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Nigel Coutts

The Trouble with Change Management in Schools - The Learner's Way - 13 views

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    Taken simplistically there could be a feeling that due to the complexity of large systems change becomes an uncontrollable beast with a mind of its own. 
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7 Outstanding K-8 Flexible Classrooms | Edutopia - 53 views

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    Classroom arrangement
Don Doehla

How to Trust Your Students via @Edutopia - 31 views

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    "Education is catastrophically deficient in trust. Pro-accountability education reformers presume that, absent carrots and sticks, classrooms would be overrun with lazy and incapable teachers. Traditional instructors presume that, absent carrots and sticks, classrooms would be overrun with lazy and incapable students. Both viewpoints emerge from a noble desire to make classrooms high-performance spaces, but in actuality they suppress excellence."
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    An excellent article - must read! via @Edutopia
Thieme Hennis

Home | Scholica - 27 views

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    Dutch edu-startup Scholica lets schools and organizations start their own e-learning platform in just a few clicks. It's easy to use and we host, update and monitor the platform so users can just focus on using it.
Ralf Appelt

Project Fedena - Free & Opensource Student Information System, School Management Software - 1 views

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    Fedena is a free & opensource school management software that has more features than a student information system. Use fedena to efficiently manage students, teachers, employees, courses & all the system & process related to your institution.
Chris Smith

Kickboard: a data driven instructional application for teachers by teachers. - 92 views

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    Kickboard keeps classrooms afloat. Integrated student academic and behavior records highlight trends. Automated classroom management systems save teachers time. Customizable settings mean Kickboard fits your school's existing systems from the start. Has free version for one teacher, other options for whole school.
Roland Gesthuizen

for the love of learning: Dysfunctional PLCs - 107 views

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    I have come to see a disturbing trend among some teachers' work environments. I've come to hear how some teachers feel like prisoners to their Professional Learning Communities. 
Mark Gleeson

Dark Side of the iPad ~ Collecting student projects is difficult! | John Larkin - 3 views

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    iPad Dark Side: The conventional task of collecting, assessing and returning student works that were created on an iPad. Great article sharing ideas, apps with excellent responses to suggestions.
Thieme Hennis

Haiku LMS | The K12 learning management system | - 136 views

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    "The simplest way to bring the web to your classroom ...and your classroom to the web"
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    pretty nice LMS
Roland Gesthuizen

Education World: Improving School Culture - 78 views

  • Studies are finding that the culture or climate of a school can have a marked impact on student performance.
  • school's performance never will improve until the school culture is one where people feel valued, safe, and share the goal of self-improvement
  • School culture, he says, is shared experiences both in and out of school, such as traditions and celebrations, a sense of community, of family and, team."
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  • Positive school cultures can be developed through assessment, analysis, improving and strengthening a school's identity, and then monitoring progress
  • The three major indicators of a healthy school culture are collaboration (do people work together and share information), collegiality (is there a sense of belonging and emotional support), and efficacy (do stakeholders feel as if they have control of their destinies or do they view themselves as helpless victims of "the system?")
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    What kind of culture pervades your school? Do staff members feel like a family? Or is it like a factory or a Little Shop of Horrors? One way to assess school culture, and then strive to improve it, is through the Center for Improving School Culture's triage survey. Included: Links to the triage survey.
Thane Magelky

5 Innovative Classroom Management Tools for Teachers - 264 views

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    "Few teachers are drawn to the profession for its administrative duties. But the reality of attendance taking, lesson planning, grading and parental communications is that they're a big part of the job. These tasks, however, need not take over. With help from the many online services and mobile apps designed for teachers, it can be easy to efficiently organize and complete classroom management responsibilities. Here are five of our favorite virtual tools for tackling some of the most common classroom chores."
Derek D'Angelo

Award-winning LMS for teachers and school administrators | Schoology - 81 views

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    Modern VLE?
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    Learning Management System
Andy Hoffert

Study Guides for Study Skills - 1 views

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    Online, interactive lessons for study skills in preparation for post secondary education
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