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10 Courses With a Twist

10 Courses With a Twist | GFSTeach! | Scoop.it
Professors are capitalizing on what computers can’t do — like take walks, serve pizza, chase tornadoes and teach through experience.
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Check out "10 Courses with a Twist"  Why can't more K-12 learning be like this? #gfsteach @IndSchoolEdNet

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Kids & teens not only ok, but smart!: Study | NetFamilyNews.org

Kids & teens not only ok, but smart!: Study | NetFamilyNews.org | GFSTeach! | Scoop.it
Our kids' smart digital media use and safety strategies – findings from MediaSmarts in Ottawa...
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How to Find the Best Kids' Movies and TV Shows by Age on the iTunes Store | Groovin' On Apps

How to Find the Best Kids' Movies and TV Shows by Age on the iTunes Store | Groovin' On Apps | GFSTeach! | Scoop.it

In previous posts, I’ve shown you how to find the best apps for kids and games for kids on the App Store. Now let’s take a look at how and where to find Apple’s collections of top recommended movies and TV shows for kids in iTunes. These media showcases -- unlike Apps for Kids and Games for Kids -- provide straightforward age guidance for kids ages 2 to 13. Woo-whew!

 

 


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Five Characteristics of Learner-Centered Teaching | Faculty Focus

Five Characteristics of Learner-Centered Teaching | Faculty Focus | GFSTeach! | Scoop.it

In May I finished a second edition of my Learner-Centered Teaching book. Revising it gave me the chance to revisit my thinking about the topic and look at work done since publication of the first edition ten years ago. It is a subject about which there is still considerable interest. The learner-centered label now gets attached to teaching strategies, teachers, classes, programs, departments and institutions. Like many trendy descriptors in higher education, with widespread use comes a certain definitional looseness. Active learning, student engagement and other strategies that involve students and mention learning are called learner-centered. And although learner-centered teaching and efforts to involve students have a kind of bread and butter relationship, they are not the same thing. In the interest of more definitional precision, I’d like to propose five characteristics of teaching that make it learner-centered.

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