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Create Culture First. Not Rules.

Create Culture First. Not Rules. | Education | Scoop.it
Don't kill creativity on the first day of school! Let them think about the possibilities! Taking a lesson from advertising can teach us how to inspire them.
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Starting back to school: Create culture first. ... "Do not start off with the 'legal stuff.' Creativity and wonderment will go out of the window if you do. Hit them with your key concept, let them know we are here to experience the journey together! Let them know that you want them to be better people, and not just take a test."

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Writing on the iPad: 6 Reasons Why Evernote is Brilliant - Teaching with iPad

Writing on the iPad: 6 Reasons Why Evernote is Brilliant - Teaching with iPad | Education | Scoop.it
In the ongoing quest to promote Content-Creation on the iPad, I am going to write a short series of posts focusing on writing with the iPad. I will explore a few different apps to use when you want to write.

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How to Create Moodle Badges

How to Create Moodle Badges | Education | Scoop.it
Badges are new in Moodle 2.5+ . Badges are a great way to motivate users. They are an electronic way to demonstrate that you have mastered a specific skill. Moodle badges may be awarded based on a variety of criteria chosen by the teacher. You can upload your own images as badges or get them from a site such as Badges for Your Moodle.

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, April 11, 8:38 AM

Digital badges have been around for several years, but still have a way to go until they are fully integrated and recognized appropriately in education and in the world of work.  The fact that Moodle, a widely-used and free system for online instruction, has integrated them in their system is definitely a step in the RIGHT direction.  Go Moodle!

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, April 11, 8:50 AM

Great to know that Moodle, one of the most widely used systems for online learning (and FREE) has integrated digital badges.  Badges have great potential, but they need clear definition & recognition of value in the field.  this is a step in a good direction. 

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, April 11, 10:54 AM

What would you badge together?  Oakland Schools is exploring this in special education professional development

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Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students

Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students | Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to my list of webtools that don't require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. An...

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gabriela carbone's curator insight, April 15, 6:37 PM

De todas las recomendaciones la que más llamó mi interés fue la de Marvel Comics

justice addison's curator insight, April 16, 5:22 AM

warreva.

Andy Clark's curator insight, April 16, 8:02 AM

This is a great list of tools you can use with your students!   

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5 Quick Tips for Using Periscope, Twitter's New Live Video Streaming App

5 Quick Tips for Using Periscope, Twitter's New Live Video Streaming App | Education | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Periscope, Twitter's new live video broadcasting app, to engage your audience.
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What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like?

What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like? | Education | Scoop.it
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"It is a mistake to think that even if certain methods worked in the past, they will continue to be successful. The world does not stand still. The needs and requirements of learners are constantly changing and we must change with them."

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Innovation Excellence | 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Innovation Excellence | 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage. But if we had to pick the top ten, most influential ways technology has transformed educatio...
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5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom

5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information.

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, April 10, 3:58 AM

Yess, I agree and start exploring these resources.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 11, 10:22 AM
Word clouds intrigue me and I've been looking for ways to incorporate them into teaching. I like reason number 5 a lot!
Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, April 13, 11:17 AM

Word clouds are a fun way to illustrate the content of a document but not very good as a tool for analysis.

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The Writing Decline: Tweeting, Texting and Horrible Grammar in K-12 School

Internet and cell phone cultures have brought a whole new meaning to American slang.


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"How can students who have essentially made a lifestyle of short, segmented, slang-ridden writing conform to the formal communication still expected in the real world? It starts with teachers who set high standards and do not waver."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 19, 11:56 AM

Is this really a decline? 

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 1:37 PM

I don't think we can blame terrible writing skills on Twitter. Twitter was founded in 2006 and student writing was terrible LONG before that. Twitter might have made the battle for decent writing skills more difficult, but it is not the sole contributor to the problem. More coming in a blog and not just because I need well over 140 characters.

