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Google Drive: A Better Method for Giving Students Feedback

Google Drive: A Better Method for Giving Students Feedback | Connected educator | Scoop.it
When students write and create documents using Google Drive's word processing tool, teachers can give feedback more easily and effectively.
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What makes Google Drive different is the ability to share documents with others. If a student shares a document with you (their teacher), you now have the ability to not only view the document, but to make revisions or comments along the way. (Be sure students choose the “can edit” option when they give you sharing privileges.)

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Teaching or Learning?

Teaching or Learning? | Connected educator | Scoop.it

Teaching or Learning? Is your school culture one that’s focused on teaching, or is it focused on learning? Depends on what you believe, right? If you believe that learning is measured by test scores,...

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Where Are You Going?

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Most schools try to tell a good story about who they are, what kids accomplish while there, and what sets it apart from other places of learning. Very few schools, however, have a good narrative, and...

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Why Social and Emotional Skills Are Vital to Keep At-Risk Students on Track

Why Social and Emotional Skills Are Vital to Keep At-Risk Students on Track | Connected educator | Scoop.it

There's more to learn at school than reading and math. Teaching kids to control their emotions, solve problems and work well with others can help them succeed

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The Best Possible Guarantee of Learning

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The Best Possible Guarantee of Learning I came across John and Evelyn Dewey’s “Schools of To-morrow” recently (free pdf download.) It’s 100 years old this year. And as I read through it, I get...

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Learners or memorizers | Dangerously Irrelevant

Learners or memorizers | Dangerously Irrelevant | Connected educator | Scoop.it

Richard Elmore said: The real argument is whether we want to develop a generation of people who have mastery of their own abilities to learn, or whether we want to perpetuate our obsession with training people to reproduce from memory what the...

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Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers | Connected educator | Scoop.it

Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers
lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests

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New video: Connecting Educators Worldwide

New video: Connecting Educators Worldwide | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“In an interview for Connected Educator Month, Powerful Learning Practice co-founder and CEO Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach talks about her experiences with professional learners and the communities and opportunities most impacting their work in classrooms...”
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How technology is helping me learn, and why schools are slow in transforming!

How technology is helping me learn, and why schools are slow in transforming! | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Collaboration beyond borders! Showing our Prime Minister how Windows surfaca work in class Last week I was able to speak at both Ed-tech Norway Wednesday and Thursday to a smaller group of engaged people representing principals and publishers in...”
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Connecting Professional Learners

Connecting Professional Learners | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Interview Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach talks about her experiences with professional learners and the communities and opportunities most impacting their work in classrooms all around the world.”
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The Innovator’s Mindset (The Book)

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“I am excited to share that my first book, “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity“, is now available.”
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The Crappy Moment of Shift

The Crappy Moment of Shift | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“There is much to absorb in this piece by the OECD’s education director Andreas Schleicher, but here’s the part that we need to all think about:The impact of technology on education delivery remains sub-optimal, because we may over-estimate the...”
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How Schools are Stuck

How Schools are Stuck | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“I’ve been thinking and talking a lot of late about the belief systems that schools have (or don’t have) about student learning, and as I was digging around for some shoulders to stand on (as usual) I found this powerful snip from Grant Wiggins and...”
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It is therefore incumbent on change agents to be the kind of questioners – that is, habit challengers and habit breakers – we are describing, and to work with staff to develop structures and situations in which exploring our most important questions and needs is safe and supported. That will require leaders to charge not only the professional developers but also every staff member to make a commitment to root out institutional inconsistency between mission and practice at central job responsibility.
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3 Ways to Rethink the Education Interview

3 Ways to Rethink the Education Interview | Connected educator | Scoop.it

Innovation in education should not be limited to what happens in the classrooms, but is needed for leadership.

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Modern Literacy

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Modern Literacy Digital literacy doesn’t start with tools. It starts with an understanding of how technology is changing the world, and a richer context of how those changes will impact the way we...

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Simple, Complicated, Complex

Simple, Complicated, Complex | Connected educator | Scoop.it

Simple, Complicated, Complex The whole video is worth a watch, but I love this quote from a recent presentation by Dave Cormier: “As we’ve gotten more abundant access to knowledge, we’ve reduced the...

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3 Questions for the Visionary Leader

3 Questions for the Visionary Leader | Connected educator | Scoop.it

I love the Seth Godin quote above.It is one that guides my thinking as we move forward in education, and if you want to be someone who influences change in yourself and others (a leader), here are…...

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How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic

How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic | Connected educator | Scoop.it

We often write about how technology can help teachers, but sometimes it’s useful to take a step back and consider how teachers influence technology.

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Beyond the Silver Bullet: Making 1:1 Matter

Beyond the Silver Bullet: Making 1:1 Matter | Connected educator | Scoop.it

Technologies will have little to no impact on learning if teachers are not also provided with training and professional development.

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For those who don't know, a movie was made about Lajvardi, called Spare Parts. It's based on atrue story about four of his students, undocumented Mexican immigrants who spoke English as a second language and lived on public aid. These kids asked Lajvardi to support them in entering an underwater robotics competition. Then, against seemingly insurmountable odds, these students won the competition and beat MIT in the process

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Not Waiting for Tomorrow

Not Waiting for Tomorrow | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Doing a talk with over 1800 students recently, I went back and forth about encouraging such a large group of students to use a hashtag.”
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4 reasons why Twitter is relevant in your classroom

4 reasons why Twitter is relevant in your classroom | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Twitter hashtags are everywhere — mainstream and social media, face-to-face conversations, advertisements, etc. But is Twitter relevant in the classroom? ABSOLUTELY!”
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Look Ahead: Week of October 26

Look Ahead: Week of October 26 | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“The month may be winding down, but the connected learning continues! Here are just a few of the events you can look forward to this final week. To access the calendar and register for these and other events, click here.”
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4 of The Best Mac Presentation Apps for Teachers

4 of The Best Mac Presentation Apps for Teachers | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“October 26, 2015 For those of you using Macs in their instruction, the apps below are absolutely worth your attention. These are some of the most popular presentation apps in the Mac App Store which...”
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“None of the Teachers Know What I Can Do”

“None of the Teachers Know What I Can Do” | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Yesterday, Irving, Texas police arrested 14-year-old Mohammed Ahmed when they and his teachers mistook a homemade clock he had constructed out of circuit boards and wires for a bomb.”
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