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Make Room for Innovation and Creativity in PBL | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Make Room for Innovation and Creativity in PBL | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
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This is on the verge of Genius Hour.  Insight is exceptional... what is still to be understood is that content and skills can still be taught with even greater depth if components of traditional PBLs such as authentic audience, solving of problems realistically, and giving back are done not from a teacher giving a certain criteria w/in a PBL but giving no parameters and letting students' passions find the problem to resolve.  Now Problem Based Learning becomes Passion Based Learning... content, skills and scope are still there but now it is truly student-driven.

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This is on the verge of Genius Hour.  Insight is exceptional... what is still to be understood is that content and skills can still be taught with even greater depth if components of traditional PBLs such as authentic audience, solving of problems realistically, and giving back are done not from a teacher giving a certain criteria w/in a PBL but giving no parameters and letting students' passions find the problem to resolve.  Now Problem Based Learning becomes Passion Based Learning... content, skills and scope are still there but now it is truly student-driven.

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?
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The classroom behind the Super Bowl commercial

The classroom behind the Super Bowl commercial | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Super Bowl ad featured Scott Bedley's fifth-graders, but there's a lot of innovation in the classroom behind the commercial.

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Dr. Marzano Expresses Concerns About the Misuse of His Research with Walkthroughs

Dr. Robert Marzano expresses concerns about the inaccurate association of his name with other classroom walkthrough and teacher observation systems.
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Blended Learning: Making Professional Development Relevant and Meaningful | Big Think Edge | Big Think

Blended Learning: Making Professional Development Relevant and Meaningful | Big Think Edge | Big Think | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
How can we do things differently and help teachers find the time they need to come together and collaborate?
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When You Fail, I Fail - Approach To Leadership

When You Fail, I Fail - Approach To Leadership | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
As school leaders, we must realize we are in this together.  If we can create the following conditions, we can experience success together. Supervision of Instruction occurs between 8:00 and 3:00 o...
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SAMR success is NOT about Tech

SAMR success is NOT about Tech | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Quick refresh If you aren't aware of the S.A.M.R. model (devised by Ruben R. Puentedura - @rubenrp) then in simple form it explains the common journey teachers go through when introducing technolog...

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Gamification 101: The Psychology of Motivation - Lithosphere Community

Gamification 101: The Psychology of Motivation - Lithosphere Community | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Michael Wu, Ph.D. is Lithium's Principal Scientist of Analytics, digging into the complex dynamics of social interaction and group behavior in ...

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Support and graphic beneficial to the move toward gamification in the classroom.

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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, February 2, 4:39 PM

Maslow's self-actualization needs vs. Pink's intrinsic motivators (purpose, autonomy, mastery) vs. game mechamics and dynamics. An insightful article on motivation. The conclusion makes a point for successful gamification.

 

Luciana Viter's comment, February 2, 9:27 PM
Thanks for sharing, interesting and useful insights!
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The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity

The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Looking at the impact Of technology on curiosity is also a look at the impact of technology on learning

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Provides perspective and research about the impact of Technology on Curiosity.  As with all tools, curiosity can only be encouraged if the the instruction and delilvery are purposeful, engaging and have determined outcomes.

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Introduction to 3D Printing: From Concept to Product

Introduction to 3D Printing: From Concept to Product | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
This class will teach you exactly how to model a 3D hand-held, print-ready, object using only free tools, with no prior experience necessary. If you've been on the internet in the last year you've probably read an article (or two, or three) about...
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I am curating to watch and learn.  I hope this will be a point to go forward and an Instructional Technology coach with teachers and students.

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Keeping Students Engaged in 2014

Keeping Students Engaged in 2014 | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
It's so important to arm ourselves with strategies to keep our students enthusiastic and engaged as we return from the holiday break. I...
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Great advice and resources for keeping the passion in your teaching.
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50 brilliant WordPress tutorials | WordPress | Creative Bloq

50 brilliant WordPress tutorials | WordPress | Creative Bloq | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
WordPress is the world's most popular publishing platforms, and it's currently estimated to power 17.6% of all websites. It's highly customisable, very easy to use and, probably the best part, it's completely free.
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This is a great resource for wordpress bloggers that are looking for ways to change up their blog or add features. For those not familiar with code and widgets this is a great place to start.
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NSGT - Problem Based Learning

NSGT - Problem Based Learning | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
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5 EdTech Podcasts That Will Keep You Ahead Of The Curve - Edudemic

5 EdTech Podcasts That Will Keep You Ahead Of The Curve - Edudemic | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

"Educators facilitate others’ learning experiences, but their own learning experiences are far from over. Through podcasts, educators can learn even more about their field and the forces impacting it — especially education technology.

