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The Week in iOS Apps: Batter up! | Macworld

The Week in iOS Apps: Batter up! | Macworld | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
This week’s roundup of iOS apps is rocking it old school. Old baseball, old music, old presidents, and more.
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Resources and rationale for implementing differentiated instruction in the classroom
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May 2012 EL: Carol Ann Tomlinson

May 2012 EL: Carol Ann Tomlinson | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
In this video from the PD Online course Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment That Supports Learning, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers tips for setting up a classroom for more effective instruction.
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Downloading Google Drive on your Desktop Computer

Downloading Google Drive on your Desktop Computer | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Learn how to download your Google Drive onto your Computer Desktop or Laptop.
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What Really Engages All Students?

What Really Engages All Students? | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Is it a fun, friendly, and entertaining teacher?  Sure, for a while that works, until the novelty wears off.  Is it a rigorous curriculum that is filled with academic challenges?  No doubt, as long...

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Excellent blog post on the need to sharpen our focus on what is really important to our students in the classroom.

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ENGAGING!

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Learn how to learn.

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.
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Life of an Educator: 10 shifts for educators to make in the upcoming school year

Life of an Educator: 10 shifts for educators to make in the upcoming school year | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

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How to Engage Students in the First few Minutes

How to Engage Students in the First few Minutes | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
In the first 5 minutes, I can tell how a lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 tips for how to engage students at the start of the lesson.
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How to Read, Understand and Use Psychoeducational Reports


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Lots of good information here on how to understand and use the results of assessments to improve student learning.

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How to Read, Understand and Use Psychoeducational Reports

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5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning -

5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning - | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
I mentioned in my ten takeaways from #ISTE2014 post that I wanted to write a bit more about some of the problems teachers are encountering with project-based and student-directed learning. Even though we believe deeply in helping kids uncover their passions, ask and pursue answering their own questions, and take ownership over their learning, the …
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TubeChop - RSA Replay - Professor Carol Dweck - How to Help Every Child Fulfill Their Potential (28:00)

TubeChop - RSA Replay - Professor Carol Dweck - How to Help Every Child Fulfill Their Potential (28:00) | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.

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This might be the  best 28 minutes you spend this summer! Learn how to create successful learners by developing a growth mindset in your classroom.

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I've edited this piece down to just Dr. Dweck's talk -- 28 minutes. It's a great, succint overview of Dweck's work. 

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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?”
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Important ingredients of online learning to enhance student understanding.
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Reflection....

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’...

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Helen Farley's curator insight, May 29, 8:32 PM

Recording lectures to be played on mobile devices is a great (and easy) way to make learning mobile.

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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Victor Small, Jr. offers four practical tips for getting comfortable with blended learning: don't assume every kid is a tech wiz, be wary of online textbooks, use PowerPoint sparingly, and encourage student-to-student communication.
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Important tips to make the most of blended instruction!

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Setting up the classroom | On Our Minds

Setting up the classroom | On Our Minds | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Setting up a classroom is a task that would challenge the most talented interior designer. Classroom management isn’t just about managing people – it about managing stuff as well; and very often they don’t teach you how to do this in graduate school. Whether you have a surplus of resources in a new building or the barren classroom that I unlocked on day one, all over the world teachers are preparing the physical environment for the work that is ahead. My sister and her co-teacher worked this magic last week:
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A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

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If you are looking for a chart that shares 8 ways to do formative assessment look no further. Keep it close at hand to use with your students.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 26, 3:46 AM

A great chart to share with teachers!

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Personalizing the Classroom Learning Environment

Personalizing the Classroom Learning Environment | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Walk down the halls of any school and peek through classroom windows. Some teachers are incredible designers, creators of colorful bulletin boards, aesthetically pleasing decor, and thematic design...
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Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)

Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper) | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today’s organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).
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Good suggestions for starting the year off right

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Best Teaching Practices to Engage Your Students

Student engagement and mobile learning

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27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom
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Great ideas for starting the new year!

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Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Brainology is an online interactive program in which middle school students learn about how the brain works, how to strengthen their own brains, and how to better approach their own learning. In the process they develop a growth mindset whereby they think of their intelligence as something they can develop through study and learning rather than as something fixed, as explained by our co-founder Dr. Carol Dweck.
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Welcome | Teach Special Education

Welcome | Teach Special Education | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Special Education Gateway, your passage to effective strategies and resources for teaching students with special needs in Ontario’s elementary and secondary schools.


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Lots of strategies hear to deal with all types of learning disabilities and challenges.

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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.
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Research supports the importance of a growth mindset in the classroom.

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When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Many textbooks aren't even close to authentic reading experiences. Minimize student struggle by identifying purpose, assigning reasonable homework, and teaching them to self-monitor for understanding.
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46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year

46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education This post is a follow-up to our recent post, Students Learn Best When You Do This. Now, in my final...
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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Josh Work shares five techniques for dealing with middle school students who present ongoing discipline issues. His underlying theme is recognizing these kids as adolescents seeking ways to cope with stress or complicated lives.
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Good advice for new teachers and old teachers alike. 

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Differentiating the responsive way

Differentiating the responsive way | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
In last week’s post – here – I looked at how we might mark students’ written work strategically, considering not just the feedback we will give them, but also the practicalities of how we expect th...
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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, May 17, 9:47 PM

Great post with practical illustrations of how we differentiate by being attentive to the individual progress of our students - at point of need - in a lesson. It's not about worksheets, grand plans, or separate lessons, but knowing our students as individual learners and responding to them as such.