An Eye on New Media
Follow
Find tag "Pedagogy"
25.5K views | +1 today
An Eye on New Media
New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
Curated by Ken Morrison
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it. This is why student creation is so important in the new economy of information.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Ken's Key Takeaway: 
"Far beyond filling out answers on a worksheet, these assignments allow for individual talents and personality to shine through. While it’s unlikely that you have ever heard a person say, “that worksheet changed my life,” most people have an assignment from their childhood that they remember with pride because it was meaningful to them. More often than not, that memorable assignment was one that allowed them to build and create."

more...
Vineta Erzen's curator insight, November 21, 5:28 AM

Can a  true expression of student learnig  be discovered through worksheets snad tests?  A quote from the post I find 'expressive': '' While it’s unlikely that you have ever heard a person say, “that worksheet changed my life,” most people have an assignment from their childhood that they remember with pride because it was meaningful to them. More often than not, that memorable assignment was one that allowed them to build and create.''

Rescooped by Ken Morrison from Learning Technology Today
Scoop.it!

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les

Via Gary Morrison
Ken Morrison's insight:

Ken's Key Takeaways

The tools are less important than the tactics.  

 

This is a nice blog based on insight after reading Henry Jenkins' research findings and the 'PLAY' program (Participatory Learning and You)

 

Many teachers find connected learning to be 'messy'.  This article describes one teacher who 'let go' and the students created a project that they did not know met one of the future required state objectives. 

more...
Jan MacWatters's curator insight, January 19, 2013 8:55 AM

Interesting article..

Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Understanding Adult Learners’ Needs | Faculty Focus

Understanding Adult Learners’ Needs | Faculty Focus | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A nice, clear list of what adult learners say they expect from their teachers.

Ken's Key Take-aways:

-Restates the importance of feedback

- Even passive students report that they prefer active classrooms

Ken

Understanding learner needs is essential for providing quality education. One approach to understand learner needs is through the use of student evaluation questionnaires which allow us to collate student feedback or suggestions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Twitter as Pedagogical Tool? My students let me know. | HASTAC

Twitter as Pedagogical Tool? My students let me know. | HASTAC | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A Stanford professor shares her experience of using Twitter in the classroom for a writing class.  Student opinions are also shared.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Why You Should Take (and Maybe Teach) an Online Course

Why You Should Take (and Maybe Teach) an Online Course | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The Internet is full of cat videos, bad lip readings, and hilarious memes. But, believe it or not, there's actually some useful stuff online, too.

When I set out to start my own online course, I...
Ken Morrison's insight:

I like this blog post because it addreses the biggest misconception about online learning.  Online learning has evolved.  However, many people have not bothered to take an evolved course online, so they just assume that it is the same as the ones they took 10 years ago, or by a bad teacher four years ago.   Some conference calls are terrible.  That does not mean that we say that businesses should stop doing conference calls or some sweeping statement like, "conference calls don't work".  A good leader can make a conference call valuable and fairly engaging.  A good teacher can make an online course very valuable and very engaging.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ken Morrison from Discovering Blended Learning
Scoop.it!

8 Great Reasons to Flip Your Classroom (and 4 of the Wrong Reasons), from Bergmann and Sams | Emerging Education Technology

8 Great Reasons to Flip Your Classroom (and 4 of the Wrong Reasons), from Bergmann and Sams | Emerging Education Technology | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Here are the 4 Bad reasons:

Taken from article:

-Because you think it will create a 21st Century classroom: Pedagogy should always drive technology, not vice-versa.
-Because you think you will become cutting edge: Flipping isn’t about the newest tools.
-Because you think it exempts you from being a good teacher: Good teaching is much more than delivering good content.
-Because you hope it will make your job easier: That’s not going to happen and it’s not what the flip is about. The nature of the job changes, in many good ways, but it is not about making the work easier, and there are plenty of challenges along the way as the process is adopted and put to use.


Via Patti Patrick
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ken Morrison from educational technology for teachers
Scoop.it!

The Teacher’s Visual Guide To Social Media

The Teacher’s Visual Guide To Social Media | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Posted by Terry Heick via onlinecolleges.net

 

"What can social media do for you in your classroom? A lot, actually.

The use of social media in formal learning environments is an exciting possibility for a variety of reasons, including authenticity of learning materials, widespread availability, low cost (assuming technology to access it is in place), and other potential, including higher-level thinking possibilities, many of which we outlined in our twitter spectrum.

 

"The following visual takes a look at facebook, twitter, wordpress, pinterest, and YouTube (a topic we also covered recently)."


Via Jim Lerman, Donna Browne
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ken Morrison from Advancement of Teaching & Learning
Scoop.it!

Innovating Pedagogy | 10 Top Trends Report, Open University

Innovating Pedagogy | 10 Top Trends Report, Open University | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

10 Trends Include: Pedagogy for e-books; publisher-led short courses; assessments for learning; badgets to accredit learning; massive on-line courses; rebirth of academic publishing; seamless learning; learning analytics; personal injury learning; rhizomatic learning!


Via Linda Alexander
more...
Ken Morrison's comment, August 1, 2012 8:47 AM
Hello Nicholas.
Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you hve a great site started here.
Ken