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PKM - Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management

PKM - Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
. . How-To Manage The Mass Of Information WE Encounter Each Day? When WE use Social-Media, especially Twitter, lots of users know already about a PLN (Personal [Professional] LEARNing Network) and ...

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Makes me realize that I need to create other topic areas and curate to them.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:12 PM

Great one. Thanks for sharing

Bryson Walb's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:57 PM

Many in our class are not so sure of the value of twitter.  This gave me some more insight into PLNing.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:08 PM

Being an introvert, this has always nagged subconsciously. Shouldn't we learn to manage our own knowledge before we learn to share it?

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31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom

31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom A smooth-running classroom is about, among other things, organization, workflow, and classroom management. Organization is about resources, priority, and consistency.

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Might be good for class this coming week plus looking at when I have more time.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 22, 2014 11:37 AM

Great examples of apps that help both teachers AND students. This is another keeper from TeachThought staff writers and one you should share with your teachers.

Eric Mason's curator insight, March 28, 2016 5:29 PM

Great examples of apps that help both teachers AND students. This is another keeper from TeachThought staff writers and one you should share with your teachers.

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Meeting The Professional Development Needs of Teachers

Meeting The Professional Development Needs of Teachers | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
Professional Development can be loaded words in Education.

 

At Ed Camps, sessions are posted and the participants are encouraged to attend sessions that look interesting, but to also use the “law of two feet” and leave a session that might not be what was expected and find something that will help, putting teachers in charge of their own learning.

 

Many school districts are experimenting with PD days like this, and using talent from within the School and District to help teach colleagues. We have found sometimes that teacher-presenters like to share, but sometimes also find that their own educational needs are not met during these days.

 

 


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These are wonderful ideas on how to conduct PD. I want to return to the link on EdCamp in one of the comments. I'm going to compare these ideas with what DE is doing for PD and I certainly wish the folks who do the PD I have to attend would encorporate some of these approaches!

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Archive - All About Amphibians

Archive - All About Amphibians | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it

Do you know that amphibians are vital to their ecosystems and to humans, but they are threatened with extinction? Dedicated scientists around the world are working to save amphibians, and you can too.

 

Discovery Education and the Siemens STEM Academy invite you to participate in a live event on December 4 at 1PM ET to bring amphibians to your classroom. Join scientists and researchers at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. where your class will be able to see a wide range of amphibians from around the world. Learn what amphibians are, why they are important, the threats they face, and how you can get involved in programs to help save amphibians in your local area.

 

Includes 15 min of Q & A with National Zoo experts about everything amphibian!


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At first glance, this looks like a presentation that comes to your school without the cost of paying for it...courtesy of DE.  I also want to look into Siemens STEM Academy and see what it is and its connection to DE.

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Girls, Inc. and STEM

Girls, Inc. and STEM | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity to visit the Girls, Inc. National Resource Center this week to learn about the amazing work they do.  We spent a few minutes talking about the Discovery Education connection with STEM Camp and other free featured programs.

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Can't wait to read about the STEM camp and Girls, Inc.  I don't know anything about either of these.  I have a lot to learn about what DE offers in STEM education.

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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it

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Love the visual representation of the shifts.  They are, themselves, indicative of a shift.  Wonder if there is a poster or .pdf of this.  would be great to have as a reminder right next to my desk.  5 and 6, in particular, speak to Discovery Education's mission with STEM.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:11 PM

Educación en el Siglo XXI.

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Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

CIIDER's curator insight, July 26, 2014 11:12 AM

La nueva educación...

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Any Device. Anywhere. | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Any Device. Anywhere. | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
Every school is different — and so is the technology that fuels your classrooms.
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How strange that a website designed to get you to connect Discovery Education with iPads is taking so long to load.  I am hoping that there will be insights in other classrooms as to how to seamlessly integrate the use of iPads with learning.  Now if only I had iPads!

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Blackboard Learn

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Blackboard page from MSDE that has the long list of resources available for middle school STEM activities.

