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5 Ways That edX Could Change Education - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

5 Ways That edX Could Change Education - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
The new venture will engage the entire world in an expensive and ambitious experiment.

Since MIT and Harvard started edX, their joint experiment with free online courses, the venture has attracted enormous attention for opening the ivory tower to the world.

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50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World

50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
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How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

How Transparency Can Transform School Culture | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Leaders who demonstrate a continual desire to learn and connect whenever possible help set a precedence of transparency and innovation in a school's culture.
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11 Things Famous Artists And Cultural Figures Can Teach You About Creativity

11 Things Famous Artists And Cultural Figures Can Teach You About Creativity | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
What would you ask Diana Picasso, Hans Zimmer, Jonas Mekas and TED founder Richard Saul Wurman if you had the chance to pick each of their big, innovative brains for even just a moment? Imagine, you can only interrogate with one consistent question f...
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What to do when Genius Hour fails... - A.J. Juliani

What to do when Genius Hour fails... - A.J. Juliani | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
A teacher I work with asked me last week, “How do we deal with those students who aren’t doing anything with Genius Hour? I feel like I’ve helped and helped…but they don’t seem to care at all.” Maybe you’ve had this same experience with a student (or group of students) while running a Genius Hour …
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Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have
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12 Most Indispensable Things to do on Social Media Before Your Job Interview

12 Most Indispensable Things to do on Social Media Before Your Job Interview | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Jenny Pollock offers some great tips with the 12 Most Indispensable Things to do on Social Media Before Your Job Interview.
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You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest efforts." —Albert ...
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Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides)

Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides) | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Every era demands--and rewards--different skills.In this collection, we share perspectives on coding from a university professor's vantage (MIT's Mitch Resnick describes why learning to code is like learning to learn) to an elementary school's point of view (Sheena Vaidyanathan describes the program for sixth graders in Los Altos, Calif.), and other points in between.

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The Questions that Won't Go Away

The Questions that Won't Go Away | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
At the end of the year, I'm left with a number of questions that I am asking myself, and I long to ask many of you. They are the questions that require courage to truly address. They are the questi...
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Are you dreaming big enough?

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Education leaders deliver first TED Talks on PBS | TED Talks Education | PBS

Education leaders deliver first TED Talks on PBS | TED Talks Education | PBS | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Thought leaders in education, including Geoffrey Canada, Bill Gates, and Sir Ken Robinson, deliver the first-ever TED Talks on television.
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At least someone is talking about the HS dropout crisis. . .

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200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Get free K-12 video lessons; mobile apps; audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and web resources!
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Not sure how old this resource is, but most content seems contemporary!

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Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces

Student Blogs: Learning to Write in Digital Spaces | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Student blogging is not a project, but a process. We are continuously striving to refine, improve and re-evaluate. As I am meeting with teachers individually, I can't stress enough the importance o...
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I love the guidelines page. . .and it can be downloaded!!

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Kitri Doherty's comment, March 13, 2013 9:04 PM
I really like the check list format! Things to think about as I'm learning to blog! Thanks!
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Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking

Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is trending is some educational circles.  Edutopia recently ran a design thinking for educators workshop and I attended two great workshops at SXSWedu 2013 on Design Thinking: Hack ...
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This really compliments the #csusmedu look at Dan Pink's drive and how we could design the type of learning experiences that tap into our students' intrinsic motivation!

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Four Ways to Move from ‘School World’ to ‘Real World’

Four Ways to Move from ‘School World’ to ‘Real World’ | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Knowledge has become increasingly abundant, giving educators the opportunity to make the school world look more like the real world.
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Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All

Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All by Terry Heick As education changes, it depends primarily on internal catalysts for…
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Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory

Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

What is a Learning Theory 

So in this post, let me clear, first, about what a theory actually is, and then let me outline the ways in which connectivism can be thought of as a learning theory.

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Black educators and racially-competent mentors - @ileducprof

Black educators and racially-competent mentors - @ileducprof | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
On Jan. 10, I was prompted to moderate a Twitter chat on mentoring preK-12 teachers. More specifically, it was suggested by two African-American educators,
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Learning To Ask The Right Question

Learning To Ask The Right Question | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
In a new book by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, "Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions" proposes a six-step process for teaching students to formulate their own questions and take ownership of their learning.
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Great steps that I have not seen in conjunction with questions.

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Different approach to learning yields compassionate results

Different approach to learning yields compassionate results | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based learning allowed students at this inner north primary school to step inside the life of a child refugee living in detention. What happened next moved parents to tears.
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The Gender Spectrum | Teaching Tolerance

The Gender Spectrum | Teaching Tolerance | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

When we meet a newborn baby, most of us ask the same question: boy or girl? Often, the answer is easy. Often, but not always.

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The Best of TED Talks for Teachers to Watch in This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best of TED Talks for Teachers to Watch in This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Today while I was working on a list of the best TED Talks that teachers can watch in this summer, I realized that the list is going to be very long and still would not include all the videos i want you to watch. One solution to this is to share playlists of  TED talks created by renowned educators and thinkers like Ken Robinson, Malcolm London...etc.

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A nice collection of other people's favorite talks. . .I like that!

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Don't Leave College Without These 10 Digital Skills

Don't Leave College Without These 10 Digital Skills | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Graduation season is upon us, and soon college graduates everywhere will have to face the "real world." These digital skills can help the transition.
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I am happy to say that I think I have covered the majority of these in my courses!

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Need More Evidence About The Dangers Of Extrinsic Rewards? Here It Is From The Harvard Business Review | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Need More Evidence About The Dangers Of Extrinsic Rewards? Here It Is From The Harvard Business Review | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

The evidence demonstrating the dangers of extrinsic rewards and the importance of helping people develop intrinsic motivation is pretty overwhelming at this point (see The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students).

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How To Create A Rubric That Does What You Want It To

How To Create A Rubric That Does What You Want It To | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D., Authentic Education   How To Create A Rubric That Does What You Want It To Just what is a rubric?  And why do…
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Okay, so I am more in the "rubrics kill creativity" camp, but Grant Wiggins has some very good points here about how to construct a quality rubric (assuming that's not an oxymoron ;-)

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Seth Godin & Tom Peters on blogging.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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From Seth, "Blogging is free. It doesn't matter if anyone reads it. What matters is the humility that comes from writing it. . ."

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Why you and your colleagues and your students should think seriously about blogging

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If only more educators could understand that Brad and begin taking student blogging more seriously!