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Use documentaries to teach students how to read non-ficition | Where the Classroom Ends

Use documentaries to teach students how to read non-ficition | Where the Classroom Ends | Great Books | Scoop.it
Every year I try to have students watch all of Food, Inc.  It isn’t an innovative way to end our study of Fast Food Nation.  It’s not even a (Expand student understanding and critical thinking.
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Writer’s Showcase: 8 Oscar-winning Adaptations

Writer’s Showcase: 8 Oscar-winning Adaptations | Great Books | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: The Best Adapted Screenplay has been part of the ceremony since the Academy Awards began in 1929, rewarding some of cinema’s greatest (and most quotable) motion pictures.
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Using iBooks Author: A Video How To

Using iBooks Author: A Video How To | Great Books | Scoop.it
Here a great how-to video which explains using iBooks Author to make and and sell a multi-touch iBook for iPad.
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Jan Berenstain, Co-author of The Berenstain Bears, Passes Away

Jan Berenstain, Co-author of The Berenstain Bears, Passes Away | Great Books | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also n today's news roundup: How much Dracula is too much? Terry Gilliam's 'Don Quixote' isn't dead yet.
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A Principal's Reflections: Use of Case Studies as a Student-Centered Approach to Learning

A Principal's Reflections: Use of Case Studies as a Student-Centered Approach to Learning | Great Books | Scoop.it

The use of case studies is a powerful pedagogical approach to incorporate student-centered learning activities into lessons. Claire Davis and Elizabeth Wilcock conducted an excellent literature review and created a phenomenal resource called Teaching Materials Using Case Studies.


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Teaching Critical Thinking with the Movies | Teachers Lounge

Teaching Critical Thinking with the Movies | Teachers Lounge | Great Books | Scoop.it
By Frank W. Baker Although many teachers teach with film, not many have been trained to teach about film. And most of our students view film (and other media) passively: they've not been trained how to view critically.
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What Teachers Need to Know About the Common Core State Standards | TeachHUB

What Teachers Need to Know About the Common Core State Standards | TeachHUB | Great Books | Scoop.it
RT @TeachHub: What Teachers Need to Know About the Common Core State Standards: http://t.co/eyIzBXzl #CommonCore #CCSS #teachertuesday #edchat...
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Gabby Giffords Joins National Institute for Civil Discourse Board - Tucson Weekly

Gabby Giffords Joins National Institute for Civil Discourse Board - Tucson Weekly | Great Books | Scoop.it
Tucson WeeklyGabby Giffords Joins National Institute for Civil Discourse BoardTucson WeeklyGabrielle Giffords, who recently stepped down from her congressional seat to focus on her recovery from being shot in the head in an assassination attempt, ...
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State-Based Education Reform Needs Tough Common Progress Standards: View

State-Based Education Reform Needs Tough Common Progress Standards: View | Great Books | Scoop.it
The Barack Obama administration has begun issuing long-awaited waivers giving states some flexibility in complying with the No Child Left Behind education law.
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Immanuel Kant and Enlightenment | ArticleTree.info

Topics include College, Homeschooling, K-12 Education, Language, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Sociology (Immanuel Kant and Enlightenment: Immanuel Kant articulated his primary position on critical thinking in his essa...)...
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Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy

See an introduction to the new Common Core state standards including background on the design process, key features, and major differences.
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Constructing Arguments: 'Room for Debate' and the Common Core Standards - New York Times (blog)

Constructing Arguments: 'Room for Debate' and the Common Core Standards - New York Times (blog) | Great Books | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)Constructing Arguments: 'Room for Debate' and the Common Core StandardsNew York Times (blog)By KATHERINE SCHULTEN Like teachers all over the country, we've been thinking about what a shift to the Common Core State Standards...
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Metalinguistic Awareness, Comprehension, and The Common Core State Standards

