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The Nerdy Teacher: The Case for Change #EdChat

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Kyle Pace

thenerdyteacher.com - "It worked for the past ten years. Why change it now?" I think many of us have  heard this statement from colleagues over the years and I hope it drives you as batty as it drives me. For all of the...

Improving How We Review Edtech: 3 Case Studies

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edutopia

edutopia.org - Recently I evaluated three nonprofit sites that provide evaluations of online game-based skill or fact practice. All three are on the right track, but only one offered the specific educator-directe...

#stmbgpln PD day 22.4.14 @7mrsjames

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Jeannette James

docs.google.com - #stmbgpln PD day 22.4.14 @7mrsjames Please complete to illustrate benefits of a PLN. The staff at St Margaret's School and Berwick Grammar would appreciate your input!

iPad Apps Aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy and SMAR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Melvina Kurashige

educatorstechnology.com - April 20, 2014 Here is another wonderful conceptualization of how iPad apps can be aligned with both Bloom's Taxonomy and SAMR model. Doug Loader from iSupport has created this terrific Venn diagra...

Authentic Assessment: What You Can Do in 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 months, 5 years . . .

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Jamie Murray Armin

edutopia.org - Enabling kids to instruct one another -- as 6th-grader Ahmajh Johnson (above) does in his science class, and social studies teacher Andy Snyder (right) encourages with his 11th graders -- is one of...

The Power of ‘Third Places’

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Rebecca Kelly

dculberh.wordpress.com - Creativity is unleashed not only through the mindset we engage…but the environments we create. Creativity is not always an individual sport. It is often the result of collaborative clashes and conv...

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You

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Eric Sheninger

mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com - Have I peaked your interest? Do you know about #makerspaces? As you are already well-aware, technology has dramatically changed the way we live our lives, and no other teacher has seen more changes...

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching – A.J. Juliani

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Keith Peters

ajjuliani.com - As a new teacher I remember getting into my classroom for the first time. I set up the space like classrooms I had seen before and enjoyed; I got my lesson plans in order; packed the filing cabinet...

What Blogging Taught Me

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Deanna Mascle

metawriting.deannamascle.com - I am a writer and a teacher, specifically a writing teacher, so blogging is a natural forum for me to share my lessons and experiences. However, as a writer and a person who needs to write to think...

Evidence in Education: A Look to the Future - What Lies Ahead : Education Next

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Education Next

educationnext.org - The following is an excerpt from What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools, a new book edited by Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Richard Sousa for Hoover Institution Press. This excerpt com...

Sugata Mitra and the new educational Romanticism – a parody

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Patrick Larkin

digitalcounterrevolution.co.uk - We live in an age which, for some odd reason, needs desperately to believe that it is continually being born anew – that its essence is something utterly different from the past, and so the old ide...

The hidden costs of a state education | From the Observer

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Ben Duggan

theguardian.com - With friends paying £17 a month over three years to finance demands that their kids use tablets at school, I was surprised to hear a survey report that 26 % of schools were asking parents for contr...

Van Meter Library Voice: Sending Off Bracelets & Letters To Our Friends In India Inspire The New "Banding Together" Edmodo Community

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Melvina Kurashige

vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com - Tomorrow is a very special day for the "Banding Together" project.   It is the day that all of the beautiful Rainbow Loom bracelets that have been created with love from children around the world a...

Can You Teach Students To Be Visionary?

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Jesse Lubinsky

edutopia.org - "The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." -- John Scully "Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy." -- Rumi Can you teach students to be v...

What maker leaders make SmartBlogs

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Tom Whitby

smartblogs.com - Over the years, I’ve read more than a few books, listened to audiotapes and CDs, watched videos and attended conferences where I’ve had the chance to consider viewpoints on what makes leaders excel...

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

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Mashable

mashable.com - I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly. At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve lift. In the distance, I see an island under an azu...

How do inquiry teachers teach?

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edutopia

inquiryblog.wordpress.com - This post was first published a few weeks ago on my own blog justwondering.com.  It has sparked many useful discussions for me both on and off line. Given the followers of THIS illustrious blog are...

