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What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education?

What Is Web 3.0, Really, and What Does It Mean for Education? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Tim O’Reilly, Karen Cator and Shelly Blake-Plock weigh in on why K–12 leaders should care about it and other (r)evolutions in technology.

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6 Good Educational iPad Apps Free Today ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Good Educational iPad Apps Free Today ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
As is the case once every week, EdTech and mLearning features a collection of some educational iPad apps that have gone free. Again, these deals are  available at least in the Canadian and American iTunes App Stores. We are not sure if this is the case with iTune Stores in other parts of the world. The list we curated for you today include apps for learning guitar basics, remotely control your Mac through iPad,  learn basic math skills and many more.

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18 education Twitter chats worth your time

Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are a handful of the best.

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Recite | Create beautiful visual quotes as images

Recite | Create beautiful visual quotes as images | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Recite.com - Create beautiful visual quotes as images. Download and share on your favorite social network.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 31, 2014 10:12 AM

Recite.com - Create beautiful visual quotes as images. Download and share on your favorite social network


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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, December 9, 2014 8:42 PM

Awesome

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 10, 2014 12:06 PM

Wow!  Take a look at this copyright flowchart.  Every business and educator should have this posted by their desk or bookmarked for easy access.

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The Educator with a Growth Mindset

Presentation materials for an educator inservice on growth mindsets. Includes background information, historical perspectives, a self-assessment, and strategi…

 

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, October 3, 2014 10:03 AM

Abrirse a las ideas, explorar alternativas, aprender de otros, utilizar eficientemente los recursos tecnológicos, colaborar, compartir,...

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 3, 2014 8:48 PM

Ready-to-go presentation

Tony Meehan's curator insight, October 4, 2014 5:49 AM

All you need to introduce a growth mindset culture, anywhere, comprehensively and generously compiled by @JackieGerstein Ed.D.

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Student Autonomy

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Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Dorian Love's curator insight, June 27, 2014 5:17 AM

Sweet music!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 1, 2014 10:47 AM


A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:44 PM

The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.

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Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman

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Daniel Goleman, in his article “Leadership That Gets Results”, has identified six different leadership styles, and he believes that good leaders will adopt one of these six styles to meet the needs of different situations.

 

None of the six leadership styles by Daniel Goleman are right or wrong – each may be appropriate depending on the specific context. Whilst one of the more empathetic styles is most likely to be needed to build long-term commitment, there will be occasions when a commanding style may need to be called upon, for example, when a rapid and decisive response is required.

 

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Lauran Star's curator insight, September 21, 2014 2:56 PM

While type does matter - I believe a successful leader has a bit of all

Claude Emond's curator insight, September 23, 2014 4:12 PM

Daniel Goleman's (Emotional Intelligence) classification of leadership styles

Dian J Harrison, MSW, MPA's curator insight, February 5, 2015 6:51 PM

What is your leadership style!

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Can We Create a Culture That Values Good Teaching?

Can We Create a Culture That Values Good Teaching? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We like to talk about the value of pedagogy, but we never seem to get around to rewarding it.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:55 AM

Good teaching is probably happening without us realizing it. I read an article that suggested good teaching is about raising the standards for learning. It is a mindful experience.

Bob Irving's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:07 AM

Addresses mostly higher ed. A welcome approach from uninformed teacher bashing. Truly great teachers are the most influential people on the planet.

Michel J. Boustani's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:15 AM

The title says all!

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:18 PM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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Learning Literary Terms With Taylor Swift

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This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.

By Kiley Roache, Nazareth High School

Whether you’re prepping for the AP Literature exam, or trying to crank out that ...

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, February 17, 2014 12:53 PM

17 February 2014

 

I can't say that I'm an expert on Taylor Swift lyrics. But, I have taken some teasing because I've found the lyrics to the few songs I've listened to, to be quite touching and poetic. 

 

In that limited experience, I was attracted to the storytelling aspect of her lyrics. They struck me as being as personal as quite thoughtful journal entries taken seriously by someone who cared and paid the price for doing so. Very touching.

 

And, now, thanks to Kiley Roache, of Nazareth High School, we have this article sharing several examples of the way Taylor Swift has used several literary devices in her lyrics.

 

If literary devices are intended to enhance the relationship between a writer's intent and the receptiveness of that writer's audience, then perhaps it might be significantly more effective to introduce  those literary devices via examples that really exist in the world of our students rather than only in the world of literary scholarship. That is, the power of literary devices may be more effectively "learned" when the focus is upon bringing the story to the reader rather than focusing upon bringing the reader to the device. 

 

Would I use this article in class. "Absolutely except..."

 

One lesson I learned long ago, is that too many students' have extremely rigid pre-established opinions about music types, genres, and performers to assume that sharing any musician's lyrics will be a welcome endeavor by all.

