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6 E-learning trends to watch for in 2015

There's no doubt about it – e-learning is on the rise. There are more online learning options available than ever and traditional classroom formats are willing to incorporate new technologies into their curricula. Just like any other learning type, e-learning is susceptible to trends and fashions. What's in store for this innovative learning method in 2015? Here are the top six trends to observe this year.

1. Big Data

Among the many sectors benefiting from big data…

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Added by Kelly Smith on March 11, 2015 at 4:38am — 2 Comments

Teaching Toddlers the Art of Conflict Resolution

Whether we like it or not, conflict is a part of everyone’s lives. We cannot fight our children’s battles for them and while there are some times when we need to step in, teaching them how to handle conflict will better prepare them for many of life’s hurdles. If you begin teaching your toddler about conflict resolution at a young age, they will have a much better way of dealing with it when they are adults.

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Added by Oscar Marin on February 24, 2014 at 8:26am — 2 Comments

The Buffet Table #GAFESummit

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One of the great things about the buffet table is that it…

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Added by Jennie Snyder on February 3, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

How Does Music Education Boosts Learning

Today, music occupies a special place in the hearts of those in the field of childhood development. This is because music supports learning in a number of ways. Let’s take a look at three of them:

  • Music Aids Brain Growth and Development
  • Music Improves Verbal Recall
  • Learning Music Improves…
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Added by Lynda Way on January 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning

Hi Everyone! Check out this interactive brain map that Open Colleges created to show how we learn using our brain. You can spin the brain to explore all points. Enjoy!

Source: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/learning-strategies/…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on October 18, 2013 at 12:05am — No Comments

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Added by Emre FIRAT on October 16, 2013 at 1:49am — No Comments

Into the Stratosphere

I just finished reading Michael Fullan's, Stratosphere.  In this book,  he outlines how: "the ideas embedded in the new technology, the new pedagogy, and the new change knowledge are converging to transform education for all" (p. 3).  Fullan's book resonates with a driving question I have grappled with…

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Added by Jennie Snyder on April 28, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

10 Ways to Inspire Your Colleagues As An Educator

Arecent story on The Onion, the Internet’s beloved satire site renowned for its ability to pinpoint painful truths in its “fake news” stories, last week underscored one of the saddest dynamics of modern education. In “Inspirational English Teacher Cancelled out by Every Other Teacher at School,” the problem of teacher burnout is…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on April 7, 2013 at 3:10am — No Comments

The Real Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship And How To Promote It In Your Classroom

social entrepreneurship

“Social entrepreneurs don’t just pursue a social end, they pursue that end in a fundamentally communal way.” –Sally Osberg, Skoll Foundation

In a not-so-distant past, college degrees were the safety nets that led to job security. Now those nets are riddled with holes, sagged down by the weight of so many recipients. And unless young professionals have something new to offer, awarding them some leverage back into…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on April 3, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Running on Empty? 25 Tricks to Jumpstart Routine Lessons

Jump Start

Over the years, I’ve noticed how one question can change the dynamics of any situation. Everything might be moving along quite nicely at the dinner table, everyone’s happy and laughing but one question can send those same smiling faces into a frenzy of shouts and upset.

This also holds true in a classroom. Students may be working quietly and the teacher might be content but one question or comment from a student or the teacher can turn…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 28, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments

50 Ways to Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

As children, young children, everything meant playing and art. We saw the world as a playground and a canvass. It didn’t matter whether or not we could actually draw. What mattered was the thrill of creating something beautiful.

We were all artists. We still are.

So reminding students that inspiration matters, that art lives and breathes inside every segment of education also means tweaking your lessons a bit. Switching your…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 25, 2013 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Comedy in the Classroom: 50 Ways to Bring Laughter Into Any Lesson

During a recent class session, my students stared at me with blank expressions, glassy eyes, pasty and pale skin, and jowls drooping. I think I even saw a string of saliva hanging from the corner of one student’s mouth.

I was reviewing plot structure. It was perfect except for the fact that I was boring them to death. So I blurted out, “No wonder you like The Walking Dead, you look like zombies.”

Suddenly, the students sporadically…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 24, 2013 at 9:16pm — No Comments

20 Quick Actions You Can Do Today To Set Your Classroom Up For Massive Success

Successful Classroom

When the school year begins, teachers spend a lot of time getting the classroom ready, planning lessons, and getting to know his/her students. The following list includes 20 ideas that you may not have thought of in terms of a successful classroom arrangement or organization.

Each item takes no longer than an hour and can make a big difference throughout the year.

Action #1 Set up your classroom in an “active learning” format…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 19, 2013 at 3:34am — 3 Comments

Reimagining Schools for All Learners

Original Post found here: http://coachinandout.blogspot.com/2013/02/reimagining-school-for-all-learners.html



I'm reading about a new way to think about "school", here are some of my takeaways: …

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Added by Chris McGee on February 17, 2013 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Fun, Awesome Science Project

Original Post found here: http://coachinandout.blogspot.com/2013/02/fun-meaningful-project-wiring-project.html

Students get excited every year for the wiring project.  They know it's coming, they know it's awesome.…

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Added by Chris McGee on February 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The State of the Achievement Gap [Infographic]

An Infographic by Open Colleges

Added by Tess Pajaron on February 6, 2013 at 12:31am — No Comments

Web 2.0 Taxonomy

Educators are undoubtedly familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy and how it has impacted which activities teachers design for learning activities.Teachers are also keenly aware of how technology can impact and motivate student engagement. This graphic organizer brings the two together and gives teachers an "Easy button" when deciding which Web 2.0 tools to explore at each level of the taxonomy. As you design your lessons, consider this visual aid to help integrate technology into your day-to-day…

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Added by Synessa Debro on February 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Why Twitter is the hub of my personal learning network

A few days ago a teacher in our district asked me about different online publishing platforms for her students. She explained that her students are working on writing mystery stories and she was looking for a way for them to share their writing with others, get feedback and publish their work. 

In the days B.T. (Before Twitter), I would have headed right for Google and dug in. But I didn't. Instead, I sent out the following tweet:…

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Added by Jennie Snyder on January 23, 2013 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out

education podcasts

Maybe you don’t have time to sit down and sift through the latest education blogs for ideas and inspiration. If the thought of trying to carve out more hours in your day leaves you feeling overwhelmed, this list is for you.

Podcasts are a great way to get information when you’re driving in your car, making dinner at home, or waiting at the DMV to renew your license. Podcasts don’t force you to find…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on January 21, 2013 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

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