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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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Show Learners the Possibilities . . . And Then Get Out of the Way - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein

Show Learners the Possibilities . . . And Then Get Out of the Way - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
We are living in an age of advanced user-driven technologies, information abundance, and networked, participatory learning. It should logically follow, then, that education should take advantage of these amazing developments. As many of us in education know, it has not. This theme has permeated many of my blog posts:
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Roxana Soto's curator insight, August 2, 9:28 PM

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Turn your Smartphone into a 3D Hologram | 4K - YouTube

Bored of New Apps? This is my tutorial on how to turn your phone into a Hologram Projector!
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10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman

10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Too often, young teachers are blinded by their own expectations or those that others have for them. When reality doesn’t meet them, they end up feeling very much alone.

The fact is that the first year of teaching is often as challenging as it is rewarding. Inexperienced teachers face dilemmas that no one prepares them for. Here are a few realities that my teacher friends shared that day.
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10 Things Veteran Teachers Want First Year Teachers to Know - Brilliant or Insane

10 Things Veteran Teachers Want First Year Teachers to Know - Brilliant or Insane | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Shortly after posting 10 Tough Truths About Your First Year of Teaching, friends of mine began reaching out to share their own tough truths and a bit of hope as well.

“You need to tell new teachers how it gets better,” one of them suggested. “You need to leave them with a bit of light.”

Point taken, and thanks for the feedback. I loved reopening this conversation! Veteran teacher friends: I’m wondering what you would add.
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Educators taking a stand on sitting - Winnipeg Free Press

Educators taking a stand on sitting - Winnipeg Free Press | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Being told to "sit still" in the classroom may soon be a thing of the past.

Schools in a growing number of jurisdictions are experimenting with the once-faddish, now commonplace tool of the modern office dweller: the standing desk.

For generations raised on the idea that in order to learn you need to sit down and sit still, standing desks represent a paradigm shift. Researchers who specialize in the ergonomics of learning spaces are now beginning to talk about how these desks will transform classrooms into "activity-permissive environments."

The interest in getting standing desks in schools has its roots in the growing obesity epidemic in the United States and other wealthy countries. The idea is to get schoolchildren -- who can spend an incredible 65 to 70 per cent of their waking hours sitting -- moving more during the day. It could help them lose weight, improve their cardiovascular health, reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and see other physical and psychological benefits."

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Taking the First Steps Towards Teaching With Video Games - Mind/Shift

Taking the First Steps Towards Teaching With Video Games  - Mind/Shift | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"When teachers think of video games as another book or video resource for the classroom, creative uses often emerge."

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Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist - FRACTUS LEARNING

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist - FRACTUS LEARNING | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
The start of the school year brings with it more than a few ‘gotta-do’s for a classroom teacher. For that matter, if you’re also the designated ed tech “go-to person,” there are a LOT of tasks for you (and the IT team) to consider. With a technology program, ensuring that the various aspects of technology are ready for you, your colleagues and your students could be a huge task. It’s hard to envision all the aspects of tech that you might need to worry about, and if you or the team miss something, it only creates more heartburn and wasted time later.

To help your student-centered tech program get off to a fulfilling start, we have put together this checklist. Most of the items on the list will be important for you to consider. Some of these items will not apply depending on your role, your devices, and the latitude your administration and district allows, of course. In any case, reviewing this list will remind you (and your administration, tech support, teachers and others) of the needs of a highly engaging, fully functioning student-centered classroom.
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Brain scans reveal how poverty hurts children's brains

Brain scans reveal how poverty hurts children's brains | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Growing up poor has long been linked to lower academic test scores. And there's now mounting evidence that it's partly because kids can suffer real physical consequences from low family incomes, including brains that are less equipped to learn.
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 1, 10:41 AM

Poverty doesn't mean hopeless. It means that those of us who can should and can work that much harder to give these kids opportunities and resources they don't otherwise have and help them build a bridge of hope for something better.

Nelly Renard's curator insight, August 1, 4:00 PM

Poverty doesn't mean hopeless. It means that those of us who can should work that much harder to give these kids opportunities and resources they don't  have and help them build hope for something better.

