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The connected educator call of duty

The connected educator call of duty | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Tom Whitby wrote an interesting post in this space titled "The connected conundrum for education." Instead of a conundrum, maybe the old guard can treat Co...

 


A good article on needing to be connected. 

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Are You Starting a K5 Library MakerSpace?

Are You Starting a K5 Library MakerSpace? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Have you ever bought a kid a cool (read as "expensive") present and watched glumly as she played happily with the box? Yup.
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Some good advice and tips for those looking to start a maker space. 

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Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Whether they're in Beijing, Warsaw, or San Francisco, every student in Harvard's HBX Live! virtual classroom now sits front and center.
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It seems that it's taken longer than necessary to reach this point in distance education but is this something that can become mainstream or is it another option only for the elite? 

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For More Effective Studying, Take Notes With Pen and Paper — NOVA Next | PBS

For More Effective Studying, Take Notes With Pen and Paper — NOVA Next | PBS | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Classroom use of laptops may hinder learning and retention because they encourage verbatim note-taking.
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You Can Now Create Excellent Instructional Tutorials on Chromebooks Using Explain Everything App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

You Can Now Create Excellent Instructional Tutorials on Chromebooks Using Explain Everything App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Report: 7 Future Roles for Educators -- THE Journal

KnowledgeWorks has released a new report, "Exploring the Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem," that aims to explore how educator roles may shift over the coming decade.
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Control the Message

What makes up a person's digital identity? Why should students control the information available about them online? What are the most popular social media outl…
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A Quick & Dirty Guide to Perfect Digital Note-Taking

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Perfect Digital Note-Taking | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
All things being equal, I'd choose handwritten notes over digital notes any day of the week -- but all things aren't equal. While I love the feel of pen, pad, and paper, the truth is that digital notes are way more convenient in this modern age. There are several downsides, of course, and we'll address…
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Summer Day Rhapsody

Summer Day Rhapsody | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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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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99% Invisible: A Holistic Approach to Learning Space Design

99% Invisible: A Holistic Approach to Learning Space Design | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
In one of my favorite quotes from The Medium is the Message, Marshall McLuhan wrote, “The serious artist is the only person able to encounter technology with impunity, just because he is an expert aware of the changes in sense perception.”
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Design in schools is so important and is an area that is gathering more attention as people become more aware of the impact of good design on learning.. 

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Take Note of This: Handwritten Notes are More Effective than Typed Ones

Take Note of This: Handwritten Notes are More Effective than Typed Ones | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
New research shows that students who handwrite their notes retain more information than those who take notes on the computer, and it’s not because of the Internet.
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Part 2: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

Part 2: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Welcome to post number two in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). In this post I showcase some tools that can assist in both providing interactive quizzes/check ups and useful feed...
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Google classroom intro

Overview In this presentation, you will learn about the following aspects of Google Classroom: • What it is • How it works • Pros and Cons If at anytime you ha…
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When Training & Coaching Fail

When Training & Coaching Fail | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Internal issues can’t always be fixed. This post demonstrates a model for understanding when coaching falls short.
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statistics

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We are a London based social media agency with 8 offices worldwide. We help brands to listen, understand & engage in conversations in social media.
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First annual Global Collaboration Day hopes to connect every school | eSchool News | eSchool News

First annual Global Collaboration Day hopes to connect every school | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Mark your calendars, this September 17 schools around the world are going international for Global Collaboration Day, a first-of-its-kind event designed to raise awareness about the merits of participating in projects that cross borders.
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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.
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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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