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PeacheyPublications - Materials Designed for the Digital World

PeacheyPublications - Materials Designed for the Digital World | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

All of our teaching materials have been designed with online learning, blended and digital classrooms in mind.

Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 11, 6:51 AM

The complete catalogue of materials.

ava_emily's comment, March 13, 2:58 AM
Great post I really like your topic Keep posting
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Is it time to rip up the learning and development rulebook?

Is it time to rip up the learning and development rulebook? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Suddenly, longstanding formats that have seemingly worked fine, are being questioned on ‘how can we make this work for now?’, or even more excitingly, ‘how can we build on this to make it better?’. That’s when we really start to rip up the rule book.

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This article focuses on business development training but can be applied across education too.

Daniela Restrepo Giraldo's curator insight, Today, 12:27 AM
As David Williams (2020) stays in the article, this pandemic time is the time to look with fresh eyes the training and development methods our educational systems have been used. It has been a challenge to all educational facilities around the world to shift in a matter of months the presential method into a virtual world of confinement. However this new situation has given us some insight of what can become the education of tomorrow. How we as teachers can provide students with the best strategies of learning, thinking in their respective context and resources can be always a new learning for the educational system. 
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Virtual facilitation: from side skill to recurring practice.

Virtual facilitation: from side skill to recurring practice. | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
If life can drastically change in a snap of a finger, imagine how many things can happen in half a year! The last time I wrote about it, Virtual Facilitation was to me an intriguing speculative field…
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Some useful ideas here.

Brenda VanDenBerg's curator insight, September 7, 4:11 PM
Facilitating learning is a skill that successful teachers possess.  Extending that skill to online learning can be difficult.  This article addresses some of those challenges and provides ideas and support for this difficult and challenging task.
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The Call to Unite

The Call to Unite | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I joined the Call to Unite – a 24 hour global live stream event where I shared my thoughts on how we can seize the opportunity to transform how we educate our children, and how we approach our relationship with the world we live in.
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Must watch.

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Xavier Carrera, educational technology and digital responsibility

My main concerns are: To what extent does technology improve the quality of education? Do digital technologies help us advance in the homogenization of culture? Does technology favor a commercial vision of education, especially at a university level? Do new training scenarios generated by technologies really transform the teaching and learning processes? To what extent can the incorporation of robots in educational processes lead to the depersonalization of education? Should limits be established on the incorporation of digital technologies in education? What should they be and why?

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Well worth reading.

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New global data reveal education technology’s impact on learning | McKinsey

New global data reveal education technology’s impact on learning | McKinsey | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The use of technology in education has become a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic. As students return to the classroom, school systems must carefully consider the longer-term role of education technology.
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Some interesting insights.

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The race is on for the AI-powered classroom

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

According to a 2018 research report, AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. ANN-based AI programs have enormous potential to redefine what we understand to be personalized learning, and while in the early stages, it is well worth looking at the innovations that are at the cutting-edge of Learning Management System design.

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Interesting reading on AI

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Ensuring Student Success Online

This webinar looked at how we can make sure students are prepared for online learning and how we can ensure their first experiences of studying in the remote classroom are positive.

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The interactive slides from my webinar presentation.

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Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs | EdSurge News

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs | EdSurge News | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

A 2016 survey of such programs found that only about 4 percent of respondents offered field experiences such as student teaching in K-12 online settings. The National Council on Teacher Quality, a think tank that evaluates teacher preparation programs, doesn’t collect data related to remote learning or online education, says its director of strategic communications. Even teacher prep programs that are offered via online courses don’t necessarily instruct teacher candidates how to educate students remotely

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Finally.

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Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual K–12 Classroom

Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual K–12 Classroom | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

In a traditional classroom, there are some pretty standard practices that most teachers use to build the desired culture. In shifting to online learning, these strategies rarely transfer perfectly. In my years of teaching virtually, I found that culture can be built in the online setting, but it requires different strategies based on trust, respect, and responsibility.

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Some useful tips

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Online Teaching: New Road or Temporary De-tour? –

Online Teaching: New Road or Temporary De-tour? – | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Instead of fearing the invisible monster under the bed, I’ve stumbled into something more akin to Narnia: there is a whole new side to teaching online which can eventually complement, rather than replace, our traditional physical classroom practises.
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Interesting blog post here with some useful insights and stats. Also nice to get a mention in it : )

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, July 12, 6:21 AM
The impact of lockdown on learning
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Speaking and Collaboration

Tips, suggestions and activities for the remote classroom.

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The interactive slides from my last webinar.

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Can you learn a language playing video games? What the research says

Can you learn a language playing video games? What the research says | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Video games may also have the potential to help learners develop more complex social skills. This view is inspired by the Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin, who believed that truly meaningful communication came from negotiating cultural differences and finding solutions.

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A basic introduction.

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7 Activities to Build Community and Positive Classroom Culture During Online Learning - The New York Times

When schools transitioned to remote learning in the spring, teachers worked quickly to adapt lesson plans and curriculums for virtual classes, while also trying to maintain community and connection. This fall, not only will many educators continue that same work, but they will have the added challenge of building community with students they’ve never met.
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Some nice ideas.

