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Massive Creativity MOOC with Rock Stars, Prof Tina Seelig, and NovoED

Massive Creativity MOOC with Rock Stars, Prof Tina Seelig, and NovoED

Amin Saberi and Anne Trumbore  recently  talked with Vicki Davis on episode #67 of Every Classroom Matters about encouraging creativity.  Only 17% of creatives felt a teacher had taught them to be creative.  As our economy moves  away from the industrial workforce, into the information age and beyond, the question arises, “How does one teach creativity”? Well, Stanford Professor Tina Seelig, the…

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David Menashe and The Priority List

David Menashe and The Priority List

David Menasche , author of  The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons, didn’t sit at home when he was diagnosed with brain cancer.  When he was no longer able to teach due to the cancer and blindness, he travelled around the country to see his students and he truly got to see the impact he had made in their lives.

The book is the story of his 101 day adventure…

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Jerry Blumengarten: The Connected Educator’s Cybrarian

Jerry Blumengarten: The Connected Educator’s Cybrarian

Jerry Blumengarten @cybraryman1 talks with Vicki Davis about using technology in the classrooms.  He asserts he would connect students with any technological tool he could, and finds embedding technology in learning is important to today’s teachers.  He talks about the Genius Hour, the flipped classroom, and the maker movement.

Despite being a retired educator, Jerry never stops learning.


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How Amazing Adults Are Made

How Amazing Adults Are Made

Today I’ll meet my students at the school at 8:15 am to set up the Bocce Ball courts. By 10 am, the courts will be full of Special Olympians rolling Bocce Balls and yelling in triumph at their accomplishments. The orange-clad referees will work to serve, encourage, measure, and officiate the games. It is a Saturday and 60 something of the kids in my school will roll out of bed, don their shirts…

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Urgent security update


Bad news: A major vulnerability has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr. Our team took immediate action to fix the issue, but you should still take some time to change your password, not only here but on any other sites you visit. 

You should also strongly consider enabling two-factor authentication. It’ll go a long way to ensure that no one besides you can access your account. Thanks, and take care.

Take note. Change passwords everywhere. Anyone know if services like last pass will change them for you?

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How to Make It to the End of the School Year

How to Make It to the End of the School Year

Yesterday after school I earned my dumpster diver 101 merit badge as a senior and I went through the school’s trash looking for an unmarked photo cd that had been accidentally tossed. (They may doubt my sanity but they can’t doubt my love.)

After it was found I drove home quickly to take a hot bath. (I was reminded of a word I haven’t used in ages but we used often in the 1980′s “grody” – not…

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4 Step SAMR Model of Technology Integration Explained by Richard Wells

4 Step SAMR Model of Technology Integration Explained by Richard Wells

Richard Wells @ipadwells gives a masterful explanation of the SAMR model of technology integration. He is from New Zealand but his charts on the SAMR model have spread worldwide.

All technology integration is NOT the same. Having tablets in a classroom doesn’t make the classroom any better than if Einstein sat in the corner. It is not the presence of a person or thing that makes the classroom…

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Achieving Sustainable Classroom Innovation with @ajjuliani @djesposito and @stevenjmogg

Achieving Sustainable Classroom Innovation with @ajjuliani @djesposito and @stevenjmogg

I love this conversation with A.J. Juliani @ajjuliani (Tech Coordinator) with his teachers Rosie Esposito @djesposito and Steve Mogg @stevenjmogg and  from Wissahickon High School, Pennsylvania. It is consistently a top school and their pattern of innovation shows why.

Who will want to listen to this show?

If you want to understand how to promote innovative practices and helping teachers level…

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