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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Aaron Davis

Aaron Davis

40 Books to Read Before You Start Teaching #ntchat John Spencer - 10 views

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    A great collection of books for educators to read
Aaron Davis

INF536 Case Report | Learn, do, teach... - 4 views

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    An investigation into the Ultranet from Heather Baille
Aaron Davis

6 Ways Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading | Brilliant or Insane - 22 views

  • 1–Clinging to the classroom novel
  • 2–The “Don’t-read-ahead” directive
  • 3–Telling kids what they can’t read
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  • 4–Not reading in class daily
  • Readers read daily; it’s this simple.
  • 5–Assigning worksheets and book reports
  • 6–Not celebrating the joy of reading
Aaron Davis

Last Call - Medium - 0 views

  • Contrary to the contrived ignorance of media reporters, the future of the daily newspaper is one of the few certainties in the current landscape: Most of them are going away, in this decade.
  • rom the advertiser’s point of view, the nation’s newspapers have become little more than a blue-bag delivery service, with a horoscope and enough local sports inside to get people to open the bag.
  • first, get good at understanding and presenting data. Second, understand how social media can work as a newsroom tool. Third, get whatever newsroom experience you can working in teams, and in launching new things.
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  • The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.
Aaron Davis

The Book Thief author Markus Zusak explains why failure is good for you at TEDxSydney t... - 8 views

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    Markus Zusak discusses the challenges of writing and why we should embrace failure. Interesting read.
Aaron Davis

Twitter EDU - David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 4 views

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    A fantastic how-to for Twitter, a great introduction for those who are too afraid to dip in.
Aaron Davis

Hemingway - 0 views

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    An interesting application that helps grade writing based on complexity and difficulty.
Aaron Davis

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts - 13 views

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    A great collection of quotes that incorporate visualisations to carry across the message. A little bit different.
Aaron Davis

A case for parents as the best science educators - 1 views

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    An interesting collection of ideas for what parents can do at home to support the life-long learning of science
Aaron Davis

SmartBlog on Education Roundup: Connected Educator Month SmartBlogs - 0 views

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    A great overview of some of the different blogs posted during Connected Educator Month from Smartblogs
Aaron Davis

Aphoristic advice from famous writers for would-be writers [15 pictures] - 8 views

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    15 different images with advice from a range of authors.
Aaron Davis

Promoting a growth mindset for all students SmartBlogs - 1 views

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    An insightful blog by Jim Dillon on the problems with testing and how things need to be changed to accommodate a growth mindset for all students.
Aaron Davis

Reading Writing Responding: Put a Saddle on It and Ride It - Melbourne Google in Educat... - 7 views

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    A review of the 2013 Google Summit in Melbourne. The post is littered with resources from the event associated with Google Sites and the implementation of GAFE.
Aaron Davis

Howard Gardner: 'Multiple intelligences' are not 'learning styles' - 8 views

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    A discussion of the difference between Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles, as well as three tips for teachers:
    1. Individualize your teaching as much as possible. Instead of "one size fits all," learn as much as you can about each student, and teach each person in ways that they find comfortable and learn effectively
    2. Pluralize your teaching. Teach important materials in several ways, not just one
    3. Drop the term "styles." It will confuse others and it won't help either you or your students."
Aaron Davis

Is School Enough? Documentary Film Delves In | MindShift - 2 views

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    A report by MindShift on a documentary produced in America exploring some alternate educational ideas and settings.
Aaron Davis

How to Supercharge All Your Favorite Webapps with ifttt - 3 views

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    A great guide to IFTTT from Lifehacker
Aaron Davis

Google's Professional Development Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and M... - 6 views

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    A great collection of resources associated with Google, particularly useful for those schools jumping on Google Apps for Education
Aaron Davis

The New WWW: Whatever, Whenever, Wherever | Tom March - 0 views

  • teachers need to find formats that are easier for every Web-connected teacher to integrate into the classroom
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      As more and more students become connected in the classroom, the focus moves towards 'formats' that are accessible for all, not just those tech savvy teachers. Big challenge, exciting challenge.
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