Nicholas C. Rossis's curator insight, March 24, 11:09 AM

Interesting facts.  I agree that social media have led us to use abbreviations and forget how to write in a more ... traditional way. This could be a niche market!

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10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools

10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools | Education | Scoop.it

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, March 29, 1:17 PM

10 tableaux pour comparer des outils sur les catégories suivantes :

Alternatives to Google Image Search

Backchannel and informal assessment tools

Building classroom websites

Building classroom blogs

Creating multimedia textbooks

Creating multimedia quizzes

Audio editing tools

Multimedia timeline tools

Mind-mapping tools

Mobile video creation apps

Stephanie Moreau's curator insight, March 30, 3:17 AM

alternatives to google images - free

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 1, 10:33 AM

Des comparaison intéressantes.

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Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator

Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator | Education | Scoop.it
The educator becomes a connected educator and through sharing, is an active participant and contributor to the connected educator movement.

Being a connected educator means connecting with other teachers to exchange ideas, improve your teaching practice, and in turn, make a change in education. It is only through being connected that we can collaborate and help to foster learning for the 21st century and beyond. (Being a Connected Educator)

The gap between what is and what could be in education is larger than it ever has  been.  I believe this is largely due to technology and the ability to establish global connections because of social media. Educators are more connected and more aware about education trends than any time in the history of public education.

Imagine how education could be transformed if all educators use their own personal, often passion-driven voices. The bottom line is that if any individual educator believes there are flaws in the education, that it can be done better, then s/he has the responsibility to say something. I reaching the point that I am starting to believe it is a moral imperative for educators to share what they know to be true with other educators; and with administrators, students’ families, community members, politicians . . . the larger global society.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 31, 9:34 PM

I don't think this is a new responsibility, but it is important.

 

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 1, 10:50 AM

J'aime ce post parce qu'effectivement, tout prof devient de facto une source pour les autres en matière de connaissance. Pourquoi pas le partager ?

Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, April 6, 9:50 AM

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to pay it forward than through shared learning... education.

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic)

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic) | Education | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 10:21 PM

There are good ideas. What I find interesting, is I know some Internet sources i.e. blogs that are followed extensively and are written by people who spent little time in the classroom and no nothing about teaching.

 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 26, 12:05 PM

Mia MacMeekin's useful poster for student assessment of credibility

Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 26, 6:13 PM

We need to continually reinforce these skills for our students to master this, thanks for sharing

 

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How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing

How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing | Education | Scoop.it

"At the beginning of 2014, Versal surveyed over 400 teachers to better understand their perspectives on teaching with technology. Last month, they run the same survey again and analyzed how things have changed."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 9:10 PM

In all of this, the role of the teacher remains vital and keeps evolving.

 

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 21, 1:26 AM

Of course, more and more teachers are using technology today, and any survey will show how active technology, or interactive technology is gaining precendance over static technology. Technology is not just the projector and the white board, rather it is much more than that. While the use of powerpoint and word might be on the decline, current use of technology is aimed at developing online surveys, blogs, google spreadsheets, and google docs. My mentor checks answer sheets, and thesis papers online. She does this for multiple drafts as competently as if she were checking notebooks! The effective use of technology however also depends on back end support from the organisation and institution that encourages the use of technology. This includes software and hardware support to teachers who adhere to the BYOD concept. I have known of organisations that restrict updates of operating systems and antivirus software because they feel that updates might eat into bandwidth. Unfortunately, the BYOD devices of the teachers started to give trouble as lack of updates and patches were not available on time.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, March 21, 5:08 AM

I agree with that, very interesting

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | Education | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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Armando's curator insight, April 17, 8:26 AM

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

Maria Loraine Rodríguez De Ruiz-Alma's curator insight, April 17, 8:55 AM

Wonderful!

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, April 17, 12:00 PM
Para el desarrollo de un nuevo modelo cognitivo producir visualizaciones, textos, animaciones es fundamental generar la oportunidad para producir contenidos digitales.
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5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom

5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information.

