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11 Signs That Technology is an Important Part of Education

11 Signs That Technology is an Important Part of Education | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

So, what do you get when you combine three very cool visuals? Eleven signs that technology is playing an increasingly important role in education—both in and outside of the classroom. From videos to podcasts to mobile devices, learning has definitely gone digital.

 


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Some fascinating facts and a great visual to accentuate some of the points too!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 2014 12:16 AM

Technology has always been important. The difference has been in the tools that were and are used.

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Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb

Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says adolescent brains learn more through interactive, interdependent group work.

Did you know that "peer group influence plays an important developmental role in the psychosocial process of separation from parents"? What does this mean to teachers of middle school students? That "interactive, interdependent group work" helps middle school students "build happy, learning brains."

This post will help you learn more about brain science, successful group work, how to plan for success, provides some researched-based guidelines and more.


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Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, February 13, 2015 11:08 AM

Supportive middle school teaching strategies like cooperative learning, class celebrations, and community-school collaborations lower stress and increase resilience in students and create HAPPY MIDDLE-SCHOOL BRAINS, neuro-imaging shows.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 2015 2:45 PM

This site was recommended by Ruth Burton.  I taught middle school for 15 years and the insights found here make great sense to me. 

Ana María Hurtado's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:16 AM

Of course, they do! 

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Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning

Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

"Found this fantastic infographic touting the success of infographics. Reading it (or more correctly, viewing it) immediately focused my thoughts on the use of visual texts in classrooms today...Unlike other infographics I link to on Mr G Online, I’m not going to discuss the specific points presented – that would be contradictory to the message of the infographic. I’ll let you get your own meaning from it. However, I am going to reflect on how it made me consider the use of visual texts in education."


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As a visual learner myself, I love onto graphics, beginning with the dAiley ones posted NBC USA Today since its inception. 

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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:43 PM

I know that visuals help all learners.  This gives me the documentation. 

Caleb Yap's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:30 PM

really? more of these non-classical pedagogical methods?

Audrey's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:53 PM

You can absorb the visual faster and make sense of it in a holistic way; particularly if you spend time engaging with the information from different physical points of view. The information is embedded in the memory because the individual is encouraged to project their own meaning.  Having been directed to view educational materials, the learner can them be asked questions to test their understanding. 

 

Visual learning is necessary from a young age and is what home school sources learning is all about.