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Switching grades: teacher needs vs. school needs | The Cornerstone

Switching grades: teacher needs vs. school needs | The Cornerstone | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
8 little words can invoke panic in the heart of almost any teacher: “You’re moving to a different grade next year.” Changing grade levels is a big...
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Stop the tech snobbery | The Cornerstone

Stop the tech snobbery | The Cornerstone | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
If we want to ever get technophobes comfortable with technology, those of us who love the stuff have got to stop being tech snobs.
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Flipping the classroom

Flipping the classroom | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
MacSchool THE 12-year-olds filing into Courtney Cadwell’s classroom at Egan Junior High in Los Altos, a leafy suburb of Silicon Valley, each take a white MacBook from a trolley, log on to a website called...
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Skype in the Classroom: Technology Put to Proper Use | TechnoBuffalo

Skype in the Classroom: Technology Put to Proper Use | TechnoBuffalo | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
Head on over to education.skype.com and you'll see what I mean. According to the Skype blog, a geography class in the United Kingdom was able to communicate with the Massai Tribe in Tanzania.
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Teens And Their Teachers At Odds Over Social Media, First Amendment Rights | Fast Company

Teens And Their Teachers At Odds Over Social Media, First Amendment Rights | Fast Company | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
Teens hate censorship--at least if they're using social media. A new John S. and James L. Knight Foundation study claims that the more American teenagers use social media, the more they appreciate their First Amendment rights.
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The Flipped Classroom [Infographic] | Tech the Plunge

The Flipped Classroom [Infographic] | Tech the Plunge | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
Many educators are beginning to experiment with the so-called Flipped Classroom.
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Blogging: 6 Reasons It’s Not Just for Adults

Blogging: 6 Reasons It’s Not Just for Adults | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
There have been no shortage of posts related to the reasons educators should blog. As my blog, Molehills out of Mountains, approaches its two-year anniversary, I have spent quite a bit of time con...
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A Vision for 21st Century Learning

TED@Palm Springs presentation on game-based learning; creation of "immersive learning environments."...
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Learning in the New Generation (final cut)

A message to parents about education and change - Learning, Teaching, Assessment & Reporting, etc.
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28 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Twitter | Best Colleges Online

28 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Twitter | Best Colleges Online | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it

Probably will not use twitter in the classroom anytime soon.  But some very good ideas and links about twitter. 

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The Innovative Educator: What Parents Really Want to Tell Teachers: What You Do Hurts Our Children

The Innovative Educator: What Parents Really Want to Tell Teachers: What You Do Hurts Our Children | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it

A response to the CNN article "What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents."  Some very bold statements...but a worthy read...

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How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching

How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
Social media is becoming increasingly important in teaching and research work but tutors must remember, it's a conversation not a lecture, says Ernesto Priego...
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Figuring Out How Children Learn With Technology

Figuring Out How Children Learn With Technology | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
Groups are investing in projects to help understand how best to use technology in education, and what technological activities might be educational even if they are not meant to be.
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Why Great Teachers Quit (book review) | The Cornerstone

Why Great Teachers Quit (book review) | The Cornerstone | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
Teacher attrition is a topic that's constantly on my mind.
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The Nerdy Teacher: I just finished my homework! #engchat

do the homework you assign....such dedication.  :) 

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Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders | Edutopia

Twenty of My Biggest Teaching Blunders | Edutopia | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it

Excellent list - many of which I'm guilty of.... :)

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What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?

What if the Secret to Success Is Failure? | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
Why our children’s success — and happiness — may depend less on perfect performance than on learning how to deal with failure.
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The Nerdy Teacher: The Nerdy Troll?

The Nerdy Teacher: The Nerdy Troll? | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it

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Response to "What Parents Really Want to Tell Teacher: What You Do Hurts Our children," which was a response to another article..and then there was another blog post....

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Clay Shirky: How social media can make history | Video on TED.com

TED Talks While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly).
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Classroom Blogging at CDNIS

A video about classroom blogging at Canadian Internation School in Hong Kong.  Quite a good school to look at for blogging as their blogs are fairly regularly updated with good content.

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An Open Letter to Techy Teachers | Edutopia

An Open Letter to Techy Teachers | Edutopia | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it

How you share your knowledge is just as important.  Great reminders!  :)

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Isang Litrong Liwanag ADVERTISEMENT

Pretty amazing what something so seemingly insignificant can do...^^ a little bit of imagination and creativity seriously goes a looooong way.  :)  Watch this.  You'll love it. 

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The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids -- New York Magazine

The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids -- New York Magazine | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
The inverse power of praise....
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Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value | Inspired Opinions | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing digital learning, but evidence is scarce that the expensive technology is improving educational outcomes.
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