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The Top 10 Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction Pairings for Middle Grade Readers by Susan Dee

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While it’s certainly not a new idea to pair fiction and non-fiction texts, it’s one I’ve been spending more time thinking about over the past few years in my work with middle grade readers.  About ...

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Great pairings....gets me to begin thinking!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:46 PM

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The Top 10 Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction Pairings for Middle Grade Readers by Susan Dee

The Top 10 Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction Pairings for Middle Grade Readers by Susan Dee | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it
While it’s certainly not a new idea to pair fiction and non-fiction texts, it’s one I’ve been spending more time thinking about over the past few years in my work with middle grade readers.  About ...

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Great pairings....gets me to begin thinking!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:46 PM

Be sure to read all the comments for even more great suggestions.  Share this with ELA/SS teachers looking to incorporate informational text.

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning


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Close Reading With Teachers

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Step 1: Annotate

Step 2: Analyze

Step 3: Reflect


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Great Idea for Professional Development! Teacher as the student.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:15 PM

notice the QR Code at the bottom-right

ratzelster's curator insight, July 21, 2013 10:57 AM

Super simple.   Easy to understand.  This may be one of the best articles I've read on this concept.....there's been so much fuss and it's really only 3 simple steps.

lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:29 PM

Strategies principals use to evaluate teachers by annotating, analyzing and reflecting. 

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Bilingual Brains – Smarter & Faster

Bilingual Brains – Smarter & Faster | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it
Better attention and cognition in children who grow up in bilingual settings.

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The Modern Taxonomy Wheel

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" This Taxonomy wheel was first discovered on the website of Paul Hopkin’s educational consultancy website mmiweb.org.uk That wheel was produced by Sharon Artley and was an adaption of Kathwohl and Anderson’s (2001) adaption of Bloom (1956). The idea to further adapt it for the pedagogy possibilities with mobile devices, in particular the iPad, I have to acknowledge the creative work of Kathy Schrock on her website Bloomin’ Apps."


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Ray Tolley's comment, April 25, 2013 5:01 AM
Yes,agreed, Brad: many of these apps can be used for many different purposes. My gripe is 'Why only iPads?'
Holli Raines Scharinger's curator insight, April 25, 2013 4:32 PM

Awesome classroom resource!

Janneke Helsloot's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:06 PM

Mooi, Bloom vertaald naar de digitale wereld

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6 Easy Steps for Designing Problem-Based Learning Assignments

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The following blog post was written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davis. Let’s take a closer look at problem-based learning, where students work on investigating and resolving a real-world problem. I’ve spoken to a lot of teachers who want to try this method in the classroom but aren’t sure how to get started.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:57 PM

By following the steps outlined in this post you are well on the way to developing a classroom program that will engage students in inquiry learning.

 

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Project Based Learning

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The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective Project Based Learning (PBL).

 

BIE contributes to Project Based Learning through product development, services, research, and online learning.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 20, 2013 4:14 PM

This site is definitely worth visiting if you are interested in project-based learning in your school and classroom.

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What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"?

What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"? | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it

Thanks to Amy Mayer of FriEdTechnology for this fantastic comparison describing the key differences between "doing projects" and project-based learning!


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 17, 2013 5:01 PM

Amy's comparison chart does help to define the differences.

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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing

6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's comment, February 23, 2013 8:54 PM
Watterson, B. (1994). Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat. Kansas City, MO: Andrews and McMeel.
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:45 AM
6-Traits Ressources: rédaction des travaux universitaires.

De 6-traits.blogspot.com Aujourd'hui, 02:06


6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, February 26, 2013 10:57 AM
I LOVE Calvin & Hobbes!!!!!
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White Paper: Project-Based vs. Problem-Based Learning: Which Is Better for the Common Core?

White Paper: Project-Based vs. Problem-Based Learning: Which Is Better for the Common Core? | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) place an emphasis on process, not just content. Yes, teaching content knowledge is important, but it's even more important to teach the learning process, so students become independent learners who can obtain knowledge on their own. After all, gathering knowledge is a skill that students will need in the future, when there no longer is a teacher "giving them" the facts.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:31 PM

Their verdict: Both project-based learning and problem-based learning are highly effective ways to bring the Common Core State Standards alive in your classroom. Although some educators argue that one way is more authentic or rigorous than the other, it really just depends on how it is done.

Stacey Marten's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:38 AM

You'll have to sign on to the White Papers in order to actually view the paper.

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Introduction to inquiry-based learning

The power of an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning is its potential to increase intellectual engagement and foster deep understanding through the development of a hands-on, minds-on and ‘research-based disposition’ towards teaching and learning. Inquiry honours the complex, interconnected nature of knowledge construction, striving to provide opportunities for both teachers and students to collaboratively build, test and reflect on their learning.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 17, 2013 3:51 PM

Great background reading to gain a sound understanding.

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"How can I develop authentic reflective learners?" take #1...

I have given a lot of thought to this question as it presented part of the answer to another question I have been grappling with for ages,namely, "How can I get my learners to take ownership of the...
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How do I promote student reflection and critical thinking

@SteveTAmann reflective thinking vs critical thinking - interesting! Thought you'd find this interesting! http://t.co/jyMFq0SC
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Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts

Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it
*ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps - Join me! In my previous post "Common Core: What is a 'complex text' anyway?

