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8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education

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"Pearson sent us this report recently–Exploring the Learning Curve. The big idea here is the changing skill needs for students globally. It is based on this idea of an index–a Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Education Attainment. The report explains:
'The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment compares the performance of 39 countries and one region (Hong Kong) on two categories of education: Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment. The Index provides a snapshot of the relative performance of countries based on their education outputs.'”


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These would seem to correlate with Thomas Friedman's    "The world is flat" idea.  Basically we need to value and  respect all human beings as those  people at the bottom of the tree last century wont always be there:  

 

Emotional intelligence (feel things from others point of view).  Communication (learn to speak  another person's language). Problem-solving (Listen to and understand someone else's pain and joy); Team-working (the ability to liaise with others as humans who feel pain, cry, hurt just as you do).  

 

Basically the emphasis seems to be on humanity as one rather group rather than the superficial differences.  The idea is for human beings to leave the savannah.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 25, 6:12 PM

As this post states, the image shown above has been in the media quite a bit over the last few weeks. It shares the eight cognitive skills that students need (based on the research). As you review them you will notice that these are inline with the skills recommended for 21st century learning.

In addition to these skills the report also shared six lessons. Three are listed below.

* Lesson 1: The OECD estimates that half of the economic growth in developed countries in the last decade came from improved skills.

* Lesson 2: In recent years it has become increasingly clear that basic reading, writing and arithmetic are not enough. The importance of 21st century non-cognitive skills – broadly defined as abilities important for social interaction – is pronounced.

* Lesson 3: Making sure people are taught the right skills early in their childhood is much more effective than trying to improve skills in adulthood for people who were let down by their school system. But even when primary education is of a high quality, skills decline in adulthood if they are not used regularly.

Click through to the post and read the other three lessons. Consider your students. Do you think your school is meeting the lessons and the skills? Do you think the US is meeting these lessons and skills? If you click through to the actual report you can see a table that shows the Overall Index Rank and Score of the 39 countries involved (plus Hong Kong) as well as the Cognitive Skills Rank and Score, and the Educational Attainment Rank and Score for the years 2012 and 2014.

David Hain's curator insight, June 26, 12:35 AM

Critical skills that will secure a positive future, for you or your kids!

WEAC's curator insight, June 26, 8:39 AM

Short and to the point, this list provides great food for thought. DId you expect to see digital literacy as one of the top skills for a modern education?

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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, 12:58 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 29, 11:07 PM

Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, April 2, 4:30 AM

Interesting.

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Flipped Classroom Resources | RIT Teaching & Learning Services

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This model is excellent when used with topics created for A level learning  on www.hotmoodle.com.   

 

 

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delta14's curator insight, June 18, 7:09 AM

Se propone utilizar la clase presencial para la atención individual y de pequeños grupos con talleres, atención de dudas e inquietudes y solución de problemas, brindando orientación y guía a los estudiantes, mientras que se ofrecen recursos didácticos multimedia y ubicuos para ser utilizados fuera del aula física, los cuales deben actuar como motivadores e inspiradores de nuevos conocimientos.

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 8:24 AM

Be sure to catch the resources at the end of the infographic. Once on their site just click the last tab in the row below that says, "What's the Difference between Flipped and Blended Classes?" to see the entire infographic. 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, July 8, 10:00 AM

Flipped and blended learning

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Future Business Education: Centered on Contextual Learning

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In the past people went to university, studied until they had a degree, then went to work and applied that knowledge. In the future learning will be modular, contextual and just in time.


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I agree.   This is in line with Thomas Friedman's idea that the "world is flat".

 

Teaching is now about learning skills, e.g. to be evaluative or compare one theory with another; produce evidence to add to your comments, etc.

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Play Doh Spongebob Squarepants Nickelodeon Toys Playdough Builder Playset By Disney Cars Toy Club

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Fantastic toys ideal for learning at home

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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?

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Naomi W's curator insight, March 6, 2:28 PM

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

ANA's curator insight, March 7, 2:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

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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 20, 9:11 PM

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, 6:27 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, 11:57 AM

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 4:32 AM

Excellent...

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:04 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 3:56 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, 9:45 AM

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, 10:24 AM

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.

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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, 8:38 PM

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

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 28, 2:32 AM

Great visual of inspiring creative confidence.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 1:05 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, 2:37 PM

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

Terheck's curator insight, January 26, 2:58 AM

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

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 11:30 AM

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?

