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20+ ways to integrate iPad in your PBL classroom

20+ ways to integrate iPad in your PBL classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Ae you looking for some inspiration and new ideas on how to integrate iPad in your PBL based classroom? The graphic below from our colleagues in Teachthought is a wonderful start. Project based learning, as we have constantly argued in our previous posts, is a powerful pedagogical approach to learning and teaching. The core tenets underpinning the philosophy of PBL are grounded in socially collaborative and constructionist theories of learning. PBL enhances students learning through engaging them in real-life and authentic learning tasks and when coupled with digital media and technology, PBL can be more empowering to students.

Teachthought's graphic below captures some of the possible ways you can leverage the educational potential of iPad in your  PBL classroom.

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Instructional Design: Data is the new plastics

Instructional Design: Data is the new plastics | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

As the world is rapidly changing around us, Learning and Development can't stay on the sideline. I blogged about Machine Learning (ML), a subset of AI, three years ago at the eLearning Guild's DevLearn conference, as an emerging topic in L&D. While ML seemed a new topic for L&D, it's not new to the world. It was 25 years ago when I built an artificial neural network for my thesis using machine learning. Machine learning has been with us for decades. It's not new. What's new is the perfect storm: Big Data, powerful computers, and ubiquitous digital footprint. Scalability! Three years passed, and now, according to the same Human Capital Trends survey, "it is simultaneously one of IT’s hottest areas—and a source of tremendous anxiety about potential job losses".

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My vision for the Future of eLearning

My vision for the Future of eLearning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Being able to access learning the way you need it presented is a game changer in education. The advent of e-learning allows for anytime, anywhere instruction, and it’s made available in any format.

In my vision for the future of e-learning, this digital design will forever change the way we teach. It will also change users’ perceptions of incorporating technology in education as it becomes a mainstay rather than a supplement to teacher-led instruction.

Here’s what my vision for the future of e-learning looks like:

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4 key takeaways from "What School Could Be"

4 key takeaways from "What School Could Be" | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

I first met Ted Dintersmith a few years ago in a meeting in downtown Louisville, KY (TeachThought is located in Louisville) to which I was invited to discuss innovation in Kentucky’s schools. I don’t think I’d yet seen his documentary, Most Likely To Succeed, but I was struck by his approachable but focused demeanor and later became impressed by the work he had done and would go on to do.

Fast forward to the present and I think even Ted has been surprised at his trajectory and remarkable journey since then.

Following the “release” of MLTS (actually screenings meant to promote discussion and dialogue) Ted went on a whirlwind tour of the United States, visiting every state at least once, in search of the stories of education in this country.

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What is a Backchannel? Replacements for today’s meet

What is a Backchannel? Replacements for today’s meet | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

If you’re also someone who embraces the power of digital tools in the classroom, you might have received the same sort of text messages and emails filling up your inbox last month. Did you hear the news? Is this true? What should we use now? When Today’s Meet announced they were closing up shop, it definitely sparked a lot of questions. But for those of you who haven’t used this tool before is also prompted the question: What is a backchannel?

In my book #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment with Technology, I discuss backchannels. They are a great way to give students a place to talk about their learning. It also gives teachers a window into student thinking to check for understanding. From #FormativeTech: “A backchannel is an online space where students can add comments and contribute their thoughts. Backchannels provide a fantastic way to capture student thinking, encourage participation, and hold students accountable for their contributions.” (p. 62)

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How can technology empower the Class of 2030?

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Our world is changing faster than ever. What skills will today’s kindergarteners need to be life-ready by the time they graduate as the class of 2030? How can technology support their educational journey?

To answer these critical questions, we launched a key piece of research: “The class of 2030 and life-ready learning: The technology imperative.” Today, I am super excited to share that the full report is now available.

To conduct our research, we listened to 70 thought leaders around the world, reviewed 150 pieces of existing research, and surveyed 2,000 teachers and 2,000 students across Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Most importantly, we focused on the needs and aspirations of our subjects: the young people who make up the class of 2030 and those closest to understanding their world.

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Developing 21st Century Skills: Metacognition

Developing 21st Century Skills: Metacognition | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Metacognition is the recognition and understanding a person has of his or her own thoughts. Through carving out time in class for building metacognition skills, teachers will help students understand the reasons they perceive concepts in certain ways. When students have a firm grasp of their own thought processes, they will learn how to work through problems efficiently by using this knowledge.

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VR as Immersive Learning Technology

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Immersive technology is the technology that fades the line between the real and the simulated world by creating a virtual environment to communicate information. Immersive technology enables mixed reality.