Metalinguistic Awareness, Comprehension, and The Common Core State Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
Coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), the Common Core State Standards have swept the nation; nearly every state has sanctioned the call for stude...
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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Learning Technology

Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Learning Technology | Great Books | Scoop.it
Fortunately, when students are educated about information-gathering techniques and critical thinking, they have the tools necessary to see through spin and make decisions based on fact, rather than myth or propaganda.
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The Jack Kerouac Adaptation Watch: ‘On the Road’ Releases Movie Photos, Poster

The Jack Kerouac Adaptation Watch: ‘On the Road’ Releases Movie Photos, Poster | Great Books | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also, where are the female contribs to your favorite literary periodicals? Will silent films find new life? And more...
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DML2012 John Seely Brown Keynote

John Seely Brown - Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century. Keynote Presentation at DML 2012 Conference in San Francisco, CA. Thursday March, 1st 2012. Brown begins speaking 14 min. into the video.

 

Over an hour with John Seely Brown, call me anything you want, but that's my idea of a good time! Thanks for DML for posting this video just 2 days after the preso was made.  -JL


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Teaching the Net Generation: Teachers' perspectives in young Canadians in a wired world

Teaching the Net Generation: Teachers' perspectives in young Canadians in a wired world | Great Books | Scoop.it

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Teachers had no trouble identifying several significant ways in which digital media are already enriching students' school experience. As well as providing access to a wealth of knowledge and learning resources (provided students were able to tell good information from bad), teachers told us that digital media gives students new opportunities to have an impact outside of the classroom, by publishing their work and communicating with people around the world, and to collaborate with their peers both during and outside of school hours. Finally, teachers also spoke of the value of digital media in allowing them to appeal to students' different learning styles – giving math instruction in a visual or kinesthetic form, for example, through a “virtual protractor.” This also held true for students with special needs, such as the student with autism who used a dictation program on his iPad to overcome his difficulties with writing.


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Why Common Core standards will fail - Washington Post

Why Common Core standards will fail - Washington Post | Great Books | Scoop.it
PR Web (press release)Why Common Core standards will failWashington PostWhile Maryland, 44 other states and the District are spending billions of dollars to install new national standards for their schools, Virginia has stuck with the standards it...
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The Classic Behind the Film: John le Carré’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The Classic Behind the Film: John le Carré’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy | Great Books | Scoop.it
He is a small, middle-aged man, podgy and thickly bespectacled, drably dressed. He endures an early retirement. His aristocratic wife cheats on him regularly.
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Understanding the Common Core State Standards 

Understanding the Common Core State Standards  | Great Books | Scoop.it
For you, @ElizabethMenold RT @ScholasticTeach: RT @sljournal: Understanding the Common Core State Standards http://t.co/KnmwTK4H...
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Critical thinking skills maximized in new college program

Critical thinking skills maximized in new college program | Great Books | Scoop.it
This semester, the College of Liberal Arts is offering a new type of experience for its freshman class as one part of multiple initiatives designed to enhance students’ leadership abilities.
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Common Core Support Tools

Common Core Support Tools (#CommonCore Instructional Support Tools via NC SDE Unpacking Standards, etc.)...
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Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders

Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Great Books | Scoop.it
Resources to assist school leaders in implementing the Common Core State Standards in their schools (RT @PrincipalDiff: New: Common Core Resources for School Leaders http://t.co/YMGK5bEu...
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Common Core Literacy Standards: Reading and Writing ...

Common Core Literacy Standards: Reading and Writing ... | Great Books | Scoop.it
What I am suggesting is that once you have come to KNOW the standards, rather than look at the strands (reading, writing, language, speaking and listening) as separate entities, begin to think about how they combine to build ...
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Common Core State Standards: Middle School

Common Core State Standards: Middle School | Great Books | Scoop.it
Visit English and math classrooms who have already begun to adapt to the new Common Core standards. See what changes teachers are making in their practice to adapt to the new standards.
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