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It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

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Over the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address -- for children and adults.


It's time that schools take responsibility for meeting the entire range of learning needs that educators have -- the need to use new technologies, to understand and implement new standards, to use new assessment strategies, and their needs to attend to their own social and emotional learning.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 18, 3:10 PM


It's time that schools take responsibility for meeting the entire range of learning needs that educators have -- the need to use new technologies, to understand and implement new standards, to use new assessment strategies, and their needs to attend to their own social and emotional learning.


Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 20, 3:16 PM

Aprendizaje social y emocional.

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The Beginner's Visual Guide To Connected Learning - Edudemic

The Beginner's Visual Guide To Connected Learning - Edudemic | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Connected learning is a term I've been seeing a lot these days. As you all know, some trends take off, others stutter.
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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? - Edudemic

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? - Edudemic | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A
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4 Ways To Improve School Communication Using Social Media - Edudemic

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As computers and other forms of technology filtered into the classroom, the ability to improve school communication via computer has become very important.
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Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity...

Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity... | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it

Social media has become an essential part of most people’s everyday lives, from checking Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs, Pinterest listings, and uploading YouTube videos. However, and with smartphones making it easier than ever to spend time on social media networks, in what ways can these networks be leveraged to engage and build a foundation for future student learning? While the potential of distraction is there, the right social media teaching strategies can lead to creative learning, and a productive approach to making social media part of ongoing professional development.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2012/11/engaging-students-through-social-media-real-world-experience-creativity-future-employability/

 


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davidconover's curator insight, April 6, 2013 12:54 PM

I think this article applies to teaching social video game design as well. The task is finding the time to uncover the right social media teaching strategies.

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

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Why have your students work collaboratively? "Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually."

This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few are:

* Establish group goals.

* Keep groups mid-sized.

* Build trust and promote open communication.

* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.

The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.


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Channylt's curator insight, April 7, 7:56 AM

Great tips on how to facilitate collaborative learning. Learners that work collaborativley are engaged in their learning and have better learning outcomes. 

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 5:06 PM

I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning.  As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).

 

Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way.  What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?

 

After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity).  The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.  

 

Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.

Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 6:22 PM

Keeping the groups at moderate levels will ensure an effective exchange of ideas and participation in all involved, I can echo the same statement that two heads are better than one. It is also interesting to learn that collaborative teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer periods as compared to  their individual counterparts., yes the use of technology makes collaborative learning manageable.

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E-Learning - Special Issue: Inquiry into Communities of Inquiry

E-Learning - Special Issue: Inquiry into Communities of Inquiry | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Issue contents for the Journal of E-Learning ISSN 2042-7530 Volume 11 Issue 1 (2014). Articles available as full-text are PDF.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 18, 4:29 AM

E-Learning- Special Issue: Inquiry into Communities of Inquiry

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How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits

How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Pinterest users interact differently than users on other social networks. The team at Wishpond explores which pins receive the best treatment overall.

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Charity WIlls's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:11 AM

How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 10, 8:20 AM

I was introduced to Pinterest by one of my students about six months before the boom that made Pinterest a household word.


I wish I'd seized the opportunity and jumped right in. However, at first I just didn't get it.  Now in hindsight I realize that Pinterest is a curation platform-- one that appeals to millions.  Needless to say I'm now curating a dozen different interests! 

Alfredo Corell's comment, February 11, 5:11 AM
I'd like to see actual data. The Infographic is one year old :)
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Defining Social Learning

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How do you define social learning?


I define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Augmented by a new slew of social tools, people can gather information and gain new context from people across the globe and around the clock as easily as they could from those they work beside.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://marciaconner.com/blog/defining-social-learning/

 


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francis namo's comment, May 14, 2013 5:29 AM
The university of Nigeria impacts students with the knowledge necessary for effective development see http://www.unn.edu.ng
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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What storytelling does to our brains

What storytelling does to our brains | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it

Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 5, 2012 9:42 AM
Thanks for the article.
José Carlos's comment, December 5, 2012 10:25 AM
you are welcome :)