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E-Portfolios as Digital Stories of Deep Learning on Vimeo - 2 views

    Helen Barrett presentation 4/28/11
Nigel Coutts

Confronting our fears in the haunted house of the unknown - 0 views

    A recent lesson with my Year Six class reminded me of the fear teachers face when confronted by the unknown. I thought the lesson would go quite smoothly, I have taught it before but this time things went in an unexpected and frightening direction.

brain-based e-learning | - 1 views

    multiple sources on brain-based learning, social-emotional learning, and educational technology

E-Learning and Art Education | - 1 views

    A magazine focused on Art Education and e-learning.
Nigel Coutts

The Slow Regard of Silent Things - 1 views

    You might not want to buy this book.' These are not my words but the first line of the authors foreword, a warning that this book by Patrick Rothfuss is not for everyone but it is for anyone who loves words and quality literature.

How Can Neuroscience Inform Online Adult Education? | The EvoLLLution - 3 views

      • In terms of adult online education, these translate into the following pedagogical strategies:

        • Make use of the inquiry model, supporting learners in conducting their own research and synthesizing their discoveries.
        • Include video and/or audio clips from a variety of experts addressing relevant issues. Or include activities in which learners conduct interviews with experts and share insights learned.
        • Present learners with complex problems via simulations, case studies, role playing, or game-based challenges.
        • Invite learners to write, audio record, or video record their responses to assigned activities.
        • Allow learners to select topics of interest within the scope of the course and to complete assignments based on actual projects related to work or life.
        • Reduce anxiety and stress by including some flexibility in the coursework deadlines.
        • Include graphics, video, or animation to illustrate processes or sequences of events.
        • Provide visuals displaying examples and non-examples of concepts to be learned.
        • Ask questions that require careful observation.
        • Provide learners with opportunities to reflect on their learning and explain how it integrates with their work and/or lives.
        • Offer learners access to online communities of practice to extend learning opportunities beyond the course.
  • Clemons (2005) suggests providing adult learners with the following to maximize learning: (1) steady encouragement, (2) engagement as active participants in learning, (3) occasional elements of surprise or novelty to maintain attention, (4) appropriate humor to relieve anxiety, and (5) activities that encourage interactions.
  • According to McGuckin & Ladhani (2010), online education should reinforce adults’ experiences as well as challenge them to extend learning. Collaborative learning activities providing stimulating discussions and/or complex problem-solving can provide such challenges as well as promote a personal and connected learning environment. In addition, adult learners solidify their knowledge by teaching others; involve learners in group and team projects and allow them to contribute to feedback via peer and self-evaluations.
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  • Weimer (2012) encourages three types of activities to develop metacognition and prepare independent, self-directed learners: (1) time and environment management to prepare for learning; (2) reflection and mental questions to monitor self-learning; and (3) use of mental questions or provided rubrics for self-evaluation of new knowledge and skills.
  • “The brain boggles the mind.

Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains: The Cognitive Domain - 1 views

  • promote higher forms of thinking in education
  • rather than just remembering facts (rote learning)
  • This taxonomy of learning behaviors may be thought of as “the goals of the learning process.”
    even better! simpler descriptions and all three domains included

Archive of Learning Design Insrtuctinal Guides - 4 views

    Module 3 - Introduction to Crafting Questions for On-line Discussions. This guide from Penn State leads you through an excellent tutorial on how to use questions to promote critical thinking. *Study this resource. You'll be asked to apply these ideas to create your own discussion prompt. (Bookmark this site with Diigo!)
    This guide from Penn State leads you through an excellent tutorial on how to use questions to promote critical thinking.

Brain-Based Learning Definition - The Glossary of Education Reform - 0 views

  • Brain-based learning is motivated by the general belief that learning can be accelerated and improved if educators base how and what they teach on the science of learning,
  • it was commonly believed that intelligence is a fixed characteristic that remains largely unchanged throughout a person’s life. However, recent discoveries in cognitive science have revealed that the human brain physically changes when it learns, and that after practicing certain skills it becomes increasingly easier to continue learning and improving those skills. This finding—that learning effectively improves brain functioning, resiliency, and working intelligence—has potentially far-reaching implications for how schools can design their academic programs and how teachers could structure educational experiences in the classroom.
    learning improves brain function!

