6 Months of Education Related Tweets (H – Z)

Here is the second half of the categorized recap of my tweets (@ProfNancyNelson) from August until the end of January:

LEARNING
Read about the 4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning – Space, Voice, Choice & Place http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-principles-student-centered-learning/

Research shows more learning occurs with practiced retrieval than with elaborative studying using concept maps http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6018/772

Can 4MAT help with student learning? http://www.aboutlearning.com/what-is-4mat/what-is-4mat

Want to expand your own knowledge base? Learn from over 17K Online Courses/MOOCs available on SlideRule http://www.mysliderule.com/

While some question the validity of learning styles, this visual helps show how we can better reach all students http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/09/a-handy-visual-featuring-7-learning.html

Some strategies to help students make learning last http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct14/vol72/num02/Strategies-That-Make-Learning-Last.aspx

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in e-Learning (and any other situation) http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/bid/351150/10-Things-That-Learners-Pay-Attention-To-And-How-to-Use-Them-in-eLearning

When you get a chance to do some reading, here’s a new book on better ways of learning http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/better-ways-to-learn/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Five Keys to Building a Culture of Active Learning http://inservice.ascd.org/education-resources/five-keys-to-building-a-culture-of-active-learning/

Studying With Quizzes Helps Material Sticks http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/studying-with-quizzes-helps-make-sure-the-material-sticks/

Research shows mental rest and reflection aid #learning http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/10/22/mental-rest-and-reflection-aid-learning/76444.html

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/10/16/25-things-skilled-learners-do-differently/

Research on texting in class shows some interesting student perceptions http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/texting-class-extent-attitudes-interesting-information/

An interesting look at the workplace learning landscape that applies equally well to post secondary learning http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/2014/10/26/the-modern-workplace-learning-landscape-more-than-telling-people-what-to-learn/

Want to provide a better learning experience and improve knowledge retention … consider brain-based learning
http://www.edudemic.com/brain-based-learning-techniques-classroom/

An interesting take on how hands-on learning does not necessarily constitute minds-on learning http://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/experiential-learning/

An infographic that compares the characteristics of engaged learners to those of disengaged learners http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/11/characteristics-of-engaged-learners-vs.html

Study habits from elite schools that can help our students succeed http://www.businessinsider.com/mit-cal-tech-student-study-hacks-2014-12

53 Ways to check for understanding http://www.edutopia.org/blog/dipsticks-to-check-for-understanding-todd-finley?spMailingID=10265052&spUserID=MjcyNzIyOTk3NDES1&spJobID=442354331&spReportId=NDQyMzU0MzMxS0

Ever heard of heutagogy? Here’s a chart outlining the differences between pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/11/interesting-chart-outlining-differences.html

A different learning taxonomy to ensure students understand new content http://www.teachthought.com/learning/ho-they-get-it-a-new-simple-taxonomy-for-understanding/

LECTURE
When Should We Lecture? Some questions to think about when planning classes http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/when-should-we-lecture/

7 Simple Ways You Can Help Students Pay Attention In A Traditional Classroom http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/simple-ways-help-students-pay-attention/

PROJECT BASED LEARNING
Thinking about PBL … check out my ‘Essentials of Project Based Learning’ Infographic https://allthingsacademic.wordpress.com/pbl/project-based-learning/

Some thoughts on Just-In-Time Learning and PBL http://munat.svbtle.com/justintime-learning-1

Looking for ideas for projects? Check out this set of prompts that can help you (or your students) choose http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/42-prompts-students-design-their-own-projects/

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Looking for self-directed PD … check out these free online courses for teachers http://www.teachthought.com/learning/teacher-university-free-online-education-fall-2014/

PRACTICE
More on the discussion about deliberate practice and the 10,000 hours to expertise http://computinged.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/the-10k-rule-stands-deliberate-practice-leads-to-expertise-and-teaching-can-trump-genetics/

PRESENTATIONS
Strategies for good presentations (workshops, panels, keynotes, or classes) http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.ca/2014/12/1-thing-presenters-should-always-do-8.html

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations
http://www.sparkol.com/blog/8-classic-storytelling-techniques-for-engaging-presentations/

PRODUCTIVITY
As the semester gets busier, consider why you need to stop thinking you are too busy to take a break http://www.fastcompany.com/3034928/the-future-of-work/why-you-need-to-stop-thinking-you-are-too-busy-to-take-breaks

Want to make your faculty meetings more efficient? Here are some practical suggestions http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/academic-leadership/efficient-meetings-effective-decisions/

RESEARCH
Research shows more learning occurs with practiced retrieval than with elaborative studying using concept maps http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6018/772

Doing some research? Check out 7 Academic Search Engines Not Named Google (plus 100 more) from Te@chThought http://teachthought.com/technology/search-engines-for-modern-academic-learning/

Thoughts on some recent research into mentorship in higher education http://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/our-job-as-mentors/

