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A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
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Low Tech Lessons to Make Your Class Ready for the High Tech World

Low Tech Lessons to Make Your Class Ready for the High Tech World | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
By Brian Cleary Instructional Coach- Hearthwood Elementary Evergreen School District   Underneath the flash and dazzle flowing into classrooms on the currents that feeds 21st-century technology is a newly important skill.  A singular skill made more important in the digital age but developed independently from the devices and digital tools that define it.  Fake news, media hyperbole, and the seeming end of simple answers have all contributed to the increased importance of all of us to ask better questions. Questioning is perhaps the single most important skill we can teach our students.  It crosses all curriculum, it plays directly into …
Via Ines Bieler, Dennis Swender, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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I am always on the hunt for teaching through the most effective tools, whether they are digital in nature or a pencil, which is still "digital" in nature ... See what I did there? :)
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Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU

Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
During this time of significant educational change, we are forced to ask ourselves, what is the role of the teacher?

Teachers continue to be central to learning, but the role is changing significantly. Our children still need to develop real skills and real knowledge, but they also need to be self-reliant, resilient, and fully capable of re-inventing themselves. This means students must learn how to self-direct their learning.

So if students are self-directing their learning, what's the role of the teacher?

Teachers build the curriculum/lessons with the individual student based on his/her needs and interests rather than move through a fixed curriculum en masse.


Teachers provide the experiences and tools to access new knowledge in specific areas of interest as facilitators of individual pathways, rather than being a provider of the content or expert in one or every area,Teachers become experts in how people learn, not only in teaching.


Teachers support a community of learners in teams, possibly of multiple ages, rather than alone in classrooms with fixed grades of students.


Teachers have more autonomy over their daily schedule, and can be flexible to adjust their schedules to support student needs.


Teachers provide opportunities for real-world, connected, practical learning rather than isolated academics.
These are the types of changes in the teacher's role that are fundamental to developing students who are capable of independent learning and reinvention in a rapidly changing world.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 


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Effective teaching is always grounded in relational teaching. This approach has always been beneficial, but now has become vital in a world where the content can often be "Googled." We cannot be the "sage on the stage" anymore. The world is now the stage. We inspire and guide, lead by example, and show up every drive with the drive and passion that we wish to see in our students. The definition of "teacher" is changed. We either live and thrive in that reality or exist as an artifact. Live!!!
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, May 22, 6:05 AM
Altijd link zo'n titel. Alsof er een oordeel in zit. Modern of antiek is naast de kwestie. Ik kijk graag voorbij de kop naar de zes competenties die hier in de kijker staan. Daar kan ik iets mee. 
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 22, 3:53 PM
What do you think about this? What is the role of the modern teacher?
Andrea Mejia Medina's curator insight, May 22, 8:04 PM
In the fast changing world public education is also changing. As part of the changes the role of schools and education will also be different both in the educational system and in the society. Together with them the role of teachers will also change. Schools used to be the source of knowledge, a place where children were educated more or less without parental control. Together with the changes, new expectations appeared towards our schools. Nowadays schools need to teach their learners how to gain information and how to select and use them. This happens so quickly that students learn how to use the Internet together with their teachers. Parents are involved in decision-making so they take part in the life of the school. It is no longer enough to send the kids to school in the morning, pick them up in the afternoon. Parents have to have a view of what is happening in the educational institution. The changes that took place in schools have changed the roles of teachers, too. Nowadays, teachers provide information and show their students how to tackle them. Although they are still considered to be a kind of leader in the class, they can be thought of as facilitators in the learning process. They are supporters rather than educators and also advisors towards parents. Teachers in modern classrooms are no longer lecturers, they are facilitators, their main task is to set goals and organise the learning process accordingly. the present generation of teachers has been growing into making up syllabi for years. One of the biggest challenges for teachers is that their role in the school management has also changed. The school needs them as individuals, who can make decisions and cope with the stress of the changing world of schools. At the same time teachers need to be able to work in teams, co-operate with colleagues and parents, they have to write projects to gain money for the school programmes, they have to be PR experts and need to do all these things for a modest monthly income.
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7 Ways to Achieve High Levels of Classroom Productivity

