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What does 21st Century Learning look like?

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What does 21st Century learning look like? 

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4 Ways To Become A Transformational Leader - Leadership, Sales & Life

4 Ways To Become A Transformational Leader - Leadership, Sales & Life | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Leaders need to be transformational and not conform. Conforming is easy. Great leaders work on transformational leadership. Transformational leadership.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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TONY GLEB's curator insight, October 5, 2013 12:38 AM

TOTALLY AGREE WITH

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 21, 2013 1:55 PM

Leadership is about changing things; moving the group, company, enterprise to someplace new; helping others do things differently. Leaders understand the need for change....

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Ed-Tech Coaches Are the Orchestra Conductors of K–12 Education

Ed-Tech Coaches Are the Orchestra Conductors of K–12 Education | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Two educators offer insights on making the leap from teacher to technology integrator.
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As the demands on teachers grow, coaching is becoming more important. An efffective coach can make the difference between success and giving up for some teachers. 

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How I Hire: Pay Attention to the Person, Not The Resume

Resumes are puff pieces. They’re written by an individual, about the individual. I’ve found that all too often managers get distracted by seeking out resumes that match the job they’
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How I Hire: The Must-Haves, the Definitely-Should-Haves and the Game-Changer

How I Hire: The Must-Haves, the Definitely-Should-Haves and the Game-Changer | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
By Jack and Suzy WelchHiring? What a great problem to have. It can only mean your organization is growing, which is terrific, or that you’ve got an existing position you can now fill with an
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The 4 E's and a P are important especially in education. Although passion is important, the person needs to be able to focus that passion and not allow it to overwhelm them or others. 

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7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Check out a roundup of Mashable's favorite new and updated apps from the week for iOS and Android.
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Some interesting apps. My fav is Evernote. This should be the goto app for anyone who works, has children, travels, has friends, surfs the web, goes out,... you get the picture. It's multi-faceted and has so many uses and can adapt to whatever you are doing. And it has some nifty "trunk" options - I really like Pistachio - the blogging platform and vJournal - the journal platform. 

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How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners - Edudemic

How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners - Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I’m now enjoying the most exciting times of my career because I see that the dream of developing lifelong learners can be a reality.
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Lifelong learning is important for all - how are we creating this in our students? 

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Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze

Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Browser based presentation platforms are quickly gaining ground as HTML5 has made it possible to create robust presentations online without the need for applications like PowerPoint or Keynote.

Via Baiba Svenca, Mack James
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I like the idea of making presentations from my browser - not needing a specific app is the way to go! If we still need presentations. 

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Abe Soltani's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:55 PM

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:39 AM

Looks relaly cool - will have use for this combined with other apps to generate presentations. 

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Project Based Learning | BIE

Project Based Learning | BIE | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Complete resources for PBL, K-14: publications, online tools, professional development, and research.
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This is a site that has a great deal of information and tips for PBL. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 2013 12:01 PM

This is an interesting article with practical ideas embedded.

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The Catastrophic Social Media Content Marketing Mistake Marketers Are Making - Forbes

The Catastrophic Social Media Content Marketing Mistake Marketers Are Making - Forbes | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The Catastrophic Social Media Content Marketing Mistake Marketers Are Making
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I have been described many different ways in my life: loud, opinionated and over-caffeinated are just of the few apt descriptors for yours truly.
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Polyphonic Teaching with Digital Learning Tools

Polyphonic Teaching with Digital Learning Tools | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Teacher and educational philosopher Niels Jakob Pasgaard presents polyphonic teaching, part of his pedagogical framework for helping teachers assess whether and how to use digital learning tools.
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Literacy Day | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Literacy Day | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Literacy is a right & a foundation for lifelong learning -- @UNESCO on Intl #LiteracyDay http://t.co/RiBcPx75Pm #ILD2013
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Updated 90 Page Guide to Using Blogger In School

Updated 90 Page Guide to Using Blogger In School | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Last week I updated my free guide to using Blogger in school to include directions for using the Blogger iPad app. This afternoon I updated it again. The latest update includes directions for using the Blogger Android app.
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This is a great guide for anyone wanting to use Blogger. 

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Design Thinking Sparks Learning in Rural N. Carolina

Design Thinking Sparks Learning in Rural N. Carolina | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
StudioH There's so much fraught discussion over education reform, but at times, it all seems to become circular, undefinable, inconclusive. Ente
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This is worth reading about. Design Thinking is a different way to examine tackling the problems that are around us - from the smallest to the most complex, it provides the framework to allow for innovation to take place, for people to explore and make connections in new ways. It has the possiblility to help us look at education in a new way, to be the transformational framework that will allow educators, parents, students and community to look at making change in innovative ways. 

