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Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students

Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students | New learning | Scoop.it
The iPad made a transformation in John's learning demeanor. Where once his attitude blared, "I dare you to teach me!" now it screams, " Teach me more!

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How is technology changing education? Are traditional forms of education going to be transformed?
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Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker

Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker | New learning | Scoop.it
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Great experience to follow.  Elia has spoken to Ottawa students from the top of Mt. Everest and our school followed him live on one of his later climbs.

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Making the Learning Process Visible #LeadLearner

Making the Learning Process Visible #LeadLearner | New learning | Scoop.it
The term “lead learner” is something that has been thrown around a lot lately, although it has been term used since at least the 1980’s (if not earlier).  Although some use it to …
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Great post by George Couros on making the learning visible to your community

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Montreal Summit / #gafesummit

Montreal Summit / #gafesummit | New learning | Scoop.it
We invite you to join us for the EdTechTeam Montreal Summit Featuring Google for Education and Future Ready SchoolsTwo Full Days of LearningThis two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. Global Leaders in Google for Education TrainingThe program features Google for Education Certified Innovators, Google for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, and other solution providers. Future Ready SchoolsIn alignment with the Future Ready Schools Framework, the EdTechTeam Honeycomb describes a holistic approach to school change, encouraging Courageous Leadership, Empowered Teachers, Student Agency, Inspiring Spaces, Engaged Community, and Robust Infrastructure.Courageous Leaders are connected, collaborative, and visionary risk takers.Empowered Teachers benefit from personalized professional learning opportunities.Student Agency is helping students to organize and use information to create, collaborate, and share in ways that are meaningful to them - and others in the outside world. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment support this focus on personalized student learning.Inspiring Spaces are comfortable and beautiful places that invite students to learn through effective uses of space, including digital spaces.Engaged Community members understand what is possible in schools today, are included in the school vision, and are active in partnerships with the school. Robust Infrastructure makes deeper experiences possible without detracting from the learning. Infrastructure includes Technology, Networks, Hardware, and other Resources, including policy infrastructure (such as Budgets Data and Privacy policies).Technology and Learning ExpertsAll presenters are Google for Education Innovative Educators and Trainers, Apple Distinguished Educators, or teachers with success stories from the Future Ready Schools community! 
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How The Education System Is Leveraging Innovation And Technology To Help Students Compete - Forbes

How The Education System Is Leveraging Innovation And Technology To Help Students Compete - Forbes | New learning | Scoop.it
Source: Teresa Kwant The US education system is going through a Renaissance in how students learn. Especially when it comes to those learners focused on college preparedness. While many teachers still teach to a test, others are turning to new technologies and systems to help their students to move beyond the [...]
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School-Wide Genius Hour

School-Wide Genius Hour | New learning | Scoop.it
My days spent at #TCEA16 last week were motivating and extremely inspiring.  This week, I would like to select a few highlights to share with you.  First up, School-Wide Genius Hour. Several members of the staff of Cottonwood Creek Elementary in Coppell ISD woke me up on Thursday morning with their incredible presentation about student-led…
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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers | New learning | Scoop.it
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going to look at all of these!

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Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning

Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
Stewart Middle Magnet is a STEM magnet school, and part of our curriculum comes from Project Lead the Way, including classes in engineering, robotics and aerospace.  The Design Process is an important part of that curriculum.  It also ties in
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What's next for educators after Twitter? - A.J. JULIANI

What's next for educators after Twitter? - A.J. JULIANI | New learning | Scoop.it
Ahh Twitter. You have a place in my heart. But if you were on the platform this weekend and saw the #RIPTwitter hashtag trending, it has never been more ap
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Really interesting article - I am sticking with Twitter

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How to use video and Google Forms to encourage deeper learning

How to use video and Google Forms to encourage deeper learning | New learning | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Great idea - using Google forms and video to encourage deeper thinking.

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What's Best For Kids?

