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Welcome to iPad and Math

Welcome to iPad and Math | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"This site is dedicated to exploring the use of the Apple iPad in the instruction of high school mathematics."


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Photo Stream To Add Sharing

Photo Stream To Add Sharing | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Photo Stream will become much more useful in iOS 6, with the addition of shared photo streams. You will be able to press a “share” button to share select photos from the Photos app via iCloud.

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Project-Based Learning

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Project-Based Learning (Project-Based Learning http://t.co/gH3adkKB via @edutopia...)...
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The texting effect: Face-to-face speaking skills eroding, experts say

The texting effect: Face-to-face speaking skills eroding, experts say | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
They add that the most successful communicators have the ability to text or talk, and know the most appropriate times to use those skills.

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David Hulme's comment, June 12, 2012 6:03 AM
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Learn by unlearning; see by unseeing

Learn by unlearning; see by unseeing | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
I am just back from a couple of days at a conference at Stirling University  Scotland.

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15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Though self-motivated learners will always find a way to learn, these tips certainly don't hurt!

 

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http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/05/15-secrets-of-the-most-successful-self-learners/

 


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iPod Touch & iPad Resources - LiveBinder

iPod Touch & iPad Resources - LiveBinder | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
A collection of resources for educators who are interested in using the iPod Touch or iPad with students.

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12 reasons why people resist change

12 reasons why people resist change | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Expecting resistance to change and planning for it from the start of your chnage management program will allow you to effectively manage objections. Understanding the most common reasons people object to change gives you the opportunity to plan your change stategy to address these factors.

 

It’s not possible to be aware of all sources of resistance to change. Expecting that there will be resistance to change and being prepared to manage it is a proactive step.

 

Recognizing behaviors that indicate possible resistance will raise awareness of the need to address the concerns.

 


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Leadership Is Like Tennis, Not Egyptology. (Always wanted to be a leader but not sure how?)

Leadership Is Like Tennis, Not Egyptology.  (Always wanted to be a leader but not sure how?) | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
The Four Essential Strokes You Need To Be A Great Player.

 

Back when I was a software entrepreneur, I used to run a daylong leadership development workshop for my employees.

 

My objective was to pull together all the insights about leadership I’d gained in my years of business into a hard-hitting, cohesive, and interactive day.

 

I was pointedly trying to transform the participants, and give them a framework for becoming the best leaders they could be—something they would really use, and not just put on their shelves like the last management seminar they attended.

 

A Definition That Really Works

 

I used to start the workshop by going around the room and asking each person to give me his/her definition of “leadership” and writing it down on a whiteboard. When we got done we’d have a whole bunch of words and phases associated with leadership, but no cohesive definition.

 

Then I would say, okay, none of these phrases are wrong, but let me give you my own definition of leadership—a definition that is deceptively simple, yet quite powerful (if fully understood) in helping one become a great leader. Here it is:

 

"A leader is someone who figures out the right things and makes them happen."

 

Why is this definition so powerful? Well, because:

 

It has nothing to do with position, title, or power.Anyone can be a leader in any job.


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The Future of Learning: Don't get caught with your paradigm down

Sharing with you my own presentation which I recently used when I addressed many school principals in the hope that it would ignite robust leadership action to transform their schools. Was excited to be advised by SlideShare that my presentation has been featured for next 16-20 hours.

Principals' Institute March-May 2012 in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Sandton, Pretoria, Midrand, Pietermaritzburg, Durban , South Africa.

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32. Personal Learning Environments PLEs are not only personal web tools and personal learning networks. PLEs are much wider than this, taking in experiences Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011 Personal and realia, as well as learning through Learning Personal TV, music, paper based Network Learning materials, radio & more formal contexts. Environment Learning content is not as important now as where (or who) to connect to, to find it. Personal PWTs are any web Web Tools tools, (usually Web 2.0) chosen by learners to support their lifelong learning. Source: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/07/anatomy-of-ple.html

 

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The Future of Learning: Don't get caught with your paradigm down View more PowerPoint from Anne Whaits @ Varsity College 


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4 Things Great Leaders Do Better Than You

4 Things Great Leaders Do Better Than You | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Good news: Becoming a great leader isn't rocket science. Here are four skills you can master that will set you on a path to greatness.


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Learning with 'e's: Everyone's a critic

Learning with 'e's: Everyone's a critic | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Have we shifted with our students as their sense of "audience" has changed?

 

Picture used from http://www.flickr.com/photos/haggismac/5040857788/ under CC Attribution license.


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Educational Technology Guy: Some more tips for going paperless

Educational Technology Guy: Some more tips for going paperless | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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The need to teach and learn light

The need to teach and learn light | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Polémica por un artículo titulado "una llamada para volver a aprender cómo enseñar a nuestros hijos" publicado en TODAYonline.

Aprender - Desaprender - Reaprender

La clave de la educación.


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The Disruptive Teacher: Project-Based Learning: Success Start to ...

