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Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic

Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
A Harvard physics professor says schoolchildren must be allowed to access the internet and talk to friends in the exams hall to reflect the conditions seen in the workplace
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Seems like a no brainer to me.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 8, 2014 7:42 AM

El profesor Eric Mazur, Decano de Física Aplicada en la Universidad de Harvard, muy conocido por su metodología de enseñanza "Peer Instruction" afirma que los adolescentes deberían tener acceso a internet y discutir preguntas con sus compañeros de clase durante los exámenes para que de esta manera realmente puedan estar preparados para el mundo real.

 

Estoy completamente de acuerdo y yo agregaría que las actuales formas de evaluación a través de exámenes y prácticas en aula deberían ser completamente reemplazadas por evaluaciones permanentes durante el desarrollo de las actividades lectivas, que deberían estar menos centradas en las tradicionales y aburridas (con honrosas excepciones por supuesto) clases magistrales y más en discusiones, desarrollo de proyectos, trabajos colaborativos y con enfoque interdisciplinar. Todo ello por supuesto conlleva a una mayor dedicación del profesor, a que él mismo desarrolle habilidades de trabajo en equipo, sea más creativo, se interese por la tecnología más allá del Word, el Powerpoint y el correo electrónico. En consecuencia.. un enorme reto por delante.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, December 17, 2014 11:12 AM

Changes recommended by professor in how young people do GCSC exams to reflect the workplace conditions...using Google and conferring?

ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, December 20, 2014 5:03 AM

What fun.

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Coaching and Emotional Intelligence - Webinar with Nik Peachey

Coaching and Emotional Intelligence - Webinar with Nik Peachey | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Coaching is becoming an increasingly popular development activity, particularly in the field of business management, but what does it have to offer educational development and particularly teacher development?

In this webinar, Nik Peachey looks at some techniques and processes that are commonly associated with coaching and explores how we can apply these to our work in teacher development.

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Great to see almost 270 people at my webinar on EI and coaching. You can downoad the slides and watch the recording here.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 30, 1:32 AM

My webinar on EI Coaching.

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The Five Whys – Encouraging Inquiry in the Classroom | PeacheyPublications.com

The Five Whys – Encouraging Inquiry in the Classroom | PeacheyPublications.com | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
As you can see, the question ‘Why?’ is fundamental to understanding and encouraging curiosity, but all too often we are willing to accept the first answer we are offered without digging deeper to the root causes. Using and teaching this technique can really help us to build a more inquisitive learning experience and deeper view of the world for our students.
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My blog post on the 5 whys technique. Do you have any similar techniques for developing more critical thinking?

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The benefits and challenges of a paperless classroom

The benefits and challenges of a paperless classroom | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Training is another challenge for paperless classrooms, as going paperless requires both teachers and students to be trained on devices and applications for use in the classroom. If users aren’t properly trained, the risk for human error increases, which can eat into learning time.
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I always run my classes peperless these days. How about you?

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gamification | eLearning Africa News Portal

gamification | eLearning Africa News Portal | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

African students can learn quickly and absorb new information and skills that can change their lives if they get access to exciting learning experiences. The gamification of learning increases their engagement for a wide variety of learning styles.

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This article has links to some interesting examples. Anyone know of any other educational games like these?

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The Link Between Sleep and Deep Learning – Intuition Machine –

This idea that learning happens while we aren’t awake may come to many as a complete surprise. Learning through sleep is a common experience by many who have trained in music. There comes a point where skills don’t improve during a day of practice but only the next day.
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Interesting article. How much sleeo do you need?

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Tips and Strategies to Engage Your Millennial Workforce

Tips and Strategies to Engage Your Millennial Workforce | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
I hope this blog provides insights on your Millennial workforce (who they are, what makes them different, what are their characteristics and so on. I recommend you use these pointers to create an effective learning strategy that would engage them.
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Some useful tips.

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Top eLearning Learning Industry Corporate Learning Content for July, 2018

Top eLearning Learning Industry Corporate Learning Content for July, 2018 | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

There are quite a number of practical considerations which prevent VR from totally overhauling the corporate training world. Some are obvious, whilst others only become apparent after using the technology a number of times. It’s important to be made aware of these limitations so that a large investment isn’t made in tech that isn’t really practical for corporate training.

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Have you tried VR? How do you see it working for the kind of training you do?

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Nik Peachey - Digital Product Developer, Materials Writer, Author

Nik Peachey - Digital Product Developer, Materials Writer, Author | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Lots of people say things like "Do what you love and the money will come." This isn't true. By all means do what you love, but do it because it fulfills you. If you want the money to come, you also have to have a business plan, understand the value proposition that you offer and be prepared to work really hard at selling what you do.
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Thanks to Teacherpreneur for the interesting questions in this article.

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How managers develop emotional intelligence and apply it: New study

How managers develop emotional intelligence and apply it: New study | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Social perception is the ability to be able to accurately read and identify other people’s emotions as they are feeling them. Social perception also includes identifying the distribution of emotions and sense of the emotional direction of a group. Interestingly, this includes being able to distinguish between genuine emotions and expressions that are put on for show in group, and particularly work, situations. This ability to be able to extract the underlying emotions in a group situation is a complex capability.
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This article is aimed at managers but applies just as much to teachers. Really useful.

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Applying the SAMR model in the ELT Classroom | PeacheyPublications.com

Applying the SAMR model in the ELT Classroom | PeacheyPublications.com | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Understanding the paradigm can help us to analyse the way we are using technology and to think about how we can evolve the way we use it, from the more superficial ‘substitution’ type tasks to ones that redefine the way students interact with content, each other and the teacher.
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This posting includes a dynamic presentation that you can use for workshops and teacher training.

