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Roland Gesthuizen

Why Sing? | Mrs Fintelman Teaches - 6 views

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    At the start of the year I love to start off with a lot of singing. As in A LOT. We sing on the first day, first thing in the morning. We spend a good part of the morning singing. We sing in between activities, waiting in lines and just before we go home.
mostrum

Teach100 | Teach.com - 54 views

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    100 teaching blogs
H DeWaard

The 2014 Honor Roll: EdTech's Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs | EdTech Magazine - 53 views

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    We collect some of the brightest voices from the world of educational technology.
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    We collect some of the brightest voices from the world of educational technology.
Roland Gesthuizen

Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach? | MindShift - 59 views

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    "Some teachers are embracing student data to inform their teaching, while others believe there's a risk of an over-reliance on hard numbers that doesn't take into account the human factor."
Jane Trotter

An Ethical Island | How to Teach Without a Lecture and other fun - 92 views

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    Mia includes powerful, original infographics with her blog posts. Check out her work!
Roland Gesthuizen

for the love of learning: Here is what Education Hell looks like - 17 views

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    "Chicago is getting ready for a standardized test called the ISAT. Here's a 1 minute video of an Inservice session to help teachers prep for "The Vocabulary Matrix"."
Roland Gesthuizen

Professional Learning | Really? | {et al} - 15 views

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    ""Yes, you can make a lot of things look bad taken out of context, but I don't think a case can be made that this is appropriate for any professional development, or classroom, context…. When I first watched it many emotions swarmed inside me; sadness, horror, embarrassment, anger, disbelief. At one stage I may have laughed at the outrageousness of it all."
Roland Gesthuizen

Coaching: Ten Essential Ideas | Powerful Learning Practice - 6 views

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    "During the past several weeks, ten essential ideas, so far, have emerged for me that ARE the difference that MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.  Let's take a look at them."
onepulledthread

Teach the Web (MOOC) - 3 views

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    Laura Hilliger blog zythepsary.com here discusses the mozilla Teach the web" MOOC to start may 2. content to include: Introduction to Webmaker is all about community, openness and collaboration. Remix and Contextualize is all about putting web literacy skills into other types of learning plans. Do and Share is about experimenting with collaborative, participatory learning spaces and using the online community to improve your practice. Within each topic are 3 subtopics - Those are the themes we'll be focusing on weekly. 9 themes, 9 week MOOC - nice how that worked out, don't cha think? For each theme, we'll be MAKING things to explore ideas because, you know, you learn lots when you make. We'll have a chance to look at each other's makes, give feedback, and hack on ideas throughout the 9 weeks. There will be several ways to follow along. Here's what we're thinking for communication channels: Sign up to the webmaker.org/teach list to participate Keep your eye on hivenyc.org/teachtheweb Submit your blog for aggregation Join G+ Webmaker Community Use #teachtheweb on Twitter Bookmark the Big Blue Button link for May 2nd, 23rd, and June 13th, 4pm UTC Check the calendar for Twitter chats and Big Blue Button sessions
Roland Gesthuizen

6 Reasons Tablets Are Ready for the Classroom - 86 views

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    "By looking at all that tablets offer in the context of student behavior and some of the recent trends in education, it's clear that tablets are ready for the classroom. Here's a look at the top reasons why."
A Gardner

Teaching like it's 2999: Don't Trust Conference Presenters: The Teacher Behind the Curtain - 100 views

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    Conference presenter discussing 'phony' characteristics of presentations (hers included): the tendency to not share what failed alongside the success and the need to do both
A Gardner

in which i give a talk on the profession of teaching « Learning to Fold - 57 views

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    Worth reading
Roland Gesthuizen

The Ed Techie: Innovating Pedagogy report - 0 views

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    Here at IET in the OU, a bunch of us, led by Mike Sharples, were asked to produce an annual report on how changes in teaching and learning (related to technology) were changing the current landscape. ... Think of it as like a Horizon's report with more focus on pedagogy. We adopted the same methodology as the Horizon report also.
Roland Gesthuizen

How Can Teachers Create a Learner-Centered Environment? - Leading From the Classroom - ... - 118 views

  • publishers will need to collaborate more with teachers to be able to create more relevant and meaningful products to support teachers
  • Paper doesn't cut it. A learner centered environment requires technology.
  • Will the public demand this cultural shift in teaching and learning?
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    "The Alliance for Excellent Education recently released Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered By Digital Learning. The report advocates that a culture shift to a learner centered classroom environment is needed to prepare students to meet the challenges and demands of a global economy"
Roland Gesthuizen

Teachers Should Battle Poor Publicity | Edutopia - 40 views

  • teaching must become a profession that demands more positive attention. We can't afford to be modest anymore
  • new teachers to take a course in publicity, learn to pitch and sell what you do, so that people know your worth. Learn how to control your own public relations
  • Teachers have insider knowledge of school successes, so it is our duty to go public with those victories, big and small
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  • So, it's up to you to get it out there. It's not just for the good of you, the individual teacher, but also for the good of the staff, and even the profession. It's now your duty.
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    ".. the more productive way to battle these teachers and the bleeding out of our profession's reputation is for those of us who love this job -- and we are the majority -- to battle the poor publicity with the sword of our own successes."
Alias Librarian

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile ... - 208 views

  • Blogging is one of the eventual realization of web 2.0 technologies. It is the driving engine behind this online information revolution. Thousands of blogs are created everyday and for different purposes. Some people blog to make money, some to share their voice with the world, some to immortalize their life events and diaries, and others blog just to vex and scam people.
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