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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, 2014 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, 2014 9:27 PM
Thanks for sharing, interesting and useful insights!
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The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity

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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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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning

The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning (The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning http://t.co/ny9gB5kCfF #edtech)
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Great article that articulates the shift from teaching to coaching and teachers becoming facilitators of learning.

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Little video, big messages... - YouTube

Great video to start the year off right.
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Could be used to start the year for the teachers as well as the students.
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Carol Dweck on the power of "Yet"

It's just one little word, but says world-renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, it has the power to inspire your child to do incredible things. (Do you operate from a Fixed #Mindset or Growth?
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I Teach Kindergarten and I Don't Like Teachers Pay Teachers

I Teach Kindergarten and I Don't Like Teachers Pay Teachers | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
EDIT: To better represent my purpose of this post I have changed the image (meaning I admit the first one was a mistake.) This post it truly meant to be about a conversation so please take a minute...
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This blog entry and the comments that follow are a great catalyst for thought. Especially as many teachers are heading back to the classroom, setting up for the new year and considering the content they will use for instruction.
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Jerry Johnson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:59 AM

Some really good point here! 

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3 Ways To Use LinkedIn For Professional Development - Edudemic

3 Ways To Use LinkedIn For Professional Development - Edudemic | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
There are many ways to use social networks for effective PD. But here are just a few simple ways to use LinkedIn for professional development that should help!
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As connected educators there are so many ways to collaborate. This guide is useful with LinkedIn.
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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, 2014 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

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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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, 2014 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, 2014 1:45 PM

The blog language.

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 7, 2014 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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Daniel Pink on Honing Your Pitch

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Daniel Pink is an idea machine, not to mention a best-selling author. Here are six pitches he deems capable of selling an idea: 1. The One-Word Pitch Pink’s tip: Write a 50-word pitch. Reduce it to 25 words.
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5 Questions for 5 Thought Leaders | Ed Tech Insights

5 Questions for 5 Thought Leaders | Ed Tech Insights | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
Advice, secrets and opinions on digital learning and the future of education as told by five ed tech thought leaders
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Excellent insight and thought on how we use technology in the classroom and how it is changing the landscape of instruction.
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MindSet: A Book written by Carol Dweck. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports.

The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids (Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in business, education, sports.
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20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning | Professional Development Practices and Philosophy | Scoop.it
20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning
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