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Summer Day Rhapsody

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Some great art and ideas from a wonderful person! #saskedchat 

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Blogging in The Classroom: How to Get Started

Blogging in The Classroom: How to Get Started | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
As education continues to evolve and expand, people are beginning to see that blogging in the classroom is a real concept for teachers. Learn how to start!
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Looking to blog in the classroom this year? Some good insights into getting started in the classroom. 

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The Best Advice for Creating Student-Centered Learning

The Best Advice for Creating Student-Centered Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
How can you foster student-centered learning in your classroom? Use these resources and tips to guide you towards making it happen in your classroom.
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Six Steps to Effective Teacher Development and Evaluation

Six Steps to Effective Teacher Development and Evaluation | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Sponsored content by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and American Federation of Teachers.
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Customer Service Doesn't Help Brands Don't Grow on Twitter

Customer Service Doesn't Help Brands Don't Grow on Twitter | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Twitter has removed the 140 character text limit from Direct Messages (DMs) to help marketers prioritize brand growth, not social customers service.
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The ability to send longer DM's gives educators who use Twitter the ability to have more in-depth conversations and gives the potential to use twitter to expand beyond it's current function. 

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What will learning look like in the future?

What will learning look like in the future? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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One of the key changes is that learning is becoming more fluid. People are able to access information as they need it which means that 'just in time' may become more an acceptable mode for employees. The that demonstrate a continuous learning cycle become better able to adapt to changes over time. For educators, information access and continuous learning shift the focus from specific content pacing to content as required for learning. 

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What does it mean to have your whole middle-school curriculum designed around games? - The Hechinger Report

What does it mean to have your whole middle-school curriculum designed around games? - The Hechinger Report | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — One morning, just before classes at New York City’s Quest to Learn Middle School broke for lunch, Etai Kurtzman found himself transformed into a lemon tree. It was a warm day in late April, and his chatty sixth-grade class had been corralled from a narrow hallway into a classroom at the end …
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Designing learning around games isn't as easy as it sounds - the planning and development required means educators must have a very good understanding of the outcomes and content. 

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Intersection Of Science & Design Thinking: Are you a HUB of Innovation? — Design Thinking — Medium

Intersection Of Science & Design Thinking: Are you a HUB of Innovation? - Design Thinking - Medium
We live our lives in networks, and ALL of these networks have a particular kind of structure.
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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom by TeachThought Staff Using the cloud in the classroom can be a powerful thing. One of the most…
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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

How To Create A Google Drive Classroom | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
How To Create A Google Drive Classroom by TeachThought Staff Using the cloud in the classroom can be a powerful thing. One of the most…

Via Juhani Pihkala, Suvi Salo
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If you aren't using Google Drive in the classroom, you might want to think about giving it a try. 

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Warm, bright, quiet: Students do best in well-designed classrooms

Warm, bright, quiet: Students do best in well-designed classrooms | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Big windows to let in lots of natural light, a temperature set at a constant 72 degrees, an acoustically quiet room — if you designed the optimal classroom, these are some of the elements you would want to include. That's the conclusion of a new paper that points to a growing body of scientific evidence on the importance...
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Well designed school classrooms 'boost academic success' - BBC News

Well designed school classrooms 'boost academic success' - BBC News | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The design of primary school classrooms has a significant impact on the academic success of pupils, according to a study by Salford University.
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How do fresh air, light and temperature figure into your thoughts about classroom design? What other factors do you consider in the overall design of the classroom? 

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What do the best classrooms in the world look like?

What do the best classrooms in the world look like? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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An older article but still relevant - do we design our classrooms so that students want to be there? 

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Educators A-Z of Twitter

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Educators A-Z of Twitter | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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There are some great things for teachers to consider when looking at using twitter! 

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Anywhere Anytime Learning is Changing: Implications for Parents, HigherEd and K-12

Anywhere Anytime Learning is Changing: Implications for Parents, HigherEd and K-12 | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Now that anywhere anytime learning is possible it’s time for parents, educators and employers to consider a new world of possibilities.
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How are teachers and schools adjusting to anytime access? Are they adjusting or are they trying to figure out ways to continue doing what they have always done? Are teachers and schools looking for ways to incorporate these ideas and shape the learning environment or are they reacting, allowing the learning environment to be shaped as they try to resist? 

