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Next Generation of Online Education: “Learn by Doing” in a Digital World

Next Generation of Online Education: “Learn by Doing” in a Digital World | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

Shifting to “Learn by Doing”

 

Becker of NMC says just as the role of the teacher is switching from “sage on the stage” to one of a coach or guide, there is a shift from rote to active learning. To foster skills of teamwork and collaboration, online education is incorporating group projects and hands-on labs to help students think more critically and retain the content.

 

Building on the concept of “learn by doing,” online education is expanding to connect students from around the world to learn together and meet professionals. Morris is also executive director of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, which partners with more than 200 cultural organizations, such as art museums, to offer real-time interaction with experts in various fields.

 

This exposure can help answer student questions about the relevance of a geometry class, for instance. “To answer the questions of why you are doing it is key,” says Morris. “[Students] are motivated when they understand and have a reason to understand the material.”

 

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Inquiry Based Learning, Project Based Learning = Kids taking ownership of their own learning. Isn't that how it should be?? 
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The Definitive Guide to Educational Technology Resources

The Definitive Guide to Educational Technology Resources | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
A comprehensive guide (10 chapters) for teachers to learn the best EdTech tools, apps, blogs, tips, etc. handpicked from the web. Happy teaching!
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Ed Tech resources are always in high demand, and they do seem to 'shift' as technology morphs and student/teacher skills grow. 
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Putting students in charge of their learning transforms a small rural district

Putting students in charge of their learning transforms a small rural district | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond.
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Why Does Writing Make Us Smarter?

Why Does Writing Make Us Smarter? | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Through our technology dependence, from smartphones to laptops, we seem to have a keyboard attached to our fingertips at all times. Have you thought about the last time you wrote something by hand? Research shows that our brains benefit from handwriting in multiple ways.
Melissa Thompson talked with Dr. Marc Seifer, a graphologist, expert in handwriting, and the author of The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis (published in 2008). According to Seifer, the following are the main ways in which handwriting helps our brains.
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1. Handwriting has a soothing effect
By writing a soothing sentence, we exercise a type of graphotherapy, says Seifer. Writing down something like, “I will be more serene” twenty times every day may, in fact, exert an effect, particularly in people with attention deficit disorder.
“This makes the person calmer and rewires the brain,” he adds.
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2. Handwriting coordinates the brain’s hemispheres
Writing something in cursive, as outdated as it feels, coordinates the brain’s hemispheres. However, the depth with which we use the two parts of our brain differs from person to person. Don’t confuse cursive with writing your signature, though!
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3. Handwriting boosts learning
Handwriting notes is one of the best ways to study and acquire new knowledge. The reason is that writing by hand stimulates a part of the brain called the RAS, or the Reticular Activating System. According to Lifehacker, the RAS filters all information that needs processing by the brain, prioritizing the things in your immediate focus at the time of writing. This is boosted by the physical act of writing. A 2010 study showed the areas of the brain that are related to learning were stimulated much more when children were requested to jot down words like “spaceship,” instead of simply focusing on the word.
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4. Handwriting will keep distractions away
Your computer is a master at wasting your time, either by enticing you to look at pictures of cats or stalk your exes. Distractions are the reason software like Minutes Please and Facebook Limiter exists. Having said that, there are good things on the internet as well. A recent study suggested that 5-minute breaks to browse on your favorite website may even boost your productivity at work. However, when you are done with GIFs and you can’t escape working on your dissertation again, try doing it with a pen and paper. You will appreciate the lack of distraction that is all too common on the internet.
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5. Handwriting keeps aging minds sharp
Handwriting is an awesome tool for baby boomers who want to retain their minds’ sharpness as they age. “Writing by hand helps to keep the mind dexterous and assists in solidifying memories,” says Kelsey Poe, Director of Marketing & Sales at CMP. “Keeping a handwritten journal can really sharpen aging minds and boost memories.”
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6. Handwriting enhances memory
Let’s assume you are in class, taking notes. Perhaps it will be quicker to use your laptop, but have you considered that jotting your notes by hand may enhance your ability to remember all that information later? According to many psychologists, handwriting better enhances memory, an effect that is evident in both children and adults.
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“There is considerable research showing that among developing children, the ones who write by hand have stronger memory,” said Seifer.
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7. Handwriting activates your brain more than typing does
Handwriting makes you use more of your brain. The regions of the brain that are associated with reading are stimulated while writing by hand only, and not while texting or typing.
“One of the key differences is movement. That implicates the brain’s motor cortex, so … you are activating a larger portion of your brain than when simply typing,” said Seifer.
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This is definitely true for the creative connections w/in the brain. 
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5 Strategies For Teaching Students To Use Metacognition -

