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This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film

This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film | Edublog | Scoop.it
There’s an aching difference between an adult and the child the adult once was. When I was a small child I wanted to be a…
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Critical Thinking for Educators

Critical Thinking for Educators | Edublog | Scoop.it
"Pick any article from the newspaper," I would say to my students. "Bring it in and we'll analyze it." This was one of my favourite - and my most effective - activities in my critical thinking classes. I never knew what the students would bring in. With each article we would have to begin afresh. I was not merely teaching critical thinking, I was modeling it with them.

As the classes progressed the students would contribute more. Over time we would develop and grow our toolbox of analytical methods, evaluative devices, and argumentation strategies. It didn't matter what the subject was, what the newspaper was - we would get to the heart of what was being said and make it our own.

Educators, of course, are told a lot about critical thinking. Sometimes, if they are lucky, they take a critical thinking course in university and learn first-hand about the practice. Or they may be given a demonstration at an educational conference. Sometimes they are informed about critical thinking during discussions of pedagogy and policy. Or sometimes they simply read about it in magazines and journals.

I've focused this article on critical thinking for educators because I am concerned that teachers and school administrators are exposed to a lot of misinformation about critical thinking. Various writers have developed 'their own' approach to critical thinking, which sometimes muddies the waters. Others confuse critical thinking with creativity, various literacies, lateral thinking, or rhetoric.

Via Miloš Bajčetić, Jim Lerman
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 1, 1:12 AM
A very interesting read about critical thinking. It has to be saved and revisited lots! 
 
Laura Largo's curator insight, April 2, 6:02 PM
I really enjoyed reading this article since it sets a different point of view regarding "Critical Thinking". Firstly, the author tells us how in education, teaching "Critical Thinking" to students has become important with time; nevertheless, the main focus is on "students" and not "teachers". Having this in mind, I consider that not only students should be exposed to critical thinking; in fact, all teachers should know, learn and master this topic as well since teacher are the ones who help to develop that skill in their students' minds. Secondly, the article explains so well what Critical Thinking is not, and what are the common misconceptions in regards to this term. Thirdly,  the author states that in order to achieve Critical Thinking,  a person should have a basic knowledge of identifying the parts of an argument; he mentions propositions, premises, and arguments as fundamental instances to comprehend critical thinking texts. Finally, he emphasizes comprehension as the fundamental aspect of critical thinking since by mastering this capacity, a person will be able to recognize the parts of the text (arguments, premises, and propositions), they will understand what the author tries to express, therefore, their critical thinking ability will be evidenced in their outcomes.
 
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How the Heck Do You Manage a Project-Based Classroom?

How the Heck Do You Manage a Project-Based Classroom? | Edublog | Scoop.it
You've read the blog posts, tweets, and articles. Maybe you've even attended some conferences or seen someone speak live. They say, "Project-based learning changed my role as a teacher. I could talk to more students. I became
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The Demise Of The Full-Time MBA

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For two decades, Harvard's Clayton Christensen has been predicting that disruptive innovations would impact management education—and that even the likes of the Harvard Business School would feel their might. That no longer feels so far away or like a crazy prediction.
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What Authentic Research Looks Like in Project-Based Learning

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Both of my sons love playing soccer. I grew up watching football and only played soccer very briefly (at the youth level) before going all in on American football throughout middle school and high school. I
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The wisdom of pedagogy and the perpetual newness of teaching

The wisdom of pedagogy and the perpetual newness of teaching | Edublog | Scoop.it
Why continuous career care, trust, and opportunity are better than teacher evaluations

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Christophe BRIGNOT's curator insight, November 2, 2017 9:26 AM
one of the cleverest sentences I have ever read included in this article: "As one of the caring professions, teaching involves coming to know and care about the people we serve, and there is a perpetual newness there. "
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How Has Technology Changed the Way we Learn? - Interview with Matt Harris

How Has Technology Changed the Way we Learn? - Interview with Matt Harris | Edublog | Scoop.it
In this interview Matt Harris explains how technology has changed the way we learn and unveils the secrets of getting rid of screen addiction.
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Teaching in Our Right Minds: Critical Digital Pedagogy and the Response to the New 

