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ASCD Express 8.09 - Common Core Quick-Start: Three Steps for Creating a Professional Learning Network

ASCD Express 8.09 - Common Core Quick-Start: Three Steps for Creating a Professional Learning Network | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Good info for creating a PLN even if it has nothing to do with Common Core. 

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Voices may not trigger brain's reward centers in children with autism, Stanford/Packard study shows

In autism, brain regions tailored to respond to voices are poorly connected to reward-processing circuits, according to a new study by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Communica8GH's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:14 AM

Evidence for Pivotal Response Treatment

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20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, d...

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Sue Blough's comment, June 21, 2013 4:23 PM
This article is relevant to idea of engaging students in multiple ways and multiple intelligences. Good food for thought.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:47 AM

New ways we might use PowerPoint in our classroom.

 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 2, 7:26 AM
Pas mal comme utilisation de Powerpoint.
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10 Winning Presentation Ideas from Haiku Deck

10 Winning Presentation Ideas from Haiku Deck | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a Haiku Deck master or you’re just checking it out, I hope you’re getting the picture that we have a point of view about presentations. Does the world need more lame clip art and bullet points? We say no. Does it need more inspiration, more simplicity and beauty? That’s why we’re here...


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corneja's comment, July 2, 2013 7:24 AM
Thanks a lot, Baiba, for the scoop!
corneja's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:26 AM

Thanks!

stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:45 AM

Love looking at new presentation tools - love Haiku - good for students too!

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What do you feel are the key digital literacy skills that 21st century learners need?

What do you feel are the key digital literacy skills that 21st century learners need? | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Digital literacy has become one of the major issues facing educators in this early part of the 21st century. The need to develop students and teachers digital literacies has become increasingly accepted as fact and yet most teachers' and students' understanding of what exactly constitutes a digital literacy still seems to remain quite vague. Even more vague seems to be teachers' understanding of how precisely we go about developing those literacies.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 9, 2013 1:04 PM
That's my impression too. Thanks.
David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 2014 10:35 PM

The exposure to this 'social quizzing' app was alone worth the read.  You won't be surprised to find out what is the #1 response, and the final response is unintentionally funny to me - it received 0 votes.  

Aurora María's curator insight, April 26, 2015 4:33 PM

añada su visión ...

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The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - of Malcolm Knowles

The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - of Malcolm Knowles | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What Andragogy means and which are Knowles’ 5 assumptions of Adult Learners? Are you familiar with Knowles’ 4 Principles Of Andragogy?

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Christopher Pappas's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:29 AM

The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - of Malcolm Knowles
What Andragogy means and which are Knowles’ 5 assumptions of Adult Learners? Are you familiar with Knowles’ 4 Principles Of Andragogy? At the following post I will answer the above questions and you will find several highly recommended resources on Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory.
http://elearningindustry.com/the-adult-learning-theory-andragogy-of-malcolm-knowles

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heut...

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heut... | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Educa...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:27 AM

So, what do you think of this argument?

Chris Carter's comment, June 18, 2013 1:08 PM
Thanks, Region 13!
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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - TeachThought

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - TeachThought | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.

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Alastair Drayton's curator insight, June 13, 2013 6:40 PM

The influences on us as a 21st century teacher. 

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:28 AM

more food..

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30 Incredibly Useful Tools & Resources for eLearning Professionals

30 Incredibly Useful Tools & Resources for eLearning Professionals | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Discover 30 useful (and free) eLearning tools and resources that can make your life easier!

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Holly Dilatush's comment, June 7, 2013 12:31 PM
Thanks for sharing this and so many other worthwhile links, Patty
Hollie Lancarte's curator insight, June 7, 2013 3:18 PM

Just some good free stuff to checkout.

Roberto Ibán Ramírez Avila's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:09 PM

Al revisar este artículo, me topé con la sorpresa y novedad que de las treinta herramienats mencioandas, de ellas pude descargar un manual sobre elearning que me va a servir para orientar con mayor precisión y eficiencia el proceso de diseño instruccional para la creación de cursos mixtos o en línea.

