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PL Newsletter - 2013 is "The Year of the Learner"

PL Newsletter - 2013 is "The Year of the Learner" | On education | Scoop.it

We agree with George Couros and Will Richardson that 2013 will be the "Year of the Learner." We are seeing a big culture shift around the world to personalize learning for all learners. When learners are given a greater voice in how they learn, they are more motivated and engaged in their learning. When learners have choices in how they prefer to access and engage with content, and then express what they know, they take ownership of their learning. We encourage you to take one action this "Year of the Learner" by encouraging learner voice and choice.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 29, 2013 10:57 AM

The focus in education for 2013 is The Learner!  This newsletter includes news you will want to share with colleagues everywhere. Take a look at what is featured in this January issue:

 

>> 10 Predicitions for Personalized Learning in 2013

>> Let's Remember the Himan Element: The Learner

>> Don't Forget The Other Human Element: The TEacher

>> Join in the Conversations @ Persoanlized Learning in LinkedIn

>> Special Promotional Offer for "The 5 W's of PL" eCourse

>> FREE Pre-Assessment Report and Consultation

 

Sign up for future newsletters at www.personalizelearning.com (right column).

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8 Great STEM Apps For Younger Students | Edudemic

8 Great STEM Apps For Younger Students | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

by Kati Lepi

 

"When I think of STEM – especially the science and engineering arms of the equation – I too often think of the higher end, more complicated stuff. The cool, hands-on science experiments involving fire and acidic liquids. Building and programming robots. Unfortunately, this thought process often yields activities that are either too complicated or not age-appropriate for younger students.

 

"That doesn’t mean that there isn’t cool stuff out there for younger kids studying STEM subjects. Many apps that address STEM material are specifically geared towards younger learners, making them perfect to expose kids to STEM without being too complicated or overwhelming. We’ve selected eight of our favorites (two apps for each aspect of STEM) to share with you here. If you have a favorite STEM app that we haven’t included here, tell us about it by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 9, 10:30 AM

Good resources here!!

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Is Twitter Bad For Language? Statistical Analysis Says No (NEW BOOK)

The following is an excerpt from Dataclysm: Who We Are When We Think No One’s Looking by Christian Rudder. Rudder is a co-founder of OkCupid, and the operator of OkTrends, a blog that analyzes data culled from the site. The below essay analyzes whether Twitter's word count restriction is shrinking our vocabulary.

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The EDvantage Adds 800 New Resources For Fall Semester | eSchool News

The EDvantage Adds 800 New Resources For Fall Semester | eSchool News | On education | Scoop.it

"The EDvantage is a free online resource hub for educators. The online portal curates high-quality resources, including videos, articles and supplemental learning guides, so instructors can spend less time searching and more time teaching. Designed to provide educators with creative supplements, The EDvantage is a dynamic resource for professors and high school teachers looking to expand their lessons beyond the traditional textbook. Resources embrace views from across the ideological spectrum, encouraging the development of critical thinking skills. The EDvantage is a project of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. For more information, visit www.theEDvantage.org."

 

For College and High School


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 6, 8:31 AM

Please review and add this to your 21st Century teaching and learning resource library.  Jim thank you for sharing!

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Take Note of These Back-to-School Aids ~ NY TIMES

Take Note of These Back-to-School Aids ~ NY TIMES | On education | Scoop.it

by Kit Eaton

 

"ALL around the world, students in colleges and schools are getting back to work. And alongside traditional textbooks and notepads, millions of smartphones and tablets — which spent the vacation taking photos, making selfies and messaging friends — will be in book bags for more serious purposes. With the right apps, a mobile device can be a student’s best friend."


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OER MOOC: Use of Open Educational Resources in Classroom

Welcome to a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the use of Open Educational Resources in the classroom. This four week course is free and open to all registe…

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Julie Tardy's curator insight, September 8, 1:07 PM

A new short-term MOOC on the use of OER

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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | On education | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.

 

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | On education | Scoop.it
The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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EDTC@UTB's curator insight, August 28, 12:12 PM

What part of the pencil represents your response to educational technology?

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, August 29, 12:35 PM

Great metaphor for understanding the range of understanding that educators have with technology and their use as part of instruction.