5 Strategies For Teaching Students To Use Metacognition - | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
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Having students reflect on their own thinking is a powerful learning tool, much like revision in the writing process. You come out stronger in the end!
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Unlocking the power of inquiry-based learning

Unlocking the power of inquiry-based learning | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based learning means asking questions that demand students use evidence from the text to support their thinking. It means challenging students to respond to the differing ideas of their classmates. And it means pushing students to further their own thinking.
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MindShift

MindShift | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Finding the right app or website can help kids of all skill levels discover the fun of coding, whether it's drag-and-drop commands or writing lines of code.
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Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking

Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

This ebook was designed with English language teachers in mind but should have some value for any teacher who is interested in developing their students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills.


The book contains a wide range of suggested activities for both the creation and exploitation of infographics in the classroom.
It also helps teachers with tips and advice on how to plan and create infographics and suggestions for which tools to use to produce different types of infographic.


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Infographics are such a great differentiated way for kids to show what they know.  
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 30, 5:38 AM

My latest ebook in the Digital Classrooms Series.

Susan Kelly's comment, October 14, 8:37 AM
Thanks. I'm eager to read this and wonder if you've included the BIg 6 Information Literacy Skills.
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6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement

6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
By Alicia Hill - Here are six strategies for increasing student engagement in the virtual classroom from high school to higher education.
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What are your digital rights?

What are your digital rights? | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Digital rights are basically human rights in the internet era. The rights to online privacy and freedom of expression, for example, are really extensions of the equal and inalienable righ...
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Identity in a Digital World

Presented at TEDxLangleyEd on January 17, 2015.

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Why the Future Will be Made by Creators, Not Consumers - Wired

Why the Future Will be Made by Creators, Not Consumers - Wired | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and former Google executive, wants every child to be able to code.  That’s a sweeping but practical vision.
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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Google tips and tricks!! Always helpful for new information or for refreshers. 

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don't always know how to apply
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Interesting article! and to read that college professors are as slow as education in general to change --- hmmm. 
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What the Heck Is Service Learning?

What the Heck Is Service Learning? | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Here's a simple definition for service learning with details and resources for planning a unit.
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Collaborative Teaching for Interdisciplinary Learning

Collaborative Teaching for Interdisciplinary Learning | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Collaborative teaching has benefits for both students and teachers. Watch how one team of teachers plans and presents lessons covering multiple disciplines. The collaborative process helps with professional development of teachers, both new and experienced.
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6 Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask

6 Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
In an earlier post here in  Educational Technology and Mobile Learning  I talked about the  8 elements of the critical thinking proces
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Never underestimate the power of a good question. 
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If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

Stop avoiding what scares you.
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6 Skills Students Today Must Develop | #LEARNing2LEARN

6 Skills Students Today Must Develop | #LEARNing2LEARN | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." 

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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

 


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The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." 

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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

 

 

delta14's curator insight, October 10, 9:39 AM
Guía para dar seguimiento al logro de las competencias que nuestros estudiantes deben alcanzar, para dar soluciones a problemas emergentes y tener éxito en el mundo real.
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What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News)

What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News) | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
The idea is that you want students to engage deeply in ongoing projects within and across platforms.
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Understanding the Complexities of Fair Use, Creatively and In the Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies

Understanding the Complexities of Fair Use, Creatively and In the Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
(Image Source) What is Fair Use? What Isn’t? Read on. Dawn Thomsen from the Lamp reached out recently to share some resources that can help teachers and students understand Fair Use. We were just discussing this in the Emerging Information
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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Really good tips for students and all speakers.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 10, 2015 3:51 PM

Contação de historias como modelo milenar de aprendizagem de adultos #avancee

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 13, 2015 8:05 PM

Worth sharing. 

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 2015 4:55 PM

Great techniques for teaching or professional development. The article gives video examples of each.

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How are projects and project-based learning different?

How are projects and project-based learning different? | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Often, traditional classes have assigned projects--write a poem in the style of Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright; create a rap song about fractions; make a diagram of a eukaryotic animal cell; make a tooth

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clear differences between projects and project based learning - 

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The 6 Most Important Technologies To Impact Teaching and Learning in the Next 5 Years

Virtual assistants, flipped classrooms and "the quantified self" are three of the six technological developments that will have a significant impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, released by the New Media Consortium and Educause Monday.

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