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Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"I am not sure how familiar you are with these videos but all of them are really popular and have been making rounds online. Have a look at them below and if you cant watch them now make sure to bookmark them for later, you should not miss them. I would also love to hear your feedback, share with us your thoughts and responses in the comment form below . Enjoy"

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How do you keep up? Part 5: Google+ Communities — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

How do you keep up? Part 5: Google+ Communities — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"In the past few posts about keeping up, we looked at harnessing social media in the form of portals for sharing slide presentations, we looked at curation sites for current awareness,webinars hosted by practitioners and Pinterest as a new essential for making visual discoveries and organizing what you discover.

 

Recently, Google+ Communities have found their way into my heart."

 

Missed Parts 1 - 4? No Problem!

 

How do you keep up? Part 1: slideshare & authorSTREAM  http://bit.ly/1AH8rl4  ;

 

How do you keep up? Part 2: Scoop.it (and other newsy tools) for current awareness. http://bit.ly/1q6TUL0 ;

 

How do you keep up? Part 3: A new season of Webinars (and live chat) http://bit.ly/1tqUQMu ;

 

How do you keep up? Part 4 Pinterest as a new professional essential http://bit.ly/1ppEGSv  ;

 

Thanks for the great posts @Joyce Valenza!!

 

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Turn Your Classroom into a Workshop to Engage Learners - Brilliant or Insane

Turn Your Classroom into a Workshop to Engage Learners - Brilliant or Insane | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"If you think a classroom bereft of traditional tools like homework, bell work, worksheets and even grades sounds intriguing, you are ready to convert your classroom into a workshop setting, where learning will really soar."

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12 Questions geniuses ask themselves - Daily Genius

12 Questions geniuses ask themselves - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

We’ve compiled 12 questions that you should ask yourself if you want to discover the things that will make you – personally – successful. You may think it sounds silly to ask yourself questions that you (in theory) already know the answers to, but it is helpful to frame these thoughts in a targeted way to get you thinking about them. "

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A powerful pep talk from KidPresident every student and teacher should see - Daily Genius

A powerful pep talk from KidPresident every student and teacher should see - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
The first day of school requires a little inspiration. This video is all that and a whole lot more.
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3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom - Te@chTought

3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom - Te@chTought | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"In May of last year, Ken Robinson–he of “Is School Killing Creativity”/TED Talk legend status–gave a brief talk on the idea of contrast, specifically the difference between who we are and how we teach.


His general message was that we, as human beings, are wired for certain tendencies. Three of those most immediate to education, Robinson explains, are our diversity, curiosity, and creativity, calling children “natural learners.”

 

He contrasted these hallmarks of being human with the tone in which public education in the United States currently operates–a tone that promotes conformity, compliance, and standardization."

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What does John Hattie think about education? - David Didau: The Learning Spy

What does John Hattie think about education? - David Didau: The Learning Spy | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"If you don’t yet know, BBC Radio 4 have lined up a series of 8 interviews with the leading lights of the education world. In the second programme of the series, Sarah Montague interviews professor John Hattie on ‘what works’ in education. Here it is. Whatever your opinion of effect sizes and meta-analyses,Visible Learning has changed the way many of us think about teaching and Hattie has become one of the most respected and widely known academics in the field of education. For those too busy or too uninterested to invest 25 minutes of their lives actually listening to the broadcast, I’ll summarise it below:"

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The Five Habits of Creative Teachers - Education Week Teachers

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers - Education Week Teachers | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

 - Education Week TeachersFive educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives).

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Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management - Edutopia

Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.
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Critical Thinking Reources and Downloads - Edutopia

Critical Thinking Reources and Downloads - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Whether via classroom discussions, analysis of written text, higher-order questioning, or other strategies, learn and share ways to help students go deeper with their thinking."

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Science4US Interactive Curriculum - K-2 - ClassTechTips

Science4US Interactive Curriculum - K-2 - ClassTechTips | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"If you’re looking to support your K-2 students in science this year, you’ll want to check out the interactive curriculum from Science4US.  They provide a complete science curriculum with both online and offline materials for elementary school-aged students.  There are teacher resources in addition to activities designed for your kids."

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The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links - ThingLink

The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links - ThingLink | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"For teachers and educators, the ability to creatively combine web content with interactive images offers an exciting way to share engaging digital platforms for learning. ThingLink is a popular interactive visual image network being used by thousands of teachers around the country. One image can provide students with a unique and comprehensive hands-on lesson with information included via videos, hyperlinks, text and much more. The company recently announced its new editor for annotating video content, which allows teachers to add notes in this media too. Today in The Global Search for Education, I have invited 3 educators - Jamie Forshey, Lisa Johnson, and Sue Fitzgerald - to share their favorite examples of how they have been using the ThingLink digital tool to promote meaningful and fun learning.


Jamie Forshey is an Instructional Technology Specialist and Computer Skills Instructor at the Bellwood-Antis School District in Blair County, Pennsylvania. She shares these three examples from her work with ThingLink:"

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Designing New Literacies - Langwitches

Designing New Literacies - Langwitches | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn doodles/sketches combined with a photograph).  Participants were asked to take a look at the image and use the Visible Thinking Routine I see, I think, I wonder from Project Zero. They shared their thinking in a backchannel in a Today’s Meet room.


