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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Why games are good for learning?
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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

"According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:20 PM

This indepth post explores inquiry-based learning. The four phases are:

1. Interaction - Big Idea: Dive into engaging, relevant, and credible media forms to identify a “need” or opportunity for inquiry

2. Clarification - Big Idea: Summarizing, paraphrasing, and categorizing learning with teacher or expert support

3. Questioning - Big Idea: Asking questions to drive continued, self-directed inquiry

4. Design - Big Idea: Designing an accessible, relevant, and curiosity-driven action or product to culminate and justify inquiry

Each of the four phases also includes information on tones, student indicators, teacher indicators, appropriate questions and apps.

There are also 4 questions for student-based reflection and ten adjustments you may make as a teacher to adjust to teaching inquiry-based learning.

There are many forms of teaching that incorporate inquiry-based learning including project-based learning, blended learning, and challenge-based learning. You may find your students more engaged in the learning process if you include some components of inquiry-based learning in your classroom.

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Connected Learning

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There a lot of great resources out there about connected learning. Pulling it all together, here's a quick overview. ~Mia

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 14, 2013 9:31 PM

This infographic provides a great look at connected learning. Learn about connected learning as a way to engage students and values involved with using it. Short and sweet!

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5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

"Dr. Judy Willis–resident brain investigator at Edutopia and TeachThought–is a neurologist turned educator whose work...focuses on the brain–how it works, and how teachers can respond."


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Ra's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:33 PM

Familiar ground but good to revisit with student teachers. Link to formative assement for clarity of purpose in planning.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:27 PM

This would be great to use in conjunction with the video from HOW YOUTH LEARN 

http://youtu.be/p_BskcXTqpM

Fran Bozarth's curator insight, October 27, 2014 7:29 PM

The article goes on to elaborate a bit on each of these.  Good basics.

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Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds

Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:58 AM

This is what life today looks like :). The statistic is incredible and the distances ar

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, April 15, 2014 11:28 AM

A velocidade de nossos dias em um simples gráfico.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:23 PM

All in just 60 seconds

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Flipped Learning Network / Homepage

Flipped Learning Network / Homepage | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

The mission of the Flipped Learning Network™ is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning. 

The goals of the FLN are to:


     * Provide professional learning opportunities on Flipped Learning.


     * Conduct, collaborate and disseminate relevant research on Flipped Learning.

 
     * Act as the clearinghouse for distributing promising practices for “flipped” educators.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 24, 2013 7:46 PM

Excellent resources for teachers who want to "Flip the Classroom"

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Flipped Learning explained visually

Flipped Learning explained visually | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

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David Donat's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:26 PM

Una bona presentació de la "Flipped Classroom": no és un mètode pedagògic, sinó una manera més d'enfocar l'aprenentatge, que pot anar bé en algunes ocasions i que en d'altres no tant. Es pot plantejar com un recurs més, combinable amb qualsevol altre.

La meva opinió és que els alumnes són tan diversos que no hi ha cap metodologia "ideal". Cadascun necessitarà eines i processos diferents i per tant, quantes més dinàmiques i metodologies s'utilitzin (i més flexibles siguin) millor s'atendrà a cadascun d'ells. No cal dir que amb ratios de més de 30 adolescents per aula tampoc es poden fer miracles.

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:07 PM

infographie

Bárbara Mónica Pérez Moo's curator insight, July 25, 2013 12:10 PM

Dara para mucho, vamos iniciando!

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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching,  learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here,  so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.

 


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stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:46 AM

A must for our staff

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:40 AM

I am making my way through these but am excited about the content I am finding here. What did educators ever do with all this wisdom before we had the place to make it heard? How wondrous that we can each become an expert and a motivator in our field!

HerrMess's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:02 PM

Für mehr Blog-Input von medienbegeisterten Lehrern wie uns :-)

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Funland

A fun English language learning game with a fairground theme, aimed at young learners age 7-12. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge and award winning game developer Matmi.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:06 AM

This looks like an interesting step for Cambridge English

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11 Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad

11 Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

Mind mapping is a method that works for quite a lot of people. Brain storming, idea mapping, thought generation, think tanks – call it what you will. Traditionally done on large pieces of paper, why not use your iPad to create mind maps? You could use these for your own purposes, or “convert” those large flip charts into a smaller, digital version.


