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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.

Movimento Educação Livre | MEL Lá estaremos, a norte, com a Catarina Santos “Passo a passo para uma educação mais livre” é este o tema que levará a Raquel Marques a partilhar a sua grande aventura em ensino doméstico, no 3º encontro Educar para o Futuro. “Apoios à distância de um click: Escola Internacional Clonlara”, com Juan Carlos Vila Alonso texto de Marta Pires e Cátia Maciel A Clonlara é uma escola de ensino à distância, que tem uma pedagogia alternativa, na linha das escolas democráticas. 26 Outubro 2013. “Se calhar vamos lá para fora.” Começou assim. Continuar a ler Dia 12 de Outubro a Cláudia de Sousa estará no TedX Lisboa, para falar da sua experiência em Ensino Doméstico! Mais informações em

Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely : Shots - Health Blog We've all heard the theory that some students are visual learners, while others are auditory learners. And still other kids learn best when lessons involve movement. But should teachers target instruction based on perceptions of students' strengths? Several psychologists say education could use some "evidence-based" teaching techniques, not unlike the way doctors try to use "evidence-based medicine." Psychologist Dan Willingham at the University of Virginia, who studies how our brains learn, says teachers should not tailor instruction to different kinds of learners. For example, if a teacher believes a student to be a visual learner, he or she might introduce the concept of addition using pictures or groups of objects, assuming that child will learn better with the pictures than by simply "listening" to a lesson about addition. In fact, an entire industry has sprouted based on learning styles.

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.

@gutafranco : unscripted learning: Archive Harvard Education Letter Students in Hayley Dupuy’s sixth-grade science class at the Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto, Calif., are beginning a unit on plate tectonics. In small groups, they are producing their own questions, quickly, one after another: What are plate tectonics? How fast do plates move? Far from Palo Alto, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Mass., Sharif Muhammad’s students at the Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) have a strikingly similar experience. These two students—one in Palo Alto, the other in Roxbury—are discovering something that may seem obvious: When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections and discoveries on their own. The Question Formulation Technique Dupuy, Muhammad, and many other teachers are using a step-by-step process that we and our colleagues at the Right Question Institute have developed called the Question Formulation Technique (QFT).

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

Publicações « Observa mundos A experiência de viver o mentoring , com excelentes e competentes profissionais, entre eles Guta de Franco e Claudia Amaral, me levaram a importantes descobertas a respeito de mim mesma. Uma delas será o tema deste artigo. Não há uma expectativa pessoal de desenvolver um material de estudo exaustivo ou mesmo técnico do assunto neste artigo. Os seguintes questionamentos me incentivaram a pensar e descobrir mais sobre mim: Eu reflito sobre como eu aprendo? É fato que estas perguntas foram aplicadas a realidade vivida no momento em que foram feitas. A aprendizagem é um processo cíclico, ou pelo menos deve ser para que seja saudável, onde recebemos informações (que vamos chamar de entradas) que de acordo com a nossa cosmovisão e experiências são elaboradas por nós, e o resultado disso são as exposições (que vamos chamar de saídas) dos nossos conceitos sobre o assunto. Que situação, momento, lugar ou coisas chamam a sua atenção? Quem me conhece sabe que eu falo muito. Imenso Abraço

Do you think, “The Classroom Is Obsolete: It’s Time for Something New”? As I read the following article by Prakash Nair from Education Week, it began to make me wonder just where are we in education. Are we limiting our students’ growth and learning experience? Will technology change the obsolete classroom? Is there a need for those four walls? Can public education handle a transformation such as the one described in the article? What are your thoughts? Published Online: July 29, 2011By Prakash Nair The overwhelming majority of the nearly 76 million students in America’s schools and colleges spend most of the academic day in classrooms. The debate over education reform has been going on for longer than anyone can remember. Lost in all this hand-wringing is the most visible symbol of a failed system: the classroom. The classroom is a relic, left over from the Industrial Revolution, which required a large workforce with very basic skills. The classroom is a relic, left over from the Industrial Revolution, which required a large workforce with very basic skills.

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