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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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Skype Connects Classrooms With Field Trips Around the World - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

Skype Connects Classrooms With Field Trips Around the World - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Skype's video chats have developed into an innovative tool for global classroom collaboration.”
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Lesson plan – Spare parts

Lesson plan – Spare parts | Connected educator | Scoop.it
““Spare Parts,” a smart, creative and highly-enjoyable drama about a team of intelligent, hard-working and ambitious high school students who enter a prestigious robotics competition, and their dedicated science teacher who mentors, educates, pushes...”
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October Is A Great Month For School Leaders to Connect - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

October Is A Great Month For School Leaders to Connect - Education Week (subscription) (blog) | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“This "Three for Thursday" entry highlights resources for school leaders to stay connected to cutting edge ideas in leadership and education technology.”
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How to become a connected educator

How to become a connected educator | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Reaching beyond school walls opens up a world of vibrant learning communities in which educators share ideas and propel each other to grow.”
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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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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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On Criminalizing Kids

On Criminalizing Kids | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“Jared Keller:If this boilerplate response sounds all too familiar, it’s because police and school administrators use it all the time after arresting students for completely moronic reasons.”
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The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“ Over the many years that #Edchat has been engaging educators, one topic that always generates a huge amount of interest, based on comments, is the faculty meeting.”
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Connected Educator Month- One Week and Counting… | Powerful Learning Practice

Connected Educator Month- One Week and Counting… | Powerful Learning Practice | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“RT @gcouros: Connected Educator Month- One Week and Counting… http://t.co/lQNo8GhudQ via @snbeach #ce15”
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Student Self-Publishing- An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning

Student Self-Publishing- An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning | Connected educator | Scoop.it
“July 20, 2015 When Tabitha Sanchez, a sophomore at Pace University, was in high school, she started a book blog for her English class. Today, Tabitha’s Book Blog is a nationally-recognized blog...”
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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

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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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Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, February 25, 2015 9:44 AM

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