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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.

 

Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.

 

Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.

 

Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/

 


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Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 3:40 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine Hi, give me some time (???), please and I will create a blog about how I did it ages ago (2002-2003), thanks. For the moment GO for #DeepTHINKing and try to find out (paper & notes & ideas) how You could realize it with your actual #ProfessionalDevelopment, make some #Brainstorming with THE #LEARNERS in mind ;) A good exercise ;) Let me know, thanks ;)
Ivon Prefontaine's comment, May 28, 6:57 PM
Thank you Gust.
Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology -- THE Journal

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Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning

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When you want to improve your physical health, you don’t have to eat one specific type of food or exercise in a specific way. Rather, you need an appropriate mix of healthy foods and exercise -- no one thing is required. Different types of exercise and foods are in some sense interchangeable. What matters is that you get the appropriate dose. Could this common idea from health translate into the world of education?

 

Students need different kinds of stimulation, and they should seek opportunities they’re interested in because no one thing is going to be the winning formula for everyone.


GM: this fits perfectly into the "Multiple Intelligence" from Howard GARDNER ;)


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 27, 5:39 PM


Students need different kinds of stimulation, and they should seek opportunities they’re interested in because no one thing is going to be the winning formula for everyone.


GM: this fits perfectly into the "Multiple Intelligence" from Howard GARDNER ;)


smadar yona's curator insight, March 28, 2:24 AM

מתרכזים בלומד, גיוון בדרכי  למידה

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms

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In February, we highlighted apps, games, and websites that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning (STEAM).

 

And we invited educators to write Field Notes telling us how technology supports their teaching in these subject areas. Of the many Field...


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Online Comic Creators

This presentation offers ideas on how to use comics in the classroom and a list of online comic creators

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 11, 1:34 PM

Great list of comic creators. Love that there are many different styles.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 12, 2:54 PM

Creadores de Comic Online

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 13, 7:52 PM

Es una buena idea, pueden obtenerse beneficios si se emplean en la educación.

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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

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add your insight...

 
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Education 3.0: Helping All Children Reach their Potential

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The alternative is to make achievement the constant, and allow each student the time she or he needs to learn.

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Right direction but falls apart as it becomes consumer-driven, at least for the "third world" and other areas where generational complicity must be broken.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 21, 2013 9:48 AM

 

I agree by 100% with this: The alternative is to make achievement the constant, and ===> allow each student the time she or he needs to learn. <===

 

I have given ICT courses for 10 years to adults and seniors where time didn't play any role to achieve the learning and it came out of a success rate of 95 % with team-work included; the BEST played the role of a teacher and helped the others.

 

 

 

 

 

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21st-century-learning-synthesis

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nice way to lay it out

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 15, 2013 6:46 PM

 

A MUST have graphic!!!

 

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Christy P.Novack's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:45 PM

A updated graphic from a research paper---> Kereluik, K., Mishra, P., Fahnoe, C., & Terry, L. (2013). What knowledge is of most worth: Teacher knowledge for 21st century learning. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 29(4), 127-140.

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El proceso de enseñanza/aprendizaje con herramientas web 2.0. ¿Quién enseña a quién?

El proceso de enseñanza/aprendizaje con herramientas web 2.0. ¿Quién enseña a quién? | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

Pongámonos en situación. El alumno/a levanta la mano y pregunta al profesor/a:

“¿Y si en vez de presentar el trabajo en clase creamos un blog y una wiki para que todos podamos participar y luego compartir lo que hagamos en Facebook y Twitter?”


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gustavo salazar's curator insight, January 8, 2:35 PM

excelente todo docente debería leer esto

Blanca Pérez C.'s curator insight, January 11, 7:55 PM

"El aprendizaje para toda la vida" es un aprendizaje práctico, de larga duración y significativo, los conocimientos que se adquieren en la práctica educativa y a través de la experiencia son útiles y transferibles a distintas situaciones.

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 3:55 PM

Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

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Mentoring Instead of Teaching: A Paradigm Shift

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By: Dawn Casey-Rowe Teachers give homework. Mentors change lives. If schools replaced teachers with mentors, classrooms would be revolutionized forever. This isn’t semantics – it’s a paradigm shift...

 

As we redesign schools, we have a unique opportunity to find practices that work and use them. Mentoring is one of those practices. I don’t want to be a teacher anymore. Teachers give tests and assign homework.


