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10 Reasons Why Website Projects Fail

10 Reasons Why Website Projects Fail | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I often wonder why so many of our clients come to us after their Web Projects fail.

 

Although not about education, there are many lessons here that we can learn from and use in classrooms and schools in a number of different ways. 

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The 4 skills any new edtech teacher should have - Daily Genius

The 4 skills any new edtech teacher should have - Daily Genius | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Are you looking to bring education technology into your classroom? Want to leverage the power of tech and unlock a new set of learning outcomes? Who doesn’t?! Many teachers around the globe are heading down this path and I thought it might be time to offer up some useful skills any new edtech teacher should …

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Google Draw: Tips for Making Mind Maps

Google Draw: Tips for Making Mind Maps | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
@learnwithmsm uses Google Drawings to make Mind Maps with her 2nd and 3rd graders. The drawing above provides a few tips for students to help them create Mind Maps. Link to Google Drawing: 

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Some great tips for using Google Draw! 

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Educator: Digital 'Curriculum Needs to Catch Up With Reality' - Education World

Educator: Digital 'Curriculum Needs to Catch Up With Reality' - Education World | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Former journalist and current educator Reuben Loewy as spent recent years creating a digital curriculum that aims to teach high school students beyond throwing new technology at students and instead giving students a complete education on digital...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 8:36 PM

Although some curriculum might be considered digital, not all of it is. Teachers need to figure out what tools best serve the situation and people involved.

 

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Why Twitter Matters: 4 Reasons for Teachers

Why Twitter Matters: 4 Reasons for Teachers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
While Twitter may be the domain of kids and celebrities, here are four reasons why every teacher should participate in Twitter chats.
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Education has focused on the basic “3Rs” of reading, writing & arithmetic, but as technological innovation changes educators must re-evaluate their skills.
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What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration

What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:43 PM

Cooperation and collaboration are two different phenomena. I prefer the former over the latter.

 

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Everything for Everybody: Doing Away With Gender In Design

Everything for Everybody: Doing Away With Gender In Design | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more
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Definitely worth reading and discussing - the gendered lives we live and the unspoken ways that society genders people. 

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Educational Paradigms: Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: Twitter Is For Real: The Learning Paradigm has Shifted

Educational Paradigms: Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: Twitter Is For Real: The Learning Paradigm has Shifted | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Teachers are using Social Media to connect and grow, giving the phrase "lifelong learning" a more visible face as they share their learning with other teachers and, more often, with their students. 

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Growth Mindset and Why It Matters

Growth Mindset and Why It Matters | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
WKCD has assembled five short videos that provide a lively introduction to growth mindset and why it matters, for students as well as teachers.
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No Student Is Unreachable

No Student Is Unreachable | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
No Student Is Unreachable: 4 Strategies To Reach Students That Don't Seem To Want To Be Reached
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As educators, we sometimes get caught up with the actions of students and miss little things that could help us to connect with students. Relationships are not easy and in the fast-paced hectic schedule focused environment of schools, they sometimes become secondary to some of the other demands that teachers face. The article is a good reminder that, if we pay attention, no student is unreachable. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 9:46 PM

With or without computers and the Internet, no student is unteachable.

 

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The Silence of Mindfulness

The Silence of Mindfulness | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Do you struggle with a mind that never stops, hammering you with harsh thoughts, demands and self-criticism, never letting you rest or get a good night’s sleep?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:23 PM

Just to be rather than doing; even for a few minutes.

 

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A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing

A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Last Saturday I reviewed Analyze My Writing. That post proved to be one of the most popular posts of the week. It also prompted a bunch of questions from readers looking for other tools like it.
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Connected Learning & Digital Literacy - #aussieED

Connected Learning & Digital Literacy - #aussieED | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Walk through any shopping centre and you will see children as young as 2 years old interacting with some form of digital technology.
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An interesting graphic that makes connections between the various ways that networking and connections can support today's learners in ways that are transformative. 

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8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.

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12 mindsets for creating innovative classrooms

12 mindsets for creating innovative classrooms | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Our mindsets can affect the experiences our students have in our classes and how they feel about our subject and us as teachers. Effective ones can have great impact.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 24, 8:36 AM

"Mindsets"...yes, I like that! ;)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 24, 11:41 PM

I think at the heart of the article there is the message that echoes Einstein's definition of insanity: solving problems with the same thinking that resulted in those problems. That is what we do in School.

 

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Schools Can’t Innovate Until Districts Do

Schools Can’t Innovate Until Districts Do | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Robin Lake - Districts must aggressively work to change incentives, policies, and structures so that they encourage and free up schools to innovate.

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There is a correlation to the amount of change and innovation schools do  and the freedom that people within the schools have to change and be innovative. Being innovative isn't easy, it means taking risks and trying new things - putting oneself out there. Without a culture that supports such initiatives, schools will continue to be places where innovation happens in pockets, not throughout the system. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 8:45 PM

I think there is more give and take, but what I agree is that if local innovation is not supported at the jurisdiction level forget it. What is often desired by managers is innovation that fits easily from place to place i.e. systems like vs. considering what people at the local level want and need.

 

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Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
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Great resources for anyone looking to information on social media in education. 

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What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:43 PM

Cooperation and collaboration are two different phenomena. I prefer the former over the latter.

 

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Better Than Worksheets: TEACHING TOOLS: Using a Virtual Green Screen in the Classroom

Better Than Worksheets: TEACHING TOOLS: Using a Virtual Green Screen in the Classroom | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Stop Killing Your Creativity - Here Are 5 Culprits

Stop Killing Your Creativity - Here Are 5 Culprits | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

“ ou’re in the boardroom with your team, everyone is brainstorming ideas, and the whiteboard is turning into a work of erasable-marker art. But you’re reluctant to add creative input, even in a space designed to be free from judgment.”


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Chris Wejr's curator insight, April 14, 9:35 AM

Although this is about business, there are some key links to some hurdles to overcome in our schools.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 9:36 PM

In a day and age of more connectivity, is it not surprising that isolation appears on this list?

 

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, April 22, 2:53 PM

#Mindfulness on the other hand as well as regular pauses, boost #creativity and #innovation!

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10 Blogs Every Remote Worker Should Follow

10 Blogs Every Remote Worker Should Follow | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I know every remote worker has “one of those days,” where he or she feels a little less motivated than usual. When I’m dragging my feet, I like to turn to well-written, inspirational blogs to motivate me and give...
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10 essential Finder tips every Mac user should know

10 essential Finder tips every Mac user should know | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Get around your Apple computer more quickly and efficiently than ever with these must-use Finder tricks.
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How Do I Become an Influencer? | Adobe

How Do I Become an Influencer? | Adobe | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The goal of becoming an influencer is often hard to define. How do you know if you have achieved the status of an influencer? After all, what is an influencer? Because I’ve worked with over 100 influencers here at Adobe, some just starting out and some with already developed audiences, it is clear there are three stages to becoming an influencer: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. In each, influencers must pass through certain milestones to get to the next level. There is power in understandi
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What does it mean to "be an influencer"? Who are the people that influence us and how did they get there? Some great insights and information about what it takes to be an influencer today. 

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Teaching Kids Cyberethics - Think Before You Link

Teaching Kids Cyberethics - Think Before You Link | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Our children are tech-savvy but are they cyber-savvy? They need to know the importance of Cyberethics in order for them to make safe decisions online.
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Connected Learning & Digital Literacy - #aussie...

Connected Learning & Digital Literacy - #aussie... | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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