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Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks

Why  the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

It’s been my dream to make my 2nd grade classroom look more like a “Starbucks for kids”, and less like, well, a classroom.

Think about when you go to Starbucks to complete some work. Why do you choose to work there? Where do you choose to sit?

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I'm not really a fan of Starbucks, but nice concept and the classroom is certainly due for a change.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 10, 11:46 AM

You have to be brave enough and have resuorces and a big classroom so the dreams can come true. ;)

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The Classroom Is Dead — Bright — Medium

The Classroom Is Dead - Bright - Medium

For generations, thinkers have attempted to reimagine the classroom, to improve the classroom, and, of course, to disrupt the classroom, and where has all that gotten us?

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An interesting and light look at the future of education.

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Eduard Lorda's curator insight, January 28, 4:07 AM

#novaeducacio

 

Frances's curator insight, February 1, 9:50 AM

Crazy? Brilliant? Off Base? Possible? How do you judge new ideas about learning?

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 5:38 AM

Mais uma vez anunciam a morte da sala de aula. Temo que ela permaneça viva - e por muito tempo - pois continuamos a formar professores que a alimentam. Se as licenciaturas mudarem, haverá uma chance de mudarmos a escola, ainda que ela tenha sala de aulas. Se as licenciaturas permanecerem no passado, não haverá um outro futuro para a escola.

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University student engagement using digital curation and career goal setting

University student engagement using digital curation and career goal setting | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Around the world, participation rates in tertiary education are on the rise and one of the key challenges facing educators is finding ways to engage these students. We present the results of a project that assesses the impact of an engagement strategy in which a cohort of students entering their first year of university (1) establish and maintain a clear goal of their ideal future career and (2) make use of a web-based digital curation tool to research and present their findings.
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Some interesting insights  into the impact of curation.

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, January 24, 9:18 AM

Extremely insightful.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 26, 3:25 PM

Some interesting findings here. Curation is a useful teaching tool.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 27, 6:52 AM

University student engagement using digital curation and career goal setting | @scoopit via @NikPeachey http://sco.lt/...

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Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers

Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
According to Ayah Bdeir, technology is the language of our time. The 33-year-old founder and CEO of littleBits likes to compare the engineers of today to the clergy of the Middle Ages, who controlled access to knowledge and power via their monopoly over the use and understanding of the written word. Today’s engineers have a…
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Nice article

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Early Childhood Education in English for Speakers of Other Languages

Early Childhood Education in English for Speakers of Other Languages | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The volume will be of interest to practitioners, teacher educators, researchers and families who engage with and/or are interested in the teaching and learning of English in early years settings.
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An interesting new book from the British Council. Free to download as PDF.

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Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, January 31, 7:13 AM

The earlier one begins the easier it becomes.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 10, 3:12 AM

Early Childhood Education in English for Speakers of Other Languages

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The space for social media in structured online learning

The space for social media in structured online learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In this paper, we explore the benefits of using social media in an online educational setting, with a particular focus on the use of Facebook and Twitter by participants in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed to enable educators to learn about the Carpe Diem learning design process. We define social media as digital social tools and environments located outside of the provision of a formal university-provided Learning Management System.
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An interesting read.

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Is The Flipped Classroom Relevant to ELT? - EFL Magazine

Is The Flipped Classroom Relevant to ELT? - EFL Magazine | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

I believe that the role of the teacher is really beginning to change and technology has a large part to play in this. Students now have access to lots of additional information on the internet and via e-books as well as through many resources. Therefore the role of the teacher is to help students make use of all this additional information.

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Good question.

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Aurelia Garcia's curator insight, January 22, 7:21 PM

thanks 4 flipping over methodology Nik

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 25, 4:03 AM

Article éclairant.

Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, January 26, 2:28 PM

El Aula Invertida

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9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics

9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Infographics are a great source of information and make reading information from the computer screen much easier, but just showing students an infographic and telling them to study it isn’t the most effective way to exploit the medium.

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My blog post with tasks for exploiting infographics to develop digital literacy and critical thinking skills.

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, January 16, 6:22 AM

A Nik Peachey blog on exploiting infographics - examples of how to use them as a teaching tool.

Fatiha CHAHI 's curator insight, January 17, 5:35 AM

Comment exploiter les infographies en classe ? Des idées sur le blog de Nick Peachey.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 18, 9:33 AM

Excellent ideas to be shared by everyone ;-)

 

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How Students' Use of Computers has Evolved in Recent Years

How Students' Use of Computers has Evolved in Recent Years | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The report highlights the importance of bolstering students’ ability to navigate through digital texts. It also examines the relationship among computer access in schools, computer use in classrooms, and performance in the PISA assessment. As the report makes clear, all students first need to be equipped with basic literacy and numeracy skills so that they can participate fully in the hyper-connected, digitised societies of the 21st century.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Interesting chapter, but probably already a bit dated.

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What's So Innovative About Salman Khan's One Room Schoolhouse?