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Daniela Ayala's curator insight, May 31, 2013 5:45 AM

Mind mapping for Ipad

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:43 PM

Great!

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:06 PM

Many are not free apps

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Why the world embraces the Montessori Method

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Our expert offers a better understanding of the education philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori at the end of the 19th century, and how it continues to benefit students today.
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ESL: English As a Second Language - News - Bubblews

ESL: English As a Second Language - News - Bubblews | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Speak Freely. Write Your World. (ESL: English As a Second Language - News - Bubblews http://t.co/XmgOJ9gcjE #bubblews)
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Case Studies on Integrating ICT into Teacher Education Curriculum in Asia

The dramatic adaptation of ICT has in turn called for education reforms at various levels with a view to creating an enabling educational environment for next generations to effectively function in the digital era. Therefore, teachers’ capacity of integrating ICT into their teaching practices plays a critical role in achieving the goals of the education reform. In this regard, teacher education institutions (TEIs) have made great efforts to develop a new ICT curriculum (or course) or incorporate ICT components into their existing curriculum.


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Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:29 AM

Great ideas for how different systems embed ICT in their teacher training program

TELLS library's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:54 PM

As UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova emphasized, “Technology can be a powerful education multiplier, but we must know how to use it. It is not enough to install technology into classrooms – it must be integrated into learning. Nothing can substitute for a good teacher. It is not technology itself that empowers people – empowerment comes from skills and knowledge.”

 

It is within this context that the two phases of the

Next Generation of Teachers Project (Next Gen) funded by Japan Funds-in-Trust (JFIT), were implemented. The Project was designed to build the institutional capacity of teacher education institutions (TEIs) and Ministries of Education in 15 countries from the Asia-Pacific region in designing and providing training courses on

ICT-pedagogy integration, thereby preparing the next generation of teachers to enhance the process of teaching and learning by utilizing ICT judiciously in the classroom.

 

2 This was done

through 1) engaging Deans and TEI faculty members in planning and creating an ICT-based teacher training environment, 2) guiding TEIs in their curriculum review and development of ICT-related education courses, 3) implementing capacity building workshops for teacher educators on designing, providing and managing teacher training activities on ICT-pedagogy integration, and 4) tapping the TEI network to serve as Resource Centres to ensure that publications (books

and CDs) of UNESCO Bangkok reach the target audience.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:04 AM

Read about how teacher education institutions (TEIs) have made great efforts to develop a new ICT curriculum (or course) into their existing curriculum.

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Next-Gen World Language Learning (Infographic)

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"Blended learning programs that incorporate proven educational software such as Rosetta Stone increase access and also address issues of cost effectiveness in the 'new normal' economy."

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:59 PM

Take a look at this infographic that discusses next generation of language learning might entail. This infographic provides a preview of a white paper to be released in the next week titled "The Next Generation of Language Learning". The sections in the infographic include:

* Why a second language is important

* Design principles next-gen language learning

* Blended language models

Drora Arussy's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:43 AM

The one thing that almost everyone can agree on is that multiple languages are important. My grandparents all spoke at least 4 langauges and they were not overly educated - it is the price of functioning in a multi-ethnic world and  isn't it wonderful? The how is what we need to focus on - how to fund, how to teach effectively, how to integrate technology effectively...

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:38 PM

This post looks at five trends that have made their way into the classroom.  Learn more about:

* Brain-based learning

* Game-based learning

* Power of perseverance

* Questioning homework

* Cultivating creativity

In each of the five areas there are links to a number of resources. Gather together some of these great resources and share them with others in your school!

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:15 PM

Interesting ideas.

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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:09 PM

The Big Six taught me a lot on how we assume kids can skim and scan.  We need to take more time to show them how to search.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:07 PM

do your students know how to search, find and curate information?

Cindy Gerken Butler's curator insight, November 11, 2014 2:34 PM

We are a 1:1 school and we have several students who could learn a lot in regards to searching for content on the internet.

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The 10-Minute Guide To Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

The 10-Minute Guide To Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

Bloom’s Taxonomy is one of the most cited theoretical constructions within education and e-learning. This is well earned since, after its first publication in 1956, the taxonomy has quickly become an important milestone within educational theory.

However there are many professionals within the educational and e-learning fields that have only a vague idea of what the Taxonomy is all about, or that have only met the taxonomy (or some revisited version of these findings) for the Cognitive domain only, leaving the Affective and Psychomotor domains at the margins, if not completely out of the picture.


