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Vocabulary: Wondrous Words or Busy Work?

Vocabulary: Wondrous Words or Busy Work? | college and career ready | Scoop.it

Common Core has created a whole new emphasis on the importance of vocabulary development. This makes me feel two things. This is the best thing that can happen to us! Thi


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Learning cursive writing: Is it worthwhile or a waste of time? - Today.com (blog)

Learning cursive writing: Is it worthwhile or a waste of time? - Today.com (blog) | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Learning cursive writing: Is it worthwhile or a waste of time?
Today.com (blog)
Last week, elementary school students returned to the classroom in Archdale, N.C., with a new subject on the mandatory agenda: cursive writing.

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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:11 PM

An often controversial topic with folks taking some tough stances. In essence, all tools (including cursive) have a life cycle. I recall a colleague lamenting the demise of cursive at a recent faculty meeting and attributing this to the increase in technology use amongst students.  I wondered if he felt the same way about heiroglyphics. 

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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | college and career ready | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Caron Goode's curator insight, March 27, 11:40 AM

Our bodies are designed to move. Even not in motion, the heart is beating, blood and lymph circulating, and we are breathing, seeing and processing. Movement fuels energy and insight. 

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 28, 11:08 AM
Why movement is so important!
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 28, 9:13 PM

Had not thought about movement in the context of word problems + math ... but it makes perfect sense after you read this.

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Leadership - Teachers - Culture - Key ingredients to school and system innovation

Leadership - Teachers - Culture - Key ingredients to school and system innovation | college and career ready | Scoop.it
According to the OECD, these are the three ingredients for innovating schools and systems: Leadership: strong leaders who establish optimal conditions in their schools Teachers: Confident and capab...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

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A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into  the equation of their educations.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a useful model for educators to use to help insure that they are addressing more of the whole child.


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“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

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“What is the most unique item your students have created in their Makerspaces?” I asked our SXSWedu panel charged with sharing details about their Schools’ Vortex: Innovative Library Makerspaces.

A giggling Darcy Coffta, Upper School Librarian and Innovation Director at Berwick Academy in Maine, explained the most memorable creation she’s stumbled upon was a nuclear reactor.  We laughed too.  But she was serious! One of Coffta’s high school students literally built a nuclear reactor.

Much like that student’s creation,