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How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills

How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Students love it when teachers provide class notes—the more complete the set, the better. Students want the teacher’s notes online because it’s convenient, they’re readable, well organized, and relieve the student of having to expend much effort during class. A lot of students need the teacher’s notes because they aren’t very good note-takers themselves. They practice stenography rather than note-taking, trying to get down the teacher’s words exactly. That way, even if they don’t understand, they can memorize what the teacher said and find it on the test. But that’s not learning.


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These ideas apply to secondary students as well as higher ed.

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Fran Bozarth's curator insight, February 16, 2015 8:47 PM

Students always seem to need some guidance in this area. 

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Tony Bates: Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning

Tony Bates: Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
For almost 50 years, Tony Bates has been a consistent, persistent and influential voice for the reform of teaching and learning in post-secondary education, notably through the effective use of emerging technologies. Author of 11 books and 350 research papers in the field of online learning and distance education, Tony Bates is also an advisor to over 40 organizations in 25 countries, and publisher of what is arguably the most influential blog on online learning with over 20,000 visits a month.  A Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate, Dr. Bates has helped educators, academic administrators and policy makers grasp key concepts, trends and challenges in online learning. This posting is one of a series that looks at Tony’s perspectives and advice on key issues in online learning.  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 6, 2015 5:41 PM

First installment of a multi-part series from Tony Bates.  

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 14, 2015 9:16 PM

Build that online class!

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5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions)

5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Do you want to be able to use YouTube in your class, but are concerned about exposing students to the distractions that surround it? Worse yet, inappropriate content may be displayed, which is a huge concern for younger students in particular.

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SafeShare.tv is the one I have used repeatedly. Good to know there are other options!

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Connectivism: Bearing a Heavy Node

Connectivism: Bearing a Heavy Node | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
(W)ith the digital age, a new theory of learning has emerged called Connectivism. it is a theory advanced by George Siemens that is based on the following trends:Many learners will move into a variety of different, possibly unrelated fields over the course of their lifetime.

Informal learning is a significant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning. Learning now occurs in a variety of ways – through communities of practice, personal networks, and through completion of work-related tasks.

Learning is a continual process, lasting for a lifetime. Learning and work related activities are no longer separate. In many situations, they are the same.

Technology is altering (rewiring) our brains. The tools we use define and shape our thinking.

The organization and the individual are both learning organisms. Increased attention to knowledge management highlights the need for a theory that attempts to explain the link between individual and organizational learning.

Many of the processes previously handled by learning theories (especially in cognitive information processing) can now be off-loaded to, or supported by, technology.

Know-how and know-what is being supplemented with know-where (the understanding of where to find knowledge needed).
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Detailed explanation of learning theories. Easy to understand infographics. Well done!

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mokshastocks's curator insight, February 13, 2015 12:01 AM

http://www.mokshastocks.com

Wopereis's curator insight, October 20, 2015 4:24 AM

can be useful reference when looking at learning process in the agricultural innovation systems especially for individual actors.

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The Three T's of Continuous Professional Development - HuntingEnglish

The Three T's of Continuous Professional Development - HuntingEnglish | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
All the evidence indicates that teachers develop intensively in their first couple of years of teaching and that they then plateau in their development,...

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
From inspiring life-long learning to empowering teachers, these organizations are taking the education business to school.

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Ed Camp is here...so is Summit Public Schools (a leader in PBL)...and Google...and a few new (to me) ideas to check out, like Kaymbu and Bridge Academy.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 11, 2015 4:34 PM

There are some interesting ideas here. With a concept and structure like Ed Camps, what does that mean to the way School is organized? I would think it might lead to change the status quo won't like.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 12, 2015 11:31 AM

This is the MUST read text.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, February 13, 2015 6:53 PM

A few surprises in this list

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How to go beyond the basics of Flipped Learning - eCampus News ~ by Bridget McCrea

How to go beyond the basics of Flipped Learning - eCampus News ~ by Bridget McCrea | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Often thought of as an instructional method whereby students watch online instructional videos at home and come to class prepared to do “homework,” Flipped Learning has come a long way since its origins in 2007. The concept has since evolved to include myriad instructional methods that take the basic concept and go further in method to turn traditional higher educational learning models on their heads.

