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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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Watch "The Myth of Average: Todd Rose at TEDxSonomaCounty" Video at TEDxTalks

Watch "The Myth of Average: Todd Rose at TEDxSonomaCounty" Video at TEDxTalks | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
High school dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential. L. Todd Rose is co-founder and pr...
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Brilliant, counter-intuitive, insightful.

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Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Roundup

Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Roundup | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

Alignment of PBL and the Common Core
PBL and the Common Core in the Classroom
ELA- and Math-Specific Guidance
Related Resources





Are you a project-based learning (PBL) sc (New!
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Sweet curation of articles/resources

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So Long, Snow Days? School Groups Push Telecommuting For Students

So Long, Snow Days? School Groups Push Telecommuting For Students | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Feeling additional pressure because of snow days this winter, some school districts are looking at e-learning to keep kids in class virtually.
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Oh, now this one hurts.

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Sure thing, .aoneessays.
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Robots becoming omnipresent, Google's Schmidt says

Robots becoming omnipresent, Google's Schmidt says | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The company also has shown a willingness to make bets on longer-term projects, such as wearable technology, robotics and driverless cars. Schmidt, who stepped down as chief executive officer of Mountain View's Google in 2011, also called on regulators to spur competition in broadband Internet service. Comcast Corp., the largest U.S. cable TV company, agreed last month to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion, combining two large broadband providers. To bolster its experiments in robotics, Google bought Boston Dynamics in December, adding to several other purchases in the industry last year, and purchased DeepMind Technologies, an artificial intelligence developer, in January. Google is optimistic about its prospects even as users shift to mobile devices, where it gets less for advertisements compared with promotions on desktop versions.
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"klaatu barada nikto"

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Jing

Jing | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Jing, free download. Jing 2.5.47113: Capture and share images and video. Techsmith, known for their excellent screen capture application, SnagIt and their screencast tool, Camtasia,
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Also captures areas of video, not just the whole screen.

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Top 50 Twitter Acronyms, Abbreviations and Initialisms

Top 50 Twitter Acronyms, Abbreviations and Initialisms | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Image by luc legay via Flickr This past January,  I wrote up the "Top 15 Twitter acronyms" for @pistachio's Touchbase blog. As readers rightly pointed out, many were abbreviations or initialisms --...
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OMG! FWIW OH these were fun but YMMV. Lets F2F at ISTE or NHD.

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Hi Evdokia, these terms are useful, given the challenge of having 140 characters. I thank you sharing!
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How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom

How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Humanities programs are teaching students to deconstruct technologies, not just texts.
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Yes, Humanities is the engine of creative, soulful thinking.

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European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL) 2014

European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL) 2014 | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
» European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL) 2014 |
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Would that I could attend!

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How to Ask a 'Beautiful Question' - Daily Beast

How to Ask a 'Beautiful Question' - Daily Beast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How to Ask a 'Beautiful Question'
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Questions also spark the imagination. And we're now learning that questions (versus declarations) can help us motivate ourselves—while engaging the interest and support of others.
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"An ambitious, yet actionable, question that can begin to change the way we think about something—and might serve as a catalyst to bring about change."

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Top 10 Tech Terms Explained

Top 10 Tech Terms Explained | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Simple and straigntforward. The fact that almost every day there are new technology [...]

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Simple and straightforward.

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Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

PBL Defined and Clarified
Fundamentals, Examples, and Terminology
Tips from Teachers and Experts




Just getting started with project-based learning (PBL)? Our curated list o
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Thank you, Edutopia. What an impressive resource!

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10 Ways to Build Teacher Leaders

10 Ways to Build Teacher Leaders | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

We need teacher leaders! Why? Teacher leaders are the ones that make change happen. They are the ones that understand the true problems happening in their classroom and school. They are the ones that improve learning and teaching practices with the goal of doing what is best for students which is increasing student learning and achievement. Below are ten ways I believe we can build teacher leaders based on my experience.

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Excellent reflections and insights.

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Projectors Get Interactive -- THE Journal

Projectors Get Interactive -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A new generation of devices turns any surface into a canvas for collaboration.
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The is exciting. Imagine DDR Bingo.

