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26 Effective Ways to use Twitter for Teachers & Educators - Fedena Blog

26 Effective Ways to use Twitter for Teachers & Educators - Fedena Blog | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To reduce the efforts of teachers in learning a new form of communication, we give you some of the most effective ways of using the most modern form of communication, Twitter.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 2016 3:19 PM

Here's an infographic that's a kick in the instructional imagination. 

Jim McLure's curator insight, January 18, 2016 11:44 AM

Twitter, used correctly, can be a great learning tool as well as an opportunity to build an unbelievable professional network! 

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, January 21, 2016 4:16 PM

Great info for teachers ~ check it out.

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Nurturing the Middle School Mathematical Mind Infographic

Nurturing the Middle School Mathematical Mind Infographic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

The middle school mind is…different.

As 13-year-old Logan LaPlante described in his Ted Talk Hack Schooling Makes Me Happy, “Neuroscientists say that the teenage brain is pretty weird: our prefrontal cortex is underdeveloped, but we actually have more neurons than adults, which is why we can be so creative, and impulsive, and get bummed out.” Truer words were never spoken around this subject.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 17, 2015 2:11 PM

How different is the mind of a middle school learner? This infographic is divided into the following sections:

* Who are middle school students?

* How do they learn?

* How can you teach to reach them?

* How can we change that statistic?

There is also a white paper that you can receive a copy of (although you will need to provide your contact information). The white paper, Nurturing the Middle School Mathematical Mind, will provide additional information.

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How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset

How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I have written, described, and presented about the growth mindset in education settings, see The Educator and the Growth Mindset The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop Growth Mindset:...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 28, 2014 5:23 PM

How can you, as an educator, help students develop a growth mindset? This infographic from Jackie Gerstein provides provides a  look at:

* "the common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

* "common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

She also discusses the need for a teacher to become a coach when we look at mindset, providing a link for additional information that you may find helpful, as well as links to some of here previous writings on mindset.

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Infographic: Google Search Strategies for All Students

Infographic:  Google Search Strategies for All Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to introduce students to new web search strategies or review the ones they already know. The folks at Canva put together a nice infographic abou...

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 2014 11:30 PM

A great infographic to remind kids on how to find precisely what they are looking for. Remember, Google is not a person - do not ask it questions! Instead, use precise keywords and get familiar with the Advanced tools. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 27, 2014 1:21 PM

Useful Inofgraphic for teaching this concept.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:15 AM

So timely for the beginning of the school year! 

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What is Learning Analytics? – Infographic

What is Learning Analytics? – Infographic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Learning Analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs."


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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 2014 1:51 PM

This is definitely something that has piqued my interest to read more. about this topic..

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 20, 2014 7:47 PM

a simple but useful infographic!

John Lemos Forman's curator insight, July 20, 2014 10:55 PM

Muita expectativa mas ainda poucos resultados concretos ... De qualquer modo, esta se formando uma percepção de que o modelo educacional vai ser fortemente impactado nos próximos anos

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Infographic: Why Classroom Movement Gets an A+

Infographic: Why Classroom Movement Gets an A+ | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Sitting is a learned behavior, passed on through tradition and adults, and today’s sedentary lifestyles are affecting our youth and their classroom performance. Studies show that more activity throughout the school day improves health and academic outcomes."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 26, 2014 11:10 PM

Our students sit most of the day. Yet research tells us that activity is beneficial, that movement throughout the day improves academic outcomes. This infographic shares information on this subject and includes a list of resources.

faezams's curator insight, July 4, 2014 11:17 PM

Brain breaks- vital for all learning.

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The Internet in Real-Time: How Quickly Data is Generated

The Internet in Real-Time: How Quickly Data is Generated | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
From tweets to likes, see how fast data is generated every second on the internet in this interactive visualization.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 27, 2014 7:07 PM

Check out this interactive visualization and see how quickly data is being generated online. You may want to snap some screen shots and have your students determine how quickly Twitter accounts are created, hours of YouTube videos are uploaded, items are purchased from Amazon and much more. A total of 23 sources are being updated second by second.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 28, 2014 2:40 PM

This graphic is an excellent discussion catalyst when talking about how far and fast information travels.

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Rubrics. Why Use Them? Why Embrace Them?

Rubrics. Why Use Them? Why Embrace Them? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I have recently been shocked at the fact that educators don't really see the need for a rubric. They either find them too specific or too vague. But, I am not really sure they are seeing the big pi...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 7, 2014 9:24 PM

A new infographic from An Ethical Island with a focus on rubrics provides an explanation as well as a section on:
* Why Use Rubrics? What can it improve?

