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13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics [Infographic]

13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Infographics [Infographic] | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
This is downright spooky. It's an interactive infographic all about why your brain craves infographics. Food for thought!

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"A picture is worth a thousand words," or so the saying goes.

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:49 AM

As the old saying goes: "A picture is worth a thousand words." This also reminds me of Malcomb Gladwell's book, "Blink." Amazon: http://amzn.to/13AalVQ

Andrea Remmert's curator insight, July 31, 2013 1:41 AM

It's all about images now. 

Bruce McDuffee's curator insight, August 20, 2013 2:53 PM

It's important to keep in mind your audience and how the ideal prospect likes to consume content.  Scientists or engineers for example my consume or respect different media than consumers of clothing or electronics.

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How Is Distance Learning Different from Online Education?

Method is yardage scholarship personal without online pedagogy?: ITM http://t.co/uXCd17CNLJ
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Blending Better: Teaching Competencies for the Blended Learning Educator - DreamBox Learning

Blending Better: Teaching Competencies for the Blended Learning Educator - DreamBox Learning | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
We are lucky to be educators at a time when the education model is finally shifting.
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The Biggest Problems with Flipped Learning (And How to Fix Them)

The Biggest Problems with Flipped Learning (And How to Fix Them) | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
Flipped learning has it's share of problems. Here are some of the bigger ones, along with ideas and resources to fix them.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 23, 5:51 AM

Some useful reflections and approaches to addressing 9 problems associated with the Flipped Classroom. These include:

1. Defining what it is

2. Scope of task

3.Accountability

4. Access

5. Testing for comprehension

6. Fear of beginning

7. Rethinking your role

8. Getting buy-in

9. Student resistence

Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 23, 7:13 AM

Well thought posting with excellent videos to demonstrate key concepts.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 23, 2:02 PM

For my Teaching friends. If you could use more class time, flipping your class may be an option.

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New Tools to Reinforce Students Mathematical Skills

New Tools to Reinforce Students Mathematical Skills | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it

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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it

Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age? 

 

Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.

 

Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.

 


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Bianca Partyka's curator insight, March 31, 2014 2:39 PM

I also think there is no limit to using technology in the classroom. I think every student learns differently and integrating technology in the classroom can help students find new means of studying that works well for them. I agree that teaching students to test them all the the same level is not the way to go about it. I think that it is "destroying our youth" and causing them to be high anxiety. 

ykn.espresso's curator insight, April 19, 2014 8:22 PM

Owning the experience of discovery, especially as it pertains to learning about a situation or topic, results in a deeper understanding of the situation. 

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:19 AM

Leaning towards the digital age is very important for education, because students have recently begun to center their lives around such devices like iPads, computers, and phones. This article explains the slow advances towards the use of computers and other devices that not only make our lives easier through communication, but can also do so very well through education.

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Active Learning and Student Performance Infographic

Active Learning and Student Performance Infographic | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it

"The Active Learning and Student Performance Infographic presents how students in an active learning environment demonstrate better improvement in conceptual understanding than traditional lecture hall classes. Students ask more questions, better questions, and offer explanations about physical phenomena during discussions without being called upon."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:56 PM

This infographic includes information from an outside organization that looked at several classes at North Carolina State University that were redesigned for active learning.

Bill Hurley's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:49 PM

Active learning beats passive learning every time.

Nicoletta Trentinaglia's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:48 AM

it seems that students in flipped classroom approach demonstrate better performance compared to traditional classroom

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The Differences Between Pedagogy, Heutagogy, an...

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Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching, esp. as an academic subject or theoretical concept.
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Inspiring Innovation

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"Rethinking Innovation. Does it just come or can we inspire it?"


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Really gets you thinking about how to inspire greater innovation

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:22 PM

Does innovation come from  within, or are there ways we can help inspire our students? This infographic provides 27 suggestions that you might try in your classroom. Do you have anything that works well for you that is not included? If so please share it!

Drora Arussy's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:23 AM

Interesting that this inforgraphic chose to put thinking "outside of the box" inside boxes, but in general the idea is important for us to remember. When facilitating a class encourage buy in from the students, encourage them to exercise their minds and be creative!

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:41 AM

Ett ord som gäller.... Imponerad! 

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - - Linkis.com

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - - Linkis.com | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
The modern learner has to sift through a lot of information.
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7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

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by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback Whether or not the feedback is just “there” to be grasped or offered by another person, all the examples highlight seven key characteristics of...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:45 AM

The problem with being goal-centred can be that we lock in on that as the only possible outcome. 21st Century learning should be open to serendipity. Have goals, use feedback, and be open to rethinking.

