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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, 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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Stephen Downes: ‘This is the next era of learning’

Stephen Downes: ‘This is the next era of learning’ | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Image: Stephen Downes, courtesy of Stephen's web

In this guest post, Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher for the National Research Council of Canada and pioneer

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How Technology is Changing Conferencing Rooms, Work Spaces and Classrooms

How Technology is Changing Conferencing Rooms, Work Spaces and Classrooms | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The technologies of tomorrow promise to revolutionize how we collaborate, power our devices and navigate our world, but innovative designers are already changing these tasks with the technology of today.

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Yes, design is making an impact on some areas of schools but, unfortunately, the schools aren't really built in a way that allows for much major "remodelling" but that doesn't mean that schools can't begin to make changes to what is happening inside the building. Design and designers have a great many options and it's time that education begin to shift from the desks, rows, learning at the front model. 

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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how "academic diligence" features in later life success.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 19, 9:15 PM

In the 1960s Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel and colleagues created an experiment, the "marshmellow test" to measure self-control in preschoolers. Would they eat one mini--marshmellow right away or would they wait 15 minutes to eat two mini-marshmellows?

Fast forward about 50 years and researchers have come up with a new "test that challenges the willpower of schoolkids to resist the brain-candy of today’s digital distractions — the YouTube videos, Instagram and mobile gaming apps like Angry Birds."

Why try to measure self-control. Researchers hope that it "will advance their studies of ways to improve academic perseverance in students."

Learn more about the original "marshmellow test" and this new test in the thought-provoking post. Additional areas that are discussed include:

* Road-testing the test

* Staying on task

* Different takes on willpower and grit

* A debate over drudgery

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Using Video Messaging in Classrooms Improves Student Engagement - A Case Study in Dallas

Using Video Messaging in Classrooms Improves Student Engagement - A Case Study in Dallas | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Vidopop is a tool that allows teachers to take a video and post it for students or others to watch. If you're thinking of trying to flip your classes or use video for review, stations or having students use it as an option for responses, vidopop gives you some nice options. 

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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Successful technology integration includes always having a non-tech Plan B, staying with what works instead of trend-hopping, and minimizing the elements beyond your control.
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It is important to differentiate when you plan and having options that will allow students to continue their learning even if the technology glitches because sometimes, despite what some experts say, you can't just wait for it to reset or to be fixed because that could be tomorrow! 

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Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection

Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I am an adjunct faculty for several teacher education and educational technology programs.  I have been so for a few decades.  During that time I have noticed the changing nature of student behavio...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 13, 7:45 PM

Do you discuss growth mindset with your students? Do you also discuss what a fixed mindset is? In this post Jackie Gerstein provides her insights into these areas, and also talks about the grwoth of what she defines as a "toxic mindset" where a students might think:

  • Mediocre is often good enough for me as long as I get the work done.

We are fortunate that she has also provided a "Personal Accountability and Reflection" series of questions, which is shown in the infographic above, and also listed in the post. Below are two of the questions.

  • Did I work as hard as I could have?
  • Did I regulate my procrastination, distractions, and temptations in order to complete my work?

These are great questions to use with your students. How do you think  your students would answer them? Would they acknowledge how they are working accurately?

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 14, 1:41 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

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A choir as big as the Internet

A choir as big as the Internet | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
185 voices from 12 countries join a choir that spans the globe: "Lux Aurumque," composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre, merges hundreds of tracks individually recorded and posted to YouTube. It's an astonishing illustration of how technology can connect us.
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5 Tips for Teachers Getting Started on Twitter

5 Tips for Teachers Getting Started on Twitter | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Twitter is by far the most powerful professional learning network (PLN)  I participate in. Using it is like being at a teaching conference every day. I am constantly exposed to new ideas that inspi...
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For teachers starting out on twitter, these five tips may help you make the transition to SM. 

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Twitter for Digital Citizenship

Twitter for Digital Citizenship | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

I have been a longtime advocate for using Twitter in education, in fact, it was more than three years ago now when I started using Twitter to model and teach authentic global digital citizenship. It has been almost two years since this article was published in The Age, celebrating the positives use of such a tool in a variety of educational contexts.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=eCitizen


 


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Because some teachers are exploring the use of twitter in the classroom, this article helps to explain how it can be used in positive ways and gives some ideas for connecting it to the learning outcomes. 

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The best laid lesson plans...

