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Kelly Walsh
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Combining a passion for creativity and productivity with a love of lifelong learning
Combining a passion for creativity and productivity with a love of lifelong learning

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If we Don't Teach Students how to Confirm the Validity of Information They Find on the Internet, Who Will?

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I've written here before about Bryan Alexander and his outstanding Future Trends in Technology and Education newsletter, which I've considered essential and vital reading since 2013. Bryan is one of the most exciting and influential voices in that place where the worlds of education and technology and today and tomorrow intersect.

Today I want to share one of the newer efforts he has undertaken: the Future Trends Forum, delivered via Shindig. I've had a few opportunities where my availability allowed me to watch and participate in one of the weekly sessions he's been doing for a year or so now, and thoroughly enjoyed each of these interactive events.

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Effective teaching is a result of well-planned out ideas and content that is organized in its delivery. Concept maps or mind maps are valuable tools to provide an excellent way to visualise ideas for delivering a lesson, leading to content delivery that achieves needed results, each time. Two notable results that can be obtained with the use of concept maps are: students’ creativity is boosted, and students are more motivated to learn ...

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When YOU Know How to Stay Safe from Cyber Crime, Only Then can you Help Your Students be More Informed ...

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The Web is Polluted With Misinformation and Too Many Are Too Quick to Buy In. Schools Need to Teach Strategies to Discern the Truth.
#edtech
#webliteracy 

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This week I was a little less active with social media than usual since the week started with a holiday, but we still have plenty of fun and informative content to share. Explore the main precepts of Digital Citizenship, promote critical thinking with team-building games, check out some podcasts your students might like (just don't tell them they're educational :) ), read about a fun makerspace program for kindergartners, join us every other Tuesday for a flipped learning SlackChat, and more! #edtech

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This week in the wrap … another news story about a robot being used to allow a sick student to attend school and participate, a great listing of higher ed conferences going on in the 2017 – 2018 school year, LOGO is 50 years old, check out the iOS 11 beta, Alan November discusses collaborative assessments, a new tech term: Phygital, A.J. Juliani's new book focuses on empowering students to own their learning, and much more!
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