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A Teacher's Perspective On Pinterest - Edudemic

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How do teachers approach Pinterest? Colin Hussey offers a teacher's perspective on pinterest and all it's magical goings-on.
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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators


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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, June 9, 9:05 AM

In the Learning Commons community, this makes sooooo much sense. Inquiry based learning is all about questioning, gathering, re-thinking, re-purposing and sharing information. Teachers and t-l's who practice and model curation in course design will be better equipped to instruct their students in curation. Love this! 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 24, 7:07 PM

Teachers are curators and gatherers by nature. In a manner of speaking, they are hunters and gatherers as they search for and gather resources for learning.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 25, 8:18 AM

Why reinvent the wheel? thoughtful presentation that talks about teacher curations.

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Digital Technology And Student Learning: The Impact Of The Ecology

Digital Technology And Student Learning: The Impact Of The Ecology | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"There is no significant linear connection between the use of digital technologies and enhanced student attainment. It is time to appreciate the traditional, simplistic way of looking at  the impact of digital technology on student learning has to fundamentally change and for all associated with schools to understand that the impact of digital technology on student learning can be profound if a suitable school ecology is created." Mal Lee


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Technology is about enhancing learning, and relationships. There are things never before possible, but central to the use of digital technologies is an attitude, a mindset of collaboration, not of the individual learning in the traditional competitive classroom. Many educators aren't quite there with that one yet.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, July 17, 3:31 PM

There is much written about the positive effects of a good school culture and how it is difficult to attain. The reverse also holds true and a negative school culture is deleterious to a child's development and a good culture can be easily lost. Mal lee has made the key connection between between school culture and expectation and the embedding of good digital thinking and practice in a school environment. Bravo Mal!

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 22, 1:49 AM

Technology is about enhancing learning, and relationships. There are things never before possible, but central to the use of digital technologies is an attitude, a mindset of collaboration, not of the individual learning in the traditional competitive classroom. Many educators aren't quite there with that one yet.

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Why organisational change can be difficult

Why organisational change can be difficult | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Organisational change from a Darwinian perspective
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26 Tips to Help Students Become Better Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 Tips to Help Students Become Better Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
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Good Tools to Collect Anonymous Feedback from Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...
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Thank you Silvia. Well said. It's not just students who think anything on the net is there for the taking. I use my own media as much as possible, or Creative Commons images, but even with my knowledge it's a steep learning curve. Awareness is the first step.

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Power Searching with Google

Power Searching with Google | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Still worth another check in even if you've seen it before. Google is just an algorithm! 

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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have - Edudemic

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
In order to implement modern technology in your classroom, you better know about the important skills modern teachers must have in order to succeed.
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I like the last one - slow down! Be selective.

Don't try to do everything at once.

Start by building a PLN. Get onto Twitter!

Fit technology into your learning life in meaningful ways.

Remember it's about connection. Real relationships.

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Learn To Code, Learn To Think

Learn To Code, Learn To Think | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Must the next generation of students learn to write their own computer programs? Or should they just leave it to a smarter machine? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says logic dictates the choice.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 9, 7:42 PM

NPR is spot on concerning coding.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 10, 5:54 AM

What the article states is that computer codes come and go, but the "basic abilities to think a problem through carefully, clearly and thoroughly are essential for just about all people in just about all fields."

 
Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, June 11, 5:29 AM

Is knowing code a new basic life skill? #Coding #Education #Business 

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Helping kids create positive change

Helping kids create positive change | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Good digital citizenship is crucial to a balanced online life.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 


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We often don't see the creativity in ourselves or in others. Creativity can be learned. Having a growth mindset is a good beginning.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 8:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 8, 6:24 PM

Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 10:27 AM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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What Students Will Learn In The Future | TeachT...

What Students Will Learn In The Future | TeachT... | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

What Students Will Learn In The Future That’s essentially what classes and content areas are–perspectives to make sense of the world. If the world changes, should they change? These words and phrases that we now associate with schools, teachers, and assignments reflect our priority as a culture.

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Love this! A curated site from a site of curations!

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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

The Power of Teacher Collaboration | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

n this article, “Research Shows Teacher Collaboration Helps Raise Student Achievement,” researcher Carrie Leana writes about the missing link in school reform: teacher collaboration. In her study of over 1,000 fourth and fifth grade teachers in New York City, Leana found that, “students showed higher gains in math achievement when their teachers reported frequent conversations with their peers that centered on math, and when there was a feeling of trust or closeness among teachers."


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Teacher collaboration is the new black. A culture of trust is highly valuable for schools.

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What Neuroscience Teaches About Creativity, Stress and Getting Promoted

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The Vulnerability of the Web

The Vulnerability of the Web | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I am probably babbling but here goes... This week has been tough. Travel is always wearing on a person, but having to make an impromptu trip home to say goodbye to a long time friend (my dog Shaq),...
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The Information Age to the Networked Age: Are You Network Literate?

The Information Age to the Networked Age: Are You Network Literate? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It’s said that when architects walk through an office, they see ceiling ornamentation, light sources, building acoustics. When psychologists walk through an office, they see unresolved father issues

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 8, 5:38 PM

I like the stages: Apprentice, Journeyman, Master

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, June 9, 12:48 AM

Apprentice: Using network technology

Journeyman: Establishing a network identity

Master: Utilizing network intelligence

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, June 17, 10:06 PM

What do librarians see?

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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
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Those of us who have spent much time taking notes by hand may have, in fact, the upper hand! Perhaps the skills gained in writing have assisted note-taking generally. It is more of a challenge for younger learners.

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Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers - Edudemic

Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
How often have we sat in a Staff Meeting or Professional Development day and listened to the talk turn into a complaint session with no real solutions being offered? I have one suggestion, join Twitter and start tweeting. This has been an invaluable tool for me. I started about a month ago professionally, meaning before …
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Twitter is the first rung in my PLN ladder. The connection is invaluable.

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Could The School Of The Future Be Modular?

Could The School Of The Future Be Modular? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

There’s a new teaching trend just about every day. Teachers are constantly encouraged to flip, twist, and mix up their classrooms every day.


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Practice Makes Perfect - Does it Take 10,000 Hours? (infographic)

Practice Makes Perfect - Does it Take 10,000 Hours? (infographic) | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
But how many hours is "enough" to achieve expertise status? One take on the subject we (and many others) found interesting was Malcolm Gladwell's in the book Outliers where he popularized the theory that 10,000 hours of dedicated practice in a given field or area of expertise allows a person to become truly "expert".

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 2, 7:24 PM

What does it take to become an expert in a field? This infographic explores this concept, providing a look based on Malcolm Gladwell's book as well as a section called "7 steps to cheat the rule."

We know that our students are often looking for the quick fix. They cram for a test, and days later the information is often not recalled quickly. This infographic shows that time and effort are key.

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How to Use Edmodo Small Groups

How to Use Edmodo Small Groups | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Creating "small groups" within your main Edmodo group is a great way to help manage and organize your classroom activities. There are two ways that small groups can be used in Edmodo.

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:04 PM

Includes sliderocket with examples of managing groups.

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

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by Maria Konnikova, New York Times

 

Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.


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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
During the summer, you'll want to improve your teaching and lessons, but how do you decide where to start? Your students! I use these three ways to get feedback from my students on my lessons, activi
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50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World

50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World
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Letting go control and giving students time - and a voice. I'm a convert to blogging. You can't listen to all your students at the same time in a class, but they can all have a voice in a blog, or in digital storytelling, or Edmodo, or any way they choose.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 2, 10:51 PM

Some great ideas.