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Who Needs College? The Swiss Opt for Vocational School | World | TIME.com

Who Needs College? The Swiss Opt for Vocational School | World | TIME.com | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
As young Americans contemplate the immense cost (and considerable indebtedness) involved in a college education, it may be worthwhile to consider the options available to the Swiss—and whether they are worth importing into the U.S.
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5 Levels of Personalized Learning - Brilliant or Insane

5 Levels of Personalized Learning - Brilliant or Insane | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
In the digital world and the age of the iStudent, personalized learning is key to success in school and in business. Check out how Epigogy.org explains these 5 levels of personalized learning in the infographic below.
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Rethinking the Lecture: In the Information Age, It's Time to Flip the Classroom | WIRED

Rethinking the Lecture: In the Information Age, It's Time to Flip the Classroom | WIRED | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
It’s been my experience that too much of the same thing tends to end badly — and higher education is no exception. It was that way in college when my roommate Chris decided his life’s work was to take the Doodle Challenge — at the time, beating the record of 19 burgers within a 2.5…
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Teacher Inquiry: It Begins With A Question

Teacher Inquiry:  It Begins With A Question | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
 "Where teacher inquiry occurs, there is a radical, but quiet kind of educational reform in process."   I am fortunate to have the opportunity to join inquisitive educators engaging in classro...

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Ana Ibis's curator insight, October 29, 3:49 PM

Muy cierto:

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Math

Math | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Quick and Dirty Tips : Helping you do things better.
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Short written explanations and podcasts covering math topics and more.

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18 Ways To Use Rubrics In Education | Edudemic

18 Ways To Use Rubrics In Education | Edudemic | BHS - Articles of Interest | 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. The lovely graphic below from Mia MacMeekin takes a look at rubrics and why they should be used and what they can improve, along with a little guide for teachers on rubrics. …
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How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Kids today can create and share their work with the world through digital portfolios, they have the authentic audience who will not only read it but also care about it.
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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 29, 9:39 AM

I really like this break down of "Genius Hour" that @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  shared on his Scoop.it page - igeneration 21st Century Education.  The image comes from TeachThought.  This visual will be a big help for my preservice students to develop a base level of understanding. 

Growing Up Greatness's curator insight, October 5, 3:19 AM

I love this idea!  This would be particularly effective with gifted students.

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Capturing and Advancing Student Learning: Three Types of Student Portfolios

Capturing and Advancing Student Learning: Three Types of Student Portfolios | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
In Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write (Allyn & Bacon, 2007), Richard Allington and Patricia Cunningham recommend educators use different types of portfolios for different asse...
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Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom - ClassTechTips

Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom - ClassTechTips | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Handouts is a paperless student/teacher platform for tablet-centered classrooms.  With this app teachers can create handouts to distribute to students by taking a picture of a paper activity sheet ...

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 11:56 PM

Creación de folletos

Mika Auramo's comment, August 25, 2:12 AM
dang, this really sucks, another useless and paperless app for teacher to test
Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 26, 5:39 AM

This looks like a really interesting tool. I'd like to see how I can use this.

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4 Lessons New Teachers Never Learned But They Can’t Survive Without

4 Lessons New Teachers Never Learned But They Can’t Survive Without | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Blog post at Brilliant or Insane :

If you are a new teacher, these four lessons just might impact your teaching career more than anything you ever learned in college or i[..]
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How Can You Teach If You Don’t Learn? (27 Things Teachers Can Learn About Students by Changing Roles.)

How Can You Teach If You Don’t Learn? (27 Things Teachers Can Learn About Students by Changing Roles.) | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Nothing Like A MOOC. As I write this, I am finishing my first MOOC, titled ‘Think Again: How to Reason and Argue’*. The triumphs and failures I have experienced in this course have taught me a care...
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The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses

The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
From new technology to everyday materials to rebooting school woodshop and home ec classes, makerspaces challenge students to open their minds and expand their skillsets.
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5 Principles for a Problem-Solving Classroom

5 Principles for a Problem-Solving Classroom | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

Districts across the United States are implementing the Common Core State Standards, and they are realigning curriculum for English Language Arts and Mathematics. Unfortunately, some of them are simply purchasing a shiny, new “Common Core Edition” of their existing textbook, most of which aren’t any more aligned to these standards than their pre-CCSS versions.


