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The key skills today’s employers desire | eSchool News

The key skills today’s employers desire | eSchool News | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Education stakeholders are quick to champion students’ need for “21st century skills”—but what do employers say they want students to learn? And, how should schools adapt as a result?

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Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors

Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Do you remember your 5th grade teachers?  Would you say that any of your 5th grade teachers made a lifelong impression on your life?
Today’s guest is doing just that! 


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From the post: We can start the process of leadership coaching IN the classroom. All this takes is an intentional approach and tools that teachers can use to teach leadership as part of their curriculum! 

Just like we coach our kids on the court, track or wrestling mat, we need to coach them on how to lead positive change and avoid the inferior behaviors that come so easily with aggression and unmanaged conflict. 

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 11, 6:40 PM

This week, #HealthyLeadership is all about how teachers can become leadership coaches for our younger set.  


Teacher and consultant, Lydia Dolch joined me to discuss a #Futureleaders session we conducted with her 5th grade class.  


During the interview we discussed how the students were able to apply leadership principles like conflict management, courage and forgiveness as they explored how to interact with others who see the world from a different perspective.  


Checkout the blogcast at: http://bit.ly/1r5nRhZ

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 11, 8:02 PM

The teaching we engage in has an impact on students and they carry it with them.

 

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e-learning, conocimiento en red: 5th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE 2014). Geneva, Switzerland OCT

e-learning, conocimiento en red: 5th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE 2014). Geneva, Switzerland OCT | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
e-learning, conocimiento en red y web colectiva

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How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy

How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy - Edudemic Infographic (RT @ londonclc Digital Learning becomes the forth literacy...

Found at http://t.co/ppZhx6H5Qd

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Get to Know a Middle Schooler

Get to Know a Middle Schooler | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Getting to know your new middle-school students goes more smoothly when you ask the right questions. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

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Raising a Moral Child

Raising a Moral Child | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, April 14, 3:23 PM

Great linked-out presentation of research studies by NYT Sunday Review columnist Adam Grant.

Is this the model of research essay that we will be teaching in class after two more MLA updates?  ;-)

Ofelia Rita Casillas's curator insight, April 15, 1:02 PM

Children imitate what you do,not what you preach!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 2:35 PM
The research cited can carry over into School, as well. Raising children is about the effort of the village. @ivon_ehd1
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Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning

Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond "course-based" approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.

 

Not every teacher may be ready to jump into this type of personalization. To make it work, they'll be required to adopt a different teaching role. They'll need strong management skills and a commitment to disruptive innovation. In addition, the current constructs of the education system may hold us back. What if we could make this dream of personalized PBL a reality?


===> I say that we work toward it, creating a push on the system that demands change in the education of our students. <===




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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 20, 6:25 AM

Not every teacher may be ready to jump into this type of personalization. To make it work, they'll be required to adopt a different teaching role. They'll need strong management skills and a commitment to disruptive innovation. In addition, the current constructs of the education system may hold us back. What if we could make this dream of personalized PBL a reality?


===> I say that we work toward it, creating a push on the system that demands change in the education of our students. <===


Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 20, 10:38 AM

PBL is one way to approach the way to organize the learning for students within the classroom. The use of different tools allows for the development of student-driven designs for learning and provides teachers with the opportunity to allow students more direction in their own learning. 

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Tinkering with Kids – Get in It for the Long Haul | MAKE

Tinkering with Kids – Get in It for the Long Haul | MAKE | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Why do we educators do it? It's fun enough tinkering around with projects on our own, so why must we bang our heads trying to involve a pack of screaming kids from the neighborhood? I've thought through this before, ...

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Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, March 24, 12:01 PM

Well said.  Working with Young Makers is equal parts frustration and inspiration.  But the lightbulb moments make it ultimately worthwhile!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 19, 5:25 PM

Students love making things. I found we could set up projects in the classroom and students would finish them at home with parents supervising. I always clarified the parents' roles as supervisory. It worked well and students learned complex concepts more easily building projects.

