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Less is More for Teachers (and Better for Students!)

Less is More for Teachers (and Better for Students!) | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Stepping back from a load-weary model to glimpse a new paradigm’s potential. SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Conjure an image of a school. Visualize yourself entering a classroom. Students and a...

 

Follow Mark @ShiftParadigm on Twitter  ===> https://twitter.com/ShiftParadigm <===

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 28, 10:03 AM

Stepping back from a load-weary model to glimpse a new paradigm’s potential. SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Conjure an image of a school. Visualize yourself entering a classroom. Students and a...

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Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank

Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.


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John Shank's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:07 PM

All, never expected to have this book make CHOICE's OATs selection for 2014. Thanks for all your efforts with getting this work published between JB & ACRL. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 3, 2014 11:33 AM

Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 13, 12:42 PM

Worth a look...

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Download a YouTube Video and Share with Google Drive - YouTube

Download a YouTube video and share it on Google Drive.

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The Challenges of Digital Leadership

The Challenges of Digital Leadership | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
By far the most prevalent issue I see in schools struggling with their technology integration and implementation is the lack of a collective vision for how digital learning tools will be used to enhance learning. Schools often purchase software, computer devices, and technology-based learning systems because they are effective marketing tools for recruitment, or because they want to keep pace with the digital investments of rival institutions, or simply because they fear appearing outdated. None of these have to do with learning, of course, and inevitably are insufficient to smooth over the challenges that arise as digital tools enter classroom spaces.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 16, 5:22 AM

Some very salient points here.

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, January 16, 8:42 AM

We owe our children regular and substantive opportunities to master their current technology...

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Rethinking Teacher Time (Infographic)

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:01 AM

This is a a great reminder to put our focus on collaboration again. And both sides - teachers and students are beneficiaries.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 8, 2014 3:18 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Europe struggles with digital education

Europe struggles with digital education | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
European higher education remains too conservative to adapt to technological innovations, said a Commission High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education in its report published last week (22 October).

The group, which was launched in 2012 to examine such challenges, makes 15 recommendations to EU member states about how to integrate digital teaching and learning methods in their educational curricula.

Current learning systems are reluctant to leave behind conventional classroom methods and restructure the way universities and schools operate. Teachers do not have the necessary professional training to cope with new ways of schooling. The institutions themselves are poorly equipped with new technologies in order to deliver high quality, online education.

“Although Europe is starting to make progress, it is still lagging behind the US in using new technologies in our universities and colleges,” said Mary McAleese, the former President of Ireland, and chair of the High Level Group. “We should capitalise on the strengths we have, such as the wide use of ECTS [European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System] credits to ensure that digital learning in Europe is recognised, accredited and quality assured.”

Students are also reluctant to enroll in online degree programs, as an alternative to traditional, classroom-based ones, because many online courses do not offer credits towards obtaining a diploma. In fact, one of the group's recommendations to EU countries is that they recognise e-learning as a legitimate part of the educational system, and formalise it.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:07 PM

Students are also reluctant to enroll in online degree programs, as an alternative to traditional, classroom-based ones, because many online courses do not offer credits towards obtaining a diploma. In fact, one of the group's recommendations to EU countries is that they recognise e-learning as a legitimate part of the educational system, and formalise it.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 31, 2014 8:17 PM

Perhaps we all do in various ways/

 

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Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers

Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
One trend we are going to see in education that hasn't received much discussion yet is the shift from students as consumers to students as creators. This

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 20, 2014 10:16 PM

Today many of our students are consumers, yet Common Core would like them to be more creative. What can we do as teachers to help our students become more creative? 

This post begins with an exploration of research that has taken place in this area. Below is one quote from the post.

“Understanding, identifying, and nurturing the creative potential is relevant in education if we want students able to solve academic and personal problems and challenges, to find innovative solutions and alternatives, and to have better tools and resources for success in a fast-changing world...”
The post provides 15 suggestions that you might want to incorporate into your classroom. Three are below. Click through to the post to find all fifteen plus additional information.

* Begin and end each class period with a creation. 

* Require students to create products for other students.

* Welcome mistakes

Lisa Norris's curator insight, September 21, 2014 8:26 PM

Love this one!

Affirmation-the inquiry process (which includes creativity and so many other HOT skills) is so important even for our youngest learners.  It's so important they work through the process and create something to show their learning at the end!  It may be a challenge, but the risk is worth it!

 

Let's not forget...Creativity=important leadership quality!

