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Awesome Explanation on The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Explanation on The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"Knowing the difference between primary and secondary sources is  essential for students working on research projects. In the video below, LeFever from Commoncraft explains this difference using as example the story of Great Storm that hit England in the 18th century."


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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education | Educational | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

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rwestby's curator insight, December 16, 2:15 PM

per John Evans

heather bell's curator insight, December 17, 10:22 PM

Adding to our thinking around UDL and the opportunities we create for learning in our classrooms

Stacy Esch's curator insight, December 19, 11:08 AM

Interesting. I wonder how many of these need to be taught in college?

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Exploring the use of technology in the classroom and the impact it has on students - Electronic Brains

Exploring the use of technology in the classroom and the impact it has on students

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10 Tech Trends That Will Impact (Virtually) Every Teacher - Huffington Post

10 Tech Trends That Will Impact (Virtually) Every Teacher - Huffington Post | Educational | Scoop.it
More than 700 tech-savvy educators converged last week to compare notes (both digital and analog) and best practices at the EdTech Teacher iPad Summit in Boston....
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Amazing Video on Technology Integration in the Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Amazing Video on Technology Integration in the Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational | Scoop.it
See what education technology experts have to say about technology integration in the classroom.

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The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs - Edudemic

The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs - Edudemic | Educational | Scoop.it
The various levels of Bloom’s (Revised) Taxonomy are pretty well known to most teachers at this point. The gradated levels of critical thinking allow teachers to build lesson plans and identify learning outcomes that are appropriate for the level of exploration of material for the students at that time. A useful way of understanding how …

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The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs - Edudemic | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

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Responding To Your Most Challenging Students - Te@chThought

Responding To Your Most Challenging Students  - Te@chThought | Educational | Scoop.it
Hanging In is about making a difference in the lives of significantly challenging special needs students.  A number of mainstream teachers, who find themselves with a challenging student, have told me that their supervisor gave them Hanging In and then walked away, as if the responsibility of such arduous work was solely for that single teacher. In many cases, the supervisor hadn’t even read the book!

Hanging in with a challenging student can positively transform a team of teachers. Hanging in as a team can expand a school’s capacity to work with the next challenging student. Hanging in as a team can promote compassion, intellectual leaps, and connect us to the deepest reasons we chose to become teachers. There are a number of ways teams can do this work well, and avoid the traps of blaming, shame, frustration, and silence. Here are three key steps to take:

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The Best Language Learning Apps For 2015 - Te@chThought

The Best Language Learning Apps For 2015 - Te@chThought | Educational | Scoop.it

 - TeachThoughtSkills like vocabulary and foreign language speaking are right in the sweet spot of what unattended and automated–often considered the very worst kind–can do.

But it needn’t be that way. Handing a student a tablet as they practice basic skills with an app–especially one with adaptive design–is a perfectly legitimate use of edtech as far as we’re concerned, and language learning is very much a part of that.

So with that in mind are ten of the best language learning apps for 2015, updated to include those with social dynamics, like HelloTalk, recent entries like Rosetta Stone, and stalwart Duolingo. We’ve also made an effort to include multiple languages, including Mandarin, French, Spanish, and English.


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Marianne Hart's curator insight, November 4, 6:54 PM

This looks interesting to share.

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9 Effective Questions to Help Students Develop A Growth Mindset ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Effective Questions to Help Students Develop A Growth Mindset ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it
When it comes to high quality education blog posts. Dr Jackie Gerstein is one of my favourite authors. I always find her articles very insightful and full of new ideas and thoughts to learn from. I have shared several of her works in the past and most notably her popular visual on The Educators with a Growth Mindset. However, today I am sharing with you another of her recent works entitled "Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection". This is basically a series of questions Jackie developed based on her teaching experience in order to help students "develop and enhance their growth mindsets through personal accountability and reflection". You might want to have a look and share it with your own students .

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, November 4, 9:07 AM

Guztiz galdera egokiak autonomia garatzeko gure bigarren hezkuntzako ikasleengan.......

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Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media | Educational | Scoop.it

Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. As part of our partnership, we have created  a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo. All lessons are based on Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 24, 10:26 AM
Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media
Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, September 24, 11:31 AM

Common Sense Media is a fantastic teaching resource. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 25, 2:18 PM

Great resources for anyone not familiar with being online!!!

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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher | Educational | Scoop.it
25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 17, 11:22 AM

The list is totally focused on digital technologies. I think clouds are a good thing from a poetic perspective. They are helpful when it comes to saving my work, as well. We have too many people and teachers who think that clouds are instrumental and digital only.

