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Encouraging teachers to think about effective teaching, strategies, programmes, assessment and reporting that will instill key C21 competences and maximise the potential of e-Learning.
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OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 - WikiEducator

OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 - WikiEducator | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

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Well done
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The Padagogy Wheel

The Padagogy Wheel | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

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Simon Vuillaume's curator insight, April 29, 2013 5:58 PM

Ipadagogy... 

Deborah Banker's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:03 PM

WOW!!  How cool is this?!

Louise Lewis's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:34 PM

Perfect for our research into Web 2.0 tools that we may include in our webmixes

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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For my own use - I need to get smarter with Google

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections [ACTIVITY] - The Tempered Radical

Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections [ACTIVITY] - The Tempered Radical | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to...
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Nice to see curation becoming part of the pedagogy.

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A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills

A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

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Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
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Why It's Not About The iPad. - Edudemic

Why It's Not About The iPad. - Edudemic | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
The way we are seeking is one where we prepare young people for a life of civic commitment, of self-reflection, and of meaningful work and contributions to community. The way is about unlocking student talent, compassion, and humanity.
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Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style!

Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style! | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

Great Ideas! Love the idea of uploading newspaper to Youblisher. Turns it into a flippable page newspaper.


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Miles McGeehan's curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:42 AM

Great application for third graders!

Rachel Marker's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:30 PM

Could replace monthly newsletter. Student written!

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Video: Our Most Misunderstood Teaching and Learning Asset

Video: Our Most Misunderstood Teaching and Learning Asset | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
The medium of video has been through a revolution in the past decade.  How we create it, how we share it, how we access it, and how experiencing it affects our lives has transformed multiple levels of our society, as well as reshaped the values an...
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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different?
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ePortfolios - ePortfolios with GoogleApps by Helen Barrett | Networked Learning - Learning Networks

ePortfolios  - ePortfolios with GoogleApps by Helen Barrett | Networked Learning - Learning Networks | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
"This Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios.

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Changing Assessment — Towards a New Assessment Paradigm Using ICT - Redecker - 2013 - European Journal of Education - Wiley Online Library

Changing Assessment — Towards a New Assessment Paradigm Using ICT - Redecker - 2013 - European Journal of Education - Wiley Online Library | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
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An interesting analysis on trends and potential in assessment.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 6, 2015 3:52 AM

Long, but worth the time...

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Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media

Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

Skeptics — and at this stage they far outnumber enthusiasts — fear introducing backchannels into classrooms will distract students and teachers, and lead to off-topic, inappropriate or even bullying remarks. A national survey released last month found that 2 percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.

 


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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, February 27, 2013 6:46 PM

Now that I've started using backchannel communication in my seminars and classes, I really miss it when it's not available.

Ken Morrison's comment, March 4, 2013 3:53 AM
I have used Twitter in a few classes. Students say they like it, but I fail to use it more often. It worked great as a break when I had two-hour classes. I would tell students to tweet about something new that they learned in the last hour and then take a break and/or questions. I would use break time to review the tweets via the common hashtag. We could start the next hour with a student-generated review and Q/A session. I was happy with the results, solid instruction & unscientific 'feeling' of the classroom.
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 10, 2013 5:43 PM

Love the idea of engaging students to think freely ... without embarrassment to them or interrupting the teaher!

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7 Excellent iPad Games to Develop Kids Critical Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Excellent iPad Games to Develop Kids Critical Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

"There is an app for everything these days. From health apps to travel apps, iTunes market is teeming with all kinds of apps. It only takes one click in a search engine to find what you want but as we always say not every app can do what its developers preach , you need to have a critical eye to evaluate the apps that will work for you. As teachers and educators, we are in a constant search for apps to use with our students and this is why we need to make sure we have recourse to checklists such as this onewhenever we are to recommend apps. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has even made it way easier for teachers to pick the apps they want from some pre-made lists of apps organized according to each subject area."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 2013 6:40 PM

Fits with the earlier one scooped about using games in the classroom

Steven Blomdale's comment, March 9, 2013 10:10 PM
these games will help students develop learning and innovation skills such as critical thinking and problem solving to allow them to succeed in work and life in the 21st century.
Christy P.Novack's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:53 PM

 Some recommended apps for critical thinking skills. I have not tried any of them yet, so I cannot comment on quality.

