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What is PBL - chart

What is PBL - chart | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it

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Excellent PBL visual.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 6, 2014 9:11 AM

Great reminders of the critical elements of PBL

Carissa Davenport's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:18 AM

Nice way to remember all the steps in a PBL...which can seem quite daunting!

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27 Ways to Check Students Prior Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

27 Ways to Check Students Prior Knowledge ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it

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Getty makes millions of photos free for online use

Getty makes millions of photos free for online use | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
Online photo archive Getty Images is opening much of its trove of millions of images to online publishers for free.

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Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips

Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
The benefits of virtual field trips are well known: They’re inexpensive—often free—and are less time-consuming than a real trip. But researching which virtual field trips are best can prove labor-i...

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Lilou Lambert's curator insight, July 29, 2014 4:31 AM

Virtual field trips are the best...

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 30, 2014 4:50 PM

Great to share with teachers as we begin the new school year.

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The benefits of appreciative inquiry | Leadership

The benefits of appreciative inquiry | Leadership | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it

So what is Appreciative Inquiry anyway?

Have you ever heard the following phrase?

‘People join organizations, but leave managers.’

Would you say you are the type of manager people leave or the type of leader that people stay for and want to work with?

Are you trying to solve the problem with your staff or are you including them in creating a better reality?

Do your employees trust you? How do you know?


Happiness and Trust

In a recent podcast with David Hain, Director of Transformation Partners, based in Cardiff, Wales, we discussed some scary statistics about the declining level of trust in organizations around the world as well as the benefits of happiness and trust in the work place. We then explored how the Appreciative Inquiry model can be used as a way to not only develop trust, but to inspire others.

Let’s start with the benefits of happiness at work.

According to the Happiness at Work Global Index, empirical research involving 9,000 people from around the world reveals some astonishing findings. The data shows that employees who report being happiest at work:

    Stay twice as long in their jobs as their least happy colleagues
    Spend double their time at work focused on what they are paid to do
    Take ten times less sick leave
    Believe they are achieving their potential twice as much

Research has identified five components that inform and build happiness at work. These components are known as the 5 Cs, and they are:

    Contribution is the effort an individual or team makes
    Conviction is short-term motivation
    Culture is a feeling of fitting in at work
    Commitment is long-term engagement
    Confidence is the belief in ones abilities

When the 5 Cs are established for employees in an organizational culture, they form an ecosystem which works together to drive performance. When one starts to fall, the others will become unstable in turn.

As you may have guessed, trust is critical in order for staff members to feel they can contribute with conviction in a culture that values long-term commitment and believes in their capabilities.

Unfortunately, on the workplace front, trust and employee engagement continues to decline. A 2011 Maritz Research Poll offers a sobering glimpse at trust-diminishing issues facing organizations in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. Their research found that:

    25% of participants said they had less trust in management than a year ago
    14% believed leaders in their company were ethical and honest. This means that 86% believe that their leaders are NOT ethical and honest!
    12% reported an employer who genuinely cared about employees
    7% thought senior management’s words and actions were consistent

Why is Trust Continuing to Decline?

The Maritz study summarized it this way: “Poor communication, lack of perceived caring, inconsistent behavior, and perceptions of favoritism were cited by respondents as the largest contributors to their lack of trust in senior leaders.”

During the podcast, David explained that trust is a crucial precursor to positive employee happiness and engagement. Organizations that understand the importance of employee engagement have been shown to enjoy the following benefits:

    16% greater profit margin
    19% greater operating income
    18% greater productivity
    2.6 times Earnings Per Share (EPS) growth ■ 12% greater customer loyalty
    50% fewer sick days
    87% less likely to leave the organization

What does this have to do with Appreciative Inquiry?

Appreciative Inquiry is a model that can help organizations come together in a spirit of trust AND happiness! It seeks to create a better reality by everyone working together and realizing their full potential. When employees are treated as contributors to a better future, it is easier to establish a culture of trust and happiness at work. Let’s think about this from the opposite perspective.

How engaged do you think employees are going to be if management treats them as problems to be solved?

Appreciative Inquiry is the opposite of what we often find in organizations, the classic problem solving approach that seeks to:

    Identify problems
    Conduct cause analysis
    Brainstorm solutions and analyze
    Develop action plans/interventions

The message of the classic problem-solving approach is that employees are problems to be solved. This is also called deficit thinking.
What is appreciative Inquiry?

Appreciative Inquiry focuses on possibilities!

