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Review: Videohance for iPhone Offers Expert Video Shooting Options

Review: Videohance for iPhone Offers Expert Video Shooting Options | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Some people go to their local animal shelter every week in search of the perfect dog or cat. Other people go to Apple’s iTunes store -- arguably much more
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Learning outside your Comfort Zone

Learning outside your Comfort Zone | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
When we learn something outside the comfort zone, we attempt to acquire knowledge or skills in an area where we’re lacking. Part of the discomfort derives from learning something we anticipate will be difficult. We have no idea how to do it, or we think it requires abilities we don’t have or have in meager amounts. Moreover, poor performance or outright failure lurk as likely possibilities. In other words, it’s going to be hard and require concentration, and what we’re struggling to do, others can accomplish beautifully, seemingly without effort. Their skills, and our obvious lack of them, raise questions about our merits as a learner and maybe even our worth as a person.

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Personalized Data Units or Personal Learning?

Personalized Data Units or Personal Learning? | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The semantics of school reform are sometimes deceptive. This is apparent when educators talk about “personalized learning”. Personalized Learning is an attractive proposition that is, in an increasingly number of instances, ironically characterized by an absence of the “personal”. Many of the emerging “canned” approaches to Personalized Learning are predicated upon false assumptions about student engagement and motivation. Thomas Armstrong, writing for the American Institute For Learning and Human Development, articulates this concern in succinct terms:“I’m taken aback by some of the highly packaged ‘’personalized’’ learning systems now being developed …. These edtech products often give the appearance of offering personalization, but in reality, they more often rate and process a student’s learning needs, wishes, strengths, and aspirations through impersonal algorithms, then generate a profile of the student that includes content ‘’deliverables’’…. Sounds kind of de-personalizing, doesn’t it?”
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 31, 2016 12:31 PM

Love this thought: "Teaching is not a delivery system. It's an art form." Right on.

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, March 20, 10:06 AM
Yes!  Teaching is not a delivery system. It's an art form. Thanks Sir Ken Robinson
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How to transform schools into Learning Organisations?

How to transform schools into Learning Organisations? | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Schools nowadays are required to learn faster than ever before in order to deal effectively with the growing pressures of a rapidly changing environment. Many schools however, look much the same today as they did a generation ago, and too many teachers are not developing the pedagogies and practices required to meet the diverse needs of 21st-century learners.

In response, a growing body of scholars, educators and policy makers around the world is making the case that schools should be re-conceptualised as “learning organisations” that can react more quickly to changing external environments, embrace innovations in internal organisation, and ultimately improve student outcomes. Despite strong support for and the intuitive appeal of the school as a learning organisation, relatively little progress has been made in advancing the concept, either in research or practice. This lack of progress partly stems from a lack of clarity or common understanding of the school as learning organisation.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 2, 2:32 PM

Aunque las recomendaciones se basen en un estudio desarrollado  por la OECD (2016) para escuelas, estas mismas pueden aplicarse también para Instituciones de educación superior como las Universidades. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 14, 7:15 PM
Schools, in and of themselves, are not learning organizations. It is the people within schools who are the organization and communal aspects. Peter Senge proposed schools as learning organizations two decades ago. I discovered the culture of school is one of isolation that people readily accepted. The key would be to bring people together on a regular basis and in a gradual way. We have too many managers and not enough leaders in schools.
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This Supermarket is the First to Use Augmented Reality

This Supermarket is the First to Use Augmented Reality | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Many people first discovered the power of augmented reality by playing Pokémon Go, but now it’s possible to experience AR sans-phone with a completely different goal in mind: grocery shopping. The world’s first augmented reality supermarket has opened in Milan, Italy. Appropriately called the Supermarket of the Future, the store looks exactly like a regular grocery except for one thing: a digital mirror is suspended above each shelf and table, ready to make perusing food an augmented experience.

When a shopper places her hand near a product, information on that particular food item appears on the digital mirror. The screen provides details on the food’s origin, nutritional properties, allergens, waste disposal instructions, and related products. The store was designed by MIT professor Carlo Ratti, who hopes that having these facts available while shopping will help consumers make more informed food decisions based on sustainability and nutritional value.

