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The Digital Skills metro map


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How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps


Killing a learner’s natural curiosity doesn’t happen overnight. It can take as long as 12 years, and in some rare cases even that isn’t long enough.

Learning environments focused on standards, assessment, and compliance allow for the implementation of research-based strategies in pursuit of streams of data to prove that learning is happening. Curiosity is nice, but it’s a monumental challenge to measure.

And who ever qualified for a job by demonstrating how strong their curiosity is anyway?

Below are twelve tips to help stifle learner curiosity and keep the learning nice and tidy in your classroom this school year.


Personalize my learning, please




34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad – TeachThought


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«Blended learning is a potentially powerful way of mixing the power of asynchronous access with face-to-face facilitation and instruction.

It’s this mixing of old and new that makes it tempting for many schools and districts wanting to dip their toes in the water of eLearning and far-reaching technology access while still depending on the expertise and training of human teachers.»

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Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024


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Professor Larry Cuban:

With all of the above occurring, one would think that by 2024, age-graded schools and the familiar teaching and learning that occurs today in K-12 and universities  would have exited the rear door.

I do not think so. Getting access to powerful electronic devices for all students and teachers is surely a victory for those who believe in better technologies solving teaching and learning problems. But access does not guarantee use, especially the kind of use that vendors and ardent technophiles seek.

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Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 7 Strategies For Performance Teaching


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«Good teaching is a major undertaking.

Make no mistake–teaching has never been easy. But as we come upon 2014, as a profession teaching is increasingly characterized by its possibility, accountability, and persistent mutation. Which makes it a challenge to do at all, much do well.

The response to these challenges is a mix of building-level professional development, self-directed teacher improvement, and a troubling amount of teacher burnout. So how can you teacher smarter rather than simply grunting harder?»

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The Five Levels of Student Engagement (Infographic)


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