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NC Teachers Stage Monday

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It's a Walk-in - NC teachers are banding together to stand up against budget cuts and expanding classrooms.
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Teachers' events protest education funds; McCrory says there are 'legitimate ... - News & Observer

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Mobile Education - Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving L...

Education is at a tipping point. From the rising cost of a college education and the financial pressures upon local districts and state agencies to fund K-12 sc

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If You Were Wondering How Broken Our Education System Is, Have I Got The Prison For You

If You Were Wondering How Broken Our Education System Is, Have I Got The Prison For You | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
A teacher walks into a school with powerful weapons and hands them out to every kid in the joint. (These are the weapons kids should be allowed to have.
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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

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Daily collaborative planning time at Mesquite Elementary enables teachers to plan differentiated instruction to address the progress of each student. Credit: Zachary Fink


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 30, 2013 5:31 AM

Here are some very helpful links for teachers!

 

Lesson Plans & Rubric - Reteach and Enrich
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Tackling the Digital Divide: Low-Income Students Weigh In

Tackling the Digital Divide: Low-Income Students Weigh In | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Many MindShift readers were outraged that some students are missing out on valuable learning resources because of their families’ socio-economic status, while others worried that bringing mobile devices into the classroom – any classroom – invites...

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:14 AM

This article really strikes a chord with me. Working in a district for 9 years with many of the issues mentioned: "Without adequate learning resources and safe and secure learning environments low income student cannot compete in today’s society.” We don't even have the beginnings of a BYOD program and I am wondering how much of this is related to race and trust. 

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Spanish students, teachers protest against education cuts, reform

Spanish students, teachers protest against education cuts, reform | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
MADRID (Reuters) - Thousands of students, lecturers and parents took to the streets across Spain on Thursday to protest against austerity cuts, higher university fees and other changes to the education (Spanish students, teachers protest against...
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Study: Charters Pose a Financial Threat to Already-Struggling School Districts

Study: Charters Pose a Financial Threat to Already-Struggling School Districts | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Traditional public schools in Philadelphia and Detroit have faced revenue shortages and credit-rating reductions as students move to charters, according to a new Moody's report.
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Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic

Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
At some point in my life, a few years back, Facebook became much less....interesting to me. Much less cool, even. I thought it was me. I assumed I was getting old and that my friends, acquaintances, and I were just doing less interesting stuff.

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:27 AM

Social media is important. this infographic shows how teachers and their students view different SM platforms. 

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How you think matters: Deep learning

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How we learn has a profound effect on the way we work and the results we produce. Researchers have found that there are three basic approaches to learning: Surface learning, strategic learning and ...

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Helen Teague's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:40 PM

Surface learning, strategic learning and deep learning (Bain, 2012).

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:57 AM

which stus do we want?

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:58 AM

Which students do we want?

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What Can Educators Learn From Successful Innovators?

What Can Educators Learn From Successful Innovators? | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Imagine if inventors, entrepreneurs, social innovators, artists, scientists, architects, etc. were asked to be educators for a year and craft the perfect school designed to infuse creative thinking in students?
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Paloma Noyola: The Face of Mexico’s Unleashed Potential

Paloma Noyola: The Face of Mexico’s Unleashed Potential | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

"When a report emerged in September 2012 that a girl from one of Matamoros’ poorest neighborhoods had attained the highest math score in Mexico, some doubted its veracity. It must be fake, they said.

 

But it wasn’t fake. Her name is Paloma Noyola, and what most reports failed to mention is that almost all of her classmates also scored very high on the national math test. 10 scored in 99.99% percentile.

 

Paloma and her classmates also scored in the top percentile in language. Something special was happening at José Urbina López primary school in Matamoros, and Wired went to take a look.

 

The high test scores turned out to be the work of a young teacher who also came from humble beginnings. Sergio Juárez Correa was tired of the monotony of teaching out of a book and wanted to try something new to help engage his students when he came across the work of Sugata Mitra, a UK university professor who had innovated a new pedagogy he called SOLE, or self organized learning environments. The new approach paid off."


