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Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person

Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person | Ed World | Scoop.it
There may be no more contentious an issue at the level of local U.S. government than education. All of the socioeconomic and cultural fault lines communities would rather paper over become fully exposed in debates over funding, curriculum, districting, etc.
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Tools to Help Writers Explain Good Evidence

Tools to Help Writers Explain Good Evidence | Ed World | Scoop.it
Sarah Tantillo shares teacher Jamison Fort's engaging lesson to help student writers sort through multiple claims and identify the best argumentative evidence.
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Testing for Joy and Grit? Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills

Testing for Joy and Grit? Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills | Ed World | Scoop.it
In a closely watched experiment, students in California are being tested on their social-emotional skills; the results will be used to rate schools.
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How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School

How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School | Ed World | Scoop.it
Young children ask lots of questions, but around the time they enter school, those questions begin to fade. Author Warren Berger outlines five ways to help
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10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills - NYTimes.com

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills - NYTimes.com | Ed World | Scoop.it
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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Ed World | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.
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What the best education systems are doing right

What the best education systems are doing right | Ed World | Scoop.it
In South Korea and Finland, it's not about finding the "right" school.
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How Meditation Is Transforming American Schools

How Meditation Is Transforming American Schools | Ed World | Scoop.it
Quiet Time at Brooklyn Urban Garden School.



On a Wednesday afternoon in early May, after a full day of studying the Byzantine Empire and sitting through lessons on annotation and critical readi
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7 Must-Read Books on Education

7 Must-Read Books on Education | Ed World | Scoop.it
What the free speech movement of the 1960s has to do with digital learning and The Beatles.

Education is something we're deeply passionat
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Video: “The Future Will Not be Multiple Choice”

Video: “The Future Will Not be Multiple Choice” | Ed World | Scoop.it
Educator Jaime McGrath and designer Drew Davies explain how to create a "classroom of imagination" by turning lessons into design problems and giving studen
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Watch how the centers of Western culture migrated over 2,000 years

Watch how the centers of Western culture migrated over 2,000 years | Ed World | Scoop.it
If you want to map cultural hubs throughout time, you can track where history's most notable figures—like Leonardo da Vinci, Jane Austen, and Steve Jobs—were born and died. That was the thinking of Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor for art and technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Schich and his team took data on more than 100,000 notable...
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How to separate fact and fiction online

How to separate fact and fiction online | Ed World | Scoop.it
By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through the deluge? At the TEDSalon in London, Markham Nolan shares the investigative techniques he and his team use to verify information in real-time, to let you know if that Statue of Liberty image has been doctored or if that video leaked from Syria is legitimate.
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Kiddom: Standards-Based Grading Made Wonderful

Kiddom: Standards-Based Grading Made Wonderful | Ed World | Scoop.it
Standards-based grading can be time-consuming. By instantly crunching the numbers, Kiddom gives you that time back so you can focus on personalized instruction.
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Stanford psychologist tells us how to fight workplace burnout

Stanford psychologist tells us how to fight workplace burnout | Ed World | Scoop.it
Tips for conserving your energy at work, avoiding end-of-the-day burnout: alternate high-stress and low-stress tasks, try breathing exercises, focus on the big picture.
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Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students

Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students | Ed World | Scoop.it
By gathering personal interests of students and keeping details handy, educators can use that info to seed ideas for meaningful assignments, connect with
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15 inspiring quotes chosen by teachers, for teachers

15 inspiring quotes chosen by teachers, for teachers | Ed World | Scoop.it
“Motivation, creativity and freedom are my most powerful educational tools,” says Cyprus teacher Evanthia Poyiatzi. To sharpen your motivation, creativity and freedom this week, read (a…
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How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles

How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles | Ed World | Scoop.it
Observations of early America by Alexis de Tocqueville helped articulate the nation's values. With the guidance of an inquiry based teacher, students create
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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes | Ed World | Scoop.it
How can educators decide which tech to use in the classroom? There are specialists who can help with that.
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Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement | Ed World | Scoop.it
Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities.
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Finland’s radical new plan to change school means an end to subjects

Finland’s radical new plan to change school means an end to subjects | Ed World | Scoop.it
Instead of teaching geography and foreign language classes separately, teachers will ask kids to name countries on a map in a foreign language.
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7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU! | Ed World | Scoop.it
Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.
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