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Want to Write Better Content? Listen to Your 6th Grade Teacher

Want to Write Better Content? Listen to Your 6th Grade Teacher | Ripples | Scoop.it
Sixth grade was more important than you think — you definitely learned some important writing skills in middle school that you should try to resurrect from the recesses of your mind.
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Best Practice Fits All

Best Practice Fits All | Ripples | Scoop.it
When you hear professional development described as "one size fits all", what do you imagine? Heads resting on hands? Glazed eyes? Sidebar conversations running rampant? I can relate-- I have sat i...
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Content and Design: Pushing Learners Beyond Mediocrity

Content and Design: Pushing Learners Beyond Mediocrity | Ripples | Scoop.it
Source: ASIDE, 2014In today’s world of fast-paced touch screens, snaps, clicks, and tweets, we increasingly find it difficult to get our learners to see that design and presentation matter.
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Ways to Cultivate 'Whole-Class Engagement'

Ways to Cultivate 'Whole-Class Engagement' | Ripples | Scoop.it
Comments:Have used several of these strategies at the college level and they really do work. - Margaret FalerSweany
Highlights and Sticky Notes:consistently use basic motivation strategies.
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The leader in you

The leader in you | Ripples | Scoop.it
Those of us in education often think of leadership as the domain -- if not the burden -- of the privileged few. Individuals who sit on comfortable perches,
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Two Amazing Keynotes At Yale School of Management's Ed. Leadership Conference

Two Amazing Keynotes At Yale School of Management's Ed. Leadership Conference | Ripples | Scoop.it
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Teachers, Be Brave!

Teachers, Be Brave! | Ripples | Scoop.it
Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch was the keynote speaker at the 86th Saturday Reunion, March 22, 2014, at Teacher’s College in New York City.
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Bringing Earth Day into the Classroom

Bringing Earth Day into the Classroom | Ripples | Scoop.it
Happy Spring to all!
Are you on the hunt for creative ways  to bring Earth Day into your classroom?
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5 Gifts to Give Learners… When We Get Out of the Way

5 Gifts to Give Learners… When We Get Out of the Way | Ripples | Scoop.it
By: Tracy Clark. Recently I wrote about what happened when I let my learners actually move to the center of the learning conversation.
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Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources

Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources | Ripples | Scoop.it
April 8, 2014
Digital literacy, as a set of skills that students need to develop and master in order to properly use digital technologies , is an essential component of the 21st century education....
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How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime

How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime | Ripples | Scoop.it
Last week someone asked me if it was possible to record the audio portion of a Skype call. The answer is yes, you can.
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Excellent! KQED Do Now and Common Core

Excellent! KQED Do Now and Common Core | Ripples | Scoop.it
This past school year I have been having my students participate in the monthly KQED Do Now Science twitter chats.
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Why You Should Try Video Feedback With Students

Why You Should Try Video Feedback With Students | Ripples | Scoop.it
As Katie Lepi showed in her recent article, the use of video in education is fast emerging as an efficient, creative, and effective way to help students learn.
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5 Symptoms That You’re Teaching Math Wrong

5 Symptoms That You’re Teaching Math Wrong | Ripples | Scoop.it
Math Class Needs A Makeover: 5 Symptoms That You're Teaching Math Wrong
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Matters of Creativity: 10 Things To Inspire

Matters of Creativity: 10 Things To Inspire | Ripples | Scoop.it
Creativity in the classroom isn’t optional, it’s essential.  It’s motivating, engaging, and supports the idea of taking risks to develop new ideas. Here are ten discoveries from around the web can inspire your kids next week….
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Home-to-School Connections: Resource Roundup

Home-to-School Connections: Resource Roundup | Ripples | Scoop.it
Getting parents engaged in their children's education can be beneficial for everyone. We've compiled some tips to help improve the connection from home to school and expand parent involvement.
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Don’t Repeal Common Core Standards, Instead Reject High Stakes Testing

Don’t Repeal Common Core Standards, Instead Reject High Stakes Testing | Ripples | Scoop.it
If you are an Oklahoma legislator, please watch the following 6 minute video and thoughtfully consider this message about Common Core State Standards.
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Educate the child, not the label

Educate the child, not the label | Ripples | Scoop.it
As a therapist in the school setting, I’ve come to realize the importance of preparing curriculum and therapy activities based on the whole child instead o
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The Future Without Grades

The Future Without Grades | Ripples | Scoop.it
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How I Flipped My Classroom

How I Flipped My Classroom | Ripples | Scoop.it
It was just over a year ago when I first heard the term “flipped classroom,” and I recall wondering what part of the classroom was flipped.  I saw pictures of desks and books upside down, but never thought much about the concept.  I never thought...
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Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple | Ripples | Scoop.it
The best piece of advice I’ve ever heard about teaching was from a professional educator high up in the ranks of a California CMO.
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6 Websites for Taking a Virtual Field Trip From edshelf

6 Websites for Taking a Virtual Field Trip From edshelf | Ripples | Scoop.it
Websites for taking a virtual field trip with your class, including museums, the outdoors, the White House, and more.
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Popular Learning Simulation Invites Teachers For Open Pilot Program

Popular Learning Simulation Invites Teachers For Open Pilot Program | Ripples | Scoop.it
Popular Learning Simulation Invites Teachers For Open Pilot Program What: Open Pilot Program Who: Innovative STEAM Teachers When: Currently An Open Invitation Why: 1. To test the use of open-ended, world-building learning simulations and games in...
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More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning | Ripples | Scoop.it
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How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process.
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When used effectively and providing them to students, can make rubrics a great tool. They are qualitative in nature, but many teachers want to add numbers together and create a mark.

 

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20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom

20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom | Ripples | Scoop.it
20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom Using edmodo in the classroom isn’t rocket science. Edmodo is essentially an education-focused social media platform. This makes it much less of a headache to use in...
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5 Symptoms Your Teaching Has Gone Awry

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Explore Design Projects for Students in Autodesk's Digital STEAM Workshop

Explore Design Projects for Students in Autodesk's Digital STEAM Workshop | Ripples | Scoop.it
Autodesk's Digital STEAM Workshop is your one-stop shop for design projects ideas and free design software for your classroom.
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