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The importance of Social Presence in Online Courses

The importance of Social Presence in Online Courses | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it

To me, Social Presence depends a lot on how participants choose to take part in an online course. Of course, it also depends on the opportunities of interaction provided during the course.


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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 27, 2015 2:01 AM

La importancia de la presencia social en los cursos en línea

david's curator insight, January 28, 2015 3:44 PM

Is it about design or the type of learner?

Anne Fox's curator insight, February 9, 2015 6:07 AM

And the mirror image of this is that the course design and online moderator needs to facilitate this social presence. #CCDFLITE #M_Housetraining

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Widbook | Write, read and share!

Widbook | Write, read and share! | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it
The social network to find books, publish your own, create shelves and spread ideas.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 13, 2013 12:04 PM

This looks like a great tool for publishing student work or getting started on an ebook project.

Katherine Francis's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:56 AM

ebook project for beginners - recommended by Nik Peachey

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Download the SOLE Toolkit

Download the SOLE Toolkit | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it

Specifically designed for you, this step-by-step guide will prepare you to ignite the fire of curiosity in kids at home, in school or at after-school programs.


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:56 AM

Let's think about th use of digital tool and get rid of infoxication

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:19 PM

Self organized learning environment - SOLE, a valuable tool kit! 

Jesús Arribi's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:34 AM
Interesting ideas not just for kids (8-12 years old) but for any educational level, including Vocational Trainning.
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How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic

How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it
Being a teacher isn't always easy. Between the time spent actually teaching and the time spent preparing for it and giving extra help to students, there isn't always a lot of time left over.
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NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning

NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it

The most effective school systems in the world design their schools so that teachers spendsubstantial portions of their day working alongside other educators to think through challengestogether. Teachers, librarians, literacy coaches, principals, school leaders, families, communitymembers, and policymakers all can help address the challenges in literacy education today.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:51 AM

Useful report, particularly the recommendation for more collaboration between educators.

Laina McDonald, Ed.D's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:06 PM

Collaboration should be coveted in schools

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10 things parents should unlearn…

10 things parents should unlearn… | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it

I’m not blaming the parents. They need to be partners in their children’s learning and we need to find ways to make this possible and meaningful. But many parents base their opinions on the only model of education with which they are familiar… their own schooling. Even if they are young parents, I’d like to hope schooling has changed since they went to school.


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Teaching & Learning: The Art of Reflection

Teaching & Learning: The Art of Reflection | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it
Reflective Teaching is a habit of mind that requires consciously thinking about how teaching practices impact students' learning. According to Kennedy (1989) reflective teaching promotes a thoughtful, contextualized view of ...
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Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning.

Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning. | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it
The future of education and international development: Egon Zehnder brought together Save the Children Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread and educational scientist Sugata Mitra to talk about the need to develop a new paradigm for global development – one that puts a premium on sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and collaboration across sectors.

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:23 AM

The last two chapters of Banks brings additional insight to global identity awareness.

tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:22 AM

Going beyond the limits of current models of capitalism for sustainability gains seems sensible

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Widbook | Write, read and share!

Widbook | Write, read and share! | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it
The social network to find books, publish your own, create shelves and spread ideas.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 13, 2013 12:04 PM

This looks like a great tool for publishing student work or getting started on an ebook project.

Katherine Francis's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:56 AM

ebook project for beginners - recommended by Nik Peachey

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Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale!

Easy iPad Management for Education- At Scale! | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it

iPad deployment includes all of the steps between buying an iPad and beginning to use the device. For an individual’s personal iPad, this is often a very fast and easy process lasting no longer than five minutes: You just open the box, turn it on, download the apps you want on your device, and go. But for a school, or district, with potentially hundreds of iPads–each one requiring a specialized list of apps that need to be purchased before protecting the devices with a case and sending them out to classrooms. As an administrator or teacher, there are a few things you will need to know before you deploy your iPads


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Dee KC's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:03 AM

Please please read this before spending your money...make sure you have planned for the time and cost of implementing the devices themselves.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, November 11, 2013 1:28 AM

May need this one day!

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Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback | Video on TED.com

Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve.
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Wordnik

Connecting people with meaning
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Silvia Rettaroli's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:41 AM

http://www.wordnik.com/

 

Very useful for intermediate students!

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Crazy animals and other activities for teaching young learners

Crazy animals and other activities for teaching young learners | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it

This is a book for primary school teachers of English written by primary school teachers of English. It brings together the experience and expertise of teachers from around the world to provide a range of stimulating and exciting classroom activities for the primary classroom. There are 50 tried and trusted activities which have been refined and improved over the years by teachers working in diverse contexts and environments. Children will enjoy practising their English through these stimulating and motivating activities.


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Amazon.com: Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools (Transforming Primary QTS) (9780857257697): Alice Hansen: Books

Amazon.com: Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools (Transforming Primary QTS) (9780857257697): Alice Hansen: Books | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it
Amazon.com: Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools (Transforming Primary QTS) (9780857257697): Alice Hansen: Books (Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools (Transforming Primary QTS): Trainee teachers are expected to...)...
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Peer observation and peer review

Peer observation and peer review | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it

Peer observation and peer review are ways to capitalise on the teacher’s learning process. (Kelly et al, 2004)

 

Peer observation and peer review develop skills such as team-working, communicative ability, cooperation and practical analysis.

 

• Peer observation involves seeing how one’s colleagues teach and deploy what they have learnt, while peer review asks for a critical response to this process.

 

• Other benefits of peer observation and review include the ability to provide sensitive and constructive feedback, to value approaches different to one’s own, and a sense of professional community spirit.

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Reflection Time

Reflection Time | Newlands' Teachers' Blogs | Scoop.it

Yamila's reflective blog

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