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What Would Steve Jobs Do to Your Whiteboard? – Better Humans

What Would Steve Jobs Do to Your Whiteboard? – Better Humans | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
“We can only do three.”
Steve Jobs changed the world in part because he chose to focus on a very small number of most important things.
Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple founder is full of stories of Jobs’ technique, often referred to as “slash and burn.”
Jobs hosted an annual retreat for the top 100 leaders of the company. He would stand at a whiteboard and list out the company’s top 10 priorities. As the group fought to get their ideas on the list, Jobs would deem which were worthy of inclusion on the board, and write them down.
Once the agonizing work had been done to get the list to 10, Jobs would cross off the bottom seven. “We can only do three.”
By deciding what our priority is, we’re also deciding what it isn’t. That’s hard.

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 2015 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

María Florencia Perrone's curator insight, April 8, 2015 4:00 PM

The world around us is not labelled or divided in categories, then why is academic content? Can we not relate topics and elaborate meaning on the basis of relationships and intertwined data? 

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 13, 2015 9:11 PM

I wonder if this would work in the U.S.? Also, in Finland, students do not take standardized tests until the end of high school (Zhao, 2012, p. 111), so thankfully, perhaps the drill and kill process is diminished.


*Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How Google Tracks You - and What You Can Do About It

INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How Google Tracks You - and What You Can Do About It | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Just about anyone who's online is in some way interacting with a Google product. Here's how Google tracks you -- and what you can do about it.

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Patryk Kaźmierski's curator insight, January 25, 5:37 AM

Infografika na temat google.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 25, 9:35 AM
An excellent reminder
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Design thinking origin story plus some of the people who made it all happen

Design thinking origin story plus some of the people who made it all happen | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
An introductory timeline into the history and origins of Design thinking. Key players, designers and influences broken down into phases.

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The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning

The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The Flipped Learning reverses the traditional classroom methodology. Learners’ can learn at their own pace and become the owners of the learning process.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 28, 2016 2:07 AM
Bon résumé, et de bonnes idées.
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, December 28, 2016 6:01 AM
Ultimate is a big word but definitly useful
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 3, 1:44 PM
I don't know if I would call this the "ultimate" guide, but it's a nice overview. 
 
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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Donna Bownds's curator insight, February 17, 9:43 AM
Great infographic on Critical Thinking!
Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, February 17, 12:13 PM
Pensamiento crítico Guía
Carol Hancox's curator insight, February 19, 10:20 PM
critical thinking - not tech related but important 21st century skill
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Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain | #LEARNing2LEARN #Research

Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain | #LEARNing2LEARN #Research | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
“[Adolescence is] a stage of life when we can really thrive, but we need to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Temple University neuroscientist Laurence Steinberg at a Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. Steinberg has spent his career studying how the adolescent brain develops and believes there is a fundamental disconnect between the popular characterizations of adolescents and what’s really going on in their brains.

Because the brain is still developing during adolescence, it has incredible plasticity. It’s akin to the first five years of life, when a child’s brain is growing and developing new pathways all the time in response to experiences. Adult brains are somewhat plastic as well — otherwise they wouldn’t be able to learn new things — but “brain plasticity in adulthood involves minor changes to existing circuits, not the wholesale development of new ones or elimination of others,” Steinberg said.

 

The adolescent brain is exquisitely sensitive to experience,” Steinberg said. “It is like the recording device is turned up to a different level of sensitivity.” That’s why humans tend to remember even the most mundane events from adolescence much better than even important events that took place later in life. It also means adolescence could be an extremely important window for learning that sticks. Steinberg notes this window is also lengthening as scientists observe the onset of puberty happening earlier and young people taking on adult roles later in life. Between these two factors, one biological and one social, adolescence researchers now generally say the period lasts 15 years between the ages of 10 and 25.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Brain

 

Use #Andragogy UP from 11 years:

 

 https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 5, 2016 2:44 AM

Useful post, presenting an interesting vision of the theme. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish I also recommend the site http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, November 5, 2016 7:04 AM
The problem is that many high schools confuse “challenging work” with “amount of work.”
Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 22, 10:00 AM

It seems like boredom is deadly to the learning process and that's exactly what high school students report is what is happening to them in most schools - The lack of challenge. k-Lon

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Why Education Needs Augmented—Not Artificial—Intelligence (EdSurge News)

Why Education Needs Augmented—Not Artificial—Intelligence (EdSurge News) | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Education technology has a public relations problem. In a space where words carry wide currency, our choice of language matters.That’s why I’m troubled by Artificial Intelligence (AI). At a time when educators need assurances that digital innovations will work for them, the fundamental premise of th

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Susan Kelly's curator insight, October 14, 2016 8:39 AM
Many educatiors don't know much about Augmented Intelligence or Augmented Reality. I haven't used it with my students, but would love to. This article is well worth reading.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, October 14, 2016 4:24 PM
Worth reading and using...
 
