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Choosing a New School for Your Child: 4 Tips

Choosing a New School for Your Child: 4 Tips | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
During National School Choice Week (January 26-February 1, 2014), millions of Americans will celebrate the promise and benefits of educational opportunity. For some parents, the Week will mark the start to a season of choosing – of visiting...
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Digital Learning Day 2014, February 5

Digital Learning Day 2014, February 5 | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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▶ The Global Information Internship Program - YouTube

The Global Information Internship Program (GIIP, pronounced "jeep") is a fabulous program at UCSC, which allows undergraduates to fund and work on projects t...
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edWeb.net - Leadership 3.0 Essential Skills for Innovative Principals

edWeb.net - Leadership 3.0 Essential Skills for Innovative Principals | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Leadership 3.0 (formerly Leadership 2.0) is a professional learning community that will help school principals use Web 2.0 tools to be an innovative leader, help teachers grow professionally, improve student learning, and improve communications with all stakeholders.

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Why Instinct-based Education? | Kathy Kolbe's Blog

Why Instinct-based Education? | Kathy Kolbe's Blog | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Instincts drive all actions, reactions and interactions – including individuals' modes of learning: Some kids react positively to repetition of information – others tune out Some kids respond with lots of details – others ignore them Some kids...
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Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post

Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"Hadi Partovi, retired at 38 after working for Microsoft and creating other tech companies, was figuring out what to do with the rest of his life.

 

After spending his career in computers, he was troubled by one fact: In this digital age, only about one in 10 U.S. schools teach computer science."

 


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Cecile McVittie's curator insight, January 17, 2014 11:34 AM

Between the big ideas of ensuring all schools offer courses in coding and have Maker Faires, more students should be exposed to the world of innovation and creation.

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edWeb: A professional online community for educators

edWeb: A professional online community for educators | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
edWeb is a free online community for professional educators, offering networking, resource sharing, collaboration, and professional development webinars.

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The Ultimate Guide to MOOCs

The Ultimate Guide to MOOCs | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

A comprehensive guide to taking free online courses from the world's elite Universities through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).


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What Teachers (And Students) Must Know About Cyberbullying - Infographic

What Teachers (And Students) Must Know About Cyberbullying - Infographic | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
School isn't just about learning and books, as teachers are already well aware. For students, going to school also teaches them about a slew of life lessons - and interacting with others is at the top of that list.

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Com.En.Zar's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:32 PM

"Lo que todos los profesores deberían saber sobre ciberbullying"

Tom Russell's curator insight, January 15, 2014 11:02 AM

Here's a great infographic on a serious subject. Hooray to infographics that improve lives!

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Massive Open Online Course Helps English Language Learners Improve Writing Skills

Massive Open Online Course Helps English Language Learners Improve Writing Skills | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
International stu

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30 Under 30 - Education - Forbes

30 Under 30 - Education - Forbes | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Today's disruptors and tomorrow's brightest stars in Education

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Twitter / JohnEMichel: Leadership personified! CMSgt ...

Twitter / JohnEMichel: Leadership personified! CMSgt ... | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Leadership personified! CMSgt John Gebhardt caring f/a wounded girl after insurgents killed her parents. Inspiring. http://t.co/9EfOyUrocM

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John Michel's curator insight, January 7, 2014 1:04 PM
Leadership personified! CMSgt John Gebhardt caring f/a wounded girl after insurgents killed her parents. Inspiring. http://t.co/9EfOyUrocM
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 7, 2014 1:33 PM

OMG John!  What an amazingly powerful image!!!!  Thanks for all you do for us in this country AND for all the amazing content you share with us.  Can't wait for our show to air on Jan 27th! 

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Stepehn Ritz

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GREEN BRONX MACHINEAn urban farming revolution in Bronx classrooms

Stephen Ritz, a Bronx-born-and-bred public school teacher, is creating a revolution in his community by introducing students to something unexpected—farming. By teaching his disadvantaged students where food comes from and how to grow their own, he’s also helping them grow life skills and cultivate brighter futures.

