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A Parent's Guide to Educational iPad Games - iPads in Education

A Parent's Guide to Educational iPad Games - iPads in Education | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Call me a heretic but I don't see great value in games that have players stealing cars and beating up innocent bystanders. I'd rather see children have fun playing games while also learning important skills as a byproduct. In that spirit, I've started a list of educational iPad game apps for casual home use. They don't necessarily help you master long division or prepare for an upcoming geography test. The accent is primarily on having fun. The second important criterion is that time spent playing is productive and that something of value is learned.


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The connected leader | Harold Jarche

The connected leader | Harold Jarche | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:43 PM

This would be a good model for any edcuational institution.

AnnC's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:00 PM

concepts that can turn our organizations upside down - in a good way!

Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 6, 9:23 PM

The nature of organisations are going to change dramatically over the next 20 years.  Collaborative working will become the norm.

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What is “Connected Learning”?

What is “Connected Learning”? | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, October 19, 6:58 AM

What is "Connected Learning"?

Jen Gagner's curator insight, October 23, 7:49 PM

Mimi Ito's take on this important topic in education.

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Universal Design for Learning: What It Is and How It Works

Universal Design for Learning: What It Is and How It Works | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a teaching approach to help all learners be successful. Learn how it benefits kids with learning and attention issues.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 19, 4:24 PM

The goal of UDL is to use a variety of teaching methods to remove any barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities to succeed. UDL doesn’t specifically target kids with learning and attention issues. It’s about building in flexibility that can be adjusted for every student’s strengths and needs.

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Maintaining Your Sanity In The Pressure Game Of Teaching - Te@chThought

Maintaining Your Sanity In The Pressure Game Of Teaching - Te@chThought | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

" One year ago, I wrote the article, Why Good Teachers Quit.

 

It was hard to write and I struggled with sharing my friend’s frustration and exhaustion. Yes, it was actually about a friend and not me. Today, I am happy to report my friend is still teaching. I am also sad to report her situation is no better. In fact, I might even say it has gotten a little bit worse. She still works long, hard, physically and mentally exhausting days. She is still overwhelmed by data and binders and often superhuman-like expectations. She still does it everyday because she knows she makes a difference to her students, to their lives, and their learning."


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Why today’s school leaders must become digital leaders | #frizzle @scholastic

Why today’s school leaders must become digital leaders | #frizzle @scholastic | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Effective leadership is extremely important in any system, but it is even more imperative in schools if we are to provide all learners with a world-class education. This education has to be relevant, meaningful, and applicable. During my tenure as Principal at New Milford High School, we worked tirelessly over the course of four years to transform the culture to one that was primed for student engagement, learning, and achievement.  Through the lens of social media, I was exposed to a whole new world that I did not know existed. My subsequent journey as a connected leader and learner resulted in small, then large, shifts in professional practice that eventually served as catalysts for transformative change. Thus I began to construct an area of practice around digital leadership.

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3 Ways Leaders Stay Present | Switch and Shift

3 Ways Leaders Stay Present | Switch and Shift | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Executive presence is defined as projecting confidence, speaking with a sense of assuredness, being poised, (especially under pressure) and decisive. People

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iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius

iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Though more than two years into my school’s implementation of project based learning, yesterday, I found myself excited all over again. I was helping a second grade teacher enhance her landforms PBL by using Padlet as part of the KWL process and suddenly realized that this approach to student-centered learning has truly become a part of who we are as a school.

My adventures in combining PBLs and iPads began with a gift of two carts. I had just started taking the PBLU online courses when the head of our independent pre-k through eighth grade school challenged each grade-level team to teach one unit using the PBL approach while finding authentic ways to draw in iPads. As the lower school technology integration person, I immediately went on a quest to find a guinea pig willing to plan and co-teach a PBL unit incorporating iPads. This is the story of that first experience. . .

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, October 18, 1:05 PM

Ideas for PBL in elementary classrooms!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 19, 8:59 PM

Thx John Evans!

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What School Should Be: The Strength of Student Voice

What School Should Be: The Strength of Student Voice | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
By Megan Mead & Caroline Vander Ark - We ask students what school should is, what it should be and what can be done to improve college and career readiness.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 19, 4:50 PM

By Megan Mead & Caroline Vander Ark - We ask students what school should is, what it should be and what can be done to improve college and career readiness.


Monique Spierings's curator insight, October 20, 3:00 AM

Mooi oefening om met je studenten te doen. Mits je er ook een vervolg aan kunt geven.

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The Power of "I Don't Know" - Edutopia

The Power of "I Don't Know" - Edutopia | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
The role of teaching has evolved. No longer are we the carriers of knowledge, giving it to students and assessing if they can repeat facts successfully. We are, instead, tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves.

And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

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25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
You'll be the talk of the teacher's lounge with these smart classroom ideas.

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20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator

20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Do you have a set of defined, school wide instructional practices? I bet you have defined practices for attendance, discipline, fire drills, cafeteria, bus drills, and registration. How can we call ourselves professionals when the very business of which we are about--teaching and learning--has no defined practices?


