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Flipping the Classroom - Simply Speaking

"You teach a course where you normally lecture to students during class time. They work on homework and group assignments during their own time. What if there were a way to do the lectures outside of class time so you could use class time to have students work on activities together? Welcome to Flipping the Classroom Simply Speaking."

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Mission Statement | This Land is Your Land Project | American Masters | PBS

Mission Statement | This Land is Your Land Project | American Masters | PBS | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"The THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND PROJECT is an interactive documentary to record us all singing Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”

Please record your cover by May 15, 2013, to be included in a video-mosaic (“mash-up”) of the “This Land” song that’ll stream on PBS.ORG.

The project is produced by American Masters/THIRTEEN in New York. It’s in support of the Woody Guthrie centennial, which is the basis for the project and partnership with the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives as they have been hosting Woody 100 events, concerts, and programs throughout the past year.

 

 

 

In addition to the final compilation video, the website’s focus will be the crowdsourced “This Land Is Your Land” songs: a place to experience as well as catalog for the historical record a diverse collection of a song that’s a part of our national canon, reflective of our American way of life.'

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Young Inventors' Showcase - Teacher Resources

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The Children's Museum of Houston - Houston, TX

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Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning

Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Heutagogy (based on the Greek for 'self') was defined by Hase and Kenyon in 2000 as the study ofself-determined learning. Heutagogy applies a holistic approach to developing learner capabilities, with learning as an active and proactive process, and learners serving as “the major agent in their own learning, which occurs as a result of personal experiences” (Hase & Kenyon, 2007, p. 112). As in an andragogical approach, in heutagogy the instructor also facilitates the learning process by providing guidance and resources, but fully relinquishes ownership of the learning path and process to the learner, who negotiates learning and determines what will be learned and how it will be learned (Hase & Kenyon, 2000; Eberle, 2009).

 

A key concept in heutagogy is that of double-loop learning and self-reflection (Argyris & Schön, 1996, as cited in Hase & Kenyon, 2000). In double-loop learning, learners consider the problem and the resulting action and outcomes, in addition to reflecting upon the problem-solving process and how it influences the learner’s own beliefs and actions (see Figure 1). Double-loop learning occurs when learners “question and test one’s personal values and assumptions as being central to enhancing learning how to learn” (Argyris & Schön, 1978, as cited in Hase, 2009, pp. 45-46)."

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You are familiar with pedagogy - "the method and practice of teaching, esp. as an academic subject or theoretical concept" - but are you familiar with "andragogy" and "heutagogy"? If you are an educator or someone interested in education, I recommend you seek an understanding of this vocabulary for insights into the proposed, actual, or potential practice of education today and in the future.

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PL Newsletter - 2013 is "The Year of the Learner"

PL Newsletter - 2013 is "The Year of the Learner" | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

We agree with George Couros and Will Richardson that 2013 will be the "Year of the Learner." We are seeing a big culture shift around the world to personalize learning for all learners. When learners are given a greater voice in how they learn, they are more motivated and engaged in their learning. When learners have choices in how they prefer to access and engage with content, and then express what they know, they take ownership of their learning. We encourage you to take one action this "Year of the Learner" by encouraging learner voice and choice.


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The focus in education for 2013 is The Learner!  This newsletter includes news you will want to share with colleagues everywhere. Take a look at what is featured in this January issue:

 

>> 10 Predicitions for Personalized Learning in 2013

>> Let's Remember the Himan Element: The Learner

>> Don't Forget The Other Human Element: The TEacher

>> Join in the Conversations @ Persoanlized Learning in LinkedIn

>> Special Promotional Offer for "The 5 W's of PL" eCourse

>> FREE Pre-Assessment Report and Consultation

 

Sign up for future newsletters at www.personalizelearning.com (right column).

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10 Innovative Universities Shaking Up Education

10 Innovative Universities Shaking Up Education | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
A few innovative universities in particular can be counted on as continuous sources of headline-grabbing material, from new cures to new companies.
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Learning through blogging as part of a connectivist MOOC

Learning through blogging as part of a connectivist MOOC | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"My [Sue Waters] session was meant to be an Introduction to blogging.

I’ve spent the week interacting with #ETMOOC participants through their blogs,  Google+ community and through the ETMOOC Twitter hashtag to identify what they really needed to know.

 

All participants have been ask to participate through their own blogs.  Quite a few participants are new to blogging and it’s really hard to appreciate how you might learn through blogging as part of a connectivist MOOC if you’ve never blogged before.

 

So I’ve decided to focus my session on what they really need to know to get the most out of their blogging as part of #ETMOOC;  as opposed to a more traditional introduction to blogging session.

 

More of an intro to the pedagogical aspects of blogging as opposed to the technical."

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Creating Great Things Through Collaboration

"This is my [Ben Wilkoff] introduction for #etmooc in which I use a whole bunch of public domain videos in order to illustrate what I am talking about (sometimes with better results than others). 

I'm excited about this course and the people that I will meet and collaborate with as a result. I also wanted to make sure that I emphasize just how much I believe we owe the past for our understanding of teaching and learning. In our rush to create a connected MOOC community, I am interested in figuring out the human and timeless elements of education. The good, and not merely the new. 

