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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | MindShift

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | MindShift | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Thinkstock In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions o
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Teacher's role moves from instructor to facilitator. Questions promote deep thinking. Great points.

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5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators

5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
“Visual thinking is the foundation for being creative and solving some of the most complex problems,” explained author and founder of Innovation Studio Lisa Kay Solomon. Solomon and Emily Shepard of...
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Effective outline.

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What Do Parents Think About Mobile Learning?

What Do Parents Think About Mobile Learning? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Mobile devices are coming to school.The Learning First Alliance (where I am deputy director) and Grunwald Associates, with support from AT&T, recently released Living and Learning with Mobile Device
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Tapping parents as advocates a good approach.

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The Favorite TED Talks Of The TED Talks Education Speakers - Edudemic

The Favorite TED Talks Of The TED Talks Education Speakers - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
To keep you inspired and learning, TED Talks Education asked each speaker to compile a list of their favorite TED talks, which are linked below.
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Links to the recent eduations TED Talk.s

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How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning

How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Blended learning is quite simply one of the most overused terms to describe the current state of education's relationship with technology. However, it fits.
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Some good points. More to come in Learning Framework presentations.

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How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic

How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Are you ready to make technology and creativity a big part of your classroom? Technology inspires creativity like little else and it's time to take a close look at what technology really means for your classroom.
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Gaining confidence a good suggestion forward.

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4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom - TeachThought

4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom - TeachThought | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
What are the keys designing a project-based learning classroom? It starts with the teacher.
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How PBL can overcome this type of classroom. "Students take notes, finish assignments at home, and hope to memorize enough information just long enough to pass a test."

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Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

Teaching Students to Dig Deeper | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A backwoodsman went to a home improvement store and purchased a chainsaw to replace an old, worn-out saw. After a month, the backwoodsman returned the saw to the store, complaining, "It doesn'
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Critical v Analytical Thinking

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Good overview of flipped teaching.

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How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning

How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Blended learning is quite simply one of the most overused terms to describe the current state of education's relationship with technology. However, it fits.
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Video on blended learning.

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Ofsted good to great in seven steps - SecEd

In February, Ofsted graded Hall Mead School as outstanding across all categories. Headteacher Simon London takes us through seven steps on their journey from good to great, all connected by a relentless focus on teaching and learning.
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Interesting insights from the UK. Applicable to Australia?

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Is K–12 blended learning disruptive?An introduction of the theory of hybrids | Christensen Institute

Is K–12 blended learning disruptive?An introduction of the theory of hybrids | Christensen Institute | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
By Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, and Heather Staker This paper analyzes blended learning through the lens of disruptive innovation theory to help people anticipate and plan for the likely effects of blended learning on the classrooms of...
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Some good insights into blended learning.

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5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom - Edudemic

5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The people making this complaint are simply missing the point.
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Looking at iPads and Apple in general. A convincing argument. I like kthe SAMR model.

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Can collaboration in school ever really be Collaboration? - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Can collaboration in school ever really be Collaboration? - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Learning in school is one thing. Heading to university another.
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A classroom layout of rows of chairs is not preparation for collaboration. Change the the configuration of the classroom.

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The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning

The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Dr. Victor Frankenstein loved technology, and Mary Shelley's work of fiction was at once a cautionary and promotional tale of technology's incredible potential. In the iconic story, he took the piece
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Good goals for technology in schools.

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35 Useful Apps And Web Tools For Math Teachers - Edudemic

35 Useful Apps And Web Tools For Math Teachers - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Great web tools for math teachers are hard to find. Until now! This set of resources is built by a math teacher, for math teachers.
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Maths teaches! Some might be of use....

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What Parents Want From Technology In The Classroom - Edudemic

What Parents Want From Technology In The Classroom - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Here's an interesting perspective to take on technology in the classroom. A new report sheds some light on the people actually buying all that BYOD.
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Good to get parent feedback and advice, too.

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The 4 Negative Side Effects Of Technology - Edudemic

The 4 Negative Side Effects Of Technology - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Technology is everywhere for a good reason. It's useful. But what are some of the side effects of technology for students and everyone else?
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Acknowledge these negative effects and others and work to overcome.

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Education is the key to stamping out racism

Education is the key to stamping out racism | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire's now infamous suggestion that Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes be used to promote the musical 'King Kong' was intolerable. So, too, was his excuse that it was only a ''slip of the tongue''.
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11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom - TeachThought

11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom - TeachThought | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
What is the relationship between project-based learning and blended learning? This article takes a look, and offers 11 specific steps for effective PBL planning.
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PBL with online tools at each step.

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25 Ways to Institute Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom

25 Ways to Institute Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Passion-Based Learning. Love it. Good for our learning framework.

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25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification - Edudemic

25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
There are dozens of things teachers and students should know about gamification. Here's a handy simplified list to quickly learn from!
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Interesting points about gamification and education.

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4 Different Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

4 Different Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
In a nutshell, Bloom's taxonomy is a grouping of educational objectives that first came about in 1956 in an attempt to classify educational objectives.
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Good visuals.

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7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic

7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
My students absolutely love using those black and white boxes in their activities. It's beyond simple (and fun) to deploy QR codes in education.
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Easy to use strategies for using QR codes.

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Designing Learning Landscapes

Designing Learning Landscapes | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The problem of keeping knowledge alive, of preventing it from becoming inert, is the central problem of all education. (Whitehead, 1967). Great expectations exist for educational systems to shift t...
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How far removed from the efficiency movement is your learning landscape?

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