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Schools, Please Don’t Ban The Fidget Spinner - 9 Reasons Why This Is The Best Possible Fad

Schools, Please Don’t Ban The Fidget Spinner - 9 Reasons Why This Is The Best Possible Fad | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Perhaps fidget spinners are distracting. Perhaps they are “toys” that should remain at home. We would urge schools, however, to please embrace the spinners. Please celebrate the outlets of vibrancy and restlessness. Our seventh-graders let us try them out, and gosh darn it, they’re pretty neat.
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SXSWEdu 2015: Education For All - How Far Have We Come?

SXSWEdu 2015: Education For All - How Far Have We Come? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

An important and undeniable thrust of the 2015 SXSWEdu conference has been the attempt to reconcile the nation's educational inequalities. Marquee panels and sofa conversations alike have centered on this notion of access – access to college, to technology, to careers, to mentors, to professional development, to contemporary learning tools.

 

 

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ISTE Recap - Day 4 - The Curse Of Knowledge

ISTE Recap - Day 4 - The Curse Of Knowledge | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The final day of the ISTE-palooza felt more relaxed, as the numbers dwindled with the work week and the attendees fell into a rhythm. The emphasis today seemed less about tools for teachers and more about skills for students. Several speakers pointed to the lack of genuine search ability by students who use Google not just as their default research tool but also as their reflexive second brain for information access.

 

 

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Content and Design: Pushing Learners Beyond Mediocrity

Content and Design: Pushing Learners Beyond Mediocrity | Design in Education | Scoop.it

What is clear is that many of our learners think it’s just fine the way it is. When they are assessed on their work with a clear outline of the expectations based on instruction and modeling, they often fail to meet those expectations. As educators, our delivery of content is evaluated on presentation of material, integration of technology, engaging activities, and differentiated instruction. Yet, it seems our students think that delivering text-heavy presentations spinning out of control in Prezi, shallow research to demonstrate understanding, or shoddy work put together in haste is okay.

 

 

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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Add #Edchat Radio To Your PLN

Add #Edchat Radio To Your PLN | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the overwhelming number of new technologies, web tools, apps, and curricular demands, it almost seems impossible to keep up with everything. One solution we’ve never looked back on was adding Twitter to our PLN and following the #edchat hashtag. Check out the #Edchat Radio broadcasts on The Bam! Radio Nework. Tom Whitby, co-founder of #edchat, hosts the show with Nancy Blair, an education consultant.

 

 

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5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers

5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers | Design in Education | Scoop.it

As the summer is winding down, we’ve begun mapping out the first few weeks of classes in September and also sketching out our goals for the new school year. This planning has inspired us to reflect on our personal aspirations as professionals and life-long learners. It occurs to us to ask if there’s a difference between a “student” and a “learner,” between a “teacher” and an “educator.”

Teachers want their students to be responsible and curious. They expect their students to follow class rules and do their homework. But what about the reverse? What do students want from their teachers?

 

 

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Creating the conditions for learning.

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An Interesting Chart on The Difference Between Projects and Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Interesting Chart on The Difference Between Projects and Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Design in Education | Scoop.it
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Information design rationale as a teaching strategy

Information design rationale as a teaching strategy | Design in Education | Scoop.it
For me teaching is a challenging, dynamic but highly rewarding activity. Here in Europe, students come from and have different cultural and educational backgrounds, thus, have quite uneven levels o...
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing The Future Of Apps In Education

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing The Future Of Apps In Education | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Even though iPads offer a lot of flexibility in learning, finding the right app can sometimes be a frustrating barrier to using them in the classroom. Often, as this article from Edudemic explains, schools focus only on "content" or "subject-specific" apps, without realizing that open-ended tools such as Visualize or Educreations can be incorporated into any curriculum.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Things Americans Want From Higher Ed

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Things Americans Want From Higher Ed | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Source: news@Northeastern

Northeastern University put together this infographic on the 5 Things People Want from Higher Education based on its recent national survey. The results were announced in November by Northeastern President, Joseph E. Aoun. Although the majority of Americans think higher education is critical to success, 83% believe the country's current system must innovate in order for it to remain competitive in a global leadership position.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: What Is A MOOC?

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: What Is A MOOC? | Design in Education | Scoop.it
If your school is like ours, you might have a small percentage of teachers who have Twitter accounts and even fewer who actively use them either to lurk or participate.

Let’s face it, teachers are busy, a lot busier than most non-educators realize. So if you start talking about MOOCs changing the way “everyone” can learn, no doubt there will be plenty of colleagues who will ask, “What is a MOOC?”
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Connect 4 Learning: NYSCATE 2012

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Connect 4 Learning: NYSCATE 2012 | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We just finished attending three days at the NYSCATE 2012 Connect 4 Learning conference in Rochester. The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE) assembled another stellar roster of speakers covering technology and learning. We met a lot of impressive educators who shared their expertise and resources.

 

 

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“The Understudent” — Notice The Kids Waiting In The Wings And Turn Every Child Into A Star

“The Understudent” — Notice The Kids Waiting In The Wings And Turn Every Child Into A Star | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Every teacher knows the high-achieving students in his or her classroom. These are the trusted “high verbal” pupils who raise their hands, who answer each question, who quote the night’s reading, and who ferry the conversation. It’s a tacit trust between educator and child — the rewards are mutual. The lesson can proceed according to the teacher’s design, and the extroverts can succeed according to the traditional model.

