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Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up - Home. Brain food for the thinking teacher. JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. An important goal in education is to develop and enhance learners’ abilities to think critically about their knowledge, their actions, and their beliefs.

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

Critical thinking is a purposeful and reflective process in which learners engage in “actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action” (Scriven & Paul, 1987). Critical thinking has been considered a valuable tool for teaching and learning since the time of Socrates. Introduction To Teaching Strategies. Eureka! - Teaching Strategies. Shaken not stirred: 8 ways to start your class different. These bears are eagerly waiting for their English lesson to begin.

Shaken not stirred: 8 ways to start your class different

Last week I took part in the #ELTchat on “Entering and Exiting: The Importance of Beginning and Ending Lessons Well.” There’s a fantastic write up of the chat by Sue Annan on the ELTchat blog. After the chat was over, I spent a little bit of time thinking about how I’ve started my classes over the years. It dawned on me that some of my warm-ups and class starters might be illegal in some countries less than typical. I also realised that I haven’t done a listicle blog post in a while. 8. A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers. Engaging Learners (pdf) Mindset & learning opportunities. Digital Pedagogy What do you do when you fail?

Mindset & learning opportunities

How do you approach a new problem in life or in the classroom? You may tell yourself that you already have figured out a way to solve a problem or, perhaps, you’re not going to even attempt to solve a problem because you don’t want to fail. What if you could change your mindset and figure out a new way to approach learning and life as a whole? This chart helps lay out the basic idea behind changing your mindset. This chart just seems so powerful. The chart is based on Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck who talks about the power of our mindset as well as our beliefs around challenge.

Habits of mind. 4 Wonderful Critical Thinking Graphics. Innovating Pedagogy 2013. Seamless learning (connecting learning experiences across the contexts of location, time, device and social setting) is moving from research to mainstream adoption.

Innovating Pedagogy 2013

Mobile technologies enable learners of all ages to operate across contexts, for example schools allowing students to bring their own devices. Pedagogy is emerging, based on learners starting an investigation in class, then collecting data at home or outdoors, constructing new knowledge with assistance from the software, and sharing findings in the classroom. There is also a broader notion of seamless learning arising from connected experience. Our activities online are increasingly matched to our interests: search pages order responses based on previous queries; websites recommend content related to our past viewing. Using Social Media for Professional Learning: Seek, Sense, and Share. My Three Words for 2011 inspired by Harold Jarche's Networked Learning Model For 2011, my three words are: Seek, Sense, and Share inspired by Harold Jarche’s model for networked learning.

Using Social Media for Professional Learning: Seek, Sense, and Share

How these words will guide me in 2011: Seek: Seeking is the process of keeping up to date in your field. Network Learning: Working Smarter. “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968) The World Wide Web is changing how many of us do our work as we become more connected to information and each other.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

In California, Ray Prock, Jr. (2010) uses a Web-based note system to store messages, manage his financial risk and stay on top of the multiple factors necessary to run a successful dairy farm. He is constantly learning as he works and has found a method to keep up, thanks to the Internet. Born to Learn. The Knewton Company Blog. Free Technology for Teachers. Educational Transformation through Technology at MIT - Active Learning. The process of learning should engage the imagination—both of students and of faculty.

Educational Transformation through Technology at MIT - Active Learning

So MIT set about transforming university education from a string of passive lectures in introductory courses into an intense, active, personalized and highly collaborative adventure. The key: more flexible modes of learning that better stimulate discovery and improve understanding of conceptual material. These projects have been implemented in the past five years: 6 Technologies Will Change Colleges in Coming Years, Experts Say – Wired Campus - Blogs. A panel of 56 experts on six continents has come up with a list of a half-dozen technologies that “will be most important to teaching, learning, or creative inquiry within the next five years.”

6 Technologies Will Change Colleges in Coming Years, Experts Say – Wired Campus - Blogs

The two most imminent, panel members said, are the integration of social media into every aspect of college life and the blending of online, hybrid, and collaborative learning with face-to-face instruction. The six technologies and the changes they’re expected to bring are detailed in “NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition,” a 52-page document that is available free from the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative, which convened the panel. The panelists said social media’s expansion in academe would have its maximum impact within two years. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Moodle - Open-source learning platform. Ontwikkelingen op het gebied van technology enhanced learning en e-learning. Learning, Innovation and Society. Course Design.

Home » All CFT Teaching Guides » Course Design Effective teaching depends on effective planning and design.

Course Design

Many problems that can occur once a course is in motion can be prevented by advance preparation and planning for your students’ learning. Overview. Instructional Coaching - Instructional Coaching. Intro to Online Course Design. "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.

