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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. SHEG also offers two other fabulous portals filled with resources to help classroom teachers and teacher librarians inquiry and historical analysis. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms.

How complex is learning?

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Is dialogue more important than structure in a classroom? The advent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the flipped classroom, games based learning, social media and mobile learning - on the face of it - seems to herald a new dawn for education. For example, is online learning, especially free and open offerings from MOOCs , a threat to contemporary education? Comparatively, the human brain is highly complex, while the computer is a very simple tool.

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Learning comes first

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Not only are MOOCs and other open, online learning opportunities challenging more established business models, they are also causing many of us to re-evaluate the way we teach, and to reconsider the very nature of knowledge, intellectual property, copyright, assessment and collaboration. Flipped classrooms exploit the power of technology to take some forms of learning away from the traditional classroom.

False frontiers

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Ostensibly, learning is an individual goal, and each student does tend to learn in their own way, using their own favoured approaches and tools. There are the formal, classroom based collaborative spaces and there are the informal, non classroom spaces where we learn most of what we know in interaction with others. Students are increasingly learning through formal activities outside the classroom, usually on the move, using their mobile and handheld devices.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

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CMS – Content Management System (a tool to build websites and apps). FC – Flipped Classroom ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. MOOC – Massively Open Online Course (an online course which has video lectures, problem solving activities, texts and an online community of fellow learners).

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50 Alternatives To Lecturing

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Explaining an idea verbally, especially if being done to clarify a context or history of circumstance–can be a powerful tool if used expertly. Or in a “flipped classroom” setting where the “lecture” is designed to be consumed at the student’s own pace (using viewing strategies , for example). We were going to include several videos and frameworks, but that makes the post clumsy and slow-loading on smaller mobile devices.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. ” BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom. The Christensen Institute clarifies that “the Rotation model includes four sub-models: Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, and Individual Rotation.”

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

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At the height of the buzz around MOOCs and flipped classrooms three years ago, Bridget Ford worried that administrators might try to replace her introductory history course with a batch of videos. Looking through a collection of teaching portfolios by her colleagues helped reassure her that she could redesign her course while preserving what worked about the classroom experience.

Inspire to learn

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Universities are replete with lecture capture tools, interactive media, web based content and personal response technologies; students arrive equipped with social media and mobile devices; technology supported distance education has been long established; universities are experimenting with flipped classrooms, gaming and MOOCs. On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy.

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” Via NPR : “ Kentucky Governor Claims Kids Were Assaulted While Teachers Absent From Classroom.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). She’s Building Tools to Boost Student Character.” ” Via Technode : “ Tsinghua University is using the cloud to make it rain in the classroom.” Via Education Week : “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. The Flipped Classroom". It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people. Startups making classroom response apps have raised tens of millions of dollars this decade.