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"Figuring out" how to "add" the Common Core to instruction
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The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic)

The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic) | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Hola: Una infografía sobre el proceso socrático. Un saludo

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Audrey's comment, August 9, 2013 7:31 AM
I agree Teri. It encourages reading and encourages students to be in charge of their learning.
Audrey's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:39 AM

Using the Socratic process the educator is a tutor.  The process  encourages evaluative and analytical thinking.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 9, 2013 12:55 PM

This is an easy and yet thorough infographic.

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6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor

6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

About 5.4 million students, or 1 in 4, took at least one distance education course during the fall of 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

That said, even the best online programs – like their traditional campus counterparts – have some poor professors. And it can be trickier to identify those instructors in an online course until it’s too late to switch.

The many students beginning a new online course should be aware of these six signs their professor won’t make the grade.


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 30, 11:30 AM
I would argue that all but one of these are also signs of a bad instruction, period. 
 
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 30, 2:09 PM

Not providing any video or audio resources in an online class is tough on your students-you need interactive items for students-it's best if you include a number of yourself discussing / demoing concepts too. 

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, February 2, 10:50 AM
El instructor motiva o inspira a continuar con los cursos online. No solamente el diseño cuenta
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Growth mindset for students… @ICTEvangelist 

Growth mindset for students… @ICTEvangelist  | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
I recently saw Robert MacMillan (@robfmac) tweet about Growth Mindsets and a resource he had typed up and shared in different formats: As someone who is trying to develop their sketchnoting skills …

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10 Innovative Ways To Boost Online Learner Retention - eLearning Industry

10 Innovative Ways To Boost Online Learner Retention - eLearning Industry | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

Keeping online learners glued to their screens can be tricky. But once you have them hooked, making the knowledge stick is even more challenging. Distractions, stress, and any number of things can hinder their ability to absorb and assimilate the information. Which is why you must create eLearning experiences that matter and leave a lasting impression. Here are 10 creative ways to boost online learner retention and help them remember the key takeaways of the eLearning course.


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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it


Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday:

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Using QR Codes to Build a Classroom Audio Library

Using QR Codes to Build a Classroom Audio Library | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
QR codes can be used to turn the books in your class library into audiobooks, which can help guide your students to their personal literacy goals.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 30, 2016 12:01 PM

A nice way to use QR codes.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 4, 2016 2:52 AM
Using QR Codes to Build a Classroom Audio Library
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8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started

8 Basic Steps Of Project-Based Learning To Get You Started | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

"The process of designing and implementing project-based learning can be fairly complex. A big part of that complexity is the shift toward inquiry that uncovers learning as you use PBL to flip Bloom’s Taxonomy. With that said, it’s often helpful to break this process down into basic steps to help teachers and schools get started with the caveat that PBL planning and implementation is not a simple, linear process. Readers should keep in mind that some of these “steps” can occur simultaneously as the reality of the messiness of learning and planning for deeper learning kicks in."


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8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning - TeachThought

8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning - TeachThought | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Why the brain actually benefits from reflection is a matter of neurology, but the extensive research is clear: Prediction, reflection, and metacognition are pillars for the thoughtful classroom. The questions below were created to be, as much as possible, useful with most students at most ages and grade levels with a little rewording.

Perhaps most crucially, by shifting their reflection from content to thought, students have the chance to put themselves back at the center of the learning process. When they reflect, students reimagine what happened in both 1st and 3rd person–as they were seen, and as they saw through their own eyes. How? A sample response for a 7th or 8th grader might be:

I guess I was most creative today when we were given a chance to create our own metaphors for the ways rain forests help the planet “breathe.” Why? Maybe because it forced me to think about something visually, which meant we could come up with our own answers! 

In reflecting, the student had to think both about their own feelings (when they felt something), and how they might be perceived (what others might consider ‘creative’).

