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60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom » Online Universities

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom » Online Universities | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool.

 

Some great ideas here - no one can say there isn't something they at least can try and give it a twirl! 

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How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom | Edudemic

How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom | Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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For teachers, adopting social media in the classroom can seem daunting. Here are a few ways to make a shift in practice. Remember, it's not about using them ALL but integrating and shifting to a world that is more and more social. 

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Everything we learned from CES 2015

Everything we learned from CES 2015 | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The future is ultra-high resolution, connected and driverless — that's the clear message we took away from the 2015 International CES, which wrapped on Friday after a week of gadget-filled insanity.
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Ministers must stop re-writing curriculum, says schools expert

Ministers must stop re-writing curriculum, says schools expert | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Ministers should be stripped of key decision-making powers on the day-to-day running of schools to end the “ridiculous” situation of MPs with no teaching experience setting the curriculum, according to a former top official in the Education...
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Social Media Time-Saving Tips

Social Media Time-Saving Tips | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
You can get a lot out of social media in as little as 30 minutes per day. The trick might be in finding those half-hours to work with.
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Being productive is important especially in a world where being "social" is becoming a larger part of a person's day. There are some great ideas and tips for managing being more social. 

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How to Become the Content Innovator In Your Organization

How to Become the Content Innovator In Your Organization | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
There’s no denying that selling your organization on content will be tough. So, how do you champion this idea and convince your company to embrace content?
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This has some interesting ideas for application in education. 

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Measuring Engagement: It’s All About Asking the Right Questions

Measuring Engagement: It’s All About Asking the Right Questions | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Measuring employee engagement is tricky. After all, how do you get people to tell you how engaged they are in their work when they might not even understand the concept very well? …
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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.
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Another look at what the classroom might look like. Although it's looking toward the future, there are many things that need to be "the near future" for students and teachers. 

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65 of the Best iOS Apps From 2014

65 of the Best iOS Apps From 2014 | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Another year, another great set of new apps that hit the iOS store. As you unwrap your new iPhone or iPad, get these apps installed on your new device! More…
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Five Reasons the Conversations Have Moved from Twitter to Voxer | Education Rethink

Five Reasons the Conversations Have Moved from Twitter to Voxer | Education Rethink | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Some conversations are moving to Voxer - a commentary on why this process. 

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Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015 | Pearson Blog

Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015 | Pearson Blog | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The official Pearson blog.
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Some interesting prediction for k-12 education for 2015. 

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open learning spaces

open learning spaces | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Design in schools is so important and more attention is being given to not only how students are learning but where they are learning and the environment around them. 

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How to Design a Growth-Minded School

How to Design a Growth-Minded School | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

“How Might We design a school that encourages, nurtures and teaches a Growth Mindset? From Curriculum to Culture, here is a School By Design! *This post is based on Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset theo...”


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Developing a Growth Mindset in education is crucial to shifting the culture of schools and reimagine the role of teachers, students and parents in a new school paradigm where learning is not directed by knowledge acquisition but by developing and creating. 

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From Curriculum to Culture, here is a School By Design! Developing a Growth-minded school is about growing learners into creative, risk-taking individuals with strong  intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.

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Two Important Dropbox Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Important Dropbox Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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I use Dropbox all the time and these are two good tips to know. 

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Education experts: Average college freshman reads on 7th grade level

Education experts: Average college freshman reads on 7th grade level | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
U.S. students are increasingly getting behind at the high school level due to inferior standards implemented through federal initiatives.
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I always wonder whether these surveys are a true reflection of what is happening or if there is something else happening; another agenda. 

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The President Proposes to Make Community College Free for Responsible Students for 2 Years

The President Proposes to Make Community College Free for Responsible Students for 2 Years | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The President unveils the America’s College Promise proposal to make two years of community college free for responsible students, letting students earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost.
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5 Simple ways to stay focused on your goals

5 Simple ways to stay focused on your goals | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
When you set goals, you feel energised and confident but this quickly fades away when you fail to stay focused on your goals.
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Being productive is important especially with a number of different things vying for our time. These 5 suggestions will help you to stay focused on your goals and make progress. 

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Are You Adding Value Or Subtracting Value - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Are You Adding Value Or Subtracting Value - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Think are you adding value or subtracting value, think hard where you want to concentrate your efforts because that is where you leadership and life begins.
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Adding value to whatever you are doing is important. It's something that we need to ensure we are doing through reflection and focus. 

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Frank Catalano’s 2015 Personal Statement: Harnessing the Power of Information (EdSurge News)

Frank Catalano’s 2015 Personal Statement: Harnessing the Power of Information (EdSurge News) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: ‘Tis the trendy season for trends, to reflect on 2014 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold. This year, we asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. They have to frame their thoughts as a response to some of the finest college a
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Open Source: Both Bigger And Less Relevant Than You Imagine

Open Source: Both Bigger And Less Relevant Than You Imagine | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
For software infrastructure, it's a big deal. Applications? Not so much.
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The Power of Strategic Sacrifice

The Power of Strategic Sacrifice | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World isn’t the first book on focus, nor will it be the last. But the element that separates this book from the others is the “how” – how one finds focus in a business world that is [...]
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Doing less better - an idea that has so much merit in education. Instead of trying to be all things to all people, educational leaders who focus on specific learning provide direction and vision that lead to improving the learning for students. 

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The Growth Mindset : Telling Penguins to Flap Harder ? ~ The Disappointed Idealist

The Growth Mindset : Telling Penguins to Flap Harder ? ~ The Disappointed Idealist | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I’m going to structure this blog in a way which will hopefully be easy to follow. First, some evidence and anecdotes which seem to contradict the way Dweck’s theory is increasingly being presented (I entirely acknowledge, by the way, that Ms Dweck is much more nuanced in her conclusions than is sometimes suggested by those who cite her name while outlining a much more black-and-white worldview). Then I’ll note some arguments as to why we should be rather cautious about adopting the “Growth Mindset” approach as some sort of universal principle. David Didau has already covered much of this ground in his blog, but if we never allowed for repetition in the blogosphere, there’d be nothing left on the internet except rude videos and pictures of kittens, so I’m going to do it anyway.

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

“Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.”Creating “Collaborative Learning Communities”“It is essential to view learning as a total community responsibility,” he says, and to expect no short cuts. Children need to be integrated, fully contributing members of the broader community, so they can feel useful and valued. (It is not just the children who need this, he adds; healthy communities also need children.).On a practical level, the most powerful lever for change, Abbott says, is people coming together to “rethink the role of community in the learning process,” agreeing how to divide up responsibilities among professional teachers and other community members, and then launching small pilot projects that are true to their new vision. These efforts will build on each other, he says, and large-scale change will follow.


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Changing the societal view of education might be difficult but to change the societal view of itself it will be essential for those in education to present a different view of what society can be and the way that it can function. 

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56 Examples of Formative Assessment

56 Examples of Formative Assessment | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Some great ideas that will help with creating FA to fit and provide the much needed communication about learning. 

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