The best laid lesson plans... | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
This article was written for Sec Ed Magazine and appeared in their NQT special edition in June 2014.  You can read the original here or download the NQT Special here.There's a free info graphic to ...

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Simple and effective! I like the four different components, especially 3 and 4. We sometimes focus too much on 1 and 2. Making it "Real" is important as it helps to see how things will actually unfold. Making it "Satisfying" speaks to how we sometimes make plans that fulfill the "Get it done" category but do not fulfill the deeper connections. 

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Mitä muuta tarvitaan?

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Check this out!

Deb Kalikow-Pluck's curator insight, September 9, 1:36 PM

Using more of your brain is a good thing.

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Good Professional Development: It's not only about the 'how' but about the follow-up

Good Professional Development: It's not only about the 'how' but about the follow-up | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Imagine if we taught pilots to fly without ever letting them in a cockpit. Or gave them the keys to a commercial airplane without the required hours—or years—of hands on training and practice. Sure, we’d show them plenty of PowerPoint presentations and make them sit through a few seminars on the theory and physics of …

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Follow up is a critical component of professional development and something that is so often overlooked and usually ignored. 

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 11, 3:38 PM

80% of the success of any professional development depends on what we do to follow-up after the sessions. 'Spray and pray' PD never worked because there was no follow-up component. Smaller chunks with follow-up and feedback will work.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, September 11, 7:38 PM

This is a point I always pushed when involved with teacher training. How many things did you totally " get" the first time you did them?

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, September 12, 4:19 PM

Absolutely!  Professional learning in buildings with effective instructional coaches has the highest transfer to practice.  It's that ongoing, sustained pd. @AL Reading Initiative

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What is open education? | Opensource.com

What is open education? | Opensource.com | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Open education is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share, and build on knowledge.

Proponents of open education believe everyone in the world should have access to high-quality educational experiences and resources, and they work to eliminate barriers to this goal. Such barriers might include high monetary costs, outdated or obsolete materials, and legal mechanisms that prevent collaboration among scholars and educators.


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To overcome the problems of today and tomorrow, we need to think differently than we are right now. Open Education is one such move that provides all people with access to learning and gives new space to new ideas for creating new knowledge. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 11, 10:23 PM

Breaking down the barriers to access is important.

 

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No need to teach girls differently online

No need to teach girls differently online | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
To hear some ed tech enthusiasts tell it, online learning is sweeping aside the barriers that have in the past prevented access to education. But such pronouncements are premature. As it turns out, students often carry these barriers right along with them, from the real world into the virtual one. Female students, for example, are …

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Have to agree with @Ivon Prefontaine, we need to teach them as individuals, meeting them where they are and moving forward. 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 12, 6:08 PM

Absolutely right! 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 12, 8:26 PM

We should teach each student as we encounter them, as a unique person whose learning experience will be particular to them.

 

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Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters

Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Providing high-quality professional development for teachers may be the most important thing schools can do to improve students learning.
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Teacher professional development is one of the most important things for teachers during this time of change. Although teachers need to take more ownership of their PD, there needs to be a shift at other levels to accommodate a changing educational environment. Teacher PD needs to be directly linked to what the teacher is doing in the classroom, focused on providing students with feedback, using a variety of assessment techniques and strategies, integrating different technologies and examining a shift in pedagogical approaches. Large scale conferences and PD delivered by experts and major key notes, although still having benefit for providing a large picture of the education picture, aren't going to have lasting effects in classrooms without follow up teachers having support, coaching, time for reflection, and their own vision for where they want their learning to take them. Hopefully we are coming closer to seeing teachers take control of their own professional development through developing PLNs via SM and collaborating more with colleagues in their building and around the globe. A greater focus on helping teachers directly in their classrooms and less effort on finding another great keynote speaker might be a shift in the right direction. 

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Could offices change from sitting to standing?

Could offices change from sitting to standing? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

A number of studies have suggested that constantly sitting at work is bad for you. So could workplaces be rejigged around standing up, asks would-be stander Chris Bowlby.

 

Medical research has been building up for a while now, suggesting constant sitting is harming our health - potentially causing cardiovascular problems or vulnerability to diabetes.

We can't simply fix it by heading for the gym.

 

This has big implications not just for homes - usually blamed for "couch potato" lifestyles - but for sedentary workplaces too, especially the modern office.

 

But when it comes to the average office, reducing sitting is a huge challenge. It means rethinking architecture, spending a lot of money, changing the office routine. Adjustable sit-stand desks can cost many hundreds of pounds.


