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Edupunk is a do it yourself (DIY) attitude to teaching and learning practices.[1][2] Tom Kuntz described edupunk as "an approach to teaching that avoids mainstream tools like PowerPoint and Blackboard, and instead aims to bring the rebellious attitude and D.I.Y. ethos of ’70s bands like The Clash to the classroom."[3] Many instructional applications can be described as DIY education or Edupunk. Jim Groom as "poster boy" for edupunk The term was first used on May 25, 2008 by Jim Groom in his blog,[4] and covered less than a week later in the Chronicle of Higher Education.[1] Stephen Downes, an online education theorist and an editor for the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, noted that "the concept of Edupunk has totally caught wind, spreading through the blogosphere like wildfire".[5] Aspects of edupunk[edit] The reaction to corporate influence on education is only one part of edupunk, though. Examples of edupunk[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] Edupunk Edupunk
Poster, entitled "MOOC, every letter is negotiable", exploring the meaning of the words "Massive Open Online Course" A massive open online course (MOOC /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). Early MOOCs often emphasized open-access features, such as open licensing of content, structure and learning goals, to promote the reuse and remixing of resources. History[edit] What is a MOOC? Precursors[edit] Before the Digital Age, distance learning appeared in the form of correspondence courses in the 1890s-1920s, and later radio and television broadcast of courses and early forms of e-learning. Early approaches[edit] Tabulation of the significant differences between xMOOC and cMOOC.[11] cMOOCs and xMOOCs[edit] Massive open online course Massive open online course
"Self-taught" redirects here. For the hip hop group, see Self Taught. Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education (also self-learning and self-teaching) is the education without the guidance of masters (such as teachers and professors) or institutions. Generally, an autodidact is an individual who chooses the subject they will study, their studying material and the studying rhythm and time. An autodidact may or may not have formal education, and their study may be either a complement or an alternative to it. Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts. Etymology[edit] The term has its roots in the Ancient Greek words αὐτός (autós, or "self") and διδακτικός (didaktikos, meaning "teaching"). Modern education[edit] Autodidacticism is sometimes a complement of modern education.[1] As a complement to education, students would be encouraged to do more independent work.[2] The Industrial Revolution created a new situation for self-directed learners. Dr. Future role[edit] Autodidacticism Autodidacticism
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March 2013 • Sue Jackson Once you have a classroom environment which promotes curiosity, fascination, and mindfulness, students begin to raise questions and seek answers through the inquiry process. Because the framing of a good question is the driving force in any inquiry, let's explore: What makes a good question for inquiry-based projects? Any question that matters to students is a good question. 'Quick Find' questions are information gathering questions, closed in nature but important to the understanding of a topic (e.g., What kinds of clothing did the Incas wear? During inquiry-based projects, students should be drawn into thinking critically and creatively about big ideas and key concepts. According to Wesch, "... You might want to ask your students: What makes a good question? A Good Question: What are examples of essential questions? Make sure you check out next month's tip which examines ways to assist students with the creation of good questions! Canada Education—Teaching Tip of the Month • March 2013 Canada Education—Teaching Tip of the Month • March 2013
Inquiry-Based Lesson Plans Inquiry Learning Student understanding is the central focus of inquiry learning. Students actively participate in inquiry learning experiences by developing questions and investigating to find solutions. Teachers facilitate learning as students engage in active problem solving, the construction of meaning and the communication of new understandings to students, teachers or other important adults. Teachers guide student learning by selecting, designing and planning learning tasks, asking probing questions, observing students at work to identify misconceptions and planning follow up experiences. Though inquiry learning is a component of all areas of the curriculum, mathematics and science is the focus of the elementary inquiry lessons. Search for a Lesson Plan Return to Teach 21 Home Inquiry-Based Lesson Plans
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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District, NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools. In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. We're "detracking" students previously sorted by ability. In these classrooms, teachers face a seemingly impossible task -- providing effective instruction to all the unique students under their care. Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. Yet these student growth gains are not reflected in most edtech implementations. My answer is simple: the failure occurs because when we introduce edtech into our classrooms, we continue to focus on things rather than on the process -- on devices instead of on good pedagogy. In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second
