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30 Ontario Teacher Twitter Accounts Worth Following

30 Ontario Teacher Twitter Accounts Worth Following | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
My PLN is growing everyday with teachers from all over the world. In no particular order, I want to share some "local" twitter accounts worth following - teachers within the province of Ontario. I ...

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Cowbird · Home

Cowbird · Home | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

Cowbird is a public library of human experience. Our mission is to gather and preserve exceptional stories of human life, so the insight and wisdom we accumulate as individuals can live on in the commons, as a resource for others to look to for guidance. We offer a simple set of storytelling tools, designed to encourage contemplation and depth — for free, and without ads.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 26, 2:10 AM

This is a wonderful site to get students finding, reading and creating short picture stories.

Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, May 26, 8:43 AM

Great site to get students finding, reading and creating short picture stories.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 27, 9:56 AM

A source of inspiration. A rich bag of secrets to wake our students' creativity and sensitivity.

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A Principal's Reflections: Leaders Don't Boss

A Principal's Reflections: Leaders Don't Boss | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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If You Want To Be a Good Leader, Be a Good Learner | Innovation Management

If You Want To Be a Good Leader, Be a Good Learner | Innovation Management | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
We will look not only at the critical skills you’ll need to be successful as an entrepreneur/innovator, but also at the team of people who will work side by side with you to transform the promise of innovation into the reality or revenue and profit growth. Perhaps it’s not a surprise that these skills are the ones that we also recommend for anyone who has the role of Chief Innovation Officer, an emerging job category that has become common among larger companies that also recognize the importanc

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How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities is essential for any successful entrepreneur.
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Virry - Animal webcams and interactive activities

Virry - Animal webcams and interactive activities | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

Discover a world of animal adventures with Virry through wild animal live cameras, interactive videos, and countless hours of captivating entertainment and learning


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 14, 6:09 AM

This looks ike a great free app to use with young learners.

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School in the Cloud - Library of big questions

School in the Cloud - Library of big questions | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
School in the Cloud allows learning to happen anywhere by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and ability to work together in Self Organised Learning Envrionments.

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Raj Shekhar Mishra's curator insight, March 20, 2:01 AM

A great resource. Self-organized learning propelled by the sense of wonder, curiosity and collaborative social learning.

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This is excellent
jon's curator insight, May 9, 12:37 PM

This may be of some value

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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.


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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, May 29, 5:38 AM

Looks like a great tool for being able to produce professional quality posters. Potentially very useful and motivating for students to use as a project presentation.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, May 30, 10:44 AM

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, May 31, 2:23 AM

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This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
The Independent Project is a result of a high school student's mission to create a school where students would feel fully engaged, have an opportunity to develop expertise in something, and learn how to learn.
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27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It’s a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means to innovate, a word that sometimes seems to belong in the adult domain of business and is estranged from how students think about living their lives.

 

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 10, 12:41 PM

Learning to approach a topic from different directions/mindsets can produce new and different results.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 21, 8:59 AM

This infographic helps students see the value of innovation within their learning. Most of the ideas shared apply beyond the classroom as well.

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Office 365 on the Web & on your Chromebook! - Daily Genius

Office 365 on the Web & on your Chromebook! - Daily Genius | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Chromebooks have quickly become an incredibly popular tool in schools. However, this has previously limited users to only Google’s productivity tools. One of the most common complaints that I hear about Google Apps for Education tools (Gmail, Docs, Slides, etc), is that they are not as robust as those you find in the Microsoft Office …

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ASCD EDge - Characteristics Of A Culture of Learning

ASCD EDge - Characteristics Of A Culture of Learning | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
ASCD EDge - ASCD EDge

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How 'digital natives' are killing the 'sage on the stage'

How 'digital natives' are killing the 'sage on the stage' | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Michael Cowling and Cris Brack, Australian National University The idea that teachers should teach and students should listen presumes that teachers know more than their students.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 12, 12:08 PM

This article shares some thoughts on how faculty should be prepared for higher number of digital natives being in their classrooms this coming semester and moving forward.

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How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?

How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
If I ask you or your students, "How do you learn," how many of you could clearly articulate this process? If you can, are the strategies you're using the best ones for learning? Furthermore, if the...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 14, 11:25 PM

In this post Jackie Gerstein raises the question "if the research on the process of learning is compared to the practices being implemented in school, does this research influence school practices?"

After reflecting on her experience at school she shares five questions (shown in the image above) that will help guide learning:

* Is failure viewed as normal and as a productive part of the learning process?

* Is learning spaced out over time rather than crammed into a short time period?

* Are distractions during learning normalized?

* Is the learning practiced often and in a variety of contexts?

* Is the learning playful and fun? (especially important when one gets stuck at an impasse)

Each is discussed and there is also a link to a short video that provides a brief overview of learning from the book How We Learn by Benedict Carey.

