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DaveGuymon.com: How to Create Twitter Lists and Increase Your Interactions

DaveGuymon.com: How to Create Twitter Lists and Increase Your Interactions | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Concise.  Precise.  Informative.  

 

How to use Twitter lists to become more effective as a learner (and teacher)!  

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A very well done screencast available on YouTube and an interesting blog to follow.

 

Engagement Based Teaching and Learning
snappy links, resources and other oddities around motivating and engaging today's learners
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Student Voice: A Spectrum to Guide Teachers

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Taken from the MiToolKit (http://mitoolkit.org/ethnicity/13-culture-climate/93-student-voice-the-key-to-student-learning) .  This continuum of activities around student voice can help teachers embed this vital piece into the learning.

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4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how EdTech alters the way we learn.

 

In particular, there is a transition from individual to collaborative learning and from passive to active or brain-based learning while differentiated instruction is rising and the phenomenon of multitasking is expanding.

 

Click headline to view the infographic full screen--


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What does this mean, for us?

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Howard Fulfrost's curator insight, April 1, 9:51 AM

This 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how edtech alters the way we learn.


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This 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how edtech alters the way we learn.

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Resources | Project Based Learning | BIE

Resources | Project Based Learning | BIE | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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A serious bunch of resources for those moving into project based learning

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Empower Students to Take Ownership of Learning

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Empowering students is not the same as abdicating control of your classroom. The ASCD’s journal Educational Leadership defines student empowerment as “student ownership of learning.” That is a good way to look at it – helping students take control of their own education. But how do you do that?


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We love what we own........

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 4, 10:45 AM

Excellent post about using student empowerment techniques for your assessments and for your classroom.

Lia Goren's curator insight, February 9, 8:37 AM

"Empoderar a los estudiantes no es lo mismo que abdicar el control de su clase." El empoderamiento de los estudiantes alude a la apropiación de la tarea de aprendizaje. "Esta es una buena manera de verlo - ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar control de su propia educación. ¿Cómo lo hacemos?"

Lia Goren's curator insight, February 9, 8:39 AM

"Empoderar a los estudiantes no es lo mismo que abdicar el control de su clase." El empoderamiento de los estudiantes alude a la apropiación de la tarea de aprendizaje. "Esta es una buena manera de verlo - ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar control de su propia educación. ¿Cómo lo hacemos?"

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Renting vs. Owning Education — EduCon 2.6

Renting vs. Owning Education — EduCon 2.6 | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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To rent or to own........

 

Most teachers want to engage students. But is it enough? Are we asking our students to “rent” their education from us as educators, rather than “own” it themselves? What does it mean to have an “engaged” student? What does it look like? How do you grade engagement? Is it linked to knowledge? Are we actually just looking for compliance? Next, how is an engaged student different from an “empowered” student? How do we foster ownership (empowerment) of learning and how do we grade such learning


Good questions! Wish I could attend!

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How the Heck Do You Implement “Student Empowerment”?

How the Heck Do You Implement “Student Empowerment”? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

!Most classrooms follow a prescribed formula. Teachers plan and lay out what is going to be learned. Students come into class and have the responsibility of switching themselves into “ready” mode, waiting for the teacher to instruct and guide them in the day’s tasks. Surely there are parts of the learning process where the control could be shifted to the students – where teachers can hand them responsibility and freedom and give them a voice in what they would learn.

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The shift from engagement to empowerment is an important one!

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Why I Brought Meditation into the Classroom

Why I Brought Meditation into the Classroom | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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mindfulness is related to self-control ..........you become more focused, centered and open for learning

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6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers -

6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers - | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and...
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Content mastery is a means, not a goal

Content mastery is a means, not a goal | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Grant Wiggins says:
There are really only 3 non-negotiables in UbD [Understanding by Design]:
There has to be a clear, constant, and prioritized focus on ‘understanding’ as an educational goal.
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Learning and understanding are the goals!

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Infographic Creation Made Easy with @Piktochart by @MsLHall

Infographic Creation Made Easy with @Piktochart by @MsLHall | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
TeacherCast Educational Technology Blog: Created by Jeff Bradbury.
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Great stuff!  Communicating large ideas is important.  Infographics can help students harness the parts to communicate a whole!

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Note-Taking with iPads

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I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precis
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mind map or outline?

