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Doing school vs (real) learning...

Doing school vs (real) learning... | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
I love chatting with my colleague about approaches to pedagogy and how to encourage teachers to reflect and grow. This week's conversation gets us thinking about a shift in focus required for (some...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 31, 2015 7:20 PM

Thanks to Tom D'Amico. 

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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researchin...

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 21, 2014 5:32 PM

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Leonie McIntosh's curator insight, October 22, 2014 8:47 PM

Reminds me of 8 ways pedagogy

 

Betty Skeet's curator insight, October 23, 2014 5:51 PM

Don't fight new Technologies learn instead how the process of Learning changes.

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Why Teach Them

The Other 21st Century Skills: Why Teach Them | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:29 PM

Jackie Gerstein reviews the skills identified by Tony Wagner as well as six additional skills and attributes she believes learners need today.  She then looks at a recent Gallup Poll that looks at Americans expectations of schools today. Quoting from the post:

"While student success may depend on mastery of content in core subject areas such as math and reading, it also depends on more than knowledge of core content. Critical thinking, creativity, communication, and other soft skills, as well as student physical and social wellbeing, are also necessary for future success in higher education and in the workplace. Americans Say U.S. Schools Should Teach “Soft” Skills"

The post continues and explores how the other 21st century skills may be classified as social-emotional skills and how the growth of these skills may positively impact students in other areas. As always Gerstein has provided a post that pushes boundaries and provides a variety of resources.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:35 PM

It seems like a normal thing to do. These are needed SKILLs our students need to have.

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For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:21 PM

Why do children learn languages more quickly than adults? When does this ability to learn rapidly change? This post looks at recent research, specifically "the interplay between your genetic inheritance and how you learn from the environment"

The research focused on how children learn and notes that in childhood "the brain is especially responsive to learning." As we grow into adolescence this "hyperlearning mode" does seem to end, and therefore learning seems to be harder.
But the research also shows that children with higher IQs tend to have a brain that stays more in the "hyperlearning mode." The last line of the post states "Even if you’re a teenager, it might not be too late to start learning Chinese, chess or the cello."

For additional information please click through to the post.

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Let the Students Set the Rules

Let the Students Set the Rules | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Is this a crazy idea? I have found it very effective. I usually spend a substantial amount of time the first class creating rules with the class. It starts the students thinking , bonding, and taki...

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:53 AM

Mia's infographics are amazing resources. This classroom management tool is especially useful for those new to student voice. Here you find a flow-chart of steps to make the rule setting process efficient and the outcome a set of classroom expectations created and owned by the kids.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 24, 2013 5:42 PM

Nit just the why, but the HOW. Thx Beth

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:36 AM

I have found that students will reinforce the rules with each other when they have actively participated in creating them. Just have to make sure that they do it respectfully. This is a win-win for everyone.

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How Youth Learn: Ned's GR8 8

If you're a teenage speaker brought in to address a crowd of teachers on the subject of how you and your peers learn best . . . what are you going to say? "I...

Listen as a nervous Ned Cephalus shares his thoughts beginning with "I'm just a very average teenage brain" and then provides "eight powerful conditions of learning that can change everything for students."


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How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?

How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
If I ask you or your students, "How do you learn," how many of you could clearly articulate this process? If you can, are the strategies you're using the best ones for learning? Furthermore, if the...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 14, 2015 11:25 PM

In this post Jackie Gerstein raises the question "if the research on the process of learning is compared to the practices being implemented in school, does this research influence school practices?"

After reflecting on her experience at school she shares five questions (shown in the image above) that will help guide learning:

* Is failure viewed as normal and as a productive part of the learning process?

* Is learning spaced out over time rather than crammed into a short time period?

* Are distractions during learning normalized?

* Is the learning practiced often and in a variety of contexts?

* Is the learning playful and fun? (especially important when one gets stuck at an impasse)

Each is discussed and there is also a link to a short video that provides a brief overview of learning from the book How We Learn by Benedict Carey.

Do you share current research on learning strategies with your learners? This post also references a post from Mind/Shift that discusses current learning strategies. Click through to the post to learn more and consider sharing this information with your learners as well as parents and staff in your school.

MARÍA JOSEFINA AGUILAR LEO's curator insight, March 19, 2015 2:14 PM

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A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:16 PM

How do we learn best? This is a critical question for educators to understand and to keep up-to-date with research, and this post from the National Geographic looks at new research that shows that our auditory memory is not as robust as our visual and tactile memory.

Much more information is available in the post but the shorthand is that having students engage as many senses as possible is the best way for us to reach our learners!

David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:33 PM

Important to remember that we structure classrooms to support learning.

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16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom

16 Strategies For Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed. These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat.

But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure — in academic terms — actually begin."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:23 PM

Many of us discuss Bloom's taxonomy with students (although we may not refer to it using that terminology) but how many of us talk about Habits of Mind with our students. This post explores how we can use habits of mind to help our students providing suggestions as to how you might help your students learn them.

To see the full poster of the Habits of Mind: http://indysintriguingideas.edublogs.org/files/2010/08/16HabitsofMind1.jpg

Bernard Guévorts Authentis's curator insight, January 5, 2014 5:14 AM

Pour une bonne reprise...

Kimberly House's curator insight, January 6, 2014 3:06 AM

I echo Beth Dichter's comments. This is vocabulary we should be using with our students. Identifying habits and ways if thinking that lead to learning. 

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Educational Leadership: Reflections on Resilience

Educational Leadership:  Reflections on Resilience | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"Resilience begins with beliefs. If you believe in the capacity of all individuals to demonstrate resilience, you won't give up on them. Your actions, words, and behaviors will project that message and will awaken and foster resilience in your students."


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Vikki Coleman's curator insight, August 1, 2015 12:55 PM

I chose this article because it explores ways to mitigate adversity and nourish personal stregnth such as:

*developing caring relationships

*setting high expectations

*creating opportunities to participatate and contribute

This supports the importance of developing "soft skills" in leaders to help them become effective.

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 1:14 PM

I chose this article because it delves into ways to mitigate adversity and develop personal strength.

 

Erin Ryan's curator insight, October 19, 2015 8:31 PM

Resilience is believing in what you do and even when it gets so hard and you feel so defeated, you just don’t give up. It is believing that you can rise above and achieve something in the face of disaster, disappointment and struggle. Resilience is needed in education or you will not survive. Each day you spend in school building, you carry the hopes and dreams of your students. You also carry their tragedies and trauma. Why do we do this every day over and over again? Because we are believers. We are resilient and we know we hold the potential to change lives and promote success in all of our students.

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The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn?

The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

Are mistakes a part of the learning process? If they are, what does this say about our current education system? This post explores these ideas, asking the following questions and following each with a number of responses that explores each question in greater detail. The first section has two questions:

* Why are mistakes important to achieve engagement and learning?

* Why do we avoid mistakes in our current model?

The second section, Turning Mistakes into Learning Opportunities asks one question:

* How can we use learning errors to our advantage?

At the beginning of this post the author speaks of James Joyce, and also does so at the end where she states (referring to Joyce) "a true genius sees all learning as an opportunity to improve and discover. Errors are taken at will. In making mistakes, we can reach new heights and find our true genius." Will schools move in this direction?


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The 20 Biggest Education Facts You Should Know - Edudemic

The 20 Biggest Education Facts You Should Know - Edudemic | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Did you know there are more than 1.4 billion students on Earth?

This is just one of the 20 education facts found on this infographic. Learn how many educators there are globally, the number of students in pre-k to high school, the number of jobs expected to require some technology skills in the next decade and much more.


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