“Professors are starting out with basic classroom ‘flips,’ and then moving into deeper learning pedagogies,” said Jon Bergmann, chief learning officer at FlippedClass.com and a pioneer of the innovative teaching concept, “including deeper project-based learning and flipped mastery models (i.e., where students prove that they learned a specific concept and then independently move onto a new module).”

"While Bergmann still sees the original “view video at home, do homework in class” model as a good starting point for new Flipped Learning adopters, he says educators are helping students interact with those videos and gain understanding from them. “It’s not just about assigning a video and hoping that the class watches it,” says Bergmann. “It’s about getting to the next level and truly engaging students in class, and in a way that positively impacts the learning experience.”

"Here’s how three different professors have used Flipped Learning to achieve that goal:"

 

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Good descriptions of what the professors are doing as well as a number of helpful videos.


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Students most effectively learn math working on problems that they enjoy, not drills or exercises

Students most effectively learn math working on problems that they enjoy, not drills or exercises | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Students learn math best when they approach the subject as something they enjoy, according to a Stanford education expert. Speed pressure, timed testing and blind memorization pose high hurdles in the youthful pursuit of math.
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Great Collection of iPad Apps for Elementary Classrooms - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great Collection of iPad Apps for Elementary Classrooms - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Technology very well supports a 21st century educator in her instruction, which is why technologies like iPads have also made their way in the elementary classroom.

So if you are an elementary teacher looking for iPad apps for your classroom, then here is a perfect list of apps for you, which will fill your classroom with fun and a great learning experience.

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ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend! | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The basic cognitive skills needed by previous generations are no longer enough. Students in the conceptual age must also master the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, including creation, metacognition and self-actualization.

“It will require an upgrade to our curriculum, new instructional methods and materials, a new profile of a global graduate and an open mind,” say Smith, Chavez and Seaman.

For ideas about how to re-create your classroom for the conceptual age, including potential classroom setups, blended learning models to mix and match, and a curriculum design process, take a look at the infographic

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 10, 2015 11:55 AM

Big fan of info graphics! 

Suzanne's curator insight, February 11, 2015 7:53 AM

Learning and teaching in the conceptual age.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 12, 2015 2:24 AM

How to implement a new classroom and learning paradigm: A nice outline

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How To Productively Monitor Trends & Write Newsworthy Content

How To Productively Monitor Trends & Write Newsworthy Content | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Are you tired of blogging to yourself?Would you like to bring your blog to a new level?Here’s one of the most powerful ways to boost your blog traffic and leads…Monitor and cover trends!...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 25, 2015 12:47 PM
Want to build your traffic and enhance social engagement? Ann Smarty blogs about writing news content that your readers want to read by monitoring for trends to write about.
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Collaboration Matters

Collaboration Matters | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Joshua Block, a high school humanities teacher, talks about the challenges of teaching collaboration as a skill and provides examples of how he has integrated it into his classroom practice.
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A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

A great chart which explains The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology http://t.co/PBceLJGLtC #edtech #flippedclass #flipchat


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 10, 2015 2:05 AM

Always useful!!!

Betty Skeet's curator insight, February 16, 2015 4:42 AM

How education is not restricted to the classroom

Laetitia Jacob's curator insight, February 17, 2015 1:38 PM

Une bonne vue générale concernant la classe inversée depuis son origine, le concept même de classe inversée présenté en détail et un aperçu de la recherche américaine sur le sujet.

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Three evolving thoughts about flipped learning - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Three evolving thoughts about flipped learning - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

What I used to think: Pre-class activity in a flipped learning model is about mastering content-oriented instructional objectives.

 

What I think now: Pre-class activity is for generating questions.


What I used to think: Students in a flipped classroom need to have some graded measure of accountability when they arrive at class (an entrance quiz, etc.) to ensure that they do the pre-class work.


What I think now: Accountability doesn’t have to look like a quiz.

 

What I used to think: The in-class instruction in a flipped class should focus primarily on active student work with little to no lecture.


What I think now: The in-class instruction should focus on two things: Answering questions, and engaging students in high-level tasks – and lecture can play an important role in both.


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Some excellent food for thought on these three shifts in thinking.

