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Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option ...

Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option ... | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas - projects, processes, curricula, and more - that are transforming how we teach and learn. ... require a transformation in the way schools work. In his words, “Creativity is not an option, it's an absolute necessity.

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Powerful message that challenges traditional instructional mindset and process for measuring.  Why are we testing one way but employers looking for students that are more collaborative and creative??

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Justine Hughes's curator insight, January 15, 2013 5:12 AM

It would be a wise thing for anyone involved in education to take on board Sir Ken's thinking - it is sound and makes sense and may just help us to re-engage our students - and ourselves, perhaps.

eduPLEX's comment, January 26, 2013 12:10 AM
Totally agree with Ken, in every way. Students can put their own personal branding when they complete challenges using their creativity, and collaborating with their peers. www.eduplex.com.au
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Moving past the days of the old school yard

Moving past the days of the old school yard | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
We need to let go of our visions of what school was like and begin anew with a dream for what school might be like. There are many experiences of happiness, joy and even sadness that we should share with our children but an educational legacy of disengagement and irrelevance should not be among them.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 5, 12:31 AM

Couldn't agree more.

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5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year - Class Tech Tips

5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year - Class Tech Tips | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson…
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Why Teachers, Parents, and Society at Large Have Destroyed Kids’ Love of Learning

Why Teachers, Parents, and Society at Large Have Destroyed Kids’ Love of Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The pressure to achieve academically is a crime against learning.
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Essential Project Design Elements Checklist | Project Based Learning | BIE

Essential Project Design Elements Checklist | Project Based Learning | BIE | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it

What is it? The Essential Project Design Elements Checklist can be used for a quick evaluation of a project's design, to see if it includes all the essential elements of rigorous, effective PBL.

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How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats

How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it

Stay connectes to the latest developments in P-24 educational technology


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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, January 30, 10:35 AM

Important

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good to know

scil's curator insight, February 7, 8:37 AM

Nicht brandaktuell, aber auch für uns bei scil eine relevante Information...

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R.I.P Picasa: Google shutters aging photo service

R.I.P Picasa: Google shutters aging photo service | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Image organizer Picasa was Google's first headlong dive into the photo sharing and storing service, and in a lot of ways has paved the way for the company'
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Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference - eLearning Industry

Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference - eLearning Industry | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Want to know why transforming classrooms into collaboration rooms can make a big difference? Check why Collaborative Learning is so important. 
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Welcome! - eduClipper

Welcome! - eduClipper | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it

Clip items from the web, upload your own work, or find and re-clip content from others to customize and maximize your learning.


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Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 19, 10:10 AM

This looks like a great way to create learning repositories and eportfolios.

Isabel García's curator insight, March 24, 5:09 AM

This looks like a great way to create learning repositories and eportfolios.

Isabel García's curator insight, March 24, 5:09 AM

This looks like a great way to create learning repositories and eportfolios.

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Google Classroom Essentials Infographic

Google Classroom Essentials Infographic | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
This Google Classroom essentials infographic shows some of the key items in Google Classroom. There is a lot more features this does not cover, including the student perspective. Check out the stud…
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MakerEd Projects & Learning Approaches

The Projects and Learning Approaches category of Maker Ed's Resource Library includes making project and activity ideas, as well as curriculum samples, facilitation practices and tips, and pedagogies aligned with making.
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The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me

The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Yesterday, my wife gave everybody in the family an iPhone as early birthday presents. It was a gracious gesture, but the mood quickly turned ugly as the kids began argue who was going have teach me...
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Reflecting on Yourself as a Leader

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Schools need leaders who don't yet think they are leaders and those of us teachers who are apprehensive about embracing the roles and responsibilities of leadership.
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Pivot This: Summarize Google Forms Data

Pivot This: Summarize Google Forms Data | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
After collecting data from a Google Form it is likely that you want some summary data. Pivot tables allow you to not only count or add up information in your spreadsheet but also enables you to cro…
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 5, 1:36 AM

From 2012, but still a useful list.

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Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson

Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
This post first appeared on Daily Genius. Google Apps for Education is a wonderful, collaborative program that allows students to create, collect, and curate artifacts of learning. While there is a…
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Agenda Doc: Send a Google Form and Create an Agenda

Agenda Doc: Send a Google Form and Create an Agenda | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
I have created an Add-On script that allows you to create a Google Form with the list of agenda items for a meeting and then merge the responses of participants to an editable Google Doc. I have no…
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Learner Empowerment

Learner Empowerment | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
A major theme during the Educon 2.8 conference in Philadelphia during the last week of January, 2016, was learner empowerment. Here is a Storify of tweets about empowerment from the conference: https://storify.com/jackiegerstein/what-conditions-are-necessary-for-empowerment-in-s. ; Highlighted Tweets include . . . The conference and Twitter discussions motivated me to write this post on learner empowerment. Thomas and Velthouse…

 

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 16, 1:12 PM

This article recaps one of major themes shared at EduCon 2016 in January 2016: Learner Empowerment.

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Educity Pedagogy's curator insight, September 6, 12:20 AM
Participate in discussion with other registered students at Educity Forum, which is segregated topic wise. discuss AT  http://ow.ly/h3Bs303VqDX
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Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Backchannel & Informal Assessment Tools Compared in One Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Backchannel & Informal Assessment Tools Compared in One Chart | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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A Class on #Coding and #Bots - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein

A Class on #Coding and #Bots - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
I have been asked to return to teach summer enrichment classes on maker education for elementary-aged learners at a local school during the summer of 2016. One of the new classes I am designing is called Coding and Bots. It is a week long (5 days) class that will meet for 2.5 hours each morning. The description is:

Learn how to code first by playing games and then by coding some bots including Sphero, Ollie, mBot, OZOBOT, and Dash and Dot. All ages are welcome but the child should have basic symbol recognition/reading skills.

Two things to note about this class are, first, I learned last summer not to underestimate the learning potential of very young kids. These classes are mixed ages ranging from 4 to 10 year old kids. For most of the maker education activities, the very young ones could perform them, sometimes better than the older kids. Second, I am a strong proponent of hands on activities. Although I like the use of iPads and computers, I want elementary aged students to have to directly interact with materials. As such, I am designing Coding and Bots to include using their bodies and manipulating objects. This translates into having all activities include the use of objects and materials excluding and in conjunction with the iPad – not just using the iPad and online apps/tools to learn to code. The activities I plan to do follow:

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basil60's curator insight, February 8, 3:41 PM

Some great insights here - whether you have access to the commercial products described or not.

It's more about the pedagogy than the edtech.

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What's next for educators after Twitter? - A.J. JULIANI

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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How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty

How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Teaching students how to confront what we don't know can trigger curiosity and lead to new discoveries, according to author Jamie Holmes.
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Great article about need for process-based learning.  21st Century instruction should be all about preparing students with tools and experiences such that they can handle the many uncertainties and surprises that will be faced in school and life.  

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The Best Resources For Chinese New Year

The Best Resources For Chinese New Year | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Chinese New Year is on February 19th, 2015 and marks the start of the Year of the Goat. All, or at least most, of the links in "The Best..." list are also included in The Best Sites For Learning Ab...
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ClassDojo Principal Accounts for School Leaders - Class Tech Tips

ClassDojo Principal Accounts for School Leaders - Class Tech Tips | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
This new from ClassDojo tool will give principals and other school leaders a view of student progress and the ability to monitor parent engagement.
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