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What did Einstein know about Knowledge Management?

What did Einstein know about Knowledge Management? | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Quite a lot, it appears!

 

Here are my top ten favourite “Einstein on KM” quotes, which I have roughly curated into a journey from information to knowledge, through to learning and simplicity, experimentation, failure, curiosity and imagination…"

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:58 PM

The list is bang on. It begins with the obvious information is not knowledge. Take that one step further and knowledge is not wisdom.

God Is.'s curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:18 PM

This scoop is worthy of taking  quite some time and studying this wonderful Mind map showing Einstein's thought processes...

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The Teacher's Guide to Using Pinterest in Education - Daily Genius

The Teacher's Guide to Using Pinterest in Education - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Five or so years ago when it launched (way back when, in technology terms), Pinterest entered a social media market dominated by text. Quite simply, it brought an unprecedented visual aspect to social media which users enjoyed, though it was a fairly basic platform. Fast forward to today and you’ll find a plethora of new features that can make it particularly useful in your classroom.

So how can making boards and pinning photos be a useful tool for teachers? Pinterest offers a number of different options for teachers both for professional development and for student work. Tons of teachers (and other folks, too) are using this tool  – there are countless boards devoted to lesson plans, classroom ideas, and more. There are purportedly around 100 million active users as of December 2015 – and as with many web-based tools, the more people there are contributing to a platform, the better stuff there will be for you to use (even if you have to sort through some garbage to find it!)   To get your wheels churning, we’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas below."

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For even more ideas: How to Use Instagram In Your Classroom http://dailygenius.com/instagram/ ;

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Mystery Skype: Where in the world are they? - ISTE

Mystery Skype: Where in the world are they? - ISTE | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
It’s time for my students to make a guess: Where is the class they are meeting for the first time via Skype?

“Is it North Carolina?”

There is silence in the classroom as my fifth graders crane their necks toward the screen.

“No!” shouts a voice from the computer speakers, and my students scramble back together. A buzz of “What could it be then?” envelops them.

This is what it sounds like when 23 students engage in what is known as Mystery Skype. The idea is incredibly simple, but how it unfolds can be downright magical. When else can you see students using all of their background knowledge, tech savvy and common sense just to figure out where someone is in the world?
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The Idiot’s Guide to Smarter Coffee Drinking (Infographic) - LifeHack

The Idiot’s Guide to Smarter Coffee Drinking (Infographic) - LifeHack | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Science has figured out how to drink coffee for maximum benefit, and chances are you’re doing it all wrong. That’s because the right way to drink coffee isn’t always intuitive.

For instance, do you dive into a cup of coffee as soon as your eyelids open? Well this probably isn’t giving you the boost in energy you’re seeking. This is because, biologically speaking, our bodies are least in need of one at this time.

In this infographic, Art of Wellbeing explains exactly why your early morning cup of coffee is a biological mistake, plus six more tricks for smarter coffee drinking.
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For all my coffee drinking friends in education. Yes, you know who you are! Happy Tuesday! JE

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Building Innovations Around Experiences : The Skills and Dispositions of Accomplished Administrators

Building Innovations Around Experiences : The Skills and Dispositions of Accomplished Administrators | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
In schools today the pace of change and shifting sands are quick. Skilled administrators need to wear many hats and be strategic yet operational at the same time. They must build empathy, be inclusive and build a learning culture where shared decision-making allows teachers and students to thrive. 
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3 Free Map Creators - Indiana Jen

3 Free Map Creators - Indiana Jen | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Maps are a great way for students to navigate their understanding of different topics. While it is useful for geography (of course), students can also use mapping to increase their understanding of a story in English, a lesson in History, studies in Ecology, and more. Here are three FREE tools that allow students and teachers to create interactive maps, and they don’t require a login!
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The NFL's magic yellow line, explained - VOX

"Since the late 1990s, the virtual yellow line has been quietly enhancing football broadcasts by giving viewers a live, intuitive guide to the state of play. The graphic is engineered to appear painted on the field, rather than simply plopped on top of the players, so it doesn't distract from the game at all.

