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Why Public School Leaders Must Embrace Social Media Now - Forbes

Why Public School Leaders Must Embrace Social Media Now - Forbes | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Should public school leaders embrace social media? Consultant Joel Gagne says they can't afford not to. (Image via CrunchBase) The following is a guest post by Joel Gagne, CEO of Allerton Hill Consulting.
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Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity

Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
In order for our global society to develop solutions to pressing problems in an increasingly technology-driven and constantly changing world, we need to re-train our workforce to do what machines can’t: to be enterprising, independent and strategic thinkers—to be purposeful creators. This starts with changing the way students, especially the youngest ones, [...]
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Play. It's so important. Yet so much of what happens in education is contrary to this. What's the problem with letting children play and learn?   

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Web Literacy Education for Educators

Web Literacy Education for Educators | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.

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pluckill's comment, April 19, 5:14 AM
Thats stunning
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Educators need web literacy:

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thanks!!!

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Preso.tv - present on any device

Preso.tv - present on any device | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Preso.tv is the first and only hassle-free way for anyone to present their Powerpoint, PDF, and Word documents on smart devices and computers anywhere in the world, in real-time.

Currently in beta, Preso.tv is a free service that doesn’t require account registration. Users simply go to http://preso.tv, upload their file, and start the broadcast. Presenters can use an Android device or a PC or Mac, while viewers may use any brand of smart device or computer.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 22, 11:12 AM

Upload your PowerPoint presentation, Word or PDF document to Preso.tv and present from any device. You don't need to create an account, which is so convenient, and the service is free!

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The Power of Language in Transformational Leadership

The Power of Language in Transformational Leadership | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Our choices of words have impact on others. We can choose the words we use, however that takes thought and intention to be successful.

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Word are so important and how we speak with others is critical to developing trusting and lasting relationships. 

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Growth vs Fixed Mindset - YouTube

A video that explains the difference between a person who has a growth mindset and person who has a fixed mindset. All design and animation was done by me. A...

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This short video does a great job comparing Growth Mindset and Fixed Mindset. You can find additional resources about mindset at a post Musing on Mindsets located at http://insidetheclassroomoutsidethebox.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/musings-on-mindset

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FETC 2014 - Orlando, FL

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The FETC convention keynotes and sessions all in one place. Adam Bellow, Hall Davidson, Leslie Fisher, Kathy Schrock, Danny Forster and many more. 

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The Myth Of Learning Styles

The Myth Of Learning Styles | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
After several years of writing for Edudemic, I'd have to say that one of the most controversial topics we've ever written about is the concept of different learning styles.
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13 Ways Technology Can Improve Student Writing

13 Ways Technology Can Improve Student Writing | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
As an Edudemic reader, you are well versed in the importance of technology in education. But are you aware of the specific role it can play in writing? Take a look at the findings of a recent study.
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Interesting findings. How do you use technology to help students with writing? 

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Design Thinking in K-12: A Live Fireside Chat #DTK12Chat

Design Thinking in K-12: A Live Fireside Chat #DTK12Chat | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Last night Bo Adams and I were honored to chat about the nature and strengths of design thinking and its role in K-12 education.  This Fireside Chat was organized under the auspices of the weekly #...
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A good discussion about Design Thinking in K - 12. After taking a DT course this summer, I believe education needs to look at DT within the K - 12 educational model. 

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Index Ventures Joins $1M+ Seed Round Backing Mobile Education Platform ... - TechCrunch

Index Ventures Joins $1M+ Seed Round Backing Mobile Education Platform ... - TechCrunch | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Index Ventures recently backed the computing education-focused hardware startup Kano – via one of its partners, Saul Klein.
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Do we need a platform for mobile learning? 

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This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education

Please subscribe us and Fallow at https://www.facebook.com/realwomanrealman/ Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to...
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An interesting watch. 

