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By Wayne Batchelder | Articles about transforming education & learning design

A Bullet Journal Beginning — Steemit

<b>I'm a tech person, but have a love affair with the world of analog notebooks.</b><p>In fact, I usually cart around three. This is something I have struggled …

Productivity

How Deeper Learning Helps Children Succeed

By: Paul Tough. In this excerpt from Paul Tough's new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why, he explains the importance of implementing …

Education

Why Edtech is Flunking Out

Education technology is in demand, but there may be more challenges than most think.<p>Education technology, or EdTech, is one of the fastest growing, and needed technology sectors to make our schools more competitive, give our teachers the resources to succeed, and students the ability to …

Education Technology

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

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This site has been set-up as a self-guided program (“Learn Camp“) to encourage everyone to experiment and learn about the new and emerging …

5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio

<b>How To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio</b><p>There's no rule that says you should have a carefully crafted Instructional Design portfolio on-hand …

Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students

Jordan Shapiro drew a lot of attention this year with his four misconceptions about the future of education. As with much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to the conventional education narrative.<p>In an era of highly polarized ed debates, Shapiro doesn't fit neatly into any of the …

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LMS vs Net? Deep decision time on budgeting types of learning software

Others have taken a decidedly learner centered approach. For an even longer period of time, the seminal thinkers of education who have been most …

The Flow Model in Learning

<i>Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement,</i> …

The Brain

Digital skills should be core subjects, says report

<b>Children should be taught "digital literacy" as a core skill alongside maths and English, a report by a House of Lords committee says.</b><p>Computer technology brings "huge opportunities for the UK, but also significant risks", the Lords Digital Skills Committee warns.<p>The internet should be viewed as a …

Education

The Four Stages Of The Self-Directed Learning Model

<b>Four Stages Of A Self-Directed Learning Model</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><b>Self-Directed Learning</b> is not new, but is perhaps misunderstood.<p>Studied in terms of …

PLN | E-verything!

Introduction<p>A few weeks ago (7th-11th April 2016) I went to a great conference! The “Diversity: exchanging ways of being” Conference was jointly …

LinkedIn for professional learning | E-verything!

Introduction<p>LinkedIn is a little different from other platforms in that it has more of a job/workplace focus. Many people who use it do so for the …

5 Reasons Your Portfolio Should Be A Blog

Earlier this year, I wrote five reasons why your portfolio should be online. As I do more work and sharing with portfolios, I think it is important …

Education Technology

Book creator app inspiring learning and learners. - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts

I have used book creator for a number of years and it has always been a great tool both for me as a teacher and for use with my students.<p>It allows …

WANTED: Creative Instructional Designers. Are You One?

If you scour Craigslist and LinkedIn regularly, you will often come across this ad:<i>Creative instructional designers wanted.</i><i>Requirements:</i> • <i>Strong</i> …

Creativity

The Most Essential Qualities of a Good Teacher

What are the most valuable qualities of a good teacher? Good teachers are made up of a combination of hundreds of qualities that allow them to do …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Settings for Trust in Connected Learning: an interview with danah boyd

Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments Interview: danah boyd<p><i>This interview is part of the Digital Media and Learning Competition 5 Trust</i> …

[Infographic] Five Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

Teaching coding to students has several benefits. Here is an amazing infographic that demonstrates why teachers must teach coding to their …

danah boyd

<b>output:</b><p><b>a few key papers:</b><p>recent blog posts:<p>My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder of Data & …

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The nature of knowledge and the implications for teaching

© LifeSun, 2013<p><b>Teaching in a Digital Age</b><p>I’ve now just published Chapter 2 of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age.<p>Chapter 1 looks at the …

KQED

<b>By Emily Hanford and Stephen Smith, American RadioWorks</b><p>Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham wrote a book called <i>Why Don’t Students Like School?</i> The …

A Few Words on ePortfolios

I was asked, <i>I think that it would be of a great interest that you (as a world wide reference in education) can write a very brief review (between</i> …

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Taking apart the idea of school as we know it and getting back to the roots of children and learning is a pervasive thought which I am constantly …

Three Trends That Will Influence Learning and Teaching in 2015

There is no shortage of predictions for the upcoming year of 2015. Micro-credentials, digital wearables and mobile learning are just a few of the …

A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge

December 5, 2014<br>Bloom's taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge are two popular conceptual learning frameworks. They both approach the learning process from …