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Project Based Learning: Start Here

Project Based Learning: Start Here | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
Maybe you've always wanted to try PBL, but you just haven't gotten around to it yet. Here's a set of beginner-level resources to get you started.
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Corrie Behling's curator insight, July 15, 11:02 AM
This article gives some really great video examples of project-based learning.  It defines PBL and walks the educator through ways to implement PBL into the classroom.
Susan Ramsey's comment, July 16, 8:40 AM
This blog post is built upon curation and then you curated it - could we call this meta-curation? I really liked the resources that are included in this blog post. I spent 30 minutes exploring the videos and PBL links. Last semester when I was floundering in my new course, I stumbled upon PBL but couldn't figure out what kind of project to create. The links in this post gave me lots of new ideas! Thanks!
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How Kids Learn Resilience

How Kids Learn Resilience | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.

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Most Likely To Succeed

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The feature-length documentary 'Most Likely To Succeed' examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in todayʼs innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, January 26, 7:07 AM

PBL in action!

 

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Tools for Differentiating Instruction in PBL

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Differentiate the content, process, and product of your PBL lessons with tools and practices like Learning Profile Cards, narrative feedback, and design thinking.

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100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist

100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
Here's 100 Engineering Projects For Kids to get that them excited about construction, design, electronics, and more.

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nihal abitiu's curator insight, September 22, 2015 6:20 AM

100 Engineering Projects for Kids

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 17, 9:33 PM

This is great and just in time to help parents help their kiddos with science fair type projects.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 18, 2:47 AM

Wow! 100 great ideas!

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35 More Ways to Use Google Classroom ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

35 More Ways to Use Google Classroom ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
Back when I had only had a list of 35 ways to use Google Classroom I submitted a poster session proposal to ISTE. Since then the list has grown and you can now purchase “50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom” on Amazon. For my poster session I have come up with an additional 35 ways you can use Google Classroom. (I guess that brings me up to 85). Here is a YouTube playlist with a short description of those 35 additional ways to use Google Classroom.

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How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity

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How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity

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Beating the 'October Blues' - Better Learning with Better Behaviour - HuntingEnglish

Beating the 'October Blues' - Better Learning with Better Behaviour - HuntingEnglish | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
It is over a month in, the start of term vigour and optimism has waned for almost all involved, and everything begins to feel...
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In October particularly, you must make your students accountable to these highest of standards.

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Enhance Your Google Presentations with These New Updates ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Enhance Your Google Presentations with These New Updates ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
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Move Over, Bake Sales: The New School Fundraising Model Sells Local, Organic Groceries

Move Over, Bake Sales: The New School Fundraising Model Sells Local, Organic Groceries | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
More schools are replacing brownies and cookies with broccoli and kale.
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MORE SCHOOLS ARE REPLACING BROWNIES AND COOKIES WITH BROCCOLI AND KALE.

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Interesting Visual Featuring 27 Ways to Be An Effective Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Visual Featuring 27 Ways to Be An Effective Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
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27 Ways to be an effective classroom teacher:

Get plugged into the best teachersMaintain contact with the familyRead up on the best teaching techniquesInvestigate new discoveries with the classIncorporate music into the classroomChallenge your students just beyond their present reachIncorporate social mediaReward a great attemptExperiment in the classroomCreate a global perspectiveEncourage lots of questioningDon't band-aid or cover up student confusionGive your students all the tools to succeedGet lots of sleepMaintain healthy eatingDon't raise your voice. Maintain your controlDon't pull teeth. encourage students alongGrow along with your classAnchor your lesson in their worldMaintain your energy levelFind the key to each student's success and use itEncourage out of the box thinkingAllow students to express themselves using the artsLet the students erase yesterday and start with a clean slate each dayStop the lecture and let students speakChat with your studentsReach out to struggling students and successful students.
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Second day BYOD saves the day | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

Second day BYOD saves the day | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
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What I'm learning more and more the longer I teach is the more faith we put in the kids, the more they are likely to deserve it. It feels irresponsible to not teach students to use their personal devices for learning given the usefulness and power of what they carry around.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
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Lisa Jennings Weaver's curator insight, July 16, 3:21 PM

Games are always a great idea for students.  Take a look

Flores Marisol's curator insight, July 21, 8:56 AM
Love this!
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 21, 9:35 AM
Team building is imperative in every classroom and a few of these 10 may work for you.
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10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
TRUTH!! 


