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Rhondda Powling

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Edutopia - 3 views

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    Some interesting tools and how they might be used mentioned in the post. "In the past, limited access placed a hardship on teachers to meet the diverse needs of their students, especially when school resources are limited. In this brave new world, we are fortunate to live and work in an environment where the possibilities are endless for getting students what they need when they need it, and in a format that works best for them. How are you tapping possibilities to meet learner needs?"
Roland Gesthuizen

#EdFest15 Home page - 0 views

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    "EdFest is a free national virtual conference which will be filmed and the live stream broadcast right here in the Scootle Lounge from 9:00am-4:00pm AEDT on January 27th."
Andrew Williamson

Keyboard classes take over from handwriting lessons in Finland's schools - 2 views

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    "Finland is planning to phase out handwriting classes in favour of keyboard skills, a recognition that this generation will never write a letter, birthday card or love letter. Instead, they'll text, tap and tweet."
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    "Finland is planning to phase out handwriting classes in favour of keyboard skills, a recognition that this generation will never write a letter, birthday card or love letter. Instead, they'll text, tap and tweet."
Rhondda Powling

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code - 5 views

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    "Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and create something awesome. If you're just getting started on your coding journey, here are ten tips and resources to set you off on the right foot."
Rhondda Powling

What You May Not Know About Blended Learning | eLearning Blog - 1 views

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    "Blended Learning" is often used to define learning solutions that include parts of the content, or experiences, being delivered in different ways. Each may use different instructional methods more appropriate to each lesson or module of content. Whilst everyone seems to have their own view of what a blended solution looks like, most will agree that 21st century "courses" will contain lessons/modules that vary in their media selection, and mode of delivery."
    "Blended learning is not new. Long before the internet, and computer-based training, innovative teachers and designers of instruction have blended a variety of media, and methods, to present learners with a blended learning experience. However, today's use of the term speaks more to our history of migrating completely from the classroom to CBT, and learning from that experience. And finding a place where we all realize there will always be a place for ILT, and CBT, and all micro forms of learning in-between."
Rhondda Powling

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom - 3 views

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    "Genius Hour in the classroom is an approach to learning built around student curiosity, self-directed learning, and passion-based work. In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning."
Kerry J

Do Learners Really Know Best? Urban Legends in Education - 3 views

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    Three legends can be seen as variations on one central theme, namely, that it is the learner who knows best and that she or he should be the controlling force in her or his learning.

    Digital natives, learning styles and learners as self-educators are all discussed.
Rhondda Powling

When We All Teach Text Structures, Everyone Wins | Cult of Pedagogy - 6 views

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    How to teach text structures for better reading comprehension and improved retention. Teachers of history, science, and other subjects are now expected to weave literacy instruction into their teaching of content. But how should they do that? What are the most effective ways to help students learn to read challenging content-area texts? This article breaks down the research behind explicit teaching of text structures and includes a video that shows how to do it (Great for content-area literacy)
Rhondda Powling

Personalize My Learning, Please | An Ethical Island - 2 views

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    An infograpic, by Mia MacMeekin, that explains the whats and hows of personalized learning in three easy steps: 1. A short, succinct definition of what personalized learning is. 2. The different ways to go about creating a personalized learning experience. 3. Some interesting examples of personalized learning are featured.
Rhondda Powling

An Ethical Island | How to Teach Without a Lecture and other fun - 2 views

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    An infograpic, by Mia MacMeekin, that explains the whats and hows of personalized learning in three easy steps: 1. A short, succinct definition of what personalized learning is. 2. The different ways to go about creating a personalized learning experience. 3. Some interesting examples of personalized learning are featured.
Rhondda Powling

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems | An Ethical Island - 2 views

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    Learn more about problem based learning, This great infographic from Mia MacMeekin offers some interesting ideas and insights on how to implement the principles of problem based learning in your classroom.
Rhondda Powling

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and ... - 8 views

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    The chart features 8 strategies teachers can use to conduct a formative assessment. By definition, formative assessment is assessment for learning which usually takes place simultaneously with learning. The aim of formative assessment is to students understanding and plan subsequent instruction.
    In this chart on the page, you will get to discover 8 ways you can check for students comprehension, have a look and share with us what you think of it."
Rhondda Powling

Assessment and Rubrics - 5 views

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    "A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects."
Rhondda Powling

Student Portfolios in the Cloud | thepluggedinportable - 5 views

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    One teacher describes her journey after her school decided to use Google Drive to host student portfolios. They began to piece together the steps necessary for this to be successful for all stakeholders: students, teachers, and parents/guardians. Including parents and guardians in the loop seemed more like an emerging trend. This is how they created and shared student portfolios using Google Drive.
    Student and teacher permissions are set to allow both viewing and editing of content in the folders, while parents and guardians are given viewing permissions. Also, parents and guardians DO NOT need to create a Google account simply to view contents of their child's portfolio folder.
dean groom

Constructive alignment tool - SOLO Taxonomy - HookED - 4 views

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    Useful tool for generating constructive alignment statements
Rhondda Powling

Developing students' digital literacy | Jisc - 7 views

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    "Even today's students need support with some areas of digital practice, particularly in an academic context, so it's important to make sure that these needs are met.
    We define digital literacies as the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society. To help with thinking about this, we have outlined seven elements of digital literacy for consideration, which can be seen in the accompanying diagram"
Roland Gesthuizen

National curriculum review: experts respond - 0 views

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    "The much awaited review of the National Curriculum has finally been released with the reviewers calling for more of a focus on Western literature, and recognition of Australia's "Judeo-Christian" heritage."
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