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Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups

Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says adolescent brains learn more through interactive, interdependent group work.

 

The thinking behind the issue, along with practical ideas to do cooperative groups WELL.  


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7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload

7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A prominent researcher writes “information overload is a problem of the times.” What’s causing that overload? “At present in the world there are about 55,000 scientific journals publishing about 1,200,000 articles a year.

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The Importance of Listening (while engaging)

The Importance of Listening (while engaging) | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A lot of marketing, and in fact a lot of business, focuses on talking or “producing content.” Marketers tend to focus on pushing out the message, getting...

 

Great article.  I just attended a Cultures of Thinking conference and one of our activities involved a protocol that required us to think for 90 seconds before going around and sharing.  While other people shared, we had to listen and say nothing, taking turns.  While slightly painful to think for 1.5 minutes ( I was done at about 45 seconds), the listening part was great.  Why?  Because not everyone speaks!  This activity basically forced otherwise quiet people to TALK!  

 

Listening is important.  Speaking your mind is also important~!  Group work isn't "group"  without thinking, listening and SPEAKING!  

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The 25 Best #Pinterest Boards in Educational #Technology

The 25 Best #Pinterest Boards in Educational #Technology | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out there that can help you keep up with the latest and greatest developments in educational technology. Pinterest is rapidly becoming a favorite tool of educators all over the nation, and many have amassed some pretty great collections of edtech-related pins that teachers and students alike can use to explore new ways to learn, share, teach, and grow.

 

While it would be nearly impossible to highlight every edtech pinboard out there, we’ve shared some of the boards we think stand out among the crowd here. Many are maintained by major educational websites, key figures in edtech, and well-known bloggers, but others were created by teachers just like you who simply want to share resources and tips with others in education.


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Engaging Teaching: Edunators!

Engaging Teaching:  Edunators! | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Chock full of goodies for edgy, progressive teachers who want to trudge forward into tomorrow!

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Thinkers, Introverts and Curators in a Connected World: #Ideachat Open Mic

Thinkers, Introverts and Curators in a Connected World: #Ideachat Open Mic | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

I think one of the fundamental changes in creativity in our new connected world is the voice of "new" thinkers, introverts and curators in the spread of ideas."    Yep.........if we could just figure out how to get people to dip their toes on the water so that everyone's voice is heard.  


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Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets

Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

You can now view interactive ThingLink images -- which include embedded content -- in Twitter, opening a whole new set of possibilities for the platform.

 

 I am satiated.  Contact@Gmontgomery10 for details!  LOL


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How do I know that all of this was real? : The dark side of being a digital stranger in an online learning environment – Part 1 | Peter Bryant

How do I know that all of this was real? : The dark side of being a digital stranger in an online learning environment – Part 1 | Peter Bryant | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In a face to face environment, the reactions and inter-reactions are measurable and confined to a specific time and space. In online learning they may be spread over days or weeks, with comments or criticisms lying dormant for the entire time, festering directly on the mind of the writer. They may even log in more often to check for responses, getting increasingly frustrated at the flashing annoyance of the VLE proclaiming ‘no new messages’. And perhaps days later when they have moved onto something else, a different concept or interaction, someone picks up the thread and starts it all over again, either responded to or sometimes equally ignored.

 

So, as a practitioner (learner or teacher, or simply interested spectator) what does this mean for the practice of how we manage online learning. Well, I argue there are three critical implications for the design and management of online learning in a disinhibitive environment.


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CHALK TALK for engaging reflection!

 

Chalk Talk is a silent way to reflect, generate ideas, check on learning, develop projects or solve problems. It can be used productively with any group—students, faculty, workshop participants, committees. Because it is done completely in silence, it gives groups a change of pace and encourages thoughtful contemplation. It can be an unforgettable experience. Middle Level students absolutely love it—it’s the quietest they’ll ever be!

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7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In

7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

If they aren't engaged, you need to figure out "why".  Here are 7 clues about this issue.  Remember, we only have REAL  control over ourselves!  

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Project Based Learning: The 10 Step Plan

Project Based Learning: The 10 Step Plan | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Teaching Critical Thinking Skills Through Project Based Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills Through Project Based Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
DRIVING QUESTION: Does Project Based Learning Teach Critical Thinking?
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Great Post: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology – Mark Bates

Great Post: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology – Mark Bates | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Wow.  This resonated with me.  Entry regarding traits teachers have who effectively use technology.  "1. start with "why"; 2. malleable and flexible; 3.  embrace change"

 

Important infographic for educators to abosrb if they are going to be able to move in the direction the horse is facing!  Read on!

