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How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...

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These are very helpful in meeting Common Core standards.

 

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The First 6 Weeks: Strategies For Getting To Know Your Students

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The First 6 Weeks: Strategies For Getting To Know Your Students by Mike Anderson One of our primary goals at the beginning of the school…

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Making the Case for Social Media in Schools

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Social media is becoming an essential tool for professional growth, curriculum planning, and student engagement. Twitter, Instagram, Skype, and other platforms offer endless educational possibilities.

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añada su visión ...

Tasia Thompson's curator insight, August 13, 12:28 AM

Inspires me to continue helping Ts be motivated to connect Ss learning/sharing digitally!!

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Microsoft Released A New Website to Help Teachers Use Minecraft in Their Classes

Microsoft Released A New Website to Help Teachers Use Minecraft in Their Classes | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

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Do You Want Your Child to Thrive? - World Religion News

Do You Want Your Child to Thrive? - World Religion News | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Featured contributor Keith Wommack discusses the value of spirituality when raising a child and in prepping our youth to face the world's challenges.
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What is natural spirituality? Does it have room in RE classes? Are we neglecting part of our children when bringing them up?

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Stratford High School students make April 25 'The Big Day' - Chron.com

Stratford High School students make April 25 'The Big Day' - Chron.com | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
[...] in its second year, this year's Big Day on April 25 was an even bigger day than last year, as around 600 students pitched in to help out people like Newton, spruce up area businesses and the school grounds and generally spread goodwill all...
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A feeding program for children's bodies and souls - Inquirer.net

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Inquirer.net A feeding program for children's bodies and souls Inquirer.net Pondo ng Pinoy funding gets the whole lay community involved, to embody the virtues of love and sharing implied in the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, and in...
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Schools Fail To Help Students Deal With Severe Trauma, Lawsuit Says

Schools Fail To Help Students Deal With Severe Trauma, Lawsuit Says | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Peter P., 17, spent two months sleeping on his school’s roof after becoming homeless in April. When administrators at Dominguez High School learned of his situation, they didn't help with essent
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Connecting with parents is key to students' success - Pensacola Today

Connecting with parents is key to students' success - Pensacola Today | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Principal, staff at Pensacola's Lincoln Park Primary show how going above and beyond pay dividends with parents, students.
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Connecting with parents does make a difference, it can improve children's performance at school.

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Correcting Inequity in Our Schools

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Check out three ways educators can strive to bring more equity to the profession -- and to the schools where they work.

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5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom | Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom | Edudemic | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why.

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, April 10, 3:58 AM

Yess, I agree and start exploring these resources.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 11, 10:22 AM
Word clouds intrigue me and I've been looking for ways to incorporate them into teaching. I like reason number 5 a lot!
Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, April 13, 11:17 AM

Word clouds are a fun way to illustrate the content of a document but not very good as a tool for analysis.

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UK Head Teachers to Report Children Playing Violent Games - IGN News

Head teachers in Cheshire have warned parents they will report them to the police if they allow their children to play games rated for over-18s. Read more here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03...
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 9:45 PM

Students and teachers need to use all their senses and experience life fully.

 

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keep our students actively participating...

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 19, 2:27 PM

There are several topics cover d in this article. The first is the use of movement to augment learning. This is not a new idea as many foreign language teachers have been using and recommending TPR - Total Physical Response as a p highly effective teaching strategy.  

 

The second point is about the distracting nature of highly decorated rooms. In my experience, the walls need to teach.  I do agree that decorations unrelated to content are irrelevant and distracting to learning.  We do not need photos of skateboarders or beaches that encourage daydreaming.  However, decorations that review content already taught or link concents within the content are highly effective learning strategies.  Visual cues can help spiral learning.  I had teachers who created a visual content organizer and added visuals as they progressed through the year.

 

the third point is about writing as a means to reduce test anxiety.  

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Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 1)

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Having the opportunity to expand the horizon of my traditional EFL classroom has been just as exciting for me as for my students.


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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
The maker zeitgeist has evolved far beyond the day when an educator might set objects—say, a box of robotic LEGOs—in a library corner and call it a “maker lab.” Educators are now focusing on how the maker movement can be truly meaningful: it’s not about where making is happening, but about how creating, experimenting, and collaborating impact education. In addition, some high schoolers tinkering their free periods away can discover a passion—sometimes leading to a future educational focus or even scholarship money.

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Pity that in many small libraries, the limited space for a 'maker lab' had to give way for cyberspace...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 5, 9:05 PM

How to make space for a Maker Space in your library.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 9, 4:53 PM

How to make space for a Maker Space in your library.


If you are curious about Maker Culture investigate Shannon Mersand's new online class at UW-Stout: EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture September 28 - November 20, 2015

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Maker spaces can be multiple locations in the library OR the whole library OR other spaces in the building. Use of bins, portable materials, multiple stations/work spaces. 

