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What does your ideal classroom look like? #Infographic #PracTICE #CriticalTHINKing #PBL #StudentVoice #Reflection

What does your ideal classroom look like? #Infographic #PracTICE #CriticalTHINKing #PBL #StudentVoice #Reflection | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
What does your ideal classroom look like?   I asked a district leader a while back what his ideal classroom looked like and he responded, “It's hard to put my finger on it but I know it when I see it.” This response is more common than not. Think about that for a minute. If…

 

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

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 23, 2017 4:43 AM
What does your ideal classroom look like?   I asked a district leader a while back what his ideal classroom looked like and he responded, “It's hard to put my finger on it but I know it when I see it.” This response is more common than not. Think about that for a minute. If…

 

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

 

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

 

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, January 24, 2017 7:05 PM
do you know it when you see it?
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A Gamified e-Learning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning

A Gamified e-Learning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
This paper takes a deeper look at techniques suitable for education and e-learning, and comes out with a model that describes the design of educational gamification.

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This paper takes a deeper look at techniques suitable for education and e-learning, and comes out with a model that describes the design of educational gamification.

 

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

 

 

delta14's curator insight, October 28, 2016 11:46 AM
Describe los componentes lúdicos que favorecen los aprendizajes en ambientes virtuales.
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Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning

Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
We were exploring how to make metacognitive thinking more visible for our students, keeping it aligned with our mandate to keep thinking and learning visible, transparent, tangible, critiqueable and accountable within learning spaces.

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Ginger Jewell's curator insight, October 11, 2016 10:35 AM
Always a fan of a rubric, I think they help students immensely if consructed correctly.
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Don't often see a rubric specifically for metacognition: Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning
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8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started - TeachThought

8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started - TeachThought | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
The process of designing and implementing project-based learning can be fairly complex. A big part of that complexity is the shift toward inquiry that uncovers learning as you use PBL to flip Bloom’s Taxonomy. With that said, it’s often helpful to break this process down into basic steps to help teachers and schools get started with the caveat that PBL planning and implementation is not a simple, linear process. Readers should keep in mind that some of these “steps” can occur simultaneously as the reality of the messiness of learning and planning for deeper learning kicks in.

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UDL Curriculum Toolkit - Building Flexible Learning Environments

UDL Curriculum Toolkit - Building Flexible Learning Environments | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

CAST has announced the UDL Curriculum Toolkit, an open source application, that supports the creation of flexible, customizable educational materials that allow all learners to progress to their full potential. The UDL Toolkit  can be used to enhance your existing curriculum or to build a web-based unit from scratch.

 

"The UDL Curriculum Toolkit is a web-based platform that allows for the development and publication of web-based curricula and other content built according to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)."


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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
Reflecting on one's work can be instrumental to growth and improvement, but it's an activity that's often under utilized.
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Manuela Mejia's curator insight, August 27, 2016 10:33 AM
The connection between the digital age and the learning process is very interesting since it goes beyond the electronic devices as a learning tool. The author tries to provide some technological strategies in which students improve and give feedback to their learning process. I consider that our goal as teachers is to use technology not only as a device to give academic knowledge, we also need to implement technology as a tool which helps the learner to be autonomous, thoughtful and proactive.
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Reading Assignments the #UDL Way: Creating Meaning and Interaction

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Matt Bergman shares some excellent tools, strategies and steps in creating meaning and interaction in reading assignments. Discover how you can universally design your reading lessons this year. Here are a few highlights of those steps:

 

> Step 1: Have a central location to place all of your supports in one easy-to-find place. LiveBinders is a great way of helping keep everything organized and together!

> Step 2: Provide multiple ways of reading the assignment (aka Multiple Means of Representation). Give students the option of using paper, PDF's, and audio copies of text. Audacity and AudioBoo are great for producing audio!

> Step 3: Provide vocabulary supports! Use Quizlet to pre-teach vocabulary and provide a way for students to review terms when they are confused or need to study. Provide vocabulary supports for words students don't know like using Visuwords or Shahi.

> Step 4: Engage Students Differently to Find Meaning: use Read-Write-Think's Venn Diagram Maker

> Step 5: Show What You Know: use Padlet as a way for students to answer the essential question of the lesson.