Life of an Educator: 10 tips to avoid technology integration frustration

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Solution Tree

justintarte.com - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10 tips to avoid technology integration frustration You’ve heard it before, you’ve seen it before, and you’ve most likely experienced it yourself before: technology int...

Life of an Educator: 8 things I'd like to change in schools

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Eric Sheninger

justintarte.com - I'd like to see fewer walls. I think walls are limiting and confining and make it way too easy for silos to form. Information is stymied and doesn't flow well when walls prevent the information tra...

Alistair MacLeod, acclaimed Canadian writer, dead at 77 - Nova Scotia - CBC News

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Margaret E. Atwood

cbc.ca - Alistair MacLeod, one of Canada’s great short story writers whose work detailed the people and culture of Cape Breton, has died. He was 77. His death was confirmed by his friend, author Donna Morri...

Education Conference 2014: Building Learning Communities (BLC14)

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Alan November

novemberlearning.com - At the Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2014, there is something for everyone. Our annual education conference, held in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, brings together a diverse e...

From atoms and bits

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Steve Wheeler

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com - One of the first books I ever read about digital media was Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital. I have a first edition, published in 1995, and I was honoured to have dinner with Nic last year, wher...

Life of an Educator: 8 things we can't accept in education

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melissa emler

justintarte.com - We can't accept what's been done in the past as the only way to do things in the future. Obviously changing just for the sake of changing is not appropriate, but we can't ignore the changes that ar...

How to Manage Your Former Peers - Amy Gallo - Harvard Business Review

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Harvard Biz Review

blogs.hbr.org - Becoming the boss is an exciting transition, but it can also be a nerve-wracking one. This is especially true if you are now managing people who used to be your peers. You need to establish your cr...

How Should Learning Teams Choose Essential Outcomes?

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Joe Sanfelippo

blog.williamferriter.com - One of the questions that I’m often asked in #atplc workshops is, “How should our learning team identify the essential and nonessential standards in our curriculum?” My answer is a simple one:  Ins...

The real Russians in London are smart entrepreneurs - Telegraph

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The Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk - E-commerce is a tough business at any time, why this sector? E-commerce is a very tough business now, because every vertical is highly competitive. Whereas once you could start an online store and ...

BBC News - What hours do teachers really work?

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Todd

bbc.co.uk - Teachers' unions have warned about excessive workloads and complained about staff being put under too much pressure. The long working week has been one of the grievances prompting teachers to go on...

Juvenile-Justice System Not Meeting Educational Needs, Report Says - Education Week

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Education Week

edweek.org - Many of the teenagers who enter the juvenile-justice system with anger problems, learning disabilities, and academic challenges receive little or no special help for those issues, and consequently ...

ISTE Standards and The Common Core in Action

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Catlin Tucker

catlintucker.com - Are you daunted by the prospect of implementing the Common Core State Standards? Don’t be! The Common Core opens the door for innovative teaching techniques to ensure students are college and caree...

Supercharge your content: Writing and editing essentials from Grammar Girl and Word Czar

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Mignon Fogarty

store.ragan.com - Sure, writing is your thing. You’ve loved it since elementary school. But have you ever wished for an easy lesson on how to answer once and for all the annoying little questions that always have yo...

7 Guidelines for Building a STEAM Program

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EdTech K–12 Magazine

edtechmagazine.com - As the STEAM movement grows, more and more schools are integrating the arts into their STEM curricula. Those who have already made the transition offer these suggestions for schools just getting st...

Using LEGO bricks for math & more…

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Melvina Kurashige

thebrickblogger.com - Besides being an awesome toy and creative medium, LEGO can be also used for teaching purposes. In fact LEGO bricks are quite common in classrooms and after-class programs to teach anything from mat...

How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2 - NYTimes.com

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Andrew P. Marcinek

nytimes.com - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — HOW’S my kid going to get a job? There are few questions I hear more often than that one. In February, I interviewed Laszlo Bock, who is in charge of all hiring at Google — ...

TED-Ed Blog» Blog Archive » Selfies with a twist: TED-Ed Club Members pose with their big ideas

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TED-Ed

blog.ed.ted.com - As TED-Ed Club Members are identifying their passions, figuring out their story arcs, and determining whether they will use Prezi or Powerpoint for their final presentations, we asked them to share...