Social and Emotional Learning | Edutopia - 1 views

  • Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students' academic performance. Edutopia's SEL research review explores those reports and helps make sense of the results.
  • National and local experts discuss how educating the whole child by including social and emotional skills with academics is critical for success in school and in life.
  • Helping students develop a sense of self will ultimately help them to better manage their emotions, communicate, and resolve conflicts nonviolently
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  • Teaching the soft skills, traditionally associated with conflict resolution and character education, has evolved from being considered "wishy-washy" to being an integral part of educating the whole child.
  • When students work together on project teams, they learn to collaborate, communicate, and resolve conflicts. Cooperative learning and character development supports the social and emotional development of students and prepares them for success in the modern workplace.
    Edutopia has some humor in its writing and definitions of SEL

Discovery Education Web2014 : Web 2.0 Tools - Video Tools - 2 views

    Video enhances your website like nothing else. I plan on using video in the next rewrite of my online course
    Video Tools

    The Video Tools feature is something I would need to think about using. I have numerous years of video producing, shooting, editing, and narrating. But putting together high quality video presentations is a lot of work, and very time consuming. However, I do understand there are quite a few persons who are "visual learners". For them, I would take the extra time to create video presentations and utilize them here, if needed.

    I am very interested in the online quiz feature associated with Video Tools.

    This easy, fun and free site allows you to create slideshows with built in polls and quizzes."

About |! - 3 views

    Talk up to 30 seconds and record information for sharing. 

    Works well for student or peer feedback.

    Short voice clips, forces user to summarize information.  

    It could also be used for children learning to read.  Parents can see how a child progress from the beginning, middle and end of year.

    Assessment tool.

    Has the ability to be incorporate into a presentation (i.e. grant - work review using student feedback)
Karen Molineaux

The Forgetting Curve in eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know - eLearning... - 0 views

  • The primary goal of any eLearning course or online training event is to offer learners a chance to fully absorb new skills and knowledge. By using the forgetting curve in eLearning design and development, you have the power to create eLearning experiences that are memorable and highly effective, so that your audience can forget about forgetting what they need to know!
brandybreuckman share. contribute - 0 views

    A resource where you can explore web 2.0 tools and other resources. Educators contribute and share their favorite Web 2.0 tools. See tutorials for each tools before you download.
Dennis OConnor

Annotation | Lacuna Stories - 2 views

    "Reading is a process of interacting with a text, and annotation provides markers of that process. Moreover, an annotation system with the cross-linking affordances described here should theoretically support deeper learning as it makes the negotiation and synthesis process visible. These claims point to two primary, though interrelated, directions for research - modeling learning from reading and comparing systems with different affordances for cross-linking."
Dennis OConnor

Lacuna Stories | Collaborative, Connected Learning - 2 views

  • Lacuna Stories is . . .

    Lacuna Stories is an exploratory, interactive online ecosystem where people can research and discuss significant historical events and topics using the wide array of sources we have collected, which include governmental, professional, academic, literary, and popular documents and multimedia.

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    Lacuna Stories is . . .
    Lacuna Stories is an exploratory, interactive online ecosystem where people can research and discuss significant historical events and topics using the wide array of sources we have collected, which include governmental, professional, academic, literary, and popular documents and multimedia.
Nigel Coutts

Interactions that Encourage Thinking - 4 views

    Reflecting on the role we play in encouraging our students to think and how Sugata Mitra's 'role of the grandmother' relates to this.
Nigel Coutts

Read & Write for Google - 1 views

    Every day we expect our students to engage with a wide variety of texts as readers, writers, editors and researchers. For many of our students this reliance on text presents a real challenge that can stand in the way of them achieving other goals.
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