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Tips for effective classroom observations

Tips for effective classroom observations | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
One of the time-honored practices of school leaders is to visit classrooms and conduct teacher observations.

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Classroom Visual Featuring 10 Tips for New Teachers

Classroom Visual Featuring 10 Tips for New Teachers | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
July 2, 2014
Here is an awesome visual outlining some practical tips for those of you who have just landed a teaching position. This visual is created by ASCD and is based on ASCD New Teacher Bundle...

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Some good tips for new teachers - and for more experienced ones!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 5, 2014 4:30 PM

School librarians can go a long way towards establishing a collaborative relationship with new teachers by handing this out during the first week of pre-planning. Don't forget to back it up with offers of help!

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Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator

Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology 1. They always start with the why Technology for technology's sake is dangerous. Highly effective teachers who use technology always have a reason for using new technology tools. Whether It saves them time. Improves learning outcomes, or helps with lesson planning, highly effective teachers always start with the why. 2. They are malleable and can easily adapt Technology is constantly changing, and the classroom environment will be drastically different In 2 years. Understanding the big picture Is key. 3. They embrace change Most teachers who use technology today are Innovators or early adopters. Embracing (not fighting) change is key. The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. 4. They share, share, and then share some more Technology has opened the door for collaboration beyond the school walls. A teacher In New Brunswick can now collaborate with a teacher In the UK. Knowledge Is
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How I Do It: Learn Students' Names | Scholastic.com

How I Do It: Learn Students' Names | Scholastic.com | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Creative ideas for memorizing new names from fellow teachers.
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Students Are The New Digital Influencers

Students Are The New Digital Influencers | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It was June. My eighth grade classroom was sweltering with the early summer heat and 32 anxious students ready to bolt through the doors towards graduation.

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Interesting Visual- Teacher with Growth Mindset Vs Teachers with Fixed Mindset ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Visual- Teacher with Growth Mindset Vs Teachers with Fixed Mindset ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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If we say it often enough, will that make it happen? Growth mindset is important for teachers and students.

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Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals

Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Do parents really know what their children are doing online? (Have parents ever really known what their children are doing?)  The McAfee report reveals the importance of maintaining the conversation between parents and children. Most youngsters believe their parents are oblivious to their web activities, while some admit to making fake social media profiles and fudging browser histories to deceive tech-savvy ones, a new report shows.

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Do parents really know what their children are doing online? (Have parents ever really known what their children are doing?)  The McAfee report reveals the importance of maintaining the conversation between parents and children. 

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The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza

The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Joyce Valenza
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Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

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Library Staff's curator insight, July 26, 2014 9:05 PM

Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 27, 2014 2:44 AM

A great list! Thanks Joyce! 

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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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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, 2014 8:38 PM

I like the stages: Apprentice, Journeyman, Master

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, June 9, 2014 3:48 AM

Apprentice: Using network technology

Journeyman: Establishing a network identity

Master: Utilizing network intelligence

Library Staff's curator insight, June 18, 2014 1:06 AM

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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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

When a school leader neglects to allocate sufficient professional development time for newly-purchased classroom technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader doesn’t provide adequate technical support personnel for a new 1:1 laptop initiative, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader purchases system-wide learning software with little thought given to long-term financial and instructional sustainability, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

 

When a school leader fails to ensure adequate parent education and support before initiating expensive, organization-wide technology programs, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


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Challenging leaders to follow up on their ideas and vision.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:15 AM

Scott McCleod lays it all out with refreshing candor and insight.

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What Motivates Teachers?

What Motivates Teachers? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teachers overwhelmingly report that they love their jobs, but hate their workplaces. Teachers weigh in on why they love the classroom and how things could change to make their lives easier.
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Why is this so? What is it about schools that makes the culture so difficult to transform and so resistant to innovation and change? 

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How can teachers get devices for blended learning?

How can teachers get devices for blended learning? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
RT @edutopia: New! How can teachers get devices for #BlendedLearning? http://t.co/5dgCDFICzc.
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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter you’re presenting in your classroom. If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming: How much should I switch around? What is best for the classroom vs at home? Why am I doing this again anyway?

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Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Kristen McGowan's comment, August 9, 2014 5:21 PM
This was an incredibly quick read being an infographic. While flipping the classroom sounds like a daunting process, this 6 step guide provides a clear sequence on how to initiate this change.
Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 6, 8:51 PM
Info-graphic guide to help anyone new to the idea of Flipped Classroom teaching.
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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …

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Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:20 PM

Teens move quickly through various social media, so it is more important to help them be safe and responsible rather than try and keep up with them. A digital citizenship program in your school is essential.

Library Staff's curator insight, July 28, 2014 8:40 PM

Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 28, 2014 9:01 PM

Meet them where they are...

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …
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Excellent advice on better searching strategies from Katie Lepi.

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Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News

Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Redesigned learning spaces can engage students and faculty members, research says.
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How valuable is a piece of furniture? Study finds changing classroom design can be motivating for students. And teachers!

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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 27, 2014 8:43 AM

Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educatoris as Curators

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 27, 2014 10:14 AM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl


Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:51 AM

Sencillo y muy entendible!, gracias

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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, 2014 6:31 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!

Library Staff's curator insight, July 22, 2014 4:49 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

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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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