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Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students - Edutopia

Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students - Edutopia | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"For many students, the brain isn't a hot topic of conversation. This is especially true for younger students who are still trying to understand the world around them, and are still far from developing physiological self-awareness of the very thing that gives them that self-awareness.

 

But helping students develop "brain literacy" doesn't have to be a matter of dry science pumped full of confusing jargon. Understanding the brain can be empowering for students as they recognize their ability to strengthen it each time they use it. As a teacher, you can emphasize how using the executive functions, both in the classroom and outside of school, increases their strength for academic success. Practice makes perfect!"

 


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Great for meta cognition.

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Introducing Monkseaton/Spaced Learning - YouTube

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

21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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

How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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...

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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, 4:34 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, 10:44 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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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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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."
Via Beth Dichter, michel verstrepen, JoelleYalin, steve batchelder, Roger Francis
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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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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

The Future of Learning | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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.

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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, 3:43 AM

This is something that I need to read. 

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Vale la pena echarle un ojito!

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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.

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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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