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10 Characteristics of Community Leaders

10 Characteristics of Community Leaders | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
In addition to traits of superior leadership in any discipline, such as integrity and responsibility, here are ten characteristics that are particular to excellent community leaders.

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Walk beside and develop leadership in your community.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 6, 2013 4:37 PM

Leadership needs to get adapted on a daily base...

 

Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 6, 2013 7:00 PM

The facts are, any business page you create, in any social media  network, is really the beginning of creating your own community for people to be a part of. Why would they want to join yours?

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The Old Way Vs. The New Way infographic

The Old Way Vs. The New Way infographic | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

The Old Way Vs. The New Way infographicWelcome to the age of hyper-parenting and pressurized schools. What can we do to return the child to childhood? The Old Way Vs.


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What type of learning is developmentally  appropriate to the child?  Where are we really heading?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 14, 8:54 AM

The Old Way Vs. The New Way infographic. Welcome to the age of hyper-parenting and pressurized schools. What can we do to return the child to childhood? 


Linda Alexander's comment, December 14, 9:31 AM
In my experience, the Common Core is not the issue rather the way the teachers are prepared and the State implements the standards. I think this infographic is misleading and meant to provoke fear...
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Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia

Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.

Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools.

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Starting early - preparing for the future?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 7, 9:08 AM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

William Griffin's curator insight, December 7, 9:04 PM

The idea of teaching children how to code is a great one.  Technology has rapidly changed the world and all of it stems from coding.  Just like most skills, the sooner its learned, the more time it can be mastered, and ultimately effectiveness is maximized.  

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.


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How do we engage a child's curiosity?  

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50 Online Early Readers (with audio) - mattBgomez

50 Online Early Readers (with audio) - mattBgomez | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
I found an awesome website that has over 100 early readers with audio! The site is Unite For Literacy and I took the first 50 of the books and created a Symbaloo webmix for my class. The best part is these books work on the iPad as well! I will make another webmix of 50 more books soon.

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Center for Accessible Living NKY's curator insight, November 14, 9:03 AM

Great site for children's books with audio!

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November 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Media literacy – DEN Blog Network

November 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Media literacy – DEN Blog Network | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 1, 5:32 PM

Media Literacy is crucial in today's society. We are bombarded with messages urging us to buy this and look like that. Teaching young people about the messages being sent is vital if they are to be confident and informed citizens. 

Kathy Schrock's blog gives teachers an overview to this important skill.

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Tapping into Your Students’ Individual Intelligences in the Classroom

Tapping into Your Students’ Individual Intelligences in the Classroom | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Howard Gardner s theory of multiple intelligences changed the world of education. Before Gardner proposed that a student could have an affinity towards more than one intelligence, a student was usually put into one category that would define him for the rest of his life.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Howard-GARDNER

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 31, 12:04 PM

I am sure that Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences has changed some practices, but I don't think it has taken root across the board.

 

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The Rice Process's curator insight, October 31, 6:32 PM

Effective teachers make instructional decisions based on needs of the students.  Students learn best when teachers incorporate meaningful materials with engaging activities.

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GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.


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MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 8:57 AM

Every teacher should create a list of apps that work/don't work for their teaching purposes.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 25, 10:28 AM

I really appreciate the early childhood apps. I'm gonna recommend them to my students' parents

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The Education Economy: America's Next Big Thing? Do We Care?

The Education Economy: America's Next Big Thing?  Do We Care? | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Integrating the country's educational system, employers, and job creators can reshape -- and reignite -- the American economy. An expert on education explains.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 11, 7:20 AM

While I am happy to be working with teachers and students to help develop #FutureLeaders, the findings of this Gallup report are alarming.


Here are a few facts that tell the tale of our poor student engagement in schools and its relationship to  our declining economy:


  • Student engagement in school drops precipitously from fifth grade through 12th grade. About three quarters of elementary school kids (76%) are engaged in school, while only 44% of high school kids are engaged. The longer students stay in school, the less engaged they become. If we were doing this right, the trend would be going in the opposite direction.
     
