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How To Take Notes: Learning From The Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart

How To Take Notes: Learning From The Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Most students take notes without thinking twice about it. It's what a good student does, what the professor expects, what everyone around them is doing.
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Did you know that note-taking is a learned skill that can dramatically help students?

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14 Social Media Tips for Teachers - Brilliant or Insane

14 Social Media Tips for Teachers - Brilliant or Insane | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
14 social media tips for teachers--must-read do's and don'ts.

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Sandra Guerra's curator insight, June 22, 11:27 PM

Great Infographic about the Dos and Donts of Social Media for teachers. 

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A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Important New Google Forms Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Important New Google Forms Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

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8 digital skills we must teach our children | #DQ #DigitalQuotient #EQ #EmotionalQuotient

8 digital skills we must teach our children | #DQ #DigitalQuotient #EQ #EmotionalQuotient | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The digital world is a vast expanse of learning and entertainment. But it is in this digital world that kids are also exposed to many risks, such as cyberbullying, technology addiction, obscene and violent content, radicalization, scams and data theft. The problem lies in the fast and ever evolving nature of the digital world, where proper internet governance and policies for child protection are slow to catch up, rendering them ineffective.

Moreover, there is the digital age gap. The way children use technology is very different from adults. This gap makes it difficult for parents and educators to fully understand the risks and threats that children could face online. As a result, adults may feel unable to advise children on the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Likewise, this gap gives rise to different perspectives of what is considered acceptable behaviour.

So how can we, as parents, educators and leaders, prepare our children for the digital age? Without a doubt, it is critical for us to equip them with digital intelligence.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

http://www.dqproject.org/

 

 


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Sandra Guerra's curator insight, June 22, 11:44 PM

How to help our children and students develop a digital intelligence. 

Helen Teague's curator insight, June 23, 7:56 PM
Good list--are there additional skills to add?
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 24, 3:15 AM
Le monde digital se développe sous nos yeux ! Il faut apprendre à vivre avec.
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A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Things Every Teacher Should be Able to Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Things Every Teacher Should be Able to Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

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Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, June 17, 8:42 AM

A great Google Classroom how-to!  TY Educators Technology @medkh9.

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Secrets of Successful STEM Teachers

Secrets of Successful STEM Teachers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Julie Harp, an eighth-grade science teacher at Mace's Lane Middle School in Maryland, spoke at the session about how she starts out the school year by asking her students to draw a scientist. Most of the time they draw someone who is male, or that fits the stereotype of a mad scientist with disheveled hair. By the end of the year, many students end up drawing themselves, she said.
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What It Takes to Move From 'Passive' to 'Active' Tech Use in K-12 Schools

What It Takes to Move From 'Passive' to 'Active' Tech Use in K-12 Schools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Just providing students with access to classroom technology is no longer enough.
Increasingly, schools are expected to make sure that teachers and students are using devices, software, apps, and other digital tools in "active" ways.
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The Building Blocks of Learning: We have to fortify the heart if we’re going to educate the mind

The Building Blocks of Learning: We have to fortify the heart if we’re going to educate the mind | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Education is one of those spheres where the heart is inseparable from the head. If students are going to succeed, they probably need to come from a home where they feel safe and secure, so they aren’t paralyzed by anxiety and fear. They probably need to have experienced strong attachments so they know how to bond with teachers and parents. They probably need to have been bathed in love so they have some sense of identity, some confidence about their own worth and some sense of agency about their own future.

"Even within the classroom, the key fact is the love between a teacher and a student: the teacher’s willingness to pour time, attention and care into the student; the student’s desire to be worthy of that care and win affection and approval."

 

- David Brooks, New York Times

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Utah now allows professionals without education degrees to teach in public schools

Utah now allows professionals without education degrees to teach in public schools | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Saying the new policy is designed to address teacher shortages, the Utah Board of Education has approved an 'alternative pathway' to obtaining a teaching license that will allow schools to hire people with no teaching experience and no degree in education.

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7 Steps to the Perfect Story (The Rhetorical Journey)

7 Steps to the Perfect Story (The Rhetorical Journey) | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
7 Steps to the Perfect Story, a post from the blog The Rhetorical Journey on Bloglovin’

 

From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have 7 elements in order to engage the audience. Here’s an infographic from the Content Marketing Association that visually defines the process of storytelling.

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From the WEAC Pinterest Board: Outlaw the words "I'm Done" in Your Classroom!

From the WEAC Pinterest Board: Outlaw the words "I'm Done" in Your Classroom! | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Outlawing the words "I'm done" changed my classroom! Find out how to reform fast finishers and improve the quality of work in your room! | See more about I'm Done, Classroom and Teaching.
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Harness the power of maps to tell your story with Story Maps

Harness the power of maps to tell your story with Story Maps | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 12, 1:20 AM

Story Maps is a great alternative to PowerPoint.

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Interesting tool. 
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What is a PLN? Why do I need one?

