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Rethinking Assessment

Rethinking Assessment | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

With few exceptions, all the things our children are using to connect and learn outside the classroom -- social media, cell phones, Internet connections -- are banned inside classrooms....let's scrap open-book tests, zoom past open-phone tests asking Googleable questions, and advance to open-network tests that measure not just how well kids answer a question, but also how literate they are at discerning good information from bad and tapping into the experts and networks that can inform those answers.

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7 Things Educators Need to Know About Online Learning

7 Things Educators Need to Know About Online Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Online learning is still about great teaching. But there are differences between online learning and the face to face classroom. Here are some tips.

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Writing Learning Objectives For eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning Industry

Writing Learning Objectives For eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning Industry | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Wondering how to create effective Learning Objectives For eLearning? Check what eLearning Professionals should know about Learning Objectives.
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Excellent basics. Bloom's Taxonomy and learning.

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Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about how students need space to fail when learning, but how can teachers make their classrooms feel safe enough for that kind of risk? Take a peek inside East Palo Alto Charter School.
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The "WHY" Guide to #Edchat topics

The "WHY" Guide to #Edchat topics | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Although many educational models and pedagogies can seem like a conveyer belt of fads sometimes, many of them at least focus on one or two key educational concerns. Regardless of whether you think ...
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Simple guide to current trends in education.

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Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ide
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Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? | ReadyToManage

Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? | ReadyToManage | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World?
http://t.co/9MJrFtCXaU

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Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? 
http://t.co/9MJrFtCXaU

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

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Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? 
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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 10, 11:55 AM
Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? 
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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

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Reflection about Anne Frank and Making Blogging Connections

Reflection about Anne Frank and Making Blogging Connections | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I read the book " The Diary of Anne Frank" as an eleven year old and was inspired to begin writing my own diary, which I have continued for over 30 years. I am convinced that Anne's diary was one o...

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Questioning; Challenge & Engagement

Questioning; Challenge & Engagement | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Questioning is a fundamental element of pedagogy, one you could read endlessly around, but the reality is using questioning to challenge and engage all learners is demanding and potentially problematic to get right. Recently I’ve been working with a team of teachers, shaping our CPD model in preparation for the new academic year. Engaging in dialogue around teaching and learning with colleagues is always a pleasure and extremely informative, and one aspect continually crops up; deep, challenging and engaging questioning. Firstly, I think it’s crucial to outline what we are trying to achieve when we think about the purpose of questioning, for me it includes the following:

     * Allowing students to develop a fuller understanding of a concept because they have tried to explain it
themselves
     * To easily recall existing knowledge
     * To be able to link the ideas in the lesson with existing knowledge
     * To tackle problems at a deep level and be able to extend their thinking
     * To engage easily with a task because they are clear about what is expected
     * To develop independence in the way they learn and think


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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 20, 8:02 PM

We have had lots of PD about quality questioning.

Authentis Formations's curator insight, July 29, 4:43 AM

Superbe matériel pour formateurs !!!

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 4:27 PM

Using questioning to challenge and engage all learners is demanding and can be challenging.  Useful information in this article.

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Upgrade Curriculum Through Globally Connected Learning

Interested in working with me? Contact Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano for consulting, coaching, workshops, keynotes in the area of 21st century learning, documentin…
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'Fotoshop by Adobé' on ViewPure

'Fotoshop by Adobé' on ViewPure | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

This commercial isn't real, neither are society's standards of beauty.Full post here with behind the scenes: http://jesserosten.com/2012/fotoshop-by-adobe

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Very clever. 

