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Doing the Things that Really Matter Really Well | In Their Own Words | Big Think

Doing the Things that Really Matter Really Well | In Their Own Words | Big Think | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The things you really appreciate aren’t the complicated things.   They’re the simple things that work just the way you expect them to. 
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What Ever Happened to Common Sense? No Child Pushed Ahead - Teachers With Apps

What Ever Happened to Common Sense? No Child Pushed Ahead - Teachers With Apps | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
What Ever Happened to Common Sense? No Child Pushed Ahead
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60 minutes: The future of education?

With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Their goal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn. Sanjay Gupta reports.
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21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020 - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020 - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Desks, Language Labs, Computers, Homework, Standardized Tests in College Admissions . . . .

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Does the list include me??

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Chris Carter's comment, November 24, 2013 4:16 PM
I am happy to curate. Thank you for rescooping, Nikalaos, Heather, and Deborah. Deborah, There is no way that this list can include you. Effective teachers will never be replaced by machines.
Deborah Welsh's comment, November 24, 2013 5:26 PM
Being facetious. I'm not the youngest follower you have!
Chris Carter's comment, November 24, 2013 6:11 PM
Let's put it this way, if a cup were a hundred years, my cup is half full.
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7 outstanding science based websites you may not know

7 outstanding science based websites you may not know | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do?

What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? That’s an interesting question.
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Today's youth work beyond 'basics'

Today's youth work beyond 'basics' | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Rather than going back to basics, visiting British author and educator David Price believes the solution is to create an education system based around "service learning" that fosters the entrepreneurial, creative and innovative skills needed to compete in an increasingly freelance world.
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Australian students are generally literate and numerate, providing them with a competitive advantage in the employment market. Schools also need to realise the potential of "the language of our times", according to Jenny Luca from Toorak College. We need to recognise and engage in online learning in schools.

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Tim Minchin Occasional Address and Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters - YouTube

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Be a teacher, says Tim Minchin. Share.

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Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Study: Teachers Love EdTech, They Just Don't Use It - Edudemic

Study: Teachers Love EdTech, They Just Don't Use It - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The visual below takes a look at some teachers' opinions on edtech, and as the visual might have given away - it isn't optional, it's essential! Keep reading to learn more.
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It's about pedagogy. New technology enables different ways to do things. Find a creative teacher interested in new ways and you'll find a teacher using new technology well.

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Do It On Their T.E.R.M.S.

Do It On Their T.E.R.M.S. | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
As with any good teaching/learning experience, you need to ENCOURAGE your teachers to do their best and enjoy the experience. Many veteran teachers may be reluctant to dive into new technology. Give them the necessary reinforcement.
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Encouraging teachers to brave new technology, model it and share their successes.

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It’s Not ‘Mess.’ It’s Creativity.

It’s Not ‘Mess.’ It’s Creativity. | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Need inspiration? Make a mess.
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This could be scary for some teachers...

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How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning

How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
High school student Pierre combined biology, math, economics, and more to transform his campus greenhouse into a sustainable aquaponic system that provides fresh vegetables for the cafeteria.
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4 (Digital) Habits That Will Make You More Creative - The Principal Of Change

4 (Digital) Habits That Will Make You More Creative - The Principal Of Change | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Doing the same thing that we have always done is not going to make any us any more creative or innovative, but according to the “Creativity Research Journal” (as referenced in Red Thread Thinking), there are some things that we could do daily that will actually make us more creative."

 


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Technology enables more involved, effective education

Technology enables more involved, effective education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
New technology allows children to become more involved and enthusiastic in education.
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Infographic Friday: Blogging in the Classroom | Course Redesign Community

Infographic Friday: Blogging in the Classroom | Course Redesign Community | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Very good reasons for blogging. Via Silvia Tolisano

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Filtering and blocking the internet won’t protect young people, educating them will | CILIP

Filtering and blocking the internet won’t protect young people, educating them will | CILIP | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph

Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Considering the importance placed on digital literacy in many career roles, the new 2014 curriculum seems a step in the right direction – but does more still need to be done?
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Pocket : What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do?

Pocket : What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
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Cloud schooling: why we still need teachers in the internet age

Cloud schooling: why we still need teachers in the internet age | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Education guru Sugata Mitra and his colleagues — who have pioneered the “School in the Cloud” — are sending ripples through the world of education.Their idea is simple: provide learning spaces with ready…...
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Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model

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Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model
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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Libraries of the future | Second Life

Libraries of the future | Second Life | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Libraries of the future Prezi by Jerri Kemble on Prezi http://t.co/k4C8C2xboy (Libraries of the future | @scoopit via @jkemble http://t.co/uUnizzV0hW)...

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Interesting view of the challenge of evolving formats. 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:50 AM

Almost have people convinced to drop paper mode here. ;)

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The Paradigm Shift: 4 Goals Of 21st Century Learning

The Paradigm Shift: 4 Goals Of 21st Century Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"As academic standards shift, technology evolves, and student habits change, schools are being forced to consider new ways of framing curriculum and engaging students in the classroom, and project-based learning is among the most successful and powerful of these possibilities.

 

As both a planning and a learning tool, project-based learning challenges teachers to make new decisions about how they plan student learning experiences, while simultaneously empowering students to take a more active role in the learning process."

 


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Melissa Mackal's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:07 PM

Schools and educators can't keep up. So many are still using technology tools like glorifed projectors instead of pushing the envelope and using tools to teach critical thinking.

Karen Taylor's curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:37 PM

American schools are way ahead of the crowd in terms of education reform. I'd like to see a similar paradigm shift in Jamaican classrooms. Empowering students to be active participants in their own learning is a winning model. TeachThought rocks!