* How to Use Rubrics? A guide for teachers.

Rubrics help students understand the expectations. This post provides information that may help you create rubrics that help students improve their ability to meet the requirements.

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7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them

7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Seven challenges facing schools trying to shake up the education paradigm and solutions to push forward.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 4, 2014 11:51 AM

An infographic can hardly contain enough space to tackle the big, hairy challenges of American education. But the non-profit, Digital Promise, has tried to identify some of the biggest challenges — and ideas for solutions — identified by the 46 schools in their League of Innovative Schools that are trying new techniques. They address issues like competency-based learning and personalized professional development, as well as students’ ownership of their learning.

Silverback Learning's curator insight, April 5, 2014 9:15 AM

There are more than 7 hurdles but this Infographic underscores the need for the education community to embrace change. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 5, 2014 2:06 PM

7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them

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S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
S: STUDENTS and StorytellingA: Awesome ASSESSMENT (Teacher-Driven and Student-Driven)S: SOCIAL (Voice and Collaboration)S: SEEK: Research and Visualization (Finding it, Citing it, and Displaying it)Y: YOU: Think about Your Own Thinking…
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:18 PM

This infographic has many ThingLinked activities and resources. To get to them click through to the post. The infographic includes five pieces of support material, including over 60 SAMR examples and resources. There are also four questions that may help you determine if the technology is an enhancement or transformative. One is below.

* Does the technology/tool allow for collaboration (e.g. within a school, district, state, nation, globe, experts, PLN)?

This post is chock full of information as well as introducing the new acronym SASSY (see infographic above).

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:54 PM

Useful resources for programme design

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How Do You Individualize Instruction? (Infographic)

How Do You Individualize Instruction? (Infographic) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, January 2, 2014 8:21 AM

Great visual! 

Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, February 8, 2014 11:43 PM

How do you individualize? Does a graphic like this guide instruction, curriculum, lessons or all the above?  Most teachers are visual learners, as are their students; wouldn't it be fun to have students create  personalized graphic like this to outline their own individualized pathway to learning? 

cami.patate's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:27 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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Why is My Teen So Forgetful?

Why is My Teen So Forgetful? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
David Wilcox, of Musings on the Middle Years of Education, and I have worked together to create an infographic about the teen brain. It is based on a blog post he wrote over a year ago (Click here ...

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Teenagers--gotta love them!

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deni tafe library's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:57 PM

Some relevance for teeenage students

Audrey's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:24 PM

Thanks for this Beth.  I will add this to my tutorials for students.  It is very helpful, Audrey.  Also have a look at www.hotmoodle.com.

David Baker's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:01 AM

I plan to share this at the School Accountability meeting I am chairing next week.  We have a standing agenda item - the middle school student.  This is a great resource and in a great format to start conversations at school and home.

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The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids

The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because they are. It's estimated that children ages 8 to 18 spend an average of seven hours a day behind screens; teens send an average of 3,417 text messages each month; and 97 percent of adolescents have at least one electronic device in their bedrooms."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:52 PM

The Huffington Post has published an infograhic that looks at teens and their use of digital devices with an eye towards how it is impacting their health. To learn more about how screentime may impact their bodies check out this infographic.

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The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media | Infographic | eSkills | ICT

The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media | Infographic | eSkills | ICT | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media Infographic presents best practices to keep in mind as you embrace the brave new world of social media for teachers.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/dos-and-donts-adapting-to-21st-century-education/

 


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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, July 18, 2015 10:37 AM

Some simple reminders.  We need to keep in touch, but it's too easy to get it wrong - and it won't go away in the morning if you posted it!

Julie Jensen's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:07 PM
The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media Infographic presents best practices to keep in mind as you embrace the brave new world of social media for teachers.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/dos-and-donts-adapting-to-21st-century-education/

 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:05 PM
The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media Infographic presents best practices to keep in mind as you embrace the brave new world of social media for teachers.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/dos-and-donts-adapting-to-21st-century-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.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

 

 


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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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Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual)

Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 9, 2014 7:08 PM

What do we mean by share your evidence? It is a great question. What happens if something is said that does not fit with our expectations and pre-suppositions?

 

@ivon_ehd1

Frédéric Falisse's curator insight, October 10, 2014 6:51 AM

Sans questions pas de raisonnement. 

D'ailleurs, qu'est ce que la réflexion si ce n'est l'enchaînement de questions?

Et l'intelligence ne serait elle pas simplement l'enchaînement de bonne questions? 

