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There's no app for good teaching

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"Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only faster.

It’s a multi-headed challenge: Teachers need to connect with classrooms filled with distinct individuals. We all want learning to be intrinsically motivated and mindful, yet we want kids to test well and respond to bribes (er, extrinsic rewards). Meanwhile, there’s a multi-billion-dollar industry, in the US alone, hoping to sell apps and tech tools to school boards.

There’s no app for that."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:07 PM

There may not be apps for good teaching but there are ways to think about how you use technology that will improve the classroom. This post provides 8 recommendations. They are listed below but check out the post for additional information.

1. Keep learning goals ahead of the technology.

2. Opt for the open ended.

3. Don't let tech make learning easy.

4. Take feedback seriously.

5. Stay skeptical of individualized learning - for now.

6. Bring in students interests, authentically.

7. Start conversations

8. Make it open, make it better.

There is a lot of food for thought in this post.

Paul Nielsen's curator insight, September 30, 2014 11:03 PM

Great reminder that embedding learning in technology is not a 'revolutionary takeover' of the classroom. To my sceptical colleagues here in the UK, your jobs and traditional teaching methods are quite safe.

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8 Steps for Students to Remove Their Digital Footprints ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education

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I have a recent interest in both Growth Mindsets and Maker Education; and have blogged and presented on both of these topics.  As such and because of my passion for both of these area, I have been ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:30 PM

Where does growth mindset and maker education meet? Jackie Gerstein had created a great visual (see above) that looks at areas where both of these concepts come together.

Would you agree that valuing effort is a part of growth mindset and maker education? How about failure being approached as interactive?

Learn more about these intersections on two resources listed in this post and click through for a larger version of the image above or for a typed copy of the list.

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For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Facilitating Creative Online Forums and Discussion Boards in Online Learning by Linda Silva

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Too often, instructors get caught up in seeing forums as a quantitative measure of how much a student has learned, gauging understanding by replying with prompts that are, frankly, as boring or as tedious as some of the material students have been asked to read. 

 

These conversations between students have more depth and more personality because they are creating, building, having fun and interacting. They are not just replying to a prompt. They are using their imaginations. The process brings an energy and passion that engages them.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2014 5:08 PM

Linda Silva writes, "One of the best ways to get students more involved is by offering prompts that enable students to use their own previous education— and prod them to use their imagination."


I've used a version of this idea in my professional development classes for years. I always encourage 'teaching stories". This is a way to help teachers see the connections between the course content and their own teaching environments. It also encourages story telling which is a very powerful way to synthesize ideas, not to mention very interesting to read (listen) to.

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Facilitating Creative Online Forums and Discussion Boards in Online Learning by Linda Silva

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Badge concept for @MiamiDevice attendees

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How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset

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I have written, described, and presented about the growth mindset in education settings, see The Educator and the Growth Mindset The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop Growth Mindset:...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 28, 2014 5:23 PM

How can you, as an educator, help students develop a growth mindset? This infographic from Jackie Gerstein provides provides a  look at:

* "the common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

* "common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

She also discusses the need for a teacher to become a coach when we look at mindset, providing a link for additional information that you may find helpful, as well as links to some of here previous writings on mindset.

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 29, 2014 9:39 AM

I really like this break down of "Genius Hour" that @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  shared on his Scoop.it page - igeneration 21st Century Education.  The image comes from TeachThought.  This visual will be a big help for my preservice students to develop a base level of understanding. 

Growing Up Greatness's curator insight, October 5, 2014 3:19 AM

I love this idea!  This would be particularly effective with gifted students.

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Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try

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The idea for sharing this post came from a session I recently conducted at the annual teaching conference organized by my university. A pedagogical conundrum was raised by a colleague whose enthusiasm and question stayed with me and inspired me to write this post. The question posed by this colleague is relevant to all instructors who have ever used group work to assess their students: How should one deal with the issues that arise when members of a group are not picking up their share of the responsibilities during a group work project?

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Is Social Media Transforming Behaviours And How We Work ?

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How Social Media Transforms Behaviours And Will Transform Work As the astute already realise, we are currently going through a period of tremendous change.

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Solis explains that while computers, laptops, mobile phones and even the internet have not fundamentally transformed how we behave, in fact social networks and social media have. Solis argues that all of our previous change was still managed in a “command and control” style and all of it was guided to drive productivity. However, changes in social media and mobile and particularly the two combined as well as cloud and real time data has changed all of this. It has led to a transformation in the working world. And Solis believes that the decisions that we make now will impact what is possible (or not) in the future.


