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How to Run a Google+ Hangouts Series

How to Run a Google+ Hangouts Series | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Many businesses have held Google Hangouts on Air to engage their audience and offer a unique opportunity to hear insights from the business firsthand.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Hangouts

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 25, 4:19 PM
Many businesses have held Google Hangouts on Air to engage their audience and offer a unique opportunity to hear insights from the business firsthand.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Hangouts

Design Experts's curator insight, July 26, 2:27 AM

At +DesignExperts we use #GoogleHangouts all day everyday. Just sharing the #ThinkDigital love.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 7:50 AM

How to Run a Google+Hangouts Series

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.

 

Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder.


At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas.


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The author of Drive talks about how to use these theories in education! 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 21, 9:43 AM

I am not sure sell is the right word. That suggests commodification. Having said this, teacher play a role in exciting students in their learning. When we do it well, the students engage rather than simply buy in and comply.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 21, 6:04 PM

'One of the big topics Pink tackles in his current book is the idea of moving from transactions to transcendence — to making something personal. That’s the best way to “sell” students on what they’re learning, Pink maintains. This has been a recurring theme in education: connecting what’s taught in classrooms to students’ personal lives. But, as evidenced by current school dynamics, that’s not the way the tide is moving.

“Most of our education is heavily, heavily, heavily standardized,” Pink said. ... The idea that you treat everybody the same way is foolish, and yet the headwinds in education are very much toward routines, right answer, standardization.”

Why is it moving this way? One of the reasons, Pink said, is the “appalling” absence of leadership on this issue. “One of the things that I see as an outsider is that so much of education policy seems designed for the convenience of adults rather than the education of children,” he said.... "Why do we have standardized testing? Because it’s unbelievably cheap. If you want to give real evaluations to kids, they have to be personalized, tailored to the kids, at the unit of one. Standardized testing: totally easy, totally cheap, and scales. Convenient for politicians and taxpayers.”

cioccas's curator insight, May 21, 6:07 PM

Think a lot of this is relevant to teaching language to adults too - supporting autonomy, etc.

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Rise of the Professional Educator

Rise of the Professional Educator | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Are you a teacher? Why did you become a principal? Why would you want to be a superintendent? The above questions are asked of educators every single day by people outside of the educational field....

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=quality

 


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cioccas's curator insight, May 23, 6:31 PM

So true, so necessary for all to read and follow!

Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, May 25, 2:48 PM

El artículo lista 5 aspectos que los docentes deben afianzar para ser vistos como profesionales: estar actualizados, ser activos participantes, aspirar a altos standards y ser apasionados de la educación.

mindy kim's curator insight, July 11, 6:08 PM

... Change and innovation start with the individuals... development, growth, leaders==> building the future.

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Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Suppose you are teaching an introductory biology course and your next lesson deals with genetics. You would like to prepare your students for the upcoming class by asking them to think about the topic...

 


The instructor is now ready to adjust the classroom activities or lesson flow, and improvise if necessary. The flow is pretty much predetermined, but the words used in class will arise from the student responses and, most importantly, will be influenced by the feedback from the live class.


Typically, the live class is shown a representative set of responses, and the authors of the responses are invited to comment and elaborate. The rest of the class is encouraged to challenge and suggest alternatives. Properly handled, this can be a teaching opportunity that goes beyond the course content.


Students have an opportunity to practice critical thinking and communication skills. The course content is enriched because the wording actually comes from the live class, which makes the lesson fresh and interesting to the students.


 


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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, March 20, 5:10 AM

I like the way the JiT is presented and arguments listed, I especially appreciate the guidelines to justifying such approach.

tom jackson's curator insight, March 21, 8:07 AM

this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

tom jackson's curator insight, March 21, 8:07 AM

this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

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Mindset | How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset?

Mindset | How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Carol Dwek's Mindset is based on a lot of research she has done over the years. It has applications throughout higher education. 

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Annie M Herbert's curator insight, February 18, 9:07 AM

Want to look closer at this website...

Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, February 19, 8:19 AM

nice set of links about Carol Dweck's Mindset Theory.  Every parent needs to know what Carol Dweck discovered in her research.  

Jaimee's curator insight, March 5, 10:09 AM

So one who wants to make a change must have a positive outlook on new situations or task that they are not used to?

 

This article is about how one can gain or become a part of the group that is a growth mind set. You gain success or become a better person by following these changes. 

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Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk

Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Traditional methods do not suit modern classrooms, expert says

 

Professor Fullan identifies them as the root of the problem. But he stresses that the new methods of teaching he describes take teachers beyond being “mere facilitators” to becoming “partners” who recognise the “importance of proactively learning alongside students”.

 

“Through such partnering, teachers not only become learners themselves, but also begin to see learning through the eyes of their students,” he writes.

 

“This ‘visibility’ is essential if teachers are to continuously challenge students to reach for the next step.”

 

The report acknowledges that many of the teaching strategies it describes have been “advocated for at least a century by the likes of Dewey, Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky”.

 

But it says that today’s conditions means they are now being widely embraced: “

 

Through the combination of the ‘push’ of traditional schooling that fails to keep students or teachers engaged, and the ‘pull’ of new pedagogies unleashed through digital access, the transformation of education systems on a broad scale becomes not only possible, but inevitable.”


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 10:25 AM

 

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

 

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, January 26, 8:14 PM

This article supports the need to change from a traditional style of teaching to one which is in partnership with the student.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 27, 4:17 AM

Very interesting article which gives educators much thoughts about the methods they chose to "deliver" their classroom content.

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

Progressive training's curator insight, January 28, 7:34 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014 | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

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Elia Lu's curator insight, December 30, 2013 1:08 PM

Excelentes sugerencias de la profesora para nuestras clases del Año Nuevo.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:35 PM

Why are we not making this mandatory?

Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 11:07 AM

EXCELLENT RESOLUTIONS FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER. :o)

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too

Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it’s not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.

 


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Ali Anani's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:52 AM

The emergence of social networks impact is well-explained in this post.

Amanda Feliu's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:55 AM

Un article molt interessant que parla sobre que els estudiants necessiten aprendre des de xarxes socials professionals.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 1:27 AM

Collaboration can be both a formal structure for learning activity but also an underpinning framework for engagement and fostering life-long learning.  Learning networks are part the new learning ecosystem and should be recognised and supported.

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Blended Professional Development Just Might Have Some Answers -

Blended Professional Development Just Might Have Some Answers - | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blended Professional Development Just Might Have Some Answers by Paul Moss, edmerger.com, and Terry Heick Curating new and relevant content and tailoring it to their own, unique needs will become a key skill required by future...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:20 AM

 

Curating new and relevant content and tailoring it to their own, unique needs will become a key skill required by future teachers.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/webwizard

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=PLN

 

 

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Asynchronous & Synchronous e-Learning [pdf]


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Julie Groom's curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:57 PM

interesting article

Kara Godfrey's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:28 AM

Stephan Hrastinski's Asynchronous & Synchronous Learning from Educase Quarterly 2008, delves into the benefits of both types of learning now and in the future.

ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:56 PM

Nice article that explores the compexity of social interactions through learning, and how good channel and mode design can improve connectedness and outcomes.

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You Need a Better Resume

You Need a Better Resume | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
You Need a Better Resume

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:56 PM

 

A 2st Century manner for a creative resume, CV...

 

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22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
You can actually use Twitter in the classroom with Bloom's Taxonomy thanks to this awesome table that details nearly two dozen different ways to integrate the pair!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:54 PM

Twitter and Bloom's! I'm very very happy right now.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a great infographic to learn the multiple uses of Twitter for personal and student growth.

Elena Borge's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:58 PM

Try to use Twitter in class #motivation #newways #challenge

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Teachers who work silently, don’t tweet, blog and discuss ideas with people around the world are obsolete. Teachers are no longer working locally but globally and it’s our job to share what we do and see what others are doing. If a teacher is no longer learning then he shouldn’t be teaching other people.

