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Global Education Database | Your Personalized Education Guide

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, March 3, 2014 5:51 AM

Huge collection of Tools and education sources combined with an evaluation system.

MyPLE's curator insight, March 3, 2014 6:41 AM

Interesting source of tools for teaching!

Agora Abierta's curator insight, March 4, 2014 4:49 AM

Impressive Database!! A must have for education!!

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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Engaging Education Technology | Scoop.it

Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.


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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:01 PM

“This ability is more important than IQ or the socio economic status of the family you grew up in for determining career success, financial success and health,” Goleman said. 

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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow | Engaging Education Technology | Scoop.it
We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set.

 

To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning.

 

We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn.

 

===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===

 


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Ana Magno's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:37 PM

Senti na pele o que me faltou na educação que recebi. Desejo que as coisas mudem e que os alunos de hoje saiam das escolas realmente preparados para enfrentar o futuro.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:14 PM

We have to educate in ways today that prepare students and teachers for the world they live now and tomorrow. We seem to lack the will and the leadership. We have talking head syndrome. The best job an educator could have is to be in the classroom, not be a principal.

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 9, 2014 2:27 PM

While short, it is a great motivational piece to read.  The project-based learning is the way of the new Science standards too.

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Stop trying to figure out if screentime is good for students

Stop trying to figure out if screentime is good for students | Engaging Education Technology | Scoop.it

The fact that we still discuss this is ludicrous. Simply ask yourself, “Is school is supposed to be preparing students for career success?” Of course! There are few careers where you would hear a debate about the need for access to technology. It’s a no-brainer that to be successful in the world, instant access to knowledge, people, and tools of communication are necessary. This is no different in our schools.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 7, 2013 3:10 AM

Nothing really new here, but still powerfully argued.

Moses B. Tambason's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:22 PM

More people are running to charity tube to post free videos and watch free videos than posting on you tube. Try posting at charity tube and you will never leave. http://www.africatube.net/ More visitors and more video views. Don't take our word for it, try it. Post one same video on youtube and put it on  http://www.africatube.net/ and return ater five hours and compare the viewers rate and decide for yourself. Create your very own group or forum and control who watch it and invite everyone to watch the video. Above all, post video in English or in any language and viewers can watch video description in their own language. Try it and let us know your experience. Above all it is absolutely free like youtube

WordyNerdBird's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:02 PM

Education is not just about equipping students with knowledge - it's also about life skills and understandings. 

Demonstrating a responsible approach to skills, knowledge and the associated screen time is vital if we want to prepare our students for life beyond school. 

 

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

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A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www
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Get Creative! 56 Lesson Plans & Resources for Arts Integration

Get Creative! 56 Lesson Plans & Resources for Arts Integration | Engaging Education Technology | Scoop.it

Dance in science, pop art in Spanish, or photography in math -- there’s no end to the ways arts can be integrated into other curricula.


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The Science Behind Storytelling — and Why It Matters

The Science Behind Storytelling — and Why It Matters | Engaging Education Technology | Scoop.it

As presenters we want people to pay attention, be engaged and remember the message. The key to doing that? Science now says it involves storytelling: Stories stimulate emotions, which may be the key to better learning, attention, memory and decision making.

 


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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 | Engaging Education Technology | 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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Schools Aren't Teaching Kids To Code; Here's Who Is Filling The Gap

Schools Aren't Teaching Kids To Code; Here's Who Is Filling The Gap | Engaging Education Technology | Scoop.it
Learning how to program is an inevitable requirement for successful students of the future.
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5 Ways To Be More Innovative In The Digital Age

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The following guest post is by Shama Kabani, a business strategist for the digital age, and serves as founder & CEO of The Marketing Zen Group (a full service web marketing & digital PR firm).
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