 

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Carol Rine's curator insight, September 18, 9:42 AM

#3 is my Favorite! Whoop Whoop! for the #Blogosphere! @MCherryStreet

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Educational | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Training in Business's curator insight, September 17, 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

Character Minutes's curator insight, September 17, 7:26 PM

Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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Professional Learning Communities - What is a PLC?

Professional Learning Communities - What is a PLC? | Educational | Scoop.it

From the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement:


"Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) shift the focus of school reform from restructuring to reculturing (Louis, 2006). A PLC is an ongoing process used to establish a schoolwide culture that develops teacher leadership explicitly focused on building and sustaining school improvement efforts. Generally, PLCs are composed of teachers, although administrators and support staff routinely participate (Bolam, McMahon, Stoll, Thomas, & Wallace, 2005; Huffman, 2000). In some schools, PLCs are extended to community members and students, as appropriate (Stoll, Bolam, McMahon, Wallace, & Thomas, 2006; Stoll & Louis, 2007). Through participation in PLCs, teachers enhance their leadership capacity while they work as members of ongoing, high-performing, collaborative teams that focus on improving student learning (Rentfro, 2007). "


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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | Educational | Scoop.it

By Katrina Schwartz |

 

With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there’s a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-training and what they’re actually learning in school.

A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic and differentiated learning experiences. But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools. At the same time, the report concludes that those who have the biggest influence on new teachers — veteran educators —  don’t always embrace new ways of using technology to engage students.


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Tim Hopper's curator insight, December 16, 5:42 PM

We need reflect on how ed tech shifts our pedagogical practices. Minimum is individualized learning.

 

Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 18, 7:17 AM

I think most future teachers are ill-equipped to use technology effectively primarily because they don't have the resources nor the opportunity to learn how to use technology--"innovative" or otherwise--in their own learning.


"Principals want new teachers to know how to use technology to create authentic learning experiences for students (75 percent) and how to leverage technology to differentiate instruction (68 percent) before they apply for a position at their school." It doesn't help that many principals might think they know what these terms and phrases mean but they might know really know the implications for making sure teachers have the best possible skills and the best possible resources.

WEAC's curator insight, December 18, 10:17 AM

A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic and differentiated learning experiences. But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools.

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the...

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the... | Educational | Scoop.it
Ivon Prefontaine's insight: Is there such a person as a true digital native? We are all hybrids in our learning and use of digital technologies. The first two points are critical.
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What’s Going On in This Picture - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

What’s Going On in This Picture - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com | Educational | Scoop.it
RT @mariacaplin: Brand new site for me visual literacy. Thinking behind the inference http://t.co/GOYQafuCQg #ncte14 thanks @TonyKeefer
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10 Chromebook uses: How Google-powered laptops are enhancing classrooms - Education Dive

10 Chromebook uses: How Google-powered laptops are enhancing classrooms - Education Dive | Educational | Scoop.it
Chromebooks have taken the No. 1 spot among tablets and laptops in the K-12 sector, so what exactly can your district do with these popular computers once they're in your classrooms? 
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Struggle to teach students '21st century skills' when classroom technology isn't up to speed

Struggle to teach students '21st century skills' when classroom technology isn't up to speed | Educational | Scoop.it
In the library at Jesse Waugh’s Toronto high school, there are a half-dozen computers all the students want: they know they'll get logged in ONLY five minutes
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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video - Mind/Shift

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video - Mind/Shift | Educational | Scoop.it
Videos have already become an important part of modern education, whether through well-known education platforms like Khan Academy or content created by teachers for their students’ use. Video tutorials can help students with questions on homework or test preparation. However, students are finding the value in creating tutorial videos themselves for other students.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 4, 11:28 AM

The statistics show that we will continue to consume more online #video through more devices over the next few years. In fact, if your company is not using video in your marketing your missing out on this #trend and #business #marketing opportunity. Our children know this world of mobile content better than we do because most of us did not have digital content growing up. It's all our children know. Our children are #teaching us about #education and how they want to learn.Our children are guiding us to understanding what works today.How many parents are helping their children with#digital #homework? 

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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom | Edudemic

Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom | Edudemic | Educational | Scoop.it
As the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development points out, today’s educators face a catch-22 — they must “help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets.” Fortunately, teachers have a solution to this dilemma in differentiated instruction.

A differentiated classroom accommodates the heterogeneity of students by tailoring instruction to each student’s backgrounds, interests, skill, and readiness levels. Read on to learn more about differentiated teaching, why it works, and how to implement it in your classroom.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 6, 8:27 AM

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Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, November 6, 10:23 AM

When we engage in whole child teaching and/or teach with the mindset that "Everyday I must do my best teaching so that students may do their best learning," we are putting differentiated instruction into action.  Differentiated instruction says to each child, "I care about you, and how you learn."