Elena Keating's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:54 AM

Feedback is a powerful learning tool. If you are not face to face with your class how well will this be actioned?

This article is important in many levels. Firstly feedback is vital if we want outcomes to improve. Wiggins is quick to point out that there is a notable difference between feedback and advice. He also states that we must use all seven characteristics of feedback if we wish to achieve “robust improvements”.

How does this fit in with my philosophy and e-learning? Let’s go back to the cycle in the flipped classroom. Goal setting although teacher led was integral to the process of concept exploration. Set a goal and you know where you are going Therefore goal referenced feedback is a way of keeping students in the direction they want to go. Can goals be modified, certainly and isn’t that part of constructivist thinking. – build and modify- to create the knowledge you need.

If feedback is to be transparent and tangible what better way than to link it to a model of what your goal is. Here is where technology comes to the fore. Look at the plethora of apps for students to use to present their knowledge or model their response to the project they are involved with. This is truly augmentation. This self-regulation to feedback can be compared to the feedback received from video games. It allows for a change in direction in striving for the goal. Brett Taylor’s insights into gaming as a learning tool in his Scoop about Learning Objects supports this argument. Grant adds that often as teachers we may  miss what is or is not happening while we teach, as can student. By recording ourselves or keeping a record of discussions we may be able to look back and find that transparent, tangible feedback and shift our learning direction as needed.

This then becomes actionable feedback. What is working, and what is not? How can I make it work? This type of feedback can be discussed in a social setting through Blogging and reflection by the students, peers and learning coaches (teachers).

In order for the feedback to be ‘user friendly’ it must be perceived as do-able and in terms understood by the learner. What better than feedback from peers. The language is familiar and the understanding on a par with the student to whom the feedback is offered. Gerstein’s Flipped Classroom, the Meaning making quadrant offers the opportunity for user friendly feedback.

Technology is probably one of the better ways for timely feedback to be proffered. Time is allowed for reflection, thinking and reviewing the work. Presentations can be edited right up until the minute of presentation. It can be ongoing to allow for constant adjustment and readjustment of ideas and learning. This type of feedback was demonstrated beautifully in Eric Mazur’s U-Tube watched earlier in this course. His advocating of less lecturing and more problem solving, allows the student to actualize the learning in a way that is best for their level of development, whilst still encouraging the thinking process, higher level thinking and problem solving strategies that are meaningful to the student.

Finally consistent feedback keeps both the learner and the coach a symbiotic understanding of how each are travelling on their learning journey. For we are all learners.  As teachers we modify our approaches according to the needs of the students from their feedback and as students we are guided by feedback to find our own way in the learning journey.

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Teach with Movies is now free!

Teach with Movies is now free! | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it

"TeachWithMovies offers access to more than 350 lesson plans and learning guides for movies and films.

I’ve long been a big fan of reading and studying movies. I’ve been a fan of this site’s rich curricular materials for many years.

I just discovered that I do not need to re-subscribe.

The site is now available for free (though it will now host unobtrusive advertising and encourage voluntary donations)."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:56 PM

This site is new to me but it looks like a great resource and Joyce Valenza has an in-depth post that shares many great features. It is easy to search for movies - alphabetically, age, subject and more. The learning guides include "Learning guides include a description, rationale for using the film, student learning objectives, potential problems for using the film, discussion questions, and assignment and assessment ideas, social-emotional learning discussion questions, bridges to reading, web links, selected awards, cast and director information, and bibliographies."

Do you use movies in your clasroom or are you interested in using them? If so check out this post.

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:12 PM

This is good news!! Movies are a great way to engage the current generation and having this resource free is fantastic.

safaa mostafa's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:20 AM

This will be the only way of learning once upon a time.

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25 Free Online Resources and Web Apps for Lifelong Learners - Mission to Learn - Lifelong Learning Blog

25 Free Online Resources and Web Apps for Lifelong Learners - Mission to Learn - Lifelong Learning Blog | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
The Internet has made the lifelong pursuit of knowledge easier for nearly everyone in the world. There are tons of websites dedicated to providing free courses, reference books, education apps, and other learning materials.
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How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Rules for Online Teaching

How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Rules for Online Teaching | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
RT @Lollardfish: Daily Post - On @jhrees ' rules for online teaching. http://t.co/ZzFjdUo1TN
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MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning and Leadership - Huffington Post

MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning and Leadership - Huffington Post | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life.
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8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers

8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it

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camille's curator insight, March 12, 4:24 AM

youtube channel for teachers

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 13, 12:56 AM

Some of these channels will be familiar to you, and unfortunately a couple no longer exist. Do check out YouTube EDU and The American Museum of  Natural History. They could be useful for your students and classes.