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Paper sees oral exams as strategy to reduce cheating in Gulf universities @insidehighered

Paper sees oral exams as strategy to reduce cheating in Gulf universities @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it

Replacing written exams or coursework with oral assessment may help to stop potentially high levels of cheating by students in universities in Gulf states, a study argues.

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How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad

How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad | On education | Scoop.it
This article will show you how to easily convert any website into a PDF on your iPad using the bookmark tool.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 30, 9:12 AM

Useful.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 30, 10:52 AM

I really want to learn how to do this.

 

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, August 30, 6:05 PM

Truco de Safar

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How One Teacher Achieved Insane Reading Growth Last Year (EdSurge News)

How One Teacher Achieved Insane Reading Growth Last Year (EdSurge News) | On education | Scoop.it

by Matt Bowman

 

"Tracy Fischetti's high school students improved their reading level scores about three times as much as expected last year, according to the state’s 2013 test scores.

 

"Of all the English teachers in Florida, she scored the highest on the state's Value Added Measure (VAM). Interestingly, Fischetti had no idea of her distinction until I emailed her in early March. "I am not sure how you would have gotten wind of my classroom chaos in California," she wrote. The metric isn't viewed positively in her district.

 

"I'm sure many readers' jaws clench at the mention of VAM Scores. I'm going to sidestep that controversy for this post except to note that, inadequate as test scores are for assessing educational quality, they're not a bad starting point to discover promising practices. No matter what you think of VAM, Fischetti and her students have accomplished something impressive, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the time she took to share her approach with me.

 

"There are three practices that Fischetti employs consistently that seem to account for a lot of her success".


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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, August 29, 1:08 PM

Thanks to Jim Lerman; "READING" The Hope of Youthkind.

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Who's Framed Personalized Learning?

Who's Framed Personalized Learning? | On education | Scoop.it
Why personalized learning is all about the learner, starting with the learner. It's time to frame it around the stories where learners are owning and driving their learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 25, 10:49 AM
Many teachers that partner with their learners and change how they teach told us they would never go back to traditional teaching. So we decided to ask a few of our friends what they think about framing personalized learning

"Personalized learning primarily involves changing the role of a child from a passive-oriented student to an active-oriented learner. Any process, practice, system or initiative which labels itself 'personalized,' but does not change the role of the learner to have more voice and choice in their own learning isn't fully personalized.  Much of what is being categorized as personalized learning today involves technology integration and enhancements in the role of the teacher, without necessarily empowering the learner to discover, follow and cultivate their own passions and take an ever-increasing role for the privilege and responsibility of learning."  - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/08/whos-framed-personalized-learning.html#sthash.MkbRFiBY.dpuf
- Bryan Bronn, Branson Junior High, Branson. MO
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The Myth of Monotasking

The Myth of Monotasking | On education | Scoop.it

The title "The Myth of Monotasking" is based on the idea that the brain doesn't know how to monotask, in fact the term "multitasking" doesn't really mean much of anything when you think about it carefully since virtually everything we do as humans involves coordinating multiple cognitive tasks all happening at once


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 23, 5:05 AM

This short article includes a podcast interview.

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6 Tools for Teachers

6 Tools for Teachers | On education | Scoop.it
Bill Gates highlights six promising apps and websites for making your teacher’s job easier: BetterLesson, Lightsail, ThinkCERCA, FineTune, Edmondo, and BloomBoard.

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Distractable Me: How to get more done in an interruption culture - Business Record

Distractable Me: How to get more done in an interruption culture - Business Record | On education | Scoop.it

I’ve spent most of my career working in newsrooms, big, open rooms with lots of noise: reporters conducting phone interviews, editors talking to reporters, usually while trying to listen to the police scanner or monitor television news shows.  So I’ve had some practice at tuning out distractions, and I have a healthy appreciation for the value of collaboration and open communication in the workplace

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The Pulse podcast explores the future of 'flipping' @insidehighered

The Pulse podcast explores the future of 'flipping' @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast looks at what the future holds for efforts to use technology to "flip" the classroom.

The podcast is the second of a two-part series on the 2014 Horizon Report. In the first part, Rodney B. Murray, the host of The Pulse, discussed the trends in eLearning pedagogy.

