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What is the Creative Classrooms Lab project about?

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To address these challenges, the Creative Classrooms Lab project will carry out a series of policy experimentations to collect evidence on the implementation, impact and up-scaling of 1:1 pedagogical approaches using tablets. This evidence will enable policy makers to take more informed decisions.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:15 PM

This looks like a really interesting project for those interested in 1:1 computing and tablets.

systerwoody's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:40 AM

#Policy #tablets 

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Beyond Design Thinking In Education And Research - Forbes

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What the heck is 'design thinking?' I can't seem to find a concise definition. It feels like a buzzword catch-all phrase.
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27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers

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In an effort to help you become the next Steve Jobs of presenting, here are more than two dozen different presentation tips.

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CriticalThinking.NET How to Teach Critical Thinking

CriticalThinking.NET How to Teach Critical Thinking | Thinking is Fun | Scoop.it
A website providing a rigorous introduction to critical thinking. This page discusses different approaches to teaching critical thinking.

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Active Learning: Taking the Step from Apprentice to Master - Big Think

The whole idea of mastery is you're going to eventually become a greater master than you're mentor.
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Learn a New Creative Skill This Weekend - Lifehacker

Learn a New Creative Skill This Weekend - Lifehacker | Thinking is Fun | Scoop.it
When you've got a little free time on your weekend, you can't find a better way to use it than picking up a new skill. We've shared a few options in the past, but this time we're getting creative.
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Disrupt Your Thinking,Transform Your Business - Entrepreneur

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Disrupt Your Thinking,Transform Your Business
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Plenty of entrepreneurs claim that they are "disrupting" their industry.
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Learning Theories for the Digital Age

A slidedeck created for the ELESIG webinar on 9 May, 2013 hosted by Nottingham University

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The Brain Science Behind Learning

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Students at the Center and the Jobs for the Future created this infographic: Brainy Approaches to Learning about the brain science behind learning.
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Does Your eLearning Course Look Good? Ask These 6 Questions

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How do you make sure that your eLearning courses look good? Ask yourself these six questions!

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Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:22 PM

Does Your eLearning Course Look Good? Ask These 6 Questions | @scoopit via @juandoming http://sco.lt/...

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 11, 2013 12:38 PM

I like number 1 and 7. We need to begin the reasons we choose technology and what it can help accomplish. We demonstrate our caring when we do this.

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5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas

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Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.What happens when you cross a checkerboard with a midnight snack?

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FLIPPED CLASSROOM - CLASSE INVERSEE | An INFOGRAPHIC introduction

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Monica Mirza's curator insight, April 12, 2013 4:53 PM

A plain and detailed infographic that helps you figure it out.

 

Marylin Alvarez's comment, April 16, 2013 9:57 AM
great thanks =)
Susan Kelly's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:56 PM

What is the flipped foreign language classroom like? Who's tried it?

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Spielgaben: a new and innovative learning resource [give-away ...

Spielgaben: a new and innovative learning resource [give-away ... | Thinking is Fun | Scoop.it
You may have already heard the buzz about the remarkable and beautiful new learning resource from Spielgaben which I am giving away right now!
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Ed Tech Map

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NewSchools is pleased to re-release the K-12 education technology market map in May 2013 for the entrepreneurial, philanthropic, and education communities. This tool provides a visual representatio...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:17 PM

Looking to innovate? Wondering what is out there?

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How NOT to Teach Online: A Story in Two Parts #Online Learning

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Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 27, 2013 5:08 PM

We still need conversations and relationships that make a difference in learning. Otherwise, learning does not happen as effectively.

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#Connectivism: Learning Theory for the Future?

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Connectivism: The pipe is more important than the content within the pipe. Our ability to learn what we need for tomorrow is more important than what we know today.

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Microsoft Office 2010 Digital Classroom, (Book and Video Training ...