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ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk

ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
In this session, we will discuss the benefits and purpose of student-created digital portfolios, thoughtfully evaluate considerations for selecting an e-portfolio platform, explore tools for digitally archiving learning artifacts, glean ideas for usi...

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Lots of helpful information on ePortfolios here - whether you are already using them or just considering starting up.

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7 Activities to Encourage Students to Take Ownership of Their Learning

7 Activities to Encourage Students to Take Ownership of Their Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Imagine if we could get lots of students to embrace self-directed, self-motivated learning?! Oh, what a wonderful world (yeah, now Louie Armstrong is gonna
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Decision making: What is the "mother" of all framing questions?

Decision making:   What is the "mother" of all framing questions? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
 My candidate for the "mother of all framing questions"…

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The Wejr Board - Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning?

The Wejr Board - Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

There is so much more to be discussed about effective summative assessment practices (standards, late marks, zeros, bonus marks, redos, assessment types, grading consistency as well as assessing effort, etc…) but I really believe that an important question to start with is:

Are we marking assignments or are we assessing LEARNING?

What do we need to do right now to start to make this shift in our schools?  How are you making this shift?


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What an important question!

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How to use minimalist design to create professional content

How to use minimalist design to create professional content | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Sometimes less is more. Learn these simple tricks to take advantage the minimalist design trends in graphic design to create more professional presentations and

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Bob Connelly's curator insight, February 19, 2015 9:39 AM

I really prefer minimalist design. This short post gives some simple tips on how to achieve this.

Gabriel Arturo Viera's curator insight, February 23, 2015 1:29 PM
This type of work is currently widely used.
Susan Gingras Fitzell's curator insight, March 15, 2015 3:41 PM

Poses a refreshing contrast to what is very *busy* in most digital media. The tips presented are consistent with brain research on how we take in information visually. 

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Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch: Rubrics for the Common Core

Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch: Rubrics for the Common Core | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
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10 Professional Development Resources for 2015 | Tech Learning

10 Professional Development Resources for 2015 | Tech Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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Leading Change From The Classroom: Teachers As Leaders - Issues ...about Change, Leading Change from the Classroom: Teachers as Leaders, Volume 4, Number 4

Leading Change From The Classroom: Teachers As Leaders - Issues ...about Change, Leading Change from the Classroom: Teachers as Leaders, Volume 4, Number 4 | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

The notion of teacher leadership is not new, but recently it has been transformed. In the past, teacher leadership roles have been limited in scope and established at the prerogative of school administrators. Teachers have long served as team leaders, department chairs, association leaders and curriculum developers. In these roles teachers have often served as "representatives" rather than "leaders" who enact change (Livingston, 1992). In addition, leadership roles for teachers have traditionally lacked flexibility and required a lengthy, ongoing commitment of time and energy. Often the decision to take on leadership tasks has been accompanied by a decision to get out of teaching and into administration.

Recently, reports on the status of teacher education have issued strong and compelling pleas for dramatically different roles for teachers and increased professional development (Carnegie, 1986; Holmes 1986). While recognizing the centrality of teaching, the reports emphasize the need for teachers to extend their sphere of influence beyond the classroom and into schoolwide leadership activities.

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Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
You don't have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations for work, a talk, or school. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it's your desktop, a PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we're looking at five of the best.

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Dr. Shauna Mayo's curator insight, January 26, 2015 11:08 AM

I am always looking for tools that can make presentations more exciting and engaging.

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The All New Free Flipped Teaching and Learning Resources eBook (Available on FlippedClassroomWorkshop.com)

The All New Free Flipped Teaching and Learning Resources eBook (Available on FlippedClassroomWorkshop.com) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

This Updated eBook is a Structured Like a Mini Flipped Class Workshop, With Dozens of Excellent Free Resources! 

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Cultural Sensitivity Needed in Online Discussion Rubric Language

Cultural Sensitivity Needed in Online Discussion Rubric Language | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
International student and online course enrollments had noted increases for 2010 at U.S. tertiary institutions (Institute of International Education, 2010 & Sloan-C, 2010). These enrollment data remind us that U.S. campuses are continually becoming more culturally and internationally diverse in their student populations. However, this diversity may not always be apparent in the increasing numbers of students taking online courses as the instructor-student interaction is not face-to-face as in s
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