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World's top universities 2014 according to Times Higher Education

World's top universities 2014 according to Times Higher Education | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The California Institute for Technology has been named the worlds best institution for the fourth consecutive year. How do other universities compare? Continue reading...
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The worlds best Iniversities?

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THE GLOBE AND MAIL - Including exercise breaks during class time seen as a way to boost learning

THE GLOBE AND MAIL - Including exercise breaks during class time seen as a way to boost learning | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ Despite being an unorthodox teaching technique, the inclusion of mini exercise breaks during class can help students remain focused, a new Oregon study concludes. A recent survey of Brain Breaks, a classroom-use DVD with five-minute-long exercise routines developed by Oregon State University and piloted in more than 400 kindergarten to Grade 6 classrooms, found that students enjoyed the program, and that more than 90 per cent of teachers planned to continue using it.”
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Exercise boost learning. A study by Oregon State University.
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How music can inspire strong student writing and discussion ~ eSchool News

How music can inspire strong student writing and discussion ~ eSchool News | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
by Nathan GarvinSummary by MiddleWeb by SmartBrief"Blending music and short journal prompts helps students build their confidence in writing, educator Nathan Garvin writes in this article. Garvin, a middle-school teacher in Texas, describes an assignment in which he plays a song while showing images to the students and then asks them to write about the image they chose as the best match for the song. "It's a simple journal prompt that can lead to creative, deep, and original writing," he notes."Free registration for eSchool News is required to access the full article.
Via Jim Lerman
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Using music and images can be a great way to give students confidence in writing. Music evokes mood and this is sometimes where students find it the hardest to write. Imagery helps the visual learners to write about their feelings and ideas. It does not have to be imaginative writing either. It can be used for persuasive or expository writing.
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ismarog's curator insight, September 27, 12:58 PM

welcome  to the wonderful english world

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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
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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.”
Via Adrian Bertolini
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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, 11:46 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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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.
Via Adrian Bertolini
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Rest article practice is about respectful working relationships in the classroom.
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Socratic Seminar: The "N-Word"

Socratic Seminar: The "N-Word" | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Teaching the N Word is a delicate subject for teachers. Watch how one class uses Socratic Seminar to engage students in a lesson surrounding the N Word. This lesson covers different CCSS reading, speaking and listening goals.
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This is one of the best ways of learning through texts that I have ever used.socratic Seminars make students responsible for their own learning.

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How to Get Teenagers Interested in Poetry | Going Down Swinging

How to Get Teenagers Interested in Poetry | Going Down Swinging | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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I came across this site as part of my preparation for teaching poetry to year 7s. It is inspiring.

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User Generated Education - How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset

User Generated Education - How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ The educator, as a growth mindset facilitator and coach, has a different, often unique, set of beliefs about students learning and growth. The following infographic shows (1) the common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset, and (2) some reflection questions about instructional practices that reinforce the growth mindset:”
Via John Evans, Roger Francis
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While growth mindsets are the latest educational trend, the ideas behind them are anything but new. The way that we think about the learners on our care has enormous influence on their potential as learners.
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Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom

Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge
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A good one to display for a visual reminder.

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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, September 19, 9:24 AM

C'est valable dans l'entreprise également. 

Javier Castro's curator insight, September 24, 8:42 AM

agregar su visión ...

Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 25, 11:07 AM

Making up my mind

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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...”
Via Beth Dichter
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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 14, 2:14 AM

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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