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Social learning: the revolution in eLearning

Social learning: the revolution in eLearning | Education | Scoop.it
How can an age-old learning strategy, like social learning, make your eLearning course pop? Read this article and find out the benefits of social learning!

 

What is Social Learning?

Before we delve into the benefits of this type of learning, we need to understand what research in social learning tells us.

Social learning theory: The social learning theorists Bandura and Walters have described this theory as follows:

· Learning is not purely behavioral; rather, it is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context. This points to the learners’ preference to learn in groups. The interchange of knowledge and perspective creates new knowledge that is personal to the learner.

· Learning can occur by observing a behavior and by observing the consequences of the behavior (vicarious reinforcement).

· Learning involves observation, extraction of information from those observations, and making decisions about the performance of the behavior (observational learning ormodeling). Thus, learning can occur without an observable change in behavior.

· Reinforcement plays a role in learning, but is not entirely responsible for learning.

· The learner is not a passive recipient of information. Cognition, environment, and behavior all mutually influence each other (reciprocal determinism).

 

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

 


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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, May 23, 9:52 AM

Nuevas formas de aprender

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Are you a social learner? What is social learning?
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MIT and Google team up to develop the next generation of Scratch | #Coding 

MIT and Google team up to develop the next generation of Scratch | #Coding  | Education | Scoop.it
Here's some great news for fans of Scratch, an extremely popular game that teaches kids the conceptual "language" around computer programming, using cartoon-y animated characters. The MIT Scratch Team said Tuesday that it will collaborate with Google to create the next generation of the game.

MIT says this collaboration will first result in a new generation of graphical programming blocks, called Scratch Blocks, which is an open source project that allows developers to create and share the "blocks" (or code) of each game with one another. Developers can also easily integrate the blocks into apps, games and toys they create for kids. Scratch Blocks makes it easier to create programming experiences for a wider range of people that will work on a wider range of devices.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=Scratch

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 19, 5:53 PM
Here's some great news for fans of Scratch, an extremely popular game that teaches kids the conceptual "language" around computer programming, using cartoon-y animated characters. The MIT Scratch Team said Tuesday that it will collaborate with Google to create the next generation of the game.

MIT says this collaboration will first result in a new generation of graphical programming blocks, called Scratch Blocks, which is an open source project that allows developers to create and share the "blocks" (or code) of each game with one another. Developers can also easily integrate the blocks into apps, games and toys they create for kids. Scratch Blocks makes it easier to create programming experiences for a wider range of people that will work on a wider range of devices.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=Scratch

 

 

Vivalist's curator insight, May 20, 4:04 AM
Great to hear that new development will allow for a richer / wider pool of 'block" to choose from.

"MIT says this collaboration will first result in a new generation of graphical programming blocks, called Scratch Blocks, which is an open source project that allows developers to create and share the "blocks" (or code) of each game with one another. Developers can also easily integrate the blocks into apps, games and toys they create for kids. Scratch Blocks makes it easier to create programming experiences for a wider range of people that will work on a wider range of devices."
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 6:25 PM
Cool! Why play games when you can create them?
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Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom

Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom | Education | Scoop.it

One of the most difficult parts of our jobs as educators is to create a learning environment where our learners are engaged and meet content and curriculum goals. From my experience, the single most important challenge that needs to be addressed to earn engagement in our classrooms is to develop a culture of learner autonomy--allowing and encouraging learners to take control of their own learning. There are many barriers that we, as educators, must work to clear in order to create a strong culture that allows our learners to feel comfortable with working toward a common goal in the way that works best for them.


- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/02/making-shift-to-our-classroom.html#sthash.Fe2mNysX.dpuf

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 14, 9:16 PM

One of the most difficult parts of our jobs as educators is to create a learning environment where our learners are engaged and meet content and curriculum goals. From my experience, the single most important challenge that needs to be addressed to earn engagement in our classrooms is to develop a culture of learner autonomy--allowing and encouraging learners to take control of their own learning. There are many barriers that we, as educators, must work to clear in order to create a strong culture that allows our learners to feel comfortable with working toward a common goal in the way that works best for them.


- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/02/making-shift-to-our-classroom.html#sthash.Fe2mNysX.dpuf

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

Robert Dart's curator insight, May 15, 8:19 PM
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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 10:26 AM
Kathleen McClaskey's insight: Brian shares how he transformed his classroom to a learner-centered environment and what happened in the process with his learners. Here is a glimpse of his journey: "As teachers, it is difficult to let go of control and to let our learners find the best ways for them to achieve content and curriculum goals. To be clear, our role in the classroom needs to change, and I think the trend in education is moving the correct direction--achieving and creating a learner-driven, personalized atmosphere is the key. Providing learners with the tools to succeed should be the goal, and we should focus on allowing them to use those tools in the way that works best individually. Instead of providing the blueprint for learners to achieve a goal, educators should be allowing and guiding them in designing, developing, and implementing their plan for accomplishing it. When this happens, drastic changes take place regarding engagement in our classrooms and ownership of learning appears, leading to a higher level of achievement."
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What is Adaptive Learning?

What is Adaptive Learning? | Education | Scoop.it
It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's  'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.

Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven..Learn more:.- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Adaptive+Learning
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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 2015 6:12 PM
It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's  'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.

Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven.
NikolaosKourakos's curator insight, May 26, 2015 3:15 AM

its sounds good

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Avoiding "Learned Helplessness" | eSkills | Curation

Avoiding "Learned Helplessness" | eSkills | Curation | Education | Scoop.it
Curate and Create Learning Resources


If we want to have students seek out other information from sources other than the teacher, then we must make sure those resources are available. Many teachers using the flipped classroom approach already have created or found these kinds of resources. However, think broadly about the word resource.


People are resources, texts are resources, and community organizations are resources -- to name just a few categories. We have to be comfortable not always knowing the answer, and instead suggesting we find the answer together through the vast amount of learning resources that we have at our disposal.


Try curating these resources before, during, and after a unit. Work with students as well to create a culture where the answers are everywhere.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 2015 5:33 PM
Curate and Create Learning Resources


If we want to have students seek out other information from sources other than the teacher, then we must make sure those resources are available. Many teachers using the flipped classroom approach already have created or found these kinds of resources. However, think broadly about the word resource.


People are resources, texts are resources, and community organizations are resources -- to name just a few categories. We have to be comfortable not always knowing the answer, and instead suggesting we find the answer together through the vast amount of learning resources that we have at our disposal.


Try curating these resources before, during, and after a unit. Work with students as well to create a culture where the answers are everywhere.


Learn more:


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


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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/curation-tips-and-tricks-with-scoop-it-rescoop-and-tags/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 26, 2015 1:51 PM

Great Article!

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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work | Education | Scoop.it
Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.

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Rachel Benoit's curator insight, May 12, 2015 9:38 AM

Very intriguing indeed. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 12, 2015 9:33 PM

We should talk about being happy, and, more importantly, we should express our happiness through our interests as teachers and people. It signals to others, including students, how we are who we are.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom? | Education | Scoop.it

What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?


The word “mistake” is a harsh word. It implies flaws, pointing fingers, errors in judgement, something wrong and possibly even a dead end. I would rather think or connect the word “mistake” to first steps, stepping stones, experimentation and exploration. With that being said, those “first steps” or that exploration cannot become a routine cemented in stone how technology is being used in the classroom. Stepping stones are meant to lead to something else.


For the sake of the prompt given, here are my top 5 “Mistakes” (in no particular order) which I  see, read and hear about as I travel the world to learn and work with schools, teachers and students:


- Technology being used to substitute an analog activity


- Technology use being seen as an add-on to allow students to use devices, the Internet, a program or an app as a reward, for entertainment, as a time filler for students who finish early


- Technology use as a separate subject area


- Technology as a $1000 pencil initiative


- Technology seen as the solution to motivate and engage students



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David Carabias's curator insight, March 18, 2015 5:12 AM

Ésta es la cuestión, las TIC por sí mismas no son la solución a problemas en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Pueden ser una magnífica herramienta en el aula, pero hay que saber utilizarlas para sacarles el máximo partido sin caer en errores que se llevan reproduciendo en educación desde hace décadas.

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 18, 2015 12:27 PM

מאמר מצויין כהקדמה לשעור בנושא שילוב טכנולוגיה בהוראה

Elsa Caetano's curator insight, March 23, 2015 5:55 AM

Nem sempre, nem nunca.

Tecnologia em sala de aula: só quando faz sentido!

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6 Do's for Social Media so You Don't Create a Nightmare!

6 Do's for Social Media so You Don't Create a Nightmare! | Education | Scoop.it
Seriously. I can't believe I need to write this post. I thought most teachers understood social media do's and don'ts. But I am finding they don't. Really? Okay. Here it goes. Teachers - you are in...


