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Bringing the Digital World To Your Students to Teach Common Core

Bringing the Digital World To Your Students to Teach Common Core | Education in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics are about thinking, questioning, and higher level learning. These are passions I have and things I am excited to see happening in classrooms.

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iPads in Elementary School

Webinar for Sioux Mountain School District

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John Evans's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:02 AM

Awesome presentation from Sylvia Rosenthal Tolisano @langwitches

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Maple Ridge News - Maple Ridge schools say goodbye to A, B & D

Maple Ridge News  - Maple Ridge schools say goodbye to A, B & D | Education in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it

Elementary teachers in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows can now choose a new grading system


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Chris Wejr's curator insight, April 14, 2013 11:47 AM
Love the focus on communication and student learning.
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10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media | Big Ideas in Education

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media | Big Ideas in Education | Education in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it

Teaching primary kids about social media| good reason to have TLs in schools teaching information literacy.


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Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:03 PM

A reminder about the digital footprint that follows us all.

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Featured in the iPad App Store this Week: Apps for Elementary Schools

Featured in the iPad App Store this Week: Apps for Elementary Schools | Education in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it
This week the Featured section of the iPad App Store is full of even more highlighted app collections than usual. One of the notable app collections that caught my eye is ‘Apps for Elementary Schoo...

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9 Illuminating Lessons on Creativity

9 Illuminating Lessons on Creativity | Education in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it

Innovation is work, not magic
SUMMARY: Innovators and creative types are simply people who know how to work hard to turn ideas into reality, say nine creative types who were interviewed. "[T]he creative process ... isn't some mystical fairy dust and twinkly lights that only happens to special people if all the stars are aligned. It's work," artist Jolie Guillebeau says.

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6. Forget perfection, and find the “magic threshold.”

Guillebeau used to spend 30 to 60 hours perfecting one painting. So when she started her painting-a-day project, she was terrified that her work would suffer. To combat her fears, she adapted a story from Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.

In that book they tell the story of a pottery class where half the students are graded on the quantity of the pieces they make– no matter what the quality, at the end of the semester all of their work would be placed on a scale and if the work weighed more than a certain number of pounds they’d receive an A. The other half of the class would only be graded on one single piece — they didn’t have to create anything else that semester. Of course, the first half not only created more, but the work they made was better than the half who spent dozens of hours perfecting the one single work. I decided this applied to my own work as well.

Today, she still creates the best painting she can. But instead of perfection, she strives for a “magic threshold where I love it, and I’m happy…[A]t a certain point I have to let it go and hope that the quantity of my work will also improve the quality.”