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, September 24, 2016 8:55 AM
Prediction, Reflection, and Metacognition. We can make this a regular practice in any grade level classroom. These questions and others can provide the pathway.
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Students comfort grieving Ohio high school with locker notes

Students comfort grieving Ohio high school with locker notes | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
When an Ohio high school lost a student to suicide, these students reached out to comfort the entire student body with locker notes.
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Supportive advocacy...
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Drone's eye: The curious shapes of Singapore from the sky - BBC News

Drone's eye: The curious shapes of Singapore from the sky - BBC News | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Photojournalist Yeo Kai Wen through his aerial images of the architecture in Singapore, taken from above by drone.
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How can I get my students to read more? Share your ideas and help a teacher! - brainstorming and voting | tricider

Let's do some brainstorming and provide ideas to help a teacher who asks, "How can I get my students to read more? What do you think?

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A teacher in my online class asks "How can I get my students to read more?" If you are a book lover, student, teacher, parent, and/or supporter of books, kids, teachers, and parents then this post is for you! - Let's crowdsource many ideas to help him! ! Click here to answer: http://tinyurl.com/2ReadMore Thanks friends!!
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A teacher in my online class asks "How can I get my students to read more?" If you are a book lover, student, teacher, parent, and/or supporter of books, kids, teachers, and parents then this post is for you! - Let's crowdsource many ideas to help him! ! Click here to answer: http://tinyurl.com/2ReadMore Thanks friends!!
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Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right.

Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right. | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Differentiation is a word that makes some teachers shudder, but we know it's important, so let's get it right.

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18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
The tech team in Littleton, Colorado is trying to build self-sufficiency in students by compiling digital tools for reading and writing that students can choose

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Mentions Rewordify, Screencastify, and more Chrome apps and web2.0 resources
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Yeison Ossa Trejos's curator insight, August 31, 2016 2:42 PM
Reading and writing are skills that teachers, specially language teachers, need to develop in students. However, due to time constraints and lack of good feedback channels between learners and teachers, these activities may not have the expected results. For this reason, it is paramount for teachers to explore the varying digital tools that are available on the web to help students read and write more efficiently. I personally agree with the idea that having a set of these tools and sharing them with learners for them to chioose from the ones they consider fit their learning styles can be extremelly benefitial and encouraging as students get to see real improvements in their reading and writing performances and become more autonomous learners.
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Celebrating World Poetry Day

Celebrating World Poetry Day | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

Take the challenge and celebrate World Poetry Day in your content area. We have the best apps and sites for you to make it happen!

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World Poetry Day March 21
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy.


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 18, 2016 2:33 PM
Great global perspective on Essential Skills for ALL Learners
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, October 18, 2016 11:44 PM
Nothing new here but good to reinforce this
J A Jones's curator insight, October 20, 2016 8:08 AM
These "soft skills" will provide students for a changing workplace.  
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Teaching to the Human Core | #Empathy #Happiness #Relationships #Listening

Teaching to the Human Core | #Empathy #Happiness #Relationships #Listening | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

At its core, teaching is about reaching humans.

Sketchnote via @stacyyung and @Roni_Habib

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=coaching

 

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

 

 


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, November 5, 2016 10:39 AM
Important we keep important to keep this topic front and center
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#Empathy

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Empatía, alegría, escucha activa...
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Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning

Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
We were exploring how to make metacognitive thinking more visible for our students, keeping it aligned with our mandate to keep thinking and learning visible, transparent, tangible, critiqueable and accountable within learning spaces.

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Don't often see a rubric specifically for metacognition: Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning
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Ginger Jewell's curator insight, October 11, 2016 10:35 AM
Always a fan of a rubric, I think they help students immensely if consructed correctly.
Robyn Lockwood's curator insight, October 11, 2016 2:42 PM
Share your insight
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, October 12, 2016 10:44 AM
Interesting rubric for self assessment to make metacognition more accessible for our students. Check it out!

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How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation

How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

Emotions play an active role in almost all of our decision making. That's one reason why emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage those emotions, is such an invaluable skill. 

