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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, 2014 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, 2014 6:57 PM
Thank you Gust.
Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 2014 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

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, 2014 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, 2014 2:24 AM

מתרכזים בלומד, גיוון בדרכי  למידה

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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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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, 2014 12:28 PM

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

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 7:01 PM

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

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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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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, 2014 1:34 PM

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

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 12, 2014 2:54 PM

Creadores de Comic Online

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 13, 2014 7:52 PM

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