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IPad Teaching and Learning

IPad Teaching and Learning | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

`Beginning in our next school year, we are very excited to implement iPads (iPad2 devices) as a tool for collaborative learning in our English and Media faculty. We believe that the technology can enhance our pedagogy, whilst engaging our students in the basics of reading, writing and speaking & listening. We believe that the devices can harness excitement and confidence in our students, unleashing greater creativity and raising literacy standards. By using Apple TV, we will use the devices as a tool for formative assessment, immediately streaming student responses, writing, annotation or presentations and films etc. We are not going for the 1-to-1 model, instead the device will be used as a collaborative tool in groups. A class set will effectively be 7 to 8 iPads.``


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:44 PM

It is interesting and pleasing to note that more people are looking to use digital technologies to address appropriate predefined learning goals that may differ from those that best suit traditional learning goals and pen and paper technologies.

Karen Churchill's comment, June 18, 2013 8:25 PM
A good move. Not using iPads or rather some brand of tablet in the 21st century is like not using biros in the 20th.
Alexandra Chevreuil's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:57 AM

a good tool to motivate students

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Education News - Report: Schools are Wasting Education Technology's Potential

Education News - Report: Schools are Wasting Education Technology's Potential | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"A report released by the Center for American Progress states that schools are not using technology in a way that benefits students. The United States is spending billions of dollars on technology in schools across the country, yet students are using the equipment for “lower-order skills” like practice and drill programs.

    “Our findings suggest that many schools have yet to take full advantage of technology’s ability to improve the art of teaching and the process of learning,” said Ulrich Boser, author of the report and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. “In classrooms across the nation, many students are not using technology in very sophisticated ways. Students are too often using computers to do drill and practice instead of more intellectually engaging activities such as using statistical programs or spreadsheets.”"


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Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie

Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online | Dixon | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online

 

From the Abstract:

 

Icebreakers are fun activities that help people get to know each other. These activities can potentially ameliorate the perceived distance in online learning environments. Two author-developed icebreakers were used in a preliminary study involving university undergraduates and instructors in online environments. Respondents took part in an icebreaker at the start of a semester and at the mid-point after which they completed a questionnaire about perceived value of icebreakers. Early results were positive and have led to recommendations for practice.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 15, 2013 7:01 PM

You'll find some interesting icebraker ideas in the the appendix of this full text research paper. 


Ruth Hall's curator insight, June 16, 2013 11:21 PM

Check the icebreakers in appendix A

Carl Heine's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:43 AM

Looking for activities to break the ice online?

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Pixntell - Create Beautiful Slideshows on Your iPhone or iPad

Pixntell - Create Beautiful Slideshows on Your iPhone or iPad | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Pixntell adds your voice to your pictures and creates a personalized video you can share on Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube, FocusTrain or email.

 

Features:

● Simple and easy to use
● (NEW) upload videos directly to Dropbox with auto email link.
● Upload videos directly to Facebook
● Upload videos directly to YouTube with auto email link
● Intuitive controls similar to top selling apps
● Creates .m4v movies out of your voice and pictures
● Create a great time capsule


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Stephan Hughes's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Looks like a great tool - I hope there is an Android version of it. 

StudentSupport@EdinburghCollege's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:35 AM

Studying is not the intended function of this application, however, by uploading lecture slides as images, or taking pictures of the board during class, then uploading these images to Pixntell, would allow you to create your very own custom Flashcards. By recording your own audio notes to accompany the images, you could create short movies that could act as bitesize recap tools to support your revision, or prompts for studying, or a visual plan for your coursework.   

Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:18 AM

How could I use this to teach?

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The Presenter Manifesto : 8 Distinctions of a World Class Presenter

A compilation of proven distinctions on what makes a World-Class Presenter. Written by Eric Feng, Presentation Coach ( http://ericfeng.com ) and Designed by Sli

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Priyanka P. Kamra's curator insight, June 19, 2013 1:59 PM

Dintinction is important when you start a new business - to distinguish your business offering as well as You as a Leader for the organization you represent.

There are some good suggestions in this.

Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, June 20, 2013 9:26 AM

Working on being a professional development leader? Know that your audience is King...context is more important than content. This makes me reevaluate all of my professional development sessions. 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, July 3, 2013 12:39 AM

Eric Feng shares the 8 major factors to keep in mind when you really want to share your message to an audience (no matter how many are in that audience)

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Communication and Social Presence: The Impact on Adult Learners’ Emotions in #Distance Learning

Communication and Social Presence: The Impact on Adult Learners’ Emotions in #Distance Learning | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 18, 2013 12:07 PM

The aim of this work is to examine the role of communication and social presence in distance learning environments and their impact on the emotions of adult learners. A study was conducted at the Hellenic Open University (HOU), using a questionnaire that was completed by 94 undergraduate and postgraduate students. More than 94 % of the students felt the need to communicate with their instructor and fellow students, but less actually did. More than 50 % of the students experienced both positive and negative emotions, while women were more prone to negative feelings. Negative emotions motivated students mainly to contact the tutor, while both negative and positive emotions motivated them to contact their fellow students. After communication, the majority of students felt positive emotions more intensely and negative ones less intensely, due to support and encouragement that they received from their tutor and fellow students. More than 80 % of the participants considered social presence as an important element of communication during their course, related to positive emotions. Regardless of the level of the course, age and marital status, quality student–tutor and student-student communication in the Hellenic Open University has an important effect on students’ emotional well being.

