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8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept - TeachThought

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What do great teachers do differently? Here are 8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept, from TeachThought.

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Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"It's often reiterated within the educational circles and curriculum designers that given the speed with witch technology is advancing, the jobs our students will have in the future are probably not yet created. But the question is : are we teaching students the skills required for this future ?"


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Xiaoxia Wang's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:15 PM

These are the key skills leading to success across all centuries but they are more needed and compulsory in the 21 century as information and subject contents are circulating like air everywhere. Hence,  those who know how to choose, unlearn, and critically understand are those who can make higher jumps.

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Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic

Blended Learning and Teaching Profession Infographic | Educational | Scoop.it

"Blended learning can create new career opportunities and improve conditions for teachers. As student roles evolve within a more personalized, tech-rich learning environment, teacher roles should evolve accordingly."

 


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SJ Parle's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:38 PM

I think that we're already on our way through this process. This infographic serves as a concise summary, although I would question some aspects - not sure that our earning potential is improved -?

 

Jacqueline Panvini De Rubin's curator insight, November 17, 2013 6:49 AM

Necesidad de cambios curriculares, aprendizaje colaborativo.

Profesor Mills's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:43 PM

Students can become digital leaders & teachers also 

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How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic

How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic | Educational | Scoop.it
Like Iron Man soaring out of the sky to save the day, the inquiry process can help save your tail when tasked with learning just about anything.

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Mary Starry's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:35 AM

This could be shared with students to help them identify the key steps involved in preparing a presentation.

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How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources

The Google News archive is a great place to find primary sources. This short tutorial shows students how the archive works.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:06 PM

Learn how to use advanced search in Google search to find primary resources for projects.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:00 PM

Nice reminder of resources we could be using.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:08 PM

Nice video tutorial on using Google News to search and select primary sources.

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Blogging With Students | Edublogs Teacher Challenges

Blogging With Students | Edublogs Teacher Challenges | Educational | Scoop.it

This series guides you step by step through the process of class and student blogging.

Each step provides class blog examples so you can check out how they are used by educators.  Many of the examples are from primary grades but the same principles apply regardless of student age (including adult learners).

THIS SERIES CONSISTS OF:Step 1: Set up Class BlogStep 2: Setting up pagesStep 3: Writing your first postsStep 4: Teach quality commenting skillsStep 5: Adding WidgetsStep 6: Helping parents and students connectStep 7: Images, copyright, and creative commonsStep 8: Cool tools to embedStep 9: All about video (coming soon)Step 10: Connecting with other classesStep:11  Using RSS (coming soon)Step 12:  Using plugins (coming soon)Step 13: Setting up your student blogs

 


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Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 2013 Edition now available ~ iNACOL

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 2013 Edition now available ~ iNACOL | Educational | Scoop.it

"Keeping Pace 2013 is now available! The 10th edition includes updated enrollment numbers, graphics, and policy information. Download the full report, scroll down for individualgraphics, or browse individual state profiles."

 

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From the Preview by Mickey Ravenaugh and John Watson

 

The complexity of change is accelerating

 

"Ten years ago, the world we surveyed in Keeping Pace was contained within a few well-defined dimensions: there were state-led supplemental programs and virtual charter schools, and hardly ever the twain did meet. When we wrote nearly a decade ago that “Pennsylvania has experienced significant public conflict between cyber charter schools and school districts” while “Illinois has a centralized approach in which most online education activity is by the statewide virtual high school,” we covered most of the landscape as a whole. We envisioned more of the same expanding across the nation over time, and advocated for policy frameworks to ensure quality through growth along both dimensions.

 

"Nothing is quite so simple now, from the standpoint of either policy or practice. While there are some constants—for example, the strains in Pennsylvania continue, resulting in both annual legislative battles and a proliferation of district cyber programs—nearly every aspect of the online and blended landscape has become more complex, more interconnected, and more volatile. Providers have multiplied and diversified: yesterday’s virtual charter school operator is also today’s course vendor and blended learning consultant, while a few of the leading state virtual schools now eagerly serve full-time students in grades K-12. The image of the massively open and free holds a powerful lure (see our recent post about MOOCs). As customers, schools and districts want it all: a desire for a few AP or credit recovery courses quickly blossoms into an all-out smorgasbord of virtual, blended, part-time, full-time, and mobile offerings. Multiply this by tens of thousands of districts and all 50 states, and the difference that a decade makes is clear.

