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This is more than just a tablet. It’s a complete learning solution organized around the school day,” said Stephen Smyth, president of Amplify’s Access division, which produces the tablet. “We believe it’s both more affordable and more impactful than just about any other product in the education technology market.”

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This is just the beginning of the Joel Klein, Rupert Murdoch bid to take over the edu-world. Do the teachers in Guilford really want their “exclusive software designed for teaching and learning” in their practice? Do they feel so disempowered to think and act and work and learn with kids on their own that they’re ok with the district buying it for them? Is this what it’s come to?

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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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Amazon.com: The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning (Corwin Connected Educators Series) eBook: Thomas (Tom) D. Whitby, Steven W. Anderson: Kindle Store

The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning (Corwin Connected Educators Series) - Kindle edition by Thomas (Tom) D. Whitby, Steven W. Anderson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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Worth reading, many good points here. 

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Duolingo for Schools - A New Tool to Help Students Learn Languages

Duolingo for Schools - A New Tool to Help Students Learn Languages | Connected educator | Scoop.it
January 8, 2015
I just learned through an email from Gina  that the popular language learning platform Duolingo released today a new tool called Duolingo for Schools. This tool provides teachers...
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Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently? | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“In order to develop creative individuals, children need environments that nurture their interests. Between standards and testing, how much of that are they getting at school? [[ This is a content summary only.”
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Connected Learners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom

Connected Learners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Professional Development for 21st Century Educators | eCourses, Coached Network Building, Action Research, & Project Based Learning

Via Maree Whiteley, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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Project-based learning at its best...this book represents the culmination of a student learning project supported by English teacher and international blogger Ann Michaelsen,

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President Obama's Ed-Tech Record: Sizing Up Its Impact - Education Week News (blog)

President Obama's Ed-Tech Record: Sizing Up Its Impact - Education Week News (blog) | Connected educator | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama touted the benefits of educational technology often last year, but how much influence has he actually had on moving digital learning forward?
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Straight From Students: Smart Tips for Searching Online

Straight From Students: Smart Tips for Searching Online | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Karoline Hestsveen, a high school student in Norway, collaborated with 26 other students and teacher Ann Michaelsen to write the interactive digital book Connected Learners: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom, a collection of...

Via Al Post, Yashy Tohsaku, Jim Lerman, Official AndreasCY
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The 18 Skills Every 21st Century Learner Should Develop

The 18 Skills Every 21st Century Learner Should Develop | Connected educator | Scoop.it
December 30, 2014
Here is another great visual from Dr Jackie Gerstein featuring a set of some important universal skills for learners. Personally, I prefer to view them from a competency based lens...
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3 Questions To Focus On the Learner

3 Questions To Focus On the Learner | Connected educator | Scoop.it
The teacher evaluation process sometimes seems a little ridiculous.
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What are you strong at?

Where do you need to improve?

What are some things that you are going to do to become a better educator?

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11 Effective Ways to Use Twitter in Education

11 Effective Ways to Use Twitter in Education | Connected educator | Scoop.it
November, 2014
Twitter is a social network of huge importance for us in education. We have posted several articles about it here inEducational Technology and Mobile...
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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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Great info graphic!

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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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Please, Stop Calling Students Lazy.

Please, Stop Calling Students Lazy. | Connected educator | Scoop.it
I hate it when teachers call their students lazy. Or when they refer to having the class from “Hell”. When teachers say that do they really know what they’re saying? I’m offended when I hear that.
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Connected Learners: Creating a Fun and Engaging Classroom

Connected Learners: Creating a Fun and Engaging Classroom | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Ann Sørum Michaelsen with Students, Ulrik, Haakon and Kasper In this premier episode of Connected Educators Radio, Norway, we speak with the some of the co-authors of Connected Learners. The book was written by 27 students and thei...”
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Listen to Wyatt students think abort learning and uting technology
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School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students

School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Rural school districts find creative ways to bring Internet access to students at their homes in poor areas. One school district parks Wi-Fi enabled buses at a trailer park.
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Student-Driven Schools

Student-Driven Schools | Connected educator | Scoop.it
The term “data-driven” is one that keeps coming up in conversations on education continuously, and I will have to admit, the way I am hearing it being used often bothers me.
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An Educator Turn-off

An Educator Turn-off | Connected educator | Scoop.it
Anyone who is familiar with what I write about should recognize that I stress the importance of relevance as educators in order to teach in an ever-changing, rapidly paced, computer-driven society.
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Best Education-Related Videos of 2014

Best Education-Related Videos of 2014 | Connected educator | Scoop.it
I love end of year “best of” lists.  My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2014.
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School vs. Learning

School vs. Learning | Connected educator | Scoop.it
I have been thinking a lot about the “traditional” model of school and how people actually learn. If done the wrong way, school can actually go against what is needed for learning.
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You Have Been Warned

You Have Been Warned | Connected educator | Scoop.it
From Audrey Watters ebook “The Monsters of Education Technology,” now on sale in various forms for $4.99 and worth every penny:
As Cassandra, I must warn you that education technology’s monstrosity will bring about our doom.
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