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10 herramientas online para crear Mapas Mentales

10 herramientas online para crear Mapas Mentales | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

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Marinhos's curator insight, July 8, 2:09 PM

Mapas mentais, elementos na aprendizagem significativa. Recurso que merece toda a atenção de professores. Eu uso com meus alunos.

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10 herramientas online para crear Mapas Mentales via @sindofdez http://sco.lt/7EW3JR

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10 herramientas online para crear Mapas Mentales

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Schools should be more like farms, not factories

Schools should be more like farms, not factories | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

If we want to transform the failing model, we need a new analogy for how that model is supposed to work, Robinson argues. We treat education like industrial manufacturing when, in reality, it's closer to organic farming. In farming, crop has different needs at different times in order to produce the greatest yield. Why not apply the process to education? 




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jbcassidy's curator insight, July 20, 12:26 AM

This seems like such a more humane way to see students and the educational process!

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 9:32 PM

He is correct, schools are not factories that create duplicate models of a prototype.  Schools are also not a business, where the latest organizational model makes the system effective.  Schools are more like a community, where everyone works together to accomplish the goals developed collaboratively by all stakeholders in the community.  Notice that state and federal politicians are not in the community.

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 12, 6:30 AM

Waar je allemaal niet komt met boerenverstand.

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Top 5 Educational and Fun Activity Games for Pre-schoolers

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Few of the top educational and activity games for kids where they can learn with the games basics activities of life.
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A Fresh Look at School Funding - Center For American Progress

These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.
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Attitudes are Contagious! Multicultural Education Workshop

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Attitudes are Contagious! Build Inclusive School Culture & Systems Aligned with Multicultural #Education on 6/2 http://t.co/6eslffuduw
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Silence, not sex education, harms children

Silence, not sex education, harms children | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
We need to give kids the words to talk about their bodies, and to teach them that their bodies belong to them.
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Silence allows ignorance to flourish  and limits children's ability to practice personal limits and boundaries.

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Inspiring speaker for Cornwall's Children's Treatment Centre - Standard Freeholder

Inspiring speaker for Cornwall's Children's Treatment Centre - Standard Freeholder | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A Virginia dad who puts the
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What Is Empathy, and Can Empathy Be Taught?

What Is Empathy, and Can Empathy Be Taught? | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Empathy is a commonly used, but poorly understood, concept. It is often confused with related concepts such as sympathy, pity, identification, and self-transposal. The purposes of this article are to clearly distinguish empathy from related terms and to suggest that the act of empathizing cannot be taught.

 

According to Edith Stein, a German phenomenologist, empathy can be facilitated. It also can be interrupted and blocked, but it cannot be forced to occur.


What makes empathy unique, according to Stein, is that it happens to us; it is indirectly given to us, “nonprimordially.” When empathy occurs, we find ourselves experiencing it, rather than directly causing it to happen.

 

This is the characteristic that makes the act of empathy unteachable. Instead, promoting attitudes and behaviors such as self-awareness, nonjudgmental positive regard for others, good listening skills, and self-confidence are suggested as important in the development of clinicians who will demonstrate an empathic willingness.

 

by Carol M Davis

 

paper http://www.physicaltherapyjournal.com/content/70/11/707.full.pdf



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Self-awareness is a necessary ingredient for the occurrence of empathy. 

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20 new education products for tech-savvy students - Daily Genius

20 new education products for tech-savvy students - Daily Genius | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
There are a pantload of new education products that hit the market just about every day. It’s hard to keep track of them all. Luckily, the increasingly popular site Product Hunt has endeavored to create a community of members that keeps track of new products, how you can use them, and more. There is a […]

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Technology in class, using new apps for savvy pupils.

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20 productos que vale la pena revisar, seleccionar y aplicar

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These are so cool! It is difficult to keep up with all the ed tech innovations coming our way. These are exciting new products, to make learning even more fun!

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15 of the Best Blogs for Educators | Listly List

The classroom is not what it used to be.
The pace of technology adoption is accelerating.
It pays to keep track by reading the latest education news.

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
—Winston Churchill

Here are fifteen information resources to help you stay up to date. | K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work, EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, Classroom Technology News | Educational Apps | Bloom's Taxonom

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Keep up to date, progressing and improving as an educator. Here are some fantastic resources: check this selection of blogs.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 1, 2:48 PM

Great list, but heavy on the technology.  I found a few of my favorites at numbers 1, 10, & 14.

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Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math

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It's all about a “hands-on” approach for a group of California teachers who are using what they call "manipulatives," toys and tools to help kids learn by d

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3D technology to help maths understanding in children's classes

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Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math http://3dprint.com/52139/3d-printed-math-manipulatives/

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3D printed educational tools developed by MIND Research Institute provides over 19,980 students across California the best chance with hands on education. MIND says “A single year of its ST Math® educational technology program in classrooms can have a significant impact on the performance of students.” They say one school performing at the 50th percentile in the state moved up to the 66th according to a recent study by the independent education research firm WestEd. Results like these show that having a hands on approach in schools can effectively increase a student’s capacity to learn and perform better in an exam.