  • About four in 10 students in grades five through 12 (43%) say they plan to start their own business, yet only 7% currently have an internship or job in a real organization where they can apply that energy. News flash: Schools and colleges don't have jobs and internships -- employers do. If we don't get schools and businesses working together to give students these opportunities, everyone will lose.
     
  • Only 14% of Americans say they are confident that college graduates are well-prepared for success in the workplace. And business leaders are even more skeptical, with only 11% saying that college graduates are well-prepared for success at work. Yet despite this, 96% of chief academic officers of colleges and universities are either somewhat or very confident that they are preparing college students for success in the workplace. It's hard to imagine a gap -- or moat -- bigger than that. 
     
  • And if you think our schools and colleges will be able to test our way out of this mess, that's a big mistake too. Perhaps the most important education-related news story of the entire year was Google -- the world's most admired brand -- announcing that it found almost no correlation between the grades and test scores of its employees and their success on the job. So the company no longer asks all its applicants to provide these things. This is a canary in the coal mine. As goes Google, so goes the rest of the business world.



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The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Something experts in all fields tend to do when they’re practicing is to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. The best figure skaters in the world spend more of their practice time practicing jumps that they don’t land than lesser figure skaters do. The same is true of musicians. When most musicians sit down to practice, they play the parts of pieces that they’re good at. Of course they do: it’s fun to succeed. But expert musicians tend to focus on the parts that are hard, the parts they haven’t yet mastered. The way to get better at a skill is to force yourself to practice just beyond your limits.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 20, 8:04 PM

This is growth mindset. Failure as iteration. Wonderful!

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 21, 10:55 AM

El secreto es practicar hasta superar los propios limites, auto impuestos  muy frecuentemente.

Audrey's curator insight, October 22, 4:13 PM

Sounds like good advice.  Effective tutors always push learners.  

Audrey curating for http:/www./homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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15 Netiquette Rules for Students

15 Netiquette Rules for Students | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
21st-century teaching and learning is done online. Help your students do it right with these 15 netiquette rules.

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A word to the wise is sufficient.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 18, 9:51 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Emily Becher's curator insight, October 20, 9:52 AM

Great reminders for the students when they are posting on Edmodo. 

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The Complexities of Collaboration

The Complexities of Collaboration | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Through my experiences and after questioning other educators, I have determined that your ability to collaborate effectively is influenced by many factors- Previous experienceGrowth mindsetSchool contextTimePersonalityInsecurityPerceived value of collaborationUnderstanding of collaboration-what it is and isn’t.Appreciation of othersLearning philosophyBalanced ContributionBelief in a common goalAutonomy or Interdependence- Seeing yourself as ‘we’ not just ‘me'
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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/
http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Collaboration
- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/. - http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/practice-put-students-in-the-drivers-seat-how-to/
 
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Gina Pacaldo's curator insight, October 13, 8:19 PM

This year, we have peer coaches at school and they've shared their guiding vision about their work.  I'm optimistic.

Rashmi Rawat's curator insight, October 17, 1:18 AM

Yes!  Am totally in agreement  !!

 

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Can You Really Measure and Shape Culture? #Infographic

Can You Really Measure and Shape Culture? #Infographic | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
See how small-business owners assessed the strength of their company's culture. Plus, discover ways to improve a workspace through changes to the environment.

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Schools Are Profoundly Broken

Schools Are Profoundly Broken | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

"A number of years ago, Roger Schank visited BYU and gave several presentations. I was able to attend three of them. He began by saying that school is profoundly broken and then he told us why. He blamed it on the '6 P’s': parents, press, publishers, Princeton, and politicians. Schank then focused on what is currently wrong with k-16 education. He attributed our current high school curriculum to Charles Eliot, the Harvard President who proposed standardizing the University curriculum in 1892. According to Schank, the main subjects we study in high school English, History, Math, etc. match up to departments at Harvard in 1892. Schank also suggested that our current curriculum is in direct opposition to what we have known about learning since Plato, that learning is by doing." | by Kimberly McCollum-CLark


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How teachers can find and download safe creative common images for use in the classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How teachers can find and download safe creative common images for use in the classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

"Photos for Class is a great platform that enables educators to find safe images that can be used for educational purpose in the classrooms ..."

