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Trends | Infographic: Adoption Rates of New K-12 Teaching Styles

Trends | Infographic: Adoption Rates of New K-12 Teaching Styles | OpenEDU | Scoop.it
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Information Literacy Tutorial--Essential for CCSS

Information Literacy Tutorial--Essential for CCSS | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

This would be a very useful introduction  to research skills in grades 9-12, or even 7/8 honors classes!  Would work best when collaborating with library staff. Thanks to Lydia Smith-Davis for sharing!


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The Open Classroom: More professional learning

The Open Classroom: More professional learning | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

Today I joined a session on Tech Talk Tuesdays on what is needed to bring eLearning to the next level. There were interesting discussions both in the chat and via the microphone and I bookmarked some links to look at later. It was interesting to see a wiki from a kindergarten in Hong Kong which has been set up to show off the work that they have each been doing this year and to tell us how fantastic their school is.

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Common Core Standards Boon to E-Learning Industry

Deseret NewsCommon Core Standards Boon to E-Learning IndustryNew York TimesEven as critics sound alarms about the increasing privatization of public education, the Common Core promises to raise the e-learning industry to new levels by offering opportunities...


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NATURE’S NEURONS: Do Early Experiences in the Natural World Help Shape Children’s Brain Architecture? : The New Nature Movement

NATURE’S NEURONS: Do Early Experiences in the Natural World Help Shape Children’s Brain Architecture? : The New Nature Movement | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

What role do early childhood experiences in nearby nature play in the formation of brain architecture? It’s time for science to ask that question.

In January, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reported on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “landmark warning that toxic stress can harm children for life.” This was, he wrote, a “’policy statement’ from the premier association of pediatricians, based on two decades of scientific research,” and he added that the statement “has revolutionary implications for medicine and for how we can more effectively chip away at poverty and crime.”

 

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Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning Media

Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning Media | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning MediaGPB (blog)PBS Learning Media is one of the many options out there for smoothing the transition into Common Core implementation.


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Symbaloo of Common Core Resources

Symbaloo of Common Core Resources | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

A webmix of Common Core Resources created with Symbaloo   (RT @nswildcat: Symbaloo Common Core | @scoopit via @soxnevad http://t.co/Jd9TzKvY...)...


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This Week In Education: Thompson: Gates Is Right On Common Core & Student Engagement

Bill Gates' speech to the Education Commission of the States includes an ebullient endorsement of Common Core that I read as "not wrong," and an endorsement of peer review that I see as a step in the right direction.
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Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’

Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’ | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

Curated by Beth Kanter
http://www.bethkanter.org 

 

This is a fun essay about visual addictions or "life style yearning" that is what we see mostly on sites like Pinterest and Tumblr.  It isn't curation as the author points out:

 

Not everyone buys into this, of course. Here’s The Awl’s co-editor, Choire Sicha, for instance, on the subject of rebloggers who fancy themselves curators: “As a former actual curator, of like, actual art and whatnot, I think I’m fairly well positioned to say that you folks with your blog and your Tumblr and your whatever are not actually engaged in a practice of curation. Call it what you like: aggregating? Blogging? Choosing? Copyright infringing sometimes? But it’s not actually curation, or anything like it. . . .” To which a commenter added: “My Tumblr isn’t so much curated space as it is a symptom of deeper pathologies made manifest.”

“Curation” does imply something far more deliberate than these inspiration blogs, whose very point is to put the viewer into an aesthetic reverie unencumbered by thought or analysis. These sites are not meant (as curation is) to make us more conscious, but less so.


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50 Important Links for Common Core Educators - Online Colleges

Many teachers still have a lot of questions about what Common Core will mean for them; these resources are a good place to look for answers.
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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone.
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Survey Shows Strong Support for CCSS #commoncore #edchat #edreform #ccss #ccchat

Survey Shows Strong Support for CCSS #commoncore #edchat #edreform #ccss #ccchat | OpenEDU | Scoop.it
RT @AchieveInc: National Survey Shows Strong Support For Common Core State Standards http://t.co/81R6D51a...

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Four Myths About the ELA Common-Core Standards #commoncore #ccss #edchat #ccchat #engchat

Four Myths About the ELA Common-Core Standards #commoncore #ccss #edchat #ccchat #engchat | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

Two teachers attempt to set the record straight on the instructional shifts required by the common standards.


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How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC] | OpenEDU | Scoop.it
Online education is a $34 billion business. Here's how it grew so fast -- and why it's so vital for modern-day students.
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Let's Make Education Big Business, With Profit, Loss And High Pay For Top Performers - Forbes

Let's Make Education Big Business, With Profit, Loss And High Pay For Top Performers - Forbes | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

When you see that Americans spend more than $1.1 trillion on education—that’s 7.8 percent of GDP—it’s tempting to call education “big business.” Except that it’s not really: 80 percent of that spending is controlled by government and spent on public schools and universities. That means that it’s divorced from the usual factors that make our competitive free market system work.

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Education Innovation: Leveraging The “Networked” Teacher: The Professional Networked Learning Collaborative

Education Innovation: Leveraging The “Networked” Teacher: The Professional Networked Learning Collaborative | OpenEDU | Scoop.it
The Professional Networked Learning Collaborative seeks to leverage the new reality of education.

Individual educators used to operate under this model. Alec Couros of Open Thinking blog created this graphic.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation.

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Bill Gates in Atlanta: Don’t rush teacher evaluations. Do it right. | Get Schooled

Here is the speech Bill Gates gave this week at the  Education Commission of the States conference in Atlanta. I’m very excited to be here.
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Thompson: Gates Is Right On Common Core & Student Engagement

Bill Gates' speech to the Education Commission of the States includes an ebullient endorsement of Common Core that I read as "not wrong," and an endorsement of peer review that I see as a step in the right direction.

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PARCC Assessment System, part I

PARCC Assessment System, part I | OpenEDU | Scoop.it
In the morning session Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) members were given an overview of the PARCC assessment system with some of the already released information, but also some new pieces … Con...
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Four Myths About the ELA Common-Core Standards

Two teachers attempt to set the record straight on the instructional shifts required by the common standards.
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What are story maps?

What are story maps? | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

Story maps use the concepts and tools of geography to tell stories about the world. They combine intelligent Web maps with text, multimedia content, and intuitive user experiences to inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics. Most story maps are designed for non-technical audiences.

 

Hey -- here's another cool set of tools/templates to use for innovative storytelling!

 

Want to tell your story using maps? For example, do you have customers across the nation or globe? You can find ways perhaps to share this story using story maps.

 

This site contains a Workflows & Best Practices guide for how to use and create these maps, and a white paper on Telling Stories With Maps. And then there are free templates to download to get you started!

 

Hmmmmm -- so interesting. Yet another fab tool for visual storytelling to add to your biz story toolkit!

 

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http://storymaps.esri.com/wordpress/?page_id=909 

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards ASCD #ccss #ccchat #edchat #commoncore

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards ASCD #ccss #ccchat #edchat #commoncore | OpenEDU | Scoop.it

Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone.


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