 

But how specifically does emotional intelligence help us with our daily tasks? Here are three tips to make sure your next presentation is emotionally intelligent:

 

1. Don't get anxious. Get excited.

All of us get nervous before a presentation, even if we've done it hundreds of times. So take that nervousness and turn it into something positive: enthusiasm.How do you do that exactly?

Spend those final few moments reviewing your favorite parts of the presentation. Remind yourself why you're doing this, and focus on the value you have to deliver to your listeners.

Now, take that enthusiasm and give a talk that you passionately believe in.

 


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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 29, 2016 8:45 PM
Any Tech Coach worth her salt knows that all good teaching is relational, which invariably involves an emotional connection.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, October 2, 2016 3:27 PM

 

"But how specifically does emotional intelligence help us with our daily tasks? Here are three tips to make sure your next presentation is emotionally intelligent: . . . "

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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 30, 2016 12:00 PM

A few useful tips.

Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, September 30, 2016 12:33 PM
Translates well to the digital environment too.
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Top 10 ways to secure your mobile phone

Top 10 ways to secure your mobile phone | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
To get a leg up against a rising tide of mobile malware activity, don't just phone it in—secure your mobile phone with these tried and true methods.
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5 Effective Uses Of Mobile Technology In The Classroom - eLearning Industry

5 Effective Uses Of Mobile Technology In The Classroom - eLearning Industry | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Want to know how to use Mobile Technology In The Classroom? Check 5 effective uses of Mobile Technology In The Classroom.
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Suggestion #1 (Use Of Audio Recording Feature) has caused me to think about new options for mobile tech. Teachers I recently talked with said that school district policies banning cell phones are an impediment to implementation
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Learner Empowerment

Learner Empowerment | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
A major theme during the Educon 2.8 conference in Philadelphia during the last week of January, 2016, was learner empowerment. Here is a Storify of tweets about empowerment from the conference: https://storify.com/jackiegerstein/what-conditions-are-necessary-for-empowerment-in-s. ; Highlighted Tweets include . . . The conference and Twitter discussions motivated me to write this post on learner empowerment. Thomas and Velthouse…


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



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Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 16, 2016 1:12 PM

This article recaps one of major themes shared at EduCon 2016 in January 2016: Learner Empowerment.

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Learner Empowerment | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Educity Pedagogy's curator insight, September 6, 2016 12:20 AM
Participate in discussion with other registered students at Educity Forum, which is segregated topic wise. discuss AT  http://ow.ly/h3Bs303VqDX
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10 Interesting Ways to Integrate #QR #Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ EdTech and mLearning

10 Interesting Ways to Integrate #QR #Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ EdTech and mLearning | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, September 3, 2016 9:24 AM
Great ideas for a beginning-coding needs to become more of a main dish in our curricula!
Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 8, 2016 3:35 PM
Good ideas.
Jeff Rhodus's curator insight, October 27, 2016 8:57 AM
Great uses of QR Codes in the classroom!
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Boston area school embraces 'unlearning' strategies for students, teachers

Boston area school embraces 'unlearning' strategies for students, teachers | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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A new concept to me--Unlearning is "the process of learning to think, behave or perceive in a new way when there are already beliefs, behaviors or assumptions in place that threaten such progress. These can be at the individual, group or organizational level." Post by Tara García Mathewson
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Rewordify.com | Understand what you read

Rewordify.com | Understand what you read | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you read more, understand better, learn new words, and teach more effectively.
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Rewordify allows students to paste a link and get back a version with simpler words and sentence constructions. When students hover over highlighted areas the original, richer text shows up so they can gradually build their vocabulary and familiarity with difficult texts.
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E-reading Leading to Alarming “Digital Brain” Phenomenon

E-reading Leading to Alarming “Digital Brain” Phenomenon | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
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“I worry that the superficial way we read during the day is affecting us when we have to read with more in-depth processing,” said Maryanne Wolf, a Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. Post by Mercy Pilkington
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