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Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers

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"Reading Rockets shares that "A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept. Using a graphic organizer, students think about the concept in several ways. Most concept map organizers engage students in answering questions such as, "What is it? What is it like? What are some examples?" Concept maps deepen understanding and comprehension."Cast reports: "There is solid evidence for the effectiveness of graphic organizers in facilitating learning." A summary of this finding is that, "When looking across 23 different studies they found a consistent effect on comprehension."



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Of great use when making decisions about supporting higher order thinking in assisted learning.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 18, 2014 9:49 PM

Graphic organizers often help students understand new concepts, and they may help students find misunderstanding or areas of weakness (and strength). This post provides:

* 7 ideas on how to use graphic organizers/concept maps in the classroom

* 5 examples of use in the classroom

* The benefits of graphic organizers

* Concept maps and assistive technology

* Multiple intelligences/learning styles supported

* Sources that provide graphic organizers including a list of online, downloadable, iDevices, Chrome extensions and printables

* A list of websites with additional information

Many great resources are available in this post.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 20, 2014 11:41 AM

Some great links in this article to a plethora of resources. 

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:57 PM

A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept.

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Using a backchannel by @nikpeachey – UKEdChat.com

Using a backchannel by @nikpeachey – UKEdChat.com | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
In my first post in this series – Getting students’ attention – I mentioned the use of backchannels. This post should give you more information about the use of backchannels within the classroom. If you are working in a classroom where your students have internet connected devices, either through wifi or their mobile phone, using a backchannel can have a transformative impact on the way you can use technology with your students...

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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.
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16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Your students probably already use these tools to write papers or create presentations, but they could be doing other projects you may not have thought of.
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The top 11 apps to use with Book Creator 

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We asked our Book Creator Ambassadors to choose their favourite apps for smashing with Book Creator. Here's their top choices.

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Girls more anxious about mathematics, STEM subjects compared to boys

Girls more anxious about mathematics, STEM subjects compared to boys | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Global studies have shown that women are underrepresented in some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and fields. Even in countries with higher gender equality, sex differences in math and technical scores persist. Now, using international data, a team of psychologists from the University of Missouri, the University of California-Irvine and the University of Glasgow in Scotland, have determined that, overall, girls experience negative emotions about mathematics that can result in avoidance of math topics.
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50 Web Tools & Mobile Apps for Showcasing Student Work

50 Web Tools & Mobile Apps for Showcasing Student Work | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
With a myriad of web tools and apps available to teachers, it’s sometimes mind-boggling trying to identify which are the most effective for the classroom. But if you’re looking for some…
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Thinking outside the box here, with a number of suggestions fo showcasing student learning... perhaps the big difference between each of the tools here is to consider not merely 'work' but LEARNING. This will help your students to make decisions about which tool would best fit their needs. What is the nature and type of learning they are sharing? Beyond that, who is their audience? It is a complex decision that is made with regard to selecting the most appropriate tool to meet the needs of the audience and the type of learning to be communicated.
As the poster states, there will always be disadvantages with any tool or technology, rationalising its use is important.
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About - Makerspaces - Research Guides at Dartmouth College

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This is an excellent overview of makerspaces, their structure, the way they are facilitated and used in K-12 classrooms.
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Ten things you probably don’t know about your University lecturers

Ten things you probably don’t know about your University lecturers | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
When we were students, we weren’t perfect either. I think most students believe that we must have been super-keen beans when we were students, and think that they couldn’t possibly measure up to th…
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Tapping Teachers’ Intrinsic Motivation to Develop School Improvements

Tapping Teachers’ Intrinsic Motivation to Develop School Improvements | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
When a struggling region of Australia put improving teacher quality at the center of its work it saw achievement gains and excitement from teachers.

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Some great ideas in this for all schools

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Some great ideas in this for all schools

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Some great ideas in this for all schools

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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects by Terry Heick So often, we make learning more complicated than it has to be. Local planning requirements are usually...

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Group work can harm memory – UKEdChat.com

Group work can harm memory – UKEdChat.com | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
It’s probably one of the most commonly used strategies evident in classrooms around the world, but researchers from the University of Liverpool have concluded that group work can actually harm memory. In a joint study, psychologists from the University of Liverpool and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have revealed that collaborating in a group to remember information is harmful...

