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Artsonia Kids Art Museum — The Largest Student Art Gallery on the Web!

Artsonia Kids Art Museum — The Largest Student Art Gallery on the Web! | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it
Artsonia is a kids art museum where young artists and students display their art for other kids worldwide to view. This gallery displays schools (K-12) and student art projects in our museum and offer exciting lesson plan art project ideas.
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12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know | The Gooru

12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know | The Gooru | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it
Search is Google’s main business and they take it seriously. Features are constantly released that enable it to better display the information that is most relevant to you so you (…) Read more
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth's core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 30, 2015 9:56 PM

Check out this interactive graphic that will allow you to see what happens as one moves from the earth's crust to the center of the earth. Learners will discover how far it is to the center as well as discovering just what is under the crust. As you travel down you will notice that scale changes.You will also see what happens as you drop down in the oceans. Consider using this with an earth science class to learn more about our planet on the inside.

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20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator

20 things every teacher should do | The Reflective Educator | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 22, 2014 10:29 PM

Have you considered creating a "core set of teacher practices" that you use and you think other teachers should use? David Wees had done this with this chart of 20 Things Every Teacher Should Do. Check it out and if you have items to add make sure to let him know. 

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, September 24, 2014 3:59 PM

This is not a completely comprehensive list, however,  it is a good idea for trying to focus our priorities in a job that is so multifaceted that it is often overwhelming. I might consider reorganizing the list into action items and philosophical items, and choose one or two a week to focus on. 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 26, 2014 12:23 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 9, 2014 7:08 PM

What do we mean by share your evidence? It is a great question. What happens if something is said that does not fit with our expectations and pre-suppositions?

 

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Frédéric Falisse's curator insight, October 10, 2014 6:51 AM

Sans questions pas de raisonnement. 

D'ailleurs, qu'est ce que la réflexion si ce n'est l'enchaînement de questions?

Et l'intelligence ne serait elle pas simplement l'enchaînement de bonne questions? 

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Maslow and Student Motivation

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There is no such thing as an unmotivated student. All students are motivated by something in school. The problem is that they might not be motivated by the things you'd like them to be motivated by...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 29, 2014 6:37 PM

Another question that has one looking at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this time with the primary question geared to students: Why do students try in school?

Below are the five areas and what may be motivating the student.

* Survival - "I am in danger here or at home. I'm motivated by fear (intrinsic)."

* Self-care - "I'm motivated to stay afloat and avoid more work (extrinsic).

* Belonging - "I'm motivated by friends, family, and parents (extrinsic).

* Esteem - "I'm motivated because it makes me feel good about myself (both).

* Self-actualization - "I'm motivated in school because its important work (intrinsic)."

In each of the five areas you will find four to six statements that provide more depth to the statement.

Tony Meehan's curator insight, September 30, 2014 2:40 AM

Very interesting table linking Maslow to levels of student motivation

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Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education? | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it
An encouraging new report describes preliminary, first-year outcomes from a study of 3,000 middle school students that shows kids can, in fact, learn more in science classrooms that adopt a well-designed, project-focused curriculum.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 28, 2014 1:04 PM

Thx Beth Dichter! Great study on implementing Project- Based Learning 

Ruby Day's curator insight, September 28, 2014 4:40 PM

Interesting that in this study project based learning raised achievement across a diverse range of students. This approach seems to work for student groups with diverse backgrounds.

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What if people told European history like they told Native American history?

What if people told European history like they told Native American history? | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it
The first immigrants to Europe arrived thousands of years ago from central Asia. Most pre-contact Europeans lived together in small villages. Because the continent was very crowded, their lives wer...
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I found this a great thinking piece. I'm not sure yet how I'd use it within a primary setting, but I like how it encourages me to re-think how we are portraying history, hence why it's made the scoop-it page!!

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Project-based learning: The easiest way to get started

Project-based learning: The easiest way to get started | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it

"As mentioned in a previous post, one element of effective professional development is taking into consideration who is on the receiving end of it (in regards to their experiences, beliefs, attitude ..."


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Three good resources for learning about different cultures | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Three good resources for learning about different cultures | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it

 

"Here are three new – and good – additions to one of my most popular “Best” lists: The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:..."


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Keyword Hangman

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I'd like to share with you a quick starter or plenary activity that can be used to revise vocabulary. Being very busy, I love activities that can be adapted and used with most of my groups. As insp...

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Ten Steps to Drive Student Inquiry

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Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school.

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Emotional IQ and You | Online MBA UMD

You may be surprised by how much your emotional intelligence affects your career. If you’re getting your online MBA degree to develop your managerial and
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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
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A Quick Comparison of Behaviorism, Cognitivism and Constructivism

A Quick Comparison of Behaviorism,  Cognitivism and Constructivism | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it

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Rachel groff's curator insight, September 17, 10:24 AM

This chart is very helpful for showing the similarities and differences between these schools of psyxhology

Sharaya Baltimore's curator insight, September 20, 12:29 PM

I like that it gives a comparison of behaviorism, cognitism and constructivism (even though we aren't looking at that school) and it also gives information about the teachers, learner and techniques, etc.


 

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Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free

Animaker, Make Animated Explainers for free | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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AffiliateMarketHelp's curator insight, October 5, 2014 11:30 PM

Am anxiously awaiting for a response from them; I want this tool!  A cloud-based, easy to use animated video making app...drag 'n drop!  Although not out yet, I have signed up for it.....more exciting than Iphone 6!!!!!

