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The labelling game

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The Pygmalion effect , as it''s known can be beneficial. If teachers ascribe great expectations onto their students, those students tend to perform better as a result. The reverse (or the Golem effect ) can also occur.

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Self fulfilling prophecies

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My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. This effect is commonly known in education as the ' Pygmalion effect ' but is more accurately referred to as the 'observer-expectancy effect'.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

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Effective design using PPT as a tool. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner.

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Makeshift reality

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Photo by Samuel Seller on unsplash Virtual Reality (VR), some might argue, has yet to live up to the hype. Makeshift reality by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

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Join Kineos Mark Harrison for a free webinar on webinars: Building effective content for your online sessions. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ▼ October (10) Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios Kineo Audio Interview with Ellen Wagner "The Evol.

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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach.

What is authentic assessment?

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Photo by Frederick Rubensson on Flickr 'In every talk, I'm asked where I would start first in revolutionizing education (K-professional school): Answer, always. These have their uses, but there is much more available in the assessment repertoire of effective teachers.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

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Photo by Andras Vas on unsplash Previous posts in this series have highlighted the importance of human intelligence and emotion in education. However, replacing some aspects of what teachers do is both effective and inevitable. "AI

12 tips for great speaking

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Photo by Tup Wanders on Flickr In my previous post , I reflected on 18 years of keynote speaking in academic conferences. You'll also need to be convincing if you want to put your arguments across effectively. Pause for dramatic effect if required.

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Tested to distraction

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The side effects of over-testing are that children become victims of the scramble to be best in the league tables. Everyone is forced to perform at a level that aligns to what those in power expect. Everyone is distracted from the business of learning by the need to 'perform'.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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If the content you’re recording has its own audio—like the sound effects in a game—you will want to unmute your device so it is captured. If you’re recording a game that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings.

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Passion for education

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Photo by Anthony Easton on Flickr In my last post I wrote about inspiration - for those who are teachers, and also for those who are learning - and I guess, that is just about everyone. We all need inspiration, and many would argue that we perform better as educators when we have passion.

Fade away

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Technology, just like any other set of tools, is there to help us all to do the job better, smarter, more effectively. Just don''t ever make it appear to be special - the most effective educational technologies fade into the background as learning, and the student, take centre stage.

What's love got to do with it?

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To start off, he played Tina Turner''s pop anthem , got everyone clapping along, and he even performed a bit of a dance too. Photo by Hu Totya on Wikimedia Commons What''s love got to do with it?

Video for assessment

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When it comes to supporting a student''s progress, showing them what they can do to improve, or perform better is the key. Finally, above is a video by Rebecca Smallshaw which examines the Pygmalion and Golem effects (self fulfilling prophecy theory.

6 interactive whiteboard tips

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Photo by David Goehring on Flickr In my last post, entitled Cinderella Technology , I wrote about the tremendous potential of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and highlighted some of the reasons why it often fails to be realised in school classrooms.

Fair measures

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Ipsative assessment is not a commonly known method, and yet most of us use it just about every day to measure ourselves. One place where this might be implemented is in reference to tests used with K-12 students in the United States, where teacher performance is currently popular.

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All just a click away?

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Nicholas Carr is another critic of the Internet and its effect on learning. Others are more positive about the effects and influence of digital technology on learning. Photo from Public Domain Images All just a click away? Everything is just one click away.

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Gold mines

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A similar effect is seen in the 100 Word Challenge , and in other similar school related blog projects. Before any of these tools can be used effectively however, two things need to happen. And secondly, schools need to stop blocking these services so teachers can use them effectively.

The games we play

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For a start, there are an impressive array of transferrable skills to be acquired, especially if the games played are designed effectively. Many scholars have researched the effects of games on learning, but perhaps one of the most prolific and profound games theorists is James Paul Gee.

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Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

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Because of the growing power of networks and telecommunication systems, and the ever decreasing size of digital technology, we can now embed small (micro) computers into just about any object in common use, and they will communicate with each other, and with your personal technology.

All together now

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Shirky shows how, similar to hive and swarm behaviour seen in animals, humans perform in networks and thrive within '' architectures of participation '' - so whilst bees make hives, humans create mobile telephone networks and the internet.

Keep juggling

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One of the most interesting stands at the World of Learning Exhibition and Conference in Birmingham this week was the Blue Beetle Training stand, which among other rolling performances featured a 10 minute tuition on three ball juggling. How many balls can you keep in the air at one time?

Design for life

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It can also be present in the design of the objects you use to perform the skill. How it can be applied in education As Norman suggests, when information to perform a task is present within the design of an object, the need to learn it is reduced.

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Things ain't what they used to be

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Most of the time, objects were simply there to be used to perform a task the user required. These are very effective, but they are superficial compared to what comes next. Not so long ago, objects were simply objects.

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The drama of Facebook

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One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect. It is a kind of ''performance'' where we conceal unpleasant or undesirable aspects of our personae, whilst emphasising desirable and more attractive attributes to our ''audience'' of others.

The big switch

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If you subscribe to a kind of pedagogy where you believe that facilitating learning is more effective than direct instruction, you will probably recognise the potential. Most teachers by now will be aware of the concept of the flipped classroom.

Mind technology

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I''m able to organise my content effectively using other specific tools. Still others enable me to perform mundane and repetitive tasks while freeing me up to concentrate on the more important things that demand my attention during the day. Can technology help us to think more clearly?

Freinet and social media

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When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use.

Learning in round spaces

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Think for example of theatre that is performed ''in the round''. The action happens in the middle of the room, and all those who participate face inwards towards the performance. Change it again, and face the participants outwards instead, and what is the effect?

The shape of minds to come

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Deductive reasoning methods can therefore also be applied to good effect in just about any lesson on any subject. This is number 17 in my series on learning theories.

Just an illusion?

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I wasn''t trying to ruin the magical effect of the illusion, merely showing them that much of life - just like all of the so called ''magic tricks'' we see on our TVs - can be illusory, and many surprising phenomena can actually be explained rationally. Photo by Ian Stannard Just an illusion?

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

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Live Skypes also have had the same effect giving the children a window of opportunity to immerse themselves in the topic and conversation. It's great to catch up with former students and discover what they are doing. That is exactly the purpose of this series of blog posts.

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Learning on the move

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This echoes Goffman's (1967) drama theory where individuals manage their impressions in a kind of performance in social contexts. Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Provate Talk, Public Performance. Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Provate Talk, Public Performance.

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The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2


In smaller organizations, where fewer people are responsible for all aspects of the training program, including budgeting, Excel can help you track down training-related expenses, course effectiveness (e.g.

Work arounds

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Photo by Jeshoots on Pexels In my two previous posts here and here I've been writing about how the use of smartphones and other personal devices and technologies in the workplace can have negative effects on concentration, memory, task completion and social interaction.

Diversity or conformity?

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Children are required to perform according to the expectations of the school system, teachers, parents, society. Get it right, and children grow into informed, responsible adults whose innate curiosity and creativity are perpetuated for a life time.