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Digital Learning and #Edtech Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 01-10-15. Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets about education and instructional technology articles, resources, etc.

Digital Learning and #Edtech Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 01-10-15

(Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers). Highlights from this week’s wrap include tech predictions from Higher Ed CIOs, strategies for teachers to digitally collaborate with each other, using timelines as digital portfolios, approaches to engaging every learner with Universal Design, strategies for engaging the “Netflix generation”, what’s hot and what’s not as we head into 2015, and much more! Great short video on exciting ways tech can transform #teaching & #learning! Good takeaway: Research shows students write more seriously when it’ll be peer eval’ 12 Ways Teachers are Using Social Media in the Classroom: New Digital Math Textbook Incorporates Inquiry-Based What do higher ed CIOs predict for campus tech in 2015? Start Something: 13 Teacher Strategies For Digital. Association Montessori Internationale. Four Planes of Development "Psychologists who have studied children's growth from birth to University age maintain that this can be divided into various and distinct periods.

Association Montessori Internationale

" (The Absorbent Mind, p. 17) "Development is a series of rebirths. " (The Absorbent Mind, p. 17) "During this period the personality undergoes great changes. "The next period goes from six to twelve. "The third period goes from twelve to eighteen, and it is a period of so much change as to remind one of the first. Other Learning Theories.

Measures of Effective Teaching Research Paper. How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses. You can read a version of this story in Spanish here.

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

Pueden leer una versión de esta historia en español aquí. José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies scattered in the street in the morning. To get to the school, students walk along a white dirt road that parallels a fetid canal. For 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno, it was a bright spot. Result List: Learning at the Edge: Can Experiential Education Contribute to...: EBSCOhost. Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? Enlivening the Curriculum: Experiential Learning - Christopherus Homeschool Resources. ABCs of home schooling. Jennifer Nuntavong is out in the rain with her two young boys, jumping in puddles at Fort Belvoir, Va. The family of a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant, they're on their way home to make lunch and then head to the bowling alley for the afternoon.

On the opposite coast, Army Lt. Col. James Rexford is home early from his job as a logistics officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Military parents embrace homeschooling. ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. — A growing number of military parents want to end the age-old tradition of switching schools for their kids.

Military parents embrace homeschooling

Critical Analysis. Teen Help: Parenting Troubled Teens with Dr. John Huie, Educational Consultant. Experiential Learning & Experiential Education: Philosophy, theory, practice & resources. 21st Century Skilz. Skills and Competencies Needed to Succeed in Today's Workplace. Tomorrow's Workforce: What Students Need. Young people in school today will be joining the workforce tomorrow.

Tomorrow's Workforce: What Students Need

But are they being prepared for success in the 21st-century work environment? Education World asked experts to weigh in and identify the most important skills that students will need. Knowledge Without BordersKnowledge Without Borders. Experiential Learning. Experiential Learning Toolbox: History and Links. Toolbox: History and Links.

Experiential Learning Toolbox: History and Links

The Role of Experiential Education in Re-Thinking The Modern University: Classrooms, Communities, and Collaborations. Welcome to Frontiers. Lynne Montrose Regis University Recently a student returned from a semester in Ireland and enthusiastically reported that it was “an amazing learning experience.”

Welcome to Frontiers

Intrigued, I asked her, “What did you learn?” She began to describe the trip, her residential situation, some humorous events that had occurred, and then she stopped. She had a relatively easy time recounting the concrete experiences of the semester, reflecting about key events that had meaning for her, but when it came time to put what she had experienced over the semester into an educational context she didn’t know where to begin. One approach to understanding experiential learning is to compare it to traditional classroom learning. The watermelon story demonstrates by way of analogy the difference between traditional and experiential education. E.L. Programs. Experiential Education « Project U.S.E. [urban suburban environments] Long before “differentiated instruction” came to be buzz words in education, Project U.S.E. understood that children and adults learn in different ways.

Experiential Education « Project U.S.E. [urban suburban environments]

Most, in fact, learn best by doing. Furthermore, we understand that schools face a fundamental challenge: making education meaningful and relevant to youth. Experiential education targets both hard skills and soft skills. Our programs, exercises and activities—both in the classroom and outdoors—provide a fun and meaningful methodology to learn and understand mathematics, scientific concepts, writing skills and conduct historical research.