Also, hat tip to Alan Levine for giving me the idea of using public domain footage. Check out the ds106 course video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJ-FsZ_K5g "

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Mind42 - Free Online Mind Mapping for You, Alone or with Collaborators

Mind42 - Free Online Mind Mapping for You, Alone or with Collaborators | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"In case you are new to Mind42, here's a quick roundup:

 

Mind42 lets you create comprehensive mind maps with our fast and simple online mind map editor. To get started simply press the button "Start mind mapping" to the right. For more information you might want to take a look at our user guide. If you have any questions or feedback you want to share with us feel free to contact us."

 

"In Mind42, "42" is not only the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. We pronounce Mind42 as Mind FOR TWO, and the whole word play is not only a reference to Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but indicates the collaborative character of mind mapping, and brain storming in general. And that's what Mind42 is. A collaborative browser-based online mind mapping tool.

 

Mind42 allows you to manage all your ideas, whether alone, twosome or working together with the whole world. Mind42 runs in your browser, so no installation necessary for the ultimate hassle-free mind mapping experience. Just open your browser and launch the application whenever and wherever needed."

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Learner Agency, Technology, and Emotional Intelligence

Learner Agency, Technology, and Emotional Intelligence | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Learner agency is feasible in educational settings, both formal and informal, given this Internet age of information abundance and ease of access, and the use of social networks for personal learning.  The final piece of this discussion focuses on leveraging technology to enable, elicit, and encourage learner agency which in turn builds emotional intelligence.

 

"Technology presents new opportunities for drawing out and leveraging student agency. One of the ways that technology accomplishes this is by personalizing the learning experience, allowing students to work at their own pace and being responsive and responsible to their own individual needs. (Corbett, Koedinger, & Anderson, 1997, in Lindgren, R., & McDaniel, R. (2012.). As Magni (1995) noted in her dissertation, if we combine the principles of learner-centered pedagogy, the methods of participatory design and the flexibility offered by the Internet, educators can use technology not as a prescriptive learning tool but as one that enables students and teachers to gather material, manipulate and alter resources to design environments that are suitable and appropriate for the learners."

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Instead of Making Resolutions, Dream

Instead of Making Resolutions, Dream | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Forget the small stuff, for now. What's your big objective?" "As ... we bid another year adieu, our thoughts turn to making resolutions: this year I will lose that extra weight, drink less alcohol, give up sugar, get out of debt. All worthy goals, but why do we perennially return to resolutions that seem based on the idea of fixing all the things we're doing "wrong?"

 

You can't know what resolution you need until you know what your objective is. In photography, the resolution of the image is entirely dependent on the output you want. If you're looking at an image on your computer monitor, 72 dpi (dots per inch) is fine, but if you want to print that image, you'll need a much higher resolution, say 240 dpi. If you then want to make that image into a billboard, you actually need a relatively lower dpi, because the further away you are from it, the more your eyes will blend the colors for you (think of a Georges Seurat painting).

 

And that is why I believe we've got it backwards when it comes to making New Year's resolutions. Instead of starting January trying to "fix" all the wrongs, let's take some time to figure out what our objectives really are.

 

So, dream."

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Flipping Your Classroom - Doug Holton - Resources

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Technological resources for enhancing pedagogy
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Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness

Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

Providing the right kind of feedback to students can make a significant difference in their achievement. There are two key considerations. First, feedback that improves learning is responsive to specific aspects of student work, such as test or homework answers, and provides specific and related suggestions. There needs to be a strong link between the teacher comment and the student's answer, and it must be instructive. This kind of feedback extends the opportunity to teach by alleviating misunderstanding and reinforcing learning. Second, the feedback must be timely. If students receive feedback no more than a day after a test or homework assignment has been turned in, it will increase the window of opportunity for learning. Feedback is a research-based strategy that teachers, and students, can practice to improve their success.


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Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:02 AM

True at all levels.   My goal is to try to do this.

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Making it my goal for my online courses.
systerwoody's comment, February 4, 2013 2:30 PM
The challenge is in providing timely feedback spread across 3-4 courses with 25+ students each. Nearly impossible with writing intensive programs, which is a majority of doctoral programs. Sink or swim!
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Real-Time Collaborative Text Editor: WriteURL

Real-Time Collaborative Text Editor: WriteURL | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

 

 


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Winners Education's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:31 AM

Google docs also offers another great variety of collaborative tool....

 

Designing for Learning's curator insight, June 17, 2013 12:40 AM

A collaborative real-time online text editor.

 

No registration. No password. Just click new document.

 

Sharing is as simple as emailing a URL. Collaborators get the write URL, live readers get the read URL. You can always publish a snapshot of the document as a web page with a publish URL.

 

Collaborators can work simultaneously. Changes to the document are visible to all writers and readers in real-time.

Pasi Salminen's curator insight, July 3, 2014 2:24 AM

WriteUrl mahdollistaa dokumenttien muokkaamisen ryhmätyönä ilman kirjautumista

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ICT Tools and Resources for Schools, Teachers and Educators

ICT Tools and Resources for Schools, Teachers and Educators | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

This is a collection of useful web and social media applications for anyone in education. I have tried them all and I have seen the potential in them. Now it is up to you and your imagination to use them in your teaching or when studying!