Immersive learning is a completely new buzzword, which uses computer-based technologies to create a productively engaging simulating environment for learning. Learners learn as they 'do', tracking their progress through assessments. Learners learn by performing the task with the freedom to fail and face bad consequences. The learner has to apply logical thinking to solve problems, like a pilot learns how to fly and also deal with a mind storming decision that can be harmful if performed in the real word for the first time—but these events in mixed reality will not be as bad.

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Herramientas online para la colaboración entre docentes

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Gracias a los dispositivos tecnológicos y el avance de Internet, los docentes pueden crear documentos y materiales compartidos con los que brindar una experiencia educativa más completa

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Why do we go to university? A new insight from Howard Gardner 

Why do we go to university? A new insight from Howard Gardner  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

When students choose what universities to go to, two key trends can be seen in Howard Gardner’s latest research, revealed at the International Conference on Thinking. Some go for transactional purposes — to get a good degree and pack their CV full of things so that they can head into ‘real life’ in the best possible way. Others go for transformational reasons — they see university as a chance to evolve from being a high schooler into something new, to reinvent themselves.

63% of adults on university campuses embrace the transformational potential of university, the others seeing it as a transactional place.

However, the evidence shows that in the most selective universities, the number who end up undertaking their studies for transactional reasons increases greatly, while in less selective universities there is a greater chance that students learn for the transformational potential it offers.

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50 ways Google can help you become a better teacher

50 ways Google can help you become a better teacher | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

While Apple products are known for their integration in classrooms, increasingly Google is the choice for schools and districts looking for something organized, useful, and inexpensive that’s available on tablet, laptop, Chromebooks, desktop, smartphone, and more.

In fact, the sheer diversity of Google products might make them a more natural fit in the classroom in lieu of the iPad’s gravity. Below we’ve listed 50 ways teachers can get started using Google in the classroom. Let us know on our facebook page if we’ve missed anything.

Ed note: Update: This post has been updated with new tips, links, and resources for the 2016-2017 school year to reflect the latest ways to use Google’s latest ‘stuff.’

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Virtual Reality in Education Model

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In March 2017 I published my model for VR in Education, detailing the various depths of VR and how they can be harnessed in classrooms. The model has been incredibly well received and has been shared at conferences and institutions around the world. I would like to thank everyone who has shared it as well as all those who have given me feedback on it. Below the image, you will find a more in depth analysis of the theory behind the model.

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This is the next big thing in Education

This is the next big thing in Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The advent of new technologies and the constant upgradation of software have dramatically transformed the education sector. In the past, it was the introduction of computers in primary and secondary schools that spurred a revolution. Today, desktops and laptops, overhead projectors, electronic whiteboards, television and video conferencing have become commonplace in classrooms. Schools and colleges are always on the lookout for deploying innovative technologies in the classroom to make learning fun and engaging, and their jobs easier.

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Virtual Reality Learning: Ready for prime time?

Virtual Reality Learning: Ready for prime time? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

If you are anything like me, you keep a sharp eye on emerging technologies with the potential to improve your learner experience. And virtual reality learning has been on my radar for quite a while.

So, when I was given the opportunity to experience the LearnBrite VR Scenario platform first hand, I jumped on it!

In this post, I provide an overview of building a virtual reality learning experience with LearnBrite, and share some thoughts on the process from a traditional e-learning perspective.

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How can technology empower the Class of 2030?

How can technology empower the Class of 2030? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Our world is changing faster than ever. What skills will today’s kindergarteners need to be life-ready by the time they graduate as the class of 2030? How can technology support their educational journey?

To answer these critical questions, we launched a key piece of research: “The class of 2030 and life-ready learning: The technology imperative.” Today, I am super excited to share that the full report is now available.

To conduct our research, we listened to 70 thought leaders around the world, reviewed 150 pieces of existing research, and surveyed 2,000 teachers and 2,000 students across Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Transforming L&D with a Chatbot

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Chatbots are already being used in education, so why not employ one to transform your organization’s L&D? Chatbots as instructors and mentors in the workplace can make a real impact, but first, you need to make L&D ready for the bots. Here are some secrets to making chatbots in L&D a real success.

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As expectations of teachers change, administrators rethink their observation practices 

As expectations of teachers change, administrators rethink their observation practices  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Have you ever been in a classroom when a principal walks in? Planned or random, evaluative or not, the atmosphere changes.

The entrance of an administrator can create tension where there was none, or it can relieve stress—but that depends on the relationship between the administrator and teacher as well as the culture and purpose of observations in a school. In the best case, the teacher knows that the observer is there to support and welcomes the observation, but in my experience that scenario is the exception, not the rule.

