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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Flipped Classroom

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Flipped Classroom | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
“Flipping the classroom” is hardly new. But with all the hype surrounding both Khan Academy and MOOCs, it’s hardly surprising that the practice became incredibly popular this year."
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9 Elements of Digital Citizenship - Printable Poster

9 Elements of Digital Citizenship - Printable Poster | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
This Digital Citizenship poster highlights the nine elements of Digital Citizenship as defined by Dr. Mike Ribble for teachers and educators.
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5 of the Most Popular TED Talks to Inspire Educators - FRACTUS LEARNING

5 of the Most Popular TED Talks to Inspire Educators - FRACTUS LEARNING | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
From inspirational ideas to practical classroom advice, here are five of the most popular TED talks of recent years by world changing educators.
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The Power of Connection: How a Request for Collaborating Classrooms BLEW UP thanks to my Blog, Twitter & Facebook

The Power of Connection: How a Request for Collaborating Classrooms BLEW UP thanks to my Blog, Twitter & Facebook | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Online collaborative projects can be tough logistically for lots of reasons. Distance, schedules, time zones ... the list goes on. As a K-4 technology teacher, I face the additional challenge of needing to coordinate up to FIVE collaborating classes for each of the grade levels I teach. Well, I had an amazing experience yesterday thanks to my blog, Twitter and Facebook that I just had to share here."

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A Quick Comparison of Behaviorism, Cognitivism and Constructivism

A Quick Comparison of Behaviorism,  Cognitivism and Constructivism | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 21, 6:51 PM

If you are interested in comparing some key components of behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism side-by-side check out this visual. You will quickly find areas where components are similar as well as areas where ideas are more diverse.

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With 80 minutes of new teacher training each week, schools set out to see what works

With 80 minutes of new teacher training each week, schools set out to see what works | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Schools are coming up with ideas to fill 80 minutes of new teacher-meeting time every Monday, even as skeptics question […]
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Mind/Shift- Imagery: A Key to Understanding Math

Mind/Shift- Imagery: A Key to Understanding Math | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
According to math educators, mathematical imagery is what students are missing, and what causes confusion. "Mathematics is a way to read the world of nature and technology around us. If a teacher can convey this, the entire world becomes an exciting textbook.”
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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 17, 8:22 AM

The list is totally focused on digital technologies. I think clouds are a good thing from a poetic perspective. They are helpful when it comes to saving my work, as well. We have too many people and teachers who think that clouds are instrumental and digital only.

 

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Carol Rine's curator insight, September 18, 6:42 AM

#3 is my Favorite! Whoop Whoop! for the #Blogosphere! @MCherryStreet

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20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius

20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
There’s a reason teachers like Google tools. They’re free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it’s a good time to be a teacher. There are a …
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Anne Uri's curator insight, September 22, 11:44 AM

lisätä tietoa ...

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10 Health Benefits of Music That You Were Never Aware Of

10 Health Benefits of Music That You Were Never Aware Of | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Did you know that premature babies do better when they listen to music? Just one of the many health benefits of music.
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8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset"

8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | 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 t...
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10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom. We’ve heard …
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How to download the Songs of Innocence album by U2 for free on iPhone and iPad

How to download the Songs of Innocence album by U2 for free on iPhone and iPad | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
U2 took the stage today at Apple's iPhone event and along with a free performance, also announced that their new album, Songs of Innocence, would be made available for free to all iPhone and iPad owners via iTunes. The biggest question we're getting bombarded with now is how exactly you go about downloading it. As it turns out, you've just got to know where to look. How to download...
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Newsela | About

Newsela | About | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing. Register now to see the impact Newsela can have on your classroom."

 

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How Music Can Improve Memory - Mind/Shift

How Music Can Improve Memory - Mind/Shift | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"The best way to remember facts might be to set them to music. Medical students, for example, have long used rhymes and songs to help them master vast quantities of information, and we’ve just gotten fresh evidence of how effective this strategy can be. A young British doctor, Tapas Mukherjee of Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, was distressed by a survey showing that 55 percent of nurses and doctors at Glenfield were not following hospital guidelines on the management of asthma; 38 percent were not even aware that the guidelines existed."

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Using Wolfram Alpha to Compliment Math Class - FRACTUS LEARNING

Using Wolfram Alpha to Compliment Math Class - FRACTUS LEARNING | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Wolfram Alpha is a computational search engine that provides direct answers to factual queries making it an excellent tool for teaching and learning math.
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11 Simple Ways To Start Using Technology In Your Classroom | Edudemic

11 Simple Ways To Start Using Technology In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
If you’re on the education technology fence, you probably can’t decide which device or app is the best one to really use. You aren’t sure if you want to jump into the edtech pool with Evernote, Moodle, an iPad, a Chromebook, or some other hot new product or service. That’s because there are an overwhelmingly …
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Great Websites to Teach Anatomy of Human Body in 3D

Great Websites to Teach Anatomy of Human Body in 3D | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Timo Ilomäki
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Vivian Kohler Fenandez's curator insight, September 21, 10:20 AM

Para ciencias naturales

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"The Trading Card Creator is one of my favorite tools offered by Read Write Think. The Trading Card Creator allows students to create trading cards about people, places, and events both real and fictional. It is available as a browser-based tool, as an iPad app, and as an Android app. In the video below I demonstrate how to use the browser-based version of the Trading Card Creator."

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 21, 1:02 AM

I like the idea of this. Must get some of our students to try it out.

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TeachThought - Marzano's 9 Instructional Strategies In Infographic Form

TeachThought - Marzano's 9 Instructional Strategies In Infographic Form | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Marzano is known for, above all else, identifying “what works,” and doing so by reviewing and distilling research, then packaging it for schools and districts to use. Among his most frequently quoted “products” is the “Marzano 9″–9 instructional strategies that have been proven by research to “work” by yielding gains in student achievement.

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These Are Τhe 10 Amazing TED Talks You Need Τo Watch

These Are Τhe 10 Amazing TED Talks You Need Τo Watch | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
When it comes to acquiring knowledge, there is only one place on the Internet nowadays, every successful person would suggest without hesitation - TED talk
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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning
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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.
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Learning Multiple Strategies to Teach Math

Learning Multiple Strategies to Teach Math | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
By Audrey Jackson

We've all heard this from someone we know: "I'm so bad at math, I just don't get it." We sympathize or agree, despite the fact that numbers and reasoning are integrated into so many aspects of our lives, from comparing ...
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Why Good Professional Development Is Like Learning How To Fly | Edudemic

Why Good Professional Development Is Like Learning How To Fly | Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Imagine if we taught pilots to fly without ever letting them in a cockpit. Or gave them the keys to a commercial airplane without the required hours—or years—of hands on training and practice. Sure, we’d show them plenty of PowerPoint presentations and make them sit through a few seminars on the theory and physics of flight, but then we’d slap on a graduation cap and let them take off into the big blue sky.


Not only would it likely be ineffective, it would be borderline criminal.

Yet when it comes to professional development for classroom teachers, that’s almost exactly what we do.


Most professional development opportunities for educators are still lecture style – telling, showing, and explaining how something can be done. And when the ‘learning’ is finished, we push teachers onto the runway with a cabin full of students and wish them luck.

 

Predictably, many crash and burn."

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A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? Mind/Shift

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? Mind/Shift | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?
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