What's Best For Kids? | New learning | Scoop.it
For the past 24 hours I have been participating in the rich, immediate conversations in The Innovator's Mindset Voxer Group. Last night, we were thinking a lot about the challenges of innovating from the middle.  When we challenge leaders to innovate their practice, we are seen as "rogues", as troublemakers (I can't tell you how…
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excellent Voxer chat on innovation - please consider joining

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The Holstee Manifesto: Lifecycle Video

http://holstee.com/manifesto The Holstee Manifesto is a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community. The LifeCycle Fi...
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Great video and great intention behind the video - very good to share with your staff

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Stephen Elford - MinecraftEdu Featured Educator - May 2015

Stephen Elford - MinecraftEdu Featured Educator - May 2015 | New learning | Scoop.it
Continuing our monthly feature on educators who use MinecraftEdu in the classroom, for May we bring you Stephen ‘Elfie’ Elford. Stephen was an early adopter of MinecraftEdu, and has greatly...
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Part of the introductory series from Minecraftedu that we are now rolling out at our school

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10 Must-Know Professional Development Insights from Discovery Education

10 Must-Know Professional Development Insights from Discovery Education | New learning | Scoop.it
By Carri Schneider - 10 insights from our interview with digital learning professional development providers at Discovery Education--serving 1/2 of all US schools
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great article - excellent resource for the classroom teacher!

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Giving pupils permission to fail - Innovate My School

Giving pupils permission to fail - Innovate My School | New learning | Scoop.it
November saw the exhibition ‘Permission to Fail: Sketchbooks of Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Photographers’ at The School of Design Gallery at Mount Ida College, Massachusetts. When we see exhibitions of art it's always a showcase of final, finished pieces, the highlights of an artist's body of work over a number of months or indeed years. This exhibition is interesting in that it is showing all the 'failures', the disasters, the unsuccessful pieces that went into making those final pieces.
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Valentine’s Day Resources and Ideas

Valentine’s Day Resources and Ideas | New learning | Scoop.it
Student-created curriculum valentines: challenge their creativity and cleverness as they express concepts and connections through divergent thinking.
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Resource from Discovery Education for Feb. 14th

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19 Valentine Sites For Students

19 Valentine Sites For Students | New learning | Scoop.it
Here are some fun Valentine sites to fill those few minutes betwixt and between lessons, projects, bathroom breaks, lunch, and everything else: Dress up the heart ‘I love you’ in languages Afrikaan…
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Paper Circuit Valentines

Paper Circuit Valentines | New learning | Scoop.it
Can you figure out where the light is? (If you can’t, that’s because of my terrible photography skills!)
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great, simple makerspace idea

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Get Inspired By Everyday Teachers Doing Great Things

Get Inspired By Everyday Teachers Doing Great Things | New learning | Scoop.it
Our good friends at SoulPancake (home of everyone's favorite pint-sized inspirational speaker, Kid President) have just launched a video series that we absolutely love, profiling California teachers who are making a difference.
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great post to start your day!

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12 Barriers To Innovation In Education

12 Barriers To Innovation In Education | New learning | Scoop.it
12 Barriers To Innovation In Education
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Take a look at #12 - makes lots of sense

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WHAT ARE TESTS FOR?

WHAT ARE TESTS FOR? | New learning | Scoop.it
I am giving a test next week. I don't give many. ...When I was a kid, my teachers always gave tests. I was schooled in a testing culture... School was something like this, in every subject, with most of my teachers... Do you remember anything like this? Teacher says "In this unit we are going to…
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Terrific post on the place testing should occupy in our education culture

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7 Things Twitter Should Be Able To Do

In the near future, probably April, my new book will come out. It's titled 140 Twitter Tips for Educators and is being published by Burgess Consulting. I am writing the book with my fellow...
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great post interesting ideas on how to modify Twitter!

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World Population

Watch human population grow from 1 CE to present and see projected growth in under six minutes. One dot = 1 million people.
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Very interesting video tracing population growth over the past 2000 years

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MinecraftEdu Elfie: Microsoft Acquires MinecraftEdu - What it Means.

MinecraftEdu Elfie: Microsoft Acquires MinecraftEdu - What it Means. | New learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting article on the acquisition of Minecraftedu by Mocrosoft - issues that need to be resolved

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10 Takeaways from FETC 2016 After Meeting With 5 Top Education CIOs

10 Takeaways from FETC 2016 After Meeting With 5 Top Education CIOs | New learning | Scoop.it
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Good summary of some of the key takeaways from FETC - I would add the great importance of information management systems

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