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Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
Examples and ideas that illustrate the Continuum of Voice moving to agency through the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments.

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Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, January 13, 2016 8:34 PM

Interesting continuum to measure against your own classroom.

Katharina Windisch's curator insight, January 19, 2016 3:06 PM

Interesting brief insight about how important it is for children to be able to express their opinions and to what this possibility leads - a more studentcentred learning environment.

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Free Top 10 UDL Tips for Developing Learning Goals!

Free Top 10 UDL Tips for Developing Learning Goals! | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 13, 2015 10:26 AM

Learning goals are the foundation of any effective curriculum. Only by clarifying what we want learners to accomplish can we begin to consider what assessments, methods, and materials will be most effective. Included are 10 tips developed by CAST Professional Learning that discuss learning goals from a UDL perspective.

paul rayner's curator insight, November 14, 2015 4:30 PM

UDL = Universal Design for Learning (in case you're downunder like me)

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Learning goals are the foundation of any effective curriculum. Only by clarifying what we want learners to accomplish can we begin to consider what assessments, methods, and materials will be most effective. Included are 10 tips developed by CAST Professional Learning that discuss learning goals from a UDL perspective.

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Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology

Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.

The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

credit is given to Deborah McCallum:


http://bigideasineducation.ca/2015/07/30/holistic-approaches-for-learning-with-technology/


 

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

 


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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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Amanda McAndrew's curator insight, August 6, 2015 1:49 PM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:22 PM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 10, 2015 7:40 AM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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Dyslexia: do our schools have the tools to help? - Irish Times

Dyslexia: do our schools have the tools to help? - Irish Times | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
Ahead of a major conference on dyslexia this week, we look at how our education system treats young people with this common learning disability
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Good picture of Dyslexia in Ireland. 

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UDLNet

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UDLNet disseminates ways to implement Universal Design for Learning, an approach to curriculum design that takes diversity of learners as a starting point. http://www.udlnet-project.eu/
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udltechtoolkit - home

udltechtoolkit - home | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
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Nice list of free tech resources for UDL in this wiki

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How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News

How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Kalev Leetaru writes: "Technology alone cannot solve the fake news problem – only through teaching society to be data and information literate can we improve citizens’ ability to interpret the world around them."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, December 14, 2016 12:01 PM

Things that stood out for me:

 

  • While the idea of an extension or plug-in that would flag fake news is appealing, Leetaru notes that fake news is "not black and white, it is a hundred shades of gray." The emotional language and the political disposition of the reader both play a part in the interpretation of fake news. (Although I'm still not clear how one can "interpret" facts differently, I get that two people could have different conclusions based on those facts.)
  • Leetaru's idea of a 3D graph to analyze coverage of a topic is intriguing, and easily adaptable for a class project. Looking at an organization's coverage of a topic and determining, on average, how positive or negative it is, how often (and in what detail) the topic is covered, and finally how emotionally charged the coverage is could be a fascinating project in a middle or high school classroom.  I'd love to tie this to the project we did with 7th grade science classes on using social media to sway public opinion on environmental issues.(And this year, I'd love to explore developing bots for that!) This all would be a great tie-in for anyone using Paul Fleischman's Eyes Wide Open book and website. 
Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 15, 2016 11:11 AM
Fake news ... we here about it everyday. this whole idea needs to be added to the idea of the need for a variety of literacies, not just digital literacy. This provides a challenge to educators, but something we need to step up about.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 3, 2017 3:22 AM
Data And Information Literacy
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The Digital Skills Metro Map

The Digital Skills Metro Map | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.


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Helen Wybrants's curator insight, November 12, 2016 4:32 AM
Getting embedded at last
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 14, 2016 5:02 AM
Idéé originale pour représenter les compétences digitales.
Daniel Collins's curator insight, January 18, 2017 12:02 AM
A really useful map of a range of digital skills necessary for higher education.
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Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning

Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
We were exploring how to make metacognitive thinking more visible for our students, keeping it aligned with our mandate to keep thinking and learning visible, transparent, tangible, critiqueable and accountable within learning spaces.

