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A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Games engage the brain as it is exercise, it involves intensity, readiness, leads to mastery of something you find enjoyable.  And the rewards can be so satisfying that you try to find different ways to improve. 

 

This is how pre-schoolers are able learn naturally. Educational technology and mobile learning is good;  however young children need to take charge of their learning early, so that they can utilise their brain's potential before the subscribed learning imposed by technology.

 

Written by Audrey Foster for curated content at www.homeschoolsource.co.uk.

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Connectivism is about how the brain processes information by linking ideas stored in our memory and then being able to retrieve the information..  We can learn anything through using any of our senses.  Using technology does not change learning.

 

We have learned to read books.  We can also learn to use technology in order to access information that we get from books.

 

Because there are so many different technologies being developed, it is complicating and confusing the fact that it is the technologies that are difficult to learn, NOT the actual information.

 

All the theories of learning that are mentioned are already being used. The question is: How many different technologies are these developers expecting people to use?  Whether we are teachers and or learners, there is a limit to how much technology we  have time to learn to use. Learning is supposed to be pleasurable not about suffering.   

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Hannah du Plessis's curator insight, March 23, 3:58 AM

Put this to the test. Attend one of our one hour online, live and interactive courses, and see if you don't learn better. Visit weteach-it.net for details.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, March 30, 2:07 AM

Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, April 2, 7:30 AM

Interesting.

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What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?

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What Are The Ingredients For Self-Directed Learning?

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This is what was found:  "The students in the Independent Project are remarkable but not because they are exceptionally motivated or unusually talented. They are remarkable because they demonstrate the kinds of learning and personal growth that are possible when teenagers feel ownership of their high school experience, when they learn things that matter to them and when they learn together. In such a setting, school capitalizes on rather than thwarts the intensity and engagement that teenagers usually reserve for sports, protest or friendship..."


Much of this can be started from the home environment. Curated for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk


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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

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"Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment. Here are 35 critical thinking strategies, straight from the mind of Sigmund Freud." | by Sara Briggs


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Some of these are excellent memory methods, which people learn automatically from a very young age. One way to help older learners is to try to get them back to that exciting trial and error style that they had as young children.  

 

Watch babies aged a year plus and see how they are fascinated by simple activities such as picking up a pencil and walking backwards and forwards to drop it at a certain spot, then walking around a table and carrying out the same action again and again. But watch carefully, the spot the pencil has been placed is usually near something else, sometimes a larger object.  

 

One of the things we stop doing as we get older is to enjoy repeating things from different perspectives:  that is learning with stress.  If students looked at what they were learning as something that enhanced their understanding rather than just for passing exams, learning would be memorable and more enjoyable.  You do not need a teacher to' teach' you this.  Most of the psychology-based strategies are inherent.


So parents start children as soon as they start crawling;  leave books, small toys and a variety of different toys around and watch how they learn. NOT EVERYTHING GOES INTO THEIR MOUTHS!!

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 4, 10:25 PM
Good strategies to incorporate when planning instruction. (some we already use!)
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5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

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"Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms."


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All 5 assessment methods involves  students leading the learning. Asking the students questions based on their reading of the topic helps their analytical  skills and allows them to be in charge of their learning. 

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 13, 9:13 AM

For my teaching friends. Go beyond memorization and help your students climb "Bloom's Ladder"!!

Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 12:00 PM

Like other comments on this scoop, I really like this article, especially items #1 and #2.  I really like those options because they are unconventional options that I still think would provide an appropriate level of challenge for the students as well as provide an alternative form of just a simple pencil and paper exam.  I think option #1 is more feasible for elementary school because it would allow students to work on skills that are more age appropriate like consolidation of information and looking for quality source material.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 3:45 PM

Sounds like some great ideas to stimulate critical thinking

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7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World

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7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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All of these facts make sense.in the 21st Century.  It is necessary to learn about other cultures as youngsters of today will be working alongside people from all over the world.  Learning at least one other language will be essential.  We should be educating children to fit into a world culture, which is being made possible through the "cloud".

 

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 12:45 PM

We are a global, connected, and digitial world and youth say they want to learn about the world and be better global citizens. Just connecting is not enough. We need a substantially different way of helping children succeed in our schools than we currently have.

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What Motivates Learners to Want to Learn?

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Hear four kids talk about motivation and Kathleen Cushman's information about the conditions for motivation in the webinar and chat.

