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Connectivism - YouTube

Video Scribe Explanation of Connectivism


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Marina Cousins's curator insight, March 26, 2014 1:19 AM

I liked this video because it revised the key concepts of learning theories.  It also highlighted my journey so far of how I have learnt from the internet.  Up till this course, I was very much learning cardiology from textbooks and now I have discovered the rich resources available from the internet.

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9 Steps To Scaffold Learning For Improved Understanding

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9 Steps To Scaffold Learning For Improved Understanding

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80 Ways to Use Google Forms to Support #Learning

80 Ways to Use Google Forms to Support #Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
80 Ways to Use Google Forms to Support Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on EDUCACIÓN 3.0 - EDUCATION 3.0 curated by Javier Sánchez Bolado (80 Ways to Use Google Forms to Support Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile ...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 23, 2014 9:21 AM

Good to see something on Google Forms.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 12:36 AM

Seems acceptable enough.

Ivo Kleber's curator insight, April 11, 2014 12:08 PM

80 Ways to Use Google Forms to Support Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on EDUCACIÓN 3.0 - EDUCATION 3.0 curated by Javier Sánchez Bolado (80 Ways to Use Google Forms to Support Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile ...

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Hollywood vs. history: a lot of this year's hit movies have tackled real-life events. Two New York Times film critics consider how to watch a 'historical' movie. - Free Online Library

Free Online Library: Hollywood vs. history: a lot of this year's hit movies have tackled real-life events. Two New York Times film critics consider how to watch a 'historical' movie.(MEDIA) by "New York Times Upfront"; News, opinion and commentary General interest Motion pictures Methods Movies
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fact checking popular docudramas against history. This could be useful for teachers of literature or social studies.

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Why 5-Year-Old Kids Can Do Algebra

Why 5-Year-Old Kids Can Do Algebra | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Find algebra difficult? Well, think about this: Scientists find that even 5-year-old kids can do it.
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excerpt: "The three remaining experiments used stuffed animals as symbols and the kids were asked to figure out roughly how many tokens the animals contributed to another pile of tokens. They didn't need to know the number: They just had to figure out if the animal had added a few tokens, or a lot. As in algebra, they were charged with finding an unknown value."

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1.5 The Long-lasting Effects of Decisions - YouTube

How behavior economics works in explanation of the reasons we pay more for Starbucks coffee than we will for Dunkin Donuts.

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.

 

One good thing about this easy-to-use technology is that students can still use important English language arts skills like writing a narrative, planning a sequential story, and including key details when getting ready to make a movie. These apps can enhance the work that you are doing with children in the classroom and give them room to be creative storytellers.

 
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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Visual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, which state that learners must "demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made." Putting aside the imperative to teach students how to create meaningful images, the ability to read images is reflected in the following standards.

 

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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Below is a list I have been working on for awhile now. the list features some very useful Math websites specifically handpicked for teachers to use with their students. The initial list I compiled contained over 40 websites but as I reviewed it deeper I decided to take some out and keep the rest here. I invite you to have a loom and share with your colleagues. "


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Tom Perran's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:30 AM

This is a great place to start when you are trying to find interesting and engaging activities for your students. Some old favorites and new  resources can be found here!

Jane Marsh's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:24 AM

I need to take a look at these.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 27, 2014 7:14 AM
20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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How augmented reality builds bridge between games and children's books

How augmented reality builds bridge between games and children's books | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 11, 2014 4:12 AM


Will Freeman:  "The concept behind augmented reality books is simple: a physical book contains many elements that elude the human eye, only visible through the use of various apps, gadgets and other devices. "

Sue Ward's curator insight, October 30, 2014 1:15 AM

Blurring the boundaries and inviting new readers. Potential for boys?

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HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School

HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
LibGuides. GENERAL: Citing Sources. HOME.

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:28 AM

Good graphic to pull it together visually.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:29 AM

Good use of a graphic to pull plagiarism together visually.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 2014 5:08 AM

Easy to understand guide to avoiding plagiarism

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Building a library for Information & Digital Li...

Building a library for Information & Digital Li... | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Building a library for Information & Digital Literacy Skills | Jorum Team Blog on CEET Meet (Oct'2013) Digital Literacy: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making~Stephanie Samaras curated by Stephanie Samaras (Building a library for...

