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PBL Made Easy With Blended Learning

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What is Project Based Learning? "Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges.
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What a terrific and useful post on PBL and Blended Learning!

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it

"Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise."


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DPG plc's curator insight, April 9, 2013 12:36 AM

Subjective yes but very interesting and agree with most - what about you?

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:09 PM

We talk a great deal about shifting the learning dynamic. Here's an article with good ideas on connecting students and learning.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:05 AM

Buen resumen para no perder el rumbo

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How to Create Your Own Curriculum

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Eric Matez doesn't know what he'll do next. To put it euphemistically, he has been given the gift of time. To put it more bluntly, Matez, a 17-year elementary school teacher in Norfolk, Massachuse
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Response: Many Ways English Teachers Can Improve Their Craft

Response: Many Ways English Teachers Can Improve Their Craft | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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This is an interesting combination of old and new techniques and ideas.  

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3 Design Guidelines to Consider for Mobile Learning

3 Design Guidelines to Consider for Mobile Learning | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
When looking to deploy elearning to mobile devices, there are two major considerations; technical and design.
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"1. Design Interactions for the Learning Moment" 

 

There is a "learning moment" which occurs before the skill is used on the job, and a "performance moment" in which the training/help that is needed is used while on the job. When designing training or lesson plans in general, we need to consider these perspectives. 

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Report: More states using student data in reform | HechingerEd Blog

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I need to do more research on StudentsFirst.  Anything founded by Michelle Rhee concerns me.  (Apologies to any Rhee fans out there!)

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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher
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This list confirms that I am a 21st century teacher!  How about you?

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The Digital Classroom - Online Universities.com

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15 Must Know Grammar Mistakes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Top Educational Quote Posters for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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“@cristama: Top Educational Quote Posters for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/YLERmRcz”;
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This poem is terrific and everything in it is absolutely true.

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13 Wiki Tools Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Tools for 21st Century Learners

13 Wiki Tools Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Tools for 21st Century Learners | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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And here I thought that a simple table in Google Docs would suffice.  Wow.

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The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn?

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How very true this is.  I wish I had had more time in grade school to learn math.  I believe my confidence and ability would have increased and I would have been able to do well in high school if I had been able to take my time and truly understand what they were trying to teach me during my younger years.

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Vygotsky and PLEs

"I believe that judging students on their zone of proximal development and their potential for learning could allow students that struggle under exam pressure and to work within time limits to receive the grades they deserve."


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YES, YES, and YES!

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Twitter for Educators Beginner's Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Classroom Management Strategies | Seven Ways to Get Students to Follow Your Instructions

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I'm flipping head over heels for no homework in project-based learning

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A wise veteran teacher told me something my first year of teaching that I will never forget, “Every few years, someone is going to tell you how you teach i
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Please note that the title is misleading. 

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4 Ideas To Better Prepare Teachers For The Classroom

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4 Ideas To Better Prepare Teachers For The Classroom
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Yes, this is a shameless promotion of my latest post for teachthought.com.  :)

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The Elements Of A Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment

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The Elements Of A Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment
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I love the idea of word walls, but have never been able to implement them effectively.  Perhaps that sounds silly... anyone have advice?

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Textbooks at CES highlight the changing education industry

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What is textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Education doing at the Consumer Electronics Show? Demoing the company's new "Smartbook" — a digital textbook for computers and tablets, not a janky...
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I had the honor of meeting some of the folks working on these Smartbooks and must say that they are awesome folks.

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How to Hire a 21st Century Educator | SmartRecruiting

How to Hire a 21st Century Educator | SmartRecruiting | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
This process has been an intricate part of school systems and communities to ensure the best teachers are given a chance to influence the lives of others, as well as help shape the profession of teaching.
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7 Reasons educators should blog - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | academiPad

7 Reasons educators should blog - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | academiPad | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Like many others, I find blogging a useful activity. So useful, in fact, that I think everyone inv...
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The Top 18 Educational Social Networking Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The tools of the trade

The Top 18 Educational Social Networking Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The tools of the trade | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
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My, I had better get busy visiting some of these sites!  :)

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Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
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WOW!  Teachers need to check out this post!

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