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EdCamp Okanagan

Sep 25, 2013 jjamison

  EdCamp Okanagan We're excited to announce that EdCamp Okanagan will be held in Kelowna, BC on Saturday November 2nd at Dr. Knox Middle School! Not sure what an EdCamp is? Check out this page. In a nutshell EdCamps are free, participant driven, conversation driven, professional development for those in the field of education.Curious about sessions? Want to submit a discussion topic? Click here to…

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Ten Articles from the Web.

Sep 25, 2013 jjamison
Ten Articles from the Web.

Blissfully Wired: 10 Rules for Digital Happiness Sep 24, 2013 10:00 am | Andrew Churches   via CNN I’m the Luddite professor: My students are not allowed to use cell phones or laptops in my classes. During the break, they can power up and engage in a text and email frenzy for ten minutes — … Continue reading → comments | read more      The 13 Top Leadership Posts of 2013—Linkedin Sep 24,…

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Evernote: A great tool for organizing teachers & students

Jun 28, 2013 jjamison
Evernote: A great tool for organizing teachers & students

By Jennifer Carey via Voices from the Learning Revolution If you are not familiar with Evernote, now is the time. Evernote is a free web tool and application that helps you to organize your notes, emails, images, and, well…. everything. It’s hard to describe, but this 50-second videohighlights some of the key features and abilities. Evernote can be a great application for teachers, both to keep yourself…

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Jun 27, 2013 jjamison
Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

  By Louis Cozolino In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom. The human brain wasn’t designed for industrial education. It was shaped over millions of years of sequential adaptation in response to ever-changing environmental demands. Over time, brains grew in size and complexity; old structures were conserved and…

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Some Low-Cost Summer PD Ideas for Connected Educators

Jun 25, 2013 jjamison
Some Low-Cost Summer PD Ideas for Connected Educators

By Jennifer Carey via Voices from the Learning Revolution Contrary to popular opinion, most educators don’t have their summers off. However, if you’re like me, your schedule gets a little more flexible and there’s some time to think “big picture.” In fact, summertime is often when we look to get some quality professional development done. However, with budgets (both in school districts and at home)…

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