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Designing for Learning's curator insight, December 16, 2013 7:46 PM

Using multiple media to note-take and record your reflections can add layers of detail and richness which will aid in later recall and transfer.

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Study: Teachers Love EdTech, They Just Don't Use It - Edudemic

Study: Teachers Love EdTech, They Just Don't Use It - Edudemic | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The visual below takes a look at some teachers' opinions on edtech, and as the visual might have given away - it isn't optional, it's essential! Keep reading to learn more.
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Food for thought

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WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ

WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Never give up! It's more than just a platitude. In her extensive research, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found the #1 predictor of a person's success.
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Who was successful here and why?  Grit......stamina.  Sticking with it!

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Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing

Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This is a "must read" article about the battle over teaching cursive when handwriting is becoming less relevant in today's digital world.The real fear among those who study kids and handwriting is not that our schools will stop teaching cursive; it's that students aren't writing enough.
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The point is..............what matters!

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Howard Fulfrost's curator insight, March 26, 12:20 PM

This is a "must read" article about the battle over teaching cursive when handwriting is becoming less relevant in today's digital world.

Howard Fulfrost's curator insight, March 26, 12:20 PM

This is a "must read" article about the battle over teaching cursive when handwriting is becoming less relevant in today's digital world.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 2, 1:47 PM

We have some educators in Canada and Alberta pressing to drop cursive. Each writing form helps develop the child's aptitude for writing and different parts of their brain. Why would we drop any of them?

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Planning Forms | Project Based Learning | BIE

Planning Forms | Project Based Learning | BIE | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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A wide array of planning forms used to support project based learning

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, February 26, 6:30 PM

Check out these planning forms~

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Focus on Audience for Better PBL Results

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At the end of a project-based learning (PBL) experience, students typically share what they have learned or discovered with an audience. Depending on the project, students might publish their work onl
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" Connecting students with an authentic audience is key, he says, to driving engagement and helping students relate what they are learning to the real world. "My top two goals are to help students find great opportunities [for real-world problem solving], and then cheerlead them to a great audience."

 

Here are three questions to consider as you plan culminating events:

What do you want students to gain from the audience interaction?If it's technical feedback, think about inviting experts for a pitch session or judging panelIf it's response or action, think about having students make presentations to a community group or decision-making body (such as a school board, city council, or neighborhood association)If it's a celebration, think about inviting community members whose talents or contributions are being honored or recognized in student projectsWho's the audience for the "real-world" version?If students are producing documentaries, plan a red carpet screening eventIf students are making sense of history, set up a museum-style exhibitionIf students are producing literature, plan a book release party, author chat, or poetry slamHow can technology connect students with larger audiences?

Extend your reach to audiences beyond your immediate community by taking advantage of digital publishing sites like YouTube, social media tools like Twitter, or services like #comments4kids to solicit comments for students' blogs.

 

Feedback form from the buck Institute can be found here:  http://bie.org/object/document/project_presentation_audience_feedback_form#

 

 

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Student Voice or Empowerment?

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The thirteen youth-adult partnerships in this study demonstrated the potential ways in which students collaborate with
adults to examine issues of equity and injustice that they experience in their lives, in their schools, in their
communities, and in broader society. The data from this study suggest that social justice conversations tend to begin
at either the organizational level or individual level as a stepping stone toward broader discussions at the systemic
level. Student voice initiatives therefore could serve an important role in facilitating this progression of thinking about
social justice issues in school settings.
The cases further indicate that when youth share in leading efforts to discuss and address social justice issues, they
can bring a renewed passion and attention to the process that adults alone rarely do. Youth also bring attention to the
need for working on specific projects to address these problems, such as intolerance, bullying, and the inclusion of
voices in decision making. While administrators and teachers undoubtedly share in these concerns, the pressing
focus on student outcomes, accountability and other important school tasks can tend to relegate such discussions of
social justice to the back burner in many schools. This study therefore has important implications for research on
distributed leadership (Elmore, 2000; Lashway, 2003) since it points to the specific value of students’ contributions to
a focus on these matters. Through future connections between educational leadership and student voice/youth-adult
partnership research, scholars can strengthen our understanding of the potential for addressing social justice issues
by broadening of distributed educational leadership to include youth at the table

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The Thrivapy Blog: Student Empowerment: A Thrivapy Definition

The Thrivapy Blog: Student Empowerment: A Thrivapy Definition | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Teacher and student empowerment.......leads to deep learning and understanding

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“ The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.” 1. Individualize your teaching as much as possible. Instead of “one size fits all,” learn as much as you can about each student, and teach each person in ways that they find comfortable and learn effectively. Of course this is easier to accomplish with smaller classes. But ‘apps’ make it possible to individualize for everyone. Read more, a MUST!!! ...


