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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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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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President Obama at the White House Maker Faire: “Today’s D.I.Y. Is Tomorrow’s 'Made in America'” | The White House

President Obama at the White House Maker Faire: “Today’s D.I.Y. Is Tomorrow’s 'Made in America'” | The White House | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
At the first-ever White House Maker Faire, President Obama enjoys the company of a 17-foot robotic giraffe; a 128-square-foot, portable “tiny house”; and more than 30 other inspiring and creative inventions by more than 100 students, entrepreneurs, engineers, and researchers from 25 states.
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Why Every Student Needs a Teacher Champion

Why Every Student Needs a Teacher Champion | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
In her TED talk teacher Rita Pierson reminds educators what lies at the foundation of learning — the relationship between the teacher and the student. She says despite bad policies, bad school days, and difficult children, teachers are still champions for kids.
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ED TECH COACHING: Let's Stop Talking about Teaching with Technology, and Start Talking about Teaching

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My 10 big take-aways from #iste2014 -

My 10 big take-aways from #iste2014 - | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
I’ve always thought the term “re-entry” to our regular lives after an ISTE conference was a bit dramatic, but it really does feel that way this year. 16,000 educators in one building is…intense. Now that I’m back from Atlanta and scrolling through my notes, I’m going to try to condense everything down to 10 main take-aways. These are not necessarily the most …
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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A 1:1 iPad Menu For Guided Reading

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Why Teachers Matter

Why Teachers Matter | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
When I was growing up, I didn't enjoy school very much. I liked English class, and shop. (Those were the days when we had shop . . .) But when it came to math and science, I didn't do that well. The
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Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development

Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Educators are creating their own professional development opportunities on their own time without compensation, acknowledgement, nor credit. With so many great resources on the web, teachers are re...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Read & Write - A Great Chrome App That is Now Free for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Read & Write - A Great Chrome App That is Now Free for Teachers | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Edmodo Snapshot - Quickly Create Common Core-aligned Assessments

Free Technology for Teachers: Edmodo Snapshot - Quickly Create Common Core-aligned Assessments | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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13 Very Different Tools To Help Students Find Their Voice

13 Very Different Tools To Help Students Find Their Voice | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Van Meter Library Voice: Exploring Augmented Reality Through Chromville and A Fun Writing Contest

Van Meter Library Voice: Exploring Augmented Reality Through Chromville and A Fun Writing Contest | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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A Video For Teacher Appreciation Week | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

A Video For Teacher Appreciation Week | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?
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Facilitate Signing Teachers Up Onto Twitter

Facilitate Signing Teachers Up Onto Twitter | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
  This morning I was talking with the amazing David Theriault @davidtedu about signing teachers up for Twitter. He was sharing how the sign up process can be a little cumbersome since the sign...
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Week in Review - The ISTE Edition

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10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher

10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Good teaching is reflective teaching. Here are 10 ways to be a more reflective teacher.
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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t

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Free Technology for Teachers: Try BoomWriter for a Fun End-of-the-School-Year Group Writing Project

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The Beginner's Guide To Response to Intervention (RTI) - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Response to Intervention (RTI) - Edudemic | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Response to Intervention or RTI is an essential approach that brings science and the art of teaching together. Response to Intervention practice promotes education through innovation and creativity. The foundation of the entire approach is firmly grounded on taking decisions based on data analysis of student’s learning capability. RTI perceives: Sophisticated dedication and improved collaboration …
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Refuse To Be A Boring Teacher

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Refuse To Be A Boring Teacher: 8 Ways To Make Boring Content Less So
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The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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Inspire Student Writing with Picture Prompts

Inspire Student Writing with Picture Prompts | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
“But I can’t think of anything to write.” Can you even count the number of times you've heard that line? Probably not. We've all experienced those moments when students sit and stare at blank sheet...
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New- Google Docs Now Lets You Crop, Rotate, and Add Borders to Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New- Google Docs Now Lets You Crop, Rotate, and Add Borders to Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
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