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Guardian Open Journalism: Three Little Pigs Advert - Video| The Committed Sardine

Guardian Open Journalism: Three Little Pigs Advert - Video| The Committed Sardine | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Video from The Guardian. Great for point of view and social media discussions.
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Improving Schools Through Design Thinking

Improving Schools Through Design Thinking | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Along with teaching students how to master design thinking, this five-step model of empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test can also be used in running the school itself.
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Design thinking is inclusive and creative by its nature. It is also relevant real-world learning. This article outlines the stages of Design Thinking.
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Student Innovators Take Local Action on Global Climate Challenge

See what happens when a group of high school students pitch energy-saving proposals to a panel of entrepreneurs, professors, and sustainability experts.
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A great initiative!
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Patti Smith, Umberto Eco, and Other Celebrated Contemporary Authors Offer Their Advice to Aspiring Writers

Patti Smith, Umberto Eco, and Other Celebrated Contemporary Authors Offer Their Advice to Aspiring Writers | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
"Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money... If you build a good name, eventually, that name
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Inspiring advice from inspiring writers. I feel my book Wishlist has also just gotten longer! This would be great to show a writers' group at school.
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12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy”
Via Laurent Picard
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Great for staff room conversations.
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Horizontal History - Wait But Why

Horizontal History - Wait But Why | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ Looking at history from a new direction”
Via Ken Morrison
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A visual of birth dates. Useful
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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 23, 6:24 PM

This teacher wants to engage students (and adults) by showing historical figures in a new context.

 

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15 creative talks any presenter can learn from

15 creative talks any presenter can learn from | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
When thinking of ways to blow your audience away, make sure you can actually execute your ideas. Practice everything in real-time to ensure success on pres
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Some great techniques here to help us give better presentations. This would be good to share with students.
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Going Beyond Group Assessments for Learning

Going Beyond Group Assessments for Learning | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Student teamwork is integral to developing 21st-century skills, but group assessments can also serve as individual assessments by building checkpoints into collaborative activities.
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Groan, group work! Here are some ways to make it better,
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12 Awesome Edtech Apps

12 Awesome Edtech Apps | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
An edtech teaching toolkit should include reliable tools for your needs and circumstances. Whether that includes Kahoot!, Screencast-O-Matic, or Scratch, it's ultimately about your teacher-student relationship.
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Find your own edtech toolkit. It has to work for you and your students and must be carefully thought through.
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Sarcasm RULES @yaymath

Sarcasm RULES @yaymath | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Over the next few months, Robert Ahdoot, a high-school math teacher and founder of YayMath.org, will be sharing singular, bite-sized morsels of inspire
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Learning is about ego as much as anything else and if we want students to trust us and open up so that they can learn we cannot be bruising their egos with sarcastic remarks. One person's funny can be hurtful. Save it for later.
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ASCD Express 11.09 - Strategies to Encourage Innovative Thinking

ASCD Express 11.09 - Strategies to Encourage Innovative Thinking | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Helping students to understand innovation is the first step on entrepreneurial education. This post gives some practical solutions for teachers wishing to encourage creative, innovative thinking for young entrepreneurs.
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Gaming’s next level? Tales of the unexpected

Gaming’s next level? Tales of the unexpected | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Taking games driven education to the next level.
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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 10, 3:05 AM


Simon Parkin:  "The future looks dim for film-style storytelling as more games allow you to plot your own adventures" ....

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There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Tips for Collaborative Planning

There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Tips for Collaborative Planning | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.
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Great for more than just game based learning. Creating a space for teacher collaboration is a very useful way of creating shared goals and values.
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Project Zero Featured in Edutopia | Harvard Graduate School of ...

