating new-media literacy into education programs

»Including experiential learning that gives prominence to soft skills—such as the ability to collaborate, work in groups, read social cues, and respond adaptively

»Broadening the learning constituency beyond teens and young adults through to adulthood

»Integrating interdisciplinary training that allows students todevelop skills and knowledge in a range of subjects

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Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"Talking about augmented reality technology in teaching and learning the first thing that comes to mind is this wonderful app called Aurasma. Since its release a few years ago, Aurasma gained so much in popularity and several teachers have already embraced it within their classrooms. For those of you who are not yet familiar with how Aurasma works and how to use in it in your class, the video tutorials below will help you out."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 6, 10:55 PM

Students really love Aurasma.

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21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be

21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be

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5 Ways to Teach Your Children to be Kidpreneurs (Infographic)

5 Ways to Teach Your Children to be Kidpreneurs (Infographic) | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
It's never too early to teach the building blocks of discipline, structure and planning.

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Official AndreasCY's curator insight, July 5, 8:11 AM

1. Allow kids space to brainstorm. Some of the best products came from wild ideas, so don't put your parental brain limitations on your kids; let them dream big.

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Juttua aiheesta omasta kunnastani tällä viikolla (tosin vain osa näkyy, jos ei ole tilaaja)http://www.keski-uusimaa.fi/artikkeli/226522-yrittajyytta-oppii-jo-paivakodissa
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15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips)

15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips) | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
One of the fantastic parts about using mobile devices in your classroom is giving students the ability to explore locations that might be difficult for a field trip.  Children can access informatio...

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Design - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

A presentation that's an interesting and easy to use guide to using colours, shapes and lines, and images; the fundamental elements of design.

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Today's Leadership Word is "Celebration".

Is is important to have the presence of "celebration" in your daily leadership efforts.


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donhornsby's curator insight, July 4, 6:56 AM

Celebration is: To rejoice and enjoy whatever you have achieved especially when you have longed for it for so long. 

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Gone Google Story Builder

Gone Google Story Builder | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

“ Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.”


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Tutkimus: Hampurilaisten myyminen 16-vuotiaana enteilee parempia tuloja aikuisena

Tutkimus: Hampurilaisten myyminen 16-vuotiaana enteilee parempia tuloja aikuisena | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Alaikäisenä kesätöitä tekevät löytävät muita todennäköisemmin hyviä työpaikkoja, selviää tuoreesta tutkimuksesta. McDonald'sissa hampurilaisia myyvä 16-vuotias Annina Junnonen uskoo, että kaikki työ on hyväksi.

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How to create a Google Drive classroom

How to create a Google Drive classroom | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Using the cloud in the classroom can be a powerful thing.

 

One of the most common uses of the cloud in today’s classroom is word processing, and one of the most common cloud-based word processing platforms is Google Drive.

 

We’ve talked about offering voice feedback to documents. In the above below, teacher Bjorn Behrendt explains how to set up a classroom in Google Drive. He offers dozens of tips to pre-empt the kind of challenges that you’re likely to see (e.g., students unknowingly duplicating the same file several times, not knowing which folder to turn work in to, etc.)

 

Since he clearly has experience in the classroom, this video is immediately better than the vast majority of universal Google Drive tutorials you’ll find.

 


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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

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Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.

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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.

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Cecilia Rosas's curator insight, July 6, 12:49 PM

Instead of passing paper, digital or otherwise, back and forth between students and teacher, what if we allowed students to do real work for real audiences that can read and interact far beyond the limits of the school walls, schedule, and curriculum? What if we let our students do work that they actually cared about and wanted to create, not for a grade but because of its potential contribution to and effect on the world?

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What Is the Internet of Things? | Mashable Explains - YouTube

You've heard of smart homes and fitness trackers, but have you heard of the Internet of Things? The latest video in our Mashable Explains series takes a look...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things



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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 6, 12:31 AM

You've heard of smart homes and fitness trackers, but have you heard of the Internet of Things?


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things


Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 6, 5:42 AM

Great explanation. You have to see this, because it's happening, and it's the next big thing.

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5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons

5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

“ Here are five sites that will help you discover free icons to download.”


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Paul McKillop's curator insight, July 7, 10:24 PM

great share from Recursos Online

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The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy - Free book!

The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy - Free book! | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Should Teachers Run Schools? Archives - Education Week Teacher

Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Should Teachers Run Schools? Archives - Education Week Teacher | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

A recent survey conducted by Education Evolving, a nonprofit group specializing in school redesign, revealed that 54 percent of teachers are very interested in working at a "teacher-powered" school (also known as teacher-led, teacher-run, and teacher partnership schools). In teacher-led schools, teachers work in teams—with shared accountability and responsibility—to design and run their schools.


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