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Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place - CBS DC

Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place - CBS DC | smadar's page | Scoop.it
With over 73 percent of online adults now using a social networking site, social media has dramatically impacted the world in both positive and negative ways. It has left many people to wonder how and if social media can mentally affect people.

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מיועד לתמיכה בכתיבת החלק של חשיבות המדיה החברתית כעולמון בפני עצמו.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 17, 8:11 AM

The article looks at the effects on society and individuals by the evolution of social media and social networks. Perhaps not surprisingly, the author - Lemoyne College professor of psychology Krystine Batchois - finds both good and bad.

 

The downside identified by Batchos includes:

 

- cyber-bullying

- younger people adapting more to on-line interactions and therefore lacking real-life social skills

- mental health problems

 

Batcho asserts:

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“The greater the social media use over time, the life satisfaction decreases,” 

 

I think I'd agree with that. There can be no real substitute for real-world life and experience.

 

 

irene's curator insight, April 21, 10:15 PM

Interestingly I now feel more connected to more people than ever before. Support comes at all hours of the day and night - a sentence here and there results in more communication rather than less and increased close connection with groups of peopel who share similar interests. Life is no longer so insular and I find myself supporting more causes and issues of social justice both locally and globally.

 

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PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems - An Ethical Island

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems - An Ethical Island | smadar's page | Scoop.it
Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Sure! Why not? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to solve real-life problems with your class.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 21, 5:37 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, October 22, 9:30 AM

Love this.

HJJP's curator insight, October 22, 9:55 AM

Many problem solving frameworks and formats... I like this one... simple enough... but as complete as needed.

 

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3 Minute Teaching with Tech Tutorial Video - Movenote for Flipped or Blended Content | EmergingEdTech

3 Minute Teaching with Tech Tutorial Video - Movenote for Flipped or Blended Content | EmergingEdTech | smadar's page | Scoop.it
Movenote is very popular with educators, for good reason. It’s free, it’s easy, and it makes it really easy to add a video discussion to digital conten

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 3, 4:58 AM

I have added Movenote to my Gmail/Chrome account. This is an outstanding 21st Century FREE teaching and learning resource! Review the short video clip and enjoy the possibilities...

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Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning

Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning | smadar's page | Scoop.it
Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond "course-based" approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 21, 9:13 PM

An art teacher and I (drama teacher) started to use a negotiated approach with students about 15 years ago.  By working with students to be aware of curriculum expectations and discussing "what would this look like" we assisted students with developingntheir own learnign pathways and expressions of their learning - in keeping with the legislated requirements of curriculum.  I've also noted over the years that elements of the International Baccalaureate - particularly the project work from MYP - reflects a similar approach.

Without reference to research literature, I'd speculate that this speaks to engagement, authenticity and relevance... and needn't be confined to K-12 contexts.... well-documented project work could be conducted outside the confines of formal classes and evidenced against formal assessment criteria.

Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, August 22, 11:10 AM

Project-Based Learning is a great vehicle for allowing student to gain social and emotional learning (SEL) skills.  The five core competency skills for SEL (self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and self-management) can be easily integrated into any project-based learning opportunity.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 25, 12:48 AM

El alumno determina los proyectos en los cuáles va a trabajar.

 

La gestión es compleja pero los resultados lucen prometedores.

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What’s APPening: 100 Apps for Education

What’s APPening: 100 Apps for Education | smadar's page | Scoop.it
Need an app? You don’t have to look far—There really IS an app for that, whatever “that” may be. Need help taking notes or staying organized? Do you want an on-demand guide to coding and computer p...

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Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, July 22, 8:20 AM

Microsoft Apps for Ed

Gianni Guacci's curator insight, July 23, 3:46 AM

Apps for education to help parents play with their children and educate them at the same time

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 7:31 AM

“See what’s APPening in education” offers a look at some of the apps available in the Windows Store.

They've selected 10 apps at random, but 90 more great apps are in the PDF resource.

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Talking to parents in 140 characters: how are schools using social media?

Talking to parents in 140 characters: how are schools using social media? | smadar's page | Scoop.it

Social media isn't just about cyberbullying and selfies. Journalist Lucy Ward explores how schools are using the likes of Twitter and Facebook to engage parents • 10 tips for how schools use social media.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 18, 9:35 PM

There is no doubt that social media provide excellent ways to communicate with parents, but they are not the only ways. It is one way that includes face-to-face conversations. It would be interesting to find out what Derrida might conclude in using his concept differance which was not a correctly spelled word.

Mark McLendon's curator insight, July 19, 10:21 PM

Tweeting for teachers.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 5:19 PM

Twitter tips for reaching parents. 

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Building a Community_Using Pictures | Collaboration

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Building a Community: Using Pictures There are many “buzz” words in education; filtering, understanding, and implementing concepts can seem overwhelming. Many questions arise. Why does it matter? W...

