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Lessons Worth Sharing. Teaching with Digital Games in the Classroom. TEDxBozeman - Paul Andersen - Classroom Game Design. 60% Of Students Won't Attend A School Without Free WiFi. 20 December '11, 07:13pm Follow A recent study by Online Colleges finds that more US college students prefer a hybrid of online/offline education than a pure experience in either direction.

60% Of Students Won't Attend A School Without Free WiFi

This may be a surprise for those that rave about the pros or perils of online classes, but a hybrid learning environment really helps capture the benefits of each. Online universities tend to create a disconnect between students and their school, causing students to miss out on the chance of “bumping elbows” with peers (Cabel Harris, Professor at VCU Brandcenter). But if a traditional university isn’t embracing new technology, it’s missing a huge opportunity to continue educating students after they leave the classroom. Surprisingly, according to research by Educause, only 78% of students feel that wifi is extremely valuable for their academic success, while 60% of students said they wouldn’t attend a college all if it didn’t offer free wifi. Blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/TchTrnStAch AERJ R%26R not blind.pdf. Did You Know 3.0 (Official Video Edition)

Metacognition. Dylan wiliam. How to use a Concept Map to organize and comprehend information. Used as a learning and teaching technique, concept mapping visually illustrates the relationships between concepts and ideas.

How to use a Concept Map to organize and comprehend information

Often represented in circles or boxes, concepts are linked by words and phrases that explain the connection between the ideas, helping students organize and structure their thoughts to further understand information and discover new relationships. Most concept maps represent a hierarchical structure, with the overall, broad concept first with connected sub-topics, more specific concepts, following. Concept Map Example Definition of a Concept Map A concept map is a type of graphic organizer used to help students organize and represent knowledge of a subject. Benefits of Concept Mapping Concept mapping serves several purposes for learners: How to Build a Concept Map Concept maps are typically hierarchical, with the subordinate concepts stemming from the main concept or idea.

Start with a main idea, topic, or issue to focus on. Then determine the key concepts. Helping Students Motivate Themselves. Bloom's Taxonomy Presented Visually. Future Work Skills 2020. Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and the skills we will need to be productive contributors in the future.

Future Work Skills 2020

This report analyzes key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies key work skills needed in the next 10 years. It does not consider what will be the jobs of the future. Many studies have tried to predict specific job categories and labor requirements. Consistently over the years, however, it has been shown that such predictions are difficult and many of the past predictions have been proven wrong. Rather than focusing on future jobs, this report looks at future work skills—proficiencies and abilities required across different jobs and work settings.