 

We should all be tweeting, blogging and sharing what works and doesn’t work, get and give advice to and from co-workers around the world. We should constantly be improving our craft because professional development isn’t a 3 hour workshop once a month but a lifelong process.

 

“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” -John Dewey

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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Great article. Some interesting perspectives. 

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Patricia Forrest's curator insight, May 25, 7:06 AM

A must read!

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 27, 2:03 AM

Very interesting, thanks!!!

Enrique Robles's curator insight, May 30, 11:59 AM

design thinker is a tecnique very good

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Worth "Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review


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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, May 15, 3:40 AM

Definitely a must read!

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, May 15, 4:37 AM

A bold statement...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 30, 4:33 AM

aulas expositivas nao sao apenas chatas, sao ineficientes para aprendizagem também...

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Collective Intelligence and practice-based Innovation: An idea evaluation method based on Collective Intelligence

Collective Intelligence and practice-based Innovation: An idea evaluation method based on Collective Intelligence | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Users and customers are becoming increasingly important sources of knowledge due to changes ininnovation policies and paradigms. Simultaneously innovation is becoming more of a networking activity. New methods are needed for processing information and ideas coming from multiple sources more effectively.


For example, the whole personnel of an organisation are seen as a great potential for innovation. The recent development of communication technologies such as the Internet has increased interest towards the multidisciplinary field of collective intelligence. To investigate the possibilities of collective intelligence, the nest-site selection process of honey bees was used asmodel for an idea evaluation tool, a prototype of which was then tested in a case organisation.


The results were promising; the prototype was able to evaluate ideas effectively, and it was highly accepted in the organisation.


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The results were promising; the prototype was able to evaluate ideas effectively, and it was highly accepted in the organisation.

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, April 27, 3:36 PM

Colletive Intelligence

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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I was reading the book The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley and couldn't help wondering what our schools would be like today if we were forced to teach without the technology (including co...

 

 

For example, we have all experienced the "app" mania and are sick of hearing, "Is there an app for that?"

 

Here is a new distraction: why don't we encourage students to use valuable time for "learning" through social media?

 

After all, they already spend hours of their time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and myriads of other social media sites.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 18, 12:00 PM


A MUST READ!!!


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 19, 8:43 AM

¿Demasiada tecnología para tan poco aprendizaje ...?

Sue Alexander's curator insight, March 20, 10:38 AM

Comment section is as interesting (and perhaps even more enlightening) than the article. A good read.

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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.

 

Critical thinking doesn't end. The more knowledge you cultivate, the better you'll become at thinking about it. It's navel gazing in that you're constantly thinking about thinking, but the end result is a brain that automatically forms better arguments, focused ideas, and creative solutions to problems.



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Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, February 9, 8:18 AM

A very practical description with examples of ways to become better in your critical thinking. A good primer for sense making as part of the PKM framework.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, February 15, 8:00 PM

"Navel gazing." I haven't heard that term in ages ... and don't do it near enough.

 

Todd Bratcher's curator insight, February 18, 6:46 PM

Critical thinking means to ask questions that need to be asked. it involves finding the significance in every piece of information you come across and formulating opinions and plans of action. You have to ask the tough questions and the best one to start with is "Why?" Critical thinking is about being curious and allowing your sense of curiosity to follow the "why".Often times following the why will lead to finding the truths and finding lies. Critical thinking is also about honing in ones BS detector. Take time to analyze information before accepting it's credibility.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Important article. Well worth reading. 

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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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The Biggest "Game-Changer" in Education

The Biggest "Game-Changer" in Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 "What do you see as the big 'game changer' in education?"

 

The biggest game changer in education is not out there (as I point all around me).  It is in here (as I point to my head, but symbolizing all of our brains, not just mine) and has ALWAYS been in here (pointing to my chest, around the heart area).  

