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The 4 essentials of a successful Genius Hour

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Genius Hour projects may be open ended, but there are still some ground rules. Here are some tips for making Genius Hour work in your school

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 29, 1:49 AM

I think this works really well for teacher development too.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, January 31, 7:12 AM

For students and especially teachers and trainers.

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The 4 essentials of a successful Genius Hour

The 4 essentials of a successful Genius Hour | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Genius Hour projects may be open ended, but there are still some ground rules. Here are some tips for making Genius Hour work in your school

Via Nik Peachey
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 29, 1:49 AM

I think this works really well for teacher development too.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, January 31, 7:12 AM

For students and especially teachers and trainers.

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Why the behaviour argument against mobile devices is flawed

Why the behaviour argument against mobile devices is flawed | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The idea of prohibiting mobile devices in school may appear attractive, and a ban could be the right call in some circumstances. But suggesting that “all headteachers worth their salt” should ban mobile devices – as Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of England’s schools inspectorate Ofsted, did recently – does not really address the challenges and opportunities that the devices present to schools. Forcing students to enter an alternative reality every morning where the mobile internet doesn’t exist is probably not the answer.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 14, 1:56 AM

Some valuable insights.

Marinhos's curator insight, January 15, 12:38 AM

Intrigante como a escola permanece como o único setor que ainda discute o uso das tecnologias digitais de informação e comunicação e, em geral, as rejeita. O que é preciso é questionar essa postura.

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5 great Video Clips to Learn more about PLNs

5 great Video Clips to Learn more about PLNs | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The advancement of digital media and the emergence of new communication modes have changed some of our literacy practices and consequently reshaped the way we learn . The learning resources available...

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Trying to figure out this PLN myself!

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 22, 2013 12:53 PM

Fantastic group of videos for you and/or your teachers to get connected! Flip you PD by sending these out to teachers then hold a hands-on session to get them started. 

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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust - @wrightsroom Mind/Shift

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust - @wrightsroom  Mind/Shift | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken.

A question I’m asked often is, “Where should a teacher begin?” Should teachers just let students go or is there a process to good student-centered inquiry? I’ve reflected on this a fair amount, and I think small strategic steps are the key. I think letting students “go” without any structure will likely create failure, especially if students haven’t spent much time collaborating. Skills need to be modeled.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 31, 7:07 PM

All effective teaching is relational at heart. Without a modicum of trust that the teacher has the students' interests in mind, there is no ability to effectively communicate. In place of trust is an adversarial relationship in which the students attempt to protect their sense of self from the teacher.

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 1, 9:08 AM

O texto traz algumas sugestões para conseguir estudantes ativos em sua aprendizagem. Nós professores precisamos conhecê-las, refletir sobre elas e decidir se adotamos ou não.


Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 1, 6:04 PM

Managing the direction, rate of change and teacher confidence and competence is critical in developing better classroom practice. This post provides some good classroom focused suggestions and hints.

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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust - @wrightsroom Mind/Shift

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust - @wrightsroom  Mind/Shift | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken.

A question I’m asked often is, “Where should a teacher begin?” Should teachers just let students go or is there a process to good student-centered inquiry? I’ve reflected on this a fair amount, and I think small strategic steps are the key. I think letting students “go” without any structure will likely create failure, especially if students haven’t spent much time collaborating. Skills need to be modeled.

Via John Evans
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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 31, 7:07 PM

All effective teaching is relational at heart. Without a modicum of trust that the teacher has the students' interests in mind, there is no ability to effectively communicate. In place of trust is an adversarial relationship in which the students attempt to protect their sense of self from the teacher.

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 1, 9:08 AM

O texto traz algumas sugestões para conseguir estudantes ativos em sua aprendizagem. Nós professores precisamos conhecê-las, refletir sobre elas e decidir se adotamos ou não.


Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 1, 6:04 PM

Managing the direction, rate of change and teacher confidence and competence is critical in developing better classroom practice. This post provides some good classroom focused suggestions and hints.

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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology | Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 26, 7:49 PM

Great post. There are some important insights for any faculty development professional. 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 28, 3:56 AM

Good insight, Nik! I'm sure most of those teachers afraid of using ICT will see themselves here!

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 5:45 AM

Se as licenciatura não mudarem - e radicalmente - os seus docentes permanecerão fazenão a escola sem tecnologia (digital). No dia em que não mais houver motivos para os formadores de formadores não usarem essa tecnologia, os professores das escolas da Educação Básica também não os terão. Carência na formação é a primeira peça do dominó a ser derrubada.