Research shows that effective teachers tend to receive poorer evaluations http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272775714000417

Students learn better when they think they’re going to have to teach the material http://digest.bps.org.uk/2014/10/students-learn-better-when-they-think.html

Research shows mental rest and reflection aid learning http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/10/22/mental-rest-and-reflection-aid-learning/76444.html

Research on texting in class shows some interesting student perceptions http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/texting-class-extent-attitudes-interesting-information/

Some common teaching practices that aren’t supported by research http://www.suttontrust.com/newsarchive/many-popular-teaching-practices-are-ineffective-warns-new-sutton-trust-report/

Some research showing that guessing the wrong answer helps students learn the right answer http://digest.bps.org.uk/2014/11/how-guessing-helps-you-learn-even-if.html

Research shows student-centred approaches produce better learning and test scores http://educationbythenumbers.org/content/students-discover-math-lessons_2432/

Some end of term/year musings about growing as educators http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/weekly-conversation-teaching-learning/

A look at building better curriculum through Universal Design for Learning http://bccampus.ca/2015/01/13/building-better-curriculum-through-universal-design-for-learning/

STUDENTS
Some thoughts about student expectations as they move into the post secondary system http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/reality-check-helping-manage-student-expectations/

Some tips to help your students make it through midterms http://college.usatoday.com/2014/10/14/5-tried-and-true-tips-for-making-it-through-midterms/

Want to better motivate your students? Change up the way you ask questions … http://www.smartclassroommanagement.com/2015/01/24/how-a-simple-question-can-be-a-powerful-motivator/

TEACHING
Check out these 18 Tips for New (and experienced) Teachers from Greg Schwanbeck http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-schwanbeck/new-teachers_b_5676513.html

Some food for thought … How Good Are You at Teaching the Art of Learning? from MindShift http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/08/quiz-yourself-how-good-are-you-at-teaching-the-art-of-learning/

These microlecture concepts apply equally well to traditional, flipped and online classrooms http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/introduction-key-concepts-five-minutes-less-introducing-know-microlecture-series/

10 ways to keep yourself relevant as an educator http://www.justintarte.com/2014/09/10-ways-to-remain-relevant-educator.html

An eye-opening account of what a teacher learned by shadowing 2 students for 2 days http://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/a-veteran-teacher-turned-coach-shadows-2-students-for-2-days-a-sobering-lesson-learned/

The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/abcs-sticky-teaching-graphic/

Some interesting thoughts on when we “accidentally” discover something that works in the classroom … http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/can-learn-accidental-learning/

Some thought on what makes a good teacher from a prof nearing the end of her teaching career http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-careers/climbing-stairs-observations-teaching-career/

Five things one teacher learned to say that changed the way she taught http://pernillesripp.com/2014/11/11/5-things-i-learned-to-say-that-changed-the-way-i-taught/

Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/faculty-development/six-things-make-college-teachers-successful/

10 Great Body Language Tips for Your Next Presentation (or class) http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/05/10-great-body-language-tips-for-your.html

Reflections on a video discussing the role of the technology and teachers in the classrooms … revolution or evolution? http://www.teachthought.com/trends/will-revolutionize-education/

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/schools-are-doing-education-1-0-talking-about-doing-education-2-0-when-they-should-be-planning-education-3-0/

A hallway chat took me back to my post on feature creep and fatigue … take care to keep it out of your classroom https://allthingsacademic.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/feature-creep-and-feature-fatigue/

Have you got the skills and attributes of a Whole Teacher? Check this out … http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/whole-teaching-whole-teacher-self-assessment-educator-assessment/

TECHNOLOGY & TOOLS
GRumbler is a great tool to generate different random groups throughout the term http://www.hks.harvard.edu/fs/msparrow/GRumbler–main.html

I haven’t tried this Free Screen Recorder / Video Capture Software for PC, but it looks promising http://srecorder.com

One way to show YouTube videos without all the ads, comments, and other distractions http://viewpure.com/

Top 10 Free Screencasting Alternatives for your #flipped classroom http://elearningindustry.com/top-10-free-camtasia-studio-alternatives

Some thoughts on technology in the classroom – should we or shouldn’t we … http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/10/daily_northwestern_column_technology_in_the_classroom_isn_t_a_panacea.html

A tool that might be useful if you’re thinking of flipping your classroom http://blogs.msdn.com/b/austeachers/archive/2014/11/06/easy-flipped-learning-with-office-mix.aspx

Reflections on a video discussing the role of the technology and teachers in the classrooms … revolution or evolution? http://www.teachthought.com/trends/will-revolutionize-education/

What type of technology integrator are you? http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/01/technology-integrator-pencil-metaphor.html

Some tools and instructions for making videos for flipped learning http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-whiteboard-videos-for-your-website/

THINKING
Comparing critical thinking to creative thinking http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/12/what-teachers-need-to-know-about.html

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