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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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Nancy Jones's insight:

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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Game-Based Learning - A Look at Why & How to use in your Classroom

Game-Based Learning - A Look at Why & How to use in your Classroom | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

“No TV until you finish that level.”

Can you imagine? Recent research shows that video games, once considered public school enemy number one, might just be one of our greatest assets in delivering an effective education.


Via Beth Dichter
Nancy Jones's insight:

I strongly believe this is a valuable tool for certain types of learning.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 15, 2013 11:47 PM

If you are considering implementing some game-based learning next year, or you would like read about why game-based learning is being used in classrooms check out this post. A wide range are discussed including:

* How game-based learning works

* The hidden learning that may take when playing games

* Results of a survey from teachers whom use game-based learning in their classroom

* The potential drawbacks

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:02 AM

Providing the pros and cons of game-based-learning, they portray gaming in a positive light. The value of gaming is stated throughout, pinpointing engagement factors and citing statistics to back up their claims. As an avid gamer myself, I don't need stats to prove anything. I know how addicting they can be. If kids can learn when they don't even realize they're learning, it is referred to as "hidden learning". That's the key. If games like Portal  can be played without kids thinkng they're educational games, then that's good news for parents and educators alike. The fact of the matter is Portal is a very challenging puzzle game that requires careful planning and attention to move up levels.

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Embrace the Struggle | Venspired Learning

Embrace the Struggle | Venspired Learning | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

"Raise the bar. Set new goals. Ask your students to do things they might not think they can do at first. Give them the freedom to get creative. To design. To solve problems. To justify their opinions. Then, they’ll turn around and out-think you. They’ll come up with ideas and solutions that you hadn’t even considered. They’ll lead you in a new direction. They’ll make you want to replan, revise, and reflect. Then you’ll feel like you are struggling. That’s when you know you’ll be growing, too. That’s called being a teacher."


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Nancy Jones's comment, June 11, 2012 10:04 AM
this is great. Thanks.
Coach Jeffery's comment, June 11, 2012 4:17 PM
Thanks!
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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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Nancy Jones's insight:
 

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.  

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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some new ideas for icebreakers with your students this year? Here are 10 icebreakers that use technology. Begin your school year with an activity that greets the student as a 21st century learner.


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