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How To Make A Movie Poster: A Template For Students

How To Make A Movie Poster: A Template For Students | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
How To Make A Movie Poster: A Template For Students
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If so, the template below from designinspiration.net is worth a look. (And, incidentally, you can find another resource–a step-by-step process–here as well.)

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Student-run genius bar: The facilitator’s guide

Student-run genius bar: The facilitator’s guide | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
The Burlington High School Help Desk in Massachusetts is one of the first and most successful student-run genius bars in the nation. Facilitator Jenn Scheffer gives her step-by-step guide for starting a student tech team in your school.
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A Map of the World, Made From Soil and Stone

A Map of the World, Made From Soil and Stone | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
A walkable map of the world, made from soil and stone by one man

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One for our Master Plan STEM Unit..... a walkable map of the Earth

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 24, 2015 2:02 PM

What am I thankful for?  A world filled with wonder and beauty. A world that is endlessly fascinating because its depths are beyond my ability to ever fully comprehend it.  A world that, despite all our faults, remains humanity's only home and we collectively need to to act as good and wise stewards of this planet.  


You can explore this glorious map in Denmark on Google Maps as well. 


Tags: cartography fun, visualization, mapping, artgeo-inspiration.

Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, November 26, 2015 5:35 PM

Un mapa del mundo hecho con suelo y piedras.

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Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning

Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
There are thousands of different ways to introduce programming to your class in fun and interactive ways for the upcoming Hour of Code (December 8-14). While most apps and tutorials do require internet connected computers or mobile devices, it does not mean that schools without this level of technology cannot get involved. In fact, coding with paper can be an even more engaging and meaningful way to introduce students to early programming concepts.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 5, 2015 9:34 PM

Coding is a skill of logic, maths and language every bit as much as computers and technology. The low-tech options here suit most schools.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, November 6, 2015 1:46 AM

Bonissim, sempre és interessant portar al pla físic les idees digitals, les fan més compressibles.

Lee Hall's curator insight, November 6, 2015 2:00 PM

Coding with paper is a wonderful way to introduce coding to students. 

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The World’s Driest Desert Is in Breathtaking Bloom

The World’s Driest Desert Is in Breathtaking Bloom | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it

"After historic rains, Atacama, Chile is exploding with vibrant wildflowers.  Here's a softer side to the disruptive weather phenomenon known as El Nino: an enormous blanket of colorful flowers has carpeted Chile's Atacama desert, the most arid in the world. The cyclical warming of the central Pacific may be causing droughts and floods in various parts of the world, but in the vast desert of northern Chile it has also caused a vibrant explosion of thousands of species of flowers with an intensity not seen in decades."


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Stevie-Rae Wood's curator insight, September 28, 10:58 PM
In the world’s driest desert its hard to imagine any life being able to flourish even after an unexpected amount of rain. However, Chile’s Atacama Desert was met with a heavy amounts of rain and it miracously flourish with pretty pink flowers. How could this have happened? This happened because within the cracks of the desert floor there were seeds that lay dormant. Just waiting for a moment in time where they could be fed and flourish. Changing the overall view of the driest desert in the world.
Matt Danielson's curator insight, September 29, 4:59 PM
The Atacama desert is the nearly never receives rainfall. Every decade or so it does get some rain. When this happens the buried seeds that await the rains germinate and blossom causing a vast landscape of beautiful purple and pink flowers in a normally arid desert.  This phenomenon happen recently causing the greatest bloom seen in the Atacama desert in decades. This if anything proves the beauty and resilience of nature, even with nearly no rain in a desert plants still find a way to overcome. 
Kelvis Hernandez's curator insight, September 29, 10:00 PM
Truly amazing. After an intense rainfall, the Atacama desert in Chile was in bloom. The Atacama desert which has been described as the driest place in the world was hit with 2 inches of rain that caused massive flooding throughout the area. While the floods moved the desert and created something beautiful, you can not ignore the fact that they also moved through cities causing some deaths and a billion dollars in damages. Nature can be both beautiful and terrifying.
 
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The Geography of E-Waste

The Geography of E-Waste | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
The world is increasingly going hi-tech. Many people in our high consumption society want the latest and the greatest; last year’s much anticipated laptops and cell phones are miles behind the newest models that are coming out. So what happens with the old models? Even thrift stores are politely not accepting them as donations. Even some workable machines that were highly valuable 10 years ago are now functionally trash in our society. We can’t put it to the curb to end up in the landfill because of the lead, mercury, and other hazardous materials that can leak into the environment. This type of trash is what we call e-waste. The geography of e-waste is an ‘out of sight out of mind’ problem that we rarely think about but need to due to the ecological impacts of our collective consumption.

