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My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation

Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene, The Atlantic reports. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their desks, checking their Facebook feeds and texts.

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The art of conversation is very important - maybe even more so in now. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:26 PM

"It might sound like a funny question, but we need to ask ourselves: Is there any 21st-century skill more important than being able to sustain confident, coherent conversation?" This is important. Whether we are physically or virtually communicating, we need to be present. The challenge is there are many adults, educators included, who do not know how to have a conversation.

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Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas

Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
. . Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students AND YOURS A GOOD preparation made is already the half way done! SO... Making a design on the How-To learning will give benefits for the educators ...

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Ed Dept issues LGBTQ Title IX guidance for K-12

Ed Dept issues LGBTQ Title IX guidance for K-12 | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The letter reminds schools that they must address harassment and should have a Title IX coordinator on staff.

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DO'S And DONT'S | Adapting To 21st Century EDUcation

DO'S And DONT'S | Adapting To 21st Century EDUcation | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
. . THE Reality . I hear most screaming ALREADY, WE are ONLY on EDUcation 1.0, or EDUcation 2.0 and starting to LEARN; EDUcation 3.0 is foreseen in the next years!!! Give us the time to LEARN!!! We...

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Standing Desks Are Coming To Schools, To Cure Obesity And Increase Attention Spans

Standing Desks Are Coming To Schools, To Cure Obesity And Increase Attention Spans | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
First they infiltrated our offices, and now they're coming for our kids.
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Are standing desks the new version of the bouncy ball or the fidget? Why all the fuss about standing up to do your work? 

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Design to Personalize: How to Help Teachers and Students Succeed (EdSurge News)

Design to Personalize: How to Help Teachers and Students Succeed (EdSurge News) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
In the pursuit of helping all students reach their fullest human potential, schools are increasingly seeing the need to personalize learning to meet each student's distinct learning needs. The challenge though is implementing personalized learning at scale in a school. In the absence of having a tut
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What does it mean to personalize learning? What do we mean when we utter the phrase "Let's personalize the learning"? What are the benefits? Can we really personalize the learning for all students in a classroom? Do we want to? 

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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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Conferences have a place for people wanting to learn. But, if you aren't motivated to learn, what is the good of a conference?  What will sitting for another 2 days listening to people talk do to improve your own life if you aren't deeply interested in improving and learning? 

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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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Dylan Thomas Cason's curator insight, May 3, 7:06 PM

interesting topic I understand the need for a speech based lesson however not every student can effectively learn this way, alternative plans may help.

Melisa Mortensen's curator insight, May 3, 7:38 PM

interesting information

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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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Project Tomorrow | Speak Up

Project Tomorrow | Speak Up | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Key Findings from this year’s report include:

Whether driven by parental demands for increased personalization or higher goals for student achievement, many administrators are finding that blended learning environments hold great promise. In fact, 45 percent of district administrators in this year’s Speak Up surveys indicate that the implementation of blended learning models within their district was already yielding positive results.
Students in blended environments use technology more frequently than their peers in more traditional classroom settings. In addition to use in the classroom, these students are also more likely to self-direct their learning outside of school by tapping into mobile apps, finding online videos to help with homework, emailing their teachers with questions and posting content they create online for comment.
When students have access to technology as part of their learning, especially school-provided or enabled technology, their use of the digital tools and resources is deeper and more sophisticated.
The availability of online learning continues to increase with only 27 percent of high school principals reporting that they are not yet offering any online courses for students. Interest among students continues to grow, with 24% of high school students saying they wish they could take all their classes online – a large increase from 8% in 2013.
Almost three-quarters of students with school-provided devices as well as students with limited or non-existent technology access at school agreed that every student should be able to use a mobile device during the school day for learning.
Students connect the use of technology tools within learning to the development of college, career, and citizenship skills that will empower their future capabilities.
Digital experiences for students in a 100 percent virtual environment are much different than those in traditional schools. For instance, 72 percent of high school students in virtual schools take online tests, compared with 58 percent of traditional students.
Students see the smartphone as the ideal device for communicating with teachers (46%) and classmates (72%) and for social media (64%).
A gender bias exists in STEM interest –middle school girls are 38% less likely and high school girls are 32% less likely than their male peers to say they are very interested in a STEM career.

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Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School? (EdSurge News)

Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School? (EdSurge News) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Early in my teaching career I taught eighth and ninth grade English in a small classroom that had nothing more than a chalkboard, ceiling fan, and about twenty-five attentive pairs of eyes looking up at me for guidance five hours each day. One simple retention technique I used regularly was to “per

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (and Start Empowering Yourself)

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (and Start Empowering Yourself) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
“Comparison is the death of joy.” Mark Twain “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”
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Being comfortable with who we are. Being okay with our own selves. It's something we're told often - by many. But it's not always easy to do. When it happens, people all around can tell. There is a difference. Getting to that point isn't always easy and requires some deep self searching. 

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Infographics Are Made | WIRED

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Infographics Are Made | WIRED | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
It’s been said that we’re living in the golden age of data visualization. And why shouldn’t we be? Every move we make is potential fodder for a bar chart or line graph. Regardless of how you feel about our constant quantification, its been a boon for designers who have made some exceptional infographics—and some not…
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SoundCloud Opens Its Podcasting Features To Everyone

SoundCloud has been beta testing its podcasting features with a private group since 2011, but today it's finally letting everyone in. The SoundCloud..
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Podcasting is a great way to get students to investigate topics and different aspects of design and production. Even younger students can do simple podcasts with minimal assistance. It's a great option for exploring a topic or subject. 

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Transform Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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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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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, May 4, 2:08 PM

Pam Baker ask us: “Your work with mobile in IoT (Internet of Things) is just the beginning of a long journey, but given that mobile anchors IoT, it´s the Smart place to start the venture. Where are you on your own IoT journey in IT? Are your company´s moblie strategies up to the looming task?”

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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

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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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