What's So Innovative About Salman Khan's One Room Schoolhouse? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The one-room schoolhouse may have opened in 2014, but Khan was dreaming about it long before that. “Even before Khan Academy, when I used to daydream with my friends, I thought, ‘Hey, I’m gonna do this career long enough until I can somehow start a school,’” Khan told EdSurge in an interview. In his 2013 book “The One World Schoolhouse,” Khan offered the world a small glimpse into some of what would eventually be the Lab School’s cornerstones: human interactivity, technology, creative projects.

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An interesting development!

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The one thing deeper learning demands | CTQ

The one thing deeper learning demands | CTQ | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

If any single factor is central to deeper learning, it is not the integration of technology but the involvement of teachers who have both pedagogical expertise and a thorough understanding of students, families, and communities.

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Interesting article with a grounded perspective on the use of technology in education.

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How Metacognition Makes Students Better Learners

How Metacognition Makes Students Better Learners | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
When students learn to reflect meaningfully about their learning, they can participate in a dialogue with the teacher that allows them to work together to determine the actual level of mastery. No longer working in isolation, the teacher can now adequately discuss depth of learning, thereby helping students to communicate particular knowledge that is too often absent from their final products. After students provide the teacher with thorough information about their process, the teacher is in a better position to assess student learning.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is probably one of the most fundamentally important areas of education.


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David Mackzum, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 24, 2015 12:14 PM

When students learn to reflect meaningfully about their learning, they can participate in a dialogue with the teacher that allows them to work together to determine the actual level of mastery. No longer working in isolation, the teacher can now adequately discuss depth of learning, thereby helping students to communicate particular knowledge that is too often absent from their final products. After students provide the teacher with thorough information about their process, the teacher is in a better position to assess student learning.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, December 28, 2015 2:08 AM

Metacognition is essential in learning. Deep learning can only take place when students learn to reflect meaningfully about their learning.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 29, 2015 2:53 AM

...and we mustn't forget that: 

 

"In short, teachers cannot look at all student work the same way because every student starts in a different place. To ensure maximum progress to mastery we need to give every child feedback tailored to his or her specific needs."

...that is, what learning is...

In short, teachers cannot look at all student work the same way because every student starts in a different place. To ensure maximum progress to mastery we need to give every child feedback tailored to his or her specific needs.

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5 Mistakes I Made With Educational Technology

5 Mistakes I Made With Educational Technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Here are five mistakes--of the many--I made with educational technology. They deal with shifts in instruction and vision for teaching and learning, purposefully leaving devices and content areas out of the equation for now. I tried to be relatable and reflective, focusing on the big picture of education and technology.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Some sound advice.

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Coyleyj's curator insight, January 24, 5:00 PM

If the students can google all the answers: the questions are good enough!

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The Digital Classroom - TES

The Digital Classroom - TES | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

A collection of lesson plans, books and development resources to help teachers exploit digital technologies and build digital literacies.

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My premium resources on TES.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 27, 2:14 AM

A collection of lesson plans, books and development resources to help teachers exploit digital technologies and build digital literacies.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, January 27, 8:03 AM

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Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 1, 5:12 AM

Ensemble de ressources TICE

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When Virtual Reality Meets Education

When Virtual Reality Meets Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Educators and students alike are seeking an ever-expanding immersive landscape, where students engage with teachers and each other in transformative experiences through a wide spectrum of interactive resources. In this educational reality, VR has a definitive place of value.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Hope to see lots more about this soon.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 28, 12:02 PM

This article shares how virtual reality is slowly showing up in education. Are we ready for this disruption?

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 3, 1:38 PM

While statistics on VR use in K-­12 schools and colleges have yet to be gathered, the steady growth of the market is reflected in the surge of companies solely dedicated to providing schools with packaged educational curriculum, content, teacher training and technological tools to support VR­-based instruction in the classroom.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 10, 11:44 AM

It seems we can hope to use it also in education pretty soon. 

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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.
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My blog post for EnglishUp in response to comments about teacher lack of appitite for technology.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 26, 7:49 PM

Great post. There are some important insights for any faculty development professional. 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 28, 3:56 AM

Good insight, Nik! I'm sure most of those teachers afraid of using ICT will see themselves here!

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 5:45 AM

Se as licenciatura não mudarem - e radicalmente - os seus docentes permanecerão fazenão a escola sem tecnologia (digital). No dia em que não mais houver motivos para os formadores de formadores não usarem essa tecnologia, os professores das escolas da Educação Básica também não os terão. Carência na formação é a primeira peça do dominó a ser derrubada.

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Sugata Mitra: schools should scrap the 3Rs

Sugata Mitra: schools should scrap the 3Rs | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

“Reading, writing and arithmetic should be deemphasised and replaced with comprehending, communicating and computing. That’s the world we live in today,” Prof Mitra said at the education technology conference Bett in east London today.

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Gotta love him.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, January 22, 3:40 AM

It's worth remembering what we use language for, and it's great to shake up assumptions

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 27, 9:51 AM

Would like to listen to him in live again.

