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Tech Ed Resources for your Classroom–Organize Your Classroom

Tech Ed Resources for your Classroom–Organize Your Classroom | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew.


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Evernote And Google Drive Team Up, Activate The Beta Now! - Forbes

Evernote And Google Drive Team Up, Activate The Beta Now! - Forbes | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Evernote and Google Drive have teamed up to make everyone's favorite notekeeping tool in to a powerful project aggregator. Try out the beta on Chrome and Android!
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The gender gap is getting worse – so how do we get more young men into higher education?

The gender gap is getting worse – so how do we get more young men into higher education? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The gender gap is getting worse – so how do we get more young men into higher education?
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Math. Science. Recess. Minecraft? Twitch club brings gaming to school

Math. Science. Recess. Minecraft? Twitch club brings gaming to school | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Brayden Foxhoven and his Viewpoint School classmates are getting an education in Twitch, the app that lets anyone stream their gameplay for the world to watch.
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Tech in the classroom: We're doing it wrong

Tech in the classroom: We're doing it wrong | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Numerous education initiatives provide hardware to low-income classrooms, but educators are still using decades-old curricula that doesn't take advantage
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Tech in the classroom - are we doing it wrong? What can we do differently? 
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Contagious Emotions and Responding to Stress

Contagious Emotions and Responding to Stress | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
In her fourth post about the film "Inside Out," Lori Desautels helps us diffuse students' stressful emotions through distancing, validating feelings, and choosing appropriate consequences.
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New Book Redefines Innovation: The Innovative Mindset Imparts Set of Behaviors That Can Transform How We Act

New Book Redefines Innovation: The Innovative Mindset Imparts Set of Behaviors That Can Transform How We Act | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New Book Redefines Innovation: The Innovative Mindset Imparts Set of Behaviors That Can Transform How We Act....
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Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative

Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Gamify a classroom by introducing a fun narrative, reframing assignments to fit into that narrative, and making students care about the outcome.
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Narrative is all around us - it's how we relate to one another - through the stories and the storied lives we live. Bringing this into the classroom via gasification of learning is another way to help students see their world and the learning they are doing through a slightly different narrative. 

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Why Everything We've Been Told About Happiness Is Flawed

Why Everything We've Been Told About Happiness Is Flawed | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The traditional path to happiness doesn't work for many, so here's how to bring more meaning into your everyday life.
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As people wrestle with a multitude of different changes taking place locally and globally, asking yourself "What do I care about? What do I want to change?" begins a journey that might lead to changing how one sees happiness. 

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Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Prioritize their personal development.
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So important for leaders to be models and promote a more balanced approach to work as more and more workers express increasing levels of anxiety and stress. Mental health is so important and needs to be discussed in such a way that people are not alienated or labelled. 

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How To Turn Daily Tasks Into Opportunities For Professional Development

How To Turn Daily Tasks Into Opportunities For Professional Development | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
These four steps can make completing your daily tasks better for your professional development than taking formal training.
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Study finds that well-designed classrooms boost student success

Study finds that well-designed classrooms boost student success | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
New research published by Salford University has suggested that the layout, construction and design of classrooms has a significant impact on achievements in reading, writing and maths.

The researchers stated that among the most important elements within the design of a classroom were natural light, air quality, temperature and having individualized classroom designs.

According to the study, whole-school factors, such as the size of the school itself, or the facilities provided, had less impact on attainment than the design of individual classrooms.

The findings, carried out by researchers from Salford University with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, carried out detailed assessments of more than 150 classrooms across 27 ‘very diverse’ schools in a three year period.

The study’s findings suggest that differences in the physical design and characteristics of the classrooms assessed could explain 16% of the variation in learning progress over the course of a year, found between the 3,766 pupils who were involved in the research.

To put this in to perspective, the researchers claimed that the impact of moving an ‘average’ pupil from the least to the most effective classroom space would be an increase of around 1.3 sub-levels within the national curriculum. Students typically progress at a rate of around two sub-levels per year, and so this represents an additional gain of more than 50%.

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Stressed-Out Kids Inspired By Teacher's Graffiti Desks

Stressed-Out Kids Inspired By Teacher's Graffiti Desks | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
'Remember, there is no elevator to success, you must take the stairs.'
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Five lessons Walt Disney and Steve Jobs can teach us about innovation | ZDNet

Five lessons Walt Disney and Steve Jobs can teach us about innovation | ZDNet | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
There are startling parallels in the lives of Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. Their dedication to product quality and innovation transformed industries.
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*How* Much Do You Get Paid for a Post? A Beginner's Guide to the Business of Blogging

*How* Much Do You Get Paid for a Post? A Beginner's Guide to the Business of Blogging | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
About that free stuff...​​
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Professor reveals to students that his assistant was an AI all along

Professor reveals to students that his assistant was an AI all along | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
To help with his class this year, a Georgia Tech professor hired Jill Watson, a teaching assistant unlike any other in the world.
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A Stunning New Report on Bees Should Get Us All Planting Wildflowers

A Stunning New Report on Bees Should Get Us All Planting Wildflowers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
New research on the health of bee populations shows that things are still getting worse.
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A 3 Dimensional Model Of Bloom's Taxonomy -

A 3 Dimensional Model Of Bloom's Taxonomy - | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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A 3D diagram of Bloom's Taxonomy. 
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Perspecs News App - Three sides to every story

Perspecs News App - Three sides to every story | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Perspecs News - get a different perspective on major news stories from around the world.
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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going
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Your Complete Guide To Mindfulness

Your Complete Guide To Mindfulness | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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By Alison Feller for Life by Daily Burn

Does your Monday-Friday grind mean an onslaught of meetings, appointments and responsibilities? Us too. Our "go-go-go" society h...
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There just might something to this whole mindfulness thing after all! After some skepticism, I've been trying to practice mindfulness each day. At first, it didn't seem anything was changing but now, after a month, I've begun to see definite changes in various aspects of my life. These changes are being noticed by others too, especially my wife who has remarked that I seem less "anxious". 

 

Maybe there is something to this! 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 26, 4:23 PM

This is a good read.

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Mindfulness Is Way Easier Than You Probably Think

Mindfulness Is Way Easier Than You Probably Think | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
If you want a clearer, calmer mind, books, classes, and special spaces aren't necessary.
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How great leaders inspire action

How great leaders inspire action | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, January 18, 9:39 AM

Start With Why!

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 18, 10:38 AM

Love it!  Start with "Why?"~

Janita Keating's curator insight, March 23, 6:06 AM
A very powerful presentation on developing purpose