 

Seems obvious doesn't it? Different students have different tastes in music and more typically than not, for the most part they have yet to develop a breadth of musical appreciation that allows them to be receptive to music beyond the breadth of "their favorite" kinds of music. 

 

As an aside, it might be worth considering how far beyond their established interest in storytelling and beyond their Vygotskian Zone of Proximal Development we ask them to be receptive to when we assign all of them to study the same work of literature. 

 

Perhaps if we took every opportunity to wrap literary reading learning experiences around the question every students asks, "What does this have to do with anything I care about?" we might find more of them receptive to the lessons we design in our attempt to address the question every professional educator asks, "How can I use literature to encourage students to contemplate  not only what they care about but what they ought to consider caring more about?"

 

Bait the hook! 

 

Fans of Taylor Swift will "bite" a lesson on literary devices built around this article because it begins with  an established appetite. They'll feel a closer and deeper attachment via their "fandomness" to her work and probably rush out to other fans to clue them into the depths of Swift's lyrics that they've discovered.

 

If this is true for Taylor Swift fans then a parallel experience is probably true for students who happen be fans of other musicians.

 

Building upon this premise, I might ask students to email me a phrase from a lyric that they are particularly fond of.

 

I would print each one on a single sheet of 8.5x11 white paper using Helvetica font in the largest point size that I could so that the phrase would still fit on the single sheet of paper. 

 

I wouldn't identify the source. (student or musician).

 

Before class the next day, I would hang them around the room with as much space between them as possible on walls where there was ample space to walk.

 

I would immediately invite students to walk around and read the phrases with one intent. What do you suppose it was about each phrase that "someone" in this class thought was particularly meaningful? 


I would emphasize that it isn't important whether or not they find the phrase particularly meaningful. The focus being simply what did the writer of the lyric do with words that caused at least one of his or her fans to really connect with the phrase.

 

Then, I'd introduce this article assuring students who do not "care for Taylor Swift" that they don't have to watch the videos if they can't bring themselves to do so. They need only concentrate upon the term and the example.

 

The subsequent task being, "Did you see examples of 'any' of these terms in the phrases the class brought in?

 

It wouldn't surprise me if the students discovered that the use of literary devices is fairly common and that regardless of musical taste, many of these devices find themselves being used across many musical genres.

 

If there is merit in this thesis, then perhaps letting non-Swift fans  start with their favorite lines from their favorite musicians regardless of the teacher's opinions (informed or otherwise) about those musicians and then letting them discover what it was about those lines that they found particularly interesting would serve as an equally engaging and more successful approach than say, teaching cliché, oops, I mean simile by telling them  about someone being "as hungry as a bear;" or, explaining the allusion being made in one story they are not enjoying to another story they never heard of.

 

And, I would also suspect that once they've had some experience noticing the use of literary devices in stories they already have a personal engagement with, that they would have enough "lock on the concept" to begin noticing them in the works on the official course reading list.

 

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Truly college ready | SmartBlogs

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SmartBlog on Education this month is covering college and career readiness. Join us for original content in which experts explore the trends and highligh
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The Ugly Truth About Teachers Who Don’t Use Tech |#edchat #edtech

The Ugly Truth About Teachers Who Don’t Use Tech |#edchat #edtech | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
What is the goal of using technology in the classroom? I’ve seen it done well, and done poorly. I’ll illustrate with two examples – my own son’s kindergarten and first grade teachers. When my son entered kindergarten, he had a well connected teacher. I could not have been more pleased. I had heard rave reviews […]
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Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care?

Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography.

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This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

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Yolanta Krawiecki's curator insight, August 7, 2015 5:29 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jade ten Kate's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:01 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 2015 12:14 AM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.


Tagseducation, K12geography education.

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The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic

The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others.

This inspirational graphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that allowed them to grow.

 

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Beatrice Josse's curator insight, February 15, 2015 10:09 AM

Quelques attitudes essentielles à retenir pour un professeur des écoles compétent. À relier avec le référentiel de compétences du professeur. 

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 24, 2015 1:47 PM

I'm loving this as a look at teaching in 2015, and a professional development growth mindset.  

Ian Lowe's curator insight, May 24, 2015 3:45 AM

very similar to Dweck Mindset work. be reflective, try new ideas, embrace change....i ant do that...yet

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Best Education-Related Videos of 2014

Best Education-Related Videos of 2014 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I love end of year “best of” lists.  My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2014. They all, in some way, address the mind, heart, and spirit of education.  ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 18, 2014 9:44 PM

Finding great educational videos takes time...so I am always excited when I find a list of suggested video. Jackie Gerstein shares her top 11. They range from just over three minutes to about seventeen minutes. Below is  a list of the videos.