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Affective domain

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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, July 29, 2013 7:23 PM

The robotic soundtrack is a little irritating, but this is a well-constructed and relatively deep introduction to the taxonomy, including the underlying psychology that drives it.

Aidan Hoyal's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:26 AM

Great overview -- but it would be so much better if narrated by a human :-)

 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:57 PM

Great to see the affective and psychomotor getting greater credence and visibility.

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The English Words You Need to Know

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"Native speakers use just 7000 words for 90% of what they say and write."

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timelinesLuiz Otavio's English Language Teaching Page

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Timelines for teaching verb tenses are great. Seriously. I’ve been telling teachers to use timelines for as long as I can remember, but, strangely enough, they’ve often played a lesser role in my own classroom practice.

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Startific | Your Cloud Homepage

Startific | Your Cloud Homepage | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The startpage that connects and organize all your favorite links, bookmarks, social networks, favorite online services, into one single beautiful interface.

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Pablo Barrios's curator insight, June 13, 2013 1:12 PM

Una opción a herramientas como Symbaloo para la creación de PLEs. Es bastante visual y tiene un para de caracteríticas que la hacen versátil. Interesante hacer una evaluación personal de la misma, para determinar su potencia, ventajas y oportunidades

Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:15 PM

organise your cloud

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, July 13, 2013 4:13 AM

The today’s classroom is changing. From when the school bell rings to study sessions that last well into the night, students are demanding more technology services from their schools. It’s important not only to keep pace with their evolving needs, but also to prepare them for the demands of the workplace tomorrow.

At the same time, education institutions are under increasing pressure to deliver more for less, and they need to find ways to offer rich, affordable services and tools. The results of the global financial crisis are visible all-around.  Those educators who can deliver these sophisticated communications environments, including the desktop applications that employers use today, will be helping their students find better jobs and greater opportunities in the future.

Cloud computing can help provide those solutions. It’s a network of computing resources—located just about anywhere—that can be shared. They bring to education a range of options not found in traditional IT models. In fact, the integration of software and assets you own with software and services in the cloud provides you with new choices for balancing system management, cost, and security while helping to improve services.

What’s in the cloud? Much of what’s on your desktop or in your data center right now. For example, e-mail in the cloud is, in many cases, free for schools and universities that need to upgrade legacy systems and expand services. The cloud helps ensure that students, teachers, faculty, parents, and staff have on-demand access to critical information using any device from anywhere. Both public and private institutions can use the cloud to deliver better services, even as they work with fewer resources. By sharing IT services in the cloud, your education institution can outsource noncore services and better concentrate on offering students, teachers, faculty, and staff the essential tools to help them succeed. The cloud is a bridge from the desktop to a world of devices, from the average on-campus school day to remote services anywhere and anytime. As much excitement as there is in cloud computing, it is just one piece of a technology landscape that spans from the on-premise data center to the cloud and reaches people through the computer, Web, and phone. By cloud computing, you are able to plan your long-term, data center strategy and as a result High Education Institutions i.e. Universities can benefit from opportunities in the cloud. The cloud has the power to drastically advance the goals of the educational system: to make it easier for institutions to empower their students to succeed while at the same time cutting costs and expanding accessibility. The cloud is poised to revolutionize the educational sector, and schools and learning institutions would be wise not to write off the cloud as just a business tool. The future opportunities for success or failure of students could rest in the cloud.

Using the cloud means low-cost; schools no longer have the heavy expense of dealing first-hand with their data storage and can instead devote their limited resources to purchasing effective digital eLearning resources. A cluster classroom is a regular mainstream classroom in which a small group or cluster of students with gifted identification are placed together. The classroom teacher has the skills necessary to meet the needs of gifted learners. Cloud computing is changing the ways people do personal learning, interactive learning and many-to-many learning, in the primary, secondary and higher education spheres

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Which books have influenced you?

"The personal essay is a peculiar form of literature, entirely different from critical essays... It is a species of writing somewhat akin to autobiography or firelight conversation; where the write...
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www.Drama-Teaching.com

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Great practical advice, useful resources, excellent information and the keys to successful drama teaching (Organised Chaos: A Very Practical Guide To Drama Teaching http://t.co/cJdUalEy61)...
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Diploma Programme at a glance

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The International Baccalaureate� (IB) Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world's leading universities.
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