The line debuted during a September 27, 1998, game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. It was developed by a company called Sportvision Inc. and operated by six people in a 48-foot semi-truck parked outside the stadium. 

ESPN was the only network that immediately agreed to pay the steep price of $25,000 per game. Before long, other companies began offering the yellow line to the other networks, and now you won't see a football game without it."

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#Leveraging #Twitter for Rich Professional Learning - OSSEMOOC

#Leveraging #Twitter for Rich Professional Learning - OSSEMOOC | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Using hashtags can be a powerful way to find the users you want to follow so that you can build a rich Twitter feed.  There are two key ways to use hashtags for this purpose.
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Full STEAM Ahead: Why Arts Are Essential in a STEM Education

Full STEAM Ahead: Why Arts Are Essential in a STEM Education | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
STEM education is not merely a focus on four core classes or an increased focus on any individual letter in the acronym. STEM is the marrying and undeniable connection between science, technology, engineering and math. When I think of STEM education, I think of the biochem labs that our Juniors wrote using charts and diagrams of their own data gathered through experimentation and their own questions. I think of the Rube Goldberg machines built by engineering students in our makerspace, and I imagine the classroom furniture and prototypes being built by the students in my own Art and Tech elective class, projects that start with 3D models and prototypes and end in functional designs that are in use throughout the school.
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How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement - Mind/Shift

How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement - Mind/Shift | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Parents who are uneasy about their own math skills often worry about how best to teach the subject to their kids.

Well … there’s an app for that. Tons of them, in fact. And a study published today in the journal Science suggests that at least one of them works pretty well for elementary school children and math-anxious parents.

A team from the University of Chicago used a demographically diverse group of first-graders and their parents — nearly 600 in all — across a wide swath of Chicago. One group got to use an iPad app called Bedtime Math, built by a nonprofit with the same name. (The app is also available for Android, but we’re told most used the iPad version) The no-frills app uses stories and sound effects to present kids with math problems that they can solve with their parents.

The control group was given a reading app with similar stories but no math problems to solve. The results at the end of the school year?

I reached out to University of Chicago psychology professor Sian L. Beilock, one of the paper’s lead authors, to find out more.
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 7, 8:36 AM

I wholeheartedly endorse the practice of reading math related stories or books at home, including bedtime. I plan to check out the app mentioned in the article. If the app has value, it would be a great recommendation by teachers to parents.

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3 Google Resources for Student Centered Writing by @shfarnsworth @alicekeeler

3 Google Resources for Student Centered Writing by @shfarnsworth @alicekeeler | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
In a student-centered writing classroom, students may be in various stages in the writing process. To combat all of the organizational issues that may arise, it is important to equip students with not only the resources to aid in their endeavors, but also strategies to use when they find themselves with a plethora of information but little to no organization.
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How you can help your pupils' posture - Daily Genius

How you can help your pupils' posture - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
We’ve spoken before about the stresses and strain being put on young people by their lifestyles – and there’s every reason to assume it’s getting worse.

Hunching over mobile phones, sitting badly while using laptops, and not paying enough attention to workstations and deskspace all contribute to poor posture and the associated health issues that can create.

So, next time, you’re in the playground, classroom or heading in to school, look at the posture of those shuffling in. As the kids potter to school, the chances are the majority will be glued to their smartphone, with their shoulders hunched and their necks strained.
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16 Edtech Tryouts for 2016

16 Edtech Tryouts for 2016 | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
We’re teachers… So, by nature we’re the type to set the goal of being the absolute best we can be for our students. Part of the equation in striving to provide the best education possible involves acquiring and/or honing the digital skills necessary to transform teaching and learning in our classrooms.

That said, hopefully you have set goals for 2016 focusing on technology integration. If not, here are a few suggestions that can surely help you power up your knowledge—which, of course, will result in a variety of authentic, engaging and real-world learning experiences for your students. How could you go wrong!