    Appreciate “What Is”
    Imagine “What Might Be”
    Determine “What Should Be”
    Create “What Will Be”

The message of Appreciative Inquiry is that employees and organizations are systems of potential to be realized. People move towards that which they can envision! Just the act of talking about possibilities increases the chance of bringing them about and starts the process of building trust.
Why Appreciative Inquiry Works

Doesn’t focus on changing people. The belief is that the message isn’t about what they’ve done wrong or have to stop doing. Perfect for hard times, where people are already facing confidence/belief issues

Invites people to engage in building the kinds of organizations and communities that they want to live in. Too many organizations ‘do things to people’ and, as a result, exclude them from having the power to make things better

Helps everyone see the need for change, explore new possibilities, and contribute to solutions. Builds trust through dialogue – people are surprised to realize how similar what they want, and value really is. Exploring (walking in each others’ moccasins) – is in itself a trust building activity which breaks down artificial silos, barriers and stereotypes

Translates a shared vision, with purpose and principles, into reality, belief, and practice. The focus is on making things happen better in the future rather than addressing ills of the past. Therefore less threatening, more community building.

If you are interested in applying the Appreciative Inquiry Model, here are a few ways to approach conversations when change is needed:

What do you most value about… yourself, work, the organization?

What are the signature strengths of… the person, team, organization?

If you had three wishes for this organization… what would they be?
- See more at: http://www.aboutleaders.com/what-is-appreciative-inquiry/#sthash.KIEiQNQg.dpuf


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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, August 19, 2013 11:28 PM

Muy interesante.

Kevin Watson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:58 AM

Great article!

Karen Dietz's comment, August 29, 2013 9:48 PM
Many thanks for your comments Anjela, Vilma, and kjcoach! I think AI has many benefits to bring to all of us.
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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can better adjust their teaching to meet the kids right at their level. These digital formative assessment tools can help you do the job.

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6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning

6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning (6 Teaching Strategies To Promote Deeper Learning http://t.co/JesI344H via @teachthought #eLearning #edchat...)...

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New Google Classroom Features! - YouTube

The Official Roll out of Google Classroom includes an About page for details and files. The biggest news is teachers will have access to student work the mom...

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5 Mistakes You’re (Still) Making On Twitter - AllTwitter

5 Mistakes You’re (Still) Making On Twitter - AllTwitter | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
5 Mistakes You’re (Still) Making On Twitter

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 10, 2014 1:53 PM

I learn something new every day!


#1 Responding to TrueTwit validation


I never heard of True Twit before until I got one via a DM! I UNFOLLOWED them immediately!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:23 PM

I didn't know to use bit.ly instead of tinyurl to shorten links. Tinyurl doesn't enable re-tweeting. Hmm....

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How Technology Is Being Used In Music Classrooms - Edudemic

How Technology Is Being Used In Music Classrooms - Edudemic | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
Even though I’m not a music teacher (nor have I ever been, or will I be), I tend to find technology in music classrooms to be some of the most exciting ways that technology is being put to use in classrooms overall. While there’s lots of time-saving-efficient-cool-useful stuff happening in all types of classrooms, there’s …

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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it

Very impressive digital animation, a must see...

 

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


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Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 2014 7:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, November 6, 2015 3:58 AM

A tad skeuomorphic for my tastes but the thinking behind it, is great…

Sonia Salgado's curator insight, November 23, 2015 9:06 AM

Para el diseño de actividades y determinación de RED.

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ChatterPix - Add voice to images

ChatterPix -  Add voice to images | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
Get ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, May 24, 2014 8:04 AM

Looks great for getting kids to present reviews of work

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:16 AM

I just know there are people out there who will take this idea and run with it....the digital world continues to underscore our playful and creative selves. Have fun!

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 10:26 PM

I know a teacher at NVES who has used this tool with her kids on numerous projects. 

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Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
KIPP King Collegiate High School principal Jason Singer trains his teachers to lead Socratic discussions (above); Katie Kirkpatrick (right), dean of instruction, developed a step-by-step framework --
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Good essential questions create critical thinking.

 

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A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking...

A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking... | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market.

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Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble

Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scribble | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
scrible lets you highlight and annotate web pages and easily save, share and collaborate on your web research with others. Sign up for free!

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SLRE's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:45 AM

Handig app om dingen die je op het web tegenkomt van aantekeningen te voorzien en te bewaren.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:54 PM

I haven't read this article but I'm seriously interested in the question implied in the title.....i.e. how to 'mark up' information and get them on the web.  In many cases, I think that's adequate for most people's purpose.

 

I have yet to find a tool that I found really comfortable for doing that.  Maybe this is it.

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, June 22, 2014 9:12 AM

CROCODOC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmWcWbGnpt4

 

A.NNOTATE

 

מגוון של תכניות להערות על PDF

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/top-web-annotation-and-markup-tools/

 

 

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UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource

UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
The World Library of Science aims to provide students with free access to the latest science information as well as a hub to connect with peers.

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Natale Giordano's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:37 AM

E' on line la Biblioteca Mondiale delle Scienze

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UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:06 AM

Biblioteca de Ciencias UNESCO

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eHighlighter- A Great iPad App for Taking and Annotating Notes Is Now Free

eHighlighter- A Great iPad App for Taking and Annotating Notes Is Now Free | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it

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Highlighting tool for ipad

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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 29, 2015 11:29 AM
Exploration is my hobby and I believe the use of these apps will help me to make quick reference.
Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:25 PM

You point the camera of your phone or iPad at the text you want to record and eHighlighter will automatically grab your highlighted text and save it for you to annotate.  In 7th grade ELA, students are constantly annotating.  I'd like them to practice at home, and this could be a great alternative to printing texts for them because they have the freedom to choose their own.  Win-win!