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4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy

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"In this idea, Stommel shifts the practice of pedagogy as a vehicle for “teaching” to something more whole–considering the humanities not as a school of thought or academic genre, but rather a reason for being. Humanities teach. The “digital” reaches. Therefore, the digital humanities should reach and teach as a matter of concept and design. That’s what they’re for."


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PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation

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Today is the day Apple is making iOS 8 available to the public. The latest version of iOS has several new features like widgets and third-party keyboards

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5 Tips To Increase Your eLearning Productivity

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"In this article, I will share 5 tips that can help you increase your eLearning productivity today. As they say, there’s no time like the present. So, why not use these eLearning productivity tips and tricks to start making every eLearning design and development moment count when creating eLearning."


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EDpuzzle Review: Easy-to-Use Tool Lets Teachers Quickly Turn Online Video into Lessons | Edudemic

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There is a staggering amount of free video available online that makes great fodder for teaching students, particularly in flipped classroom settings. Instead of giving students YouTube links or telling them to search for a video on a particular subject, with EDpuzzle teachers can select videos, edit them down, assign them to students, and quiz them as they watch.

EDpuzzle is a very simple tool that walks teachers through the video lesson creation process, with only a few limitations. With this solution a teacher can make the most of the video assets he or she has access to, plus everything the Internet has to offer. It is also an easy enough experience that you can quickly create individualized video lessons for different students and their particular needs or areas of interest.

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A Library of Great Free eBooks and Audiobooks for Your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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9 Must Read iPad Instructional Support Resources!

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, September 30, 2014 12:04 PM

9 Must Read iPad Instructional Support Resources

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, October 1, 2014 9:25 AM

Thanks for the share.

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The First 5s with iPads

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When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, October 1, 2014 6:02 AM

Excellent suggestions and advice for using iPads including a "padlet wall" for displaying student work as well as different ways to enhance iPad  workflow.

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25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

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At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs -- and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale confe...

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UtilityTree's curator insight, September 27, 2014 7:24 AM

25+ apps to make your everyday life easier  http://sco.lt/... https://www.facebook.com/GoodHandyMan4You

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:36 PM

There are a few I hadn't heard of before! 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 29, 2014 9:21 AM

Another list of web 2.0 tools to help you be more productive.

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The Substance Of Innovation

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By Riley Wilson, Contently You’re in the moment. That game-winning goal in the World Cup. The exquisite meal that you’re about to eat. The first thing that happens? You fumble for your phone to take a picture, instead of just savoring that one, special point in time. Something that could be emotionally profound is now…

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How To Make And Receive Calls On iPad via iPhone In iOS 8

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Here's How To Make And Receive Calls On iPad via iPhone In iOS 8.

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Administrators give 7 scalable tips for common challenges in online learning

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"According to recent polls and surveys among college and universities that are either in the final stages, or have fully implemented, online learning courses and platforms, there are a number of common, well-defined challenges and trends experienced by IT departments and faculty. The good news is: there are also scalable tips."


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Maslow and Student Motivation

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There is no such thing as an unmotivated student. All students are motivated by something in school. The problem is that they might not be motivated by the things you'd like them to be motivated by...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 29, 2014 6:37 PM

Another question that has one looking at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this time with the primary question geared to students: Why do students try in school?

Below are the five areas and what may be motivating the student.

* Survival - "I am in danger here or at home. I'm motivated by fear (intrinsic)."

* Self-care - "I'm motivated to stay afloat and avoid more work (extrinsic).

* Belonging - "I'm motivated by friends, family, and parents (extrinsic).

* Esteem - "I'm motivated because it makes me feel good about myself (both).

* Self-actualization - "I'm motivated in school because its important work (intrinsic)."

In each of the five areas you will find four to six statements that provide more depth to the statement.

Tony Meehan's curator insight, September 30, 2014 2:40 AM

Very interesting table linking Maslow to levels of student motivation

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Free Technology for Teachers: Long Awaited Features Added to Google Forms

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Flexible Learning Paths by Susan Oxnevad

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TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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The MOOC Where Everybody Learned

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"Some MOOC skeptics believe that the only students fit to learn in massive open online courses are those who are already well educated. Without coaching and the support system of a traditional program, the thinking goes, ill-prepared students will not learn a thing.

 

Not so, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."


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