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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. (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’ What do higher ed CIOs predict for campus tech in 2015? Montessori Quotes | 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.

" (The Absorbent Mind, p. 17) "Development is a series of rebirths. " (The Absorbent Mind, p. 17) "During this period the personality undergoes great changes. We have only to compare the newborn babe with the six year old to see this. " (The Absorbent Mind, p. 18) "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. "I have found that in his development, the child passes through certain phases, each of which has its own particular needs. "The child's development follows a path of successive stages of independence, and our knowledge of this must guide us in our behaviour towards him. "Successive levels of education must correspond to the successive personalities of the child. "How does he achieve this independence?

Other Learning Theories. Measures of Effective Teaching Research Paper. How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business. In 2009, scientists from the University of Louisville and MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences conducted a study of 48 children between the ages of 3 and 6. The kids were presented with a toy that could squeak, play notes, and reflect images, among other things. For one set of children, a researcher demonstrated a single attribute and then let them play with the toy. Another set of students was given no information about the toy. This group played longer and discovered an average of six attributes of the toy; the group that was told what to do discovered only about four. A similar study at UC Berkeley demonstrated that kids given no instruction were much more likely to come up with novel solutions to a problem.

"The science is brand-new, but it's not as if people didn't have this intuition before," says coauthor Alison Gopnik, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. Gopnik's research is informed in part by advances in artificial intelligence. 1921A. 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. It's a beautiful day, so he and his wife, Ame, take their four kids to a nearby beach, where they collect shells and then gather on a blanket as Ame reads "Island of the Blue Dolphins" aloud. For both families, it's just another day in the fastest-growing classroom in the U.S. — the one at home.

Experts estimate there are 2 million home-schoolers, with their numbers growing as much as 12 percent annually in recent years. That doesn't surprise the Rexfords, who have been home schooling for 10 years. "Now, the response is usually, ‘Oh, that's awesome. Assess So the Rexfords decided to take the plunge. Build Continue. 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. They’ve embraced homeschooling, and are finding support on bases, which are providing resources for families and opening their doors for home schooling cooperatives and other events. PHOTOS: A salute to America's warriors on the front lines of the war on terror “If there’s a military installation, there’s very likely home-schoolers there if you look,” said Nicole McGhee, 31, of Cameron, N.C., a mother of three with a husband stationed at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg who runs a Facebook site on military home schooling.

At Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, the library sported special presentations for home-schoolers on Benjamin Franklin and static electricity. Fort Bragg offers daytime taekwondo classes. There are also events outside the co-op, such as a planned camping trip for kids reading Jean Craighead’s “My Side of the Mountain.” Eps415 | Critical Analysis. Teen Help: Parenting Troubled Teens with Dr. John Huie, Educational Consultant. Experiential Learning & Experiential Education: Philosophy, theory, practice & resources. Several authors (e.g., Kraft, 1991; Richards, 1977) have pointed out that experiential learning dates back beyond recorded history and remains pervasive in current society, whether formalized by educational institutions or occurring informally in day-to-day life.

In this sense, experiential learning is not an alternative approach, but the most traditional and fundamental method of human learning. Ironically, the current perception of experiential education as different is probably less due to new developments in experiential learning than it is to the normalization of didactic teaching as the mainstream educational methodology. Since the 1950's there has been a growing focus in writings and research specifically on experiential learning. Major sources for such material related to experiential learning in the outdoors are journals, conferences, books (e.g., edited texts that focus on current thinking in experiential learning such as Boud, et al., 1993; Weil & McGill, 1989), and websites.

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. 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. Here’s what we learned. Missing Links When asked if students are missing skills for the workforce, we heard a resounding ‘yes.’ For instance, not all students have the right computer skills. Beyond that, students need to be ready to meet specific employer needs. Indeed, teamwork is a very important—and often absent—skill among students entering the workforce. STEM Knowledge Fortunately, STEM (that’s short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) instruction offers some of the keys that will allow students to unlock workplace success. “Clearly, technology, science, engineering and mathematics are and will be the drivers of innovation.

Life Skills Key to succeeding in the workplace is the ability to keep personal matters in order. STEM and the Global Workforce | Knowledge Without BordersKnowledge Without Borders. Experiential Learning. Experiential Learning Toolbox: History and Links. Toolbox: History and Links "I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. "–Confucius, China's most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC History of Experiential Learning The value of experience as a tool in the creation of knowledge and the fostering of human development was seen as early as the 4th century B.C. The notion of experiential education, or learning by doing, has a long history.

It is primarily in this century with the work of John Dewey that learning through experiences has been valued as an important foundation in formal educational setting. More recently, David Kolb has taken the gauntlet in support of experiential learning stating that learning is multi-dimensional process. Sources: University of Lethbridge Experiential Learning Research ( Adkins, Carol - Simmons, Bora "Outdoor, Experiential, and Environmental Education: Converging or Diverging Approaches? " Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi 1. Dr. 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.”

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.

Study abroad opportunities provide some of the richest and most powerful forms of experiential learning for our students. 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. Theorists of Experiential Learning Intention. Authenticity. 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. 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. Concurrently, a Project U.S.E. initiative inspires strong character, self-motivation, confidence, positive risk-taking, and team-work. Experiential education provides teens the foundation they need to attain personal success both in and out of school. “When attending any Project U.S.E. trip you gain knowledge about the outdoors, learn how to work on a team and become a better person.