Learn more:


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


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/practice-learning-to-learn/

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

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

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/


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Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education

Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education | Education | Scoop.it
Armed with a set of criteria drawn from different disciplines, I identified seven separate intelligences. All human beings possess these seven intelligences, but we differ from one another in which are strong; and in any case, strength or weakness in one (say spatial intelligence) does not predict strength or weakness in another (say, interpersonal or musical intelligence).


I would now add a few more intelligences to the list, and others, most famously Daniel Goleman, have proposed yet other intelligences like emotional intelligence. I am no longer invested in my particular set of intelligences. For me, the important advance is that a multiplicity of intelligences has been acknowledged—wits, rather than wit.


In this era of succinct messaging, I’ve created a twitter-short formula: Multiple Wits and Good Grits Lead to a Success Beyond Selfies.


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




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agregar su visión ...

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adicionar a sua visão ...

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So what is your mind like?

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The Educator with a Growth Mindset

Presentation materials for an educator inservice on growth mindsets. Includes background information, historical perspectives, a self-assessment, and strategi…


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Abrirse a las ideas, explorar alternativas, aprender de otros, utilizar eficientemente los recursos tecnológicos, colaborar, compartir,...

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Ready-to-go presentation

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All you need to introduce a growth mindset culture, anywhere, comprehensively and generously compiled by @JackieGerstein Ed.D.

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Resources For Digital Citizenship

Resources For Digital Citizenship | Education | Scoop.it

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

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/

 

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

 


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Leadership Is About Enabling The Full Potential In Others

Leadership Is About Enabling The Full Potential In Others | Education | Scoop.it
The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better. Because of these qualities and many others, the best leaders know how to get the most out of people; they enable the full potential in others.

An employee’s success, the lens they see through, the decisions they make and how they navigate their careers are all heavily influenced by the types of leaders they are able to observe and learn from. This is why you will find that many of today’s best leaders were mentored by great leaders themselves (see examples of successful technology leaders and their mentors). Success as a leader is a by-product of the leaders and mentors we associate with throughout our careers.

 

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

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 6, 2014 6:16 AM

One of your primary role as a leader is to ensure the blooming of your team members and co-workers.

Gust MEES's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:53 PM
The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better. Because of these qualities and many others, the best leaders know how to get the most out of people; they enable the full potential in others. 

An employee’s success, the lens they see through, the decisions they make and how they navigate their careers are all heavily influenced by the types of leaders they are able to observe and learn from. This is why you will find that many of today’s best leaders were mentored by great leaders themselves (see examples of successful technology leaders and their mentors). Success as a leader is a by-product of the leaders and mentors we associate with throughout our careers.


Learn more:


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


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Education | Scoop.it

Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learning...


Focus ALSO on:


5. Emotions.

Emotionally-charged stimuli capture people’s attention immediately. On top of that, the brain remembers an emotional experience better than anything else. In eLearning, you can make this work for you by encouraging emotional response. Many of these tools, such as compelling stories, videos, images, and visually engaging screens can evoke emotion; try to connect emotionally with learners, and they will learn more and better.

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Create shocking, impressive or surprising moments that grabs your learner’s attention right away. 



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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 11, 2014 5:33 AM
5. Emotions.

Emotionally-charged stimuli capture people’s attention immediatelyOn top of that, the brain remembers an emotional experience better than anything else. In eLearning, you can make this work for you by encouraging emotional response. Many of these tools, such as compelling stories, videos, images, and visually engaging screens can evoke emotion; try to connect emotionally with learners, and they will learn more and better.

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Create shocking, impressive or surprising moments that grabs your learner’s attention right away. 


Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 12, 2014 1:50 PM

Δέκα πράγματα στα οποία δίνουν προσοχή οι εκπαιδευόμενοι και ειδικά στο #elearning

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Teacher leadership & deeper learning for all students [#Infographic] | #CTQ #CTQCollab

Teacher leadership & deeper learning for all students [#Infographic] | #CTQ #CTQCollab | Education | Scoop.it

TEACHER LEADERSHIP & DEEPER LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS

In this new paper commissioned by the Ford Foundation, Barnett Berry makes the case for how a system of teacher leadership and learning can fuel deeper learning for all students. 

Here is what the paper tackles:

examines current reforms’ limitations and notes some promising emergent examples, (like Social Justice Humanitas Academy in LAUSD); summarizes 30 years of research about how teachers learn and lead (also drawing on stories of teachers CTQ has worked with since our founding in 1998); identifies three promising shifts that could be leveraged to create an effective system of teacher leadership and learning; and
describes next steps that stakeholders (including policymakers, USDOE, state education leaders, superintendents, and others) can take to advance teacher leadership toward a more equitable public education system.  