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, April 10, 3:58 AM

Yess, I agree and start exploring these resources.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 11, 10:22 AM
Word clouds intrigue me and I've been looking for ways to incorporate them into teaching. I like reason number 5 a lot!
Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, April 13, 11:17 AM

Word clouds are a fun way to illustrate the content of a document but not very good as a tool for analysis.

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7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning

7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education | Tech Learning | Education | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 8, 5:01 PM

Consider the role it has in your library.

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, April 8, 8:12 PM

Social credibility is becoming the new credentialing. Parents and educators need to guide students in developing an online presence that bolsters their social credibility.

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Ten obvious truths about educating kids that keep getting ignored - Alfie Kohn - Washington Post

Ten obvious truths about educating kids that keep getting ignored - Alfie Kohn - Washington Post | Education | Scoop.it
The field of education bubbles over with controversies. It’s not unusual for intelligent people of good will to disagree passionately about what should happen in schools. But there are certain precepts that aren’t debatable, that just about anyone would have to acknowledge are true.

While many such statements are banal, some are worth noticing because in our school practices and policies we tend to ignore the implications that follow from them. It’s both intellectually interesting and practically important to explore such contradictions: If we all agree that a given principle is true, then why in the world do our schools still function as if it weren’t?

Here are 10 examples.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 7, 6:59 PM

These are 10 good points made. We need to transform schools, take them beyond what they are, and stop moving deck chairs around.

 

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5 Tech Tools to Improve Classroom Collaboration

5 Tech Tools to Improve Classroom Collaboration | Education | Scoop.it
The benefits of collaborative learning are many and powerful. Facilitating this collaboration has never been easier than it is now, with tech tools.

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, April 4, 4:21 PM

GAFE - some great tools for collaboration in the classroom. 

Sumayya Qudrat's curator insight, April 9, 12:22 AM

collaboration between classrooms

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GPS Network - Apps for Classroom Management

Curriki resource: Digital tools can help you manage your classroom in ways that support your positive interventions with students. Try out one or more of these apps and let us know what you think about them in the Discussion forum.
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4 Great Websites to Test US & World Geography Knowledge | My Town Tutors

4 Great Websites to Test US & World Geography Knowledge | My Town Tutors | Education | Scoop.it
A list and explanation of 4 great websites that test geography knowledge.
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5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading -

5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading - | Education | Scoop.it
5 Anchors For Using Technology To Teach Reading by Paul France, NBCT, InspirED Teaching reading is an art filled with limiting factors: motivation, vocabulary, decoding, and comprehension are only a few of the comprehensive skills or...
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5 Ways to Use Meerkat in Education

5 Ways to Use Meerkat in Education | Education | Scoop.it
Meerkat makes lives educational streaming possible, with ease and reach. If you have a Twitter account and want to collaborate in real time. Consider using Meerkat as a teaching tool for students or future teachers.
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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | Education | Scoop.it
Today’s students often have more computing power in their pockets, on their mobile phones, than the PCs in the outdated computer lab–-but they are usually prevented from using it. The students’ personal learning networks of friends, forum users, Twitter followers and Facebook friends provide a rich source of knowledge gathering when they are at home, but use of such networks is excluded from their classrooms. It is little wonder that teachers experience immense frustration in trying to keep their students’ attention
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35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest

35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest | Education | Scoop.it
35 Educational Pinners You MUST Check out! I love Pinterest! It’s kind of hard to believe this is my first post about this wonderful curation tool. Pinterest is NOT just for crafts and recipes, and...

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Cristina Reyes's curator insight, April 4, 2:03 AM

I agree , it´s a great curation tool. Intuitive interface and a variety of topics for educators 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 6, 3:48 PM

Are you just getting started using Pinterest? Check some of these people for ideas.

Mark Rasi's curator insight, April 13, 8:56 PM

A wealth of info out there!