Is Educational Technology More Important Than Teachers? | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
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 3, 10:37 PM

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 12:20 PM

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

Ron Hershey's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:20 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 5:03 PM

Esta cerca la movilidad en las aulas

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8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education

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"Pearson sent us this report recently–Exploring the Learning Curve. The big idea here is the changing skill needs for students globally. It is based on this idea of an index–a Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Education Attainment. The report explains:
'The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment compares the performance of 39 countries and one region (Hong Kong) on two categories of education: Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment. The Index provides a snapshot of the relative performance of countries based on their education outputs.'”


Via Beth Dichter
Audrey's insight:

These would seem to correlate with Thomas Friedman's    "The world is flat" idea.  Basically we need to value and  respect all human beings as those  people at the bottom of the tree last century wont always be there:  

 

Emotional intelligence (feel things from others point of view).  Communication (learn to speak  another person's language). Problem-solving (Listen to and understand someone else's pain and joy); Team-working (the ability to liaise with others as humans who feel pain, cry, hurt just as you do).  

 

Basically the emphasis seems to be on humanity as one rather group rather than the superficial differences.  The idea is for human beings to leave the savannah.

Curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 25, 6:12 PM

As this post states, the image shown above has been in the media quite a bit over the last few weeks. It shares the eight cognitive skills that students need (based on the research). As you review them you will notice that these are inline with the skills recommended for 21st century learning.

In addition to these skills the report also shared six lessons. Three are listed below.

* Lesson 1: The OECD estimates that half of the economic growth in developed countries in the last decade came from improved skills.

* Lesson 2: In recent years it has become increasingly clear that basic reading, writing and arithmetic are not enough. The importance of 21st century non-cognitive skills – broadly defined as abilities important for social interaction – is pronounced.

* Lesson 3: Making sure people are taught the right skills early in their childhood is much more effective than trying to improve skills in adulthood for people who were let down by their school system. But even when primary education is of a high quality, skills decline in adulthood if they are not used regularly.

Click through to the post and read the other three lessons. Consider your students. Do you think your school is meeting the lessons and the skills? Do you think the US is meeting these lessons and skills? If you click through to the actual report you can see a table that shows the Overall Index Rank and Score of the 39 countries involved (plus Hong Kong) as well as the Cognitive Skills Rank and Score, and the Educational Attainment Rank and Score for the years 2012 and 2014.

David Hain's curator insight, June 26, 12:35 AM

Critical skills that will secure a positive future, for you or your kids!

WEAC's curator insight, June 26, 8:39 AM

Short and to the point, this list provides great food for thought. DId you expect to see digital literacy as one of the top skills for a modern education?

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Hot Moodle | Educational Tool

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Psychology A Level Learning "bibles"

 

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How Flipped Classrooms Are Growing and Changing

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The teaching method is approaching “mainstream” status, according to the report.

 

"A new survey shows the flipped classroom model is expanding and changing in K–12 classrooms, with 30 percent more teachers adopting the teaching method since 2012."


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Also look at www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Federal education official says technology, early learning can unlock a child's potential

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"A child's preschool years are critical for learning, a federal education official said Tuesday, and, while missed opportunities can be made up later, it takes twice the effort and the cost."


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Start children's learning early at home.  Give them fantastic learning tools.  Select geology and earth sciences, astronomy, educational science, physics, astronomy, mathematics play resources.

 

Children can learn to summarise arguments; abstract nouns; persuasive letter writing; role-play and movement; identifying grammar structures; Comprehension.  Hundreds of  teaching resources to inspire and motivate. Inquiry based learning lets your child take a lead role in his or her own education, increasing their desire to learn and retain information.


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Piet Kommers's curator insight, April 2, 5:15 PM

As long as youngsters feel they can learn from earlier failure its double effort may be even more productive i think

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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, 7:25 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, 6:13 AM

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

Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 9:00 AM

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, 12:45 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

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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, 9:45 AM

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, 7:06 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, 3:07 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, 4:36 AM

Awesone thans for sharing.

Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 19, 5:45 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, 8:45 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.

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 Avail Unique Toys for Your Kids through Online Toy Shopping

 Avail Unique Toys for Your Kids through Online Toy Shopping | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

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 11, 2013 9:24 PM

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