Valentina's curator insight, September 23, 1:45 PM
Building a good classroom environment in the midst of virtuality represents a challenge for both students and teachers, since both parties can feel frustrated, unmotivated and under a lot of pressure; this is why it is necessary to work in a good academic environment when teaching and receiving virtual classes.
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The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously |

The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously | | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers all over the country are being asked to teach 'concurrent classrooms' in which some students attend class in person and others attend virtually. The teacher in a concurrent classroom attempts to meet the needs of the students in class
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I'm actually appauled that teachers are being asked to do this, but at least this article has some suggestions for how to cope.

Brenda VanDenBerg's curator insight, September 14, 6:30 PM
Blended learning has been popular.  Now that some students are in the classroom and others are distance learners.  Blended learning my be just the ticket for success.
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AI is here. This is how it can benefit everyone

AI is here. This is how it can benefit everyone | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
AI can improve lives, but to avoid issues such as accuracy, human control, transparency, bias and privacy challenges, its use needs to be carefully and ethically managed.
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Interesting - AI is here. This is how it can benefit everyone.

Richard Platt's curator insight, September 3, 3:02 AM

AI can improve lives, but to avoid issues such as accuracy, human control, transparency, bias and privacy challenges, its use needs to be carefully and ethically managed

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How To Effectively Lead Through A Crisis And Cultivate Progress

How To Effectively Lead Through A Crisis And Cultivate Progress | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Is technology good or bad for education? New research out of MIT helps answer the question. Spoiler alert: It depends, but at least it's predictable.
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Interesting with some useful links.

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Takeaways from Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Takeaways from Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Explain to students why you are using the strategies you are using, that the difficulties you have created are desirable in that they promote learning, and that they can learn to be more effective learners when they adopt these practices themselves.

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Very useful reading.

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An Immersive Chernobyl Exhibition

An Immersive Chernobyl Exhibition | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

The Reactor Room is a digital installation featuring the work of students in Professor José Vergara’s course Chernobyl: Nuclear Narratives and the Environment (Spring 2020) at Swarthmore College. This interactive exhibition seeks to facilitate public engagement with the Chernobyl catastrophe and its associated mythology.

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Really interesting project.

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Common Brain Myths Explored - Neuroscience Debunks Popular Myths.

Common Brain Myths Explored - Neuroscience Debunks Popular Myths. | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Common Brain Myths Explored: Article detailing ways that modern Neuroscience Debunks Many Popular Myths About the Brain and how it'll help you to know them.
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Very interesting.

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The Importance Of Task-Based Language Learning

The Importance Of Task-Based Language Learning | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Structuring a language lesson around a task or goal has a myriad of benefits. And although I learned of this method on my own through trial and error, task-based learning has been talked about in the learning community since the 1980s. There are differing opinions about its effectiveness, but for me, the benefits are undeniable. Studies have also shown that overall task-based learning offers more advantages than disadvantages to students.

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A short read.

Dorai Thodla's curator insight, August 17, 10:00 PM
We have been trying out task based learning for teaching programming. We found it extremely effective but also very satisfying to the learners. 
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Read Now: USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy

Read Now: USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Digital transformation comes with the risk of increasing inequality, repression, and instability. Malign actors capture digital infrastructure to advance divisive messaging, crime, and illicit finance. Despite the global prevalence of mobile phones and the Internet, the reality in many communities does not yet reflect the potential of a digital ecosystem that drives sustainable and equitable growth.

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Download the 64 page PDF

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9 Best WordPress LMS Plugins to Create and Sell Courses Online

9 Best WordPress LMS Plugins to Create and Sell Courses Online | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The boom in learning management systems has created an easy way to earn money by selling courses online. Check out these selected WordPress LMS plugins.
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I would dispute some of the entries on this list, but it's a good starting place tpo guide your thinking about the features of an LMS you might want.

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Orient BlackSwan ONE Event: Nik Peachey – Blended Learning in the Post-lockdown Classroom

Learn about the various tools and methods to effectively use blended learning in your classroom.
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A recording of my presentation for BlackSwan.

clauspataro22@gmail.com's comment, July 31, 2:46 PM
Thanks a lot for this and all the resources and ideas that you share! I am enjoying your book "Digital Tools for Teachers" a lot! It's very inspirational, especially for these challenging times!
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SpatialChat - Mingle Activities and Virtual Parties

SpatialChat - Mingle Activities and Virtual Parties | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

While Zoom and other video conferencing tools have worked well for pair and small group work, language teachers have struggled to find a tool that could simulate “mingle activities” – activities in which students mingle around the classroom and talk to a number of classmates to gather information or practice a target structure with a number of interlocutors.

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Great to see people reaching beyond Zoom.

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Adapting Materials for the Virtual Classroom

This is the slide deck from my webinar on 27th June. The slides include some of the background to the talk, some examples of materials I have created for PeacheyPublications and links to some of the tools I use to create the materials. There is also a discount coupon code that is valid until the end of June.

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The interactive slides from my recent webinar - Adapting Materials for the Virtual Classroom

Gilbert C FAURE's comment, June 29, 7:56 AM
end of june ....
Jacopo Giorgi's curator insight, June 29, 1:47 PM
Impressive presentation of various options available to convert  learning materials to virtual modalities.