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The Power of the 4Cs: The Foundation for Creating a Gold Standard for Project Based Learning (PBL)

The Power of the 4Cs: The Foundation for Creating a Gold Standard for Project Based Learning (PBL) | Technology for Education | Scoop.it

Creating a gold-standard for Project Based Learning and then reaching that standard may seem to be a bit like scaling a mountain - at first glance-difficult, very risky, and somewhat mysterious. However, even the tallest mountains can be climbed if you have the right knowledge, skills, tools, and support—and perhaps a little courage.  The same can be said for Project Based Learning. We at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills think a lot about skills - so let’s explore the skills that are needed.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 23, 9:25 AM

Creating a gold-standard for Project Based Learning and then reaching that standard may seem to be a bit like scaling a mountain - at first glance-difficult, very risky, and somewhat mysterious. However, even the tallest mountains can be climbed if you have the right knowledge, skills, tools, and support—and perhaps a little courage.  The same can be said for Project Based Learning. We at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills think a lot about skills - so let’s explore the skills that are needed.


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 23, 9:42 AM

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Sylvia Wendel Lundkvist's curator insight, September 26, 4:50 AM

Är vi tillräckligt kreativa,kritiska och kommunikativa?

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41 little-known social media features

41 little-known social media features | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
When I go to Disneyland, I race to the famous rides first: Splash Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Indiana Jones. They're the biggest and best. But there are many attractions I miss in my sprint for the headliners.

Social networks are like the rides at Disneyland. There are so many social media sites and features that some are bound to slip through the cracks.

Which Facebook, Twitter and the other major social network features have slipped under our noses? Here are 41 tricks and tools for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.

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While I will never be an expert user, this list might let me fool some of the people some of the time! :)

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 19, 11:13 AM

A must-read for these cool tips.

McKinley Agnesi's curator insight, September 19, 8:32 PM

This article was more of a read for me personally, but I feel that these things can help my status as member of the online community. Showing different features of the websites that we use on a daily bases. Features that we might not have known up. Most of them I didn't know that we could do. It's a way to clean up my appearance of myself and fully understand how to use there outlets so if I ever need to for a job I will know 100% what im doing. 

Cate Ferguson's curator insight, September 20, 4:04 PM

Every little tip you can gather will be useful... to someone.  In the fast pace of change on some social networks it's useful to revisit some of the little details that can help make things easier, faster, more fun. 

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3 Tips for Educators Transitioning from F2F to Blended Format

3 Tips for Educators Transitioning from F2F to Blended Format | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“ In my opinion, the blended format offers the best learning situation. It's like a web-enhanced course on steroids. You'll get to meet with the students in person, share all types of great resource...”
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First National Private School Survey on Blended Learning and Education Technology

“Launched by the OESIS Group, the Blended Learning and Education Technology Survey seeks to take the temperature of attitudes towards adoption as a whole. (Take the 1st National Independent Private School Survey on Blended Education and EdTech.”
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Personalizing Instruction With 1-to-1 and Blended Learning -- THE Journal

Personalizing Instruction With 1-to-1 and Blended Learning -- THE Journal | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Rich Boettner, the chief technology officer at Hilliard City Schools (OH), details how his district started with a technology task force and ended up using 1-to-1 computing to facilitate blended learning.”
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http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/07/a-virtual-analysis/

“Analysis of blended learning http://t.co/Dlhdu6VoV0 #elearning #edtech #flipclass”
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Resources for Blended Learning Instructional De...

Resources for Blended Learning Instructional De... | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“How to design for blended learning and the flipped classroom? This post provides resources for instructional designers to get started.”
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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Technology for Education | Scoop.it

“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”


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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 11, 2:01 AM

Very interesting

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 11, 2:34 AM

Humans seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. 

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, April 15, 1:23 PM

Indicated 7 Keys to observe differences http://educarencomunicacion.com/2013/07/7-claves-para-escribir-en-la-web/ ;

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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Technology for Education | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 


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Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

rwestby's curator insight, March 10, 11:36 AM

PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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Guest view: Creating 'Massively Better Classrooms' could make Flint an education destination

Guest view: Creating 'Massively Better Classrooms' could make Flint an education destination | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Collectively as educators, we want Flint to be known as the place to go. (Flipped classroom? Guest view: Creating 'Massively Better Classrooms' co...”
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Creating Byte Sized Books For Your Flipped Classroom! | The ...

