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In 2012, the biggest changes on the Web were in online education, social networks, and the increasing use of smartphones and tablets.

In 2012, the biggest changes on the Web were in online education, social networks, and the increasing use of smartphones and tablets. | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

Of course, more and more of the Web was experienced on smartphones and tablets in 2012. The first time smartphones and tablets outsold personal computers was 2011, and that trend continued in 2012. Mobile Internet usage has been rising quickly


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What about a reflection on our ending year 2012..

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 28, 2012 6:07 AM

This is a little bit business orientated, but gives some interesting insights into the growth of online education.

ratzelster's curator insight, January 5, 2013 1:05 PM

Do you wonder where we, as teacher leaders, stand on this issue?  I think it is one where the teacher voice could play an influential role BEFORE the standards are set and someone else co-op's the conversation.

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The Sunshine Award or How To Be Pleasantly Surprised

The Sunshine Award or How To Be Pleasantly Surprised | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Yesterday, in the middle of year end when papers to mark  and nervous students pile up around you , something totally unexpected happened :   -This still- to- be blog of mine, recently imported fro...
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Really flattered!!

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Why we should be afraid of the big bad wolf: Sugata Mitra and the neoliberal takeover in sheep's clothing

Why we should be afraid of the big bad wolf: Sugata Mitra and the neoliberal takeover in sheep's clothing | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
The proliferation of blog posts that have followed in the wake of Sugata Mitra's keynote speech at IATEFL Harrogate last Saturday morning is almost as remarkable as the fact that such a controversi...
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10 Signs You’re A Critical Thinker

10 Signs You’re A Critical Thinker | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
If you want more success in business and life, discover your ability to think critically today with these ten signs you're a critical thinker.

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It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb

It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

As parent of two teenagers and as a teacher of pre-teens, I took away a lot of information from It’s Complicated. First and foremost is the idea that young people have less and less access to public spaces and time in which to socialize with friends and peers. The days of our moms and dads kicking us outdoors in the morning and saying, “Don’t come back until dinner time” are over.


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David Baker's curator insight, March 22, 8:06 PM

The seven main ideas that are shared will make a great starting point for ongoing conversation about the role of technology, schools and students.  This will be especially important as we talk with parents about the role digital learning will have as a part of our 1:1.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, March 23, 5:22 PM

The danger of labelling students as digital natives, and other interesting observations about their online lives.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, March 31, 10:02 AM

It's a completely new world, that strangely no one asked for.

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5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework

5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

We may forget that humor may be used as an incentive for homework. Although this post is geared to homework (and therefore parents) much of it is applicable to the teacher in the classroom. With suggestions of different ways to use humor as well as links to a variety of resources available online there is much fun to be had as you explore this post!


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50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic

50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher, you probably don’t have oodles of free time on your hands (unless you’ve thrown lesson planning and grading your students’ work out the window!), but when you do, a good book recommendation is almost always welcome (trumped only by a good wine/beer/food recommendation!). I always enjoy a good ‘beach read’ when …
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The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent

The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Week 2 of Dave Cormier’s open online course - Rhizomatic Learning – the community is the curriculum -  is at end, and what a messy week it has been. Helen Crump has called it chaotic. I, and I’m su...

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So much to think, re-think about learning...

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50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom

50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom
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Yes, it is about time.

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8 things all Students Need from their teachers - Brilliant or Insane?

8 things all Students Need from their teachers - Brilliant or Insane? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections

The secret to creativity, intelligence and scientific thinking: Being able to make connections | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account recently, it got me thinking. The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets, which somehow was an indication that a lot of people seemed to agree with this statement.

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John Gordon's curator insight, January 25, 10:54 AM

nice way to show how knowledge becomes competency via experience

DEBOIS's curator insight, January 28, 7:35 AM

Cet article propose 3 pistes pour établir des connexions et doper votre créativité :

- Ajouter de la connaissance, en réalisant des expériences nouvelles et transgressives par rapport à vos habitudes;

- Gardez des traces de toutes vos idées, et spécialement celles qui apparaissent de façon fugace sous la douche;

- Revoyez vos notes quotidiennement en adoptant la méthode Benjamin Franklin > demandez-vous ce que vous allez faire de bien au cours de votre journée au réveil, et ce que vous avez fait de bien lors de votre journée au coucher. 

 
Catherine Pascal's curator insight, February 11, 1:17 PM

Essentiel  : analogies et liens / intelligere : créer des liens ;-)

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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [In...

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [In... | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A
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The Impact of Google on Our Memory ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Impact of Google on Our Memory ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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Definitely, googling is changing the way in which we use our memory.

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InformED - Teachers Don’t Need to Have All the Answers

InformED - Teachers Don’t Need to Have All the Answers | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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Really thoughtful , I keep wondering if homework really helps, not only as a teacher , but as a mother as well

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Curating Digital Magazines with Flipboard 2.0: More Noise or True Resources?

