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Avoid Murder By PowerPoint: How To Make Your Presentations Compelling And Memorable

Avoid Murder By PowerPoint: How To Make Your Presentations Compelling And Memorable | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Have you ever done a PowerPoint presentation? Of course you have. If you said “no,” I’d call you a liar. Alright, that may be extreme. But most of us have, right? I’d say so. So, what’s my point?
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The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson

The Learning Curve | 2014 Report Summary | Pearson | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Designing New Literacies

Designing New Literacies | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn do...
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A very busy image but it includes just about everything. I like the comments at the end of the article, with individual observations re applications.

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Why Students (And Teachers) Need To Be Physically Active In The Classroom - Edudemic

Why Students (And Teachers) Need To Be Physically Active In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
There’s a ton of buzz in the education world about how dwindling school budgets and pressure to improve test scores are taking time away from recess and physical education so that students can spend more time in the classroom. Despite more time in the classroom sounding like something that would drive academic performance, research shows …
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Is This The Future Of Education? - Edudemic

Is This The Future Of Education? - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It seems to be part of the human condition that we are constantly looking to the future. From things a simple as “what’s happening this weekend” to “are we going to have flying cars in ten years”, wondering, imagining, and creating what our future will look like is so normal that it can often seem …
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Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers?

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs

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Considering mentoring and what is genuinely beneficial in professional development. Coaching may be a better option for improving practice. 

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 5, 7:49 AM

A neat explanation of the differences between coaching and mentoring.

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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

When a school leader neglects to allocate sufficient professional development time for newly-purchased classroom technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader doesn’t provide adequate technical support personnel for a new 1:1 laptop initiative, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader purchases system-wide learning software with little thought given to long-term financial and instructional sustainability, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader fails to ensure adequate parent education and support before initiating expensive, organization-wide technology programs, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


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Challenging leaders to follow up on their ideas and vision.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 4:15 AM

Scott McCleod lays it all out with refreshing candor and insight.

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What Motivates Teachers?

What Motivates Teachers? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teachers overwhelmingly report that they love their jobs, but hate their workplaces. Teachers weigh in on why they love the classroom and how things could change to make their lives easier.
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Why is this so? What is it about schools that makes the culture so difficult to transform and so resistant to innovation and change? 

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How can teachers get devices for blended learning?

How can teachers get devices for blended learning? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
RT @edutopia: New! How can teachers get devices for #BlendedLearning? http://t.co/5dgCDFICzc.
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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter you’re presenting in your classroom. If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming: How much should I switch around? What is best for the classroom vs at home? Why am I doing this again anyway?

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 7, 7:26 PM

Simple infographic that gives clear and simple guidance to the process of 'flipping' a lesson.  Good to demonstrate 'simplicity' of process to sceptical colleagues.

Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …

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Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 28, 5:20 PM

Teens move quickly through various social media, so it is more important to help them be safe and responsible rather than try and keep up with them. A digital citizenship program in your school is essential.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 28, 8:40 PM

Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 28, 9:01 PM

Meet them where they are...

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …
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Excellent advice on better searching strategies from Katie Lepi.

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Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News

Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Redesigned learning spaces can engage students and faculty members, research says.
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How valuable is a piece of furniture? Study finds changing classroom design can be motivating for students. And teachers!

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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators


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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educatoris as Curators

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For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl


Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 5:51 AM

Sencillo y muy entendible!, gracias

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
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Flow, intrinsic motivation, purpose - how can we encourage students by haloing with purposeful mindset?

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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, August 18, 12:33 PM

Curation: I use scoop.it, and I think it is important to teach students how to become curators. More ideas here!

Ivo Nový's curator insight, August 19, 1:22 AM

What is content Curation? Great explanation and very interesting interview with Robin Good on curation.

John Gougoulis's curator insight, August 19, 6:34 AM

An absolutely significant skill in any research or investigation, for educators and learners in the digital age - the curation of content- with a clear focus or question in mind, the capacity to target a search field, sift through, reflect on and make decisions about the most suitable resource or evidence to use. What a great learning experience.

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How To Get Started With Visual Learning In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Get Started With Visual Learning In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Humans thrive on visual stimuli, and interaction. We don’t want to hear about the latest tablet, or even read an article about it. We want to see it for ourselves. More than that, we want to experience it for ourselves. We want to press all the buttons, test out the apps, and personalize every feature. …
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10 time management tips for teachers

10 time management tips for teachers | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
As someone who worked in education for several years, I can tell you that one of my biggest obstacles was time — as in, there was never enough of it. But rather than turn my teaching job into a 24/7 endeavor, I learned to work smarter.

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Still have the same finite amount of time but the workload seems to be increasing? Some tips from a proponent of the work smarter, not harder school of thought.

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Still have the same finite amount of time but the workload seems to be increasing? Some tips from a proponent of the work smarter, not harder school of thought.

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Tips for effective classroom observations

Tips for effective classroom observations | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
One of the time-honored practices of school leaders is to visit classrooms and conduct teacher observations.

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Classroom Visual Featuring 10 Tips for New Teachers

Classroom Visual Featuring 10 Tips for New Teachers | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
July 2, 2014
Here is an awesome visual outlining some practical tips for those of you who have just landed a teaching position. This visual is created by ASCD and is based on ASCD New Teacher Bundle...

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Some good tips for new teachers - and for more experienced ones!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 5, 4:30 PM

School librarians can go a long way towards establishing a collaborative relationship with new teachers by handing this out during the first week of pre-planning. Don't forget to back it up with offers of help!

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Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator

Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology 1. They always start with the why Technology for technology's sake is dangerous. Highly effective teachers who use technology always have a reason for using new technology tools. Whether It saves them time. Improves learning outcomes, or helps with lesson planning, highly effective teachers always start with the why. 2. They are malleable and can easily adapt Technology is constantly changing, and the classroom environment will be drastically different In 2 years. Understanding the big picture Is key. 3. They embrace change Most teachers who use technology today are Innovators or early adopters. Embracing (not fighting) change is key. The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. 4. They share, share, and then share some more Technology has opened the door for collaboration beyond the school walls. A teacher In New Brunswick can now collaborate with a teacher In the UK. Knowledge Is
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How I Do It: Learn Students' Names | Scholastic.com

How I Do It: Learn Students' Names | Scholastic.com | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Creative ideas for memorizing new names from fellow teachers.
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Students Are The New Digital Influencers

Students Are The New Digital Influencers | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It was June. My eighth grade classroom was sweltering with the early summer heat and 32 anxious students ready to bolt through the doors towards graduation.

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Interesting Visual- Teacher with Growth Mindset Vs Teachers with Fixed Mindset ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Visual- Teacher with Growth Mindset Vs Teachers with Fixed Mindset ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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If we say it often enough, will that make it happen? Growth mindset is important for teachers and students.

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Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals

Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Do parents really know what their children are doing online? (Have parents ever really known what their children are doing?)  The McAfee report reveals the importance of maintaining the conversation between parents and children. Most youngsters believe their parents are oblivious to their web activities, while some admit to making fake social media profiles and fudging browser histories to deceive tech-savvy ones, a new report shows.

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Do parents really know what their children are doing online? (Have parents ever really known what their children are doing?)  The McAfee report reveals the importance of maintaining the conversation between parents and children. 

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The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza

The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Joyce Valenza
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Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 26, 9:05 PM

Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 27, 2:44 AM

A great list! Thanks Joyce!