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How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic

How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic | education k-12 | Scoop.it

For learning teachers, it isn’t just about coming to work and teaching your students each day. Its about continuing to challenge yourself and continuing to learn throughout your career.


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Easy visuals to share. Could do a whole pro d on this topic. 

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:25 PM

Every teacher should be asking themselves these questions. The focus always must be on better learning for students.

Forest of Peace's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:06 AM

good one , but let's look a step forwards, How payed in 3Future Education?

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#Early #Childhood and How it work

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Alessia Plutino's curator insight, February 21, 3:45 AM

There is always something to learn...

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The Most Dangerous Phrase In Education

The Most Dangerous Phrase In Education | education k-12 | Scoop.it
"I was speaking (tweeting) with Mark Barnes tonight, and he mentioned the idea of challenging existing forms and practices. And then someone tweeted the above image–a quote attributed to Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, according to the image source globalnerdy.com–and I was happy and favorited and saved and blogged.The most dangerous phrase in the language is “we’ve always done it this way.” Which applies to education, too."
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 19, 6:15 PM

How many times have you heard the phrase "We've always done it that way" but you are aware that the way it was done is not working? What if this year you choose to try new ways, such as project-based learning, or allowing students to help write rubrics. Take a few minutes as we enter this new year and decide what you might like to do differently. Make sure to collect the data, but be creative and push the envelope. Miracles may happen!

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10 things teachers wish parents knew

10 things teachers wish parents knew | education k-12 | Scoop.it

“(Editor's note: As school begins this week in some parts of the country, we begin a back-to-school version of our "Things I Wish I'd...”


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The enemies of innovation in organisations | Julian Stodd's Learning ...

The enemies of innovation in organisations | Julian Stodd's Learning ... | education k-12 | Scoop.it
You can't have it all: in a world where risk is avoided and process codifies common sense into rules, we run the risk of ironing out creativity and innovation.

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Innovation takes courage 

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | education k-12 | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Great visual for the classroom. 

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 11:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

Al Post's curator insight, July 27, 12:38 PM

A good reminder of tried & true strategies!

Tammy Goldring's curator insight, September 28, 9:36 AM

Great Visual!

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Teachers Practical Guide to A Flipped Classroom | Infographic

Teachers Practical Guide to A Flipped Classroom | Infographic | education k-12 | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 15, 3:57 AM

Teachers Practical Guide to A Flipped Classroom | Infographic.

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Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | education k-12 | Scoop.it

"Unlike the numerous graphics I shared here on the topic of flipped learning which were substantially theoretically based, the one I have for you today provides a practical demonstration of how Dr.Russell flipped his classroom . The graphic also features some of the activities and procedures he drew in his flipped instruction. Another section of this graphic highlights some of the bearings of this flipped methodology on students performance particularly in terms of the enhanced test scores. The purpose behind sharing this visual is to provide you with a concrete example of how you can go about integrating a flipped learning methodology in your instruction. This is only a paradigmatic example which you can adapt with due modifications to your own teaching situation."


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Where's the evidence? - Connected Principals

Where's the evidence? - Connected Principals | education k-12 | Scoop.it

"When talking about new and innovative ways to teach students, a question that I constantly get is “where is the evidence that this works?”  The problem with trying something new, there is rarely evidence to support it because it is new.  That being said, I am seeing many educators be the “guinea pigs” themselves and trying out new strategies for learning on themselves and with staff.  If there engagement and learning is improving from their own experience, it is more likely to make an impact on students.  We have often believed that teachers should be experts on “teaching” when the reality is that they should be experts on “learning” first.  Immersing themselves into learning opportunities will help them get closer to that standard than simply reading about teaching techniques."


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101 iPad Tips & Tricks - GottaBeMobile

101 iPad Tips & Tricks - GottaBeMobile | education k-12 | Scoop.it

"Use these iPad tips and tricks to do more with your iPad Air, iPad mini and every other iPad running iOS 7.

 

This list of over 100 iPad tips and tricks is broken down by tips to help you get started, use the keyboard better, surf the web on the iPad easier, sync your photos, data and calendars as well as get the most out of your iPad with entertainment apps and services."


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Apple always has hidden features. Go explore. 

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Gerardo Varela's curator insight, June 28, 1:19 PM

101 trucos y tips para iPad

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 3:07 AM

I need to learn more about the Ipad before I buy one.Maybe I can check one out from the library and play with it.

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, July 2, 2:06 PM

This list of over 100 iPad tips and tricks is broken down to help you get the most out of your iPad.

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A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Chart on SAMR Model and iPad Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | education k-12 | Scoop.it
"Technology integration in instruction is a process that starts with setting out clearly defined objectives and ends with assessing learning outcomes against these objectives, and all along the way several tools and strategies are employed to attend to the overall performance of this process. Hence, the first question teachers need to ponder when thinking about using technology in class is not what kind of technology to use but what do they want to achieve behind using this technology? On a deeper level, they need to find answers to questions such as: Does this technology constitute a a good addition to the learning task ? Can the same learning task be performed without using technology? These and several other questions should come to the forefront when you start planning a technology-based learning activity. "
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I thought we had done all we can with SAMR. This chart gives other example and will help teachers understand the difference between redefinition and modification. Good visual
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Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman

Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman | education k-12 | Scoop.it

Daniel Goleman, in his article “Leadership That Gets Results”, has identified six different leadership styles, and he believes that good leaders will adopt one of these six styles to meet the needs of different situations.

