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Earn Digital Badges with ampeduca!
Silvana Scarso

Earn Digital Badges with ampeduca!

By on Dec 11, 2018 in Lifelong Learning, Professional Development | 0 comments

What are digital badges and why should I collect them? Because digital badges recognize the learning that happens anytime, anywhere, making this learning visible online and in social media. Digital badges allow YOU to be in charge of your own learning pathway, which may comprise a much richer and varied set of skills then available in a single educational...

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From Engaged to Empowered Learners
Silvana Scarso

From Engaged to Empowered Learners

By on Oct 17, 2018 in Lifelong Learning | 0 comments

We have heard a lot about engaged students. Now we hear about empowered learners. What is the difference, and what is the shift in thinking? As we consider empowering our students as self-directed learners, which are the steps or strategies to make that happen? Fortunately, there is enough research nowadays to support steps towards that goal. One step, even if it...

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New Courses:  Building Digital Citizens Part 1 & Part 2
Silvana Scarso

New Courses: Building Digital Citizens Part 1 & Part 2

By on Aug 12, 2018 in Announcements | 1 comment

The need for Building Digital Citizens starts as soon as kids pick up a digital device, certainly by Kindergarten. To thrive in the digital ecosystem that infuses both their personal and educational world, students must understand the culture of the online world and how to use it effectively while doing so safely, morally, and legally. In these two parts online...

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Teacher Clarity: A Visible Learning Approach
Silvana Scarso

Teacher Clarity: A Visible Learning Approach

By on Apr 4, 2018 in Announcements, Professional Development | 0 comments

Teacher clarity, described below as one of John Hattie’s influences on student achievement, implies visibility of learning intentions.  Visibility of learning intentions goes hand in hand with the visibility of student learning. For too long, we have kept teaching and learning inside our heads, inside students heads, inside notebooks, inside of folders, inside...

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