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Nigel Coutts

Educators as Agents for Educational Policy - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    Education exists in an uneasy domain and the teaching professional is forced to navigate between a multitude of conflicting tensions. Our education systems are dominated by abundance of voices all shouting for attention and offering a solution to the problems they have diagnosed. Each individual claims expertise and insights gained from years as a student is sufficient experience to allow one to speak with authority. - Educators need to find their voice. 
Phil Taylor

Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students? | My Island View - 3 views

  • The past learning experiences of educators are so different from the current and evolving experiences of their students that relevance as an educator is extremely important.
  • In the 20th century information was for the most part slower to change and often controlled by a small group of power brokers.
  • Smartphones, which are not really phones, but powerful computers with phone capabilities.
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  • Developing students who are flexible and willing to continually learn is the best we can do to insure their future.
Paul Beaufait

TEACHER VOICE: When it comes to teacher training, the U.S. could learn a thing or two f... - 9 views

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    "Preparation for a career shaping the minds, values and spirit of our youth requires people of substance who are attracted to the profession because being an educator is an engaging and secure job choice" (¶17).
Paul Beaufait

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas | Edutopia - 41 views

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    "[I]t can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. There are many gray areas for teachers to navigate, like setting guidelines, accessibility at school, and student safety. But to help teachers navigate this ever-changing landscape of social media tools, here are some of the best guides on the web for four popular networks, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest" (¶2, 2015.02.23).
Paul Beaufait

Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media - 47 views

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    A "free toolkit to help you take ... an effective stand against cyberbullying" (deck, ¶2, retrieved 2011.09.27), beginning with focus questions and an overview, then focusing on elementary, middle, and high school levels
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    A great tool. A real help for teachers( & kids) Thanks.
Steve Ransom

Skype - The Big Blog - Skype is connecting teachers and classrooms across the globe - 20 views

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    Skype is connecting teachers and classrooms across the globe... some screencasts here for those who need a visual orientation of how to maximize this new network of Skype for educators
Caroline Roche

The Complete Dropbox for Educators - 2 views

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    A great site with instructions and a downloadable booklet on how to use Dropbox. Very useful
David McGavock

BetterLesson Home - 25 views

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    Site where teachers share lessons. Lessons can be located using search on subject, level, content type, instructional type, filetype. You can even sort results by the ratings of other teachers.
Andor Kish

100 Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark | AccreditedOnlineColleges.org - 2 views

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    You can find a great amount of helpful material on these sites, including videos to augment your lessons, lectures to inspire students, documentaries to show them how things work, and loads of additional videos to help you become a better, smarter teacher.
antónio alves

Quizinator for Teachers, Instructors, and HomeSchoolers - 1 views

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    Designed specifically for teachers, instructors, and homeschoolers. Quizinator solves the problem of trying to keep many different kinds of study materials organized and up to date.
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