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10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Communication design | Scoop.it

March 20, 2015
Here are some very useful educational web tools we have curated over the last few weeks. These are EdTech tools we came across through posts from other edubloggers. As is the case with previous posts in New EdTech Web Tools for Teachers, we only feature the recent trending tools which we think would be a valued addition to teachers technology toolkit. Check out the ones we have for you today and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list:


Find out more here:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners



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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 21, 10:29 AM

March 20, 2015
Here are some very useful educational web tools we have curated over the last few weeks. These are EdTech tools we came across through posts from other edubloggers. As is the case with previous posts in New EdTech Web Tools for Teachers, we only feature the recent trending tools which we think would be a valued addition to teachers technology toolkit. Check out the ones we have for you today and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list:


Find out more here:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners




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PracTICE: Learning To Learn | Curation | Blogs | PLN | PKM | Social Media

PracTICE: Learning To Learn | Curation | Blogs | PLN | PKM | Social Media | Communication design | Scoop.it

LEARNing To LEARN, the PracTICE | With ALL that mass of information which WE get on each day in OUR technology driven Digital World, with the messages from Social Media through OUR  PLN (Personal [Professional] Learning Network), there is a MUST to organize OUR LEARNing! WE MUST unlearn the OLD and learn to learn differently as that was the case twenty years ago!


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/




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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 3, 6:08 PM

LEARNing To LEARN, the PracTICE | With ALL that mass of information which WE get on each day in OUR technology driven Digital World, with the messages from Social Media through OUR  PLN (Personal [Professional] Learning Network), there is a MUST to organize OUR LEARNing! WE MUST unlearn the OLD and learn to learn differently as that was the case twenty years ago!


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


Marco Favero's curator insight, March 4, 8:21 AM

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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, March 14, 10:37 AM

A new tool I will use with  colleagues in the continuing teacher development program I coordinate.

It will help a lot. Thanks.

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There Is No Education Without the Arts

There Is No Education Without the Arts | Communication design | Scoop.it
The best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind.

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Choosing the Best Technology | EDUcation

Choosing the Best Technology | EDUcation | Communication design | Scoop.it

Choosing the Best Technology | EDUcation



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Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, December 5, 2014 4:43 AM

Gebruik vir COMF 411

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 5, 2014 7:35 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, December 8, 2014 3:36 PM

No sólo se debe enfocar en la cantidad de herramientas tecnológicas o recursos digitales que los docentes de determinado nivel educativo puedan implementar en su práctica pedagógica, sin antes se reflexiona la manera como las tecnologías pueden ser de utilidad para generar aprendizaje de manera individual o colaborativo, todo depende del tipo de estrategia o técnica a ser empleada, si se va a centrar en resolver problemas o desarrollar proyectos. Es parte de lo que propone el modelo TPACK, integración de diversos conocimientos que atiendan de manera transversal la realidad cotidiana de los alumnos, de la sociedad y del mundo.

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#Infographic: Portrait of a Content Marketer: More Than a Writer

#Infographic: Portrait of a Content Marketer: More Than a Writer | Communication design | Scoop.it
Content marketers teach, engage and persuade with words in a variety of channels. They need a strong grasp of language to write engaging content that stands out in a crowd and positions their company in a positive light. But writing content is not the only thing that a content marketer has to be capable of. Here's the real portrait of a Content Marketer: More than a marketer.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PKM


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLN



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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 12, 2014 5:49 AM
Content marketers teach, engage and persuade with words in a variety of channels. They need a strong grasp of language to write engaging content that stands out in a crowd and positions their company in a positive light. But writing content is not the only thing that a content marketer has to be capable of. Here's the real portrait of a Content Marketer: More than a marketer.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/


http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PKM


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLN


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Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code

Wonder Workshop | Home of Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code | Communication design | Scoop.it
Teach kids how to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun using apps on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 21, 2014 8:03 AM

Teach kids how to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun using apps on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/



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Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | Communication design | Scoop.it
The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 17, 2014 9:32 AM

The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."


ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 20, 2014 4:39 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out? | Communication design | Scoop.it
Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tri...

 

A MUST READ!!!

 


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Ferdi McDermott's curator insight, August 23, 2014 2:59 PM

Not at www.chavagnes.org ...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 23, 2014 5:01 PM

Perhaps School as we know is on the way out, but education and School are not interchangeable words although they are used that way frequently. Actually, School as we know it should have been on the way out a long time ago. With the current reformers who propose change that does not change the structure, it is not happening soon.

