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When "Good Enough" Is Good Enough

When "Good Enough" Is Good Enough | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
When is a piece of content ready to be published? Learn how to solve the "good enough" problem most inbound content creators face.
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The Smart Passive Income Blog

The Smart Passive Income Blog | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Learn how to build an online passive income business with Pat Flynn. Let’s see what works…
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For those wanting to set out and venture into unknown territory of online entrepreneurship, the blog and podcast have great tips, ideas, insights and thoughts which will help as you begin to navigate online. 

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Google Forms: Streamline your Data with FilterRoster Script

Google Forms: Streamline your Data with FilterRoster Script | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
If you re-use a Google Form for attendance, turning in homework, daily warm-up, peer evaluation data, or anything where there are multiple rows per student  in your Form data my script FilterRoster...

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PBL Pilot: What Will the Future Bring?

PBL Pilot: What Will the Future Bring? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Two fifth grade teachers reflect on their first year with a PBL curriculum, self-evaluating their outcomes and formulating an action plan for next year.

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Learning with 'e's: 10 characteristics of authentic learning

Learning with 'e's: 10 characteristics of authentic learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
SLL Provocation of the Week is this post by @timbuckteeth on Characteristics of Authentic Learning http://t.co/uZQY2hW2FE #hpsspd #edchatnz

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The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development

The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
A review published this week sets out the core elements of effective professional development, and although it is aimed at teaching, these principles could be applied to just about every occupation.
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Marketing and the Internet of Things, closer than you think - Chief Marketing Technologist

Marketing and the Internet of Things, closer than you think - Chief Marketing Technologist | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
For many years, we kept being promised that “the year of mobile” was upon us. When it failed to materialize, it was easy to become jaded and write off much of the discussion of that coming wave of innovation as hype. But somewhat suddenly, we now look around, with everyone reaching for their phones every …
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Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration

Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
With Hampton High's tech instructional coach, teachers have found a confidant, subject-area expert, co-teacher, and PD coordinator at their fingertips, enhancing smart, school-wide tech integration.
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Why The Maker Movement Matters

Why The Maker Movement Matters | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I get caught up in things. Informercials. New gadgets. New shades of Sharpie. Every kid I've ever taught has said, "You say EVERYTHING is your "favorite thing." It's true. Life? It's my favorite. I grew up, but my internal excitement level has stayed at a five year old&
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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

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

 


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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 21, 2015 9:51 AM

Fantastic framework! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 2015 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 2015 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
You might think technology would spell the end of books and libraries. But many schools have embraced the digital revolution and built innovative spaces that foster a love of literature

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Fionabelle's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:03 PM

Innovative space design can enhance learning

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The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd – Michael Bond – Aeon

The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd – Michael Bond – Aeon | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Crowds aren’t really crazed – they are made of highly co-operative individuals driven to shared interests and goals
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10 Traits That Reveal Your Character - SuperheroYou

10 Traits That Reveal Your Character - SuperheroYou | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
We all have our own impressions of other people, but how do you know if they’re correct? It’s not fun being unpleasantly surprised by someone? Luckily, there are several revealing traits you can watch for to determine if you want to maintain a relationship with someone – some of which you should always be aware …
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“I am a College Dropout” or Learning vs Being Taught | MattKremer.com

“I am a College Dropout” or Learning vs Being Taught | MattKremer.com | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I went to three different colleges in a period of three years. The first was a technical college I attended while I was still in high school. It was there I learned about design patterns. I was soaking in information and putting it to good use on my side-projects. When I wasn't in class, I was building things using the technology I was learning in my free time. I was learning, and the world was good. Then I attended a private institution (read: a truckload of money) for a year and a half. But so
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A Guide to Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment (EdSurge News)

A Guide to Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment (EdSurge News) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Over the past several years, I've posted many examples of collaborative learning in my history classrooms grades 8-10. The part that gets most students' and educators' attention is that I do not give tests. Ever. Lecture is also never a part of the student learning experience. I invariably get foll
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Collaborative learning has many faces and ways of implementing. This is a good example of what it can look like in a classroom once a teachers becomes familiar with using different strategies to engage students. The thing that I've learned when implementing collaborate learning is that it takes a while to become familiar with different strategies, you have to rethink planning and interaction and assessment is something that will evolve over time as you become more familiar and comfortable with this type of learning. It's not assigning group work but, instead, is a way of thinking about and working with students as they become the prime catalysts in their own learning as you help to direct the different learning activities within the classroom. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Important Google Search Strategies for Students - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Important Google Search Strategies for Students - A PDF Handout | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Last summer the folks at Canva were kind enough to create a great infographic for me based on a set of search tips that I sent to them. The infographic makes a great poster to display in your classroom, but it is a little light on the details of how and why to use some of the search strategies. The PDF embedded below provides more detail on the search strategies that I frequently share with teachers and students.

