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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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Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 24, 9:02 AM

Find yourself a mentor, teacher or coach ...

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 25, 12:01 AM

Los Profesores de Como Líderes, mentores y Entrenadores.

Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, Today, 4:03 AM

Magnífica reflexión para iniciar el nuevo curso.

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Cuestionarios en Moodle

Cuestionarios en Moodle | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

En esta ocasión os quiero hablar de una de las herramientas para mi fundamentales de moodle:los cuestionarios. Los cuestionarios son una herramienta excelente, ya que nos permitirán introducir diversos tipos de cuestiones, habilitarlos a determinada hora, restringir las ips de respueta, poner un tiempo máximo..., pero quizás uno de los problemas es lo tedioso que puede resultar el crear preguntas. A continuación os quiero hablar de los modos que tenemos para crear preguntas en un fichero de texto, para luego importarlo como un conjuto de preguntas, y así no tener que crear ninguna desde el propio moodle.


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Lynda.com Online Training part of the package for UW-Stout Online Students

Lynda.com Online Training part of the package for UW-Stout Online Students | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Lynda.com is a constantly growing library of more than 2,000 self-paced online courses. This diverse catalog includes software training, programming lessons and even “concept” tutorials on topics such as design and photography.

 

Since Lynda.com is now integrated with your UW-Stout account, it can recognize you, maintain a learning transcript and make certificates available for your professional purposes.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 26, 11:02 AM

Online students (and teachers) go to school 'in a computer'. Gaining technology skills is part of the double loop effect of online classes. You learn the curriculum and you begin to master the communications technology that allows you to be present with your students.


We don't expect the graduate students in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate to be technical wizards. We do encourage independent learning and the confident attitude that "I can learn this."  


One service we provide to students is 27/7 access to the superb video based online self-paced courses provided by Lynda.com.  This is available to all UW-Stout students who currently have an email account.  You DO NOT have to be registered in a class this semester to access Lynda.com.


Our online classes begin mid September. Now is a good time to brush up on your software skills! 

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What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning

What You Need To Know About Self-Directed Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Victoria Collins's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:38 AM

What an insightful graphic! So true.

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:30 AM

It is the foundation of NGGE.

Dr. Steven F. Simmons's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:16 PM

To thrive in the 21st Century Knolwedge Economy, people must embrace self-directed learning.

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Best educational apps for middle schoolers

Best educational apps for middle schoolers | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

It's that time of the year again when parents, teachers and students start thinking about heading back to school. If you have an iOS device, you can


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A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work

A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
A growing workplace health trend is moving to classrooms: More schools are adding standing desks as a tool to increase alertness and combat childhood obesity.

In 2012, more than one-third of childr

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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 25, 8:39 PM

I do it. I love it.

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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.”


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 25, 10:41 PM

How do we learn? This post explores this issue and provides some suggstions on some best practices for studying. 

The author of the post provides three "take-aways" from the book.

* "Forgetting isn't always bad."

* "The brain is a foraging learner."

* "We can be tactical in our learning."

A number of suggestions on best ways to study are also included.

* Rather than cramming study material for a shorter period of time everyday. You will retain more.

* Studying in different locations may be beneficial.

* Taking breaks after intense studying is good. It provides a break for your brain. This is called diffuse learning.

* Rather than rereading material quiz yourself on it to see how much you recall.

Additional suggestions are included in the post and there is more information. 

If this is an area of interest to you Coursera will be running another session of Learning How to Learn, beginning in early October. The course is free unless you want to receive a Certificate. I can vouch for this course as I am currently enrolled and at some point in the near future I will share more information about it. To learn more about the course go to Learning How to Learn

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Teacher leadership

Teacher leadership | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Teachers are leaders. There's no doubt that when we stand in front of a group of kids, regardless of their age, we are on the verge of making an impact, influencing them and guiding them through, sometimes, unexplored trails.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 19, 8:10 PM

I love the neo-liberal vocabulary i.e. you can bring it down to the education industry. It is important to note that education is not the same as School and is not an industry. The words which form education, educare and educere, are two forms of leading. Pedagogy is leading. It makes sense that teaching is leading. It is not managing which is what people outside classrooms think it is sometimes.

 

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How do you keep up? Part 4 Pinterest as a new professional essential — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

How do you keep up? Part 4 Pinterest as a new professional essential — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"In recent posts about keeping up with news and trends relevant to practice, we looked at harnessing social media in the form of portals for sharing slide presentations and curation sites for current awareness and webinars hosted by talented practitioners.

 

I suggest that if you don’t regularly refer toPinterest, or if your Pinterest experience is limited to personal style, party planning or recipe collecting, you are not leveraging and contributing to its powerful professional communities."


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Disrupting Education. No Educational Institution Left Behind

Disrupting Education. No Educational Institution Left Behind | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Educational institutions of all levels are facing unprecedented challenges in responding to disruptive innovation in the education sector. At this point, we’re still only at the very beginning of the innovation cycle, and there is already massive change occurring. From cheap ebooks to Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to tailored-for-the-individual education offerings, there has probably never been more experimentation in the way we deliver and consume education than there is today.

