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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. Th

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Multiple ways to represent info and idea; to ask qs; to stimulate engagement

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 7, 2014 9:06 PM

This post not only provides 8 interactive video tools it also a section on "Reviews and Guides for Interactive Video Tools" and "Sources and Ideas for Using Videos in the Classroom."
The 8 video tools are shared as video clips (via YouTube) and include:

* Zaption

* TED-Ed Website Tour

* How to use Vialogues

* Using Metta.io

* Add Questions and Quizzes to YouTube Videos!

* VideoNot.es: Improving How We Learn with Online Videos

* eduCanon

* Huzzaz

Charlotte Assomo's curator insight, March 9, 2014 6:33 AM

An amazing collection of tools that allow you to add a range of learning tools to existing videos.

From around the web

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Helping students become successful learners.  Focusing on Metacognition
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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.
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learntolearn » Blog Archive » Engagement is an Important “Affective” Learning Process

learntolearn » Blog Archive » Engagement is an Important “Affective” Learning Process | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
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How do you view the process(es) of learning?

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4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do

4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers create experiences in their classrooms, melding the art and science of any subject and making their students care about learning.
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Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis offers six suggestions for pushing students beyond their comfort zone, exercising their brains' executive functions, and developing healthy habits of independent thinking.
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Note original source of "the brains executive function."

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learntolearn » Blog Archive » When do/could/should kids begin being “metacognitive?”

learntolearn » Blog Archive » When do/could/should kids begin being “metacognitive?” | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
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What are you too young to understand what it means to learn?

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learntolearn » Blog Archive » Accountable Talk: An Important Skill for Becoming Metacognition

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For Challenged Readers, Custom-Tailored Texts

For Challenged Readers, Custom-Tailored Texts | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Specialized texts serve older students reading many levels below their peers, but some ask how they align with requirements of the common core.
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Meeting kids where they are!

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Meeting kids where they are, and then helping them move to the next step.

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Meeting kids where they are and helping them move to the next step.

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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.
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Balance

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learntolearn » Blog Archive » Learning to Learn: Teaching? Generalizing?

learntolearn » Blog Archive » Learning to Learn: Teaching? Generalizing? | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
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Can you teaching learning to learn skills?  Can you teach them outside of a content area in which you have expertise?

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.
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Learning to Learn Collectively - The Performance Improvement Blog

Learning to Learn Collectively - The Performance Improvement Blog | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
A major characteristic of a learning culture is that individuals, teams, and whole organizations are constantly learning how to learn. They are learning how to acquire the knowledge and skills that they need to help the organization be successful. The...
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Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: Deeper learning involves meta-cognition - understanding the thinking process and directing your own thinking. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD.

Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: Deeper learning involves meta-cognition - understanding the thinking process and directing your own thinking. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD. | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
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learntolearn » Blog Archive » Learning About Learning: Working Memory

learntolearn » Blog Archive » Learning About Learning: Working Memory | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
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Learning is Multidimensional.  Here is one important dimension!  Check out the link on the Learn to Learn blog.

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learntolearn » Blog Archive » The Teacher’s Role in Metacognitive Learning

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What kind of learners do we hope students will become?

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Dialogue with students

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learntolearn » Blog Archive » Here’s One Teacher’s Answer to When….

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Graphic borrowed from....have to find this for credit

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Talking to children about their learning!

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Too Small to Fail

Too Small to Fail | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Because we want big things for our kids - and our country
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I love this!  Never mind too young to fail (in 3rd grade); too young to fail at any age!

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Procedures for Classroom Talk

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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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Accountable Talk....What other kinds of talk are there?

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Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

Why Curiosity Enhances Learning | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.
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Are your surprised?

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Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Holding students' attention is about activating the right neural network. Strategies include recognizing how focus feels, giving incentives, and adjusting the pace of your teaching.
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Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: Producing lifelong learners is an approach to life - based on meta-cognition. Here is a blog post on doing just that. Enjoy. Courtesy of ...

Reflections on Meta-cognition - For Educators by Educators: Producing lifelong learners is an approach to life - based on meta-cognition. Here is a blog post on doing just that. Enjoy. Courtesy of ... | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
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Darlene consistently gives us great meta posts.

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Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD

Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
Educators create their own professional development opportunities with the many resources available via social media, bringing their admins on board with this new model.
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Pinterest

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Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.
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Using Expertise to Group Students

Using Expertise to Group Students | Good ideas about learning | Scoop.it
By regrouping students for certain lessons, schools can leverage the instructional expertise of their teachers. See how one school builds differentiated instruction and regrouping students into their science program.
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Frances's curator insight, December 13, 2014 10:49 AM

Teachers talking to other teachers