 

Tags: pollution, sustainability, environment, resources, Ghana, Africa.


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, November 6, 2015 5:22 PM

Areas of proaction and consumption / glean connections between places

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 9:56 AM

summer work

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The other side of connectivity
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England Makes 3D Data of the Entire Country Free After Minecrafters Ask For It

England Makes 3D Data of the Entire Country Free After Minecrafters Ask For It | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Laser scanning has helped England do everything from discovering new things about Stonehenge to planning better flood infrastructure. Now, the country has made the entirety of its massive trove of scans available for free—in part because of requests from everyone from researchers to Minecraft players.
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Gotta love free stuff...... especially when give you new opportunities to create..... #minecraft is the best

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

"Realtime topographic contour line generation."


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 8, 2015 10:08 AM

Well, that is just incredible. Now THAT'S a sandbox! Augmented Reality is going to be a major gamechanger.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 5, 2015 9:20 PM

Every Geography classroom needs one of these to explain topography

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:24 PM

This thing is sick! I would love to make one of these i would play with this thing for hours and I'm an adult. And they say video games are useless, the kinect can be used for things other than dance offs and such. 

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Some useful Sketchup tips to generate a topographic map through Sketchup

Some useful Sketchup tips to generate a topographic map through Sketchup | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Watch the following exclusive sketchup video that guides the sketchup users with some sketchup tips to learn how to create a 3d tropographic map with sketchup.
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Google Forms: Creating a Rubric

Google Forms: Creating a Rubric | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it

Google Forms has so many  applications for education. For students to fill out to submit data to the teacher, for the teacher to record data on observations about students, for students and teachers to monitor their progress on a task they are tracking, for self and peer evaluation and so much more. Google Forms is the magic ingredient to help your classroom go paperless. Almost anything you were collecting on paper can now be collected through a Google Form.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2015 8:07 PM

Google Forms has so many  applications for education. For students to fill out to submit data to the teacher, for the teacher to record data on observations about students, for students and teachers to monitor their progress on a task they are tracking, for self and peer evaluation and so much more. Google Forms is the magic ingredient to help your classroom go paperless. Almost anything you were collecting on paper can now be collected through a Google Form.

Gerald Carey's curator insight, February 17, 2015 3:04 AM

Good to see an example of how to use this excellent app.

Olga Boldina's curator insight, February 17, 2015 8:46 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education -- Campus Technology

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education -- Campus Technology | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education...

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Mapping the World's Problems

Mapping the World's Problems | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Google Earth Engine works with scientists by using satellite imagery to provide data visualizations for environmental and health issues.

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Todd Hallsten's comment, February 13, 2015 10:39 PM
I like the idea of this map because it allows for the comparison of logged forest to preserved forest. Allowing for facts not rumored amount of trees producing air, i would really like to see a map of alaska..
Bharat Employment's curator insight, February 16, 2015 12:23 AM

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How To Create Interesting And Educational InfoGraphics - YouTube

http://fun-factory-store.net/blog/Infographic-Templates-Design-Pack-of-Best-Infographics.html Infographics are a visual representation of data. When people c...

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Guide to Online Services For Parents And Kids | DigitalCitiZENship

Guide to Online Services For Parents And Kids | DigitalCitiZENship | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
GUIDE TO ONLINE SERVICES
The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) guide to online services aims to provide key information about some of the most popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children and young people (and adults) today.


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Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:57 PM

Parents, if you want an index of the social network options kids could be using, this site is useful.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, December 3, 2015 11:14 AM

Thanks to @Gust MEES for sharing this resource.  I believe this is a great option that schools should be providing parents that have students actively using these or similar sites.  The more parents understand the better chances for collaboration among them and respect for educational use. 

Veronica Newton's curator insight, December 8, 2015 8:32 PM
'The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) guide to online services aims to provide key information about some of the most popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children and young people (and adults) today.'

