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Researcher's Scans Show Brain Connections Growing When Learning New Language

Researcher's Scans Show Brain Connections Growing When Learning New Language | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Photo from Ping Li Lab, Penn State Regular readers of this blog and/or my books are familiar with how I help students see the physical impact learning new things can have on its brains (see The Bes...
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Why I Hate "Digital Citizenship"

Why I Hate "Digital Citizenship" | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Digital responsibility instead?? Do trite phrases inhibit our ability to think coherently about what we're trying to do?

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▶ Power to the pupil | Jennifer Magiera | TEDxBurnsvilleED - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Join Jennie as she takes you on a journey of 'bright spots' that il...
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What if your students have lost their creativity? The system breeds rubric zombies says Jennifer Magiera. How do we innovate and change? 

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8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Turning a forbidding acceptable use policy into a friendlier digital empowerment guideline can shift your school culture into a more tech-friendly place.
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When Professional Development Underperforms (EdSurge News)

When Professional Development Underperforms (EdSurge News) | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
“Professional Development.” PD. When this phrase is introduced into teacher circles, many teachers cringe with thoughts of poor instruction, time wasted on doing and learning things that do not apply to them, or initiatives that will go away with the next administrative change.But then again, there
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:06 AM

When teachers can choose and have a voice in their learning, it changes the paradigm.

 

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21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

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How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset

How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Coaches operate with an underlying assumption that giving advice to others undermines the confidence and self-worth of others.  Others don’t need to be fixed.  In teaching we need to move to exactly this stance in order to foster creativity in our students–to allow our students the choice, control, novelty and challenge that builds their creativity. 


Without the assumption that our students are already competent, imaginative, and ready to burst forth with regular exhibitions of novel and valuable ideas and products, we are limiting their creative capacities before they’ve even had a chance to discover them."


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Sandra Oeding-Erdel's curator insight, September 29, 2014 10:11 PM

Mindset and reflection 

Growing Up Greatness's curator insight, October 5, 2014 3:23 AM

So important to have an expectation that all students have the capacity to learn and contribute to learning.

Stacy Johannsen's curator insight, August 3, 12:49 PM

Learn more:

 

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

 

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The enchanting wonder of learning science and maths

The enchanting wonder of learning science and maths | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
We need schools to inspire children from a young age to embrace what too many people regard as hard-core and nerdy subjects.
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How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains

How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you can substantially improve their ability to think.
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Rubik's Cube: A question, waiting to be answered - YouTube

Rubik's cube is more than a puzzle- it's a question waiting to be answered. And when the right person finds the right question, it can set them on a journey ...

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For everyone who is interested in education.

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Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.
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Some excellent resources to help students navigate the web.

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4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy

4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy
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5 powerful study tips for the always-online student - Daily Genius

5 powerful study tips for the always-online student - Daily Genius | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
If you’re an online student or on campus trying to improve your grades, you probably need to get a better handle on how to study. These powerful study tips are likely going to save you a bit of time and frustration as you try to identify what works and what doesn’t when it comes to acing that next test.

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Email Etiquette & High School Students

Email Etiquette & High School Students | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

What email mistakes are teachable moments?

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What is the difference between illegal and impolite? Ideas for discussion with students regarding online behaviour.

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8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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The importance of being curious...

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.
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Expert panel: what makes a good teacher

Expert panel: what makes a good teacher | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Amid debates about teacher quality and training, and with the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group soon to report on teacher education, we asked a panel of experts just what makes a good teacher…

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:11 AM

In the article four academics outline their thoughts on the attributes of a good teacher. Their responses are well worth reading and some resonated deeply with me.This excerpt is but one:

"The other challenge is that teacher-student relationships are multi-faceted. In fact, there are three key facets to teacher-student relationships:

The interpersonal relationship (the student connecting with WHO the teacher is as a person);

The substantive relationship (the student connecting with WHAT the teacher is saying and the tasks assigned by the teacher); and,

The pedagogical relationship (the student connecting with HOW the teacher communicates the subject matter and assigns the tasks to be accomplished).

We refer to this type of relational instruction as “connective instruction”. In fact, we liken a great lesson to a great musical composition: it takes a great singer (WHO), a great song (WHAT) and great singing (HOW)."

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9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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Ann Francis's curator insight, October 14, 2014 9:22 PM

#edtech

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:59 PM

This is a good list that is focuses solely on iPad apps.  I think they are missing a few of the good ones though too...like Scoop.it for instance. Scoop.it is great for growing and managing a PLN.  Wonder why they didn't include it?

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Rethinking Linear Leadership For Creativity And Innovation

Rethinking Linear Leadership For Creativity And Innovation | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"If the solution and the destination are determined up front, it leaves little if any room for creativity and innovation..."


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, October 13, 2014 5:13 PM

The clearer the 'destination', the less creativity and to a lesser extent innovation can flourish. Yet, we should know our goals. Conundrum? Quite possibly. But not necessarily. Innovation and creativity can be expressed through the journey towards the goal(s). Though demanding of time and energy and a bit messy, innovation is worth the effort at least some of the time.

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▶ The case for space: Sean Corcorran at TEDxLaSierraUniversity - YouTube

Space impacts behaviour. Watch how design thinking is transforming classrooms and learning spaces around the world. Sean M. Corcorran serves as General Manager of Steelcase.

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Design thinking drives solutions to classroom furniture. Interesting to follow the process, while thinking about what creates barriers to learning.

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10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by @TeacherToolkit

10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by @TeacherToolkit | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
After several years of tweeting, it's about time I published my own Tips for Tweeting Teachers. 10 tips for Tweeting Teachers This list is designed for teachers new to Twitter, or for those who hav...
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Anne Kenneally: Creating learning spaces on Vimeo

Anne Kenneally started the year looking at desks in rows and thought there just has got to be a better way. She has spent this year experimenting with student designed…
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Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Digital literacy is about learning to use the most powerful tools ever built.

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Welcome to the new participatory culture.  Being truly literate means moving beyond simply consuming, beyond a passive relationship with technology.

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