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Rivero: La unidad de las universidades marcará el rumbo de la Educación Superior

Rivero: La unidad de las universidades marcará el rumbo de la Educación Superior | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

La unidad de todos los rectores y universidades del mundo hispano marcará el camino de la Educación Superior del futuro», destacaba Rivero, para quien este encuentro ha reforzado los valores que comparten todas las instituciones universitarias.

Antes, durante la jornada, el rector defendía la apuesta de la Universidad de Salamanca por orientar la oferta académica a las posibilidades de desarrollo de la provincia y la Comunidad en detrimento de los estudios que se ponen de moda. «Tenemos que apostar por investigar e innovar en campos que favorezcan la transformación del tejido empresarial local hacia algo más productivo», apuntaba el rector, mientras recordaba como la Usal está tratando de atraer a los estudiantes hacia carreras relacionadas con la agroalimentación para aprovechar las posibilidades de una tierra agrícola y ganadera como la salmantina.

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Foreseeing the future of EdTech

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In this article, I want to talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is transforming the training and education sector. Before we get to that part, let’s quickly take a look at how formal and informal education has evolved side by side throughout history.

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Digital Assets: The present and future of education

Digital Assets: The present and future of education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Education is evolving at a rapid pace. In the past decade, the quantity of digital assets and technologies students have access to has skyrocketed. Overall, online degrees are growing at 25% per year and that trend shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. When it comes to science, technology, engineering and technology (STEM) courses, introducing online education is more difficult, but as the technology has improved, that’s changing too. But to be successful, online education has to be at least as good as classroom education. In fact, it can be even better.

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Developing 21st Century Skills: Data Analysis

Developing 21st Century Skills: Data Analysis | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In the digital age, cultivating students’ data analysis capabilities might seem to be a waste of time, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Though calculators and programs that automate mathematical processes might provide fast answers, these tools should be used as complementary methods used for fact checking the work that students perform using knowledge and understanding.

Edumorfosis's insight:

A los estudiantes universitarios se les enseña a buscar información en las redes y bases de datos. Lamentablemente, no se promueve la Analítica de Datos en ningún otro curso...

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¿Cómo crees que será la Educación en el 2049?

¿Cómo crees que será la Educación en el 2049? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
  • Centros educativos, docentes, investigadores y expertos en Pedagogía buscan continuamente la forma de lograr que el proceso educativo mejore.
  • ¿Cómo serán las aulas del futuro? ¿Cómo será posible cubrir esta demanda educativa? ¿Qué crees que pasará? Te invitamos a opinar en la siguiente encuesta.
  • El modelo del docente como único transmisor del conocimiento hoy se encuentra ampliamente cuestionado.
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Will Blockchains revolutionize Education?

Will Blockchains revolutionize Education? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Blockchains, first introduced by Satoshi Nakamoto for use in bitcoin, are now being used across many industries. At their core, blockchains are trustworthy, distributed digital ledgers. Unlike databases maintained by a centralized authority that guarantees data integrity through its proven trustworthiness and practices, blockchains are records of transactions that are replicated across many systems (or nodes) and are cryptographically guaranteed to be immutable.

In the public blockchain that bitcoin uses, this immutability is guaranteed by cryptographic hash functions and a clever consensus algorithm that requires blockchain miners to solve puzzles; in doing so, they validate blocks of records, which are then accepted into the blockchain. Figure 1 outlines blockchain processes; more details are available elsewhere.1

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How to incorporate Screencasts into your online training course

How to incorporate Screencasts into your online training course | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

There is a broad range of applications for screencasts in online training, from software product demos to POS system tutorials. You can even utilize them to improve the accessibility of the online training resources themselves by creating LMS walkthroughs. You can also use them to allow corporate learners to share what’s on their screen to enhance group collaboration online training activities. Here are 8 tips to incorporate screencasts into your eLearning course design.

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How can we improve accessibility through Instructional Design?

Can proactive instructional design eliminate barriers to access for learners? Will artificial intelligence play a role in improving accessibility? How can institutions create a culture of collaboration to support universal design? On Tuesday, May 8 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design?

As we often do at #DLNchat, we started with a definition of terms. We talked about the differences between accessibility and usability, legal considerations under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the concept of UDL (universal design for learning). Robin Tamez coalesced these definitions well: “Accessibility starts with complying with standards and goes beyond by removing barriers for as many digital learners as possible. Universal design is a framework of principles to achieve accessibility for the greatest number of learners.” In the spirit of multimodal representation, Ryan Straight also shared a graphic representation of how to consider different disabilities:

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Introducing Constructivism in Education

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Constructivism is an approach to learning based on the premise that cognition, or learning, is the result of mental construction. It’s an active process in which learners construct new ideas, skills and behaviours based upon their prior and current knowledge, behaviour and skill assets.

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