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Canada Day of Discovery. September 23, 2011

We highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest 21st-century tools. Whether you are new to Discovery Education or a long-time user in search of the latest instructional strategies, this archive of this event has something for everyone.

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Learning to Speak Native: How Education is Being Transformed in 140 Characters or Less

      Steve Dembo
We live in an era that has seen the democratization of knowledge, the flattening of the earth, and the rise of wikinomics. The amount of information online keeps increasing while the barriers to accessing it continue to decrease. 21st century students aren't merely products of these shifts, they are the instigators at the forefront of the next digital revolution. Are you prepared for students that live online in a state of transparency, defining 'private' as only being seen by a few thousand people? In order to guide students to safely navigate this new digital frontier, teachers have to learn to speak the same language. Thankfully, thousands of teachers are giving free lessons every hour of every day. While the tools may evolve at a dizzying pace, educators who create a personal learning network will always have the resources they need to stay ahead of the curve. Come learn how teachers worldwide have banded together to become their own best source of professional development.... and lost their digital accent along the way.