20 - Blended or Flipped Classrooms What is a Blended Classroom? A National Education Association (NEA) Policy Brief on blended learning states: ...blended learning (aka hybrid and mixed-mode) is an environment in which: a student learns in a blended model of face-to-face instruction with a licensed teacher and technology-based instruction that best meets the educational needs of the student.During the technology-based instruction, under the guidance of the teacher, the student has control over the time, place, path and/or the pace of the curriculum to form an integrated instructional approach. Watch the following video to learn more about blended learning in the classroom. We also suggest that if you are interested in learning more about blending your classroom that you check your local ISD for the Blended Learning in the Classroom Course (BLiC) a REMC Association project. What is a flipped classroom? About the Flipped Classroom Johnathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams are considered the originators of the flipped classroom. 1. 2. 20 - Blended or Flipped Classrooms
Preparing Teachers for Personalized Classrooms This post first appeared on CompetencyWorks on December 5, 2016. This is the nineteenth article in the series Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders. One of the necessary steps to ensure a district is creating a student-centered culture rather than one solely driven by standards is to prepare teachers for managing personalized classrooms. Teachers can begin to use a variety of ways to manage their personalized classroom, including creating a shared purpose with their students, standard operating procedures that emphasize how students can get help (re-read the directions, ask a peer, then ask the teacher), visuals with the standards to indicate how students are progressing, posters that emphasize a culture of learning and the idea that mistakes are simply part of that process, examples of student work that are considered proficient, parking lots, and planning tools to guide students in thinking through what they will need to be successful. Preparing Teachers for Personalized Classrooms
How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning The excerpt below is from the book “Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom,” by Esther Wojcicki, Lance Izumi and Alicia Chang. This excerpt is from the chapter entitled “Trick in the Blended Classroom,” written by Wojcicki. It all started in 1987, when I got a grant from the State of California. The state sent me eight Macintosh computers, never asking if I knew how to use them, and when they arrived I had no idea how to even turn them on. I realized then that I was going to fail if I didn’t get some help quickly. The students were absolutely thrilled to help me (can you imagine being asked to help a teacher?!) I was soon sold on the idea of collaboration, respect, and trust in the classroom. Computers, tablets, and other electronic devices alone are not going to change the classroom. To help everyone remember what it takes to set up a culture that works, I have come up with an acronym, TRICK. The students also put out a newspaper or magazine. David M.
How Should We Define 'Success' in the Blended Classroom? It’s one thing to set goals for student achievement. It’s entirely another to define what success looks like for blended learning programs. That very challenge, however, evolved as a prevalent theme at the November 8 - 11 2015 iNACOL symposium, which brought together 3,000 educators, edtech entrepreneurs, nonprofit representatives, and thought leaders to Orlando to discuss blended learning. Issues around personalized frameworks and virtual schools all slipped into conversations. Yet the question of assessing “success” popped up over and over again. Fresh research also took center stage: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation debuted its report, Continued Progress: New Evidence on Personalized Learning, that showed evidence that personalized learning can improve students' outcomes in math and reading. EdSurge took to the floor of iNACOL to learn the perspectives of a few of those 3,000 conference goers. Test Scores: Not Quite the Bottom Line Overhyped claims are a flag. Just Do It Right
What is blended learning? Blended learning provides a combination of face-to-face learning and dynamic digital content that facilitates anytime/anyplace learning. With so many digital technologies available on both proprietary and free-to-use platforms, creating blended learning content can seem like a daunting task. Finding the right approach that meets the needs of your learners is challenging at a time when academics are increasingly being asked to do more with less. What you can do To create meaningful blended learning content an informed understanding of the range of tools available and their pedagogical applications is essential. Make your content engaging Enriching blended learning content with appropriate images, audio and video that have been labelled for reuse can add variety and impact. There are a range of tools and techniques that can help you to develop engaging blended learning content for learners: Change your presentation style Use social media Get learners involved Creating blended learning content | Jisc
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Tips and Tricks for Better English - The Accent's Way As promised, today I’m going to provide you with some practical tools to start your accent training journey extravaganza. In my work, I always try to find a way to make accent training more accessible, fun and effective.Therefore, in this week’s video, I want to share with you a few simple things you can easily do every day to boost your English and pronunciation. Although accent and English training take time and practice, the following tools will help you gain great results in a short period of time. At the bottom of this post you’ll find the links mentioned in the video. Now, do YOU have any other tips that have worked for you? Share them with us! Here’s the list of Tongue twisters I promised (And a link to many more): There was a minimum of cinnamon in the aluminum pan.The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.He threw three free throws.Tragedy strategy.Good blood, bad blood, good blood, bad blood, good blood, bad blood.Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore. Hadar
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