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Classroom design aids student learning

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“ A recent study shows that a student’s learning experience can be affected by classroom design by as much as a quarter in one academic year”
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However, a HUGE constraint aka BUDGET affects how we design the classroom... How many of us can really make a difference in how the classroom look PERMANENTLY?
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Sorting concepts | Social Media Classroom

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"On one hand we gather information from all corners of the planet - network. But all this gathering requires intention, filtering and sorting. While we have intentions to understand and become more expert with particular knowledge, we also have intentions for how we want to organize and/or distribute what we have learned. On top of that we have publics (people we respect, trust and follow and people who are interested in what we have to say). Since we are the center of this universe (dream) it makes sense to optimize our this process by taking care of our minds and bodies, developing good habits. "
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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, June 21, 2014 4:50 PM

David McGavock, one of the co-learners in my Introduction to Mind Amplifiers course, made this mindmap, useful in conceptualizing the tool and attention skills that make up infotention

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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

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“ How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.”
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A More Authentic Transmedia: The Ethics of Transmedia Fatigue

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Shathley Q:  '“Sometimes…” as Stuart Moore writes on the first page the pre-Superstorm Sandy released Wolverine: Under the Boardwalk, “…you just gotta disappear for a while.”'

juandoming's curator insight, July 19, 2014 5:31 AM

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 20, 2014 5:41 AM

Great article.

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What if You Flipped Your Faculty Meetings? - The Tempered Radical

“ Dear Principals, I've got a professional challenge for you: I want you to flip every faculty meeting during the 2012-2013 school year. Doing so would be a breeze, I bet. You could: (1). Use YouTube's video recorder and your laptop's...”
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Cultivating Curiosity in Our Students as a Catalyst for Learning

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There’s not much pedagogical literature on the topic of curiosity. In fact the article referenced here is the only piece I can remember seeing on the subject, which is a bit surprising because curiosity does play an important role in learning.
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Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries

Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries | Things an educator should consider | Scoop.it
Google made one of the biggest-ever changes in its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries.

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Kma Technoware's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:56 AM

i like changes in google search eninge..........http://www.kmatechnoware.com

Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, September 30, 2013 1:02 PM

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:52 PM

I went to a Google Apps For Education Summit last weekend. They did not say much about these changes, but interesting ideas were shared among participants.  

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Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps | Things an educator should consider | Scoop.it
Gradual exodus of young people towards WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk is just as their mums and dads get the hang of social networking

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:39 AM

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the demographic who often point the rest of us towards the next big thing.

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Interactive Street Art in the East Village Creates Unexpected Reactions - The New School Free Press

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Interactive Street Art in the East Village Creates Unexpected Reactions The New School Free Press The 13 Portals are located on different streets within the East Village and contain large QR codes, which people can scan with their cell phones to...

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I GIVE UP! Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Transmedia

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:53 AM


Jim Stewartson:  'As many have written before, ‘transmedia’ is a divisive term, laden with all manner of conflicting ideas and sometimes wielded as a political weapon by people with differing business and personal agendas' ...

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Praxis: Bringing theory and practice to teaching.

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“ How Freire's concept of practice comes to bear on the dichotomy.”
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Roger Bobo's blog: Practicing Too Much is Dangerous

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Something to think about in how we teach... 

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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

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Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.
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can consider how we can incorporate this in our teaching to our students...it can affect how we research or compose the words in our arguments. 

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12 Tips That Got Me Using Evernote Again

12 Tips That Got Me Using Evernote Again | Things an educator should consider | Scoop.it
"As I have added Evernote back into my routine, I find myself using it every day.From the quick capture of ideas and notes, to the collection of reference material and documents, Evernote is my main information library.The ability to access my notes from anywhere is a powerful capability that saves time and makes me more productive.If you have moved away from Evernote or haven’t explored its full potential, I recommend trying these tips today."
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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, May 30, 2014 2:16 PM

On the info-tools side of infotention, I resisted Evernote for years, but now find it indispensible. I keep mailing lists, info on my classes, clip items for my hobbies, forward emails confirming online orders (email to evernote is most useful if you add your evernote email address to your address book)

Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 31, 2014 12:17 PM

I've been using Evernote as part of my daily routine for the past 3 years, and couldn't do without it. Apart from the 12 (excellent) tips in the article, I've found the scheduler very useful for prompting actions - e.g. to write a blog post on a note I've written or a webclip that I've captured; the iPad version allows me to scan-in business cards, where the contact name is  auto-checked against LinkedIn, and I've configured the Evernote options such that any Google Search I perform automatically displays results from my Evernote notebooks next to the Google search results.

 

If you've never used Evernote - give it a try and follow some of the 12 tips given in this article. 

 

#Evernote

David McGavock's curator insight, June 8, 2014 8:24 PM

Evernote is the bomb. I used the free version for years but use it so much that I decided to support them with my $$. I love the way it synchronizes my notes between devices. Easy sharing also.

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What Are You Going To Be? A Noise Firehose or a Focusing Lens?