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Teaching Creativity in Any Content Area: Visible Thinking

Teaching Creativity in Any Content Area:  Visible Thinking | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The Creativity Module helps students develop their capacity to think creatively and to see the creativity embedded in things and ideas around them. Challenges of creativity are everywhere in daily life--wherever it is important to think of new ways of doing things, to look at things through new eyes, to go beyond conventional ways of thinking, to stretch beyond the obvious. Challenges of creativity also arise in all areas of the curriculum, from thinking creatively about how to solve problems in math to looking for innovative ways to test a hypothesis in science, from finding an innovative topic for an essay to exploring alternative perspectives in history, from appreciating the creativity in historical figures' choices and actions to seeing the hidden inventiveness in the design of everyday objects.

 

Specifically, the Creativity Module aims to:

Increase students' awareness of the opportunities to think creatively and to see the creativity around them. Help students recognize taken-for-granted situations and make them better by reframing them as problems or puzzles that invite fixing. Teach students to notice how things and ideas are put together and to think creatively about how they could be put together differently. Help students to be sensitive to opportunities to think outside of the box, to stretch beyond the obvious, to look at situations in new ways. Encourage students to think of themselves as creative agents who can choose to transform the world around them.

 

 

I have jumped on the Visible Thinking train and am using the Understanding Ideas routines in my PL with adults.  I am LOVING it and it is changing how I teach (and learn)

 

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 14 Great Facebook Groups Every Teacher should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 14 Great Facebook Groups Every Teacher should Know about | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
great guides for facebook newbies
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Why Grit is More Important Than Good Grades

Why Grit is More Important Than Good Grades | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Letting your kids struggle academically may the best way to help them succeed...

 

Incidentally, we will be hosting a book study using "How Children Succeed".  REgistration deadline is Dec. 14th for Oakland County educators.  Here is the link!

 

https://events.oakland.k12.mi.us/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=101392&cc=COEE&oc=10

 







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QR codes to engage: Zerber's Zoo

QR codes to engage:  Zerber's Zoo | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

QR codes 101 ! : )

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The Future of Learning: Vital video for student engagement

Learn more at http://www.ericsson.com/networkedsociety Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, inn...

 

An amazing video about the change in education.  All ideas here are vital to student engagement in the years to come.  

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Shifting the Debate on Tech

Shifting the Debate on Tech | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"A more immediate and pressing question is how to verify that technology is indeed helping deep learning and not merely the superficial, simple click. A more interesting question is how technology is changing the way the brain operates and how in turn, this may affect identity and notions of self. There is a wealth of questions to ask, to inquire into , to wonder about.

Tech is here. It’s not going away any day soon."  Amen

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Project Based Learning

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What is PBL?| Project Based Learning | BIE (Project Based Learning http://t.co/URn8h33k...)...

 

Yo........if motivation matters:  you need to jump on this bandwagon.  Autonomy , matery, purpose.  

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The Flipped Classroom: Professional Development Workshop

The Flipped Classroom: Professional Development Workshop | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Module One – Powerful Learning Experiences During this module, we will think about, explore, and discuss these areas: Qualities and characteristics of epic learning. Building a community and ...
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Augmented Reality in Education: Shaw Wood Primary School uses Aurasma

Shaw Wood Primary School in Doncaster, UK is a leading proponent of using new technologies in the classroom to aid learning. One such technology is Aurasma -...
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Engaging Students in Math | Edutopia

Engaging Students in Math | Edutopia | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Advertisement. WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Facebook. Edutopia on Facebook ... Student Engagement Subscribe to RSS. Engaging Students in Math. October 15, 2012. Photo credit: inkyhack.


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Three Minute Motivators | Student Engagement for Learning

Three Minute Motivators | Student Engagement for Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
3 Minute Motivators When do you implement a 3 Minute Motivator? In your lesson, when does the level of engagement drop? That’s when!! Why use a 3 Minute Motivator? To give the students a posi...
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11 Most "Wicked Awesome" Education Infographics I've Seen Lately | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog

11 Most "Wicked Awesome" Education Infographics I've Seen Lately | Socrato Learning Analytics Blog | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Showcases eleven interesting education infographics from 2012...
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