Intro to Online Course Design

Design is how it works. " — Steve Jobs As an online instructor, you may find yourself involved in numerous roles related to online course design. Learning Theories of Instructional Design. What the Future of Learning Might Look Like. Education for the 21st Century. Using Biggs' Model of Constructive Alignment in Curriculum Design/Introduction - UCD - CTAG. The main theoretical underpinning of the outcomes-based curriculum is provided by Biggs (2003).

He calls the model constructive alignment which he defines as: Instructional Design Models. Instructional Design Models Models, like myths and metaphors, help us to make sense of our world. Whether derived from whim or from serious research, a model offers its user a means of comprehending an otherwise incomprehensible problem.

An instructional design model gives structure and meaning to an I.D. problem, enabling the would-be designer to negotiate her design task with a semblance of conscious understanding. Models help us to visualize the problem, to break it down into discrete, manageable units. HookED-SOLO. Brain food for the thinking teacher. Groups donn't Learn. Understanding How the Brain Thinks. Understanding How the Brain Works For 21st century success, now more than ever, students will need a skill set far beyond the current mandated standards that are evaluated on standardized tests. The qualifications for success in today's ever-changing world will demand the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, use continually changing technology, be culturally aware and adaptive, and possess the judgment and open-mindedness to make complex decisions based on accurate analysis of information.

The most rewarding jobs of this century will be those that cannot be done by computers. For students to be best prepared for the opportunities and challenges awaiting them, they need to develop their highest thinking skills -- the brain's executive functions. These higher-order neural networks are undergoing their most rapid development during the school years, and teachers are in the best position to promote the activation of these circuits.

The High Costs of Maintaining the Factory Model. Brain-Based Research On Brain Based Learning. Brain based education: Fad or breakthrough. Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students. In the mid-1950s, humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow created a theory of basic, psychological and self-fulfillment needs that motivate individuals to move consciously or subconsciously through levels or tiers based on our inner and outer satisfaction of those met or unmet needs. As a parent and educator, I find this theory eternally relevant for students and adults, especially in our classrooms. After studying it over the past couple of years, my graduate and undergraduate students have decided that every classroom should display a wall-sized diagram of the pyramid, as students and teachers alike place pins and post-its on the varying tiers based on their own feelings, behaviors and needs.

What do actual brain-compatible strategies look like on this pyramid? Tier One Meeting Physiological Needs in the Classroom. Linguistics and Philosophy. Social Media. Twitter Cheat Sheet {12 Days: Tool 4} Twitter for Educators Twitter, the popular social media platform, is continually picking up momentum in its number of users; however, I find many educators who are not tapping into the power of Twitter. The mystery that surrounds Twitter, I believe, keeps many people from benefiting from the potential it holds. Consider this recent post on Facebook from a friend who revealed, “My mom thought that hashtags were code messages.”

De Nederlandse e-learning portal > Home. Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future. Webinar faciliteeropdracht de hangout by jojanneke van goinga on Prezi. Leerstijlen volgens Kolb by jojanneke van goinga on Prezi. Articles - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity. EMS Open Educational Resources. The "courseware modules" linked below represent substantial portions of the resources provided to students who register in participating Penn State classes. These resources are available for reuse by teachers and learners worldwide who do not intend to apply for admission, register for classes, or pursue a certificate or degree at Penn State. A List Of 50+ Teaching Strategies To Jumpstart Your Teacher Brain. Teaching strategies are among the most important ingredients for highly-effective learning environments.

Training / Courses

EDUCAUSE Homepage. Tools Archives - Edudemic PM. MUTES. How People Learn (YT 70") 12 Learning styles (YT) Learning Styles Don't Exist. Sir Ken Robinson, Creativity, Learning & the Curriculum. Ken Robinson: TED: learning revolution! NLP Leer Stijlen. Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic (YT. NLP Wiki. Neurolinguïstisch programmeren (NLP) is een methodiek voor training, coaching en communicatieverbetering. NLP werd ontwikkeld in de jaren zeventig van de twintigste eeuw aan de Universiteit van Californië (Santa Cruz). NLP heeft geen noemenswaardig verband met de wetenschappelijke neurolinguïstiek.[1] De grondgedachte van NLP is dat vaardigheden van zogeheten experts in kaart gebracht (gemodelleerd) en als techniek aan anderen onderwezen kunnen worden.

Theorie en effectiviteit van NLP hebben geen wetenschappelijke ondersteuning, zodat NLP als pseudowetenschap moet worden beschouwd.[2] Geschiedenis[bewerken] NLP is in de jaren zeventig ontstaan in de Verenigde Staten. NLP begon met het onderzoek dat de toenmalige student Richard Bandler deed naar Fritz Perls, de grondlegger van de gestalttherapie. Past or Future oriented (YT 10")

Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (YT 9") RevisedBloomsHandout.pdf. BloomRTevised-Lokaal. Taxonomies Educational Domain(pdf) Kolb's Learning Theory (30")