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Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools

Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
At first glance, Quiet Time - a stress reduction strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, as well as in scattered schools around the Bay Area - looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s.

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How do spiritual practices transform what we typically think of as being secular spaces?  Fascinating.  And, who are "spriitual practices" for?  I love how the assumptions of the article/research busts open yet another pardigm!  

 

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From the Article:  While Quiet Time is no panacea, it's a game-changer for many students who otherwise might have become dropouts. That's reason enough to make meditation a school staple, and not just in San Francisco.


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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
Lessons taught using LEGO Bricks don’t feel like dull schoolwork. On the contrary, students might feel like they’re getting away with something.

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RESENTICE's curator insight, June 22, 3:35 AM

Des LEGO pour illustrer ou pour raconter des histoires.. et pour enseigner le code.

Angela Ribo's curator insight, June 22, 9:01 AM

Legos are so versatile because you can do so many early math and science activities which them which strengthen spatial learning in young children. And to boot, they think they are just playing.

Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, June 22, 1:02 PM

LEGO! I may have to investigate this further....

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
Text Engine was developed to offer cell phone users a means to search the web using their text messaging service. This is great news for educators and students in low-income and rural communities.  

And that's a good thing, because while smartphones are popular, there is still a great need for text-only services in low-income and rural districts. There is also a need in districts like NYC that empower students to bring their own devices to school, but don't have the means to enable students to connect to the internet.  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 16, 12:06 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:01 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 30, 9:44 AM

In this short article and video advertisement learn how you can leverage a texting free tool to obtain Internet info. This is a great tool for anyone with limited data plan, or no data plan.

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

Zengin Çilingir Kale Anahtarcı's curator insight, March 23, 7:58 PM

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Manuel Morilla Jaren's curator insight, March 30, 4:41 AM

añada su visión ...

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When is The Best Time to Post, Pin and Tweet? | Biz Epic

When is The Best Time to Post, Pin and Tweet? | Biz Epic | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

Here is a classic question asked by marketers who want to optimize their social media updates: When is the best time to post, pin and tweet your content?


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 15, 2014 2:30 AM

Classic questions, useful answers.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, May 16, 2014 11:33 AM

Volgens deze tijden zou het niet zinnig zijn om dit op vrijdagmiddag te doen. Eens zien hoe Buffer dit doet.

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 10:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 2014 1:45 PM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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The Ideal Length for All Online Content

The Ideal Length for All Online Content | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?

 

I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to stand out on social media, but I want to do it in the right way.

 

Curious, I dug around and found some answers for the ideal lengths of tweets and titles and everything in between. Many of these could have been answered with “it depends,” but where’s the fun in that?

 

Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines like these. Here’s the best of what I found.


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Carol Isakson's curator insight, April 21, 2014 8:30 AM

Handy starting point

Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 21, 2014 5:07 PM

Interesting. I have to disagree with blog length - 1600 words (about a 7-minute read) might be good for SEO, but it's a long time to expect readers to stay with you. Respect their time and keep it short

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:24 PM

This is a truly useful resource!

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Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools

Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
At first glance, Quiet Time - a stress reduction strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, as well as in scattered schools around the Bay Area - looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s.

Via The BioSync Team
M Angus MacLean Hix's insight:

How do spiritual practices transform what we typically think of as being secular spaces?  Fascinating.  And, who are "spriitual practices" for?  I love how the assumptions of the article/research busts open yet another pardigm!  

 

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, January 14, 2014 11:10 AM


From the Article:  While Quiet Time is no panacea, it's a game-changer for many students who otherwise might have become dropouts. That's reason enough to make meditation a school staple, and not just in San Francisco.


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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 16, 2:42 AM

 There is an up coming project in which I expect to participate in and the knowledge and skills I acquire will make me to be a contributor.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, April 30, 7:18 PM

For those wanting to seriously develop their online skills at a post graduate level this is a possible option:

"Prepare for designing online courses, teaching in blended or online classes or training in e-learning settings."
"The courses are designed for experienced trainers and educators interested in entering the field of online teaching or those who wish to blend web-based instruction into their face-to-face classes." 

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Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education

Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

does Virtual Reality will be omnipresent and ubiquitous in 5 years. It is hard to find now. It is completely missing in education. The question is, who will take a leadership role and fill the gap? Why not you?


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What does this mean for religious education?  Great opportunity to create meditative/contemplative opportunities for engagement, meaning-making, sharing experiences of The Spirit and Human Potential!  Wow!  The question is how!

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Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 9:42 AM

This article talks about one of the many future uses of VR, as a means of education. You asked us what we thought the future of technology is, well Sir, I do believe this is it.