 

The “game changer” is, and always will be, being open to new learning opportunities, doing something with them, and making that human connection to our learners.

 

The best teachers have always done this, and will continue to do so.

 

 

 

 


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Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 1, 3:11 AM
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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 1, 5:31 AM

Always. Some teachers are themselves "life-long leaners" open to the rules changing, and developing their skills in the process.

Anne van der Graaf's curator insight, January 1, 3:21 PM

May 2014 see more teachers trusting their experience, hearts and heads to be game changers in 2014

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We need pedagogy, not just cool tools

We need pedagogy, not just cool tools | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:08 AM

agreed

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:08 PM

Technology should be a tool to assist with learning, rather than a big checkmark when it is used!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 15, 3:21 PM

This is a great article and needs to be read by every teacher.

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Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology

Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology - The Huffington Post

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:51 PM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Sridevi Parthasarathy's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:43 PM

The most powerful thought this article provokes, is the need to empower children to feel independent and take pride in their ideas. Education is no longer about a tedious transfer of information but facilitating innovation in learning and debating differences. This will call for  a radical change in the way we view our education system, especially in India. We claim to mimic the traditional Gurukul system  which called for experiencing life while learning from it; but we go against every construct of experience and believe that recall of knowledge is way to suceed. The Social Media could contribute greatly in this process of debate, as long as we put in regulators to help people focus.

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

 

1.       Individualize your teaching as much as possible. Instead of “one size fits all,” learn as much as you can about each student, and teach each person in ways that they find comfortable and learn effectively. Of course this is easier to accomplish with smaller classes. But ‘apps’ make it possible to individualize for everyone.

 

Read more, a MUST!!!

 

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Linda Guthrie's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:06 AM

Howard Gardner asks teachers to Drop the term “styles.” It will confuse others and it won’t help either you or your students.

Shafali Anand's comment, October 25, 2013 6:09 AM
Of course they aren't. They are the raw material that come together and result in learning styles. I've got to read this :)
Shafali Anand's comment, October 25, 2013 6:18 AM
Read it. I've always found Gardner's MI theory interesting - because it's a great equalizer - when I was growing up logical-mathematical intelligence (in Gardner's terminology) was given the highest importance - art, music, sports etc. were considered talents/gifts - and not intelligences. Gardner made them more respectable by calling them intelligences. This is why I too can call myself intelligent today - visually and spatially intelligent. Ahem!
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Copyright | Creative Commons Code Generator | Choose a License

Copyright | Creative Commons Code Generator | Choose a License | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Maria Persson's comment, August 25, 2013 11:50 PM
This is super helpful - thanks so much!
Maria Persson's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:52 PM

Must have if you are a developing digitally literate student or pedagogue!  Let's be honest, fair and true to the work done by others and even ourselves!  Thanks for this very useful and urgently needed resource!

becool's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:37 AM

Creative Commons: Voor een sommige al gekend, door niet velen toegepast. Deze link om je hier wat meer informatie over te geven en de cultuur van het delen verder te promoten. Docenten, trainers, instructeurs en coaches hebben baat bij dit model. Controleer de mogelijkheden van creative commons en gebruik het ook werkelijk!

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Online + face-to-face = blended learning

Online + face-to-face = blended learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

 

 

“Blended learning is about engaging students in ===>  deeper learning <===,” says Ron Cramer, senior learning technology consultant. “It’s about blending online and face-to-face activities together in a thoughtful way.”

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 27, 2013 7:24 PM

 

To me Learning is anyway deeper learning as I am a hard critical thinking person, BUT as THEY want to describe it that way, WHY NOT, agreed ;)

 

Ainsley Stollar's curator insight, March 6, 10:57 AM

This article talks about how a type of learning called blended learning has been created to put minds at ease. It was created to help engage students in a deeper type of learning than the usual shallow learning implemented in a classroom. It relates because students are allowed to discuss their success without feeling the pressure of failure.