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Why digital citizenship is important

Are you busy preparing new content and learning experiences for your students? If you are, never miss the opportunity to include digital citizenship in relation to online environments. This video ...
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Developing a growth mindset in the classroom

Developing a growth mindset in the classroom | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it

This article first appeared in Sec Ed magazine in April 2014. To read the original, click here. As a kid I wanted to become a cliché when I grew up so I bought a guitar and grew my hair. I success...


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A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives

A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.
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Great article on empathy!

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Hackschooling Makes Me Happy: A 13 Year-Old's Uncommon Wisdom

Hackschooling Makes Me Happy: A 13 Year-Old's Uncommon Wisdom | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Hackschooling Makes Me Happy: A 13 Year-Old's Uncommon Wisdom
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A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives

A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.
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10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether s
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4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
by Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking…
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Why Can’t Johnny Write? Don’t Blame Social Media

Why Can’t Johnny Write? Don’t Blame Social Media | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Are Twitter, Facebook and fexting destroying our ability to write? One UK professor says yes. Another says all is not quite as it seems.
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evolution or de-evolution?

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Being a Digital Native Isn’t Enough | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Being a Digital Native Isn’t Enough | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
I never realized how hard it would be to limit my toddler’s screen time. Despite my efforts, he has developed a proficiency with my iPhone that ...
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Many kids think they know how to use tech with a purpose.

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“On-Task” is not a waypoint on the route to engagement

“On-Task” is not a waypoint on the route to engagement | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Can you recall a time when you were so engaged in learning that you became unaware of your surroundings, that each step of the process energized you to pur
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On task can hide a lot.

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What schools need: Vigor instead of rigor

What schools need: Vigor instead of  rigor | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
You can’t get away from the word “rigor” when it comes to school reform, but here’s an argument that it is time for a better word and a better concept to drive American education. How about “vigor?”
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Pump it up!

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Educational Leadership:Creativity Now!:Fairy Dust and Grit

Educational Leadership:Creativity Now!:Fairy Dust and Grit | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it

Creativity NoW!

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Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) - Edudemic | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
There is a laser-like focus on cool tools and apps these days. Eric Patnoudes encourages you to take a step back and take time to focus on skills.
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How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System

How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
A technology and education entrepreneur gazes into the future of the classroom
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ground shaking and earth breaking? no not really, but lets learn to change.

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Do BYOD Programs Encourage Bullying?

Do BYOD Programs Encourage Bullying? | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
In theory, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs in schools are a great idea; students can use their own tablets, laptops and smartphones in the classroom, and can take advantage of a wider range of
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Looking for the Hidden Genius Within Disenfranchised Youth

Looking for the Hidden Genius Within Disenfranchised Youth | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
For low-income and disenfranchised youth, learning to code might lead to a lucrative career in an industry that’s both booming and lacking in diversity. That’s the idea behind Oakland’s Hidden Genius Project, a two-year program that offers black high school students a variety of tech classes and pairs them with mentors. Kalimah Priforce, a tech entrepreneur and head mentor at the projects wants to see black and Latino kids move from being consumers of technology to being producers — and he wants to see that diversity reflected in high tech products.
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Test Your Awareness: Do The Test

How many passes does the team in white make? Test your awareness and Do the Test! TFL cycling safetly advert! Count the number of passes the White team makes...
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25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
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School Leaders: Guiding Teachers into the Digital Age

School Leaders: Guiding Teachers into the Digital Age | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
We all know that leadership is important in education. Without strong leadership, education initiatives tend to crash and burn. Consider professional learning. Leadership is one of Learning Forward's
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Important points.  plan is number one.  Good - digital learning vs digital plumbing.

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A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children

A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children
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The Global One-Room Schoolhouse: John Seely Brown (Highlights from his "Entrepreneurial Learner" Keynote at DML2012)

An animated highlight of John Seely Brown's Keynote Presentation, "Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century," at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning…
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TEDxCreativeCoast - McGrath Davies - The Future Will Not Be Multiple Choice

The Future Will Not Be Multiple Choice (but it does eat boogers) Creative genius Drew Davies and forward-thinking educator Jaime McGrath propose a new approa...
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get to the skills needed now then.  Not latr.

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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain | Video on TED.com

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups?
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Innosight Institute » Cramming computers: It’s still the same old story

Innosight Institute » Cramming computers: It’s still the same old story | Food for Thought on Education and Technology | Scoop.it
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technology wont do it for us.  still lots of hardwork to come.

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