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Is It the Teacher or the System?

Is It the Teacher or the System? | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
No doubt you have seen this week's viral video of high school student Jeff Bliss demanding an end to what he calls "packet teaching."  I don't disagree with Mr. Bliss' sentiment and I sincerely hop...
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Part 5... 14 Amazing Project Sites.... A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series... A Goldmine of Resources

Part 5... 14 Amazing Project Sites.... A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series... A Goldmine of Resources | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator.  It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM.  Best of all, it will finish with over ...
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Don't Leave College Without These 10 Digital Skills

Don't Leave College Without These 10 Digital Skills | Ed Reform | 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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The Educated Reporter: U.S. News & World Report Ranks Nation's 'Best' High Schools

The Educated Reporter: U.S. News & World Report Ranks Nation's 'Best' High Schools | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption - Forbes

Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption - Forbes | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Our education system is not broken, it has just become obsolete When I think of all the tremendous, seemingly impossible feats made possible by entrepreneurs, I am amazed that more has not been done to reinvent our education system.
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The 21-Day #TwitterGuide4Beginners Challenge

The 21-Day #TwitterGuide4Beginners Challenge | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
An interesting thing happened during the #txed chat on Wednesday night.  Many in the chat were asking the question "Why aren't more teachers on twitter?"  I often wonder the same and think back to ...
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Why MOOCs Matter

Why MOOCs Matter | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
In MOOCs, the teacher becomes not just the guide on the side, but a fellow knowmad, a co-learner exploring the same emerging curriculum as the students.
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Opinion: Trouble with the grading curve | USA TODAY College

Opinion: Trouble with the grading curve | USA TODAY College | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Why this old-fashioned grading system needs to be expelled.
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Pedagogy should inform learning space design

The following question in the context of a conversation connected to class size was posed to me via Twitter and the blog of @danhaesler and warrants a response longer than 140 characters. “A poor l...
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What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift

What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Getty Images Design thinking can seem a bit abstract to teachers. It’s not part of traditional teacher training programs and has only recently entered
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Ten Surprising Truths about Video Games and Learning | MindShift

Ten Surprising Truths about Video Games and Learning | MindShift | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
“Your brain’s important, but not all that important,” said Dr. James Paul Gee, a professor at Arizona State University and a leading authority on lite
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5 Reasons To Use Digital Portfolios In Your Classroom

5 Reasons To Use Digital Portfolios In Your Classroom | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
5 Reasons To Use Digital Portfolios In Your Classroom
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Why ‘I Don’t Have Time For Technology’ Is No Longer Excusable - Teachers Tech

Why ‘I Don’t Have Time For Technology’ Is No Longer Excusable - Teachers Tech | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Is It the Teacher or the System?

Is It the Teacher or the System? | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
No doubt you have seen this week's viral video of high school student Jeff Bliss demanding an end to what he calls "packet teaching."  I don't disagree with Mr. Bliss' sentiment and I sincerely hop...
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Are Grades Utterly Useless?

Are Grades Utterly Useless? | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
One of my all-time favorite assertions about grading in schools comes from Grant Wiggins.  He writes: "The most ubiquitous form of evaluation, grading, is so much a part of the school landscape tha...
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6 Great Tech Question Charts for The 21st Century Teacher and Student ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great Tech Question Charts for The 21st Century Teacher and Student ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Teacher Uses Role Playing Games to Teach Students Better Writing

Teacher Uses Role Playing Games to Teach Students Better Writing | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Using games that are the digital children of classics like Zork can help students learn to write effectively.
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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? | MindShift

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?  | MindShift | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of t
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What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"?

What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"? | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Thanks to Amy Mayer of FriEdTechnology for this fantastic comparison describing the key differences between "doing projects" and project-based learning! This, my friends, is exactly what I have bee...
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Why an Educator is Flipping Colorado’s Classrooms - Edudemic

Why an Educator is Flipping Colorado’s Classrooms - Edudemic | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
High school science teacher Jennifer Gray’s curriculum deviates from traditional teaching models – they’re flipped.
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The Textbook is Dead, Long Live the Textbook! What 1:1 is doing to Traditional Classroom Resources.

The Textbook is Dead, Long Live the Textbook!  What 1:1 is doing to Traditional Classroom Resources. | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Yep I said it. The days of the traditional textbook are over.  The moment I brought devices into a classroom the textbook fell from its revered place as a THE respectable source of information and ...
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The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your Class

The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your Class | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThis post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how you navigate future scenarios...
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Perhaps the author might change the title to say that classrooms aren't going away, but perhaps the nature of the classroom is changing.

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Why We Need a Moratorium on Meaningless Note-Taking - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - writing

Why We Need a Moratorium on Meaningless Note-Taking - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - writing | Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Over the years, as I have encountered a goodly number of teachers who have complained vociferously about their students’ lack of proper note-taking skills, I have found myself more and more befuddled.
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Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing | November Learning

Unless we break out of this limited vision that one-to-one computing is about the device, we are doomed to waste our resources.
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