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QuizPoo | Quickly Create Online Quizzes For Free

QuizPoo is the easiest way to create and share online quizzes with your friends. It's totally free, so what are you waiting for? Make your first quiz!

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Free? Easy? Sign me up! The more formative assessments I have, the better I know that my teaching equals student learning. This tool is so simple, I may actually use it. Even better, I may have my students create their own learning assessments.

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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 2013 1:23 AM

A useful site for doing pre-assessments.

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Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic

Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
At the Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic you will find crucial Google Tips and Tricks for conducting Online Research.

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Yes, it is the world's longest infographic, but who could expect the research resources of Google to fit anywhere else? Good stuff!

 

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Reflection in the Learning Process, Not As An Add On

Reflection in the Learning Process, Not As An Add On | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Is it personality? Are some people born with it? Can it be learned? I am talking about REFLECTION. At the beginning of the week, I had the opportunity to be part of a workshop during our pre-servic...

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Visualizations rock! I wonder why I think that....?

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 3, 10:22 PM

As teachers we reflect on our practice. Do we ask students to reflect on their practice? Do we share with them why reflection is important in the learning practice?

This post looks at why reflection should be a part of learning. Learn about four criteria that Dewey considered in his writings on reflection. See two visualizations that explore reflection. The first (shown above) looks at various platforms that might be used to help students reflect (lots of opportunities to use technology here) and the second one expands the KWL chart to a KWHLAQ...which stands for:

* Know - What do I know?

* Want - What do I want to know?

* How - How will I find out?

* Learn - What have I learned?

* Action - What action will I take?

* Questions - What questions do I have.

This second chart provides ideas for the Where and How that are analog and digital.

This post is very comprehensive and has many examples of students reflections that range from Kindegarten through Grade 10. There is much to learn and explore so be prepared to take some time. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 12:41 AM

There is a link with an article using Dewey's thinking about reflection and learning.

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 5, 11:41 AM

Sometimes reflection is considered a throw-away or close activity when there are a few extra minutes of classtime leftover. But Reflection is a key component of learning.

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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?

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eLearn or in the classroom, as we look for ways to engage with content, these events give us choices in the type of transfer we expect in a lesson. Valuable resource in my UbD journey.

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june holley's curator insight, April 3, 7:15 AM

Guide for virtual learning of network weavers.

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 11:36 AM

The infographic is a good summary but the blog is even better as a description. 

WEAC's curator insight, April 3, 3:29 PM

One of the best: 4. Exploration: It's the learner who has the initiative and takes control.

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
'Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.'

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...can't wait to explore this article with my students!

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, March 16, 8:19 PM

Share with students!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 17, 2:01 PM

This includes a list of things creative people do. Many of the things on this list we should all be doing - like making time for solitude. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 12:44 PM

Give you and your students time to be creative.

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14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google - Infographic

14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google - Infographic | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
These days, so much of the research students do is of the online variety. There’s less time spent in the library, requesting materials, and reading through print journals. Online research enables students (and teachers) to get the information they need quickly and efficiently. But just because there is a lot of information out there, a …

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27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity (Infographic) - Edudemic

27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity (Infographic) - Edudemic | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Sometimes you're just stuck in a creativity rut. Check out these 27 simple ideas to boost your creativity!

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and who can't use a creativity boost?

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, March 16, 2:11 AM

A bunch of down to earth advices to help you catch up and/or keep your creativity flowing. 

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, March 16, 7:44 AM

Appropriate when considering my personal creativity focus. Excellent visual.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 6:05 PM

I love this infographic. What do you think about the ideas?

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Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online

Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
The Guggenheim had made 99 art catalogues available for free online, while the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a whopping 375 free art books and catalogues overall. Download away. And tell a friend!

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A great resource from a site filled with great FREE resources. Dive in at openculure.com.

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Julie Palkowski's curator insight, February 7, 11:14 AM

There are also free audio books available within this site. Consider visiting this site and finding resources that may be helpful to your students. 

Claudia M. Reder's curator insight, February 8, 12:20 PM

Art catalogues online!  I used to love to collect these.

Teresa Roebuck's curator insight, April 14, 2:08 PM

This is wonderful!

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

"It’s been four years since I first published my “Taxonomy of Reflection.” My interest in reflective thinking is rooted in a simple but powerful statement by Donald Finkel who wrote that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” (Teaching with Your Mouth Shut)."


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Fantastic resource, especially if you take time to really reflect on the sample questions posed.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 5, 4:09 AM

Where Bloom, discussion prompts and e-learning meet... there you'll find some thinkiing!

R Hollingsworth's curator insight, February 5, 8:38 AM

Love the title: "Teaching with your mouth shut"

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 3:56 PM

Ideas for reflective prompts 

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Counting Down the Top S’Cool Tools for 2013: #1 - 10 (EdSurge News)

Counting Down the Top S’Cool Tools for 2013: #1 - 10 (EdSurge News) | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Drumroll, please! The final S’Cool Tools countdown, based entirely on your clicks!