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Wordly Wise 3000® Online

Wordly Wise 3000® Online | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Wordly Wise 3000 Online is a dynamic and interactive online academic program for grades 2-12
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Grades 2-12 now available
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Wordly Wise 3000® Online is a dynamic and interactive online program that helps students master the academic vocabulary they encounter in school every day. Full audio support is included throughout the program to help your struggling readers or ELL students. A time-saving reporting feature puts progress monitoring at your fingertips.

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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …

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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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Crafty Ways to Use Minecraft at School

Crafty Ways to Use Minecraft at School | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Maybe your child is one of the thousands hooked on Minecraft, a video game that lets players build with textured cubes in a virtual 3D world. Players can also explore seemingly endless worlds and time periods, gather resources, craft, and engage in combat. What you may not be aware of is the inherent educational potential of the game. Common Sense Media describes Minecraft as “an open-ended, exploration and creation focused environment…Players can create items and buildings from scratch using materials they harvest from the world around them…Kids can learn creative thinking, geometry, and even a little geology as they build imaginative block structures in this refreshingly open-ended mining and construction game.”
Third grade teacher Jennifer Bond discovered the educational value of the popular video game almost by accident. Speaking at the 2013 STEMx Education Conference, she said it was her students who introduced her to the game during one of the designated BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) days in her classroom. “I discovered how well the game helps kids connect technology to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum. It’s a lot like virtual Lego building.”
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How to be a successful freelance virtual Instructional Designer (part 1)

How to be a successful freelance virtual Instructional Designer (part 1) | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Being a successful freelance virtual instructional designer is not just setting up your home office. Get these valuable insights to be an ID in demand!

Many of us are now embracing the virtual lifestyle in our careers. And we’re finding there are great benefits. Without a long commute, we find more time for a better work-life balance, so we can spend more time with friends and family and explore our hobbies. We also put less wear and tear on cars, while doing a small part to protect the environment.

 

That said, being a successful freelance virtual instructional designer is not as easy as setting up a computer in your home office. I have worked as an instructional designer (ID) both in an in-house office environment and as a freelancer working virtually. I have also interviewed and managed many virtual ID freelancers in my role at SweetRush. I have lived through and understand all too well the differences in the two environments, and how being a successful freelancer takes a special mindset. In-house, you are an employee; to be a successful freelancer, you need an entrepreneurial mindset (or at least demonstrate some entrepreneurial behaviors).

 

In this two-part series, I will share insights on what I look for when interviewing potential IDs for our engagements and some tips that kept me consistently busy when I was a freelancer—even during some lean years when it was challenging, and so many of my peers struggled to find work. Here in part 1, I’ll cover landing projects, and part 2 will focus on behaviors to exhibit once you get assigned to a project team.

 


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5 Habits of Successful Online Instructors

5 Habits of Successful Online Instructors | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
We've compiled a list of the 5 habits of successful online instructors, along with action items to help you get on track with your own courses.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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


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The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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What Learnist’s Growth Means For The Future Of Education

What Learnist’s Growth Means For The Future Of Education | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
What Learnist’s Growth Means For The Future Of Education
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New Project-based Learning Platform Launches for iPad -- THE Journal

New Project-based Learning Platform Launches for iPad -- THE Journal | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

A new project-based learning platform created by ed tech entrepreneur and speaker Adam Bellow is now out for iPad.


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Vermont state board opposes standardized testing

Vermont state board opposes standardized testing | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"We need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving back." Arianna Huffington, the namesake of The Huffington Post, spoke these words at a recent stop to talk about her new book,Thrive.

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Despite all that we know about the toxic effects of stress, we continue to mount massive pressure on our families and especially our kids. We jockey to get our toddlers into feeder schools. High schoolers overload their calendars hoping to beef up their resumes with admissions bait. We scramble to shuttle our kids between extracurricular activities, tutoring and social events to help them "succeed." In the wake of this madness, we cut every corner to save time nourishing our families. Who has time to cook? So we outsource. We buy "all-natural" prepared meals, we grab quick on-the-go snacks and we eat in our cars. We have been lulled into thinking these are healthy choices. But they are not. Like the frog in boiling water, we've slowly let industrial food companies take over the nourishment of our families. And we're paying for it in skyrocketing rates of obesity and illness. A steep toll to pay on the road to "success."

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School - Mind/Shift

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School - Mind/Shift | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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A. Brian Dengler's curator insight, August 19, 7:49 PM
This is extremely helpful.
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 20, 7:43 PM

Directorio de fuentes de imagen gratuito

Anita Vance's curator insight, August 23, 4:22 PM

A great list, with descriptions and advantages of use- good to have at hand......thank you for sharing!!!

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Teaching critical thinking in an age of digital credulity

Teaching critical thinking in an age of digital credulity | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"By the end of 2014, more than 3 billion people will have access to the Internet, which means that they (we) have the power to ask any question at any time and get a multitude of answers within a second ..."

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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

 


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Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.
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Blogging and Other Forms of Writing

Blogging and Other Forms of Writing | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
[Featured image from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano @langwitches] Everybody in education is retweeting a version of this tweet for the obvious reasons that the graphic is both engaging and right on targ...

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 27, 10:13 AM

Great post here by Barbara Pittman @grinnpidgeon.  


I completely agree with decoupling the rules and structure from the learning process and how the following 4 steps help every student learn:


  • Reflect
  • Read
  • Write
  • Share
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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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