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“It’s Not Going Away”

“It’s Not Going Away” | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A great entry...........well worth reading.  

 

Yes, CHANGE is constant.  Scary for some, thrilling for others.  

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Visible Thinking; Chalk Talk – Teaching Paradox

Visible Thinking; Chalk Talk – Teaching Paradox | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Chalk Talk, a teaching routine to build understanding in a collaborative way.

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What Does It Take for a Project to be “Authentic”?

What Does It Take for a Project to be “Authentic”? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Experts & NewBIEs | Bloggers on Project Based Learning: What Does It Take for a Project to be “Authentic”?...
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If the teacher dances faster will students learn more? Miles is brilliant

If the teacher dances faster will students learn more?  Miles is brilliant | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“I’m an entertainer. I have to do a song and dance to capture their attention,” These are excerpts from a New York Times article Titled, "Technology is Changing How Students Learn" suggesting stude...

 

GREAT article.  Miles is spot on.  If you can empathize with learners (yes......they want to be DOING sometihing) then it is easy to figure out that we don't have to dance faster, but instead we need to develop our classroom and teaching so that it is student centered and not teacher centered.  My recommendation is to check out Visible Thinking, project based learning, problem based learning, flipping the classroom.  "Sit and Gets"  make the kids want to chew their arms off!  

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Really? It’s My Job To Teach Technology?

Really? It’s My Job To Teach Technology? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

First off, I like that Andrew calls technology a skill as that is a mindset that needs to change. Most teachers don’t see teaching technology as a skill but rather a “program”. If we view technology as a skill, then we can look at the skill students are learning through the use of technology. Let’s take a look at Blooom’s Taxonomy of Higher Order Thinking Skills.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.thethinkingstick.com/really-its-my-job-to-teach-technology

 

Teaching technology is much like teaching creativity and deep thinking- the content is only a vehicle.  Tech should be woven into everything we do because the kids weave it into everything THEY do.  

 


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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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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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Thinking Visibly with Building Effective Relationships

Thinking Visibly with Building Effective Relationships | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
My partner and I facilitated the thinking and learning of nearly 50 teachers at Building Effective Relationships with Students.
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Student Engagement: Are Your Students Listening?

Student Engagement: Are Your Students Listening? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Today we’re talking about upping student engagement in your classroom. Maybe that’s too fancy. It boils down to this: kids aren’t listening! I have seen way too many classrooms where engagement is d-o-w-n.
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Falling Forward Every Day

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Top 7 YouTube Science Experiment Channels

Top 7 YouTube Science Experiment Channels | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

We had a great reaction to our Top 7 YouTube Channels for Learning Math, and so we have listened to you guys and put together our favorite YouTube Science Experiment Channels. These channels are great to look through to get ideas for the classroom, and liven up a chemistry, biology or general science class.

 

Ooh  Ooh!  Very cool!


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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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