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We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice'

We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice' | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models. Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.

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Some really good points here about the way assessment is crippling the ability of technology to move teaching practice forwards.

54321ignition's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:59 AM

There's more to developing digital content than just repurposing existing textbooks

ThePlanetaryArchives/BlackHorseMedia - San Francisco's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:15 PM

"Another Brick In The Wall" - Pink Flloyd

ThePlanetaryArchives/BlackHorseMedia - San Francisco's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:12 PM

Our  education system is nothing more than child-care with some 

indoctrination thown in.


See/hear "The Wall" by Pink Floyd  (40+ years ago.)


Let the children play until they are old enough to decide what they are interested in learning. That's completely different than training them from Day 1 to "sit still, be quiet, and obey authority." Training a 5-year old to become a "worker" or 'Businessman"  is not education, but it may be child abuse.

 

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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.

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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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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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How to Establish a Strong Community in an Online Course

How to Establish a Strong Community in an Online Course | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

One of the most common questions we hear from instructors who are first moving to an online teaching environment is, “How do I build community in an online class?” For some reason we have equated the idea of being in the same physical space and meeting at the same time as developing a community.

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A useful article from FLTMag.

Vane García Aguilar's curator insight, July 8, 7:33 AM

A useful article from FLTMag.

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How Digital Equity Can Help Close the Homework Gap

How Digital Equity Can Help Close the Homework Gap | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Does educational technology close the achievement gap or widen it? Even in the best-case scenarios, when the potential of digital learning is fulfilled and all student achievement increases, the gap is likely to increase. Why? As Tom Vander Ark points out in his book Getting Smart, when we use ed tech to raise the floor for student achievement, the ceiling is raised even further.

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How Digital Equity Can Help Close the Homework Gap

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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

As school systems begin to prepare for a return to the classroom, many are asking whether education technology should play a greater role in student learning beyond the immediate crisis and what that might look like. To help inform the answer to that question, this article analyzes one important data set.

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Interesting reading.

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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education - Learning & Technology Library (LearnTechLib)

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education - Learning & Technology Library (LearnTechLib) | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
JTATE serves as a forum for the exchange of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education. Journal content covers preservice and inservice teacher education, graduate programs in areas such as curriculum and instruction, educational administration, staff development instructional technology, and educational computing.
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Huge collection of open access articles.

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Google Arts and Culture in World Language Classrooms

Google Arts and Culture in World Language Classrooms | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to take your class on a field trip to the Prado museum in Spain, or the Louvre in Paris? How about going on a cultural field trip in your local city? These cultural experiences are impractical for many even before the pandemic when not all cities have regular art exhibitions related to the language and culture studied in your class, and study abroad experiences are limited to a relatively small number of motivated students who can afford that opportunity.

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Some nice suggestions.

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Why language learning through music works so well with young children

Why language learning through music works so well with young children | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Early years language learning can embed a second language deeply, providing the child with native-level recall of words rather than leaving them having to consciously work out translations, as older learners do.

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Useful background reading.

Dawn VanDam's curator insight, June 5, 2:16 PM

Early years language learning can embed a second language deeply, providing the child with native-level recall of words rather than leaving them having to consciously work out translations, as older learners do.

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Digital learning, putting the cart before the horse

Digital learning, putting the cart before the horse | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Digital learning is not the answer to every learning challenge. The key I have found is to start small, pick my tools carefully, set realistic expectations, deliver on them, and then share your success stories. Learn from the experience and be ready to scale and share it with your fellow colleagues.

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Some wise insights.

reuvenwerber's curator insight, June 4, 4:23 AM
Digital learning is not the answer to every learning challenge. The key I have found is to start small, pick my tools carefully, set realistic expectations, deliver on them, and then share your success stories. Learn from the experience and be ready to scale and share it with your fellow colleagues.
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Training Teachers for Remote Teaching

In order to make the transition from the physical classroom to the virtual teaching environment, teachers need to master 6 main areas of skill and knowledge.

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My infographic prersentation

reuvenwerber's curator insight, May 24, 5:25 AM
In order to make the transition from the physical classroom to the virtual teaching environment, teachers need to master 6 main areas of skill and knowledge.
Claudia Giraldo's curator insight, May 25, 6:24 PM
6 main areas of skill and knowledge for teachers
Daria Rzhenetskaya's curator insight, June 4, 8:16 AM
Useful to keep these key areas in mind when planning an online course!
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Kids Are So Over Zoom. Here's What To Do About It. | HuffPost UK Parenting

Kids Are So Over Zoom. Here's What To Do About It. | HuffPost UK Parenting | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Zoom fatigue (or whatever your preferred video call platform) is a real issue for both adults and kids, which is, of course, a problem. Millions of children across America are doing the bulk of their schooling online right now, a scenario that could well continue into the next academic year. But lots of them are feeling, just, meh about the whole thing.
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Some useful tips.

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How Long Should a Remote School Day Be?

How Long Should a Remote School Day Be? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Like many teachers around the world, Vinson wonders whether all this time her kids spend glued to a screen is developmentally appropriate. And if not, how much time should students be spending on schoolwork, when the structures of a traditional six- or seven-hour school day have been so thoroughly obliterated?
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An interesting question.

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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.

