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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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Disrupted Education: Virtual Reality and Personalised Learning

Disrupted Education: Virtual Reality and Personalised Learning | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
How will Virtual Reality impact education? Laura Cox, Writer at [iDisrupted|http://idisrupted.com] comments on the future of education thanks to Virtu...
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How Do You Tell a Story in Virtual Reality?

How Do You Tell a Story in Virtual Reality? | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 7, 2015 5:58 AM


Eric Johnson:  "For filmmakers moving into the new medium, the question is what to keep -- and what to throw away."

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In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really.

In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really. | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
Several companies are building virtual worlds that live inside of VR. The dream: Disrupting everything about the real world.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 17, 2015 3:01 AM

Interesting article about what's happening in virtual reality these days.

Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 17, 2015 9:51 AM

New attempts to bring virtual reality into the mainstream led by Linden Labs, the developer of Second City. 

David Bembry's curator insight, August 18, 2015 8:21 AM

I see the future of apps as being virtual worlds into each company.

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Virtual reality, mobility driving future of learning at Port Macquarie school

Virtual reality, mobility driving future of learning at Port Macquarie school | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
The days of school students copying notes from a chalk board and reading straight from old textbooks are long gone. This is the view of Matt Richards, director of e-learning at St Columba Anglican School, who is using technology to change the way students learn and interact with teachers.
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Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.
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The schools using Minecraft in lessons

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Some schools are encouraging children to play computer games in lessons to help with more traditional subjects like creative writing in English.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 21, 2014 12:26 AM

This is about gaming to learn.

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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 Education.  Many of underlying principles and learning...

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 22, 2014 4:02 PM
Here is an explanation of maker education vs experiential education.
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 7, 2014 9:37 PM

Did you know that the Common Core standards do not require students to learn to write in cursive, but they do require that students become proficient at keyboarding? Recent research is showing that it is important for students to write in cursive. Why?

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“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain.

There are some states that are still requiring cursive. One wonders if this new research will lead to a shift in Common Core standards.

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Kimberly House's curator insight, June 15, 2014 1:35 PM

I am so happy to see this article. Both keyboarding and handwriting are essential skills. One cannot replace the other. There are critical connections that happen in the handwriting process (as shown in Beth's comment). These connections help with not only spelling but the flow of writing. 

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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading

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This past weekend, my step-daughter Emily, who works in the field of non-profit fundraising, asked me out of the blue, "Do you you ever teach your students about infographics?" I beamed with pride as I showed off my students' hard work.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 24, 2014 10:15 PM

In this post learn how a teacher took a project where students created an infographic on a non-fiction book and took it from being a "nice digital poster" and observed students whom had finished early poll their classmates and create infographics that included their new results. To quote from the post "These students had made a leap of understanding I hadn’t asked for: the images on an infographic were meant to convey data and information with the powerful impact of visual design."

Read the post to learn about the process that followed and how you might have your students create infographic in your classroom for an assessment.

The Rice Process's curator insight, January 25, 2014 11:50 AM

Infographics can be an effective assesment across the board.

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Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel' | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.
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The Padagogy Wheel: Convergent Thinking In Learning Technology -

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The Padagogy wheel represents convergent thinking in learning technology.
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Your Child's Next Field Trip May be Virtual

Your Child's Next Field Trip May be Virtual | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it

Your child's next field trip may not require a permission slip or a brightly-colored t-shirt that matches his classmates.


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Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers

Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
Nokia has revealed a spherical, camera-studded device that can be used to shoot virtual reality videos.

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Ensil's curator insight, July 29, 2015 10:36 AM

It's aimed at filmmakers, but we see research potential with this technology!
http://www.ensil.com/electronic-research ;

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A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir

A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
Research better. Feel better

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Karen E. Belter's comment, June 29, 2016 10:56 AM
The Athenir sire is closed.
Chris Carter's curator insight, July 1, 2016 8:43 PM
Visual is always good. Well, usually.
Dennis Swender's curator insight, October 26, 2016 12:40 PM
Site is no longer in operation - but the concept insight lends itself to further entrepreneurship
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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:50 PM

In this post Alan November suggests that there are four skills we should teach our students the first week of school. Before reading on, what do you think are the most important skills to teach those first days of the year? What do you teach that first day? Most of us would probably answer the procedures and policies, and perhaps the rules. That is not November's advice. He suggests that we do the following.

1. Power Researching - Studies continue to tell us that students do not know how to search well. They tend to Google the answer. Creating questions that cannot be googles is not easy, but it is necessary that our students have "high level research skills.."

2. Meaningful contributions - Can your class come up with an idea that will make the world a better place? If they can, and you help make it happen, they will make the world a better place.

3. Ask them about their passions - Would you consider giving students time throughout the year to work on a project that they are passionate about?

4. Build a learning ecology - Our students need to know that we are also learners. What did you learn this summer? Share this with your students. He states "we have to teach students to learn to learn."

There is much more on these 4 skills in the post. Think about trying to do one or more of these this year.

