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MindShift

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How we will learn
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Creativity - where does it come from? On most days as I try to write something, I wish I knew more about what allows others to write and be creative. I mean, I have a hard time drawing stick people, can't play an instrument, and don't sing anywhere but the shower. Yet, I spent years helping people pick colours for rooms in their houses, can rearrange a room/space - seeing it as it could look and what those options mean for space & flow. And, when I quit worrying about "just one more article", I can string a few lines together. So, what makes us creative? How can we help students be more creative? This article from Mindshift helps to begin to explain this very thing. 

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Just how big has eSports become?

Just how big has eSports become? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
113 million hardcore fans worldwide 147 million occasional viewers US$252 million in global revenues a predicted total prize pool of $71 million for all to
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eSports has grown to become a huge industry with all sorts of bylines that have are just coming into their own as legitimate avenues for people who are advanced gamers themselves. For education, understanding that gaming isn't just something that kids waste their time but requires skills and practice that few outside of gaming fully appreciate. 

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.

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A Good Google Drive Tool for Real-time Collaborative Diagramming

A Good Google Drive Tool for Real-time Collaborative Diagramming | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Tablets for Teaching and Learning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Tablets for Teaching and Learning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Tablets and smart mobile devices are garnering positive perceptions within educational contexts, with the strongest support showing for
the technologies’ effectiveness in particular tasks and when used within more student-active contexts.

 


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Our neighbour in Ireland was just trained in this use - do you /your kids use tablets / smart phones in class?  Is there a positive difference?

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What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School?

What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Getty Images Design thinking can seem a bit abstract to teachers. It’s not part of traditional teacher training programs and has only recently entered
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Can Design Thinking Help Schools Find New Solutions to Old Problems?

Can Design Thinking Help Schools Find New Solutions to Old Problems? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Some schools are tackling the toughest problems like truancy and parent engagement by thinking outside the box.
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Design Thinking isn't something new but it does challenge many in education to reflect on how they solve problems, the way they lead and their willingness to take risks and look for input from others. One of the biggest barriers is overcoming the desire to rush things, pushing forward to get to the "next thing" when, in many cases, the "next thing" overlooks that students are people not "things"! 

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The future of learning spaces is open ended | eSchool News | eSchool News

The future of learning spaces is open ended | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Collaboration and creation do not lend themselves to rows of desks. What is the future of learning spaces?
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Classrooms are in need of a makeover that will allow them to become places of collaboration, sharing and inquiry. 

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99% Invisible: A Holistic Approach to Learning Space Design

99% Invisible: A Holistic Approach to Learning Space Design | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
In one of my favorite quotes from The Medium is the Message, Marshall McLuhan wrote, “The serious artist is the only person able to encounter technology with impunity, just because he is an expert aware of the changes in sense perception.”
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Design in schools is so important and is an area that is gathering more attention as people become more aware of the impact of good design on learning.. 

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Take Note of This: Handwritten Notes are More Effective than Typed Ones

Take Note of This: Handwritten Notes are More Effective than Typed Ones | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
New research shows that students who handwrite their notes retain more information than those who take notes on the computer, and it’s not because of the Internet.
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Part 2: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

Part 2: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Welcome to post number two in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). In this post I showcase some tools that can assist in both providing interactive quizzes/check ups and useful feed...
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Google classroom intro

Overview In this presentation, you will learn about the following aspects of Google Classroom: • What it is • How it works • Pros and Cons If at anytime you ha…
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When Training & Coaching Fail

When Training & Coaching Fail | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Internal issues can’t always be fixed. This post demonstrates a model for understanding when coaching falls short.
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Leadership in the Digital Age

What does it take to be a school leader in the digital age?


Via Stefano Principato, Dean J. Fusto
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Some great points and ideas! 

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Colorblind Education Is the 'Wrong Response'

Colorblind Education Is the 'Wrong Response' | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Discussing race openly in schools can lead to better outcomes for students of color, write Dan French and Warren Simmons.
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Too often it takes a tragedy before particular topics are discussed such as race, gender or mental illness to name a few topics that are issues that have become more discussed recently. 

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55 Tips from Google for Teaching and Learning

As the United States trickles back to school, Google is offering up some great tips for both educators and students. All kinds of things from staying better organized with calendars to understandin...

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How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step By Step

How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step By Step | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
For educators ready to try the idea of design thinking, you'll be glad to know it does not require extensive transformation of your classroom. That said, it can be a transformative experience for all involved. Here, we try to answer your questions about the different integrating components of a design learning experience into familiar, pre-existing scenarios that play out in every school.
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Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you be the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for. 

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Like business, education has reached the point where there are too many things happening for districts/division to provide professional development for teachers in all areas. There is a need for both central office personnel to let-go of trying to mandate and micro-manage all aspects of the learning in each school and teachers and administrators to be much more actively involved in their own learning and development. 

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Are You Starting a K5 Library MakerSpace?

Are You Starting a K5 Library MakerSpace? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Have you ever bought a kid a cool (read as "expensive") present and watched glumly as she played happily with the box? Yup.
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Some good advice and tips for those looking to start a maker space. 

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Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Whether they're in Beijing, Warsaw, or San Francisco, every student in Harvard's HBX Live! virtual classroom now sits front and center.
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It seems that it's taken longer than necessary to reach this point in distance education but is this something that can become mainstream or is it another option only for the elite? 

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For More Effective Studying, Take Notes With Pen and Paper — NOVA Next | PBS

For More Effective Studying, Take Notes With Pen and Paper — NOVA Next | PBS | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Classroom use of laptops may hinder learning and retention because they encourage verbatim note-taking.
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You Can Now Create Excellent Instructional Tutorials on Chromebooks Using Explain Everything App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

You Can Now Create Excellent Instructional Tutorials on Chromebooks Using Explain Everything App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Report: 7 Future Roles for Educators -- THE Journal

KnowledgeWorks has released a new report, "Exploring the Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem," that aims to explore how educator roles may shift over the coming decade.
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