Friday, April 29, 2016

8 Ways Machine Learning Will Improve Education

Learning will remain highly relational for most of us, but those relationships will increasingly be informed by data. Students parents and advisors will make more decisions about learning pathways but those decisions will be nudged and guided by informed recommendations.

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This year it became apparent that machine learning and other big data strategies are quietly improving formal and informal learning in many ways. This article lists 8 of these and gives links for further information on each.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Pathbrite - eportfolio

Pathbrite is the easiest way for people to showcase their abilities and achievements via beautiful and compelling Portfolios. Show your body of work. Show what you know with Pathbrite.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom

A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and the traditional homework tasks take place in the lesson time. This enables students to attend sessions with an understanding of the subject and to conceptualise and build upon it through doing exercises in class, with you, as the tutor, on hand to answer questions and explore the topic in more detail

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning via @coolcatteacher

Doing work that matters. All students should be able to be part of that. No longer working for the teacher's wastebasket, students across the world are connecting and sharing like never before. They are led by teachers unafraid of the world but who escort their kids out to meet the future. While a recent poll […]

Monday, April 18, 2016

Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Students’ Interest in a Subject — Emerging Education Technologies

(Image Source) Look for Ways to Make it Relevant and Fun – You and Your Students Will Come out Ahead I'm always up for a reminder about the things we need to do capture student's attention while learning about a

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC

Med Kharbach lists 10 essential social media skills for teachers of all sorts in a creative infographic, based on an article by Doug Johnson.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

10 Uses for Gamification in Online Learning

To give you some inspiration in your gamified online learning, here are 10 uses for gamification in online learning to make your training go further.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Teachers are trying to get students to slow down and take note of how and why they are thinking and to see thinking as an action they are taking. But two other core components of metacognition often get left out of these discussions — monitoring thinking and directing thinking.

Artificial intelligence and language

The reason these software programs leave so much to be desired comes down to language. This is where natural language processing (NLP) comes into play. Artificial intelligence can grasp the meaning of simple language, and speak back to you, but it is limited by its literal interpretations of our questions. A computer can know the definition of a word, but it doesn't understand the meaning of words within a larger context.

10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students

Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.


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Thursday, April 7, 2016

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students by TeachThought Staff Innovating thinking is one of those awkward concepts in education--on

Friday, April 1, 2016

Social Learning Vs Informal Learning: Can You Tell The Difference?

Learning can happen anytime, anywhere, with those around us serving as invaluable sources of inspiration, experience, and knowledge. In many respects, the world is our teacher, but we must be aware of how to tap into the educational opportunities it can offer. Both social and informal learning models are rooted in this ideology.

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