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Smaller Spaces In Classrooms Encourage Active, Engaged Learning | Global Educator Institute

Smaller Spaces In Classrooms Encourage Active, Engaged Learning | Global Educator Institute | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Three very good reminders for teachers thinking about their room design as they get ready for the upcoming school year. 

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TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice

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A great tool for allowing students to discuss different topics in a closed environment where everyone has a voice. Definitely worth looking at for any educator wanting to expand the options for students to become involved in classroom discussions. 

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What do Students Lose by Being Perfect? Valuable Failure

What do Students Lose by Being Perfect? Valuable Failure | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The drive to perfection has made children risk averse for fear of failure. Parents and teachers can work together to give kids more autonomy and opportunities for agency.
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The culture of shaming along with Reality TV has made failure something to be avoided by all. To fail is to risk having the mistakes be shown to the world via social media. What needs to happen to change this so that students/children aren't worried about happens? 

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Parent Engagement in Education: Transforming Schools and our Communities

Parent Engagement in Education: Transforming Schools and our Communities | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Parents who are actively engaged in their school communities should also be seen as essential partners in community transformation. All voices are needed in the dialogue concerning creating a viable and healthy future for our children.
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7 Education Disruptors that Are Making Learning More Fun

7 Education Disruptors that Are Making Learning More Fun | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
New tools are upending the way we teach and learn. Read on to find out what we think are the coolest innovations in 2015 affecting the education space.
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There are new ideas and tools that are reshaping the learning landscape. A good discussion of seven that are fun! 

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Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight

Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Never Alone, Elegy for a Dead World and Valiant Hearts are powerfully educational because they're so enjoyable to play.
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Gaming is changing and how it is used in the classroom is no exception. These three games offer some great options for teachers looking to integrate gaming into their curriculum. 

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Intersection Of Science & Design Thinking: Are you a HUB of Innovation? — Design Thinking

Intersection Of Science & Design Thinking: Are you a HUB of Innovation? - Design Thinking - Medium
We live our lives in networks, and ALL of these networks have a particular kind of structure.

Via Fred Zimny
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What are you doing that is innovative? Do you do things that are innovative and don't really know it? How do our networks help or hinder our being innovative? 

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The Learning Gap Infographic

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g The Learning Gap Infographic presents the difference between learning hours spent of middle class kids and kids born into poverty. Middle class kids have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than kids born into poverty. Parents – 220 hours Pre-school – 1,395 hours After-school and... http://elearninginfographics.com/the-learning-gap-infographic/


Via elearninginfographic, Dean J. Fusto
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Some interesting numbers in this info-graphic. 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 28, 12:59 AM

And a few of us still persist in blaming the victim ...

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 28, 4:32 PM

Our students of poverty enter school behind and by the time they are in middle school, the achievement gap has widened.  Often the answer is to remove the struggling students from electives and place them in remediation courses for math or reading, robbing them of the rich contribution arts makes to the lives of middle and upper class children. Innovation must guide our efforts to close the gap, providing not just remediation but enrichment to our children of poverty.

Actions Speak's curator insight, August 17, 10:54 AM

In a weak culture, unacceptable performance is rewarded.  The standard for what is acceptable gets lowered.

 

Our public education system is not best in class.  Education bureaucrats are getting rewarded for unacceptable performance.  Too many kids are not getting an education that prepares them to effectively compete .

 

What kind of questions would you ask if you were a top education leader in your state, county, or city?

 

How about some of these?

 

1) when are going to stop passing kids that can't do the work at the current level?

2) how are we going to close learning gaps with a sense of time is of the essence?

3) what needs to change in our approaches to teaching to drastically improve learning results?

4) if what we are supposed to achieve is kids learning at a high level then what about all the resources allocated to transportation, duplicate administrators, government edicts, athletics, ...?

5) what do other cultures with high performance education systems do differently?

6) do you ask the teachers what they need to close gaps and energize the kids to learn at a much higher level?

7) do you have the courage to think out of the box and go against the politically correct that rewards blind compliance to government ideology?

 

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn" -- Ignacio Estrada 

 

Isn't it time to rethink our approach?

 

Yes.  It is way past time!

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Landscape for Learning: The Impact of Classroom Design on Infants and Toddlers

Landscape for Learning: The Impact of Classroom Design on Infants and Toddlers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Consider group space, private space, space for movement and the use of different areas when designing rooms for younger children. 

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36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The classroom of your dreams is easy to achieve with a little DIY magic.
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Designing ideas for the classroom - add, combine or just take and mix&match! 

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