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Pedagogy vs. Andragogy

Pedagogy vs. Andragogy | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Over this last year I have been fortunate to have been sent to many education conferences on behalf of SmartBrief in pursuit of content and guest bloggers for SmartBlog on Education. It is a dream job for a retired educator and an education blogger.

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gregmhagar's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:29 AM

Nice breakdown at a glance.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, May 21, 2013 11:50 AM

Most students at the undergrad/grad level are adults or are beginning to be adults, so instructional design should take these differences into account.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's comment, May 21, 2013 11:53 AM
Quote from article: "In the final analysis, I do not think that there are differences in the way we learn as adults, or kids, but rather the differences lie in the opportunities afforded to learn. If we respected kids more as learners, they might be more self-directed and motivated in their learning. If they are allowed to participate in their learning, they might take more ownership."
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Pedagogy vs. Andragogy

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Over this last year I have been fortunate to have been sent to many education conferences on behalf of SmartBrief in pursuit of content and guest bloggers for SmartBlog on Education. It is a dream ...

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Pedagogies of Scale | Critical Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Pedagogies of Scale | Critical Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Underestimating students is an epidemic, one that even critical pedagogues and so-called student-centered classrooms can easily fall victim to. This happens at every scale. It’s especially egregious, though, to underestimate students in classes of 20 or 10 or 5, where the student-to-teacher ratio creates more space for the voice of the teacher and less critical mass for student revolt. Watching a teacher drone incessantly to a room of 10 bored-to-death students makes even a TED Talk look blissfully interactive.

Underestimating students is an epidemic, one that even critical pedagogues and so-called student-centered classrooms can easily fall victim to. This happens at every scale. It’s especially egregious, though, to underestimate students in classes of 20 or 10 or 5, where the student-to-teacher ratio creates more space for the voice of the teacher and less critical mass for student revolt. Watching a teacher drone incessantly to a room of 10 bored-to-death students makes even a TED Talk look blissfully interactive. - See more at: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Pedagogies_of_Scale.html#sthash.xXKKZyXB.dpufUnderestimating students is an epidemic, one that even critical pedagogues and so-called student-centered classrooms can easily fall victim to. This happens at every scale. It’s especially egregious, though, to underestimate students in classes of 20 or 10 or 5, where the student-to-teacher ratio creates more space for the voice of the teacher and less critical mass for student revolt. Watching a teacher drone incessantly to a room of 10 bored-to-death students makes even a TED Talk look blissfully interactive. - See more at: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Pedagogies_of_Scale.html#sthash.xXKKZyXB.dpuf


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 2013 3:23 AM

This is an interesting article which explores some of the issues surroundng and supporting the use of MOOCs to scale up education. I like the comparison of education to an epidemic.

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The Truth About Brainstorming And The Proof About Learning

The Truth About Brainstorming And The Proof About Learning | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Brainstorming, for example, which has been practiced for decades in every boardroom and classroom across America, has been shown almost never to work. Brainstorming relies on the conceit that any idea is a good idea, and that feedback is the same as criticism which kills spontaneity. Both of these notions are completely false, and taken as the underpinnings of creativity, they yield surprisingly few and alarmingly thin suggestions in response to any group-think exercise."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:37 PM

So does brainstorming work? Check out the 2 minute video that looks at this issue (embedded in the post) as well as many other great resources including:

* An infographic "Move Beyond Brainstorming" that provides suggestions for more effective group work and discusses the concept of "lateral thinking".

* A second infographic "Are We Brainstorming the Wrong Way?" that looks at ways to generate ideas through interpersonal learning.

* And one final infographic from Mindjet 'Between Minds" that provides "an ongoing taxonomy of team dynamics" by comparing the left brain and right brain. 

Jackie Keith's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:26 AM

The SCAMPER technique can help. http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/tutorials/scampertutorial.html