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It is important to hear from the learners how they are stimulated to absorb information. The earlier this is encouraged the greater the brain power, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 23, 10:06 AM

Have you ever wondered about motivation and what motivates us to learn? Kathleen Cushman presented in our Personalize Learning Webinar Series on Tues. January 21st by explaining that you start by drawing a straight line between... 


> what young people tell us about their learning experiences; 

> your own practice as educators and; 

> compelling scientific research into mind, brain, and education. 

 

Then she shared the eight simple rules of thumb that help us create the conditions for high motivation and high levels of mastery in the your learning environments!  - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/01/what-motivates-learners-to-want-to-learn.html#sthash.yBN3OEq0.dpuf

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 28, 6:07 PM

John Dewey called what motivates people to learn is "living motivation". We bring our stories and autobiographies to learning every day. We want to add to them in ways that help us construct a future of our choosing that fits within a community. It is about constantly transforming who we are.

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Turning Struggling Students into Superheroes: Comic Books as Teaching Tools

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Drawing from personal experience, graduate student Michael Strom demonstrates the tremendous teaching power of comic books and graphic novels, and how we can use these as literary tools to reach our struggling students.

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Brilliant.  I absolutely agree.  Can be particularly helpful for foreign students learning English.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 19, 7:36 AM

Awesone thans for sharing.

Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 19, 8:45 AM

My middle school students are hooked on graphic novels. So glad to see them reading. #mersd #Orton-Gillingham #reading

Howard Fulfrost's curator insight, January 19, 11:45 AM

I dense, yet interesting, read.

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Printable Learning Activities for Preschoolers

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The following is a post from contributing writer Lauren of Mama's Learning Corner.   The internet is filled with printable learning activities for preschoolers.  Here are a few tried-and-true ...

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Great stuff.  Also have a look at homeschoolsource..co.uk where you will find hundreds of very inexpensive learning activities for preschoolers.

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Maths Brain Teasers - 1 | Teaching Resources - Teach Starter

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A set of 10 fun brain teasers for your students. Give your students one brain teaser a day or a week to try and solve. As a suggestion, you could have a solutions box at the front of the classroom. Your students would then write their name and ...
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Many more starters are available,  These are a great help to all young children, who have fun while learning.  Great teaching resources in time for Christmas.

www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

 

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 Avail Unique Toys for Your Kids through Online Toy Shopping

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Online toy shopping allows customers to choose from unique range of toys at affordable prices.


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Another great site with hundreds of educational toys and games for all children, from pe-school to high school.. 

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Derick Williams's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:24 AM

Online toy shopping allows customers to choose from unique range of toys at affordable prices.

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50 Years 50 Toys - Infographic

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Fabulous toys still going strong.  This is the time of the year to search out toys and games that will instruct, delight giving hours and hours of fantastic fun.  Both girls and boys  and adults, like me, will have enormous pleasure interacting with any combination these toys.  Many of them can be found on homeschoolsource.  Have a look.

 

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Children Teach Themselves to Read

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The unschoolers' account of how children learn to read.

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This is why parents should take advantage of pre school home school sources.  There are many examples of home school learning. Why not look at www.homeschoolsource.co.uk . There are hundreds of books children can choose for themselves.

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Jay Cross's curator insight, August 21, 2013 12:22 PM

This is a great essay on how children teach themselves to read -- if they are not held back by the school system. Schools try to force children to read when they are not ready to learn and it doesn't work very well. 

Lia Goren's curator insight, August 22, 2013 1:32 AM

Interesantísimo post acerca del aprendizaje de la lectura y de la importancia de proveer autonomía al estudiante para hacerlo.

Nigel Paine's curator insight, August 22, 2013 6:44 AM

watched it happen with little kids and iPads

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

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Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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Teachers and students already think this way. Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Brad Ovenell-Carter's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:20 AM

Totally agree. However, might we also encourage thinking in pictures for its own sake, that is to free up creativity and language skills--full stop. Print is not necessarily the ultimate or end-form of human communication. 

Lou Salza's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:14 AM

This is particularly important for students with language learning differences--Lou

 

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"...“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.

Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently.

“They’re not used to being given permission to write about whatever they want,” Clancy said. But once her students realized that they really weren’t being graded and that they had freedom of expression, they eventually came to demand time to write.

