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A Nobel prize winner, his dreadful school report and a lesson for teachers today

A Nobel prize winner, his dreadful school report and a lesson for teachers today | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Cambridge scientist Sir John Gurdon (pictured), who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this week had a 'disastrous' school report.
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We are designing the robots that will eventually kill us

We are designing the robots that will eventually kill us | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
In the movie Transcendence, which opens in theaters on Friday, a sentient computer program embarks on a relentless quest for power, nearly destroying humanity in the process. The film is science fiction but a computer scientist and entrepreneur Steven Omohundro says that “anti-social” artificial intelligence in the future is not only possible, but probable, unless we start designing AI systems...

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You SHOULD KNOW these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You SHOULD KNOW these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Joseph Palumbo, MBA,'s curator insight, April 8, 7:14 PM

Some great sites to further your education, exercise your brain.

Teresa De Santos's curator insight, April 10, 10:09 AM

En los listados siempre se encuentra algo nuevo

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 20, 3:53 PM

What a list! Great tools and useful for new ideas. 

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Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks!

Announcing Our Free iBooks Textbooks! | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
A Community for Common Sense Educators. The Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum you know and love now fits in the palm of your hand.

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Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding

Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, April 9, 3:38 AM

These routines have classroom merit, too, as we're trying to get students to think.

Julienne Feeney's curator insight, April 9, 4:21 PM

Complements MYP principles and Learner Profiles beautifully...

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 12, 10:26 AM

This has so much relevance when teaching students questioning and critical thinking skills. Great tool for developing Inquiry based learning strategies. Also, I love an infographic!

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Populr - Create a Page for Anything in 5 Minutes

Populr - Create a Page for Anything in 5 Minutes | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Easily create and track online pages to share information, grab attention, and get results.

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Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online

Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
The official Collins English Dictionary online. Comprehensive and authoritative, rely on Collins for up-to-date English with insights into language trends and usage.

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Sergei Polovin's curator insight, March 27, 10:47 PM

A very useful resource.

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, March 29, 8:04 AM

It's a must

Justin Hodge's curator insight, April 15, 12:41 PM

Great online dictionary.

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Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations

Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 19, 2:54 AM

This looks like a really nice tool to get students creating presentations and using their own voice to narrate. Great way to get students speaking.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 21, 10:18 PM

Looks fun

Ana María Andrada's curator insight, March 31, 11:56 AM

Es fundamental en este tiempo, como diría el sociólogo Richard Rorty "mantener las convesaciones en movimiento, como forma de investigación implícita". Estas herramientas ayudan.

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Verification Handbook: homepage

Verification Handbook: homepage | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.


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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 2:55 AM

Excellent book, easy to read as presented as a series of case studies.

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 12, 5:59 AM

What we need to think about in our daily info overload

dawsonloane's curator insight, March 3, 6:37 AM

fascinating reading about UGC

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Why You Should Care About M-Learning | LearnDash

Why You Should Care About M-Learning | LearnDash | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. There are a variety of reasons for this, but many have to do with the accessibility of mobile devices, the savings associated with a mobile enabled learning program, and the convenience mobile learning affords the learner.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 8, 9:15 PM

Interested in grabbing the mobile learning brass ring? Want to understand how to design content for mobile learning? Take Ann Bell's new course at UW-Stout E-Learning: 

EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design
(with Chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, and tablets)

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, April 9, 5:20 PM

What is the best way to stay connected in a connected world?

 

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How to learn like a memory champion

How to learn like a memory champion | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?
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7 Ways Teaching Has Changed

7 Ways Teaching Has Changed | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
This Is The World Teachers Must Adapt To: 7 Ways Teaching Has Changed by Terry Heick Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture. Knowledge…


7. A culture that can seem, well, distracted


And if we’re going to talk about the world teachers must adapt to, the idea of distraction has to be at least mentioned.

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I’m not sure any of us fully understand the complexities of modern connectivity, information access, and the subjective idea of “distraction.” (After all, if five people are all at a table at Starbucks with their faces stuck to their phones, who’s to say their physical company rather than the respective apps that their own aren’t doing the distracting?)

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That said, things are certainly different than the BS era of yesteryear (that is, before smartphones). At any moment someone can bust out a digital screen and start smearing their fingers across it. And no one knows what they’re doing and so we assume the worst and say the world is going down in flames.

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And it very well could be. This is all new, so we don’t know. This is an era full of possibility, uncertainty, excitement, loss, and change.

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This is the world teachers must adapt to.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 27, 10:58 AM


This is the world teachers must adapt to.


Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 7:29 PM

This article relates back to Global Competency as teachers must stay current with societal changes and shifts. Relating to students and engaging students require teachers to stay current and in the know vs. sticking to traditional routes/techniques in which we were taught with. We must continuously adjust our teaching to fit the 21st century needs and keep re-adjusting to align these needs to the Common Core curriculum. 

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Teaching Ethics in the Age of Technology

Teaching Ethics in the Age of Technology | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Ethical decision-making should be included as a 21st century skill (overused term but don't know of an alternative).  Some would profess that ethical decision-making has always been a needed skill....

 

Society is a dynamic system. It must, by nature, evolve in order to survive. As we develop the new definitions of appropriate behavior in the online environment it is imperative that many members of society be engaged in this ongoing dialogue.


An informed community and active discussion of ethical issues will enable society to determine civil and just manners to deal with the nuances of technological advancement (Rezmierski, 1992).


By opening this dialogue within the K-12 environment, teachers will be able to prepare students to understand the proper use of technology and explore the issues that will continue to unfold (Using Moral Development Theory to Teach K-12 Cyber Ethics).

 

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

 


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ANA's curator insight, March 21, 12:24 PM

Very good reflection

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 22, 3:54 PM

Teaching ethics is the digital age is essential! Here are some ideas.

Natalia López's curator insight, March 27, 2:57 PM

very importan theme, please read this page...

 

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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. The true pay dirt for browser-based learning games can be found on large online digital game hubs. Here are 10 game hubs players that teachers can use to as one tool in their arsenal.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 27, 6:41 PM

Finding games that you can use in the classroom is not always as easy as one would like it to be. This post shares 10 websites that are "game hubs" and the games range from one for students as young as preK to students in high school. The list of the sites is below and additional information is in the post (as are links to each). Have fun exploring them and sharing them with your students, and if you know a site that is not listed leave in the Comment section.

* Shepperd Software

* PBS Kids Games

* Mr. Nussbaum

* National Geographic Kids

* Poptropica

* Funbrain

* BBC Schools: Games

* Primary Games

* ABCya.com

* Arcademic Skill Builders

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 28, 10:08 AM

Some wonderful resources here. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 2, 9:41 AM

The ages range from Pre-K to High School.

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Second Life founder creates Glass Brain, a system that lets you explore your brain in real-time

Second Life founder creates Glass Brain, a system that lets you explore your brain in real-time | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new way to explore the human brain in virtual reality. The system, called Glass Brain, which is developed by Philip Rosedale, creator ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 13, 4:27 AM

Researchers have developed a new way to explore the human brain in virtual reality. The system, called Glass Brain, which is developed by Philip Rosedale, creator of the famous game Second Life, and Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at the University of California San Francisco, combines brain scanning, brain recording and virtual reality to allow a user to journey through a person’s brain in real-time.


Click to watch video.

Nacho Vega's curator insight, April 14, 12:22 PM

Gazzaley: “We have never been able to step inside the structures of the #brain and see it in this way. It is biofeedback on the next level..."

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Billion-Dollar Deal Heats Up Ed-Tech Market

Billion-Dollar Deal Heats Up Ed-Tech Market | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
A private equity company plans to acquire Renaissance Learning for $1.1 billion in a deal that will be one of the largest acquisitions ever in educational technology.
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Why students should set and mark their own homework

Why students should set and mark their own homework | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Teacher Mark Creasy has turned the traditional concept of homework on it's head by tasking his students with the administration and assessment. Here's how it works

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 8, 2:38 PM

I really like this concept. Homework is  often such a battleground, I have had students become anxious around it and parents want more and more seeing it as giving their children a competitive edge.  This is a good solution to a complex problem. It also individualizes instruction and creates a situation where students take responsibility for their own work. They select from a series of possible tasks and then reflect on them.  It also allows for more creativity rather than the drill and skill approach that many well-meaning parents equate with good learning.

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The power of storytelling: Erik Nissen Johansen at TEDxUmea

The power of storytelling, and the use of stories to create an effect, no matter if it's a true or fictive story, simple or extravagant. The principle for st...

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Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives

Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Exposure enables photographers to easily tell vibrant stories with their photos. Assemble a more complete narrative than you could with a feed or lonely photo on a permalink page.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 25, 11:27 AM

A lovely tool, but the free version is really just a trial. Not too expensive, though, at only $5 a month for anyone who has need of it. 

JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 26, 2:53 AM

Ready to create your amazing narratives with your mobile? This is a great tool which assembles photos on a permalink page.

