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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/



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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 4, 7:39 AM
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World
Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 4, 9:42 AM

More like 63 Things Everyone should know in this Digital World, interesting.

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 12:07 PM

How well are you preparing your students for life in an increasingly digital world?

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Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things - Huffington Post

Education Is Harmful When You Measure the Wrong Things - Huffington Post | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
"Measure the wrong things and you'll get the wrong behaviors." This simple statement succinctly characterizes why the American education system continues beating its head against the wall.


Throughout education, an increasingly rigid, closed loop of assessment is systematically making schools worse: Define things children should know or be able to do at a certain age; design a curriculum to instruct them in what you've decided they should know; set benchmarks; develop tests to see if they have learned what you initially defined; rinse and repeat.

This narrow, mechanistic approach to education does not correspond to the reality of child development and brain science, but the metrics and assessment train charges down the track nevertheless.


So what's wrong with that, you might ask? Isn't school about teaching kids stuff and then testing them to see what they've learned? In a word, "No." It simply doesn't work, especially with young children.

As Boston College Professor Peter Gray wrote in a recent Psychology Today article:

Perhaps more tragic than the lack of long-term academic advantage of early academic instruction is evidence that such instruction can produce long-term harm, especially in the realms of social and emotional development.

"Direct instruction" does increase scores on the tests the instruction is aimed toward, even with very young children. This self-fulfilling prophecy is not surprising. But multiple studies also show that the gains in performance are fleeting -- they completely wash out after 1-3 years when compared to children who had no such early direct instruction.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 16, 2015 11:50 AM
Measure the wrong things and you'll get the wrong behaviors." This simple statement succinctly characterizes why the American education system continues beating its head against the wall.


Throughout education, an increasingly rigid, closed loop of assessment is systematically making schools worse: Define things children should know or be able to do at a certain age; design a curriculum to instruct them in what you've decided they should know; set benchmarks; develop tests to see if they have learned what you initially defined; rinse and repeat.

This narrow, mechanistic approach to education does not correspond to the reality of child development and brain science, but the metrics and assessment train charges down the track nevertheless.


So what's wrong with that, you might ask? Isn't school about teaching kids stuff and then testing them to see what they've learned? In a word, "No." It simply doesn't work, especially with young children.

As Boston College Professor Peter Gray wrote in a recent Psychology Today article:

Perhaps more tragic than the lack of long-term academic advantage of early academic instruction is evidence that such instruction can produce long-term harm, especially in the realms of social and emotional development.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 18, 2015 10:09 PM

Teaching and education are relational, thus hard to define and hard to measure. Perhaps, Paul Ricoueur's ideas about narrative work better where we use metaphors, myth, and poetic language.

 

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Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom

Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

In addition to thinking about tools that help boost educators’ teaching practice, this moment might be a good time to pull back and think about some big-picture ideals, too. Here are a few to consider.


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Innovation, creativity, collaboration, genius hour.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 27, 2015 11:30 AM

Otras formas para innovar...Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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The 7 Ps of Modern Workplace Learning

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21 April 2015 by Jane Hart: I have shared, in a number of places, a diagram of Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) , which I believes visualise all the main ways we learn at work. However, I have recently added a few P words that have helped to summarise the different elements as well as L&D’s role in it in order to help people at work. so I am sharing this diagram.


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Cheryl Cruz's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:36 AM

Providing just in time learning hepls keep things relevant and moving forward for continuous improvement

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 27, 2015 2:42 AM
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Elsa Caetano's curator insight, April 27, 2015 6:59 PM

Está na hora de (re)aprender a Língua dos "pês"

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Facebook publishes new security settings guide | Privacy | CyberSecurity | Digital CitiZENship

Facebook publishes new security settings guide | Privacy | CyberSecurity | Digital CitiZENship | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Drop-dead simple advice on keeping intruders' hands off your account, spotting phishing attempts and more.


To do that, it's added a new security collection called How to Keep Your Account Secure to the Privacy Basics page.

