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‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs

‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
In the latest critique of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the professor of an online course held up as an example by the media and MOOC providers has decided to shutter his class.
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6 Emerging Trends in Education and Mobile Learning

6 Emerging Trends in Education and Mobile Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Below are the notes of the key points that I made. Note: The issue of Emerging Trends and New Technology begs the question: for who? For students in California,…
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Articles: Big Spending on School Infrastructure Is Bad Policy

Articles: Big Spending on School Infrastructure Is Bad Policy | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

With the American economy finally seeming to show some signs of life, many groups are now lobbying for a crash program to renovate public schools.At a time when many needed school reforms suggest a radical departure from the traditional means of delivery, a crash program to rehabilitate infrastructure is, to say the least, misguided.

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Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School

Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Project Tomorrow's 2013 Speak Up survey of more than 325,000 students and 75,000 parents, teachers and administrators digs into how students and teachers are us
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5 Effective Ways To Build Your School Tribe - Edudemic

5 Effective Ways To Build Your School Tribe - Edudemic | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
This article is a continuation of The Connected Student Series It’s a crisp fall Monday morning, and freshly dressed school children are being dropped off by their parents – who by this time have gotten used to the current homework load and the personality of the new teacher. But this year, there is something different …
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- Leerling2020 en gepersonaliseerd onderwijs

- Leerling2020 en gepersonaliseerd onderwijs | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
  Leerling 2020 | Gedifferentieerd en gepersonaliseerd leren in 2020 Schoolinfo voert in opdracht van de VO-raad het project ‘Leerling 2020’ uit. Dit project heeft als doel de verdere ontwikkeling van verschillende vormen van differentiëren in het voortgezet onderwijs te faciliteren. U vindt hier meer informatie over het project en een link naar een onderzoek …
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Strategies to Reach Every Student, Regardless of Language Barrier

Strategies to Reach Every Student, Regardless of Language Barrier | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Helping every student experience meaningful, deep learning is a constant challenge, in no small part because no two learners are alike. To reach students who are particularly challenged -- whether because of their ability to speak English or some other reason -- educators can find a way in by tapping into students' interests and passion.
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New What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? – Stephen's Lighthouse New

New What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? – Stephen's Lighthouse New | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

“A panel of seven students attending schools that are part of the “deeper learning” movement gave their perspective on what it means for them to learn and how educators can work to create a school culture that fosters creativity, collaboration, trust, the ability to fail, and perhaps most importantly, one in which students want to participate.”

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INTEGRATED PROJECTS

INTEREST-BASED AND RELEVANT

MAKE IT HANDS-ON

KNOWING TEACHERS CARE

LEARNING FROM FAILURE

EVALUATING WORK

 

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The Agile School

The Agile School | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Trudy Raymakers's insight:

Right shift learning in the project based history classroom. I've been using iterations of Scrum, Agile and am now honing in on Right Shift Learning since the 2011-2012 school year. I love what iterations offer, the opportunity for me to fess up to how poorly I utilized theses processes early on, and continue to learn how to be better. I get to say that was an earlier iteration.

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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.
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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The future of education lies in a healthy balance between teaching and technology.
The post Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance appeared first on EdTech Times.
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Interview with Leslie Preddy, Author of School Library Makerspaces, 6-12 | MakerBridge

Interview with Leslie Preddy, Author of School Library Makerspaces, 6-12 | MakerBridge | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Libraries are logical destinations for makerspace activity. They have how-to guides; Internet access; community trust; an existing infrastructure for planning, promoting, and presenting programs; and big tables for workspaces! But what might a makerspace look like in a secondary school library, which also has responsibilities for developing students as readers and researchers?

I asked Leslie Preddy, veteran school librarian and author of many books about student learning, to share her perspective and insights about makerspace learning in school libraries. Leslie is the author of the recently released School Library Makerspaces, Grades 6-12 (ABC-CLIO, October 2013). Enjoy!