 

None of the six leadership styles by Daniel Goleman are right or wrong – each may be appropriate depending on the specific context. Whilst one of the more empathetic styles is most likely to be needed to build long-term commitment, there will be occasions when a commanding style may need to be called upon, for example, when a rapid and decisive response is required.


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Daniel always has a way to cut through the noise and give it to you straight up.  What is your style? 

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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 30, 3:44 PM

6 estilos de liderazgo, Daniel Goleman.

Lauran Star's curator insight, September 21, 2:56 PM

While type does matter - I believe a successful leader has a bit of all

Claude Emond's curator insight, September 23, 4:12 PM

Daniel Goleman's (Emotional Intelligence) classification of leadership styles

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Edu Apps (Grades 6-8) - Edutopia and Graphite have compiled some of the best resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

Edu Apps (Grades 6-8) - Edutopia and Graphite have compiled some of the best resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities. | education k-12 | Scoop.it

Edutopia and Graphite have compiled some of the best resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.


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Still a bit daunting but an interesting collection. Found three gems. 

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Augmented reality: a peek into the future of education | Tutorhub Blog

Augmented reality: a peek into the future of education | Tutorhub Blog | education k-12 | Scoop.it
"“Augmented reality, what the heck is that?” Yep, I had the same reaction when I first heard about Augmented Reality (AR) and how it was effecting education. The purpose of this blog post is to put you in the picture about what AR is, how it’s already impacting the way that we learn. Over the past decade, technology has well and truly entered the classroom, from interactive white boards and brand spanking new pc’s. But during this time students have powered ahead in their use of technology, becoming what some people call ‘Digital Natives‘ – a fully formed group of people for whom technology isn’t new, confusing and maybe to be feared but to be embraced fully into their daily lives. In many respects students have left classroom technology well in their wake."
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Is AR the next big thing in education?
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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | education k-12 | Scoop.it

In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?


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Good addition to 21st Century learning discussion. 

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 11:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 8, 9:24 PM

Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 1:27 PM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools)

10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools) | education k-12 | Scoop.it
"Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning."
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 9, 9:16 PM

What are the engaging techniques? Below are five. More are in the post and many have links to specific tools (many of which are free) that will help you.

* Interactive Collaboration

* Active Learning

* Student Created Presentations

* Embedding Questions in Videos

* Digital Maker Spaces

Learn much more by clicking though to the post.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 23, 9:32 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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Instead of

Instead of | education k-12 | Scoop.it
www.teachfactory.com

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Imagine if we taught, learned and led using these statements. The age of innivation is here - to transform education we need to embrace it. 

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The 7 principles of highly effective innovation culture change programs

The 7 principles of highly effective innovation culture change programs | education k-12 | Scoop.it

Nothing is more constant than change. Furthermore, the speed of change is accelerating. So for instance, the global knowledge is growing exponentially, disruptive megatrends are shaping the innovation agendas and new approaches for capturing value by innovation  are becoming mainstream. Thus, new realities for innovation management are emerging and firms are forced to change their innovation management ever faster. A large study from 2013 showed that only 1 in 2 major change programs succeed. In this 2-part article series, innovation-3’s Frank Mattes shares his deep experience in designing and implementing innovation culture change initiatives. You will find ideas and inspiration about how your firm can increase the chances for success in changing innovation culture.


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Spring 2015. Innovation is coming 

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HUBMODE's curator insight, July 26, 8:22 AM

Un principe:agir en etre humain pour d'autres etres humains.

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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

The Power of Teacher Collaboration | education k-12 | Scoop.it

Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues.


Collaboration begins with finding time to connect with colleagues, to share thoughts, and provide support. Here are three tips for successful collaboration...


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Chris Carter's comment, July 22, 1:44 PM
So true. I collaborate with four colleagues on our Humanities curriculum, a combined ELA and Ancient History class, and the growth in quality of the curriculum has been incredible. We have 3-4 hours per week of collaboration time, and we use that time fully. Collaboration is a force multiplier.
Chris Carter's comment, July 22, 1:44 PM
So true. I collaborate with four colleagues on our Humanities curriculum, a combined ELA and Ancient History class, and the growth in quality of the curriculum has been incredible. We have 3-4 hours per week of collaboration time, and we use that time fully. Collaboration is a force multiplier.
Chris Carter's curator insight, July 22, 1:44 PM

So true!

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A Wonderful Poster on Failure ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Poster on Failure ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | education k-12 | Scoop.it

"I have always believed that teachers (and people in general) MUST have an open midset; one that tolerates and celebrates mistakes and errors; one that looks at failure as an opportunity for a better beginning. It is through falling down that we stand up robust and it is through misfortunes that we gather our strength to live the life we want and pursue our dreams.