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Tolle Resourcen!

Rachel Doyle's curator insight, May 10, 9:12 PM

A great ICT tool to use during brain storms, collecting information, sorting information, understanding information, or explaining a concept. Visual and involved program that engages students in their learning.

Daniel Ramirez's curator insight, May 20, 8:09 PM

This is a great ICT tool as it encourages students to do  brain storms, collecting information, sorting information, understanding information, or explaining a concept. All of these skills are developed as this ICT tool provides the opportunity for students to construct a mind map online! This is Visual and involved program that engages students in their learning and very simple to use.

 

The general capabilities are met on many levels as the program can be embedded into any learning area

 

Literacy: Develop knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating,  listening to, reading, viewing, speaking, writing, visual and digital texts, and using and modifying language for different purposes in a range of contexts.

 

ICT capability: appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning.

 

Critical and creative thinking: generate and evaluate knowledge, clarify concepts and ideas, seek possibilities, consider alternatives and solve problems

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Learning in the Modern Classroom

Learning in the Modern Classroom | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"I can die happy now I have seen learning in the 21st Century modern classroom! The learning just oozes through the cracks of the physical classroom walls. Learning is amplified by the amount of people who are collaborating, participating, communicating and creating. The learning is NOT about the technology tools, but what students can DO with them to learn in new ways. The learning is about an authentic tasks, that allows students to contribute in a individualized and personalized manner to make them realize that their work matters in the real world. It all started out with a conversation between Mike Fisher and I. He had written over 40 children poems and was in the process of wondering what to do with them? I was looking for an authentic task for 9-11 year old students. We felt we had a perfect match! How about getting the students Language Arts and Art teacher involved? The initial idea was to make a unit of poetry come alive, study Mike’s poems and visualize the poems by creating illustrations. Great plan… it snowballed from there…"
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[MOOC] Revolution Hits the Universities

[MOOC] Revolution Hits the Universities | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Nothing has more potential to let us reimagine higher education than massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms.
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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"One of the big topics Pink tackles in his current book is the idea of moving from transactions to transcendence — to making something personal. That’s the best way to 'sell' students on what they’re learning, Pink maintains. This has been a recurring theme in education: connecting what’s taught in classrooms to students’ personal lives. But, as evidenced by current school dynamics, that’s not the way the tide is moving.


'Most of our education is heavily, heavily, heavily standardized,' Pink said. 'So, 11-year-olds are all together in one room. No 10-year-olds, and certainly no 13-year-olds. And [assuming that] all of those 11-year-olds are the same, we’re going to put them all together in a 35-kid classroom. Every educator knows that doesn’t work well. Every educator knows about differentiated instruction. The idea that you treat everybody the same way is foolish, and yet the headwinds in education are very much toward routines, right answer, standardization.'"

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Dennis Richards' Introduction?

This is my introductory post presented as a dramatic skit to #etmooc http://etmooc.org. Hope you enjoy it!

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Showcase: Professional Development Wikis

Showcase: Professional Development Wikis | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"We’ve [Wikispaces.com] heard from many of you that you’re always looking for more training and professional development resources. We’re excited to share with you some fantastic examples of how educators are using wikis to bring together their professional development resources. We hope they spark your creativity."

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MET: Measures of Effective Teaching Project Releases Final Research Report

MET: Measures of Effective Teaching Project Releases Final Research Report | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, a three-year study designed to determine how to best identify and promote great teaching, today released its third and final research report. The project has demonstrated that it is possible to identify great teaching by combining three types of measures: classroom observations, student surveys, and student achievement gains. The findings will be useful to school districts working to implement new development and evaluation systems for teachers. Such systems should not only identify great teaching, but also provide the feedback teachers need to improve their practice and serve as the basis for more targeted professional development. The MET project, which was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a collaboration between dozens of independent research teams and nearly 3,000 teacher volunteers from seven U.S. public school districts.

 

“Teaching is complex, and great practice takes time, passion, high-quality materials, and tailored feedback designed to help each teacher continuously grow and improve,” said Vicki Phillips, Director of Education, College Ready – U.S. Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Teachers have always wanted better feedback, and the MET project has highlighted tools like student surveys and observations that can allow teachers to take control of their own development. The combination of those measures and student growth data creates actionable information that teachers can trust.”

 

The final report from the MET project sought to answer important questions from practitioners and policy-makers about how to identify and foster great teaching. Key findings from the report include:"

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The 13 most-read posts from 2013

The 13 most-read posts from 2013 | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"A 'Connected Educators Month' in the United States — the rapid rise of Twitter PD — the coming of age of the Personal Learning Network. No question: It’s been an historic year for connected professionals, including PLP’s extended family of teacher and school leaders. Here’s just one example: the Top 13 Most-Read Posts by our Voices from the Learning Revolution group bloggers for the year just past. Each article listed here scored more than 4,000 pageviews during 2012. Now’s a great time to read (or re-read) them, as you resolve to connect and make a difference in 2013!"
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