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Teaching Is Not a Business

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th August 2014

Teaching Is Not a Business http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/opinion/sunday/teaching-is-not-a-business.html Business does have something to teach educators, but it’s neither the saving power of competition nor flashy ideas like disruptive innovation. While technology can be put to good use by talented teachers, they, and not the futurists, must take the lead. The process of teaching and learning is an […]

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Steven Colbert on Common Core

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th August 2014

The Colbert Report Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook but seriously, what are your thoughts about Common Core

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The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd May 2014

The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter  http://www.edudemic.com/guides/guide-to-twitter/ Create, Don’t Just Consume Connect and Network Share Your Resources Guide To Education-Oriented Twitter Hashtags http://edudemic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/education-twitter-hashtags-730×1805.jpg Getting Connected With these tips and tools, you’ll be able to get connected with the people that matter most to you on Twitter. Follow experts: Get useful information from other experts in your […]

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Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st May 2014

Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/teaching-as-acting-a-performance-profession/ From the blog entries discussing the article: I prefer the student-centered approach, however, where the teacher is more a guide-on-the-side rather than sage-on-the-stage. Others, too, agree that the trick is to become invisible; active but invisible!

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On teaching and libraries: excerpt from an interview of “Spiegel” with Umberto Eco

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th November 2013

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/spiegel-interview-with-umberto-eco-we-like-lists-because-we-don-t-want-to-die-a-659577-2.html SPIEGEL: But you also said that lists can establish order. So, do both order and anarchy apply? That would make the Internet, and the lists that the search engine Google creates, prefect for you. Eco: Yes, in the case of Google, both things do converge. Google makes a list, but the minute I look at my […]

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th October 2013

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/ A Resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators

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