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Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic

Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
It's time to start asking the tough question about iPads in education. Why are we using it, not just how should we use it?

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Kristina Ayers Paul's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:12 PM

Think in "verbs not nouns."

Francesca Stella Bartucci's comment, July 9, 2013 12:57 PM
Verbs of course!
stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:42 AM

A good read for parent evenings

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Watch out for your own fixed mindset, Carol Dweck tells teachers | Growth Mindset

Watch out for your own fixed mindset, Carol Dweck tells teachers | Growth Mindset | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck, the respected academic behind the “growth mindset” theory that has taken education by storm, has warned teachers to be aware of their own “fixed mindset” ideas. Writing for US publication Education Week, Professor Dweck said every teacher had a “fixed mindset” in some circumstances and a “growth mindset” in others, and that greater awareness of this could help teachers improve their practice.

 

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

 


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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, September 27, 2015 3:26 PM

Currently, I'm reading "Mindset", Carol Dweck's book, and it's blowing me away as to how it can relate to teaching and how I view my students. It's also quite applicable to our personal lives as well. 

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 27, 2015 4:15 PM

Using growth mindset to improve our own teaching practice? Sounds like a plan. 

Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, September 28, 2015 12:46 PM

@JenWilliamsEdu 

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Growth Mindset

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Tom Whitford's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:28 PM

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

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Sylvianne Parent's curator insight, September 6, 2015 1:09 PM

Lorsque les élèves éprouvent de grandes difficultés à l'école, il est primordial de leur enseigner à développer un esprit de croissance personnelle axé sur les efforts et les défis personnels. Le concept de growth mindset est vraiment intéressant pour illustrer aux enfants que l'intelligence et le succès n'est pas fixe mais relié aux efforts aux tentatives et aux réajustements. Voir Carole DWECK l'auteure de ce concept.

Cecilia Di Felice's curator insight, September 7, 2015 10:05 AM

We are implementing this in our school....finally.

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Changing homework habits and perceptions

Changing homework habits and perceptions | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
‘My students don’t do homework’. We have all heard and said this before. Students say they do not have the time for homework, while teachers keep on assigning. Many teachers end up frustrated becau...

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, March 19, 2015 9:37 PM
This makes sense for all courses.
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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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niftyjock's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:32 PM

dice student

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 2015 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list - see below.  Some have "alw...

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LET Team's curator insight, December 13, 2014 8:45 PM

Are we ticking all the boxes SHC?

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 3, 2015 5:58 PM
#enseñanza
CTD Institute's curator insight, January 30, 2015 11:29 AM

This posting in the Jackie Gerstein blog, suggests 20 relevant skills young peeple should know. The suggestions come with links to website for how tos.

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4 steps to applying the Socratic Method in the language classroom

4 steps to applying the Socratic Method in the language classroom | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
In the Socratic Method, we aim to elicit responses from our learners to lead them to logical conclusions: this is a technique we can actively exploit in

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Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection

Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
I am an adjunct faculty for several teacher education and educational technology programs.  I have been so for a few decades.  During that time I have noticed the changing nature of student behavio...

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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 14, 2014 6:44 PM

Accountability is one side of the coin. Appreciation is the other. Be accountable today and show appreciation to others being accountable and today and every day in every way will be better

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, September 14, 2014 11:33 PM

This graphic looks ideal for prompting student reflection and self evaluation.

 

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 16, 2014 3:50 PM

Great tips to see if you are using a growth mindset!

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mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: Doodling for Complex Sentences

mELTing Activities, Lessons and Ideas: Doodling for Complex Sentences | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

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The Best iPad for Schools article EVER! ... and it’s not mine :-(

The Best iPad for Schools article EVER! ... and it’s not mine :-( | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
This article by Edudemic is the best summary of the 5 issues facing iPad rollouts I’ve read to date. But... many school principals I’ve met who NEED to read this wont as it’s 1300 words. And so, he...

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Toni Plourde's curator insight, July 26, 2014 6:33 PM

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Jamie Dammann's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:05 PM

Technology:

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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



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Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 2014 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine, PhD I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
Alan Jordan's curator insight, April 3, 2016 4:13 PM

I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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iPads in Teaching - What Are They For? - Ideas Out There

iPads in Teaching - What Are They For? - Ideas Out There | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

"This picture was drawn in response to a post called 'Drawing On A Napkin: Is This How iPads Function In A Traditional Classroom?' by the esteemed Terry Heick.

 

Mine was not drawn on a napkin, but on Notability. And, to answer that snarky Johannesburg based iPad trainer who cannot believe I can do what I do using the iPad, yes I did create it myself!

 

This is what I think iPads are 'for' in education. Let me know what you think."

 


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 22, 2014 6:52 PM

Very good ideas and great evidence for the need for technology in the classroom.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, March 23, 2014 1:43 PM

Gaaf!

HCL's curator insight, March 23, 2014 9:24 PM

Very interesting visual that summarises what iPads are 'for' in education.

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Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - deeper learning, Hewlett Foundation, teacher preparation

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - deeper learning, Hewlett Foundation, teacher preparation | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
A system of teacher development linked to the needs of hiring entities that awarded licenses based on demonstrated competence would provide personalized development pathways for teachers and ensure well-trained teachers for schools.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 15, 2014 1:52 PM

I find it interesting that we want to prepare good citizens. Preparing good people with strong character leads to good citizens. I will take the latter over the former, because I will get the former. Plato had a theory of educating for good citizens. It was very narrow. Is that what we want?

Gust MEES's curator insight, March 15, 2014 3:30 PM


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/



Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:13 PM

Capacitando maestros a profundidad.

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Learning from PowerPoint: is it time for teachers to move on?