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How to Use Screencastify

Here is the link to the Screencastify download page: https://www.screencastify.com/ A video on how to use Screencastify, a video screen capturing softwar
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3D Printed Robots You Can Print, Build or Buy | All3DP

3D Printed Robots You Can Print, Build or Buy | All3DP | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Fancy a 3D printed robot for your home? Here’s a list of the best 3D printed robots you can print in one go, assemble or even buy as a kit.

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RediQuest  - Thinking Routines and Habits of Mind

RediQuest  - Thinking Routines and Habits of Mind | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Tools to help teachers and students apply the Habits of Mind and Thinking Routines

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Lacey Mack's curator insight, June 1, 7:34 AM
Idea for lesson warm-ups? Habits of mind are essential for grit and perseverance in any individual, and we want our students to have this potential when outside of the safety of school.
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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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Le Dong Phuong's curator insight, April 27, 8:41 PM
often needed!
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Teachers are always looking for an easy way to convert, here is the answer
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 3:29 PM
Un article pas très utile pour le prof, mais il faut savoir que cela existe.
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50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning -

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RT @SNewco: 50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning https://t.co/VcMMpVBrcm #edchat #edtech
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Evolving from the days of the printing press, mass dissemination of information was, until the mid 20th Century primarily achieved using text. Whereas video, sound and movies, and images emerged as powerful social messages, within the classroom context the almost-singular focus on text as a means to communicate continued. And the means to create and disseminate these messages were retained in the hands of the knowledgeable creators.
With the advent of the web and its own evolution, we are no longer reliant on print media. We only have to consider the ongoing demise of print media companies, newspapers, journals and magazines to understand the overwhelming social movement to multimodal communication on the web. And at the spearhead of the movement is the capacity of the ordinary citizen to create the same resources as have always been created by the experts.
If we do not embrace this movement in formal education we are at risk of widening the divide between the visual learning that is more common in informal education, and what occurs in the classroom.
But beyond this even is the power of visual thinking, the use of graphic organisers to support and transform thinking. This resource demonstrates some of he common, and some of the less common.
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Rebecca Dray's curator insight, June 2, 1:16 AM
21st Century learners use visual thinking a lot more than other types of learning. This tool will be helpful to use it effectively.
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A very good illustrations under one page
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Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Google Apps Tutorial Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Google Apps Tutorial Videos | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
The topics covered in my Google Apps tutorials video playlist include features within Google Maps, Blogger, Google Sites, Google Classroom, Google Forms, Gmail, domain admin, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. My entire Google Tools Tutorials playlist is embedded below.

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The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research - EdWeek

The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research - EdWeek | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it

"New trends in K-12 ed tech are as hot—or as under-researched—as "Maker" education.

The term generally refers to using a wide variety of hands-on activities (such as building, computer programming, and sewing) to support academic learning and the development of a mindset that values playfulness and experimentation, growth and iteration, and collaboration and community. 

Typically, "Making" involves attempting to solve a particular problem, creating a physical or digital artifact, and sharing that product with a larger audience. Often, such work is guided by the notion that process is more important than results.

The Maker Movement has its roots outside of school, in institutions such as science museums and in the informal activities that everyday people have taken part in for generations. It began exploding about a decade ago, thanks in large part to the enthusiastic audience of Make magazine and the popularity of public events such as Maker Faires (the most well-known of which was hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House in 2014.) The rise of cheap digital tools, including microcontroller platforms such as Arduino and rapid-prototyping tools such as 3-D printers, has in recent years lent the movement a decidedly techie flavor.

Efforts to bring Making and "Maker spaces" into K-12 schools are still "nascent," said Erica Halverson, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a leading researcher into Maker education.

But that's changing fast."


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Personalize Learning: Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic

Personalize Learning: Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Motivation affects how we learn. The Continuum of Motivation walks you up the mountain from Instrumental to Self-Actualization where learners are intrinsically motivated to learn.
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An excellent visual aid for the continuum of motivation in education! :) 
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10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling — Visual Stories — Medium

10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling - Visual Stories - Medium
Learn How To Use Visual Storytelling For Your Brand or Content Marketing Strategy, by Following These 10 Simple Rules

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Thinking Routines

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Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."    - Margaret Mead
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