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7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development - Getting Smart by Laura Conley

7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development - Getting Smart by Laura Conley | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Arriving home from San Diego and having just attended the ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) conference I was scheduled to facilitate an all-day professional development for our district.
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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014
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Innovation Excellence | How 3-D Printing Will Change Education

Innovation Excellence | How 3-D Printing Will Change Education | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Also known as rapid prototyping, 3-D printing is a technology that allows users to create three-dimensional physical products from a digital file. Educational institutions are still in the early stages of adopting this groundbreaking new technology, but a few early pioneers have shown us just how feasible–and useful–it can become.
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Why should students learn to code? - Daily Genius

Why should students learn to code? - Daily Genius | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Did you know that this week (December 8-14) is Computer Science Education Week? There are resources available via the previous link to help encourage kids to learn to code, to bring computer science education to your school or district, and more. While the concept is mainly aimed at encouraging schools to teach more computer science and […]
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Litographs - Books on T-shirts, Posters, and Tote Bags

Litographs - Books on T-shirts, Posters, and Tote Bags | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Litographs creates art from literature. We design t-shirts and posters from the text of classic books. For each sale, Litographs donates one book to a community in need.
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Seeking coders, tech titans turn to schools

Seeking coders, tech titans turn to schools | Cuppa | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama sat down Monday to write a few lines of computer code with middle school students from Newark, N.J., for a PR campaign that has earned bipartisan endorsements from around the Capitol. The $30 million campaign to promote computer science education has been financed by the tech industry, led by Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates and Mark...
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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

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A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.
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Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity

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What Will The Future of Education Technology Look Like? [INFOGRAPHIC] - PikeMall Tech

What Will The Future of Education Technology Look Like? [INFOGRAPHIC] - PikeMall Tech | Cuppa | Scoop.it
While I’m recovering from my annual battle with the Kentucky crud, I thought I’d finally post something here on the ol’ blog this week.  Don’t you just love it when you have lots of plans laid out and suddenly, you start back to school and you get sick, all at the same time? I knew …
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Strategic Planning: How To Design, Develop, And Implement - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

Strategic Planning: How To Design, Develop, And Implement - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology | Cuppa | Scoop.it
In our professional lives, buzz words are thrown around like hot potatoes. And we’ve all known that co-worker, boss, or client who uses corporate buzz words more than adjectives. ROI, synergy, corporate responsibility, pivot, disintermediation, efficiently operationalize strategies, leverage core competencies. Sometimes (maybe most times) these words mean nothing. However there’s one buzz word that …
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What makes us feel good about our work?

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What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. (Filmed at TEDxRiodelaPlata.)
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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? | Cuppa | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.
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We must invest in an entrepreneurial mindset

We must invest in an entrepreneurial mindset | Cuppa | Scoop.it
One of the biggest concerns among today's business leaders is the workforce of tomorrow and whether students are acquiring the skills, knowledge and training to succeed.
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Top 10 tips on how teachers can improve their work-life balance

Top 10 tips on how teachers can improve their work-life balance | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Experts share their views on how teachers can manage workloads and avoid burnout – without falling behind on marking
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What will future jobs look like?

What will future jobs look like? | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.
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iPads and Arts Education: Rewriting Cultural Narratives with The 524 Project

iPads and Arts Education: Rewriting Cultural Narratives with The 524 Project | Cuppa | Scoop.it
High school students from DC and Detroit get acquainted via digital media, sharing their own worlds and learning to appreciate each other's world.
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5 Simple Lessons for Social and Emotional Learning for Adults

5 Simple Lessons for Social and Emotional Learning for Adults | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar offers up five lessons to use with school staff and faculty for building emotional awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.
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Self-Directed Learning

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The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
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New Book Calls for Joy, Trust & Courage in Engineering Education | Olin College

Needham, Mass and Douglas, MI – Our current engineering educational system is broken. As a result, we are not graduating enough or the right kind of engineer innovators needed to solve the complex challenges of the world, from energy production to cyber security. Less than five percent of U.S. undergraduates choose engineering as a degree, and more than 50 percent will leave the major before graduating – despite the lure of higher salaries and jobs for newly minted graduates.
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5 Things I Learned to Say That Changed the Way I Taught

5 Things I Learned to Say That Changed the Way I Taught | Cuppa | Scoop.it
There are many things that we can change as educators.  We can all embark on major journeys toward bettering our lives, the lives of our students, and the effect we have on others.  Often those big...
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How to Make Your School More International | The Puzzle

How to Make Your School More International | The Puzzle | Cuppa | Scoop.it
How do you make a school more international, beyond adding an "international day" or a phrase in a mission statement? Dr. Art Charles weighs in.
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Be My Guest: Towards a New Model of Teaching

Be My Guest: Towards a New Model of Teaching | Cuppa | Scoop.it
Patrick Farenga worked closely with John Holt for four years, until Holt’s death in 1985. He is the President of Holt Associates and was the publisher of Growing Without Schooling magazine from 1985 until it stopped publishing in Nov. 2001.  Two of Pat's books are Teach Your Own: The John Holt
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