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for the love of learning: My interview on CBC's The Current: Debate over Teacher evaluations in Alberta

for the love of learning: My interview on CBC's The Current: Debate over Teacher evaluations in Alberta | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:56 AM

This is being treated as a binary argument where teaching is good or bad. Teaching is on a continuum. What does it mean to be a bad teacher when we fail to provide resources, effective input from teachers, and administrators who support their teaching staff. The task force seems to be designed to separate teachers and administrators but that has actually begun to happen. I worked with building managers who spoke about their schools, their teachers, their students, etc. This discourse is problematic. The issue is we are simply tweaking a failed school system.

Dan Kirsch's comment, May 8, 2014 12:02 PM
Very interesting!! Thank you for sharing!
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Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog

Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites, Weebly gives everyone a surprisingly easy way to create a unique site. Make a free website, blog or online store with our powerful website builder.
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I've used weebly for my blog... Its very easy to optimize and publish.
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Mooc - Creating Future Ready Schools - begins Sept. 2015

Mooc - Creating Future Ready Schools - begins Sept. 2015 | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

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Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Writing Tools...

Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Writing Tools... | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
“Natalie Franzi and Steve Figurelli detail ways to use five digital tools that promote authentic writing experiences for students.”

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6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

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Keeler provides us with a nice visual that highlights Google Classroom's new features for this fall.


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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 25, 11:18 AM

Great tool! our teachers are working with it, so this will be useful for them.  

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Google Classroom gains collaboration, class management features

Google Classroom gains collaboration, class management features | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Google is adding new features to Google Classroom, the company's software that helps teachers manage their class assignments online.

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Which Google Cardboard App is Best for You?

Which Google Cardboard App is Best for You? | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

There are a variety of apps target to virtual reality and 360°. This is your guide to help you which fits your virtual reality needs and desires best when using Google Cardboard.


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Thanks for trying the Visual Thesaurus : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

Thanks for trying the Visual Thesaurus : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map. It's a tool for people who think visually. The most fun you've ever had with words.
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How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom? | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.
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Why We Need Intentional Innovation in Education - A.J. Juliani

Why We Need Intentional Innovation in Education - A.J. Juliani | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
This is the first post in a three-part series on “Intentional Innovation”, specifically for education.
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Technology in the Classroom: Sound Uncovered App Review

Technology in the Classroom: Sound Uncovered App Review | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Sound Uncovered features facts about sound that are offbeat and informative.  It’s a surefire hit in almost every way!
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Sketchnoting For Reflection | Tech Learning

Sketchnoting For Reflection | Tech Learning | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Class Twitter Account: How Your Students Can Tweet

Class Twitter Account: How Your Students Can Tweet | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
I have had several teachers how they can have their students tweet without having a Twitter account. I highly encourage teachers to have a class twitter account and a class hashtag. Here is how to ...
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Improving Your Grading Policy in Three Steps

Improving Your Grading Policy in Three Steps | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
By Jasper Fox Sr.
Heading back to school is the perfect time to institute substantive change to your day-to-day classroom practice. One such area that has the potential to transform the experience for you and your students is grading.
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Audioboom - Creating Podcasts

Audioboom -  Creating Podcasts | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Free teacher training tutorials on using ICT in our teaching and learning. Developed by Russell Stannard

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What Does the Technology-Enhanced Future of the School Field Trip Look Like?

What Does the Technology-Enhanced Future of the School Field Trip Look Like? | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Going Mobile, Better Trip Preparation, Post-Trip Fun, and More … Technology has already changed the way students learn in the classroom. Less attention has been paid to tech’s impact on students’ other educational experiences such as field trips. The field

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10 Apps for Kids To Create Their Own Videos

10 Apps for Kids To Create Their Own Videos | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
10 apps for kids to create their own videos or movies. I can't believe how many of them are free. All are top quality.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Suvi Salo
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Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 24, 11:21 PM

Great resource for free movie making apps.

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Reshaping Modern Education with Technology Infographic

Reshaping Modern Education with Technology Infographic | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
The Reshaping Modern Education with Technology Infographic outlines some of the key figures related to the use of technology in modern education.

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, August 24, 5:03 PM

Great infographic here...

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Google Released A New Interesting Google Hangouts App for The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Released A New Interesting Google Hangouts App for The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Google Released A New Interesting Google Hangouts App for The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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Quick Lesson Plans

Fun activites, time fillers and lessons divided into various categories: Math, Language Arts, Health, Physical Education, Science, Spanish Lessons, Professional Development
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Improving with and in Schools

Improving with and in Schools | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
By Sean Slade Improving schools from within. What exactly does this mean? It means utilizing the strength of the schools’ stakeholders, both inside the school building and throughout the community.
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It Is Not Just Student Relationship We Should Worry About

It Is Not Just Student Relationship We Should Worry About | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Today our incoming 7th graders found out which teachers they will have.  I hope they are happy.  I hope they are excited.  I hope they have heard wonderful things about our team.  I know we can't w...
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Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms

Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Even in a highly-structured classroom environment, you can foster creativity with strategies like possibility thinking, divergent thinking, encouraging student interests, and collaborative learning.
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OneNote in Education - Interactive Guides

OneNote in Education - Interactive Guides | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Learn the basics of Microsoft OneNote, and then dive into specific scenarios for teachers, students, and school administrators with these interactive guides.
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Embed a Backchannel Into Your Blog

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Embed a Backchannel Into Your Blog | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Hosting an online backchannel can be a good way to give every student in your classroom a voice and an opportunity ask questions as they arise. By using a backchannel tool like TodaysMeet my studen...
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School Attendance Teaching Strategies

School Attendance Teaching Strategies | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
School attendance is essential if you want to be successful in school. You cannot learn the information that you are expected to learn if you are not there.
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5 Strategies for Building a Powerful BYOD Classroom - Brilliant or Insane

5 Strategies for Building a Powerful BYOD Classroom - Brilliant or Insane | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
How to improve your BYOD classroom with 5 strategies from a global learning expert.
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