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Using Social Media for Professional Growth

Social Samosa invited Gautam Ghosh, GM, HR Strategy at Philips India for a Twangout about 'Using Social Media for Professional Growth'. Curated by Ankita Gaba, Co-founder, Social Samosa, Gautam...
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State schools churning out a generation of 'amoral children' - Telegraph

State schools churning out a generation of 'amoral children' - Telegraph | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The chairman of the Independent Schools Association claims that pupils are no longer equipped with traditional values because of a focus on league table rankings in the state education system
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Carrots and sticks are wrong way to motivate teachers

Carrots and sticks are wrong way to motivate teachers | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Implementing an ongoing teacher certification process is akin to scorching the lawn to get rid of weeds
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The worrying thing about this is that it needs to be said.

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Only 2% Of People Can Actually Multitask — This Test Will Tell You If You Are One Of Them

Only 2% Of People Can Actually Multitask — This Test Will Tell You If You Are One Of Them | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
If you think you'll ace the test, brace yourself: The people who think they are the best multitaskers are usually among the worst.
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What Lies Ahead For Digital Education

What Lies Ahead For Digital Education | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The Khan Academy, with ten million users visiting its web site every month, is at the leading edge of digital education. The Khan-SAT partnership will allow for self-paced learning and will level the playing field by providing access to those who are unable to afford proprietary preparation courses.
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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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This is going to be big!

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Taking notes with a laptop or tablet? Study shows pen and paper secret to smarts

Taking notes with a laptop or tablet? Study shows pen and paper secret to smarts | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Though many researchers have suggested taking notes on a laptop is not as effective writing them out in longhand with a pen and paper, previous studies focused
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A study showing what many teachers intuitively feel.... I've certainly been insisting that my Gr12s take hand-written revision notes rather then typed up summaries...

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Marina Gijzen's curator insight, April 27, 2014 1:50 AM

I have always felt that writing and doodling while listening helps me to make connections deepen my understanding.

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Don’t Listen to Music While Studying

Don’t Listen to Music While Studying | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
I notice several students listening to music while busy at work. I have no good reason to ask that they remove their headphones and turn off their devices. As I walk around the room, I admire the ele
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I will be sharing this with students - I've been telling them for years, but just based on my own gut feelings.

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A headset that reads your brainwaves

A headset that reads your brainwaves | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Tan Le's astonishing new computer interface reads its user's brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-reaching applications.
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Implications here for neuroscience and education?

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We Need an Education System that Promotes Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking

We Need an Education System that Promotes Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Let's not wait another 50 years to reform the primary and secondary education systems in this country, because we can't afford not to. Let's start now.

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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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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers
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Yes George, School Counsellors Do Have A Hashtag

Yes George, School Counsellors Do Have A Hashtag | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
  Thanks to @hatcherelli I saw this post today and it got me to thinking about the many times I have seen this kind of post! There has been a hashtag for school counsellors for a very long tim...
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We've also started #IntlSC for International School Counsellors

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Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media

Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Test stress leading cause of suicide for elementary, middle school students

Test stress leading cause of suicide for elementary, middle school students | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
A new study has analyzed suicides of children and young teens,
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Paul LeValley: Testing won’t help the art of teaching

Paul LeValley: Testing won’t help the art of teaching | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Fifty years after I started teaching, I am retiring.
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Are We Failing Our Kids?

Are We Failing Our Kids? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
A bored student needs a different learning environment, not a different mental one. What can that look like?
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You had me at “hello”: creating collegial communities | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

You had me at “hello”: creating collegial communities | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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Great look at how learning communities operate...

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10 understandings about digital citizenship...

10 understandings about digital citizenship... | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
What is digital citizenship and why do we need to understand it? Earlier this year, we developed a unit of inquiry into digital citizenship for our Year 5 students and I'm currently preparing to fa...
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5 Reasons Every Professional Should Use Twitter

5 Reasons Every Professional Should Use Twitter | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
It is my belief that fear keeps most professionals from taking advantage of all that Twitter has to offer.  For those that seek to challenge themselves and overcome fears, Twitter is the place to be…
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Teen's Facebook brag costs dad $80K

Teen's Facebook brag costs dad $80K | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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More fuel for those digital footprint discussions in school!

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The International Education Chat Forum #IntEdchat on Twitter!

The International Education Chat Forum #IntEdchat on Twitter! | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
International educators have unique concerns and issues when it comes to education. Connect with other global-minded professionals in the field of education. Moderated Discussion Every Wednesday 6:...

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How come I am only now finding this? Where have I been?

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Narayan Dhakal's curator insight, June 23, 2013 4:33 AM

International education must be interdisciplinery otherwise students or learner will not get holistic knowledge base. I have experience launching an international semester program in Nepal. Students would like to learn with their open minded without a disciplinery constraints. They learn by their own insights. This has been a great achievement in this program. 

http://npdkpd.blogspot.com/2013/05/semester-program-in-nepal.html

 

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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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