Jesus Sandoval's curator insight, February 6, 5:26 AM

For many reasons I agree with what Sugata Mitra says about replacing certain education topics such as reading, writing and arithmetic with other beneficial ones such as comprehending, communicating and computing. In today’s modernized society skills such as communication and understanding technology off the palm of one’s hand is very beneficial when looking for a well paid job. Once a student enters high school these skills (communicating and computing) should be strengthened. It will only benefit the students down the road. What is the point of teaching students how to write with correct punctuation and proper grammar when they can simply turn on  grammar check when typing on a computer? The point is that machines and devices have been developed to do one’s thinking for them. The best option is to teach students how to work with these devices and machines (computing) and not much writing and reading anymore. The world is developing way too quickly to be focused on perfecting one’s writing and reading skills.

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Interview with Nik Peachey - 'bucking the NS trend'.

Interview with Nik Peachey - 'bucking the NS trend'. | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Nik Peachey has been involved in English language teaching since 1992 and is Head of Learning and Pedagogy at the EnglishUp online English school. He is also an award winning course designer and author of Digital Video – A manual for language teachers, Web 2.0 Tools for teachers, and Co-editor of Creativity in the English language classroom. He has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and educational technology trainer all over the world and has worked on a rage of projects and consultancies for companies including Open University, British Council and Google as well as most of the established ELT publishers.

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My interview with TEFL Equity Advocates.
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Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Gamification is not about punishments and rewards, which are external factors that will undoubtably lead to extrinsic motivation. It’s about occupying that safe space in which failure and success are necessary and natural parts of the journey, and learning to take neither one so personally.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Interesting article with ten good tips at the end.

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Sohaib Anwer's curator insight, January 20, 11:36 AM

The Best

Ana Paula Farago's curator insight, January 25, 10:26 AM

Dicas interessantes.

María Alejandra Gómez Oviedo's curator insight, January 28, 11:40 PM

As each tool we should experiment within the classroom, it is possible to find pros and cons froms its results. This is hat is happening, exactly, with Gamification case. Although some people do not consider Gamification as the mainstream of education, some others argue this new wave of learning through games will be useful if teachers know how to manage it and use this kind of tools in a right approach.

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Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The problem is that this debate often centers around the wrong question: Does technology belong in the classroom?

If we keep asking this question, we won’t make any progress. We know that technology belongs to the classroom. Have you ever asked whether technology belongs in your workplace? Technology is a tool that helps us develop and apply skills we all value – curiosity, problem-solving, persistence, collaboration, information literacy.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Yes please.

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Deb Talbot's curator insight, January 18, 12:11 AM

Its definitely time to enhance the traditional education system using technology as a tool engaging students to extend their skills.

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, January 21, 4:08 PM

Raises a good point ~ Have you ever asked whether technology belongs in your workplace? 

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Why the behaviour argument against mobile devices is flawed

Why the behaviour argument against mobile devices is flawed | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The idea of prohibiting mobile devices in school may appear attractive, and a ban could be the right call in some circumstances. But suggesting that “all headteachers worth their salt” should ban mobile devices – as Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of England’s schools inspectorate Ofsted, did recently – does not really address the challenges and opportunities that the devices present to schools. Forcing students to enter an alternative reality every morning where the mobile internet doesn’t exist is probably not the answer.
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Some valuable insights.

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Marinhos's curator insight, January 15, 12:38 AM

Intrigante como a escola permanece como o único setor que ainda discute o uso das tecnologias digitais de informação e comunicação e, em geral, as rejeita. O que é preciso é questionar essa postura.

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Five Ways Online Learning is Enabling Change in Post-Secondary Education

Five Ways Online Learning is Enabling Change in Post-Secondary Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The suggestion is that online learners are changing the way colleges and universities function. This all too common assertion misses the key point: all learners today are online learners to some degree. The real issue is how developments in technology are enabling changes in pedagogy, which in turn may affect the way in which colleges and universities operate.

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Some interesting insights.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, January 14, 7:57 AM

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6 Expert Predictions for Digital Education in 2016

6 Expert Predictions for Digital Education in 2016 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The year 2015 was an exciting time in digital education. Now it’s time to look to the future and the things to come in 2016.


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Nice to be included here.

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Its really good :)
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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 15, 2:59 AM

It’s time to look to the future and the things to come in 2016.

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collection of E-Learning Tools. Recommended for learners age 3-13

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collection of E-Learning Tools. Recommended for learners age 3-13 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The UNESCO Bangkok ICT in Education Programme has created this CD-ROM which contains a collection of free e-learning tools suitable for children age 3-13. They are useful for instructed learning and self-learning.
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You can download the complete contents of the CD in a zipfile from this page.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, December 25, 2015 12:52 AM

Interesting to check out some time soon!

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25 years of the web

25 years of the web | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the web. A remarkable achievement. A marker for how much impact one person can have. Both before and after it was assumed that only big companies could make world-changing software. How wrong that idea is.The great thing about the web is the diversity it brought about. The mistake we've made, 25 years later, is being so distracted by money and the appearance of engagement that we have turned that wonderful diversity machine into a monoculture.

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An interesting read and listen.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 29, 2015 2:43 AM

...only 25 years, but it seems we have been using it forever...