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An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century

An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it
In 2011, I wrote a blog post, titled Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century. It described how I learned about a new version of the traditional KWL (What do I Know, What do I Want to know and wh...
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The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out!

The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out! | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it
With nearly 200 free software applications, this new update is just jammed full of awesome free tools and tons of insights into how to use them in your courses and classrooms! If you’ve followed EmergingEdTech for a few years now,

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, May 13, 9:10 AM
Beth Dichter's insight:

Emerging EdTech has just released their newest version of the excellent e-book that covers free software applications. This version is free to download and it may become a great resource for you to check out when you are considering new projects to do with your learners.

The e-book has eighteen chapters, beginning with Blogs and Blogging Resources. Additional chapters include:

* Creating Your Own Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

* Educational Games and Gamification

* Interactive Collaboration Tools

* Open Educational Resources

* Screencasting

* Using YouTube Videos as Lesson Materials

* Video Conferencing and Video Chat Tools

And this is by no means a complete list. You will find many more tools if you download the free book. You will need to provide your name and email address to receive the download link. Click through to the post for additional information.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 24, 11:12 AM

Thanks Beth Dichter

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 11:52 AM

Emerging EdTech has just released their newest version of the excellent e-book that covers free software applications. This version is free to download and it may become a great resource for you to check out when you are considering new projects to do with your learners.

The e-book has eighteen chapters, beginning with Blogs and Blogging Resources. Additional chapters include:

* Creating Your Own Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

* Educational Games and Gamification

* Interactive Collaboration Tools

* Open Educational Resources

* Screencasting

* Using YouTube Videos as Lesson Materials

* Video Conferencing and Video Chat Tools

And this is by no means a complete list. You will find many more tools if you download the free book. You will need to provide your name and email address to receive the download link. Click through to the post for additional information.

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

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"Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.

A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be more important is their ability to ask their own great questions–and more critically, their willingness to do so."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 15, 11:05 PM

How do you teach your learners to ask good questions? This post shares many resources to help you learn new skills that will assist you in teaching others.

The post begins with a visual, the Teach Thought Learning Taxonomy, which is a template for critical thinking that looks at cognition across six categories. This is described in depth.

Additional tools shared include:

* Socratic Discussion which includes a video from Tch (the Teaching Channel)

* Paideia Seminar - "an integrated literacy event built around formal whole class dialogue. The purpose for doing Paideia Seminar is to support students’ ability to think conceptually and communicate collaboratively." There is also a video.

* The Question Game (which was shared previously on this Scoop.it)

* Bloom's Taxonomy

* Question Formation Technique - See the visual at the top, or check out their website at The Right Question Institute. If this is of interest to you they are presenting a workshop in Boston in July. Information on this is available at their website.

* Universal Question Stems and Basic Question Stem Examples

This is actually part 2 of a two part post. The first post is A Guide to Questioning in the Classroom.

Mike Clare's curator insight, April 16, 5:16 PM

Great starting point.  

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, April 17, 7:31 AM

SOME TIMES KNOWING THE RIGHT QUESTION TO ASK WILL GET THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR THE PROBLEM YOU ARE TRYING TO SOLVE!!  IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO ASK YOU MAY NOT GET THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR YEARS BUT THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED!?!

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Assessment and Rubrics

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A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, February 15, 8:47 AM

This site contains a range of samples for a variety of projects. As usual, you will want to be a wise consumer, but many will provide a nice start.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 15, 2:45 PM

Good rubric for discussion boards included. 

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Strategies for Encouraging Cooperative Learning - Poster

Strategies for Encouraging Cooperative Learning - Poster | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it
Cooperative learning is as much a skill for students to develop as it is a reflection on how we work and interact in group situations. Here are some ideas.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 3, 8:31 PM

Fractus Learning provides a great visual that shares 5 cooperative learning strategies as well as links to additional information including
* A book on Educational Psychology (Creative Commons)

* Additional techniques in a four-page handout called The Basic Collaborative Learning Techniques

* 20 Collaborative Learning Tips and Strategies for Teachers

* 2 Videos

The Common Core promotes cooperative/collaborative learning. These strategies may provide you with new ways to move students on the spectrum of learning, and potentially have your students engaged in project-based learning, which promotes critical thinking skills as well as highly engaged learners who will share their work with a much larger community.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 4, 10:56 AM

Clear and concise graphic of Collaborative learning strategies.

