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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Teaching in an environment where the internet and discussion are allowed in exams would be different. The ability to find things out quickly and accurately would become the predominant skill. The ability to discriminate between alternatives, then put facts together to solve problems would be critical. That's a skill that future employers would admire immensely.


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Reinventing schools -  today's educational challenge -  from TED 2013 prizewinner Sugata Mitra.

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Ashley Miles Shoval's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:05 PM

Instead of rote memorization and being human data storage drives, we are flexing our reasoning and creativity muscles 

William Hanna's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:25 AM

Wow!  Allowing internet access and discussion during exams???  As bizarre as it sounds, I think it's awesome!  Instead of teaching our kids to memorize everything, we could teach them to THINK!  A good thing indeed.

 

Jacqui Cooper's curator insight, June 18, 2013 11:14 AM

Well as employers in the UK (and I suspect elsewhere) are complaining about students leaving school without the right skills, the schools should be looking at this seriously.

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.
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Expert panel: what makes a good teacher

Expert panel: what makes a good teacher | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Amid debates about teacher quality and training, and with the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group soon to report on teacher education, we asked a panel of experts just what makes a good teacher…

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, October 15, 2:11 AM

In the article four academics outline their thoughts on the attributes of a good teacher. Their responses are well worth reading and some resonated deeply with me.This excerpt is but one:

"The other challenge is that teacher-student relationships are multi-faceted. In fact, there are three key facets to teacher-student relationships:

The interpersonal relationship (the student connecting with WHO the teacher is as a person);

The substantive relationship (the student connecting with WHAT the teacher is saying and the tasks assigned by the teacher); and,

The pedagogical relationship (the student connecting with HOW the teacher communicates the subject matter and assigns the tasks to be accomplished).

We refer to this type of relational instruction as “connective instruction”. In fact, we liken a great lesson to a great musical composition: it takes a great singer (WHO), a great song (WHAT) and great singing (HOW)."

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9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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Ann Francis's curator insight, October 14, 9:22 PM

#edtech

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, October 15, 2:59 PM

This is a good list that is focuses solely on iPad apps.  I think they are missing a few of the good ones though too...like Scoop.it for instance. Scoop.it is great for growing and managing a PLN.  Wonder why they didn't include it?

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Rethinking Linear Leadership For Creativity And Innovation

Rethinking Linear Leadership For Creativity And Innovation | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"If the solution and the destination are determined up front, it leaves little if any room for creativity and innovation..."


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, October 13, 5:13 PM

The clearer the 'destination', the less creativity and to a lesser extent innovation can flourish. Yet, we should know our goals. Conundrum? Quite possibly. But not necessarily. Innovation and creativity can be expressed through the journey towards the goal(s). Though demanding of time and energy and a bit messy, innovation is worth the effort at least some of the time.

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▶ The case for space: Sean Corcorran at TEDxLaSierraUniversity - YouTube

Space impacts behaviour. Watch how design thinking is transforming classrooms and learning spaces around the world. Sean M. Corcorran serves as General Manager of Steelcase.

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Design thinking drives solutions to classroom furniture. Interesting to follow the process, while thinking about what creates barriers to learning.

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10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by @TeacherToolkit

10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by @TeacherToolkit | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
After several years of tweeting, it's about time I published my own Tips for Tweeting Teachers. 10 tips for Tweeting Teachers This list is designed for teachers new to Twitter, or for those who hav...
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Anne Kenneally: Creating learning spaces on Vimeo

Anne Kenneally started the year looking at desks in rows and thought there just has got to be a better way. She has spent this year experimenting with student designed…
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Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Digital literacy is about learning to use the most powerful tools ever built.

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Welcome to the new participatory culture.  Being truly literate means moving beyond simply consuming, beyond a passive relationship with technology.

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10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom. We’ve heard …
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The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education - User Generated Education

The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education - User Generated Education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"I have a recent interest in both Growth Mindsets and Maker Education; and have blogged and presented on both of these topics.  As such and because of my passion for both of these area, I have been thinking about the intersection between the two.  This intersection, I found, is strong and powerful."


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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.
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Don't let devices be used for simple substitution. We can do so much more now. Be prepared to be a learner!

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning -

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Feedback for learning is a matter of communication, consistency, and tone, all driven by and for assessment practice.

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Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

New research shows works by writers such as Charles Dickens and Téa Obreht sharpen our ability to understand others' emotions.

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There is research to show reading is essential for developing empathy and understanding others' stories.

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When Professional Development Underperforms (EdSurge News)

When Professional Development Underperforms (EdSurge News) | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
“Professional Development.” PD. When this phrase is introduced into teacher circles, many teachers cringe with thoughts of poor instruction, time wasted on doing and learning things that do not apply to them, or initiatives that will go away with the next administrative change.But then again, there
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 18, 9:06 AM

When teachers can choose and have a voice in their learning, it changes the paradigm.

 

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21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset

How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Coaches operate with an underlying assumption that giving advice to others undermines the confidence and self-worth of others.  Others don’t need to be fixed.  In teaching we need to move to exactly this stance in order to foster creativity in our students–to allow our students the choice, control, novelty and challenge that builds their creativity. 


Without the assumption that our students are already competent, imaginative, and ready to burst forth with regular exhibitions of novel and valuable ideas and products, we are limiting their creative capacities before they’ve even had a chance to discover them."


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, September 29, 7:26 PM

It remains easy to slip back into the mindset, perhaps habitual, that knowledge is something to be transmitted by the teacher and the student is an empty vessel to be filled. While there is some truth in this stereotype, research on neuro-plasticity, understandings about how learning occurs, and about interpersonal skills suggest clearly that a growth mindset model is more useful for teaching and learning  with children and young adults.

Sandra Oeding-Erdel's curator insight, September 29, 10:11 PM

Mindset and reflection 

Growing Up Greatness's curator insight, October 5, 3:23 AM

So important to have an expectation that all students have the capacity to learn and contribute to learning.

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The enchanting wonder of learning science and maths

The enchanting wonder of learning science and maths | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
We need schools to inspire children from a young age to embrace what too many people regard as hard-core and nerdy subjects.
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How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains

How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you can substantially improve their ability to think.
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Rubik's Cube: A question, waiting to be answered - YouTube

Rubik's cube is more than a puzzle- it's a question waiting to be answered. And when the right person finds the right question, it can set them on a journey ...

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For everyone who is interested in education.

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Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.
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Some excellent resources to help students navigate the web.

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4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy

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A Must See Visual Featuring The Do's and Don'ts of Digital CItizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Visual Featuring The Do's and Don'ts of Digital CItizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
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Keep your audience captivated | Teaching Scotland

Keep your audience captivated | Teaching Scotland | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Use innovative techniques to spark young people's passion for learning and create lasting memories, says Ewan McIntosh.
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It's a big ask but so very important - engagement.

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 3, 10:32 PM

Do you know how to provide meaningful feedback to your students. This post in Edutopia provides five suggestions, all of which are included in the illustration above (located here).

What are the suggestions?

* Be as specific as possible

* The sooner the better

* Address the learner's advancement toward a goal

* Present feedback carefully

* Involve learners in the process

Additional information on these five suggestions are in the post.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 14, 7:38 PM

The role of immediate, meaningful feedback must also be incorporated into the active learning environment.