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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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Derribando barreras

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Derribando barreras

AmplifiEDucation, como indica su nombre, tiene como principal objetivo AMPLIFICAR la educación. Si buscamos la definición de “amplificar”, encontraremos que significa: Ampliar o aumentar la cantidad, la duración o el tamaño de algo Ampliar o aumentar la intensidad de una magnitud física, especialmente el sonido, mediante procedimientos técnicos Sin embargo, en un mundo tan globalizado, tenemos una cantidad de barreras que deberemos ir sorteando o derribando, aunque hoy sólo hablaré  de dos: las barreras idiomáticas y las barreras...

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Amplify Blogfolios: The Glue that Can Hold it All Together in Learning

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Amplify Blogfolios: The Glue that Can Hold it All Together in Learning

Digital Portfolios are so much more than a digital versions of a paper portfolio, a folder sent home at the end of the week, semester or year or an online version of someone’s writing journal. In addition, I am talking about Blogfolios, which are digital portfolios on a blogging platform. These blogfolios are: not behind a password protected wall to encourage authentic feedback and a global audience not only sharing the “best” work of someone, but the process of learning that it took to get to the “best” work in...

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Amplify Collaboration: How Collaboration Across Time Zones Can Work!

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Amplify Collaboration: How Collaboration Across Time Zones Can Work!

At amplifiEDucation we practice what we preach, working together across time zones, in three different countries: USA, Brazil and Argentina. So we want to share with you what it is like to collaborate virtually, as it is really amazing what can be done nowadays through technology. We share ideas anytime, we see each other’s work as it unfolds,  we participate in each other’s struggles and successes. We not only work together but we develop our friendship and mutual admiration. We wait in expectation as we know that Silvia will...

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