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, December 22, 2014 4:11 AM

Très tentant ! Je vais ouvrir un compte. A tester pour vos animations pédagogiques.

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How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset

How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it
I have written, described, and presented about the growth mindset in education settings, see The Educator and the Growth Mindset The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop Growth Mindset:...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 28, 2014 5:23 PM

How can you, as an educator, help students develop a growth mindset? This infographic from Jackie Gerstein provides provides a  look at:

* "the common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

* "common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

She also discusses the need for a teacher to become a coach when we look at mindset, providing a link for additional information that you may find helpful, as well as links to some of here previous writings on mindset.

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Financial Literacy Through Infographics & Animations

Financial Literacy Through Infographics & Animations | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it

"Financial literacy is about much more than balancing one's (online) checkbook. Financial literacy represents a cross-curricular mindset, a sophisticated understanding of how money, media, and messaging unite in the public sphere."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 1, 2014 10:13 PM

Can we teach students in elementary and middle school the concepts of financial literacy? With the right resources the answer would be yes.

ASIDE has provided a range of excellent resources in this post. You will find an excellent infographic that covers the Story of Money, beginning with bartering animal hides and teeth as well as shells up to a gold coin minted in Australia in 2011 that weighs (take a breath) 2,231 pounds. (There is a great math problem to be solved.)

A number of videos are also provided. One looks at student debt and one is a TED-Ed video.

There are also additional resources provided.

Financial literacy is an important concept for students to learn, and I would think the earlier they understand the concepts the better off they will be. To learn more click through to the post.

JOSE ANTONIO DIAZ DIAZ's curator insight, October 9, 2014 7:46 AM

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Books About Adversity - No Time For Flash Cards

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Books about adversity. Teach children about resilience, strength , and empathy.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, August 16, 2014 9:21 AM

A wonderful collection of picture books and novels that teach children about resilience, strength and empathy through stories that highlight the adversity of other children,.

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Beyond grades: Do games have a future as assessment tools? - KQED (blog)

Beyond grades: Do games have a future as assessment tools? - KQED (blog) | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it

"Most tests represent a snapshot of one moment in the trajectory of a student's academic journey, extrapolating what the student has learned overall ..."

 

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Make a Sydney Opera House collage - YouTube

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I like this idea but I'd throw in some maths - using a protractor to draw the circles on scrap paper/cardboard/newspaper, then cutting the sails out from that.  : )

 

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Marissa Sivalingam's curator insight, April 7, 2014 7:55 AM

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings in Sydney. It is an important asset to the community as it provides a venue for some of the best examples of the Arts that Australia has to offer and is in international icon, as well as being on the world heritage list. The video in this scoop shows how to make an Opera House collage.

 

Students will discuss famous buildings or parts of Sydney before watching the video. They will then use the video to compile a procedure as a class. Students will be provided with a range of additional art and crafts materials to decorate their opera house. After making their collages, students will individually research the Opera House. They are to find out who designed it, when it was built and how it is important to the Sydney community. They should also find out where it has played a significant role in national or international events (such as the 2000 Olympics or the 2013/2014 New Year firework display). They will then create a short paragraph reflecting information they feel is important and attach it to their collage. 

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, April 28, 2014 1:34 AM

How to make a national icon!

Hye-In No's curator insight, April 11, 2015 7:54 AM

This is a very simple yet fun craft task that students can complete in a short time span and is a great way to introduce the topic of significant built features of Australia to students. The Opera House is one of the most renowned features not only by Australian but recognised by the world. By beginning a unit about built environments with a practical task can stimulate great discussion and allow students to be more interested in the topic itself. In Stage 2, it is the first time that they are requried to name and describe significant buildings of Australia as before this, there is only a focus towards their immediate environment. Therefore discussion and becoming familiar with such buildings in imperative for students, especially those beginning Stage 2.

 

Graves (1990) states that the best way to teach about the built environment in the curriculum is by integrating it with 'existing curriculum patterns' (p.3). Rather than spoon feeding information about the built environment to students straight away, by linking Visual Arts, students will be encouraged to naturally learn and become inquisitive about such features in a fun and practical way. This Opera House making task will be perfect as students will have something personal to relate to; their very own Opera House! Teachers can further investigate the Opera House with the students to go in more depth as well.

 

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Graves, G. (1990). Teaching about the built environment. ERIC digest Publications Manager, ERIC

Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana

University, Bloomington, IN 47408. 

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends Infographic - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - blended learning, digital learning, EdTech, Online Learning, personalized learning, Teaching

Blended Learning: 10 Trends Infographic - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - blended learning, digital learning, EdTech, Online Learning, personalized learning, Teaching | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it
A new infographic, released by DreamBox Learning, “Blended Learning: 10 Trends,” gives a snapshot on how right now, making student learning is more personalized, more engaging, and more collaborative is what’s driving innovation.
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A good collection of infographics to inspire and remind me to keep things interesting!

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Cesar Klauer´s TEFL Blog: "Hot slips", a non-invasive correction technique

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Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Apples for Teacher | Scoop.it

"We’ve seen a significant ramping up of interest in – and exposure to – the flipped/inverted classroom over the last few years, and it’s been nice to see an uptick in the amount of research being done into its effectiveness ..."

 


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I like that the title of this approach will make it easy to remember!

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