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 23, 9:47 AM
According to Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Excellent graphic explaining why failure is an important part of the learning process.
Ferran Viñas Jurado's curator insight, May 30, 3:25 AM
Per què el fracàs es important?
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Digital Skills Is Not The Same As Digital Literacy

Digital Skills Is Not The Same As Digital Literacy | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
The difference between knowing and understanding.

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Amina Oyegoke's curator insight, March 9, 2:54 AM
As soon as I read the title of this article I immediately though of when I had to read Chapter 1 of my Computer Literacy textbook. Being a part of the "tech savvy" generation I thought I knew mostly everything about digital and computer literacy, and I thought that class was going to be a piece of cake. Turns out, there's way more to computers and anything else digital that I had no clue about. So much stuff that the main part of the class is reading, reading, reading. You would think a computer class would be more hands on, but since technology is evolving so fast, the professor can only go over so much in the time that he has. In this article it starts off right away informing its readers the difference between digital skills and digital literacy. The author, Sally Pewhairangi, also gave examples about the difference between the skills and literacy of research. From those findings, I found the author to be credible because she is an Auckland-based librarian who specializes in Library Intelligence. 
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Informational Research and Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog

Informational Research and Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it

It's always useful when teachers share their lesson plans and tips. Here's another one from a newly-qualified Apple Distinguished Educator.


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PARCC Tests and Readability: About two grade levels above students' grade and age

PARCC Tests and Readability: About two grade levels above students' grade and age | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
The other results show that the passages chosen are about two grade levels above the readability of the grade and age of the children by measures other than the Lexile level. The results of testing children on these passages will be quite predictable. Students will score lower on the tests than on previous tests. We have already seen this in New York where test scores plummeted when the new tests were given last year. English Language Learners (ELL) and students with disabilities will be particularly hard hit because these tests will prove extraordinarily difficult to them.
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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, February 17, 2015 10:00 AM

If you are a regular reader of my ScoopPosts, you know that I am a supporter of PARCC. That said, I support the philosophical views of PARCC assessment: assessing critical thinking skills by asking students to explain their thinking; expecting students to read and write about texts beyond fiction and poetry; evaluating students using standards-based assessments. But, PARCC has not done a good job of representing itself to the public: to parents, to teachers, to educators guiding implementation. The study discussed in this blog is one more example of PARCC's misstep...why would PARCC choose texts clearly beyond the quantitative levels of reading challenge as text exemplars. I can only hope that PARCC test writers (Pearson) have a reasonable logic for these decisions someone with a voice that can be heard and respected acknowledge the call of the public. 

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Wimpy Kid #9: An Exclusive Sneak Peek

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Book 9 of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, 'The Long Haul,' doesn't hit bookstore shelves until next Tuesday, November 4, but we've got an exclusive excerpt now.
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One More Really Big Reason to Read Stories to Children

One More Really Big Reason to Read Stories to Children | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
What is it about stories that make them so universally attractive?
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Stories provide a simplified simulation world that helps us make sense of and learn to navigate our complex real world.  The aspects of our real world that are usually most challenging, most crucial for us to understand, are social aspects.  Knowing how to deal with evil as well as love, how to recognize others’ desires and needs, how to behave towards others so as to retain their friendship, and how to earn the respect of the larger society are among the most important skills we all must develop for a satisfying life.  Stories that we like, and that our children like, are about all that.  They are not explicitly about how to navigate the social world, in the way that a lecture might be.  Rather, they are implicitly about it, so listeners or readers have to construct the lessons for themselves, each in his or her own way.  Constructed lessons are far more powerful than those that are imparted explicitly.

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TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser

TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
An easy to use web app that gives you free speech to text dictation in a browser.
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Free speech to text dictation software in a browser.

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A New Technique For Creating More Aha Moments: The Surprise Journal

A New Technique For Creating More Aha Moments: The Surprise Journal | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
Make better decisions, turn your assumptions upside down, and kick your curiosity up a notch by starting a "surprise journal."
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In some ways, framing things as a “surprise” is just a way to trick yourself into making the process of changing your mind less painful.

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Heinemann | Lucy Calkins' "Writing Pathways" Coming in October

Heinemann | Lucy Calkins' "Writing Pathways" Coming in October | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
Heinemann is a publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers and educators from kindergarten through college.
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Craneville Teacher Friends and Homegrown Teacher Friends.... Look what's coming in October! #TCRWP 

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8 Ways Teachers Make Students Love Reading

8 Ways Teachers Make Students Love Reading | Achieve Educate | Scoop.it
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A blog post on 6 ways teachers kill the joy of reading is the most popular ever here at Brilliant or Insane. It has generated some pass[..]
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