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5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice | Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 16, 5:34 PM

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 4:32 PM

Only those that take ownership of their own education really benefit in the best way from education.

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What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today

What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today | Education | Scoop.it
 
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80% of teachers report that students come to school hungry at least once a week.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 17, 10:33 AM

What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic)


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A Wonderful Chart of Educational Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Chart of Educational Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it
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The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness | Education | Scoop.it
Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.
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Too often, connected educators are the worst advocates for becoming a connected educator. They tend to overwhelm the uninitiated with a huge list of collaborative accomplishments and a plethora of technological jargon. 

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Why Finland's schools are top-notch

Why Finland's schools are top-notch | Education | Scoop.it
Pasi Sahlberg says America can learn from Finland, which has one of the leading education systems in the world.
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Pasi Sahlberg says education in the United States is too much defined by testing and data. In Finland, which is considered to have one of the leading education systems in the world, there is only one standardized test, which is administered in the final year of high school.

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Just Breathe: When Teachers Practice Mindfulness

Just Breathe: When Teachers Practice Mindfulness | Education | Scoop.it
Mindfulness practice can help educators slow down and work and teach in a way that is anchored in joy and compassion.
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Online learning: Pessimism, optimism and realism

Online learning: Pessimism, optimism and realism | Education | Scoop.it
However, the way we think about online learning is inadequate. Attitudes generally fall into one of two prevailing camps: online learning optimism and pessimism. Both sides are entrenched in meaningless, largely unproductive opposition, perhaps because both perspectives talk past one another in advancing valid points.

Optimists see online learning as inevitable, driven by demand for greater efficiency. Pessimists see institutions abusing government programs and uninformed consumers to maximize profits while undermining or even mocking quality of learning outcomes as a concept.

Within this polarized mix of ideas rests an underappreciated but important third perspective: online learning realism.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 28, 12:16 PM

I've been part deeply involved with online teaching and learning since before the turn of the century. While I understand the pessimistic viewpoint,  I've been an optimist and a realist from day one.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, October 2, 9:46 AM

As a veteran facilitator of professional learning in both f2f and online environments, I see that they are both needed and both effective when the teacher/administrator is committed to the learning/course.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 2, 6:08 PM

Well I have to sit on the optimist side of the fence. Sure we struggle to get a real hold on online learning, yet it holds such great opportunities ... and as long as we focus on personalised, accessible,  high-quality production and implementation, we are sure to succeed ... eventually :-)

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12 Excellent iPad Apps for Music Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Excellent iPad Apps for Music Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

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18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life

18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life | Education | Scoop.it
Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality. The tablet or s...
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24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms - graphite

24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms - graphite | Education | Scoop.it
In February, we highlighted apps, games, and websites that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning (STEAM). And we invited educators to write Field Notes telling us how technology supports their teaching in these subject areas. Of the many Field...

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Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers - InformED

Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers - InformED | Education | Scoop.it
Begin and end every class period with a creation.
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Recommendation #1: Begin and end every class period with a creation.

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Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader | Infographic | Scientific Learning

Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader | Infographic | Scientific Learning | Education | Scoop.it
When a student struggles to read, we look to factors such as socioeconomic status or access to books. But brain differences are also part of the equation and should not be overlooked.
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Science shows that we can help struggling readers at a neurological level.

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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | Education | Scoop.it

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 17, 11:16 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 18, 1:48 AM

With better insight  who we are, what is our mission, the outcome will be much better. 

GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, October 18, 3:30 AM

le 10 più importanti competenze e abilità per chi entrerà nel mondo del lavoro intorno al 2020.

 

L'infografica indica i principali trend e le principali competenze necessarie per lavorare nel futuro prossimo:

design mindset

transdisciplinarietà

cognitive management

collaborazione virtuale

competenze cross culturali

pensiero computazionale

competenze nei new media

intelligenza sociale

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The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips | Education | Scoop.it
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One sample tip from this valuable list: Pick your rules wisely. More rules doesn't not necessarily equate to better behavior.

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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

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Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 11, 11:13 AM

Set your sights on solid citation.

Ruby Day's curator insight, October 12, 11:01 PM

Great resource to share with students

 

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Should schools ban homework?

Should schools ban homework? | Education | Scoop.it
Etta Kralovec says the idea of banning homework is not as unreasonable and outrageous as it seems
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"At the end of the day, it's about how one wants to balance work, family, educational goals and happiness."

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12 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers ~ mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

12 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers ~ mauilibrarian2 in Olinda | Education | Scoop.it

"I'll be checking out these tutorials for guidance and inspiration:"


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Tony Bates: Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project

Tony Bates: Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project | Education | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 30, 1:33 PM

Here are five chapter of a work in progress by Tony Bates.


Those who know Tony , know he is an insightful and skilled writer with great experience as a teacher,  online instructor and distance education researcher.


For insights into teaching, open education, distance learning... any kind of learning, thees chapters are a doorway to some thought provoking work.


This is an open text book project.

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How to Cultivate a Bully-Free Community

How to Cultivate a Bully-Free Community | Education | Scoop.it
Make communication and emotional literacy part of your everyday curriculum. These won't eliminate conflict and bad feelings, but they'll prevent bullying patterns from taking root.
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PBS LearningMedia for Students - Great Resources

PBS  LearningMedia for Students - Great Resources | Education | Scoop.it

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 9, 2:43 AM

PBS  LearningMedia for Students - Great Resources

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 9:53 PM

You can create a teacher account and use tools to share your resources with your students.

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Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual)

Five Powerful Questions You Can Ask Students (Visual) | Education | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 9, 7:08 PM

What do we mean by share your evidence? It is a great question. What happens if something is said that does not fit with our expectations and pre-suppositions?

 

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Frédéric Falisse's curator insight, October 10, 6:51 AM

Sans questions pas de raisonnement. 

D'ailleurs, qu'est ce que la réflexion si ce n'est l'enchaînement de questions?

Et l'intelligence ne serait elle pas simplement l'enchaînement de bonne questions? 

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Resources for Connected Educator Month 2014

Resources for Connected Educator Month 2014 | Education | Scoop.it
Explore Edutopia's guide to websites, events, tools, and other resources for Connected Educator Month.
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October 2014 is sure to include an array of rich opportunities for informal professional development, both for educators with established professional learning networks (PLNs) and for those just getting started.

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Your Child's Next Field Trip May be Virtual

Your Child's Next Field Trip May be Virtual | Education | Scoop.it
Your child's next field trip may not require a permission slip or a brightly-colored t-shirt that matches his classmates. It may not require any traveling at all, and yet he or she might be interacting with people and places on the other side of the world.
Skype in the Classroom uses technology to...
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There are 9,300 lessons offered on Skype in the classroom include teacher to teacher classroom collaboration, guest speakers and virtual field trips. All the programs are free.

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Technology can close achievement gaps, improve learning

Technology can close achievement gaps, improve learning | Education | Scoop.it

Written by Professors Linda Darling-Hammond and Shelley Goldman at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and doctoral student Molly B. Zielezinski, the report is based on a review of more than 70 recent research studies and provides concrete examples of classroom environments in which technology has made a positive difference in the learning outcomes of students at risk of failing courses and dropping out.

 


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This report "underscores that replacing teachers with technology is not a successful formula. Instead, strong gains in achievement occur by pairing technology with classroom teachers who provide real-time support and encouragement to underserved students.”

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 18, 10:41 AM

Good to hear, but no big surprises.