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7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - TeachThought PD

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4 Strategies for Teaching Students How to Revise

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"I'm a fan of the writing workshop. That means I also write with my students, and I allow plenty of time for students to conference with me and with each other. I also provide models of what good writing looks like -- and lots of them.

Here's what the classroom writing process looks like:

    * Brainstorming (Think About It)
    * Drafting (Getting It Down)
    * Revising (Making It Better)
    *Editing (Making It Right)
    * Publishing (Sharing It!)


At the beginning of the writing process, I have had students write silently. For it to be successful, in my experience, students need plenty of topics handy (self-generated, or a list of topics, questions, and prompts provided). Silent writing is a wonderful, focused activity for the brainstorming and drafting stage of the writing process. I also think it's important that the teacher write during this time, as well (model, model, model).

However, when it comes to revising, and later, editing, I think peer interaction is necessary. Students need to, for example, "rehearse" words, phrases, introductions, and thesis statements with each other during the revision stage."


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Victor Ventura's curator insight, January 14, 8:56 AM
Writing Workshop Participants- Good resource, mainly for intermediate and secondary teachers, but a little something for all grade level teachers.
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Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters

Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The authors offer a framework—based on three years of campus visits—for thinking about (1) the circumstances under which personalized learning can help students and (2) the best way to evaluate the real educational value for products that are marketed under the personalized learning banner.

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How to transform schools into Learning Organisations?

How to transform schools into Learning Organisations? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Schools nowadays are required to learn faster than ever before in order to deal effectively with the growing pressures of a rapidly changing environment. Many schools however, look much the same today as they did a generation ago, and too many teachers are not developing the pedagogies and practices required to meet the diverse needs of 21st-century learners.

In response, a growing body of scholars, educators and policy makers around the world is making the case that schools should be re-conceptualised as “learning organisations” that can react more quickly to changing external environments, embrace innovations in internal organisation, and ultimately improve student outcomes. Despite strong support for and the intuitive appeal of the school as a learning organisation, relatively little progress has been made in advancing the concept, either in research or practice. This lack of progress partly stems from a lack of clarity or common understanding of the school as learning organisation.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 2, 2:32 PM

Aunque las recomendaciones se basen en un estudio desarrollado  por la OECD (2016) para escuelas, estas mismas pueden aplicarse también para Instituciones de educación superior como las Universidades. 

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How to Engage the Students Who Need It Most: Gamification

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That’s the truth about gamification: it will not make your kids smarter or perform better on tests. Gamification is about increasing motivation and engagement. Once you have a kid’s attention, it is still up to the teacher to deliver a solid, meaningful lesson. Gamification is not a magic bullet, nor does every student need it, but the students who benefit the most from a gamified classroom just so happen to be the ones who most need motivation and engagement.

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Ante Lauc's curator insight, December 26, 2016 2:21 AM
Gamification will improve GAU/HAU
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 2, 12:32 PM

Good explanation of gamification.

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STEM vs. STEAM by Haylee Massaro

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Examining the differences between STEM vs. STEAM and where the arts fit in with STEM in the classroom.

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Innovative Coaching Models

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Discover 2 innovative teaching coaching models. Both virtual coaching and real time coaching are great professional development models for teachers.

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Homework: a low return-on-investment activity via @mattmiller

Homework: a low return-on-investment activity via @mattmiller | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Students spend a lot of time on homework. But are they getting enough benefit to justify it?

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New Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Poster for Teachers

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After posting about Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs we received a number of emails from teachers inquiring about iPad apps aligned with this taxonomy.  The Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Cheat sheet we posted awhile ago does feature a collection of educational apps for both iOS and Android (and the web), however, we went ahead and created this visual incorporating some of what we think are the best apps and tools aligned with each of the thinking levels of Bloom's digital taxonomy. Of course our selection is subjective and based entirely on our previous reviews of these apps and we are very much aware that there are several other great web tools and apps that can fit in this pyramid
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9 Essential Tools for A Paperless Classroom via @medkh9

9 Essential Tools for A Paperless Classroom via @medkh9 | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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4 Simple Ways to Help Students Drive Their Own Learning

4 Simple Ways to Help Students Drive Their Own Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

 
 
Education is about creating lifelong learners. Sure, we understand this goal but how to accomplish it is often easier said than done. Teachers and parents alike describe students who go through the motions of school without really learning.  

Implementing a few simple strategies into your everyday lessons and activities can help students recognize that learning is everywhere so they can make connections between the classroom and their real lives and learn to drive their own learning.

Try any or all of these four independent learning practices tomorrow.

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6 Future Learning Scenarios: How Education May Look Beyond Today via GDC

6 Future Learning Scenarios: How Education May Look Beyond Today via GDC | Education Matters | Scoop.it
How might education look beyond today? What can we look forward to seeing in learning? Here are 6 future learning scenarios to get you thinking.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 18, 2016 12:27 AM

Good stuff! Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, November 19, 2016 9:56 PM
So exciting!  At Kauffman Leadership Academy, we are striving to personalize learning and provide a variety of assessment opportunities beyond standardized testing. Great article!
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Does Gamification Education Really Improve Learning?

Does Gamification Education Really Improve Learning? | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Students are used to playing games, earning badges for successfully completing challenges and sharing their wins with friends. The challenge of winning a level or beating an obstacle can keep them working until they can earn that achievement. Why not put that natural affinity for gaming to use with games that teach?

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Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, November 18, 2016 10:43 AM
Para grupos de adultos es un reto para el docente
Danielarv's curator insight, November 18, 2016 2:31 PM
You can find the answer of this question in this article which have enough arguments to believe that gamification really improve learning. One of the arguments is that games can increase the motivation through the challenge; for example, the challenge of winning a level make that the students can keep working. However; is necessary that teachers choose an appropriate educational game in order to integrate it in the lesson plan. If you want more about the others arguments to this question, you can click on it.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 21, 2016 1:05 PM
This doesn't settle the question, but it provides a few thoughts worth considering. 
 
