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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. …

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What’s A Learning Simulation?

What’s A Learning Simulation? by TeachThought Staff This post has been updated from a 2012 post. Clark Aldrich is an enthusiastic advocate for new learning forms, and leading thinker on the power of learning simulations and author of Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds and Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover …

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The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning

The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning Gamification and game-based learning are each buzzwords (and buzzphrases) in education. Each can offer your classroom something, but many mistake one for the other. Can you tell the difference? The Definition Of Gamification The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage …

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The Definition Of Student Backchanneling

Student Backchanneling is the digital hosting of background conversations by students during learning. These sorts of conversations are held on sites like chatzy (which has mobile capability), and add an immediate layer of complexity and interactivity to any existing activity. This kind of flexibility makes it easy to try in any content area, and most grade …

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The Difference Between Differentiation And Personalized Learning

The Difference Between Differentiation And Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff The difference between differentiation, personalized learning, and the individualization of learning sometimes seems like a matter of semantics, but that could be that terms are used interchangeably when they’re actually not the same. The biggest difference really is the starting point. Personalized learning starts with …

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The Definition Of Blended Learning

The Definition Of Blended Learning by TeachThought Staff Blended education. Hybrid learning. Flipping the classroom. Whatever one chooses to call it, this method of learning–which combines classroom and online education–is going places and making headlines along the way. While education experts continue to debate the efficacy of hybrid learning, its very existence has challenged them to …

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