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Passport: The learning environment of tomorrow—TODAY

Through a long-term collaborative partnership with the University of Minnesota LT Media Lab, we are building, integrating, and researching the future of fluency.…

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 14, 1:20 PM

Passport



Interesting to see what is being pushed on the educational market. 

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

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A Principal's Reflections: Change is a Mindset

A Principal's Reflections: Change is a Mindset | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
#VTed #EdReform is a Mindset http://t.co/5So99uCryI @E_Sheninger @suzieprof "Demonstrates pathways for school #leadership."
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Finland at the top of the education efficiency index

Finland at the top of the education efficiency index | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
According to a new international study of educational efficiency across OECD countries, the Finnish education system ranks first.  The study, commissioned by Gems Education Solutions compares how developed countries allocate spending on education...

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How to set up and implement Apple TV in your classroom in under 5 minutes

How to set up and implement Apple TV in your classroom in under 5 minutes | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

If you are using iPads in your classroom without the Apple TV Unit you are really only getting half the experience.
This great video from square group will explain to the uninitiated the
process of getting started with Apple TV in your classroom including the
setup and some basic teaching ideas. 


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Computational Thinking with Scratch - Harvard.edu

Computational Thinking with Scratch - Harvard.edu | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Computational thinking has received considerable attention over the past several years, but there are many perspectives on what computational thinking entails. We are interested in the ways that design-based learning activities — in particular, programming interactive media — support the development of computational thinking in young people. This site and its collection of instruments are designed for K-12 educators and researchers interested in supporting and assessing the development of computational thinking through programming.

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How to Foster Collaborative Discussion (and the tools to do it!) - FRACTUS LEARNING

How to Foster Collaborative Discussion (and the tools to do it!) - FRACTUS LEARNING | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
This video is a pedagogical model of how a number of teachers are using collaborative discussion in our school. Here are a number of ways it can be used.

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A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center

A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 19, 2:37 PM

Don't miss this key paper on educational assessment! 


There is a growing consensus that college and career readiness depends on not just academic knowledge and skills but on a wide range of social and developmental competencies, as well—such as the ability to monitor one’s own learning, persist at challenging tasks, solve complex problems, set realistic goals, and communicate effectively in many kinds of settings.


This is the first in Students at the Center’s new Deeper Learning Research Series—David T. Conley, well-known for his influential research on college readiness, argues that the time is ripe for a major shift in educational assessment.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, October 20, 2:23 PM

I thought passing this along to my fellow Kansas educators.  After all, we are facing the College and Career Pathways framework. 

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Teacher PD for the Digital Classroom: 6 Bold Ideas to Empower Educators

Teacher PD for the Digital Classroom: 6 Bold Ideas to Empower Educators | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Training and support for teachers on the effective use of educational technology is the key to enhancing learning in the connected classroom. That was the clear message from a recent one-day working summit in Washington, D.C., where some of the nation's top educators, edtech advocates, and policy...

 

1. Allocate More Time for Professional Development

 

2. Reimagine the Ecosystem and the Offerings

 

3. Move from 20th- to 21st-Century Training

 

4. Change the School Culture

 

5. Redefine Leadership

 

6. Create Meaningful Mentorship Opportunities


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 19, 4:42 PM
Training and support for teachers on the effective use of educational technology is the key to enhancing learning in the connected classroom. That was the clear message from a recent one-day working summit in Washington, D.C., where some of the nation's top educators, edtech advocates, and policy...


1. Allocate More Time for Professional Development


2. Reimagine the Ecosystem and the Offerings


3. Move from 20th- to 21st-Century Training


4. Change the School Culture


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A look at the Technology of the Future Classroom

A look at the Technology of the Future Classroom | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
A look at the Classroom of the Future
A great Video Featuring the Future Classroom with future 3D Modelling and
other future Graphic User Interface and display Technology.

Via Suvi Salo, Aki Puustinen
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Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com

Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. That doesn’t leave a lot of brain energy for learning.


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DareDo's curator insight, October 30, 6:26 AM

Beaucoup de bon sens et de choses connues. Néanmoins très utile à relire et intégrer...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 7:54 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing

Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
School improvement coach Elena Aguilar offers up useful suggestions for teachers when sitting down with parents.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 15, 7:14 AM

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar offers up useful suggestions for teachers when sitting down with parents.


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Different Kinds of Empathy

Empathy is central to leadership abilities. Daniel Goleman discusses the three different kinds of empathy: Cognitive, Emotional, and Empathic Concern.

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Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.

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10 Ways to Boost Brain Power for Young Students

10 Ways to Boost Brain Power for Young Students | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Research into neuroscience and brain power is among the most fascinating due to its impact on education. And when it comes to young learners, strategies for optimizing brain development are essenti...

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 15, 11:18 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
http://goo.gl/st4aLZ

Leonie McIntosh's curator insight, October 15, 8:16 PM

Neuroscience and early childhood education is really an untapped wealth of knowledge - imagine if the two sectors worked closer together to explore early childhood development and connections with neuroscience.