Whatever you may think of the Common Core and its implementation, there is some powerful and valuable stuff embedded within the standards. In particular, the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) contain important guidance about how students should think and work in a math classroom.

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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects
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A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators - Mind/Shift

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators - Mind/Shift | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

"Earlier, I wrote about four activities teachers and school leaders can use to jump-start creative problem-solving in teams. Given the increased pressure on educators to innovate, the goals for each activity were to build or deepen skills associated with that work. Readers expressed particular interest in one of these activities, so I wanted to do a deep dive and provide additional information.

This activity grew out of my work with teachers and school leaders to identify effective solutions to school problems. Over time, I became curious about how schools might make pain points visible, in order to tap into educators’ collective wisdom to solve them. I wondered, too, if we could structure this problem-solving in such a way that everyone’s voice would be heard. Finally, I wondered if there might be a way to make it a fun and creative game. That’s where a set of index cards comes in."


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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.
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How to change this classroom habit we've gotten wrong for years

How to change this classroom habit we've gotten wrong for years | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
For a long time, I’ve called myself the “King of the Stick Figure” in my own classroom. If we’re telling a story in my Spanish class or practicing with vocabulary terms, they’re usually all over th...
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How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes | Edudemic

How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes | Edudemic | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
By: Scott Davis Business Analyst, Pearson It is often quite difficult to relate inputs to outcomes in the world of education. Traditionally, much work has been done to develop and provide inputs into the process of education. These inputs, such as a textbook, an assessment, a learning technology or platform, a course, a qualification, a …
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Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try

Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
The idea for sharing this post came from a session I recently conducted at the annual teaching conference organized by my university. A pedagogical conundrum was raised by a colleague whose enthusiasm and question stayed with me and inspired me to write this post. The question posed by this colleague is relevant to all instructors who have ever used group work to assess their students: How should one deal with the issues that arise when members of a group are not picking up their share of the re
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The power of digital student portfolios

The power of digital student portfolios | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
This past spring, I was asked to substitute teach in one of our first-grade classrooms. There were no guest teachers available that day so, as the elementa
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8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment (Visual)

8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment (Visual) | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment on Educated curated by MSTA (RT @MSTA: A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment | @scoopit via @BethDichter http://t.co/4wACsOtTZk)...

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 11, 9:20 AM

Far too much time is put on summative evaluation when what ,matters to learning far more is the formative ones. Summative is great for task and job analysis  used to set initial standards and objectives but does little during the actual learning process to assist the learner or teacher.

Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, September 12, 10:51 AM

What an easy way to assess learning while it is happening!

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How presentations should be delivered. | Swivl

How presentations should be delivered. | Swivl | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Delivery redefined

Swivl is a robotic mobile accessory, app and cloud hosting service that makes delivering presentations, lessons and lectures more dynamic and recording it on video easy. It helps you stand out, deliver content to people that missed it and improve skills starting at $299.

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SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Webinar Recordings

SchoolNet SA - IT's a Great Idea: Webinar Recordings | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it

This blog has been created to provide a source of professional development in integrating technology into the day-to-day classroom experience for teachers in South Africa especially those who have joined SchoolNet SA as a member. This free membership will add you to our mailing list so that we can keep you informed of opportunities and events you might be interested in. Please visit our SchoolNetSA website for more detailshttp://www.schoolnet.org.za/. ;

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20 Things I Would Do if I Were a High School Principal

20 Things I Would Do if I Were a High School Principal | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
20 Things I Would Do if I Were a High School Principal Sometimes I like to imagine that the plan I have for my life includes being the principal of a school. Sometimes I like to imagine that I have...
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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network | BHS - Articles of Interest | Scoop.it
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other…
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