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5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered

5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered | On education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:59 PM

Justin shares 5 ways to create learner-centered classrooms. What a great way to start the new year by putting the learner at the center!

 

1. A student-centered classroom allows students to be an integral part of the assessment development process.

 

2. A student-centered classroom focuses on finding solutions to real-world problems.

 

3. A student-centered classroom is not about what the teacher is doing or what the teacher has done; it's about what the students are doing and what the students can do in the future.

 

4. A student-centered classroom embraces the notion that there are multiple ways to accomplish an individual task.

 

5. A student-centered classroom firmly believes that there is a partnership and a strong level of trust between educators and students.

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Relationships will always be the heart of education

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New ‪#‎OECx‬ course "Enhancing Teacher Education Through OER" with TESS-India starts May 27

New ‪#‎OECx‬ course "Enhancing Teacher Education Through OER" with TESS-India starts May 27 | On education | Scoop.it
Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teacher Education:  Adapting and Utilizing OER from TESS-India

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10 Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators -- Graphite

10 Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators -- Graphite | On education | Scoop.it
Making something from scratch is a great skill to have. It requires confidence and imagination. For students who are into making new creations, these terrific apps and other digital products can help them develop their creative chops.

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David Wiley: On the Relationship Between OER Adoption Initiatives and Libraries

"Recognizing that the library may already have purchased or licensed copies of materials that could be provided to students for free raises the question: why not just use library resources instead of making the move to OER? The answer to this question combines thinking about cost and permissions."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Think Kit - A New Way to Create Diagrams on Your iPad ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Think Kit - A New Way to Create Diagrams on Your iPad ~ by Richard Byrne | On education | Scoop.it
Think Kit is a new addition to Paper, a popular and free iPad app for sketching notes and drawing. Think Kit offers tools for creating diagrams, flowcharts, and mind maps. Within Think Kit you will find a Diagram tool for drawing straight lines, connecting lines, and drawing shapes. The Fill tool in Think Kit allows you to color the shapes in your diagrams. Think Kit's cut tool makes it easy to cut and move shapes in your diagrams.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 18, 8:44 PM

Bonnie Bracey-Sutton has great curations. Check them out!

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Deekit - Online Whiteboard

Deekit - Online Whiteboard | On education | Scoop.it

nicely designed whiteboardDeekit is a shared whiteboard that enables online editing using any kind of content, be it drawing, text, image, anything. A whiteboard that is available anytime, anywhere on any device.


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Suzanne's curator insight, May 10, 4:48 AM

Looks good to try out for free.

Don't like that sign in options are only through Facebook, Google or Microsoft, though.  

Liz Horrocks's curator insight, May 10, 11:26 AM

Adult and Teenage students would love this - also good for out of the classroom learning, or virtual one-to-ones. 

Gav Morris's curator insight, May 15, 4:04 AM

This looks interesting.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Inspire Young Writers With Write About ~ By Suzy Brooks

Free Technology for Teachers: Inspire Young Writers With Write About ~ By Suzy Brooks | On education | Scoop.it
Write About is a new social publishing platform designed for students to share creative responses to engaging images. Building background knowledge is essential when it comes to student learning, and children of all ages learn more about the world around them when they see and discuss interesting photographs. That said, Write About is chock-full of over 500 visual writing ideas, and students and teachers have the option of adding more!

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Seven Strategies for Engaging Middle‑Schoolers in Complex Texts | Amplify

Seven Strategies for Engaging Middle‑Schoolers in Complex Texts | Amplify | On education | Scoop.it
Our guide, Seven Strategies for Engaging Middle-Schoolers in Complex Texts, provides insight from curriculum and early adolescence experts on the best ways to help students develop close-reading skills: the ability to dig deeply into challenging texts, analyzing every detail and grasping both literal and inferential meanings.

 

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Guide is free with registration. Some thoughtful  and worthwhile suggestions .


