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Helping Students Become Better Thinkers | Inquire Within

Helping Students Become Better Thinkers | Inquire Within | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“ In a classroom with a culture of visible thinking, students have opportunities to articulate their ideas and to think things through for themselves, and their awareness of thinking strategies increases.”
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Valuable overview of the benefits and processes associated with the development of thinking skills in the classroom.
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Working On One's Self Efficacy

Working On One's Self Efficacy | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“Working on one's self efficacy from core self evaluation improved through self talk. (Working On One's Self Efficacy http://t.co/qAiveGoctH)”
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Self efficacy is such a wonderful predictor of our ability to complete tasks, and even generalise across domains of functioning. The greater our confidence, the more likely we are to engage. Self efficacy perpetuates further success. Quite different from other forms of 'self', self efficacy has the capacity to underlying our level of success in all faces of our lives. Great read, take this advice on board.
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Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning

Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“I just cram for the exam and then forget everything.”

“If I can just get this last paper done I am in the clear.”

Comments like these make us cringe, but we all know the external factors that motivate students: grades, grades, grades.
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So important to consider how students' level of belief in the value of knowledge influences the way they learn. This has important ramifications for educators in a world where students are driven by product and attaining marks. The need to develop intrinsic motivation is critical to learning success, and this article challenges us to think about the value and belief that accompanies the knowledge we hope they will acquire. Worth the read.
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Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning

Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“I just cram for the exam and then forget everything.”

“If I can just get this last paper done I am in the clear.”

Comments like these make us cringe, but we all know the external factors that motivate students: grades, grades, grades.
Brad Merrick's insight:
So important to consider how students' level of belief in the value of knowledge influences the way they learn. This has important ramifications for educators in a world where students are driven by product and attaining marks. The need to develop intrinsic motivation is critical to learning success, and this article challenges us to think about the value and belief that accompanies the knowledge we hope they will acquire. Worth the read.
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The Science Of Brainstorming

The Science Of Brainstorming | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Our hunt for the eureka moment may be in vain. New research suggests analogies can help your team come up with great new ideas.

Via Annie Talvé
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Interesting view on creative thinkIng! Worth the read.

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Annie Talvé's curator insight, July 6, 5:52 PM

Good to have science behind what some of us have known for decades.

Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, July 7, 4:54 PM

Creativity is a series of small steps and not one eureka moment. My add to the 4 steps to successful brainstorming is to challenge the group to generate at least 3 possible final solutions. The first answer we come to is not always the best one!

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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
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Really interesting article about the need to have the right kind of feedback as we encourage students to write! Love the reference to Growth Mindset and Daniel Pink's work.... A must read. Applicable to all areas of our teaching.
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Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework - Edudemic | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
The concept of homework as we have known it in the past is changing rapidly, since it often distorts the overall picture of learning. Flipped classrooms, the ability to use the same technology and tools both in and out of the classroom, and personalized learning are making ripples in the education world. And while most …

Via Suvi Salo, Ivon Prefontaine
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Where is homework positioned and what does it mean in a 24/7, technology driven world? The challenge has, and still is to rethink the paradigm, albeit an ever changing one. In a content free world , the notion of learnIng influences how we confirm understanding, and possibly redefines homework in tone trading all sense.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 12, 12:14 PM

Should homework be assigned? Is it part of extending the hidden curriculum to include 24/7 learning without awareness that is what is happening?

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What Great Leaders Know That Good Leaders Don’t about Self-Regulation

What Great Leaders Know That Good Leaders Don’t about Self-Regulation | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“The Silent Power Behind Emotional Intelligence “The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” Daniel Goleman If our skills, competencies and judgment get us our le...”
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So important to understand our EQ and how important our interpersonal skills are as we work with and negotiate with others.
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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education”
Via Tim Viands
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Liking the ideas here, and the idea of placing the learning, the students and teachers at the centre, where inquiry is fostered and individuality is celebrated. Have a read and see what you think.
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Four Thoughts on Formative Assessment - Buzz from Twitter

Four Thoughts on Formative Assessment - Buzz from Twitter | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“ We culled some recent Tweets from educators sharing their thoughts and experiences with formative assessment and added some thoughts. Read our blog.”
Via David Travis
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Love the analogy of the cook tasting the soup versus the customer, as a means of differentiating between formative and summative. Excellent, thought provoking article worth the read.
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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Is it possible for our students to be both digital natives and digitally unaware? Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze …

Via Abraham Tumuti
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The important process of differentiating between fact and fiction in the use of technology. Great article to read at a time where knowledge is available everywhere. We need to make sense of it all and think about how it can be used to develop understanding.