 

@ivon_ehd1

InkySprat's curator insight, August 27, 2014 10:05 AM

Teachers are not immune to the need to learn new skills as the world changes 

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Being Critically Reflective - What does it mean?

Being Critically Reflective - What does it mean? | Communication design | Scoop.it
The terms 'critical' and 'reflection' are sorely misunderstood in education. Being critical is often misinterpreted as being negative. 'Reflection' is also frequently distorted to mean "reflect on what you are doing wrong". Too often the students that we teach give negative feedback when asked to be critical. So to counter act this, educators initiate strategies such as '2 stars and a wish' and SWNI (strengths, weaknesses, new ideas).
These strategies are designed to make reflective practices a more positive experience for students. It teaches them that being critically reflective is not just a negative activity, that it is important to be positive and give feedback to help improve or make something better.
Learn more:
http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism 



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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 5, 2014 6:05 PM

Critica y reflexión

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 17, 2014 11:06 AM

add your insight...


Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 17, 2014 3:10 PM

This is the skill we all need to learn and urgently develop with our students.  

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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view | Privacy

10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view | Privacy | Communication design | Scoop.it
We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 


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ewarta geo's curator insight, July 9, 2014 9:28 AM

Very interesting sites. Shows the differences in every country from the trending twitter topics to even the amount of computer hacks.

Cliensol Energy's comment, July 10, 2014 10:47 AM
De nada :D
Lina Heaster-Ekholm's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:35 PM

Not sure it changed my world view, but does provide links to some interesting resources

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Educator as a Design Thinker

Educator as a Design Thinker | Communication design | Scoop.it
   Resources for Educator as a Design Thinker Ideo. (n.d.).  Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit - Pfau, P. (2014).  Rethinking Education with Design Thinking - Speicher, S. (2013).  Design Think...

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Jackie+GERSTEIN

 


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Enrique Robles's curator insight, May 30, 2014 11:54 AM

This is article is interesting.

NOTRE DAME SCHOOL's curator insight, May 31, 2014 9:13 AM

Visualize your thinking and reach a bigger audience!

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 31, 2014 11:32 AM

perfeita combinação: educadores como desenhistas de pensamento (designers thinkers).


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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:27 PM

Love the visual representation of the shifts.  They are, themselves, indicative of a shift.  Wonder if there is a poster or .pdf of this.  would be great to have as a reminder right next to my desk.  5 and 6, in particular, speak to Discovery Education's mission with STEM.

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 2014 3:51 PM

Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

CIIDER's curator insight, July 26, 2014 11:12 AM

La nueva educación...

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Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO]

Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO] | Communication design | Scoop.it
Kano is a computer kit designed to help people of all ages put together a computer together from scratch, and learn basic coding skills.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:48 AM

 

A MUST CHECK!!! The kit, which costs $119, is scheduled to ship worldwide in July 2014.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexklein/kano-a-computer-anyone-can-make

 

 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 26, 2013 1:52 PM

I see this being a great option for students interested in learning more about computers and the key components that allow them to work. 

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | mLEARNing | eSkills

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | mLEARNing | eSkills | Communication design | Scoop.it

The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 19, 10:23 AM
Excerpt:A revolution in the classroom:Check facts: probably the most common use of all. Both students and teachers can now find facts within seconds. This can be very useful when explaining and debating topics.Take photos: mobile phones can be used as cameras to illustrate work and presentations.Make videos: similar to the last point. For example, videos can be used to record experiments and later include them in projects.Carry out tests: this is probably one of the most interesting and revolutionary uses of the mobile phone in the classroom. Students can now take quizzes and tests on their mobile phone that were created earlier by their teacher. In this way, teachers can gain valuable real-time insight into the knowledge of their students and the effectiveness of their teaching. To implement this technique now, download the ExamTime Mobile App for iOS or Android.Read the news: many teachers often include news articles as part of their teaching methods (for example, in Economics). With an endless amount of news gathering mobile applications, you can bring news and current affairs into the classroom in an instant.Dictionary: there are a multitude of dictionary applications that allow you to check the meaning of a word instantly.Translator: again, this can help with meaning and explanation of a foreign word just like the dictionary application.Click title to read more.....
Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

Zengin Çilingir Kale Anahtarcı's curator insight, March 23, 7:58 PM

http://www.zengincilingir.com

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Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Infographic

Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Infographic | Communication design | Scoop.it

Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to children to be high quality, rigorous and connected to the world outside the classroom. Teachers are trying to provide these elements in various ways, but a group of schools calling themselves the “Deeper Learning Network” have codified some of what they believe are essential qualities of deep learning (check out how students lead parent teacher conferences in this model).

