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Focusing Illusion

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"Nothing In Life Is As Important As You Think It Is, While You Are Thinking About It"   Education is an important determinant of income — one of the most important — but it is less important t...
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'Connectivism': Creating Learning Communities

'Connectivism': Creating Learning Communities | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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"The relationship between work experience, communal learning, and knowledge is at the heart of connectivism"


 

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Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, September 29, 10:01 AM

Atención communities-o quienes quieran serlo-: El nicho está abierto, hay que tener los ojos abiertos y oídos despiertos.  No se puede saber de todo, pero la silenciosa revolución del aprendizaje liderada por los cambios tecnológicos siguen abriendo posibilidades fascinantes a favor de la integración, horizontalidad y apertura de la educación.  Aquí hay sitio para muchos que quieran colaborar, aprender y ser parte de un entorno abierto.  Bienvenidos a la escénica del aprendizaje en el siglo XXI.  Qué gusto da vivir en él!

Marta Torán's curator insight, September 29, 2:45 PM

Muy interesante!

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, October 3, 7:30 AM

What happens in MOOCs? How can we encourage self organised learning? The goal is to connect people in a way that challenge them and deepens their learning experience. I found this to be an interesting piece of work.

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Data Analytics Could Predict, Curb Dropout Rate - The New Indian Express

Data Analytics Could Predict, Curb Dropout Rate - The New Indian Express | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The New Indian Express Data Analytics Could Predict, Curb Dropout Rate The New Indian Express This new project, a collaboration between the Chennai City Corporation and QED (Quest, Explore and Discover), hopes to bring major changes in education...
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Metacognition | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Metacognition | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner."


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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, July 26, 2:17 PM

Meta-conocimiento... 

niftyjock's curator insight, July 28, 6:26 PM

Being a man, I'm very poor at reflection, but by breaking it into metacognitive practices helped me think about my thinking. 

David Baker's curator insight, July 29, 6:13 PM
The recommendations for developing a “classroom culture grounded in metacognition” are great teaching insights and this serves as a powerful link to the research. The following excerpt is one nugget."Giving Students License to Identify Confusions within the Classroom Culture:  ask students what they find confusing, acknowledge the difficultiesIntegrating Reflection into Credited Course Work: integrate short reflection (oral or written) that ask students what they found challenging or what questions arose during an assignment/exam/projectMetacognitive Modeling by the Instructor for Students: model the thinking processes involved in your field and sought in your course by being explicit about “how you start, how you decide what to do first and then next, how you check your work, how you know when you are done” (p. 118)

To facilitate these activities, she also offers three useful tables:

Questions for students to ask themselves as they plan, monitor, and evaluate their thinking within four learning contexts—in class, assignments, quizzes/exams, and the course as a whole (p. 115)Prompts for integrating metacognition into discussions of pairs during clicker activities, assignments, and quiz or exam preparation (p. 117)Question"
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Google introduces another Udacity course called ‘Developing Scalable Apps’ for Java developers

Google introduces another Udacity course called ‘Developing Scalable Apps’ for Java developers | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Google has expanded its catalog of online training courses offered in partnership with educational website Udacity with a new course called “Developing Scalable Apps,” teaching Java developers how to build apps using the Google App Engine.
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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.


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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 25, 8:14 PM

Worth the read.

CESSON's curator insight, July 27, 10:35 PM

We are educating the next generation using tech full-time, are our educators prepared? 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:17 AM

Some good points about building a PLN

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4 Big Ideas That Will Change The World Of Training: Instructional Design and eLearning: Tips, Advice and Reviews

4 Big Ideas That Will Change The World Of Training: Instructional Design and eLearning: Tips, Advice and Reviews | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"The field of training doesn't change quickly. Even though technological innovation occurs at rapid speed and new learning theories emerge from cognitive research, large and entrenched training organizations move like slow dinosaurs."

This blog entry looks at...

* Connectivism;

* Collaborative Learning;

* Situated Learning;

* Informal Learning;


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This not realy an insight but a link to a related topic. One of the courses on talks quite a bit about situated learning for learning game design - https://class.coursera.org/videogameslearning-001/class/index

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The Use of Social Media in School

The Use of Social Media in School | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers and schools are attempting to leverage the engaging qualities of social media for use in the classroom and beyond.