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Schools for 21st-Century Learners | OECD READ edition

Schools for 21st-Century Learners | OECD READ edition | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
This report summarises evidence from the OECD TALIS and PISA surveys that underpins the three themes of the 2015 International Summit on the Teaching
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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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5 Classroom Strategies That Help Introverts and Extroverts Do Their Best Work

5 Classroom Strategies That Help Introverts and Extroverts Do Their Best Work | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Thanks in no small part to Susan Cain's bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, people have never been more aware of extroverted and introverted personality types -- that is, people who gain energy from social interaction and people who gain energy from alone...
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Why screen time before bed is bad for children

Why screen time before bed is bad for children | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Screen time – by way of watching television or using computers, mobile phones and other electronic mobile devices – may be having a large and negative impact on children’s sleep.
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10 Tips For Smarter iPad Use In The Classroom

10 Tips For Smarter iPad Use In The Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad by Terry Heick The iPad. Pop culture’s plaything and #edtech’s (somewhat dimming?) neon sign. It’s an app library, a…
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Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else

Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures.
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WISE Voices: Embrace Change in Education - YouTube

WISE voices elaborate on the themes of creativity, innovation and learning in education. Consensus is: for us to be innovative and creative, we have to push ...
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The Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy of Mobile Learning

This presentation explores the move from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy and from instructivism to constructivism to connectivism – all within the context o…

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Christine Macia Carter's curator insight, January 9, 12:58 PM

looks very cool

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, January 10, 5:02 AM

Temos de evoluir no ensino e integrar as novas tecnologias com a pedagogia

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 24, 8:30 PM
Much of what we know about learning, or think we know about learning, has been worked and re-worked by the likes of John Dewey, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Alfred North Whitehead, Maria Montessori, etc. @ivon_ehd1
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Sketchnoting: 5Cs in Education - @Langwitches

Sketchnoting for Reflection

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"Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess: Here’s How to Fix It" // Brilliant or Insane

"Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess: Here’s How to Fix It" // Brilliant or Insane | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

By Jennifer Gonzalez

"See Mrs. Jones. She has a fantastic idea for a new assignment. It’s going to be challenging and engaging and fun. Before she can give this assignment to her students, Mrs. Jones needs to get a few things on paper. She starts by writing up a prompt. See Mrs. Jones smile as her fingers fly across the keyboard, crafting the language that describes what students will do.


Then it’s time to build a rubric. Watch as Mrs. Jones creates an empty table with four columns – one for each level of proficiency – and five rows that break down the areas that will be assessed. Four rows, five columns. Mrs. Jones prepares to fill all twenty cells.


See Mrs. Jones slump down in her chair.


If you’re like Mrs. Jones, you rely on densely packed analytic rubrics to assess student work. But creating these rubrics – trying to imagine every possible scenario that will result in an assignment being labeled as a 1, 2, 3 or 4, or whatever terminology might stand for those numbers – can be both soul-crushing and time-consuming.


Then, when it comes time to assess student work, you’re likely to find many assignments that don’t fit neatly into any one column.


What’s worse, others demonstrate qualities you didn’t even anticipate, like the student who spelled everything perfectly but was lax on punctuation. Your “mechanics” section doesn’t have a place for that.


And do students even read these rubrics? Having been on the receiving end of multi-page, multi-cell rubrics stuffed to the gills with 9-point font, I would say no. I did not read all of those cells. I looked at the third and fourth columns, where expectations met and exceeded expectations were described, and I did everything I could to make my work satisfy those criteria. The other two columns got little more than a glance."...


For main post, click on title above or here: http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2014/10/single-point-rubric.html 


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Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself?

Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It seems that a number of participants in my Digital Citizenship workshop imagined they'd be learning about cyber safety for three days! Is that what comes to mind for some people when they hear th...
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LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills

LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...



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In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...


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In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...

 

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The Common Thread: Weaving information Literacy

The Common Thread: Weaving information Literacy | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
RESOURCES IN PRESENTATION Literacy video (Martin) 10 things learners pay attention to (Sh!ft) QUESTIONS Essential questions (Wiggins) essentialquestions.org Essential questions (te@chthought )...
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 18, 2:46 AM
Lots to read on Information Literacy...