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Celebration 2012 | Celebration of Teaching & Learning

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 25, 2012

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Watch teachers on International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2012 Videos sharing their views and visions of reinventing education by using technology, redesigning evaluation models, reshaping the learning experience…

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How 12 Schools Are Using Khan Academy Right Now | Edudemic

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 25, 2012

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Over the past few years, Khan Academy has grown from a few simple YouTube videos into a fully-featured, interactive educational system that allows students to learn and measure their progress at their own pace. It has drawn the attention of big names like Bill Gates and is being used in some form at hundreds of schools nationwide. In short, it’s pretty hot right now, and you’d be remiss as an educator or a student not to check out what it has to offer.

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How Testing Is Hurting Teaching

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 25, 2012

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A staff developer writes: ‘The tests have gained an outsized influence on what happens in classrooms. They are not measuring student learning, as any good test should, but rather determining it.

A revealing article on the need to reestablish teacher role as the one whose job is to teach students not just what to know but how to know…

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Skillshare Challenge: Reinvent Education with your Dream Learning Plan

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 25, 2012

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Skillshare is a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone. They believe that everyone has something they want to learn and something they can teach to others. They also believe that we’ve all experienced learning in one way or another, and that we’ve all got something to say about how we can improve education. That’s why they’re reaching out to the community to hear our thoughts about reinventing the way that we learn! If you could create one innovative learning plan to acquire a new skill what would it entail, and how would you share your learnings with the community?…

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Innovation in education: are we ready for change?

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 25, 2012

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There is major investment in technology in schools but education could still miss out on its biggest opportunity in decades.

A disruptive technology is one that radically alters an existing market – the iPod displacing the Walkman, for example, or tablets eating into sales of PCs. In the same way, new technologies have the potential to disrupt the education system, bringing about major changes in the way pupils learn and challenging the way schools and colleges are run…

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 25, 2012

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http://www.ted.com In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools…

 

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Leveraging the edtech integration deficiency!!

With today’s western economies downsizing, it’s understandable how counties, while in the process of web 2.0 and mobile technologies classroom practice integration, are stalling on their education reform projects.

This setback is about and, in many cases, has already started to heavily weigh upon learners’ prospects.  As interactive whiteboards, 1:1 computer programme or BYOD policies, LMS and Infolit implementation, flipped homework initiatives, teacher PD workshops and school media centers development are progressively postponed or abandoned even  so, educators are starting to wonder on how to leverage the impact of this huge competences gap that new graduates are about to experience.

With the rest of the world already entering the education 3.0 domain, where LMS are considered outdated and customised / personalized learning is top priority, recession teachers still struggle to come up with free edtech solutions to offer their class a decent education 2.0 … field trip!!

Most discussions and comments point to only one direction: school leaders and teaching staff all forecasting the predominant school media specialist role.

As the learning process has become liberated from the traditional “one and only” textbook and, since online educational resources, tools, digital repositories, open source applications are the only best alternative to enhance students learning the “affordable way”, national educational strategies should put first on their agendas the need to officially adopt the “Every School-One Big Learning Enhancement Center” motto, promote and swiftly implement this principle.

Employing an adequate number of information specialists, education professionals, librarians, elearning advisors is the best ROI decision ensuring with their know-how, specialisation and extensive content creation experience the spurt of a greater Knowmad workforce generation able to effectively cope with the 21st century challenges and actively contribute to global economic recovery.

Joining forces with the SMEs, they’ll put down flexible foundations of learning enhancement and flipped classroom good practices facilitating teaching staff and young learners to quickly master the new-tech world and reach their full potential.