* Malala Yousuf Nobel Prize Speech

* Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing You Can Improve

* Sir Ken Robinson: Can Creativity Be Taught

* President Obama on the Whitehouse Maker Faire

* Toxic Culture of Education: Joshua Katz

* The necessity of the student voice | Catherine Zhang

* Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age – Mitchel Resnick

* If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching

* Kid President Throws a Surprise Party for a Retiring Teacher

* Erzah French: Sportskid of the Year

* Malcolm Mitchell Book Club

You will find brief descriptions for most of these videos and I suspect that many will choose to watch all of them over a period of time. You may find one or two that would be great to share at a faculty meeting.

Meg Swecker's curator insight, December 19, 2014 1:03 PM

A 'must view' list of educationally related videos.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, December 21, 2014 12:06 PM

The will to die for the child right is hyper-determination. It is not easy to pass through the valley of shadow of death but it is possible.

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Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education

Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Armed with a set of criteria drawn from different disciplines, I identified seven separate intelligences. All human beings possess these seven intelligences, but we differ from one another in which are strong; and in any case, strength or weakness in one (say spatial intelligence) does not predict strength or weakness in another (say, interpersonal or musical intelligence).

 

I would now add a few more intelligences to the list, and others, most famously Daniel Goleman, have proposed yet other intelligences like emotional intelligence. I am no longer invested in my particular set of intelligences. For me, the important advance is that a multiplicity of intelligences has been acknowledged—wits, rather than wit.

 

In this era of succinct messaging, I’ve created a twitter-short formula: Multiple Wits and Good Grits Lead to a Success Beyond Selfies.


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Antonio Gerardo Gutiérrez Sánchez's curator insight, October 4, 2014 10:31 PM

agregar su visión ...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 5, 2014 10:07 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, October 8, 2014 5:26 PM

So what is your mind like?

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

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Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 22, 2014 7:43 PM

Quite visual and useful

Al Post's curator insight, July 27, 2014 12:38 PM

A good reminder of tried & true strategies!

Tammy Goldring's curator insight, September 28, 2014 9:36 AM

Great Visual!

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Technology in the classroom: Widening a digital divide or...

Technology in the classroom: Widening a digital divide or... | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In the weeks before the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Atlanta concluding Tuesday, I received more than 20 emails from publicists suggesting interviews with makers of educational technology products/programs/software here to tout their wares.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, July 1, 2014 7:29 AM

"But low–frills technology in schools can lead to unintended consequences. Recent researchshows that though “technology has often been hailed as the great equalizer of educational opportunity, a growing body of evidence indicates that in many cases, tech is actually having the opposite effect.”

Children of different socioeconomic backgrounds use technology differently, with varying amounts of academic impact.  Their different experiences have the potential to widen existing opportunity gaps in American society."

 

Very important findings concerning equal opportunities to learning and studying. And this division of use has just happened? Is there a way to change the direction?

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How to take criticism well

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No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: responding to negative feedback well.

 

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This is a great life skill for all to have, esp. leaders.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, June 29, 2014 2:28 AM

Feedback is the DNA of development. Learn how to ask for it and take it.  Oh...and the more you give, the more you get!

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:20 AM

Embrace criticism!

Philip Powel Smith's curator insight, July 29, 2014 8:04 AM

Criticism is always a difficult pro-active action that educators have to give. Criticism without ridicule and shame is what students need to hear and an explanation of how to make the changes to be better learners and communicators.

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

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Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 2014 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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Harper Lee agrees to ebook version of To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee agrees to ebook version of To Kill a Mockingbird | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Author announces on her 88th birthday that novel will be released as ebook and downloadable audiobook on 8 July

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:15 PM

28 April 2014

 

With thanks to Rebecca Fortelka, one of my all time favorite former students, here's great news for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

At 88, Harper Lee is going digital; as have "digital holdouts from JK Rowling to Ray Bradbury changing their minds over the past few years..."

 

Can you read the writing on the tablet? 

 

I've long advocated for the preferred medium of accessing great literature should be determined by the reader. 

 

Let's hear it for one of the greats making it possible for the reader to access her beautiful masterpiece in their preferred medium!

 

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Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought

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One of the most effective ways to provoke student thought is through the building of “rich” questions. By asking meaningful questions - and interacting with textual information – students can come to an understanding that builds upon on their own personal experiences and opinions. Through the use of a template, questions can be created in any way that you want and provide you with a specific platform to begin your questioning focus.



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ANA's curator insight, March 7, 2014 5:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

smadar yona's curator insight, March 8, 2014 10:12 AM

ללמד איך ללמוד, חשוב מאוד בים המידע.

מעניין

סמדר

Audrey's curator insight, April 13, 2014 4:21 AM

The questions can be based on exam questions, or directly from past exam questions.  The students can be asked about their own experiences and say whether the textual information has any application to the society in which they live, e.g. How does the information help us?

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