Project Zero Featured in Edutopia | Harvard Graduate School of ... | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Project Zero's Artful Thinking project was recently featured in Edutopia's Schools That Work series. Edutopia, the George Lucas Education Foundation, regularly publishes profiles on their website of K-12 schools, districts, and ...
Via Kim Muncie
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Project Zero thinking classrooms.
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Tomb Raider creator to open two free schools with digital focus

Tomb Raider creator to open two free schools with digital focus | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Games magnate Ian Livingstone’s schools in London and Bournemouth will teach latest in technology and creative thinking
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Yes please! A STEAM focussed school has promise. Let's watch to see if it delivers. A great opportunity to provide a relevant and modern education.
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Oxford college appoints Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson

Oxford college appoints Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Lady Margaret Hall announces star-studded list of visiting fellows, which also includes Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant
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It's great to see a variety of talents visiting university. Students need to hear from different voices, not just academics.
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Classroom standing desks may curb kids’ sedentary time

Classroom standing desks may curb kids’ sedentary time | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Standing desks in classrooms could be an easy way to help make kids’ time in school less sedentary, a new research review suggests.
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And theses desks have proven popular where I have seen them.
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Harvard Project Zero

Harvard Project Zero | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ Ideas from Harvard's PZ thinking routines.”
Via Rosebud Stanley
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Teaching thinking
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Rosebud Stanley's curator insight, May 17, 2015 12:26 PM

Visible Thinking Routines are ways to develop as a learner though the ways that we interact with the new knowledge, here are some practical ideas.

'connect-extend-challenge'

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Middle School Maker Journey: Everything's Going Well . . . We Think

Middle School Maker Journey: Everything's Going Well . . . We Think | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
In part six of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett reflects on his middle school makerspace's successes and growth opportunities, with an eye on the upcoming capstone projects.
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Creative thinking and problem solving for the real world are excellent reasons for starting a maker space at your school.
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Game Face On: Gamification for Engaging Teachers in PD

Game Face On: Gamification for Engaging Teachers in PD | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
By gamifying their school's PD, two educators motivated and engaged their faculty to master the challenges of learning how to teach in a 1:1 environment.
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Gamifying PD is a great idea. This post contains a case study and links to try the process for yourself via iTunes.
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Teaching strategies | Global Education

Teaching strategies | Global Education | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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Great for ideas on global learning strategies.
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The long adieu: how Britain gave up learning French

The long adieu: how Britain gave up learning French | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
We have embraced cosmopolitanism and cultural diversity. What a pity, then, that we are more stolidly monolingual than ever
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The decline in language learning is of concern whether you're in the UK or elsewhere monoculture is a barrier to good learning.
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ASCD Express 11.09 - How to Be Purposeful About Audience

ASCD Express 11.09 - How to Be Purposeful About Audience | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Finding the right audience for student innovation can help them to fine tune their thinking and to get vital, authentic feedback from people who really know the area that students are working in. Students can gain valuable social media skills as well by showcasing their work online to a real audience. This is really learning on the job.
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Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls - TechCrunch

Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls - TechCrunch | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ The question is, to prevent this deterioration in scores and perceived ability, how do we empower elementary school girls to embrace an interest in STEM and develop leadership skills that will help them navigate their way through school to be prepared to choose any career, including STEM? How can educators address the main factors at this critical 9- to 12-year-old window that are standing in the way of more girls going into STEM fields?”
Via John Evans
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Girls are being socialised to believe that they are not maths and science thinkers. We are encouraging the boys and not the girls from a young age. Click through this article to see the Verizon video about girls being told that they are pretty. Powerful.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 10, 10:23 AM

I'm still super partial to STEAM instead of STEM - but this is worth the read. BUT I'm ALWAYS on board with being a champion to middle school girls! YAY - Go Girls!

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Get in the Zone

Get in the Zone | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ I recently was doing a training on How to Teach Today's Learners. I remembered that Vygotsky had a lot of good ideas that we have built upon since his time. When I suggested to the group to use scaffolding they looked at me a little funny. So, I stepped back and created this infographic in an…”
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Using the ZPD in education is very important. Here is a guide to how.
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30 Great Books for Educators

30 Great Books for Educators | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Great reading for 2016!


Via Andrea Zeitz
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Always up for a good read.
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