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Potential Power of Blogging for Pedagogy

Potential Power of Blogging for Pedagogy | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I believe in the potential power of blogging. I believe it can be harnessed to be a powerful pedagogical tool in the 21st Century.

 

4 Benefits of Integrating Blogging into Pedagogy

1. Blogs promote participation and collaboration of knowledge and skills. There are a myriad of resources available on the internet that can help students become creators, and not merely consumers of different texts and bodies of knowledge.

 

2. Blogs promote global communication and collaboration. Teachers can facilitate interactions with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and religions, and social contexts. Students can be helped to challenging their thinking by considering other viewpoints.

 

3. Blogs promote the critical analysis of pedagogy and literacies.

 

4. Blogs create the potential for interactive spaces for authentic exchanges. Strategies including reading logs, book reviews, parental communication, encouraging reading and writing and responding around a particular theme or focus.

If we can harness this power, we have a strong pedagogical tool on our hands. As with other areas in education, we can begin to harness this power by asking ourselves the right kinds of questions that can bring about the results we want to see.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/06/06/blogging-is-it-difficult-i-guess-not-a-all-follow-my-advice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, June 15, 3:55 AM
useful ideas and facts why blogging is useful in education
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 15, 8:58 AM
I encourage my teachers to blog for the same reasons listed here. Powerful learning tool for the 21st Century.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, June 15, 4:24 PM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Respondo! - Creative Literature Response Questions

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SCAMPER created by Bob Eberle. Read more in Thinkertoys.

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10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Want to make a great slidedeck? A TED staffer shares some big-picture things to think about, and some helpful tactical tips.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, February 1, 5:58 PM

What you need to know to make a compelling presentation:

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Feedback Q & A (Infographic)

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Students love rich useful feedback. But, what exactly do they want and need from the instructor? Here are a few questions I have been asked by students, and ways to respond. Feedback Q & A

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Johan Sundström's curator insight, January 20, 1:21 AM

Works perfectly @ workplaces too.

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, January 20, 2:46 AM

Reflective teaching promotes inclusivity.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, January 22, 8:27 AM

Oh yes, I can use this!

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America is failing its children by not teaching code in every high school via @qz

America is failing its children by not teaching code in every high school via @qz | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Outfits like code.org and Black Girls Code help, and so do some employers: Google’s Made with Code aims to bring women into the field, while payments company Square offers high school code camps. Intel just last week pledged $5 million for computer science programs at two high schools in Oakland, California.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 16, 2015 4:19 PM

How can students learn to code when their teacher are often clueless about it and software professionals - in high demand - make much much more as developers of games and 0.99$ ipad apps...? Lately resources are starting to appear - see some in the article.


Why is this important? IMHO learning to code is important because it teaches about structure and procedures and thinking through every possible scenario. It is a way of life, more than a technical skill. No?

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Is Praise Undermining Student Motivation?

Is Praise Undermining Student Motivation? | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The failure of praise
Research has found that praise can actually undermine performance and self-esteem in many contexts. One study found that praise for intelligence leads to the belief by the recipient that their intelligence is fixed, and thus not something that they can influence through action or effort (Dweck, 2007). This is critical because intelligence is in fact malleable, and improved by taking risks. Students grow when they try something difficult that might lead to failure. Because failure is one of the most important tools for learning, growth requires a mindset that embraces challenge and the potential for failure.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 10, 2015 7:28 PM

"Positive and negative feedback are tied to objective standards of excellence, and give the message that the goal of education is to reach standards of excellence, not gain teacher approval." And there you have it.

Lisa Jones's comment, January 11, 2015 8:27 AM
http://www.aft.org/periodical/american-educator/winter-2005-2006/ask-cognitive-scientist. Check out this article on praise. I found it to be very interesting and the parameters for praise given here are some good practices to follow when giving praise. It can be done with without undermining student motivation. Don't let "titles" get in the way...call it praise or feedback...we all need and instinctively give one form or the other. Both articles are a great read!
Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 16, 2015 2:26 AM

Praise is an incentive. Every one likes to be praised for work well done.

It enhances performance.

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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 31, 2015 11:48 AM

Four apps for annotating screenshots are discussed here. I like Snagit, where it is possible to save annotated screenshots to one's Google drive.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 2015 5:38 AM

These all look good - much easier than using a combination of tools! Remember copyright though!