Creating Byte Sized Books For Your Flipped Classroom! | The ... | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“As more and more educational content goes online, and more and more classrooms flip, we need to re-think how we as teachers present information. I came across a site called Slidedocs the other day, which allows you to ...”
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Teachers need training to execute role under blended learning

Teachers need training to execute role under blended learning | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“The role of the teacher changes when blended learning is implemented and, as a result, educators will require guidance and training to properly execute their new responsibilities in a self-paced, blended learning environment, asserts Peter West,...”
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Work Smart Europe » What is 70:20:10 Learning and Why Should I Care?

Work Smart Europe » What is 70:20:10 Learning and Why Should I Care? | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
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Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“A pediatric occupational therapist says schools keep kids in their chairs far too long. (An article that may spark interest and debate. Is this why flipped classrooms work?”
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The power of "blend" in blended learning

The power of "blend" in blended learning | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“I tend to be one of those educational risk takers.”
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OESIS Private School Indices - Blended Learning & Ed.Technology

“OESIS Private School Indices - Blended Learning & Ed.Technology. (OESIS Group launches the 1st National Independent Private School Survey on Blended Education and EdTech. Now open.”
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Testing New Tools to Support Enhanced Online and Blended Learning at the University of Windsor | Contact North

Testing New Tools to Support Enhanced Online and Blended Learning at the University of Windsor | Contact North | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Testing New Tools to Support Enhanced Online and Blended Learning at the University of Windsor | Contact North http://t.co/Yh3Bk1s60w”;
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Report Shows 'Blended' Learning Still in Experimental Stages - Harvard Crimson

Report Shows 'Blended' Learning Still in Experimental Stages - Harvard Crimson | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Report Shows 'Blended' Learning Still in Experimental Stages Harvard Crimson So-called “blended” courses offered during the spring semester received lower student ratings than earlier, traditional offerings of those courses, according to a recent...”
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DOWNLOAD: Refining Current Practices In Mobile And Blended Learning New Applications 2

DOWNLOAD: Refining Current Practices In Mobile And Blended Learning New Applications 2 | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Download (#download Refining Current Practices in Mobile and Blended Learning: New Applications http://t.co/7JLoBsLV6P)”
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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.

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Wouldn't it be liberating to be able to cater directly to the needs and interests of students?

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Acharya Narmaada K.R.Das's curator insight, May 3, 3:24 AM
In India too This sort of Create Learning has begun .Know Books know Tension ,Know Born/Orthopedic problems.Each Country /State In World should agree .Education is only to teach Basic's But Innovatory Learning sure help over all / Malty functional ,Is for sure. Love & Blessings.
Ra's curator insight, May 3, 4:54 AM

Divorce your school from bells and national standards drive n data production in favour of connections. developing problem based learning requires questioning the structure that our schools operate within. Counter. Culture. 

AleksBlumentals's curator insight, May 6, 2:50 AM

Learning by doing has always been a pattern to master a craft. This is particularly true for the  new-normal which cannot simply be taught as it is not there yet. 

What i mean is that the higher skill of entrepreneurship must be mastered in the same way: by doing, but with an OS that enables better results 

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | Technology for Education | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Leonardo De Freitas Alves's curator insight, June 6, 7:17 PM

Um novo e estranho futuro da aprendizagem. Crianças que aprendem por si mesmo, com recurso a Internet.

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How to Delete Yourself from the Internet [Infographic]

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet [Infographic] | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take to remove your personal information collected all over the web.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 8, 8:25 AM

It's amazing how much information is out there about you. Have you ever Googled yourself?

There may be many reasons for 'deleting' your online presence, or parts of it. This is good information.

Carol Rine's curator insight, March 8, 9:18 AM

How to Disappear Online !

Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, March 13, 6:50 PM

Some sites to be aware of where you have an online presence.

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Real blended learning: rich, complex and truly effective - Clive Shepherd, Director, Onlignment Ltd

Real blended learning: rich, complex and truly effective - Clive Shepherd, Director, Onlignment Ltd | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Blended learning is now the strategy of choice for most major employers across the world, but few are taking full advantage of the opportunities it presents.”
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How Teachers Can Use Digital Technologies to Motivate Students and Encourage Learning By Failing

How Teachers Can Use Digital Technologies to Motivate Students and Encourage Learning By Failing | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“The promise of blended learning -- to guide students through an infinite range of content and learning experiences -- is amazing, but the digital content can't do it alone.”
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G-learning: Flipped Classrooms: How to share and embed YouTube videos from a certain start time

G-learning: Flipped Classrooms: How to share and embed YouTube videos from a certain start time | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Linking to specific start time in #youtube video http://t.co/GkodXsWshY”;
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