Flipboard founder Mike McCue gives you an inside look behind 2.0.

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Jeff Domansky's comment, April 1, 2013 6:14 PM
Thanks for this post Robin. Sadly, curation without purpose is just noise. It's not the tool, it's the talent.
Robin Good's comment, April 2, 2013 2:10 AM
Can't disagree with that.
Farid Mheir's curator insight, April 20, 2013 2:53 PM

Read Robin Good comment, he is right on I think!

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Angel or devil? The strange case of Sugata Mitra

Angel or devil? The strange case of Sugata Mitra | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Last Saturday Sugata Mitra gave a plenary at an international teachers’ conference. When it was over a proportion of the audience gave him a standing ovation, but an equal number refused to get to ...
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Passionate discussion about Sugata Mitra polemic talk at IATEFL 2014

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Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

I couldn't agree more. As teachers, our role must change to one that enables, guides, personalises and embraces digital technology as a fundamental part of student learning. The most dangerous thing we can do to our students is to keep doing what our teachers and professors did to us:


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Our role is to convince teacheer sthat Technology is here to stay. Nothing more scary than colleagues stubbornly refusing to get into the wave of this digital world.It reminds me of the times when voiced films were seen as "the devil"

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, March 16, 8:27 PM

Muito interessante este artigo de Edward Lawless a propósito de um debate no The Great Hall of King's College London, no 3º episódio da série da BBC Radio 4, My Teacher is an App.

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, March 18, 11:05 PM

very interesting.....lol

Navtej Kohli CDC's curator insight, March 20, 1:30 AM

Teacher's play main role in student's life. #Navtej Kohli CDC on #scoopit provide latest career and technology news.

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have
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Timeline of Second Language Acquisition

Timeline of Second Language Acquisition | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
a time-line of second language studies/acquisition

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Evolution of studies on the adquisition of a second language

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4 Ways Digital Technology has Changed K-12 Learning - Huffington Post

4 Ways Digital Technology has Changed K-12 Learning - Huffington Post | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

4 Ways Digital Technology has Changed K-12 Learning
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Digital technology has taken the world by storm - particularly in the past decade... and on...

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Teaching with Twitter – Please check your baggage at the door

Teaching with Twitter – Please check your baggage at the door | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it

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30 Emerging Technologies

30 emerging technologies presented January 11, 2014 at the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Are Educators Passionate About Their Profession?

Are Educators Passionate About Their Profession? | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Educators, do you have to go to work? Or do you get to come to school? There's a BIG difference between the two... I enrolled my 5 year old son into a hip hop dance class. The sessions are held in ...
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Passion is everthing in any filed in life, passion makes the difference between excellent and regular professionals

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Engaging e-Portfolios in an Independent Learning Process

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:24 PM
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This study investigates the use of e-portfolios in an independent learning process of learners in English as a second language (ESL). In this study, the instructor uses e-portfolios to manage the self-learning records of learners, to allow learners to interact with peers, and to evaluate performance outcomes. Learners record their self-learning activities using e-portfolios in which they submit and archive the activities they have done. The learners interact with one another through e-portfolios to enhance their learning. By using mixed methodology (survey, interview, instructor’s feedback report and analysis of e-portfolios), this study explores how the use of e-portfolios can help in learners’ independent learning process in English. The results indicate that learners have a mixed feeling towards the use of e-portfolios to assist their language learning experience. It is still uncertain that e-portfolio meets the needs of learners and provides an efficient and effective way to archive their tasks and facilitate peer feedback. This study also discusses the challenges that users of e-portfolios face in the process of English-language instruction, and the implications of the use of e-portfolios in language learning. It is hoped that the study will enable clearer focus to be given to the use of e-portfolios at both local and international levels.

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, December 3, 2013 2:30 PM

Blogs were also good for students, but in some countries it doesn't work

Allyson Fleming's curator insight, February 17, 11:36 AM

With formative assessment powerful tools for ELLs

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Ancient Geeks: Exploring Apathy and Motivation in Teachers and Students as Professional Development

Ancient Geeks: Exploring Apathy and Motivation in Teachers and Students as Professional Development | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
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Exclusive Interview with Nik Peachey: Publishing, eLearning Trends and Technology

Exclusive Interview with Nik Peachey: Publishing, eLearning Trends and Technology | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
Interview with Nik Peachey marks a special occasion in ELT publishing. This article is about teaching & technology, massive sharing of time, talent, knowledge and creative thinking concepts.
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Reading what Nik Peachey has to say...always a pleasure

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2013

Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2013 | Reflections on Learning | Scoop.it
I can't believe it's already the end of the year again and time for all the wrap-ups and best-ofs you can stomach.

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