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The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic

The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic 10 Things Successful eLearning Professionals Do Differently They Make it a Goal to Learn About Their Audience. Successful eLearning professionals know what motivates their learners to take online courses instead of spending their time on other ... http://elearninginfographics.com/successful-elearning-professionals-infographic/


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 16, 2014 5:50 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 18, 2014 4:58 AM

elearning

infographics

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, September 18, 2014 1:11 PM

Nothing too new under the sun here, but a solid list in easy-to-digest format.

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The language of the internet of things

The language of the internet of things | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

THERE was a time, not long ago, when access to the internet could be gained only through a computer. Now people can get to it using phones, tablets and some games...







 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

 

http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/twitter-chat-the-economic-impact-of-cybercrime/

 

 
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A Good Visual Featuring 7 Ways to Be More Creative ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Visual Featuring 7 Ways to Be More Creative ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

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Storytelling Using Photography | Contrastly

Storytelling Using Photography | Contrastly | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

"Today, illustrations can also come in the form of photos. And in some cases, especially in classrooms, a series of photographs is used to tell a story. There are little to no words needed, just the photographs. This is what visual storytelling is all about."

 

Read the full article to find out more tips and tricks to help you create a moving story by using:

 

These five basic elements of a good storytelling photo:

moodideaemotionnarrationthe message

 

And ways to come up with photos that tell clear, focused stories.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, August 7, 2014 2:30 PM

No matter your age or where you come from images can make a story more interesting and alive.

Two Pens's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:51 PM

Took Aline Smithson's photo workshop in Portland this weekend. We used many of these tips in our assignments and guess what? They all contribute to images that carry the story.

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10 reasons to download this free Illustrator alternative today

10 reasons to download this free Illustrator alternative today | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Click on the image to see a larger version Not keen on the Creative Cloud subscription model? Looking for a vector editing tool you only have to pay for once? Then we have some good news for you.

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Frédéric DEBAILLEUL's curator insight, August 19, 2014 10:09 AM

A essayer de toute urgence... Cet Illustrator Like est une véritable tuerie...

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, August 20, 2014 3:56 AM

Ik ben benieuwd, ik heb al met diverse mensen een weddenschap lopen over de ondergang van Adobe. Dit ziet er uit als een serieuze bedreiging voor Adobe Illustrator!

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20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

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The Iceberg That Sinks Organizational Change

The Iceberg That Sinks Organizational Change | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg, while others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does.


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Nice pick @Vicki!
Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, January 29, 5:56 PM

Icebergs are a great metaphor. We use an iceberg in Shipley win-work sessions to highlight that deals are often won under the iceberg around unstated issues, then justified on the stated requirements. 

 

Later, when client agree they could make some powerful changes to their process for winning work, this iceberg about the hidden barriers to making that change comes into play.

 

The ratio of people and organisations that want to changes, but struggle to make it stick, is very high. We are fast approaching the point where effective change management becomes a bigger issue to work on with clients than the specifics of the solution being considered.

 

I recommend this article, and the powerful visual as a starting point for you own conversations with your team about making things happen.

 

I suggest starting with examples of projects or changes of significance that HAVE worked for you. Talk through why you think they worked.  Compare them to the projects or changes that stalled or ran late. What was different?

 

Talk to colleagues about their success and failures in change.

 

Leading a team, helping a customer - change is the foundation skill.

Where would you rank your ability to drive, lead and make change happen?

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, Today, 10:02 AM

What really leads the changes... 

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Why online learning needs to get serious about apps

Why online learning needs to get serious about apps | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Last month, New Oriental Education, China’s largest provider of private educational services, and Tencent, the leading texting provider in China with nearly 500 million users on its WeChat app, agr...
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Easily Create eBooks with These 3 Powerful Apps - Guest Post from Nik Chatzopoulos - EdTechTeacher

Easily Create eBooks with These 3 Powerful Apps - Guest Post from Nik Chatzopoulos - EdTechTeacher | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
StoryKit, Book Writer, and Book Creator are great apps to create eBooks. Nik Chatzopoulos offers great suggestions for using them with students.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 16, 1:07 AM

Readlists is also useful in building course readers

Chris Carter's comment, January 16, 3:07 AM
Thanks for sharing, Dean. As we move more into elearning environments the need to create and publish e-books will only increase.
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Here's What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class - Business Insider

Here's What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class - Business Insider | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

"I went home last week and did everything one normally does over the holidays: I got together with my family and, in the spirit of Christmas, grilled my teenage cousins about what apps they're using on their iPhones.

 

They named two of the usual suspects, Snapchat and Instagram. They laughed in my face when I asked what they thought about Facebook. "It's for moms," one explained to me. 

 

Insightful, but not out of the ordinary. Then my 13-year-old cousin asked me if I knew what AirDrop was."

 


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Njean Curl's curator insight, January 4, 10:43 AM

Out of the mouths of babes. In spite of Conserative efforts to promote the “Dumbing Down of America’s Youth’ still they rise.

