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E-Safety for Teachers – Part 2 | PeacheyPublications.com

E-Safety for Teachers – Part 2 | PeacheyPublications.com | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
We should take responsibility for the sites that we recommend to our students. Of course we should check the appropriacy of the content and any advertising they may be carrying, but there are a range of other things that could also alert us to potential dangers. It’s important to stress the word ‘potential’ here though.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 14, 7:05 AM

Some tips on how to check out sites before we use them with our students.

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The Future of Education is Unstructured Learning, and Here's Why

The Future of Education is Unstructured Learning, and Here's Why | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Unstructured learning is an authentic real-world way of learning. That’s because the real world itself doesn’t have neat compartments or set disciplines for success. It demands adaptability, patience, and a willingness to learn and to use what is learned in the moment. Most of all, it requires us to take full responsibility for what we learn.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 26, 2017 8:36 AM

“El aprendizaje no estructurado ocurre cuando dejamos que los estudiantes jueguen sin una guía para que puedan sacar conclusiones por sí mismos. Sin embargo, todavía este tipo de aprendizaje requiere del apoyo del maestro, particularmente en las primeras etapas del proceso. Esto sucede en forma de diseño de escenarios, desarrollo de plantillas, formulación de preguntas orientadoras, etc. Al final, sin embargo, todos estos métodos están diseñados para apoyar y guiar a los estudiantes mientras caminan felices a través de lo desconocido”. (Global Digital Citizen Foundation, 2017)

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 4, 8:57 AM
Unstructured learning is an authentic real-world way of learning. That’s because the real world itself doesn’t have neat compartments or set disciplines for success. It demands adaptability, patience, and a willingness to learn and to use what is learned in the moment. Most of all, it requires us to take full responsibility for what we learn.

 

It’s time to play and to let go of rigid teaching in favour of unstructured learning. For this to happen, teachers have to foster trust in their students. They have to be willing to take a step back and put a little slack on the reins of traditional pedagogy. In short, we need to let things get a little messy. Ease into it—it’s a bold step and it will transform everything.

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=modern-education

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 5, 8:14 AM

Unstructured learning brings real to your workshops and classroom. Its not YOU the teacher doing all the presenting but its about guiding and facilitating people through real world problems and allowing them to innovate,apply principles ,models  and come to their own conclusions. Just like there are many ways to lead and sell there are many ways to learn ... 

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Here Is A Great Web Tool for Recording Video Tutorials

Here Is A Great Web Tool for Recording Video Tutorials | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
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The evolution of the web

The evolution of the web | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web. This infographic features major web browsers since 1993 such as Mosaic, Netscape, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome, as well as key developments in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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5 Collaborative Practices that Impact Learning

5 Collaborative Practices that Impact Learning | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
To create the change that we want to see in classrooms for all learners, we need to create the structures within our collaboration that deepen our practice and allows teachers the space to focus on learning and improving the right things. Here are 5 things that help teams collectively improve and should be happening regularly in collaboration.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 18, 2017 12:48 AM

Useful article about teacher development.

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Top 100 ESL Blog list | ELT Blog | ESL Teacher Blog

Top 100 ESL Blog list | ELT Blog | ESL Teacher Blog | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
The Best ESL blogs from thousands of top ESL blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week.

If your blog is selected in this list, you have the honour of displaying this Badge (Award) on your blog.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 9, 2017 12:56 AM

Nice to get two mentions here.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, October 9, 2017 7:01 AM
A really useful list, and some great blogs here!
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Expresso | Uma enorme conquista, um grande atraso e duas novidades: o estado da educação em Portugal

Expresso | Uma enorme conquista, um grande atraso e duas novidades: o estado da educação em Portugal | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Neste mês de regresso às aulas em Portugal, fazemos as contas a um dos sectores-chave para o progresso do país. Jornalismo de dados em dois minutos e 59 segundos. Para explicar o mundo
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Create Blended Learning with Video Based Discussions

Create Blended Learning with Video Based Discussions | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

When you build a topic you can add various video based resources and then students can respond by recording short video clips giving their opinion on the topic.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 23, 2017 3:42 AM

A great way to get students doing speaking homework.

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Building a Culture of Continuous Learning for Teachers - Thinking Maps

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning for Teachers - Thinking Maps | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
The truth is, teachers, much like their students, need more than a one-shot lecture to master and apply new material. Effective professional development takes place within a continuous “Cycle of Learning” that includes targeted instruction, planning, application, and assessment.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 2017 7:51 AM

Some simple truths.

