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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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The criteria that was used to select the channels were "based on views, subscriptions and quality of content." Channels are divided into the following catgories:

* General

* Physical Science

* Engineering & Technology

* Mathematics

* Politics, History & Current Events

* The Arts

* Learning a Foreign Language

* University Channels

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BishopBlog: What is educational neuroscience?

BishopBlog: What is educational neuroscience? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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An interesting article on the state of neuroscience vis-a-vis pratical application in education. I'd take isse, though, with this paragraph:

 

"I'm all in favour of cognitive neuroscience and basic research that discovers more about the neural underpinnings of typical and atypical development. By all means, let's do such studies, but let's do them because we want to find out more about the brain, and not pretend it has educational relevance." 

 

I'm wondering how finding about more about the brain can possibly NOT have educational significance. All learning is brain-related, surely, and hence anything shedding light on how the brain works  must have educational value. (I'd accept that this value might not be  immediately transferable to a classroom and implementable by classroom teachers, however)

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What feedback is and isn't

What feedback is and isn't | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The research is clear: good feedback is essential to learning at high levels. Alas, too few people understand what feedback is and isn’t. Don’t believe me? Here’s a true/false quiz: which of the fo...
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Brings back lessons learnt with Dylan Wiliams...

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Magical Maths

The Magical Maths website is a fun and friendly site that was set up in early 2007 to act as a learning hub for teachers around the world
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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Sugata is all about the future of learning- not just talk but action

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#Apprenance  Le XXIe siècle va nous apporter une inévitable révolution des modes d'apprentissages, donc du système éducatif, et notre rapport au savoir change déjà : de la logique de stock (de connaissances et de compétences) à la logique de flux (de capabilités)....

Katja Kranjec's curator insight, April 13, 1:00 AM

Such a fascinating lecture! Fantastic!

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Becoming an excellent teacher: can we rewrite the myth of Sisyphus?

Becoming an excellent teacher: can we rewrite the myth of Sisyphus? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
One of the most unexpected things about starting a blog is how many new opportunities it offers to you. For most of my career I have hidden behind my classroom door - or, more recently, my computer...
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The Overprotected Kid

The Overprotected Kid | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
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Why do we make students sit still in class?

Why do we make students sit still in class? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Some teachers and schools are finding ways to build more freedom to move into formerly still, quiet classrooms.
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Reading and numbers tests for two-year-olds - Telegraph

Reading and numbers tests for two-year-olds - Telegraph | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Ofsted, the education watchdog, is to propose tests for children as young as two as part of plans to make the early years system “more accountable”
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Top 5 Contenders For The Worst Nutrition Advice in History

Top 5 Contenders For The Worst Nutrition Advice in History | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The history of nutrition is riddled with nonsense, some of which is still being promoted. Here are 5 contenders for the worst diet advice in history.
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Why More Schools Aren’t Teaching Web Literacy... | November Learning

We must prepare students to make meaning from the information at their fingertips, and we must guide their ability to create and publish new information.
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Leading Motivated Learners: Isolation Island to Island of Instructional Leaders

Leading Motivated Learners: Isolation Island to Island of Instructional Leaders | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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$1 million prize for the 'world's greatest teacher' – nominations open today - Education - TES News

$1 million prize for the 'world's greatest teacher' – nominations open today - Education - TES News | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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“Covering” Our True Identities At Work Has A Cost « Annie Murphy Paul

“Covering” Our True Identities At Work Has A Cost « Annie Murphy Paul | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now

Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
As a 10-year-old reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I had but one wish: that I, too, would soon receive an owl from Hogwarts, a letter of acceptance that could rescue me from my boring life as a Muggle. It wasn’t just Harry’s magical adventures that appealed to me....
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Taking MOOCs one step further...

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

For the last ten years, we've worked one-on-one with students from elementary school through graduate school. No matter their age, no matter the material, when you ask what they're struggling with, s
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Retired British art teacher ends life at Dignitas ‘because she couldn’t adapt to modern world’

Retired British art teacher ends life at Dignitas ‘because she couldn’t adapt to modern world’ | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
An 89-year-old British woman has killed herself at the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland, in part because she had become fed up with the modern world of emails, TVs, computers and supermarket ready meals.
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I think Cameron's counterclaim is valid - what about impossible-to-prove pressure to end your life? This argument will never be solved satisfactorily and the 'turn a blind eye' unofficial response might the best outcome.

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80 Massive Open Online Courses Getting Started in April: Enroll in a MOOC Today

80 Massive Open Online Courses Getting Started in April: Enroll in a MOOC Today | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
We're seeing about 80 MOOCs getting started in April. It's a far cry from the 180 that got underway in January. But still not bad. You can visit our comprehensive list of MOOCs here and find a course that speaks to you. Some of the ones that caught our eye include:
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A scientific breakthrough at 16 - Jack Andrake #tdc13

A scientific breakthrough at 16 - Jack Andrake #tdc13 | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
When Jack was 13 a close friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This caused him to use Google for research on the condition. What he found was that most such cancers are picked up late, by an...
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Just goes to show...anything is possible for the determined.

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Innovation Excellence | 50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition)

Innovation Excellence | 50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition) | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder.
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Great list of Must-Watch TEd talks on Education. I could watch Sir Ken Robinson and Taylor Mali again and again and again...

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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? -

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? - | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought? by Terry Heick Thinking is troublesome. For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts...
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I don’t believe in God. But teaching children about religion is one of the most important things I will ever do - news - TES

Religious education in English schools is being edged out, marginalised by exam and curriculum reforms. To some, this is a cause for celebration. In many countries, such as France and the US, it would be unthinkable to include religion in...
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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, March 28, 5:16 AM
Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.
Carla Gordon's curator insight, March 29, 10:09 AM

I love Flipboard and use it as a supplementary textbook filled with literature notes that I have gleaned off the Internet for my pupils or that I have created myself on Google Drive. I have connected my Twitter account to Flipboard, so I can send tweets of my material, which can then easily be flipped into a magazine of my choice. 

carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 3:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World
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Living and learning » Fascinating look at filtering of the internet

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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: The Expert Blind Spot Effect: Being Explicit

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: The Expert Blind Spot Effect: Being Explicit | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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Love the quote from Hattie and Yates

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