 

Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, February 6, 7:47 AM

Web Design & Development

be social:

https://www.facebook.com/JakartaWebDeveloper

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5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it

"Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. Brain researcher David Sousa claims that physical activity increases the amount of oxygen in our blood, and this oxygen is related to enhanced learning and memory. A recent Washington Post article suggests that many student behaviors we associate with ADHD may stem from an overall lack of physical movement  – both in and out of school. In addition, a phenomenally popular blog post by Alexis Wiggins recently touched upon how much sitting students actually do every day, and how all that sitting affects energy levels and learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 28, 9:19 PM

What would happen if you incorporated more movement in your classroom, providing students opportunities to get up from their seat and physically move their body? Based on current brain research you may find your students more engaged in their learning. This post provides five suggestions on activities you can incorporate into lessons to allow students opportunities to move. What are they?

1. Gallery Walks/Chalk Talks

2. White Board Meetings

3. North Pole-South Pole/Continuum

4. Musical Mingle

5.  Stations

Each is explained in detail in the post. Do you have ideas on how movement can be incorporated into lessons? If so, share them in the comment section.

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy

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Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers

Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it
We believe that one of the most important challenges educators face today is to prepare kids for the world that awaits them after they leave the classroom -- those "21st century skills" you keep hearing about. We've created the free resources below to support and inspire you and your students in facing that challenge.

Also, be sure to visit the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, where you'll find thousands of topics that have been created and successfully used by educators in their own Collaborize Classroom® sites.

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Lisa Jones's curator insight, March 23, 9:58 AM

Great information as usual Dennis!

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Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers [Infographic] | Coaching

Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers [Infographic] | Coaching | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 27, 2014 7:49 PM

Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 25, 2:58 AM

Differentiation is important and expected in every classroom. This is a great way of depicting it. 

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25 Next Gen Tools for the Inquiry Classroom

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"Next gen tools provide meaningful ways teachers and students can explore, question, reflect and share–leading to Deeper Learning and blended and personalized opportunities for students. Here are 25 ideas for using next gen tools this year in your classroom."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 3, 2014 9:44 PM

Why would we want to use next gen tools in our classroom? One reason is they provide a richer experience for our students, richer content, potentially richer discussions, and more as well as the fact that these tools are often multi-disciplinary and multi-sensory.

The 25 tools listed here address large parts of the curriculum as well as grade levels. Five are listed below. Click through to the post to learn more about them and twenty more.

* PBS for Educators has many resources available. This post highlights three specifically: Point of View (which is geared to older students); SCI Girls (think STEM); and Daily News Story (as you probably guessed we are talking current events).

* Big History Project goal is to develop a full curriculum for high school. At this point they have four key areas: the universe, or solar system and Earth, Life and Humans, with a total of seven "threshholds."

* Do you want your students to publish work online? Consider checking out EduBlog, KidBlog and Blogger?

Have fun exploring and teach your students (and yourself) some next gen tools!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 4, 2014 9:43 AM

Some great tools to consider for your classroom.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:20 PM

A useful list of top quality resources. 

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Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers

Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it

"Reading Rockets shares that "A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept. Using a graphic organizer, students think about the concept in several ways. Most concept map organizers engage students in answering questions such as, "What is it? What is it like? What are some examples?" Concept maps deepen understanding and comprehension."Cast reports: "There is solid evidence for the effectiveness of graphic organizers in facilitating learning." A summary of this finding is that, "When looking across 23 different studies they found a consistent effect on comprehension."



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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 20, 2014 11:41 AM

Some great links in this article to a plethora of resources. 

Sample Student's curator insight, August 20, 2014 8:15 PM

Of great use when making decisions about supporting higher order thinking in assisted learning.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:57 PM

A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept.

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35 Most Wanted Google Drive Tips

35 Most Wanted Google Drive Tips | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it
Google Drive is a collection of amazing editing tools provided by Google which serves as a free replacement to office softwares and more oriented towards

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Tracey Robertson's curator insight, June 27, 9:21 PM

Being able to access work at home has been invaluable. You know you get some of your best ideas when you are relaxed, so now I can take advantage of my brainwaves.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 28, 9:23 AM

What a great BASIC guide to Google Docs.  It is like a concise instruction manual.  

 

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 2, 10:00 AM

A nice progression of tips to improve your experience with Google Drive.

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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.


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Iva Golec's curator insight, August 3, 9:26 AM

This is a great tool for creating classroom materials or for getting students to show the outcomes of their projects.

Julie Jensen's curator insight, August 4, 5:09 PM

This is a great tool for creating classroom materials or for getting students to show the outcomes of their projects.

Raul Alanis Jr's curator insight, August 13, 3:43 PM

Tool like this help students generate great looking products while allowing them to focus on what really matters the content. 

