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Why Boys Read the Hunger Games

Why Boys Read the Hunger Games | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"It goes without saying, especially because of the intellectual and educational value of reading, that finding books that actually engross a boy, that they want to talk about, and that they might even read again, well, that is a dream come true to many parents."


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Introducing Monkseaton/Spaced Learning - YouTube

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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.
Via Adrian Bertolini
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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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The Future of Learning

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Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.
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Beth holland believes the future of education will align with three key ideas. Ongoing diagnostics and feedback, flexible learning spaces and ubiquitous, embedded and invisible technology. She explains it in this blog post from Edutopia.

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Grammar's great divide: The Oxford comma - TED-Ed - YouTube

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To paraphrase ' who gives a **** about an Oxford comma'? 

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Prezi - Blog - When Things Go Wrong in Public Speaking

Prezi - Blog - When Things Go Wrong in Public Speaking | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Don't give in to stage fright—follow these tips for avoiding a presentation meltdown a...
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Great advice. It is nerve racking giving presentations, no matter how often you do it. The blog here talks about how to deal with that horrible moment when it all goes pear shaped.

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

Via Robin Good
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Handy. A list of sites that allow you to interact with video on the web.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 10, 9:54 AM

Video Production

ChemaCepeda's curator insight, July 23, 8:34 AM

Buen listado. Ya no hay excusas para producir buenos contenidos de salud

BobbyO's curator insight, July 24, 6:56 AM

Good Curative video stuff.

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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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English Teaching Online - Teachit's newsletter

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Poetry teaching resources.

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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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The journal publishes theoretical and research papers on cognitive brain development, from infancy through childhood and adolescence and into...
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During my research on adolescent development, including cognitive development, I came across this free journal which has articles by Sarah Jayne Blakemoore and others. 

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"Think Like a Red Bull Soapbox Racer: Tips from #TeamHaikuDeck" - A Haiku Deck by Catherine Carr

"Think Like a Red Bull Soapbox Racer: Tips from #TeamHaikuDeck" - A Haiku Deck by Catherine Carr | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Be creative, be prepared, go for speed, have fun -- How competing in the Red Bull Soapbox Race can inspire winning presentations, too. {Tweet this deck with the hashtag #TeamHaikuDeck before June 30 to help us secure a spot in the Seattle Red Bull Soapbox Race lineup!}
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Another presentation based slideshows from Prezi, the masters of lovely, graphic presentations. The images here would certainly spark interest and that is the heart of what they do. Using visual metaphors is a great way to connect your presentation to your audience.

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How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos

How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so...

Via Baiba Svenca
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Prezi makes wonderful slideshows. Converting them to video is explained here. 

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How To Convert Prezi To TyouTube Videos

Mary Clark's curator insight, June 27, 11:58 AM

Clear directions for converting Prezis into videos for the flipped library.  (typos in the demo Prezi, though!)

Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 28, 10:44 AM

yeah

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Prince George’s students are encouraged to complete homework over the summer

Prince George’s students are encouraged to complete homework over the summer | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Homework packets are an attempt to help students retain what they’ve learned and prepare for new year
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A good idea, however, differentiation is needed here. Some families may find this too much. 

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