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Carlos Batara's comment, October 19, 2013 2:06 PM
This reminds me of Paulo Freire's revoluntionary eductional work in Latin America. Ever read his comments on the "Pedagogy of the Oppressed?" It also reminds how much talent is squandered by the constructs of poverty.
Gail M. Roper's curator insight, October 20, 2013 12:56 PM

More on the concept of self teaching.  Young Paloma Noyola has learned to excell learning in a different fashion.  If you have children, read this article.  Talk about a payoff!

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What does it mean for the world that a young girl from one of the  poorest neighborhoods in Mexico attained the highest math score in her country?.

 

First and foremost, it should remind all of us that wealth has no monopoly on talent and intelligence.  When the more advanced and technologically sophisticated nations fail to lend a helping hand to those with far less resources, they are undermining the most important resource for social, political, and economic growth: human talent.

 

That's simplistic economics 101.

 

So why aren't nations like the U.S. more accomodating to immigrants from poorer nations?  More contemporary, why does the U.S. political leadership want to impose a new immigration system which reduces the chances of those from lower-income brackets to legalize their status here? 

 

In any event, the story about Paloma Noyola and her classmates is a story about something special happening at José Urbina López primary school in Matamoros, Mexico - something which has the potential to change humanity if we heed the lessons.

 

Hopefully, it also induces Democrats and Republicans to rethink their flawed premises about immigrants from poorer regions.

 

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How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic

How To Become A Learning Teacher - Edudemic | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

For learning teachers, it isn’t just about coming to work and teaching your students each day. Its about continuing to challenge yourself and continuing to learn throughout your career.


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Forest of Peace's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:06 AM

good one , but let's look a step forwards, How payed in 3Future Education?

Our Solution: 

#Early #Childhood and How it work

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Monty Bell's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:06 PM

Easy visuals to share. Could do a whole pro d on this topic. 

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There is always something to learn...

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Transforming Science Education Infographic

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Do you agree with the following statement?
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Finding the Beauty in Math | MindShift | KQED.org

Finding the Beauty in Math | MindShift | KQED.org | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

Math has a bad rap, writes math professor Manil Suri in a recent New York Times op-ed, and would be better geared to students as a playful and stimulating subject of ideas. Unfortunately, that’s not at all what our culture currently embraces.

 

“Sadly, few avenues exist in our society to expose us to mathematical beauty,” Suri writes. “In schools, as I’ve heard several teachers lament, the opportunity to immerse students in interesting mathematical ideas is usually jettisoned to make more time for testing and arithmetic drills. The subject rarely appears in the news media or the cultural arena.”

 

While research suggests that improving self-efficacy and providing math-positive role models can help spark interest and stave off math anxiety, what some mathematicians and teachers are looking for reaches beyond surviving or tolerating math class, but helping connect students to mathematics beauty. Suri wants students to “fall in love” with math, and suggests that maybe our entire approach to math is upside down, and deserves to be righted.

 

But how does a person fall in love with math? For too many, math class conjures up anxious worksheets filled with rows of unanswered problems. Students go along, seeming to perform the steps required — plug in the formulas, solve for x — without ever understanding what they’re doing, or why.

 

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:36 AM

Amen to these ideas!

Esther Kang's curator insight, November 12, 2013 11:56 AM

This article speaks about how students may be more anxious about math because they are just not in love with it.  The key to engage students in math, according to the article, is to grab students' hearts. More than making it relevant, students need to know that math is accessible, anywhere and everywhere, with or without textbooks, with or without teachers.  Students need to discovery the beauty of math as they can discover the beauty in art and music.  A method the author suggests is to engage them in a question how the "origin of numbers".  When students know that there is more math to than what is on their worksheets, they will be more interested in math and seek deeper. 

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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans in History, English, Science for High School, Middle School, Elementary, Home School

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans in History, English, Science for High School, Middle School, Elementary, Home School | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 350+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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Margarita Santana's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:40 PM

Movies, great resources!

