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Learning to learn: finding motivation with a think board

Learning to learn: finding motivation with a think board | Educated | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This is a guest post for the #learningtolearn series. Finding and collecting inspiration from unexpected places is an integral part of staying motivated and expanding the scope of your knowledge.

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teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 26, 2013 11:41 AM

This could work in the classroom, too with your kiddos!

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Educated | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

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100 plus resources on Digital Citizenship - Edutopia on Pinterest

100 plus resources on Digital Citizenship - Edutopia on Pinterest | Educated | Scoop.it
We've teamed up with Common Sense Media to compile some of the best resources for parents, teachers and administrators to guide students to become positive digital citizens and leaders.

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Malpere, Ana María's curator insight, November 3, 1:02 PM

agregar su visión ...

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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns | Educated | Scoop.it
'Teachers work hard, but I now think that conscientious students work harder. '

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The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State | Educated | Scoop.it

"Two weeks ago, we published a literary map of Brooklyn, highlighting the books we felt best represented the neighborhoods in which they were set. Compiling the list of books for that map had us thinking about what it means for a story to not just be from a place, but also of it, and why it is that some places have an abundance of literary riches (we’re looking at you, American South), while others, well, don’t. There are those stories that so beautifully evoke a time and a place and a way of life that it becomes close to impossible to separate the literary perception of a place from its reality—one winds up informing the other.  All [books on this states list] are literary in voice and spirit; every last one will let you understand a time and place in a more profound way than you maybe thought possible.


Tags: English.


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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, October 27, 10:03 AM

This looks neat! How many of these books have you read?

 

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned | Educated | Scoop.it
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she de...

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Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results | Educated | Scoop.it
Joanne Lipman writes that today's educators are too soft. It is time to go back to the discipline of the past.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 20, 12:50 PM

This is a good read with some nice food for thought.  I'm a bit of a softie, and I do think that a more firm hand would be educationally beneficial for my students in the long run, even if they might not appreciate it in the short term.  This article outlines 8 old-fashioned principles that the author is recommending that we embrace once again. 


  1. A little pain is good for you.
  2. Drill, baby, drill.
  3. Failure is an option.
  4. Strict is better than nice.
  5. Creativity can be learned.
  6. Grit trumps talent.
  7. Praise makes you weak...
  8. ...while stress makes you strong.


Flaviu Fesnic's curator insight, October 21, 2:47 PM

because it is proved !

Dean Haakenson's curator insight, November 3, 3:33 PM

Not sure how I feel about this...

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New Poster Featuring 10 Google Classroom Best Practices

New Poster Featuring 10 Google Classroom Best Practices | Educated | Scoop.it

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Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing | Educated | Scoop.it

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.

 

Stop giving standardized tests that are inextricably tied to specific sets of books. At the very least, stop using test scores to evaluate teacher performance without providing the items each teacher needs to do his or her job. Most of all, avoid basing an entire education system on materials so costly that big, urban districts can’t afford to buy them.


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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students | Educated | Scoop.it
Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.
Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I
demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents
will be interested in.

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, September 19, 11:23 AM
Check up on the new accessibility features, too.
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Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher

Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher | Educated | Scoop.it
Parents should seek out educators who have outside intellectual lives, follow the data and ask terrific questions.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 5, 2:00 PM

While there isn't just one way to be a good teacher, but there often are some striking characteristics that good educators possess. 

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A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment | Educated | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 28, 10:09 PM

If you are looking for a chart that shares 8 ways to do formative assessment look no further. Keep it close at hand to use with your students.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 26, 3:46 AM

A great chart to share with teachers!

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What Really Engages All Students?

What Really Engages All Students? | Educated | Scoop.it
Is it a fun, friendly, and entertaining teacher?  Sure, for a while that works, until the novelty wears off.  Is it a rigorous curriculum that is filled with academic challenges?  No doubt, as long...

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 24, 6:49 AM

ENGAGING!

AnnC's curator insight, August 24, 9:08 PM

Learn how to learn.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 16, 3:38 PM

 Une bonne analyse de notre enseignement. 

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The Hardest Part of Teaching

The Hardest Part of Teaching | Educated | Scoop.it

"They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate.  Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post once put together a series of quotes to answer the question "How hard is teaching?" and asked for more in the comments section. My rant didn't entirely fit there, so I'm putting it here, because it is on the list of Top Ten Things They Never Tell You in Teacher School.

The hard part of teaching is coming to grips with this:  There is never enough. There is never enough time. There are never enough resources. There is never enough you."


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How to pick the best education apps for your classroom - Daily Genius

How to pick the best education apps for your classroom - Daily Genius | Educated | Scoop.it

"Figuring out which apps work best in your particular classroom is not easy. There’s a painstaking process of trial and error that teachers must go through (usually during the summer break or professional development sessions)."


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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | Educated | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 24, 10:08 AM

An updated list of technology integration options. Using any of these?

John Bostock's curator insight, October 27, 4:45 PM

Try something new!

Charlie Dare's curator insight, October 27, 5:21 PM
"[24. Video and media? TeacherTube | Video tips 25. The Internet? Webquests -- How, when and why. | Internet safety cheat sheet 26. Presentations? Tips for design and delivery] '
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20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius

20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius | Educated | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pin ItLinkedInPocket There’s a reason teachers like Google tools. They’re free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it’s a good time to be a teacher. There …

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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand | Educated | Scoop.it

"Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.  Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in."


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, October 21, 12:52 AM

Great to have a summary aimed solely at educational functionality, thanks for sharing!

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Educated | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 15, 3:12 AM

Another collection....

adartshaw's curator insight, October 15, 7:46 AM

Lots of good articles!

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2:27 PM

Great resource for a 1:1 iPad classroom/school. However, this is a great model for any 1:1 setup. You truly need to consider the Teacher/Student/Parent paradigm when deciding on applications that enhance the learning environment. Where there is not workflow vision the people will perish. 

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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home | Educated | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 22, 8:41 AM

Calling home with something POSITIVE to tell the parents can be so unexpected--but can really change the dynamics between parents, students and teachers.  Yeah, it takes time, but all things that are worth it have a price. 

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Educated | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 13, 5:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Kimberly House's curator insight, September 18, 3:53 AM

Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad - Desmos - iPad Apps for School

An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad - Desmos - iPad Apps for School | Educated | Scoop.it

"Desmos is a free graphing calculator that originally launched a few years ago as a web app before becoming an iPad app (the web app still works too). Recently, the Desmos iOS app was updated with some good features for students."

 


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, September 3, 6:17 PM

For the Maths teachers and students.

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A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources

A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources | Educated | Scoop.it

This summer I spent much of my work time helping educators learn to embrace the power of ThingLink as a tool for Teaching and Learning.


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 25, 7:11 AM
Check out the resources for collaboration ideas.
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HOW principals spend instructional leadership time makes a difference

School administrators universally understand that to be successful, they must be "instructional leaders." This means attending to the professional growth and development of teachers so that teachers may, in turn, have a more significant impact on student learning outcomes.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:08 PM

The findings make sense. A caveat to the time spent mentoring teachers is we need to return to the thinking that created the role of the "principal teacher." We have move away from that.