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Why digital citizenship is important

Why digital citizenship is important | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Are you busy preparing new content and learning experiences for your students?  If you are, never miss the opportunity to include digital citizenship in relation to online environments.
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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Find Public Domain and Creative Commons Images

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Find Public Domain and Creative Commons Images | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
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Two Useful Videos About Bloom’s Taxonomy

Two Useful Videos About Bloom’s Taxonomy | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
© 2011 David Wees, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via WylioHere are two new additions to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom:I have already two short videos that use Finding Nemo to teach Bloom’s Taxonomy.
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Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Over 2,000 learning professionals from around the world from both education and enterprises contributed to the 9th Annual Survey of Learning Tools.
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The Nuts and Bolts of Explicit Modeling

The Nuts and Bolts of Explicit Modeling | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
The eight steps of EM include describing the concept or skill, reducing it to critical elements, thinking aloud, teaching with cues, and engaging students' senses.
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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.
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ASCD Express 10.24 - Field Notes: How Fatherhood Changed My Approach to Parents

ASCD Express 10.24 - Field Notes: How Fatherhood Changed My Approach to Parents | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
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Early Patterns of Chronic Absenteeism Threaten Academic Success, Groups Say

Early Patterns of Chronic Absenteeism Threaten Academic Success, Groups Say | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
While attendance in later grades gets a lot of attention, educators and policy makers should also be concerned about early patterns of chronic absenteeism, two groups say.
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Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms

Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Even in a highly-structured classroom environment, you can foster creativity with strategies like possibility thinking, divergent thinking, encouraging student interests, and collaborative learning.
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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Teachers can inspire out-of-box thinking for students by using problem-based learning, art, music, and inquiry-based feedback.
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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.
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I should teach it, they should learn it, case closed | Connected Principals

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10 Lessons For The Digital Teacher

10 Lessons For The Digital Teacher | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
10 Lessons For The Digital Teacherby TeachThought StaffIf you’re a teacher, and you’re in any way digital (and you presumably are if you’re reading this), there are some strategies you might consider to lubricate the interaction between the two.
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My Best of series

My Best of series | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
I've separated my "The Best..." lists here by topics. A number of the lists, though, can fit into multiple categories, so it still might be useful to scan all of them. The Websites Of The Year page...
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Four Ways to Move from ‘School World’ to ‘Real World’

Four Ways to Move from ‘School World’ to ‘Real World’ | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Knowledge has become increasingly abundant, giving educators the opportunity to make the school world look more like the real world.
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3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Students deeply desire to hear that their teachers believe in them, recognize and can explain their purpose, and want to know who they really are.
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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.
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To Learn More, This High-Schooler Left The Classroom

To Learn More, This High-Schooler Left The Classroom | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Nick Bain, 17, was in class one day when he calculated that only "2 1/2 to three hours" was actually useful instruction. So he decided to go out on his own to learn.
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25 Ways To Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?'

25 Ways To Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?' | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
As my kids get older, I know I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them -- but I know it's going to be worth the work.
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8 Pathways to Every Student's Success

8 Pathways to Every Student's Success | Education Spotlight | Scoop.it
Welcome to our blog series on how to apply the principles of positive youth development: curiosity, sociability, resilience, self-awareness, integrity, resourcefulness, creativity, and empathy.
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