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What, Why, and How to Flip Your Classroom

What, Why, and How to Flip Your Classroom | On education | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model is here to stay. This model, although not a golden bullet, puts the student firmly into the educational process. Think back over the last few years that you have been teaching or learning about teaching.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 7, 8:52 PM

Lots of reasons why you should flip your classroom

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Don't Miss #plearnchat - May 11th, 7pm ET: Advisories, Mentors, Internships

Don't Miss #plearnchat - May 11th, 7pm ET: Advisories, Mentors, Internships | On education | Scoop.it

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Topic Question: How can learners explore their interests, talents and passions so they find their purpose?
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3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson ~teachthought

3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson ~teachthought | On education | Scoop.it

"While technology is an important part of the education equation, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Teachers play a bigger role than ever in developing an engaging well-rounded curriculum, though integrating technology into the mix presents its own unique set of challenges. Many teachers have been reluctant to replace their print materials due to cost and dissatisfaction with the available digital options. According to the MDR 2014 State of the K–12 Market Report, there’s a growing demand for solutions that improve teaching and personalized learning and educators are willing to consider new instructional models.

"So, how do we build an engaging curriculum based on the components of critical thinking, while incorporating technology into the mix – without sacrificing the basics? Here are a few simple tips to integrate technology into almost any lesson."


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Ra's curator insight, May 8, 12:43 AM

Love the blog all about it suggestion to get kids thinking, collating and collaborating at all stages. Also from a UDL perspective the idea of making learning as visual as possible in more situations is great for our students with specific learning needs. 

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom ~ TeachThought

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom ~ TeachThought | On education | Scoop.it

"Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.

"It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now.

"So below are (at least) 60 thing you can do with Google Classroom. We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own."


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Ra's curator insight, May 8, 12:41 AM

Get list of suggestions to pick and choose from. Good for encouraging teachers to take that next step into trying something new to extend their practice. 

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OERup! Need Analysis Reports on OER in adult learning - Reading Material

OERup! Need Analysis Reports on OER in adult learning - Reading Material | On education | Scoop.it

Need analysis reports in German, Spanish, English, Romanian - and recommendations for further reading ...

 


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If You Work in College Admissions, You Need to Get Better at Instagram

If You Work in College Admissions, You Need to Get Better at Instagram | On education | Scoop.it
Instagram offers an unfiltered look at campus life. No wonder kids are using it to choose a college.

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VincentMontigny's curator insight, May 7, 5:51 PM

"Admissions and communications employees or interns can become content curators. Look through the photos yourself and ask students for permission to repost images or feature a day in their life. Something that strikes a balance between the corporate point of view that a college might normally take and a super authentic view kids might be posting to Instagram right now."

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The Story Behind My Passion to Personalize Learning

The Story Behind My Passion to Personalize Learning | On education | Scoop.it
Kathleen McClaskey's very personal story behind her passion to personalize learning for all learners.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, May 21, 5:13 PM
This story needs to be told. I am passionate about learners and learning! I believe that every child on the planet is a learner! I am committed to help schools create learning environments where every child can become life long learners and realize their hopes and dreams!  You could say that I am on a mission. But why has personalized learning become my passion and mission in my life?
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Harvard School of Ed Launches Free Online Library of Student Work ~ Campus Technology - by Joshua Bolkan

Harvard School of Ed Launches Free Online Library of Student Work ~ Campus Technology - by Joshua Bolkan | On education | Scoop.it
The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) has launched the Center for Student Work, an online collection of exemplary student projects.

A collaborative project between HGSE and K-12 education nonprofit Expeditionary Learning (EL), the free resource includes videos, writing samples and other work designed to provide teachers foundations to create their own projects. The searchable collection includes projects in English language arts, health and wellness, math, performing arts, science and technology, social studies, visual arts and world languages.

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Microsoft vill kringgå teleoperatörer - ska ge snabba uppdateringar till Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft vill kringgå teleoperatörer - ska ge snabba uppdateringar till Windows 10 Mobile | On education | Scoop.it
Uppdateringar för Windows 10 Mobile ska inte längre skickas ut genom teleoperatörer. Microsoft ska istället ha full kontroll över dem.