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 11, 2016 3:42 AM
And you do need Google power, right?
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 2016 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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Competency-Based Education is Changing Mainstream Learning [Infographic]

Competency-Based Education is Changing Mainstream Learning [Infographic] | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:40 PM

As Common Core comes into play, you hear more and more people talking about competency education. A competency education allows students to progress at their speed. Students must demonstrate mastery of content, which are based on  objectives. Teaching truly becomes more personalized when you consider competency education.

This infographic explores competency education, comparing it to traditional education in three areas: curriculum, class completion, and average time to graduate.

Additional sections include:

* What a competency-based experience looks like

* The most common competency fields of study

* Benefits of competency based education learning

* Where to find competency based education

Although this infographic is published by a college the information is applicable to K-12 education.

Aus Nurse Educator's curator insight, July 6, 2014 6:25 PM

Nursing education, at pre and post graduate level, is largely founded in competency based education. This infographic is a great overview of this process and the benefits of implementing competency based assessment.

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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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A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation (Infographic)

A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation (Infographic) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I’m guilty. And I’m definitely too old to be considered part of the ‘distracted generation’. I didn’t grow up with a device in hand at all times, hopping from shiny thing to shiny thing on the internet. I use tools to help keep me from being distracted online. Distractions are all around with technology, and connecting …

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Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding

Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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These routines have classroom merit, too, as we're trying to get students to think.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 2014 9:12 PM

How can students use their iPad to answer these questions? I have founf allowing them to give feedback on assessment performance in Coneqt has been very valuable, as well as using collaborative brainstorm/idea tools like TodaysMeet and Padlet. These questions are part of Harvard's Visible Thinking Framework.

"Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning."

Julienne Feeney's curator insight, April 9, 2014 7:21 PM

Complements MYP principles and Learner Profiles beautifully...

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:26 PM

This has so much relevance when teaching students questioning and critical thinking skills. Great tool for developing Inquiry based learning strategies. Also, I love an infographic!

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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?

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WEAC's curator insight, April 3, 2014 3:29 PM

One of the best: 4. Exploration: It's the learner who has the initiative and takes control.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:52 AM

Me gusta el concepto de "Evento de Aprendizaje". puede que con él, si es suficientemente amplio, se pueda resolver el batiburrillo de métodos, técnicas, estrategias, procedimientos, protocolos, tácticas, etcétera, con la que nuestros profes se enredan más y más.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 15, 2014 8:00 AM

Learning events you need in your class.

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Active Learning and Student Performance Infographic

Active Learning and Student Performance Infographic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"The Active Learning and Student Performance Infographic presents how students in an active learning environment demonstrate better improvement in conceptual understanding than traditional lecture hall classes. Students ask more questions, better questions, and offer explanations about physical phenomena during discussions without being called upon."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:56 PM

This infographic includes information from an outside organization that looked at several classes at North Carolina State University that were redesigned for active learning.

Bill Hurley's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:49 PM

Active learning beats passive learning every time.

Nicoletta Trentinaglia's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:48 AM

it seems that students in flipped classroom approach demonstrate better performance compared to traditional classroom

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Getting Your Students to Love Reading (Infographic)

Getting Your Students to Love Reading (Infographic) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Reading is a huge part of a child's development. In the early stages, it should be a shared experience between parent and child which can impact a love of books

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 15, 2013 8:18 PM

Although this infographic was written with the parent in mind the ideas are applicable for teachers. Chances are you have at least a few students in your classroom whom may not be as engaged as you would like. Learn some of the tricks that you might try to help them become more engaged and consider sharing this with parents.

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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding ~ TeachThought

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding ~ TeachThought | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.Whether you’re using formative assessment for data to personalize learning within a unit, or more summative data to refine a curriculum map, the ability to quickly and easily check for understanding is a critical part of what you do. (Which was the idea behind our post last March, “10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds Or Less.”)


"The following infographic Mia MacMeekin offers up 27 additional ways to check for understanding. Some aren’t necessarily quick–”Test what you learned in a new situation”–but there are a dozen or more other ideas that are worth adding to your teacher toolbox, many of which aren’t content-related, but rather cognitively-related (Locate 3 people who agree with your point of view.)"


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Formative assessment to drive future instruction.  Love it!

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Cultus's comment, November 11, 2013 1:35 PM
The following infographic Mia MacMeekin offers up 27 additional ways to check for understanding. Some aren’t necessarily quick
Ness Crouch's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:24 PM

Simple but useful.

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:32 AM

Several of these would be easy to use with library lessons.