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School looks different today than it did even a handful of years ago. Teaching and learning is changing — in exciting ways — because the world is changing. via Pocket

Apr 23, 15

DocSend makes business communication with documents more effective and actionable by providing analytics, feedback, and control for the documents you send. Know when to follow up, who to follow up with, and what to focus on, enabling you to do busin…

Apr 22, 15

It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to deny the positive impact that technology has on student learning. But no one really wants to be pressured into anything, so here are some tips to keep in mind throughout your digital journey. via Pocket

Apr 22, 15

I was asked recently why I have a strong interest and innate understanding of the growth mindset. I believe it comes from a background of being an adventure educator, and even though it was not labeled as such, the adventure educator embraces a grow…

Apr 22, 15

Learning even just the basics of photography takes a bit of work and one of the more complex ideas is the relationship between ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. German photography blog Photoblog Hamburg has a graphic explaining how it works. via Poc…

Apr 19, 15

We’re really good at finding reasons for inaction. How many of these have you heard? What would you add to this list? via Pocket

Apr 19, 15

One need not look to superstars such as Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates to justify reasons for using code and programming logic in the classroom. There's plenty of literature that illustrates its positive learning outcomes. via Pocket

Apr 19, 15

On Classmill you can create public or private (invitation-only) courses. Courses are built as a series of modules. In each module you can include videos, text, images, links, and file attachments. You can also embed games and interactive simulations…

Apr 19, 15

Get Googley in Education - The Latest Resources from Diigo (weekly) Posted from Diigo. The rest of Google in Education group favorite links are here. via Pocket

Apr 19, 15

In my book, OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live And Learn In The Future, I argue that a relentless focus upon high-stakes accountability — through student testing and teacher evaluation — has done little to improve outcomes, and has de-professionalized and d…

Apr 19, 15

Earlier this week Scott McLeod pushed our thinking with a post titled We Have to Stop Pretending…..#MakeSchoolDifferent. Please be sure to check out his post and the many thought-provoking comments. via Pocket

Apr 19, 15

WhatsDue is a free service (available for Android and iOS) that enables teachers to create and send due date reminders to their students. Students receive the reminders as push notifications on their iOS and or Android devices. Here's how WhatsDue w…

Apr 19, 15

Ignite Teaching is a free iPad app that students can use to collaborate on the development of multimedia projects. Through Ignite Teaching teachers can create project titles that they share with students through an invitation code. via Pocket

Apr 19, 15

So instead... how about making it automatically prompt them to make a copy? You can and it is so stinkin' easy you won't believe it! via Pocket

Apr 19, 15

It’s one of the most versatile devices in the history of… well… devices. The tablet has changed the landscape of classrooms around the world, from flipped learning to augmented reality. via Pocket

Apr 19, 15

Educators who incorporate social media into the work of students must ensure responsible use. I asked members of The Innovative Educator group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheInnovativeEducator) for their advice to students when it comes to usin…

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