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Fantastic list! Great Scoop, Beth.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 2, 4:17 PM

Here is the list of the top ten "S'cool Tools" for 2013 from EdSurge. Last week I scooped the tools from 11 - 20. Once again there is a range of tools and they are all free. Three are detailed below but you may view information on all ten in the post. Have fun exploring!

* Mathigon is an amazing math resource with videos, slideshows, e-books, apps and more. Resources are available for primary and secondary students.

* Google Treks - Are you looking for lesson plans based on Google Maps? If so check out Google Treks. Lesson plans are across the curriculum and all use Google Maps so the concept of geographic location is involved. If you want to create your own Trek there is a tutorial and a rubric to help you out.

* NuSkool uses "popular culture to enhance learning both inside and outside the classroom." Geared to students in grades 6 - 12 you may search for by grade, subject and genre. Genres include music, film, television, video games, sports, social networking and popular culture. Select your grade level, subject and genre and you will find a choice of lesson plans that include the media, a description of the lesson, procedures and assessments.

niftyjock's curator insight, January 8, 4:22 PM

I've used some of them. How many have you used?

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Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials

Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

"Vaughn Memorial Library at Acadia University hosts four free animated tutorials designed to teach lessons on web research strategies. The four tutorials are Credible Sources Count, Research It Right, Searching With Success, and You Quote It, You Note It."


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just can't have too many tools in our 1:1 toolbox. These are aimed at intermediate and middle grades. Thanks Beth for another helpful Scoop!

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:43 PM

Research/web searches don't come naturally to young learners and these tutorials form a foundation on which teachers can build. excellent and worth checking out.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:29 PM

This is a helpful share from Richard Byrne's site Free Tech 4 Teachers.  I encourage all educators to add this resource site to aid in the development/strenthening of student searching skills. 

Lynne Kemmer's comment, September 25, 2013 2:55 PM
Excellent!!
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Let the Students Set the Rules

Let the Students Set the Rules | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Is this a crazy idea? I have found it very effective. I usually spend a substantial amount of time the first class creating rules with the class. It starts the students thinking , bonding, and taki...

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Mia's infographics are amazing resources. This classroom management tool is especially useful for those new to student voice. Here you find a flow-chart of steps to make the rule setting process efficient and the outcome a set of classroom expectations created and owned by the kids.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:53 PM

What happens when you ask the students to help set the rules for the year? More buy-in, ownership, asking students to think the first day, bonding of the class, responsibility...I am sure you will come up with more. Are you concerned about asking your students to do this? This infographic will provide many suggestions (a total of 27) that will walk you through the process, beginning with "The Why" and then moving to "The How."

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 24, 2013 5:42 PM

Nit just the why, but the HOW. Thx Beth

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:36 AM

I have found that students will reinforce the rules with each other when they have actively participated in creating them. Just have to make sure that they do it respectfully. This is a win-win for everyone.

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Multiple intelligence cards

Kelly Tenkely

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I like this for its interactive format. The more we know about our students, the better we can meet them where they learn.

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Terri's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:50 PM

great idea from @ktenkely #gtchat #multipleintelligences #education #differentiation

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:05 AM

learning profiles:multiple intelligence

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

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Fun interactive format, and the tools are good ones to explore.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:12 PM

This interactive ThingLink provides links to ten websites that are great tools to use in your classroom. Many of the links provide ideas for ways to use the tool with your students. Tools include:

* Wikispaces Classroom

* Padlet

* MentorMob

* SAMR

delta14's curator insight, August 11, 2013 10:06 AM

Excelente iniciativa, conviene analizar este trabajo para decidir que herramientas o recursos podemos usar para enriquecer nuestras clases.

Sue Alexander's comment, August 11, 2013 10:54 PM
Another great Scoop, Beth! I've learned so much from your topics this summer. Thanks!
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The "Immeasurable" Part 2

The "Immeasurable" Part 2 | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

"What I’m trying to get at is that our school assessment lives primarily in the bottom left part of that graph, and that we rarely if ever get to the “immeasurable” stuff that resides toward the top right. To put it another way, we focus in schools on that which is quantifiable when, I think, our real value as places of learning rests in that messy stuff that isn’t."

By Will Richardson http://willrichardson.com/post/28626310240/the-immeasurable-part-2 (Read Part 1 too!)


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It's exciting to see the whole of education coming to grips with what art educators have wrestled with forever!

