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The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

"With Internet becoming the number one source of information students flock to when looking for resources and references for their researches, it becomes imperative that we make sure that our students are equipped with the appropriate gear to keep them afloat in a sea of information and junk knowledge. I am not talking here about the tools students need to use such as  the different search engines available out there but more importantly they 'whys' and 'hows' of using these tools. We want to raise a generation of discerning researchers and critical thinkers and to do this we definitely need to shift the focus from the product and tilt it  more towards the process. In this regard I am sharing with you two important visuals that shed more light on the outline of the process of research. I invite you to have a look and share with your students."


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What did Philae learn in its first 57 hours on the comet? (+video)

What did Philae learn in its first 57 hours on the comet? (+video) | Active learning | Scoop.it
For 57 hours in mid November, a squat lander with spindly legs made history as the first spacecraft to visit the nucleus of a comet – sending a wealth of information on the object to solar-system scientists back on Earth.
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The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students

The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students | Active learning | Scoop.it
How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student?s attention span is a

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Paying attention to HOW students learn!

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18 Ways To Use Rubrics In Education - Edudemic

18 Ways To Use Rubrics In Education - Edudemic | Active learning | Scoop.it
Rubrics are an extremely useful classroom evaluation tool, though many teachers these days aren’t using them anymore, and don’t think they are necessary.
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Student Led Conferences: Sick and Tired of Blogs & Reflection?

Student Led Conferences: Sick and Tired of Blogs & Reflection? | Active learning | Scoop.it
Our students just finished a second round of Student Led Conferences (SLC) this school year (one in Semester 1 and another in Semester 2). SLCs are a formal opportunity for students to present to t...
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Active learning | Scoop.it
Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility.They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective. When they do refer to source features in their explanations, their judgments are often vague, superficial and lack reasoned justification. Other studies highlight similar shortcomings of high school and college students in these areas. From my perspective, the problem is not likely to go away without intervention during regular content area instruction. So, what can you do to more explicitly teach adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information?
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Visible Thinking in Math- Part 1

Visible Thinking in Math- Part 1 | Active learning | Scoop.it
How could “blogging” go beyond taking a digital image of a Math problem on paper or a quiz and writing about  ”how the student felt about solving the problem or passing the test?”or ask themselves what they could have done better?
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Interesting article on learning the language of math.
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A Whimsical But Useful Way To Teach Basic Math - Edudemic

A Whimsical But Useful Way To Teach Basic Math - Edudemic | Active learning | Scoop.it
So you guys have probably figured it out by now: I like graphic visualizations of just about anything. Accordingly, the fabulous artist Grant Snider has that on his side: I absolutely love his stuff. And tons of it is educational and funny.
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6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns

6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns | Active learning | Scoop.it
Dr. Mariale Hardiman, a former school principal, now professor at Johns Hopkins, developed a teaching framework designed to help teachers, teach the way the brain learns. Practioners of the model, Justin Holbrook, Jeremy Mettler, and Vicky Krug, describe the model as a set of guidelines to help organize material, “It gives you a way to organize the material you’re covering and to explore different ways to communicate it, explains Holbrook.
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Interesting model with classroom interpretation of the different targets.
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Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity | Active learning | Scoop.it
Explicitly teaching students about neuroplasticity can have a transformative impact in the classroom.
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– Effektiv metode for mattelæring brukes lite

– Effektiv metode for mattelæring brukes lite | Active learning | Scoop.it
En metode som gjør elevene glade i matte, brukes lite i norsk skole. - Hvis frafall i videregående skole handler om manglende motivasjon, kan metoden være en av løsningene, sier forsker.
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Inquiry-based maths learning is a great method to get students to enjoy maths, but is used very little in Norwegian schools, probably because it asks a lot from teachers. Kjersti Wæge wrote her thesis about this method which lead high school students to work with maths for its own sake, not just for grades.

 

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Inquiry-based maths learning is a great method to get students to enjoy maths, but is used very little in Norwegian schools, probably because it asks a lot from teachers. Kjersti Wæge wrote her thesis about this method which lead high school students to work with maths for its own sake, not just for grades.

 

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November is the month of the Pleiades | EarthSky.org

November is the month of the Pleiades | EarthSky.org | Active learning | Scoop.it
November is the month of the Pleiades. By late evening, the moon and Jupiter follow the Pleiades into the sky.
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Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives | Active learning | Scoop.it
Business leaders call on K-12 and higher education institutions to graduate students with the skills demanded by the marketplace.
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The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words

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The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words: A Useful Learning Model
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The Power of Performance Assessments

The Power of Performance Assessments | Active learning | Scoop.it
How can we know if we are developing minds -- and citizens -- for the future? The right kinds of assessment tell us far more than whether or not students are gaining knowledge.
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Good framework for formative and useful assessment.
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What Does Learning Look Like? A Look At Physical And Digital Spaces - Edudemic

What Does Learning Look Like? A Look At Physical And Digital Spaces - Edudemic | Active learning | Scoop.it
What does learning look like? Is it a classroom? Is there a teacher? Are students working by themselves or collaborating with others? Are they listening or constructing? Can all of these answers be correct?
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An inspiring article about learning and learning spaces.
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Assessment of learning with blogs and portfolios: proof of learning beyond the test

Assessment of learning with blogs and portfolios: proof of learning beyond the test | Active learning | Scoop.it
How do you know the ideas expressed there are not borrowed from someone else? The implication is that unless a student works alone in a controlled “testing” environment – we can’t be sure what that student knows on his/her own. How would you answer that? How much of a role do typical tests play under your system?”
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Alternative ways to assess what students have learned.
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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes | Active learning | Scoop.it
Telling students they need to take advantage of the feedback they get isn't just good advice -- it's established science. In the last few decades, researchers have discovered a lot about how people become experts.
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4 Ways To Keep Students From Giving Up Before They Even Begin

4 Ways To Keep Students From Giving Up Before They Even Begin | Active learning | Scoop.it
Sell the students on the purpose and importance of the task. Challenging students need your honesty, and they need your passion. (...) If the only reason you are teaching the lesson is because some mysterious “they” put it on the curriculum, our vulnerable students won’t care either. They need you to show you care first.
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Insightful tips to help your students getting started on new tasks.
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The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

"With Internet becoming the number one source of information students flock to when looking for resources and references for their researches, it becomes imperative that we make sure that our students are equipped with the appropriate gear to keep them afloat in a sea of information and junk knowledge. I am not talking here about the tools students need to use such as  the different search engines available out there but more importantly they 'whys' and 'hows' of using these tools. We want to raise a generation of discerning researchers and critical thinkers and to do this we definitely need to shift the focus from the product and tilt it  more towards the process. In this regard I am sharing with you two important visuals that shed more light on the outline of the process of research. I invite you to have a look and share with your students."


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Educational & Technology News

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people of pedagogy (people of pedagogy http://t.co/99psX9xJnq #pinterest #infographic #edchat #edteach #pedagogy)

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Learning by Making is More Humane

Learning by Making is More Humane | Active learning | Scoop.it
We need to move schools to a making curriculum to make learning more humane and to reduce the dropout rate.
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