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10 Infographics for Learning

10 Infographics for Learning
We all love infographics. Why? Well, they help us grasp information in a quick and fun way that appeals to our visual senses. 1. Knewton published an infographic on “Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation” that explores K-12 blended learning models by Innosight Institute and Charter School Growth Fund. 2. Voxy Blog published an infographic titled “Are We Wired for Mobile Learning?” Photo Courtesy of Voxy Blog 3. Rick Man posted an infographic, “Why infographics accelerate decision making,” that identifies the ways we traditionally present information versus the visual way we can present information through infographics. Photo Courtesy of Rick Mans 4. Matthew Bloch and Bill Marsh published an interactive map, “Mapping the Nation’s Well-Being,” on the New York Times this March. Photo Courtesy of the NY Times 5. Rasmussen College published an infographic titled “The Evolution of Online Education Technologies” that explores the evolution of learning from the 1700s through the Millenium. 6.

Schools strive for pupils' happiness If David Cameron is still keen on spreading happiness – one of his big ideas – he could take some tips from a village school in Norfolk. He could, for example, inspire a gloomy House of Commons with a poster outlining "five simple steps to a happier parliament" that would encourage MPs to be kind, polite, sensible, safe and tidy. The prime minister could then establish good relationships with MPs' parents and carers, make sure that he treats them all equally and fairly, and that they all feel loved and valued – even the naughty ones. Doing this might give Westminster a chance of reaching levels of wellbeing as impressive as those at Gooderstone primary. But Cameron should note that nothing can be achieved without MPs' agreement. "Everyone has a voice," says Gooderstone's headteacher, David Baldwin, "and it's important that they know they will be listened to." Children's wellbeing is "central to everything that happens" at the 65-pupil school. And some secondaries are succeeding.

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What should learning look like in 2012? It’s taken me a week to get back on my feet and to find the time to write this blog but it’s finally here. Whilst I was away over the festive period, I reflected on a number of things but managed to find some inspiration to plan my ideal learning episode for young people in secondary education. I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it again, I don’t see the need for school timetables, individual subjects taught in isolation, singular classroom specialists or learning detached from the real world. This isn’t revolutionary but it is still common practice in the majority of schools around the world, despite current research and technological developments. Young people themselves have proven this to be inadequate for the global society we live in based on a number of indicators. I’ll start by describing the physical resources in the learning space I’ve designed below to establish the context of my thinking. Physical Resources 1. Okay, so now for the meaty part – the actual learning.

20 Quotes About Learning That Inspired Me in 2011 From My Personal Learning Network A well formed quote, like a picture, is a great method for painting detailed concepts. Each year I do my best to capture quotes that were impactful to me that year. This year I am sharing another compilation of quotes and concepts I have collected over the past year from my personal learning network. These are people that I have had direct contact with either face-to-face or through the use of social media. I feel fortunate and am grateful to be inspired by so many people that are in my world, so this year, I share with you, quotes from these remarkable individuals. Teaching is listening, learning is talking. These are some of the words of wisdom from my personal learning network that have motivated, inspired, and made me think.

Using observation to sharpen your behaviour management It's easy to get stuck in a groove with behaviour management: we become accustomed to our routines, which is why we call them routines after all. This is how we often work as teachers; we scamper into a place that offers us the illusion of security and, unless we are vigilant, we become residents there, rather than tourists. Here are some simple ideas for shaking up your assumptions, and actually getting better at behaviour management rather than simply treading water. 1. This is one of the best things you can do with your training time. 2. Talk to them about what happened, and ask for their perspective on what happened. 3. Take away perhaps two, three central resolutions or techniques from the lesson, not any more - no one can implement too many novelties into their routine simultaneously. If you want to take it up a level, why not have yourself filmed and then see how you actually teach, as opposed to how you think you do. Useful resources to help with effective observation

40 Incredible Blogs That Are Changing Education Does A College Degree Actually Help In A Recession? 3.09K Views 0 Likes Your parents always encouraged you to do well in school, so that you could go to a good college. Once there, they would encourage you to study hard so that you could get a good job. 10 Degrees for the New Economy 4.30K Views 0 Likes The economy is tumultuous, and as people graduate from high school and seek a career path, there is concern about what career to pursue. Skilled to learn - pedagogy Last Updated:6 January, 2012Section:pedagogy The very idea that children should “learn to learn” can divide teachers. To some, it’s the ultimate aim of education: to send pupils out into the world eager and equipped to find out more. They see it as the best way to light fires instead of fill buckets. For other teachers, “learning to learn” is pure codswallop. A debate about it on our website saw one teacher say it was as ridiculous a concept as “eating to eat”. If such comments do not seem sufficiently weighty, one might instead turn to the more academic critique by Chris Winch, professor of educational philosophy and policy at King’s College London. “If we needed to learn how to learn before we learned how to read, write and count, it is unlikely that we would get anywhere,” he adds. It is easy to be dismissive about learning to learn. But the steady growth in popularity of BLP in schools shows teachers are finding benefits in it. Michael Shaw is editor of TESpro

Le test de Myers-Briggs Les grands événements ont toujours été le fait d'une poignée d'individus. La bataille de Midway, par exemple, qui changea le cours de la guerre du Pacifique, vit s'affronter quelques dizaines d'aviateurs et une poignée de commandants d'escadre de part et d'autre. De nos jours se déroulent de féroces batailles pour le contrôle des marchés de haute technologie dans le monde. Note de Dave Small aux lecteurs de ST Mag J'ai écrit cet article en novembre 1987. Le retour de Jung Si vous voulez bien m'accompagner dans une petite discussion psychologique, je vais vous parler de la chose la plus effarante que je connaisse sur les programmeurs - et qui présage mal de l'avenir de l'informatique. Dans les années 20, Carl Jung publia une théorie intéressante, selon laquelle il y avait des "types" de personnalité innés, que les gens ne pouvaient pas davantage changer que la couleur de leurs yeux. Par exemple, les Grecs avaient doté Prométhée d'une personnalité de type NT. Les types de Myers-Briggs

Top artists reveal how to find creative inspiration Guy Garvey, musician • For fear of making us sound like the Waltons, my band [Elbow] are a huge source of inspiration for me. They're my peers, my family; when they come up with something impressive, it inspires me to come up with something equally impressive. • Spending time in your own head is important. When I was a boy, I had to go to church every Sunday; the priest had an incomprehensible Irish accent, so I'd tune out for the whole hour, just spending time in my own thoughts. I still do that now; I'm often scribbling down fragments that later act like trigger-points for lyrics. • A blank canvas can be very intimidating, so set yourself limitations. • Just start scribbling. • The best songs often take two disparate ideas and make them fit together. • Don't be scared of failure. • If it's all getting too intense, remember it's only a song. • The best advice I've ever had came about 20 years ago from Mano McLaughlin, one of Britain's best songwriters. Polly Stenham, playwright • Ugliness.

10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free Cool, but you need iTunes for nearly everything, and that gets an 'F.' Are there really no other places to get these lessons? I was sure there are some on Academic Earth. Flagged 1. 7 of them are available via YouTube. 2. iTunes is free. 1. 2. Don't worry, we're looking out for you! While I have no personal beef with iTunes, I know that many people share your sentiments — so I actually made a concerted effort to include relevant youtube links when possible.