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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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Control the Message

What makes up a person's digital identity? Why should students control the information available about them online? What are the most popular social media outl…
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A Quick & Dirty Guide to Perfect Digital Note-Taking

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Perfect Digital Note-Taking | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
All things being equal, I'd choose handwritten notes over digital notes any day of the week -- but all things aren't equal. While I love the feel of pen, pad, and paper, the truth is that digital notes are way more convenient in this modern age. There are several downsides, of course, and we'll address…
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Summer Day Rhapsody

Summer Day Rhapsody | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Some great art and ideas from a wonderful person! #saskedchat 

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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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statistics

statistics | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
We are a London based social media agency with 8 offices worldwide. We help brands to listen, understand & engage in conversations in social media.
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First annual Global Collaboration Day hopes to connect every school | eSchool News | eSchool News

First annual Global Collaboration Day hopes to connect every school | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Mark your calendars, this September 17 schools around the world are going international for Global Collaboration Day, a first-of-its-kind event designed to raise awareness about the merits of participating in projects that cross borders.
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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.
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