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The Evolution of Bloom's Taxonomy: Original to Revised to Digital

The Evolution of Bloom's Taxonomy: Original to Revised to Digital | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

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I love the clarity of the digital verbs! I think the specific content of the "doing" might allow for a bit of repositioning in the  chart, but it's certainly a great starting point in analyzing the tasks and output of a lesson.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 7:10 PM

Check out three versions of Bloom's Taxonomy in this visualization. It includes the original Bloom's, the revised Bloom's, and adds on the Digital Bloom's, which provides a range of suggestions as to how students may demonstrate each level. This is another visual that you may want to share with other teachers in your school.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 7, 2:25 PM

It is interesting to see all of Bloom's side by side.

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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning? | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

I was reading the book The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley and couldn't help wondering what our schools would be like today if we were forced to teach without the technology (including co...

 


For example, we have all experienced the "app" mania and are sick of hearing, "Is there an app for that?"


Here is a new distraction: why don't we encourage students to use valuable time for "learning" through social media?


After all, they already spend hours of their time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and myriads of other social media sites.



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Comment section is as interesting (and perhaps even more enlightening) than the article. A good read.

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SAMR Model - An Interactive Image

SAMR Model - An Interactive Image | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Helpful content coupled with a dash of inspiration for the many potential uses of thinglink in my classroom.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, February 16, 8:06 AM

Here is a link to explain the SAMR model of technology in education. It goes from just swapping an iPad for a pencil, for example, to being able to do something that would have never been possible if the technology were not present. It is great for evaluating where you and your classroom skill levels are. 

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26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

"Meaningful conversation can make learning more personal, immediate, and emotional.

During meaningful conversations, students are forced to be accountable for their positions, to listen, to analyze opposing perspectives, and to adapt their thinking on the fly."


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This will be so helpful in our Socratic Seminars!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 14, 10:11 PM

Some students find it difficult to engage in higher-level thinking. This post shares 26 sentence stems that may help students with participate in discussion and allow them to more easily engage in higher-level thinking. The prompts are split into the following sections:

* Clarifying

* Paraphrasing

* Agreeing

* Disagreeing

* Building upon

* Summarizing

The post provides a list of the prompts as well as an image. You might consider posting these on a wall or sharing a copy with your students.

David Baker's curator insight, March 15, 3:06 PM

Sentence stems are exceptional for helping students process thinking.  Sheltered instruction (SIOP) strategies are excellent for helping students understand and make personal meaning of learning.  Stems with a targeted purpose can help teachers to use them most purposefully.

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

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As our school begins using Understanding by Design, meaning making takes on much greater emphasis. This article is a great resource.

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
In my new role this year as a technology coach for the high school in which I work, I have found myself primarily involved in two separate but equally impo

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A Comparison of Educational Blogging Platforms

A Comparison of Educational Blogging Platforms | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 10, 1:35 PM

Useful comparison chart. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 11, 2:15 PM

The chart compares eight key elements of five common blogging platforms.

You can download this chart as a PDF through this Box.com link or click here to see it as a Google Document.

carldowse's curator insight, January 25, 5:23 AM

A useful guide for choosing the tool that fits your teaching context and learners' needs.

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Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds

Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

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So many opportunities to engage!

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, April 15, 9:58 AM

This is what life today looks like :). The statistic is incredible and the distances ar

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, April 15, 11:28 AM

A velocidade de nossos dias em um simples gráfico.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, April 15, 8:23 PM

All in just 60 seconds

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The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
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I love this visual to share with students. If you're looking to support the Common Core in Art class, nothing beats the Socratic Process.

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Living Junction - create social magazines and presentations

Living Junction - create social magazines and presentations | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

Living Junction is a fun and easy way to create social magazines around your hobbies and interests.

You can drag-and-drop your favorite rich media content to the pages of your magazine to bring the stories around your favorite topics alive. Each magazine comes with a set of social features which help to create micro communities around your favorite topics.

The magazines you create can be private to you and your closest friends, or public and shared with a community of like-minded people.


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Free curation and presentation tool; an option for my students' passion projeject.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 26, 2013 9:53 AM

Get creative with what you care about.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:31 PM

Will try this out tomorrow, looks good for teaching

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:43 AM

 Living Junction (beta) looks like an interesting option for sharing information/content with students. I like that it can be private or public. I intend to look into LJ further. Looks pretty easy to use.

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5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers

5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

Is there "a difference between a 'student' and a 'learner,' between a 'teacher' and an 'educator.'
Teachers want their students to be responsible and curious. They expect their students to follow class rules and do their homework. But what about the reverse? What do students want from their teachers?"

 


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Some wonderful questions that I look forward to answering.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:31 PM

They want to see we are human at times, perhaps all the time.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:36 AM

I consider points two and three absolutely necessary! Points one, four and five are more difficult to maintain for six hours per day each day of the school year for all students.

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, August 20, 2013 12:42 PM

¿Hay diferencia entre "alumno" y "aprendiz" y entre "profesor" y "educador"?