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What Is Connected Learning? - Edudemic

What Is Connected Learning? - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Connected learning brings together all of the various experiences, interests, technology, academics, people and communities that learners are a part of in order to make all of these scenarios and experiences learning opportunities.
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TEDxLondon - Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh is CEO of NoTosh Limited, a startup that works with creative industries on the one hand, and then takes the processes, attitudes and research g...
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7 tips for making your principal your ally

7 tips for making your principal your ally | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

 
Librarians, you cannot afford to have an adversarial relationship with their principals. You cannot even afford principals who are "agents of benevolent neglect." You need an administrator who actively supports you and your program.


Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Karen Bonanno
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Rebecca toltz's comment, September 11, 2013 7:08 PM
Such a pertinent piece and always useful at this time of year
Rebecca toltz's comment, September 11, 2013 7:08 PM
Such a pertinent piece and always useful at this time of year
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7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Giving An Assessment - Edudemic

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Giving An Assessment - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Here are seven questions to guide your thinking as you shape your classroom, school or district’s assessment toolkit.
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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.
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A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
February, 2014
Technology is transforming the educational landscape at a tremendous speed giving birth to a new learning culture radically different from all kinds of learning that were prevalent in...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 4, 2014 4:48 PM

This would make a wonderful poster to have in a media center to help teachers get up to speed on all the techie lingo. There is even a link at the bottom of the article that will allow you to download the poster for free. Enjoy!

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, February 5, 2014 1:47 PM

Love this!  Will download the poster and put it on the wall next to all the other "must-have" info I have posted there already.

 

Of course, I'll have to change out this poster in about 2 months!

LETPGRP3's curator insight, July 9, 2014 10:00 PM

What's tt

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Share This With All the Schools, Please

Share This With All the Schools, Please | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Every Friday afternoon Chase’s teacher asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom they’d like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored.
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"All violence begins with disconnection..."  Many things begin with disconnection. A thought-provoking piece about one teacher's way of understanding her students.

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Understanding your digital footprint - new opportunities!

Understanding your digital footprint - new opportunities! | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Just like a tattoo, your digital reputation is an expression of yourself. It is formed and added to by you and others over time. In her Digital Tattoo presentation at ISTE 2013 (also in video forma...
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Ten Radical Shifts in Thinking all Leaders Face

Ten Radical Shifts in Thinking all Leaders Face | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Leaders fail when they don’t think like leaders. Leaders who think like individual contributors demoralize their team and devalue their leadership. Lousy leaders think like individual contributors....
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Teachers Will Connect to Drive Change in 2014

Teachers Will Connect to Drive Change in 2014 | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
At Edmodo, a K-12 social learning network with over 30 million teachers and students worldwide, we witnessed the power of teacher connections firsthand this past year
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What Didn’t Happen in Edtech in 2013 (EdSurge News)

What Didn’t Happen in Edtech in 2013 (EdSurge News) | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
This year marked a very noticeable surge in technology investment and innovation in education--what I call “innovestment"--which plays an important role in stimulating a sector that is traditionally behind the innovation adoption curve...
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Nice to talk about what we could do better in technology investment, from 4 CEOs. There is more to embracing technology than just having the latest device.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 11, 2013 1:34 AM

As a librarian who teaches it is always great to see posts like this.  How else would we learn if we didn't share these ideas. 

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Why School Leaders Should Build An Intentional School Culture - Edudemic

Why School Leaders Should Build An Intentional School Culture - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
For school leaders, defining a school culture – the core values, practices and organizational structures – is a necessity.
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 16, 2014 12:37 PM

These tactics are just one element of establishing a performance-based culture. Using platforms like Kickboard, collecting and analyzing student data and other factors all play a role here. But it all comes back to intention. A strong school culture does not form on its own; it is built.

Jennifer Medbery is a former math teacher and founder and CEO of Kickboard, a w

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On Being an Ambivert

On Being an Ambivert | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Spending a lot of times at conferences, I have been thinking a lot about my own learning style......

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How do you learn best? Ambiverts possess the traits of both extroverts and introverts. How well would this work if teachers and schools understood this?

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Let's use video to reinvent education

Let's use video to reinvent education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.
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How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...
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Being flexible

Being flexible | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"We all do it. You plan and strategise and prepare.. and then reality comes knocking at the door...it's one of those skills that can't really be taught during a uni course...the skill of being flexible."

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Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Do you think you’re creative?” Ask this question of a group of second-graders, and about 95 percent of them will answer “Yes.” ..by the time they're seniors in high school, it's down to 5 per cent." 

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Facilitating access to a broad range of subjects and activities is important in helping students discover more about what they're good at, and what they love. Then, help them learn to persevere.

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, February 1, 2014 3:15 AM

Helping  kids to access a broad range of subjects and activities is important in assisting them to discover more about what they're good at, and what they love. Then, help them learn to persevere.

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Coming, ready or not | Inside Story

Coming, ready or not | Inside Story | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Technology is going to drive the first revolution in schooling since the invention of the printing press, says Dean Ashenden. But it’s not just a matter of the machinery
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10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have -- THE Journal

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have -- THE Journal | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.
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How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview)

How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview) | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
DigitalJournal.com
How the school librarian touches every child (Includes interview)
DigitalJournal.com
Librarian Becky Daughtry has worked in both public and private libraries for more than 22 years.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 29, 2014 3:38 AM

Interview with Becky Daughtry, librarian with a 22-year career in public and school libraries

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:48 PM

So true...

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Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel' | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.
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Note-Taking Using Graphic Organizers | Scholastic.com

Note-Taking Using Graphic Organizers | Scholastic.com | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teach your students how to use different graphic organizers to take notes when reading nonfiction texts.
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Many assumptions are made about digital literacy, including students' inherent ability to read and decipher the information now arriving in a variety of formats. The ability to synthesise information is more important than ever.

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