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5 STEM tools you can use for any subject

5 STEM tools you can use for any subject | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Choosing the right STEM tools for your students can be intimidating. Here’s a short guide to the factors you should consider, from grade level and subject area to cost.
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Exposing students to STEM experiences can be an extremely engaging and effective way to foster the skills they will need in a global, competitive workplace. But don’t save these activities for science or math class. You can incorporate STEM learning tools in all core content areas to encourage critical thinking, collaboration and creativity while reinforcing valuable skills.

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Check out what I made

Check out what I made | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it

Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.

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Our Stage 3 Students are loving these Javascripting coding activities. The simplicity of the interface has proven to be a fantastic introduction to writing code in Javascript. The fact that they are getting to play with BB-8 & R2D2 is an added bonus.

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How Modern Cartographers Marry Math and Art

How Modern Cartographers Marry Math and Art | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it

"Old maps get a lot of love, and with good reason—with their sea monsters and sheer craftsmanship, they can transport us through both space and time. But although they lack fold-mark furrows, there’s something to be said for new maps, too. Leafing through Mind the Map, a stunning new book from Gestalten, it’s hard not to think we’re living in the middle of a map renaissance, a time when cartographers and illustrators have good design on their minds and satellite data at their fingertips. This partnership between math and art allows for representations that are not only technically accurate, but also have a sense of a place."


Tags: mapping, visualization, cartography, unit 1 Geoprinciples.


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New Message's curator insight, October 31, 2015 6:08 PM

The vulnerability of coastal areas so evident! #SeaLevelRise

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, November 4, 2015 5:36 AM

Map: art and math

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Our expert team consists of passionate and professional assignment help tutors, having masters and PhD degrees from the best universities of the world, from different countries like Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, UAE and many more who give the best quality and plagiarism free answers of the assignment help questions submitted by students, on sharp deadline. Cheap Assignment Help .COM tutors are available 24x7 to provide assignment help in diverse fields - Math, Chemistry, Physics, Writing, Thesis, Essay, Accounting, Finance, Data Analysis, Case Studies, Term Papers, and Projects etc.

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We help students in solving their problems, assignments, tests and in study plans. You will feel like you are learning from a highly skilled online tutor in person just like in classroom teaching. You can see what the tutor is writing, and at the same time you can ask the questions which arise in your mind. You only need a PC with Internet connection or a Laptop with Wi-Fi Internet access. We provide live online tutoring which can be accessed at anytime and anywhere according to student’s convenience. We have tutors in every subject such as Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English whatever be the school level. Our college and university level tutors provide engineering online tutoring in areas such as Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics engineering, Mechanical engineering and Chemical engineering.
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Using 'Geography Education'

Using 'Geography Education' | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it

"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and Scoop.it."


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, December 3, 2016 9:33 PM
Just getting familiar with ArcGis and lots of ideas picked up at #ncss16
Olivia Campanella's curator insight, September 5, 4:09 PM
This map is a very helpful, useful and fun guide on how to get the most of this website and to learn about geography and different places and facts of the world. 
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Antipodes Map (AKA Tunnel Map)

Antipodes Map (AKA Tunnel Map) | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it

"What is on the other side of the Earth?  Find out here."


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Ignacio Garrido's curator insight, October 20, 2015 8:17 AM

Exercise to do :

 

a) Explain what is the "antipodes" concept

b) Find out the "antipodes" of one city in each continent

c)If in one city is summer...what is the climate of their antipode city?

d) Write 10 lines explaining what is the most like you about this map

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 20, 2015 10:44 AM

unit 1-- how fun!

pascal simoens's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:59 PM
Ludique!
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Human activities are reshaping Earth's surface

Human activities are reshaping Earth's surface | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it

"By moving the slider, the user can compare 1990 false-color Landsat views (left) with recent true-color imagery (right). Humans are increasingly transforming Earth’s surface—through direct activities such as farming, mining, and building, and indirectly by altering its climate."


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James Piccolino's curator insight, March 24, 9:46 AM
Wow. This is depressing. I knew of the Aral sea thanks to class, but the others I had no idea. They were so green and lush way back in the day. Now they are dead and seriously in a sad state. There is nothing wrong with development and advancement, but this is just a lot when it comes to impact.
othni lindor's curator insight, October 20, 4:01 AM
This map shows how human activities like farming has shaped the Earth's surface. The example they show is the Aral Sea. It is a 
regional environmental problem. It is located between the Southern part of Kazakhstan and Northern Uzbekistan. It used to be the world's fourth largest saline lake. Human activities have caused the lake to be almost completely dried up. Over the years, the Aral Sea became polluted with pesticides and chemicals. 