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Digital Life in 2025

Digital Life in 2025 | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill
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Future-Tech, thy name is ubiquity!

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Chris Carter's comment, March 11, 8:29 PM
I enjoyed this article. So many predictions of the future feel off to me, but this one seems to hit the social nature of the web, and ease of use.
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The future of the internet will be less visible and more embedded.  

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EDTech Talk Round Table 37 | 5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast

EDTech Talk Round Table 37 | 5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Chris, Jamie and Michael  talk about tips to help struggling teacher and share their edtech tips. 5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology Original article by Josh Work found here. 1. Build a Tech Team Integrating technology can be very stressful for educators that aren’t familiar with it. Having a support team that’s flexible and available to struggling teachers is crucial …
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I love doing these!

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25 Things You Might Not Know About The Internet - Business Insider

25 Things You Might Not Know About The Internet - Business Insider | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Every so often, Google tweaks its search algorithms in order to thwart those who are trying to "game" them in what's called search engine optimisation.
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How to Reconcile Big Data and Privacy - Scientific American (blog)

How to Reconcile Big Data and Privacy - Scientific American (blog) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Scientific American (blog) How to Reconcile Big Data and Privacy Scientific American (blog) Blogs · Staff Blogs · MIND Blog Network · From Our Network · Videos & Podcasts · Video · SA's The Countdown · 60-Second Science Podcast · 60-Second Earth...

Via Yasemin Allsop
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A necessary discussion.

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While too many people are willing dismiss the possibility of privacy, I find it essential to not only take on the battle, but to have confidence that some privacy can and will be maintained.
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Thank you for sharing the piece!
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Stanford to offer new undergraduate majors integrating humanities, computer science

Stanford to offer new undergraduate majors integrating humanities, computer science | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Faculty Senate approves two "joint majors" on a pilot basis, bringing computer science together with English and music. More joint proposals are expected.
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Every body needs a soul: Humanities!

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Study Questions Benefit Of Gifted Education Programs

Study Questions Benefit Of Gifted Education Programs | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A recent study finds that for students who barely qualify for the gifted programs, and for their peers who just barely didn't, there was no difference in test scores.
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Age-old question. Do you isolate and concentrate the "best and brightest" or do you leaven the entire loaf?

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The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation

The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The secret is that there is no secret. So sit your butt down and write.
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Sometimes, there are no shortcuts.

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The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum - Hybrid Pedagogy | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
There are better forums for discussion than online discussion forums. The discussion forum is a ubiquitous component of every learning management system and online learning platform from Blackboard to Moodle...
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Fantastic discussion starter.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, March 8, 6:32 AM

Alternativas a los foros de discusión (Twitter, Google Hangouts, Facebook...). Más flexibles, más abiertos....

Chris Carter's comment, March 8, 7:02 AM
Marta, I am thankful for your rescoop. A serious advocate of forums myself, I must entertain other possibilities. I found the article challenging, insightful, and certainly worth considering. Thank you for the rescoop!
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7 Tricks to Improve Your Teaching Skills - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

7 Tricks to Improve Your Teaching Skills - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Here are 7 ways you can develop your skills for a better school year.
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Share an office w/ teachers from other disciplines ...

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Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

Why the Next 10 Years of Educational Technologies will Smash the Last 10 | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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The UK gets it!

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Stacy Maynard's curator insight, March 6, 8:34 AM

Nice summary of technology benefits. I look forward to being a part of blending technology over the next 10 years!

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | eSchool News | eSchool News

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | eSchool News | eSchool News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.
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Our library is transforming. I hope yours is, as well.

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Forecast: Billions Will Have High-Speed Mobile Broadband Within 5 Years -- THE Journal

Forecast: Billions Will Have High-Speed Mobile Broadband Within 5 Years -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
High-speed mobile broadband is poised to explode within the next five years. According to a new forecast, by 2019, subscriptions to LTE and LTE-Advanced will reach into the billions.
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And still the US will be far behind South Korea. Sad.

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