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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"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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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:38 PM

This post looks at five trends that have made their way into the classroom.  Learn more about:

* Brain-based learning

* Game-based learning

* Power of perseverance

* Questioning homework

* Cultivating creativity

In each of the five areas there are links to a number of resources. Gather together some of these great resources and share them with others in your school!

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:15 PM

Interesting ideas.

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4 Belief Statements Underlying Student Performance

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"David Dockterman would like to see more productive failure. But as a lecturer at Harvard’s GSE, Dockterman sees students afraid to blemish a polished transcript. As Scholastic’s chief architect of learning sciences, he sees K-12 students all too familiar with failure and schools that don’t know how to support productive struggle."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 4, 2014 9:40 PM

The concept of growth mindset is often discussed in schools. Research shows that a students' mindset plays a role in how well they do at school. This post provides "4 belief statements that underlie student performance." Each statement is listed below, but click through to the post to learn more about the meaning behind the statement.

1. “I belong in this academic community.”

2. “My ability and competency grow with effort.”

3. “I can succeed.”

4. “This work has value for me.”

There are a number of links in the article and you may want to read the article located in EdWeek (published in Sept. 2013). This article looks at how our language as teachers impacts each student. Our words are important and we may not be aware of the words we use are impacting our students.

Also consider scrolling down and reading the comment by Tom Vander Ark. He discusses two areas that are forgotten in the discussion of mindset (and he includes grit here also) - the ability to transfer knowledge between content areas (an important component in Common Core) and "domain knowledge and skill." He provides suggestions on what we might try in our classrooms.