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7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom | Connected Principals

7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom | Connected Principals | Connected educator | Scoop.it

Transforming Classrooms with Inquiry

Transforming Classrooms with Voice

Transforming Classrooms with Audience

Transforming Classrooms with Community:

Transforming Classrooms with Leadership

Transforming Classrooms with Play

Transforming Classrooms with Networks:

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What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

Leaders in this movement are working together to identify the structures that need to shift for real change to take hold.
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Some Amazing TED Talks on How to Be A Leader

Some Amazing TED Talks on How to Be A Leader | Connected educator | Scoop.it
March 28, 2015
Leadership comes with hard work but successful leadership entails more than just laboriousness, it calls for special traits that only a select few possess. Whether these traits are...
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Are you focused on the “stuff” or the person?

Are you focused on the “stuff” or the person? | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Here are two approaches to the same thing… Let’s say you want educators in your school to start reflective and professional blogs.”
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You Can’t Give Away What You Do Not Own

You Can’t Give Away What You Do Not Own | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Are we developing skills such as: 
Personal and social responsibility on and offline
Planning, critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity expressed in both traditional and contemporary means
Strong communication skills with a global emphasis
Cross-cultural understanding
Visualizing, design driven problem solving and decision-making
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5 Google Chrome Apps for Social Studies Teachers

5 Google Chrome Apps for Social Studies Teachers | Connected educator | Scoop.it
February 26, 2015
Below are some useful Chrome apps we have curated from Chrome web store for social studies teachers. The post comes as response to the multiple requests we have been receiving over...
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Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.
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What teachers need to do, Noam Chomsky on assessment

What teachers need to do, Noam Chomsky on assessment | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and into pursuing topics that engages and excite us. That’s far more significant than passing tests.
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What’s a Twitter Chat?

What’s a Twitter Chat? | Connected educator | Scoop.it
There are now hundreds of Education Twitter chats taking place around the world at almost any time of day or night. To follow any chat in real-time all one needs is the hashtag (#). The hashtag is the key to the chat.
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Everything Teachers need to Know about Google Scholar Library

Everything Teachers need to Know about Google Scholar Library | Connected educator | Scoop.it
January 29, 2015
We have recently started sharing with our readers here a series of blog posts covering important tips and features embedded in Google Scholar. Today,we are introducing you to Google...
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Texas EduChat Blog – Jaclyn Kuehl

Texas EduChat Blog – Jaclyn Kuehl | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“BLOG: Perspectives from a future teacher on being a connected educator #txeduchat http://t.co/nKVHYFC2Fx #iaedchat”
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The idea of being a connected educator evolves over time, as anything does. Teachers have always had professional learning networks (PLN); now we just have the opportunity to involve so many more people from around the world. Before social media and the World Wide Web, teachers were connected within their schools or districts. Now, a principal from Arkansas can learn with a first grade teacher from Canada and a school counselor from Australia. As a new graduate and grad student, it is so encouraging to know that there are dozens of people willing to share ideas with me or give me feedback on my ideas and my circle is growing every week.
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What teachers need to do, Noam Chomsky on assessment

What teachers need to do, Noam Chomsky on assessment | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and into pursuing topics that engages and excite us. That’s far more significant than passing tests.
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8 Things To Look For in Today’s Classroom (Visual)

8 Things To Look For in Today’s Classroom (Visual) | Connected educator | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post on “8 Things To Look For in Today’s Classroom”, and it has been something that has helped my own learning, and hopefully others as well.
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"Schooling is Not a Natural Act"

"Schooling is Not a Natural Act" | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Seymour Papert writing in The Children’s Machine in 1993:
Schooling is not a natural act.
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Ge The Most out of Google Maps with These Excellent Apps

Ge The Most out of  Google Maps with These Excellent Apps | Connected educator | Scoop.it
March, 2015
Google Maps is an excellent tool to use with students to develop their spatial thinking. Beyond getting driving or walking directions, this tool enables students to discover the world...
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22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about | Connected educator | Scoop.it
March 23, 2015
Over the last weekend, we spent sometime curating what we think are some of the best Chrome apps and extensions for teachers and students.Our selection is based on the reviews we have...
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7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers

7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers | Connected educator | Scoop.it
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Google Dictionary is a must have app for all language learners. This app makes it super easy to view word definitions as you browse the web. Simply highlight or double click the word you want to define, and a pop-up bubble will be displayed with the complete definition of that term. I also allows you to store the history of words you have looked up so you can practice them later.

