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The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom

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The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom
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Good information on the improper and proper integration of technology into the classroom. 

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True tech integration starts with learning goals | eSchool News | eSchool News

True tech integration starts with learning goals | eSchool News | eSchool News | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The real challenge is not integrating technology effectively. It's developing a vision for technology use
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Visual Notetaking Deepens Learning (March 2015)

Visual notetaking is a process of representing ideas non-linguistically. (That’s a fancy of way of saying, “drawing pictures.”) Visual notetaking can include c…
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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
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Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, March 15, 6:17 AM

very interesting

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Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset | Innovation | CHANGE | GrowthMindSet

Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset  | Innovation | CHANGE | GrowthMindSet | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it

Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about this idea.  As I look to write on the topic of “Leading Innovative Change” within schools, we are looking to develop educators as innovators.  To be innovative, you have to look at yourself as an innovator first, and to create schools that embody this mindset as a “culture”, we must develop this in individuals first.

 

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- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=innovation

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/practice-learning-to-learn/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

 


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Ian Berry's curator insight, March 15, 11:36 PM

Like the article and the links Struck me that we all have an innovators mindset It's a matter of using it!

CIM Academy's curator insight, March 16, 7:12 AM

Creating a culture which embraces innovation is essential and this infographic outlines some key characteristics of innovators to be aware of.

Paul's curator insight, March 22, 12:26 PM

Good article supporting what we do in the classroom -we need always to encourage innovation

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Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning

Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Reimagine learning through play, whether children or students are building with recycled materials, playing social justice or health-themed games, or growing their own garden.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Ways Students Can Share Videos Without YouTube

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Failing to invest in NC children erodes our very foundation

Failing to invest in NC children erodes our very foundation | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it

Angela Scioli: North Carolina is no longer investing in our students. It is evident everywhere my students turn. They hear the drips from the leaking windows in my trailer when it rains. They feel it in the lightness of their book bags when they have no textbooks to take home. In many schools, there are not even teachers in their classrooms. So many have left, and so few are preparing to enter the profession, that vacancies cannot be filled. There are no scholarships to encourage promising stude

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Ms.Scioli does an excellent job describing the current educational priorities in North Carolina state legislature..  As a 32+ year veteran in NC schools I, too, have proud memories for all the supports that NC has put in place for educators over the years.  If the goal of education is to prepare students for their future, full of curiosity, confidence and a love for learning than we are insulting and demeaning our students and school staff by using a one data point state "Report Card".  How many universities use one data point to determine student entrance into their institution?  How many employees in any business are measured by one data point?  If NC is serious about attracting and retaining the highest quality teachers there must be opportunities for them to be supported. North Carolina per pupil expenditures must be made competitive and not in the lowest 10% of the nation.  There must be legislative encouragement for educators to participate in professional growth programs such as NCCAT by funding substitute coverage, stipends for those who wish to achieve National Board Certification, graduate level incentives and most importantly equitable, nationally competitive salaries for all levels of experience.  I look forward to the day when national newspaper's run headlines such as "NC Educator Salaries and Per Pupil Expenditures  in Top Ten Percent of Nation" or "NC Legislature Creates Task Force to Work with Educators on Priorities to Create Student Success"--and agree to fund the results.

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Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning?

Are We Marking Assignments or Assessing Learning? | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Originally posted at The Wejr Board blog. There has been much focus on shifting our assessment practices in education and, particularly in BC, moving toward more Assessment For Learning (or formati...
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How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom? | PLNs for ALL | 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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Spotlight on Project-Based Learning - Education Week

Spotlight on Project-Based Learning - Education Week | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it

The Education Week Spotlight on Project-Based Learning is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

Engaging students with project-based activitiesEmbracing project-based learning as an instructional cornerstone in schoolsAddressing the unique needs of English-language learners with project-based instructionBringing STEM lessons to life with project-based instruction
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5 PBL Best Practices for Redefining the Teacher's Role

5 PBL Best Practices for Redefining the Teacher's Role | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
PBL changes a teacher's traditional role through framing the learning, helping students develop ideas, consulting as they revise, and encouraging feedback, reflection, and authentic presentations.
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Makerspace Tour: The HIVE

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Want to get a makerspace going at your school.  Diana Rendina @dianarendina provides a multitude of ideas and resources.

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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.
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National Gallery of Art for Kids: The Art Zone

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The National Gallery of Art has created this impressive gateway to make its vast collections accessible to children.

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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - graphite

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - graphite | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can better adjust their teaching to meet the kids right at their level. These digital formative assessment tools can help you do the job.

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Lynn Lease's curator insight, March 16, 9:20 AM

If you are interested in Turnitin workshops or discussion groups, contact the UNOH CEE at cee@unoh.edu.

DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, March 17, 12:51 PM

Teachers and students.

Inko Illarramendi's curator insight, March 19, 6:27 AM

Hainbat webgune jarduera desberdinak egiteko ikasgelan.

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March's (2015) Best Tweets — Part Two

March's (2015) Best Tweets — Part Two | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog. I’ve already s...
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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas | PLNs for ALL | Scoop.it
Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started.
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What Differentiated Instruction Is--And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiated Instruction

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What Differentiated Instruction Is--And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiated Instruction
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Student Apps for Winter Reading

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Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares a generous list of winter reading apps and ebooks for elementary students in class and with their families.
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