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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
This is a sponsored post. I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry
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Pretty cool list of strategies, project and tools to use with kids to inspire the sorts of thinking skills our curriculum (in NZ) promotes as being important.
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Microlearning: What is it and why should you care?

Microlearning: What is it and why should you care? | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
In educational technology jargon, microlearning is any brief and targeted learning object that spans between 3 to 6 minutes.
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Far from a fad, microlearning is not even a new concept in the first place. Rather, it has been around for ages, helping learners learn smarter and save time by freeing them from having to re-learn familiar concepts.
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Personalize Learning

Personalize Learning | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
For this learner, developing challenging and complex skills and concepts is a task to be avoided. If success does not come on the first attempt, these learners easily conclude that learning is not possible and abandon their efforts. (Bandura, 1986; Bandura, 1991) Often, learners with a low sense of self-efficacy try to hide and go unnoticed in classes or even misbehave and act out to avoid the embarrassment and pain of being exposed as not being able to learn what is expected of them.
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Another useful graphic from Personalize Learning that illustrates the importance of addressing student self esteem as a pre-requisite for developing self efficacy - and ultimately the development of the self-directed learner 
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The Age of Bite-sized Learning: What is It and Why It Works

The Age of Bite-sized Learning: What is It and Why It Works | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
There're many good reasons learners seek out information in small chunks. You might want to take a look at these to create your eLearning courses.
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The concepts of bite-sized learning and micro-credentials etc are permeating much of the educational literature these days. Much of this appears to be a response to the need for a faster-paced approach to coping with information overload and the need to be more agile in the way one engages with this. On the other hand are arguments about the over-atomisattion of knowledge to the point that it may lose meaning, and the pandering to short attention spans leading to shallow learning. Rather than provide evidence supporting the argument, this article outlines five key arguments that require further investigation and deeper research.  
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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy -

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.
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Useful organisation of the key pedagogical approaches for the 21st century. 
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7 Practical Tips To Show Your Online Students How To Learn Before You Start Teaching - eLearning Industry

7 Practical Tips To Show Your Online Students How To Learn Before You Start Teaching - eLearning Industry | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Want to know how to show your Online Students how to learn?Check 7 practical tips to show your Online Students how to learn before you start teaching.
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These are pretty self-evident tips, but easily overlooked when moving in to work with students in the online environment. Especially useful for teachers using 'flipped classroom' approaches in their modern learning practice.
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10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education

10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education
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"Any teacher who can be replaced by a computer should be" - has been a phrase used regularly in a number of contexts, usually with an assumption that no teacher will be able to be replaced "of course"! But with the rise of AI across a broad range of occupations it's no surprise that it will have an impact on education - not simply to 'replace' what is happening currently, but to profoundly add value through the rapid analysis of learning behaviours and providing next steps strategies on a personalised basis. 
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Building an effective learning environment | Tony Bates

Building an effective learning environment | Tony Bates | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
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Really helpful unpacking of what needs to be considered when creating an effective (online) learning environment - appropriate to consider as more teachers are adopting a 'flipped classroom' approach but without the experience of working in the online space. 
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Mapping the future: The future of education

Mapping the future: The future of education | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it

How do we best educate the students of tomorrow? What we teach our children - and how we teach them - will impact almost every aspect of society, from the quality of healthcare to industrial output; technological advances to financial services.

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Excellent analysis of the key global trends impacting education - it's the response we make to these that will shape the future of our education systems and what happens in classrooms for kids.

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Top 10 Trends of 2015

Top 10 Trends of 2015 | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it

Every year the World Economic Forum taps into the knowledge, observations and experiences of its Global Agenda Council Members, asking them to identify the issues that they believe will have the biggest impact on the world over the coming 12 to 18 months. The resulting insights, gathered with the help of the Survey on the Global Agenda, ultimately generate the Top 10 Trends - a forecast of the social, economic and political flash points that reside on our collective horizon.

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Always good to consider the perspectives that are shared on trends into the future - everything here consistent with other sources I read.

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[Debate] Challenging the Promise of Personalized Learning - WISE 2014

In order to move away from the traditional “one-size-fits-all” factory model of education, some consider personalized learning as an alternative. Personalized learning can address the distinct learning aspirations, needs and cultural backgrounds of individual students. Should personalized learning be developed on a large scale? If so, what would the modalities be in terms of creativity, equity, privacy, quality and the retention of a core body of knowledge that should be common to all? How do we avoid going from “one-size-fits-all” to a “free-for-all”?

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Watch this debate between Philip McRae, Jim Thompson, Mike Keppell hosted by Connie Yowell.

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Redesigning the Learning Experience

Redesigning the Learning Experience | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it

Many of today’s classrooms have amazing 21st century tools sitting in 20th century learning environments.