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Why would students feel valued at school? | Dangerously Irrelevant

Why would students feel valued at school? | Dangerously Irrelevant | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Why on earth would students say they feel valued at school? In most schools, students are told what to do nearly every minute of every school day, are generally treated as passive recipients of whatever adults foist on them, have their thoughts and opinions routinely and blatantly ignored or dismissed when it comes to day-to-day operations, and are punished whenever they deviate from organizational compliance structures. The number of schools in which students have significant input into things that actually matter is miniscule. But, hey, it’s all about the kids and we care.
Kids are bored. Gallup boredom data reinforce the Quaglia boredom data, as do the tidal waves of anecdotes from anyone you want to ask about their school experience. But we don’t seem to care enough to do anything about it.
Everyone’s a learner, everyone’s a teacher. Online we exist within interconnected, interdependent webs of learning and teaching. But not in school.
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7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers

7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers | Connected educator | Scoop.it
March 2, 2015
Here is what we have been working on over the last weekend. This is a list of some excellent Chrome tools to enhance your 'Googling' experience. From extensions allowing you to conduct...
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What if You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Student?

What if You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Student? | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Barnes and Ripp, much like many great teachers...trust their students. They have supports in place to make sure students continue to learn at their pace, but they provide them with the autonomy to follow their own paths, which is very exciting for students and for teachers. Most students will rise to the challenge when they know they have the support of their teacher.
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Barnes and Ripp, much like many great teachers...trust their students. They have supports in place to make sure students continue to learn at their pace, but they provide them with the autonomy to follow their own paths, which is very exciting for students and for teachers. Most students will rise to the challenge when they know they have the support of their teacher.

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Individualized and Personalized Learning

Individualized and Personalized Learning | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Listening to Dr. Yong Zhao recently at a conference, he talked about the idea of “”individualized” and “personalized” learning. This is how I understood the differences between the two: “individualized” learning is having students go through...
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“individualized” learning is having students go through different paths to get to the same end point.  How you get there is different, but the destination is the same.

“Personalized” learning is having students go through their own paths to whatever endpoint they desire.  How you take the path and where you end up is totally dependent upon the strengths and interests of the learner.

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Individualized learning and personalized learning-- both are essential to developing young people as engaged critical thinkers.

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3 Important Google Search Tips to Help Students with Their Language Learning

3 Important Google Search Tips to Help Students with Their Language Learning | Connected educator | Scoop.it
January 28, 2015
Today I want to share with you three useful Google search tips that students can use to enhance their language learning and enrich their vocabulary. These tips are related to the use...
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7 Awesome Posters for Language Teachers

7 Awesome Posters for Language Teachers | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“January 23, 2015 Today I brought you a collection of some interesting infographics and posters particularly useful for English language teachers. I curated this collection from Larry Ferlazzo’s...”
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Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators. | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“If there is one thing I truly understand about educators it is that they are slow to change.”
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If there is one thing I truly understand about educators it is that they are slow to change. It might be from decades of people jumping in with the “latest and greatest” answer to a better way to do things in education, or some legislative mandate to fix it all through legislation, only to find it to fizzle out and fall way short when actually implemented. If teachers learned one thing from these experiences it is that, if you wait and ride it out long enough, all of these initiatives will all go away. The problem however is that many educators want to apply this sit and wait posture to anything that requires them leaving their zones of comfort.
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Connected Educators Radio

Connected Educators Radio | Connected educator | Scoop.it
We have started a BAM Radio station that will feature connected goodness throughout the year called Connected Educators Radio.
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508 Resource Limit Is Reached - Linkis.com

508 Resource Limit Is Reached - Linkis.com | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“RT @tomwhitby: C4C15: How Being a Connected Educator Works #Edchat http://t.co/rxDF5UmlwC”
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