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In education, there has been a studies that suggest students learn better when they can move around and interact. Although some teachers and schools have used this in re-structuring their classrooms, generally, most classrooms are still the same, rows of desks where students sit with little other options for work. Maybe, now that this information is seeping into the mainstream adult work place, such studies and information will be given more credence for the learning and health of children! 

 

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LouAnn Zeegers Good's curator insight, April 15, 11:19 AM

So important to be physical more active for the entire day.  You can"t fix sedentary behaviors by a 45 minute workout now and then

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4 Ways to Eliminate Success Blocking Blind Spots

4 Ways to Eliminate Success Blocking Blind Spots | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Those who can’t see themselves feel alone and isolated. Real relationships are built between real people.   7 reasons leaders have blind spots: The birds of a feather problem. You hang with people who think like you and agree with you. Credit bias. You give yourself credit for success and blame others for failure. Illusion…
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As a school leader, I found that it was important to seek out feedback from those with whom I didn't always see eye-to-eye as a way to continue to ground myself to to reflect about what we were doing as a school. Building connections with other is important and being aware of your reactions is also important. Seek feedback from those you trust will give you honest feedback not just what they think you want to hear. Learn to reflect on the feedback to see how you can be a better leader but also how to improve your support of others and how to follow when it is necessary. 

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6 Silent Culture Killers - TalentCulture

6 Silent Culture Killers - TalentCulture | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
HR Pros, people leaders, owners, executives, and CEO’s spend countless resources these days building culture. Following the likes of Zappos, Google, Lululemon, and more – culture is no longer just a buzzword. It’s an essential business strategy. If ... Read More
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In schools, culture is so important. A culture that is focused on growth and support will thrive and the focus will be "doing what is best for students" with adults pushing themselves, stretching and growing. In this type of culture, these 6 culture killers are things that educational leaders need to be aware of and work to disempower. 

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There's a Better Way to Teach Critical Thinking: 9 Rules of Thumb

There's a Better Way to Teach Critical Thinking: 9 Rules of Thumb | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is the study of clear and unclear thinking. A simple definition, maybe, but that's how it should be. The term was popularised long ago-

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 14, 1:32 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 22, 12:03 PM

I suspect critical thinking predates the Ancient Greeks. Without critical thinking, humans might not have gotten to that point in history. A great take away from the article is the importance of questioning. A second take away, perhaps hidden away, is the importance of questioning what we think critical thinking is and is not and engaging in conversations.

 

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Mohmed Ali's curator insight, September 23, 2:35 AM
SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD. Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows: Now, the people of Jewish and Christians are saying that Quran is False, which itself established enimity between Muslims and these two communities not to attain peace in the world that Muslim is the second largest population in the world and they are following Quran Versus in the world.                                             The above communities shall find out the Quran Versus 5:8, 5:33, 5:49, 5:72 and also Isaiah verse 27:6. In the Quran Versus 7:138 as follows:[7:138] And We caused the people who were considered weak to inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof, which we blessed. And the gracious word of thy Lord was fulfilled for the children of Israel because they were steadfast; and We destroyed all that Pharaoh and his people had built and all that they had erected. Quran Verse- 7:168 - as follows:[7:168] And remember the time when thy Lord proclaimed that He would truly raise against them, till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with grievous torment. Surely, thy Lord is quick in retribution, and surely He is also Most Forgiving, Merciful. Zechariah Versus - 14.2 & 14.3 - as follows14:2                 For I will get all the nations together to make war against Jerusalem; and the town will be overcome, and the goods taken from the houses, and the women taken by force: and half the town will go away as prisoners, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the town.14:3                 Then the Lord will go out and make war against those nations, as he did in the day of the fight. In the Quran Versus - 17:4 to 17:8 - as follows: [17:4] ‘O ye the progeny of those whom We carried in the Ark with Noah.’ He was indeed a grateful servant. [17:5] And We revealed to the children of Israel in the Book, saying, ‘You will surely do mischief in the land twice, and you will surely become excessively overbearing.’ [17:6] So when the time for the first of the two warnings came, We sent against you some servants of Ours possessed of great might in war, and they penetrated the innermost parts of your houses, and it was a warning that was bound to be carried out. [17:7] Then We gave you back the power against them, and aided you with wealth and children, and made you larger in numbers. [17:8] Now, if you do well, you will do well for your own souls; and if you do evil, it will only go against them. So when the time for the latter warning came, We raised a people against you to cover your faces with grief, and to enter the Mosque as they entered it the first time, and to destroy all that they conquered with utter destruction. In the above, versus of Zechariah and also Quran Versus which are similar in nature to solve social justice and common good between these communities. Please visit and view the messages and research paper posted at http://www.goldenduas.com in the interest of social justice and common good in the world and spread the same to each and every corner of the world for discussion and to attain peace and unity in the world.  Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions    
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The Science of Storytelling Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Science of Storytelling Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The Science of Storytelling Infographic: In the The Science of Storytelling Infographic you will find invaluable information concerning storytelling.

