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Ages of learners

Use Learnist to share what you know. Create a Learn Board on a subject you understand and add 'learnings' by pointing to existing web videos, blogs, images and documents. Anything. In fact, you're on a Learn Board right now.


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Thursday, May 24, 2012

When Pinterest exploded onto the scene this year, I noticed a lot of teacher-friends following me there (confession: I never use the service but yes I have an account). I noticed too a lot of blog posts about “Top 10 Ways to Use Pinterest in the Classroom” (or in the library as the case may be). It’s not that shocking that Pinterest has been popular in some educator circles. Although the service was initially viewed as a way to share...

Read more: Grockit Launches Learnist, a Pinterest for Education


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Learnist, everyone’s favorite learning curation tool, has received $20,000,000 in funding from, among other investors, Discovery Communications. That’s a lot of coin, and a heavy investor. Its users have increased by 400%, and user-engagement is up 100%. Data can lie, but by any measure that’s progress. What this all means could be significant for education. A few possible takeaways? 1. Information is going entirely mobile. The Learnist iPad app has evolved, making it not just functional on Apple’s mobile...

Read more: What Learnist’s Growth Means For The Future Of Education


Friday, October 12, 2012

When we launched Learnist back in May, users had (and still have) the option to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos, Google Docs, Wikipedia articles, SlideShare decks and more, directly into their Learnboards — with the goal of helping anyone learn anything, from anywhere. We call those external resources Learning Types, and we work hard to ensure they work well and display well on Learnist whether you’re using a computer, iPhone or iPad for easy mobile...

Read more: 5 New Ways To Learn With Learnist


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Summary: Learnist takes an innovative approach to learning that takes the best bits of existing social media platforms and forges them as a powerful informal thinking and learning platform. Learnist recently released an iPad/iPhone app for the digital learning platform we love so much here at TeachThought, which helped clarify what makes Learnist such a compelling learning platform. (See our post, “Getting Started With Learnist In The Classroom”.) At first glance, Learnist appears to be a kind of...

Read more: 5 Ways Learnist Has Evolved Digital Learning


Friday, September 28, 2012

By now you’ve heard of Learnist. Last month TeachThought introduced you to Learnist, a digital learning platform that allows educators to “curate digital resources–videos, blogs, podcasts, books, infographics, documents, images–that help facilitate learning, and these resources are placed on “boards” for sharing. An available bookmarklet even allows you to “pluck” content from across the web as you browse.” Using Learnist in the classroom is a natural progression of why it was built–to let people share what they know...

Read more: A Social Studies Teacher Explains How She’s Using Learnist


Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Being fans of progressive learning–from improving traditional instruction in K-20 classrooms to entirely new forms of learning–if it’s innovative and has potential for learning results that at least seem to outweigh the learning curve to understand it, we’re going to give it a look. Among the tools that has caught our attention is Learnist. We’re going to experiment with different ways to bring you Learnist content and resources on a consistent basis. One way we’re going...

Read more: Five Learnist Boards You Can Teach With Tomorrow


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dawn, a high school civics teacher has integrated Learnist into her class room. After a few weeks, both Dawn and her students were hooked. Dawn excitedly decided to share her success with her peers, but was met with some resistance. The number one push back she heard was, why use Learnist when you have a question, when you can just “Google It”. Despite the fact that many people have embraced social...

Read more: How Learnist Crowdsources Expertise


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A tool we’ve been playing around with recently at TeachThought is called Learnist. Learnist organizes information Into “socially-driven lessons.” Reminiscent of MentorMob, Pinterest, and Grockit, Learnist is the latest in a line of digital tools that are designed to leverage the power of crowds to provide resources and informal learning opportunities. Each have their own niche and ideally wouldn’t be seen as competitors, but most educators don’t have time for equity in learning platforms–they need something...

Read more: Getting Started Using Learnist In The Classroom

Leigh Anne Miller

MOOC: Designing A New Learning Environment at Stanford University

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I use this tool to organized a lesson plan to incorporate more multimedia tools. I also use this to enable flipped classrooms, students can navigate to the boards on Learnist then come back to class the next day to work on problems in groups or in learning games (Manga Math or Filament Games).
Leigh Anne Miller

MOOC: Designing A New Learning Environment at Stanford University

Thursday, October 04, 2012

This tool offers any user a way to organized anything they find in the entire universe of the Internet into learning boards. Making them is a snap. The ability to customize, the ease of use and the range of resources you can bring to bear to help teach a subject are the core strengths. I also appreciate using boards made by teachers, if only to gather more ideas for my boards. Highly recommended to all my colleagues. It just works. Pedagogical effectiveness rests with the quality of the board, but student engagement is usually very strong. It is as good a tool for new learners as for adult learners.

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