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 8:35 AM

This looks a really good way to create a photo story - nice layout too...

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Create and monitor engaging flipped learning

Create and monitor engaging flipped learning | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

One other product I have been getting excited about is Verso. This platform is not quite a learning management system, and has built in interactivity. I like it because it is crazy easy to use. It is sort of the anti-LMS way to have students engage with your content.


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Smith_Lin's curator insight, March 25, 8:48 AM

Something else to investigate

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 28, 3:02 AM

If students are using this in their schools, Unis need to step up their game re interactivity.

 

Looks like a great idea, and we should try this.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 10:44 PM

This app has been a plaything of mine for the last couple of weeks, and I am going to play over the holidays to see how it works. It is very easy to use: upload a video, write some notes/activities and there is the lesson. Seems a simple way to make flipped content for those starting to flip. 

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Writefull | A new way of writing with confidence

Writefull | A new way of writing with confidence | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

We all use Google to check if our writing is correct. We enter different phrases until we find the one that gives us most results – and this is the one we use in our own text. A smart approach, but not without its annoyances: revisiting the Google webpage breaks the flow of our writing, and its results often contain grammatical errors.


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Krysta Hammond's curator insight, March 21, 1:26 PM

An interesting twist on varying your writing. But the comment was correct - there is a bit of a disruption to the writing process and they students need to be reminded that google is not without spelling mistakes!

Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 2, 3:56 AM
Writing a story line or script its usefull ~This looks like an interesting software tool which you can download and use to check your writing against the texts included in thousands of Google books. It can even detect context from the text you are writing and compare it to similar contexts. Interesting stuff!
Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, Today, 5:36 AM

The application helps to check your writing (in English) not only regarding spelling and grammer but adds tools to check examples of the use of a certain phrase, context and synonyms, too.

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Nicky Mohan's curator insight, April 8, 10:42 PM

Sugata is all about the future of learning- not just talk but action

Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, April 8, 11:56 PM

#Apprenance  Le XXIe siècle va nous apporter une inévitable révolution des modes d'apprentissages, donc du système éducatif, et notre rapport au savoir change déjà : de la logique de stock (de connaissances et de compétences) à la logique de flux (de capabilités)....

Katja Kranjec's curator insight, April 13, 1:00 AM

Such a fascinating lecture! Fantastic!

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Helping Students Overcome Their Fear of Writing

Helping Students Overcome Their Fear of Writing | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Most students in my developmental writing classes claim they “hate” writing. It’s a familiar refrain. But, it is less about “hate” and more about a lack of preparation in the subject area. They do not have sufficient experience with the writing process in order to understand what to do. It is not until they gain this experience and realize for themselves what is wrong and what is right with their own work will their writing improve. This personal realization has to happen. It is key to neutralizing their fear and boosting their confidence.
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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Joseph Palumbo, MBA,'s curator insight, April 8, 7:14 PM

Some great sites to further your education, exercise your brain.

Teresa De Santos's curator insight, April 10, 10:09 AM

En los listados siempre se encuentra algo nuevo

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 20, 3:53 PM

What a list! Great tools and useful for new ideas. 

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One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

When you want to improve your physical health, you don’t have to eat one specific type of food or exercise in a specific way. Rather, you need an appropriate mix of healthy foods and exercise -- no one thing is required. Different types of exercise and foods are in some sense interchangeable. What matters is that you get the appropriate dose. Could this common idea from health translate into the world of education?

Students need different kinds of stimulation, and they should seek opportunities they’re interested in because no one thing is going to be the winning formula for everyone.


GM: this fits perfectly into the "Multiple Intelligence" from Howard GARDNER ;)


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 27, 2:39 PM


Students need different kinds of stimulation, and they should seek opportunities they’re interested in because no one thing is going to be the winning formula for everyone.


GM: this fits perfectly into the "Multiple Intelligence" from Howard GARDNER ;)


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מתרכזים בלומד, גיוון בדרכי  למידה

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App Ed Review Offers Teachers Tips on Using Apps in Class -- THE Journal

App Ed Review Offers Teachers Tips on Using Apps in Class -- THE Journal | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

"App Ed Review is a new, searchable database of app reviews that teachers can use to plan, deliver and assess classroom instruction. The free site was founded by Todd Cherner, a former 10th grade English teacher at Leesburg High School; and Corey Lee, an instructional technology professor at Coastal Carolina University. According to its founders, App Ed Review uses TPACK as its theoretical framework and is informed by the Common Core State Standards."


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