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 7, 10:10 AM

People who do not teach may not understand the varied differences in pupil and how personalization is a must and how we should also take account of cultural norms. just saying...

 

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Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers

Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers | Educational | Scoop.it
We believe that one of the most important challenges educators face today is to prepare kids for the world that awaits them after they leave the classroom -- those "21st century skills" you keep hearing about. We've created the free resources below to support and inspire you and your students in facing that challenge.

Also, be sure to visit the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, where you'll find thousands of topics that have been created and successfully used by educators in their own Collaborize Classroom® sites.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 6, 8:15 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 4:49 AM

These are outstanding resources to add to your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom - Mind/Shift

8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom - Mind/Shift | Educational | Scoop.it

"As technology takes hold in the classroom, educators are constantly shifting tactics, experimenting with new tools, and trying to connect with students. That’s far easier said than done, but effective teachers know that education at its best is a human endeavor. What technology can do, as Laura Moorhead writes for the TED blog, is support teachers as they push students to problem-solve, discover information on their own, and make meaning out of the world around them. "


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Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes

Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes | Educational | Scoop.it

Create and organize your courses, include video and audio, share PowerPoint and PDF, an integrated payment system, EDUonGo gives you everything you need launch and manage your online school.

 


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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 6, 11:44 AM

More DIY publishing and this time it's gone MOOC.

Akhtar Hameed Khan's curator insight, October 20, 1:05 AM

Teaching young boys and girls to understand the principles of accounting in easy steps is my goal.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, December 23, 4:39 PM

Mas tecnologia para una experiencia de aprendizaje cada vez mas global...

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Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies!

Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies! | Educational | Scoop.it

EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies 

Online Course 1 semester hour graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
Enroll today! Tuition and Registration September 29 - October 24, 2014 Explore effective ways to use social media to connect communities of learners in virtual and physical spaces, to communicate with parents, and for personal professional development. Learn how to use social networks and cloud-based tools including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other personal learning networks.
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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, September 17, 12:22 PM

Thanks Dennis for letting folks know there is still time and room to join my Social Media class for this fall!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 5:23 PM

LMS pros know social media has enormous engagement possibilities for all library users. 


The key is to understand how to integrated into your school.  Expert help from a great on line teacher. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 26, 6:10 AM

Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies!

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Servant-leadership: the Online Way! E-learning where community building is key

Servant-leadership: the Online Way! E-learning where community building is key | Educational | Scoop.it

Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nabil Sultan, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom

 

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The digitalisation of educational communities has increased rapidly in the last decade. Modern technologies transform the way educational leaders such as teachers, tutors, deans and supervisors view and manage their educational communities. More often, educational leaders offer a variety of gateways, guiding the e-learners in their search for finding and understanding information. A new type of leader is required for understanding the needs and requirements of geographically dispersed e-learners. This calls for a compassioned kind of leader, able to reconcile the dilemma of high-tech versus hi-touch in the online classroom. This article examines servant-leadership and its implications for e-learning in the 24/7 classroom where community building is key.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 13, 5:42 PM

The role of the teacher in online education is often described as the guide on the side, rather than the sage on the stage. Servant leadership concepts bring nuance and depth to the role of guide or facilitator.


In this article the authors stake out promising new ground for research. "In literature (amongst others Greenleaf, 1977 and 1991; Keith, 2011; Nuijten, 2009; Trompenaars and Voerman, 2009; Sarayrah, 2004; Vargas and Hanlon, 2007 and Spears, 2000) servant-leadership qualities can be found like listening, forgiveness, empathy, humility, care for people and the organization, healing of relationships, awareness, persuasion, courage, giving feedback, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, authenticity, commitment to the growth and empowerment of others and building community. Teachers with some or more of these servant-leadership (high-touch) qualities can make the difference in the e-learning environment. In the (high-tech) online classroom the teacher, more than ever before, needs to be qualified to amongst others listen, care for the e-learners, encourage awareness raising, give feedback and, last but not least, build a vivid learning community. This calls for a compassioned kind of educational leader, able to connect high-tech (technology mediated learning, multimedia infrastructure) opportunities with hi-touch (contact, human interaction, commitment to the growth of others, etc.) opportunities in the online classroom."


The e-learning environments envisioned in this internationally oriented paper describe many of the values driving the University of Wisconsin-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.


van de Bunt-Kokhuis, S., & Sultan, N. (2012). Servant-leadership: the Online Way! E-learning where community building is key. [Electronic version]. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012/1.

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 16, 11:34 AM

Applying servant leadership to teaching online.