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The 5 Metrics You Need to Know to Give a Great Presentation

The 5 Metrics You Need to Know to Give a Great Presentation | Education | Scoop.it
Noah Zandan is the co-founder and CEO of Quantified Impressions , the leading global provid...

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What is the maximum number of words that should be projected on your screen at one time?

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What is the maximum number of words that should be projected on your screen at one time?

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20 Signs You've Made a Difference as an Educator - InformED

20 Signs You've Made a Difference as an Educator - InformED | Education | Scoop.it
Remember that professor you had in college who took you under his wing and made you feel like you had something unique to contribute to the world? How do you know if you're doing the same for students?
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This blog lists 20 excellent signs that you're making a difference with your students. One of my favorites is #2: You have used your authoritative role for inspiration, not intimidation.

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How Do We Create Rich Learning Opportunities for All Students?

How Do We Create Rich Learning Opportunities for All Students? | Education | Scoop.it
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
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This group has identified six competencies that define deeper learning: mastering content, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, collaboration, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.

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'Platooning' on the Rise in Early Grades

'Platooning' on the Rise in Early Grades | Education | Scoop.it
The practice of assigning teachers to subject-specific classes, long a staple of middle and high schools, is gaining ground at the elementary level.
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"Now, as the Common Core State Standards require new kinds of skills from younger children, some schools are expanding the model by asking teachers to drop their traditional roles as generalists and serve instead as experts in one or two content areas. Most commonly, they're trying it in grades 3-5, but some are doing it with pupils as early as kindergarten."

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads | Education | Scoop.it
36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads
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They pack a lot of great apps into this neatly organized Infographic.

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10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom

10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom
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This article dispels myths of the Flipped Classroom. One of the main myths: It’s all or none – you either flip your class or you don’t. The fact is you can flip just one class or part of one. Or you can flip for just part of the school year or semester. There is a lot of flexibility in how you make use of a Flipped Classroom.

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Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For? Hint: Not Cognitive Ability.

Standardized Achievement Tests: What Are They Good For? Hint: Not Cognitive Ability. | Education | Scoop.it
A new study makes it clear what growth in standardized test performance doesn’t buy us: cognitive ability.
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In this analysis of standardized testing, Scott Barry Kaufman, co-founder of The Creativity Post, asks, "What about deep, meaningful learning that students will remember the rest of their lives? That connects the material to their own personal lives, and the lives of others? What about helping students learn about themselves, and their identity? Or helping them find their unique passions and inclinations, and cultivating that through engagement in personally meaningful projects?" 

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11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads

11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads | Education | Scoop.it
The iPad is a great tool for accessing and creating content.  Teachers can also use this device to collect and organize student work.  Here are a few ways you can turn your iPad into an assessment ...
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11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic

11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
The current trend of education technology is nothing to sneeze at. There are iPads and Android devices popping up in classrooms around the world.
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Did you know that Apple users now have access to more than 20,000 educational apps?

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5 Web Tools to Add Comments and Questions to Educational Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Web Tools to Add Comments and Questions to Educational Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it
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Teachers: Be sure to check out these web tools for creating video lessons or platforms to help you flip your classroom.

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6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home - TeachThought

6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home - TeachThought | Education | Scoop.it

"While some students enjoy unlimited access to the Internet and other digital technology, there are other students, just as capable and full of potential, who struggle to learn even the basics of computer use due to a lack of access. Our world heavily relies on Internet technology for everyday communication, education, and work. Over time, students without Internet access will face massive disadvantages, including:

    *Lack of basic research skills

    *Lack of networking skills

    *Inability or extreme difficulty in pursuing a degree in higher ed

    *Difficulty searching and applying for jobs

    *Insufficient qualifications for many jobs"


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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology | Education | Scoop.it
"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have
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5 Habits of Innovative Educators | Courtney O'Connell

5 Habits of Innovative Educators | Courtney O'Connell | Education | Scoop.it
Habits are unconscious patterns of behavior that are acquired with frequent repetition. This post will look at what habits exist among innovative educators. Whether you are looking to join them, better understand them, or you are one of them, this po...
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Yes, they are passionately curious and constantly learning. That's a perfect quality in the age of rapidly changing technology and social media.