Check out the interactive infographic show below—one that highlights 16 ways you can incorporate some tech into your classroom. And don’t forget to hover over the visual to reveal hotspots linking you to some useful resources to kick start your journey into the digital world!
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Melissa Spears's curator insight, February 8, 12:57 AM

Check out some edtech tryouts that teachers can follow into the classroom to give their best for students.

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Conversing, Consulting, and Creating - Edutopia

Conversing, Consulting, and Creating - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Those of us who spend our days with young people know that teaching is an enormous interpersonal challenge and that student motivation and progress are often tenuous. Students have few reasons to invest themselves in their work and no reason to view learning as a collaborative act if they don't feel valued as individuals, as thinkers, and as creators. The small conversations that occur when teachers shift the focus to consulting with students are beneficial in the following ways:

     * They help build relationships.
     * They allow teachers to get a real sense of student progress and understanding.
     * They help teachers nurture emerging student ideas.

 

For good reason, there is a growing emphasis on formative assessment. While there's a place for small activities that allow teachers to gauge understanding, it's more crucial to make conversations with students a core element of classroom practice. By leaving the front of the room, checking in, conversing, and consulting with students, teachers shift the paradigm of what it means to learn. Several practices work to support the idea of teacher as consultant and help establish collaborative, participatory, intellectual communities:"

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My take away- Structure your academic conversations  with students so that they feel valued as an individual, thinker, and creator. Within this relationship, the learning process will shift so tha the teacher becomes more of a facilitator, a guide, or a motivator. Read this article and consider how it would wo k in your position.

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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies - Cult of Pedagogy

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies - Cult of Pedagogy | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise was the phrase “We will discuss.”

We will discuss the video.

We will discuss the story.

We will discuss our results.

Every time I saw it in a lesson plan, I would add a  note: “What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate?” I was pretty sure that We will discuss actually meant the teacher would do most of the talking; He would throw out a couple of questions like “So what did you think about the video?” or “What was the theme of the story?” and a few students would respond, resulting in something that looked  like a discussion, but was ultimately just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students; a classic case of Fisheye Teaching.

The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like. They didn’t know any other “formats.” I have only ever been familiar with a few myself. But when teachers began contacting me recently asking for a more comprehensive list, I knew it was time to do some serious research.
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Monday Truisms via @KrissyVenosdale

Monday Truisms via @KrissyVenosdale | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

#teachyourheartout 

#teachersofinstagram 

#teachersfollowteachers

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Yep! That was Monday! - ;-) 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Complete This Free Course and Become a Power Google Searcher

Free Technology for Teachers: Complete This Free Course and Become a Power Google Searcher | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Power Searching With Google is a MOOC that Google initially offered nearly four years ago. The course is facilitated by Dr. Daniel Russell whose work I've featured many times over the years. The latest version of Power Searching With Google opens today and runs for two weeks.
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Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning

Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
‘If you just teach by standing at the blackboard and try to transmit your understanding of physics just by words, then even a minimal standard typically is not reached. Students aren’t learning that stuff.’
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What To Do On Twitter: 50 Ideas For Teachers

What To Do On Twitter: 50 Ideas For Teachers | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"This post has been updated and republished from a 2013 post.

* Send a link.
* Express an opinion.
* Follow innovative thought leaders.
* Stalk conversations between people you respect.
* Retweet a helpful link.
* Respond to someone else’s tweet.
* Have students use a tweet in a research project, then cite it using MLA rules.

and so much more ...."