What is a PLN? Why do I need one? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
In the education world, PLN stands for Personal Learning Network. What it means is that an individual has developed their own personalized “network” of fellow educators and resources who are designed to make them a better teacher. This network exists both in their real-life relationships and online through their social media connections.

With more and more opportunities to develop one’s skills beyond what traditional routes have provided, establishing your own PLN is an essential step toward deepening your abilities as an educator. In the past, teachers were able to get connected to teaching resources through master’s courses, education journals, conferences, professional development, and other similar activities. Each of these were and still are excellent ways to broaden your knowledge and skills in education. However, because each of these requires your physical presence and procurement of physical materials, they also come with certain restrictions.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 12, 3:14 AM
Why we all need to work on our personal learning network!
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Everyone spends time on the Internet. Why not use some of your time for the purpose of self improvement in a manner that you choose and design?
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It's Not Just A Game: "Minecraft" Is Coming To The Classroom

It's Not Just A Game: "Minecraft" Is Coming To The Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Classroom-specific features in the educational version include a camera that players can use to create a portfolio, chalkboards for instructions, and non-player characters who can offer guidance and narration. For teachers looking for a way to get started, there are immersive lessons ranging from touring the Temple of Artemis to modeling biodiversity loss.
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Google Glass App Helps Kids with Autism 'See' Emotions

Google Glass App Helps Kids with Autism 'See' Emotions | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A new app designed for Google Glass helps kids with autism figure out the expressions on the faces of friends and family.
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Teachers Guide to Using Concept Maps in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Guide to Using Concept Maps in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Here is an excellent short guide on concept mapping created by the folks over at Lucidchart (a popular concept mapping tool). The guide covers almost everything you need to know about concept maps including definitions, key features, theoretical foundations, how-to instructions, use cases and history.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 22, 7:10 AM

Concept mapping offers benefits for any learning process:

  • Facilitates comprehension with its visual format
  • Synthesizes information by integrating new and old concepts to better grasp the big picture
  • Encourages brainstorming and high-level thinking
  • Fosters discovery of new concepts and their connections
  • Provides clear communication of complex ideas
  • Promotes collaborative learning
  • Sparks creativity
  • Snapshots your current knowledge to assess understanding
  • Identifies areas that need further knowledge or review

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FlowChart

 

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Teachers Guide to Using #ConceptMaps in #Education #teaching
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Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school?

Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A growing number of states and school districts have begun closely examining attendance, grades and discipline records for even the youngest students in elementary school, searching for warning flags. Such “early-warning systems” give schools a chance to intervene far before students lose their way.
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Let’s Get Digitally Physical: Technology in Gym Class

Let’s Get Digitally Physical: Technology in Gym Class | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Gym class clearly plays an integral role in student fitness and education, but how do educators keep P.E. engaging? Here are some tech tools that can help.

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Louisiana to Require Teaching Cursive Through 12th Grade

Louisiana to Require Teaching Cursive Through 12th Grade | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Starting in 2017, students in Louisiana schools will learn cursive writing in 3rd grade—and they'll keep getting instruction on it through graduation.
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Teaching with tablets: Infographic

Teaching with tablets: Infographic | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The 60-Second Guide To Teaching With Tablets | See more about Teaching, Infographic and Classroom.
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Early childhood teachers often earn poverty wages, report says

Early childhood teachers often earn poverty wages, report says | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
In some places, early childhood teachers are paid less than fast-food workers, NPR says in a blog by Elissa Nadworny. Citing the Bureau of Labor Statistics, she says preschool teachers, on average, were making $28,570 in 2015, which is a little more than half of the $51,640 that kindergarten teachers were making. In six states (Arizona, Idaho, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin), she writes, preschool teachers earned less than $24,000 — a salary below the 2015 poverty threshold for a family of four.
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8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples)

8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples) | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Technology is helping students to learn in ways we could never imagine before. Here are eight ways that tech is revolutionizing education.
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From the WEAC Pinterst Board: BRAVER, STRONGER, SMARTER poster

From the WEAC Pinterst Board: BRAVER, STRONGER, SMARTER poster | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
BRAVER, STRONGER, SMARTER by Matthew Taylor Wilson https://society6.com/product/braver-stronger-smarter-9zi_print?curator=themotivatedtype | See more about Taylors, Winnie The Pooh and Positive quotes.
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10 Amazing Free Online Creativity Tools for Students

10 Amazing Free Online Creativity Tools for Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Here are some great free and fun online creativity tools and resources for letting students get super-creative. Try them out with your next projects.

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Engaging Students vs. Empowering Students | Grow. Lead. Serve.

Engaging Students vs. Empowering Students | Grow. Lead. Serve. | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
I truly believe in the work of George Couros and "The Innovator's Mindset." For example, I am now reading "The Innovator's Mindset" for the second time and interestingly enough different points have now stood out to me. An element that George mentions is the difference between "engaging" students and "empowering" students. Through the differentiation that George made between the two concepts, I started reflecting on intangible and tangible results that I experienced in the classroom.

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