This is a great resource that explains the "why" of curation and the importance of why Teachers should curate as well as develop the skill of curation with their students, the managers of future digital content.
This is the second of forty mantras that I have developed and used over the last two decades in managing high performing teams. Let’s imagine I walk into a gym. I pay for three years up front - bec...
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Love the post and how PD when taken seriously depends not on the district, campus or leadership but on the teacher. Learning is a personal professional responsibility that those who have a growth mindset take seriously.
"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."
"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."
Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback -- and lays out a program from his foundation to bring it to every classroom.
This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach that uses digital media to engage students’ interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning’s emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindsets has dominated much of the attention around how students can influence their own learning. But there are other ways to help students tap into their own motivation, too.
Kirsten Wilson's insight:
Great post on #mindset both for teachers and the students they facilitate learning. via @justintarte
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.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.