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89 of the best iOS apps launched in 2013

89 of the best iOS apps launched in 2013 | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it

"In a year that saw Apple finally pass the one million milestone in terms of live applications in the App Store, it’s fair to say there’s a deluge of file-managers, smart calendars, budgeting tools and funky cameras to sift through to get to the real gems".


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Not for my project but want to keep!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 28, 2013 6:49 PM

This is worth the review to find some real helpful teaching and learning resources in the mix.

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Good Time: 4 Ways to Reawaken Student Engagement

Good Time: 4 Ways to Reawaken Student Engagement | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
Students want to be engaged in class. They really do -- but sometimes other things get in the way of their natural instincts. A few changes to how a teacher runs a classroom can make a huge impact on
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OMG! This is a really good piece about motivation and even involves technology. I love the suggestion about the English class that was in the doldrums and so the teacher gave the kids 2 days to produce a video to a popular song and then post it on YouTube for kids to vote on.

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In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I posted an article by Shelly Blake-Plock called 21 Things in Education That Will be Obsolete in 2020, which lists some of th

 

For most children, the key to success will continue to be sharp critical skills, strong connections, effective communication and the nerve to be creative and entrepreneurial. The difference is that we are living at a time in which all of those skills are defined by one’s proficiency in connected media. Furthermore, for students facing poverty, violence and disability, online learning networks can provide empowering educational experiences that transcend the circumstances of the classroom.

 

Ultimately, the school that ignores the connection will be the school that we will identify as a failing institution. It is therefore even crueler that policymakers obsessed with standardized test results — like Ms. Rhee and her many disciples — ignore what the connection represents.


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Not sure I'll find actual technological things to do to increase motivation, but I want to come back to this and read through it to see if it offers anything new and interesting.  May also connect to the global collaboration project lesson.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 15, 2013 11:33 AM

For most children, the key to success will continue to be sharp critical skills, strong connections, effective communication and the nerve to be creative and entrepreneurial. The difference is that we are living at a time in which all of those skills are defined by one’s proficiency in connected media. Furthermore, for students facing poverty, violence and disability, online learning networks can provide empowering educational experiences that transcend the circumstances of the classroom.

 

Ultimately, the school that ignores the connection will be the school that we will identify as a failing institution. It is therefore even crueler that policymakers obsessed with standardized test results — like Ms. Rhee and her many disciples — ignore what the connection represents.

 

Ying Ting's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:50 AM

I used to think that schools that have smart students is in general a good school overall, but now i realised that even if u have smart students in the school if u do not connect to social media or have very little access to it, the school is counted as a failing institiution. 

Lee Hong Teng's curator insight, January 27, 2014 7:50 AM

This article showed me that even social media plays an important part in schools. I use to think that social medias were just distractions, but now i know that it can actually help in my studies. 

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14 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent

14 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it

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Sounds like a great place to start students understanding what their emotional intelligence is.  Need to convince students that emotional intelligence makes a difference.

What a quote:

"Your ability to concentrate on the work you're doing or your schoolwork, and to put off looking at that text or playing that video game until after you're done ... how good you are at that in childhood turns out to be a stronger predictor of your financial success in adulthood than either your IQ or the wealth of the family you grew up in,"

Another great quote:

When an emotionally intelligent person experiences a failure or setback, he or she is able to bounce back quickly. This is in part because of the ability to mindfully experience negative emotions without letting them get out of control, which provides a higher degree of resilience.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:08 AM

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/1798/

 

 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:42 AM

What does it mean to be a great leader? I think it is sign of emotional intelligence and so hard to define.

Charney Coaching & Consulting's curator insight, December 17, 2013 1:46 PM

How many of these signs do you see in those around you?

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K-8 Passages

K-8 Passages | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource—all you have to do is register!
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Looks like a great website for increasing motivation.  The materials, however, have to be presented in paper/pencil form.  

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Have Evernote with you, wherever you are

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learning more about Evernote features...wow...really like Dotto videos on Evernote and other productivity technology

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Updated Twitter Knowledge

Updated Twitter Knowledge | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
..Follow Up With From WHY This Blog StartedThis blog started through a discussion on Twitter, see screenshot below please, to understand better.....OK, I took THAT challenge and I started this blog...

