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Sheryl A. McCoy

Who Is Going To Be The ISTEK ELT 2011 Roving Reporter? You Decide! | Burcu Akyol's Blog - 1 views

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    vote for Sabrina...she would be a great roving reporter.
Jim Farmer

How to Get a Classroom of Kids Blogging in Under 5 Minutes! - 47 views

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    designed by teachers for teachers. They have made the process of creating and monitoring a class blog safe and efficient. Sign-ups are fast and simple, making it easy to co-ordinate a whole class of new students. At the same time, the blog's privacy and security is protected by default. This makes life incredibly easy for the teacher, allowing you to get straight in to the fun bit of blogging!
Jill Berkowicz

Using Technology To Learn and Teach and Learn - 29 views

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    "This blog is where I will share my adventure with all things about childrens' and adults' learning along with the growing role technology plays in expanding minds!"

    Please check out this blog and follow!
Martin Kaye

New York Times Learning Network - 26 views

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    "Our Teaching Topics collection is a living index page of links to resources on often-taught subjects.

    On each, we've collected some of the best, most useful Times materials we could find on that topic - including lesson plans, related articles, multimedia, themed crosswords and archival materials. "
Kathy Howerton

21 Classes - Free Classroom and Educational Blogs - 27 views

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    "Get your students blogging.
    Create a virtual classroom and BlogPortal.
    Instant use, hosted, free."
Caroline Roche

Free Technology for Teachers: - 70 views

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    This is an amazing blog, worth going back to lots of times
Ruth Howard

An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design - 27 views

  • It’s now become so incredibly complex and enmeshed, that each of us now has access to EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE PLANET in less than 6 steps. Even with billions of people on the planet, we can reach literally anyone in 6 steps. That means we can access anyone’s resources in 6 steps. Their skills, their knowledge, their capital, their influence. Any resource.
  • ANET in less than 6 steps. Even with billions of people on the planet, we can reach literally anyone in 6 steps. That means we can access anyone’s resources in 6 steps. Their skills, their knowledge, their capital, their influence. Any resource.
  • e’ve transitioned past the point of scarcity.
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  • There is no longer such thing as scarcity.
  • There are only misallocated resources.
  • It happened right under our noses
  • strengths “come naturally.”
  • If you have any connection with your strengths
  • My strength is the ability to see patterns.

    It’s what enabled me to write this post. People call me “insightful.” I have the ability to see stuff that other people don’t see, even when it’s staring them right in the face. (I’ve been calling this process “metathinking,”

  • I started writing about the patterns I was seeing. Explaining trends I was seeing in simple language, distilling down big concepts into words that people could “get.
  • they’ve provided you with a free resource. They’re publicly exposing you to their network.
  • What I did was go to Listorious.com. I looked at all the Top Lists that were interesting to me, and started following every single person who I thought I could learn from. That means I looked through their tweetstream to see if it was filled with potentially useful links to info, and I also clicked through to their personal website.
  • This takes effort and time. It’s work. And it’s unpaid.

    So why on Earth would you waste your time doing this?

    Because something interesting happens when you start sending people links to information that they can turn around and apply in the real world,

  • It builds trust.

    This was literally a revelation for m

  • As I started interacting more with these real life humans in an online space, I couldn’t understand why people were being so nice to me and sharing information with me and providing me with resources.
  • Do you know how this makes me feel?

    Empowered.

  • All of this free giving and sharing actually does something tremendously valuable.

    It enables us.

  • It’s networks.

    The answer is networks.

    Networks solve the problem of complexity

  • It turns out, life is EXACTLY like a game. If you can access the right resources, you can win.

    Now here’s the kicker.

    Everyone can win.

  • complex system can only function with independently acting agents who collaborate.
  • a globally cooperative society, as we’ve assumed. She showed, in practice, that this could actually work.
  • This whole online thing is essentially a simulation – it mimics the actual world
  • Turns out, we’re all actually in this together, all trying to figure out a way that we can all utilize our strengths, connect, collaborate, and survive. If helping each other and building trust is the way to make it work, let’s make it work.
  • Networks self-organize.
  • The point is that we want to build trust
  • What happens when your entire organization of people, as a unit, is a network in itself, but each person also has their personal networks of relationships to draw on, which extend beyond the organization?
  • The world will keep moving. It’s accelerating at an accelerating rate. The ONLY WAY to deal with it is not to cling to the old hierarchies and silos and pride and egos. We have to understand that we can only deal with this as a fully connected system.

    And the really crazy part is: we already have everything we need to make this happen. It’s already in place.

  • All that needs to change is the mindset.
  • We’ll be flexible, adaptive, and intelligent, because we’ll be able to quickly and freely allocate resources where they’re needed in order to make change.
  • If you think so too, pass it on.
  • I thought that made this an idea worth spreading.
  • It’s an option that seems not only possible, but preferable, and comes with a plan that’s implementable immediately.
  • A missing element, in my view, is a simple way for participants to tangibly contribute to the growth of the network. I would love to see a curated version of Pledgebank.org woven into blogs like EBD, where ideas for enhancing the network could be proposed.

    These crowdfunding/crowdsourcing elements might spark donations of funds and time to enrich the commons and help the network to grow.

  • Systems – biological, social and economic – are driven by avoiding risk and moving forward. Moving forward is life – no choice. Avoiding risk is the constraints and dangers of the environment – no choice. But life does make a choice.
  • that the transparency provided by social media, especially in its revealing the structure of networks, drives the growth of trust.
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    awe and some! Complexity connectivity simplified Blogpost by Vanessa Miemis
Teresa Gerardi

Kidblog.org - Blogs for Teachers and Students - 29 views

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    "Kidblog.org is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog."
Kathleen N

Schoology - Your digital classroom - 78 views

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    course management with social networking features k-12
Colette Cassinelli

Tread Lightly - 21 views

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    "Students committing to 40 days of environmental stewardship". Please add comments.
Caroline Roche

Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies - 4 views

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    This site has great articles for educators on using technology for teaching.
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    an excellent website with many tools for learning
Nigel Ford

50 Useful Blogging Tools for Teachers - 7 views

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    Blogging is becoming more and more popular in the classroom. Teachers can blog to stay in touch with parents and students or they can incorporate blogs from all of the students as a learning tool. The beauty of the student blog is that children from Kindergarten to high school can blog. No matter how you use blogs in your classroom, these tools will help you get started, enhance your experience, or bring the students into the fun.
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    A good list of web based tools for teachers and students. It is a useful list. There are categories and an annotated description of each tool.
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