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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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Study: Text-messaging increases course-related interactions

Study: Text-messaging increases course-related interactions | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

"The importance and prevalence of text messaging is certainly undeniable. This 2008 study placed the monthly volume at over 75 billion. But where does it fit into academia? This Spring 2011 study, 'Using Text-Messaging in the Secondary Classroom', conducted by two professors at Bellarmine University, found text-messaging to be beneficial for increasing course-related interaction. Students liked the versatility that mobile phones and text-messaging provide, enabling them to access course materials and communicate with peers and teachers while riding on the bus, waiting to be picked up, or during other ‘down’ time."


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A Questioning Culture – for the CLASSROOM this time!

A Questioning Culture – for the CLASSROOM this time! | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago I did a post on the need for institutions to create a “questioning culture” (actually, there was a second post, too). Basically, my stream of bloggereah went something li...
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EdTech - Insights: Connectivism explained by Freire?

EdTech - Insights: Connectivism explained by Freire? | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

Connectivism explained by Freire?#change11 


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School Improvement Network: "The Deia Sanders Show" - No Talking, Please.

School Improvement Network: "The Deia Sanders Show" - No Talking, Please. | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
"The Deia Sanders Show" - No Talking, Please.
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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

"The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short."


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CEO Blog: We Need Disruptive Technology in Our Classrooms

CEO Blog: We Need Disruptive Technology in Our Classrooms | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
When we think of disruptive technologies like smart phones and web conferencing that have transformed American business, we tend to see the positive. In the classroom, skepticism concerning these types of game changing technologies runs high.
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Do Students Need Video Literacy Skills?

Do Students Need Video Literacy Skills? | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

"Instructors are discovering the benefit of using videos as part of their instructional strategy to enrich the process of learning... The online classroom could benefit the most from the interactive nature of videos when they are designed for and created by students. With the availability of free software and relative ease of making a video, it is time for a video literacy revolution among students."


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How to dissect a digital cadaver

How to dissect a digital cadaver | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
Surgeon Aimee Di Marco demonstrates how a digital cadaver on a touchscreen dissection table can be used to teach students and plan operations.
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What’s the use of having a teacher?…wayfinding + social sensemaking.

What’s the use of having a teacher?…wayfinding + social sensemaking. | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

So what is the role of the teacher? What has it looked like and how is it changing? Let’s consider some of these questions. What has the role of the teacher?  What's the use of having a teacher?


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Video Clip 4.3 Social Theories of Learning: Constructivism and Connectivism

Learning Theories: -­‐What is learning? -­‐What is knowledge? -­‐What is knowing?

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Anne Murphy Paul: Why Floundering Makes Learning Better | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Anne Murphy Paul: Why Floundering Makes Learning Better | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
Call it the "learning paradox": the more you struggle and even fail while you're trying to master new information, the better you're likely to recall and apply that information later.
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Flipping the Classroom Requires More Than Video

Flipping the Classroom Requires More Than Video | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
In 2004, a former hedge fund analyst began recording and posting videos of himself explaining some math techniques. He created the material ...
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Blended Learning – Combining Online Technology with Classroom Instruction : 1 of 3

Blended Learning – Combining Online Technology with Classroom Instruction : 1 of 3 | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
In this series of posts I will focus on ways teachers can implement a blended learning model in their classroom. Each post will delve into related types of resources, with recommendations for imple...
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What do Curators, e-Educators and Constructivists all have in common?

What do Curators, e-Educators and Constructivists all have in common? | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
“A curator (from Latin: cura meaning “care”) is a manager or overseer [educator] of a collection [e-resources], traditionally a museum or gallery and is a content specialist respo...
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We shouldn't waste time teaching students basic IT skills

We shouldn't waste time teaching students basic IT skills | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

"University students should already know how to use Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. The real gains are in being taught programming, says Martin Paul Eve. In recent days, several sources, primarily in the US, have suggested that all undergraduates should be taught computer programming. Right-thinking institutions will see the sense in this suggestion, but it may be hard to implement at the departmental level within the UK system that does not operate on a major/minor system."


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