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A Commitment to Iterative, Collaborative Design for Learning

How shall we coordinate researchers, solution designers or product developers, policy makers and practitioners together for problem solving and innovations in education? Design research From Wekipedia: Design research was originally constituted as primarily research into the process of design, developing from work in design methods, but the concept has been expanded to include research embedded within the… Read More ›

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Top 30 Applications of Google Glass in the Classroom

Good news for Edtech: There are so many ideas for Google Glass in Education! Check out this interactive infographic. How Google Glass might be used in Education – An infographic by the team at Open Colleges

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Updated Tool Lets Users Compare States on Education and R&D

News Release from National Science Board The newly updated, online, interactive state data tool allows policymakers, educators, and other users to discern trends in education, science, and research in each of the 50 states. This free resource supplements the state data in the 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report, the premier source of information and analysis of the nation’s position in science and… Read More ›

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The Quest of Reading and Writing in Common Core State Standards

Mission statements for all educators: — Common Core State Standards ask that every teacher plays a role in students’ writing development, whether you teach Literature, Math, Science or Social Studies. — The Standards for the English Language Arts requests to get kids to engage with what they’re reading on a deeper level: to ask questions… Read More ›

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How Google Is Changing Education

“Education lies at the very core of our company’s mission, to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” — Page and Brin Google and other search engines are fundamentally changing the way our brains process and retain information. Is Google Making Us Stupid? When printed books were just introduced in the human… Read More ›

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Two U.S. Pilot Programs Putting Coding into Curriculum

Are our school curricula preparing children for the future need of workplace? Think again. Last month, Beaver became the first school in the United States to implement computer coding into each of its classes. MacDonald, who’s been teaching at Beaver for 16 years, is head of the math department. He also holds an MFA in poetry. After… Read More ›

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Innovating Pedagogy 2013 Report from Open University

The “Innovating Pedagogy” series of reports from Open University explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This second report update proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. MOOCs In the… Read More ›

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25 Ways to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation

By Saga Briggs, re-published from www.opencolleges.edu.au with permission In the context of learning, intrinsic motivation is motivation that stems not from external factors like grades and status, but rather from genuine interest and ambition. Like altruism, it assumes no reward. But – like altruism – it is difficult to corroborate. Even if Sally, your best student, completes the… Read More ›

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The Debate about The Core Curriculum

By Jakayla Mullin and his team Source: Best College Reviews The relationship between Core Curriculum and college preparedness Most educational experts agree that common core curriculum is not the solution to closing the achievement gap. Too bad politicians are the ones with a final say. Common Core Curriculum is meant to be an equalizing force… Read More ›

3 Things about #Gamification of Education and Training – So True

Gamification isn’t just adding points, badges and terms onto the current curriculum. 3 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about Gamification from Remixing College English made good points about gamification for education and training. It’s an excellent article, you could follow the blog if you are serious about transforming your course through leveraging the ideas from gaming. ***** #1: Schooling is… Read More ›

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The Internet, Innovation and Learning (#makesummer)

America’s education reform movement gets out of school this summer with a four-month campaign to help redefine learning in the digital age through dozens of activities for youth, parents, and educators, dubbed the “Summer of Making and Connecting.” Education in America needs to be more powerful if we want to prepare all our children for the… Read More ›

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Learning Theory Map

From Ana Cristina Pratas‘s Scoop.it we came across this visualized map of learning theories. Enjoy! Link : http://cmapspublic3.ihmc.us/rid=1LGVGJY66-CCD5CZ-12G3/Learning%20Theory.cmap From curator: This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger… gregmhagar‘s curator… Read More ›

May is California Digital Citizenship Month!

“Every day, your students are tested with each post, search, chat, text message, file download, and profile update. Will they connect with like minds or spill TMI to the wrong people? Will they behave creatively or borrow ideas recklessly? Will they do the right thing or take shortcuts?”  — from Common Sense Media Join Common Sense, California… Read More ›

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(Infographic) Summary from Latest Surveys about #EdTech in K-12 Classrooms

by Constance McKenzie Technology use is ubiquitous in K-12 classrooms across the U.S.  The Pew Research Center (2013) surveyed teachers of Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) classes about their use of education technology, or “EduTech”, including cell phones, e-readers, tablets, and smartboards (commonly written as “SMART boards”).  They found that these new… Read More ›

Horizon Report – Australian Tertiary Education 2013

Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018 has just been released as one of Horizon reports, produced with the same process underlies the well-known NMC Horizon Report series. Take a minute to grab the main ideas and comparisons below. Comparison of 12 technologies to watch Top-Ranked Trends Across Three NMC Horizon Research Projects Top-Ranked Challenges Across… Read More ›