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Educational New Year's Resolution: Embrace Social Media Now

Educational New Year's Resolution: Embrace Social Media Now | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Educational New Year's Resolution: Embrace Social Media or get Left Behind
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The author makes a good case for the need for educators - and education - to embrace social media sites such as twitter. But are there negatives that aren't mentioned that people should take into consideration?  #skedchat 

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The Power of Brands: a 67000% Return in One Day & 3 Tips to Make your Personal Brand the Next Apple

The Power of Brands: a 67000% Return in One Day & 3 Tips to Make your Personal Brand the Next Apple | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I’m a child of Descartes. I grew up in a rational world where logical thinking was the best weapon against ignorance, the right way out of dogma, and I still think today that it’s a decent objective.
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In educaiton, we need to focus on #3. We need to develop ourselves our brand, as educators. You need to "demonstrate your thought leadership, tell your story, give love freely and give good reasons to be loved." This is very much in tune with "Swithch" by Chip and Dan Heath. It's not about the profit, it's about connections. 

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Image Capture: a painless way to harvest huge videos off iOS devices

Image Capture: a painless way to harvest huge videos off iOS devices | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Connect your iOS device to your laptop with its USB charging cord. Open up Image Capture (Applications > Image Capture.app) instead. Click Import All. DONE.

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This is a great thing to know, especially if you take videos on your phone! 

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Who Does What in a Massive Open Online Course?

Who Does What in a Massive Open Online Course? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Student-participation data from the inaugural MITx (now edX) course — 6.002x: Circuits and Electronics — unpacks MOOC student behavior.

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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere. That's great for students but what about teachers? Where's the pe

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Teachers are in the profession of learning. It would seem important that they have a say in how PD is developed, the way they take part and what it involves yet many present PD activities, even those well intended by schools and divisions misses the mark - it does not allow the teacher to personalize the learning, embed it in their practice, reflect upon their learning or share and collaborate with others to grow. 

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Creating an Ideal iPad App that Teachers Will Want - teachingwithipad.org

Creating an Ideal iPad App that Teachers Will Want - teachingwithipad.org | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

"The iPad comes pre-loaded with apps that can be used to carry out the basic functions of teaching. However, most (if not all) teachers who want to improve their teaching experience will be looking for more specific apps to tailor to their individual needs."


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White Paper - Understanding Personality in Online Communities and Social Media

White Paper - Understanding Personality in Online Communities and Social Media | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: 3 Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: 3 Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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If nothing else, the Star Wars Photo caught my attention. You'd think that they'd have hologram images! The article is well worth the read! 

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5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About

5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The EDTech industry is yet in its infancy and is expected to grow cumulatively at the rate of 23 percent in the next five years. It is anticipated to be a $255 billion global business in the next 5 years (by 2017) as per GSV Advisors.
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As an educator, you may feel you don't need to pay attention to the upcoming tech trends. But, by looking, it may keep you from constantly reacting to being proactive - where might this take me? It's less stressful to be thinking ahead than constantly reacting. 

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How To Speak "The Twitter"...an educators guide by carriebaughcum

How To Speak "The Twitter"...an educators guide by carriebaughcum | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink
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A great Thinglink image for teachers new to twitter. Really like the Thinglink images for sharing. 

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» The End of Higher Education’s Golden Age Clay Shirky

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What's the next step for Higher Ed? 

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Education is the Key to Better Quality of Life for Women - Huffington Post

Education is the Key to Better Quality of Life for Women - Huffington Post | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Education is the Key to Better Quality of Life for Women Huffington Post And while it includes a number of recommendations for the government and private sector, the report makes it clear that "the most important first step" in this process rests...
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Teaching like it's 2999: Breaking Down to Rebuild: Redefining the Innovative Classroom

Teaching like it's 2999: Breaking Down to Rebuild: Redefining the Innovative Classroom | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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The author makes a good case for needing to redefine what we mean by technology integration. #eci830pln 

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15 Underrated Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

15 Underrated Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
We asked 15 successful young entrepreneurs to share their go-to yet underrated app of choice.
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There are a few of these apps that people involved in education should  investigate. I am especially interested in Lift especially when it comes to the small things that matter, CloudMagic because all my storage is in the cloud, Brook - to streamline my twitter feed and Full to follow my goals. There are a few, like Refresh, that I would use when looking at potential hirings and WinStreak just sounds like a great way to look at the positive - it might be the one I look at first! 

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