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Will Common Core derail true college and career readiness? Education Week

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Evernote: A Great Tool for Organizing Teachers & Students!

Evernote: A Great Tool for Organizing Teachers & Students! | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
School-based tech director Jennifer Carey uses the Evernote app to make her teaching life a little easier and keep her students and classroom more organized.
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If you aren't using Evernote yet, you should be!

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Harvard Education Letter: Assessing the New Common Core Tests

Harvard Education Letter: Assessing the New Common Core Tests | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Some useful information.

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Readers of literary fiction are more creative and exercise better judgment, claim scientists

Readers of literary fiction are more creative and exercise better judgment, claim scientists | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Reading literature may result in greater creativity and less rigid thinking, according to new study by University of Toronto scholars.
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Some more great reasons to read fiction!

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The Coffee Crisis in Schools: Do Teachers Have to Feel So Alone?

The Coffee Crisis in Schools: Do Teachers Have to Feel So Alone? | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Middle school teacher Hillary Greene wonders why there is so little intellectual exchange among educators—and what can be done about it.
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What do you think? What has happened to "the kitchen"?

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IBM 2010 Global CEO Study: Creativity Selected as Most Crucial Factor for Future Success

IBM 2010 Global CEO Study: Creativity Selected as Most Crucial Factor for Future Success | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
According to a major new IBM survey of more than 1,500 Chief Executive Officers from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide, chief executives believe that -- more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision -- successfully...
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This study is huge, if we want to be preparing our students for the world of work. CEOs say that they need creativity and innovation, collaboration, and the ability to deal with complexity. Wow! We have a lot of work to do!

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An Open Letter to Pearson

An Open Letter to Pearson | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Classroom teacher Jacob Tanenbaum writes that his school's resources are being drained for testing.
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Hmmm.... What do you think?

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Diplomas Count 2013: Turning Dropouts Into Grades

Diplomas Count 2013: Turning Dropouts Into Grades | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The 2013 installment of Diplomas Count focuses on dropout recovery and innovative strategies for returning the one million students who leave school without a diploma each year to the educational fold.
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Important insights in this document.

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How to create a canvas on Edcanvas

Learn how to create a canvas on Edcanvas.
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EdCanvas is a great new tool for collaborative curation and storytelling. Check it out!

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Mindset | What is Mindset

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If you are not yet familiar with Carol Dweck's work about mindset, you can get a short study of her book on this website. Hugely important material.

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How To Use Evernote: The Unofficial Manual

How To Use Evernote: The Unofficial Manual | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Table Of Contents §1 – What Is Evernote? §2 – An Overview Of The Desktop App §3 – An Overview Of The Smartphone Apps §4 – Tips, Tricks & Hacks §5 – Evernote Add-Ons / Plugins §6 – Conclusion 1. What Is Evernote?
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You - and your students - should be using Evernote. Starting yesterday.

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Google Plus: A Guide For Everyone

Google Plus: A Guide For Everyone | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Curious about Google+, but don’t know where or why to start? Check out “Get Into Google+: A Guide For Everyone”, the latest free guide from MakeUseOf.
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If you have wondered what the big deal is, check out this guide.

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The YouTube Guide : From Watching To Production

The YouTube Guide : From Watching To Production | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Want to get the most out of YouTube? This Youtube guide is for you. This guide goes over everything you need to know about YouTube, whether you’re an enthusiast or a budding director.
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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Some terrific new sites!! Check them out!

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Why 20% Time is Good for Schools

Why 20% Time is Good for Schools | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Have you ever met an adult who doesn't really love what they do, but just goes through the motions in their job and everyday life? Have you spoken with men and women who constantly complain, showing
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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5]

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5] | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful
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Great stuff! How can we use infographics with our students??

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Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into

Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Game-Based Learning is probably worth looking into for your 21st century classroom.
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Lots of reasons people enjoy games, key among them: the learning process. Also, the ability to take risks without consequences. Many more too. What do you think?

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Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV

Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A conversation with Sir Ken Robinson, Author and Creativity Expert.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Terrific ideas about why teaching creativity is imperative, and why schools are not currently set up to teach it. Short video (<3 min.)

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:00 PM

Always interesting to listen to Sir Ken. Always.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:08 PM

Sir Ken has it figured out.

 

Francis Gilbert's curator insight, June 30, 2014 4:41 AM

Informative interview with the ultimate creativity guru. Well made too,

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How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
According to psychologists, most people fear public speaking more than death. As someone who trains speakers professionally, I can attest this is true. But how do you get over it?
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MIchael Hyatt says these things are true for public speaking, but guess what? That's what teachers do every single day! I love how he whittled it down to these three things: clarity, courage, and commitment.

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The Lost Art of Teaching Soundly Structured Lessons

The Lost Art of Teaching Soundly Structured Lessons | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Mike Schmoker discusses the essential elements of effective lessons—and wonders why they are so often violated in schools today.
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Mike Schmoker says that if every single teacher uses these basic elements in every single lesson our students will improve dramatically.

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How My Online Learning Changed My Teaching

How My Online Learning Changed My Teaching | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Becoming a student again reminded this gifted-education teacher about some basic teaching musts, including providing clear directions and encouraging class camaraderie.
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Some great reminders about what it is like to be a student, and how that can inform our teaching.

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Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success

Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with perceived quality of work later in life, according to a new study by Gallup Inc
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Really fascinating information about what skills graduates say are important in their new jobs, and which skills they learned (or didn't learn) in school.

 

Most important skill: real-world problem solving.

 

"59% said that the skills they use in their current jobs were developed outside of school entirely. That response was particularly prevalent among those with only high school degrees..." and while most respondents reported using technology in school, only 14% "said they did so for purposes of collaboration, which Gallup calls a key aspect of 'today's highly virtualized work environment.'"

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The Power User Guide to Gmail

The Power User Guide to Gmail | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Table Of Contents §1 – The New Gmail §2 – Gmail as a communication hub §3 – Labels: Gmail’s DNA §4 – Feel the power: search and filters §5 – Productive Gmail Conclusion 1.
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For extra stuff...

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The Unofficial Guide To Dropbox

The Unofficial Guide To Dropbox | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You’re at the coffee shop. You need to access a file that has information about your work, but as you attempt to find the file you realize you saved the work on your desktop computer, but only have your laptop with you.
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If you aren't using Dropbox yet, what's holding you back??? I use it for all my computer backups. 

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