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The Changing Role Of The Teacher

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7 Surprising Technologies From World War I - InformationWeek

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WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
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OER Commons

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58 Cognitive biases that screw up everything we do -- Sott.net

58 Cognitive biases that screw up everything we do -- Sott.net | Middle School Stuff | Scoop.it
We like to think we're rational human beings. In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot...
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Librarians and Teachers as Instructional Partners: Written Conversations with Write Arounds Text on Text for Inquiry, Participation, and Social Construction of Meanings

Librarians and Teachers as Instructional Partners: Written Conversations with Write Arounds Text on Text for Inquiry, Participation, and Social Construction of Meanings | Middle School Stuff | Scoop.it
Many thanks to the gracious librarians of ISLE for inviting me to join them for their summer retreat and for the opportunity to share the structure of writing around text on text for inquiry driven...
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The Compelled Educator: Rethinking Grading & Classroom Assessment Conference - Day 2 Recap - June 2014

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The Barriers To Using Social Media In Education (Part 1 of 2) - Edudemic

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“When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you’ll discover that there are many more ways to learn outside school than within.” - Kio Start In this article, we have analysed the impact of Social Media on the education sector while also empathizing with educators on their resistance to the use of …
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7 Forward-Facing Questions to Evaluate the Past

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Past tense leaders don’t clarify results or methods, before you take action. But, when it’s over, they critique and tweak what you did. Lousy leaders are wise after the fact. Correcting the past: S...
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Adaptive Learning Is An Infinite iPod That Only Plays Neil Diamond

Adaptive Learning Is An Infinite iPod That Only Plays Neil Diamond | Middle School Stuff | Scoop.it
I was in a small room recently with some futurists who were very excited about adaptive learning. The reasons for their excitement wouldn't surprise you. "Prussian factory model of learning, learn ...
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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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How To Take Cornell Notes

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Who Gets to Graduate?

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Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students like Vanessa Brewer usually don’t. Can the University of Texas change her chances of success?
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11 Things To NEVER Say In A Presentation by @XCamilleWong

Inspired by Jeff Haden’s Article: “11 PHRASES GREAT SPEAKERS NEVER SAY” Here are 11 valuable tips for your next presentation on what not to say! Enjoy!
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The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner - Edudemic

The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner - Edudemic | Middle School Stuff | Scoop.it
“Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do for yourself,” said Joi Ito in his TED2014 talk. “You’re not going to be on top of mountain all by yourself with a #2 pencil … What we need to learn is how to learn.” Indeed, traditional education may not be for …
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5 Reasons You Should Let Your Mind Wander

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When we were kids, we viewed the world as a blank canvas. One day we were teachers, the next day we were chefs, and by the end of the week we were firefighters. Back then, we had a limitless imagination; but as time went by, many of us transformed in...
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Learning the Now | Learning Conversations: What Questions Are You Asking?

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Legendary Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Why the Capacity for Boredom Is Essential for a Full Life

Legendary Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Why the Capacity for Boredom Is Essential for a Full Life | Middle School Stuff | Scoop.it
"Boredom … protects the individual, makes tolerable for him the impossible experience of waiting for something without knowing what it cou
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How Two Conversations Changed A Life

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You are who you are today, in large part, because of words you heard, not words you said. Unfocused: Mark entered college, like so many, unsure of what he wanted. He didn’t have focus or passion, s...
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Why should I change how I grade?

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Grading reform is near and dear to my heart. I am a huge advocate of healthy grading practices that support learning for our students. Yet I still get asked the questions - Why should I change the ...
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What Students Will Learn In The Future

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Just Completely Revised & Updated My Bloom’s Taxonomy “Best” List | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Just Completely Revised & Updated My Bloom’s Taxonomy “Best” List | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Middle School Stuff | Scoop.it
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Everyone is totally just winging it, all the time

Everyone is totally just winging it, all the time | Middle School Stuff | Scoop.it
Oliver Burkeman: Every time a public figure behaves with less-than-stellar competence, we're incredulous. We probably shouldn't be
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The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age | Middle School Stuff | Scoop.it
It's an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world's greatest newsrooms. Read it.
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How to not suck at receiving feedback

How to not suck at receiving feedback | Middle School Stuff | Scoop.it
I usually suck at receiving feedback. Even a constructive suggestion from my wife about loading the dishwasher feels like a personal attack, as if my very self-worth is tied to whether the dishes s...
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5 Ways To Influence Change

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"At the end of the day, what qualifies people to be called 'leaders' is their capacity to influence others to change their behavior in order to achieve important results." Joseph Grenny In a time w...
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