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Lynne Tamor's curator insight, December 15, 1:51 PM

A nice summary of Creative Commons licenses.

Eli K's curator insight, December 15, 2:21 PM

Interesting article. You have to always be mindful of what kids should and shouldn't be exposed to at young ages. 

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Creating Digital Books that Help Others

Find resources at http://ShellyTerrell.com & http://Pearltrees.com/shellyterrell/ebook-creation/id5731037

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Lots of resources for those creating eBooks

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.


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What do we gain and lose as our brains rewire with the changing patterns of our culture?

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How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader

How Systems Thinking Makes You An Effective Leader | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
There was a time when people thought of businesses as some sort of machine. However, people are not very good cogs. They are just too likely

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Open Communication and continuing focus on working together towards the goal creates a functioning system.

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Olivia Perez's comment, November 15, 12:12 AM
I defiantly believe that the business world needs people to become one team and to make themselves a team. It was interesting to read this article to kind of understand how the business world works.
Leeza Trainor's comment, November 17, 9:30 AM
More people in the business world need to read this! It could help so many employee's and CEO's. Learn how to effectively communicate to make everyday at work easier
Lexie Ruscheinski's comment, November 17, 10:55 PM
Very resourceful in helping companies with team building but also learning to be a team leader! Any aspiring business men and women can learn from this.
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Chrome apps & extensions to support struggling learners- Going Google! FREE webinar from RESNA

Chrome apps & extensions to support struggling learners- Going Google! FREE webinar from RESNA | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Many schools are discovering the use of the free Chrome Browser, and free apps and extensions in the Chrome browser to support education and learning. How do you support your struggling students? 


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These Google apps can help readers and writers who struggle.  They cannot be used on iPads or iOS devices.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, November 2, 9:36 AM

Many schools are discovering the use of the free Chrome Browser, and free apps and extensions in the Chrome browser to support education and learning. How do you support your struggling students? This webinar will present several apps and extensions to support literacy and executive function, and they are free to download right in the Chrome web store. If your students are using laptops (Mac or PC), Chromebooks, or a tablet (android or windows), Chrome apps and extensions can support them on their device in the classroom and at home to read, write, research, complete assignments, organize, complete assignments and more. These apps and extensions are useful for students in 3rd grade through post-secondary.

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http://www.resna.org/professional-development/webinars/chrome-apps-extensions-support-struggling-learners-going-google


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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 


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11 X 17 Poster available to download 

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Sana Sakale's curator insight, November 3, 5:16 AM

Steps towards 21 st Century  Critical Thinking

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, November 5, 5:05 AM

Interesting infographic.

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How to Improve Employee Morale

How to Improve Employee Morale | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Studies have shown that employee morale is directly tied to productivity – the more stressed and dissatisfied employees are the more productivity will plunge. On the contrary, happy employees mean more gets done in a healthy, fruitful work ...

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Wen's curator insight, October 20, 1:18 PM

Hello Mr Obvious...

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Leading with the Heart— and a Dash of Emotional Intelligence

Leading with the Heart— and a Dash of Emotional Intelligence | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

..."Manage your own behavior first. Many managers try to control others’ behavior by being coercive, manipulative or demanding. Control your impulses, take responsibility for your actions, and be adaptable. If you aren’t a responsible leader, don’t expect employees to shoulder the responsibility for making your business a success."


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Lead with love.

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Barry Deutsch's curator insight, January 7, 2013 2:23 PM

Why do most managers and executives have trouble "coaching" their teams to higher levels of peformance? Why is it that so few companies spend NOTHING on training managers and executives how to coach, inspire, delegate, assign, and give feedback?


Everyone pays lipservice to the idea of leading/managing teams, but so few companies put their resources behind the concept of being a great place to work because of the quality of the leadership/management.


We seem to have taken the "heart" out of leading/managing and it's become a very sterile environment that just doesn't work. Trust comes from the heart, and if you're not leading, managing, coaching from that perspective, your team will NEVER trust you!


Barry Deutsch

 

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Martin o'neon's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:06 AM

Why do most managers and executives have trouble "coaching" their teams to higher levels of peformance? Why is it that so few companies spend NOTHING on training managers and executives how to coach, inspire, delegate, assign, and give feedback?

