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Work Smart Europe » What is 70:20:10 Learning and Why Should I Care?

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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, 12:24 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, 1:54 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 5, 11:50 PM

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, 4:17 PM

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

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Thats stunning...
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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, 5:25 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, 6:18 AM

How to Disappear Online !

Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, March 13, 3:50 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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Wise counsel - like all teaching techniques this won't work for everyone or in every context...
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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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10 Reasons Teachers should Try Blended Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Reasons Teachers should Try Blended Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“10 Reasons Teachers should Try Blended Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.”
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Response: 'Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable'

Response: 'Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable' | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“(This is the last post in a two-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here.) Attilio Galimberti asked: What are best practices to make a flipped classroom model work?”
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Teach2LearnESL: Listening Activities in ESL Literacy Classroom

Teach2LearnESL: Listening Activities in ESL Literacy Classroom | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Although it is largely recognized that ESL literacy learners are aurally oriented and they learn best by listening, some students still need a lot of support in lexical segmentation (Field, 2003) in English.”
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Different faces of blended learning | Informati...

Different faces of blended learning | Informati... | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“School administrators overwhelmed by the idea of blended learning need not fear: many districts have successfully implemented one of four models now widely accepted in K12 education.”
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Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection fo...

Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection fo... | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“A website to support Reflection in Education K-16 (Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning | @scoopit http://t.co/MZqwXIzI5f)”
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Create a "Do" Folder for Apps to Boost Productivity

Create a "Do" Folder for Apps to Boost Productivity | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“There are plenty of great productivity apps for every platform, but actually using and tracking t...”
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Blended Learning Improves Test Scores: Study - InformationWeek

Blended Learning Improves Test Scores: Study - InformationWeek | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“High school students who used algebra software to supplement traditional classroom lectures did better on tests than those who didn't in two-year study by Department of Education, RAND.”
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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 10, 11:01 PM

Very interesting

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 10, 11:34 PM

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, 10:23 AM

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, 3:02 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, 7:43 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, 8:36 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?

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Best Practices by Teachers for the Flipped Classroom

Best Practices by Teachers for the Flipped Classroom | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“ List of some of the best practices by teachers for the Flipped Classroom.”
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Amy Fletcher's curator insight, February 1, 5:45 PM

Think this idea has real potential in the English/ESL Classroom

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Secret to organizing teachers for blended learning | ET News

Secret to organizing teachers for blended learning | ET News | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“What do you get when you foist technology on busy classroom teachers? In most cases, you get technology-rich—but still traditional—classrooms, plus teachers who are now responsible for troubleshooting both misbehaving ...”
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World Teacher: Flipping the classroom: using a blended learning approach to actively engage students inside and outside of class

World Teacher: Flipping the classroom: using a blended learning approach to actively engage students inside and outside of class | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
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The secrets of designing and building big data apps

The secrets of designing and building big data apps | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Aaron Kimball co-founded WibiData in 2010. He has worked with Hadoop since 2007 and is a committer on the Apache Hadoop project. Software applications have traditionally been perceived as a unit of computation designed and used to solve a problem.”
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8 Wonderful Blooms Taxonomy Posters for Teacher...

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“8 Wonderful Blooms Taxonomy Posters for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on blended learning curated by Vladimir Kukharenko (8 Wonderful Blooms Taxonomy Posters for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit...”
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Response: To Flip, Or Not To Flip, A Classroom ...

Response: To Flip, Or Not To Flip, A Classroom ... | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic) Attilio Galimberti asked: What are best practices to make a flipped classroom model work?”
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