:: The 4th Era ::
81.2K views | +10 today
Follow
:: The 4th Era ::
Exploration of the new era in human history marked by invention of the Internet
Curated by Jim Lerman
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

Syria: Epicenter of a Deepening Refugee Crisis

Syria: Epicenter of a Deepening Refugee Crisis | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Thousands of refugees, many of them fleeing the brutal conflict in Syria, are streaming across Europe in search of safety and security.

Via Seth Dixon, Jim Lerman
more...
Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, September 30, 2015 7:29 AM

Syrian refugees

Emma Boyle's curator insight, October 2, 2015 1:58 PM

For your debate research.

Tanya Townsend's curator insight, November 23, 2015 11:42 AM

This story map is a great visual of the current refugee crisis. This would be a helpful aid in describing the geographical barriers refugees face and how it affects them. For example the map shows where highest concentrations of deaths occur, naturally it is in the ocean. The ocean is a barrier for fleeing refugees. Think about how different landscapes and land forms can affect refugees available paths to flee

Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Scriveners' Trappings
Scoop.it!

College Completion: Programs That Are Working, Tech That is Helping ~ edcetera

College Completion: Programs That Are Working, Tech That is Helping ~ edcetera | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Courtney Bell


"College completion is one of the primary measures schools use to assess the effectiveness of their institutions. According to the NCHEMS Information Center, in 2009 the average six-year graduation rate of bachelor’s degree students in the United States was 55.5%, so we definitely have room for improvement.


"There are a number of factors that can impact college success and completion, from social integration to getting hung up in developmental classes. Here we explore some of the programs that have been put in place to encourage students to succeed in school and achieve their degrees."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from The 21st Century
Scoop.it!

Study Shows 21st Century Skill Development Clearly Linked to Career Success

Study Shows 21st Century Skill Development Clearly Linked to Career Success | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Report also indicates that many of the widely used technology and work skills needed in the work place are not being taught sufficiently in our schools. Guest

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from An Eye on New Media
Scoop.it!

A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools

A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
We've needed a strong pedagogical framework for digital tools since the introduction of technology into education. Hopefully this helps.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Louise Robinson-Lay, Ken Morrison
more...
Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 27, 2012 3:10 AM

The framework is based on a distinction between a monological, a dialogical, and a polyphonic form of teaching. The three forms of teaching can be distinguished by their different perceptions of how learning takes place, and by their different perceptions of the relations between subject matter, teacher and student. By considering which form of teaching one wants to practice, one may, on the basis of the pedagogical framework, assess whether it would be appropriate to use a specific tool in teaching.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 27, 2012 6:44 PM

changing among 4 different frameworks - interesting and short reading

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, December 28, 2012 5:46 AM

The monological form of teaching – Learning is the student's acquisition of this knowledge.Tools – distributing and intermediary tools.

 

The dialogical form of teaching – Learning is seen as the student's development of this inherent basis of knowledge. Tools that support students' problem oriented; simulations and more advanced learning games.

 

The polyphonic form of teaching – Learning is the student's participation in exchange of many different individuals' perception of the world.

Tools that support equal collaboration

 

Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Distance Learning & Technology
Scoop.it!

4 Sites that Rate Education and Instructional Technology Products and Services

4 Sites that Rate Education and Instructional Technology Products and Services | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
These Sites Offer a Variety of Approaches and Depth in Their Education Technology Resource Reviews Who doesn't appreciate online reviews as a potential source

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Dennis Swender
more...
Teach N Kids Learn's curator insight, January 1, 2015 11:29 AM

Very useful information for educators.

Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Issues and Topics in Education
Scoop.it!

TED Talk Asks: How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? - Edudemic

TED Talk Asks: How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? - Edudemic | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
What if we could all send our children to a school in the cloud as Sugata Mitra suggests in a new TED Talk? Would you go? What would it look like?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Mrs. Michelle Fink
more...
Ken Morrison's comment, July 12, 2013 8:08 PM
I really like his "SOLE" concept. My students do as well. I use his "Whole in the Wall" concept to challenge my students to not wait for teachers when they want to learn something new.
Ricardo Martín Ramirez 's comment, July 12, 2013 8:10 PM
This man is a genius!
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Technology in Education
Scoop.it!

How would you design a school: Graham Brown-Martin at TEDxEastEnd

Graham is the founder of Learning Without Frontiers (http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/) a global platform for thinkers and practitioners from the educ...

Via Felix Jacomino
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from An Eye on New Media
Scoop.it!

Teaching the Net Generation: Teachers' perspectives in young Canadians in a wired world

Teaching the Net Generation: Teachers' perspectives in young Canadians in a wired world | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

From the website

 

Teachers had no trouble identifying several significant ways in which digital media are already enriching students' school experience. As well as providing access to a wealth of knowledge and learning resources (provided students were able to tell good information from bad), teachers told us that digital media gives students new opportunities to have an impact outside of the classroom, by publishing their work and communicating with people around the world, and to collaborate with their peers both during and outside of school hours. Finally, teachers also spoke of the value of digital media in allowing them to appeal to students' different learning styles – giving math instruction in a visual or kinesthetic form, for example, through a “virtual protractor.” This also held true for students with special needs, such as the student with autism who used a dictation program on his iPad to overcome his difficulties with writing.


Via Judy O'Connell, Ken Morrison
more...
No comment yet.