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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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Amplifying Student Learning: Using Mobile Apps to Create, Share and Connect - edWeb

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FREE WEBINAR - THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

5-6 PM (EASTERN)



Presented by Carolyn Skibba, Technology Coordinator and Apple Distinguished Educator



"One of the most compelling benefits of classroom technology is that it enables students to share their ideas and knowledge in powerful new ways. Effective, thoughtful integration of mobile apps can empower students to create quality, meaningful work for a worldwide audience. Ultimately, this leads to true engagement that transforms how students see themselves and their learning. Through this webinar, you will learn how to integrate some of the best apps for student creativity and publishing. You will also gain practical tips that will support you and your students in creating authentic content and sharing it easily with others."


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Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces | Langwitches Blog

Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces | Langwitches Blog | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Tweet Student blogging is not a project, but a process. We are continuously striving to refine, improve and re-evaluate.  One of my favorite writes, Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, explores how to help kids write in digital spaces.  Features a checklist of factors that contribute to quality of writing.  

 

Design Drivers:  Learning


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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

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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.


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Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:18 AM

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Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:20 AM

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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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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

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Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 2014 10:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.