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The World Bank’s Robert Hawkins on Linking Technology Skills to Learning, a 21st Century Model | CREATIVE Magazine

The World Bank’s Robert Hawkins on Linking Technology Skills to Learning, a 21st Century Model | CREATIVE Magazine | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Robert Hawkins, a strong advocate for integrating Information Communication Technology into education, shares his ideas with Creative Times about the development of a pedagogical model that combines ICT with learning to produce a 21st century work force. Hawkins is the Executive Producer of an online gaming program, EVOKE (www.urgentevoke.com), that is pushing and inventing boundaries for improved learning.

 

Set in 2020, EVOKE is an online crash course that challenges students to address future world crises, such as food and water shortages. Launched March 3, 2010, the ten week course enabled 20,000 players around the world to participate and develop innovative approaches to solving real global challenges using 21st century skills.

 

“The assumption that we’re making is that more time on task translates into more knowledge and skill acquisition,” said Hawkins who is also a Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank which developed EVOKE. “The evaluation shows that players spent quite a bit of time engaging with the content. We think this is partially due to the incentives inherent in playing a game and receiving rewards. If this mode of engagement develops the type of motivation in students to stick with a subject, then we think there is some positive learning and skill acquisition taking place as a result. Beyond the motivational factors that contributed to more time with the content, we also saw a great deal of peer learning and interaction through the mechanics of the social aspects of the game. In many instances, students learn and understand concepts better from their peers.

 

I think part of the success of EVOKE was that it was driven by a very compelling story. The narrative gave students the space to imagine alternative possibilities. I think that provoking students to think 10 to 20 years into the future cultivates the imagination and is critical to thinking about the possible, about students thinking of things outside of their day-to-day lives, being exposed to new perspectives. I think that the ability to imagine is the first step in doing and actually following through and creating something.”

 

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Teaching youth about marketing and consumerism focus of Media Literacy Week 2013 | Canadian Teachers' Federation

Teaching youth about marketing and consumerism focus of Media Literacy Week 2013 | Canadian Teachers' Federation | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that marketing and consumerism will be the focus of Canada’s eighth annual Media Literacy Week, to be held November 4-8, 2013.

 

The official theme of the week: “What’s Being Sold: Helping Kids Make Sense of Marketing Messages”, will encourage educators and parents to talk to children and teens about the marketing they encounter on a daily basis.

 

“Young people are surrounded by advertising everywhere they turn and on an increasing number of platforms,” says Cathy Wing, MediaSmarts Co-Executive Director, “It’s important that we help them recognize when they’re being marketed to and how to understand the messages that are targeting them.”

 

During the week a variety of activities will take place across the country to raise awareness of marketing issues that affect children and teens including body image, online marketing, food advertising and tobacco and alcohol marketing.

 

CTF President Paul Taillefer adds: “As teachers, we see first-hand how advertising influences the manner in which students perceive themselves and the world around them. As a national teacher organization, we believe in helping students develop a critical eye with respect to media advertising which will help them make wise and healthy decisions".

 

The goal of Media Literacy Week is to promote the importance of digital and media literacy education in Canadian homes, schools and communities.

 

MediaSmarts and the CTF are pleased to welcome back YouTube as the 2013 Gold Sponsor of Media Literacy Week.

 

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Media and visual literacy are critically needed in education today. I think if people are worried about sex predators they have far more to worry about with media predators. Sex offenders might strike our youth but media predators will strike all of us as soon as you can see media as an infant in a play swing setting in front of a cartoon.

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EDUC For the Teacher

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Teachers Love Technology - and its changing the classroom (Teachers Love Technology - and its changing the classroom http://t.co/Fv5S8qBvJl)
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Google boss Eric Schmidt urges Burma to embrace internet freedom - The Guardian

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The Guardian Google boss Eric Schmidt urges Burma to embrace internet freedom The Guardian All connections, landline and wireless, run through a single fibre optic cable, connections to which have not been updated since 2008, according to the Open...
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Innovative Uses of Technology in Retention and Authentication on classroom, online and hybrid courses