Jen Pollard's curator insight, February 14, 2015 6:24 PM

My classmate Lindsay Sprague shared this great app! You point the camera of your phone or iPad at the text you want to record and eHighlighter will automatically grab your highlighted text and save it for you to annotate.  This could be great in K-12 education as well as for students in college.

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Literacies for the digital age: Media literacy ...

Literacies for the digital age: Media literacy ... | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
There are many areas of media literacy. Media Literacy Project has a wonderful document that presents the components of media literacy in a straightforward fashion and includes useful lists of the various concepts of this literacy.

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Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs - Learning in Hand

Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs - Learning in Hand | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it

"When you begin a new iMovie project, you have a choice of creating a movie or a trailer. A trailer follows a template to create a Hollywood-style movie advertisement. iMovie for iOS has 14 trailer templates, and each has its own musical score and graphics. To make your own trailer, choose a template, insert your text, and fill each shot with a video or photo."


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2014 4:54 PM

With any video project, it is advisable to have students to develop some sort of storyboard to help guide the thought process along with the evolution of the final product. Here is a great resource with PDFs to help in the planning process for iMovie trailers. Also, some great advice on approaches to learning. 

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Resources for Libraries | Transforming Libraries

Resources for Libraries | Transforming Libraries | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it

The tools are designed to help libraries strengthen their roles as community leaders and bring about positive change in their communities.


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Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator

Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology 1. They always start with the why Technology for technology's sake is dangerous. Highly effective teachers who use technology always have a reason for using new technology tools. Whether It saves them time. Improves learning outcomes, or helps with lesson planning, highly effective teachers always start with the why. 2. They are malleable and can easily adapt Technology is constantly changing, and the classroom environment will be drastically different In 2 years. Understanding the big picture Is key. 3. They embrace change Most teachers who use technology today are Innovators or early adopters. Embracing (not fighting) change is key. The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. 4. They share, share, and then share some more Technology has opened the door for collaboration beyond the school walls. A teacher In New Brunswick can now collaborate with a teacher In the UK. Knowledge Is

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 9, 2014 5:10 PM

LOVING this!

Marinhos's curator insight, August 10, 2014 7:09 AM

Bons hábitos devem ser cultivados.

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18 Useful Apps for 1-to-1 iPad Classrooms - Class Tech Tips

18 Useful Apps for 1-to-1 iPad Classrooms - Class Tech Tips | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
If you are starting this school year in a one-to-one iPad classroom you might be wondering how to stay organized and use your devices effectively.  Instead of loading each iPad with a hundred apps,...

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it

Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.


Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 http://bit.ly/Tag2sg

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 http://bit.ly/1owxjbR

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 http://bit.ly/1qHU1j3

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 http://bit.ly/QPzKrp


Awesome! Thanks Edutopia!


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:12 PM

Thx John Evans

Thomas Brennan's curator insight, June 8, 2014 11:27 PM

This is a broad and great resource for introducing ipads into the classroom! This Scooped resource gives resources for all grades and the website Edutopia is a great resource in itself! Good stuff!

Terri Bill Hartley's curator insight, August 9, 2014 7:54 PM

Trying something new.....technology helpers....

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I love books! How I get my students to build literacy and love books too

I love books! How I get my students to build literacy and love books too | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Heather Temske shares how she uses Wixie to connect her students to literature through creative projects.
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Neat tech ideas with books.

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Inquiring Minds: Tackling the process of inquiry in the classroom

Inquiring Minds: Tackling the process of inquiry in the classroom | Curriculum and Instruction | Scoop.it
In a story last year about Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap, they quote him as saying, “The culture of schooling as we know it is radically at odds with the culture of learning that produces innovators.” We can tell you the kinds...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:00 PM

Students asking questions is vital and helps them examine information critically. We used a William Isaacs' term, mining for questions, in our classrooms.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 28, 2014 7:43 AM

Tracie Weisz focuses on inquiry.

"Have I quit assigning essays? No! However, instead of saying at the beginning that everyone will write one, I now wait and see where their inquiry goes. If they are culminating in something that really lends itself to an essay, I’ll suggest it, and they very often can see the sense in presenting their findings this way by that stage. But I’m also open to other ideas for presenting. Teaching this way has the added benefit of being much more interesting for me – it’s common during an initial inquiry session that I get as much into the questioning and discussion as they do!"

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 28, 2014 11:50 PM

This method of using inquiry to drive student investigations into topics of interest around a theme or historical event would be a great way to teach and learn. 

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What is PBL - chart

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Excellent PBL visual.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 6, 2014 9:11 AM

Great reminders of the critical elements of PBL

Carissa Davenport's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:18 AM

Nice way to remember all the steps in a PBL...which can seem quite daunting!