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Want A Better Library At School? These Eighth-Graders Designed Their Own

Want A Better Library At School? These Eighth-Graders Designed Their Own | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
As part of the design-build classes of Project H, the kids at this Berkeley school created a new room in their school--and rethought the bookshelf in...
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How Do We Create Rich Learning Opportunities for All Students?

How Do We Create Rich Learning Opportunities for All Students? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
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Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies - YouTube

What will it happen after the MOOC? How will they influence the next generation technology? Stephen Downes, who built the world's first MOOC software, descri...
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A New York Public School Teacher on the Infuriating State Test That Is Turning Kids Off to Learning

A New York Public School Teacher on the Infuriating State Test That Is Turning Kids Off to Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
When many of my students entered my third-grade classroom this year, they told me they didn’t like to read, and they definitely didn’t like to write. I made them a promise that by the end of third grade, I would change their minds. Before the winter’s end, many of my...
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8 Reasons For Teaching Kindness In School

8 Reasons For Teaching Kindness In School | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
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On “hacking” school library or crowdsourcing innovation (PLEASE SHARE YOUR HACKS!) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

On “hacking” school library or crowdsourcing innovation (PLEASE SHARE YOUR HACKS!) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

My talk at the conference is about sweet spots and it is also about hacking.

Dave Lankes tells us, “The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.  Serve, lead, innovate.”  [My emphasis!]

Right now, I see sweet spots.  I see so many innovative opportunities to hack old notions in order to better serve and lead.  Technologies for curation, communication, creation, and collaboration, are widely available and largely free. They allow us to leverage and scale our talents to facilitate knowledge creation–to be even more responsive to the needs of our communities.  I see this as the very moment, the sweet spot, for hacking library.

We need to hack walls and hours. Our virtual libraries must be embedded into classrooms during the school day, available for those learners who opt out of the traditional classroom environment, and ever-ready for those who choose to do their learning after 3 PM.

We have the capacity to be open 24/7.  We have the capacity to be just-in-time, just-for-me.  It is so easy for us to be an app.  I’ve had kids help me make library apps.  I want to see every kid in America flexing bigger and more powerful apps than the ones they currently carry on their phones and tablets. Everything we buy for them, every instructional resource we create and curate for them, ought to be where they need it most, whenever they need it.  Every kid ought to be able to carry a library in his or her pocket.

We need to hack collection.  Collections do not serve communities if they are not accessible and responsive.  Collection is no longer merely what we buy and own.  Collection is what we point to, curate, make discoverable, create context around.  Tools like the Web2MARC generator make grabbing free web content easy.

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.
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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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Is Stocking Library Shelves with Nonfiction Content a Waste of Money? | CTQ

Is Stocking Library Shelves with Nonfiction Content a Waste of Money? | CTQ | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

I've been thinking a lot about the school library this week and I've come to a conclusion that might just be half-baked and is definitely going to rile more than a few book lovers up:  The cash that schools spend stocking nonfiction titles in the library is wasted and would be better spent on classroom devices that can be used to access the web.

 

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Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Source: Edutopia
Suppose you are teaching an introductory biology course and your next lesson deals with genetics. You would like to prepare your students for the upcoming class by asking them to think about the topic.
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Addressing Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs with Technology | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students’ intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner’s needs do not enter into the equation of their educations.  Maslow’s...
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Securing education futures - Times Higher Education

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Securing education futures
Times Higher Education
Second, I can assure Ainley that, whatever its form, the IoE will continue to explore the nature of learning and the future of education at all levels from primary to postgraduate.
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The Rising Power of MOOCs: Now, Everyone Can Learn at Harvard

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The Rising Power of MOOCs: Now, everyone can learn at Harvard (or Yale, or…)

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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? -

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? - | Libraries and education futures | 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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An extremely relevant question in Finland at the moment. A big educational change is being discussed right now, hoping to see some results on national level....