Before looking at my image annotations and reading the examples/ excerpt of the backchannel below with teachers’ responses, consider going through the exercise yourself. Take a few minutes to intensely look at the image above and follow the thinking routine: I see…, I think…, I wonder… Share your responses in the comment section below, adding your thoughts…sharing and making your thinking visible to other."

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8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning - Daily Genius

8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we looked at some of the things that are weighing down teachers’ to-do lists during this back to school season. Some of the items that showed up on the list? Classroom set-up. Establishing activities for the first few days of school. Setting expectations for your classroom. Lesson planning. Community building. Figuring out how to …
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FlowBoard EDU for iPad: A presentation app that gets out of the way - iPad Insight

FlowBoard EDU for iPad: A presentation app that gets out of the way - iPad Insight | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Presentation software. You either love it, or live with it. There isn’t too much in between. For years PowerPoint was the market leader, but the goliath of the PC presentation world hasn’t really kept up with presenting in the mobile world. It has left a niche in the market for other developers to leap in to banish WordArt, Clip Art and crazed animations to the same place that Clippy the paperclip now resides. There are lots of decent iPad presentation apps available. Keynote is probably the best known, but others like Haiku Deck, SlideShare and now FlowBoard EDU are adding some well thought out features to presenting on the iPad. "

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Plickers - A Great Feedback Tool for the One iPad Classroom - iPad Apps for School

Plickers - A Great Feedback Tool for the One iPad Classroom - iPad Apps for School | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

" Plickers is a great student response system that is perfect for the one iPad classroom. I’ve featured it on Free Technology for Teachers and used in workshops this summer, but I’ve yet to feature it here. Plickers is a neat student response system that uses a teacher’s iPad, iPhone, or Android device in conjunction with a series of QR codes to create a student response system. Students are given a set of QR codes on large index cards. The codes are assigned to students. Each code card can be turned in four orientations. Each orientation provides a different answer. When the teacher is ready to collect data, he or she uses the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses. Teachers can create and save as many questions and responses as they like. The data collected can be viewed in a web browser or in the mobile app."

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The 5 key features of project-based learning - Daily Genius

The 5 key features of project-based learning - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
It's more than just a hot new trend. Project-based learning is getting students excited to learn. Seriously.
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8 effective ways to use social media in the classroom - Daily Genius

8 effective ways to use social media in the classroom - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Let's face it. Not all teachers are using social media in the classroom. If you're looking to start, here are some real-world examples that work.
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8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents - Edudemic

8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents - Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
As you’re preparing your lesson plans and classrooms for the first day of school (which may have already happened for some of you!), keeping in touch with parents is probably on your mind. Communicating classroom expectations and other pertinent information at the beginning of the school year is critical to get everyone started off on …
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Challenging Work Is Essential to Deep, Meaningful Learning - Mind/Shift

Challenging Work Is Essential to Deep, Meaningful Learning - Mind/Shift | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Pushing students to go beyond what they think they can do is at the core of good teaching. Challenging tasks keep students engaged and curious to learn more, driving their learning to new depths.
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Christmas jammies family does it again with back-to-school video

"They’re back. This time the Holderness family got dressed for their latest viral video. You may remember them from their Christmas jammies. But this time it’s all about big buses, we cannot lie. Baby got class."

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School - Mind/Shift

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School - Mind/Shift | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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Legend: An Exciting Visual Storytelling Platform - ClassTechTips

Legend: An Exciting Visual Storytelling Platform - ClassTechTips | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"A new online platform is helping teachers use stories to make content meaningful and engaging for their students.  Visual storytelling is a powerful way for teachers looking to reach students as they introduce new topics and concepts.  Legend is a terrific website that makes it easy for teachers to use video, images, and text to transform the way they get content in the hands of their students."

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Learn Students’ Names with Name-Coach.com - ClassTechTips

Learn Students’ Names with Name-Coach.com - ClassTechTips | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"As you get ready to head back-to school you may want to check out Name-Coach.com.  This website helps teachers learn students’ names easily and without the stress of trying to memorize pronunciations on the spot.  With its free Student Name Directory, teachers share a single link with their students that sends them to a dedicated page for your class or course.  Students can then record their names and add additional pronunciation guidance.  Teachers will then have access to their dedicated class Name Page so that they can hear students’ recordings to easily learn and remember.  "

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Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom - Edudemic

Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom - Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Using video in the classroom has come a long way from a TV and VCR on a cart to watch a movie during class (The standard about ten gazillion years ago when I was a student). There are a ton ofdifferent ways you can employ video in your classroom, from video feedback to educational videosabout specific topics, there is a lot of possibility out there. Even if you know that this way and that are options for including video in your classroom, you might still be wondering why you should be using video in the first place. 


The handy infographic below takes a look at reasons why video is a great form of engagement. It focuses on some statistics around video use quite generally (not education specific), but many of the statistics here might convince you that video’s widespread popularity might be a huge plus for you using it in the classroom."

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Dan Pink: My 5 favorite talks on work

Dan Pink: My 5 favorite talks on work | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Popular business author Dan Pink picks his 5 favorite TED Talks on how to find greater success at work.
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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 20, 10:30 AM

I used Dan Pink's talks in my Psychology classes with students - they were very interested - some  of them even took to reading his work.