 

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning - Edutopia

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning - Edutopia | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

By Judy Willis

(Selected quote) "In the past two decades, neuroimaging and brain-mapping research have provided objective support to the student-centered educational model. This brain research demonstrates that superior learning takes place when classroom experiences are relevant to students' lives, interests, and experiences. Lessons can be stimulating and challenging without being intimidating, and the increasing curriculum requirements can be achieved without stress, anxiety, boredom, and alienation as the pervasive emotions of the school day."...

 

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40 Maps That Explain The Internet

40 Maps That Explain The Internet | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 19, 3:56 AM

Το Διαδίκτυο μέσα από 40 ... χάρτες (ξεκινώντας από το 1969 με το ARPANET)


Villubicae's curator insight, August 19, 5:43 AM
Interestant OF course and for any reasons
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, August 19, 6:38 AM

Cuarenta Mapas que explican Internet.

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Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers’ Ultimate Multi-Tool - Mind/Shift

Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers’ Ultimate Multi-Tool - Mind/Shift | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"Need more convincing that Minecraft can be a powerful tool for learning? Check out this fun video from PBS Idea Channel’s Mike Rugnetta, who specifically (and very quickly) lists a number of ways the video game can and has been used to learn everything from physics to history."


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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:11 PM

Mix and match your content with free textbooks and other resources.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, July 24, 9:14 AM

This looks like a great resource and not only that Elizabeth who scooped it first, also looks like a great resource -- lots of interesting scoops-- one to follow!

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, July 24, 2:58 PM

Really useful - why reinvent the wheel!

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[Infographic] 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Infographic helps you find signs that show that you’re a plugged-in and connected educator.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 27, 6:46 PM

Becoming a tech-savvy teacher isn’t easy and it actually takes quite a long time. The 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic helps you find out just how much technology has become integrated with your life by presenting a few of the many signs that show that you’re a plugged-in and connected educator.

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E-Learning and Online (+Blended) Learning: Learn how to do it!

E-Learning and Online (+Blended) Learning: Learn how to do it! | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 24, 10:23 PM

I spent 25 years teaching in small town classrooms before I went online. Now I teach all over the world and the commute to my office is just taking a few steps down the hallway to my home office. 


Change your future and extend your reach. Enroll Today! 


Crescent IT Solutions's curator insight, August 7, 1:21 AM

Crescent IT Solutions is established with the motto of providing interactive learning of essential IT related business courses viz., SAP,SAS, Data warehousing, QA, .Net, Java etc to anyone, at any time and at any place and provides an easy, convenient and effective solution.

Visit us: http://www.crescentits.com (OR)

Mail us @ training@crescentits.com


Skype Id: crescent_demo1

Call Us: (01) 713-589-5479/2879, 704-248-2649

Training Aspirants's curator insight, August 7, 2:05 AM

Training Aspirants started with a motto to provide quality and effective online training for the students. We will provide both online Training as well as Corporate Training. We make sure for a right class size in order to make online sessions most interactive across the Worldwide with the best instructors.


For Details Visit: http://www.trainingaspirants.com

Call Us: US: 001-713-900-7669

US: 001-630-974-1794

India: 091-779-985-5779

Mail Us: mail@trainingaspirants.com

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Excursión virtual por la Roma de César Augusto con las TIC

Excursión virtual por la Roma de César Augusto con las TIC | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Bimilenario de la muerte de César Augusto. Propuesta TIC educativa con recursos sobre el Imperio Romano y César Augusto para la clase de Historia.

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Courageous Conversation: Formative Assessment and Grading

Courageous Conversation: Formative Assessment and Grading | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Blogger Andrew Miller recounts his journey from enforcing a punitive grading system to shaping a paradigm that engages all learners.

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From the article: So what was the problem? Where do I start? I had no time. I was grading everything. I had so much paperwork because I was trying to give great feedback on everything in addition to grading and inputting the grades. Perhaps even worse, I wasn't focused on the larger problem. My students cared more about the points than they did about the class. They weren't engaged, and whose fault was that? It was mine. I was "cattle-prodding" them into doing work. It was punitive. "Don't do the work and your grade will suffer." I should have been focusing on my instruction and creating engagement lessons and projects for students to do.

 

Instead, I was clouding the issue of instruction with grading. I was putting the blame on students rather than on myself. That is a key reflective moment that every teacher should engage in when students are doing the work: What did I instructionally do, or not do, to engage all learners? Not, how can I make them do the work?

