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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies -

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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies by Terry Heick Analogies are one of the best kept secrets in education. Often used as multiple choice question items or as warm-ups to begin a lesson, analogies are...

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The Pedagogy of Moodle

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Martin Dougiamas, lead director and founder of Moodle has shared a superb presentation on where Moodle is heading with the release of 2.0 (and looking further forward to 2.1). You can find it here on slide share.

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:06 PM

Useful for staff engagement :)

Bob Willetts's curator insight, June 4, 2013 12:48 AM

Aweesome! I have waiting for this! Leading with the pedagogy!

Arlenny Soteldo's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:19 PM

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10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom

10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Word clouds are a popular way of representing information and they can be seen everywhere. But how can we use them in the classroom? Here's a list of ten easy tried and tested ways to use them to s...

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Primary English's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:08 PM

Ten easy ways to use word clouds to inspire reading and writing.

BookChook's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:16 PM

Useful reminders on word cloud versatility. 

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My Voice National Student Report 2012:


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:27 AM

My Voice provides educators with a powerful tool for understanding both what motivates and inspires students to achieve, and how well students believe their school is meeting those objectives. My Voice is a powerful tool for initiating innovative, meaningful school reform.  

 

Global summary:  

 

Student-teacher relationships, which can be powerful contributors to student engagement
and academic success, are in need of improvement; moreover, perceptions of studentteacher relationships appear to weaken, rather than strengthen, through the middle school
and into the high school years.
– At all levels of secondary education, students need to be more engaged—and trends across
the grade levels suggest this problem gets worse, not better, the longer students are in
school; and
– While learning in school in general is perceived as important, it is not perceived as
particularly relevant to many students’ lives, and this perceived relevance generally declines
as students progress through school.

 

This document needs to be read and read well for those looking to change the culture of their building.  

 

 

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Three Surprising Secrets to Creating Simplicity

Three Surprising Secrets to Creating Simplicity | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Fog rolled in last week in Central Pennsylvania. Warm temperatures collided with cold snow and gray mist blanked our valley. Everything slows in fog. Everything’s more dangerous. Complexity creates...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:17 PM

Purpose, purpose, purpose!  Always know the "why" to what you do!  

 

Nice entry regarding ways to simplify your life.  

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What does Cultures of Thinking look like?

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On this page, I will try and post a few videos that help to illustrate both good teaching as well as the principles and practices associated with the Cultures of Thinking initiative.  When watching any video of teaching, one can always view it through the lens of the 8 Cultural Forces.pdf.

 

                      Ron Ritchhart  


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Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' - The Atlantic

Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' - The Atlantic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Research shows that reflecting after learning something new makes it stick in your brain.

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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, May 17, 2:47 PM

Reflection on learning is beneficial, says this article based on empirical tests. Reflection here means "taking time after a lesson to synthesize, abstract, or articulate the important points".

 

Teaching or sharing the new knowledge with someone else was also tested and found to give the same benefit.

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Explanations: Top Ten Teaching Tips

Explanations: Top Ten Teaching Tips | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
“There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell i...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 19, 2013 9:34 PM

I have not read an article specifically about giving explanations before!  This one give ten great tips to ponder when we are attempting to explain to others.   May favorite is the last:  "check for understanding"!  

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Cooperative Learning: Summing It Up

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:02 PM

Just finished chapter 8 in High Impact Instruction by Jim Knight.   To summarize:  

 

Cooperative learning is any structured, sytematic learning activity in which groups of learners work together to achieve a common goal.  It is a high impact strategy because it:

 

ensures engagement

facilitates formative assessment

facilitates differentiated instruction

allows students to collaboratively construct knowledge

develops students' communication skills

prepares students for life after school

 

It is most successful when teachers:

 

understand learning structure

create positive interdependence

teach expectations

teach social skills

determine optimum makeup of groups

manage time successfully

use an attention signal

 

Five learning structures that are easy"

 

turn to your neighbor

think, pair, share

jigsaw

value line

round table

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Let Your “Emotional Rudder” Steer The Way

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Eric Hoover has an interesting piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education exploring “noncognitive skills,” the subject of Paul Tough’s popular book How Children Succeed and education’s topic du jour.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 21, 2013 3:35 PM

" Logical reasoning skills and factual knowledge are only so valuable on their own. Students also need an ‘emotional rudder’—an ability to transfer skills and knowledge to real-world situations—to succeed"

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 21, 2013 3:59 PM

I love that idea of an “emotional rudder,” guiding us as we apply our intellectual knowledge and skills.


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The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn

The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Here is what appears to be an alternative take on what makes kids tick.  Love this article on engagement!  


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