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Leveraging Online Blended Learning Strategies to Avoid PD burnout - Strategy 1 - Classroom Marketplace

Leveraging Online Blended Learning Strategies to Avoid PD burnout - Strategy 1 - Classroom Marketplace | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Do you know how online Blended Learning Strategies can help you avoid Professional Development burnout at both the school and department level?”
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Blended Learning Advantages And Disadvantages In Corporate Training - eLearning Industry

Blended Learning Advantages And Disadvantages In Corporate Training - eLearning Industry | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Does Blended Learning really offer the best of both worlds? Check this article to learn about the Advantages and Disadvantages of Blended Learning.”
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Habits of Good Instructional Designers | Design | ICT | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills | eLEADERship

Habits of Good Instructional Designers | Design | ICT | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills | eLEADERship | Technology for Education | Scoop.it

Instructional design is a fascinating profession with a vast array of tools, guidelines, theories, and best-practices. 


As you hone your craft, you will begin to develop habits. Successful elearning course developers formulate these habits after years of practical application. Below is a list of some of the more common habits of successful instructional designers.


Habits of a Successful Instructional Designer

 

1. Simplifies Complex Topics 


2. Learner First Mentality


3. Tactful Use of Engagement


4. Constantly Improves Content 


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 14, 2015 4:00 PM

Instructional design is a fascinating profession with a vast array of tools, guidelines, theories, and best-practices. 


As you hone your craft, you will begin to develop habits. Successful elearning course developers formulate these habits after years of practical application. Below is a list of some of the more common habits of successful instructional designers.


Habits of a Successful Instructional Designer


1. Simplifies Complex Topics 


2. Learner First Mentality


3. Tactful Use of Engagement


4. Constantly Improves Content 


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



Kirsten Durward's curator insight, July 28, 2015 8:05 PM

Instructional Designers and Tech Integrators will soon be merging

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Four good principles of instructional design.

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Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Uni...

Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Uni... | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“These 9 strategies for blended learning are certain to help you engage students quickly and consistently.”
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Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning E...

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning E... | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Each student is unique and learns in different ways. There are many ways to use this diversity as a classroom strength.”
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Blended Learning Infographic: 10 Trends - e-Learning Infographicse-Learning Infographics | e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags

Blended Learning Infographic: 10 Trends - e-Learning Infographicse-Learning Infographics |  e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Blended learning is constantly evolving. And most of the innovations and refinements have been developed to support student-centered learning. That means leveraging technology into learning activities, in and out of the classroom.”
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Interesting to see what is increasing and decreasing.
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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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A.disturbing but credible thesis!
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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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A little self- evident perhaps but nice to see some evidence.
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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.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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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Kahoot!

“Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!”
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Digital Technologies: An Introduction - YouTube

“ Introduction to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. Members of the Digital Technologies Advisory Group discuss the features of the curriculum.”
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Without anyones permission: The open web and on...

Without anyones permission: The open web and on... | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“As teaching and learning activities move into online and blended learning environments we need to think carefully about how we use those spaces, which is often determined by the features of the pla...”
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This challenges established conceptions and dares educators to create a more responsible and valuable digital reality for students...
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Social Media Use by Age Group Over Time

The percentage of online adults who use social networking sites has steadily risen. As of January 2014, 74% of all online adults use social networking sites.

Via Dr Peter Carey
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11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom -

11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom - | Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“What is the relationship between project-based learning and blended learning? This article takes a look, and offers 11 specific steps for effective PBL planning.”
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Good to see that much of this is already in place in our classrooms but some useful emphasise
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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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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL



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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 23, 2014 9:42 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Sylvia Wendel Lundkvist's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:50 AM

Är vi tillräckligt kreativa,kritiska och kommunikativa?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 1, 2015 12:57 AM

Four very important Cs! For me Critical Thinking and Creativity are key to moving forward with learning. 

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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.

Via Jeff Domansky
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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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Cate Ferguson's curator insight, September 20, 2014 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. 

Mike Allen's curator insight, October 25, 2014 5:47 PM

Well worth a look

AndySernovitz's curator insight, July 31, 2015 3:56 AM

A must-read for these cool tips.

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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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Something we all need to be doing at the moment.
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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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