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A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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Gust MEES

read also my curation about it here:

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=Twitter

- http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?q=Twitter

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A handy printable to share and encourage others to try Twitter!

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Make your own quiz!

Make your own quiz! | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
In my last post I mentioned that you can make your own quiz using PowerPoint. So, let's give it a try! Check out the video below to get an idea of what we are going to make. You can see from the vi...

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The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites

The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Last week, my classes all of a sudden became more challenging. Instead of teaching two separate classes of United States History to Intermediate English Language Learners, one double-block period o...

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VideoScribe on John Hattie's Visible Learning - YouTube


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Learning: "Slipping back" is a part of the process

Learning: "Slipping back" is a part of the process | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

By Annie Murphy Paul

 

“Slipping back” isn’t a shameful retreat from our goal—it’s part of the process of getting there.

 

“Rather than development being seen as stepping up from Level 1 to Level 2 to Level 3, it is envisioned as a gradual ebbing and flowing of the frequencies of alternative ways of thinking, with new approaches being added and old ones being eliminated as well. To capture this perspective in a visual metaphor, think of a series of overlapping waves, with each wave corresponding to a different rule, strategy, theory, or way of thinking.”


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Good to keep in mind. This happens so often--it's a matter of understanding our learners better, and ourselves. 

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, August 7, 9:15 AM

"Under the long-lasting influence of psychologist Jean Piaget, staircase-like “stage theories” continue to dominate our mental images of how learning operates."


"Research shows that children (and adults!) employ a variety of strategies to solve problems, not only the one “typical” of their stage of development. It’s something more like waves on a beach, where one wave overtakes another and then pulls back, overtaken in turn by another advancing and then receding wave."


Note: I learned that "slippage" is a part of the school improvement process. Changing thinking and behavior means changing habits and it is common for us to revert back to our old habits, particularly when our new behaviors are challenged.


Les Howard's curator insight, August 7, 9:26 AM

Marie Clay spoke about the pebble in the pond effect where new learning disrupted existing learning until the new was assimilated into the existing. a bit like throwing a pebble into a pond.

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Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

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Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, August 5, 10:59 AM

This is a great resource to get teachers started using audio feedback in google apps.

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Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’

Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’ | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Vanderbilt University

 

"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.


Metacognitive practices increase students’ abilities to transfer or adapt their learning to new contexts and tasks."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 25, 9:13 AM

Four assignments for explicit instruction:


  1. Preassessments—Encouraging Students to Examine Their Current Thinking
  2. The Muddiest Point—Giving Students Practice in Identifying Confusions
  3. Retrospective Postassessments—Pushing Students to Recognize Conceptual Change
  4. Reflective Journals—Providing a Forum in Which Students Monitor Their Own Thinking




Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 7:05 PM

Emotional intelligence and learning how to learn might be the two most important teaching work we do for children. It is about connecting with what is important in healthy ways and understanding learning more completely. We can never do this completely, but we should make the effort.

Nicola Parkin's curator insight, July 28, 7:35 PM

Nice! 4 strategies for helping learner learn to learn.

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How Do You Know If Your Students Are Globally Competent?

How Do You Know If Your Students Are Globally Competent? | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Image Source: http://cdn.newsday.com/In a speech given to the Council on Foreign Relations, Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education said, “In the 21st century, a quality education system is the centerpiece of a country’s economic development and it can be the one thing that unites the world. In this global economy, the line between domestic and interna...
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Great areas to reflect upon and inform classroom practice

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Teacher Prep and ELLs: NCTQ's 'Strong' and 'Weak' Programs

Teacher Prep and ELLs: NCTQ's 'Strong' and 'Weak' Programs | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Very few teacher preparation programs are adequately addressing the needs of English-language learners, a new review finds.
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12 Findings on Mind, Brain & Education

12 Findings on Mind, Brain & Education | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Mind, Brain, and Education is the first in a nine paper series from JFF called Students at the Center.

Via Luciana Viter, Lynnette Van Dyke, Evdokia Roka
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 19, 6:48 PM

We are constantly changing the world and it is constantly changing us.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 20, 12:42 AM

How does education work inside the mind?

Audrey Jackson's curator insight, May 20, 8:08 AM

MBE helps us understand how deeply emotion and other environmental factors affect learning - something teachers have known for years but now have science to back it up!

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Researchers use rhythmic brain activity to track memories in progress

Researchers use rhythmic brain activity to track memories in progress | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
University of Oregon researchers have tapped the rhythm of memories as they occur in near real time in the human brain.
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EEGs as a tool to track mental activity to uncover insights about memory processes. 

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Ms Wendi's World Wonders: American Memorial Day

Ms Wendi's World Wonders: American Memorial Day | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
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Accessible post on Memorial Day for kids. Please share. 

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Using art in the classroom

Using art in the classroom | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Finding the Story inside the Painting Here’s a lesson plan I developed inspired by the ITDI sessions given by Debora Tebovich and Roseli Serra on storytelling and the use of video and images in the...

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Marco Favero's curator insight, September 23, 9:43 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience

5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
The persistence of social media is certainly changing how things are done. In a matter of minutes, you can wish an old friend happy birthday on Facebook, find a recipe for dinner on Pinterest, watch a how-to project on YouTube, and get up to the minute updates on events from Twitter. But social media isn’t just changing how we act; it’s actually changing our brains as well.

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RA LV AD's curator insight, September 18, 7:19 PM

agregar su visión ...

Ching Rem's curator insight, September 19, 4:25 AM

brain change

 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 25, 8:29 AM

Thx Susan Bainbridge

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Helping Students See Themselves As Thinkers

Helping Students See Themselves As Thinkers | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

TEST Merging Metacognition & Citizenship by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a previous post in 2013. Why should someone learn?


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Sketchnote Primer

Sketchnote Primer | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
The how-to video I made for the Apple Distinguished Educator Global Institute in San Diego, July 2014. A number of colleagues asked if they could use it in their classrooms--by all means! I have ju...
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Wonderful work, Brad!

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The Children Crossing Our Border Just Want a Better Life—Let’s Treat Them as Our Own

The Children Crossing Our Border Just Want a Better Life—Let’s Treat Them as Our Own | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
We deal with Latin America in lots of ways. So why shouldn’t we take some responsibility for—and show compassion toward—kids who want to come here?
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Surge of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Presents Education Challenges

Surge of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Presents Education Challenges | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
The Obama Administration is scrambling to provide more long-term shelter space for the wave of children coming from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
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Incredible numbers. Incredible challenges. 

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Interesting to read through. 

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Sleep After Learning Strengthens Connections Between Brain Cells and Enhances Memory

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Sleep....more sleep....my kind of advice.

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.@impactfulcoach: The endless quest for leadership | via @SmartBrief

.@impactfulcoach: The endless quest for leadership | via @SmartBrief | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
if we know what leadership is, then why do we act as if we simply cannot fathom the concept or master its complexities?
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Why are we stuck on naming it? Defining it?

 

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Twijector

Twijector | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Twijector is a real-time twitter wall for conferences, events, cafe and classrooms.


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Could be fun!
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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, June 4, 11:49 PM

https://hootsuite.com/hootfeed

Jay Roth's curator insight, June 10, 3:19 PM

Similar to TodaysMeet - but public!

Patty Ball's curator insight, July 21, 12:26 AM

twitter projection

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Using Brain Research to Inform Teaching and Learning

Using Brain Research to Inform Teaching and Learning | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

"The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, May 1, 9:01 AM

While these are "tips for e-learning", they apply to all learning and instruction.