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A nice infographic of the art of storytelling. 

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 14, 8:46 AM

Making your mind up.

Marvin Marcelino's curator insight, September 14, 9:07 AM

The only method that never fails to have the effect of enduring learning

Paul's curator insight, September 17, 6:21 AM

Would love to get a story-teller at our school this year!

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Cheat Sheet: Twitter For Teachers

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Cheat Sheet: Twitter For Teachers
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This is a very concise and organized "cheat sheet" that will be of benefit for teacher starting out using twitter and is a good reminder of some things for those who have been using it for some time! 

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Stefanie Mietzner's curator insight, September 15, 3:44 AM

This is a well thought , precise 'cheat sheet' for teachers on how to exploit the social media. I have learnt one or two things now. Great post. Hope you post more soon.

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Implementing Evernote in the classroom. | Evernote as Portfolio

Implementing Evernote in the classroom. | Evernote as Portfolio | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
How I implement the use of Evernote portfolios with students.
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Evernote is a great tool for teachers. I believe more teachers need to harness the power of this tool. This is a great article about using Evernote in documentation. 

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Why Half-Brain Teaching Isn't Enough [Infographic]

Why Half-Brain Teaching Isn't Enough [Infographic] | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Half-Brain Teaching Isn’t Enough Infographic In today’s societies there is a lot of focus on the logical and analytical brain functions. Many schools are cutting the ‘extras’ like art and music. However, students need to be well rounded and really need subjects like those to be con...

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http://elearninginfographics.com/half-brain-teaching-isnt-enough-infographic/

 


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Basically I really like the graphic here. It's leaps out and grabs your attention. The design is appealing yet simple and easy to navigate. Are we teaching these aspects as we engage students in using technology? Design is so utterly important. 

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Laura Gekeler's curator insight, September 10, 9:40 AM

K-12 esp. needs to note the move from STEM to STEAM in how we teach.

 

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, September 10, 9:27 PM

Love the A in STEAM.  This is what I believe #SteveJobs was talking about when he describes Apple as being at the intersection of #LiberalArts and #Technology.    I also love these #Infographics and their ability to feed my visual learning.

Reina Cruz's curator insight, September 11, 10:06 AM

Still need to read

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The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop - User Generated Education

The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop - User Generated Education | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I had the great privilege of facilitating a staff workshop on growth mindsets for the teachers and staff at Carlos Rosario International School.Staff were given access to the slide deck in order in...

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I like the infographic that is used in this piece as it shows clearly how a growth mindset can help both teachers and students to shift how they think and become more open to different possibilities. 

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Mark Solomon's curator insight, September 12, 2:23 PM

We will always encounter challenges and obstacles in our career and in our personal lives.  How will we meet those challenges? What is our mindset?

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 14, 3:03 PM

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 14, 8:29 PM

making up my mind

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Advanced Google Search Tip: Sort by Reading Level

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While presenting a series of Google trainings in Alaska last week, I discovered that very few participants knew how to do an advanced Google search by reading level. It's such a useful trick for differentiating reading materials in the classroom, I wanted to share it. Step 1: Enter your search

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This is a great idea to share with all educators! 

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Toby Grosswald's curator insight, September 12, 8:47 AM

Differentiating reading levels!

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Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Even Geniuses Work Hard

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We can all agree that meaningful schoolwork promotes students' learning of academic content. But why stop there? I believe that meaningful work can also teach students to love challenges, to enjoy effort, to be resilient, and to value their own improvement. In other words, we can design and present learning tasks in a way that helps students develop a growth mindset, which leads to not just short-term achievement but also long-term success.  - Carol Dweck


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Developing a growth mindset in students is important for their future. Educators have the tools and the knowledge to make this a possible but are often hampered by the policies and policy-makers and sometimes lack support from key individuals. It's not that we lack the tools and ability but sometimes we lack the will! 

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