 

Building a community within and outside of the classroom focuses deeply on the implications and actions of the story it tells to others.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 2, 10:08 PM

Building a community within and outside of the classroom focuses deeply on the implications and actions of the story it tells to others.


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FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators

FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators | smadar's page | Scoop.it

FlipQuiz™ was created to provide educators with a quick way to create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. Traditionally, these are created (tediously) using posterboard, chalkboards, or dry-erase markers on an overhead slide. The review questions are usually even written on a separate sheet of paper.


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Herman van Schie's comment, July 3, 3:41 AM
You need a manual about Flipquiz? Look at http://ict-idee.blogspot.nl/2014/03/185-flipquiz-maak-je-eigen-quizgame.html
Bijal Damani's comment, July 3, 4:32 AM
Thanks Herman :)
Bijal Damani's comment, July 3, 4:32 AM
Thanks Herman :)
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Critical Thinking Takes Courage

Critical Thinking Takes Courage | smadar's page | Scoop.it
Critical thinking isn't an entirely natural process; it's one that requires courage.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 7:33 PM

Yes, and YES!!! Critical thinking really takes risk, because someone is likely to disagree with you. How much better it is, however, to have a well thought opinion and stand alone, than to be a lemming. 

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 8:21 AM

A really excellent article on something that can be hard to define and practice, and yet is such an essential skill for life.   I really like the distinction Terry Heick makes between thought and knowledge and the interplay between them.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 25, 11:38 AM

El pensamiento crítico requiere coraje, actitud y valor que no se fomenta en los sistemas educativos en general debido a los riesgos que conlleva.

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Using SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy to integrate iPads into the classroom

Using SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy to integrate iPads into the classroom | smadar's page | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 12, 11:07 PM

iPad apps and integrating Bloom's taxonomy.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, June 21, 9:12 PM

This is one of the best tutorial guides I have seen designed for QR code creation and how it is based on the SAMR framework. 

Sang Lee's curator insight, June 24, 1:38 AM

iPad into the classroom

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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform | smadar's page | Scoop.it
I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.  Sue Waters also just published a very compr...

 

Content curation requires more than just the selection of information. It’s the assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting of the best content available.


Learn more:


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Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, June 24, 9:39 AM

Curar contenido es más que simplemente buscar y seleccionar información.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 7:45 AM

Blogging as a Curation Platform

John Poole's curator insight, July 28, 6:03 AM

Founder of scoopIT

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Social Media for Education: Tool to help HEI choose appropriate SM for courses

Social Media for Education: Tool to help HEI choose appropriate SM for courses | smadar's page | Scoop.it

Social Media for Education: Tool to help HEI choose appropriate SM for courses


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321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology | smadar's page | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy!

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Sirin Karadeniz's curator insight, June 11, 3:30 PM

321 Free Tools for Teachers

Marisol Pamela Hernández Orellana's curator insight, June 14, 9:04 AM

Un interesante listado Que nos permite Navegar citar correctamente según norma APA o aquellas que nos permiten generar nuestras propias infografías!!!! vamos....explore, juegue con ellas e innove!!!

Erika Altensee's curator insight, June 20, 8:18 AM

#scoopit

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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too? | smadar's page | Scoop.it
Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, June 12, 8:30 PM

This is an ongoing discussion between my English Teacher friend and I.  I think the real question is why are we still teaching keyboarding??

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 13, 1:21 AM

It is becoming clearer that it is important that we do not lose  handwriting as a skill! Strong positive neural development in a child is far more important than adeptness in using digital technologies. If research continues to support these initial studies many educators will need to reflect and possibly readjust.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 2:57 PM

New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how.

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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | smadar's page | Scoop.it
Ever since the 1950s, children have undergone a test for tracking their creativity, in similar fashion to the IQ test. Professor E. Paul Torrance developed the series of tasks, which are administered by a psychologist, to a subject to measure the person’s ability to produce something original and useful. No [...]

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 17, 3:24 PM

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


Nick Hester's curator insight, October 18, 6:35 AM

Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 20, 11:41 AM

When my children were small we spent a great deal of time being creative and playing the "what if" game to test out theories. That is not seen with children in my practice much anymore.  They are stuck in overly compartmentalized learning and playing.  Few of them know what to do if told to go outside.

 

We need to bring curiosity and creativity back into the forefront of child development and learning.  I see the loss of this as being as devastating as when children were told "Do it because I said so and don't ask questions."

 

What do you think?

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Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | smadar's page | Scoop.it
The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 17, 9:32 AM

The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."


ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 20, 4:39 PM

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

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iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors

iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors | smadar's page | Scoop.it
iPads, iPods and other tablets are becoming more commonplace in the classroom, and schools are filling their devices with lots of Apps. Teachers could be missing valuable opportunities to truly embed the use of iPads in the classroom.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, July 27, 3:22 AM

Apps are a diversion.  The core benefit of Tablets is their capacity for creative use and flexibility.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 11:19 AM

BYOD

Martin Debattista's curator insight, August 2, 11:32 AM

Tablets in general (and not just iPads) can do much more than just provide apps 'for everything'. Teachers could be missing the wood for the trees (and lots of them!)

