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How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results | MindShift

How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results | MindShift | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results

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What Innovation? Stop Trying So Hard - Forbes

What Innovation? Stop Trying So Hard - Forbes | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Innovation. These days, there’s hardly a mission statement that doesn’t include it, or a CEO who doesn’t promote it. Yet in most organizations creativity isn’t exactly flourishing. Maybe that’s because we’re trying too hard to formalize it. 
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Microsoft Office for iPad: Why You’ll Need It, How You’ll Use It

Microsoft Office for iPad: Why You’ll Need It, How You’ll Use It | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Microsoft Office has been a desktop computer staple for decades, and now it looks like it might finally migrate to modern touchscreen tablet...
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100 Greatest Books fir Kids

100 Greatest Books fir Kids | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Parent & Child magazine unveils its list of top books, choosing Charlotte's Web as its number-one pick. See how many other books on the list your district owns.

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Apple Readying 'Products That Will Blow Your Mind' - Forbes

Apple Readying 'Products That Will Blow Your Mind' - Forbes | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Apple's Tim Cook, addressing shareholders for the first time since he took over as CEO from Steve Jobs in August, said today the company will introduce mind-blowing products this year.
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Putting the “E” in STEM during National Engineering Week | ED.gov Blog

Putting the “E” in STEM during National Engineering Week | ED.gov Blog | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

To celebrate National Engineering Week, and to highlight the need for highly skilled science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers, Arne stopped by the launch of the new public-private partnership 100Kin10. The 100Kin10 initiative is working to help meet President Obama’s goal of recruiting and training 100,000 world-class STEM teachers within 10 years. #STEM #njed

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How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN | @Edutopia

How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN | @Edutopia | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Edutopia's Betty Ray on how to get started using Twitter to expand your personal learning network.
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Teacher Reviews New Student Participation App: GoSoapBox | Edutopia

Teacher Reviews New Student Participation App: GoSoapBox | Edutopia | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Blogger Matt Hurst describes GoSoapBox, a fun web app that offers unique new ways to boost in-class participation.

 

This looks very cool...

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Educational Technology Guy: Differentiation - tools, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy: Differentiation - tools, tips and resources | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Differentiation is an important aspect of education. Students learn differently, have different needs, different backgrounds, different skills, different ability levels, different interests and more. As educators, we try to create engaging lesson activities that provide a variety of learning experiences and allow students to demonstrate their learning in different ways.

 

Here are some resources, tips, and tools on differentiation:

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Great, brief summary and awesome links!

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Educators for Excellence - Beyond Satisfactory: A New Teacher Evaluation System for New York

Educators for Excellence - Beyond Satisfactory: A New Teacher Evaluation System for New York | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

In 2010, New York passed a law to overhaul the teacher evaluation system before 2013. By law, student achievement will have to make up 40 percent of a teacher’s yearly evaluation: 25 percent will be value-added data, or the amount of growth
a teacher’s students experience while in her classroom, and the other 15 percent will be another measure of student achievement, still left to be collectively bargained. Most of the details are yet to be finalized, but in the meantime, the New York City Department of Education and The New Teacher Project have collaborated on a pilot evaluation program that has been tested in a few city schools. Beyond the initial law, however, nothing is set in stone.

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Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board | Emerging Education Technology

Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board | Emerging Education Technology | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
An iPad and Apple TV can combine to provide an advantageous alternative to more expensive, traditional interactive white boards.
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iPad Screencasting: Educreations and Explain Everything - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

iPad Screencasting: Educreations and Explain Everything - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Nearly two years after its initial release, the iPad has become a technological staple in the world of higher education.

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Students using their cellphones to learn: Infography | Technology and language learning

Students using their cellphones to learn: Infography | Technology and language learning | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Students using their cellphones to learn: Infography | @scoopit http://t.co/Z69eiRmN...

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Students use their smartphones to study more...or even to take a break. When do you use your Tandoo App? And what is it for you - studying or a break? (Wiebke)

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Teachers are the answer to better results in school

Teachers are the answer to better results in school | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
DAVID Gonski and his team are to be congratulated for a significant review of complex funding arrangements that have evolved over the past 40 years.
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Computers in schools: money well-spent, Concordia University study says

Computers in schools: money well-spent, Concordia University study says | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Concordia University researchers set out to answer a "big picture" question: Does computer technology have a positive effect overall on learning in the classroom?
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The Three Es of Successful Academic Achievement and Enrichment: Enjoyment, Engagement, and Enthusiasm (Part 2 of 3) » Compass Learning Navigator

The Three Es of Successful Academic Achievement and Enrichment: Enjoyment, Engagement, and Enthusiasm (Part 2 of 3) » Compass Learning Navigator | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Posts from Dr. Joseph Renzulli, a world-renowned expert on gifted and talented education and whole-student education, as well as co-developer of Renzulli Learning, a revolutionary online learning system that personalizes learning for students based on their interests, learning styles, and expression styles.

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Tech Tools: TechLAB Shootout: 5 Classroom Notebooks

Tech Tools: TechLAB Shootout: 5 Classroom Notebooks | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Easily the most productive and prolific part of the digital school, the classroom notebook continues to deliver more for less.
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2013 Education Budget: What it Means For You | ED.gov Blog

2013 Education Budget: What it Means For You | ED.gov Blog | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Continuing its commitment to education and an America built to last, the Obama Administration released its 2013 budget proposal to Congress today. It includes new education investments that will give U.S. students and workers the education and training they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

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Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Teaching with New Media | Edutopia

Full of succinct and practical ways to prepare our students for 21st-century success, this guide will help you deliver the relevant and meaningful education all students deserve.

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Lenovo is inspiring students to Dream to DO great things

Lenovo is inspiring students to Dream to DO great things | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Teachers – request Lenovo’s free “What Will You DO When You Grow Up?” Career Lesson Kit for grades K-8. This hands-on learning project is a great way to teach kids about potential career choices.
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The Best 10 Tablets for Educators.

The Best 10 Tablets for Educators. | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

With all the technology and curricular developments going on, teachers might be asking, "Which mobile gadget I should get for myself to keep me swimming with the current?" This is a hard question to answer alone especially since most of you are educators and not mobile technology experts. 

 

Here's one teacher's list of the best tablets for teachers...

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Observers Get Key Role in Teacher Evaluation Process

Observers Get Key Role in Teacher Evaluation Process | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
New York’s new system for judging the quality of teaching will use independent observers classrooms to monitor the performance of the weakest instructors.
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Educational Leadership:For Each to Excel:Lessons from Steve Jobs

Educational Leadership:For Each to Excel:Lessons from Steve Jobs | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

What can school leaders learn from Steve Jobs's career and from the success of Apple Inc.? Jobs was a larger-than-life individual who changed the world with his inspiration and tenacity. He has been favorably compared to Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Pablo Picasso, geniuses in invention, manufacturing, and art.

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Evernote for Schools | Evernote

Evernote for Schools | Evernote | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Evernote in your school or classroom. Resources include: videos, case studies, discussion forums, and more.
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