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Tools for Teaching: How to Transform Direct Instruction

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Summer is the time to look over those unit plans. As you reflect and rethink lessons, here's something to consider: How can you turn direct instruction into experiences where students instead dis ("I hear and I forget.
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9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic

9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic | Edu News | Scoop.it
A thoughtful visual about ways students should use technology asks the big question: what do you want kids to do with technology?
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TeachThought: How To Use An iPad To Add Voice Comments To Grading

TeachThought: How To Use An iPad To Add Voice Comments To Grading | Edu News | Scoop.it

"There are many pdf annotation apps available that allow this kind of text marking, but another killer feature that is somehow less celebrated: voice annotation.

 

The video below walks users through adding voice comments to pdf documents, starting right at the 2:00 mark. (The first two minutes cover the aforementioned text annotation.) Being able to add voice comments not only allows teachers to clarify important ideas, but could also be used by peers during the revision portion of the writing process.

 

As the paperless classroom becomes easier to realize, new tools will become more and more necessary to fill in the workflow gaps. Tools like these are a step in that direction."


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PBL World 2013

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This video is a great tool for when you just need to describe PBL in four minutes. Created by the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) -- a one-stop resource for PBL tools.

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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | Edu News | Scoop.it
As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an...

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2015 2:03 PM

Fab article.  The crux:  

The challenge: Inquiry is intimately connected to character, social meaning, and aspects of emotional intelligence associated with personality. None of these are well understood, even by neuroscientists. It is likely, in fact, that inquiry will be accompanied by dramatic shifts in our explanation of intelligence itself.

Figuring Out Knowledge

This is the elephant in the room. Both brain research and common sense tells us that powerful inquiry requires a foundation of facts, concepts, and a knowledge base. This means that the standardized curriculum and conventional teaching methods will not disappear, nor should they. But the already heated arguments over the Common Core State Standards point to intense discussion over the next few years about the scope and nature of standards. How much do we teach young people, and what do we leave to inquiry?

The challenge: The inquiry approach is nested in the more transformational issue of the changing nature of global knowledge itself. At some point, it will be difficult to pinpoint exactly what an ‘educated’ person should know. Where inquiry will lead us then, it’s hard to predict. But it would be best to have inquiry-based assessments in place before that time arrives.

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Student Voice: Experiencing Deeper Learning Through PBL

Although high school student Rahil had some academic struggles after immigrating from Fiji just a few years ago, he found opportunity and purpose in the project-based curriculum


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Angela K. Adams's curator insight, October 25, 2015 11:31 AM

Student Issues - I chose this resource because I feel that project-based learning is a great strategy for teachers to implement because it allows students to get involved in learning about relevant issues.  I hope to share this with teachers in hopes to implement PBL in their lessons to increase student engagement.

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Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Portfolios

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Digital portfolios allow for constant assessment of learning in a formative and summative way, and let students demonstrate their growing knowledge to the world.
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How to Get Students Ready for Learning

Teachers at Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, use proven Responsive Classroom techniques -- such as relationship-building morning me... ("Take the risk.
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27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers - Edudemic

27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers - Edudemic | Edu News | Scoop.it
In an effort to help you become the next Steve Jobs of presenting, here are more than two dozen different presentation tips.
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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | Edu News | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.
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How are iPads Used in Schools? Some Real Life Examples - EdTechReview (ETR)

How are iPads Used in Schools? Some Real Life Examples - EdTechReview (ETR) | Edu News | Scoop.it
From elementary schools to universities, Apple products are transforming the learning experience, making it more interactive, immersive, and engaging. Let us see how some schools effectively use iPad in the classroom.

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble - MindShift (blog)

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble MindShift (blog) Lehmann said it's important to question whether alleged “personalized,” “project-based,” or “collaborative” learning efforts are actually helping students and teachers to “hold ourselves in...

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Critical Assessment Ideas from PBL World - Edutopia

Critical Assessment Ideas from PBL World - Edutopia | Edu News | Scoop.it

"I had a great time at the PBL World Conference in so many ways: as a presenter, as a panelist, as a listener, as a collaborator, and even as the subject of art. (Now, that is something I would never, ever have guessed!) Everyone took away his or her own ideas for implementing PBL projects, but one theme I noticed throughout the entire conference was assessment. Assessment remains a challenge for many of us who do PBL, but I left the conference feeling more confident not only in the assessment practices I have done, but also in generally accepted best practices. Here are some of my big takeaways:"


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Inquiry with Evernote vol 1

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"Three weeks ago, I began exploring Evernote. Literally within minutes, I was convinced that it is an essential tool for inquiry-based teaching. I hope that by the end of this post, you will agree and want to join me in taking a huge step toward true metateaching."


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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Could PBL be the Solution to Education Reform?

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Could PBL be the Solution to Education Reform? | Edu News | Scoop.it

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What Is A Flipped Classroom? (Updated For 2013) - Edudemic

What Is A Flipped Classroom? (Updated For 2013) - Edudemic | Edu News | Scoop.it
Flipped learning has been around for awhile. It's a rethinking of the standard classroom model that puts students in the driver's seat. With the influx of technology into education, the flipped classroom model has really taken off.
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This Is How Students Actually Use Smartphones - Edudemic

This Is How Students Actually Use Smartphones - Edudemic | Edu News | Scoop.it
We're sure by now you're fairly used to seeing your students walking along with their heads down, noses pointed towards their smartphone. But what are they really spending their time doing on those smartphones?
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Why Blogs and Who Needs Them Anyway?

Why Blogs and Who Needs Them Anyway? | Edu News | Scoop.it
Most professions have professional journals that address the current methods and innovations of that profession. They are used as way to announce to the profession what is going on in that professi...
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