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Educational Reform – There Is No Single Ideal Learning Form

Educational Reform - There Is No Single Ideal Learning Form is a cross-post by By Justin Marquis, Ph.D. and Terry Heick, Director of Curriculum at TeachThought. In “The Importance of Being Divisive in Education,” RiShawn Biddle, writing for Dropout Nation, concluded his post by stating: “In short, school reformers should accept — and fully embrace — being divisive. Because it is the…
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Digital Citizenship Synopsis by Teachthought, Edutopia, & Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Synopsis by Teachthought, Edutopia, & Common Sense Media - Media literacy and global digital citizenship are quickly becoming key issues in education around the globe. Students must take an active role in distinguishing and establishing ethical digital usage in order to own this concept and accomplish this onerous task. Keeping our kids safe should be our first…
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Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 7 Strategies For Performance Teaching

Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 7 Strategies For Performance Teaching Good teaching is a major undertaking.Make no mistake–teaching has never been easy. But as we come upon 2014, as a profession teaching is increasingly characterized by its possibility, accountability, and persistent mutation. Which makes it a challenge to do at all, much do well. The response to these…
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10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching

Terry Heick, TeachThought 10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching My first year of teaching was a blur. At the time, it didn’t feel like a blur. It felt a joyous, adrenaline-fueled rush of lessons, meetings, and new relationships.But in hindsight, it was definitely a blur. And now, years later, I can…
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The Definition of Digital Citizenship

Written by Terry Heick; originally posted on Teachthought As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important. Which begs the question: what is digital citizenship? Well, first citizenship, which is formally defined as “the quality of an individual’s response to membership in a community.” This makes citizenship far…
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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

You might be a 21st century teacher if… Original Post by TeachThought You think of clouds as good things. You check twitter for news. And only twitter. The blogosphere is more relevant a term than the stratosphere. You spent more this year on iPad peripherals than you have pencils and pens. You giggle when you recall…
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What Learnist’s Growth Means For The Future Of Education

What Learnist’s Growth Means For The Future Of Education   Guest Blog by Terry Heick of TeachThought, What Learnist’s Growth Means For The Future Of Education:  Learnist, everyone’s favorite learning curation tool, has received $20,000,000 in funding from, among other investors, Discovery Communications. That’s a lot of coins and a heavy investor. Its users have increased…
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Educators: Embrace Social Media

What is up with teacher development and the fear of social media? So many educators are soaring into the next advent of learning, while others continue to lecture and talk with the kids, avoiding the digital tools that are so readily available. Yesterday, in a passing conversation discussing sharing of great resources, I asked a…
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