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Read Kiddo Read : the inside scoop on what kids really like to read

Read Kiddo Read : the inside scoop on what kids really like to read | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"If you love detective novels, you have probably read some of James Patterson's Alex Cross or Women's Murder Club novels. If you have teens in the house, they might have read his Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard or Daniel X books. His mysteries and thrillers have topped the best-seller lists for years. In fact, he holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most hardcover fiction best-selling titles by one author (63!).

The man is a writing powerhouse, and now, because he is so passionate about books and reading, this award-winning author has created a website recommending great books for kids."


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Introducing Monkseaton/Spaced Learning - YouTube

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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The Science Behind Classroom Norming

The Science Behind Classroom Norming | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Blogger Todd Finley explores the value of Classroom Norming to help learners.
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Good at any time of the year, but better at the start, establishing a positive culture takes consideration and effort.  It is also worth revisiting when things go pear-shaped.

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An Excellent Guide on Teaching Students about The Research Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Excellent Guide on Teaching Students about The Research Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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A guide to research.

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TED Talk Takeaways: 8 Ways to Hook Your Audience

TED Talk Takeaways: 8 Ways to Hook Your Audience | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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Some tips for students (and teachers) on giving interesting presentations.

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Seating Arrangements with Work Stations

Seating Arrangements with Work Stations | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Seating arrangement of desks in a classroom can have a big impact on the environment and student behavior. Here is one seating arrangement idea that works great for group learning and instructional time.
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This video series takes you through classroom organisation, teaching practice and curriculum. This particular one discusses the design of your classroom for learning. While it's target audience is primary teachers there are still some features of good learning design that are more universal.

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Do soundtracks improve reading comprehension?

Do soundtracks improve reading comprehension? | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A platform that pairs e-books with movie-style soundtracks is gaining attention in the K12 realm for boosting reading engagement and comprehension. But some researchers remain skeptical of its claim o
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Studies have shown for some time that music can make the brain more receptive to remembering and learning. This takes it a step further. Students reading ebooks can have a soundscape that links to the story including music and background sounds. It is believed that this will aid comprehension. 

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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains?

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Ze”
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The maker movement is gaining a lot of fans at the moment. Now Harvard is studying the idea to see if it sticks.
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What’s That Font?! A mini-guide to identifying fonts from digital presentations – Hack Your Slides

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A guide to finding fonts used in presentations. Very handy.

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Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One - YouTube

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What is your grading policy? This was just sent to me by a colleague and is thought provoking. We have been letting students redo work only when they perform badly, maybe we need to rethink.
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There, their: why grammar Nazis should get a grip

There, their: why grammar Nazis should get a grip | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Punctuation pedants should spare a thought for the grammatically challenged.
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Descriptivists fight back.

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21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be

21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be
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The world that we are preparing our students for is changing as fast as we can prepare for it. This means that we have to focus on generic skills and attitudes rather than work-specific skills. Terry Heick's blog discusses this here.

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TinEye on edshelf

TinEye on edshelf | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Information and reviews about TinEye
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If, like me, you are occasionally lapse about the images you save and lose the details to accredit the, the Tin Eye is a wonderful savior. 

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Steady Camera - Stabilization & Slo-Mo Video

Steady Camera - Stabilization & Slo-Mo Video | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Get Steady Camera - Stabilization & Slo-Mo Video on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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This could be just the thing for steadier images using your phone.

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Features:
- Preview stabilized videos instantly
- Save stabilized videos to camera roll
- Record and save Slo-Mo shots, even with iPhone 5/5C
- Set Slo-Mo start and end
- Record in 2 formats: square 1:1 or cinema 16:9
- Trim videos

Technical specs:
- Works on iPhone 4S, 5, 5C and 5S 
- iPhone 4 & iPad ARE NOT SUPPORTED
- Slo-Mo: captures 120fps on 5S, 60fps on 5/5C
- Slo-Mo is not supported on iPhone 4S

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Understanding Rubrics by Heidi Goodrich Andrade

Understanding Rubrics by Heidi Goodrich Andrade | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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Because good learning is complex, good assessment is also. Rubrics are an effective way of communicating what success looks like to students and of measuring student progress as well. This blog by Heidi Goodrich Andrade covers the basics of creating rubrics.

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Rubie-Davies & Peterson (2011) expectations & beliefs : bytheway

Rubie-Davies & Peterson (2011) expectations & beliefs : bytheway | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
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This is a useful site for tips on writing well. Not only does it give general tips but it also teaches research and citation skills.

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How to teach … grammar

How to teach … grammar | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Do your students struggle with misplaced commas or muddled tenses? Here are the best lesson resources on teaching good grammar
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If you are after some quick grammar activities to reinforce your lessons there are some here. Grammar is always better taught in context but these activities will supplement your work.

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This is educational ‘innovation’?

This is educational ‘innovation’? | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Guess what the OECD classifies as educational 'innovation.'
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As Valerie Strauss says in this report 'is doing more of something innovation?' The OECD report on 'innovation' points to student standardised testing as an innovation and says the US has improved in this respect. 

If this is innovation we are doing it wrong.

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Educational Leadership:Making a Difference:The Power of the Circle

Educational Leadership:Making a Difference:The Power of the Circle | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
When schools use restorative practices to build relationships and community, students' attitudes change for the better.
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Rest article practice is about respectful working relationships in the classroom.
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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in #eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in #eLearning) | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."
Via Beth Dichter, michel verstrepen, JoelleYalin, steve batchelder, Roger Francis
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Getting attention is the beginning. You then need to sustain it. Learners need things to capture and maintain their interest for learning to occur. The list here will help in course planning.
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What’s That Font?! A mini-guide to identifying fonts from digital presentations – Hack Your Slides

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Sticky Teaching

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A lovely slideshow outlining some principles to ensuring learning stays with the learner.

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The Hardest Part of Teaching

The Hardest Part of Teaching | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate....
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Yes, time is a thief. And the point about educational triage will have teachers nodding sadly, or fist pumping because someone else has said it.

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rediquest - Home

rediquest - Home | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Tools to help teachers and students apply the Habits of Mind and Thinking Routines
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Using Habits of Mind and Visible Thinking Routines, this site  offers useful activities And information. It is organized clearly and contains helpful videos from popular films to illustrate the examples.

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Albert Einstein's Reply to a Female Fan's Confession Should Be in Every Science Textbook

Albert Einstein's Reply to a Female Fan's Confession Should Be in Every Science Textbook | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
"I hope you will not think any the less of me for being a girl!"
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"I do not mind that you are a girl, what matters is that you yourself do not mind it"

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