Do you share current research on learning strategies with your learners? This post also references a post from Mind/Shift that discusses current learning strategies. Click through to the post to learn more and consider sharing this information with your learners as well as parents and staff in your school.

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5 Great Apps Students Can Use to Demonstrate Their Learning

5 Great Apps Students Can Use to Demonstrate Their Learning | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Leadership vs Management

Leadership vs Management | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
     Where to Begin?     In today's complex business environment, leadership is an essential skill that is frequently analyzed, scrutinized, and studied.  There are a variety of styles and opinions on the topic, most of which have been successful in one form or fashion over the years.  It must be noted however, that there has consistently been a misunderstanding between that of leadership and management.  There is a strong overlap between the two as both are crucial to remain competitive and relevant within their respective industry, but there are

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Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique

Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
By Arina Bokas & Rod Rock - Every learner is unique, and adopting a growth mindset in education is important, the authors argue. One size doesn't fit all.

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 30, 9:46 AM

Gifted children often display their gifted talents in different areas.  Some children are gifted in science, others in math, others in music...and some show extraordinary talents in several areas. It is not the label that is placed on the child's ability, but what is done to develop and support that ability. The enrichment and challenge that is provided at home and in school can raise the demonstration of talent to high levels - however, this enrichment and challenge must be coupled with the social and emotional support that develops a life-long learner.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 30, 9:51 AM

Gifted education often talks about the twice-exceptional learner - one whose intellectual gifts are coupled and often masked by a learning disability.  There is also a phenomena of the gifted student who lives in a state of poverty.  Often trapped in a high poverty school that focuses on remediation and intervention.  Poverty schools must embrace a growth mindset about students, believing that every student can develop their gifts and talents.  They must differentiate the learning experiences that provide pathways for students to access deeper learning with complex thinking within the content.  This is a tall order for teachers who are burdened with learning gaps, behavior problems, and social issues...but with over 50% of our students living in poverty, we cannot afford to miss the development of the gifts and talents that lie buried under poverty.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 30, 7:36 PM

This article shares the idea on how all learners are not the same, we need to strive to teach to all their styles as best possible.

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How to use digital media to build relationships with families - Innovate My School

How to use digital media to build relationships with families - Innovate My School | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Given that children are in their parents’ or guardians’ care for most of the day, it’s important for schools to maintain a good rapport. TechnoTeachers Julie M Wood and Nicole Ponsford discuss how technology can be ideal for this.
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ClassTools Breaking News Generator

ClassTools Breaking News Generator | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

This is a great tool from ClassTools.net.


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 22, 1:09 AM

Fun way to set up a creative writing assignment.

Character Minutes's curator insight, May 24, 6:28 PM

Have students create their own character news headline!

 

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добавить ваше понимание ...

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Moving Image Archive

Moving Image Archive | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 24, 1:41 AM

The moving image archive is a fantastic collection of clips and full length films that you can use with your students.

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Policy Priorities:Principal Leadership: Focus on Professional Development:Principal Leadership: Focus on Professional Development

Policy Priorities:Principal Leadership: Focus on Professional Development:Principal Leadership: Focus on Professional Development | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
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What do principals need to grow?  What does effective PD look Like?

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Don’t Build a Makerspace Until You Create a Culture of Learning | Coffee For The Brain

Don’t Build a Makerspace Until You Create a Culture of Learning | Coffee For The Brain | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Before you begin reading this post grab a piece of paper sitting next you(you read with a notepad right?) and draw your classroom or what you imagine your classroom to be if you are not yet in charge of your own learning space. Go ahead I will wait……. There is so much buzz around the topics of Makerspaces, STEM, STEAM, STREAM, PBL, Deeper Learning, Personalized Learning and more. I want to let you in on a little secret that all great educators know and it requires zero acronyms or major funding. Secret - It all starts with treating people like people. That’s right. Maybe that secret was a bit disappointing to you. Perhaps you were wanting for a tool or an app to solve your problems(which will never work because tools only work if you change your habits of mind). This very simple secret is at the heart of teaching and making an impact in the lives of students. If you were to go back to your room layout that you sketched what do you see? Something that hopefully you see is that learning

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6 Powerful Google Sheets Formulas You've Probably Never Heard Of - Part 1

6 Powerful Google Sheets Formulas You've Probably Never Heard Of - Part 1 | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
I can't rave enough about Google Sheets. It's one of the most powerful gadgets in your Google toolbelt as an educator.

Sadly, it's almost too powerful, and most of us only use a fraction of the power it can provide. To help people out with Google Sheets, I'm doing a seri
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Universal Design for Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Universal Design for Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment
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WeAreTeachers: Keep That Bounce: 5 Ways to Nurture Your Resilience as a Teacher

WeAreTeachers: Keep That Bounce: 5 Ways to Nurture Your Resilience as a Teacher | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Teaching takes resilience—the ability to “bounce back” from an unanticipated change or disaster. Here are five ways to stay positive and keep going when it gets tough.
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These five suggestions are a great place to start conversation and to try out!

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