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A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom -

A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom - | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Bullying. Zero tolerance policy. Targeting on social media. School violence. Active Shooter.

These are words commonly heard in education today. As teachers, we spend a great deal of time in staff development and training, learning how to combat these issues. We learn how to recognize signs of bullying, teach responsible social media habits, and respond to an active shooter. But what if we took a different approach? What if we started by explicitly teaching empathy in the classroom?
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26 Critical Thinking Tools Aligned With Bloom's Taxonomy

26 Critical Thinking Tools Aligned With Bloom's Taxonomy | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Fostering critical thinking skills is always a challenge in teaching. Educators still honor Bloom’s Taxonomy as the basis of learning. With that giving way to its revised and updated interpretations, we now have critical thinking tools that can help in all of the key components of developing such skills.
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A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know -

A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know - | Education Matters | Scoop.it

At the core of transfer is understanding the value of information. We can push this idea further, then, to include the concepts of the adaptation and ‘movement’ of knowledge. Since transfer is, at its essence, about applying knowledge to new and unfamiliar contexts, we can personalize that transfer by seeing it differently–breaking it apart into ‘types’ of transfer. The net result, done well, is a more personalized, authentic, rigorous, and creative learning experience for students.


Below I created 14 types of transfer–that is, 14 ways students can transfer their understanding. There are, obviously, hundreds more; if you begin to come up with some on your own, you’ll see what I mean–and maybe understand transfer a bit better yourself.

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5 Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Learners

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Want to know how to avoid Overwhelming Learners? Check 5 ways to avoid Overwhelming Learners and not throw too much content at them.

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5 Great Educational Resources for Modern Classrooms

5 Great Educational Resources for Modern Classrooms | Education Matters | Scoop.it

In the digital age, many innovative organizations have branched off into educational initiatives, and their timing couldn’t be better. Recognizing the need for visual literacy, digital citizenship practices, and guided ed-tech implementation, many of these organizations strive to offer our students and teachers versatile tools and the most rewarding experiences possible with them. 


Such educational resources are designed to appeal to both the teachers and students of modern digital classrooms. They make terrific use of design tools, social media applications, and a healthy dose of the tech our students love to work and connect with. The following 5 educational resources represent exactly the types of learning environments that are meant for today’s students.

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The Definitive Guide to Educational Technology Resources

The Definitive Guide to Educational Technology Resources | Education Matters | Scoop.it
A comprehensive guide (10 chapters) for teachers to learn the best EdTech tools, apps, blogs, tips, etc. handpicked from the web. Happy teaching!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, December 10, 2016 7:45 PM
A fantastic curation of EdTech tools and sites that enhance effective pedagogy.
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5 Absurd Myths About Critical Thinking -

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The complexities involved with teaching and assessing critical thinking have led to a range of misconceptions about what it is and how to incorporate it into instruction. Here are some of the biggest myths I’ve heard about critical thinking and why they don’t apply.
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5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills

5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Here are 5 team building games to try out with your students that also develop critical thinking skills. Collaboration and team spirit await you!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, December 1, 2016 8:36 PM
Combining two of my favorite things!
GwynethJones's curator insight, December 4, 2016 5:49 PM

Yup! 2 of my fav things, too Chris!

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An Awesome Infographic on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

An Awesome Infographic on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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OFFREDI Didier's curator insight, December 1, 2016 6:18 AM

An Awesome Infographic on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy via @MarkEDeschaine http://sco.lt/...

Kim Flintoff's comment, December 2, 2016 6:33 PM
This model is too simplistic - it really needs some HOTS applied to it - along these lines: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/94/ac/42/94ac420bab0bd20900e8c34d6d8289ae.png
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Seven ways to give better feedback to your students

Seven ways to give better feedback to your students | Education Matters | Scoop.it
We all want our feedback to be encouraging and constructive, yet it can be misinterpreted as judgement and criticism. So how you save yourself – and your students – from potentially damaging comments?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 26, 2016 2:35 AM

Some sound suggestions.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 26, 2016 10:37 AM

Some sound suggestions.

Paula Rios's curator insight, November 29, 2016 7:44 PM
The article exposes seven ways in which feedback is reflect as an encouraging and constructive technic, showing how to avoid misinterpretations as judgement and criticism. Some ways are: the first step, is about not overusing compliments or corrections and more about finding the right time to give general feedback; the next ways are to be specific and do not compare, since each student is different is important not to generalize. In conclusion the seven ways are about finding the right time and right way to correct our students as individuals who made a mistake which can be improve. 
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Mindfulness in the Classroom

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Social Emotional Health is important for all classrooms. Learn how you can build social emotional lesson plans, and integrate social emotional components into subject specific lessons.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 19, 2016 8:32 PM
A cup that is full cannot have more poured into it. A few minutes of quiet time, reflection, and depressurization empty a student's "cup," allowing healthy relationships, content, and skills to be added.
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Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills | Education Matters | Scoop.it
As the world economy shifts away from manufacturing jobs and towards service industry and creative jobs, there’s a consensus among parents, educators, politicians and business leaders that it is crucial students graduate into university or the workforce with the ability to identify and solve complex problems, think critically about information, work effectively in teams and communicate clearly about their thinking.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 21, 2016 2:20 AM
Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 21, 2016 1:15 PM
Excellent article with some terrific ideas. I liked this insight particularly:  "the brain is wired to prioritize data that confirms the model a person already holds."
 
PEEP Matisse's curator insight, November 29, 2016 10:34 AM
article touffu en anglais, mais des idées intéressantes