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What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
Connecting with people through sincere positive beliefs can influence the brain and open it up for learning possibilities.
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The emphasis on character as a root of all 21st Century skills is worthy of repetition.

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.
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Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment

Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.
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This Mom Perfectly Explains Why She Does Not Teach Her Kids To Share

This Mom Perfectly Explains Why She Does Not Teach Her Kids To Share | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
At first I thought this was crazy... and now I agree with everything she said.
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How to Start a Great Writing Center

How to Start a Great Writing Center | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
An on-campus writing center helps middle and high school students develop their written communication skills. Here are six best practices for launching this resource.
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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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Gmail Is Making It Easier to Embed Google Drive Files

Gmail Is Making It Easier to Embed Google Drive Files | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it

Gmail's newest update means simpler email attachments.


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5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom

5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
Inspiration and best practices merge into fun, effective learning as one teacher describes what she and her students discovered during their school's first 1:1 year with iPads.
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Interesting Poster Featuring The 7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

Interesting Poster Featuring The 7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it

July, 2014It s widely believed that creativity is an attribute we are born with. It is a native element of our thinking process but based on different environmental and developmental factors this...


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Create a Library in Google Apps Script

Create a Library in Google Apps Script | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Dan Kirsch
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50 questions to help students think about what they think.

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Summer Fun with the Brain in Mind

Summer Fun with the Brain in Mind | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
Whether storytelling, dressing backwards, or celebrating a different family member each day, summer games activate the joy of learning, decision-making, questioning, and playing with ideas.
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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.
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Responding with Wonderment and Awe

Responding with Wonderment and Awe | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
  Beyond the mechanics of any given discipline, past the "grammar", the capacity to look upon something with wonderment and awe, to be transfixed by what the senses behold, and to be curious a...
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If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics

Most of adult learning strategies are based on the idea that adults learn differently from non-adults. The term that often comes up is “androgogy,” which Malcolm Knowles coined to describe how adults learn in contrast to “pedagogy” or on how children learn. The fact is, we already know a lot of t... http://elearningfeeds.com/if-youre-designing-elearning-for-adults-take-advantage-of-these-4-tactics/


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For my teacher friends that are involved in teaching adults. Some good tactics! 

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Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.
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13 Ways Japanese Schools Are Different From American Ones

13 Ways Japanese Schools Are Different From American Ones | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
I have three teenagers who attended Japanese public schools from kindergarten to high school. Here's what I've noticed about Japanese schools.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning. | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it

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Long List on Useful Websites.

Long List on Useful Websites. | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it

List of very useful websites


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Developing a growth mindset in the classroom

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This article first appeared in Sec Ed magazine in April 2014. To read the original, click here. As a kid I wanted to become a cliché when I grew up so I bought a guitar and grew my hair. I success...


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New Commercial Shows How We Discourage Girls from Science

New Commercial Shows How We Discourage Girls from Science | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
According to the National Foundation of Science, about 66% of fourth grade girls surveyed expressed an interest in science and math, however, only 18%... ...
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Prezi - Blog - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - Blog - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it

Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...


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Google Search Commands Shortcuts.

Google Search Commands  Shortcuts. | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it

Google Search Commands Shortcuts


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Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create

Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
Students are more likely to engage with a unit of study they've co-created. Matt Levinson suggests an eight-step example for how the history classroom.
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7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Way Smarter

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Way Smarter | Educational News, Views and Research | Scoop.it
Spoiler alert: It's not cramming.
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