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3 Ways your password can be stolen by Erin Werra

3 Ways your password can be stolen by Erin Werra | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
By Erin Werra

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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It's important to be vigilant about passwords and security. #saskedchat 
 
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5 Collaborative Features Teachers Using Google Drive Should Know about

5 Collaborative Features Teachers Using Google Drive Should Know about | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Tackling tech: How some Ontario teachers are attempting to limit students' cellphone use

Tackling tech: How some Ontario teachers are attempting to limit students' cellphone use | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
When students arrive in Matthew Acheson’s high-school classroom this week, they’ll be allowed to take their phones to their desks, but only once they’ve tucked them inside a specialized pouch that then locks, blocking any access to WiFi and social media apps. Similar to an ink tag to prevent shoplifting, the cases can only be opened at an unlocking device controlled by their teacher. It’s just another attempt at the seemingly impossible: separating teens from their smartphones.

"This has been the one thing that has actually worked,” said Mr. Acheson, who teaches Grade 11 and 12 at St. Mary’s High School in Kitchener, Ont. Over the past few years, Mr. Acheson said he has been struggling with students’ distracting phone use in the classroom.

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Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator

Liberation and Resistance in Schools with Benjamin Doxtdator | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
How can we make our schools' sites of liberation and resistance, moving beyond blaming individuals and focusing on social justice & structural issues?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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An excellent podcast. I encourage you to check it out. 
 
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The digital divide is much wider than you think

The digital divide is much wider than you think | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.

Via Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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The third leg of the digital access, digital skills, is the one that is most often forgotten and taken-for-granted. If we have access and the tool, do we have the skills to use it? That begins with understanding technology (techne + logos) is a thoughtful conversation about, with, and through our tools. It is not limited to the digital.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 15, 2017 12:20 PM
The third leg of the digital access, digital skills, is the one that is most often forgotten and taken-for-granted. If we have access and the tool, do we have the skills to use it? That begins with understanding technology (techne + logos) is a thoughtful conversation about, with, and through our tools. It is not limited to the digital.
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Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers via @medkh9

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers via @medkh9 | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 17, 2017 4:48 PM
You have to go to the Learning Theories link to a second page where the theories' links are live.
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7 Ideas for Student Reflection

7 Ideas for Student Reflection | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
  Student reflection should be a key component of any lesson. Try these ideas for student reflection during any lesson. Do you have other creative reflection ideas for students? Share in the comments section below.

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10 Things School Leaders Should Do to Boost Blended Learning

10 Things School Leaders Should Do to Boost Blended Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Thinking about next steps in preparing for the shift to personal digital learning.


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18 Hard Things to Do If You Want to Be a Successful Leader

18 Hard Things to Do If You Want to Be a Successful Leader | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated about what they do.
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A short list of things to consider as a leader. 
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Teach100 Mentors: Teacher Burnout Causes, Effects, and Remedies - Blog

Teach100 Mentors: Teacher Burnout Causes, Effects, and Remedies - Blog | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Experts are calling it a crisis. The United States is experiencing a national shortage in teachers, with eight percent of educators leaving the field each year. The cause? An exponential rise in teacher burnout.
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Teacher Burnout is an issue that must be addressed. Mental health issues are important to address for teachers and students. 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 14, 2017 2:04 PM
Understood as a calling (see Parker Palmer and Thomas Merton), teaching is not about money. Yes, teachers have to make a living. I would link environmental stress with administrative issues. I found little support in my last decade in a K-12 classroom.
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Revisiting the Most Political 'Star Trek' Episode

Revisiting the Most Political 'Star Trek' Episode | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
In 1995, the Deep Space Nine installment “Past Tense” stood out for its realistic, near-future vision of racism and economic injustice.
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We can learn so much about ourselves and society from these productions. 
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Educational Leadership:Unleashing Problem Solvers:Turning Teaching Upside Down

Educational Leadership:Unleashing Problem Solvers:Turning Teaching Upside Down | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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A good discussion of engaging students - focus on student-cantered learning. 
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Visible Learning - Influences on student achievement

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A good visual of influences on student achievement. 
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A Collection of Practical iPad Tips for Teachers - Educators Technology

A Collection of Practical iPad Tips for Teachers - Educators Technology | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
iPad has tons of awesome features that can help you make the best of this versatile tool in both your professional and personal life. In today’s post we are sharing this collection of iPad tips we curated from Apple's Tips App for iPad. Our purpose is to provide you with a handy visual aide to use in class, in your office at home, or take anywhere you go. We have included what we think are important functionalities to boost your productivity and enhance your overall ‘iPadding’ experience.

