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Plagiarism vs. Collaboration on Education’s Digital Frontier

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Making The Shift, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 24 comments

Perhaps, writes school-based technology leader Jennifer Carey, instead of focusing our concerns on technology as a wonderful aid to plagiarizers, we should focus on its ability to foster creativity and collaboration, and then ask ourselves (we are the clever adults here) how we can incorporate those elements in our teaching and assessment.

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Learning to Teach in High Gear

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Less Teacher, More Student, Making The Shift, The Teaching Life, Voices | 5 comments

In her new book Teaching in High Gear: My Shift Toward a Student-Driven, Inquiry-Based Science Classroom, Marsha Ratzel recounts a transformational journey marked by a gradual shift from teacher-centered to student-driven education and bolstered by a powerful virtual network of colleagues from around the world. Here’s an excerpt!

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Insights Live from the 3rd iPad Summit

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Making The Shift, The Compelling Need for Change, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 2 comments

PLP Voices contributor Jen Carey live-blogged the 3rd iPad Summit. In this engaging post, she offers a rich summary of what she learned, including links to other posts about key sessions and helpful related resources. A valuable read for anyone interested in mobile and connected learning.

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What is Your Ideal School?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Creating Global Classrooms, The Compelling Need for Change, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices | 10 comments

International distance educator Smadar Goldstein has been teaching students in the U.S. and elsewhere online for more than 10 years, from her company headquarters in Israel. The connected world is finally melting down the traditional education mold, she says – so what should school be instead? She offers some of her ideas in this PLP Voices post.

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