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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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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

learningDespite cautionary tales of teens and social networks, students have a lot to gain from incorporating what they learn in their personal digital space to the classroom.

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Tips to Engage 21st Century Students

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For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional

For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Sean Glaze, a faculty team-building specialist, insists that teachers need to avoid isolation and secrecy in order to grow in their practice. He suggests that school administrations encourage and support teamwork among their staff.
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Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy

Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
"Awesome" That is what Evan, one of my Digital Literacy students, said when I showed him and his classmates Flipboard. Laying the Foundation for Digital Citizenship: For the past two weeks, my stud...

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Fresh Eyes

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One of my favourite, non-education blog is "Marc and Angel Hack Life".  It is filled with quick reads that are uplifting and sometimes give me the exact motivation I need to go on with whatever poi...
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The most dangerous thinking in schools is about sticking to the ways things have always been done. Fresh eyes are important.

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Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
If an inquiry-based system is to succeed, we’ll need really good human beings in the classroom who know their field, but who also radiate the kind of positive, non-judgmental love that helps students open their minds and hearts.
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A very good question...

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Image Credit: Tyler89 www.flickr.com/photos/tyler89/2364065361/

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Trudy Sweeney's curator insight, November 13, 2014 4:59 PM

I love this image! Speaks volumes. Thank you to ransomtech for sharing :-)

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A Prototyping Disposition | The Curious Creative

A Prototyping Disposition | The Curious Creative | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I bump into different views of what "prototyping" is, should be or could be quite regularly. It is interesting to try and help people, especially educators,
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About the Toolkit | Evidence and Data | The Education Endowment Foundation

About the Toolkit | Evidence and Data | The Education Endowment Foundation | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

'The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The Toolkit currently covers 34 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost.'


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 23, 12:08 AM

The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve attainment. The Toolkit currently covers 34 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost. So simple to access and be provided with an indication of what works and how much it costs (in the UK).

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students

Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 2, 7:09 AM

The infographic above is geared to elementary students. Research shows that if we teach students about their brain, and about growth mindset and fixed mindset it makes a difference. Consider sharing this with your students and have them answer the questions. Some may find that they are holding themselves back based on their mindset. Students could share strategies that they use when they find themselves falling into areas of a fixed mindset.

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10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Check out the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning around Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning and Partnerships in Learning.

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Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, December 18, 2014 11:55 AM

Exercice de trêve des confiseurs : traduire (ou non) ces tendances dans le cadre de l'entreprise 

Anita Vance's curator insight, December 19, 2014 9:04 AM

insight for planning....


Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, December 29, 2014 11:55 AM

This will be a good site to follow and apply to my English classroom.  I am already on this path but new insight will be helpful in the development.

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What might be a good proxy for learning?

What might be a good proxy for learning? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Professor Rob Coe has been referring to the idea that we confuse learning with various ‘poor proxies’. He explains why there is cognitive dissonance in our beliefs about education.

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The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 20, 5:25 PM

We often hear of growth mindset and fixed mindset. Is there also a creative mindset? Jackie Gerstein suggests that there is a creative mindset in this post. Why? If a mindset is defined as "ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation"  there is a list of "ideas and attitudes" that may be part of a creative mindset. The visual above provides Gerstein's list of some items she considers important for a creative mindset. The list is also below.

* Believes in one's own creativity

* Embraces curiosity

* Suspends judgement - silences the inner critic

* Tolerates ambiguity

* Persists even when confronted with skepticism and rejection

* Taps into childlike imagination; a child's sense of wonder

Each of these is described in more detail and links to additional resources are provided. There is also a short discussion conditions necessary to facilitate creative mindset in a classroom.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 9:05 PM

Philosophers such as Gadamer have written about Bildung which incorporates these characteristics as projects of self-renewal.

 

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 21, 11:26 AM
Thanks, Beth Dichter. I find the mindsets very understandable and appealing, much like the science habits of mind.
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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Edudemic

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Learning specific skills doesn't have as much value in today’s world. Learning how to be more creative prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
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The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught | Ian Leslie

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught | Ian Leslie | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The long read: Doug Lemov believes great teachers are made, not born – and his ideas are transforming education
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How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning - InformED

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It's no secret that social and emotional well-being can directly influence academic outcomes. When we are in tune with our emotions, we pay attention to

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Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read

Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequences of boys…
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Safer Internet Day 2015 - Let's create a better internet together: Cybersmart

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Have You Seen Yourself Teach Lately?

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Teach Reflection: Have You Seen Yourself Teach Lately?

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 7, 5:22 PM

Watching yourself teach is now so simple with digital video! It is an illuminating and powerful experience. It is many years since I was in the classroom for substantial periods of time but the memories of seeing my self teach on video remains a strong and vivid memory so many years later. At that time I learned so much about my craft simply by watching my self and reflecting on how the student's were learning (or not learning), engaged and involved or not, time on task, and especially whether the lesson was coherent to the students,  linked to prior material and foreshadowed coming lessons.

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▶ Did you know, in 2028... - YouTube

What will the world of 2028 look like? This is a question St Paul's School has been asking as it explores what a rapidly changing world will be like when it'...
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Three Trends That Will Influence Learning and Teaching in 2015

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There is no shortage of predictions for the upcoming year of 2015. Micro-credentials, digital wearables and mobile learning are just a few of the many. Yet predictions are notorious for misleading ...


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Everything You Need To Know About Wikipedia And More - Mashable

Everything You Need To Know About Wikipedia And More - Mashable | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is one of the most famous sites on the Internet. The world’s favorite encyclopedia made a humble beginning in 2001. Today, it’s informative, as well as controversial, and having a page there is highly sought after. It’s quite simply the Encyclopedia Britannica on steroids, covering every conceivable subject.

Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia in which anybody can start a page, or edit one, on any subject. The page is then examined by an editor who decides whether or not the page stays.

The site is currently available in many languages, so you don’t have to speak English to use the site. It is one of the most frequently accessed sites — normally when you search for something on Google, the Wikipedia page is quite often the first page in the search results.

With that, let’s dive into the crowdsourced wonder of Wikipedia and start exploring many of its wondrous facets…

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