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Critical readers in the (mis)information age

Critical readers in the (mis)information age | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
While photoshopped imagery seems pretty innocuous, hardcore beliefs about cultures, education, or even language learning itself, can be wrong. Yet despite sometimes overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some individuals in our society refuse to budge.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 23, 2017 1:47 AM

Worth a read.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, June 26, 2017 9:52 AM
I am sharing this with my PBS Digital Reading course participants/colleagues.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 6, 2017 7:28 AM
A good and interesting article
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8 Great Books on Technology Integration in Education

8 Great Books on Technology Integration in Education | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
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What Does Connectivism Mean for Education?

What Does Connectivism Mean for Education? | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

The theory of Connectivism provides new insight into what it means to facilitate learning in the 21st Century. Those responsible for teaching and training need to incorporate instructional strategies that match learner expectations and the physical changes that technology has wrought on the human brain.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 22, 2017 1:32 AM

Nice short article on the classroom implications of connectivism.

Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 23, 2017 8:28 AM
Siemens has done a good job laying out the core principles of Connectivism in his 2004 piece, "Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age."
 
Andrea Mejia Medina's curator insight, May 23, 2017 12:28 PM
Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age George Siemens
Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. These theories, however, were developed in a time when learning was not impacted through technology. Over the last twenty years, technology has reorganized how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. Learning needs and theories that describe learning principles and processes, should be reflective of underlying social environments. Vaill emphasizes that “learning must be a way of being – an ongoing set of attitudes and actions by individuals and groups that they employ to try to keep abreast of the surprising, novel, messy, obtrusive, recurring events…” (1996, p.42). Learners as little as forty years ago would complete the required schooling and enter a career that would often last a lifetime. Information development was slow. The life of knowledge was measured in decades. Today, these foundational principles have been altered. Knowledge is growing exponentially. In many fields the life of knowledge is now measured in months and years. Gonzalez (2004) describes the challenges of rapidly diminishing knowledge life: “One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. The “half-life of knowledge” is the time span from when knowledge is gained to when it becomes obsolete. Half of what is known today was not known 10 years ago. The amount of knowledge in the world has doubled in the past 10 years and is doubling every 18 months according to the American Society of Training and Documentation (ASTD). To combat the shrinking half-life of knowledge, organizations have been forced to develop new methods of deploying instruction.” Some significant trends in learning:  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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5 Awesome Presentation Templates for Teachers

5 Awesome Presentation Templates for Teachers | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
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E-Safety for Teachers – Part 1 | PeacheyPublications.com

E-Safety for Teachers – Part 1 | PeacheyPublications.com | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

Banning the use of these devices is a denial of our obligations as educators. We may be protecting our school and ourselves from any consequences in this way, but we aren’t helping to protect our students. They have access to all of these resources outside of the school and usually inside it, through their own device, so we must take responsibility for their safety and help to educate them and their parents in a well informed and logical way to the realistic dangers that exist and how to protect themselves and their friends from those dangers.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 13, 3:39 AM

The first part of a two part series on esafety.

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5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
The greatest fear of parents and teachers is that the tech industry wants to replace teachers with computers. They fear that the business leaders want to cut costs by replacing expensive humans with inexpensive machines, that never require health care or a pension. They believe that education requires human interaction. They prefer experience, wisdom, judgment, sensibility, sensitivity and compassion in the classroom to the cold, static excellence of a machine.

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Mary Galleno's curator insight, January 4, 7:18 AM
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magnus sandberg's curator insight, January 5, 2:57 AM
Interesting read on some real risks of technology in school. Note that the real risk here is the new stakeholders who's goals are for themselves, not for the students. 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 6, 5:04 PM
This is a Diane Ravitch article. Teaching is relational and adds the human touch computers never can.