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His thinking now?  "

1.       Individualize your teaching as much as possible. Instead of “one size fits all,” learn as much as you can about each student, and teach each person in ways that they find comfortable and learn effectively. Of course this is easier to accomplish with smaller classes. But ‘apps’ make it possible to individualize for everyone.

2.        Pluralize your teaching. Teach important materials in several ways, not just one (e.g. through stories, works of art, diagrams, role play). In this way you can reach students who learn in different ways. Also, by presenting materials in various ways, you convey what it means to understand something well. If you can only teach in one way, your own understanding is likely to be thin.

3.       Drop the term “styles.” It will confuse others and it won’t help either you or your students."

 

IQ , as we KNEW it, is largely dependent upon context.  It is not a unitary trait, nor is it static.  

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Elina Jeskanen's curator insight, January 30, 1:51 AM

As an educator, I draw three primary lessons for educators:

1.       Individualize your teaching as much as possible.  ‘apps’ make it possible to individualize for everyone.

2.        Pluralize your teaching.

3.       Drop the term “styles.” It will confuse others and it won’t help either you or your students.

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Five Myths about Rigor and the Common Core Standards | MiddleWeb

Five Myths about Rigor and the Common Core Standards | MiddleWeb | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Moving beyond the 5 myths of rigor to incorporate true instructional rigor in the classroom is critical to meet the Common Core, says expert Barbara Blackburn
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True instructional rigor is “creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2012).”

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Engaged Teaching and Learning (2 Day Event)

Engaged Teaching and Learning (2 Day Event) | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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The Special Education Department at Oakland Schools is happy to announce:  
Title:  Engaged Teaching and Learning (2 Day Event)
Date(s): March 5 & 19, 2014Time(s): 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford 48328
Cost: $20.00
Presenter(s): Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Bryan Dean


This professional learning experience is part of a comprehensive effort to address Student Engagement. Participants will explore what it means to be an engaged teacher and learner; what it takes to make this happen. Additional content will be discussed around basic principles of behavior and tips regarding how staff can identify and positively effect conflict cycles with students. We will also unpack Robyn Jackson's book entitled: "How to Motivate Reluctant Learners"; participants will problem solve around their own reluctant student.

 

Be ready to think deeply and converse around this important topic! Fee includes handouts, book and lunch. 

 

“Energizing!”

“Engaging discussions pushed my thinking!”

“Facilitators were real.”

 

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Envisioning: Education

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Our future of education framework

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Designing for Learning's curator insight, January 19, 11:36 PM

Just in case you want some reassurance - yes you are seeing lots of spots...but for a good reason. This dichotomy is an attempt to organise and visualise likely emerging and influential educational technologies well into the future.

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6 Pros & Cons Of Social Media In The Classroom

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6 Pros & Cons Of Social Media In The Classroom by Aimee Hosler Like it or not, American youth are decidedly online. According to a 2013 report by Pew Research, 78 percent of teens have...
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Planning and reflecting..........tools to make it work WELL for you and the kids!

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Designing for Learning's curator insight, January 7, 6:07 PM

Social media has made its way in to mainstream culture for many students. While there are important considerations in relation to privacy, careful planning can made social media a valuable tool to keep students engaged and connected with you and each other.

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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- r
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Know Thy Impact: Teaching, Learning, and Leading Interview w/John Hattie

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An interview with John Hattie around his Eight Mind Frames for teaching and learning.  

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ech08ravo's curator insight, January 7, 7:27 PM

A must-read interview with John Hattie, Professor and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne. Meta-frames are a key driver of our values and beliefs, and Dr Hattie's book "Visible Learning..." presents eight ways of thinking fundamental to effecting deep learning.

Designing for Learning's curator insight, January 7, 7:28 PM

A must-read interview with John Hattie, Professor and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne. Meta-frames are a key driver of our values and beliefs, and Dr Hattie's book "Visible Learning..." presents eight ways of thinking fundamental to effecting deep learning.