 

"It almost goes without saying that policy is still not keeping pace with practice in our field – how could it? At least in part because of the speed and complexity of online/blended learning development, state legislatures have moved in uneven bursts to create course choice programs, or build virtual options into their charter laws, and incent districts to create opportunities for students. Tackling the really big issues, such as equitable funding and true measures of quality, would mean looking at these same issues for all forms of education, and only a few states have been brave or unified enough to try."

 


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The real 21st-century problem in public education: Poverty ~ Washington Post

The real 21st-century problem in public education: Poverty ~ Washington Post | Educational | Scoop.it

by Elaine Weiss

 

"The October 2013 Southern Education Foundation study indicates clearly that poverty, which has long been the biggest obstacle to educational achievement, is more important than ever. It is our true 21st century problem. Fifty years ago, we educated mostly working-class kids and up, and we did not expect those at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder to graduate. Now we educate all students, including the very poorest and otherwise disadvantaged. And we expect them all to graduate. Compounding this shift, a large and growing proportion of U.S. students students live in poverty and even concentrated poverty, have a disability, and/or are learning English as a second language. THAT is the paradigm shift, and we need a totally new set of policies to address that 21st century reality.

 

"In 2000, students who were eligible for free or reduced-price meals made up at least half of the student body in four states. Just eleven years later, over half of public school students are poor in 17 states, including every Southern state but Virginia and Maryland, and most Western states. Student poverty is the dominant reality in schools in three of the biggest states – California, Texas, and Florida—and nearly the majority in New York, Michigan, and Illinois. The 21st century has sharply increased the proportion of parents who are unemployed, whose jobs do not pay enough to provide basic food, shelter, clothing, and health care for their children, and/or whose immigrant status limit their capacity to navigate the education system and restrict them to a shadow economy."


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RitaZ's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:26 AM

Worth reading and so very true in so many regions of the planet!

Sim Kee Yew's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:01 AM

After reading this article,I understand that poverty is a big obstacle to educational achievement.I was taken by surprise when I heard that student poverty is dominant in three of the major states which is California,Texas and Florida.I also feel that the number of students that are poor is surprising.I feel that more aid should go to poor students in the areas of healthcare and financial aid.Right here in Singapore,my homeland,I am glad that my country's government is providing this scheme called the "financial assistance scheme" which aims to help those students who have a low household income.The government actually funds the school fees of those in the scheme and the money saved by the student and his family can be used to fill their stomachs.In terms of healthcare,the governments, no matter which country,even Singapore should provide more funded health checks for poor students in poverty.The reason is that the health checks will keep them healthy and bad health will not affect their studies.Thus,they would have a higher chance to shine.

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Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic

Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic | Educational | Scoop.it
At some point in my life, a few years back, Facebook became much less....interesting to me. Much less cool, even. I thought it was me. I assumed I was getting old and that my friends, acquaintances, and I were just doing less interesting stuff.

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Fishtree Education's comment, October 21, 2013 10:24 AM
I would add Tumblr to this list!
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10 Digital Field Trips For The Modern Classroom - Edudemic

10 Digital Field Trips For The Modern Classroom - Edudemic | Educational | Scoop.it
Are you ready to explore the world without leaving your classroom? These digital field trips are the perfect way to safely learn about everywhere.

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The Teacher's Guide To Wikipedia In The Classroom - TeachThought

The Teacher's Guide To Wikipedia In The Classroom - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it

"This guide, in the form of 11 questions and answers, helps clarify certain misconceptions about what has come to be one of the most popular and frequently used websites in the world. It also can can be found in its entirety on wikipedia.com. As it is created by Wikipedia–or some arrangement of its volunteer editors–it is undoubtedly biased, but equally informative.``


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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Ideas for supporting #TeacherEffectiveness with #EdTech - Domain 1

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Ideas for supporting #TeacherEffectiveness with #EdTech - Domain 1 | Educational | Scoop.it

"This is part of a four-part series where I'll share some simple ideas for integrating technology into each component followed by a presentation you can share with colleagues. Below are ideas for technology integration within Domain 1."