ASU ESL Innovation Lab's curator insight, March 14, 11:21 AM

Big Think, Google Talks, American Museum of Natural History, Edutopia, Library of Congress, YouTube EDU, and, of course, TED Talks.

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4-Components of the Theory of Action Infographic

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The Theory of Action Infographic by Carol Ehrlich …

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 25, 10:45 AM

This infographic is one resource found at this site, which also provides a detailed planning guide for Deeper Learning. Click through to the site and you will find a section on:

* The DL Learning Guide which provides a series of exercises and a set of resources that demonstrate how you can create conditions necessary for Deeper Learning.

* The User Guide an overview and framework. You will also find a Table of Contents.

* You can access each phase from this section or you can move to the  section called DL Phases.

   Phase 1 helps you Establish a Vision for Students.

   Phase 2 focuses on Understanding and Assessing the Conditions for Deeper Learning.

   Phase 3 guides you on Planning for Deeper Learning.

   Phase 4 is on Monitoring Your Plan for Deeper Learning.

If your district or school is considering Deeper Learning this is a great resource to share, or to create a focus group to explore the concept and decide if it is the right time for your building.

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How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it

An interesting look at how to get started with the two most popular tools used in creating Augmented Reality experiences, Layar and Aurasma. AR allow students to extend and enhance the learning context. They work with both iOS and Android devices. Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. This information could be a link to a web site, a video, …


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Designing for Learning's curator insight, March 4, 2014 10:33 PM

An interesting look at how to get started with the two most popular tools used in creating Augmented Reality experiences, Layar and Aurasma. AR allow students to extend and enhance the learning context. They work with both iOS and Android devices. 

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 20, 2014 6:56 AM

2014 project.

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Social Teaching by Design: 6 Assignment Ideas

Social Teaching by Design Sample Assignments Using Social & Mobile Tools: A Quick Idea Roundup

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Designing for Learning's curator insight, February 11, 2014 10:12 PM

A great visual presentation on some assignment ideas using social and mobile tools in teaching.

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SOLO Taxonomy

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The Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy is a model of learning that: "Provides a simple and robust way of describing how learning outcomes grow in complexity from surface to deep...
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The Importance of Understanding the Relationship Between the Flipped Class Model and Pedagogy

The Importance of Understanding the Relationship Between the Flipped Class Model and Pedagogy | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
This week I came across this brief post, “Enhancing the Flipped Classroom”, from David Ashby, who publishes the Blogspot blog techtoolsforschools.
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Some ideas to reform higher education

Some ideas to reform higher education | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
One proposal made at overlapping conferences this week included revising the funding strategy to focus on students’ outcomes (Some ideas to reform higher education http://t.co/Vyl8TKJ9Vc
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Flipping the Classroom Facilitates Active Learning Methods

Flipping the Classroom Facilitates Active Learning Methods | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
Flipped classroom instruction teaching frees up time for Active Learning: Project Problem Constructivist Experiential Inquiry Based Learning Methods & Mastery Learning

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Not just another passing idea. Higher Ed is poised to give it a try!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:18 PM

We still need teachers in the process. I don't mean facilitators or mentors.

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, April 8, 2014 11:34 AM

Una metodología que facilita métodos activos del aprendizaje.

 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 3:09 PM

The author believes that flipped instruction tools and techniques are the right set of tools in the right package for many educators and classrooms, and more importantly for our students.


KELLY WALSH

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:46 PM

The graphic (above) provides a nice visual to help understand the difference between project based learning and traditional units with a final project. Where are the differences? Traditional units have lectures, activities, quizzes, a review, an exam the project. With project bases learning you begin with an event plus a rubric and then move through a series of activites that help students reach benchmarks. Project based learning is authentic learning.

More information on this can be found in the post.

Melissa Jenkins 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:03 AM

Good visual as to how we should be shifting learning. 

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A Framework for Effective Technology Use in Online Teaching

A Framework for Effective Technology Use in Online Teaching | The Non-traditional Classroom | Scoop.it
Since my retirement from the California State University system, I have enjoyed teaching online at several universities. My field is literacy and I am a teacher educator, but I have always been int...
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