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Astronomy For Kids: 8 Best Telescopes For Beginners - FRACTUS LEARNING

Astronomy For Kids: 8 Best Telescopes For Beginners - FRACTUS LEARNING | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Choosing a telescope for a child should take all of those aspects in to consideration, and a few more things. A child’s telescope should be easy and uncomplicated to use. An overly complicated telescope just won’t be as much fun. Compact size is important. A smaller child is not going to enjoy using an enormous telescope. Durability is a necessity for kids’ telescopes; lots of small, fragile pieces can easily get lost or broken. Fortunately, there are plenty of telescopes perfect for young astronomers."

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Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain - Edutopia

Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Every instructor wants to crack the code -- to determine just what children and adolescents need to transform feelings of defeat, cognitive and emotional exhaustion, and outright hostility into something positive. They want to connect with students whose stress response states are chronically activated. They want to help learners know that they are more than just their genetics or their history. They want to share with their most fragile students that the traumas of their past can strengthen rather than harden their minds and hearts. No one needs to live in constant conflict and pain.
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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping - TeachThought

10 Dos and Don'ts For Group Work & Student Grouping - TeachThought | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for learning, and collaboration is easily recognized as an important skill for students to build. There are very few arguments against having students work together in class and on assignments.

However, the challenge facing many educators is not in wanting their students to work together, but in figuring out how to group students together in the most effective ways. We do not want to create groups that hinder the progress of any of our students!

This simple guide can help you the next time you are creating groups for an assignment or task in your classroom!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Now You Can Play Videos Within Your Diigo Groups

Free Technology for Teachers: Now You Can Play Videos Within Your Diigo Groups | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Diigo might not be as visually appealing as bookmarking sites like Pinterest, but in a lot of ways it is still an outstanding tool. One of the best features of Diigo, Diigo Groups, just got a couple of updates. First, you can now play YouTube and Vimeo videos directly within a group without opening a new tab or window. Second, you can now export the content (bookmarks) of a Diigo Group as a CSV or Excel file.
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Stages of Being a Maker Learner - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein

Stages of Being a Maker Learner - User Generated  Education @jackiegerstein | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
So what is making? I’ve proposed that the heart of making is creating new and unique things. I also realize that in order for this type of making to occur, there needs to be some scaffolding so that maker learners can develop a foundation of knowledge and skills. The end result, though should be maker learners creating new things by and for themselves. The ideas in this post have been sparked by the SAMR model. I see a similar pattern or progression with maker education:
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iPaddling through Fourth Grade-Encourage...Engage...Enlighten...Empower: Digital Citizenship Resources

iPaddling through Fourth Grade-Encourage...Engage...Enlighten...Empower: Digital Citizenship Resources | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
As the beginning of a new school year approaches, we need to remember to include lessons on the importance of Digital Citizenship in our classrooms. As I begin my second year of being 1:1, I know this is important to incorporate. Listed below are sources that can be used to teach Digital Citizenship in the classroom.
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10 Quick Fixes That Every School Can Implement Immediately - Brilliant or Insane

10 Quick Fixes That Every School Can Implement Immediately - Brilliant or Insane | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Teachers worry about the Common Core, high stakes testing, accountability, parent complaints, and many other issues that face educators daily. What if you could stop worrying? What if there were quick fixes for your school and classroom that you can implement right now?

Sound unrealistic? It’s not. The answer is easy: Instead of using the old committee approach and a 5-year plan, attack your problems with a hacker’s mentality. This is what Jennifer Gonzalez and I have done in Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School.

The theory behind hack learning is that experienced, open-minded, progressive educators attempt to see the problem from angles that other people don’t see. The hacker takes a step back and considers all assets–even students. She assumes that quick fixes do exist and that you just have to find them.

Consider these solutions to some common everyday problems that have plagued educators for decades. The best part of these “hacks” is they are right-now solutions that don’t require a 5-year plan. They will improve your classroom and your students immediately.
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The Future of Reading: Getting All Students on the Path to Proficiency by Third Grade - Education Week

The Future of Reading: Getting All Students on the Path to Proficiency by Third Grade - Education Week | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Through years of reading research, the education community has a solid understanding of early literacy and the science behind learning to read. Where we collectively lack insight is how to best transition students to reading independently and reading to learn.

