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How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve - Edudemic

How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve - Edudemic | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
Technology can make life a lot easier in the classroom. In the past criticism was often aimed at new technology coming into the classroom, recent advances in tech have made drastic changes to the learning environment.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:55 PM

Worth checking this out as it has a rubric for evaluating applications and how it incorporates the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.  Also online tutorials on using the iPad.

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Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness

Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it

Providing the right kind of feedback to students can make a significant difference in their achievement. There are two key considerations. First, feedback that improves learning is responsive to specific aspects of student work, such as test or homework answers, and provides specific and related suggestions. There needs to be a strong link between the teacher comment and the student's answer, and it must be instructive. This kind of feedback extends the opportunity to teach by alleviating misunderstanding and reinforcing learning. Second, the feedback must be timely. If students receive feedback no more than a day after a test or homework assignment has been turned in, it will increase the window of opportunity for learning. Feedback is a research-based strategy that teachers, and students, can practice to improve their success.


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Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:02 AM

True at all levels.   My goal is to try to do this.

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Making it my goal for my online courses.
systerwoody's comment, February 4, 2013 2:30 PM
The challenge is in providing timely feedback spread across 3-4 courses with 25+ students each. Nearly impossible with writing intensive programs, which is a majority of doctoral programs. Sink or swim!
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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it

"The process of combining more primitive pieces of information to create something more meaningful is a crucial aspect both of learning and of consciousness and is one of the defining features of human experience. Once we have reached adulthood, we have decades of intensive learning behind us, where the discovery of thousands of useful combinations of features, as well as combinations of combinations and so on, has collectively generated an amazingly rich, hierarchical model of the world. Inside us is also written a multitude of mini strategies about how to direct our attention in order to maximize further learning. We can allow our attention to roam anywhere around us and glean interesting new clues about any facet of our local environment, to compare and potentially add to our extensive internal model."


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luiy's comment, January 30, 2013 11:49 AM
What makes the difference, Bor argues, is a concept called chunking, which allows us to hack the limits of our working memory — a kind of cognitive compression mechanism wherein we parse information into chunks that are more memorable and easier to process than the seemingly random bits of which they’re composed.
wayne_b's curator insight, February 6, 2013 10:58 AM

It is the process of combining various pieces of information to create something new and more meaningful - that is our learning process. As we combine information from one person or site, and add the thoughts of someone else, that we generate new ideas or expressions of those combined thoughts.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:27 AM

Tech fuels chunking info and curation.

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TED Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games

I found this a really interesting talk on research into how fast-paced video games affect the brain. I appreciate the research is in its early stages but it does seem to offer some promise for the development of engaging games that can have positive therapeutic or educational effects. It's just really nice to watch a talk on games that does not just fall into one of the two polarised camps and actually attempts to make a case based on research.


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6 Emerging Technologies in Higher Ed « Educational Technology

6 Emerging Technologies in Higher Ed « Educational Technology | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it

Over the next five years, six technologies will continue to gain traction in colleges and universities, according to the 2013 NMC Horizon Project.


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Connecting Critical Thinking to Online Learning

Connecting Critical Thinking to Online Learning | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
My notes on: Thinking Critically about Assessing Online Learning Johnson, Daniel. (2008). Thinking Critically about Assessing Online Learning. The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issu...

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Video recording of webinar with Paul Seligson - June 15th, 2012

In this first webinar, Paul Seligson, one of the most experienced and well-known teacher trainers in the field of English Language Teaching, shares ideas on how to work with pronunciation and intonation in the classroom.


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Teaching tolerance for school kids/groups... - Mothering

Teaching tolerance for school kids/groups... - Mothering | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
Teaching tolerance for school kids/groups...MotheringIntellectually, I understand that a field trip is a special day, and that the kids are more excited than usual and the teachers/chaperones may be inclined to relax their standards of behavior...
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The EFL SMARTblog: Games and Quizzes

The EFL SMARTblog: Games and Quizzes | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
#efl #ingles #efl #tefl #tesol The EFL SMARTblog: 100 Games and Quizzes http://t.co/8xKSGJCs...
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Encouraging Teachers to Teach Creativity | Powerful Learning Practice

Encouraging Teachers to Teach Creativity | Powerful Learning Practice | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it

"In modeling our own creative process we powerfully model for our students the rewards of approaching their lives with joyful wonder, the resilience to fail, the agency to seek their own solutions. The increased creativity in faculty and in students becomes the measure of successful professional development within our schools."