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eLearning Future: What Will eLearning Look Like in 2075?

eLearning Future: What Will eLearning Look Like in 2075? | smadar's page | Scoop.it
How will education and teachers' roles change in the future due to educational technology advancements? Check the eLearning Future in 2075.

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Musings of a (New) Education Insurgent | I hereby declare myself an education rebel

Musings of a (New) Education Insurgent | I hereby declare myself an education rebel | smadar's page | Scoop.it
SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston The system of schooling to which I have dedicated my life seems incapable of educating all students to high levels of learning


Taking those lessons to heart, I hereby declare myself an education rebel who will no longer work to save the educational system for which I’ve long toiled.


Further, I vow to work to create, nurture, and give voice to an educational alternative that employs proven educational practices—real and individualized differentiated instruction, real and serious engagement of parents, ubiquitous access to information for all, and consistent and relevant feedback about performance—that will produce aptitude-defying-levels of learning among all students. I will work for new paradigm schools and technological tools.


I make this declaration knowing full well that being a rebel will be lots of work because lots of vested interests will work just as hard to maintain the dysfunctional status quo.


Join me in this space for regular updates about the education revolution. Your comments, suggestions, feedback and constructive criticism are welcome!




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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 4, 6:21 AM

I will work for new paradigm schools and technological tools. I make this declaration knowing full well that being a rebel will be lots of work because lots of vested interests will work just as hard to maintain the dysfunctional status quo. Join me in this space for regular updates about the education revolution. Your comments, suggestions, feedback and constructive criticism are welcome!


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 4, 12:53 PM

We should not work to save a School system which is always in need of repair and reconstructing. We should work in reconstructing rather than reorganizing deck chairs on a sinking ship.

David Hain's curator insight, July 5, 4:16 AM

Right on, brother!

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Student Autonomy

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Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 9:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 1, 12:54 PM

Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 9:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.

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Bring on the learning revolution! | TED Talks

Bring on the learning revolution! | TED Talks | smadar's page | Scoop.it
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 25, 4:30 AM

This is an outstanding talk...Correct, move from the education reform of a broken system by "Keep Moving Forward" to a learning revolution and "rise with the occasion".

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Maker Education and Experiential Education

Maker Education and Experiential Education | smadar's page | Scoop.it
As those who follow me on Twitter and via this blog know, I am an advocate of the Maker Education movement.  The reason, as I've mentioned, is that I come from a background in Experiential Educatio...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 23, 2:12 PM

Students, particularly younger children, learn by doing something meaningful and relevant in the moment. This requires teaching which is more than coaching and calls on teaching as a creative enterprise.

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Empathy In Action: One Teacher’s Story, Techniques and Tips

Empathy In Action: One Teacher’s Story, Techniques and Tips | smadar's page | Scoop.it
How project-based learning and a student-centered environment promotes plenty of opportunities for applying empathy

 

Creative Collaboration. When students work together on projects, they practice problem solving and critical-thinking. A recent study of economics prompted Leah’s class to decide that they wanted to open and run a school snack shop. So they needed to advertise! Students worked in groups of six to create advertising campaigns.

 

“The necessity of having to include everyone’s ideas in creating a unified vision for their campaigns was a great opportunity for practicing empathy,”

 

Leah observed. Ensuring that everyone’s ideas were incorporated was no small task, but it worked. Brilliantly!


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Claudia M. Reder's curator insight, June 20, 12:09 PM

Now that "Empathy" is becoming a key word in education, bring on the arts.

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Converting your written content to a SlideShare deck

As a professional who is using written content to market your products or services, you probably have many articles, special reports, and white papers. How can…

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 15, 8:33 AM

Slideshare is a great way to present, tell your story, create information. Here is the 'how-to'! Great stuff.

Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, June 22, 8:48 PM

We all gained a great communications channel when LinkedIn bought Slideshare. Once you get past update posting on LinkedIn, and posting other peoples' pictures of other peoples' quotes - posting your own actual content is a great goal (and one of my New Year resolutions)

 

This is a good, practical article on how to re-purpose current content into a usable format for promotion via SlideShare

Jane Gardner's curator insight, July 17, 5:20 PM

i need an easy peasy way to convert written to other format

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You Can Follow This Topic . . . AND also . . . click find tab above to view the extensive index.

You Can Follow This Topic . . . AND also . . . click find tab above to view the extensive index. | smadar's page | Scoop.it

Just click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page.

 

Trying to find posts on a particular topic? Click the wine glass image top, right then choose an area of interest.

 

Thank you to everyone for the suggestions and 'thank you's'. I appreciate your support!


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 24, 2013 10:27 AM
Cool tool. Thanks. Gotta share it. :-)
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, July 24, 2013 10:27 AM
Cool tool. Thanks. Gotta share it. :-)
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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

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Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.