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English for Prostitutes

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I wanted to start the year with a very positive, motivational, ‘nice’ blog post. But maybe next year. Here’s the story: Brazilian prostitutes will be given the chance to study Eng...
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It certainly highlights people's attitudes to the ownership of language, and by extension, its cultural capital. Amazing post!

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Understanding Shakespeare

Understanding Shakespeare | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Explore Shakespeare scholarship in new ways. Understanding Shakespeare is a partnership between JSTOR Labs and the Folger Shakespeare Library. This new and open tool enables anyone to pick a play, click on a line, and instantly see articles on JSTOR that reference the text.
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JStor have a line by line Shakespeare resource in conjunction with the Folger Library. You can select a line and then link to research articles that mention that line. This is a really comprehensive resource for English teachers.
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John Hattie’s 10th Mindframe for Learning - Corwin Connect

John Hattie’s 10th Mindframe for Learning - Corwin Connect | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ John Hattie has developed 9 mindframes students need for learning. Now he introduces a new, 10th mindframe: "I collaborate."”
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10 mind frames for learning.
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Education Research Highlights From 2015

Education Research Highlights From 2015 | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ A look at the research that made an impact in 2015, from the benefits of well-designed classroom spaces to the neuroscience behind exercise and math ability.”
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Some interesting reading to help us to improve. These would be good for PLT discussions.
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"Photos For Class" Is My Favorite Site For Finding Images

"Photos For Class" Is My Favorite Site For Finding Images | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
I have a huge The Best Online Sources For Images list (and one needing some revising and updating). And, with all those resources available, Photos For Class has become my "go-to" site for blo
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Visual literacy has become a vital part of modern life. If you're looking for images this site has loads that are suitable for schools.
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Promoting growth mindset means checking biases at the door, experts say

Promoting growth mindset means checking biases at the door, experts say | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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How teachers can check their own mindset and why it's important to do so.
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  Join us at the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire Come one come all to the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire Community Day on Saturday 19 March 2016. The Victorian Department of Education and Training in association with the Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC) and Swinburne University of Technology are planning an exciting experience by providing…
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10+ Terrific Resources for Teaching Questioning Skills to Your Students

10+ Terrific Resources for Teaching Questioning Skills to Your Students | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ Teachers are always on the lookout for ways to foster questioning skills in students. First of all, let’s define our subject. At skillsyouneed.com the topic of questioning is covered succinctly in this article. It asks us to consider why we question things. So why do we? We question to gather information. It helps us learn. We communicate and understand others through questioning. It helps us explore the world we live in. We also test acquired knowledge with good questioning skills. They are skills that serve us in school and in everything beyond it. Curiosity and questioning are what keep us interested and engaged in life.”
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, March 13, 12:44 PM
Excellent resource for a necessary  aspect of your classroom. Review, take notes, reflect, plan, and implement as soon as practicable. 
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Most Important Makerspace [POSTER] - krissyvenosdale.com @KrissyVenosdale

Most Important Makerspace [POSTER] - krissyvenosdale.com @KrissyVenosdale | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ Download and Print at 12×18. Free for classroom, educational inspiration, and person use. Sharing approved. Selling denied.”
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.

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Interesting choice.

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Announcing the Release of the New Visme

Announcing the Release of the New Visme | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A powerful new version of Visme featuring a new text editor, audio recording, global color palette and hundreds of new infographic templates.

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Visme has been updated. Quoting its creators "...we can comfortably say the new Visme is easier to use and all around more refined".
Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.
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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 10:54 AM
Visme has been updated. Quoting its creators "...we can comfortably say the new Visme is easier to use and all around more refined".
Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.
Digitalent's curator insight, March 28, 5:02 AM
Visme has been updated. Quoting its creators "...we can comfortably say the new Visme is easier to use and all around more refined".
Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.
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Right Question Institute - A Catalyst for Microdemocracy

Right Question Institute - A Catalyst for Microdemocracy | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The Right Question Institute is a non-profit organization in Cambridge, MA focusing on education, healthcare, parent involvement, voter engagement and microdemocracy.
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The best place for work on questions in the classroom.
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The best place for work on questions in the classroom.
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Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces!

Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces! | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ What is needed to start a Makerspace in a classroom or school? Passion - You need to have passion and a belief in the educational value of maker-style projects. Space - This can be a whole room or only part of a room. Supplies - Start small with simple craft materials. Often sending a message out to colleagues and the community asking for donations of materials works well. Storage - Create a place to store materials when they are not in use and student projects as they are being worked on.”
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The Nike approach. 'Just do it'
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Helen Teague's curator insight, March 18, 9:37 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

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Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Christophe Gigon's curator insight, May 26, 2:56 AM
Note to self : what about transforming a robotic AOC into a proprer Makerspace ? Sounds good :)
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David Ogilvy on the True Value of Education: A Brilliant Letter of Advice to His 18-Year-Old Nephew

David Ogilvy on the True Value of Education: A Brilliant Letter of Advice to His 18-Year-Old Nephew | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
"Don’t judge the value of higher education in terms of careermanship. Judge it for what it is — a priceless opportunity to furnish your mind and enrich the
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Why education matters. A succinct and always relevant read.
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Deans for Impact