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The reality of AR/VR business models

The reality of AR/VR business models | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

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Alas, this flies well above the heads of some decision makers.
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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 6, 2016 6:22 AM

 

Tim Merel:  "At the end of the day, business models come down to installed bases, use cases and unit economics, so let’s dip our hands in the virtual money pot and see what comes out."

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Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic

Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Today, a day without tech being used in the classroom would be an unusual day indeed. In fact, according to a survey by Front Row Education, 75% of teachers say they use technology daily with their students. Tablets and laptops are now common in many classrooms. These devices can be loaded with education programs and apps for students, and using this kind of technology makes it easy for teachers to track student progress.

On the cutting edge of ed-tech you’ll find tools like virtual reality and 3D printing. By using virtual reality technology, like Google Glass, students can visit other locations without ever leaving their desks. These tools use 3D imagery to make the wearer feel like they’re exploring a realm in person. 3D printing also gives students opportunities to explore cutting-edge concepts in the classroom. Students can design objects on a computer and then “print” them out on a 3D printer, which uses plastic or other materials to create the object. These kinds of technologies may currently be cost prohibitive for many schools, but you’re likely to see them being adopted by classrooms in the coming years.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, March 21, 11:01 AM
People who have ready access to technology are still not aware that there are many just getting online without the sophistication of integration of technology or special devices.
Christine Weald's curator insight, March 22, 12:57 AM
Like almost everything else - a little bit of this mixed with that gives the all round environment.
Tumbling Stones's curator insight, March 23, 6:09 PM

Important conversation!

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21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever

21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
It's 2017. Communication is changing fast (my 7-yr old daughter and I just exchanged Snaps while I am in Chicago and she is outside of Philadelphia in different time zones, with real-time interaction). Collaboration has evolved to

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Marta Torán's curator insight, February 6, 4:15 PM

A.J. Juliani reflexiona sobre la importancia de las habilidades "blandas" para aprender y enseñar en el siglo XXI.

 

Nos cuenta las 5 categorías que considera Seth Godin:

 

Autocontrol - Productividad - Sabiduría - Percepción - Influencia

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, February 9, 12:08 PM
These skills are important and essential for success in the 21st Century. Schools must pay attention to the whole student to prepare them for their future.
Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, March 17, 10:26 PM
Encontrando la "mezcla" entre habilidades y actitudes
#Habilidades #Las4Cs
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12 augmented reality apps students can use today via eSchoolNews

12 augmented reality apps students can use today via eSchoolNews | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
As augmented reality’s classroom potential grows, apps are becoming more relevant and targeted for educational purposes.

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, February 17, 12:45 AM
Augmented reality–a technology that uses a trigger image to superimpose digital content over a user’s view of the real world–is growing in popularity and accessibility, and it holds a wealth of potential for education. Often described as “QR codes on steroids,” the technology offers new and exciting ways for students to interact with lessons, said Jeff Peterson, an instructional technologist in the Lamar Consolidated ISD in Texas. Peterson presented a TCEA 2017 session on augmented reality’s application in classrooms. Augmented reality-based apps infuse more engagement into learning exercises, and students often grasp complex concepts quickly with interactive content, said Peterson, referencing Drew Minock, an advocate for augmented reality in the classroom and outreach manager at augmented reality company Daqri.
Gema González's curator insight, March 14, 3:23 PM

Laura Ascione. "12 augmented reality apps students". La realidad aumentada le da una vuelta de tuerca a la enseñanza. Te permite ver las matemáticas desde un prisma visual, libros que cobran vida por el arte animado o la misma ciencia en movimiento. Algunas aplicaciones que nos lo permiten son Cyberchase 3D Builde, Quiver, Tour of the Nile, Amazing Space Journey, Horrible Hauntings, Lunch Rush…

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According to Research, Procrastinating Can Boost Your Creativity

According to Research, Procrastinating Can Boost Your Creativity | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Procrastination improves creativity
Art is never finished, only abandoned.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Everything left undone is always still very much on your mind most of the time. You get to think about it more often than tasks you have completed. This encourages you to think about new ways to improve or do it better.

 

Adrienne Branson of Canva says:
“Unfinished work is hard for your mind to let go of — in a good way. Your mind keeps churning, considering other options, creative solutions to the problem. Ever had a project that you just couldn’t stop talking, thinking, or dreaming about? This is how you make that happen.”

