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Reaching Students: 18 Simple Ways To Make A Lasting Impact On Your Students

Reaching Students: 18 Simple Ways To Make A Lasting Impact On Your Students, including ideas, tips, and strategies.

Source: www.teachthought.com

This is the part of teaching that I love the BEST!

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The Best Length for Online Content

Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines.

Source: thenextweb.com

This is a great guide @jeffbullas is right on it.

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The 6 Laws of Learning No Instructional Designer Can Afford to Ignore

By following these tested principles, eLearning professionals can help students learn more effectively. Ignore them at your own risk!

Source: info.shiftelearning.com

Simple, yet powerful infographic

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Oldest and Youngest Populations

“There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before.  Some believe that this ‘youth bulge’ helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment.  Youth unemployment is a ‘global time bomb,’ as long as today’s millennials remain ‘hampered by weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.’  The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa.  Of the continent’s 200 million young people, about 75 million are unemployed.

On the flip side, an aging population presents a different set of problems: Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic impact: in Germany, it has meant a labor shortage, leaving jobs unfilled.”

Source: www.globalpost.com

Scan this map and tell me your thoughts…

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Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners

eLearning is more efficient when the designer finds a way to personalize it for the learner.

Source: info.shiftelearning.com

I love this SH!FT blog. This is a great reminder when thinking out online course content creation and execution.

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

Source: www.edutopia.org

Love this, how can we harness formative assessment when teaching tech tools?

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Nik’s QuickShout: Edupunk and student centred learning through technology

 

Nik’s QuickShout: Edupunk and student centred learning through technology.

SM for PD

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New Study: Engage Kids with 7x the Effect | Edutopia

New Study: Engage Kids with 7x the Effect | Edutopia.

This blog by Todd Finley @Edutopia gives a great list of how faculty can add authentic engagement to their classes. Need ideas & examples for face to face and online engagement…give me a call!

(Click on the title link above to read the original post…it’s good)

Excerpt  from “Engage with 7x the Effect….

Engagement Method #1: Lively Teaching

Involves group work, games, and projects. The emphasis is on the students constructing knowledge, not on the teacher delivering it. Think social and fun.

Engagement Method #2: Academic Rigor

The instructor creates cognitively demanding tasks and environments (called “academic press”), emphasizing that students will need to work hard. The teacher also shows passionate investment in the content. According to research that Cooper cites, students’ perception of challenge is a strong predictor of achievement gains.

Engagement Method #3: Connective Instruction

In connective instruction, the teacher helps students make personal connections to the class, content, and learning. The power of connective instruction comes from the instructor helping students see the curriculum as critical to their current lives, their future, and their culture. Additionally, six instructor behaviors play into creating high quality relationships where, according to Andrew Martin, students “actually internalize the beliefs valued by significant others.”

  1. Promoting relevance: relating content to students’ lives.

  2. Conveying care: understanding learners’ perspectives.

  3. Concern for students’ well-being: demonstrating knowledge of students’ lives.

  4. Providing affirmation: telling students they are capable of doing well; using praise, written feedback, and opportunities for success.

  5. Relating to students through humor: showing that you enjoy working with young people (not as a class, as individuals).

  6. Enabling self-expression: connecting learning and identity by encouraging students’ expression of ideas, values, and conceptions of self.

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology.7-habits-of-teachers-who-effectively-use-technology-fi

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