What Are You Going To Be? A Noise Firehose or a Focusing Lens? | Things an educator should consider | Scoop.it
Seth Godin latest article, entitled "the trap of social media noise", touches on one of the hot issues that boiling under the new content curation tools carnival. Are we creating and leveraging these tools to regurgitate and spit out more noise, or are we working to build tools and to help others understand the value of distilling and making sense of the information wave surrounding us? As Seth, correctly points out, to lead the way, to challenge new ground and not for the lowest common denominator is a scary proposition. Nonetheless, many a curation tool is approaching the marketplace claiming as key benefits the zero-time-to-publish, frictionless content-gathering powers, super-easy sharing to multiple social networks and seo domination. If this isn't an invitation to create yet more noisy content, with little or no value attached to it, then I fail to see where is this true invitation and support for making intelligent and truly valuable use of these tools. The fad will soon vanish, as anyone will soon be able to clip, republish (in cool formats) and share in a matter of clicks, without needing a training on it. The ensuing noise tsunami will make it rapidly evident that it is not more content or information that we need, but humans -aided by intelligent tools- that can help others find and make sense of the information and resources out there. "...either be better at pump and dump than anyone else, get your numbers into the millions, outmass those that choose to use mass and always dance at the edge of spam (in which the number of those you offend or turn off forever keep increasing)... or Relentlessly focus. Prune your message and your list and build a reputation that's worth owning and an audience that cares. Only one of these strategies builds an asset of value." (curated by Robin Good) Original article: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/12/the-trap-of-social-media-noise.html ;
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janlgordon's comment, December 11, 2011 12:42 PM
Excellent piece, I love "prune your message and your list and build a reputation that's worth owning and an audience that cares".
Beth Kanter's comment, December 11, 2011 12:49 PM
I love that headline!
janlgordon's comment, December 11, 2011 1:41 PM
@Beth Kanter

I love this headline too but sometimes I think we might be in a "curation bubble" and although we "get it" lots of people are still trying to figure out how to translate "content curation" into actual business terms they can relate to and use.
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5 Major E-learning Trends That Are The Talk of The Online Training Town

5 Major E-learning Trends That Are The Talk of The Online Training Town | Things an educator should consider | Scoop.it
“ This article delves into 5 major trends that have a profound impact on the way online training is developed and delivered.”
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Brains of elderly slow because they know so much

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The brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe.

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Stella Quarm's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:23 AM

so we now get what causes the senior moments!

earthdog58's comment, January 31, 2014 9:13 PM
This is what I have always said - I just have too much in my head!
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20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment

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20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment: project-based learning, digital learning, transfer

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Sir Ken Robinson : Grassroots learning revolution - Educpros

Sir Ken Robinson : Grassroots learning revolution - Educpros | Things an educator should consider | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He works with governments and educations syst...
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The Complete Über-Geek's Guide to Reading Online

"Healthy online reading habits require constant gardening. Every Internet company provides us a little plot to tend for, and that’s how they keep our attention where they want it. But the soil is pretty gross in most of them, and the seeds are tightly regulated. If we want to read healthily, we have to build our own info gardens.

The most important gardening task is deciding what to plant — that is, what sources to read — and that’s a personal choice. The topics, tone, and perspective of your information sources are for you to determine. But the bulk of the work is in building and tending the garden, and this guide will suggest some tools and methods to help. And with the gardening work out of the way, you’ll spend most of your time cooking, eating, and sharing. That’s the delicious part, and this guide will offer my best recipes."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:22 PM

Succinct, relevant, practical tips on online literacy skills from a skilled infotention practitioner.

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Using Mastery Learning for Success with Difficult Students

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I tried every trick in the book: framing the lesson, detailed instructions, hands-on learning, proximity, hand signals, rewards, punishment, and ultimatums -- all to no avail. My middle school Sp

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Learning Oriented, Relationship Oriented & Goal-Oriented... What kind of learners are our students? 

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Paying Attention Is a Skill: Schools Need to Teach It

Paying Attention Is a Skill: Schools Need to Teach It | Things an educator should consider | Scoop.it
"By catering to diminished attention, we are making a colossal and unconscionable mistake. The world is a complex and subtle place, and efforts to understand it and improve it must match its complexity and subtlety. We are treating as unalterable a characteristic that can be changed. Yes, there is no point in publishing a long article if no one will read it to the end. The question is, what does it take to get people to read things to the end?
The key point for teachers and principals and parents to realize is that maintaining attention is a skill. It has to be trained, and it has to be practiced. If we cater to short attention spans by offering materials that can be managed with short attention spans, the skill will not develop. The “attention muscle” will not be exercised and strengthened. It is as if you complain to a personal trainer about your weak biceps and the trainer tells you not to lift heavy things. Just as we don’t expect people to develop their biceps by lifting two-pound weights, we can’t expect them to develop their attention by reading 140-character tweets, 200-word blog posts, or 300-word newspaper articles."

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Why kids should spend no more than TWO HOURS online per day

Why kids should spend no more than TWO HOURS online per day | Things an educator should consider | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics says unrestricted media use can have serious consequences for kids and teens aged between eight and 18.
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Something to consider discussing with students - the claims in the article And how they support it. 

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