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Spell It Out by David Crystal – review

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Sam Leith on a lively exposition of how language changes...
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Introducing Monkseaton/Spaced Learning - YouTube

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Why (And How) Teachers And Students Should Backchannel - Edudemic

Why (And How) Teachers And Students Should Backchannel - Edudemic | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
What is a backchannel you ask? A backchannel is a conversation that takes place alongside an activity or event. In most cases, this happens using a digital or mobile device. There are many different ways you can backchannel. You could use Twitter, Today’s Meet, or Google Moderator just to name a few. Having a backchannel …
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Using the back channel is a great way to gain insight and get feedback on lessons.

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Why and how should you optimize academic articles for search engines? - Open Science

Why and how should you optimize academic articles for search engines? - Open Science | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Academic Search Engine Optimization is just a set of a few tips that which could help you to get views, downloads and citations.

Via Nader Ale Ebrahim, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Some tips for using SEO to get articles more widely read.

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Brainstorm in Progress: Connectivism, Neuroscience, and Education

Brainstorm in Progress: Connectivism, Neuroscience, and Education | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

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Our knowledge, and sometimes lack of knowledge, about how brains work is discussed in this article. The author goes on to discuss how concept mapping encourages deeper learning.
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gemma correll and her merry band of misfits: the sad truth about being a woman in the public eye

gemma correll and her merry band of misfits: the sad truth about being a woman in the public eye | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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A cartoon dealing with conceptions of gender in the media..

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How to Create Your Study Plan for 2014

How to Create Your Study Plan for 2014 | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
To approach studying in 2014 on the right foot, you need to organize and plan your study from step one. In this post, we share some tips that will help you create an effective study plan.
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Creating a plan for study makes it more focused and effective.

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7 Important Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Important Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Via Kleri S., Kathrin Jäger
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It's all about effective feedback. Enough said.
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Why students should set and mark their own homework

Why students should set and mark their own homework | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Teacher Mark Creasy has turned the traditional concept of homework on it's head by tasking his students with the administration and assessment. Here's how it works
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I really like this concept. Homework is  often such a battleground, I have had students become anxious around it and parents want more and more seeing it as giving their children a competitive edge.  This is a good solution to a complex problem. It also individualizes instruction and creates a situation where students take responsibility for their own work. They select from a series of possible tasks and then reflect on them.  It also allows for more creativity rather than the drill and skill approach that many well-meaning parents equate with good learning.

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Acclaimed comics artists publish powerful anthology of stories to combat Michael Gove's 'jingoistic' interpretation of WW1

Acclaimed comics artists publish powerful anthology of stories to combat Michael Gove's 'jingoistic' interpretation of WW1 | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The architects of the First World War are put on trial in the Hague and deserting soldiers celebrated in a graphic novel produced by Britain’s leading comic artists designed to undermine “jingoistic” commemorations of the conflict’s centenary.
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The graphic novel form has gone so far beyond superheroes. This anthology deals with stories of The Great War from soldiers' perspectives.

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Sweeping Away a Search History

Sweeping Away a Search History | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A person’s online search history contains a wealth of personal information. Here are some tips to stem the flow.
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Interesting reading. Your search history reveals a lot about you. Some of it innocuous, some of it potentially damaging. Here's how to get some control back over what is stored about you and how to avoid that storage in the future.

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Professional development for teachers: how can we take it to the next level?

Professional development for teachers: how can we take it to the next level? | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Schools should offer more support and time for training, but teachers also need to take responsibility for their own growth, writes Ross Morrison McGill
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Effective professional development is not about conferences, seminars and training days. It is about a mindset, reflection and the will to improve based on discussion, observation and deep thought. Now, if only we were not required to do so much external PD!

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Why Formative Assessments Matter

Why Formative Assessments Matter | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Summative assessments, or high stakes tests and projects, are what the eagle eye of our profession is fixated on right now, so teachers often find themselves in the tough position of racing, racing, r
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Formative assessment is like a quick learning check for your class. You can see straightaway who has got it, who has got some of it and who is struggling to understand. It allows you to then re teach or explain a concept in order to maximize learning. This post by Edutopia has some strategies for checking that we can all use variations of.