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Transformational Leaders Build Relationships | aboutleaders.com

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to walk into a leadership position and lead the charge toward efficiency, effectiveness, and higher profits and production w (#Relationship building: a key factor of #transformational #leadership

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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It's all about trust and building relationships. Transforming anything begins with the relationships - be it home, work or play. 

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10 Promising Models & What it Means for Leaders - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - edleaders, edleadership, edreform, smartcities

10 Promising Models & What it Means for Leaders - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - edleaders, edleadership, edreform, smartcities | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The shift to digital holds great promise for students and teachers but it will be challenging and confusing for leaders. As the toolset improves, it will become somewhat easier to create high performing platform-centric districts and networks.
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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:08 PM

A deep dive into these new school models suggests 10 element–most common to all of the models:

 

Student-centered environments

Personalized learning

Competency-based progression

Adtive & engaging components

Deeper learning & character development

Rapid& flexible deployments

Dynamic models evolving with new tools

Platform-centric scaling

Leveraging teacher leadership

Practices & Innovation

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Employee Fatigue: Is It Really the Biggest Workplace Problem We Face?

Employee Fatigue: Is It Really the Biggest Workplace Problem We Face? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
By Howard Mavity Safety professionals do a fine job of determining the “root causes” or “contributing factors” of incidents in order to prevent the next accident. Executives might …
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In a profession which relies on the person's decision-making ability, teaching and teacher development rarely discusses the effects of lack of sleep and its impact. Yet, with all the decisions that teachers make each day, they are constantly drawing on their energy pool. This is especially true for younger teachers who are often required to teach multiple subjects and usually have more extra-curricular expectations. Maybe educators need to pay more attention to the effects and some of the implications for the classroom and the school. It's still early in the school year and putting together a plan now will pay dividends when the days are much shorter, the sun isn't shining and the work is piling up. 

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Daytime naps 'can boost learning'

Daytime naps 'can boost learning' | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Getting young children to take an hours' nap after lunch could them with their learning by boosting brain power, a study suggests.
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We all know that a nap can do wonders for you. Well, maybe we need to revisit the idea in schools! 

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Bill Gates invests in program to help teachers discover and share education ... - GeekWire

Bill Gates invests in program to help teachers discover and share education ... - GeekWire | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Bill Gates invests in program to help teachers discover and share education ...
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Gates is pretty keen on using technology and data to improve education for our children.

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Mack James's curator insight, August 22, 2013 5:31 PM

data is KEY to better understanding of how to improve education for all students

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Kleinspiration: 5 Creative Apps to Connect with Parents from your Classroom!

Kleinspiration: 5 Creative Apps to Connect with Parents from your Classroom! | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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Connecting with parents is no longer something that should be viewed maybe - it should be a primary goal of all schools and teachers. We need to change our relationships. Here's some ideas to make that happen. 

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Making Education More Like Real Life Through Design Thinking - Huffington Post

Making Education More Like Real Life Through Design Thinking - Huffington Post | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Making Education More Like Real Life Through Design Thinking
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Making Education More Like Real Life Through Design Thinking. Posted: 09/18/2013 1:24 pm. Follow ...

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After taking a course this summer in Design Thinking and reading Change by Design by Tim Brown and The Ten Faces of Innoavation by Tom Kelley - I think that Design Thinking is something that educationn needs. It will help educators to redesign their teaching and help students discover how to solve problems, test idas and work collaboratively and creatively. 

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Mack James's curator insight, September 19, 2013 6:26 PM

Connecting to real life experiences 

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Teaching Kids Mindfulness Improves their Attention | Psych Central ...

Teaching Kids Mindfulness Improves their Attention | Psych Central ... | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
A new UK study finds that a short training course in mindfulness improves children's ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better. University of.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 2013 12:01 PM

This is a long over due concept in schools.

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The Case for Teaching Entrepreneurship in High School

The Case for Teaching Entrepreneurship in High School | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
A nonprofit group that teaches business skills in low-income schools says its programs lead participants to graduate and attain higher degrees
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All students need to know about entrepreneurship - thinking in a different way about solving problems. Teachers need to look at teaching from an entrepreneurial perspective and see how that changes not just the focus but the whole set of lenses. 

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A Short Guide to Creating and Grading Quizzes Through Google Forms

A Short Guide to Creating and Grading Quizzes Through Google Forms | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
One of the things that I always do in my Google Apps workshops and webinars is teach people how to create self-grading quizzes through Google Forms and Spreadsheets.
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Google forms are a great way to get feedback from students - especially formative assessment to get feedback about what is happening in the moment. 

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Personalized Learning, Big Data and Schools

Personalized Learning, Big Data and Schools | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson looks at the shift toward big data through the lens of education and shows us new possibilities for personalized learning.
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Big Data and Personalized Learning. Can educators make the shift?

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