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:19 PM

The technology component is a critical part of the Common Core as well.  I'm glad to see how seamlessly it's integrated into these lessons.

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Gigglepotz – Inquiry-based Learning

Gigglepotz – Inquiry-based Learning | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it

The Benefits of Inquiry-Based Instruction: - teaches problem-solving, critical thinking skills, and disciplinary content, promotes the transfer of concepts to new problem questions, teaches students how to learn and builds self-directed learning skills, and develops student ownership of their inquiry and enhances student interest in the subject matter


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 5, 2013 2:42 AM

This site will provide you with some extra resources to support your exploration of inquiry based learning. 

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How to Change Education - From the Ground Up with Sir Ken Robinson

This is the full webcast from the RSA Event on Monday, 1 July 2013. World-renowned educationalist Sir Ken Robinson delivers the long-awaited follow-up to his now legendary 'Changing Education Paradigms' talk.


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daniel peled's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:21 AM

כדאי לשים לב לתובנות. סר קן מרכז את הבסיס הפדגוגי שעומד במרכזה של כל רפורמה מוצעת. כל שנשאר הוא ליישם את העקרונות

daniel peled's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:40 AM

 

כדאי לשים לב לתובנות. סר קן מרכז את הבסיס הפדגוגי שעומד במרכזה של כל רפורמה מוצעת. כל שנשאר הוא ליישם את העקרונות

 
einat fisher's curator insight, April 8, 2014 3:55 AM

הרצאה בנושא חינוך של קן רובינסון - שווה זמן צפייה

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Punctuation

English punctuation for ESL learners. A guide to punctuation marks and their correct use in English writing.

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Plagiarism checking tool

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The best FREE plagiarism checker. Check your paper online and detect plagiarism with our software! The most accurate results, easy and usable report.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 26, 2013 3:44 PM

Client testimonials like this - "As an educator, this is great! It helps me identify students who do not express the capability to write original informational text on their own. In this way, I can provide more assistance to them. Thanks. This is a great software." - create a positive impression for this tool.

Karen Bonanno's comment, February 27, 2013 5:17 PM
FYI - this group does not keep a copy of the paper. This is stated in the FAQ section.
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Problem Based Learning, Part One: Learning to Create Questions and Find Answers Using QAR & Wikis

Problem Based Learning, Part One: Learning to Create Questions and Find Answers Using QAR & Wikis | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it

How do we help our students learn this necessary skill they will use for the rest of their literate lives?

And, how do we prepare students to ask and answer thought-provoking questions if we want to implement Problem Based Learning in our classrooms? 

PBL depends on a student's ability to generate driving questions, research, make sense of various text structures, make inferences, raise more and more questions, and create original content in response to their driving questions.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:09 PM

Question-Answer-Relationships strategy very adequately described with appropriate web links to help develop your understanding.

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, April 3, 2013 8:00 PM

When students own the question they are interested....

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Twitter / meg_allison: Beyond Dewey: Behind the Scenes ...


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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, March 20, 2013 10:58 AM

This librarian had an awesome "hook" to get students interested in biographies as well as research.

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125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org

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POSTED ON JANUARY 22, 2013 BY MATT ANDERSON| 17 COMMENTS

It’s nice to have a support network of smart librarians to talk to and learn from on Twitter. I’ve compiled a list of 125 librarians I recommend following on Twitter.


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 24, 2013 12:44 PM

My Twitter updates are getting ready to explode!

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 30, 2013 11:59 AM
Honored to be mentioned!
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 2013 7:30 PM

Follow a librarian on twitter... you're bound to learn something! 

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'Neurocomic' is a graphic novel that will teach you how brains work

'Neurocomic' is a graphic novel that will teach you how brains work | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it

"If you're interested in learning more about how our brains work, you might just want to pick up a comic book — or, at least, one very specific comic. Artist Matteo Farinella is teaming up with neuroscientist Dr. Hana Ros to create a graphic novel called Neurocomic, which is aimed at teaching readers about how our minds really work."


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Web 2.0 Literacy Tools: Transforming Teaching and Learning

A collection of web 2.0 resources and tools aligned to ISTE NETS to engage and motivate student and teaching learning.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, February 18, 2013 4:14 PM

Very handy digital booklet to share with students and staff.

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, February 25, 2013 5:48 AM

A handy little booklet of resources

Love Technology's curator insight, April 13, 2013 6:29 PM

Fabulous resource!

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic]

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic] | DZ Megacognition | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

Via Gust MEES, Made Hery Santosa, Roselink, Carmen Arias , Rui Guimarães Lima, Alfredo Calderon, REDaprendiendo, Laura Rosillo, Carlos Marcelo, Elena Elliniadou, Sarantis Chelmis, NikolaosKourakos, OFFICIAL ANDREASCY, Rosa Martins, Lourense Das
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Kari Smith's curator insight, February 17, 2013 1:17 PM

Great background information to build our understanding. I really like seeing them all presented this way for easy comparison. 

uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:38 AM

(Edudemic - 24 Déc 2012)

Christine Cattermole's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:58 AM

A very visual illustration of learning theory.