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Practical PBL: Design an Instructional Unit in Seven Phases | Edutopia

Practical PBL: Design an Instructional Unit in Seven Phases | Edutopia | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it

By Amber Graber

 

"You can transform your classroom. While there are many approaches to project-based learning, we have had the most success with the model our team developed -- a model called "The Seven Phases of a Project Cycle." Each and every one of our instructional units is designed using these seven phases.

 

"To begin, ask yourself these questions:

What instructional unit do I want to transform?

What engaging, relevant, real-world problem could students attempt to solve that is related to the concepts and skills in the unit?

What authentic roles can students take on to try solving this problem?

How might students be asked to work collaboratively to try solving this problem?"


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10 bad technology decisions that can come back to haunt you - TechRepublic (blog)

10 bad technology decisions that can come back to haunt you - TechRepublic (blog) | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
As organizations build their tech roadmap for the years ahead, the wrong choices and strategies could have unfortunate repercussions. Here are some pitfalls to watch out for.
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Quickly find available contacts in Google Hangouts | Google Gooru

Quickly find available contacts in Google Hangouts | Google Gooru | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Places to Find and Download Public Domain Video Footage

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Places to Find and Download Public Domain Video Footage | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it

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Teachers' Knowledge of Technology Undersold, Study Says - Education Week News (blog)

Teachers' Knowledge of Technology Undersold, Study Says - Education Week News (blog) | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
A recent study challenges the notion that poor integration of technology in classrooms stems from teachers' inexperience with technology outside of classrooms.
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Separate curriculum for students with disability no good for anyone - The Conversation AU

Separate curriculum for students with disability no good for anyone - The Conversation AU | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
The review of the Australian curriculum raises major concerns about access to a quality curriculum for students with disability.
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Shooter detection co. puts technology in Va. schools - 13newsnow.com

Shooter detection co. puts technology in Va. schools - 13newsnow.com | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
The system can detect and track a gunman if the threat ever strikes.
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This is so wrong on so many levels.

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A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
A simple game can bring educators together to talk about pain points and observations, and ultimately, find a solution.
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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 - User Generated Education | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
"Emerging technologies is, can be, should be a driving force of this evolution towards Education 3.0. Information access, communication methods, the ability for creative express is qualitatively different than any other time in history due to technological advances."
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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 31, 2014 2:48 AM

Yes!!! Clear and beautiful,,,thanks!

valerie_VW's curator insight, June 1, 2014 10:57 AM

Cela ne va pas être simple tout ça...

maria mora's curator insight, June 26, 2014 1:09 PM

Educación 3.0

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Google announces upgrades to Classroom ~ EducationDive

Google announces upgrades to Classroom ~ EducationDive | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
by Allie Gross"Dive Brief:"Just two months after announcing its Classroom learning management system, Google is rolling out upgrades. "Namely, the LMS now features Google Groups integration, allowing multi-person discussions, the ability for teachers to download grades all at once, and control over how and when students can post in a class' shared activity log. "The updates come just a week after Microsoft announced its own LMS app within Office 365."
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Late Work

Late Work | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
“ An instructor comes to me with a quibble about late policies in his department’s composition courses. I’m feeling ornery and rushed when he e-mails, I’m feeling curious and obstinate, so I ask him:...”
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Carole Calenso-Fair's comment, August 7, 2014 12:56 PM
Happy to see this. I am more interested in seeing the best work that someone can do at a given point, and if that takes a couple more days, I'm happy with that, Not interested in running a time-clock learning environment.
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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:21 AM

Good points

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 10:20 PM

I'm hearing you! A common problem with introducing new ideas or technologies. There is always a need for professional learning to help teachers feel comfortable with what is new. 

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The Five Levels of Student Engagement (Infographic)

The Five Levels of Student Engagement (Infographic) | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it

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Two Guys and Some iPads: 5 Design Tools to Spark Imagination and Promote Creativity

Two Guys and Some iPads: 5 Design Tools to Spark Imagination and Promote Creativity | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
One of my favorite things about working with students is their ability to routinely blow my mind. Amazing things happen when students are given the opportunity to use their imagination, and think outside the box with no fear of failure. Give your students access to the 5 tools below, and let them blow your mind! 

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Avanade's Transformation to Business Technology, Managed Services and ... - Forbes

Avanade's Transformation to Business Technology, Managed Services and ... - Forbes | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  Ashish Kumar, Chief Growth Officer, Avanade...
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Migration of older spreadsheets to the new Google Sheets


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Technology Must Increase Freedom, Or It Fails - Business Insider

Technology Must Increase Freedom, Or It Fails - Business Insider | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
This is one of the core tenets of technology.
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The coding curriculum is well under way - Tech City News

The coding curriculum is well under way - Tech City News | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Seven weeks in, how is teaching coding actually going? - http://t.co/xU8A0Zza4D http://t.co/YxLZ0E3Xfz
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Video and mobile use doubles Canadians’ time spent online, research says

Video and mobile use doubles Canadians’ time spent online, research says | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
When accounting for Internet video or mobile devices, average time spent online reaches nearly 75 hours a month, comScore reports
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Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Despite the focus on specialization, there's still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.
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The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching math as intellectual discipline and a creative endeavor could help a generation of students learn to love numbers.
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7 Steps To Become an Instructional Designer

7 Steps To Become an Instructional Designer | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
“ In this article, I will offer you an analysis of the steps you should follow to become an Instructional Designer, regardless of whether you are entering into the private education or corporate training sector. From familiarizing yourself with Instructional Design Models and Theories to choosing your Instructional Design niche, I will provide you with essential matters you need to know prior entering into the new and always exciting field of Instructional Design.”
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Tally - Create tiny polls

Tally - Create tiny polls | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Create tiny polls. No bullshit.

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 22, 2014 3:43 PM

Créer un sondage en quelques clics sans inscription.

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Professional Practice

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As the beginning of the academic year approaches, I start rehearsing the inevitable conversations I will have with faculty. In general, those conversations will be the same as they were last year, ...

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Storytelling With Infographics

“ Let's talk about the power of visual communication and the age of infographics. Here's why infographics are so appealing and popular.”
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Angela Kerr's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:09 PM
Can say this enough!
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The Myth Of Digital Citizenship And Why We Need To Teach It Anyway | EdReach

The Myth Of Digital Citizenship And Why We Need To Teach It Anyway | EdReach | Educator Professional Learning | Scoop.it
At one time in the not so distant past there were no cell phones. And then everything changed at a rate faster than the speed of amending a student handbook. I can distinctly remember the first time one of my 8th grade students brought a cell phone to school. It really wasn’t that big of a deal, more of a novelty really. I mean one student with a cell phone had next to no bearing on our day to day school operations. But then a second student brought a cell phone.

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