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How Teachers Are Actually Using Technology In Their Classrooms - Edudemic

How Teachers Are Actually Using Technology In Their Classrooms - Edudemic | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“ Earlier this year, a study was completed that aimed to understand how teachers use technology in their classrooms, and to identify some best practices for all to benefit from. As most of you well know, many teachers have to approach classroom technology from different angles. Some have to follow a specific set of rules from …”
Via Terese Bird
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It's great to want to use it, but we need to support both the environment and the professional learning of staff if they're going to make it happen in the classroom. Some valuable points of reference here for technology integration.
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20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day
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Really like the combination of activities provided here. Some valuable strategies that can be easily employed in class here. Making student thinking visible is the key, as is checking their understanding regularly.
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Larry Ferlazzo - Creating The Conditions For Self-Motivated Students | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Larry Ferlazzo - Creating The Conditions For Self-Motivated Students | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
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Really like the idea of getting students to identify ways to become self motivated to complete tasks. Real intrinsic motivation playing out. Good read.
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Top Ten Tips for developing a Growth Mindset in your Classroom

Top Ten Tips for developing a Growth Mindset in your Classroom | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Imagine if every classroom, every teacher instilled this culture within your school. Every day, every hour, every minute. It would be transformational. Look to see how it affects the learning culture within your classroom and be prepared to share it with others. Teachers can be the very antithesis of a growth mindset. Having routines and expectations of ‘that bottom set’, which haven’t changed in the last 20 years. This is your biggest challenge. Embrace it!
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So important to acknowledge effort when it's deserved! Make sure the task is clear as are the expectations. Great graphic for the classroom as a reminder. We want to develop a growth mindset in all of our students.
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Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning

Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“I just cram for the exam and then forget everything.”

“If I can just get this last paper done I am in the clear.”

Comments like these make us cringe, but we all know the external factors that motivate students: grades, grades, grades.
Brad Merrick's insight:
So important to consider how students' level of belief in the value of knowledge influences the way they learn. This has important ramifications for educators in a world where students are driven by product and attaining marks. The need to develop intrinsic motivation is critical to learning success, and this article challenges us to think about the value and belief that accompanies the knowledge we hope they will acquire. Worth the read.
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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.
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Amazing differences in brain function when students are engaged and motivated rather than being stressed out and anxious about their learning. A lot to consider here. Excellent article.
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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
Brad Merrick's insight:
Really interesting article about the need to have the right kind of feedback as we encourage students to write! Love the reference to Growth Mindset and Daniel Pink's work.... A must read. Applicable to all areas of our teaching.
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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.”
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So important to realise that our internalised beliefs are the catalyst in shaping our own perspectives, which subsequently are transmitted through our actions and behaviour as teachers. So Important to consider the impact that we (as educators), have on those in our care. Highlights the importance of ongoing self reflection.
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for the love of learning: The education question we should be asking

for the love of learning: The education question we should be asking | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it

Via Ivon Prefontaine
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We should aspire to develop in our students, the intrinsic desire to learn and investigate their world. Questions should be driven by curiosity and interest, whereby their love of learning is evident in all that they engage in.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 14, 10:24 AM

When we consider outside influences as only distractions, we miss the critical point of education which is diminished into Schooling which is measurable and sorts our children. Education is about distractions, curiosity, and exploring. School is about a preplanned method which only seeks to teach what is measurable. School can be subsumed into education, but can education be distilled into School? One hopes not.

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Why Academic Tenacity Matters

Why Academic Tenacity Matters | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“For academic achievement, ability is not enough. What’s also needed are mindsets and strategies for overcoming obstacles, staying on task, and learning and growing over the long-term.”
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Self-regulation, mindset and strategy. Key comments about the repertoire of behaviours required to achieve well academically. I'd challenge teachers to focus on these rather than just measuring success by a mark. Gaining the understanding of the type of strategy and effort required in attaining these goals can significantly influences an individual's mindset for life.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 16, 12:27 PM

This applies to teachers, as well.

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Educator as a Design Thinker

Educator as a Design Thinker | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“ Resources for Educator as a Design Thinker Ideo. (n.d.). Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit - Pfau, P. (2014). Rethinking Education with Design Thinking - Speicher, S. (2013). Design Thinkin...”
Via Beth Dichter
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Empathy, deep reflection and collaboration - an interesting graphic representing the components of design thinking. Have a read.
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How Tweens and Teens are Using Social Media — Infographic Labs

How Tweens and Teens are Using Social Media — Infographic Labs | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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Interesting to see how the social media that offer greater communication and combination of features are being used by the younger members of the digital world. It would be interesting to see the stats for those over 50 yo. Lots of implications for teaching and learning in the future.
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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“ Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy.”
Via Karen Bonanno, Deborah Welsh
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Liking the 8 C's of digital literacy, particularly culture and cognition. Some really good ideas worth considering including creativity, confidence and our civic responsibility when using technology.
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A Great New Technology Integration Matrix for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Technology Integration Matrix for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it

Via Deborah Welsh
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Liking the way that this matrix combines all the good things about quality teaching,being collaborative, making learning meaningful and fostering transformative engagement with learners via blended use of technology.
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Pablo Zabaleta trusts in Manchester City′s self-belief for title drive

Pablo Zabaleta trusts in Manchester City′s self-belief for title drive | Motivation, Technology and Innovation for learners of the future | Scoop.it
“The full-back has warned Manchester City′s rivals that their dramatic title triumph two years ago has instilled a belief that they can prevail again ()Pablo Zabaleta trusts in Manchester City′s self-belief for title drive”
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Having achieved success and knowing what it feels like can be such a valuable experience when we attempt a similar task. Can self belief assist this time. It will be very interesting to see if it plays out as a positive in the final stages of the EPL in 2014!
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