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The PBL Super Highway... Over 45 Links To Great Project Based Learning

The PBL Super Highway... Over 45 Links To Great Project Based Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Welcome to another post that I know you will want to share and bookmark. As I travel the country  I constantly have teachers ask me for places to find some engaging PBL ideas! Below you will find t...

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10 Awesome Apps for Teaching Global Awareness | GlobalCitiZEN | DigitalCitiZEN | eSkills

10 Awesome Apps for Teaching Global Awareness | GlobalCitiZEN | DigitalCitiZEN | eSkills | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Explore these 10 different game-based and informational apps for fostering global awareness within young students.

 

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

 


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Google Forms: Streamline your Data with FilterRoster Script

Google Forms: Streamline your Data with FilterRoster Script | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
If you re-use a Google Form for attendance, turning in homework, daily warm-up, peer evaluation data, or anything where there are multiple rows per student  in your Form data my script FilterRoster...

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Which Values Are Ethical Values?

Which Values Are Ethical Values? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
By Linda Fisher Thornton

My Applied Ethics students asked a great question that I want to answer in today's post: "Which Values Are Ethical Values?"

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Not all values are ethi...
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Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education - European Association for the Education of Adults

Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education - European Association for the Education of Adults | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
"To focus only on the education of children and to wait for this ‘enlightened’ generation to grow is not enough. The adults of today need education as well, otherwise - due to war, climate change, and other catastrophes - there will be no world left to change," Ms. Popovic emphasized.
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A Wonderful App for Remotely Controlling Your Presentations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful App for Remotely Controlling Your Presentations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Starting a Makerspace on a Budget? Here’s The Equipment You’ll Need

Starting a Makerspace on a Budget? Here’s The Equipment You’ll Need | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Most of the things that involve computers are solitary endeavors. Writing. Programming. Building electronics projects. It's not unheard of for creative-minded geeks to lock themselves away for days at a time, isolated from the world, and hack away on their projects. But the problem is, that's not particularly healthy. People are social animals who crave…

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Learning About Young Makers - User Generated Education @Jackie Gerstein

Learning About Young Makers - User Generated Education @Jackie Gerstein | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I am a huge proponent of using hands-on, interactive learning activities to explore ill-defined problems as a way of teaching for all age groups. Given the spontaneity and uncertainty of these types of active learning environments, I believe educators should observe, reflect on, and analyze how learners interact with the materials, the content, the educator, and the other learners. This practice is in line with the teacher as ethnographer.

In my role as a teacher as ethnographer, I made some initial observations during my first two weeks of teaching maker education for elementary age students. With half the kids under 7, I learned a bunch about young makers.

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H.March's curator insight, June 22, 2015 11:25 AM

“I can’t do this.” is often a sign or signal of frustration and should not be brushed off by parents/teachers. Kids need to be in an environment that allows them to persevere and work at the problem  even multiple times, until they themselves find the solution.  The lesson they will learn is that effort will often produce positive results. 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 18, 2015 8:04 AM

Wonderful insights that all educators need to understand. 

Angela K. Adams's curator insight, October 21, 2015 8:22 PM

Teacher issues - I chose this resource because I feel that more teachers need to incorporate hands on learning in their lessons and spend more time observing how their students learn.  I hope this resource would encourage more teachers to allow their students to be more involved in their learning. 

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The Most Comprehensive Podcast Tutorial Ever – How To Start A Podcast In Under 2 Hours

The Most Comprehensive Podcast Tutorial Ever – How To Start A Podcast In Under 2 Hours | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
When I first decided to start my own podcast, the benefits were already clear in my head. I already knew that having a podcast would expose me to an
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