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What do you Want to Know about Blogging?

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What do you Want to Know about Blogging?

In a recent presentation at Alan November’s BLC17 conference, I had 60 minutes to share my work and thoughts about Blogging as Pedagogy. I asked participants to share questions they had about blogging via a Google Form at the beginning of the session. While I tried to address as many of them as possible during the presentations, 60 minutes got us only that far. Sharing the questions (I have combined a few questions) and answers on the Langwitches Blog and crossposting on the amplifiEDU Blog will extend the session across time and...

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Dare to Visualize the Future

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Dare to Visualize the Future

We may often hear that we need to prepare students for “jobs that don’t exist yet”, or that we need to prepare students for what will be “their” future: a different reality from what we have lived so far, knowing that everything is changing faster and faster. But do we fully grasp what that means? Do we really stop to think about what we need to change “now” to prepare students for “their future”? We may be so immersed in our present reality that it seems so absolute. We may even forget...

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When a Blogger Writes a Book: Amplifying Analog Writing

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When a Blogger Writes a Book: Amplifying Analog Writing

I have been writing, writing, and writing. I have been writing a book! I am co-authoring a book with Janet Hale titled Documenting Learning: Making Thinking Visible, Meaningful, Shareable, and Amplified. The book will be published in early 2018 by Corwin Press. We have handed in the first manuscript and are awaiting the first wave of feedback from reviewers. Documenting Learning is designed to aid educators in exploring, gaining insights into, and personally applying responses to these questions: What is learning? What is evidence of...

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Travelling Tales Amplification

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Travelling Tales Amplification

We are thrilled to share with you a guest post by Joel Bevans, an International school teacher, currently living and teaching in Luxembourg. Joel is sharing a project called the Travelling Tales to create meaningful and purposeful global collaborations. Check out the project’s website and follow @travellingtale on Twitter. This post was cross-posted from Joel Bevans Blog Future Wise. Travelling Tales has grown and grown in the past 8 months and has allowed students in my class to create meaningful and purposeful global collaborations....

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How are you dealing with 21st Century Education and Technology Integration?

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How are you dealing with 21st Century Education and Technology Integration?

It is no secret, we are already living towards the end of the second decade of the 21st century. The terms “21st Century Education” and “Technology Integration” have been buzzing around for a while and you know that you, as an educator, need to be involved to stay relevant when it comes to transforming teaching and learning. The big question emerging here is: How are you dealing with it? Overcoming Enemies of Learning The most important thing you have to know is that all of us (and I really mean all of us!) are...

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If Students Learn How to Learn, How Do You Teach Your Subject?

Posted by on 9:58 pm in Announcements, Lifelong Learning | 0 comments

If Students Learn How to Learn, How Do You Teach Your Subject?

If you think back to what made you become a teacher, most likely it was a need to infuse students with values and the passion for your subject. Together with this passion you have for your subject is an entire body of knowledge that you have. For you, this body of knowledge is where you draw inferences from and what helps you make sense of new information in your area. But here is the challenge we all face today as educators when we hear about reducing curriculum content and focusing more on teaching students to “learn how to...

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Amplify Learning to Differentiate

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Amplify Learning to Differentiate

Amplifying learning means going beyond yourself, your closest surrounding, reaching further to others so you can lean more and better. So what does differentiation has to do with amplified learning? As according to Carol Tomlinson, the guru in this area, differentiation is a way of thinking, teaching and learning: Differentiation is NOT a set of strategies….It’s a way of thinking about teaching and learning – Carol Tomlinson For this reason alone, differentiation requires long term learning for the teacher, involving practice and...

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At the finishing line

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At the finishing line

amplifiEDucation is pleased to share with you a guest post by Rahila Mukaddam. Rahila  is a BPYP Teacher at the American International School of Kuwait. She is a PYP educator on a lifelong learning journey , a reflective risk-taker, a #CoETaILer and the co-host of #ISTEIntSch We encourage you to subscribe to her blog, Step-up in the World of Tech, and connect with her and her students via Twitter.   Phew!!! It’s that time! We’re done! What a journey! Change is good For myself it has been quite a transformation. If you had asked me at the...

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New Course Available! Authentic Analysis of Media in Any Form

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New Course Available! Authentic Analysis of Media in Any Form

Nowadays, text is no longer the main medium for communication, specially for the younger generation represented by our students. Images and video are the language of communication in social media and on the web in general. The article How Millennials Get News: Inside the habits of America’s first digital generation describes research into how Millennials (born 1980 – 1995) consume news. The findings show the crucial role of social media use for news, including not only Facebook, but also Youtube (83%) and Instagram (50%). The...

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We Want You to Be Part of Our amplifiEDucation Community!

Posted by on 8:33 pm in Announcements, PLN, Uncategorized, Videos | 0 comments

We Want You to Be Part of Our amplifiEDucation Community!

The amplifiEDucation team is formed by teachers who are currently, or have been, in the classroom. We practice what we preach, so we collaborate across time zones in three different countries. We are just like you, busy between our private lives and our jobs, and we are eager to share and learn from others. So we invite you to become part of our amplifiEDucation community via social media! We made the video below to demonstrate who we are, how we collaborate and communicate; and how we balance long-distance sharing with everything that...

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