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 22, 2015 10:57 AM

Para capturas sobre páginas web (além de edição e anotações sobre as capturas) a extensão Fireshot (browsers Chrome e Firefox) é, para já, imbatível.

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4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future

4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Has technology rendered the library obsolete? It doesn't seem so. Instead, centers for higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate them.

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nickcarman's curator insight, November 4, 2014 9:55 PM

If you find this article interesting you may also enjoy this talk from Judith Peacock at LIANZA 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVi57h9bfgU 

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4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future -- THE Journal

4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future -- THE Journal | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Forget about rows of desks pointed at a whiteboard. Here's how mobile technology is reshaping teaching and learning.

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Lusogermánicas's curator insight, October 27, 2014 12:01 PM

Nueva forma de aprender y ensenar a todos los niveles. Conexión es la palabra clave.

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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.

 

Proactive Knowledge

I want my students to know the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship. I teach them about these aspects and how to use them. While I go into these Ps in detail in my book Reinventing Writing, here are the basics:

 

1. Passwords2. Privacy3. Personal Information4. Photographs5. Property6. Permission7. Protection8. Professionalism9. Personal Brand

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/

 


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Angela Coves Soler's curator insight, October 27, 2014 5:04 AM
This is a very interesting book.
Terheck's curator insight, October 30, 2014 11:35 AM

Un article très intéressant de Vicki Davis qui va me servir de base pour construire un cours sur la citoyenneté numérique.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:40 PM

In today's society, we need to teach our students how to be good digital citizens. How many of the 9 Ps have you been already teaching?

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Teaching Respect for Other People’s Content in the Internet Age

Teaching Respect for Other People’s Content in the Internet Age | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As we enter National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it's the perfect time for all of us to discuss respect for other people's content online.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 13, 2014 12:32 PM

This blog article shares some great insights into how to best train our youth (and adults) about proper online content use and downloading.

christian campos's curator insight, February 15, 2015 9:37 PM

This article does what the title says. its shows how we as users should have respect for other peoples content and how we sometimes don't acknowledge when we are getting a form of media illegally. I Agree with the article stating that sometimes downloads can result in "trojans", therefore exposing your computer to a harmful virus. Kids and digital immigrants would most likely fall into these traps due to  the unfamiliarity  of these downloads or websites.

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 11, 3:42 AM
And you do need Google power, right?
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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Achievethecore.org :: Focus by Grade Level - depth vs inch deep expectations

Achievethecore.org :: Focus by Grade Level - depth vs inch deep expectations | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

A collection of PDFs detailing the mathematical content emphasized in the Standards by grade level. These can be used as guides to inform instructional decisions regarding time and other resources.


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(Empathic Parenting) (Michele Borba) Six Ways to Nurture Kids’ Sensitivity and Boost Emotional IQ

(Empathic Parenting) (Michele Borba) Six Ways to Nurture Kids’ Sensitivity and Boost Emotional IQ | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Of course we want our kids to be compassionate and sensitive to other people’s feelings. The problem is that many kids’ “empathy potential” is greatly handicapped because they don’t have the ability to identify and express emotions.

 

They have tremendous difficulty feeling for the other person simply because they may not recognize the other person’s hurt, elation, discomfort, anxiety, pride, happiness, or anger.

What these kids need is an education that provides stronger emotional intelligence: an adequate vocabulary of feelings and then the encouragement to use it. Once kids are more emotionally literate and can understand their own feelings their empathy will grow, because they will be far more capable of understanding and feeling other people’s concerns and needs. 

 

Dr Michele Borba


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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Mariana Melissa Ceballos's curator insight, February 5, 9:32 AM

añada su visión ...

Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, February 5, 10:42 AM
Alternativas de selección de material educativo para la planeación de actividades de aprendizaje. Esta es una excelente alternativa, buscando conectar a los estudiantes en el conocimiento.
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What ClassDojo Monsters Can Teach Kids About Growth Mindset

What ClassDojo Monsters Can Teach Kids About Growth Mindset | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
ClassDojo is teaming up with Stanford's PERTS center to produce short videos explaining a growth mindset to help teachers integrate the idea into their

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 24, 3:47 AM

כלי נהדר לניהול למידה והוראה, ממשק באנגלית אבל חוץ מזה פשוט מהמם!!!