Stevie-Rae Wood's curator insight, October 28, 9:51 PM
The Aral Sea is a severe environmental issue in Central Asia. This map that we are looking at shows how human activities such as farming have destroyed a natural wonder. The Aral Sea USED to be the fourth largest saline lake but has dried up. The Aral Sea has five times less volume and is five times more saltier than it once was. This occurred because people surrounding the area used more water and used it more intensely. The soviets thought it would be a good idea to use more water projects such as planting cotton, and rice which are water intense crops. This severely dried up the Sea. The area that the sea once was that is now dry land in uninhabitable because of the levels of salt left behind. As well the rivers that connected to the Aral Sea have either dried out or are on the verge of drying out causing many economic problems for those that depended on that water.
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Augmented Reality Sandbox

"Realtime topographic contour line generation."


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 8, 2015 10:08 AM

Well, that is just incredible. Now THAT'S a sandbox! Augmented Reality is going to be a major gamechanger.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 5, 2015 9:20 PM

Every Geography classroom needs one of these to explain topography

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:24 PM

This thing is sick! I would love to make one of these i would play with this thing for hours and I'm an adult. And they say video games are useless, the kinect can be used for things other than dance offs and such. 

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The Lifestraw, purifies the water before it reaches the lips

The Lifestraw, purifies the water before it reaches the lips | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
Vestergaard-Frandsen's landmark CARBON FOR WATER initiative provides more than 1 million free Lifestraw family water filters to communities in western Kenya, a region with limited access to clean water. Locals no longer need to burn firewood for purification, resulting in carbon emissions savings. Learn about the company's commitment to Kenya and how it will provide clean water equipment and training for the years to come.
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Minecraft in Education: The Eduplex v2.0 (EdTech Training Center)

Links to Minecraft projects: Eduplex v1.0 http://goo.gl/o5jL31 Entrepreneur Math Project (Project-Based Learning) http://goo.gl/s4sf9G Calculating Speed with...
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5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do with Explain Everything App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do with Explain Everything App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it
RT @BookCreatorApp: 5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do with Explain Everything App http://t.co/Fn5Fav16cM via @medkh9 #edtech htt…
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Nocking The Arrow: Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference?

Nocking The Arrow: Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference? | STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics | Scoop.it

In this age of abundance of information, shifting classroom pedagogy isn't nearly enough to make learning in school more relevant and authentic for the learner. Self-directed learning (andragogy), and self-determined learning (heutagogy) are the ideals necessary in making students "future ready" to live and learn in a web connected world.


While original research applied these concepts to mature learners, it has become apparent that even young children have an abundant capacity for recognizing and directing their own learning. Anyone who has observed toddlers learning how to walk and talk understand the motivation and skill development that quickly develops during these processes.


Considered by some to be on a learning continuum, self-directed learning and self-determined learning have at least one distinct difference. What is this difference, and why should educators care? - See more at: http://rtschuetz.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/self-directed-vs-self-determined.html?spref=tw#sthash.oSVChVeN.dpuf

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=andragogy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Heutagogy

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 2, 2015 3:45 PM

In this age of abundance of information, shifting classroom pedagogy isn't nearly enough to make learning in school more relevant and authentic for the learner. Self-directed learning (andragogy), and self-determined learning (heutagogy) are the ideals necessary in making students "future ready" to live and learn in a web connected world.


While original research applied these concepts to mature learners, it has become apparent that even young children have an abundant capacity for recognizing and directing their own learning. Anyone who has observed toddlers learning how to walk and talk understand the motivation and skill development that quickly develops during these processes.


Considered by some to be on a learning continuum, self-directed learning and self-determined learning have at least one distinct difference. What is this difference, and why should educators care? - See more at: http://rtschuetz.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/self-directed-vs-self-determined.html?spref=tw#sthash.oSVChVeN.dpuf


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=andragogy


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Heutagogy


Dorote Lucci's curator insight, February 3, 2015 12:56 PM

Great insights- this can be applied to other fields as well such as learning techniques to modulate stress and anxiety

Shafeeq Husain's curator insight, February 3, 2015 8:59 PM

Since "upwards of ninety percent of our learning will occur outside formal educational settings" (Jennings, 2010), in the age of abundance of information, students should be motivated to reflect on how they are learning. That is what is self-directed learning