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10 Traits of Teams that Trust – Brain Leaders and Learners

10 Traits of Teams that Trust – Brain Leaders and Learners | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
@toughLoveforx THX M! You model the kind of Trust Building Leadership talked about here!
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Developing Character Strengths: A Vital Goal of Education - Part 3

Developing Character Strengths: A Vital Goal of Education - Part 3 | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD. In the 3rd of a 4-part series on character strengths, this article focuses on how teachers can create positive learning environments that uses character strengths as the foundation to a core curriculum.

 

In his recent article School Made Easy: Character Education is the Key, Dr. Neal Mayerson, Chairman of the VIA Institute, points out that teachers choose the type of culture to create in their classrooms.

 

===> Cultures of collaboration, confidence, mutual respect, and engagement help nurture the development of character strengths. <===

 

Read more, very interesting and very important for best "eCitizen" and "Digital Citizen-Ship"...

 

http://rootsofaction.com/blog/developing-character-strengths-a-vital-goal-of-education-part-3/

 


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Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".

Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge. 

 

She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.

 

She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.

 

How are they connected?"

 

Excellent definition. 

 

And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.

 

Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”

 

Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.

 

So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."

 

But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience. 

 

She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.

 

Excellent. Highly recommended. 9/10

 

Full article: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2012/07/07/understanding-content-curation/ ;


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 8, 2012 10:22 AM
I especially like how she used the Bloom's Taxonomy and related that to curation.
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Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)

Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core) | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages.
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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class

14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Matt Levinson For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there's wisdom to be lear...
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Teachers' Quick Guide on The Use of Games in Education

Teachers' Quick Guide on The Use of Games in Education | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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5 Ways to Save Time and Fight Procrastination

5 Ways to Save Time and Fight Procrastination | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

One of the very worst afflictions that can be experienced by a business owner, and one which can virtually bring a business to a grinding halt,  is procrastination.

 

If you know that you are a procrastinator, you will be well aware of the negative consequences that your behaviour is having on your business, and perhaps it is time you addressed the issue.

 

This good article, acknowledges the amount of time wasted by those who procrastinate, and it offers five basic tips that you can immediately implement to change your behaviour.


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DocsTeach

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"Turn your students into historians with primary-source based activities that develop historical thinking skills. Activities are ready to use in your classroom. Or alter an existing activity to fit your unique needs."


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Co-operation vs. Competition (vs. Collaboration)

Co-operation vs. Competition (vs. Collaboration) | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Finnish educator and author Pasi Sahlberg writing in yesterday’s Washington Post:
Many reformers believe that the quality of education improves when schools compete against one another. For cooperation to happen, we need to be participating transparently with the idea that others can build upon what we share, reshare it, curate it, connect it or whatever else. In that vein, it’s why we need to promote a “network literacy” that supports our ability to find, analyze, synthesize and share information and knowledge in safe, effective and ethical ways. In my discussions and snap polling of education audiences, I can tell you we’re nowhere near a tipping point with that in schools. 
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It Takes Two to Tweet: Interpretation as a Shared Responsibility :: Agile Learning

It Takes Two to Tweet: Interpretation as a Shared Responsibility :: Agile Learning | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

As we learn more about finding connections with our virtual colleagues, this article might help explore the idea of how to build one's network most effectively.


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Daily iPad App: MyScript Memo takes your handwriting and turns it ...

Daily iPad App: MyScript Memo takes your handwriting and turns it ... | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Handwriting is one of those things that seems like it should be easy on the iPad, but, in reality, it is fairly difficult. Unlike Apple's legendarily.
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Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better

Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
In their new book, Digital Fluency: Building Success in the Digital Age, Christian Briggs and Kevin Makice offer a roadmap to digital fluency for individuals and organizations.

 

So what's the difference between digital literacy and digital fluency? According to Briggs and Makice, literacy means you know what tools to use and how to use them, while fluency means you also know when and why to use them. They also offer this core definition: "Digital fluency is the ability to reliably achieve desired outcomes through use of digital technology." Under this definition, fluency also includes the ability to choose the right tools and use multiple tools in combination.


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iPad Art Apps – Sample Work

iPad Art Apps – Sample Work | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
MacWorld had a digital art contest using iPad apps and announced the winners. The digital creations are shown along with a list of the apps and tools used for each work of art.

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What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning?

What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning? | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

When parents and teachers consider how children learn, it’s usually the intellectual aspects of the activity they have in mind. Sidney D’Mello would like to change that. The University of Notre Dame psychologist has been studying the role of feelings in learning for close to a decade, and he has concluded that complex learning is almost inevitably “an emotionally charged experience,” as he wrote in a paper published in the journal Learning and Instruction earlier this year.


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iPad 1 – 0 Teacher

iPad 1 – 0 Teacher | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
A simple lesson involving concept, reflection and extended writing shouldn’t present too much of a problem! Admittedly Monday period one is not the greatest educational slot but the conclusio...
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How Creative are You? - The Mind Whisperer

How Creative are You? - The Mind Whisperer | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
How Creative are You? Test your workplace creativity skills! If the idea of being creative at work makes you think of artistic talent, don't worry!
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iPad Creative - iPad Creative

iPad Creative - iPad Creative | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Blog with creative uses for the Apple iPad. 


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More Pedagogic Change in 10 years than Last 1000 years: Donald Clark [TED]

Search, links, media sharing, social media, Wikipedia, games, open source etc. are ground breaking shifts in the way we learn, says Donald Clark. Unfortunately, they're not matched by the way we teach. The growing gap between teaching practice and learning practice is acute and growing. Institutional teaching, especially in Universities is hanging on to the pedagogic fossil that is the lecture. The true driver for positive, pedagogic change is the internet.


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Teachers' Quick Guide on The Use of Games in Education

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Bloom's Digital Web2.0

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A comprehensive collection of digital tools aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy,  created by Karen VanVliet and Kathy Beck. 

 

 


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Emotional Intelligence at Work: Your Performance Appraisal

Emotional Intelligence at Work: Your Performance Appraisal | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Performance appraisal does not have to be filled with anxiety and promote defensiveness and dejection.

 

It can be a great opportunity to learn about yourself, what is important to your boss, and improve your effectiveness. All you have to do is put your emotional intelligence to work!


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Top 10 qualities of top principals

Top 10 qualities of top principals | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
The principal is the single most powerful person in a school district. Their leadership makes the weather for staff and students, and the culture they create is tangible. It follows that top princi...
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This is how to Use iPad to Enhance Students Reading Skills

This is how to Use iPad to Enhance Students Reading Skills | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Tthere are many reasons why there is a growing educational focus on the iPad and most important of all these reasons are its portability feature and ease of use. It is too early to talk about iPad as a replacememnt of the tradional book but the speed at which schools and educational centres all around the world are embracing it is a clear omen that there will soon be a culture of digital eBooks and virtual libraries where access to books will be as easy as sending an email.


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What is a 21st century teacher? | SmartBlogs

What is a 21st century teacher? | SmartBlogs | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
If we want to gain respect as a profession, then we must embrace a 21st century model of constant growth and improvement.

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21st Century Information Fluency

21st Century Information Fluency | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Information Fluency is the ability to locate digital information efficiently, evaluate it effectively and use it ethically.

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