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4 Fundamental Problems With Everything You Hear About The Future Of Education

4 Fundamental Problems With Everything You Hear About The Future Of Education | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Education conferences are like church. Therefore, I must be devout. I attend at least one education conference a month. And although I do enjoy these gatherings—and I will continue to speak at, participate in, and live tweet these events—I also need to be honest: sometimes they feel more like religious [...]
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Changing What We Teach - teaching skills vs teaching content

Changing What We Teach - teaching skills vs teaching content | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Changing What We Teach: Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom

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How to Create Stunning Visual Aids for your Lessons

How to Create Stunning Visual Aids for your Lessons | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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MakerSpace, A New Social Media Network Exclusively for Makers ~ Laughing Squid ~ by Glen Tickle

MakerSpace, A New Social Media Network Exclusively for Makers ~ Laughing Squid ~ by Glen Tickle | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

'MakerSpace is a new social media network for exclusively for makers. The goal of the online community is to connect makers with one another to share projects, follow other makers’ work, or collaborate on a project. MakerSpace is the official online community of Maker Faire.

Users interested in joining MakerSpace can request an invitation on the site.'

 


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For those teachers wanting to pursue using MakerSpace in the classroom, this is might a place to explore. 

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Why Do High School History Teachers Lecture So Much?

Why Do High School History Teachers Lecture So Much? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Why Do High School History Teachers Lecture So Much?

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20 Simple Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use

20 Simple Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Use your mind for thinking, not remembering
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Some good ideas for improving productivity. 

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Resources to Help Every Educator Create Inclusive Learning Experiences

Resources to Help Every Educator Create Inclusive Learning Experiences | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Students who struggle in class—whether with academics, behavior, or both—or who have special needs require swift and focused support from teachers, administrators, and the school as a whole.


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Collection of Good iPad Posters for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Collection of Good iPad Posters for Your Class | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Via Inge Wassmann, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Suvi Salo
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Some good ideas for apps when looking at integrating technology in a classroom. 

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Clips: A Free Video Editor for iPads & iPhones

Clips: A Free Video Editor for iPads & iPhones | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
iMovie is a great video editor for the iPad. Wait, let me restate that. iMovie is a fantastic video editor for the iPad. However, for many people it just seems a little intimidating. I can absolute...

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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.

Via Grant Montgomery, Dean J. Fusto, Ivon Prefontaine
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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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This Is What The Schedules Of Successful People Look Like

How do you spend your working day? Many people work the same amount of hours - but successful people will spend the time more productively.
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How to Create Fillable Forms with MS Word

How to Create Fillable Forms with MS Word | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Creating forms with Microsoft Word is easy, but the challenge comes in when you decide to create fillable forms with options that you can send to people and have them fill out digitally. Whether you need a form for gathering information about people or if you are trying to take a survey to test out user response to software or a new product, MS Word has the solution for you.

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IoT And The Looming Mobile Tidal Wave

IoT And The Looming Mobile Tidal Wave | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
If you thought handling BYOD was hard, wait until you see what managing mobile devices for the Internet of Things entails.

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Free Technology for Teachers: New Animation Options Added to Google Slides

Free Technology for Teachers: New Animation Options Added to Google Slides | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

The latest update to Google Slides introduces more animation options. Now you can have objects simply appear or disappear in your slides on your click. Previously objects had to fade or fly in or out. Speaking of the fly in option, you can now set the direction from which objects fly onto your slides.


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Gerald Carey's curator insight, April 29, 6:44 PM

Richard covers it pretty well. It's only a minor update but, hopefully, a sign of things to come.

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This Is Why Successful People Get Ahead Faster Than the Rest of Us

This Is Why Successful People Get Ahead Faster Than the Rest of Us | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
"Look forward and drive forward"
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As educators, are we focusing on what's ahead to help our students improve or stuck in what's passed? Do we look toward the horizon or back at what's happened? To help students, focusing on what's ahead requires refocusing, not on past accomplishments or what has happened but looking forward, learning from mistakes to improve what students are doing. 

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Why you don't have to know all the answers

Why you don't have to know all the answers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
by Stephen Logan

Via Mel Riddile
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This is something that more leaders, especially in education, need to embrace and model not just talk about as a good idea.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 28, 9:44 PM

Teaching is about being vulnerable and exposing one's self. That is how teachers learn. It is not by being told by others who are not in the classroom what to do.

 

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Explozone | Curriculum

Explozone | Curriculum | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
RT @KevinGodden1: #bced We have just launched our ExploZone, an inquiry-based demonstration learning centre. http://t.co/XURhirn3LP #sd34le…

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Become an Open Source Teacher (and maker faire)

Become an Open Source Teacher (and maker faire) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I listened as Sylvia Martinez gave an inspiring keynote about Maker Education. She shared a video clip of Andrew Katz, a boy at a New York Maker Faire, who had invented his own automatic pet feeder.  The boy excitedly shared how his design worked and the interviewer asked, "

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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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