Moss says writing without fear of consequences is key to developing a writer’s voice. “If you’re perfect you are guaranteed to not write a thing,” Moss said. “It’s like driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the break.” She has developed some guides to help teachers coax students into using art and writing in their journals at the same time, as a way of flexing their visual thinking along with literacy...."

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Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought

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One of the most effective ways to provoke student thought is through the building of “rich” questions. By asking meaningful questions - and interacting with textual information – students can come to an understanding that builds upon on their own personal experiences and opinions. Through the use of a template, questions can be created in any way that you want and provide you with a specific platform to begin your questioning focus.



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The questions can be based on exam questions, or directly from past exam questions.  The students can be asked about their own experiences and say whether the textual information has any application to the society in which they live, e.g. How does the information help us?

curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk and

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Naomi W's curator insight, March 6, 5:28 PM

How to get students to create their own questions which hopefully lead to better comprehension. 

ANA's curator insight, March 7, 5:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

smadar yona's curator insight, March 8, 10:12 AM

ללמד איך ללמוד, חשוב מאוד בים המידע.

מעניין

סמדר

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

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Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Maria Persson's curator insight, March 21, 12:11 AM

If you are considering being a teacher for this and the next generation - take a few tips from this scoop!

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy

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Recently, I've been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I've posted a couple of articles about Pinterest befo...

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Once you start using these two learning strategies teaching becomes a real pleasure as students will be teaching the topics.  In addition they will be able to give evaluative and analytical commentary.  

Audrey for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk .  

 

This certainly works for psychology at www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:32 AM

Excellent...

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:04 PM

I think Pinterest is great for teachers to collect their ideas, but their are some things posted on Pinterest that are not appropriate for students to see.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 21, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a great example of how to use the Infographic format to educate and share knowledge with others.  It make sense that a teacher would do it.  Fantastic!

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The Future Of Games In Education

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Gamification is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

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Children can learn how to use games in the classroom which  helps to  enhance learning.  It is an easy way to stimulate the brain; audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 28, 12:45 PM

I find it a little comical to call gaming in education a "trend." Is it not true that human children have learned through play since the beginning of time? It is only within the last 200 years or so that we have taken away that concept and replaced it with teachers delivering content to children sitting in hard chairs in perfect little rows with the expectation they would be able to spit back any delivered information on a test to prove they got it. Maybe we should just call gaming what it is: getting back to the real way children learn.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 28, 1:24 PM

This thinking has merit if we do not go overboard with it. We need to find the balance between digital and more traditional technologies. Both will continue to be necessary in the world we cannot plan for.

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5 Spanish Finger Plays for Preschoolers

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Spanish finger plays teach children language through rhyme and movement. Includes videos and a printable of five traditional finger plays.

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This is excellent learning for youngsters.  Preschoolers can learn a lot by using these techniques.  Rhyme and movement are essential requirements for new learning.  Youngsters  are able to absorb information long before they are put into classrooms.

Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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How to Tap Into Kids’ Creative Confidence

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OpenIDEO "How might be inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence?" That was the challenge posed by OpenIDEO several months ago:

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Excellent ways to encourage learning and all of this can be accomplished from home, curated by Audrey for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, January 27, 11:38 PM

This seems like it would work in any program  on any subject.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 28, 5:32 AM

Great visual of inspiring creative confidence.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 4:05 PM

want to try this with my class, thanks for sharing :)

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40 maps that explain the world

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I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.

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These mapsa are absolutely incredible.  You can learn so much from them.  They present different types of information which can help learning.

 

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Christophe CESETTI's curator insight, January 23, 5:37 PM

Pearltree "Géographie" http://pear.ly/cqIbP

Terheck's curator insight, January 26, 5:58 AM

Une sélection de 40 cartes qui permettent de mieux comprendre notre monde.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 2:30 PM

When looking at this map there area few things that stick out to me and not just the colors. Fistly what I founf interesting was that South America in relation to where we live is quite different. For example, The US economic status is High Class at $12195 or more for most of the East and West Coast and then it is dull in the middle. These facts compared to South America where they are mostly upper middle class at around $3946-12185 and a portion of them are the lower middle class which rings in at around $886-3945.

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Is Educational Technology More Important Than Teachers?

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Computers are more essential than humans? Profit is more important than people? Apps and Educational Software teach better than any teacher is able to do?