It's a sobering statistic: only 34 percent of all fourth grade students read proficiently. Third grade is the turning point in which students who don't reach proficiency by the end of that year are in danger of never catching up to their peers. According to research from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, third grade reading achievement is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Yet as a country we've continually failed to ensure all students reach grade-level reading.

To overcome this persistent problem and meet this critical milestone for all our students, particularly those from low-income families, requires a new approach. Recent efforts by many states and school districts are showing incredible promise for accelerating student reading achievement among learners of all abilities. Their innovative models focus on community-wide collaborations and leverage the power of technology to provide personalized learning on a broad scale in an effective and economical way.
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Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced - Edutopia

Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Homework: effective learning tool or waste of time?

Since the average high school student spends almost seven hours each week doing homework, it's surprising that there's no clear answer. Homework is generally recognized as an effective way to reinforce what students learn in class, but claims that it may cause more harm than good, especially for younger students, are common.

Here's what the research says:
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50 web tools and mobile apps for showcasing student work - Daily Genius

50 web tools and mobile apps for showcasing student work - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Students create a wide variety of material on a regular basis. There are a lot of ways that they can showcase their work and what better opportunity is there than web tools and mobile apps?

As you can see below, today’s popular digital tools come in many flavors. There are web apps that aren’t super mobile-friendly and there are mobile apps that may not even exist on the web.

The key is to identify which tool is right for you.
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Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic

Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Most teachers consider themselves life-long learners. As professionals, teachers are required to complete a certain amount of professional development (PD) every few years to keep their certification current. Usually this PD looks like speakers coming to teacher’s meetings, or educators attending conferences or taking courses at a local college. While these opportunities are ways to advance their craft, many teachers find that they don’t get much as they should from sitting in meetings or classes.
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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 29, 2:04 AM

Només un resum: Si no t'agrada aprendre, no t'agrada ensenyar...els professors com aprenents questions essencials!

Ben Bempong's curator insight, July 31, 6:21 PM

PD are definately beneficial to teachers and educators.  PD days are pretty informative as they create new ways to inform teachers with current reform and change in the field of education.  It will be awesome to invent new ways to incorporate other forms of administering PD to teachers.

Christina Dillard's curator insight, August 1, 9:30 AM

PD are definately beneficial to teachers and educators.  PD days are pretty informative as they create new ways to inform teachers with current reform and change in the field of education.  It will be awesome to invent new ways to incorporate other forms of administering PD to teachers.

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From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines - Langwitches

From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines - Langwitches | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.
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Authentis Formations's curator insight, July 29, 4:36 AM

Pour mieux apprendre : des rituels à mettre en place !

Lawrence Buck's curator insight, July 31, 7:29 AM
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, July 31, 2:42 PM
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Get The Math - Algebra in the Real World

Get The Math - Algebra in the Real World | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers. Watch this intro video before trying one of the challenges below. "

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Kim Breuninger's curator insight, July 27, 1:13 PM

If only these ideas were around when I was in school!

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Supporting Maker Education District-Wide - Edutopia

Supporting Maker Education District-Wide - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Implementing maker education is less about space than it is about mindset. A core component of making is empowering students to create something meaningful and to see the impact of their work in the world around them. If we are committed to creating this kind of learning for all students, then we need to cultivate the conditions for adults who work with them to adopt a maker mindset that promotes risk taking, creativity, persistence, and reflection when working through challenges. The key to district-wide implementation is providing multiple entry points for educators to engage in maker-based activities and professional development, reflect on their experiences, and share their inspirations and hurdles with colleagues."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Short Lessons on the Origins of English

Free Technology for Teachers: Short Lessons on the Origins of English | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
A few years ago Open University published a ten part video series on the history of the English language. Last week TED-Ed published a lesson titled Where Did English Come From? The TED-Ed lesson focuses on the evolution of language and similarities to other languages.
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