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Donald Clark: Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?

Donald Clark: Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy? | On education | Scoop.it

"There seemes to have been a bifurcation in OER between lots of publically funded projects that tended to atrophy even die and a successful crop of global successes."


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A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : by Med Kharbach

A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : by Med Kharbach | On education | Scoop.it
With the advance of technology and its full embrace in education, many new learning and teaching concepts have being  created to the point that it becomes very hard to keep up with the new releases. Below is a great cheat sheet that you can use as a guide to help you learn more about the important trends in educational technology.From asynchronous learning to virtual learning, you will be able to have a clear picture of what every trending term stands for. Enjoy

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, May 16, 9:47 PM

A must read.

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Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | WIRED

Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | WIRED | On education | Scoop.it
The prototype is amazing. It amplifies the special powers that Kinect introduced, using a small fraction of the energy. Project HoloLens’ key achievement—realistic holograms—works by tricking your brain into seeing light as matter.

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Printing a helping hand ~ Beaverton Valley Times ~ by Eric Apalategui

Printing a helping hand ~ Beaverton Valley Times ~ by Eric Apalategui | On education | Scoop.it
Tariq Abu-Hamdeh and his classmates at Southridge High School can’t quite remember whether 5-year-old Robert lives in Illinois or Pennsylvania, or maybe somewhere else on the far side of the Mississippi River.

But they all know that young Robert wants his brand new hand to be red and blue like Spider-Man, and they really know how to configure one of Southridge’s new 3-D printers to make it happen.

While putting the final touches on the functional plastic hand in Monday morning’s Engineering and Design class, the teenagers also glued a Spider-Man logo on to the top.

The Southridge class will ship out the prosthetic device late this week, and pretty soon, Robert will be able to pick up his kindergarten backpack like a super hero.

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27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz | On education | Scoop.it
Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It’s a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means to innovate, a word that sometimes seems to belong in the adult domain of business and is estranged from how students think about living their lives.

 

Excellent! - JL


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 10, 12:41 PM

Learning to approach a topic from different directions/mindsets can produce new and different results.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 21, 8:59 AM

This infographic helps students see the value of innovation within their learning. Most of the ideas shared apply beyond the classroom as well.

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Why Your Old-School Marketing Is Killing Alumni Engagement

Why Your Old-School Marketing Is Killing Alumni Engagement | On education | Scoop.it
I recently read an article by Calandra Parsons titled, “Alumni News is Not Really Alumni Engagement.” She makes a good point about how institutions try to use alumni news to generate a “connective spark” with their alumni, but how it often fails to “drive alumni to do anything.”  

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IRRODL Vol 16, No 2 (2015) has arrived!

IRRODL Vol 16, No 2 (2015) has arrived! | On education | Scoop.it
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.

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Shamblesguru on Twitter ~ by Chris Smith

Shamblesguru on Twitter ~ by Chris Smith | On education | Scoop.it
Differences Between Meerkat and Periscope http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/vstreaming/ … #video #streaming pic.twitter.com/tab7uIRoE9

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Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School?

Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School? | On education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 30, 4:50 PM

Chris Liang-Vergara shared out several personalized learning frameworks including Personalize Learning, LLC's, The Institute @ CESA#1, Montessori, CAST and others. Here is how he described the Personalize Learning framework:


What’s their framework or frameworks? Their framework merges UDL, learner voice and choice, creative environments, intrinsic motivation, and educational technology in a cohesive approach that builds off of learner profiles.


Why would I use this framework over others? Kathleen and Barbara pull apart personalized, differentiated, and individualized learning in very articulate ways that will help you and your team be more clear in your communications. Their incorporation of UDL and learner voice and choice will also help you understand personalized learning in a very concrete, classroom-applicable manner.


Thank you, Chris!

Matt Vernon's curator insight, May 5, 2:40 PM

Competent starter on personalized learning from a reputable source!