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Your Online Course Must Incorporate Skill-Based Learning

there’s no reason a subject with a knowledge focus can’t incorporate skill-based elements into the learning experience. Doing so helps learners focus during a lesson, retain information, and apply it in real-case scenarios. As a result, skill-based learning leads to learners who are better able to use their learning in a real-world environment.
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A very important point.

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Pretty pictures: Can images stop data overload?

Pretty pictures: Can images stop data overload? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
With more and more of us feeling overwhelmed by the constant stream of information we have to deal with at work, could data visualisation provide an answer?
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Interesting research. Supports my own work on exploiting infographics: https://payhip.com/b/Sypm

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Where Do Educators Turn for Research into the Effectiveness of Technology Tools?

A new survey published today reveals that classroom teachers, administrators and other professionals in education turn to a wide variety of sources for research into the effectiveness of technology tools but that they don't believe that some of them are particularly "well equipped to conduct reliable ed tech research."
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Interesting.

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Interview: The Future of Technology in the Classroom - Nik Peachey

Interview: The Future of Technology in the Classroom - Nik Peachey | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Really the main changes have taken place outside of the classroom with lots more students accessing media rich interactive materials online, having live online lessons in virtual classrooms and taking much more control of their own learning potential, and I think that’s how things will continue. Learning opportunities, experiences and materials that are delivered directly to the student wherever they are will continue to grow and this will have an impact on publishing and on schools.
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I did this interview with Garnet Education. Some interesting questions.

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Meta-Collaboration: Thinking With Another

When teachers model their own understanding of personalized learning and coping strategies, students pay attention. Listed below are collaborative and metacognitive strategies that lay the foundation for creativity, empathy, and a deep dive into teaching students about their own thinking.
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Nice article with some good suggestions.

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Why Computers Cannot Replace Teachers

Why Computers Cannot Replace Teachers | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

This article is not about online classes and/or technology in the classroom. We need technology and teachers.

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Pecha Kucha – For the language and communications classroom | PeacheyPublications.com

Pecha Kucha – For the language and communications classroom | PeacheyPublications.com | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Talking about an image or theme can be quite demanding, especially if the students are having to improvise what they say, so don’t set your expectations too high the first few times they have to do it, especially if your students are lower level learners, and be sure to offer lots of encouragement.
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A new post from my blog. Have you ever tried echa kucha with your students?

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The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Learning

The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Learning | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
AI’s digital, dynamic nature also offers opportunities for student engagement that cannot be found in often outdated documents or in the fixed environment. In a synergistic fashion, AI has the potential to propel and accelerate the discovery of new learning frontiers and the creation of innovative technologies.
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What do you think about AI? Are they over-hyping it in this article?

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Gen Z strongly favors learning through YouTube and video, report says

Gen Z strongly favors learning through YouTube and video, report says | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Notably, Gen Z ranked YouTube and video as preferred methods for learning by large margins over millennials. In fact, YouTube was second only to teachers as a learning tool, and ranked higher than lectures, in-person activities with classmates, learning applications and books.
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Some interesting research but not particularly surprising.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 10, 9:22 AM

La Generación Z, también conocidos como Centennials, es decir los jóvenes nacidos después del 1995 hasta la fecha, están mucho más interesados de aprender a través de YouTube y a través de videos que la generación millennial que los precede, de acuerdo a un reciente reporte de la compañía Pearson titulado “Beyond Millennials: The Next Generation of Learners,”

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Digital learning: How to train for long-term impact

Digital learning: How to train for long-term impact | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
To enable long-lasting, high-impact behaviour change digital learning must involve a process over time that includes participation, interaction, coaching, feedback, team-based problem solving and other forms of human collaboration.
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Some good points here. How many of these features do you build into your own learning design?

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Sophie NGOS's curator insight, August 17, 8:53 AM
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10 of the Most Useful Digital Age Skills Every Learner Needs

10 of the Most Useful Digital Age Skills Every Learner Needs | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Digital age skills are skills for learning and for life. Here are some of the most versatile and useful ones you can encourage students to always work on.
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What do you think of this list? How does it differ from your own top ten?

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Whole Brain Teaching Is Weird — and Weirdly Viral

Some researchers have criticized the model for lacking scientific evidence and relying on misleading information about how the brain works. But that hasn’t stopped educators from from watching whole-brain teaching videos—some of which have racked up hundreds of thousands views on YouTube—and converting others to the whole-brain model.
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Solved! Making the case for collaborative problem-solving | Nesta

Solved! Making the case for collaborative problem-solving | Nesta | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
This report argues that the ability to solve problems with others is a crucial skill for young people in the workplace of the future but the current education system does little to support it.
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This certainly is an issue.

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Intelligence Unleashed

Intelligence Unleashed | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
This paper is published as part of the Open Ideas at Pearson series. The series features some of the best minds in education - from teachers and technologists, to researchers and big thinkers - to bring their ideas and insights to a wider audience.
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An interesting look at the future.

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Teaching Empathy in Classrooms

Teaching Empathy in Classrooms | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
When the discussion for education system serving a wider purpose than academics arises, focus is often laid on the overall development of a student, entailing physical, mental and emotional health. Emotional development plays a major role in assisting intellectual growth. One such important aspect of emotional development, holding the power
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Something close to my own heart.

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Story Telling, Our Place in the World, and Digital Technology. –

I am a firm believer that the technology we have available to us today provides opportunities for all our children to have a voice, to tell their stories. Learners can record their own voice, create a video or an animation, they can write by hand, they can type. They can speak to the computer and it will type for them, they can tell their story through song or dance. They can use a variety of media to enrich their stories.
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Useful article on the importance of digital narrative.

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