If we want to raise up socially and  emotionally strong students who can face up and overcome  the hardships of life, an important key in this is to teach (and model) them about failure. We need to show them that failure is a healthy sign and a good omen for a healthy life experience. They need to view failure as an attempt for deep reflection and meditation about what work or did not work. They also need to be reminded that failure has been a common denominator behind most of the historical achievements and invention in the history of humankind."


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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 13, 8:12 AM

Can you learn from failure? 

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 10:09 AM

It is important to let our children fail, and become stronger as a result of failure...

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10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | education k-12 | Scoop.it

"Digital citizenship has a central place in  teaching curricula.It is through educating kids on the appropriate ways to use, navigate, interact,create and share web content that they develop the skills necessary for thriving in a knowledge economy. I have already share here a wide variety of resources on this topic but today I want to draw your attention to these excellent resources from Google.


These are 10 interactive lessons designed by the folks in Google to help students learn more about different themes related to the general topic of digital citizenship. And while all these lessons revolve around YouTube, most of the principles they include could also be projected on any other digital platform."


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Wanda Woodruff's curator insight, July 16, 3:03 PM

Great article.

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Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought

Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought | education k-12 | Scoop.it

"Reading is just the communication of ideas through alphanumeric symbols. I’m not sure what this represents such hallowed ground for teachers, but it does. Personally I’d be more concerned with reading habits, reasons for reading, the quality of reading materials, etc. Symbols change, forms change, media change. See the gif animations that demonstrate how a student feels when “bae won’t respond to them.” This is your audience, and these are the symbols they gravitate towards.

 

In the apps-for-close-reading post, I said that this “interaction” between reader and text during close reading “doesn’t require technology, but can be changed by it.” So it made sense, I thought, to guess at some ways this happens. Or should be happening, anyway.

 

With more personalization, more access, and more connectivity, we should be creating a generation of close-readers that can’t get enough. So if we’re not, the question is, why isn’t that happening? The pieces are there."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 17, 2:37 AM

Wat gebeurt er toch veel op technologisch gebied. Dat we over 10 jaar denken: deden we dat ooit op papier???

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 17, 12:30 PM

Technology sure changed my reading habits allowing me to read faster and more comfortably with larger font size!!  

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Education Needs More Wildflowers

Education Needs More Wildflowers | education k-12 | Scoop.it

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Great message about innovation. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 21, 2:44 PM

Education Needs More Wildflowers...


AnnC's curator insight, June 23, 12:18 AM

What a beautiful metaphor.  May we be and grow wildflowers in our worlds.

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5 Traits of a Micromanager (and How to Fix Them)

5 Traits of a Micromanager (and How to Fix Them) | education k-12 | Scoop.it

Everyone agrees that micromanagement is a bad thing, but not everyone knows how to identify and correct it.


In my experience, micromanagement manifests itself in the following five avoidable behaviors:

1. Measuring too many things.

The advantage of technology is that you can measure your business more accurately.  The disadvantage is that technology makes it too easy to measure too much.  Measuring so much that it's not clear what the data really means is classic micromanagement.

What to do instead: For every job, select one or two metrics that define success for that job. Ignore everything else.


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Good ideas of how to manage micro managers

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 4, 7:20 PM

Micromanagement is the plague of the technology-driven workplace. Here's how to spot it and what to do instead.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 5, 7:54 AM

Nobody enjoys this style of leading except for those that a brand new to a task or gaol. At some point as they get experience you have to adjust your style to fit...

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25 Interesting STEM Experts Worth Following On Twitter - Edudemic

25 Interesting STEM Experts Worth Following On Twitter - Edudemic | education k-12 | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a science teacher or not, education and the STEM subjects is a hot topic these days.
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I have been following Amy D'Amico and recommend a connection. STEM is not only hot but an area we need to build capacity within. Will give feedback after I go through the list.
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8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads - Mind/Shift

8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads - Mind/Shift | education k-12 | Scoop.it

"As the school year heads into the final days and weeks, now’s the perfect opportunity to gather feedback from students about their use of iPads. Taking the time to construct a thoughtful survey that will elicit helpful feedback can help set the stage for professional development, program enhancements, and more thoughtful steps into using the devices.

 

Here are eight key questions to ask:"

 


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Great question about creation or consumption. 

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 11, 11:44 AM

Student input is one of the best qualitative voices in schools.  Great questions.

Paula Jamieson's curator insight, August 5, 4:54 PM

This got me thinking as I am constantly gathering feedback from teachers but not capturing student voice as often. 

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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought

A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading - te@chthought | education k-12 | Scoop.it
"Choice boards are powerful tools for providing students with both choice and direction in their work. The idea, creatively shown below from teacher/blogger Monica Evon in the form of a menu, allows teachers to guide students towards certain forms of academic practice, or demonstration of specific standards. If, for example, you want students to show they understand how to calculate the area of a circle from real-life applications, you can create 8 different ways for them to show it."
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