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A Simple Guide to Design Learning 

A Simple Guide to Design Learning  | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Doris Wells-Papanek of www.designlearning.us published an article in “Innovation Journal” in which she said “Design is to doing as learning is to thinking.” Learning, Wells-Papnek explains, prepares students to think, and design enables them to do. The goal of design learning is to help students become great problem solvers as they progress through the steps of the design learning framework, challenged to be creative but mindful of the task put before them.

Via John Evans, David W. Deeds, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 13, 9:48 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

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6 Steps for Visual Problem-Based Learning

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Students can solve mathematical problems even before they learn the math. Check out this case study.
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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) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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Audrey's curator insight, October 3, 2014 1:26 PM

These are certainly true.  Have a look at www.hotmoodle.com

 

Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, October 20, 2014 5:30 AM

Rien de nouveau sous le soleil du bon e:enseignant, mais plus d'exigences …

clare o'shea's curator insight, February 5, 2015 1:49 PM

and ask indviduals questions every 2-3 minutes - but always label the behaviour first! so it is a positive experience not a catching out!!

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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

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Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking. It is important in every aspect of school and life, since it involves self-reflection on one’s current position, future goals, potential actions and strategies, and results. At its core, it is a basic survival strategy, and has been shown to be present even in rats.

Perhaps the most important reason for developing metacognition is that it can improve the application of knowledge, skills, and character qualities in realms beyond the immediate context in which they were learned. This can result in the transfer of competencies across disciplines—important for students preparing for real-life situations where clear-cut divisions of disciplines fall away and one must select competencies from the entire gamut of their experience to effectively apply them to the challenges at hand. Even within academic settings, it is valuable—and often necessary—to apply principles and methods across disciplinary lines.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 11, 4:20 PM
The 16 Habits of Mind (Costa and Kallick) include metacognition.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 18, 12:13 PM
We allow extra time each period so teachers can talk about thinking process in their content area and students can think about thinking. It can improve the application of what they are studying, which provides deeper learning.
Madame Tournesol's curator insight, September 6, 10:38 PM
Metacognition - the key to everything.
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8 Teaching Habits that Block Productive Struggle in Math Students

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Which common teaching methods might be hindering student motivation to go deeper in learning? Plus, a downloadable poster of what to do instead.


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Juicy Geography: Google Earth lessons

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Teaching and learning in Geography with ideas for lessons, lots of resources and software reviews. Key Stage 3 and 4

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Tiani Page's curator insight, March 11, 2013 11:45 PM

Practical lesson activities to enhance ICT use in your Geography classroom. It is essential to work through the lesson and check all links prior to setting it for students. 

Jordan Macpherson's comment, November 4, 2013 11:21 PM
I love the idea (and support it highly too) of integrating technological activities in to the classroom. Using google earth is a nice powerful tool that will get students interested in Geography as a subject, guaranteed. I really like how this article also gives you different ideas to use in your teaching also.
Adelaide Parkin's comment, October 13, 2015 5:26 PM
This is awesome, google earth is such a great way to get students interacting in their learning. I had no idea google earth had these activities though so its even better! It would be great to see one day google earth taking us down into the soils though! haha maybe one day?