The complete book-and-video training package for Office 2010! This Microsoft Office 2010 book-and-video training package-from the same professional training experts who also create many training materials for Microsoft-is ...
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Five Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem | Edutopia

Five Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem | Edutopia | Thinking is Fun | Scoop.it
Educational futurist Andrea Saveri describes five shifts in thinking and practice that will profoundly affect the big picture of teaching and learning.
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Music's Effect on Learning [infographic]

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Music is something that is universally loved. Even if everyone doesn’t enjoy the same kind of music, you will be hard-pressed to find an individual that denounces all music as unentertaining.

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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses

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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:56 AM


In 2011, the respective roles of higher education institutions and students worldwide were brought into question by the rise of the massive open online course (MOOC). MOOCs are defined by signature characteristics that include: lectures formatted as short videos combined with formative quizzes; automated assessment and/or peer and self–assessment and an online forum for peer support and discussion. Although not specifically designed to optimise learning, claims have been made that MOOCs are based on sound pedagogical foundations that are at the very least comparable with courses offered by universities in face–to–face mode. To validate this, we examined the literature for empirical evidence substantiating such claims. Although empirical evidence directly related to MOOCs was difficult to find, the evidence suggests that there is no reason to believe that MOOCs are any less effective a learning experience than their face–to–face counterparts. Indeed, in some aspects, they may actually improve learning outcomes.

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Introduction
Methodology
The efficacy of online learning
The importance of retrieval and testing for learning
Mastery learning
Peer and self–assessment
Short format videos
Online forums and video discussions
Conclusion

gregmhagar's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:44 AM

According to one study, the "pedagogical foundations of MOOCs are sound" in comparison with traditional university and college courses - although admittedly they didn't have much data to work with.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, May 25, 2013 12:22 AM

Although not specifically designed to optimise learning, claims have been made that MOOCs are based on sound pedagogical foundations that are at the very least comparable with courses offered by universities in face–to–face mode. To validate this, THE authors examined the literature for empirical evidence substantiating such claims. Although empirical evidence directly related to MOOCs was difficult to find, the evidence suggests that there is no reason to believe that MOOCs are any less effective a learning experience than their face–to–face counterparts

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Infographic: What Does an Educational Technologist Do?

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Game Jam Your Classroom

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Just what is a game jam? It is a short event, usually only a day or two, where game developers plan, design and create a short game. Similar to a music jam session, game jams don't involve much pre-p

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Flipping the Classroom: A revolutionary approach to learning presents some pros and cons

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Sure, some kids will ignore the video. “The same kids who don’t currently do their homework will not watch the lecture,” says McCammon. “But as you start making your class more engaging, kids who don’t usually do their homework will start doing it because they want to participate in the class.” Kids write questions down while they’re watching the video, and then the first 10 minutes of class is for discussion of what they’ve seen. Then kids spend the remaining 50 minutes working in teams of four to solve problems.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:38 AM

A good in-depth article about flipping the classroom.

Rebecca Ferlazzo's curator insight, May 12, 2013 5:38 AM

Jusst like some of my earlier scoops this model "flips" the classroom. But this classroom is "flipped" with a twist. Technology is integrated at every step. So does this still make the "flipped classroom" a good model? Or does the integration of technology take away from the experience? Technology- Help or Hinderance? 

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Drop Out Now: The Only Way to Get an Education is to Hack it.

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Learning is no longer a singular event, but rather an ongoing project to keep yourself updated with the latest skills and knowledge.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:04 PM

“60% of the best jobs in the next ten years haven’t been invented yet.”


This quote from futurist Thomas Frey really encapsulates the core of the discussion about the future of education. In a world that's changing faster than ever, mainstream educational  practices are not sufficient to prepare students for the future. Just think about how much has changed in the past 10 years alone. As Thomas Friedman says in The World is Flat: “Remember, in 2005: “Facebook didn’t exist for most people, Twitter was still a sound, 4G was a parking space, and ‘Skype’ was a typo.” Learning is no longer a singular event, but rather an ongoing project to keep yourself updated with the latest skills and knowledge.