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How To Publish A Class E-Book Using iTunes - Edudemic

How To Publish A Class E-Book Using iTunes - Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Often teachers want to share the ebooks their students have made with a wider audience, not least parents!
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What is the role of a textbook. Is it for teaching or learning? If for learning, why aren't our students involved in creating textbooks that demonstrate their learning? Why are we buying textbooks that will be out of date when they arrive? What's holding us back? Here's a guide to help you begin that step towards learning. 

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The Secret to Getting Big Things Done at Work and in Life

The Secret to Getting Big Things Done at Work and in Life | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Connecting to Create Change: A Q&A With Erica Dhawan - The Muse: What do the founder of Quirky and the farmer wh...
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Connections are so important in all aspects of life. In education, connecting is an integral part of what happens in classrooms and in schools. Connecting with others is vital to developing relationships with the people around us and with others via various forms of technology. So what is Connectional Intelligence? 

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7 Books that will make you a better teacher - Daily Genius

7 Books that will make you a better teacher - Daily Genius | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Reading makes your smarter.  More importantly, it makes you a better teacher. Smart districts offer in-service or professional development compensation for instructors that read relevant resources. Most people think that the summer provides educators with well deserved time to recharge.  While that is true, most importantly, it provides educators time to read. I challenge you to …
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How to harness the power of design thinking

How to harness the power of design thinking | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Design thinking is the hot new trend with some arguing its the secret to successful business performance.
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Top 6 Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 6 Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Does introducing Gamification in eLearning truly help learners learn? Check 6 benefits of Gamification in eLearning.
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Free Technology for Teachers: SeeSaw - Easily Create Digital Portfolios on iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets

Free Technology for Teachers: SeeSaw - Easily Create Digital Portfolios on iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Blended learning emerges as a leading trend in education technology, report says - The Hechinger Report

Blended learning emerges as a leading trend in education technology, report says - The Hechinger Report | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA — The use of blended learning in schools has increased the adoption of educational technology as the public has grown fond of online learning, according to a new report. A closely-watched report that provides insight into digital learning trends – both in and out of school settings — named blended learning as a key …
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15 Ways to Maximize Google Drive Productivity

15 Ways to Maximize Google Drive Productivity | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that Google Drive is just three years old...yes, really. For a tool still in its infancy, it’s remarkable how quickly it has inspired the question, “How did I live without it?”
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Minecraft For Teachers Introduced By Microsoft (video)

Minecraft For Teachers Introduced By Microsoft (video) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Microsoft has today introduced a new Minecraft Educational portal which has been specifically designed for teachers to be able to use the block building game to help their students learn.
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How to Find Your Life Purpose? Escape Your Bubble

How to Find Your Life Purpose? Escape Your Bubble | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Let's say you're feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, can't find your passion, directionless, not clear on what your purpose in life is. You're in good company—most people are in the same boat.
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When "Good Enough" Is Good Enough

When "Good Enough" Is Good Enough | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
When is a piece of content ready to be published? Learn how to solve the "good enough" problem most inbound content creators face.
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The Smart Passive Income Blog

The Smart Passive Income Blog | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Learn how to build an online passive income business with Pat Flynn. Let’s see what works…
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For those wanting to set out and venture into unknown territory of online entrepreneurship, the blog and podcast have great tips, ideas, insights and thoughts which will help as you begin to navigate online. 

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Google Forms: Streamline your Data with FilterRoster Script

Google Forms: Streamline your Data with FilterRoster Script | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
If you re-use a Google Form for attendance, turning in homework, daily warm-up, peer evaluation data, or anything where there are multiple rows per student  in your Form data my script FilterRoster...

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PBL Pilot: What Will the Future Bring?

PBL Pilot: What Will the Future Bring? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Two fifth grade teachers reflect on their first year with a PBL curriculum, self-evaluating their outcomes and formulating an action plan for next year.

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The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Freedom from the hundreds of "micro decisions" that clog our brains.
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Eliminating small decisions allows people to focus on larger/deeper issues. But are we ready to give up those small decisions? 

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Harness the power of design thinking

Harness the power of design thinking | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Start by forgetting everything you know. Experts advise small businesses to get creative and explore the possibilities
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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Why Twitter Works In Education by TeachThought Staff As the collective family of social media channels grows, each adopts their own personality. LinkedIn is oldest sibling…
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Why digital transformation is so difficult to achieve

Why digital transformation is so difficult to achieve | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Concept of minimum viable product can really help scale the digital business, and speed and flexibility matter above all else
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How To Use Animoto to Create Book Trailers - YouTube

Animoto Book Trailers Digital Storytelling - created at http://animoto.com
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What Wearable Tech Could Mean for the Classroom | Edudemic

What Wearable Tech Could Mean for the Classroom | Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The label "wearable tech" isn't only for big name products; if it's electronic and wearable, you're talking about wearable tech.
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How to design a 365 day project — Chasing Magic — Medium

How to design a 365 day project - Chasing Magic - Medium
From the trenches: I’m on day 300 of 365 days of learning how to draw
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This is the type of project that allows people to push the boundaries of their own learning. It incorporates feedback, reflection, failure and continuous improvement in ways that help a person continue with their learning. A great example of how learning can allow a person to push themselves without the need for extrinsic rewards. 

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33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure

33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
To help provide some insight on how to navigate a career you're proud of, I've asked 33 tech entrepreneurs to share some of their biggest lessons learned from their own failures.
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“I am a College Dropout” or Learning vs Being Taught | MattKremer.com

“I am a College Dropout” or Learning vs Being Taught | MattKremer.com | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I went to three different colleges in a period of three years. The first was a technical college I attended while I was still in high school. It was there I learned about design patterns. I was soaking in information and putting it to good use on my side-projects. When I wasn't in class, I was building things using the technology I was learning in my free time. I was learning, and the world was good. Then I attended a private institution (read: a truckload of money) for a year and a half. But so
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A Guide to Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment (EdSurge News)

A Guide to Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment (EdSurge News) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Over the past several years, I've posted many examples of collaborative learning in my history classrooms grades 8-10. The part that gets most students' and educators' attention is that I do not give tests. Ever. Lecture is also never a part of the student learning experience. I invariably get foll
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Collaborative learning has many faces and ways of implementing. This is a good example of what it can look like in a classroom once a teachers becomes familiar with using different strategies to engage students. The thing that I've learned when implementing collaborate learning is that it takes a while to become familiar with different strategies, you have to rethink planning and interaction and assessment is something that will evolve over time as you become more familiar and comfortable with this type of learning. It's not assigning group work but, instead, is a way of thinking about and working with students as they become the prime catalysts in their own learning as you help to direct the different learning activities within the classroom. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Important Google Search Strategies for Students - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Important Google Search Strategies for Students - A PDF Handout | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Last summer the folks at Canva were kind enough to create a great infographic for me based on a set of search tips that I sent to them. The infographic makes a great poster to display in your classroom, but it is a little light on the details of how and why to use some of the search strategies. The PDF embedded below provides more detail on the search strategies that I frequently share with teachers and students.

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