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Mapbox | Design and publish beautiful maps

Mapbox | Design and publish beautiful maps | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An open source mapping platform for custom designed maps. Our APIs and SDKs are the building blocks to integrate location into any mobile or web app.

An open source mapping platform for custom designed maps. Our APIs and SDKs are the building blocks to integrate location into any mobile or web app.


 
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A fascinating looking mapping tool. Free for up to 50,000 views. This has some interesting classroom applications. 
 
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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

t id"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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Some great ideas whether teaching online or face-to-face.

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Audrey's curator insight, October 3, 2014 1:26 PM

These are certainly true.  Have a look at www.hotmoodle.com

 

Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, October 20, 2014 5:30 AM

Rien de nouveau sous le soleil du bon e:enseignant, mais plus d'exigences …

clare o'shea's curator insight, February 5, 2015 1:49 PM

and ask indviduals questions every 2-3 minutes - but always label the behaviour first! so it is a positive experience not a catching out!!

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different by Terry Heick This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the… (RT @Learning1st: How is 21st Century Thinking Different?

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Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning

Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A website to support Reflection in Education K-16 The following technologies can support reflection: web logs (‘blogs’) as reflective journals,  wikis as collaborative websites, digital storytelling/podcasting, Twitter and social networks.


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Tim Hopper's curator insight, January 1, 2014 10:31 AM

I used this quote in my dissertation, got to love Dewey.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:23 AM

Herramientas para el aprendizaje.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:57 AM

I like the quote

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning...Another from TeachThought, which is becoming a real go-to site for direct ideas.  This one is one mobile learning, and what learning looks like and what if can afford.

 

 


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MimicDotOrg's curator insight, July 19, 2013 11:28 PM

Mobile technology will totally change education in the 21st Century.

 

Pierre GESLiN's curator insight, January 7, 2014 5:46 PM

Learning on the move!

 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:06 PM

12 Principios para tomar en cuenta sobre m-learning.

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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some new ideas for icebreakers with your students this year? Here are 10 icebreakers that use technology. Begin your school year with an activity that greets the student as a 21st century learner.


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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says most of us have either a “fixed” or “growth” mindset when it comes to learning. Most of us can get through sixteen years of schooling regardless of which mindset we have, but when it comes to lifelong learning–learning for the sake of learning, without outside pressure–only a growth mindset will cut it."


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:47 AM

I am a firm believer of lifelong learning and this

Li Banban's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:23 PM

keep a growth mindset! its never too late to  learn.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:43 AM

These are excellent teaching and learning resources to add to your 21st Century learning environment to promote lifelong learning.

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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. The true pay dirt for browser-based learning games can be found on large online digital game hubs. Here are 10 game hubs players that teachers can use to as one tool in their arsenal.

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Some wonderful resources here. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:41 PM

Finding games that you can use in the classroom is not always as easy as one would like it to be. This post shares 10 websites that are "game hubs" and the games range from one for students as young as preK to students in high school. The list of the sites is below and additional information is in the post (as are links to each). Have fun exploring them and sharing them with your students, and if you know a site that is not listed leave in the Comment section.

* Shepperd Software

* PBS Kids Games

* Mr. Nussbaum

* National Geographic Kids

* Poptropica

* Funbrain

* BBC Schools: Games

* Primary Games

* ABCya.com

* Arcademic Skill Builders

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 2, 2014 12:41 PM

The ages range from Pre-K to High School.

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5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered

5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:59 PM

Justin shares 5 ways to create learner-centered classrooms. What a great way to start the new year by putting the learner at the center!

 

1. A student-centered classroom allows students to be an integral part of the assessment development process.

 

2. A student-centered classroom focuses on finding solutions to real-world problems.

 

3. A student-centered classroom is not about what the teacher is doing or what the teacher has done; it's about what the students are doing and what the students can do in the future.

 

4. A student-centered classroom embraces the notion that there are multiple ways to accomplish an individual task.

 

5. A student-centered classroom firmly believes that there is a partnership and a strong level of trust between educators and students.

Phillip Heath's curator insight, January 19, 2014 4:08 PM

Relationships will always be the heart of education

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5 Brilliant ‘Design Your Own Game’ Websites for Students

5 Brilliant ‘Design Your Own Game’ Websites for Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Five 'design your own game' sites for creative students and learners to take gaming to a deeper level by creating and designing games them self.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:53 PM

Can our students do this?

Lyr Lobo's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:21 AM

There is a magic today with the wealth of tools that support students and their creativity.  Creation and discovery is a powerful combination for learning.

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Hey Lyr, great to see your scoops. This will be helpful to have your curation on this topic. Thanks.
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Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education

Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What is it more important?

 

To refine a science of how to transmit, explain and illustrate what "needs to be known" or that we empower learners to create their own learning direction, approach, scaffolding and pace, by providing them with the ability to "drive" and "build" their learning value and not by having them become open sponges that memorize and comprehend what we offer them?

 

From the original article by Dominik Lukes: "A self-directed, self-motivated learner, will take any resources (no matter how pedagogically naive or badly instructionally designed – Khan Academy, iTunesU lectures, iPad ebooks, labs, conventional classes or TED videos) and use them to learn.

 

As the learner becomes more aware of their own learning (gaining metacognitive skills), they will look for resources that suit their learning better. And, in many cases, will create such resources.

 

That’s why we need to encourage a culture of the remix. Or in starker terms: Curation and creation over education."

  

<- the abundance of information is changing education in so many ways... (JS)


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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:14 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?