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Ginger Jewell's curator insight, October 11, 2016 10:35 AM
Always a fan of a rubric, I think they help students immensely if consructed correctly.
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Don't often see a rubric specifically for metacognition: Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning
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UDL Curriculum Toolkit - Building Flexible Learning Environments

UDL Curriculum Toolkit - Building Flexible Learning Environments | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

CAST has announced the UDL Curriculum Toolkit, an open source application, that supports the creation of flexible, customizable educational materials that allow all learners to progress to their full potential. The UDL Toolkit  can be used to enhance your existing curriculum or to build a web-based unit from scratch.

 

"The UDL Curriculum Toolkit is a web-based platform that allows for the development and publication of web-based curricula and other content built according to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)."


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Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom

Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin?



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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 5, 2016 11:51 AM

Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin?

 

The process of planning and making videos can offer tremendous learning opportunities for students of almost any age. Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin? I've shared some resources below to help you and your students get started on making blockbusters of your own.

 

 

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 12, 2016 4:19 AM
Recursos para produção cinematográfica em sala de aula.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 22, 2016 2:03 PM
Excellent resources. 
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A Guide to Competency-Based Education Model

A Guide to Competency-Based Education Model | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
Competency based education focuses on a model aimed at allowing students to make progress ONLY when they demonstrate a desired competency or skill.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2016 9:31 AM
Competency based education focuses on a model aimed at allowing students to make progress ONLY when they demonstrate a desired competency or skill.

 

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TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century -

TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century - | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
We know that thinking in the 21st century seems different. What about teaching? Aside from the presence of dizzying technologies, added pressure for data-based improvements, and a persistent call for innovation, how is teaching different in 2016 than it was in, say, 1984?

Here are a few ideas as a kind of quick overview, with general summaries for each. I’ve added “tags” for each domain so that we can begin to see how existing and emerging initiatives (e.g., personalized learning), trends (e.g., the flipped classroom), and buzz words (e.g., digital footprint) might fit into each.

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, May 12, 2016 1:31 PM
Good diagram but i am only seeing PBL listed as "Project-based Learning" instead of including "Problem-based Learning" too
Sarah Jorgensen's curator insight, May 15, 2016 6:21 PM
Some thoughts on Authentic Learning Pedagogy and how it relates to digital pedagogy
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Gazette » Technology in Education – Content Curation for Higher-Level Critical Thinking

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Sums up the pedagogical value of curation very nicely!
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ismokuhanen's curator insight, April 3, 2016 5:46 AM
Sums up the pedagogical value of curation very nicely!
Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, April 4, 2016 6:53 AM
Sums up the pedagogical value of curation very nicely!
Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, April 4, 2016 9:20 AM
Sums up the pedagogical value of curation very nicely!
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Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology

Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology | Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.

The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

credit is given to Deborah McCallum:

 

http://bigideasineducation.ca/2015/07/30/holistic-approaches-for-learning-with-technology/

 

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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Amanda McAndrew's curator insight, August 6, 2015 1:49 PM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:22 PM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

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Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 10, 2015 7:40 AM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines | LEARNing To LEARN | ICT | eSkills

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I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

 

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Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, July 31, 2015 2:42 PM
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

 

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Shelly Reckow VanVoorst's curator insight, October 25, 2015 3:45 PM

I scooped these visible thinking routines because they reminded me of class, and the expectations of how we will utilize information.  I hope that when other educators and teachers look at these visuals they not only share them with their students, but also consistently reference them, and demonstrate how to work through the routines themselves. 

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The Office for Students with Disabilities is hosting its first conference, Universal Design for Learning: Canadian Perspectives, May 20–22.
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Why do Schools Rarely Teach Students How to Learn? Schools are so caught up in teaching fundamentals like reading, writing, and good old “‘rithmatic”, as and knowledge required to pass standardized tests, but how often are they actually teaching students

 

 

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 2015 12:30 PM
Why do Schools Rarely Teach Students How to Learn? Schools are so caught up in teaching fundamentals like reading, writing, and good old “‘rithmatic”, as and knowledge required to pass standardized tests, but how often are they actually teaching students


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, June 3, 2015 11:26 AM

How a student learns and how they think is more important than the content knowledge.  With information expanding, it is impossible to know everything, but if a student has developed thinking and process skills, all the information that was and will be is possible.  Our curriculum needs revision to focus on thinking skills development, as well as reflection time so students can learn how they learn, not just what they have learned.