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 25, 2014 7:55 AM

Σε αυτό το post ο αρθογράφος δείχνει ότι υπάρχουν τέσσερις δεξιότητες που θα πρέπει να διδάξουμε στους μαθητές μας την πρώτη εβδομάδα του σχολείου. Πριν το διαβάσετε, ποιες νομίζετε ότι είναι οι πιο σημαντικές δεξιότητες για να διδάξετε αυτές τις πρώτες ημέρες του έτους; Τι διδάσκετε εσείς την πρώτη εβδομάδα; Οι περισσότεροι από εμάς θα απαντήσουμε πιθανότατα τις διαδικασίες και πολιτικές, και ίσως και τους κανόνες. Αντί αυτών ο αρθογράφος προτείνει να κάνουμε τα εξής:
1 Η δύναμη της αναζήτησης - Μελέτες συνεχίζουν να μας υπενθυμίζουν ότι οι μαθητές δεν ξέρουν πώς να ψάξουν καλά. Τείνουν να "γκουκγλάρουν" την απάντηση. Η δημιουργία ερωτήσεων που δεν βρίσκονται στη google δεν είναι εύκολο, αλλά είναι απαραίτητο οι μαθητές μας να έχουν «δεξιότητες υψηλού επιπέδου στην έρευνα ..." 

2 Σημαίνουσες συνεισφορές - Μπορεί η τάξη μας να καταλήξει σε μια ιδέα που θα κάνει τον κόσμο ένα καλύτερο μέρος; Αν μπορούν και σας βοηθήσουν να συμβεί, θα κάνουν όντως τον κόσμο ένα καλύτερο μέρος.
3. Ρωτήστε τους για τα πάθη τους - Θα το σκεφτόσασταν να δίνατε χρόνο σε μαθητές όλο το χρόνο για να εργαστούν σε ένα πρότζεκτ με το οποίο είναι παθιασμένοι;
4. Δομήστε μια "μαθησιακή οικολογία" - Οι μαθητές μας πρέπει να γνωρίζουν ότι κι εμείς είμαστε επίσης "μαθητές". Τι έμαθες αυτό το καλοκαίρι; Μοιραστείτε το με τους μαθητές σας. "Θα πρέπει να διδάξουμε στους μαθητές να μάθουν πώς να μαθαίνουν». 


Υπάρχουν πολύ περισσότερα από αυτές τις 4 δεξιότητες στο άρθρο. Σκεφτείτε προσπαθώντας να κάνετε ένα ή περισσότερα από αυτά φέτος, έτσι για αλλαγή!

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The Best List of Reading Response Questions Ever.

The Best List of Reading Response Questions Ever. | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
“When I was in the classroom, I used the workshop model. After students read silently every day, I asked that they write in their reading response journal for just five minutes. They could choose ...”
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 5, 2014 11:26 PM

Are you looking for an extensive list of reading response questions? Look no further. This post provides an in-depth list of questions, as well as suggestions on how the author used them in her classroom.

Along with a lengthy list of great questions there is also a section called Test Readiness Terms that provides additional questions in the areas of Analyze, Compare, Contrast, Define, Describe, Differentiate, Discuss, Evaluate, Explain, Identify, Interpret, List, Main Idea, and Outline.

Below are five randomly chosen questions.

— Describe the most important event. Give at least three reasons why you think it is the most important event.
— Draw an interpretation of the passage – may be a picture, symbols, graphic organizer.

— If you could change what you’re reading, how would you change it?

— Is the setting described well enough that can put a picture of it in your mind? Why or why not?

— What have you found boring about what you’ve been reading? What made it boring? If you were the author, what would you do to make it more interesting?

If you have students using writing journals it is worth your time to check out this list. You may not want to use all of the questions (the author notes that a printed list ran to 10 pages) so take the time to review and select ones that will work with your students.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:38 AM

If yoiu are serius about reading, these are some great questions.

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7 engaging video sites for teachers and students | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Engaging video sites are a key resource for educators, and we've got 7 great video resources you should explore.
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The Case for Philosophical Inquiry in K-12 classrooms..DEC Scan Journal : Volume 33 Issue 2, Page 6

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Article written by Dr Britta Jensen and Kate Kennedy .  Promoting higher order thinking skills.

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New Research: Millenials Prefer Paper to Screens — But Do They Perform Better With Paper? | In the Digital Age

New Research: Millenials Prefer Paper to Screens — But Do They Perform Better With Paper? | In the Digital Age | Research about Learning and Library | Scoop.it
When I went back to UCLA to get a PhD in developmental psychology, I thought I would be a technological dinosaur compared to the much younger students in my
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170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids

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All my favorite ebooks! Some of the ebooks are from YouTube. I use Safeshare to remove the ads and suggested videos from YouTube. Read more about Safeshare.tv here. The newest e-book webmix: Ebook ...

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:16 PM

A series of Symbaloo sets which link to a variety of ebooks. I will be looking into this with our ipads :)

Teresa Pearl's curator insight, January 30, 2014 6:20 PM

As a special ed teacher, I am constantly looking for ebooks that will read to my lower readers. This is a great article with links for 5 other pages with ebooks.

Brette Ridings Callaway's curator insight, June 2, 2015 10:03 PM

This is a great site that with links to eBooks.  I especially like how the author provides information about each site, how he uses it, and what the eBooks can do.  This is very user friendly for teachers to explore and learn more about eBooks available on the web.

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids

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I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an ove...
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The KYVL for Kids Research Portal

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A great research plan for primary and upper infants children to follow.  

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