A great call to action creativity in our learning design - by Dr Margaret Haviland


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How Computer Games Help Children Learn | MindShift

How Computer Games Help Children Learn | MindShift | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it

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Can you really teach a kid to become bullyproof? - Houma Courier

Can you really teach a kid to become bullyproof? - Houma Courier | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
Can you really teach a kid to become bullyproof?Houma CourierBy BETH J. HARPAZ AP NEW YORK — Teaching kids to become “bullyproof” is all the rage.
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Top 25 Online Learning Resources for Students

Top 25 Online Learning Resources for Students | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
As a teacher, sometimes you want to give your students access to more than just the run of the mill Wikipedia and Google search results for out of class education.
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Student Challenge | What Tech Tools Play the Biggest Role in Your Life?

Student Challenge | What Tech Tools Play the Biggest Role in Your Life? | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
This is a special edition of our daily question. Answering it by Feb.13 will make students 13 to 19 years old eligible to have their responses posted elsewhere on NYTimes.com.

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Bill Gates on creating great teachers

Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate 10 minute excerpt from his February 2009 pre...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 31, 2013 1:18 PM

WE need MORE great teachers! Professional Development is a MUST for everyone!

 

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

 

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Fostering global discourse: it's time to embrace distance learning - The Guardian (blog)

Fostering global discourse: it's time to embrace distance learning - The Guardian (blog) | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it

"Distance learning doesn't create distances between people, it bridges the distances that already exist and connects diverse people"....Amen.


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Here's what ICT should really teach kids

Here's what ICT should really teach kids | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it

"Technical literacy" is the subject of an ongoing, worldwide educational debate. This article makes a good case for teaching students one aspect of this, so called 'regular expressions', a means of searching faster and more efficiently.


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Free Critical Thinking Worksheets

Free Critical Thinking Worksheets | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
Critical thinking worksheets for teachers. Used in engaging students in the advanced levels of thinking. We have brain teasers and mad libs too.
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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World?

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century.

 

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http://plpnetwork.com/2012/05/25/teaching-critical-thinking-in-a-connected-world/

 


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The Outstanding Lesson (cards) - Resources - TES

The Outstanding Lesson (cards) - Resources - TES | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
The Oustanding Lesson in card format, making the topic easier to discuss and analyse.

A useful aid for opening up discussions with TAs, HLTAs and colleagues.
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100 Activities and Ideas for parents and kids to do over the summer - Resources - TES

This is a list of 100 ideas to send home with children during the summer holidays to keep their minds active. Topics also included: parents and community; supporting learning at home.
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Design your Digital Classroom | Interactive Teaching and Learning

Design your Digital Classroom | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
"I have just returned from the Illinois Computing Educators Conference where I had the opportunity to facilitate a full day session titled Design Your Digital Classroom. This session wasn't about the ratio of students to machines, nor was it a...
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Learning English is Fun with Charles Goodger

Learning English is Fun with Charles Goodger | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
Learning is Fun Learning is fun when emotions are involved. There is no better way to get our emotions roused than with music and dance. Charles Goodger does.
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Gamification: Using Game Mechanics to Enhance eLearning

Gamification: Using Game Mechanics to Enhance eLearning | Teaching Seniors | Scoop.it
Maybe you've heard of the term...

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Dalai Lama Begins 3-Day Teaching for Tibetan Students - Voice of America

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Dalai Lama Begins 3-Day Teaching for Tibetan StudentsVoice of AmericaFriday, 01 June 2012 Dalai Lama Begins 3-Day Teaching for Tibetan Students VOA Tibetan Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama began his 3 day teachings on introductory Buddhism ...
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