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Amplify your Communication

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Recently, I came across a few articles about change and the speed of change and how we are reacting to these changes. What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet Outrunning Research at the Speed of Change Shifting people in times of Exponential Change I had a few conversations with my mother as well about these changes and her ability and desire to continue to “keep up”. We had a really interesting conversation this morning, specifically about how people communicate. A little bit of background...

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Twitter Chat Archive: Amplify Learning through Blogging

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Twitter Chat Archive: Amplify Learning through Blogging

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Learn How to Start Building Community in Your Classroom!

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Learn How to Start Building Community in Your Classroom!

Our newest course Mission Possible! How and Why to Create Class Mission Statements is now available!  Andrea Hernandez is excited to share with you her experience crafting a class mission statement that shows students that they are in control of their learning and attitudes, becoming part of a community of learners. We at amplifiEDucation, are invested in the development of learning communities, that start in a classroom, in a small group of teachers, in a small group of people, and spread beyond walls and borders reaching like-minded people...

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New Course Coming Soon: Mission Possible! How (and Why) to Create Class Mission Statements

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New Course Coming Soon: Mission Possible! How (and Why) to Create Class Mission Statements

Audience: This course is for teachers who seek to unite and inspire their students around a common mission and vision. Course Description: Words matter. Taking time to craft a mission statement with your class harnesses the creative power of words. A class mission statement communicates to your students that there is purpose and meaning in what they do each day. It shows students that they are in control of their learning, choose their attitudes and behaviors and are part of a community. The extended process of writing a mission statement is...

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Amplify Reflection

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Amplify Reflection

Cross posted to the Langwitches Blog Reflection is an important component of the learning process. It can NOT be seen as an add-on, something to be cut if time is running short. We have all heard John Dewey’s quote: “We don’t learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on the experience” Reflection also takes on an important role in documenting learning, blogging as pedagogy and formative assessment. Asking a teacher to simply “reflect” on a lesson taught or asking students to “reflect” on...

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Amplify Learning through Blogging- #amplifiEDU Twitter Chat

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Amplify Learning through Blogging- #amplifiEDU Twitter Chat

We are pleased to announce our first #amplifiEDU Twitter Chat for the 2016/17 school year. Come join us during an hour of guided conversation with your moderators Katrin Barlsen from Argentina, Silvana Scarso from Brazil, Andrea Hernandez and Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano from the US. Our topic will be “Amplify Learning Through Blogging“ September 7th, 2016 8 pm EST Q1:  Why do you blog or why do you choose not to blog? Share your URL or share the URL of another educator. Q2:  How does the experience with blogging translate into your...

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Building Communities that Grow Lifelong Learners

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Building Communities that Grow Lifelong Learners

  We have been hearing about student-centred learning for quite some time now. It is a big idea with many nuances that we are slowly getting our heads around. Then the expression about students having ownership of their learning started to pop up all around. For me, that was a lot more specific, as it focused on the idea of students being the ones responsible for their learning, and the teachers being responsible for creating an environment where it could happen. So this Summer during the ATI Conference (Assessment Training Institute) I...

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Ready to Learn About Blogging?

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Ready to Learn About Blogging?

Our newest course is now available, so you will be able to learn about blogging for your students! We are excited to share this content with you as it aligns so well with our amplified education vision. We are bloggers ourselves, as you can see in this amplifieducation platform and in our personal blogs. So in this course, Silvia Tolisano invites you to experience blogging as a personal learning journey experience that will give you unexpected insights on how to use blogging with your students. We are striving to make connections among all...

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Who would be interested in knowing what I’m reading? ¿A quién le interesaría saber qué estoy leyendo yo?

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Who would be interested in knowing what I’m reading? ¿A quién le interesaría saber qué estoy leyendo yo?

One more step to overcome and learn…I was invited to work in amplifiEDucation to do the administrative work and translations to German and Spanish. Seemed quite easy for me because both tasks were part of my life up until this point. But, as it almost always happens in my life, I never realized in the beginning what all of this would entail. Over the past months,  I had many situations, when at first, I felt that I wouldn’t be able to do what I was asked to do. Somehow I managed to overcome my fears. Now I can actually say that I...

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What’s on your Nightstand?

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What’s on your Nightstand?

by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano When I received my first e-reader (a Kindle, first generation), I started thinking about my reading habits and how the onset and popularity of digital books are and have changed . I wrote about this on my blog Langwitches in posts titled, So What About Books, My World of Reading, Part I and Part II and My (and my mother’s) Life as a Reader. It is interesting to see how much has changed again, since I wrote these posts in 2009 and 2011 respectively. I used to have one or (at the most) two books on my...

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