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Digital Citizenship in the Real World -- THE Journal

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The Digital Driver's License is helping students navigate the hazards of the Internet.
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"You gotta license to drive that thing?"

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thelinchpinmanifesto.pdf

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Go, Seth Godin!

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many (though certainly not most) classrooms.
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25 Alternatives to Using the Word “Great”

25 Alternatives to Using the Word “Great” | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Look at this list of phrases. You won't just see replacements for the word “great,” you'll see catalysts.

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HP’s Post-Electronic Solution To Tomorrow’s Huge Data

HP’s Post-Electronic Solution To Tomorrow’s Huge Data | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Internet of things will soon be spitting out more data than today's transistors can handle, but HP thinks it has a solution: The Machine.
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The way of the future internet of things?

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5 examples of blended learning success | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 examples of blended learning success | eSchool News | eSchool News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Blended learning, which is one of today's most popular learning trends, has important implications for competency-based learning.
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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 25, 8:18 AM

Why reinvent the wheel? thoughtful presentation that talks about teacher curations.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, Today, 5:43 AM

Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educatoris as Curators

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11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru

11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Hemingway App for Mac OSX

Hemingway App for Mac OSX | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

The Hemingway Editor for Mac and PC highlights common errors. Use it to catch wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated words.

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I love the free online version. I'll buy this. 

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[Infographic] 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.
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ICT in Practice presents- Minecraft in Education - Google+

ICT in Practice presents- Minecraft in Education - Google+ | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Come and join us to find out more about how to use Minecraft in Education. Listen to Sarah Zaman and Elliott Plumb who are experienced teachers and will share some examples from their classes. You will also have a chance to ask questions.
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Outstanding opportunity

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Resources for Helping Students Learn to Code and Program

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Resources for Helping Students Learn to Code and Program | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

One of the things that I always recommend to schools transitioning to Google Apps for Education is to make Chrome the default browser on all of their computers. Chrome is easy to keep updated, offers a fantastic assortment of extensions, and it allows users to sync information across multiple computers and tablets.

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Thank you, Richard Byrne!

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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

The Power of Teacher Collaboration | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues.


Collaboration begins with finding time to connect with colleagues, to share thoughts, and provide support. Here are three tips for successful collaboration...


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/



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So true!

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


Chris Carter's comment, July 22, 10:44 AM
So true. I collaborate with four colleagues on our Humanities curriculum, a combined ELA and Ancient History class, and the growth in quality of the curriculum has been incredible. We have 3-4 hours per week of collaboration time, and we use that time fully. Collaboration is a force multiplier.
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So true. I collaborate with four colleagues on our Humanities curriculum, a combined ELA and Ancient History class, and the growth in quality of the curriculum has been incredible. We have 3-4 hours per week of collaboration time, and we use that time fully. Collaboration is a force multiplier.
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Tech Savvy Teachers Talk Less about Technology and More about Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tech Savvy Teachers Talk Less about Technology and More about Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
In my discussion with educators, I found that tech savvy teachers talk less about technology and more about teaching.
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Yes! 

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How to collaborate effectively as a department and across departments

Effective collaboration is an important aspect of a successful department. Over the last two years I have helped implement different ways to encourage synergy both within and between different depa...
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Teenage twin sisters teach robotics lessons

Matt Greenwood seemed to hold his breath as he stared at his robot rolling through a maze on the floor Tuesday night.
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Two lights in Philadelphia.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Try Using ThingLink to Create Visual Prompts for Blog Comments

Free Technology for Teachers: Try Using ThingLink to Create Visual Prompts for Blog Comments | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Ed Tech Talk Roundtable 55 | LMS My Mooc - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast

Ed Tech Talk Roundtable 55 | LMS My Mooc - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips. Articles of the Week The Death of MOOCs Has Been Greatly Exaggerated slate.com Perhaps the course creator’s finish line and the student’s finish line are simply in two different places. Digital Life in 2025: Pew Research asks the Experts pewinternet.org Future Tech, thy name …
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Definitely worth a listen.

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5 emerging trends in today's libraries | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 emerging trends in today's libraries | eSchool News | eSchool News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Libraries are expanding their services to meet the needs of entire communities--one of the top emerging trends includes STEM maker spaces.
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Chromebook Basics by Melissa Lim

Chromebook Basics by Melissa Lim | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink
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Absolutely useful!

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Teaching Metacognition

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This webpage is a summary, written by Carol Ormand, of Marsha Lovett's presentation at the 2008 Educause Learning Initiative conference. Dr. Lovett's slides and a podcast of her presentation can be ...
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Reflection and structure are so important here!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 4:02 PM

The key is self-regulating one's learning, a mindfulness of what is happening and adjusting as needs appear and they will. It would seem that meta-cognition, learning about learning, would be vital in the 21st Century and yet we do little in that area.

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people need people to learn (unless you're Bill Gates)

people need people to learn (unless you're Bill Gates) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

There are three problems with [the autodidact's] premise, van Merriënboer and Kirschner write. The first is that novices, by definition, don’t yet know much about the subject they’re learning, and so are ill equipped to make effective choices about what and how to learn next.

The second problem is that learners “often choose what they prefer, but what they prefer is not always what is best for them;” that is, they practice tasks that they enjoy or are already proficient at, instead of tackling the more difficult tasks that would actually enhance their expertise.

Third, although learners like having some options, unlimited choices quickly become frustrating—as well as mentally taxing, constraining the very learning such freedom was supposed to liberate.

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Outstanding conversation starter.

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Where's Richard Byrne? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Where's Richard Byrne? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne of FreeTechnology4Teachers fame joined us to talk about his travels and favorite edtech resources.

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Richard Byrne is an Ed Tech light!

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radio shows - concordia ed tech podcast | BAM Radio Pulse

radio shows - concordia ed tech podcast | BAM Radio Pulse | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The No.1 App for Every Teacher…. | Learning and Innovation dedwards.meChrome Web Store - StayFocusd google.comStayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.Quill quill.org My daughter writes these worksheets at home. I know that she'd rather complete them online, with the instant feedback that online delivers.

- See more at: http://pulse.bamradionetwork.com/concordia-ed-tech-podcast/blog#sthash.523Gy7Fw.dpuf

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3 useful ed tech reviews in in 12 minutes!

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Classtools Countdown Timer

Classtools Countdown Timer | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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It is time to count down!

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We… (All education is self-education.  Period...

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Richard Samson's curator insight, July 21, 11:38 PM

There is something for everyone here. You can learn about anything online!

Liz Falconer's curator insight, July 22, 7:41 AM

Great quote

 

Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 25, 6:24 AM

An incredible list organized by subject matter....