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Applying and Integrating Media and Technology for Learning in a Traditional or Post Modern Classroom.
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mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: The importance of relaxing with students

mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: The importance of relaxing with students | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

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The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and the students get restless….This is the perfect time to think about these recommendations.

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Darcey Bussell's dance lessons plan for schools - Telegraph.co.uk

Darcey Bussell's dance lessons plan for schools - Telegraph.co.uk | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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Darcey Bussell's dance lessons plan for schools
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Her programme will teach children to dance in around 15 styles, with specially-composed extracts of world music to encourage them to learn to love movement.
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Making History: Wikipedia Editing as Pedagogical and Public Intervention

Making History: Wikipedia Editing as Pedagogical and Public Intervention | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Image copyright Project Continua/Brooklyn Museum, 2014
Guest Authors: Alexandra Thom and Saisha Grayson
On the first Saturday in February, the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A.
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The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students

The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
March 4 , 2014
Creating and using mind maps is a great way to get students brainstorming ideas about a given topic, organize their thought processes and turn these ideas into a neatly written pieces....
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More fun with Mind Mapping!

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6 Ways to Manage Children's Technology Use With Shared Physical Custody - Huffington Post

6 Ways to Manage Children's Technology Use With Shared Physical Custody - Huffington Post | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
6 Ways to Manage Children's Technology Use With Shared Physical Custody
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Co-parenting is trying enough-- but throw in technology management and it seems almost impossible.
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This looks like a meaningful article for parents in this shared custody situation.

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In Education Technology, Startups With Big Impact Tend to Be Rather Simple - Re/code

In Education Technology, Startups With Big Impact Tend to Be Rather Simple - Re/code | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
In Education Technology, Startups With Big Impact Tend to Be Rather Simple
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And now, some of those bets are starting to bloom. The lesson plan and homework sharing site Edmodo has 32 million users.
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Sometimes simple is still the best!

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The rise of OpenStreetMap: A quest to conquer Google’s mapping empire

The rise of OpenStreetMap: A quest to conquer Google’s mapping empire | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
om·ni·pres·ent
adjective \-zənt\
: present in all places at all times
This definition of omnipresent sums up many facets of society. Fast food chains? Everywhere. Reality TV shows? You know the answer.
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There are others rising to challenge Google Maps.

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20 Great Pinterest Boards for Art Teachers

20 Great Pinterest Boards for Art Teachers | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
February 25, 2014
Last year I facilitated a workshop on "Artful Thinking: Teaching Literacy through The Arts" and shared several resources with teachers. However, today I revisited these resources...
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Here are some ideas! Enjoy! Use these fun ideas with kids and grandkids as well!

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Technology is Helping Students to Adopt Their Own Learning Style - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Technology is Helping Students to Adopt Their Own Learning Style - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Let’s learn about different learning styles and how technology helps students in adopting their own learning style.
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This is one of the most powerful uses of technology.

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More than 100,000 people are taking an online course from Yale. Here’s what it means for the future of education.

More than 100,000 people are taking an online course from Yale. Here’s what it means for the future of education. | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
An online course at Yale offers a window into the future of education.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Wow! This is an amazing window into the future!

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Ante Lauc's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:05 AM

How to find what is relevant to live love and freedom?

Donna Karlin's curator insight, February 28, 2014 9:26 AM

Harvard and now Yale joins the MOOC world. FINALLY a way to continuously learn without the expense or relocation of having to be on campus without compromising quality education.

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Which Social Media Should You Post That Thing You Want to Share On?

Which Social Media Should You Post That Thing You Want to Share On? | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Where should you post that joke you came up with?

Via Seth Dixon
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Not all post are good for any platform. Here is a guide. I don't see Pearltrees or Scoop.it which are two curating sights I use often. I don't see curating listed at all so or LiveBinders or Linkedin...The list is pretty good but far from complete.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:48 AM

The real answer to many of these questions is to post it on scoop.it!

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9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers

9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
February, 2014
We all love TED talks but because of our time constraints it sometimes become hard to afford 20 minutes of your time to sit and watch one and this is where short TED talks like the...

Via Rabbi David Etengoff, Melissa Marshall, Gianfranco D'Aversa
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Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For?

Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For? | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
A new study makes it clear what growth in standardized test performance doesn’t buy us: cognitive ability.

Via Beth Dichter
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 I am concerned about the massive growth of standardized test as a tool to motivate learning and improvement in education. These also even seem to be an intimidation tool used against staff and school systems these days far more than an formative evaluation tool. The best evaluations for both formative and summative are by far real life performance based and the real process is always iterative and ongoing. That is everything in learning is iterative with exception of life and death training that must be passed by a 100% success standard and then maintained at that.

