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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education | Education | Scoop.it

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John Gougoulis's curator insight, August 19, 6:34 AM

An absolutely significant skill in any research or investigation, for educators and learners in the digital age - the curation of content- with a clear focus or question in mind, the capacity to target a search field, sift through, reflect on and make decisions about the most suitable resource or evidence to use. What a great learning experience.

N Kaspar's curator insight, September 2, 12:33 PM

Intriguing idea.

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Provide the Gift of Giving for Students

Provide the Gift of Giving for Students | Education | Scoop.it
Bring the true spirit of the holidays to your school by showing students how they can use their learning to shine a bright light in others' lives.
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Use holiday time to turn this idea into an activity of thanks within your school, perhaps even extending to class "gifts" to the community.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 17, 1:02 PM

I used to put a box out for the Food Bank.Each year it got fuller. That was despite our enrollment declining. I always seeded the box with several items giving the impression the process had begun, which it had.

 

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Brush Up On Your EdTech Vocabulary With This Cheat Sheet | Edudemic

Brush Up On Your EdTech Vocabulary With This Cheat Sheet | Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
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Blended Learning, Differentiated Learning, Flipped Classrooms, Synchronous Online Learning. What does it all mean? This infographic will help you sort it all out.

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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | Education | Scoop.it
Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.
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As teachers, regardless of age of our students, we contribute everyday in helping children fall in love with reading and writing. Those two things enrich our lives academically, yes, but also personally: Reading helps us make sense of the world. Writing gives us a voice in that same world.

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5 Ways to Engage Parents Using Google Drive

5 Ways to Engage Parents Using Google Drive | Education | Scoop.it
April Smith shares how she uses the free Google Drive service to communicate with parents and engage them in their child's education. She describes 5 simple ways to communicate with them digitally and eliminate unnecessary paper. Strategies include collecting contact data, sharing presentations, sending home newsletters, creating digital behavior logs, and having parents sign up for parent-teacher conferences.
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  • Google Drive can be downloaded on smart phones and tablets, so parents can access every document without having to own a computer or pay for internet at their house.
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The six common components of good-quality teaching

The six common components of good-quality teaching | Education | Scoop.it

Six good practices

The research we reviewed suggests there are six common components that are signatures of good-quality teaching:

- Content knowledge 


- Quality of instruction


- Teaching climate 


- Classroom management


- Teacher beliefs 


- Professional behaviours 


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator


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


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/


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





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Do you agree that these are the six key components of good-quality teaching? Would you add others?  ... Content knowledge, Quality of instruction, Teaching climate, Classroom management, Teacher beliefs, and Professional behaviours .

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 10, 11:57 AM

Good teaching and pedagogy is all about relating to the students and curricula. It is invitational work that allows teachers and students to meet in spaces between each other.

 

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, November 12, 1:00 PM

I like the list but would prefer that Content not be the first thing to show up.  There are a great many people who know content, but could not teach their way out of a paper bag. 

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Help Students Find Credible Sources using Google Scholar

Help Students Find Credible Sources using Google Scholar | Education | Scoop.it
Google Scholar is one of the most useful but often overlooked research and academic tools available to students and educators online.

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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, November 4, 11:50 AM

Would be a good tool to add to our students toolbox.  

 

ATweetsville's curator insight, November 4, 12:24 PM

Not just for teaching kids to properly cite sources- hopefully it creates a habit of checking the validity of information you find on the internet (aka, no more blindly reposting/retweeting inaccurate info masquerading as fact).

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, November 4, 1:22 PM

This is 'one of those essential skills'

 

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Teacher evaluations, Americans skeptical? | Green And Write – Education Policy Research Insights

One of the more hot button debates in education over the past few years has been the issue of using student test scores to evaluate teachers. Today’s gue...
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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship | Education | Scoop.it
Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.
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Young teachers need mentoring to thrive, survive

Young teachers need mentoring to thrive, survive | Education | Scoop.it
A third of Minnesota's new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Some districts and college teacher preparation programs are working to give them support.
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Tom Rademacher, who's in his ninth year of teaching, is frustrated with what he considers a lack of support in a teacher's first year. "We're still relying on this kind of bizarre sink or swim mentality," he said.

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How computers change the way we learn

How computers change the way we learn | Education | Scoop.it
While there’s no doubt that information technology can have its downsides for our day-to-day behaviour, there is very little evidence that computers are damaging our brains – any more than writing made us more forgetful. In fact, computers might just make us a bit smarter.
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"While there’s no doubt that information technology can have its downsides for our day-to-day behaviour, there is very little evidence that computers are damaging our brains – any more than writing made us more forgetful. In fact, computers might just make us a bit smarter."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 28, 10:58 AM

I think when we think that are brains are being damaged that might be overstating the issue. The brain is changing particularly if we use computers frequently. What that means is something worthy of exploring.

