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Why digital citizenship is important

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Are you busy preparing new content and learning experiences for your students?  If you are, never miss the opportunity to include digital citizenship in relation to online environments.
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What's the job of teacher? The crying need for a genuine job description.

What's the job of teacher? The crying need for a genuine job description. | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
A rarely discussed weakness in education is the lack of a true job description for teachers in hiring. Being told that “you will teach US History” or “we are hiring you to be a 4th grade teacher” i...
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Could Dyslexia Be “Culturally Induced”? « Annie Murphy Paul

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Typography and Technology That Make Reading Easier « Annie Murphy Paul

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The death of deep reading

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A new style of writing reflects the assumption that people take in information in little chunks and nuggets and don’t really have the ability to immerse themselves in the text and pay attention.  


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Moral Purpose

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So this week I’d like to talk about the idea of “moral purpose” in education……lately this term keeps coming up over and over again in my conversations with other Principals and teacher leaders, and it seems like these days I cannot read an article...
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Ideas for Managing Academic Blogs

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In the course of a year I am ask to run a lot of workshops about blogging.
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True Stories

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of open sharing
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“Deep Thinking:” If Not At the University, Then Where?

“Deep Thinking:” If Not At the University, Then Where? | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Blog: University of VenusWhen I decided to enter graduate school, I was attracted by the prospect of studying topics deeply and having the time and the space in which to do so.
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Questions App Lets You Ask And Answer Anything By Video

Questions App Lets You Ask And Answer Anything By Video | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
It's like a cross between Chatroulette and Quora with a sprinkling of Skype. Questions - Ask and Answer is fun and innovative.
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What MOOCs Will, Won’t, and Might Do

What MOOCs Will, Won’t, and Might Do | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Ivy League school officials suggest that one of the biggest impacts of massive online open courses – MOOCs – could be a renewed focus on teaching over research at elite American universities.
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Discussions: Shifting Students from Passive Observers to Active Participants

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“During discussion learners are not passive recipients of information that is transmitted from a teacher. Rather, learners are active participants” (Larson).
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Your E-Book Is Tracking You

"You can tell everything about how somebody reads a book," says Turow, "whether they are the kind that skips to the end, how fast they read, what they skip ... So [data from e-readers] can give the author specific feedback.
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How to Twitter: the infographic

How to Twitter: the infographic | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Just found this!  Good summary of twitter for those yet to explore it.
Source: Uploaded by user via David on Pinterest
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How Can I Be a Better Teacher Next Fall?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How Can I Be a Better Teacher Next Fall? | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Educator and blogger Richard Curwin reminds us that it's never too early for teachers to consider how they could improve next fall, and offers us six suggestions for getting started now.
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The Surprising Upside of Dyslexia « Annie Murphy Paul

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Poem Trees, Lego Diagrams, and Other Ideas for Teaching National Poetry Month

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April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.
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We're never more than a few syllables from disaster

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A little bad pronunciation goes a long way in Britain, says Robert Colvile    
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5 Tips For Hosting Online Class Discussions

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Hosting your first set of online class discussions can be daunting. It's easy to make it useless ... or extremely helpful. Here are some helpful tips!
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What Teens Get About the Internet That Parents Don't

What Teens Get About the Internet That Parents Don't | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Parents more often than not have a negative view of the role of the Internet in learning, and young people almost always have a positive one.
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Alexander Graham Bell on Originality, Plagiarism, Language, and Education

Alexander Graham Bell on Originality, Plagiarism, Language, and Education | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
“Our most original compositions are composed exclusively of expressions derived from others.” When Helen Keller was accused of plagiarism after the publication of her autobiography, The Story of My Life (public library), Mark Twain sent her a note...
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Why digital citizenship is important

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Are you busy preparing new content and learning experiences for your students?  If you are, never miss the opportunity to include digital citizenship in relation to online environments.
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Professor’s TEDx Talk Shares Why We Need Teachers

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In his TEDx talk, Professor Reis discusses the importance of education and, more importantly, the need for engaged students.
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The Importance Of Creativity In The Classroom

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I was having a think the other day about how some of the jobs that young people will do in the future haven’t even been invented yet.
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A Wealth of Words by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., City Journal WInter 2013

A Wealth of Words by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., City Journal WInter 2013 | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary.
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Intelligent vs. thoughtless use of rubrics and models (Part 1)

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It was not that long ago when I did a workshop where the staff from the Dodge Foundation (who were …Continue reading »
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