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The Book Depository Live

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The Book Depository live site shows live updates of what people all around the world are buying at their site. This would be great for marketing or English classes.

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Introducing Monkseaton/Spaced Learning - YouTube

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

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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

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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

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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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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, June 22, 1:34 AM

How To Convert Prezi To TyouTube Videos

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

Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 28, 7:44 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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Improving kids’ literacy - a little knowledge can go a long way

Improving kids’ literacy - a little knowledge can go a long way | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
There are a few key pieces of grammatical knowledge that can make an immediate difference to the quality of children’s reading and writing. In this column I look at verbs, and suggest four actions that…
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Oh yes! A clarion call for the teaching of good writing through grammatical know how. This may be a good discussion starter for your next staff meeting.

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ASCD Express 9.19 - Trust Your Staff's Ability to Create and Innovate Through Spark Meetings

ASCD Express 9.19 - Trust Your Staff's Ability to Create and Innovate Through Spark Meetings | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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Some wonderful innovation here. rundle School has 'spark' meetings which then develop in some cases into 'flame' meetings. An interesting approach to teacher professional development that is interest driven and creative. 

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The True Purpose Of Testing

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The True Purpose Of Testing
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Testing is a much maligned but essential prt of a teacher's toolkit. You need to understand your students' learning needs before you can teach them well. What we need is better designed tests and plans that help us use the data effectively in order to help students to learn. 

It should be simple.

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36 redundant phrases to eliminate from your writing

36 redundant phrases to eliminate from your writing | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
...One way I’ve found to help readers is to use concise language and eliminate redundancies. As Strunk and White advise, “Make every word tell.Below is a list of phrases in which every word does not tell. These phrases are redundant, repetitive, wordy, and verbose. Paring phrases such as these is an easy way to tighten your writing. (Redundant words are italicized.) • added bonus • advance planning• armed gunman• circulate around • close proximitycompletely full • consensus of opinion ...
Via Jeff Domansky, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Clarity is important in writing. So is precision. These lists help writers identify the redundancies we use far too often.
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Teaching the Brain to Learn -- THE Journal

Teaching the Brain to Learn -- THE Journal | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Here’s how educators can use the latest neurological research to help improve math and science instruction.
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While this article discusses how to use brain research to help students study Maths and Science, it also applies to many subjects. The section on emotion and learning was particularly relevant for engaging learners. 

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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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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 12:43 AM

This is something that I need to read. 

Salon de tecnologia's curator insight, July 6, 2:40 PM

Vale la pena echarle un ojito!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 10, 6:54 AM

Video Production

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Are you monomythic? Joseph Campbell and the hero's journey

Are you monomythic? Joseph Campbell and the hero's journey | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
When you tell someone a story, do you plan it out beforehand so that it’ll sound good? Do you carefully plot what you’ll say, in a specific order? Or does the story find a way of telling itself, the plot…
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The bones of narrative exhumed. We ( at least in the West) seem to tell the same stories with typical features. This article explores this idea from the work of Joseph Campbell who analyzed the hero's journey in our myths and fairy tales.

interesting.....

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Why A to E grades don't tell the whole story

Why A to E grades don't tell the whole story | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Commonly used A to E grades in schools may not be serving all students well, or telling the whole story of progress. It’s time to review how we measure students' learning - that doesn’t mean abandoning…
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Should we be rethinking the ways that we grade students? The A to E paradigm is clearly not serving everyone well so many of us have moved to rubrics. They are still A to E but contain descriptors at each level designed to help students see what they need to do to improve on a particular skill or to learn in a particular knowledge area. However, we have all given these out only to see that students look at the grade only and then rank themselves accordingly. 

I have recently been reading Marzano's work on grading and success criteria but it seems to me that there is not yet a perfect answer to the difficult question of how to assess student progress.

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy -

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.
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Redesigning how we teach. This may help.

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Are you a mover, perceiver, stimulator or adaptor? A new map of how the brain works

Are you a mover, perceiver, stimulator or adaptor? A new map of how the brain works | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Forget dated ideas about the left and right hemispheres. New research provides a more nuanced view of how we plan our lives and experience the world. Which cognitive mode best describes you?
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A new map of the human brain. Interesting reading.

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How to Write a News Story - tips for kids

How to Write a News Story - tips for kids | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

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This would be great for writing practice.
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
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What skills do our students need for the future?

 

the harder question is how are we teaching them?

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