 

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ScienceDiscovery's curator insight, October 29, 10:37 AM

Computers makes us also more impatient.

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64 Positive Things to Say to Kids

64 Positive Things to Say to Kids | Education | Scoop.it
Encouraging Kids - Eighteen years after my dad died, I can still hear him, when I get too serious saying, "Lighten up, Lissy!

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Sometimes the positive phrases might sound hokey, or when you say them over and over you might wonder if they’re losing power, but  here’s how I think about that: I hope that repetition means that some of them stick.

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Aki Puustinen's curator insight, October 26, 1:57 AM

And your colleagues too...

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Education | Scoop.it
TEST The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration
by TeachThought Staff
Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity.

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 7:49 AM

Types of connectivity.

Nancy White's comment, October 29, 3:57 PM
I continue to believe we must move beyond talking about technology integration. Its about learning. Lets focus on what matters. Here is how I adapted the chart: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2013/05/30/from-technology-integration-to-learning-by-design/
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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Her experience is svivid and sobering."

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One of her key takeaways: High School students are sitting passively and listening during approximately 90% of their classes.

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A very scary headline about kindergartners

A very scary headline about kindergartners | Education | Scoop.it
What are we doing to young kids in school?
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For some kids, learning to read in kindergarten is just fine. For many others, it isn’t. They just aren’t ready. In years gone by, kids were given time to develop and learn to read in the early grades without being seen as failures. Even kids who took time learning how to read were able to excel. Today kids aren’t given time and space to learn at their own speed.

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Social Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers

Social Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers | Education | Scoop.it
Tap into students' heartbreak to discover how they want to change the world, and the power of social media will launch them toward great accomplishments.
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How can we unleash more social entrepreneurs? How can we empower more students to make a difference?

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Five Tools That Are Transforming STEM Education

Five Tools That Are Transforming STEM Education | Education | Scoop.it
The K-12 classroom doesn’t look the way it used to.
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Integrating these new tools into their lessons can help teachers teachers reinforce theoretical concepts by demonstrating their real-world applications.

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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video | Education | Scoop.it
“When students explain it and they have a way to make it extremely relevant to your life and show you how this actually relates to you specifically, that can make the material really exciting,”
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“When students explain it and they have a way to make it extremely relevant to your life and show you how this actually relates to you specifically, that can make the material really exciting,” 

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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED | Education | Scoop.it
"I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures... I divide the world into learners and nonlearners." --Benjami
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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation | Education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.
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"There is no doubt that learning to listen and talk is an extremely important way to broaden knowledge, enhance understanding and build community."

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Why teaching? Why now? | Green And Write – Education Policy Research Insights

Why teaching? Why now? | Green And Write – Education Policy Research Insights | Education | Scoop.it
The short answer is the profession needs high quality teachers. Kids in all schools in all neighborhoods need and deserve teachers who are committed to success, committed to communities, and committed to the kids they teach.  We need the next generation of educators to make the conscious decision to enter the teaching force and stay.
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Thinking about flipping your classroom? First, you'll need to rethink space and time

Thinking about flipping your classroom? Flipped learning pioneers Aaron Sams and Jon Bergmann walk you through the first step: reimagining your instructional...
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Reimagine your instructional time and classroom layout to support students.

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Ultimate Guide to the Paperless Classroom | Edudemic

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"Many top educators and administrators view the idea of a paperless classroom as an inevitability in education. In today’s digital age, these educators believe that a paperless classroom promotes a more efficient and organized classroom while preparing students for the practical world outside classroom walls. In other words, if every facet of life is becoming increasingly reliant on technology, then why not equip students accordingly?"

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Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do

Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do | Education | Scoop.it
Keeping learner motivation levels high is one of the common challenges faced by the eLearning professionals. With these tips you can motivate them from that first splash to the finish line.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 25, 9:14 PM

How do you motivate your students? This post explores this and shares five tips you might use if you teach online, but the same tips will also work in a face2face classroom. What are the tips?

1. Offer choice, control and freedom

2. Structure lessons around clear, real world goals

3. Create engaging, bite-sized materials

4. Engage students with each other

5. Give - and seek - feedback frequently.

Each of these is discussed in more detail in the post.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 26, 2:09 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

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Why Your Whole School Staff Should Be on Twitter

Today's guest post is written by 2 principals from California whose whole staff is on Twitter. Big whoop you may say! They show that there are many benefits.
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