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A New SAT Aims to Realign With Schoolwork

A New SAT Aims to Realign With Schoolwork | Education | Scoop.it
The College Board said it would eliminate obligatory essays and cut obscure vocabulary words in an effort to make its college admission exams focus on important academic skills.
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Do you think these changes will succeed in making the SAT a good predictor of college success?

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Google’s Oppia Is A Smart Open Source Educational Tool For Interactive Learning

Google’s Oppia Is A Smart Open Source Educational Tool  For Interactive Learning | Education | Scoop.it
With its continued focus on education, Google has launched Oppia (beta). The Open Source project is a free educational tool that lets anyone create online educational activities through the web interface. Interactivity is its strong suit. The interactive activities are called "explorations". Explorations can be created by anyone in any part of the world –…
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If you're a tech-savvy teacher, you're probably going to love this new tool.

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom
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Here is just one of the 100 tips in this resource: Use Polyline to draw shapes and lines in Google docs to make graphs, images and examples. Check out the other 99 ...

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Editorial: Leave education to educators; Common Core bill terrible

Editorial: Leave education to educators; Common Core bill terrible | Education | Scoop.it
Common Core has become the latest punching bag in education, not just in Wisconsin but nationally.
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The Appleton Post-Crescent posted this editorial about efforts by Republican legislators to take over the curriculum in Wisconsin public schools. The Post-Crescent stated, plain and simple, what educators have been saying all along: "Leave education to educators."

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? | Education | Scoop.it
What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?
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Simply by raising the question, this blog makes the point that educators must keep up with technology or their students will stop listening to them. Do you agree?

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Australian Unions. Join. For a Better Life

More and more, the demands of business are eating away at the basic rights unions have won for all of us. Time for family and friends, some certainty to plan...
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Australian unions are fighting to restore basic rights.

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Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators | Education | Scoop.it
In my new role this year as a technology coach for the high school in which I work, I have found myself primarily involved in two separate but equally impo
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Great advice in this blog: If you're new to using technology in your teaching, take it slow (baby steps), seek out good mentors (even students) and don't let yourself get overwhelmed.

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10 Reasons High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online

10 Reasons  High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online | Education | Scoop.it

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Ever wonder how students feel about learning online? At the recent iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium participants were treated to an experience that is surprisingly is rarely available at education conferences. We had the opportunity to hear directly from a panel of students who explained why they preferred learning online. Here are some of the reasons shared by these students and others I heard from explaining why students preferred this method of learning.


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These are good reasons why online learning can be convenient for students, but do they miss something by not having face-to-face interaction with a teacher?

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 13, 2:46 PM

Porque los alumnos prefieren aprender on-line.

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Learning online offers many advantages, the most important ones the student can learn individually, at his own pace.

 

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My freedom to learn!

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The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020

The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020 | Education | Scoop.it
What will the classroom of 2020 look like? As I look ahead, many of the trends we're seeing today will continue to expand learning beyond the classroom walls to connect educators, students and real-w
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"By 2020, students will demonstrate their creativity, skills and knowledge in ways that take advantage of the technology available to them. In particular, expect to see greater reliance on student portfolios and an expansion of the ways that the education community and employers assess students."

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Tennessee teachers push back on evaluation process

Tennessee teachers push back on evaluation process | Education | Scoop.it
When Tennessee was competing for a half-billion dollars in federal education money, teachers agreed to allow the state to ramp up its use of student test scores for evaluating educators.
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Student test scores have really "become the driver of everything in evaluation, and that's where the problem lies," said Jim Wrye, chief lobbyist for the Tennessee Education Association. (Photo is Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.)

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Libraries to gain faster Internet access with broadband expansion

Libraries to gain faster Internet access with broadband expansion | Education | Scoop.it

Slow Internet connections in nearly three-quarters of the state’s public libraries will speed up dramatically with a $4.2 million federal E-rate investment in fiber broadband connectivity. 

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Great news for Wisconsin library users!

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8 Exceptionally Useful Resources for Special Education Teachers - Edudemic

8 Exceptionally Useful Resources for Special Education Teachers - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
The educational industry is constantly changing, and it is currently focused on helping students achieve better results through research-based strategies.
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