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Considering our last class re:Twitter, this is a great scoop! It also includes a woordle to add to the message. Two birds with one scoop...not bad.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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This is a visual representation of the Maker movement we saw in place at the DHF center last week.

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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 2015 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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Patti Duncan: STEM ~ Creating an Integrated Curriculum

Patti Duncan, DEN GURU, STEM Blogger, and Discovery Education Manager, provides her presentation slides.

 

For your viewing convenience, this presentation is uploaded to Scribd.


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Looks like an extensive resource for how DE has embraced STEM education and made the connections readily visible.  I am thinking this Ppt presentation will give me a lot of resources.

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The Nerdy Teacher: The Epic Evernote Experiment

The Nerdy Teacher: The Epic Evernote Experiment | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
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This teacher uses Evernote with his students.  He has an experiment going where his students record everything using Evernote.  They take pics and put the work into notebooks.  He has a class created.  I'd like to look into this more.  Now, I only use Evernote for keeping myself organized, which is great!

 

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contact information

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=247166532

 

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A story on NPR about whether the STEM crisis really is a crisis.  An interesting contrast to the big push in schools for the STEM curriculum. 

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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set.

 

To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning.

 

We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn.

 

===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===

 


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While short, it is a great motivational piece to read.  The project-based learning is the way of the new Science standards too.

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To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning.

 

We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn.

 

===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===

 

 Learn more: 

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching

 

Ana Magno's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:37 PM

Senti na pele o que me faltou na educação que recebi. Desejo que as coisas mudem e que os alunos de hoje saiam das escolas realmente preparados para enfrentar o futuro.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:14 PM

We have to educate in ways today that prepare students and teachers for the world they live now and tomorrow. We seem to lack the will and the leadership. We have talking head syndrome. The best job an educator could have is to be in the classroom, not be a principal.

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Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) | Business-led innovations in education

Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) | Business-led innovations in education | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
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Have to look closer at how businesses are partnering with MSDE on STEM projects in schools.  Hopefully it will be a strong source of information about activities, not just how the partnering works.

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Science Passages for Reading Comprehension

Science Passages for Reading Comprehension | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource—all you have to do is register!
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What a fantastic resource for science articles.  The best part is that not only are the articles categorized by Science area but the Lexile level is given too.  Each reading has an assessment and the quality of the questions (mostly multiple choice) is outstanding--CCSS-based.  There is also a short answer response required for each reading.  Great!

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Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills

Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
Even teachers need a little acknowledgment for learning new skills, according to Laura Fleming, a school library media specialist at New Milford High School in Bergen County, NJ.

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Just want to check this out.  Man I wish our media center person wasn't so stuck in the good old days.  Very knowledgeable but not pushing us technology-wise.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 12, 2013 3:40 PM

Well, of course it was developed by a librarian! We've been talking about digital badges for a while in our world so kudos to Laura Fleming for getting it to work in PD. This is a framework we could all learn something from!

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Professor Carol Dweck 'Teaching a growth mindset' at Young Minds 2013

For more information on Young Minds, visit www.youngminds.org.au. To subscribe to our Think & Be Happy newsletter, visit http://tinyurl.com/aa25xo8. - Where ...
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Prof. Dweck is the leading researchers on Growth Mindset.  While the beginning of this YouTube video is pretty dry, Dweck presents a strong argument for helping students develop a growth mindset.  I've read much of her research on the topic, including her book.

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The happy secret to better work - Shawn Achor

The happy secret to better work - Shawn Achor | Technology, Motivation, & Engagement | Scoop.it
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards?
In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor
argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.
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While going through TED ED, I came across this TED talk about happiness and its ability to make us more succesful.  While Shawn's talk is not suited for middle-school-aged students, it would be a great way to begin PD on how what is going on in the brains of our students is more important than any information we, as teachers, are trying to put into them.

 

It is extremely funny too...a great way to start PD with students.

 

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