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Five top technology tools for the English classroom

Five top technology tools for the English classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Whether you're a seasoned techy or terrified by Google, here are five useful educational tools to help students learn and teachers manage their workload.


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, February 20, 2014 8:01 AM

Yep! Good selections!

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How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 17, 2014 5:35 AM

Have you seen an RSA Animate video? Are you interested in learning how to make one or better yet, have your students make one? This post provides an in-depth look at how to go about have your students create an animated video that provides them with the opportunity to  practice 21st century skills (quoted from post below):

* collaborate with one another

* synthesize ideas

* create content

* communicate ideas clearly

* use technology

This activity is designed to have your students create content, providing you with materials to use in future classes as well as helping your current students understand the materiial.

The author, Jordan Collier, provides a detailed five-day plan. Day 1 would have you dividing students into groups of three, assign them a section of a chapter in a textbook, and determine the key facts that need to be taught. To read about how to assist them with this and the tasks for Day 2 - 5 click through to the post.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 18, 2014 7:46 AM

Great one

Eduardo Wegman's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:29 AM

Collaboration is the key for future society development

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic survival functions, social and emotional reactions to the world, and creative impulses.

 

Students’ social and emotional reactions to learning are imperative to feeling motivated to learn and to their ability to creatively solve problems, according to Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, who wrote Musings on the Neurobiological and Evolutionary Origins of Creativity via a Developmental Analysis of One Child’s Poetry [PDF]. Her research tries to understand why emotions are so important to learning by examining what happens to brain functions.

 

“Neuroimaging experiments show us that we use the very same neural systems to feel our bodies as to feel our relationships, our moral judgments, and our creative inspiration,” said Immordino-Yang, a professor at USC’s Rossier School of Education and an expert on the neuroscience of learning and creativity.

 

Her whose work focuses on how neuroscience can help teachers understand the ways students learn best, and to that end, she’s created a free online curriculum for teachers.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:02 PM

 

Allowing kids the space for the interplay between the emotional and cognitive spaces will benefit the long-term learner.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Emotional-Intelligence


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


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Creativity: How To use it with Young Kids - the practice - Example 1

Creativity: How To use it with Young Kids - the practice - Example 1 | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
. . Very long time ago already, in 2002 I created MAUSI, the mascotte of my working place. I did it for the pleasure of the kids who visited my courses together with their teacher(s). The idea came...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 15, 2013 3:47 PM

 

Check it out and learn how creativity can bring fun to the kids and how they learn BETTER with creativity...

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

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Lego Builder

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Lego Builder

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 30, 2013 4:56 PM

Creativity for kids...

 

AmpaIsabella's curator insight, April 18, 2013 6:31 AM

Crea tu lego con esta extensión de Google Crome

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How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 17, 2014 5:35 AM

Have you seen an RSA Animate video? Are you interested in learning how to make one or better yet, have your students make one? This post provides an in-depth look at how to go about have your students create an animated video that provides them with the opportunity to  practice 21st century skills (quoted from post below):

* collaborate with one another

* synthesize ideas

* create content

* communicate ideas clearly

* use technology

This activity is designed to have your students create content, providing you with materials to use in future classes as well as helping your current students understand the materiial.

The author, Jordan Collier, provides a detailed five-day plan. Day 1 would have you dividing students into groups of three, assign them a section of a chapter in a textbook, and determine the key facts that need to be taught. To read about how to assist them with this and the tasks for Day 2 - 5 click through to the post.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 18, 2014 7:46 AM

Great one

Eduardo Wegman's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:29 AM

Collaboration is the key for future society development

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21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity

21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
This is the second in a special Edutopia blog series about developing 21st century skills through project-based learning. In the first post, "Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

 

 

 

===> As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. <===

 

We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible skills we teach; such as how to work in a team, think critically, and be curious about the things they encounter each day.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 10:54 AM

 

===> As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. <===


We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible skills we teach; such as how to work in a team, think critically, and be curious about the things they encounter each day.


Check also:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Social-Learning


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking


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Use conversations to deliver #eLearning content- and a free template

Use conversations to deliver #eLearning content- and a free template | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Use conversations to deliver eLearning content- and a free template

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Don't Forget Professional Development for Students

Don't Forget Professional Development for Students | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Teachers spend countless hours learning new tools to use in class, but do they set aside any time for students to learn these new tools as well?

 

Gust MEES: I said this already years ago and I used it also with adults, seniors + kids and it's working well! Just show them one of the tools YOU are using, tell them it's your secret tool (it makes them curious...) and explain how it works and then give them a challenge to do it better...  You will engage them and the challenge will bring out a lot of creativity... BUT, don't make a time limit, give them the time they need to work it out...

 

Tip: read the books of Howard GARDNER "Multiple Intelligences" + "5 Minds for the future" as also books from Daniel GOLEMAN about Emotional Intelligence and YOU will understand...

 

In one phrase: make a win-win situation with your learners, show them your "secret" Educational Tools and use them to engage your learners, they will learn "BETTER" ;) Best would be to make your own curation and share it with them, but also to ask your learners to create also in parallel their own curation about it...

 

Read more:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-professional-development-nicholas-provenzano

 


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