 

Are standardized test a distraction from the sometimes messy nature of real learning and curiosity which causes people to want to learn something? Are we taking the valuable lessons of trial and error corrections totally out of the learning equation for fear of failure when everything hangs on a standardized test passing score?

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 17, 2014 9:53 PM

Today we have students taking more and more standardized tests. This post shares information on "standardized test scores (Math and English language arts) and cognitive ability (working memory, processing speed, and abstract reasoning)" from ~1400 students 8th grade students in Boston (schools include traditional, exam and charter). 

The question I would ask is why are we focused on standardized tests? Is this the primary way we should assess our students? Do standardized tests become critical thinkers, creative thinkers? This list could go on.

The information in this post may surprise you and there are links to the original paper and supplement.

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Berners-Lee Calls for Bill of Rights for the Web

Berners-Lee Calls for Bill of Rights for the Web | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee: "We need a global constitution — a bill of rights."Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, web inventor and an outspoken critic of spy agencies' surveillance of citizens, said an online "Magna...
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Here Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the WEB, speaks for himself… HE HOPES WE ARE LISTENING AND TAKING THIS TO HEART I"M SURE! This is why he didn't patent the WEB for billions. HE MEANT FOR IT TO BE OURS>>>EVERYONE'S WEB!

 

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 Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, web inventor and an outspoken critic of spy agencies' surveillance of citizens, said an online "Magna Carta" is needed to protect and enshrine the independence of the medium he created and the rights of its users worldwide.

 

"Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying about what's happening at the back door, we can't have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture. It's not naive to think we can have that, but it is naive to think we can just sit back and get it."

 

This was and still is the intent of the man that designed the Web and didn't patent it for billions. When you have someone like this and other major players as well saying we cannot at this point trust any country (including this one) or corporation with an unprotected Internet that speaks volumes. The rest of us better pay attention and step up on this.  Only we are a force big enough to make this happen. We need a bill of rights for the WEB,  "A Magna Carta".  Bills like that have always been achieved only through the full weight of a society actively seeking to shape their destiny.

 

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Here Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the WEB, speaks for himself… HE HOPES WE ARE LISTENING AND TAKING THIS TO HEART I"M SURE! This is why he didn't patent the WEB for billions. HE MEANT FOR IT TO BE OURS>>>EVERYONE'S WEB!

 

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 Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, web inventor and an outspoken critic of spy agencies' surveillance of citizens, said an online "Magna Carta" is needed to protect and enshrine the independence of the medium he created and the rights of its users worldwide.

 

"Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying about what's happening at the back door, we can't have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture. It's not naive to think we can have that, but it is naive to think we can just sit back and get it."

 

This was and still is the intent of the man that designed the Web and didn't patent it for billions. When you have someone like this and other major players as well saying we cannot at this point trust any country (including this one) or corporation with an unprotected Internet that speaks volumes. The rest of us better pay attention and step up on this.  Only we are a force big enough to make this happen. We need a bill of rights for the WEB,  "A Magna Carta".  Bills like that have always been achieved only through the full weight of a society actively seeking to shape their destiny.

 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:54 AM

Here Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the WEB, speaks for himself… HE HOPES WE ARE LISTENING AND TAKING THIS TO HEART I"M SURE! This is why he didn't patent the WEB for billions. HE MEANT FOR IT TO BE OURS>>>EVERYONE'S WEB!

 

Excerpt:

 Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, web inventor and an outspoken critic of spy agencies' surveillance of citizens, said an online "Magna Carta" is needed to protect and enshrine the independence of the medium he created and the rights of its users worldwide.

 

"Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying about what's happening at the back door, we can't have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture. It's not naive to think we can have that, but it is naive to think we can just sit back and get it."

 

This was and still is the intent of the man that designed the Web and didn't patent it for billions. When you have someone like this and other major players as well saying we cannot at this point trust any country (including this one) or corporation with an unprotected Internet that speaks volumes. The rest of us better pay attention and step up on this.  Only we are a force big enough to make this happen. We need a bill of rights for the WEB,  "A Magna Carta".  Bills like that have always been achieved only through the full weight of a society actively seeking to shape their destiny.

 

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Tube Teaching: Instructional Strategies for Vlogging

Tube Teaching: Instructional Strategies for Vlogging | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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This is about how to do Vlogging with your class.

