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Google's 80/20 Principle Adopted at New Jersey School

Google's 80/20 Principle Adopted at New Jersey School | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
By cutting the number of lunch duties and other obligations outside the classroom, teachers at one school are spending more time pursuing ideas they can apply to their teaching and learning.

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iPads in Action Conference | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

iPads in Action Conference | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
On Tuesday 6th December  I was fortunate enough to attend the 'iPads in Action Conference' at the brand new Longfield Academy in Kent.
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Guest Post: The New Digital Divide

Guest Post: The New Digital Divide | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
The New York Times recently published a thought-provoking article entitled “Wasting Time is New Divide in Digital Era” which provided some compelling data indicating that students simply having...
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'What Works' Guide Offers Insights on Math Problem-Solving

'What Works' Guide Offers Insights on Math Problem-Solving | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
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for the love of learning: Opt-out of homework

for the love of learning: Opt-out of homework | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it

I loved this post.  Couldn't agree more that much of homework is irrelevant and adds far more time than needed to practice skill.  I hope more parents assert themselves on this issue.

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I Finally Drank the Kool-Aid! - The Tempered Radical

I Finally Drank the Kool-Aid! - The Tempered Radical | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
Those who know me the best always think it's hilarious when I'm asked to make staff development presentations because I've got a history of resisting even the most well-intentioned reform efforts. Heck, the closest that I've ever come to getting...
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The iPad and Twitter

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We are all learning together. If you have a problem, your PLN (Personal Learning Network) may be able to solve it. If you are struggling for ideas, there are people to ask. The iPad and twitter mak...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Learnist is Like Pinterest for Learning

Free Technology for Teachers: Learnist is Like Pinterest for Learning | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
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Most learning in the workplace happens outside of formal training | Learning in the Social Workplace

Most learning in the workplace happens outside of formal training | Learning in the Social Workplace | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it

Learning in the Workplace surveys showed that:

(a) people consider that informal learning is much more important, if not essential, to them than training, and (b) that they learn informally on a much more regular (if not continuous) basis than they learn formally. These findings are of course in line with study after study that shows that most learning in the workplace happens outside of formal training. The lead learner is the learning leader. The learning leaders role is enabling and facilitating continuous learning, not controlling episodic learning.
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Experiment All The Time

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"We need to try more stuff. Innovation is never about silver bullets. It’s about experimentation and doing whatever it takes, even if it means trying 1,000 things, to deliver value."

 

Excellence is not an event. Excellence is a state of existence that results from continuous improvement.

 

"We treat our school like a laboratory."--Mel Riddile


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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

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By Annie Murphy Paul

 

Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory or some other sense—is enormously popular. It’s also been thoroughly debunked.


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Personal Learning Networks ~ Continuous Professional Development

Who's in your personal/professional learning network? Are you one of 1,000s of educators who use the internet to enhance their classrooms?

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Why Teachers Need Social Media Training, Not Just Rules | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Why Teachers Need Social Media Training, Not Just Rules | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.

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A Principal's Reflections: Twitter: A Tool For All

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Twitter is a tool that should be utilized by all educators and administrators.  Start forming your Personal Learning Network now.

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Student Engagement and Assessment | LectureTools

Student Engagement and Assessment | LectureTools | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it

LectureTools is an interactive, web-based student response, note-taking and inquiry tool that improves student attentiveness and engagement in lecture...


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KudoCase Solar Charges Your iPad with Green Power — The Gadgeteer

KudoCase Solar Charges Your iPad with Green Power — The Gadgeteer | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
More solar solutions with the Solar KudoCase for the iPad 1, 2 and 3 but with a few extras this time.

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I have one & love it! The battery alone makes it worth the price lasting for several days of heavy use. Sturdy hard case that is surprisingly light. The stand feature is pretty useless but overall money well spent.
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Use Technology to Upend Traditional Classrooms

Schools should use technology to rethink education, not simply speed up what they do now, Justin Reich says.
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daily edventures | The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?

daily edventures | The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time? | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
daily edventures | The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?
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Is Modeling Enough...to change school culture?

Is Modeling Enough...to change school culture? | Connected Educator's Corner | Scoop.it
Leaders must be explicit if they want teachers and others to get the messages they're trying to communicate., says Khym G. Goslin.

 

"Leaders must help constituents make sense of what they observe the leader model." -  Thomas Sergiovanni

 

The last two decades have done little to reduce the managerial responsibilities of the school principal and, in many ways, their duties have increased.


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