 

Apple’s iTunes store has an entire page devoted to edtech podcasts. Sorting out the best listens can be a daunting task, so to make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites you should check out today."

 


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Another great resource for personal PD.

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Matt Miller's curator insight, February 28, 9:41 AM
Podcasts are a great source of inspiration and information for me (http://ditchthattextbook.com/2013/12/19/learn-while-you-sweat-try-treadmill-pd/). These are some good ones. I haven't heard Wesley Fryer's, but I'm looking forward to it!
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12 Barriers To Innovation In Education

12 Barriers To Innovation In Education | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

"Innovation is not something that just happens. Or, rather it does given the right chemistry. Oftentimes this chemistry is referred to locally in schools as “climate,” but climate is only a small part of the formula. Where innovation comes from is an increasingly popular topic recently as new projects are increasingly visible, and due to digital reach, impactful across fields and industries. Right now, let’s stick to innovation in public education."


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Food for thought... good article to reflect and assess the barriers that may exist in a district.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 18, 12:58 PM

This article focuses on challenges of K-12, but there are some parallels. 

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Dr. Marzano Explains the Power of a Common Language of Instruction

Dr. Robert Marzano explains why a common language/model of instruction is the foundation for improving teaching and learning.
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Godby High School Tracking Student Progress: Marzano The Art And Science of Teaching

This brief video gives teachers a snapshot of what tracking student progress looks like in the classroom. The purpose of these videos is to help teachers bet...
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Flipped Professional Development for Teachers

Flipped Professional Development for Teachers | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Video tutorials have been available to educators for many years. However, there is currently great momentum for using video resources for “flipped learning”.
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Why Teachers Need to Be Great Storytellers

Why Teachers Need to Be Great Storytellers | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
The New Tech Network includes more than 100 schools in diverse settings that put project-based learning at the center of instruction.
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Storytelling is not only a skill for students but an instructional practice to engage learners.
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, February 10, 4:30 PM

Awesome list of schools that are sharing PBL projects.

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The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog

The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
George Siemens taught the first MOOC back in 2008. He shares his take on why they're still valid -- and what might happen next in higher ed.

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A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students

A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

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For new and experienced bloggers.  Use with teachers, administrators and implementation with student blogs.

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Lena Leirdal's curator insight, February 3, 6:56 AM

Ever felt a bit confused about all the different blogging terms? What is a widget, permalink, RSS, plugin or captcha? Check out this glossary list of terms and explanations from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning! A useful page for teachers in the digital classroom.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, February 3, 1:45 PM

The blog language.

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 7, 3:42 PM
Great and useful post to share with students and colleagues,thank you!!!
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technology rocks. seriously.: What Teachers Make

technology rocks. seriously.: What Teachers Make | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
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Great video to boost morale or remind teachers of just how important they and the job they do is.

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Create Purpose Driven ELearning

Create Purpose Driven ELearning | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

"One of the biggest challenges any elearning developer will face when creating an elearning module or program is to effectively (and clearly) define the goal and objectives of the training."


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Brief article that reminds an Elearning designer the importance of learning goals/objectives.

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How to Succeed in a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) by Apostolos Koutropoulos & Rebecca J. Hogue : Learning Solutions Magazine

How to Succeed in a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) by Apostolos  Koutropoulos & Rebecca  J. Hogue : Learning Solutions Magazine | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it

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This article was great at spelling out not only what the host of the MOOC should consider but the participant as well.  With experience both as a moderator of a MOOC and as a participant I found the article beneficial and affirming.  This is a great guidline for anyone wanting to facilitate a MOOC or participate in one.

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Highlights from #sd36learn Formative Assessment Chat (with images, tweets) · kstef2

Twitter chat #sd36learn
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Topic discussion formative assessment
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