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Updated Report Version 3: Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization

Updated Report Version 3: Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization | On education | Scoop.it
Since we updated the Personalization vs. Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) chart, it was time to update the report to version 3.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 7, 7:48 PM

This updated report provides insight into the elements of the PDI Chart, Version 3. We made that available for you to download at http://eepurl.com/fLJZM or can view via our slideshare.


See more at  http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/09/updated-report-version-3.html and share with colleagues everywhere.

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So what does Personalized Learning really mean?

So what does Personalized Learning really mean? | On education | Scoop.it
This post clarifies that personalized learning starts with the learner and ownership of learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 4, 6:12 PM
We refer to "students" as "learners" where...
  • Learning starts with the learner.
  • Universal Design for Learning is the framework for personalized learning.
  • Teachers universally-design lessons and projects that encourage voice and choice.
  • Learners understand how they learn best.
  • Learners take responsibility for their learning.
  • Learners own and drive their learning along their learning path.
  • Teachers and learners role change.
  • Teachers and learners are partners in learning who design authentic learning activities.
  • Learners demonstrate mastery in a competency-based system and progress at their own pace.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/09/so-what-does-personalized-learning.html
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Twitter and blogs are not add-ons to research

Twitter and blogs are not add-ons to research | On education | Scoop.it
The best academics are those that build a form of public dialogue into their work

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The Open Education Handbook needs your feedback

The Open Education Handbook needs your feedback | On education | Scoop.it

"The handbook offers an introduction to various open education topics including open education data, open education resources, learning and teaching practice, open source tools and open accreditation. It is currently available in Booktype, an open source book authoring tool, and can be edited by anyone."


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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | On education | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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Mary Starry's curator insight, August 30, 3:21 PM

A faculty member can never have too many resources for images.

MrBieb's curator insight, September 2, 4:49 AM

Een heel bruikbare lijst om je voortaan geen zorgen meer te maken over het rechtmatig gebruik van foto's/afbeeldingen.

Ana Fernández's curator insight, September 2, 5:23 AM

¿Eres consciente de la importancia de utilizar imágenes de uso libre en tus proyectos?  ¿Alguna vez te has parado a pensar en los problemas que pueden derivarse del uso de imagenes de terceros? ¿Sabías que Google Imágenes permite filtrar las búsquedas por el tipo de licencia?

En este artículo nos presentan una selección de estos bancos de imágenes libres de derechos que nos serán de gran utilidad.

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New Storytelling Platforms: Using Medium at Marquette

New Storytelling Platforms: Using Medium at Marquette | On education | Scoop.it
At Marquette University, social media director Tim Cigelske is using Medium to bring a fresh approach to covering research at the institution.

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AppCrawlr: the app discovery engine.

AppCrawlr: the app discovery engine. | On education | Scoop.it
AppCrawlr is the leading app search and discovery platform offering tons of innovative features to help you find all of the best iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows mobile apps.

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3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom - Edudemic

3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom - Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it

by Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

 

"Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain View based company granted access to Google Classroom to a select few individuals in July. I was fortunate enough to be one of these early adopters/testers of Google Classroom, and I can honestly say that I am impressed by its simplicity, and its ability to seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Sheets,Drive, Gmail, and more in order to provide a wonderful and highly productive user experience."


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MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials

MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials | On education | Scoop.it
A list of online resources used to compliment Google Docs workshop given by MaryFran Lynch.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 1, 1:35 PM

This is exactly what I need so I can patch up a few holes I have in my understanding of Google docs. I bet I am not the only one.

 

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What a Peruvian School Designed by IDEO Looks Like (EdSurge News)

What a Peruvian School Designed by IDEO Looks Like (EdSurge News) | On education | Scoop.it

by Christina Quattrocchi

 

"Innova Schools aspires to be more than just an example of how first world ideas about blended learning and design thinking can be adapted in a developing country. It is trying to transform its country by closing the academic achievement gap, building Peru’s next generation of leaders, and making a profit while doing so."


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David Hain's curator insight, August 23, 3:02 AM

The school of the future?

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, August 23, 1:20 PM

Nice to see a new school model from IDEO.