 

Everyone pays lipservice to the idea of leading/managing teams, but so few companies put their resources behind the concept of being a great place to work because of the quality of the leadership/management.

 

We seem to have taken the "heart" out of leading/managing and it's become a very sterile environment that just doesn't work. Trust comes from the heart, and if you're not leading, managing, coaching from that perspective, your team will NEVER trust you!

 

Barry Deutsch

 

Leadership Blog for CEOs and Senior Executives in the Vistage and TEC Community

 

http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/vistageleadershipcommunity

 

If your passion is focused on being the best leader possible, join us in our LinkedIn Discussion Group for leadership topics ranging from hiring and retaining top talent to outstanding sales management

 

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/IMPACT-Hiring-Solutions-Leadership-Management-1925834/about

 

David Hain's curator insight, October 20, 10:02 AM

You can't make authentic heart-to-heart contact without being in touch with your own!

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How Should Professional Development Change?

How Should Professional Development Change? | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Professional Development in Other Countries
The Shanghai teacher and Singapore teacher ratios of teaching time to collaboration time reveal even larger disparities. The Shanghai teacher reported teaching 15 hours a week and collaborating 7.5 hours a week. The Singapore teacher spends 18 hours teaching and 15 hours collaborating each week. Spending so much time collaborating with other teachers every week is not a reality for U.S. teachers who feel lucky to chat with their colleagues at lunch or in biweekly faculty meetings.

The differences in professional development systems do not end here though. In Singapore, teachers are expected to do 100 hours of professional development (paid by the ministry of education) every year. That would be 500 hours in five years. In Shanghai, teachers are expected to do a minimum of 360 hours of professional development every five years -- compare that to the mere 120 hours of professional development that is typically required of U.S. teachers every five years.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 18, 9:07 AM
Professional Development in Other Countries
The Shanghai teacher and Singapore teacher ratios of teaching time to collaboration time reveal even larger disparities. The Shanghai teacher reported teaching 15 hours a week and collaborating 7.5 hours a week. The Singapore teacher spends 18 hours teaching and 15 hours collaborating each week. Spending so much time collaborating with other teachers every week is not a reality for U.S. teachers who feel lucky to chat with their colleagues at lunch or in biweekly faculty meetings.

The differences in professional development systems do not end here though. In Singapore, teachers are expected to do 100 hours of professional development (paid by the ministry of education) every year. That would be 500 hours in five years. In Shanghai, teachers are expected to do a minimum of 360 hours of professional development every five years -- compare that to the mere 120 hours of professional development that is typically required of U.S. teachers every five years.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 18, 7:05 PM

Without choice and voice, professional development might be training which is for seals and not human beings.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

1. Making creates authentic experiences for learning.


2. Making deepens social and emotional skills. 


3. Making is not just limited to science, tech, engineering or math (STEM).


4. Making teaches kids how to fail. 


5. Making is accessible to anyone.


Learn more:

 

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 



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So many of my student like to keep their hands and/or bodies moving.  They become engaged .

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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, October 17, 12:21 PM

Some great resources at the bottom of this article for your kids to learn code. #STEM

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 4:25 PM

Are your kids makers?

Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, October 17, 8:05 PM

  Heres to less consuming and more making!

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Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners

Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

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Ronald M. Hamilton's curator insight, October 10, 8:35 AM

It will give a big help to those people who has a dyslexia

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What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today

What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
 

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Typical in USA - what will this lead to?

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Debra Evans's curator insight, October 9, 11:44 PM

Would apply to Australian kids too I would imagine.

Western Nutrition News's curator insight, October 11, 9:14 AM

Oh boy, oh boy!  When I was a student, we worked like blazes becoz we had to or we'd've failed, but we had FUN too - lots and lots of it!  Now these poor devils are being analysed to death - and not even good jobs at the end of it -  Guys, u woz robbed...  the world has just been computerised to death!   Kids, take my advice, Have Fun  - don't look back on your student days and sigh for lost opportunities.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 10:02 PM

What our future workers and college students will have experienced..