7 Ways to Achieve High Levels of Classroom Productivity | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Test these 7 essential tips for maximizing classroom productivity in any of your learning environments. They involve students highly to achieve results.
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I employed several of these approaches in my AP Computer Science Principles class, to good effect!
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Essential Resources for Building Your Learners' Questioning Skills

Essential Resources for Building Your Learners' Questioning Skills | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of useful resources to help you develop questioning skills in your students in some fun and challenging ways.
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"Here's the answer. What's the question?" Brilliant!
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How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic]

How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic] | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
How do you think? With a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset? Do you believe in limitations or possibilities? Compare the two and see where you fit in!
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Concise and beautiful.
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 15, 7:53 AM
Elegant graphic to explain the differences
Sample Student's curator insight, May 15, 6:03 PM
This is a reminder to both students and teachers (we are all learners) that a can-do attitude can help us to overcome barriers and obstacles to growth. Often we see a single route to success. When that pathway is blocked, we may give up. But a positive attitude supports multiple pathways and once we persevere we find them. It is about growth, not about benchmarks - any growth, small or large is positive.
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Should Students Take Notes on a Computer?

Should Students Take Notes on a Computer? | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Despite the arguments for writing notes by hand in class, typing out notes during a lecture has its own unique benefits and advantages. New classroom-centered software is being developed on an almost constant basis, creating opportunities for students to use these new platforms to actively engage with the material they’re learning while the professor is teaching it.

Via Nik Peachey
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Finally, not a one-sided diatribe based on a subjective piece of research that lacks validity due to tiny sample size, lack of a control group, and questionable analysis.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 10, 12:38 AM

A good balanced view.

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Con's and pros...
 
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this argument is never ending!
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10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video

10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Video content has exploded in popularity, and it’s no wonder. Consumers find video engaging, compelling and convincing — so much so that they’re anywhere from 64% to 85% more likely to buy after…
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I am always happy to discover Creative Commons tunes.
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Crystal Steele Joyce's curator insight, May 10, 10:38 AM
Pretty cool!
Nando Castellanos's curator insight, May 15, 1:09 PM
Nowadays, we find that videos are used, and indeed useful, for many purposes, like for instance, marketing, propaganda, music, among others. But what concerns us is to know that videos have taken a very important role in education. We use videos to present a class, to engage students, to give examples, to give information, to entertain students, as listening activities, etc. Therefore, I consider that this article is very helpful since sometimes it becomes hard to find background music for the videos we create. This article establishes how important videos have became last years, and then, it presents 10 recommendable web sites to get background music for our videos.
lynnegibb's curator insight, May 18, 4:20 AM
This this could be really useful!
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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 6, 5:45 PM
Reading the pedagogic lay-of-the-land is an essential and challenging skill for teachers to learn. Good ideas emerge in the classroom, but it takes a practiced eye to recognize them and turn them into teachable moments.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 10, 10:04 AM
Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond
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8 Guidelines for Fostering Creative Teaching Skills

8 Guidelines for Fostering Creative Teaching Skills | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
In this article, we'll talk about 8 useful ways that educators can build creative teaching skills and apply fresh ideas in any of their classrooms.
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Sample Student's curator insight, May 15, 6:46 PM
We tend to limit the concept of creativity to the creative arts. But creative solutions in engineering, science, maths, in fact all curriculum areas are critical to our personal and social growth and futures. The guidelines for fostering creative teaching skills is an example of how we can approach creativity in our students. Be sure to use the sites you visit - follow the links, discover new sources as you travel through this resource. For instance, the link to a solution fluency video is very useful.
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Writing papers and research reports the Google way

Writing papers and research reports the Google way | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Research reports and papers can be streamlines and improved with a few handy Google tools. Here's a workflow your students can use.
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The Science of Effective Learning Spaces

The Science of Effective Learning Spaces | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A neuroscientist explains how factors such as light and seating arrangements can affect students’ cognitive performance.
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To be reminded of learning space design is no bad thing.
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6 Steps For Designing An Interactive Pyramid With PowerPoint - eLearning Industry

6 Steps For Designing An Interactive Pyramid With PowerPoint - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to know how to design an Interactive Pyramid With PowerPoint? Check 6 steps for designing an Interactive Pyramid With PowerPoint.
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I love interactivity.
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60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers

