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Words Matter: The Repercussions of What We Say - And Don't Say - About Students

Words Matter: The Repercussions of What We Say - And Don't Say - About Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"The way we communicate with and about students can have major equity implications. A new book explains how educators can match their speech to their values."

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Teaching science by asking, 'What do you want to know' and 'How can you answer that?'

Teaching science by asking, 'What do you want to know' and 'How can you answer that?' | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Thanks to help from 'Biocore Outreach Ambassadors' from UW-Madison, students at Mazomanie Elementary School are being introduced to inquiry-based learning and experiencing what it’s really like to work as a scientist. A key element of inquiry-based learning, and a fundamental part of Biocore, is asking students: 'What do you want to know?' and 'How can you answer your question?' In inquiry-based learning, investigations take center stage and textbooks become resources."

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Videoconferencing is Magic in the Elementary School Classroom

Videoconferencing is Magic in the Elementary School Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"What’s one way to create a major spark in your classroom? In one word: videoconferencing. Emotional. Transformative. Touching. Passion inducing. Educational."

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Survey: Habits of Talented Math Students

Survey: Habits of Talented Math Students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"High school juniors and seniors who participated in a prestigious national math competition said they tend to study alone and to learn best when they grasp the underlying concepts behind math formulas."

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Teaching Strategies About Source Credibility

Teaching Strategies About Source Credibility | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Here are some teaching strategies we can use to evaluate the credibility of a resource.
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Baseball Resources from TeachersFirst

Baseball Resources from TeachersFirst | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Do you love baseball? Check out these links to baseball lessons, information, and activities across all subject areas for K-12 classrooms." Thanks to Tricia Roach for posting a link to these resources on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me group.

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Teachers Cashing in by Selling Their Lessons

Teachers Cashing in by Selling Their Lessons | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Teachers Pay Teachers contends that it hit a milestone last year, when its 80,000 contributors earned more than $100 million, and that at least a dozen have become millionaires since the site launched a decade ago. Other major sites including Teachwise and Teacher's Notebook, and recently such corporate players as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Amazon, have launched sites of their own."

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Resources for Celebrating Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

Resources for Celebrating Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"This April, celebrate mathematics and statistics, both of which play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems: Internet security, sustainability, disease, climate change, the data deluge, and much more.”

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Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress

Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A neurologist shares ideas for beating stress before and during test time."

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Video: Teachers Learn How to Use Popular Musical 'Hamilton' in the Classroom

Video: Teachers Learn How to Use Popular Musical 'Hamilton' in the Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Hundreds of New York City teachers learned how to incorporate the themes and the plot of the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' into their lessons."

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Connect Your Students to the World Using Your Cell Phone

Connect Your Students to the World Using Your Cell Phone | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Before the digital age, teachers often had limited choices when responding to an eager-to-learn student with a question to which they did not know the answer.
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How to Set Up Flexible Seating for Students in Your Classroom

How to Set Up Flexible Seating for Students in Your Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"These students work while standing, kneeling—some of them even sit in chairs."

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How Teacher Are Using Tech Tools to Teach Civics in These Tumultuous Times

How Teacher Are Using Tech Tools to Teach Civics in These Tumultuous Times | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"To harness student passion without bogging down in partisan muck, teachers are wielding a bevy of ed-tech tools — ranging from online role-playing games and issue quizzes to social media platforms where teachers share strategies for leading political discussions and students collaborate to try to influence public policy."

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What Are Your Teaching Essentials? Teachers Share What They Can't Teach Without

What Are Your Teaching Essentials? Teachers Share What They Can't Teach Without | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"It takes coffee — and some other essentials — to run a classroom. Teachers shared their five must-haves when it comes to classroom organization and enhancing their instruction."

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Enrique Sañudo's curator insight, April 19, 8:16 PM

LA TRANSFERENCIA DE CONOCIMIENTOS NO DEBE SER TRAUMÁTICA. SE NECESITAN DOS PARA PONER EN PRÁCTICA EL CONCEPTO DE ENSEÑANZA Y APRENDIZAJE Y ESAS DOS PERSONAS NECESITAN ESTAR DISTENDIDAS PARA INTERRELACIONAR SATISFACTORIAMENTE.

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Avoiding the Reefs as We Navigate Testing Season

Avoiding the Reefs as We Navigate Testing Season | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Teacher Kevin Hodgson is working to anticipate what his state's standardized tests will contain and how best to equip his 6th graders with reading & writing strategies."

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Climb Aboard: School Buses Reimagined

Climb Aboard: School Buses Reimagined | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Bright yellow school buses — recognizable anywhere — transport more than 26 million children to school every day. But these days, districts and organizations throughout the country are using buses for much more than a ride to school. 

"By repurposing available space and capitalizing on mobility, these traveling art studios, cafeterias, and science labs are reducing barriers to access and meeting students where they are."

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Where Have All the Pencils Gone?

Where Have All the Pencils Gone? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"How to keep those disappearing pencils! NEA Today asked the experts (educators like you) how to manage the 'pencil situation"' in their classrooms. Here are some of their favorite tips."

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5 Reasons Why Blended Learning Programs Fail - and How to Save Them

5 Reasons Why Blended Learning Programs Fail - and How to Save Them | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Whether it’s botched rollouts or general apathy that kills a blended learning initiative, many telling signs can be identified."

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'Ignite My Future' Aims to Change Learning

'Ignite My Future' Aims to Change Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Using extracurricular activities and after-school programs to pique students' interests in science, technology, engineering and math careers is a common trend. An initiative, 'Ignite My Future in Schools,' takes a different approach by encouraging teachers to incorporate STEM activities into their day-to-day classroom syllabi and make classes more interactive for students."

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3 Engaging Treatments for School ‘Spring Fever’

3 Engaging Treatments for School ‘Spring Fever’ | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
What can we do to make end-of-year classes more productive and fun while also saving our sanity? After 17 springs at school, Amber Chandler has some good ideas.
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New Tool for Using Games for Learning is Coming to Classrooms

New Tool for Using Games for Learning is Coming to Classrooms | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A major barrier to getting high-quality learning games into K-12 classrooms could begin to dissolve this week.
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Read Fine Print on Learning Apps, Experts Warn

Read Fine Print on Learning Apps, Experts Warn | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"It's great to have innovative schools and teachers taking advantage of all these tools, but they have to know what they are getting into," Smith said. "A lot of free applications are free for a reason; they are not just doing it out of the goodness of their hearts, they want that data."

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6 Innovative Ways to Spice Up Museum Trips

6 Innovative Ways to Spice Up Museum Trips | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"It’s not uncommon for today’s children, brought up in a fast-paced, digital world, to become bored and uninterested when visiting cultural institutions. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Sometimes the first step to enjoying art is to look forward to a museum visit as something that is fun. Use the interactive tools of the digital world to engage young people during a trip to museum, landmark, or other cultural institution, and they might just find for themselves a love of arts and culture that they didn’t know they had."

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Mobile Learning is New Top Priority for K–12 IT Leaders

Mobile Learning is New Top Priority for K–12 IT Leaders | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Mobile learning is the top priority for K–12 IT leaders, according to the fifth annual K–12 IT Leadership Survey published by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

"It’s the first time mobile learning ranked as the highest priority in the survey. The No. 2 priority is broadband and network capacity, which ranked first last year, and the No. 3 priority is cybersecurity and privacy, with 62 percent of respondents rating them more important than last year."

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