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How The Brain Works--And How Students Can Respond

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Some Thoughts on Interest-based Pathways to Learning | DMLcentral

Some Thoughts on Interest-based Pathways to Learning | DMLcentral | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. It’s a shameful, dark secret that I fear may be common to many adults around the world. And, when I was teaching, it was certainly one that I saw shared by many students I came into contact with.
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Flipped Learning for Teachers

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So what is Flipped Teaching? Can it be used to support personalised learning in areas of our schools?
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In 60 Seconds | Online infographic

In 60 Seconds | Online infographic | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
This infographic shows you what happens in 60 seconds on the internet. It provides a visual display of the number of emails check to the number of son
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School and District Leaders in the Era of Social Media

School and District Leaders in the Era of Social Media | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
I often speak and write about how the principalship and the superintendency need to look different in the era of social media. And, while it can be difficult to distill ideas to a few key points, ...
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Improving Leadership Through Connected Learning |

Improving Leadership Through Connected Learning | | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
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What can we learn from here? How can this be applied to our network meetings for 2013?

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How to help today's wired students learn to focus

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Worth reading this article - let's start with a tech break!

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What does Learning Look Like?

What does Learning Look Like? | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it

"A while ago, I created this poster A Tale of Two Classrooms.  It wasn't meant as a statement of Classroom B is best.  It wasn't even meant as a statement of Classroom A is awful.  It was meant as a representation of Classroom A and B."


Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Krissy Venosdale revised her Classroom A and Classroom B poster recently to represent "What does Learning Look Like". Some of these Classroom B descriptors indicate a learner-centered environment. What are some other descriptions that you would include?

 

Here are some of Krissy's thoughts behind Learning:

 

"Learning is a journey.  Our kids change. The world changes.  We change as teachers.  This morning, I made a revised version of Classroom A versus Classroom B.  As someone pointed out, it’s not a black and white issue. There is so much grey and so much individual choice.  I’m not saying A or B is better for everyone. I’m saying you’ve gotta think and really understand what you want learning to look like in your classroom."

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Nancy White's curator insight, January 6, 2013 2:33 PM

Great compare & contrast- I believe "A" emphasis is on teaching, while "B" emphasis is on learning -and sets the stage for personal learning.

 

Shirley Pepper's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:21 PM

A clear visual

Pilar Castro's curator insight, May 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Es fundamental movernos de un enfoque centrado en la enseñanaza a un enfoque centrado en el aprendizaje.

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Personalize Learning: OMG! Teacher Roles are Changing

Personalize Learning: OMG! Teacher Roles are Changing | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
Teacher roles change when learning is personalized for and by the learners. Learning starts with the learners.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

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John Purificati's curator insight, January 8, 2013 2:32 PM

When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

memma's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:11 AM

When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

Francisco Velasquez's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:45 AM

When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

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6 Possible Roles For Teachers In A Personalized Learning Environment

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21 Things for the 21st Century Administrator

21 Things for the 21st Century Administrator | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
The purpose of this resource is to provide ”Just in Time” training through an online interface for K-12 administrators based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators...
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What areas can we address as TSNet Principals as part of our 2013 PLC's to further build our collective capacity?

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The Sky's the Limit: 16 Must-Read Quotes from Michael Fullan's Stratosphere - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - DigLN, edreform, EdTech

The Sky's the Limit: 16 Must-Read Quotes from Michael Fullan's Stratosphere - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - DigLN, edreform, EdTech | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
Michael Fullan is certainly one of the three to four most influential edu-writers of our time. On whole systems design and change, only Paul Hill has earned equal influence.
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Innovative Technology Doesn't Mean Instructionally Innovative

A school finds out about a cool new technology, buys a class set of it, then struggles to figure out what to do with it. Sound familiar? Luckily we’ve got a lot of very innovative people in our system, so it’s not especially common, but it’s definitely something to think about. The purchase of any technology should always be prefaced by some thorough reflection and planning: what exactly do we want our students to learn? What do our students want to learn? This article argues that innovative technology doesn’t mean there’s innovative teaching going on. That the technology must be used in a meaningful and transformative way. We would love to hear of some examples where this is happening. Suggested by Shaun Haidon - Lake Tuggeranong College @shaunhaidon
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Social Media for Administrators

Social Media for Administrators | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
As I have done a lot of work with school administrators on why they should be using social media and some practical ways to use it within their schools, I wanted to compile some articles together t...
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Jason Borton's comment, February 15, 2013 7:26 PM
Social media is such a powerful tool for sharing the brilliant work that happens in our schools. It enables us to bypass the bias of mainstream media in a positive way.
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How Authentic Assessment Heightens Accountability in Our Schools

How Authentic Assessment Heightens Accountability in Our Schools | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
How do we foster intrinsic motivation, for both teachers and students, to work towards high performance? Can we create a system of accountability that will drive this performance?

Via Richardson Primary School
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7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning: Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students' love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible,
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A Vision for Personalized and Connected Learning

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Pearson's vision utilizes technology to increase usability and productivity of students in and outside of the classroom. Watch how students, parents, teacher...
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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different
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How does this thinking impact on our TSNet and the way we teach and expect our students to learn?

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It’s About Self-directed Learning

It’s About Self-directed Learning | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
“This is about students learning at their own pace, not working at their own pace.” - Summit San Jose Math Teacher Three weeks into the school year, a student in our Optimized Learning math ...
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Great Teachers Are Great Learners - AITSL

Great Teachers Are Great Learners - AITSL | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
Great animation via @aitsl re importance/impact of teacher quality http://t.co/TxwVixyu #actlearn #ausedchat Short but very good.
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Consider using at a staff meeting at the start of the year?

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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it

What will Personalized Learning look like in 2013? The main change that will happen in teaching and learning in 2013 will be about empowerment. Teachers and learners will be more empowered to take charge of their learning. We will see this through the evidence they share as they learn.


Via Kathleen McClaskey, Barbara Bray
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Here are 10 predictions that will help you as you personalize learning:

 

1. Connected Learners

2.  Mobile Devices

3. Communities of Practice

4. Evidence of Learning

5. Taking Risks

6. Storytelling

7. Learner Voice and Choice

8. Unpacking Standards

9. Transforming Learning Environments

10. Building a Common Language

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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:34 PM

Interesting, in other ways this could also be seen as framing learning as a constant performance of assessment. Where do you draw the line ?

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Technology Embedded Pedagogy | Connected Principals

This post was originally posted on Figuring It Out by J Bevacqua I get a l...
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8 Great TED Talks About The Future Of Education And Teaching | Emerging Education Technology

These talks offer insights, concerns, and inspiration while discussing today's educational practices and shortcomings, from a variety of perspectives. TED
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Personalize Learning: The Personalized Learning Umbrella

Personalize Learning: The Personalized Learning Umbrella | Network Cogitation | Scoop.it
Personalized Learning is the umbrella connects the dots of all initiatives and programs.
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The term "Personalized Learning" is confusing. Personalized learning is all about the learner and starts with the learner. It is about the learner self-directing and driving their own learning.

 

A teacher can flip the classroom, provide 1:1 mobile devices for each learner and this can still not be characterized as personalizing learning. If the class is still teacher-centered and learners have no voice and choice how they learn, it is not personalizing learning.

 

If learners are using mobile devices with adaptive curriculum, the technology is personalizing learning for the learner. There is no stake in learning for the learner. Adaptive curriculum can support a personalized learning path, but it is not personalizing learning for the learner.

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