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Noredink Better Way to Learn and teach about Grammar

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web-based learning platform that helps students improve their grammar and writing skills.


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Introducing Monkseaton/Spaced Learning - YouTube

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Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection

Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“I am an adjunct faculty for several teacher education and educational technology programs. I have been so for a few decades. During that time I have noticed the changing nature of student behavio...”
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Carol Dweck's work on mindset is important for teachers. Adding reflection is not always easy, but is worthwhile.
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Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 13, 11:14 PM

Opiskelijan/oppilaan oman opiskelun käsiohjelma.

Viivahtää kannattaa eritoten kohdassa-->"Did I spend enough time to do quality work?"

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Why teaching humanities improves innovation

Why teaching humanities improves innovation | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ Business leaders often argue that the widening education gap – the disparity between what young people learn and the skills that the job market demands – is a leading contributor to high unemployment and slow growth in many countries. For their part, governments seem convinced that the best way to close the gap is to […]”
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Let's educate for learning, not just job skills.
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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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Initial findings | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Initial findings | Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Description of the page
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AITSL have surveyed the breadth and effectiveness of the standards. Here are their findings.

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How not to be ignorant about the world

How not to be ignorant about the world | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.”
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Wow, how many know enough about our world?
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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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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, July 26, 8:46 AM

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."
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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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