 

The infographic below reveals 3 big changes we can leverage now to improve public education for all students.

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Situational+Leadership+Theory

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 21, 5:35 AM

TEACHER LEADERSHIP & DEEPER LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS

In this new paper commissioned by the Ford Foundation, Barnett Berry makes the case for how a system of teacher leadership and learning can fuel deeper learning for all students. 

Here is what the paper tackles:

examines current reforms’ limitations and notes some promising emergent examples, (like Social Justice Humanitas Academy in LAUSD); summarizes 30 years of research about how teachers learn and lead (also drawing on stories of teachers CTQ has worked with since our founding in 1998); identifies three promising shifts that could be leveraged to create an effective system of teacher leadership and learning; and
describes next steps that stakeholders (including policymakers, USDOE, state education leaders, superintendents, and others) can take to advance teacher leadership toward a more equitable public education system.  

 

The infographic below reveals 3 big changes we can leverage now to improve public education for all students.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Situational+Leadership+Theory

 

 

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Tinkering Spaces: How Equity Means More Than Access | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace 

Tinkering Spaces: How Equity Means More Than Access | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace  | Education | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement has helped spur renewed interest in hands-on learning and the value of spaces where children can explore their own ideas, be creative, and tinker. Some schools have made makerspaces and FabLabs a priority, building making activities into the curriculum and encouraging kids through afterschool activities. In large part, this new excitement has come from a predominantly white, male sensibility and conversations about equity and tinkering tend to focus on questions of access to makerspaces and to tools.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 18, 8:12 AM
The Maker Movement has helped spur renewed interest in hands-on learning and the value of spaces where children can explore their own ideas, be creative, and tinker. Some schools have made makerspaces and FabLabs a priority, building making activities into the curriculum and encouraging kids through afterschool activities. In large part, this new excitement has come from a predominantly white, male sensibility and conversations about equity and tinkering tend to focus on questions of access to makerspaces and to tools.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 19, 7:42 AM
Consider these ideas as you approach making in your library.

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A Checklist For Today's Teachers | #ModernEDU

A Checklist For Today's Teachers | #ModernEDU | Education | Scoop.it

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity

 

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

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=digital+citizenship

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

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

 

 


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[Infographic] Using Solution Fluency in Design Thinking

[Infographic] Using Solution Fluency in Design Thinking | Education | Scoop.it
This infographic from Nueva School serves as inspiration for our own “design process” infographic. It’s called “Solution Thinking”, and it’s about using Solution Fluency in design projects.

Solution Fluency is bound by the tenets of Global Digital Citizenship and encompasses the other 21st Century Fluencies. We’ve put together an infographic to keep track of it all. Hope it proves helpful!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 2015 5:56 PM

This infographic from Nueva School serves as inspiration for our own “design process” infographic. It’s called “Solution Thinking”, and it’s about using Solution Fluency in design projects. 

Solution Fluency is bound by the tenets of Global Digital Citizenship and encompasses the other 21st Century Fluencies. We’ve put together an infographic to keep track of it all. Hope it proves helpful!


Eunice Sari's curator insight, May 25, 2015 9:03 PM

21st century kids - must be able not only to accept the information, but use the info creatively to solve problems, discover new things, dream and design for better solutions.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, May 26, 2015 5:10 PM

The Global Digital Citizen website also has a solution fluency quickstart guide for free download.

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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work | Education | Scoop.it
Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.

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Rachel Benoit's curator insight, May 12, 2015 9:38 AM

Very intriguing indeed. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 12, 2015 9:33 PM

We should talk about being happy, and, more importantly, we should express our happiness through our interests as teachers and people. It signals to others, including students, how we are who we are.

 

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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work | Education | Scoop.it
Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.

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Rachel Benoit's curator insight, May 12, 2015 9:38 AM

Very intriguing indeed. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 12, 2015 9:33 PM

We should talk about being happy, and, more importantly, we should express our happiness through our interests as teachers and people. It signals to others, including students, how we are who we are.

 

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How You Can Be the Boss Who Goes From Good to Great

How You Can Be the Boss Who Goes From Good to Great | Education | Scoop.it
Anyone who's ever had a bad boss aspires to do better. It's fine to be a good boss, but honing your leadership skills can make you a great boss.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 17, 2015 2:40 PM

Anyone who's ever had a bad boss aspires to do better. It's fine to be a good boss, but honing your leadership skills can make you a great boss.