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7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback - Edudemic

7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback - Edudemic | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Feedback is an inevitable part of teaching. Naturally, you’re in a position where you’re giving a whole lot of feedback, but you’re likely on the receiving end of feedback as well. We’ve all been on the receiving end of feedback in various aspects of our lives, and I’m sure we’ve all experienced some feedback that …
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feedback is vital to good learning. These 7 takeaways would make a great poster for the staff room.

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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- r
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There are some great strategies here to get students listening more attentively in class. We have all been guilty of repeating things in class and this article shows us why we shouldn't do so. I particularly like the paraphrasing to a partner strategy as it allows time for understanding to develop and for students to fully come to grips with information.

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Girl with a Lesson Plan

Girl with a Lesson Plan | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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I don’t know why, but I am obsessed with the evolution of literature through history. I love love...
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An infographic showing the history of literature.

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The Remarkable Power Of Visual Metaphors To Make Us More Creative

Figurative images, such as an illuminated or a blown bulb, can improve our insights--but they can also dim them.
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Metaphorical thinking can be more creative. Showing people visual metaphors linked in our culture to creativity, like light bulbs, actually makes them more creative. Amazing findings.

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What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks

What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“The most popular talks shared three common attributes.”
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Three common factors that makes TED talks so inspiring and persuasive. These can be used in any persuasive situation.
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20 Study Hacks to Improve Your Memory

20 Study Hacks to Improve Your Memory | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
We’ve scoured our brains and the internet for the best study hacks to help your brain remember information quicker and easier and ultimately help you do better in your exams. 1.
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Some more tips for effective study.

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Getting feedback right.

Getting feedback right. | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

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A collection of articles by David Didau on feedback.

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Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online

Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ The official Collins English Dictionary online. Comprehensive and authoritative, rely on Collins for up-to-date English with insights into language trends and usage.”
Via Patty Ball
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While we often need a dictionary, and an online one in that respect is not any better than a book, it is a useful site with features that you can use in lessons. Word of the day for example, could begin a writing lesson.
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35 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom NEW - Google Drive

35 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom NEW - Google Drive | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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A handy slideshow showing some applications for Google tools.

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Larry Ferlazzo - Creating The Conditions For Self-Motivated Students | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Larry Ferlazzo - Creating The Conditions For Self-Motivated Students | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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Motivation is a key factor in learning effectively. While we cannot say that we can motivate others we can, as this piece by Larry Ferlazzo discusses, create the conditions for students to motivate themselves.

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Home

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The next time you have students get up to write something on the board, consider whether or not the board should come to them. Course management systems like Blackboard(TM) don't just have to be a...
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I cannot believe I have only just come across this site. Not only does it showcase excellent ideas and resources for using comics in the classroom but it  gives amazing exemplars which should inspire you. 

It is all about teaching using visual narratives and models responses and lesson ideas. It helpfully talks about the software used and gives a guide for preparation.

one to book list.

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Getting it right: The importance of observations by @TeacherToolkit (Part 1/2)

Getting it right: The importance of observations by @TeacherToolkit (Part 1/2) | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The role of observations over the last few weeks, if not months, has debated the purpose of observations; the place - if any - for 20 minute observations; progress over time; one-off, snapshot judg...
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Getting teacher observations right is important. Here is how one school did it over time based on good questions and looking for evidence.

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Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School

Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
In 2006, a group of high school students asked celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut to visit their school. He sent them the absolute perfect response.

According to Reddit user Alxmog1, students at Xavier High School in New York wrote to their favorite ...
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An inspirational letter encouraging students to be creative for the sake of it from Kurt Vonnegut.

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How To Use The Google Research Tool - Edudemic

How To Use The Google Research Tool - Edudemic | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A couple of days ago, we shared some of Google’s lesser known tools that can be put to use in your classroom, and we received a number of questions about a couple of them. One was voice commenting, which we went into much greater detail on yesterday. Today, we’re going to give a quick overview …
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Using Google research tools makes writing that paper so much easier. It inserts citations, allows you to research from within your document and links to the web for wider resource finding. 

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