Lee Hall's curator insight, January 6, 3:10 PM

Children are very useful if you want to find innovative ways to use something.

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, January 13, 3:52 AM

Useful for keeping up to date with new social networks used by teenagers.  It is important to do this so that educators and parents can teach students how to best use a social network, whilst also keeping themselves safe.

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Using the webcam to engage with online students

Using the webcam to engage with online students | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

Studying online can be a very solitary process and it’s this feeling of isolation that is most often attributed to the high rate of student drop-outs in online courses. As an online teacher, this makes quickly building a good relationship with your students all the more vital. 


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Edgar Mata's curator insight, November 12, 2014 10:34 PM

Esta puede ser una buena idea

Antonio Bautista's curator insight, November 24, 2014 6:26 AM

Muy útil y con perspectiva de futuro para tutoriales

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, November 25, 2014 8:00 AM

Useful tips!

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ViewPure / videos without clutter

ViewPure / videos without clutter | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
Watch YouTube videos without comments, ads, related videos, or any other distractions. It's great for teachers, parents, and organizations alike - or really, anybody.

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, August 31, 2014 1:29 PM

WievPure consente di vedere i video su youtube senza commentii, ads, link ad altri video, e altri elementi distraenti. Molto utile per la condivisione di video nella didattica

Character Minutes's curator insight, September 8, 2014 9:28 PM

This sounds great way to get rid of the inappropriate remarks I sometimes see.

Suvi Salo's curator insight, October 6, 2014 2:13 PM

Miellyttävämpi katselukokemus.

 

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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it
25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 17, 2014 11:22 AM

The list is totally focused on digital technologies. I think clouds are a good thing from a poetic perspective. They are helpful when it comes to saving my work, as well. We have too many people and teachers who think that clouds are instrumental and digital only.

 

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Carol Rine's curator insight, September 18, 2014 9:42 AM

#3 is my Favorite! Whoop Whoop! for the #Blogosphere! @MCherryStreet

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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs


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Arne Krokan's curator insight, September 16, 2014 1:11 AM

Interessante perspektiver på læring og connectivistisk tenkning i MOOCs.

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:08 AM

agregar su visión ...

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WHAT is outstanding teaching and learning? (1428x2014 pixels)

WHAT is outstanding teaching and learning? (1428x2014 pixels) | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

A MUST READ!


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

 



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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:12 AM

The feedback point is interesting. It is about information given to students relative to their learning goals. Feedback also means feedback for the teacher. What do we mean by student goals? What does this mean in relationship to curricula-as-plans. It suggests that teaching and learning are part of complex conversations (Pinar) and that the curricula-as-lived (Aoki) are important considerations.

 

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Mark Gittos's curator insight, September 8, 2014 2:56 AM

Very interesting

Educate Massachusetts's curator insight, September 8, 2014 9:27 AM

Organized, clear and easy to read this infographic has important reminders for all of us in the profession of education.

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6 Lessons in Storytelling from Steven Spielberg | OneSpot

6 Lessons in Storytelling from Steven Spielberg | OneSpot | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

"Storytelling is an art that requires finesse, integrity and a touch of humility, and there is possibly no greater storyteller than filmmaker Steven Spielberg."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these 6 storytelling lessons from Spielberg:

Work with the right collaboratorsGet up close and personalKnow when to repurpose great storiesDelight in the processStory first, technique secondLearn from your mistakes
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Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, August 20, 2014 8:55 AM

Hij is gewoon goed, maakt goede films.

Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:59 AM

Hij maakt gewoon hele goede films.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, August 23, 2014 1:15 AM

The master speaks.

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5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader

5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader | Resources for Teaching | Scoop.it

The idea of speed reading has been around for decades, but there's been an explosion of speed-reading apps lately that promise to get you reading up to 400, 600, even 1,000 words per minute. But is it worth it? Are you really doing yourself a favor by blasting through e-mails at top speed? 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:57 AM

Nice article with some good tools to help slow down and make your reading more engaging.

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 18, 2014 4:42 AM
Why Speed Reading Is Problematic

 

By using an RSVP app or even going through a speed-reading course, you can increase the number of words that you can read from 200 or 300 per minute up to and over 1,000. But there’s one serious drawback – comprehension takes a huge hit. Absorbing and internalizing the information that you’re reading takes time, and it often requires that you go back and re-read parts of passages to fully grasp their meaning.

In speed reading competitions, participants routinely only understand 50% of the text that they’re reading, which is far too low for learning important lessons or appreciating a piece of literature. Some experts even believe that speed reading a tweet would result in lower comprehension, and that’s only 140 characters.