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Leadership Lessons: 10 Ideas to Take into 2012

Leadership Lessons: 10 Ideas to Take into 2012 | Edutopia | Scoop.it
Elementary school principal Lori Cullen shares her most valuable lessons of the past year.
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Design Thinking: Lessons for the Classroom

Design Thinking: Lessons for the Classroom | Edutopia | Scoop.it

Edutopia community manager Betty Ray presents a simple strategy to bring real-world thinking into the classroom.

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Math Education Professor Dor Abrahamson: Making Math Meaningful (Video) | Edutopia

Math Education Professor Dor Abrahamson: Making Math Meaningful (Video) | Edutopia | Edutopia | Scoop.it
Edutopia.org's Director of Video Programming, Zachary Fink, interviews UC Berkeley professor Dor Abrahamson about passion and creativity in math instruction.
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Education Nation: Early Ed, Innovation and Some ... - Edutopia

Education Nation: Early Ed, Innovation and Some ... - Edutopia | Edutopia | Scoop.it
A short wrap-up of some of the more actionable discussions at the 2nd annual New York City education summit.
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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher | Edutopia

Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher | Edutopia | Edutopia | Scoop.it

One common myth about GBL is that it requires high-level technology. Another is that it is simply using games, whether physical or on the web, in the classroom. These ideas are not entirely true. Yes, GBL can be more rockstar when using technology, but it is not a requirement. No, GBL is not simply using games in the classroom. It is about making a rigorous unit of study a robust game, not just one day, where multiple games and challenges are used to explore concepts and learning targets in depth.

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Becoming a 21st Century School or District - Edutopia

Becoming a 21st Century School or District - Edutopia | Edutopia | Scoop.it

Welcome back to our series on becoming a 21st century school or district! For the earlier installments of this series, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Previously we focused a lot of attention around the 4Cs:

 

*Critical thinking
*Communication
*Collaboration
*Creativity

In this step, we want to focus on using the 4Cs to improve professional development in your school or district.

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Reflecting on Video Games, Learning and Nutrition

Reflecting on Video Games, Learning and Nutrition | Edutopia | Scoop.it

Activist principal Pam Howard talks about the successful nutritional outcome of health-focused gaming software.

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A New Year's Goal: Stop Giving So Much Homework

A New Year's Goal: Stop Giving So Much Homework | Edutopia | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar describes helping one teacher set goals for the new year -- including giving less homework.
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TOP 20 SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR EDUCATION | e-Club • Icademie

TOP 20 SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR EDUCATION | e-Club • Icademie | Edutopia | Scoop.it
11) Edutopia : A very popular resource created by the George Lucas Educational Foundation. 12) Technology Integration in Education : Created by Greg Limperis, this social network is similar to Classroom 2.0.
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Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders | Edutopia

Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders | Edutopia | Edutopia | Scoop.it
In the spirit of learning from others' mistakes, blogger Todd Finley outlines his biggest teaching blunders, and invites others to share theirs as well.
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Katie Dabney - Arizona Daily Star

Katie Dabney - Arizona Daily Star | Edutopia | Scoop.it

Katie Dabney has never traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and her skills with a light saber are iffy - yet the 33-year-old principal of Mesquite Elementary School has attracted the attention of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, a nonprofit started by the filmmaker best known for creating the "Star Wars" franchise.
Foundation members spent three weeks at Mesquite Elementary filming a short documentary on "schools that work." It's expected to premiere Oct. 16 on the foundation's website -www.edutopia.org - as well as on other online video sites.

Read more: http://azstarnet.com/article_130c2c4c-e09b-5d14-bd11-67776d11c10a.html#ixzz1ZOcRDL00

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