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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

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Vicki Davis: I thought I could read my students' body language. I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned forever changed my views on being a better teacher.

 

With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson. ...


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Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED

Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED | computer | Scoop.it

"Over a decade ago, cognitive scientists John D. Bransford and Daniel J. Schwartz asked fifth graders and college students to create a recovery plan to to protect bald eagles from extinction. Surprisingly, the two groups came up with plans of similar quality (although the college students had better spelling skills)."


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Susan C. Freeman's curator insight, November 8, 2014 11:50 AM

This article is terrific. However, James says the apple falling is a myth. What say you?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 2014 11:59 AM

As long as the questions do not circle back to one right answer then critical thinking is used. Too often, questioning is brought back to the one right answer rather than exploring the questions from the many perspectives in the classroom.

 

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Susan Hall's curator insight, November 9, 2014 9:28 AM

This is great for PBL questioning.

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 1, 2014 9:52 PM

At times we need to quiet our students down. This post provides 30 suggestions that you might want to implement in your classroom. They have categorized the suggestions by grade levels, but it is often true that a tip for elementary school will also work with middle school students.

Throughout the post there are links to additional resources, including a number of videos where you can see the suggestions in action. You might also consider reading the comments from other listeners. There are a number of ideas in some of them and one provides a link to a different article from Edutopia, A Sure Fire Strategy for Building Classroom Community (and I would suggest checking out the comment since you are hearing from a teacher who did this with their students).

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1:1 iPad Initiative: A Four Year Study & Review

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"The Franklin Academy High School implemented a 1:1 iPad deployment a the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the next two school years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades 9-12 in the high school. This deployment has reached 475 high school students and all teaching staff. Our K-8 program deployed iPads across the grade levels in the form of class sets and mobile carts.

This study targeted our 1:1 deployment at the high school to investigate the impact the device has had on teaching and learning. The survey used to gather the student data was administered in April of 2014. Students included in the survey used the device anywhere from 1 to 4 years. The students use the iPad while at school and home."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 23, 2014 8:40 PM

The Franklin Academy (located in Wake Forest, NC) began a laptop initiative four years ago. Te@chThought has just published their four year study and review which focuses on Student Use and Behavior. You can access a pdf and download the report from the site.

You can find more information about the initiative as well as information from previous years and a detailed visual that looks at the four years using the following categories on the Franklin Academy High School iPad Initiative Wiki

* Learning Workflow

* Device Management

* Student Benefits

* Teacher Benefits

If your school is considering an iPad initiative (or a 1-to-1 initiative) you may find valuable information as you read through the the report and the Wiki.

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

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New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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Aurore A.N Beaini's comment, October 28, 2014 10:26 AM
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/how-to-stimulate-curiosity/
Aurore A.N Beaini's comment, October 28, 2014 10:28 AM
I think your post is very interesting for children anyway, it's also useful for mothers
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The Kinds Of Grading Mistakes That Haunt Students

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Yesterday, Justin Tarte shared a thought about grading that’s indicative of a growing dissatisfaction with grading in education. So let’s take a look at what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it, shall we?


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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom

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"Some call today’s students “digital natives.” Others call them the “distracted generation.” Whichever term you prefer, it’s clear they’re both far more than labels: they capture the core conflict many of us involved in education — educators, parents, and even students — feel about the use of technology in the classroom."


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, November 22, 2014 8:47 AM

Education and 'Digital distraction'

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 22, 2014 11:18 AM

Librarians, think about the teachers you train.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 23, 2014 10:15 AM

We have to evolve to use technology in our classrooms 

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Rethinking Teacher Time (Infographic)

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:01 AM

This is a a great reminder to put our focus on collaboration again. And both sides - teachers and students are beneficiaries.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 8, 2014 3:18 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

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"When it comes to successful eLearning design, everybody should agree that there’s no such thing as too much information about how the human brain operates. It’s wired for social learning. Our respective environments actually shape our brains and the rest of our bodies."


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Helen Teague's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:55 PM
Beth Dichter's insight:

SH!FT has published a new post that looks at how one can meet social learning needs in an online environment. The post includes a link to a short video (~3 minutes) that looks at "the application of neuroscience to organizational development."

The six areas are also found in a face2face environment (although there may be students whom do not experience all of them).

To create a more effective eLearning course consider these areas as you design it:

1. Belonging to a group

2. Ability to express

3. Ability to compete

4. Ability to support and be supported by other learners

5. Ability to see what's being learned

6. Excitement about applying learning

More information is available on each of these concepts in the post.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:45 PM

Suggestions for how to meet these 6 social learning needs in your elearning course.

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Your Life on Earth - How has the Earth Changed?

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"How you and the world have changed since you were born. Best viewed on Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 10 and above."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:42 PM

Check out this new site from BBC that allows you to see how the world has changed since you were born.

Learn how many times your heart has beaten.

Learn how far you have traveled through space.

Find out what species has been discovered in your lifetime and how much the sea level has raised.

This would be a great site to have students explore and then write about the changes they think are most important, or have them create an infographic that shares changes. Or you might use it to explore how fast the world is changing for a classroom discussion.

NTIC Entreprises's curator insight, October 27, 2014 6:22 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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What is 21st century education? - YouTube

"Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 13, 2014 6:24 AM

Entièrement d'accord. Entre autre pour la pensée critque par rapport aux informations reçues. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 13, 2014 11:52 AM

This short video presentation challenges educators with the question: What is 21st century education?

Audrey's curator insight, October 15, 2014 3:22 PM

All this is true  so where do we start?  Children do not start learning when they go to school.  They start learning the moment their eyes open.  Parents can help their children activate their brains and create fantastic neural networks.  All children can encompass all the different styles of learning; Visual:; Auditory; Verbal; Kinaesthetic: -Using touch and taste to explore the information; Logical: a  mathematical approach to concepts; Interpersonal -Learning in groups; Intrapersonal - Learning  alone. Try some of the early learning from home school resources.

 curating for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

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With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.

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