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How Cellphones Helped Researchers Track Malaria In Kenya : NPR

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By tracking nearly 15 million cellphones in Kenya, scientists mapped out how malaria spreads through the Texas-sized country. The findings pinpoint areas where efforts to control malaria would be the most effective.
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Cell phones are so critically important for LDC's such as Kenya.  I saw some of this first-hand there last summer.

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Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

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Inspiring Quotes from 10 Influential Women in Tech

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Wit and wisdom from the women who created some of the technology we use every day.
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Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

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Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start thinking they must not be as talented or smart as everyone's been telling them. They avoid chall...
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10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
  Aaron Weyenberg is the master of slide decks. Our UX Lead creates Keynote presentations that are both slick and charming—the kind that pull you in and keep you captivated, but in an understa...
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Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

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From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.
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Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

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Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.
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Remake Your Class: Building a Collaborative Learning Environment (Video Playlist)

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Watch a determined middle school teacher transform his crowded classroom space to enable deeper learning and effective teamwork -- with help from his students, community volunteers, and a few experts.
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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

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Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
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12 great ways to start using Google Classroom now | Ditch That Textbook

12 great ways to start using Google Classroom now | Ditch That Textbook | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
Google Classroom is a powerful yet simple place to manage everything you do with Google Apps in the classroom. Here's where I'm getting started with it.
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First female to win math's top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies

First female to win math's top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University has become the first woman to win the top award in mathematics, the Field's Medal. The award, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics...
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10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity

10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
By Terry Heick What might happen if educators experimented with some of the lessons YouTube’s staggering success has taught us? 1. Interdependence Google
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Using Networks for More Than a Single Click | The New Media Consortium

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Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media ~ Athabasca University Press

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"Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is by no means obsolete, networked learning is in the ascendant. A foundational method in online and blended education, as well as the most common means of informal and self-directed learning, networked learning is rapidly becoming the dominant mode of teaching as well as learning.

 

"In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another’s expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals. In an increasingly networked world, developing such skills will, they argue, better prepare students to become self-directed, lifelong learners."


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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

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It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.
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Webmaker/WebLiteracyMap - MozillaWiki

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7 Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets

For the techies worried about becoming Glassholes, there's always subtlety.
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7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

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As you plan next year's curriculum and activities, consider how you'll use your classroom space. Here are seven learning zones to help focus your students.
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3 benefits of mobile learning you’re not leveraging

3 benefits of mobile learning you’re not leveraging | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
One of the most common mistakes schools make with 1:1 mobile programs is that they treat the devices as if they were regular computers.
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Tweet from @JayBilly2

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#ltpsdive @gcouros Google has content pic.twitter.com/gE2e4pwOg0
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

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Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.
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New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.
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Critical Thinking Pathways

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To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.
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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researching all types of topics, bringing organization (and a lack of physical papers to lose) to the classroom, and making connections for professional development. There …
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Learned Helplessness, and How We Can Overcome It

Learned Helplessness, and How We Can Overcome It
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