 

 

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What Role Should Blogs Play In The Life Of An Educator?

What Role Should Blogs Play In The Life Of An Educator? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

A recent #EdChat Radio show on the Bam! Radio Network discussed the topic of teacher blogging. We were invited to participate in the broadcast with hosts Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) and Nancy Blair (@blairteach). The conversation on "What Role Should Blogs Play In The Life Of An Educator?" broached a range of topics about online writing and publishing for both teachers and students. Check out the podcast, or download the show for free from iTunes.

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ISTE Recap - Day 3 - Where Are All Those “Lazy” Teachers?

ISTE Recap - Day 3 - Where Are All Those “Lazy” Teachers? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Nationwide, the witch hunt against teachers unions and teacher tenure has built its argument on the gimcrack premise that educators are inherently lazy. Teachers will no doubt recline in their cushy career thrones once granted a decent living wage and professional flexibility. Well, bring those Chicken Littles to ISTE. Their airy thesis evaporates instantly upon entering the convention hall.

There are no lackadaisical teachers here. There are no uninspired trolls among the animated educators chatting in corridors between rapid-fire sessions. There are no sheeple among the collaborative professionals trading tech on Twitter. The best way to bust open a stereotype is open one’s eyes and see teachers in action at ISTE.

 

 

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Why Illiterate Educators?

Why Illiterate Educators? | Design in Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to an understanding of the term “literacy” most people understand it as the ability to read and write in an effort to communicate, understand and learn. That has been the accepted und...

 

A literate educator in the 20th Century is not the same as a literate educator in the 21st Century. Our education system is loaded with many 20th Century holdovers. Most are great people, and good teachers, but they are illiterate in 21st Century terms. We need not cast them aside.

 

They are valuable and revered sources and educators. We need to support them with methods to upgrade their literacies. It must be a priority.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:39 PM

 

A literate educator in the 20th Century is not the same as a literate educator in the 21st Century. Our education system is loaded with many 20th Century holdovers. Most are great people, and good teachers, but they are illiterate in 21st Century terms. We need not cast them aside.

 

They are valuable and revered sources and educators. We need to support them with methods to upgrade their literacies. It must be a priority.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

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Our Nominees For The 2013 Edublog Awards

Our Nominees For The 2013 Edublog Awards | Design in Education | Scoop.it
It’s time to nominate outstanding educators for the 2013 Edublog Awards. This 10th-annual honor roll recognizes leaders who offer insights and resources to the teaching community. We’ve learned an enormous amount from previous Edublog winners. In highlighting this year’s nominees, we don’t mean to leave out all of the generous mentors and coaches who are part of our daily inspiration. We feel privileged to count all of them among our PLN.

 

 

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5 Things Learners Expect From Their Educators

5 Things Learners Expect From Their Educators | Design in Education | Scoop.it

More and more in recent years, we've started referring to the kids in our classes as "learners" rather than "students." It began unintentionally but became more and more frequent. We gradually realized that the relationship between learner and educator is not always the same as between student and teacher. As we explored earlier in the "5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers," we are shaping our goals for new school year, and we're trying to consider an even more nuanced connection between any learner and his or her guide.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Are Today's Students Afraid Of Intellectual Risk?

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Are Today's Students Afraid Of Intellectual Risk? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

An increasing refrain from various rungs of the educational ladder is that students are scared to take intellectual risks. Teachers note that pupils are reluctant to guess, to stretch themselves, or to experiment. Perhaps it's a consequence of the "praised" generation, when kids receive trophies for participation and adults shield adolescents from failure. By protecting them from disappointment, however, well-intentioned parents end up insulating children from the experience of trial-and-error. By differentiating just-right reading groups, well-meaning elementary schools end up barring learners from grappling with concepts or language.

 

 

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3 Takeaways From The Global Education And Skills Forum - Edudemic

3 Takeaways From The Global Education And Skills Forum - Edudemic | Design in Education | Scoop.it
We were given the pleasure of attending the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai where we got a glimpse into the international world of edtech.
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Creative Commons Announces “School of Open” with Courses to Focus on Digital Openness

Creative Commons Announces “School of Open” with Courses to Focus on Digital Openness | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Just in time to celebrate Open Education Week, here comes a new initiative, the School of Open, a learning environment focused on increasing our understanding of “openness” and the benefits it brings to creativity and education in the digital age.
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Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver

Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez:  "As a reference work on media/transmedia, both aesthetically and historically, as a how-to for student media-makers, or simply on the professional development shelf, so that teachers and librarians can mine it for ideas, [Tyler Weaver’s book is] a text that can fill many needs at once. I was delighted, then, when the author agreed to talk to me about this fascinating topic" …

 


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GwynethJones's comment, February 8, 2013 3:08 PM
Love me some Comics!
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Grrls like comics, too! Love me some Comics! @ComicLife
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Debo conseguir estos libros ASAP

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: An Education On Guns In America

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: An Education On Guns In America | Design in Education | Scoop.it
We've gathered a collection of resources in this post to point out just how much of an impact guns have on our society. We'd be wise to share this information with our students, at least from the middle school on up, to bring about awareness of a growing trend. The number of mass killings in just the last two years should not be accepted as routine, nor be made easy for lack of compromise in legislation.
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Edmodo Hits 15 Million Users – Safe Social Networking for Schools

Edmodo Hits 15 Million Users – Safe Social Networking for Schools | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Edmodo hits over 15 million users and is one of the fastest growing social network platforms for education. See full infographic here.

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