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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
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Jacopo Giorgi's curator insight, June 29, 1:47 PM
Impressive presentation of various options available to convert  learning materials to virtual modalities.
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Checking Reading Comprehension Remotely Using Student-Designed Comics

Checking Reading Comprehension Remotely Using Student-Designed Comics | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

At first glance, this might seem like a simple assignment, but it requires higher order thinking. It required students not just to understand the story of the character in question, but also to apply this understanding by retelling the story in their own words.

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Some nice ideas.

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Promoting Creativity in Digital Learning

With many of us making the shift to remote teaching and learning it seems all the more important to remember to maintain the human aspect of language learning. What could be more human than the need to create? In this session, Nik Peachey shares ideas, exercises and activities which foster our students’ creativity and enable them to use language in a creative way. The activities show how the remote classroom can be leveraged to make language learning and use a creative and engaging experience.

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My presentation deck from my recent webinar session.

Vane García Aguilar's curator insight, July 8, 7:37 AM

My presentation deck from my recent webinar session.

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Teaching, Technology, and Teacher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field - Learning & Technology Library (LearnTechLib)

Teaching, Technology, and Teacher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field - Learning & Technology Library (LearnTechLib) | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted education, forcing teachers and teacher educators into emergency, remote instruction. While there were noted challenges, there also were global success stories of innovation in preparing current and future teachers. This AACE and SITE-published, open access eBook contains 133 chapters with over 850 pages documenting best practices, strategies, and efforts by teacher educators, professional developers, researchers, and practitioners. It is divided into seven sections that address pedagogy, collaboration, field experiences, preservice education methods, professional development, digital tools, and equity issues.
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A free ebook to download.

reuvenwerber's curator insight, June 21, 4:58 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted education, forcing teachers and teacher educators into emergency, remote instruction. While there were noted challenges, there also were global success stories of innovation in preparing current and future teachers. This AACE and SITE-published, open access eBook contains 133 chapters with over 850 pages documenting best practices, strategies, and efforts by teacher educators, professional developers, researchers, and practitioners. It is divided into seven sections that address pedagogy, collaboration, field experiences, preservice education methods, professional development, digital tools, and equity issues.
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Goodbye Growth Mindset, Hello Efficacy and Attribution Theory –

Goodbye Growth Mindset, Hello Efficacy and Attribution Theory – | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Before we dive into efficacy and attribution theory, we briefly explain why we think we should stop throwing around growth mindset as if we know what we’re talking about or as if we understand how we should apply it to support learners.

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Some interesting ideas.

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The Pandemic Should Have Been Edtech’s Moment To Shine. So Far, It Hasn’t Been.

The Pandemic Should Have Been Edtech’s Moment To Shine. So Far, It Hasn’t Been. | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Fairfax’s technology problems stemmed from the fact that school administrators had failed to train staff. The problem was compounded by the district neglecting to update the software. But Fairfax was far from alone in having problems making the transition to online learning.
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Not an altogether fair or balanced view, but still makes interesting reading.

reuvenwerber's curator insight, June 7, 4:31 AM
Fairfax’s technology problems stemmed from the fact that school administrators had failed to train staff. The problem was compounded by the district neglecting to update the software. But Fairfax was far from alone in having problems making the transition to online learning.
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12 BUILDING BLOCKS TO USE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES EFFECTIVELY: ALL-IN-ONE –

12 BUILDING BLOCKS TO USE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES EFFECTIVELY: ALL-IN-ONE – | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Recently, we published a series of twelve blogs on how to use learning technology effectively in online learning environments. We translated Wilfred Rubens’ work[1] (original blog – in Dutch – here), who wrote the twelve based on the book ‘Wijze lessen

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A useful guide with links to more detail.

Oscar Iván Palacio Echeverri's curator insight, June 5, 7:58 PM
12 BLOQUES DE CONSTRUCCIÓN PARA UTILIZAR TECNOLOGÍAS DE APRENDIZAJE EFECTIVAMENTE: TODO EN UNO
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Truth, technology and the teacher

Truth, technology and the teacher | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Remembering Vijaya Mulay means admitting how wrong India has gone on the issue of technology
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Interesting article that has international relevance.

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Letter To A Young Instructional Designer

Letter To A Young Instructional Designer | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers are scrambling to convert their ordinary classroom experience —minimally changed— with mediocre to little success. While some argue that some level of digital literacy should be expected of a teacher, we never really got around to it. (Just like we never got around to ensure digital literacy, and universal access to broadband, and foolproof food programs for all children.) Schools of all stripes are scrambling, students are noticing and acting out. Refusing to take part. Demanding refunds. Boycotting in explicit ways, as well as more subtle ones. In all likelihood, millions of students will opt for a gap year.
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Yes. Now really is the time to hire a really good instructional designer, but please hire one who has had some experience in the classroom.

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Is Digital Learning Still Second Best?

Is Digital Learning Still Second Best? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
While digital learning has been improving for some time, Covid-19 may not only tip us further into a more digitally connected reality, but also help us better appreciate its benefits. This is important because historically, digital learning has been viewed as inferior to traditional learning. But that may be changing.
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Interesting question and some useful links.

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Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education | EdSurge News

Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education | EdSurge News | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

No matter what modes your teaching takes in the future, hopefully this syllabus will be a good way for you to start digging deeper into online education.

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Some good recommended reading.

D.B.'s curator insight, May 9, 2:27 PM
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Greg Quinlivan's curator insight, May 9, 10:37 PM
Timely ideas for teaching online.
Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, May 15, 1:05 PM
Thank you for this collection of wonderful resources to help families and schools this summer!