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What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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The article covers the basics of Webb's DOK and the video shows how this translates into the classroom. The attached pdf explains how DOK can be used and infused into SBG.

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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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Explozone | Curriculum

Explozone | Curriculum | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
RT @KevinGodden1: #bced We have just launched our ExploZone, an inquiry-based demonstration learning centre. http://t.co/XURhirn3LP #sd34le…

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Become an Open Source Teacher (and maker faire)

Become an Open Source Teacher (and maker faire) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I listened as Sylvia Martinez gave an inspiring keynote about Maker Education. She shared a video clip of Andrew Katz, a boy at a New York Maker Faire, who had invented his own automatic pet feeder.  The boy excitedly shared how his design worked and the interviewer asked, "

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The 4 skills any new edtech teacher should have - Daily Genius

The 4 skills any new edtech teacher should have - Daily Genius | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Are you looking to bring education technology into your classroom? Want to leverage the power of tech and unlock a new set of learning outcomes? Who doesn’t?! Many teachers around the globe are heading down this path and I thought it might be time to offer up some useful skills any new edtech teacher should …

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Google Draw: Tips for Making Mind Maps

Google Draw: Tips for Making Mind Maps | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
@learnwithmsm uses Google Drawings to make Mind Maps with her 2nd and 3rd graders. The drawing above provides a few tips for students to help them create Mind Maps. Link to Google Drawing: 

Via Grant Montgomery
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Some great tips for using Google Draw! 

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Educator: Digital 'Curriculum Needs to Catch Up With Reality' - Education World

Educator: Digital 'Curriculum Needs to Catch Up With Reality' - Education World | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Former journalist and current educator Reuben Loewy as spent recent years creating a digital curriculum that aims to teach high school students beyond throwing new technology at students and instead giving students a complete education on digital...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 8:36 PM

Although some curriculum might be considered digital, not all of it is. Teachers need to figure out what tools best serve the situation and people involved.

 

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Why Twitter Matters: 4 Reasons for Teachers

Why Twitter Matters: 4 Reasons for Teachers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
While Twitter may be the domain of kids and celebrities, here are four reasons why every teacher should participate in Twitter chats.
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Education has focused on the basic “3Rs” of reading, writing & arithmetic, but as technological innovation changes educators must re-evaluate their skills.
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What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration

What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:43 PM

Cooperation and collaboration are two different phenomena. I prefer the former over the latter.

 

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Everything for Everybody: Doing Away With Gender In Design

Everything for Everybody: Doing Away With Gender In Design | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more
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Definitely worth reading and discussing - the gendered lives we live and the unspoken ways that society genders people. 

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Educational Paradigms: Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: Twitter Is For Real: The Learning Paradigm has Shifted

Educational Paradigms: Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: Twitter Is For Real: The Learning Paradigm has Shifted | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Teachers are using Social Media to connect and grow, giving the phrase "lifelong learning" a more visible face as they share their learning with other teachers and, more often, with their students. 

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Growth Mindset and Why It Matters

Growth Mindset and Why It Matters | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
WKCD has assembled five short videos that provide a lively introduction to growth mindset and why it matters, for students as well as teachers.
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No Student Is Unreachable

No Student Is Unreachable | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
No Student Is Unreachable: 4 Strategies To Reach Students That Don't Seem To Want To Be Reached
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As educators, we sometimes get caught up with the actions of students and miss little things that could help us to connect with students. Relationships are not easy and in the fast-paced hectic schedule focused environment of schools, they sometimes become secondary to some of the other demands that teachers face. The article is a good reminder that, if we pay attention, no student is unreachable. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 9:46 PM

With or without computers and the Internet, no student is unteachable.

 

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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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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Collection of Good iPad Posters for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Collection of Good iPad Posters for Your Class | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Via Inge Wassmann, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Suvi Salo
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Some good ideas for apps when looking at integrating technology in a classroom. 

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Clips: A Free Video Editor for iPads & iPhones

Clips: A Free Video Editor for iPads & iPhones | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
iMovie is a great video editor for the iPad. Wait, let me restate that. iMovie is a fantastic video editor for the iPad. However, for many people it just seems a little intimidating. I can absolute...

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8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.

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12 mindsets for creating innovative classrooms

12 mindsets for creating innovative classrooms | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Our mindsets can affect the experiences our students have in our classes and how they feel about our subject and us as teachers. Effective ones can have great impact.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 24, 8:36 AM

"Mindsets"...yes, I like that! ;)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 24, 11:41 PM

I think at the heart of the article there is the message that echoes Einstein's definition of insanity: solving problems with the same thinking that resulted in those problems. That is what we do in School.

 

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Schools Can’t Innovate Until Districts Do

Schools Can’t Innovate Until Districts Do | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Robin Lake - Districts must aggressively work to change incentives, policies, and structures so that they encourage and free up schools to innovate.

Via Grant Montgomery, Dean J. Fusto, Ivon Prefontaine
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There is a correlation to the amount of change and innovation schools do  and the freedom that people within the schools have to change and be innovative. Being innovative isn't easy, it means taking risks and trying new things - putting oneself out there. Without a culture that supports such initiatives, schools will continue to be places where innovation happens in pockets, not throughout the system. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 8:45 PM

I think there is more give and take, but what I agree is that if local innovation is not supported at the jurisdiction level forget it. What is often desired by managers is innovation that fits easily from place to place i.e. systems like vs. considering what people at the local level want and need.

 

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Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
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Great resources for anyone looking to information on social media in education. 

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What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration

What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:43 PM

Cooperation and collaboration are two different phenomena. I prefer the former over the latter.

 

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Better Than Worksheets: TEACHING TOOLS: Using a Virtual Green Screen in the Classroom

Better Than Worksheets: TEACHING TOOLS: Using a Virtual Green Screen in the Classroom | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Stop Killing Your Creativity - Here Are 5 Culprits

Stop Killing Your Creativity - Here Are 5 Culprits | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

“ ou’re in the boardroom with your team, everyone is brainstorming ideas, and the whiteboard is turning into a work of erasable-marker art. But you’re reluctant to add creative input, even in a space designed to be free from judgment.”


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Chris Wejr's curator insight, April 14, 9:35 AM

Although this is about business, there are some key links to some hurdles to overcome in our schools.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 9:36 PM

In a day and age of more connectivity, is it not surprising that isolation appears on this list?

 

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, April 22, 2:53 PM

#Mindfulness on the other hand as well as regular pauses, boost #creativity and #innovation!

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10 Blogs Every Remote Worker Should Follow

10 Blogs Every Remote Worker Should Follow | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I know every remote worker has “one of those days,” where he or she feels a little less motivated than usual. When I’m dragging my feet, I like to turn to well-written, inspirational blogs to motivate me and give...
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10 essential Finder tips every Mac user should know

10 essential Finder tips every Mac user should know | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Get around your Apple computer more quickly and efficiently than ever with these must-use Finder tricks.
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