Innovative Uses of Technology in Retention and Authentication on classroom, online and hybrid courses | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Mr. René Sainz from University of Texas - Brownsville (UTB) delivers a compelling case for using technologies to authenticate and assess students academic performance. The purpose is to be able to retain students and have a high completion rate.
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A nice info graphic about the differences between traditional and contemporary teaching and learning styles. http://t.co/7mZmm4q8AN
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#Empleo #Emploi Architecte SI (H-F) .NET Paris 01 Louvre: Octo Technology - Paris - Qui c... http://t.co/sfNN8uKWzA #Construcción #BTP
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NEW Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart

NEW Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
New Revised Version of Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart (2013)

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, March 4, 2013 6:14 PM

The originalPDI chart has been downloaded over tens of thousands of times around the world. We received feedback and input from educators who helped us revise the chart so it clarifies the differences between the terms. We welcome your feedback and to share your stories of personalizing learning.

 

If you have our older version of the chart, please replace it with this version.

Personalized Learning Chart v2 (2013) by Barbara Bray & Kathleen McClaskey is licensed under aCreativeCommonsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 UnportedLicense. 

 

Please share this with your PLN!

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We revised the PDI chart from feedback from educators around the world. Now we are receiving information from people who are using the chart to help as they personalize learning.
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Visual Mapping: 5 books on Innovation and Visual Thinking

Visual Mapping: 5 books on Innovation and Visual Thinking | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

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Visual thinking helps you create, innovate... Check out these 5 books to introduce you to new ways to visualize your thoughts:

 

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers   By Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo

Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity  By David Sibbett

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengersby Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

Beyond Words : A Guide to Drawing Out ideas by Milly R. Sonneman

The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking by Mike Rohde
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Spree Learning Games

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Check out this site for up to 300 learning K-12 games. 

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Learning new languages - Myguidon

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Many people, like that young Marine, have wondered how we can learn and retain the vocabulary of a foreign language.
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Library director looks for new ways to engage patrons - The Herald-Times (subscription)

Library director looks for new ways to engage patrons - The Herald-Times (subscription) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Herald-Times (subscription) Library director looks for new ways to engage patrons The Herald-Times (subscription) With small decreases in visitors and circulation in 2012, the Monroe County Public Library will look for new ways to engage with...
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Maintaining strong public library systems in the post-modern age is critical. Hardcover copies are also critical in my opinion. The idea that everything stored on electronic devices that could be erased or blocked doesn't sound like the only way we should maintain our knowledge and cultural base. I do think having more of a coffee shop reading room and internet café wifi feel, group study rooms, group meeting rooms, even board game rooms atmosphere, and even self serve or assisted low cost, media development areas would be helpful to students and small business owners. Small group training courses before use could help ensure proper use and maintenance of equipment and software. Also a public internet access area would help.  All these would give and sustain life to the public library system. Learning and enjoying the sharing of insights and experiences through media is an active participative experience. I think easy and safe access for youth and elderly are most important because working age adults have the least amount of time to ensure both these groups get to the library these days. Both those groups need healthier peer contact then those at work all day with peers. Students just need access to knowledge and study spaces away from tiny bedrooms and distractions at home and school. A library has always been a great place to study if you could get there.

 

 Keeping the library within walking distance is also critical. Cities and counties that locate a library where someone has to drive children or teenage students to the place already set the design up for less use and engagement. Fewer young people will slip away and escape to the library and learn to love it and the adventures in the books there. There is also the possibility that over use of electronics may do real, physical, mental and physiological harm to us. Some science is beginning to surface to prove this.

 

When a library is in an out of a local, easy to encounter location people tend to forget it unless they are already serious library users willing to go out of their way to be there. The out of town idea does not encourage drop in and look around engagement. Placed in old town down areas with traffic from shopping and eating many just retreated to the library for quite places to sit down take a break and, browse, read or listen to something. The modern way would be to attach it to a mall or close by a shopping area or residential area. Any market person will tell you location is everything when it comes to physical placement if you want the public to come into a place.

 

While it's nice to have good parking, I think lots of students and readers also get dropped off to a library so easy drive up and walk to access is critical. As a preteen and teenager I nearly always walked to the library after school or on Saturdays, occasionally mother took us and stayed to use the library, but mostly we went on our own and would never have gone much if we had to have been driven.

 

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4 Tools for Building Academic Vocabulary

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Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! | Edutopia.org

Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! | Edutopia.org | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creates a student ready for college and career.