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

This infographic explores the use of social media in schools. We know that teenagers (and tweens) are actively engaged with social media. As educators how can we leverage this use and bring it into our classrooms. We know our students are actively using this technology outside of school...so why do so many schools ban it? This post explores reasons why we should look at this issue.

The infographic is divided into a number of sections.

* If You can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em - Social Networking Stats

* Benefits of Social Media in the Classroom - a look at Student Benefits, Educator Benefits and Parental Benefits

* Examples of Social Media in the Classroom: Looking at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Blogging

* Social Media Pilot Program: Learn about a program in Portland, Oregon and the difference it made

Resources are also provided at the bottom of the infographic.

Jessica Trcka's curator insight, November 8, 2013 3:58 PM

Social Media is a very major topic that needs to be addressed in the health classroom. Students need to become aware of safety issues that may arise when using Social Media. This document reflects how Social Media is being utilized in the perspective of the teacher and student. Students should read this document and highlight and underline the main points and be prepared for a discussion about the topic of Social Media in the classroom.

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How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online

How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 9:09 AM
How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking, Analysis and Expression Online
Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, March 5, 6:36 AM
Actual e excelente artigo sobre Curadoria na Educação

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The Defining Characteristic Of Early 21st Century Learning

The Defining Characteristic Of Early 21st Century Learning | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Defining Characteristic Of Early 21st Century Learning
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Not really my insight but a fragment from the post:

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You don’t have to use project-based learning, mobile learning, standards-based assessment, or challenge-based learning to achieve great results, nor do you absolutely have to ditch lecture, adhere to backwards-design principals, or have research to support every single decision you make.

And this isn’t an argument for resisting change (a death knell for great teaching) or even keeping it simple, either. As long as you get results–no matter how you choose to measure them–and your colleagues support you, you’re golden.

So do what works while contributing to your local professional learning community, data team, content area department, administrator’s expectations, district “non-negotiables,” or whatever other reality you have to juggle.

The reality is, in 2013 there are an incredible variety of digital tools, learning models, and supporting data to suggest a thousand different approaches to preparing students for the work of their lives. That may be the defining characteristic of learning early in the 21st century learning."

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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.
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Great Infographic Making Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Enterprise Learners v Entrepreneurial Learners

Enterprise Learners v Entrepreneurial Learners | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A few days ago I made a posting in which I shared an animated video of a keynote presentation by John Seely Brown in which he talked about the concept of the entrepreneurial learner...


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Jay Cross's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:04 PM

Today I'm pondering the future of learning from the learner's perspective. It's a giant topic. Jane Hart pointed me to JSB's presentations on becoming an "entrepreneurial learner." This made me question by own learning -- I'd blown right past Jane's blog post and JSB's views when they surfaced last year. In these days of skim-and-move-on, it's all too easy to let important things slip by. 

 

I assume we're moving into a world where each of us shoulders more responsiblity for our own learning. This would be tough enough in an unchanging world. How do I set my learning objectives? How do I collect meaningful feedback? How much reflection is enough? How do I document my learning? 

 

But the world is changing at an accelerating rate. There are new things to understand and to learn every day. Learning becomes inseparable from practice. To make sense of an ever-changing situation, the learner not only acquires knowledge but also creates context, makes new combinations, shares insights with others, tinkers incessantly, and expands the pool of understanding. 

 

Most organizations have left informal learning to chance. Now they're leaving the very definition of what it takes to be a successful independent learner to chance. This is crazy-making. If we are making people responsible for their own learning, certainly we owe them guidance on how to do it well. Most organizations are effectively telling people, "You're responsible for your development. Wing it. Good luck." 

 

Oh, and by the way, lots of what you know will be obsolete in five years. The future is unpredictable. 

 

I'm looking into how we can do better. 