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning - Hybrid Pedagogy

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning - Hybrid Pedagogy | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

We seem to talk about instructor role so rarely that she becomes not only intangible, but at times invisible. Part of the problem seems to be that we’ve conflated instructor role with “authority,” and we’ve regarded authority as a dirty word.


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The Teacher Report: Joining the Maker Movement

The Teacher Report: Joining the Maker Movement | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.

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Integrity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Integrity

Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. Barbara Killinger offers a traditional definition: Integrity is a personal choice, an uncompromising and predictably consistent commitment to honour moral, ethical, spiritual and artistic values and principles.

About time to THINK about that AGAIN ;)

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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

 


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“The Best Advice On Engaging Parents At The Beginning Of The School Year”

“The Best Advice On Engaging Parents At The Beginning Of The School Year” | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
© 2006 Sally Mahoney, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio
I’ve just published The Best Advice On Engaging Parents At The Beginning Of The School Year over at my other blog, Engaging Parents In School.
You might, or might not, find it useful.

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This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone -- Campus Technology

This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone -- Campus Technology | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.

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One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle: Clearing up the Misconceptions

One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle: Clearing up the Misconceptions | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

By Bamboo Fitness
Debunking the myth

"Have you ever heard the saying, “Muscle weighs more than fat?” Perhaps at some point in your life you were working your butt off in the gym in an attempt to lose weight. During this time, you hopped onto the scale weekly, sometimes even daily. Some days were better than others. Sometimes the numbers on the scale decreased, but to your dismay, this wasn’t always the case. Some weigh-ins showed that the scale read higher than your starting weight. Other days the scale wouldn’t budge. This would depress and sadden you. To soothe your worries and soften the blow of the scale, perhaps a family member, friend, personal trainer, or doctor told you that you shouldn’t freak out because the scale is showing that there has been a gain in muscle and that “muscle weighs more than fat.” Maybe you relaxed after hearing this. Maybe you were skeptical of this comment."... 

 

For full post, click on title above or here: 
http://bamboocorefitness.com/one-pound-of-fat-versus-one-pound-of-muscle-clearing-up-the-misconception/  ;


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 20, 5:09 PM

THIS is an excellent read!!! 

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Working with Cognitive Load | B Online Learning Blog

Working with Cognitive Load | B Online Learning Blog | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

When I first started working as an eLearning instructional designer I became interested in the learning process and how people learn. I figured that if I knew more about information processing and learning, I could hopefully design more effective courses. I came across a book called Efficiency in Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines to Manage Cognitive Load by Ruth Colvin Clark, Frank Nguyen and John Sweller. In this book I discovered, among other things, Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) which is based on studies of human cognitive architecture – how we process and organise information.

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From the article: As instructional designers, we need to be aware of the cognitive requirements our designs impose and ensure that our learners can meet those requirements. We must also ensure that all aspects of our design focus on adding value to the learning experience.

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On Leadership, Fear and The Under Use of Power

On Leadership, Fear and The Under Use of Power | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

When we think of the misuse of power, our thoughts inevitably fly to the headline grabbers: the tyrants and bullies, schemers and scammers, or our first boss or sixth grade teacher.  Yet surprisingly, some of the biggest power problems stem from under use, not overuse of power.


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As John Adams said:

“It is weakness, rather than wickedness, which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power.”

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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lynnegibb's curator insight, July 25, 4:53 PM

This gave me plenty of food for thought and some new insights into the art of and purposes of curation

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 7:39 AM

This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 30, 6:59 AM

Curation of information for educational content and context: article worth reading

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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

When a school leader neglects to allocate sufficient professional development time for newly-purchased classroom technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader doesn’t provide adequate technical support personnel for a new 1:1 laptop initiative, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader purchases system-wide learning software with little thought given to long-term financial and instructional sustainability, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader fails to ensure adequate parent education and support before initiating expensive, organization-wide technology programs, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 1:15 AM

Scott McCleod lays it all out with refreshing candor and insight.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 5, 4:01 PM

Challenging leaders to follow up on their ideas and vision.