 

However, many teachers don't know how to implement the teaching and assessment of creativity in their classrooms. While we may have the tools to teach and assess content, creativity is another matter, especially if we want to be intentional about teaching it as a 21st-century skill. In a PBL project, some teachers focus on just one skill, while others focus on many. Here are some strategies educators can use tomorrow to get started teaching and assessing creativity -- just one more highly necessary skill in that 21st-century toolkit.

 

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Brittany Anne Garcia's curator insight, March 24, 2013 5:21 PM

this article is great beacuse they are able to tell you how to implement them when teaching. 

ohdesiderata's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:10 AM

I found this really helpful in understanding how to program tasks to promote creativity and assess them, all within genuine learning experiences.

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Different Learning Modalities and Styles :: VBlog

Different Learning Modalities and Styles :: VBlog | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
It is really amazing how different we all are when it comes to how we learn. Learning styles are how we receive, send and store information. According to many researchers in an average class or learning session, we would ...
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Tainted brush used to paint teacher education programs - phillyBurbs.com

Tainted brush used to paint teacher education programs - phillyBurbs.com | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Tainted brush used to paint teacher education programs phillyBurbs.com These requirements, coupled with courses in human growth and development, brain research, learning styles, child psychology and teaching methods and skills help prepare teachers...
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Fun with Fiber Arts

Fun with Fiber Arts | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Learn fun new ways to use beads and fabric with our fun fiber arts blog here: http://t.co/TzAaRXGteD
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Thinking Big: Tools, Resources, and Strategies to Bring Big Data to the Classroom -- Campus Technology

Thinking Big: Tools, Resources, and Strategies to Bring Big Data to the Classroom -- Campus Technology | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Bentley University's Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems explores how big data is increasingly flourishing all around us, and what that means for instruction, for the academic disciplines, and for IT in higher education.
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Professor Simon Mosey - Teaching styles must differ

Professor Simon Mosey - Teaching styles must differ | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
@IngenuityOnline Prof Simon Mosey in the FT discussing learning differences between the west and China: http://t.co/eOy7hkjxA0
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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory

How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Suzie Boss provides 8 tips for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces. How can we prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators? It’s an urgent challenge, repeated by President Obama, corporate CEOs, and global education experts like Yong Zhao and Tony Wagner. Virtually every discussion of 21st-century learning puts innovation and its close cousin, creativity, atop the list of skills students must have for the future.

 

1. Welcome authentic questions

2. Encourage effective teamwork.

3. Be ready to go big.

4. Build empathy.

5. Uncover passion.

6. Amplify worthy ideas.

7. Know when to say no.

8. Encourage breakthroughs.

 

 


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ohdesiderata's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:15 AM

A great article that provides tips on how to encourage students to become innovative. They are, in fact, things that all teachers should be doing in all classrooms, but to see it put into perspective in terms of creativity is helpful, particularly as it is also framed in terms of usefulness for the future.

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Intelligence vs Creativity...? You decide. Indie book excerpt ~ Parenting 2.0 The child's perspective

Intelligence vs Creativity...? You decide. Indie book excerpt ~ Parenting 2.0 The child's perspective | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
indie author, book excerpt, Through the Crimson Mirror

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“Most brilliant people have a mix of both intelligence and creativity.” Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”


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Five Fun Things to Do With Your Pictures - Make your ideas Art

Five Fun Things to Do With Your Pictures - Make your ideas Art | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The days of posting pictures on the refrigerator door appear to be over, what with the digital camera taking over its film counterpart.

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:17 AM

Display photo frames

Paint your picture

Create a scrapbook

Eat it - turn your pictures into something edible.

Puzzle It

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Technology That Serves to Enhance, Not Distract - New York Times

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Technology That Serves to Enhance, Not Distract
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Throughout the museum, the iPad offers options for learning about items in the collection. “There is only so ...
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Technology in Museums makes everything more interesting.

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Senior Living: Technology can keep seniors safe and in touch - Record-Searchlight

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Senior Living: Technology can keep seniors safe and in touch
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It seems that they were impressed that Grandma made the effort to learn how to email in the first place.
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Magical thinking about technology in education - Washington Post (blog)

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Magical thinking about technology in education
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tech2 To hear some people talk, you'd think technology is going to save public education. Really?
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