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Pottstown hears plan to transform Fecera's warehouse into haven for artists - The Mercury

Pottstown hears plan to transform Fecera's warehouse into haven for artists - The Mercury | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Pottstown hears plan to transform Fecera's warehouse into haven for artists
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They include a community room, computer room, laundry and storage as well as financial counseling to help move the tenants into home ownership.
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This has been done with very good success in a number of towns!

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Tons of Copyright Free Comics to Use with Students

Tons of Copyright Free Comics to Use with Students | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
March , 2014
A couple of days ago I shared with you here in Educational Technology an Mobile Learning a list of some useful educational web tools to use with your students to create comics. I also...
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Here are some handy creative tools for encouraging students to create comics

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Classroom Games and Technology: 6 Reasons your students need to see your mediocre art

Classroom Games and Technology: 6 Reasons your students need to see your mediocre art | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Classroom Games and Technology: 6 Reasons your students need to see your mediocre art http://t.co/e6YiSQoMye
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Great Article about sharing whatever skill you have!

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  • Being just OK at many things gives me the chance to help more people as they pursue their interests. I think if I had been more disciplined 25 years ago I might have excelled in one area. Instead I spread myself thin. Now that helps a lot in my job where I have to help in every class from Digital Photography to Creative Writing to Choir.  I would never suggest to young artists that they so divide their time, but if you also find yourself average at many things, start doing each of them a little more often in class. 
  • Being OK with sharing OK art is helping me be better.  This is huge. Getting a taste of the joy of self-expression will inspire you keep at it and you'll get better. Probably more importantly, though, it gives you a chance to show your students what a learning, growing adult looks like. They will be inspired to do the same in their areas of interest.


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Mobile learning: How students can improve their English anytime ...

Mobile learning: How students can improve their English anytime ... | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
It has provided me with creative freedom, endless resources and learning materials, and the possibility to teach students from all corners of the globe. I'm a true believer in the importance of technology ...
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The educational reach with technology is global!

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Rosa Brooks: Why 'leaning in' is killing us - Capital Times (blog)

Rosa Brooks: Why 'leaning in' is killing us - Capital Times (blog) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Nation. Rosa Brooks: Why 'leaning in' is killing us Capital Times (blog) I leaned in to the other spheres of my life, too: I became a room parent at the children's school, hosted the class potluck and the mother-daughter book club, and decided...
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Do you have an over crowded life and plans?

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Tweet from @cemcan

Tweet from @cemcan | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Learning styles... http://t.co/rUhOt6EukX
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Good chart about learning styles.


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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, February 23, 2014 2:15 PM

A variety of learning experiences should be provided. 

http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.fi/2011/11/convenient-untruth.html

 

Mack James's curator insight, February 23, 2014 10:27 PM

Adapting to the various ways of Learning :)

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CrazyTalk7 Pro: Create Stellar Animations On Your Mac

CrazyTalk7 Pro: Create Stellar Animations On Your Mac | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

WHY WE LOVE IT

We know making your dog talk with your own voice is entertaining and will get everyone laughing hysterically. With CrazyTalk 7 Pro you can take pets, sketch drawings, baby photos or inanimate objects to create fun and interesting videos in minutes.

You can communicate in a fresh way with visual messages, animated holiday greetings, or lively presentations that grab everyone’s attention. Upload your creation to the CrazyTalk app to share and animate on popular iDevices.


THE PROOF

“Thank goodness CrazyTalk for Mac has been released. Now I don’t have to restart my mac into bootcamp. CrazyTalk has been the best tool for Facial animation on Jimmy Kimmel live for years for the simple reason: the script can always change at the last minute. CrazyTalk keeps up!” – Jesse Griffith, Animator – Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABCTelevision Group

“I LOVE the new CrazyTalk for Mac! It has finally arrived on the right platform for creatives to explore the boundaries of their imagination. CrazyTalk7 is an elegant and sophisticated facial animation app that will quickly become the secret weapon of animators and storytellers. Finally after a LONG wait CrazyTalk is available for the Mac!” – Eric Rosner, Illustrator



THE GOODS

CrazyTalk7 is the most popular facial animation tool that uses sound and text to vividly animate facial images.

With this groundbreaking Auto Motion technology, you just need to import images, specify the facial feature points and record your own voice to automatically generate lip-syncs to create 3D life-like, talking videos.


Via Alessandro Rea
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Daniel Imbellino's comment, February 23, 2014 11:24 AM
Interesting! will definitely check this out.
Jordan Funke's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:38 PM

This computer animation program not only looks like a whole lot of fun, but it would serve as an excellent tool for helping integrate the Design and Technology Curriculum with many Key Learning Areas within the classroom. For example, students may be required to write a report about a particular historical figure for History, or an inventor for Science. Instead of delivering this as an old-fashioned Word document, students could input their report into CrazyTalk and specifically design a character to look like their figure, who would then be able to recite the child's speech for the whole class. Using this program (or indeed any similar voice/animation software or app) would provide students with an opportunity to practise creative thinking skills as well as critical design experience, as they would have to manipulate the character's appearance, sound and so forth to meet the brief for their task.

