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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 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?

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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!

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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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New Course Coming Soon! Close Reading and Beyond: Authentic Analysis of Media in Any Form

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New Course Coming Soon! Close Reading and Beyond: Authentic Analysis of Media in Any Form

Audience: This course is for teachers at any grade level and subject area, who used media in any form to support teaching and learning. Course Description: Envision the reimagining of what “text analysis” could look like in any classroom. What if that analysis went beyond a singular media (text) and we expanded analysis opportunities across multiple types of media? We want students who think, discern, and analyze, not just when they’re reading, but when they are experiencing any form of input or communication. What does the citation of...

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Taking Steps Towards Global Competency

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Taking Steps Towards Global Competency

amplifiEDucation is pleased to share with you a guest post by Robert Schuetz. Robert is a teacher from Illinois, who we have been connected with for years in our online professional lives. His dedication to amplifying his students’ world makes him the perfect ambassador for our mission to amplify teaching and learning. We encourage you to follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his blog “Nocking the Arrow“. NBCT (SS), Technology Coordinator, Schoology Ambassador & Educator of the Year – 2015, EdCamp Organizer...

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New Course! Simple Steps To Implementing Digital Badges

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New Course! Simple Steps To Implementing Digital Badges

Are you curious about digital badges? Digital badges are an online version of the traditional badges applied to education. Using digital badges you can recognize students’ achievements in specific learning objectives. Students get excited about and engaged with those learning objectives just as they strive to earn badges in digital games. Karin Hallett, teacher-librarian at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Jacksonville, FL. is the author of our newest online course Simple Steps to Implementing Digital Badges. Meet Karin by watching...

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We Are Speaking More Languages @ amplifiEDucation

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We Are Speaking More Languages @ amplifiEDucation

Together, we at amplifiEDucation speak more languages! We practice what we preach and communicate across times zones (check our blog post on How Collaboration Across Time Zones Can Work) .  ¡Juntas, nosotras en amplifiEDucation hablamos más idiomas! Practicamos lo que predicamos y nos comunicamos a través de zonas horarias (mira nuestra entrada de blog Amplificando la colaboración: ¡Cómo puede funcionar la colaboración desde diferentes zonas horarias! ). Zusammen, sprechen wir in amplifiEDucation  mehr Sprachen! Wir gehen mit gutem Beispiel...

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