Some of these qualities include learning designated content, critical thinking, communication skills, collaborating effectively and connecting learning to real-world experiences.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, February 26, 1:09 PM

A primer on the "Deeper Learning Network."  None of this is new but it is integrated as a practical solution. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 27, 9:08 AM

Our school is working hard on these goals...a great resource to help spread the word.

Tasia Thompson's curator insight, February 27, 10:31 AM

This really speaks to the focus of the East Zone AP's on how can we enrich  our school's culture and climate in particular areas as related to improved student growth and learning.  

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Internet Of Things | Analytics Trends | A below-the-surface look at 2015 analytics trends | Deloitte Analytics

Internet Of Things | Analytics Trends | A below-the-surface look at 2015 analytics trends | Deloitte Analytics | Communication design | Scoop.it
Take a below-the-surface look at Deloitte's 2015 Analytics Trends report.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things


http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/



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The Hour of Code is coming | Coding

The Hour of Code is coming | Coding | Communication design | Scoop.it
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and over 30 languages. Ages 4 to 104.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding


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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills | Communication design | Scoop.it
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking



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Sana Sakale's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:16 AM

Steps towards 21 st Century  Critical Thinking

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:05 AM

Interesting infographic.

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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers | Communication design | Scoop.it

1. Making creates authentic experiences for learning.


2. Making deepens social and emotional skills. 


3. Making is not just limited to science, tech, engineering or math (STEM).


4. Making teaches kids how to fail. 


5. Making is accessible to anyone.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/




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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 2014 4:25 PM

Are your kids makers?

Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, October 17, 2014 8:05 PM

  Heres to less consuming and more making!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2014 9:51 PM

So many of my student like to keep their hands and/or bodies moving.  They become engaged .

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Digital Citizen

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Digital Citizen | Communication design | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 17, 2014 8:55 AM

Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.


Anita Vance's curator insight, September 17, 2014 4:59 PM

Info to share during the beginning of the year and a model to consider for additional ideas.


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A letter to a new teacher

A letter to a new teacher | Communication design | Scoop.it
Last week, in TWIOE, I noted a challenge from Stephen Hurley to pen a letter to a new teacher.  I've been mulling this around, editing/revising, and figured it was time to let it go.  Here would be...

 

Dear New Teacher:

Congratulations on starting the next stage in your life.  As an educator in the province, you have the opportunity to mold the lives and help set the direction for thousands of students over the course of your career...

 


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Interesting Poster Featuring The 7 Tenets of Creative Thinking [Infographic]

Interesting Poster Featuring The 7 Tenets of Creative Thinking [Infographic] | Communication design | Scoop.it

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 


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IBM Software Learns Your Personality, Could Tailor Ads Accordingly | MIT Technology Review

IBM Software Learns Your Personality, Could Tailor Ads Accordingly | MIT Technology Review | Communication design | Scoop.it
Technology that derives personality traits from Twitter updates is being tested to help target promotions and personalize customer service.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=IBM

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

 


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Oscar Melendez's curator insight, December 22, 2013 11:45 AM

Great what type of products will marketers try to sell you if your psycho-analysis tell them you're crazy.

Gust MEES's curator insight, July 1, 2014 5:03 PM

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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=IBM


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics


Gust MEES's curator insight, July 1, 2014 5:04 PM

A MUST READ!!! 

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Communication design | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:18 PM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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Thoughts on Defining Innovation in Education

Thoughts on Defining Innovation in Education | Communication design | Scoop.it

"I’ve been doing some thinking about how to best define innovation in education.  I’ve been reading a lot of mission statements lately for schools and districts and keep finding the word “innovative” used, yet little sign of practices in the objectives, tactics and goals to back this up. The tactics  and action plan seem to be oriented towards producing test scores and the practices seem 20th century at best."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:57 PM

Nancy White looks at definitions that businesses use to define innovative and then looks at how education defines innovation. Here is one of her statements:

"In education, innovation often results when ideas are applied to satisfy the needs and expectations of the students."

Take the time to click through to the post and read her other statements and then ask yourself 'Am I innovative? Is my classroom innovative? My school?" or "What changes need to be made to make my teaching, my classroom or my school innovative?"