60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A list of the best sites to bookmark for free design resources, including icons, images, fonts and DIY design tools.
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The Best Way For Implementing Teaching Purpose - eLearning Industry

The Best Way For Implementing Teaching Purpose - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to know how to implement teaching purpose? Che why treating treating students as colleagues is the best way for Implementing Teaching Purpose.
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Applicable to HS settings, as well.
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No-Fear Learning: Creating Classrooms for Taking Safe Learning Risks

No-Fear Learning: Creating Classrooms for Taking Safe Learning Risks | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
No-fear learning is all about embracing failure, feeling the fear, and learning anyway. Here's how you can begin building a no-fear classroom today.
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Embracing failure is essential. We need to make our classes iterative.
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5 Creative Hobbies That Can Build Your Critical Thinking

5 Creative Hobbies That Can Build Your Critical Thinking | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Enjoy exploring the critical thinking potential in these 5 popular creative hobbies for every modern teacher and learner.
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3 out of 5 ... I must be moderately creative!
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A List of 8 Learning Reflections That Promote Critical Thinking

A List of 8 Learning Reflections That Promote Critical Thinking | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
In this article, we'll be exploring and expanding on 8 crucial learning reflections featured in an article by Terry Heick of TeachThought.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 14, 11:40 AM
Learning abou9t learning, metacognitioin, is essential for teaching and learning. What did I learn? What interests me? These are vital questions for reflection.
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How To Gamify Your Learning Using 3 Well-Known Educational Concepts - eLearning Industry

How To Gamify Your Learning Using 3 Well-Known Educational Concepts - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to know how to Gamify Your Learning successfully? Check how to Gamify Your Learning using 3 well-known educational concepts.
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I appreciate the piece's understanding that gamification and games-in-education are two different things. 
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12 Groundbreaking Infographics That Changed the World

12 Groundbreaking Infographics That Changed the World | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A list of revolutionary infographics that changed the course of history, from Mendeleev's Periodic Table to Rosling's Gapminder.
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The Rise of Machines Means You will Never Finish your Education!

The Rise of Machines Means You will Never Finish your Education! | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
IN JULY 2011 Sebastian Thrun, who among other things is a professor at Stanford, posted a short video on YouTube, announcing that he and a colleague, Peter Norvig, were making their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course available free online.

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M.A.P.'s curator insight, May 9, 5:10 PM
Another long article that covers many areas, AI's impact on HE (e.g. Adaptive learning), apprenticeship model, govt policy.  In a nutshell, all is related to skills in the future job market.
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Education and learning have never been finished. What we assumed could be finished was school. Teaching should focus on skills that allow students to continue to learn as they move forward in life.
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The Rise of Machines Means You will Never Finish your Education!
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A List of 10 Effective Self-Assessment Tips to Give Your Learners

A List of 10 Effective Self-Assessment Tips to Give Your Learners | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Check out these 10 inspiring self-assessment tips to apply to any student's self-assessment approach. Teach students the power of self-evaluation.
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Try These 8 Simple Methods for Transforming Teaching

Try These 8 Simple Methods for Transforming Teaching | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Terry Heick of TeachThought offers 8 simple strategies for transforming teaching in a way that ensures lasting change that benefits teacher and learner.
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17 Totally Free Venn Diagram Templates [Edit and Download]

17 Totally Free Venn Diagram Templates [Edit and Download] | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
17 Venn diagram templates, with examples of how to use them. Insert your own information, change colors and download as JPG, PNG or PDF.
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Venns that are editable make for excellent infographics and graphic support for presentations.
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17 Venn diagrams you can edit and download..

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5 Collaborative Task Managers That Educators and Learners Can Use Together

5 Collaborative Task Managers That Educators and Learners Can Use Together | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Here are 5 different collaborative task managers for teachers and students to explore, with some detail on each one for making some informed decisions.
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The task managers are useful, and I've not explored them in the past to the degree that I should. That changes now.
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4 Amazing Infographic Tools for Producing Visual Learning

4 Amazing Infographic Tools for Producing Visual Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
If you want some amazing infographic tools for sharing visual learning projects, look no further than these 4 heavyweight graphical contenders.
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