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Deb Gardner

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    • Here are six methods schools can put into practice:

  • Keep it simple.
  • Think small.

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  • released this past week, examining emerging technologies and their potential impact on teaching and learning worldwide
  • six trends, challenges, and emerging technologies that will affect current practice
  • a must-read for 21st century educators

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  • To grow, teachers must be able to reflect critically on their own performance.
  • To be whole, however, this critical reflection–this self-criticism–needs to be qualitative as well as quantitative. Which means right now we’ve only got half the picture.

  • In the 21st century, we all have personal “brands”–digital footprints that precede and proceed us, leaving a record of our interactions and ideas for anyone to see
  • Technology and the resulting connectivity are a part of this
  • No matter how accurate these ideas, the concept of career-readiness is changing because how we live and work is changing.

  • The flipped class gives time back to students, but some students don't know how to handle the freedom well

  • Each week of my course represents a module, with its own learning goals and objectives
  • At this time, two full length (60-75 minutes) recorded lectures become available for students to view online
  • For a single instructor, piloting a flipped class on his or her own, I would recommend VoiceThread

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  • Would you like to be able to build a quick lesson around an existing video?


    How would you like to be able to create a simple quiz associated with it, and add text and links to additional content?


    How about a discussion forum?


    Perhaps best of all, how about being able to deliver it outside of YouTube, away from all that distracting peripheral content?


    Well, you can, and it’s free, and your lesson can be delivered online with an unlisted URL (that is, it won’t be found by search engines so no one will just stumble across it – they have to know the URL).


    I’ve been an advocate of the great free tool provided by TedEd (found online at the perhaps confusing URL, for years now. It was a no-brainer to create a 3 Minute Teaching With Technology Tutorial for this fun, slick application. And here it is!

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