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Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids

Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids | New learning | Scoop.it
School-based urban gardens can have a measurable positive impact on kids — from improving their diets to helping boost engagement with academics.
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Terrific idea - we hope to connect to local farmers this year

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Back to School Selfie Adventure for Your Students! | Tech Learning

Back to School Selfie Adventure for Your Students! | Tech Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
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great idea to start the year!

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Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer

Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer | New learning | Scoop.it
We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.
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Great article - what doesn't Scoop.it attribute to the original authors?? 

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Check out the latest email from Shambhala Publications

Check out the latest email from Shambhala Publications | New learning | Scoop.it
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Would like to see more of this in our school

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6 Keys to the Flipped Classroom - Brilliant or Insane

6 Keys to the Flipped Classroom - Brilliant or Insane | New learning | Scoop.it
If you want students to engage with academic content outside of school, consider these 6 keys to the flipped classroom.
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Would like to see more of this at our school - especially when students are taking their computers home every day.

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4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Keep learning. Learn more about math and more about other subject areas that help benefit your students, and find others to learn from often and throughout your life. We can't stop learning even as we are teachers -- especially because we are teachers.
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"Keep learning. Learn more about math and more about other subject areas that help benefit your students, and find others to learn from often and throughout your life. We can't stop learning even as we are teachers -- especially because we are teachers."- great take away from this article

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A First Look at HyperDuino

A First Look at HyperDuino | New learning | Scoop.it
One of the things that I'm proud of during my stint on the OSAPAC Committee was the provincial licensing of the HyperStudio product.  Once in classrooms, it truly was transformative.  I have to smi...
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Terrific post!  Lots of great useful information on this new kit.  Need to get some for our school - need funding to help us buy more for our makerspace!!

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Creative Schools: A Review and Rant | Coffee For The Brain

Creative Schools: A Review and Rant | Coffee For The Brain | New learning | Scoop.it
Like almost every educator in the world, in some shape or form we have either read, watched, or listened to the ideas of Ken Robinson. I always find his work fascinating(I don't always agree) and he always provides much food for thought. It was without much thought that I had to read his newest book Creative Schools. Below you are going to get my thoughts about certain pieces of the book. This is not a review so much as a reflection. To be honest, you should read this book. If for nothing else t
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Looking forward to reading this book

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Buy a 3D Printer for $299

Buy a 3D Printer for $299 | New learning | Scoop.it
BUY A 3D PRINTER FOR JUST $299 M3D is offering a special 3DPrint.com discount if you order their high quality, super affordable 3D Printer using coupon code
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would you buy this for your school?

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People, I need you to hear this...

People, I need you to hear this... | New learning | Scoop.it
Care-giving is the heart of teaching.  And it is absolutely crucial that the outside world- the one not caught up in education- become aware exactly what this adage means.
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Care-giving is the heart of teaching.  And it is absolutely crucial that the outside world- the one not caught up in education- become aware exactly what this adage means.

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Making the Most of Back-to-School Communications

Making the Most of Back-to-School Communications | New learning | Scoop.it
Send senior staff and administrators to canvas the community and speak at community gatherings wherever they may occur (Rotary Clubs, faith-based organizations, chamber of commerce meetings, and so on).
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Great ideas here - Send senior staff and administrators to canvas the community and speak at community gatherings wherever they may occur (Rotary Clubs, faith-based organizations, chamber of commerce meetings, and so on).

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What do we need to do to make our schools better? | Coffee For The Brain

What do we need to do to make our schools better? | Coffee For The Brain | New learning | Scoop.it
You know that feeling when you have all these ideas, facts, thoughts, and opinions in your head where they have all come together so quickly that it turns into a big mass of thought that cannot escape because the channels to do so become clogged? That feeling where you have bounced around from reading this article, this book, listened to this keynote, attended these breakout sessions, sat in on meetings and never really had the time to process and chew on what you have been learning? The other r
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"We are not standardized human beings. We all come with our own unique gifts and abilities so we must work to ensure we help everyone in the system reach their potential."

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This Year, Please Don't Be Yourself!

This Year, Please Don't Be Yourself! | New learning | Scoop.it
"Be yourself" is a phrase commonly said to help us be comfortable. As we reflect on our contributions to kids and our service to our communities, I wonder if we should not be ourselves. The kids we...
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What will you be??