Secret Teacher: if you want teachers to be happy in the job, show them respect | Teacher Network

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Joe Sanfelippo

theguardian.com - I've come to teaching later on in my career. After 10 years of working for various organisations I finally answered that nagging voice in my head and trained to teach. The classroom is a brilliant ...

BBC News - Teachers warn of 'permanent surveillance' from CCTV

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Larry Ferlazzo

bbc.com - Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons. The NASUWT teachers' union conference will hear the claims in a debate over "excessive...

Bryant University Begs Students Not To Take Selfies At Commencement

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HuffPostEducation

huffingtonpost.com - BOSTON (AP) — Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their diplomas. University President Ronald Machtley (MAYK'-l...

Flipped Classroom Webinar with Todd Nesloney- Eventbrite

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Sophia.org

eventbrite.com - SOPHIA.org is a free education platform that provides free resources including 40,000 academic tutorials on a variety of subjects. The site also offers free college readiness resources that include...

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

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Akevy Greenblatt

blogs.kqed.org - In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it’s a passive...

No More Manic Mornings

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Parents Magazine

parents.com - If children—even little ones—know where things go when the walk in the house, they'll have an easier time packing up in the mornings, says Noelle Micek, owner of An Organized Nest (anorganizednest....

Rick Wormeli on Formative Assessment

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Brian Alaback

chrislindholm.wordpress.com - This is the sixth post in a series of short YouTube videos by Rick Wormeli, author of the book Fair Isn’t Always Equal.  This episode focuses on the power of frequent formative assessments and tyin...

ICTmagic Resources on Pinterest

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Chris Weber

pinterest.com - This is a fab HTML5 language learning site which tests your language skills through a series of games with 1500 words. The site collects stats on your performance. Languages include English, Spanis...

Will Youth CareerConnect Disrupt or Sustain? - Education Next : Education Next

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Education Next

educationnext.org - Late last year I wrote about the potential for Federal Youth CareerConnect grants to spur competency-based models in high schools and communities. Last week, President Obama announced the first rou...

Letting learning lead the lessons – Creating useful formative assessments

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Akevy Greenblatt

starrsackstein.com - The mention of the word test can often send some folks into a frenzy of anxiety at its mere mention. As a society, we have placed so much meaning on the outcome of summative assessments that we’ve ...

ASCD Presents Inaugural Whole Child Symposium

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ASCD

ascd.org - Alexandria, VA (4/17/2014)—ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, is pleased to present the inaugural Whole Child Symposium (WCS), themed "Choosing You...

SoulPancake Acquires Short Film from Ad Legend Alex Bogusky

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SoulPancake

thevideoink.com - “Good Karma $1,” a short film starring advertising legend Alex Bogusky, has been acquired by Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake for a limited online run. Starting April 18, viewers can check out the film, ...

Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers Vie for Unhappiest Profession - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher

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EdWeek Teacher

blogs.edweek.org - Teachers: Are you miserable? Do you feel disrespected and annoyed by your profession? In Wake County, N.C., school leaders held a press conference Thursday warning of a high number of teacher resig...

Students Stick Around for Two Years of College at Innovative Brooklyn High School | English Language Arts and Literacy | Classroom Resources

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PBS Teachers

pbslearningmedia.org - Inform students about this new trend in education with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resources from April 11, 2014. At Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., ...

Top Stories: April 14-18 (with tweets) · insidehighered · Storify

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Inside Higher Ed

storify.com - Top Stories: April 14-18 Tempest over a "Game of Thrones" t-shirt:  http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/04/16/bergen-community-college-faculty-and-president-conflict-over-many-issues … //twitte...

d.school: the whiteboard | d.school fellowship application opens: Education & health care

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Trevor Mattea

dschool.stanford.edu - We’re now accepting applications for the d.school fellowship program for the academic year 2014-15. This year, we are looking for restless experts in the fields of K12 education and health care. Id...

Kelly Christopherson

husband, father, principal, technology enthusiast, working towards being a master learner.