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Blog-a-gogy: 10 Things Blogging Has Taught Me About Teaching

Blog-a-gogy: 10 Things Blogging Has Taught Me About Teaching | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it

I am always learning new things, and always trying to do what I do better. I recommend the experience to any teachers out there with similar aspirations. In the end, if I can make just a small change for the better, it would be worthwhile.

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How to Make the Edtech Integration Guy's Job Difficult

How to Make the Edtech Integration Guy's Job Difficult | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  Dear teachers It's a lot of fun showing you how to integrate technology meaningfully into your lessons. When a teacher has an 'aha moment', it gives the humble technology coach / ICT integration ...
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Mutton Dressed as Lamb: Why Writing Exams on iPads is a Mistake

Mutton Dressed as Lamb: Why Writing Exams on iPads is a Mistake | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
In a recent post on Facebook, a well-known girls' school in Johannesburg pronounced that, for the first time in the school's 127 year history, the girls were writing exams on their iPads. While thi...
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You Know You're South African When...

You Know You're South African When... | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
You're more proud of your national rugby team than you are of the country they represent. You know what nepotism and cronyism mean. In a five minute drive, you can pass mansions and then shack...
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The Best iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Critical Thinking

The Best iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Critical Thinking | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
There are very few iPads apps which specifically target critical thinking skills. At least there are according to a narrower definition of the term - one which excludes the slew of 'brain training'...
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The Secret Students' Guide to Disrupting the System

The Secret Students' Guide to Disrupting the System | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
You'll hear adults talking about it and trying to sound clever: 'disruption' - except they speak about it like it's a good thing. They jabber on about Netflix changing how movie...
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John Stewart's Parting Thoughts on Bullshit: If You Smell Something, Say Something

John Stewart's Parting Thoughts on Bullshit: If You Smell Something, Say Something | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Thank you, John Stewart, for leaving us with your sublime insights on bullshit: Bullshit is everywhere. There is very little that you will encounter in life that has not been, in some ways, infused...
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Black and White Makes Octarine: False Dichotomies in Education

Black and White Makes Octarine: False Dichotomies in Education | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Black and White Makes Octarine: False Dichotomies in Education Note: Some of these might offend some of my readers. If they do, I apologize in advance. My intention is merely to emphasize that thes...
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6 Calming Mantras for Teaching With Tech

6 Calming Mantras for Teaching With Tech | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
These are the mantras I would like every person I help to integrate technology into their teaching to chant quietly to themselves from their sternums when they begin to feel overwhelmed or desponde...
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55 Animated GIFS For When Words Just Aren't Enough...

  Do you ever shut up? Fake bravery: LOLing! Idiots who say climate change isn't real. OK (I REALLY agree with you... I do - NOT.) You're killing me here... Mind blown... Yes, let's do that! S...
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How to Take Awesome Notes on an iPad

How to Take Awesome Notes on an iPad | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
It turned out a bit messier than I wanted but I still like it: 
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Johnny Has Achieved to His Ability: How to Read Between the Lines of Report Comments (A Hack-Sheet for Students)

Johnny Has Achieved to His Ability: How to Read Between the Lines of Report Comments (A Hack-Sheet for Students) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Dear studentsI have used almost all of these in my report comments about you. But I don't mean them this way. It's only those other teachers who are so mean.  ------------------&nbsp...
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How to Become a Motivational Speaker in 15 Easy Steps.

How to Become a Motivational Speaker in 15 Easy Steps. | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
(Say aloud in an inspiring tone:) Looking to make ridiculous amount of money by 'inspiring' people with bullshit they'll forget a week from now? Yes? Then follow these 15 easy steps ...
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Phases of iPad Integration into Education

Phases of iPad Integration into Education | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
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What's the Use of Philosophy?

What's the Use of Philosophy? | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  Philosophy. It has to be my favorite word - just edging out words like idiosyncrasy, confabulation, curmudgeon, and bamboozle. I like philosophy for the way it sounds. I like it more for what it ...
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A Letter of Concern From a Parent Regarding iPads at School

A Letter of Concern From a Parent Regarding iPads at School | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
A Letter of Concern From a Parent Regarding iPads at School* To: The Principal and Staff at Innovation School Dear Mr Tryit and Staff As you know, I have been firmly behind all of your initiatives ...
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Ideas On a Critical Thinking Roll-Out Plan for Schools

Ideas On a Critical Thinking Roll-Out Plan for Schools | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  Teaching school kids to think critically is a delightfully dangerous thing: you end up with students who question everything, who think independently and who, as a consequence, can produce richly...
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A Thinking Life

A Thinking Life | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
...this:Why do things get old and die?Because their cells stop being reborn after a certain amount of copies.But why?Because there are chemicals in them that only allow a set number of copies.But w...
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7 Logical Fallacies Simplified

7 Logical Fallacies Simplified | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  Circular ArgumentA circular argument is one in which the conclusion is essentially the same thing as the step or steps which go beforehand. In other words, the conclusion is already part of ...
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Be The Knight

Be The Knight | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
The knight is unique. It is the most nimble piece there is. It alone can bound over others and it moves in unusual and interesting ways. Properly placed, it can defend and attack multiple other pie...
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55 Animated GIFS For When Words Just Aren't Enough...

  Do you ever shut up? Fake bravery: LOLing! Idiots who say climate change isn't real. OK (I REALLY agree with you... I do - NOT.) You're killing me here... Mind blown... Yes, let's do that! S...
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