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26 Learning Games to Change the World - Mission to Learn

26 Learning Games to Change the World - Mission to Learn | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

By Jeff Cobb

 

"I originally wrote this post right before the 5th annual Games for  Change Festival. It seemed like a good time to poke around and see what sorts of games might be out there that are geared towards teaching people something that will make a difference in the world. Since that time, it has consistently been one of the most visited pages on the Mission to Learn site.Fair warning, you could easily eat up a big chunk of your day following the links in this post. Buy hey, you’ll be helping out the world a bit in the process.

Here’s what I found :"


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What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education?

What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education? | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
Tim O’Reilly, Karen Cator and Shelly Blake-Plock weigh in on why K–12 leaders should care about it and other (r)evolutions in technology.
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Why Tablets Are Important for Educating Our Children | GeekDad | Wired.com

Why Tablets Are Important for Educating Our Children | GeekDad | Wired.com | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
The other night I was at a information evening at my children's school here in Melbourne, Australia.
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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind - that we need for the digital paradigm

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind - that we need for the digital paradigm | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3)...
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The Flip: End of a Love Affair

The Flip: End of a Love Affair | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
Most teachers who opt for the flipped classroom strategy are not pursuing a student-centered approach to learning. The traditional model is simply being reversed.
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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

This is quite a clever and helpful device to tie together a large number of ideas about Bloom's Taxonomy in the Cognitive Domain. I highly recommend that interested readers visit the website and play with it. It's done quite well (although it would be even better if the few misspellings were attended to). Access it at http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

But this gets me up on my soapbox because it highlights quite a significant oversight, in my opinion.

 

When Benjamin Bloom wrote his original work, he spoke of 3 domains, not just one. All 3 were, and are, of roughly equal importance in educating young people. The other 2 are the Affective Domain and the Psychomotor Domain. These correspond roughly to what, in today's parlance, might be called Social and Emotional Learning (Affective) and Mental and Physical Health (Psychomotor). Too much (or too little) emphasis on any one of the domains almost guarantees a lack of balance in childrens' learning and development. We can see this in the pejorative, hurtful names students call their peers when one of the domains assumes an unblanced priority over the others. Cognitive imbalance can lead to students being called eggheads or nerds, Affective imbalance to students being called geeks or loners, and Psychomotor imbalance to students being called dumb jocks or crazies.

 

It seems to me that the standards movement and the high-stakes testing movement have come to symbolize an educational environment that is seriously out of balance...with far too much emphasis on the Cognitive Domain, and too little on the Affective and Psychomotor. We have too many students who excel in one domain, and too few who are well rounded in two or three, as well as too many who do not reach their potential in any.

 

Furthermore, the emphasis on the separation of the Cognitive from the Affective and Psychomotor, has created structural imbalances in the operation of schools (read allocations of time, financial and material resources, personnel, and intellectual enegy) that work to the detriment of our young people and our communities.The drive toward home schooling and charter schools can be viewed as two manifestations of this structural imbalance...increasing numbers of parents view schools (especially public ones) as unsuitable places to send their children and clamor for alternatives that offer a better balance among the 3 domains.

 

This is a great graphic organizeer, but it represents only an exaggeratedly large part of a much more important whole. -JL

 

 


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Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 2014 7:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, November 6, 2015 3:58 AM

A tad skeuomorphic for my tastes but the thinking behind it, is great…

Sonia Salgado's curator insight, November 23, 2015 9:06 AM

Para el diseño de actividades y determinación de RED.

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Emergent Learning Model

A way of looking at all of education and learning to promote discussion about the relationship between informal, non-formal & formal learning ahead of EU i2015.

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Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Shimon Schocken and Noam Nisan developed a curriculum for their students to build a computer, piece by piece.
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