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Teaching With Infographics | A Student Project Model

Teaching With Infographics | A Student Project Model | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
In our final post of Infographics Week, a history teacher tells how she used the Gulf oil spill to have students create infographics about the worst disasters in American history.

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This was a great project for our teachers last year.  We are posting their info graphics outside out Office of Professional Development.  

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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 29, 2013 3:14 AM

Infographics is a new kind of visual literacy. They are a kind of visual summary of information that would take a reader hours to process

 

Gayle Kakac's curator insight, September 30, 2013 8:10 PM

Been loving infographics and looking for a good way to incorporate these.  Hoping for an app that would make them easily.  We'll see what this has to say...

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I know that use of Infographics in any student project can improve their results.
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Using Design to Listen Deeply to Our Students | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Using Design to Listen Deeply to Our Students | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Do our children run into the school in the morning as quickly as they run out at the end of the day?—Milton Chen, Edutopia
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Thinking about the impact of our structures on students through the eyes of our students is an interesting lens. Often we use the eyes of our past or the parents of the students.
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Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning

Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Want to communicate the right way in your e-learning courses? One trick is to apply visual thinking skills. This post on visual thinking offers some tips.

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I started adding this and I am intrigued. I am saving this to continue my thinking.  

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 16, 8:53 AM

Many more schools are considering blended learning, and this may mean that you will be asked to put more of your materials online in a learning management system. If you have questions about the best way to design components of an online course this post will help you learn about visual thinking and how to apply visual thinking to an online course (where it is so critical).

The post includes the following sections:

* What is visual thinking?

* How to learn more about visual thinking

* Good books on visual thinking

* Your next steps...

There are quite a few visuals in this post that help you learn some of the basic techniques as well as six videos that will help you learn drawing skills, the process of visual thinking, and more.

Patricia laronze's curator insight, February 18, 11:17 AM

How to convert your text-based information to images and text that show concepts and the flow of ideas.

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visual thinking
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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.  Here are some questions I ask myself as I go through this process:

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This will become part of a seminar in March.

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Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

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Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 4, 2:09 PM

This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

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The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why

The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
In this post, we cover in detail the 21st century skills every student needs to master for life beyond the classroom walls, and why they are important.
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This article points out both the student skills and teacher skills needed to move students forward in their learning. 

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
This article from TeachThought features 30 strategies to promote creativity expression from within your students. It was written by Miriam Clifford.
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This is a thoughtful list that allows teachers to thoughtfully loot for opportunities to support student depth of thinking. 

 

The following is #30 from the list and a great place to start. "

Teach creative skills explicitly.  According to Collard, “Creative skills aren’t just about good ideas, they are about having the skills to make good ideas happen.”  He suggests creative skills should include 5 major areas:ImaginationBeing disciplined or self-motivated.ResiliencyCollaborationGiving responsibility to students.  Have them develop their own projects.
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University of Central Florida: Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

University of Central Florida: Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

The University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) offers the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) as a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies. Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature.


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Many resources here that may augment our efforts to provide a variety of professional learning options for teachers in the St. Vrain district.. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 3, 2014 10:42 PM

This is a significant archive of peer reviewed resources.  Get your mind around hundreds of field tested online teaching strategies!

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 11, 2014 3:52 PM

A novel approach in education:  Collecting and disseminating empirical evidence to justify beliefs and ideas in contrast with making or supporting decisions based on hearsay, anecdotes, and/or past experiences.

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 12, 2014 11:28 AM

I have not used this but will check it out. 

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Finding the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Teaching and Learning

Finding the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Teaching and Learning | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Avid golfers and baseball players often talk about the elusive “sweet spot.” Find it, and you can make the ball go exactly where you want it to go, almost effortlessly. There’s a sweet spot to teaching, too.
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The steps in this article are a good reminder when thinking about classroom dynamics. JBalance of power – Although teachers have the final say, what are some things you can do to empower students? Course content – How do you balance the need for your students to know certain facts with the desire for higher level thinking as well? Role of the teacher – Are you the “sage on the stage” or the “guide on the side?” Or can you play both roles depending on the situation? The responsibility for learning – Students have to be willing to learn, but it’s up to the instructors to create the type of climate where this happens more readily. Are you willing to cede some control by offering your students more choices? Purpose and processes of evaluation – Do you offer self-check quizzes or allow student input on low-stakes assignments? - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/philosophy-of-teaching/finding-the-sweet-spot-of-teaching-and-learning/#sthash.IItZIxhs.dpuf
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The most famous trips in history

The most famous trips in history | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

"An interactive map to explore history's greatest journeys, from Magellan to Kerouc." 


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I shared this with many social studies teachers. Helping students to explore interactively is a great tool to build interest and gain perspective.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 18, 2014 4:20 PM

This use-to-use interactive map let's users digitally walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest explorers ever.  Some of the pivotal moments in history was when geographers sought out lands that were unknown to them. 

Carmen Arias 's curator insight, October 20, 2014 5:41 PM

Interesting!

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Digital Citizenship Week | Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Week | Common Sense Media | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 18, 2014 1:54 PM
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/


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5 Ways to Excel In Your Ministry and Leadership

5 Ways to Excel In Your Ministry and Leadership | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
God is more concerned with your progress than your perfect performance. The very nature of discipleship is progressive. God's purpose is that you become mo
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Educators and school leaders are also in a service profession. We need to develop our skills to make an impact in the teachers and students we work with. These 5 ways are simple, straight forward and achievable. 

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ReflectionsS12_0.pdf

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The research from the New Teacher Center and Ellen Moir is a great standard for measuring induction program design and effectiveness.  

