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Reimagining Education | Empowering Learners in a Connected World

Reimagining Education | Empowering Learners in a Connected World | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

A participant named Chad Green once shared this with me in a LinkedIn discussion: "Check out the visual summaries of last month's US DOE Innovation Summit: http://reimaginingeducation.org/. One thing that caught my attention was the notion of an "education ecosystem," an idea that was mentioned in three separate sessions." 
Take a look at the discussions and the video. It's groundbreaking but combines the best ideas of education reform: http://reimaginingeducation.org/.

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Do Smartphone Games Keep Kids Sharp or Just Wired? - NBCNews.com

Do Smartphone Games Keep Kids Sharp or Just Wired? - NBCNews.com | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Do Smartphone Games Keep Kids Sharp or Just Wired?
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Bored kids complaining about how “there's nothing to do” this summer need look no further than their neighborhood app store.
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Los Altos School District Tries Out Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Los Altos School District Tries Out Virtual Reality in the Classroom | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The Los Altos School District is doing an experiment. They’re trying out 3D virtual reality in the classroom. It’s a pilot program to find out if studying 3D images can help kids learn.
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excerpt: "The Los Altos School District is doing a pilot program to test zSpace, a learning tool that uses polarized glasses and a stylus to create an immersive educational experience. “It’s actually like I haven’t imagined it before,” Adam says. “I never knew technology was this advanced.”

 
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5 ways to engage your audience through authentic communication

5 ways to engage your audience through authentic communication | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Communications from branded properties, celebrities, or anyone with a “following” can often come of as false, contrived, and sometimes insensitive, even if they have the best intentions.
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25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson - InformED

25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson - InformED | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
How do we create learning that lasts? It's a hard question to answer, and in some cases an even harder reality to achieve, particularly with the pressure

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 22, 7:01 PM

After describing the three phases of the learning process based on cognitive science. The first two phases:

* Students decide what to attend to.

* Students organize the information

These work with short term memory but to know the information students must also activate long term memory which may begin in class with a review but should also includes well crafted assignments.

What can you do?The post continues by exploring ways to capture a students attention and ways to help them create a framework. The final section explores how to make the lesson stick. Three examples are below (quoted from the post).

* Begin lectures with a high level question that the upcoming information can answer.

* Highlight the "unfinished" nature of each subject.

* Don't use too many types of different presentation materials at once.

Throughout the post there are links to additional resources.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 23, 10:38 AM

I love this image. It captures it all. Beth Dichter posts great stuff on a regular basis. I am really spending some serious time inviestigating this topic of buy-in by the students by givening them more ownership .

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 25, 2:38 AM

I like the analogy of a 'sticky lesson'... something that sticks in your head. That's the aim of every lesson... get what you are teaching to stick in the learners head!

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Favorite Apps
Best Practices
Engaging Activities




If you’re a high school teacher looking for iPad resources targeting your needs, you’ve come to the right place. Students

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A framework for interaction and cognitive engagement in connectivist learning contexts | Wang | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

A framework for interaction and cognitive engagement in connectivist learning contexts | Wang | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
A framework for interaction and cognitive engagement in connectivist learning contexts

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