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The Strategist – Bring Your Passion and Leadership | Thin Difference

The Strategist – Bring Your Passion and Leadership | Thin Difference | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The Strategist outlines the essential nature of having a sound strategy and being a strategist. Vital point - a successful leader is a passionate strategist.

 

A good synopsis of the book with very good points for all leaders. 

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How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips & Tricks)

How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips & Tricks) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

"But before you blindly jump on the infographics bandwagon and splatter your course with these visuals, make sure that you stock up on information about how they work and when to use them. Badly-designed infographics or placing them out of context can increase the cognitive load of a course. So here's the lowdown on infographics."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 26, 11:11 PM

Infographics seem to be everywhere today, and educators are taking note and using them with students. This post provides information on the use of infographics for elearning, but the same concepts apply to face2face learning. The post is divided three sections that include:

* When to use infographics

* When NOT to use infographics

* 6 tips to create effective and stunning infographics

Additional resources are included in the post. If you are designing or revising a course and have not made use of infographics that post may provide you with ideas on how to best incorporate this form of visual learning into your curriculum. And if you currently use infographics check it out to learn more.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 10:26 AM

Awesome resource for a quick how to tutorial on infographics!

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, March 27, 4:32 PM

Useful post, presenting a lucid vision of the theme. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management online free courses, please visit  http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com section Para os Alunos > Cursos Online Gratuitos.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 28, 2:45 PM

Read later, sounds interesting. I would like to know if the author has ever taught in a elementary to secondary classroom.

Jovan Jovanovic's curator insight, March 29, 1:08 PM

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Where Does Our Digital Literacy Come From? | Student Affairs and Technology @insidehighered

Where Does Our Digital Literacy Come From? | Student Affairs and Technology @insidehighered | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

These assessments could then be used to create in-house professional development tracks to bolster organizational digital literacy, fill in knowledge gaps, and grow individual skill-sets.


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 28, 4:23 PM

Great question. A digital literacy development is hampered by educators at all levels who are not digitally literate. And the label of a so-called digital immigrant is a lousy excuse for an educator who is supposed to be about learning.

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
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Focusing on topics instead of subjects - again Finland is making a move with their education that pushes learning and learners in a new direction. 

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Never Stop Learning: How Self-Education Creates a Bullet-Proof Career

Never Stop Learning: How Self-Education Creates a Bullet-Proof Career | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Your next job title probably doesn’t even exist yet. So what’s the only skill that promises to pay dividends in the future? Your ability to expand your mind.
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A new mindset is needed in regards to learning.  No longer is one able to "finish" school - in the sense that school should be about learning. The out-dated notion of learning taking place in "school" needs to change. Learning can no longer be contained by a "place" or a "time" but instead needs to be set free - like a bird from a cage - in order for learners to be freed from the historic view of learning taking place only in schools. Schools are still places where learning can take place but they need to be part of the learners learning continuum where school is only a part. 

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It's in the Attitude

It's in the Attitude | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Photo credit — matt hutchinson creative commons.org For years I was a painter — I put myself through university and spent a few years afterward running my own company painting houses and commercial properties. At one point, the company had 20 summer students and 3 full time people
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Attitude - mindset - these are so important for success. Learning to do the little things, being consistent, having a focus for now and the future - all of these are important for learning. 

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The Teacher's Guide To Twitter | Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter | Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
This teacher's guide to Twitter is designed for anyone ready to use the service or already old hat. Whatever your skill level, this should help!
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Another great guide to using twitter - with all sorts of information that will help to get the most out of using this social media platform and beginning to see it as a conduit for PD, sharing, collaboration and connecting. 

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It’s in the Attitude — Medium

It’s in the Attitude — Medium | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Doing ordinary things with extra-ordinary attitude can have an impact on others that you will never know. 

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Slave Simulation, An Edtech Game for Classrooms

Slave Simulation, An Edtech Game for Classrooms | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I was shocked to open my email from Common Sense Media's Graphite to find a recommendation and review for the game, Mission US: Flight to Freedom as a recommended piece of technology to ...
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Unbelievable that such a thing would ever be considered acceptable. As I read through the post, I couldn't believe that something like this could exist. Thank you, Rafranz Davis for alerting us to this colossal failure. 

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These 9 things make people retweet - Futurity

These 9 things make people retweet - Futurity | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
A new algorithm beats people at predicting which version of a tweet will get more retweets. You can try out your Twitter skills on the researchers' website.
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Twitter can be a powerful way to connect with other people and develop a PLN. 

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15 Tips from Veteran Educators for Thriving in the First Year

15 Tips from Veteran Educators for Thriving in the First Year | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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New teachers can often feel alone and not sure where to go. There is so much going on and so much to learn! These 15 tips from veteran educators are sound pieces of advice for new teachers! 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 14, 6:27 PM

Veteran teachers can feel alone. It is a reason I left teaching. Despite all the rhetoric, there is little in terms of support and caring in School.