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The Creativity Mindset | Growth Mindset | Creativity | eSkills

The Creativity Mindset | Growth Mindset | Creativity | eSkills | Education | Scoop.it

Suspends Judgment – Silences the Inner Critic


The ability to hold off on judging or critiquing an idea is important in the process of creativity. Often great ideas start as crazy ones – if critique is applied too early the idea will be killed and never developed into something useful and useable. (note – this doesn’t mean there is never a time for critique or judgement in the creative process – it’s actually key – but there is a time and place for it). (http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/05/09/9-attitudes-of-highly-creative-people/)

Many new ideas, because they are new and unfamiliar, seem strange, odd, bizarre, even repulsive. Only later do they become “obviously” great. Other ideas, in their original incarnations, are indeed weird, but they lead to practical, beautiful, elegant things. Thus, it is important for the creative thinker to be able to suspend judgment when new ideas are arriving, to have an optimistic attitude toward ideas in general.

Tolerates Ambiguity

Ambiguity tolerance may be… the “willingness to accept a state of affairs capable of alternate interpretations, or of alternate outcomes,” (English & English 1958). In other words, ambiguity tolerance may be central to creative thinking. (http://knowinnovation.com/tolerating-ambiguity/#sthash.XqxhaQh3.dpuf)

With the toleration of ambiguity, creativity gives way to new ideas, stimulates the acceptance of others’ viewpoints, and thus raises tolerance, understanding and cooperation. (http://www.academia.edu/2506344/Creative_climate_as_a_means_to_promote_creativity_in_the_classroom

Persists Even When Confronted with Skepticism & Rejection


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



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James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, March 16, 2015 2:24 PM

From the article:  "Mindsets are simply defined as 'the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation.' Mindsets imply that mental and attitudinal states can assist one in being successful with a given skill set. I believe this to be true for engaging in the creative process, that a creative mindset is a prerequisite to being creative."  Of particular interest to brainstormers.

Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, March 17, 2015 2:42 PM

Creatives are simultaneously essential and aggravating.  You know who you are, you are the person at the board table asking why?  No one wants to answer you so they pass you over.  But that is one of the strongest attributes of a creative mind:  why?  Why have we always done it this way? Why are we promoting our products this way?  Why are we meeting?

Ask one why question a day - just to keep limber.


Barbara Wilson's curator insight, March 18, 2015 7:43 AM

I love the graphic here and so agree with this overview of creativity

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Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less | Education | Scoop.it
An accepted open standard is probably still years away, if we ever get one, but the idea of an Internet of Things that doesn’t require even a single centralized software hub like those provided by SmartThings and others is tempting, especially since it democratizes control over the system.


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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/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 2, 2014 10:56 AM
An accepted open standard is probably still years away, if we ever get one, but the idea of an Internet of Things that doesn’t require even a single centralized software hub like those provided by SmartThings and others is tempting, especially since it democratizes control over the system.


Learn more:


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/


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Why Cyber Security Matters To Everyone | Cyber Hygiene | Digital Citizenship

Why Cyber Security Matters To Everyone | Cyber Hygiene | Digital Citizenship | Education | Scoop.it
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month -- as good a time as any to remind people that their cyber security hygiene doesn't just affect them, but everyone around them. And in the globally connected world we live in, that literally is everyone. Your cyber hygiene affects others It's not unlike public [...]


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 1, 2014 5:11 PM
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month -- as good a time as any to remind people that their cyber security hygiene doesn't just affect them, but everyone around them. And in the globally connected world we live in, that literally is everyone. Your cyber hygiene affects others It's not unlike public [...]


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/


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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 14, 2014 1:08 AM

Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.


Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 14, 2014 11:22 AM

This looks like a great way to not only start the year using students, but also to use as a tool for the remainder of the year.

Donna Fry (@fryed)'s curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:44 PM

Assessment tool for reflection.

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Creation and copyright law: the case of 3D printing

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The Australian Law Reform Commission is conducting an inquiry into copyright law and the digital economy in 2012 and 2013.The President, Rosalind Croucher, stated: “While the Copyright Act has been amended…


Spencer Thomson commented: “3D printing exists and, without an appropriate policy framework, we run the risks of repeating mistakes in dealing with online copyright and file-sharing that are only just now being addressed a decade on.”



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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 11, 2014 8:35 AM

Spencer Thomson commented: “3D printing exists and, without an appropriate policy framework, we run the risks of repeating mistakes in dealing with online copyright and file-sharing that are only just now being addressed a decade on.”