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Today’s students must be able to: Problem solve. Design. Collaborate. Think critically. Not simply fill out a bubble sheet based on a regurgitation of factual information.

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Meeting the 10 Expectations Students Have of School

Meeting the 10 Expectations Students Have of School | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
What are the expectations students have of school? Chris Jackson of Big Picture Learning explores how schools can help students meet their expectations.
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Excellent and useful summary of the Big Picture Schools - the key is that they actually listen to what kids say about their learning, and design learning to address that.

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Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom

Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Brian Anton, high school social studies teacher, shares how he had to change so his learners could drive their learning.
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Understanding that learning involves others, shifting from being about 'me' to 'we', is essential in modern learning practice. Here are some excellent, practical ideas on how this is achieved
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A 3 Dimensional Model Of Bloom's Taxonomy -

A 3 Dimensional Model Of Bloom's Taxonomy - | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
This document offers a three-dimensional representation of the revised taxonomy of the cognitive domain. Although the Cognitive Process and Knowledge dimensions are represented as hierarchical steps, the distinctions between categories are not always clear-cut.
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Useful representation of Blooms taxonomy, with the addition of Cognitive Process and Knowledge Dimensions as groundwork to create verbs and example tasks for each level.
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Re-imagining Schooling: Weaving the Picture of School as an Affinity Space for Twenty-First Century Through a Multiliteracies Lens

Re-imagining Schooling: Weaving the Picture of School as an Affinity Space for Twenty-First Century Through a Multiliteracies Lens | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
By Stephania Savva in 21st Century Literacies and Education. Currently, evolving ways of communication, interpretation and creation of meaning are challenging the ways people view themselves and the world, altering their learning demands and needs.
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Understanding the integrated nature of learning lies at the heart of modern learning practice. Moving well beyond the 'delivery of content' approach to pedagogy and school design requires a much deeper understanding of the ecology of learning as discussed in this article.
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From Individual to Community: The Learning Is in the Doing

In this presentation I begin with the assertion that learning is personal, distinguish 'personal' from 'personalized' as being based in personal practice, desc…
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Some extremely helpful definitions and explanations of personal and personalised learning
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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.
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Many fear that learning in open environments, together with shifting the ownership of learning to the learners will result in chaos and an abdication of all teacher responsibility. Not the case, provided the focus of the teacher shifts to providing the essential frameworks for learners to scaffold their thinking and approach to learning - either individually or in groups. 
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4 Changes That Will Shape The Classroom Of The Future: Making Education Fully Technological - eLearning Industry

4 Changes That Will Shape The Classroom Of The Future: Making Education Fully Technological - eLearning Industry | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
What changes will shape the Classroom Of The Future? Check 4 educational technology changes that will shape the Classroom Of The Future.
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This post describes really well the ways in which the introduction of technology (and it's purposeful use) will inevitably impact on other aspects of our schools/classrooms of the future - including the use of space etc. 
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Explore Project-Based Learning in Online Education

Explore Project-Based Learning in Online Education | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Some online programs use projects to give students constant feedback and help them master specific skills.​
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Online approaches so often become mired in a 'content delivery' mindset - these references and examples illustrate how this doesn't need to be the case.
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Does your school have a growth mindset when it comes to change?

Does your school have a growth mindset when it comes to change? | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Want your tech rollout to be successful? First you need the right mindset. 
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Really helpful way of unpacking the dimensions of a growth mindset, and identifying the specific areas that can be addressed.
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Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks (EdSurge News)

Why  the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks (EdSurge News) | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
It’s been my dream to make my 2nd grade classroom look more like a “Starbucks for kids”, and less like, well, a classroom.


Think about when you go to Starbucks to complete some work. Why do you choose to work there? Where do you choose to sit? I usually gravitate towards the comfy seating c
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Starbucks (or McDonalds and shopping mall food courts for that matter) provide an interesting metaphor for how a modern learning environment may operate. It's less about the physical environment than the behaviours within it.

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What do we mean when we say, “Transformative learning experiences powered by technology”?

What do we mean when we say, “Transformative learning experiences powered by technology”? | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
What exactly do we mean by this? What are the characteristics of transformative learning experiences powered by technology?

Technology can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students.

A transformative learning experience transforms our relationship with each other.

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An extremely important question to be discussed - this article provides a useful insight based on a personal story.

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5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom is one type of active learning environment. It’s dynamic, it’s engaging, and it's “messy”. Here are five strategies to get going.
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Sound, practical advice to counter the resistance from some students and to ensure the flipped classroom experience is 'inviting' for all learners.

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Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference - eLearning Industry

Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference - eLearning Industry | Modern Learning Practice | Scoop.it
Want to know why transforming classrooms into collaboration rooms can make a big difference? Check why Collaborative Learning is so important. 
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To make learning truly futuristic in India and prepare a future ready workforce, we need to give students a collaborative learning environment.

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