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32 Habits That Make Thinkers

32 Habits That Make Thinkers | Tech in Education | Scoop.it

"The difference between students and learners is something we’ve discussed before. On the surface it’s a matter of tone and compliance, but it also has to do with purpose–why are they learning? How much of themselves are invested in the process? And does it lead to personal change, or mere performance?

So below are 32 habits–or strategies, actions, or behaviors–that can lead to that critical shift that moves students from mere students to learners who are able to think critically for themselves. Key themes? Patience, scale, and perspective."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 28, 2014 10:26 PM

How often have you tried to get your students to show their critical thinking abilities and walked away frustrated as they struggled to reach the depths you had hoped for? This post shares a wide range of habits (or strategies, actions, behaviors, use the word that suits you) that will help students reach the depths of higher order thinking. Four of the suggestions are below. Click through to the post see all 33 (that's right, one more has been added).

* Thinks laterally, endlessly connecting this to that, here to there.

* Can move back and forth from micro to macro thinking.

* Asks “Why?” almost annoyingly.

* Values questions over answers.

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | Tech in Education | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?
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5 fresh ways to keep professional development e...

5 fresh ways to keep professional development e... | Tech in Education | Scoop.it
Joe Dixon, chief learning officer at Teq, shares 5 innovative ways to make professional development interactive.
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[Infographic] Technology Enhances Learning - Ed...

[Infographic] Technology Enhances Learning - Ed... | Tech in Education | Scoop.it
This infographic includes what teachers say about the effectiveness of various forms of educational materials.
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The Future of Education: BYOD in the Classroom | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

The Future of Education: BYOD in the Classroom | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Tech in Education | Scoop.it

"As children across the nation return to school, many are going armed with their own computational tools. From laptops to tablets and smartphones, schools and universities across the globe are testing out a more dynamic learning environment, where students bring and use their choice of technologically assistive devices in the classroom. Despite the obvious benefits, the influx of mobile technology in educational systems has also provoked backlash from parents and teachers alike, similar to the BYOD backlash witnessed within enterprise IT departments in the past few years.

 

Educational institutions are ultimately presented two options: adopt a BYOD program, embracing the technology trend, encouraging student participation, and expanding curriculum to include BYOD-driven topics, or to impose of a BYOD policy, setting rules to govern the presence and practice of these potentially disruptive devices."


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Michael Podraza's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:47 AM

"With my brain and my smartphone on, I am more powerful"

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:51 AM

"..Educational institutions are ultimately presented two options: adopt a BYOD program, embracing the technology trend, encouraging student participation, and expanding curriculum to include BYOD-driven topics, or to impose of a BYOD policy, setting rules to govern the presence and practice of these potentially disruptive devices...."

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:44 PM

Interesting that some Silicon Valley inventors of Apple I-pad  choose to send their children to Waldorf Schools that do not embrace computers. Why? The outcomes of hours spent in front of computer screens for developing brains has not been identified clearly in terms of long term effects. I believe that a good teacher who empowers her students to learn can do so without technology, I am speaking here of elementary schools where most students are gaining literacy that can be applied in any medium a little later. Let's restrict their use in kindergartens and primary schools to be on the safe side. 

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How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy

How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy | Tech in Education | Scoop.it

Reading. Writing. Math. Those are the big ones, right? Up until recently, a lot of people would have probably said that was correct. But since it is 2013 and so much of our lives happen online, digital literacy is being added to the list. Not that this should come as any sort of surprise to most of us, since most teachers spend vast amounts of time in classrooms surrounded by technology. Technology that both teachers and students need to be literate in.


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Debbie Ruston - The Success Educator's curator insight, October 31, 2013 1:53 PM

A good example of what youth and parents today want and require to succeed in the future.

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How to support teachers for 21st century learning - eSchool News (registration)

How to support teachers for 21st century learning eSchool News (registration) Implementing broad concepts like critical thinking and communication may seem like natural next steps to educators, but unless teachers receive support from school policy...
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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Tech in Education | Scoop.it

"The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 1, 2014 7:25 AM

As teachers we are course designers. We design a lesson and if we teach face2face we see immediate feedback while teaching. The same feedback is not as apparent online. One question that is being researched looks at what brain research tells us about designing better lessons, and what applies to eLearning typically applies to what happens in our classroom. This post provides seven tips, with an infographic that show each. Click through to the post to see more detailed information for each tip and to find additional resources.

Below are three of the tips:

* Favor recognition over recall

* Help learners avoid stress and fear

* Keep the working memory in mind

Chris Carter's comment, May 1, 2014 8:26 PM
Thank you, Beth Dichter!
carldowse's curator insight, August 22, 2014 6:06 AM

Reassuring confirmation of good practice based on experience

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Digigogy: Ephemerality: Digital Learning Strategies

Digigogy: Ephemerality: Digital Learning Strategies | Tech in Education | Scoop.it
I wrote about how awesome xTraNormal was in my new book, Digital Learning Strategies: How Do I Assign and Assess Digital Work, and then discovered, with horror, that the web tool had dried up just as I submitted the ...
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Ways to Collect and Curate ...

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Genius Hour in the classroom is a movement that allows students to spend 20% of their time exploring and developing their passions, as long as the learning is driven by research and productive. Genius Hour provides ...
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Digital Learning Day: Teachers Make a Difference

Digital Learning Day is taking place on February 5th 2014. Get involved and make a difference in the future of education. For more information visit: www.dig...

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21st Century Schools: How Digital Innovation is Transforming Teaching

Throughout their lives, 21st century students will change careers an estimated 10-14 times and will be required to completely change or replace their entire ...
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Teaching Innovation Is About More Than iPads in the Classroom

Teaching Innovation Is About More Than iPads in the Classroom | Tech in Education | Scoop.it

"Innovation is the currency of progress. In our world of seismic changes, innovation has become a holy grail that promises to shepherd us through these uncertain and challenging times. And there isn't a more visible symbol of innovation than the iPad. It's captured the hearts and minds of disparate subcultures and organizations.

In education it's been widely hailed as a revolutionary device, promising to transform education as we know it. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as bulk purchasing iPads and deploying them into the wilds of education. Innovation can't be installed. It has to be grown -- and generally from the margins. "


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10 Books to Inspire Innovation in the Classroom

10 Books to Inspire Innovation in the Classroom | Tech in Education | Scoop.it

TOUCH this image. Thing link allows you to create interactive images. This is a great example for teachers


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 19, 2013 1:34 AM
Thing link has a new app coming soon.