Deans for Impact | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Deans for Impact is a national organization committed to improving student-learning outcomes by stewarding the transformation of educator preparation.
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The science of learning is a book produced by this not for profit organisation that outline some of the key ways that students learn. You can download it from this website.
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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.
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This succinct and clear article describes thinking routines and introduces some of the reasons to use them.
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Design Thinking and PBL - @Edutopia

Design Thinking and PBL - @Edutopia | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ While project-based learning has existed for decades, design thinking has recently entered the education lexicon, even though its history can be traced back to Herbert A. Simon's 1969 book The Sciences of the Artificial. So why the resurgence of these ideas? Lately, I have heard teachers and school leaders express a common frustration: "We are _______ years into a _______ initiative, and nothing seems to have changed." Despite redesigning learning spaces, adding technology, or even flipping instruction, they still struggle to innovate or positively change the classroom experience. Imagine innovation as a three-legged stool. Many schools have changed the environment leg, but not the other two legs: the behaviors and beliefs of the teachers, administrators, and students. Consider this conundrum: much of what we know about teaching comes from 16+ years of observation as students. In no other profession do you spend that much time watching the previous generation before being told to change everything once you take control. Without the framework or scaffolding for that change, it's truly unreasonable to tell educators, "OK, start innovating."”
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Innovation is more than tools or rooms.
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reading-strategies-graphic.jpg (736×1110) | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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Sometimes, higher up in secondary school, we forget to teach reading strategies, assuming students already have them. In many cases this stops them from achieving their best. The strategies outlined in the graphic here would be a good start to putting reading back on the agenda and teaching it explicitly.
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Innovate is a Verb

Innovate is a Verb | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ Innovate is a verb. It’s easy to talk about, far harder to do. Yet, it’s the DOING that matters most. The daily grind in the details of the ebb and flow of progress forward, bit by bit. It’s in the tiny microscopic changes we make that are often hard to detect until we zoom out, after a bit of time, and see the forward motion. There is this panic of “Oh my gosh every school needs a makerspace” when our schools are FILLED with the resources we have to make. Inside our kids and each other. When we move, things happen.”
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Would make a lovely poster
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6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“ TED Ed is one of our favourite video resources we have been recommending for teachers over the last few years. It features short video explanations (usually less than 5 minutes long) covering different educational topics. The clips are professionally animated using a wide range of visual illustrations to hook in the viewers and keep them engaged. We have already shared some very good TED Ed videos on Math, writing, and several other subject areas. In today’s post we want to highlight some challenging TED Ed riddles to share with your students. These are short brain teasers to engage your students in problem solving activities in which they have to make use of different learning skills to solve the riddles. Here is the list:”
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Links her to other TED Ed materials too
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These are great! They can be used for fun, warm-up activities or to engage in critical thinking exercises. 
 
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When Students Design Their School: If You Give a Kid a LEGO, He’s Going to Ask For… – Kleinspiration

When Students Design Their School: If You Give a Kid a LEGO, He’s Going to Ask For… – Kleinspiration | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"I’ve been traveling the country speaking on the power of a student’s voice in his or her own educational experience along with the need for transforming learning spaces in today’s schools. Both topics are very important to me not only for my own passion as an educator, but as a parent of two children. I’ve personally seen the impact a learning space can have on a child’s experience within the classroom. Additionally, I’ve been fortunate to have my children surrounded by caring educators who value the importance listening to students. This week I have the pleasure of speaking at Blackboard World in D.C.

When I arrived at Blackboard World, I knew the first stop I had to make, the student maker space. Blackboard invited students from all ages to participate in a day of creating their ideal learning environments. The company partnered with the Smithsonian to provide resources and guides to help facilitate the activities. Children would rotate between 5 stations throughout the day – each station lasting roughly thirty minutes."


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Design for learning.
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What Powers the Modern Classroom? [#Infographic]

What Powers the Modern Classroom? [#Infographic] | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A K–12 expert explains how his school district used technology to give students a leg up in the classroom.

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Add Video to Haiku Deck

Add Video to Haiku Deck | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Haiku Deck lets you search for and embed YouTube video, making it faster and easier than ever before to create dynamic and creative multimedia presentations

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News from Haiku Deck - pro users can now embed videos on their slides. Read how to do it on their blog.

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News from Haiku Deck - pro users can now embed videos on their slides. Read how to do it on their blog.

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News from Haiku Deck - pro users can now embed videos on their slides. Read how to do it on their blog.

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News from Haiku Deck - pro users can now embed videos on their slides. Read how to do it on their blog.

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Educational Leadership:Instruction That Sticks:The Right Questions

Educational Leadership:Instruction That Sticks:The Right Questions | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Asking questions is the best teacher work we can do. This article helps us to learn to ask better questions, and to assist students to do so too.
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Maribel Betancur 's curator insight, March 10, 10:17 PM
Asking questions is the best teacher work we can do. This article helps us to learn to ask better questions, and to assist students to do so too.
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For a Day, School Leaders Urged to Immerse Themselves in a Student's Life

For a Day, School Leaders Urged to Immerse Themselves in a Student's Life | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
To build and deepen empathy, a group of education organizations is calling on K-12 leaders to "shadow" a student.
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A great way to get a student's eye view of how the school feels.

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