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ExCITe Center releases first national study of K-12 education makerspaces

ExCITe Center releases first national study of K-12 education makerspaces | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Drexel University's ExCITe Center released Making Culture, the first in-depth examination of K-12 education makerspaces nationwide, revealing the significance of cultural aspects of making that enable learning. The research highlights how makerspaces foster a range of positive student learning outcomes, but also reflect some of the gaps in inclusion common in the STEM fields.

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Kidblog – Safe Student Publishing

Kidblog – Safe Student Publishing | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

Kidblog provides K-12 teachers with tools to safely publish student writing. Teachers can monitor all activity within a community of authors. Posts can even be public, but nothing goes live until a teacher approves it.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 20, 10:43 AM

A great tool to get students blogging (safely).

Shireen Chadid El-assaad's curator insight, October 6, 11:05 PM
Kidblog: a safe blogging tool aimed for elementary level students. Kids can be brought up to be "digitally wise" using this tool.  
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CristinaSkyBox: Problems the Earth Faces - Resources for Educators

CristinaSkyBox: Problems the Earth Faces - Resources for Educators | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Five Minutes on Connectivism

I answer the following four questions about connectivism: 1- Has the theory of Connectivism changed through the last couple of years? How? 2- Can you giv

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 19, 2017 4:40 AM
Five Minutes on Connectivism
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Some Comments to FAQ´s on Connectivism from Stephen Downes
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10 Reasons to Try Genius Hour This School Year - A.J. JULIANI @ajjuliani

10 Reasons to Try Genius Hour This School Year - A.J. JULIANI @ajjuliani | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it


"If you haven’t heard of Genius Hour or 20% time in the classroom, the premise is simple: Give your students 20% of their class time (or an hour each week) to learn what they want. These projects allow students to choose the content and still acquire/master skills and hit academic standards.

I’ve written extensively about Genius Hour and 20% Time, but wanted to share a list of the 10 reasons you should consider Genius Hour in your classroom (for those of you on the fence) and why you will not regret making that choice!"


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Making Student Feedback Work

Making Student Feedback Work | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it

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Our School.ca — Connecting parents and schools using technology

Our School.ca — Connecting parents and schools using technology | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Connecting parents and schools using technology...

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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Learn how to start your own bullet journal, an organizational tool that's easy (and even fun) to use.
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To create daily habits and develop routines it's important to manage time in some way. This is a good guide to beginning a Bullet Journal as one way to manage time. 
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The 5-Minute Workout Finisher to Take Your Fitness to the Next Level

The 5-Minute Workout Finisher to Take Your Fitness to the Next  Level | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
This workout is short, sweet, and to the point to kick your body into high gear.
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Finishing a workout with a short HIIT really pushes you to focus at the end of your workout. 
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I Wake Up at 3:45 A.M. and People Call My Daily Routine ‘Truly Insane’ — Here’s Why You Should Follow It

I Wake Up at 3:45 A.M. and People Call My Daily Routine ‘Truly Insane’ — Here’s Why You Should Follow It | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
"My routine guarantees that I live my life to the best of my ability, every single day."
Kelly Christopherson's insight:
An interesting take on daily routine. Regardless of the specific time, developing a daily routine is so important. 
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How to Turn Compliant Learners into Engaged Learners - Learning Personalized

How to Turn Compliant Learners into Engaged Learners - Learning Personalized | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Look at the difference between compliant vs. engaged learners. How do we leverage what we know to guide teachers and students toward engagement?
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Moving from compliance to engagement in the classroom. 
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