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25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson - InformED

25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson - InformED | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
How do we create learning that lasts? It's a hard question to answer, and in some cases an even harder reality to achieve, particularly with the pressure

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 22, 10:01 PM

After describing the three phases of the learning process based on cognitive science. The first two phases:

* Students decide what to attend to.

* Students organize the information

These work with short term memory but to know the information students must also activate long term memory which may begin in class with a review but should also includes well crafted assignments.

What can you do?The post continues by exploring ways to capture a students attention and ways to help them create a framework. The final section explores how to make the lesson stick. Three examples are below (quoted from the post).

* Begin lectures with a high level question that the upcoming information can answer.

* Highlight the "unfinished" nature of each subject.

* Don't use too many types of different presentation materials at once.

Throughout the post there are links to additional resources.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 23, 1:38 PM

I love this image. It captures it all. Beth Dichter posts great stuff on a regular basis. I am really spending some serious time inviestigating this topic of buy-in by the students by givening them more ownership .

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 25, 5:38 AM

I like the analogy of a 'sticky lesson'... something that sticks in your head. That's the aim of every lesson... get what you are teaching to stick in the learners head!

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25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom

25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Over the years, many of us have personally experienced the growth of technology in today’s classrooms. Instead of taking notes, students are now occupied by surfing the Internet, scrolling through Facebook, and messaging their friends on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Instead of focusing on the instruction, teachers are constantly required to interrupt class in order to remind those students again and again, that class time is for learning, not texting. However, as today’s students are using more technological devices, it is imperative that teachers have access to the resources to keep pace with the growing tech culture."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:32 PM

This post provides 25 teaching tools which are split into five categories:

* Organization

* Project Based Learning

* Classroom Management

* Presentations

* Assessments

This wide assortment of tools may include a few that are new to you. Each is described in the post.

Heather MacDonald's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:32 PM

Teaching tools in a "tech culture" - even in the classroom...maybe especially in the classroom our teaching tools adapt in order to teach children best practices in organization and learning skills.

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13 Apps for Students With LD: Organization and Study

13 Apps for Students With LD: Organization and Study | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Students with learning disabilities often have trouble with study skills like organization and remembering what needs to happen and when. These mobile apps can help.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 11, 11:03 AM

Students with learning disabilities often have trouble with study skills like getting and staying organized—a crucial executive function skill—and remembering what needs to happen and when. Darla Hatton and her teenage daughter have researched and/or tested these 13 apps, and found them especially helpful. They know that every person has slightly different needs, but it’s worth taking the time to find out which apps work for your child.