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Vittle Free: Interactive Whiteboard Video Recorder

Vittle Free: Interactive Whiteboard Video Recorder | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Get Vittle Free: Interactive Whiteboard Video Recorder to Teach Concepts, Show Presentations, and Explain Everything You Need on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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By Qrayon, LLC.


Produce Video Presentations and Lectures, Right on your iPad.

Vittles combine your photos, handwriting, and voice into engaging videos that can be instantly shared with anyone.

CREATE A VIDEO, JUST BY WRITING AND SPEAKING

Get your point across, clearly and exactly, every time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

- Annotate images and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,
- Resize and move anything around the page,
- Zoom in to focus on key points,
- Describe even complex topics in a clear and engaging way.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, February 21, 2014 9:53 AM

Vittle is yet another iPad app that lets users easily narrate and annotate photographs and PDF slide decks to create highly engaging video clips.
Other features provided by Vittle include being able to...
   - Annotate,
   - sketch,
   - Resize elements,
   - move anything around the "page",
   - Zoom in to focus on key points,
   - Visually navigate through even complex topics.

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Web Design: 20 Hottest 2014 Trends [+ Scenttrail Take On Each]

Web Design: 20 Hottest 2014 Trends [+ Scenttrail Take On Each] | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

2014 We Design Trends

1. Grid Layouts - Agree & Is Good!
Yes visual marketing + pinterest + mobile is making the grid ubiquitous. I created a Mondrian grid in 1999 when we launched FoundObjects.com (not gone sadly). Grids help share MORE information faster and in the same space than any other design element.

2. Image Captions - Agree and is GREAT
The area immediately under an image is HOT. Everyone looks there but few designers use captions to reinforce or explain the image. Paying more attention to keywords under images is a great idea.

3. Extended Form Elements with JQuery - Don't Know? Does anyone?
Can't comment on this trend as it is new to me and I don't program so its potential benefits are fuzzy at the moment.

4. Deeply Focused Landing Pages thanks to Mobile - Agree & Is Cool
Don't understand this trend except enough to say COOL and WANT ONE.

5. HTML5 Video Players - Agree and GLAD
Don't play your videos on YouTube only since you just make the rich get richer. Figuring out how to play videos "in your stack" is important and having your own HTML5 player is cool.

6. 3D vs. 7. Flat Design - I come down on Flat Design as the winner due to mobile.

8. Personal Portraits - Agree and Like

9. SVG Vector sweeps web as browser support escalates. Agree & Glad.

10. Fonts get cool thanks to server advance - cool and like but not a religion or anything lol.

11. Lazy Loading Animations - cool and can think of several uses.

12. Customized Image Galleries - cool and we need.

13. Mega Navigation Menus - Don't know but don't like idea, seems confusing where confusion can really hurt.

14. Expanding Search Bars - cool and will use.

15. Featured Detail List - LIKE and is cool and new to me.

16. Mobile First Design - Agree and am doing my first now with CrowdFunde.

17. HTML5 Canvas - cool and new to me.

18, Pixel Sprites and Browser Games - New to me but COOL!

19. Quick Registration via social - AGREE!

20, CSS3 Keyframe Animation - Cool, want one.



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The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement

The Problem with the Flipped Classroom Movement | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

"The flipped classroom is just that, a classroom with the times attributed to certain tasks that are flipped. It is not student centered, but just a rehash of sage-on-the-stage direct instruction. The problem with the flipped classroom or student centered learning is that the students dictate the pace. In addition a great deal of learning takes place in group settings with dialog. We do not live in a schedule free world. Most schools have an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate curriculum. Both of which have time constraints due to testing. In addition, many schools use SAT testing for college entrance, and classes have to end with a certain amount of learning that needs to take place. Students have a timeline. Allowing students to learn at their own pace could lead to a lot of problems."


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Is this an argument for test driven learning?

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 23, 2014 10:42 AM

For my teaching friends out there;

I must agree this is a problem as the classroom becomes a place of "easier and easier learning" the work place becomes a place of "continuously more difficult working demands". If we tie together the flipped classroom with a schedule of the time in the classroom it may be a way to address this valid issue. 

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, October 12, 2014 11:45 PM

A different view of the usefulness of the flipped classroom. Something to think about!

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