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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development
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Every student can think like a scientist – here’s how

Every student can think like a scientist – here’s how | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
Our educational system is stultified by an answer-based curriculum. What we need in order to produce creative problem solvers for this new millennium is a process-based curriculum
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Edululu

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Created for parents and teachers, EduLulu is the first public evaluation service for educational apps available in Canada. EduLulu’s evaluations are the work of teams of independent experts, including teachers, parents, ergonomists, and designers.
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Dwayne Schnell's ePortfolio

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Dwayne Schnell's teaching portfolio
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A bit more about me and my beginnings as a new teacher!

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The Difference Between Praise and Feedback

The Difference Between Praise and Feedback | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
Parenting these days is patrolled by the language police. Sometimes it seems like the worst thing you could ever say to a kid is “Good job!” or the dreaded, “Good girl!” Widely popularized psychological research warns about the “inverse power of praise” and the importance of “unconditional parenting.” What are these researchers really getting at? Are the particular words we use to talk to our kids so important? And how do we convey positive feelings without negative consequences?
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5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math
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Ken Robinson | Profile on TED.com

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Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
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I haven't watched any of these yet... just saving them for later

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How to Tap Into Kids’ Creative Confidence

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OpenIDEO "How might be inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence?" That was the challenge posed by OpenIDEO several months ago:
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In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I posted an article by Shelly Blake-Plock called 21 Things in Education That Will be Obsolete in 2020, which lists some of th
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eduCanon: interactive video. unleashed.

eduCanon: interactive video. unleashed. | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
Flipped and Blended Interactive Video Learning Platform
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very cool platform to engage students through video lessons.

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Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning

Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
By Kimberly Vincent We hear a lot about "passion-based" learning, and although in theory it sounds ideal, there are many factors to consider in buildin
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Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
In Japanese classrooms, teachers consciously design tasks that are slightly beyond the capabilities of the students they teach, so the students can actually experience struggling with something just outside their reach.
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Hot Potatoes Home Page

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For creating Web based quizzes - m/c, matching, fill in the blank, crossword, etc

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Homework and grades.

Homework and grades. | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
The NY Times rewinds the typical homework debate. The post gets predictable pro and con responses: "homework is ruining my kid's life" vs. "homework is a necessary component to learning". As is oft...
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I believe that homework should be weighted at near 0 in terms of final grade - but needs to be done (especially in upper level maths and sciences)

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Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
Business leaders call on K-12 and higher education institutions to graduate students with the skills demanded by the marketplace.
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Throwback Thursday: The Physics of Hot Pockets — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

Throwback Thursday: The Physics of Hot Pockets — Starts With A Bang! — Medium | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
“Is your Hot Pocket cold in the middle?”
“It’s frozen.
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interesting and makes sense.

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.
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5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills

5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
For educators who are interested in using games for learning -- specifically towards developing skills as they relate to the Common Core State Standards -- here are five games students can enjoy and that we’ve found sync with standards.
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Hacking is a methodology for learning | opensource.com

Hacking is a methodology for learning | opensource.com | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
How schools, administrators, and teachers can learn how to education kids through hacking and the open source way.
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Good idea... like many other things in North America (and the world) - it's too bad there are stigmas and labels that are used improperly. (i.e. - a hacker).

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Kids Want to Know: How Is Science Relevant?

Kids Want to Know: How Is Science Relevant? | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
In a new poll, many parents said they're worried that schools aren't adequately preparing students for a changing workforce.
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I think this is true in Canada, too. Hopefully Alberta's Curriculum redesign in 2016 lets teachers emphasize science, and lets kids explore and engage, even invent - instead of memorizing so many facts.

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How 'flipped classrooms' are turning the traditional school day upside down | PBS NewsHour | Dec. 11, 2013

How 'flipped classrooms' are turning the traditional school day upside down | PBS NewsHour | Dec. 11, 2013 | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
Clintondale High School outside Detroit was one of the lowest performing schools in Michigan when they decided to "flip" their classrooms.
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Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids? | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
Do you think you’re creative?” Ask this question of a group of second-graders, and about 95 percent of them will answer “Yes.” Three years later, whe
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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Favorite Education Bookmarks | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.
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