 

"The procrastination thought process works best for people who are working on innovative projects and need creative ideas for solve pending problems. You probably won’t benefit from procrastination if you have to deliver on tasks at the office and have strict deadlines to meet.

 

"Innovators and creative professionals use procrastination to their benefit more often than everyone else. Leonardo Da Vinci was a famous procrastinator. He finished the Mona Lisa in 1517 despite having started it in 1503."

 


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Line-us: The little robot drawing arm

-A small robot arm that draws with a pen on paper anything you draw on screen. Sketch, share and subscribe to wonderful drawings! ---மனிதர்களால் செய்
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How to transform schools into learning organisations? | #ModernEDUcation #LEARNing2LEARN 

How to transform schools into learning organisations? | #ModernEDUcation #LEARNing2LEARN  | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Schools nowadays are required to learn faster than ever before in order to deal effectively with the growing pressures of a rapidly changing environment. Many schools however, look much the same today as they did a generation ago, and too many teachers are not developing the pedagogies and practices required to meet the diverse needs of 21st-century learners.

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=modern-education

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, January 16, 9:14 AM
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Patrick Moreau /Luka Moro's curator insight, January 20, 4:33 AM
Nouveaux modèles pour des écoles... Clair et simple...si les mentalités se réforment ;-)
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10 Tips to Make Learning REAL (relevant, engaging, authentic, lasting) 

10 Tips to Make Learning REAL (relevant, engaging, authentic, lasting)  | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
A blog about digital leadership, pedagogy, learning, and transformative change in education.

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Bev Jones's curator insight, January 4, 4:53 AM
Interesting reflections about making learning relevant to student needs.   The challenge faced by many schools, colleges and private providers is how to engage staff in using technology, particularly those who are not the millennial generation and often don't use technology very much in their every day life.
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It's official, teachers must relax over Christmas to avoid burnout - The Guardian 

It's official, teachers must relax over Christmas to avoid burnout - The Guardian  | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Teachers will be looking forward to a well-earned rest this Christmas. But it can be tough to switch off from – and avoid catching up on – work. It might be good for you to shun your marking and instead plan for a proper break this year, though. Why? Well, for a start, research says you should.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 17, 2016 9:31 AM

Hear that, year round school advocates? We NEED to relax, detox, and chill during the holidays!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, December 17, 2016 2:42 PM
Number 1 reason why school districts should NOT schedule professional development on the day teachers return to their schools.  Usually, teachers are assigned duties as presenters for those sessions which means they have to prepare over their well-deserved holiday breaks. Give teachers a break to relax with their families, read a book and watch movies just for fun!
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Technology Integration Matrix

Technology Integration Matrix | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, November 12, 2016 7:47 PM
Fantastic technology integration examples.
Zaid Lara Abarca's curator insight, November 14, 2016 12:32 AM

Una matriz que relaciona las características del entorno de aprendizaje y los niveles de adopción de la tecnología 

Luis Otero's curator insight, November 18, 2016 6:22 AM
Interesante matriz para determinar el modo en que las TIcs son implementadas en la enseñanza- aprendizaje
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Finland's Laid-Back Approach To Education Is Totally Working | #Europe #ModernEDU

Finland's Laid-Back Approach To Education Is Totally Working | #Europe #ModernEDU | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

When it comes to education, the Finnish know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this year, ranked number one in literacy. So what’s Finland’s secret? It’s simple: more play, less work.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 


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...how wrong can we be.  Finland show that the intelligent way is naturally engaging.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 9, 2016 3:27 PM

When it comes to education, the Finnish know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this year, ranked number one in literacy. So what’s Finland’s secret? It’s simple: more play, less work.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, October 13, 2016 10:03 AM
Finland still remains as one of the leading PISA achievement nations.

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What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom

What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and the traditional homework tasks take place in the lesson time. This enables students to attend sessions with an understanding of the subject and to conceptualise and build upon it through doing exercises in class, with you, as the tutor, on hand to answer questions and explore the topic in more detail

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 2016 1:41 PM
Good article for any instructor considering doing a flipped classroom approach.
William Curran's curator insight, April 29, 2016 11:33 PM

UkEdChat lists methodologies to further activate the Flipped Classroom.


Monica Reyna's curator insight, October 8, 2016 4:25 PM
I was initially introduced to a flipped classroom by one of my colleagues from another campus. At first I was confused about what it actually meant and how to implement it. This reading does a great job of defining it in a way that I can share with my fellow math colleagues at my campus.