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"I'm not willing to accept the things I can't change. I'm going to change the thinkgs that I can't accept. And I am the luckiest man on the planet" - Stephen Ritz

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids

The Other 21st Century Skills:  Books for Kids | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an ove...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 17, 2014 11:01 PM

In this post Jackie Gerstein provides a great list of books that you could use to teach children about the skills and attributes that they need to learn. She states " Children’s books, as they are written and presented as stories, have great potential to explain these often abstract concepts.  There is also evidence that the brain processes stories differently and more powerfully than facts and lectures."

The stories are divided into sections:

* Grit

* Resilience

* Hope & Optimism

* Vision

* Self-Regulation

* Empathy & Global Awareness

There is also a list of books suggested by Tony Wagner in the areas of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Collaboration and Curiosity and Imagination.

Although geared to children some are appropriate for older students.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, January 18, 2014 9:25 AM

Para niñas y niños :)

Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:47 AM

The forgotten, but essential, skills! #mersd #studentengagement

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WE Are Living In A World Of Connected Technology/Cyber-Security Knowledge Is A Must!

WE Are Living In A World Of Connected Technology/Cyber-Security Knowledge Is A Must! | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
. . Cyber-Security And Privacy Knowledge As Skills In The 21st Century Are NOT Yet Enough Taught And Present, WHY!? . Did YOU realize already that WE are living in the 21st Century and that WE near...

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A Student Writes: How Virtual Schooling Brought My Family Together

A Student Writes: How Virtual Schooling Brought My Family Together | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
An online middle school student shares his experience about switching to virtual school and how it brought his family together.
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Are You a Credible Technology Leader?

Are You a Credible Technology Leader? | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:32 AM

Good leadership is about knowing when to let go and most people that think they are educational leaders are simply managers. That is why so little changes.

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YouTube Released A Great Video Recording App for iPad

YouTube Released A Great Video Recording App for iPad | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 2014 11:57 AM

From identifying the best educational tools to managing your online reputation, this is a great social media checklist for educators.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

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4 Tips To Help Students Start Blogging - Edudemic

4 Tips To Help Students Start Blogging - Edudemic | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
“Ms. Clark, I can’t believe it! Someone from Argentina and New Zealand just read my blog!” This kind of wide-eyed excitement is why I have been blogging with my students for nearly 10 years.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 14, 2014 6:17 AM

This is perfect for my planning this year. I love the idea of beginning with a paper blog nd asking for critical feedback from classmates. Great way to reinforce the idea of a community of learners.

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Going Beyond 'Learning to Code': Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy | DMLcentral

Going Beyond 'Learning to Code': Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy | DMLcentral | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

In this post I want to argue that learning to code is part of a larger landscape that we at Mozilla call 'web literacy'. I see that landscape as being increasingly relevant in 2014 as we come to realise that "learn to code!" is too simplistic and de-contextualised to be a useful exhortation. Web Literacy, on the other hand, is reasonably well-defined as the skills and competencies required to read, write and participate effectively online. We’ve included ‘coding/scripting’ as just one part of a wider strand identified as 'Building' (i.e. writing) the web. Other competencies in this strand include 'remixing' and 'composing for the web'.


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Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology

Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 7, 2014 11:25 AM

With the pace of change, this is an ongoing cycle.

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 7, 2014 12:40 PM

Teachers catching up on technology

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How To Publish A Class E-Book Using iTunes - Edudemic

How To Publish A Class E-Book Using iTunes - Edudemic | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Often teachers want to share the ebooks their students have made with a wider audience, not least parents!
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Administrator Level Customizations Possible in Moodle – Part 2

Administrator Level Customizations Possible in Moodle – Part 2 | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Moodle provides great possibilities of customization's at the Administrator Level. Here is a second blog that deals with these customization features.

 

We will now look at some more features at the Administrator level.

 

1. Setting up training events in calendar

2. Moderation of forum/discussion area

3. Sending an email to a user group

4. Building and running reports

5. Certificate tracking and expiry notification

6. Managing payment for courses

 

 

 

 


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