The topics cover setting a strong password, spotting attempts to steal passwords and other info, details on how Facebook handles government requests for information, and advice on what to do if your account gets hijacked.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 7, 2015 4:13 PM
Drop-dead simple advice on keeping intruders' hands off your account, spotting phishing attempts and more.


To do that, it's added a new security collection called How to Keep Your Account Secure to the Privacy Basics page.

The topics cover setting a strong password, spotting attempts to steal passwords and other info, details on how Facebook handles government requests for information, and advice on what to do if your account gets hijacked.


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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
We can be tactical in our schooling. The traditional advice on learning has been to “study hard,” in a quiet place and with the same routine, yet that doesn’t say much about what to specifically do. But pupils today can change the way they study to exploit the brain’s quirky learning processes, using the strategies revealed by memory and learning research. While that science is still maturing, “it’s at a place now where it can give you a specific tactical plan,” Carey said. 

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Students can tailor their preparation with techniques targeting different kinds of content or skills, and manage their schedule to optimize their time. “That’s a powerful thing, because we go through our whole lives never knowing that,” he said.

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Ultimately, the value of these learning strategies isn’t just about earning better grades, Carey said. In the modern jungle of society, learning is still about surviving: For young people, it’s about sussing out what they’re good at, what rings their bell, and what they want to do with their lives. “It’s informing you of: Who am I? Where do I place my bets? Do I major in physics or do I major in architecture or design, or do I major in English? Do I belong here at all?” Carey said. Those are important decisions. “Being self-aware about what’s effective learning and how it happens, I think, gives you a real edge in making those choices.”


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/


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Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 2, 2015 8:16 AM

i always like learning about learning

Steve Bavister's curator insight, April 3, 2015 5:33 AM
Nice set of tips here for studying more effectively
Jake Goulet's curator insight, April 15, 2015 11:35 AM

Figure out what strategies will help you expand your language knowledge!

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How Music Can Improve Memory

How Music Can Improve Memory | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Songs and rhymes can be used to remember all kinds of information. A study just published in the journal Memory and Cognition finds that adults learned a new language more effectively when they sang the words instead of spoke them. Even great literature is susceptible to this treatment. Book Tunes, a collaboration between educational entrepreneur Jonathan Sauer and hip-hop artist Andy Bernstein (he performs under the name Abdominal), turns long, wordy books into compact, catchy raps, spoken over an insistent beat.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Music

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 21, 2015 7:22 PM
Songs and rhymes can be used to remember all kinds of information. A study just published in the journal Memory and Cognition finds that adults learned a new language more effectively when they sang the words instead of spoke them. Even great literature is susceptible to this treatment. Book Tunes, a collaboration between educational entrepreneur Jonathan Sauer and hip-hop artist Andy Bernstein (he performs under the name Abdominal), turns long, wordy books into compact, catchy raps, spoken over an insistent beat.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Music

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How cybercriminals hack our brains | Social Engineering | CyberCrime | CyberSecurity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills

How cybercriminals hack our brains | Social Engineering | CyberCrime | CyberSecurity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Cybercriminals are increasingly using persuasion techniques in order to manipulate employees to do things they normally wouldn’t, usually re...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Social+Engineering

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 21, 2015 6:22 PM
Cybercriminals are increasingly using persuasion techniques in order to manipulate employees to do things they normally wouldn’t, usually re...


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Digital Footprint: What is it? | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills

Digital Footprint: What is it? | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Managing Your Digital Footprint: Think Before You Post. Digital footprint refers to the compilation of content on the Internet that can be associated with you and, thus, potentially available to anyone performing a search on you.


The list of possible content visible online is endless (e.g., your family videos on YouTube, your comments on a news article or blog, vacation photos on Flickr, your posts on Facebook and Twitter).


Please watch the video below, “Understanding Your Digital Footprint” and then write a blog post based on the questions below....

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 

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