The Disruptive Teacher: Project-Based Learning: Success Start to ... | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Give us the resources we need. Give us the freedom to be creative. Treat us like professionals. Pages. Home · Who I Am · Resume. Monday, June 11, 2012. Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish.
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5 Reasons Educators Should Blog | Connected Principals

5 Reasons Educators Should Blog | Connected Principals | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

1. Writing requires reflection and greater understanding. 2. Blogging begins the cycle of collaboration. 3. Blogging allows the writer a chance to have a digital home. 4. A blog can help to brand the writer and build your platform. 5. Blogging encourages students to do the same.

 

Will Richardson argues that students aren’t really digital natives. In reality, while they may have little fear in using digital technology, they don’t really know how to appropriately utilize those tools. We can model blogging for our students so they can write for a purpose and for an audience.


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Doodlecast Pro for iPad [updated]

Doodlecast Pro is the easiest way to create presentations on your iPad. The app records your voice as you draw to create quick presentations.
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Personalize Learning: The Toolkit

Personalize Learning: The Toolkit | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

How do you personalize learning? First you need to know what personalized learning is. Here is a new site that provides resources, research, models, examples, and stories. This page provides a toolkit that can help your organization begin personalizing learning to meet the needs of all learners. 

 

Check out the chart that compares Personalization, Differentiation, and Indivdiualization. You can download the chart and a report that explains the details of the chart.  The Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments can help you determine where you are in personalizing learning. 

 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides the framework in personalizing learning for all learners. UDL also guides the design of the Personal Learner Profile[TM]. It provides the UDL lens to select the appropriate tools for the Personal Learning Backpack[TM]. UDL guides how Personalized Learning meets the Common Core. 


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Aysin Alp's curator insight, January 11, 2014 7:01 AM

Personalized Learning Toolkit

Paul's curator insight, August 10, 2015 11:26 AM

Have to study this for the upcoming year!

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Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning

The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), founder and producer of Digital Learning Day, is pleased to share the first in its series of digital learning papers entitled, Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning.


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Nancy Jones's comment, June 12, 2012 9:37 AM
thanks. This is a fascinating read.
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4 social media tools that make life easier

4 social media tools that make life easier | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

As social media has become a common marketing tool for businesses, it can become a time suck, but with these four tools, it doesn't have to.


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Developing Your Digital Study Skills

Developing Your Digital Study Skills | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Making the move from our safe and trusted traditional literacy habits to newer digital skills can be quite a challenge, but as teachers I think we are really unlikely to be able to use technology and help our students use technology really effectively unless we are prepared to face this challenge. Technology needs to be more than part of the way we teach but it also has to be part of the way we ourselves continue to learn and part of our everyday professional practice.


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Maureen Greenbaum's comment, June 8, 2012 2:34 PM
why this versus diigo???
lorenzacairo's comment, June 25, 2012 1:11 AM
la tecnologia è sempre più importante e presente. seguirò con attenzione il blog
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Nik Peachey shows how a social bookmarking tool can be used in ESL/EFL instructional activites. There are some interesting ideas here on how the highlighting and commenting features can be used to stimulate students' learning process using this technology. 

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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

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http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/5-tips-to-prevent-digital-burnout-and-maintain-good-mental-health-159.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+pbs/mediashift-blog+(mediashift-blog)&utm_content=Google+Reader

 


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Leaders open their ears wide

Leaders open their ears wide | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Listening at the level where we understand someone’s meaning doesn’t come easily for leaders who are surrounded with distractions.

 

The ability to hear sound comes naturally, but the ability to understand a sound’s meaning (including someone’s words and emotions) is learned.

 

Listening at the level where we understand someone’s meaning doesn’t come easily for leaders who are surrounded with distractions. It takes hard work, especially for those of us who have spent the better part of our lives with our brain (if not our mouths) chattering away.

 

Yet the ability to really listen is foundational to a leader’s skill in attracting enthusiastic followers. While simple in theory, listening to the level of understanding is rare (just try to remember those times that you felt really listened to). I’ve often wondered how many leaders have been derailed due to an inability or unwillingness to listen yet were told it was for other reasons (“not a team player” or “lack of empathy”). It isn’t easy to reverse a lack of listening; it requires a desire to understand what others are trying to communicate and a great deal of practice.

 

This kind of listening is the opposite of the “pretend listening” that some leaders are very skilled at — where the chatter in their heads doesn’t stop and they don’t retain what they heard. They nod and have a faraway look in their eyes. If you are one of those, make no mistake that those who are communicating with you know that you are up to.

 

The wandering gaze, the checking of your smartphone and asking others to repeat what they just said give you away. Caught in the act, you aren’t really listening at all.

 

Pretend listening does more harm than good, so it’s best not to bother until you are ready and willing to really listen.


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Creative Ideas are profiled on 'iPad Creative' Blog

Creative Ideas are profiled on 'iPad Creative' Blog | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

iPad Creative brings you a wide range of articles with a focus towards the creativity and fun. Much like the iPad itself this blog isn't just for geeks, it's for everyone!


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Innovation Excellence | The Importance of Play to Innovation

Innovation Excellence | The Importance of Play to Innovation | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults - and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.

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