Teaching in Our Right Minds: Critical Digital Pedagogy and the Response to the New  | Edublog | Scoop.it
The digital isn’t magic. It isn’t mysterious. There’s no need to make it more than it is. Because in the digital, there’s wonder enough.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 25, 2016 1:27 PM
Teaching is still an important aspect of education.
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What I Learned About Burnout Prevention As A New Teacher

What I Learned About Burnout Prevention As A New Teacher | Edublog | Scoop.it
by Guest Writer Bailey Cavender      

As a first year teacher, I never really understood summer vacation until school ended for the year this past week. Sure, I enjoyed summer vacation while I was a student. It was nice to have some time to read books for fun or to watch a movie without
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A Flipped Learning Journey Featuring Jeremy LeCornu

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Read the story of Jeremy LeCornu of Brighton School in Australia, and how his encounter with Lee Crockett inspired him to try flipped learning.
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The Global Search for Education: WHAT is "Four-Dimensional" Education?

The Global Search for Education: WHAT is "Four-Dimensional" Education? | Edublog | Scoop.it
“Our framework is a result of the analysis and synthesis of research on learning sciences, views from futurists and economists, standards around the world, and needs of employers and societies — all organized to be maximally comprehensive, compact, appropriate, and globally relevant.” — Charles Fadel According to Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) founder Charles Fadel, education …
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The Genius Hour in Middle School

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Two years ago, I had an idea. I wanted to see a class in my school that allowed students who are intrinsically motivated to do something they were interested. I began searching around on the internet and stumbled upon Passion Projects, 20% Time (based on a Google practice), and Genius Hour, but it was
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Applying Design Thinking to the Course Creation Process

When we hear or see the term ‘design thinking’ the first thing that often comes to mind is graphic design or web design — things that are more concerned about the visual aspect. While the approach…
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The educator's dilemma:When and how schools should embrace poverty relief

The educator's dilemma:When and how schools should embrace poverty relief | Edublog | Scoop.it
Improving the world through disruptive innovation.
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Preparing Students for the Computational Future | EdSurge News

Preparing Students for the Computational Future | EdSurge News | Edublog | Scoop.it
This is an edited excerpt from “How to Teach Computational Thinking,” first published by Stephen Wolfram on Sept. 7, 2016.
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I’ll Show You My Learning Curve, If You Show Me Yours

Focusing on performance gains in a single context , with similar problem types and over a short period of time, will give a highly inaccurate indication of overall learning.
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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Edublog | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.
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World-renowned futurist Michio Kaku: This is what higher ed should be teaching students right now - eCampus News

World-renowned futurist Michio Kaku: This is what higher ed should be teaching students right now - eCampus News | Edublog | Scoop.it
Soft kills, ease with technologies are some of the most important skills undergrad students should be learning today for the future of tomorrow.
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10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom

10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom | Edublog | Scoop.it
The main goal of a flipped classroom is to enhance student learning and achievement by reversing the traditional model of a classroom, focusing class time on student understanding rather than on lecture. To accomplish this, teachers post short video lectures online for students to view at home prior to the next class session. This allows class time to be devoted to expanding on and mastering the material through collaborative learning exercises, projects, and discussions.

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Bridget Barker's curator insight, August 4, 2017 11:17 AM
This is something that I've been thinking about trying- thoughts?
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Aula Inversa: Necesario analizar las experiencias
Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 5, 2017 5:04 PM

No todo es ventajoso en el flipped classroom, pues al ser resignificado por el uso de la tecnología, este puede generar una inequidad entre los estudiantes que tienen o nó acceso a ella. Por otro lado, representa mucho más trabajo para el docente. Sin embargo, los aspectos positivos de aplicar el flipped classroom son mucho mayores que sus inconvenientes.

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1 Year of Research

Wow, wasn't expecting so much when I started editing this together. Easy to forget how differently we thought about these technologies only a year ago
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As Google Steals Its Education Thunder, What Can Microsoft Do? - Forbes

As Google Steals Its Education Thunder, What Can Microsoft Do? - Forbes | Edublog | Scoop.it
In schools across America, the operating system inside its computers is once again changing. Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. K–12 schools.
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust a Trustless System

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust a Trustless System | Edublog | Scoop.it
How do you trust a trustless system like blockchain? The answer might be deceptively simple: you don’t need to trust it.
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