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

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I have used this in PDF but as an interactive it gives much more flexibility. 

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Tony Parkin's curator insight, January 31, 4:20 AM

From Australia but useful elsewhere...

Therese deChamplain-Good's curator insight, February 8, 10:44 PM

A must read.

Diane Therrien's curator insight, February 25, 8:44 PM

:-)

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12 Myths About Student Engagement - InformED

12 Myths About Student Engagement - InformED | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Student engagement is one of the most reliable predictors of gains in learning. We can all agree that students who actively participate in learning are m

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Teacher actions can influence how students engage [with a course], making it relevant to understand their conceptions of student engagement and how to facilitate it,”

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/student-engagement/#ixzz3S1EF19HV


Engagement is more than just sitting and looking attentive. I like how the focus is on what the teacher can do and examines the general beliefs and misconc ptions around engagement through the lens of research. 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 9, 12:00 PM

How can we tell if our students are engaged? At time we ask students to complete pop quizzes, and we grade on participation, but what about the student who is shy and tends not to participate in discussions.

The post begins with a discussion on what student engagement looks like. One point they made is:

The opposite of engagement is disaffection. Disaffected [students] are passive, do not try hard, and give up easily in the face of challenges… [they can] be bored, depressed, anxious, or even angry about their presence in [a course]; they can be withdrawn from learning opportunities or even rebellious towards teachers and [peers].”

What can we do? This post provides a number of recommendations as well as their list of 12 myths about student engagement. Three of the myths are listed below. You will find additional information about these three, as well as the nine additional myths in the post.

1. Engagement is schooling is the same as engagement in learning.

2. Participation should be graded.

3. Group projects enhance learning.

This post provides food for thought. It may make you rethink how you approach certain activities in your classroom.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 11:47 AM

Reminds me of Alfie Kohn, "If a child is off task, perhaps the problem is not the child, but the task."

Richard Gascoigne's curator insight, February 22, 12:57 PM

Synthesised data across the digital & physical campus ensures you are understanding what 'engagement' looks like in context of your institution, www.solutionpath.co.uk for further insights.

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...


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The power of the Infographic is that it references both teacher and student actions and habits. I have shared it with my teachers. This might become a solid self-assessment tool for coaching conversations with teachers.

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 20, 1:57 PM

This reminds me so much of the 12 Virtues of a Good  Teacher. 300 years ago, but still very essential to the process of education.

http://www.delasalleoaklands.org/uploaded/uploaded_documents/Lasallian_Animator/Formation/12VirtuesGoodTeacher.pdf

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 8, 12:29 PM

Very interesting!

Trude Burnett's curator insight, February 16, 5:36 PM
Embed these in everything you teach to every level.
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"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less - lifehacker

"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less  - lifehacker | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying technique can help you stay focused and take on more information with shorter study sessions.

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Good reminders about learning and how we help students structure learning.

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jennifer kernahan's curator insight, February 3, 7:56 PM

Basically Confucius got it right! 

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers
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Different posters for different classrooms, students and teachers.
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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.
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Reading this article supports the dynamic opportunities and learning that STEM / STEAM schools are providing for teachers and students.

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Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers?

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers? | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs
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Infographic: The Top Habits Of Healthy, Happy, Productive People

Infographic: The Top Habits Of Healthy, Happy, Productive People | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

View the infographic below for more habits that you can consider emulating for a possibly happier and healthier lifestyle. 


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I like this Infographic to share with teachers at seminar to begin a November conversation about "how are you caring for yourself and setting up a positive lifestyle as a young teacher?"

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 10, 2014 11:50 AM
Laughing, listening, and giving back. Those defy the material world we live in and promote. @ivon_ehd1
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Gust, can you post a link to the Luxumburg TV Ebola Info. thanks
Vicente Fazio's curator insight, November 11, 2014 9:18 AM

this is a general view of the main habits that a normal person has to have to make good social connections and improve his personal skills

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Harvard Education Publishing Group - Home

Harvard Education Publishing Group - Home | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Step 4 Change any statements into questions. The Question Focus. http://t.co/9BnbESEGWy
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The tools to teach students to design and a swer their own questions are helpful. The pull down menu shared these steps

 

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Question Formulation Technique

Produce Your Questions
Four essential rules for producing your own questions:
• Ask as many questions as you can.
• Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions.
• Write down every question exactly as it is stated.
• Change any statement into a question.

Improve Your Questions
• Categorize the questions as closed- or open-ended.
• Name the advantages and disadvantages of each type of question.
• Change questions from one type to another.

Prioritize the Questions
• Choose your three most important questions.
• Why did you choose these three as the most important?

Next Steps
• How are you going to use your questions?

© The Right Question Institute. Used with permission.


This checklist was helpful to me

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SITTI - School Improvement Through Teacher Inquiry

SITTI - School Improvement Through Teacher Inquiry | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
In New Zealand, we are fortunate to have teacher inquiry/research written into our national curriculum document. This asks teachers to ensure they are experimenting with strategies to improve their...
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Thinking about action research and school improvement as tied to technology.

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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom's Taxonomy.
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This is a useful model to help teachers use Bloom verbs with students.
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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Survival vs. Investment Mindset

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Survival vs. Investment Mindset | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
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This is very relevant as teachers learn to curate and manage the content of their PLC. It also reflects on the challenges that beginning teachers face as they learn to balance their professional demands, personal lives and learn how to be a professional.

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Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It.

Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It. | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Instead of listing all the different ways a task deviates from the target, the single-point rubric simply describes the target in a single column of traits.
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Working to clean up a rubric is a challenge for teachers. This is a great way to get focused on proficient and providing feedback to learners.

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