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Thinkspace Is A New Approach To Teaching Code

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Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom

Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Think back 20 years. Pay phones still worked, and only doctors carried pagers. Laptops weighed as much as bowling balls, and few of us had Internet access. In fact, much of what we now consider commo

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Usein González's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:50 PM

De los tableros de tiza al fascinante mundo de la tecnología, ¿cómo están nuestras instituciones educativas en Colombia?

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7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Is your parenting crippling your child's growth? Here are 7 ways your behaviors may be holding your child back from growing into a leader.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | 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.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:52 AM

This is accurate, but does not go far enough. Dewey talked about constant reconstruction of the world through the use of knowledge in practical ways. Whitehead indicated this was a recurring process which cycled back constantly. It is fractal like in the recurring patterns. Pinar and Grumet proposed we constantly reconceptualize the world anew.

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Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. 

 

During the school year, students are expected to listen to and absorb vast amounts of content. But how much time has been devoted to equipping students with ways to disconnect from their own internal dialogue (self-talk) and to focus their attention fully on academic content that is being presented? Listening is hard work even for adults. When students are unable to listen effectively, classroom management issues arise.


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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, January 24, 2014 3:32 AM

Teaching the difference between hearing (acknowledging there is a noise but not necessarily engaging the brain to understand the sound) and listening (consciously trying to make sense of the sound) would be a good first step too. 

Funda Sahillioglu's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:58 AM

listening plays grat importance in classroom management

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 25, 2014 2:58 PM

Interesting insights. Worth a read.

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Moodle Course Creator Certificate

Presentación sobre la única certificación de Moodle: el Moodle Course Creator Certificate realizada en la MoodleMoot Barcelona 2013.

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LaiaJoana's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:12 PM

Información sobre el Moodle Course Creator Certificate (MCCC)

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10 Tips For Effective eLearning - Infographic

10 Tips For Effective eLearning - Infographic | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
These ten 'links' are basically some step by step tips to ensure that your eLearning and teaching time is well-planned, dynamic, efficient, and effective.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 20, 2014 1:49 PM

These apply to all learning settings and should be repeated regularly so we follow good principles in 'classrooms' regardless of their design.

niftyjock's curator insight, January 22, 2014 4:35 PM

and turn computer on

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170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids

170 Online Ebooks for Young Kids | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
All my favorite ebooks! Some of the ebooks are from YouTube. I use Safeshare to remove the ads and suggested videos from YouTube. Read more about Safeshare.tv here. The newest e-book webmix: Ebook ...
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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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Understanding your digital footprint - new opportunities!

Understanding your digital footprint - new opportunities! | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Just like a tattoo, your digital reputation is an expression of yourself. It is formed and added to by you and others over time. In her Digital Tattoo presentation at ISTE 2013 (also in video forma...

 

Managing your digital footprint starts with asking questions like: Who are you? What do you stand for? What are your passions and beliefs?

 

The important lesson with managing your digital footprint is that

 

===> everything we do online should represent who we are and what we stand for and we must have the knowledge that this representation will stick with us potentially forever. <===

 

 


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 22, 2014 4:45 PM

Worthy of reflection.

Deividas Rimeikis's curator insight, March 16, 8:03 AM

Worthy of reflection.

Kosma Gatnercogc's curator insight, March 22, 6:20 AM

Worthy of reflection.

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Liberating the Genius of 6,000 Students in a Single Day, at Hutto ISD | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

Liberating the Genius of 6,000 Students in a Single Day, at Hutto ISD | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
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Leading Beyond the Status Quo – It’s Not Faking It till You Make It; It’s Learning It While You Make It!

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – It’s Not Faking It till You Make It; It’s Learning It While You Make It! | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
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Amy Melendez's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:53 AM
You Were Born To Make An Impact.

It may not always be clear to you, but there is a reason why you are here.
At some point, the opportunity will appear for you to provide something that ONLY YOU can provide, to someone that needs exactly what ONLY YOU can provide.

The @AngelaMaiers Interview
Byron Low's curator insight, January 27, 2014 5:07 PM

What's your learning index?

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Educating Innovators: 25 Ways to Prepare Students for a Changing Job Landscape - InformED

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Nonprofit DigiLEARN Seeks Innovation & Acceleration - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - 21stedchat, CCSS, common core, digital learning, edleaders, edpolicy, edreform

Nonprofit DigiLEARN Seeks Innovation & Acceleration - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - 21stedchat, CCSS, common core, digital learning, edleaders, edpolicy, edreform | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The Digital Learning Institute, DigiLEARN, officially launched this week to accelerate digital learning and education innovation. The non-profit organization was founded and will be chaired by former North Carolina Gov.
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How to teach students about their digital footprint | eSchool News | eSchool News

How to teach students about their digital footprint | eSchool News | eSchool News | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Students don't always have a good grasp of digital citizenship, and don't necessarily know the consequences of their digital footprints.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:29 AM

Good information for students.

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7 Ways Non-programmers Can Contribute to Open Source Projects

7 Ways Non-programmers Can Contribute to Open Source Projects | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
By Duncan McKean. Cross-posted from Opensource.com.
I get asked a lot by people who are interested in helping out open source projects, but have absolutely no programming skills. What can they do?

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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

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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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