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John McCarthy
Works at Madonna University
Attended Wayne State University
Lives in Ann Arbor, MI
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The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed
April 17, 2014 Of all the things I have read about the 21st century skills required for students success in today's info rich society, the visual below from edutopia captures the essence of these skills and touches on critical areas students need to work on...
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Excellent Tool to Teach Students about Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy
April 22, 2015 Digital Compass is a new tool released by Common Sense Media to help kids learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship and digital literacy through playing interactive games designed specifically for grades 6-9. The games came in the form of...
Digital Compass is a new tool released by Common Sense Media to help kids learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship and digital literacy through playing interactive games designed specifically for grades 6-9. The games came in the form of a simulation of the digital world we live in and ...
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Kidblog Released A New Publishing Platform for K-12 Students
April, 2015 Kidblog , the popular publishing platform for K-12 students, has released today a ‘ newly redesigned student publishing platform” with some advanced features that enable students to share their voice with an authentic audience’. According to the...
April, 2015. Kidblog, the popular publishing platform for K-12 students, has released today a ' newly redesigned student publishing platform” with some advanced features that enable students to share their voice with an authentic audience'. According to their press release, the new platform is ...
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I like the snapshot this provides as a general overview of gamification with writing. The fact that students are also publishing their work to their digital magazine brings important authenticity to the learning experience.
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The Importance of Learner and Educator Reflection http://bit.ly/1wHjsFm 
I talk a lot about the need for learners to reflect when involved in the process of, well, learning. Whether it is a more traditional assignment or a more extensive authentic learning experience, reflection is a tool for growth. A once and done approach only serves to penalize learners for, in my opinion, points in …
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In these four videos, watch as students engage in a formative assessment lesson that addresses misconceptions and moves their leaning forward. http://buff.ly/1wEjjTo
In these videos, you’ll see Meghan Mekita’s students engaging in a formative assessment lesson that addresses their misconceptions and moves them forward in their learning.
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14 Great Books on The Importance of Video Games in 21st Century Learning
February 28, 2015 Gaming is a growing trend in the 21st century learning paradigm and you don't need to look hard to see the evidence. Digital and video games  take up a big part of the lives of our digital natives, and of course, as is the case with every ...
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Inspiring story that reminds of the importance of #listening - Great read #di4all
 
In anticipation of InstructureCon 2015, Keep Learning is currently working around the theme of student-centered learning. This post was originally published on InspirED on November 4, 2014, and is ...
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Nice job with explaining the Gamification process. You're early point about assessment is critical. Like in games, students need opportunity to take an assessment multiple times until they demonstrate proficiency. This is especially true when the assessment is about application, not regurgitation. Thanks.
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From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback http://bit.ly/1wto7VU
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Professionally Designed Templates to Use in Google Docs and Sheets
February 2, 2015 Template Gallery is a useful Google Doc add-on for teachers and students. It provides you with a variety of professionally designed templates for your documents and spreadsheets. Most of these templates are not available in Google Drive’s p...
February 2, 2015. Template Gallery is a useful Google Doc add-on for teachers and students. It provides you with a variety of professionally designed templates for your documents and spreadsheets. Most of these templates are not available in Google Drive's public gallery.
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Education Consultant & School Improvement for K to College
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Cognitive Coaching, , Leaadership Coaching, School Improvement Planning, Curriculum and Instruction Planning
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  • Madonna University
    Adjunct Professor, 2013 - present
    Teach graduate courses for the School of Education.
  • Buck Institute for Education
    National Faculty Member, 2010 - present
    As a National Faculty, I work with schools on implementation of Project Based Learning. Often times this is part of BIE's systemic approach to assisting districts and schools.
  • Opening Paths
    Education Consultant, 2013 - present
    Provide coaching and professional development to K-College on Differentiated Instruction, Project Based Learning, Grading Practices, and other instructional school improvement. Check blog at: www.openingpaths.org or Twitter @jmccarthyeds
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  • Wayne State University
    Ed.S. - Ed Leadership, 2005 - 2007
  • State University of New York at Geneseo
    MS - English, 1992 - 1994
  • Illinois State University
    BS - History & PE, 1984 - 1988
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