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How do inquiry teachers teach?

How do inquiry teachers teach? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
This post was first published a few weeks ago on my own blog justwondering.com.  It has sparked many useful discussions for me both on and off line. Given the followers of THIS illustrious blog are...

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Gamification in Education

Gamification in Education | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The breakthrough happened after the student took the Bartle's Gamer Profile Quiz and we found out that he was a "killer." Off-the-charts killer, but achievement meant nothing to this student. Just li

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15 Qualities That Will Get You Hired | Glassdoor Blog

15 Qualities That Will Get You Hired | Glassdoor Blog | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Are you the perfect job applicant? When recruiting, there are certain traits employers look for in the ideal job seeker. While we are not born with every
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excerpt: "In conjunction with the above, intelligence, vision, confidence, knowledge and persuasiveness are additional qualities employers seek out. While hiring mangers, HR representatives and recruiters don’t need 100% of these traits present when staffing, the closer you are to 99%, the better your odds become at receiving a job offer. –Originally posted on Personal Branding Blog by Ken Sundheim"

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4 Ways to Talk to Employees So They Listen

4 Ways to Talk to Employees So They Listen | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
No one likes to be lectured at the workplace. As a leader, here is how to communicate your needs to employees and get your agenda met.
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educators are learning leaders of the classroom and school. We manage students and their learning. The suggestions here are useful for educators.
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Five Tips for Building Strong Collaborative Learning

Five Tips for Building Strong Collaborative Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Students at The College Preparatory School often collaborate in groups, as in this math class where students work together to solve a set of geometry problems in the classroom (above), and then wor
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Promoting a Culture of Learning

Promoting a Culture of Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Learning is a culture.

It starts as a culture with the students as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends as a culture with students taking what we give them and using it
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How do you balance promotion of valuing intrinsic motivation and rewards against extrinsic motivations, state assessments, and other societal values? This article begins the discussion with that question in the back of my mind.

 

What is a culture of learning?

excerpt: "The short answer is that a culture of learning is a collection of thinking habits, beliefs about self, and collaborative workflows that result in sustained critical learning."

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Why Companies Fail--and How Their Founders Can Bounce Back — HBS Working Knowledge

Why Companies Fail--and How Their Founders Can Bounce Back — HBS Working Knowledge | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Leading a doomed company can often help a career by providing experience, insight, and contacts that lead to new opportunities, says professor Shikhar Ghosh .
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Cognitive Rigor Blog: The Difference Between Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy: An Example from World War I

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Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3)

Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3) | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (version 2) was updated from feedback and input from educators around the world.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:23 PM

The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) needed to be updated again. Why? Because of the considerable feedback we received from participants in our 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse about our first and second versions of the chart. Some of the feedback was about consistency and flow across the stages. What worked in what stage? We definitely want to thank those that critiqued the stages for us and helped us with this version three that we hope will be the final version.-

 

See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2012/05/stages-of-personalized-learning.html#sthash.gERsoWH8.dpuf

Greg Alchin's curator insight, February 16, 2014 5:21 PM

The brilliant work of McClaskey and Bray continues to evolve. A must read and implement for all educators committed to empowering novice learners  to become expert learners.

PCGS_rEDUcation's curator insight, February 18, 2014 4:59 AM

Recurso muy interesante sobre las distintas etapas de Aprendizaje

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The Trouble With Measuring Understanding

The Trouble With Measuring Understanding | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

...But to pull back and look at the big picture is a bit troubling. There are so many moving parts in learning: assessment design, academic standards, underpinning learning targets for each standard, big ideas, essential questions, instructional strategies — and on and on and on in an endless, dizzying dance.

Why so much “stuff” for what should be a relatively simple relationship between learner and content?

Because it’s so difficult to agree on what understanding is — what it looks like, what learners should be able to say or do to prove that they in fact understand. Wiggins and McTighe go on in the UbD series to ask, “Mindful of our tendency to use the words understand and know interchangeably, what worthy conceptual distinctions should we safeguard in talking about the difference between knowledge and understanding?”2

- See more at: http://xn--www-efa.teachthought.com/learning/trouble-measuring-understanding/#sthash.vF7wt0tt.dpuf


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