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No.As the information must be transferred to the technology in the first place.  It is usually teachers who do this anyway. Technology is another way of presenting material, like using books.  

www.hotmoodle.com presents exam  material over the net, but the material is still written by a teacher.

 

If children start learning early, they will be able to learn using a variety of techniques.

audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Wayne Strydom's curator insight, January 4, 1:37 AM

Teachers who can be replaced by machines should be~Arthur C. Clark

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Invisible technology: visible benefits in the classroom

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With the prevalence of mobile devices in the classroom, Simon Hay explains that it's only a matter of time before ubiquitous computing becomes a reality in education


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It is already a reality in certain educational establishments, particularly those where there are 5 or less students in the class.  Education then becomes group facilitated learning.  For example, a student whose first language is Russian or Chinese, studying in the UK may not fully understand an English word.  They are able to type the word into their mobile device.   The result is an explanation of the word . They  share the meaning with the other students. The new word they discover has now expanded all students vocabulary.

 

Here is an example:  What is the meaning of infer?  The moble device may suggest conclude.  The teacher suggests deduce  and assume. Another student may suggest understand.

 

The result:   Students have increased their language, in about two minutes.

Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:20 PM

Technology is important, but it does not replace quality human relationships.

Ron Hershey's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:20 AM

While this article is from the UK, the trend for mobile computing in the classroom will spread globally, which only supports the need for companies to implement the means to distribute digital content electronically.

Carlos Lon Kan Prado's curator insight, December 29, 2013 8:03 PM

Esta cerca la movilidad en las aulas

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Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 7 Strategies For Performance Teaching

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"Good teaching is a major undertaking.

Make no mistake–teaching has never been easy. But as we come upon 2014, as a profession teaching is increasingly characterized by its possibility, accountability, and persistent mutation. Which makes it a challenge to do at all, much do well. 

The response to these challenges is a mix of building-level professional development, self-directed teacher improvement, and a troubling amount of teacher burnout. So how can you teacher smarter rather than simply grunting harder?"


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How about asking the student to teach you?  They nearly always come up with something different, which you can add to your own notes.

Students are also great at acting out scenes, particularly when they are organising other students.  Give them a mark for it.  Then test their knowledge a few days later with  a 30 minute test.  

curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk.  Also have a look at www.hotmoodle.com.

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:34 PM

Here are seven strategies you might choose to use to make your teacher smarter. They are explained in the post (and listed in the image above). For those whom may see this without the image:

* Place the big rocks first

* Use technology to automate (with suggestions on what you might do)

* Know yourself

* Teach in the moment

* Advocate for yourself

* Find new measures of success

* Open your classroom doors wide

You may find some new ideas to try out in your classroom!

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Why is My Teen So Forgetful?

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David Wilcox, of Musings on the Middle Years of Education, and I have worked together to create an infographic about the teen brain. It is based on a blog post he wrote over a year ago (Click here ...

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Thanks for this Beth.  I will add this to my tutorials for students.  It is very helpful, Audrey.  Also have a look at www.hotmoodle.com.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, December 4, 2013 7:55 AM

Teenagers--gotta love them!

deni tafe library's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:57 PM

Some relevance for teeenage students

David Baker's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:01 AM

I plan to share this at the School Accountability meeting I am chairing next week.  We have a standing agenda item - the middle school student.  This is a great resource and in a great format to start conversations at school and home.

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25 Great Ways Schools Can Support Reading

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In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor.

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In addition schools can encourage story writing.  Have a look at storgy featured on www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:01 PM

How many ways can you come up with to support reading in school? This post provides 25 ways to support independent reading. Chances are you already know some of these but you will probably find one or two new ideas in the lengthy list. Below are five. Click view to read the complete list.

* Create a “Caught Reading” Campaign that features Teachers as Readers.

* Host Book Clubs for Students and Parents.

* Sponsor a Young Author Conference.

* Encourage Students & Teachers to Write Book Reviews.

* Host a Mystery Check-Out Day.

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Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic]

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These skills make a lot of sense and all tend to be included in education, right now. In addition to learning the standard topics, most educational establishments incude socio-cultural, moral and practical lessons for students to be able to cope with life in the 21st century.

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:12 PM

What are the top ten skills that are needed in the workplace today? The University of Phoenix has published this infographic that provides a look at the top ten skills as well as information on how to acquire the skills. Are you providing your students the opportunity to learn and/or practice these skills?