Brock Nicholls's curator insight, March 27, 9:34 AM

Pfaff, J (1 March, 2015). Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education. EduKWest.http://www.edukwest.com/virtual-reality-is-the-future-of-career-education/


This article is an expansion on the idea of virtual reality and what it can do for us. It explains that virtual reality has the possibility of providing us with real life work experiences. Mentions the oculus also and discusses the potential of providing many people across the world at once a unique experience of the scenario in real time. Author states he himself is jumping on board and others should also try filling the gap between VR and online education. Technology allowing people to have a in-depth life like experience before having to really experience it is obviously important and will be massive if done properly.

Benjamin Johnson's curator insight, March 28, 1:06 AM

Difficult to imagine all of the 'in-between' steps between where we are now and being hard-wired into direct-to-brain electrode stimulation.

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The Phenomenology of Participation: Derrida and the Future of Pedagogy

The Phenomenology of Participation: Derrida and the Future of Pedagogy | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
Hospitality in the classroom and digital pedagogical practices encourage participatory pedagogy and collective action. This model of learning and teaching emphasizes the shared responsibility between all members to contribute to...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:42 PM

Like Derrida’s theory of language, critical digital pedagogy encourages the freeplay of intellectual rigor; it acknowledges discourse as communal, the multiplicity of decentered learning environments, and collaborative construction; it rethinks the materials of communication and the mutability of meaning; it celebrates the networked nature of the critical work of learning, teaching, and being.


The Rice Process's curator insight, May 14, 2014 6:11 PM

"Hospitality in the classroom radically rethinks the “territory” of the learning space because it alters the rights and obligations of both students and teachers". The notion of hospitality speaks the host's  openness, welcoming, inviting, and .caring nature. Hospitality elevates the learning space. 

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What's In and What's Out in Education

What's In and What's Out in Education | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

I really like what's in and what's out of current trends.  I created the following chart of what I hope and wish would be education ins and outs in the NEAR future.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/




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I'm really proud to be in a learning community where these "in" ideas are welcomed with creativity!

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Odile Dupont's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:19 AM

Des idées évidentes mais sans doute pas encore pour tout le monde !

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 2014 12:55 PM

Relationships are at the centre of education. It is no longer teacher-centred or learner-centred. In a sense, teachers and students are learning alongside each other. I am not sure it will always be the teacher leading the way although they have to be willing to know when to let go and when to take charge. Content is still incredibly important in that unless it connects to the lives of teachers and students it is not practical and meaningful. Technology is rarely seamlessly integrated.

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The Ideal Length for All Online Content

The Ideal Length for All Online Content | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?

 

I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to stand out on social media, but I want to do it in the right way.

 

Curious, I dug around and found some answers for the ideal lengths of tweets and titles and everything in between. Many of these could have been answered with “it depends,” but where’s the fun in that?

 

Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines like these. Here’s the best of what I found.


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Carol Isakson's curator insight, April 21, 2014 8:30 AM

Handy starting point

Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 21, 2014 5:07 PM

Interesting. I have to disagree with blog length - 1600 words (about a 7-minute read) might be good for SEO, but it's a long time to expect readers to stay with you. Respect their time and keep it short

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:24 PM

This is a truly useful resource!

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Stories foment empathy

Stories foment empathy | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

The correlation between literature and empathy is becoming increasingly strong as researchers examine the issue. In "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined," Steven Pinker states that the "human capacity for compassion is not a reflex that is triggered automatically by the presence of another living thing." But he goes on to discuss how being exposed to the stories — both fictive and non — of others does encourage adopting those people's vantage points. And it's that adoption, that understanding of such, that breeds compassion and empathy.

 

Pinker concludes, "Technological advances in publishing, the mass production of books, the expansion of literacy ... all preceded the major humanitarian reforms of the 18th century.

 

Shawna Bethell 


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This is article confirms how I've been using "the power of story" in the work of Building Beloved Community - i.e., helping people tear down the identity walls that divide them from other people.  Thanks Steven Pinker for the affirmation!

 

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Nathalie Bos's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:51 AM

La lecture favoriserait  l'empathie et la compassion.
Le développement de l'édition et de l'accès aux livres au 18e siècle.a grandement facilité la propagation des idées des Lumières.
Sur quoi va donc déboucher notre révolution numérique actuelle ? (et on n'a encore rien vu !) 

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Explore your creativity

Explore your creativity | Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
IRISS SEE Sessions (SEE | Enlighten | Engage) are a core part of IRISS’s Creative Quarter project, which aims to explore creativity and its use for improved social services.

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