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7 questions to ask regarding whether education technology improves learning - ICT and Computing in Education -

7 questions to ask regarding whether education technology improves learning - ICT and Computing in Education - | New learning | Scoop.it
Does education technology improve learning? The intuitive answer to those of us involved in educat...
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important questions to be asking

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12 Suggestions for Teaching Coding | Tech Learning

12 Suggestions for Teaching Coding | Tech Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
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really want to focus on coding this year

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A lifelong skill for kids.

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Personalize Learning: Toolkit

Personalize Learning: Toolkit | New learning | Scoop.it

How do you personalize learning? First you need to know what personalized learning is. Here is a new site that provides resources, research, models, examples, and stories. This page provides a toolkit that can help your organization begin personalizing learning to meet the needs of all learners. 

 

Check out the chart that compares Personalization, Differentiation, and Indivdiualization. You can download the chart and a report that explains the details of the chart.  The Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments can help you determine where you are in personalizing learning. 

 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides the framework in personalizing learning for all learners. UDL also guides the design of the Personal Learner Profile[TM]. It provides the UDL lens to select the appropriate tools for the Personal Learning Backpack[TM]. UDL guides how Personalized Learning meets the Common Core. 


Via Barbara Bray
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Have to study this for the upcoming year!

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http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/toolkit.html
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Personalized Learning Toolkit

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Life of an Educator: 10 myths undermining #education...

Life of an Educator: 10 myths undermining #education... | New learning | Scoop.it
Teachers need lots of 'summative' type assessments and excel spreadsheets to determine if a kid has actually mastered the content/skills. Teachers work with their kids on a daily basis and they know their kids really well, both academically and personally.
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great article - I like this myth buster - " Teachers need lots of 'summative' type assessments and excel spreadsheets to determine if a kid has actually mastered the content/skills.Teachers work with their kids on a daily basis and they know their kids really well, both academically and personally."


also takes apart rigor - a bizarre concept and newest buzzword!

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Study: Girls do better in school when taught by women

Specifically, they excel in math.
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interesting study 

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat | New learning | Scoop.it
A Teacher's Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat
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Cool idea for this year - how about a school board Twitter hour??

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HyperDuino

HyperDuino | New learning | Scoop.it
How to create interactive classroom projects, such as for science fairs, volcanos, solar system, using the Arduino and HyperDuino, along with HyperStudio.
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I want to get these kits for our school! Really looking hard for funding to equip our makerspace!

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Deeper Learning: The Why, How & What as shared by Digital Leaders - YouTube

Join us for a panel discussion and forum on how school leaders are creating the conditions for deep, authentic and purposeful learning in their schools.  Learn how technology and social tools are accelerating the conversation.  What does it look like? What are the student and staff outcomes?  What can schools do to build capacity for this?
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What can schools do to build capacity for this?
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juandoming's curator insight, August 10, 2015 11:22 AM

What can schools do to build capacity for this?

Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:24 PM

What can schools do to build capacity for this?

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Man 3D Prints the World’s Smallest Working Circular Saw And It’s Amazing!

Man 3D Prints the World’s Smallest Working Circular Saw And It’s Amazing! | New learning | Scoop.it
"Honey, I shrunk the power tools!" Perhaps you remember a story that we broke back in March, concerning a New Zealand man, named Lance Abernethy, who 3D prin
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Have to get a 3D printer this year!

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Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’

Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’ | New learning | Scoop.it
‘There’s lots of evidence that what we think about is what we know later. I want to increase the amount of thinking going on in math class.’
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‘There’s lots of evidence that what we think about is what we know later. I want to increase the amount of thinking going on in math class.’

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Professional Development is Useless! Or Not.

Professional Development is Useless! Or Not. | New learning | Scoop.it
Evidence suggests that professional development and training do work IF and WHEN teachers have time to collaborate, plan and implement the changes into their practice--and there's the rub.
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  • Evidence suggests that professional development and training do work IF and WHEN teachers have time to collaborate, plan and implement the changes into their practice--and there's the rub.
why do we have so much trouble figuring this out??
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Don't Over Plan Day One

Don't Over Plan Day One | New learning | Scoop.it
Lately, I have been doing more and more workshops starting with nothing on my agenda.  I have a topic that I suggest we talk about and an idea of what we can work on, but what I have noticed is tha...
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Great idea - I always hated opening icebreakers!

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