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Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit | Video on TED.com

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled.
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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:47 PM

How do we help our students to develop "grit" and perseverance? How many of us presume it is innate and cannot be taught? Research shows otherwise.

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Can collaboration in school ever really be Collaboration? - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Can collaboration in school ever really be Collaboration? - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Learning in school is one thing. Heading to university another.
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Getting to the heart of collaboration, not just the rhetoric.

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What Parents Want From Technology In The Classroom - Edudemic

What Parents Want From Technology In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Here's an interesting perspective to take on technology in the classroom. A new report sheds some light on the people actually buying all that BYOD.
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Parents want teachers to be confident in their guidance of students using technology.

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How Mind Maps Can Inspire Collaborative Learning - Edudemic

How Mind Maps Can Inspire Collaborative Learning - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Some of the most popular tools that are revolutionizing the educational field and not only are the so called “collaborative learning tools”.
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First , believe in collaboration. After that the tools are easy.

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:54 PM

Mindmaps made easy.

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Inspiring classrooms and learning environments – in pictures

Inspiring classrooms and learning environments – in pictures | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
From double-decker learning buses to tree-top classrooms and eco-huts, this photo gallery explores how schools experiment with their learning spaces
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Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning?

Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Lately, there have been a bunch of buzzwords floating around the education world that all seem to mean the same thing. You’ve probably heard them: problem-based learning, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Is there a difference? How will you know which one to do in your classroom?"


Via Beth Dichter, Adam Carron
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Sandra Wozniak's comment, May 15, 2013 7:29 AM
Amen!
Brad Reitzel's curator insight, July 5, 2014 8:43 AM

this is a very insightful article that helps lay out the similarities and differences between project based, inquiry based and problem based learning styles. a good read for anyone looking to try them, and understand the differences between them. 

Ignacio Sáenz de Miera's curator insight, November 6, 2014 5:03 AM

Muy útil esta referencia para poder orientarse en el campo de las metodologías procesuales.

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The 7 Most (And Least) Effective Ways To Improve Student Achievement

The 7 Most (And Least) Effective Ways To Improve Student Achievement | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A study is making the rounds that details a few of the best ways to improve student achievement. It also touches on the least useful methods.
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21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
On Monday I will begin my new job. As I've mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes. As always, I am nervous and excited for t...
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At the risk of using the phrase 21st Century....some good ideas here. I like the idea of personal timelines using Dipity (from comments)

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Betchablog - education + technology + ideas

Betchablog - education + technology + ideas | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The personal blog of Australian educator Chris Betcher, blogging about education, technology and ideas.
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Chris Betcher insists he is a horribly inefficient teacher, coming to this conclusion as he spends hours planning. Tongue firmly planted in cheek...

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The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
We also realize there is a lot of mis-information about the Flipped Classroom and quite a bit of controversy about whether or not this is a viable instructional methodology.
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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.
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Technology is often the elephant in the room. The more discussion that considers pedagogy first, the better the integration will happen.

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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?
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The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
So what are the 8 characteristics of a 21st century teacher? Are they risk-takers, collaborators, and visionaries? Well, yes! Check out the image below to get a clearer picture.
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Does risk-taking mean changing the way you do things? Shocking. Does collaborating mean some other teachers need to work with you? Unbelievable. And often impossible. Perhaps being a visionary means negotiating the bumps in the road without coming to a complete halt.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 18, 2013 2:42 AM
Collaboration.....love it. Collaborate with your librarian you may be pleasantly surprised :)
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:44 AM

Librarians need to be aware of this. We are needed more now than ever! Collaberation is what we do! 

 

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools – Considerations

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools – Considerations | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
28 things you need to consider when implementing BYOD in schools Many schools are looking to implement Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to give students and staff access to personal devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones in classrooms.
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A Day Made of Glass... Made possible by Corning. (2011)

Watch "A Day Made of Glass" and take a look at Corning's vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it. 

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Using touchscreens is easy - thinking is harder. A fascinating look at the future. Love that the children are still wearing the school uniforms.

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Take Another Look Around

Learning to learn in a changing world.

Via John Evans, Elizabeth Hutchinson
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By Silvia Tolisano. a global educator doing her best to make teachers uncomfortable. If we're not, we won't want to change. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, May 20, 2013 2:46 AM
Great slideshare learning to learn. Very relevant in today's world.
Scott Langston's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:26 PM

Uncomforatable is good.

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How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic

How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It's exam time and students are stressing about turning in papers on time. What's a teacher to do in terms of noticing student plagiarism?
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, May 16, 2013 2:33 AM
Thanks Deborah. It's great to highlight well known stars have been caught for plagiarism. It's good to have current examples.
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:48 AM

So simple, yet so profound.  Sir Ken Robinson delivers a clear message about why there are so many problems in education today.  Delivered with humor and then a one-two punch.  Worth watching!

Deborah Welsh's comment, May 14, 2013 10:55 PM
Schools as culturally contradictory places, based on conformity. We give them "low-grade clerical work" and expect great things.
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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught.

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Ray Tolley's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:43 PM

I responded to this post some 18 months ago, but I still think it is worth reading along with all the comments.

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A Visual Guide To Twitter For Beginners - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Twitter For Beginners - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Need a refresher or introduction to Twitter? This visualization is packed full of useful tools, tips, and ideas - a solid guide to Twitter for beginners!

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SCIS's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:12 AM

We love this Twitter Infographic

Carey Leahy's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:53 PM

Explained well & visually!

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4 Ways To Improve School Communication Using Social Media - Edudemic

4 Ways To Improve School Communication Using Social Media - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
As computers and other forms of technology filtered into the classroom, the ability to improve school communication via computer has become very important.
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Rethink communication in the school context with the ease of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Blogs.

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PBL & Edmodo

Edmodo is a social learning platform that allows teachers to post messages, discuss classroom topics, assign and grade classwork, and share content and mater...

Via Derrick Senior
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It's Facebook for the classroom, with academic networking. 

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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.
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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!
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The paradox of choice...how do teachers know which tools to use? Here's a guide for some.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:46 AM

Take a look and find the ones useful for you. 

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Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media

Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"These cross-curriculular units spiral to address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age appropriate way..."

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