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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it

Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy.


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Carla Arena's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:46 PM

Amazing story!

Terrie Pressman's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:45 PM

Waiting on the world to change...education has to catch up

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:25 PM

This is evidence for some of the initiatives in the US that are allowing children (and sometimes their parents) to "think outside the box" when it comes to their education. -Lon

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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
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9 Infographics on Mobile Technology & iPads in Education

9 Infographics on Mobile Technology & iPads in Education | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it
From elementary school to grad school, technology is changing the way schools teach and students learn. One of the more common technologies leading this change is the Apple iPad.
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Moodle, BIM, reflective journals and TPACK: Suggestions for moving beyond

Moodle, BIM, reflective journals and TPACK: Suggestions for moving beyond | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it
The following provides the abstract and slides used in a presentation at Moodlemoot'AU 2013. Slides Abstract The TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) framework provides one way to co...
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Moodlemoot Australia 2013 Masterclass Presentation

Presentation and workshop activities done as part of the 2013 Moodle Masterclass, facilitated by Mark Drechsler.
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Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live

Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it

"Our stuff often says a lot about us, whether we own a hybrid car or a station wagon, a MacBook Pro or an ancient desktop.  Among other things, cell phone brands say something about socio-economics – it takes a lot of money to buy a new iPhone 5 (and even more money to keep up with the latest models that come out faster than plan upgrades do). Consider, then, this map of Washington, D.C., which uses geolocated tweets, and the cell phone metadata attached to them, to illustrate who in town is using iPhones (red dots) and who's using Androids (green dots)."


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Mary Everhart's comment, June 26, 2013 10:59 PM
I keep wondering what impact commuting has on the patterns shown on the maps.
Timothy Roth's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:38 PM

This just amazes me! The information that geography relates to us will never cease to amaze me.

Fleur Farah's curator insight, May 27, 2014 7:06 AM

Would Sydney show these trends?

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Battlelines: Top 20 seats where voters are most at odds on key election issues - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Battlelines: Top 20 seats where voters are most at odds on key election issues - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it
Vote Compass identifies the top 20 seats where voters are most at odds on the big issues of the 2013 federal election.
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The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation | Wired Design | Wired.com

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation | Wired Design | Wired.com | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it
Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the map shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That's 308,745,538 dots in all.
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12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore

12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it

"Higher education faces an onslaught of disruptive forces right now—and no one should be suprised to hear that news. Burgeoning technologies such asMOOCs and mobile devices are disrupting institutional structures from the classroom and across entire campuses. As tech transforms these learning environments, universities must decide whether to resist the change or get out in front of it. To choose the latter option, however, we need to envision what universities of the future will look like—if they exist at all. "


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TechCrunch

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TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
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Gamifying a Moodle course. What difference does it make? Week 11

Gamifying a Moodle course. What difference does it make? Week 11 | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it
Moodle 2.5 was released a few weeks ago, allowing for Open Badges integration. Quite a few readers have asked me whether there remains a point of using labels for badges, ...
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Flipped Learning Network Ning

Flipped Learning Network Ning | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it
This site is devoted to teaching educators how to use screencasting and the flipped classroom.
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15 hilarious 80s technology ads

15 hilarious 80s technology ads | Simon Corvan | Scoop.it
The eighties were a gift when it came to endlessly amusing haircuts, cheesy graphics and clunky technology (remember Gordon Gecko's huge mobile phone?
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MoodleMoot Masterclass - Networked Capacity Building #mootau13

Slides and activities for the Masterclass at MoodleMoot conference in Melbourne, 23 June 2013.
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What Makes a Good Moodle course

Age-old question...many answers. Can the question itself be improved? Is there more to 'good course' than design? Can we pull it all together somehow? Backgroun
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