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8 Ways to Encourage Family Engagement in Secondary Schools

8 Ways to Encourage Family Engagement in Secondary Schools | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

We cannot have a serious talk about student achievement without having a serious talk about engaging our students' families. But this talk needs to go beyond the movie night or spring carnival. It must be about creating an environment where all families feel embraced by a school's culture, not just invited to attend its events. -Heather Wolpert-Gawron


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10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students

10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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

 


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Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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

 

 

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Norman René Trujillo Zapata's curator insight, April 4, 11:35 AM
Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

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

 

 

Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, April 4, 4:14 PM
Check out these 10 great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 12, 8:34 AM
These critical thinking activities are rich in language opportunities. Those listed at the end of the article will look familiar to many teachers who teach content information through English.
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4 Go-To Strategies for Engaging Digital Learners By Karen Beerer

4 Go-To Strategies for Engaging Digital Learners By Karen Beerer | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Today’s students live in a world of constant stimulation. Whether it’s Xbox, social media, or television, students have continuous access to highly enticing visual information, entertainment, and connectivity with friends.

How do your teachers capture students’ attention and engage them amid all the distractions? The era of the teacher as the sage on the stage is over. Students thrive on problem-based, interactive, authentic learning.


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Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers

Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: We asked San Jose high school sophomore Audrey Mullen to share how she and her peers actually use various edtech tools and how they really feel about their teachers’ blended learning approaches. The result is a straight-from-the-source playbook that no blend ed teacher--or entrepreneu

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 6, 2015 1:40 PM

I don't like the snide tone of this article, but the advice is dead on! 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 7, 2015 6:57 AM

Extremely realistic, and honestly useful for us teachers!!!!

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, October 7, 2015 2:49 PM

This insightful student says a lot about facilitating a blended class.

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Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do

Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Keeping learner motivation levels high is one of the common challenges faced by the eLearning professionals. With these tips you can motivate them from that first splash to the finish line.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 25, 2014 9:14 PM

How do you motivate your students? This post explores this and shares five tips you might use if you teach online, but the same tips will also work in a face2face classroom. What are the tips?

1. Offer choice, control and freedom

2. Structure lessons around clear, real world goals

3. Create engaging, bite-sized materials

4. Engage students with each other

5. Give - and seek - feedback frequently.

Each of these is discussed in more detail in the post.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:09 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

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8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Eight brilliant online games that can engage, inspire and equip students with the tools and ambition to approach a whole host of exciting careers and paths.

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Being Learner Centered - CristinaSkyBox

Being Learner Centered - CristinaSkyBox | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Some great ideas to help educators move from a teacher-centered to a student-centered classroom!

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Simple Twist Improves Engagement: Mini-Scenarios for Assessment

Simple Twist Improves Engagement: Mini-Scenarios for Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Scenario-based learning often means complex branching or simulations, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. You can use mini-scenarios to make your assessments more relevant and valuable. One of the big advantages of using mini-scenarios is that they’re fast and easy to build. You don’t need any special tools; any tool that can create a multiple choice question can be used for mini-scenarios.

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A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

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steve batchelder's curator insight, March 16, 3:19 AM

A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

Ines Bieler's curator insight, March 16, 3:54 AM

A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

Andrew J Gibson's curator insight, April 4, 8:59 AM

A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

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20 ways to ditch those worksheets by Matt Miller

20 ways to ditch those worksheets by Matt Miller | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If we're not careful, a day of worksheets can leave kids feeling overworked without much academic gain. Here are some ways to ditch those worksheets and engage

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Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 9, 2014 7:43 AM

All of the rules are explained and examples of how to implement each rule are provided. Based on a ton of research, too.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 9, 2014 12:51 PM

Learning and teaching are based on the meaning they provide.

 

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Why games are good for learning

Why games are good for learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Re-Defining Failure

Re-Defining Failure | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 16, 2013 10:55 PM

Check out the notes from the talk above, consider watching the video embedded within the post and think about new ways to work with your students this year about the concept of failure. If you are an engineer failure you understand that failure is a teaching tool, allowing you to improve the project, but in education most students consider failure just that...they have failed. A couple of quotes found in this visalization are below. What are your thoughts as you read them?

* Have courage. It's not easy to do new things!

* No failure means no risk which means nothing new.