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Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic)

Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I'm a teacher. Now what do I do? There are several ways to engage learners in the classroom. Here are a few ideas if you get stuck. Additional resources: http://people.uwplatt.edu/~steck/Petrina%20Text/Chapter%204.pdf http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/150-teaching-methods https://www.csn.edu/pages/2359.asp http://www1.appstate.edu/~wertsmg/teachmeth.htm ~Mia

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Mar Mbodj's curator insight, January 29, 4:09 PM

Déplacement de paradigme et les méthodes pédagogiques appropriées. 

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, March 25, 5:14 PM
We often tend to carry on with our typical teaching methods, and sometimes believe that the trainer needs to stay in charge of the learning event. It can be useful to check out this list... stop and evaluate the different options out there that shift the weight from teacher to learner. Surely there is a part of the learning objective that could be covered better through a learner centered approach.
Philip Smith's curator insight, August 5, 8:44 AM

Not all learner-centered methods involve group work. Here are some other ideas.

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10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest

10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The 10 sites I go back to again and again for fun, easy-to-use resources. Bookmark these for your own class, or send 'em to your favorite English teacher!

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 9, 2015 3:30 AM

Always useful!!!!!

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 2015 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:14 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 9:40 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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How can teachers get to grips with computer programming, and where do we start? | Coding

How can teachers get to grips with computer programming, and where do we start? | Coding | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Many teachers have been utterly dismayed by the seemingly impossible demands of the new Programmes...

 

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cyber/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


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Dan Kirsch's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:52 AM

We utilize all sorts of different avenues to teach students how to code; especially when we first see the students in 6th grade. We don't know where or what they have started within the "code" world. Checkout our resources here: http://draggo.com/cluster/pZehrqqrnQ== 

magdalena Itati Navarro Fernandez's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:59 AM

agregar su visión ...Nada es imposible, si ponemos el empeño en lograrlo

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How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized

How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Is it possible for teachers to meet standards without teaching in a standardized way? This question is at the heart of the ambivalence around Common Core State Standards for many educators.


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A Gorgeous Short Film About a Magician Who Builds Solar Systems

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With a wasteland as their canvas, a Master and his Apprentice set about turning rubble into planets and moons, asteroids and comets, spinning them in orbit around a symbolic Sun. So begins Ambition, a short film made by Academy Award-nominated director Tomek Baginksi in collaboration with the European Space Agency.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, October 25, 2014 4:08 PM

Set aside seven minutes and watch this.

Melvin Joel Cantuta Cabas's curator insight, October 26, 2014 7:04 AM
la tecnologia crese
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Teaching Digital Responsibility While Leveraging Technology - #AMUSTWATCH

Teaching Digital Responsibility While Leveraging Technology - #AMUSTWATCH | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As an advocate for leveraging technology in the classroom where appropriate, I am also an advocate for ensuring students know that turning the screen off is a healthy necessity.

This video really goes deep to ensure children, teenagers, and adults are aware of the negative effects of “too much” screen time.

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John Evans's curator insight, October 10, 2014 9:24 AM

This is SO TRUE and I admit to being guilty of it myself at times!

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Looking Ahead: The Future of the Internet

Looking Ahead: The Future of the Internet | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What will the internet look like in the near future, 20 years, 100 years? We explore the possibilities in this illustration.

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, September 1, 2014 10:10 PM

¿Cómo será la internet dentro de 20 años?

FATI's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:14 AM

Great article

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40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide

40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Bad PowerPoint design may be just as detrimental to your presentation as smelling like a horse. When you have poorly designed slides, a few things happen: your professionalism is questioned (because you essentially tell the people looking at your PowerPoint that you don't know how to create professional work); your audience members get distracted as they toggle between looking at your bad design and listen to what you're actually saying (and, in the end, they don't really ingest either); and your audience just gets bored or annoyed--which is about the worst possible outcome when presenting. Obviously, there are a number of…

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Angie Grace's curator insight, September 19, 2014 3:34 PM

Make better PowerPoints by following these tips.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 19, 2014 11:28 PM

very cool graphic. Helping us to stay in line!

Connie Butcher's curator insight, September 20, 2014 12:54 PM

Awesome!