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Student Voice

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When I studied five successful STEM schools over three years in different parts of the United States in order to discover how innovative they were, I was surprised to find that one of the least innovative components was student voice.  Student voice, I  had thought, would be one of the components that would stand out…
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Student Voice is the least innovative component in even the most successful schools today.

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The Learning Organization

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The traditional school model cannot provide students to be future ready. The path lies in the ability to get to the innovation core and then to shift the paradigm to an innovative

model. Create the future with

students as it happens. 

 

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OneNote for School Administrators

OneNote for School Administrators | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
In this interactive guide, you'll see how school administrators can use OneNote to share information and be more productive.
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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio? | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.
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10 Tips to Design Effective Presentations

10 Tips to Design Effective Presentations | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
July, 2014
Creating effective slide decks that can engage the audience and pull them right in is a task that requires some serious training. This training comes in the form of practice in the key...
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In-Class Flip Vs Flipped Classroom Learning

In-Class Flip Vs Flipped Classroom Learning | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
April , 2014
Have you heard of this teaching configuration called in-class flip?Well I am personally not familiar with the name but I know the concept, it is similar to blended learning. In the video...
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Facing Race Issues In the Classroom: How To Connect With Students

Facing Race Issues In the Classroom: How To Connect With Students | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Students' racial identities play a big part in how they approach classroom relationships and learning, and teachers can learn strategies to make all their students feel comfortable and capable of learning.
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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own?
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9 digital citizenship considerations

9 digital citizenship considerations | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is one of the key parts of learning today
Discussions about U.S.
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Your Easy Win for Staff Development = Communities of Practice

Your Easy Win for Staff Development = Communities of Practice | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
RT @autodesku: Create communities of practice for effective staff training. With @rarsham. #AU2013 http://t.co/YhC08Bkicf http://t.co/FpxZt…
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Teacher Prep Led by (Drum Roll, Please)...Teachers

Teacher Prep Led by (Drum Roll, Please)...Teachers | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
What if practicing teachers served as faculty alongside education professors, with similar pay, status, and influence in shaping teacher prep? (Teacher prep led by... TEACHERS. Now, that's a radical idea.
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Perceptions of student ability, testing pressures hinder some science teachers - EurekAlert (press release)

Perceptions of student ability, testing pressures hinder some science teachers - EurekAlert (press release) | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Perceptions of student ability, testing pressures hinder some science teachers EurekAlert (press release) Chestnut Hill, MA (April 5, 2014) – A survey of science teachers finds they support a new approach to science education, but they struggle to...
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74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) - EdTech Times

74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) - EdTech Times | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Nice infographic from @edtechtimes: 74% Of Teachers Say Educational Technology Is A Student Motivator http://t.co/Z0vALNDG
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The Innovation Core

Dr. Patricia Griffin's blog for anyone interested in the innovation in learning organizations.

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Analyzing Decision Quality

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The study of decision quality reveals a number of reasons that teachers need autonomy as instructors, and must be integrally involved with decisions that shape or become school policies.

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Providing shared leadership and decision-making is key for supporting teachers and their contributions to school design-school culture.

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5 Ways school administrators can use Google apps

5 Ways school administrators can use Google apps | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
One of the most powerful ways that administrators can encourage their faculty to adopt new technologies in their classroom and curriculum is by modeling effective application of new digital tools.
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Handy Web Tools to Help You Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Handy Web Tools to Help You Grow Your Personal Learning Network | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
July, 2014
Interested in expanding your Personal Learning Network over social media? Here are some tools to make you a social media pro.
HootSuite 
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SMART Unveils Next Generation Interactive Flat Panel for Education

• SMART Board 6065 is first model in new line of SMART interactive flat panels designed for 21st century collaborative classroom • First ultra-HD 4K resolution display with low-friction surface for brilliant images and ease of use • Lessons run...
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10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students

10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
April 18, 2014
Google Sites is one of the best website creation software I have been recommending for teachers. There are a wide variety of reasons why Google Sites is an ideal platform to host your...
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Teach100 | Teach.com - Part 2

Teach100 | Teach.com - Part 2 | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
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Ranks the top 100educational blogs.

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Here’s why great principals matter

Here’s why great principals matter | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Effective principals reach all corners of education
Strong leadership is essential to any school’s success, and school principals play a vital role in ensuring teachers and students are successful in the classroom.
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10 Things To Know About Education Around The World

10 Things To Know About Education Around The World | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Education is a concern to most people around the globe. Whether you’re pursuing your own education, worrying about the education of your child, or educating others, education really is a pretty universal concern.
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Teacher collaboration, professional communities improve many elementary school students' math scores

Teacher collaboration, professional communities improve many elementary school students' math scores | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Many elementary students' math performance improves when their teachers collaborate, work in professional learning communities or do both, yet most students don't spend all of their elementary school years in these settings, a new study shows.
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Tweet from @benjamingilpin

Tweet from @benjamingilpin | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Which one are you? #PLN #edreform http://t.co/rg0gazWWEL
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Aspiring Teachers Outpace Current Ones in Tech. Use, Survey Finds

Aspiring Teachers Outpace Current Ones in Tech. Use, Survey Finds | Connecting Educators | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporter and Digital Directions Deputy Editor Sean Cavanagh and Staff Writer Katie Ash explore how technology is shaping teaching and learning and the management of schools.
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