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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
  via Edutopia Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Cor...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Edmodo:The Total Classroom Solution

Free Technology for Teachers: Edmodo:The Total Classroom Solution | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Like Facebook for the classroom, Edmodo allows students more control. 

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Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide

Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Google+ for Schools is a short guide created by Eric Curts, a Google certified teacher. This document walks you through a step by step process to learn everything you need in order to start leveraging the power of this social networking platform in schools."


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Robert Kibaya's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:43 AM

#web2icm #CommunicationWB

Robert Kibaya's comment, September 9, 2013 10:46 AM
@harisha Surely it is and makes life easy
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:25 PM

Thank you for sharing. I use Google + in my classroom.

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How To Use iPads For Personal Professional Development - Edudemic

How To Use iPads For Personal Professional Development - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Before I rush ahead with how I am going to roll out this device in my classrooms, I need to effectively incorporate it into my life and figure out how to use iPads to make me a better teacher.
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It does make sense to work out how to use this tool for yourself first, THEN work out how its use adds value for your students.

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A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Helping students and teachers to understand the importance of attribution when using media.

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Bring your own: how modern-day schools are trying to cope

Bring your own: how modern-day schools are trying to cope | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing BYOD because of that ever-present issue in education: money - or lack thereof.
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Schools are failing our children simply because they are technophobes - Telegraph

Schools are failing our children simply because they are technophobes - Telegraph | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Teachers still stand up in front of pupils and read out from their own lesson plans; kids still turn up to classrooms, sit behind desks and listen, taking notes; assessments remain based on reports filed by teachers; exams are at set times, once a year. There is no systematic use of the internet, software or gaming technology to aid learning, no proper data analysis to monitor pupils’ progress and to understand better how to convey understanding, no automation, no economies of scale, no productivity gains, and no real progress.


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Why is change so difficult in the culture of schooling? Is the passionate redesigning of learning spaces going to change teacher mindsets? 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 11, 2013 4:38 AM

This seems a bit hard as I know there are lots of teachers who have been working hard for a long time to address this issue.

John Laing's comment, July 22, 2013 7:09 PM
The problem is compulsory schooling.
Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:45 PM

Change has to happen in teacher mindset in order for there to be an impact in the classroom.

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Engaging Students with Twitter -- THE Journal

Engaging Students with Twitter -- THE Journal | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
On any given school day you can find Enrique Legaspi's eighth grade history and leadership class at Hollenbeck Middle School in Los Angeles using Twitter to learn more about the events of World War I, collect and share information about the women's...
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Online discussion, succinct and searchable.

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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Teaching in an environment where the internet and discussion are allowed in exams would be different. The ability to find things out quickly and accurately would become the predominant skill. The ability to discriminate between alternatives, then put facts together to solve problems would be critical. That's a skill that future employers would admire immensely.


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Reinventing schools -  today's educational challenge -  from TED 2013 prizewinner Sugata Mitra.

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Ashley Miles Shoval's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:05 PM

Instead of rote memorization and being human data storage drives, we are flexing our reasoning and creativity muscles 

William Hanna's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:25 AM

Wow!  Allowing internet access and discussion during exams???  As bizarre as it sounds, I think it's awesome!  Instead of teaching our kids to memorize everything, we could teach them to THINK!  A good thing indeed.

 

Jacqui Cooper's curator insight, June 18, 2013 11:14 AM

Well as employers in the UK (and I suspect elsewhere) are complaining about students leaving school without the right skills, the schools should be looking at this seriously.

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How has social media influenced your professional practice? | Teacher Feature

How has social media influenced your professional practice? | Teacher Feature | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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The benefits of social media for a teacher's professional practice, explained in 3 minutes. Even when time is short, the online conversation is invaluable.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 15, 2013 3:15 AM

100 slides to display tools for learning

Tan Diok Bi's comment, June 20, 2013 11:35 PM
Can be a good source for us to know where our students most of time gather information from the Web.
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Collaboration 1: Collaboration is the key influence in the quality of teaching - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Collaboration 1: Collaboration is the key influence in the quality of teaching - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
One of seven posts about collaboration and why it nearly always fails to deliver results, inspired by Morten T Hansen's Collaboration.
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11 Teaching Strategies For Spotting The Blind Spots In Your Classroom

11 Teaching Strategies For Spotting The Blind Spots In Your Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

11 Teaching Strategies For Spotting The Blind Spots In Your Classroom.

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How Twitter Made Me A Better Teacher - Edudemic

How Twitter Made Me A Better Teacher - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I thought I was doing well as a teacher. But now I know how Twitter made me a better teacher and I'm going to share how it all happened.
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iPads in Education- Part 2

Essential Questions for using iPads in Education. What is the difference between transformative use and automated use of iPads in the classroom? 

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Understanding how iPads can be used to learn differently is the key to their success. An excellent creation from Silvia Tolisano.

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Information Literacy in the Digital Age

(Information Literacy in the Digital Age : an evidence based approach, by Teresa Welsh, #VISLibrary http://t.co/Ca21m5N9s9)...


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A comprehensive evidence-based review of the literacy demands in the digital age. 

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 4, 2013 6:08 PM

A comprehensive review of literacy demands for students and teachers. 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, August 18, 2013 7:09 PM

Evidence-based approach highlighting the essential nature of information literacy in the digital age.

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From Twitter to Edmodo: Schools Collaborate With Social Media -- THE Journal

From Twitter to Edmodo: Schools Collaborate With Social Media -- THE Journal | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Schools are using a variety of social media tools to help students connect and work together.

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Worth another read while considering the benefits and challenges of online collaboration in schools.

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The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
We don’t want iPads to just become replacements for notebooks and textbooks, we want them to be objects to think with. We want students using them to mess around with the world around them and their courses of study.
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Quickly and Simply Transform All Meetings

Quickly and Simply Transform All Meetings | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

If you could only get back the time you gave to boring, ineffective, useless meetings! Meetings give the impression something’s getting done when usually it isn’t. There’s too much talk...

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Deborah Welsh's comment, July 31, 2013 7:56 PM
Every agenda item must enhance and improve.
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Five great British TV ads - video

Five great British TV ads - video | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
In the third of a special series of Ad Breaks celebrating the 60th anniversary of Cannes Lions, we have selected five classic UK commercials
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Bit of fun. At marking and reporting time - we need it.

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - TeachThought

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - TeachThought | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.

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"The modern learner has to sift through a lot of information". Do we still focus too much on the noise this information produces and not on the critical thinking and collaborative problem solving required to work in "21st century learning"?

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Long version - Professional Learning Animation AITSL

Long version - Professional Learning Animation AITSL
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Underlines the value of shared belief, collaborating towards common goals.

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Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
"Deep reading" is vigorous exercise from the brain and increases our real-life capacity for empathy
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