I want to be a mentor. I want to support students as they create the masterpieces that will be their lives.


I can only do this if we make school less about the test and more about the mission–treating students like the unique individuals they are with gifts that will change the world.



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The Rice Process's curator insight, May 26, 6:26 PM

Excellent insights! The mentor/student relationship is a significant part of the learning process for all students at all stages of their education. A mentor is more than a teacher or advisor. A mentor accompanies the student on their personal journey, advising and giving feedback along the way. Many students--either consciously or unconsciously--crave additional guidance from educators, but may not know how to seek out that guidance.  Mentoring programs--in which students can talk to teachers or other educational mentors in a setting that is less formal than the classroom--provide a structured opportunity for students to do this. A well-planned and executed mentoring program could help define goals and means for students to stay on track, learn and grow. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 11:33 PM

I must agree completely with this article. There must be a clear shift within classrooms to allow students to access their learning in more efficient was. Sadly however most parents do not have an understanding of this idea and therefore may have opposition to their children learning from their own experiences with the teacher supporting them along the way.

AnnC's curator insight, June 3, 7:01 PM

Help support students as they create the masterpieces that will be their lives!

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Professional Ethics for Educators

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Everyday, educators come together both in and out of our schools in order to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioural success for all students, thus enabling them to function to their ...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 13, 5:27 AM


A MUST read!!!


Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 13, 5:32 AM

...Preserving the dignity of all students, not just students with special needs, is of utmost importance in our educational systems. Therefore, following these 5 ethical principles can have infinite positive effects in the lives of students, parents, teachers, and educational system when working with all students...

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Hackers are now targeting your router

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It's time for a router emergency call to 911. You knew about hackers stealing our credit cards from retailers, the NSA spying on anyone who picked up a cellphone or writes an email, and ad trackers watching our every move and purchase.


Hang on, we've got a string of recent reports of router vulnerabilities. Backdoors have been found in NetGear and Linksys routers , two of the biggest sellers. A host of other brand names including D-Link, Micronet, Tenda and others have also been the subject of mass attacks that let hackers hijack your browser, produce fake search results, and download malware into all the devices connected to your network.


Yes, it's possible and it's happening. Take a deep breath. Here's what you need to do to secure your router and save money too.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 21, 5:10 PM


Hang on, we've got a string of recent reports of router vulnerabilities. Backdoors have been found in NetGear and Linksys routers , two of the biggest sellers. A host of other brand names including D-Link, Micronet, Tenda and others have also been the subject of mass attacks that let hackers hijack your browser, produce fake search results, and download malware into all the devices connected to your network.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Router



Gust MEES's curator insight, March 21, 5:13 PM


Hang on, we've got a string of recent reports of router vulnerabilities. Backdoors have been found in NetGear and Linksys routers , two of the biggest sellers. A host of other brand names including D-Link, Micronet, Tenda and others have also been the subject of mass attacks that let hackers hijack your browser, produce fake search results, and download malware into all the devices connected to your network.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Router



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24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms

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In February, we highlighted apps, games, and websites that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning (STEAM).

 

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Build Your ThingLink Classroom | ThingLink Blog

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Good news! When teachers sign up for a ThingLink Teacher account, a classroom group is now automatically created. Just sign up and grab your own classroom to experience the benefits of collecting, organizing and viewing the work of your students in one place!


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Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning

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Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students.

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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 5:01 AM

Why only use textbooks when you can pick & mix:)

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INNOVATIVE THINKING. 5 Disruptive Education Trends That Address American Inequality

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Fixing how we teach our children is of paramount importance. What if the solution also started to fix Americas broader socioeconomic problems? New...

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Excellent Poster Featuring The 7 Essentials of Project Based Learning

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Christy P.Novack's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:38 PM

To help assist when working with PBL's. 

Ian Fairhurst's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:11 PM

Project Based Learning 7s - 7-Phases & 7 Essentials

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:45 AM

Great one.

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

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Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.

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Say Keng Lee's curator insight, October 7, 2013 3:12 AM

Useful for the adult pros as well, especially the evaluation criteria suggested...

Philip Verghese 'Ariel's curator insight, October 7, 2013 9:45 AM

Yes, Gust, let them felter themselves, and ha, let us guide them. Thanks for the share Gust.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 12:28 PM

SAGE ADVICE on how to teach kids to filter themselves (digitally)