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STELLER - tell your story

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Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours with photos, videos and text, all right from your iPhone.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 17, 9:51 AM

A great iPad app for creating photo stories with text. You can watch the story paging through the ebook. Viewers can add comments, like and share your stories.

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17 Websites to Manage Your Classroom

17 Websites to Manage Your Classroom | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it
These are clever approaches to keeping order among avid learners: Bouncy Balls–balls bounce based on level of noise in the classroom Calmness Counter–how noisy is your classroom? Let students see. ...
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DK Find Out! A New Visual Encylopedia

DK Find Out! A New Visual Encylopedia | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 22, 9:16 PM

This visual encyclopedia comes from the publisher DK. It is new, and therefore somewhat limited but based on the website they have plans to grow it.

This would be great to use with younger students, ELL students and special education students. The site is easy to use and along with the categories shown in the image above you will also find sections called:

* What's New?

* Videos

* Quizzes

* Fun Facts

* Galleries

and coming soon a section called My Space.

As an educator you may create an account and access a lesson planner.

The DK Online World Desk Reference may also be on interest. You need to create an account to use it which takes seconds to do. This site "explores topics in physical and human geography for every country in the world, and practices critical-thinking skills."

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, January 24, 12:05 AM

Awesome ..Thx Beth Dichter

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids

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PowerMyLearning has thousands of free educational games & learning activities for kids in all major K-12 subjects & aligned to the Common Core Standards.

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LucyHarper.Com's curator insight, January 27, 4:08 AM

I love that the world is waking up to the fact that children do not always need to be educated in a school. In fact many children HATE school for a whole host of very good reasons that I will discuss in a dedicated article and will never reach their full potential if forced to stay.


Home education has always existed but is experiencing exponential growth with much success. Students from home ed families are now actively sought by leading Universities and Colleges. Much of this can be attributed to parental and child involvement in online learning,

online curriculums and the fact that parents can now run business easily from home and around their childrens needs and well being.


The education most schools deliver today is petrifyingly outdated. My son was being taught the same topics and in the same way as I was 30 years ago! I read Robert T. Kiyosaki's best selling book 'Rich Dad Poor Dad ' yesterday. I didn't think I needed my eyes opening  any wider to the pitfalls of traditional education models but it reaffirmed much of what I believe to be true regarding education.


The myths of yesteryear regarding home educated children have been blown apart. Every home educated child I have met is emotionally and spiritually nourished, nurtured, socialised, educated  and HAPPY! They learn young that following in the herd is NOT the only option and to be true to themselves. 


Educational options should always be tailored if possible to a child's needs. If school is not the best option for them then home educating is a phenomenally popular, exciting and successful second option.

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A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students

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A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 25, 10:27 AM

Posters for Students based on Bloom's Taxonomy: simple, effective and applicable for different levels

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Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated

Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it
Sometimes it feels crazy overwhelming to keep assessing students and know exactly what they do/don't understand. That's where these quick and easy formative assessment ideas comes in! My school dis...

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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:28 AM

We often think of assessment in a formal, summative sense; however, the art of formative evaluation is critical to master in order to assess how well students are grasping concepts.  Jumping past basic recall and simple predictions, formative assessments are great tools for establishing where  personal connections have been made in a child's learning process. While we are reaching for the application and synthesis of knowledge, we need to break free from multiple choice bubbles and encourage students to travel deeper into their learning. 

LibrarianLand's curator insight, November 2, 2014 9:18 AM

Some good ideas here.

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47 Visual Learning Options for your PBL

47 Visual Learning Options for your PBL | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it
Here's a wide variety of visual learning options for your students, from graphs to infographics, Charts AmCharts Barchart ChartGizmo ChartGo Chartle Creately CSS Chart Generator Highcharts Hohli On...
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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | EEB426 Becoming a Professional teacher | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 3, 2014 10:32 PM

Do you know how to provide meaningful feedback to your students. This post in Edutopia provides five suggestions, all of which are included in the illustration above (located here).

What are the suggestions?

* Be as specific as possible

* The sooner the better

* Address the learner's advancement toward a goal

* Present feedback carefully

* Involve learners in the process

Additional information on these five suggestions are in the post.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:38 PM

The role of immediate, meaningful feedback must also be incorporated into the active learning environment.

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Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy – Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 16, 2014 11:55 AM
This is a useful tool for generating clear student outcomes. 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 2014 1:31 AM

This is an interesting model.

 

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 1, 2014 5:53 AM

This is a really interesting look at Bloom's Revised Taxonomies. It's a fantastic way of integrating the Knowledge Dimension. I love this visual!