Pati Olton's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:00 AM

waiting for additions like The Book Thief...and Ender's Game

Gwen Little's curator insight, August 16, 9:02 PM

Excellent site to help you find relevant movies to enhance your curriculum. We try to end our Friday's with a movie that relates to something we have been studying or reading. This site is great!

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Tasting in Technicolor - A Story of Learning Differences from a Teen with Synesthesia

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Tasting in Technicolor - A Story of Learning Differences from a Teen with Synesthesia | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Tasting in Technicolor - A Story of Learning Differences from a Teen with Synesthesia http://t.co/agfgJFu5sa #and_innovation
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- Teachers: Get your Geek On!

- Teachers: Get your Geek On! | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

CC Photo by Julia Roy, available on http://www.flickr.com/

 

What are the top 5 tech skills every educator should have?  I struggle with this question because what  I have come to understand is that powerful learning is not necessarily about the technology. To be effective in creating a learning environment where students can practice 21st century skills, the emphasis must be on good instructional design –backwards design, that begins with the learning goals aligned with the standards, with a real-world or scenario based project  or problem to solve that kids can connect with, be motivated by, allowing them to demonstrate transfer and understanding. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=6661#sthash.H0Om6kdn.dpuf


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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Learning More About Visual Notetaking (Authorized Drawing in Class!)

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Learning More About Visual Notetaking (Authorized Drawing in Class!) | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

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Size matters for New York City high schools as smaller ones make big gains: Study

Size matters for New York City high schools as smaller ones make big gains: Study | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
Academics gave high marks to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for creating smaller high schools, the centerpiece of his education reforms.
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MixBit - create videos together

MixBit - create videos together | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

Record, edit and publish videos right from your mobile device. We provide powerful yet simple editing tools like rearranging and trimming clips — everything you need for that perfect video.

MixBit is brought to you by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube. We created YouTube to give you a way to share videos, and now we want to help you create videos, together.


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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, October 24, 2013 1:43 PM

We were just talking about an app like this... @uaaftc #iteachak

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Create and collaborate on videos up to an hour long ...

gustavo salazar's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:51 AM

excelente aplicación

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy.


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Carla Arena's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:46 PM

Amazing story!

Terrie Pressman's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:45 PM

Waiting on the world to change...education has to catch up

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:25 PM

This is evidence for some of the initiatives in the US that are allowing children (and sometimes their parents) to "think outside the box" when it comes to their education. -Lon

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Gazette » 12 Things to Consider When Implementing RTI in Secondary Schools

Gazette » 12 Things to Consider When Implementing RTI in Secondary Schools | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:03 PM

RtI in HS can be somewhat of a challenge. Here's some things to consider when implementing. 

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Business and education leaders urge STEM education

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It's the stuff that things are made with -- all kinds of things.

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Hybrid learning pilot program deemed a success in PA - witf.org

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Hybrid learning pilot program deemed a success in PA witf.org "Eighty-eight percent achieved higher academic performance in the hybrid classes than in the traditional model, and I think that is speaking to the student engagement and the addressing...

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:48 AM

This style of teaching offers logical outcomes. Teachers usually do not have time to go over in detail what they just taught with every student that may not have "gotten it" from the good efforts of the teacher's main, first or second attempt to present information. Going over things means one is not moving forward with other information that needs to be covered as well and will bore those that did "get it" the first time.

 

Often the information is "not gotten" because a student or sometimes many students were not present for the main show and tell… Using a hybrid method allows for students to review while "helping" others understand in a group activity as well as helping students take ownership of what they have been taught. Students in  group activities use what they understood by passing it on to others that need more applied information and understanding. The activities allow and encourage discussing ideas and identifying common problems with others. Group activity is social in nature which allows an acceptable way to become acquainted with others in class and bond as they work together to solve a problem or complete a task.

 

Technology can also be set up for review links or extended supplemental growth or remediation for individual learning development.

 

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"The hybrid model combines direct teacher instruction, group activities and independent learning through technology."