 

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Global Educators Met In Qatar To Make Schools Everywhere More Progressive

Global Educators Met In Qatar To Make Schools Everywhere More Progressive | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
When I decided to travel halfway around the world to a conference on global education in the Persian Gulf, I didn’t expect to find a message that is aligned so neatly with the current trendy perspective in the West. Our media so often presents a picture of the non-Western other: [...]
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Creativity is vital to the future of learning and, it seems, isn't just found on this side of the Atlantic. Too often, time is spent comparing where one ranks on some scale and comparing these students' scores to those students' scores. As Jordan Shapiro points out, creativity is a theme that is a major focus world-wide. 

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What Teachers Hear When You Say 'Accountability'

What Teachers Hear When You Say 'Accountability' | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
What Teachers Hear When You Say 'Accountability'
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 13, 10:41 PM

What I heard was someone holding me to account externally who did not know my students and me. It denied me opportunties to be responsible for my work and express that responsiliity through a creative force. It denied me my voice earned through being responsbile for what I was doing, who I was, and who I was becoming.

 

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The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

The Science (and Practice) of Creativity | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
"Creativity isn't about music and art; it is an attitude to life, one that everybody needs," wrote the University of Winchester's Professor Guy Claxton in the lead-up to the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) dedicated to creativity and education. "It is a composite of habits of mind which include curiosity, skepticism, imagination, determination, craftsmanship, collaboration, and self-evaluation."

Sounds like the perfect skill set for equipping young people to navigate an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Encouragingly, there's plenty of evidence -- from both research and practice -- that most of the above can be taught in the classroom. In fact, innovation and education experts agree that creativity can fit perfectly into any learning system.

But before it can be incorporated broadly in curriculum, it must first be understood.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity



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Gaëlle Solal's curator insight, March 30, 8:42 AM

à lire!

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 30, 12:14 PM

Creativity must be cultivated in our schools.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 30, 9:48 PM

Creativity fosters teaching and learning.

 

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5 Great Formative Assessment Strategies For Teachers

5 Great Formative Assessment Strategies For Teachers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
This article feature 5 easy and effective formative assessment strategies to use with your students.

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Millennials snapping up Snapchat, study finds - CNET

Millennials snapping up Snapchat, study finds - CNET | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
ComScore finds 71 percent of Snapchat's user base is between the ages of 18 and 34.

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They are using these tools but what is their digital awareness? 

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Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.
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Some great apps in this list - I'm sure you'll find something you can delve a bit into a bit more deeply! 

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Xanthy Karamanos's curator insight, March 28, 6:04 PM

Good summary of Apps. This would benefit teachers looking to explore a variety of Apps the most.

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The 5 Questions Successful People Routinely Ask Themselves

The 5 Questions Successful People Routinely Ask Themselves | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Ben Franklin began and ended his day by asking himself questions about the good he would do that day. Here are five questions that will help you take...
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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started.
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This is another great guide for teachers who are using Social Media or want to begin to use it or who are hearing about using Social Media. It gives some great ideas for using different social media platforms within a classroom setting. 

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Twitter 101: A 7-Step Guide For Teachers, Newbies, And Everyone | Edudemic

Twitter 101: A 7-Step Guide For Teachers, Newbies, And Everyone | Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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This article was written a few years ago but still has some great ideas, information and links for teachers, or anyone for that matter, who are using twitter. I recommend it to anyone who is starting out or is interested in getting started. 

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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This article has some great ideas for using twitter in the classroom and a great easy-to-follow graphic to help. 

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Schools — Breaking Free — Medium

Schools — Breaking Free — Medium | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Despite the massive amount of changes taking place in society, schools continue to resist. However a small number break free of the…
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Although there many schools continue to follow the path of least resistance, there are schools making changes and forging their own paths. There are many teachers connecting and sharing, learning together and helping one another grow and change. Although there may not be many schools that forge their own paths, they demonstrate that the shift is happening. The growth of edcamps and teacher PD that is un-conference driven by teacher needs is another example of a shift is taking place since these discussions are now taking place in public spaces in public forums something that was not occurring in the past. 

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The Relational Staffroom: The Power of Teacher Collaboration - Relational Schools Project

The Relational Staffroom: The Power of Teacher Collaboration - Relational Schools Project | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The importance of teacher-teacher relationships, especially in the current climate, the power of collaboration and the necessity for school leaders to provide the conditions to enable this to happen. This week, Helena Marsh, Deputy Headteacher, blogger and education thinker, writes for Relational Schools. I have always had a keen interest in the study of teacher behaviours …
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Collaboration is important in developing a culture of trust and growth in a school. Ultimately, the working relationships of the adults will filter down to the students and their relationships. Teachers who work together in a collaborative manner, growing and learning together, create an atmosphere conducive to learning and experiment, especially if the administration is supportive of such relationships and works to provide supports for developing these relationships. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 14, 6:24 PM

Cooperation and working together suggest there will be friction. If we don't think so, working together is a fiction. Teachers have to figure out how to work through the friction civilly.

 

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Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, Matthew Jenkin explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums
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It's time that the future became the present and we began to move out of the past which is still the present in too many schools. Forget about someone from the past visiting a school, how about a child from the present visiting a school that has decided to move on and boldly go where others are not ready to go for fear of.... 

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The Future of Work - Jobs and Skills in 2030

The Future of Work - Jobs and Skills in 2030

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Some interesting predictions for the future of work and what skills workers will need in a globalized market. 

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