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4 Radical Ideas for Reinventing College, Drawn From Stanford Research | WIRED

4 Radical Ideas for Reinventing College, Drawn From Stanford Research | WIRED | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
It’s a new kind of incentive: give students real world applications, and then build a course around that goal.
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Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual)

Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual) | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Keeping students interested can be a big challenge. That changes when you provoke their curiosity and make them think. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 9, 7:08 PM

What do we mean by share your evidence? It is a great question. What happens if something is said that does not fit with our expectations and pre-suppositions?

 

@ivon_ehd1

Frédéric Falisse's curator insight, October 10, 6:51 AM

Sans questions pas de raisonnement. 

D'ailleurs, qu'est ce que la réflexion si ce n'est l'enchaînement de questions?

Et l'intelligence ne serait elle pas simplement l'enchaînement de bonne questions? 

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Google Classroom now available to all Apps for Education users, adds collaboration features

Google Classroom now available to all Apps for Education users, adds collaboration features | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
After announcing a preview of “Google Classroom” back in May, today Google has opened up the tool for educators to all Google Apps for Education users.
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Introduction to Google Classroom

Introduction to Google Classroom | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 3:13 AM

Google classroom still looks pretty basic compared to many other VLEs, but if you are a Google app freak this may be a useful tool for you.


CESSON's curator insight, July 27, 10:31 PM

Hurray! When we use technology in the classroom, we are priming the next generation for innovation and creativity. 

Pamela Hills's curator insight, July 29, 9:23 AM

 The class rooms of future are all ready here <3

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An Introduction to Text Mining using Twitter Streaming API and Python // Adil Moujahid // Data Analytics and more

An Introduction to Text Mining using Twitter Streaming API and Python // Adil Moujahid // Data Analytics and more | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Adil Moujahid, Data Analytics and more (New post: Introduction to Text Mining using Twitter Streaming API and Python http://t.co/jfMmir09UA @ThePSF #python #tutorials #analytics)...

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, April 21, 2:07 PM

 This education 3.0 concept combined with Keegan's levels of Ego Development should help educators and students in their question for glory.

 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 3:12 PM

Special thanks to Feed the Teacher (Giselle Santos) for sharing this diagram originally posted by Dr. Jackie Gerstein.  

 

The one point I really like is the definition of Education 3.0 - planning and implementing education.  The key is being thoroughly infused and reinvented. 

Jeremiah Stanley's curator insight, August 6, 3:16 PM

This article provides a great foundation on web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 and how making a shift to web 3.0 can benefit students in their learning.

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Massive Open Online Courses Trends 2013 Infographic

Massive Open Online Courses Trends 2013 Infographic | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
MOOCs in Higher Education Today 2013 74% of schools currently offer some type of online course. 16% plan to offer one within 3 years. 13% of schools

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Errol Wilson's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:24 PM

WE are already using Infographic in the CSUSB MSN Program, nice to know we are in the majority.

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:42 AM

I like that my dream is better and better realized. I am sad that my countrymen are far from it! 

Eliana Lobo's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:58 PM

I'm taking a course on instructional design right now on Coursera!

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Good Writing vs. Talented Writing

Good Writing vs. Talented Writing | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
"Talented writing makes things happen in the reader’s mind -- vividly, forcefully -- that good writing, which stops with clarity and logic
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"Good writing is clear. Talented writing is energetic. Good writing avoids errors. Talented writing makes things happen in the reader’s mind — vividly, forcefully — that good writing, which stops with clarity and logic, doesn’t."

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Applying The 40/40/40 Rule In Your Classroom

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Applying The 40/40/40 Rule In Your Classroom: Fill The Orange Circle First
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And we have to do this without knowning what will happen during the next 40 months or 40 years!

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Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World | Dorai on Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Like so many daily comestibles we completely take for granted—salt, sugar, and (far fewer of us) tobacco—coffee has a long and often brutal history. And like many of these substances, it tends to be addictive.
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One of the ironies about coffee is it makes people think. It sort of creates egalitarian places — coffeehouses where people can come together

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Building Informal Learning Habits

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Jay Cross's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:41 PM

Build good habits. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 2013 11:43 AM

We need communities of practice and trust to be in place. There was no reference to digital technologies, but it could be we allow practices of community to appear in those setings.