Key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in educational technology are summarised in this video summary of the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 Edition. Watch here.
Amsterdam. Professor Brummelman found that praising, especially the wrong sort of praising, might actually be bad for children, especially those with low self-esteem. Similar to Carol Dweck he says "Focus on children's effort and strategies that might help them persist in the face of failure and it might help them seek challenges". Read more here.
Making learning visible is enhanced when you apply great pedagogy and think about the why of technology first rather than the what. Read CORE education blog to help clarify your thinking here.
Learning environments are changing. Pedagogy must also change to support these new environments. Creating visible learners is not as a result of changing the environment but it is about what the teacher does to set up learning for the student so that teachers see through the eyes of the students and students can see themselves as their own teachers. Watch how these environments support peers and collaboration an essential componenet of visible learners here.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation identifes six dimensions of deeper learning: Mastery of core academic content, critical thinking and problem-solving, effective communication, ability to work collaboratively, learning how to learn, academic mindsets. Read how to measure the impact and use it as a strategy to improve outcomes for students here.