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10 Things to Start with in Google Classroom - @alicekeeler

10 Things to Start with in Google Classroom - @alicekeeler | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
In a nut shell, Google Classroom is Google Drive Management. It allows you to assign assignments and collect work from students. If you are just starting off with Google Classroom here are some things you will want to try first:
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Here Are Some of The Best Word Cloud Generators for Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning

Here Are Some of The Best Word Cloud Generators for Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Below is a collection of some of the best tools and mobile apps to use for generating word clouds. We have arranged these resources into three main categories:  word cloud generators for Google Drive, iPad word cloud generators, and web based tools for creating word clouds. As for Android users, the one we recommend is Word Salad which is also available for iPad.
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Developing and Maintaining a Growth Mindset - The Learner's Way

Developing and Maintaining a Growth Mindset - The Learner's Way | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
For educators, parents and learners Carol Dweck’s research on the benefits of a Growth Mindset is naturally appealing. Those who have a growth mindset achieve better results than those who don’t, are more resilient and accept challenge willingly. In response schools have embraced the notion and classroom walls are adorned with posters identifying the characteristics of growth versus fixed mindsets. Teachers make efforts to shift their students towards a growth mindset and parents consider how they may assist in the process. After two years of incorporating a growth mindset philosophy we are finding that the reality of shifting a student’s disposition away from a fixed mindset and then maintaining a growth mindset is significantly more complex than at first imagined. Numerous forces and influences play a role and progress is unlikely to match a linear curve.

Where schools have made steps in the right direction, is in raising awareness of the two mindsets. In this regard the placement of posters and discussion around the role that our mindset has in our learning are steps in the right direction. Demonising the fixed mindset is perhaps an unnecessary step and our students may be better served by understanding that we all have times when we fall into a fixed mindset. Education of how we may recognise such times and apply strategies of mindfulness and metacognition would avoid shifting already vulnerable learners on to the circle of shame. Awareness is however far form the end of the journey towards reaping the benefits of a Growth Mindset.
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 9, 8:16 AM

Carol Dweck's "Growth Mindset" is now on my list for must reads.

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, Today, 3:36 AM

Weten dat er een fixed en growth mindset bestaat is niet genoeg. Om jongeren te coachen opdat ze zelf denken vanuit een groei-mindset  moeten we doelbewust en evenwichtig feedback hanteren.

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Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools - Edutopia

Empowering Teachers With Tech-Friendly Formative Assessment Tools - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important part of effective instruction. Teachers can use observations, checklists, and quick quizzes to gather data that will inform their instruction. Formative assessment identifies areas where students are excelling and struggling so that teachers can best alter their instruction to meet the needs of all students. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to work with a school looking to strengthen its formative assessment data collection by leveraging the power of tech-friendly tools.

Technology can make formative assessment a seamless part of everyday activities. Online tools and mobile devices can help teachers stay organized when collecting data that will make analyzing information easier and more meaningful. Formative assessment can take place throughout a unit of study during daily lessons that incorporate technology. As you examine the systems that work for you in your classroom, technology tools can make this process easier and seamless when used effectively.
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Always looking for new assessment tools!

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff - Edutopia

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
An idea that is beginning to gain a lot of favour in educational circles at the moment is the notion of fixed versus growth mindsets, and how they might relate to students and learning. Based on the work of Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, the idea of mindset is related to our understanding of where ability comes from. It has recently been seized upon by educators as a tool to explore our knowledge of student achievement, and ways that such achievement might be improved.

However, in my work, I have found that the notion of developing a growth mindset is as equally applicable to staff and teacher performance as it is to students. This article begins with a brief discussion about the difference between the two mindsets, what that means for education, and concludes with some ideas for how school leaders might seek to develop a growth mindset amongst their staff.
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Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts | Scholastic.com

Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts | Scholastic.com | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
I was not one of those LEGO® kids growing up. Sure, my brothers had LEGO bricks, and every so often I’d kidnap some tiny LEGO men for a make-believe game. But I didn’t truly appreciate the engineering capacity of those studded plastic bricks. They were just so rigidly rectangular!
As an adult, I’ve come to appreciate LEGO, both for its rectilinear aesthetic, and even more so, for its mathematical might. In the classroom, the tiny bricks are now my favorite possibility-packed math manipulative! Read on for a sampling of math activities that use LEGO pieces to build and reinforce key math concepts.
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The Techie Teacher: 5 EASY Techie Activities for Valentine's Day

The Techie Teacher: 5 EASY Techie Activities for Valentine's Day | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Happy February! Here are a few ideas for some EASY techie activities you can carry out with your students this month:
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