Learning from PowerPoint: is it time for teachers to move on? | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
Slideshows, when designed right, can be a useful part of online instruction. But they shouldn’t be the main, or the only, method of instruction.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 29, 2015 1:20 PM

This article shares some thoughts on the effectiveness of PowerPoint for your presentations. Worthwhile read for any instructor.

Jonnie Hockett's curator insight, October 1, 2015 8:33 AM

PowerPoint still does have its uses, but it is time to move on to other technologies that allow the student or user of information to be more creative in communicating what they have learned. Web 2.0 tools do contain a slideshow application, but there are many more tools in the Web 2.0 toolkit which will challenge learners. Not only will they deeply learn content, but they will have more fun creatively communicating the knowledge and retain more of it.

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First Steps for a New Coach | THE ART of coaching #TEACHers

First Steps for a New Coach | THE ART of coaching #TEACHers | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

Good luck to you! Coaching is a wonderful, exciting adventure--and can have a huge impact on teacher and student learning.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 4, 2015 1:42 PM

Good luck to you! Coaching is a wonderful, exciting adventure--and can have a huge impact on teacher and student learning.

JESUS MARIA GARCIA HERREROS's curator insight, September 5, 2015 3:27 AM

The coaching at school

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How educators can assist learners in developing a Growth Mindset | ICT | eSkills

How educators can assist learners in developing a Growth Mindset | ICT | eSkills | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
How educators can assist learners is developing a growth mindset.

 

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

 

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

 


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5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

"Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. Brain researcher David Sousa claims that physical activity increases the amount of oxygen in our blood, and this oxygen is related to enhanced learning and memory. A recent Washington Post article suggests that many student behaviors we associate with ADHD may stem from an overall lack of physical movement  – both in and out of school. In addition, a phenomenally popular blog post by Alexis Wiggins recently touched upon how much sitting students actually do every day, and how all that sitting affects energy levels and learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 28, 2015 9:19 PM

What would happen if you incorporated more movement in your classroom, providing students opportunities to get up from their seat and physically move their body? Based on current brain research you may find your students more engaged in their learning. This post provides five suggestions on activities you can incorporate into lessons to allow students opportunities to move. What are they?

1. Gallery Walks/Chalk Talks

2. White Board Meetings

3. North Pole-South Pole/Continuum

4. Musical Mingle

5.  Stations

Each is explained in detail in the post. Do you have ideas on how movement can be incorporated into lessons? If so, share them in the comment section.

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Shutterfly's Photo Story in the Classroom App - ClassTechTips

Shutterfly's Photo Story in the Classroom App - ClassTechTips | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

"Shutterfly has a fantastic app called Photo Storythat engages and motivates students while promoting student achievement.  It helps facilitate learning and lets students demonstrate their creativity.  Students can easily document their projects and publish their stories with text, photos, audio clips and Doodles in a digital book.  Teachers and families can even order hardcover or paperback copies of student work."


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Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:05 PM

Documenting the process of completing a project and publishing it increases the rigor through real world connections.

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6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great iPad Apps to Grab Text From Pictures and Turn It to Digital Characters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, December 9, 2014 8:42 PM

Awesome

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 10, 2014 12:06 PM

Wow!  Take a look at this copyright flowchart.  Every business and educator should have this posted by their desk or bookmarked for easy access.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.

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Mark McLendon's curator insight, September 1, 2014 10:30 PM

Super necessary skills for our kids.

Scott Spargo's curator insight, September 4, 2014 1:16 AM

One of the most difficult skills for students to do well - this provides a nice framework to hang our evaluations on and ideas for how to work with the students as they practise these skills.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 4, 2014 9:50 AM

Helping your younger students determine the worth of what they find on the Internet.

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App Smashing: Combining Google Drive, iTunes U, And Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic

App Smashing: Combining Google Drive, iTunes U, And Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
Many schools that have adopted one-one tablet technology struggle with the pre-requisite skills associated with moving files from app to app. This process is now called App Smashing, and when you learn how to use it to your advantage, it really does make things nice and simple. Workflow is king and the easier it is …

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Five iPad Learning Tasks You Should Be Able to Do with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Five iPad Learning Tasks You Should Be Able to Do with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

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Flashcards in the Classroom: Ten Lesson Ideas

Flashcards in the Classroom: Ten Lesson Ideas | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it
The other day, I was preparing a lesson with an intermediate group of young learners and getting my flashcards printed and laminated.  However, when chatting to some other teachers in the staffroom...

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NEW Skills For A New Age [Infographic]

NEW Skills For A New Age [Infographic] | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 20, 2014 5:15 AM

These are simply the core facts...

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:20 PM

These are really not new, but they are always worth repeating. What is new is perhaps the intensity and frequency with which they happen. The cross-cultural awareness is certainly the case. What works for me culturally does not work for someone half-way around the world. In fact, it might not work here. Educators  need to be aware of that cross-cultural awareness.

Lena Leirdal's curator insight, August 30, 2014 6:36 AM

I love infographics! Learn - create - collaborate!

 

Right 'up the alley' when addressing 21st century skills. I find particularly the "learn"-part interesting: the need for skills to "access, evaluate and use different forms of information, exihbit fluency with tech tools, and exercise critical thinking". Definately a focus relevant for my master´s thesis.

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10 Music Idioms for you to enjoy | English with a Twist

10 Music Idioms for you to enjoy | English with a Twist | Teaching 2012 and Beyond | Scoop.it

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Charlotte Lovie's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:23 AM

Student always love to learn idioms! A good way to learn them is to group them by theme so this looks useful.

BiblioBeiriz's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:48 PM

Expressões idiomáticas em inglês- Música (para os meus ouvidos...)