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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Excellent Resources for Project Based Learning

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Excellent Resources for Project Based Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"PBL or Project Based Learning is a method of teaching that has been around for a long time that is getting more and more attention due to all the tools technology leads itself to.  Basically, PBL allows for teachers to "ask" a question that allows students to solve in a variety of a ways using many different analytical methods.  Since, Project Based Learning incorporates a lot of different techniques and tools to use I've decided to create a list of resources rather then just one of sites or apps."


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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | Educational | Scoop.it

"Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning.

 

By design, it focuses attention away from content and instruction, and instead emphasizes the “cognitive events” in the mind of a child. And this is no small change.

 

For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance. This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them."

 


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What exactly does ‘blended learning,’ look like? This video explains | Hechinger Report

What exactly does ‘blended learning,’ look like? This video explains | Hechinger Report | Educational | Scoop.it

"The term “blended learning,’’ is fast-becoming one of the education buzzwords that you will hear at conferences and in news articles.

 

Some call it digital learning or “personalized learning,’’ which is another way of describing how teachers can work with students at their individual skill level and deliver real-time instruction as needed — with the help of technology.

 

Blended learning is a better term than some of awful jargon that has crept into the lexicon of education, but it still merits some explanation. That’s why we are posting this this video by The Learning Accelerator, a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate high-quality blended learning in school districts across the U.S."

 


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11 Brilliant Ways To Frame Critical Content: A Complexities Chart - TeachThought

11 Brilliant Ways To Frame Critical Content: A Complexities Chart - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it

"Framing content is among the most powerful strategies teachers have to engage students and promote deep understanding of content."

 


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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Educational | Scoop.it

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Education - Journalist's Resource

Education - Journalist's Resource | Educational | Scoop.it

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

Syntheses of important research studies in the general field of education. Intended primarily for journalists, these digests (with links to the original reports) offer busy educators and researchers (grad school anyone?) access to cutting-edge ideas on critical topics of the day. The ever-growing list currently contains 123 entries. Quite a useful resource.


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What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out! ~ Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator

What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out! ~ Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator | Educational | Scoop.it

by Lisa Nielsen

 

"I developed this quiz with members of my personal learning network (found at end of post) to get students thinking about their digital footprint. The quiz was created at the request of high school students I spoke with who thought the creation of a such a quiz could lead to a smart conversation about ways students can update their digital footprint so that it is one that leads to college and career success.

Check it out with your students and let me know how it goes in the comments below"


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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Educational | Scoop.it

Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can be


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Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic ~ Common Sense Media

Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic ~ Common Sense Media | Educational | Scoop.it
Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013

 

Click on image to see complete infographic and to access the full published report


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Sasha Whitley's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:35 PM

Really interesting to see. Was surprised by the numbers!

Luciano Borg's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:21 AM

Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:30 PM
Wonder how this compares to independent school children in South Africa.
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Using Bloom's Taxonomy in the Classroom

Using Bloom's Taxonomy in the Classroom | Educational | Scoop.it

"Bloom’s Taxonomy.

 

It sounds very high brow – however, it’s not! Bloom is simply the name of the person who devised this idea and taxonomy simply means to categorise or classify

 

So what is being categorised or classified?

 

‘Thinking’ is the quick and accurate answer! Bloom researched what really made people think and what didn’t require much of the grey matter to be engaged. These thinking skills were further grouped into two categories, lower order thinking skills and higher order thinking skills. I’ll start with the first of the lower order thinking skills, a familiar term called…"


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iHowTo Teaches Children Activities for Daily Living - iPad Apps for Schools

iHowTo Teaches Children Activities for Daily Living - iPad Apps for Schools | Educational | Scoop.it

"iHowTo is a free iPad app through which children can learn the skills for activities of daily living. The free app contains a series of short stories that children can read and or listen to. Each story teaches a skill. Some of the skills that children can learn about through the app are eating, cleaning, brushing hair, and getting dressed."

 


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Patrizia Tirel's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:10 AM

It could be nice for my german classes  too!

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | Educational | Scoop.it

"According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common:"


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, October 12, 2013 5:37 AM

Restructuring lessons with the use of inquiry-based learning models is allways rewarding

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Two Important YouTube Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Important YouTube Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"YouTube is definitely one of the video repositories we teachers and educators use to look for educational video resources to share with our students. But what if the video you find is 30 minutes long and the segment that you want to share from this video is only two minutes long.Would you share the whole video then forward play it to the part you want or is there  another simpler way to do it?"


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