There are likely more than five risks. For example, the picture looks and I guess feels like a "traditional" classroom with desks in neat orderly rows.
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The Future of Education is Unstructured Learning, and Here's Why

The Future of Education is Unstructured Learning, and Here's Why | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Unstructured learning is an authentic real-world way of learning. That’s because the real world itself doesn’t have neat compartments or set disciplines for success. It demands adaptability, patience, and a willingness to learn and to use what is learned in the moment. Most of all, it requires us to take full responsibility for what we learn.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 26, 2017 8:36 AM

“El aprendizaje no estructurado ocurre cuando dejamos que los estudiantes jueguen sin una guía para que puedan sacar conclusiones por sí mismos. Sin embargo, todavía este tipo de aprendizaje requiere del apoyo del maestro, particularmente en las primeras etapas del proceso. Esto sucede en forma de diseño de escenarios, desarrollo de plantillas, formulación de preguntas orientadoras, etc. Al final, sin embargo, todos estos métodos están diseñados para apoyar y guiar a los estudiantes mientras caminan felices a través de lo desconocido”. (Global Digital Citizen Foundation, 2017)

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 4, 8:57 AM
Unstructured learning is an authentic real-world way of learning. That’s because the real world itself doesn’t have neat compartments or set disciplines for success. It demands adaptability, patience, and a willingness to learn and to use what is learned in the moment. Most of all, it requires us to take full responsibility for what we learn.

 

It’s time to play and to let go of rigid teaching in favour of unstructured learning. For this to happen, teachers have to foster trust in their students. They have to be willing to take a step back and put a little slack on the reins of traditional pedagogy. In short, we need to let things get a little messy. Ease into it—it’s a bold step and it will transform everything.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=modern-education

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 5, 8:14 AM

Unstructured learning brings real to your workshops and classroom. Its not YOU the teacher doing all the presenting but its about guiding and facilitating people through real world problems and allowing them to innovate,apply principles ,models  and come to their own conclusions. Just like there are many ways to lead and sell there are many ways to learn ... 

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Most Teachers Say Classroom Tech Helps Students, but Teachers Need More Training -- THE Journal

Nearly four in five — 78 percent — of teachers say they haven't received the training they need to effectively use the technology they're asked to in the classroom, according to a new report.
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How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn

How Technology Is Transforming the Way We Teach and Learn | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Our education system is in need of reform. Most students are not taught to be self-motivated lifelong learners, nor do they come out of the school system with the skills, mindsets, and values required to survive a world of accelerating change. Most students do not graduate to feeling inspired to contribute to human progress.

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Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, October 20, 2017 10:30 AM

Absolutely need to work on self-motivating! 

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 22, 2017 8:07 AM
Most students do not have the 21st Century skills required to be functional and successful in the future. Why?
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, October 28, 2017 11:33 PM
How can we engage our students to become life-long learners?
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Stop Teaching Students What to Think. Teach Them How to Think

Stop Teaching Students What to Think. Teach Them How to Think | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
The challenge is not information storage but information processing. It's not about information itself but how to use information. The teaching of creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, analytical thinking, problem-solving, and a love of learning itself will be critical to transitioning from the industrial age to the automated age.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 3, 2017 1:26 AM

Have to agree with this.

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, October 3, 2017 4:50 PM
All educators need to examine their practice to motivate learners to want to learn
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 6, 2017 8:45 AM
The 21st Century teaching and learning environment teach students how to think vs. what to think.
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Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
This month, Google extended its Be Internet Awesome program to include a free online training course to help educators establish foundational skills needed to teach their students to have a safe and positive experience online.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 20, 2017 1:00 AM

There are links here to some free courses from Google.

LaDawna Harrington's curator insight, September 20, 2017 11:32 AM
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Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm

Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
With the widespread use of technology and social media in society, where communications are increasingly fragmented and non-linear, catering for the needs of learners has probably never been more challenging. However, technology has provided us with an unprecedented opportunity to transform education and create flexible and personalised learning experiences for students.

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Jeff Magoto's curator insight, August 16, 2017 11:48 AM
Succinct statement of what we should be aiming for in digital learning and CMC.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 17, 2017 2:19 AM
Digital learning
Christophe BRIGNOT's curator insight, August 18, 2017 9:53 AM
Quelques outils intéressant pour ceux qui voudraient utiliser les outils digitaux pour animer leur cours
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Authorea: Write research documents online, together.

Authorea is the collaborative editor for research. Write and manage your documents in one place, for free at https://www.authorea.com Voice over by quantu

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06-21-2017 - EmergingEdTech: Teaching IoT (Internet of Things) in our Courses and Classrooms

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It Turns Out 'Screen Time' Isn't That Bad for Kids

It Turns Out 'Screen Time' Isn't That Bad for Kids | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation of no screens for kids under 2 is being revised. HowStuffWorks Now explores why.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 9, 2017 12:41 PM

Um! You don't say!

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2 Excellent Tools to Help Students with Their Writing

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