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SimCityEDU: Using Games for Formative Assessment | MindShift

SimCityEDU: Using Games for Formative Assessment  | MindShift | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
SimCity As game-based learning gains momentum in education circles, teachers increasingly want substantive proof that games are helpful for learning.
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The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop - User Generated Education

The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop - User Generated Education | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
I had the great privilege of facilitating a staff workshop on growth mindsets for the teachers and staff at Carlos Rosario International School.Staff were given access to the slide deck in order in...

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 12, 11:58 PM

I like the infographic that is used in this piece as it shows clearly how a growth mindset can help both teachers and students to shift how they think and become more open to different possibilities. 

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making up my mind

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15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas

15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking habits are more important than knowledge. Somewhere beneath wisdom and above the “things” a student knows.

Laws of economics say that scarcity increases value. It’s no longer information that’s scarce, but rather meaningful response to that information. Thought.

And thought has a source–a complex set of processes, background knowledge, and schema that we can, as educators think of as cognitive habits. And if they’re habits, well, that means they’re probably something we can practice at, doesn’t it?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 8, 10:09 PM

We want our students to demonstrate that they know how to think, to understand that they have the ability to ask questions and find answers, answers that may not be available through Google (esp. if we are asking them to research). In short, we want them to use metacognitive skills.

But how do we teach them these skils? The image above, from teachthought, provides 15 questions that may help students create the habits that students need to learn. Below are three of the questions. Click through to the post for the entire list, as well as some great discussion.

* Is this idea important to me? To others? Why or why not?

* Is there a “part” of this new idea I can take and “pivot”? Create something new and fresh?

* What real-world models–examples–relate to this that can help me understand this further?

Consider posting these questions in your classroom and using them when appropriate with students.

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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 11, 11:33 AM

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 3:52 PM

I plan to use the 3-2-1 method in my very next class. Great ideas.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 13, 9:38 PM

Great graphic that summarizes things we've all heard before, but helps keep them in mind so we really do utilize them with students.

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6 Great Things You Can Do with Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Science of Storytelling

The Science of Storytelling | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can't make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing....


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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, July 28, 11:48 AM

Intriguing information about how storytelling affects the brain and makes it easier to remember things and make distinctions between the story and our experience.

M. W. Catlin's curator insight, July 29, 10:09 AM

I've been talking about these ideas in my workshops for quite a while now.  We are hardwired for story.  It's one, if not a significant reason for our "success" as a species.  It's also one of the incredible frustrations of our times.   That science and facts yield the field to the fiction of prevarication and conspiracy is a tragedy.  

Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, September 15, 2:10 PM

Sin duda, narrar, contar relatos en unas de ls actividades más atractivas para cualquier clase, en particular las de lenguas. Es algo común a todos los seres hulmanos. Algunos datos a tener en cuenta.

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A New Excellent Interactive SAMR Visual for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Excellent Interactive SAMR Visual for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
RT @miss_martins: A New Excellent Interactive SAMR Visual for Teachers http://t.co/uKwlSExehK via @medkh9 #edtech #ceoelearn

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25 Next Gen Tools for the Inquiry Classroom

25 Next Gen Tools for the Inquiry Classroom | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Here are 25 ideas for using next gen tools this year in your classroom.
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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.
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EDpuzzle

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Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.
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I haven't fully explored/tested it yet, but this program looks like it has potential with respect to flipping your classroom. It's also free!

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Leap.it - A New Visual Search Engine

Leap.it - A New Visual Search Engine | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Leap.it - a whole new take on search. What are you looking to discover? Try it now!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 25, 11:02 PM

A new search engine is now available. It is called Leap.it and as the image above shows, it is a more visual search engine than many. You can use the search engine as is, or you can create an account which allows you some additional privledges, including the ability to create a "perspective" where you can bring together a variety of sites in one location.

When reviewing the Terms and Conditions it is clear that students under 13 may not use the app without permission from parents. For more information on this issue take the time to read the Terms and Conditions.

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Computer Science: The Future of Education

Computer Science: The Future of Education | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Robust computer science curriculum is necessary for our society's future. Here are five steps to engage teachers and students in this critical area of study.

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 25, 6:40 AM

Η επιστήμη της Πληροφορικής: το μέλλον της εκπαίδευσης

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Curriculum y robótica

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 26, 12:49 PM

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

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Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the Web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.
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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.

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Three Ways Blended Learning Makes Teachers More Efficient

Three Ways Blended Learning Makes Teachers More Efficient | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
September 4, 2014. Don't miss these three ways blended learning can help make teachers more efficient.
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10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools)

10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools) | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 9, 9:16 PM

What are the engaging techniques? Below are five. More are in the post and many have links to specific tools (many of which are free) that will help you.

* Interactive Collaboration

* Active Learning

* Student Created Presentations

* Embedding Questions in Videos

* Digital Maker Spaces

Learn much more by clicking though to the post.

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We…
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Ways to Create and Deliver Online Quizzes

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SchoolCircle | Parent-teacher communication made easy

SchoolCircle | Parent-teacher communication made easy | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Learn how SchoolCircle makes parent-teacher communication easy and fun. Our service will make your school year stress-free.
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A free tool for teachers to communicate with parents on a variety of topics.

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Google Forms Released Two New Interesting Features ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Forms Released Two New Interesting Features ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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How are schools using 3 tech-based learning approaches in the new school year?

How are schools using 3 tech-based learning approaches in the new school year? | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
SmartBrief on EdTech last week polled readers about a few top tech-based approaches to learning that have been making news in education. Our goal was to ga
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Flipped instruction is used sporadically throughout classrooms in my school or district — 61.82%Mobile devices will be used regularly as part of instruction this year throughout classrooms in my school or district — 48.78%Mobile devices will be used sporadically as part of instruction this year throughout classrooms in my school or district — 20.73%Gaming or game-based instruction is used regularly throughout classrooms in my school or district — 15.15%
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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.
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Empowering Students Through Blogging

Empowering Students Through Blogging | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A motivational exercise ends up teaching educators a lot about student engagement.
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Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out? | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tri...

 

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Ferdi McDermott's curator insight, August 23, 2:59 PM

Not at www.chavagnes.org ...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 23, 5:01 PM

Perhaps School as we know is on the way out, but education and School are not interchangeable words although they are used that way frequently. Actually, School as we know it should have been on the way out a long time ago. With the current reformers who propose change that does not change the structure, it is not happening soon.

 

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InkySprat's curator insight, August 27, 10:05 AM

Teachers are not immune to the need to learn new skills as the world changes 

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.
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Learning with no Boundaries: Chance Favours the Connected Mind

Learning with no Boundaries: Chance Favours the Connected Mind | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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Steven Johnson on Innovation - "New innovations more often than not tend to be cobbled together from the parts that are available at the time...".

 

He also goes on to offer seven patterns of innovation that are repeated in nature and culture.

 

My question: how can we create the conditions for innovation to flourish in schools for both teachers AND students?

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