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Education is the key to stamping out racism

Education is the key to stamping out racism | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire's now infamous suggestion that Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes be used to promote the musical 'King Kong' was intolerable. So, too, was his excuse that it was only a ''slip of the tongue''.
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11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom - TeachThought

11 Steps Of Effective Project-Based Learning In A Blended Classroom - TeachThought | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
What is the relationship between project-based learning and blended learning? This article takes a look, and offers 11 specific steps for effective PBL planning.
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PBL with online tools at each step.

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25 Ways to Institute Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom

25 Ways to Institute Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Passion-Based Learning. Love it. Good for our learning framework.

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25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification - Edudemic

25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
There are dozens of things teachers and students should know about gamification. Here's a handy simplified list to quickly learn from!
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Interesting points about gamification and education.

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4 Different Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

4 Different Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
In a nutshell, Bloom's taxonomy is a grouping of educational objectives that first came about in 1956 in an attempt to classify educational objectives.
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Good visuals.

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7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic

7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
My students absolutely love using those black and white boxes in their activities. It's beyond simple (and fun) to deploy QR codes in education.
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Easy to use strategies for using QR codes.

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Designing Learning Landscapes

Designing Learning Landscapes | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The problem of keeping knowledge alive, of preventing it from becoming inert, is the central problem of all education. (Whitehead, 1967). Great expectations exist for educational systems to shift t...
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How far removed from the efficiency movement is your learning landscape?

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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
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Good overview of PBL

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Learner-Centered Teaching: Good Places to Begin | Faculty Focus

Learner-Centered Teaching: Good Places to Begin | Faculty Focus | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
It’s probably the question I’m most asked in workshops on learner-centered teaching. “What are some good places to start?
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Some strategies to create a more learning centred classroom.

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What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t | MindShift

What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t | MindShift | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Screenshot/High Tech High The term "project-based learning" gets tossed around a lot in discussions about how to connect students to what they're learnin
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Discovery needs to arise from project itself. Some examples.

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How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic

How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
It's exam time and students are stressing about turning in papers on time. What's a teacher to do in terms of noticing student plagiarism?
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Developing digital literacy in students.

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5 of the Best Collections of EdTech Resources on the Web

5 of the Best Collections of EdTech Resources on the Web | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Five great websites collecting EdTech resources in one place, making it easy to sort, search and find the best cutting edge tools for the classroom.
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Good EdTech sites.

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Experts & NewBIEs | Bloggers on Project Based Learning: Does Project Based Learning Teach Critical Thinking?

Experts & NewBIEs | Bloggers on Project Based Learning: Does Project Based Learning Teach Critical Thinking? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Importance of critical thinking and non Googleable Driving Questions to PBL.

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4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom - TeachThought

4 Keys To Designing A Project-Based Learning Classroom - TeachThought | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
What are the keys designing a project-based learning classroom? It starts with the teacher.
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How PBL can overcome this type of classroom. "Students take notes, finish assignments at home, and hope to memorize enough information just long enough to pass a test."

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Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

Teaching Students to Dig Deeper | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A backwoodsman went to a home improvement store and purchased a chainsaw to replace an old, worn-out saw. After a month, the backwoodsman returned the saw to the store, complaining, "It doesn'
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Critical v Analytical Thinking

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Good overview of flipped teaching.

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How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning

How (And Why) Teachers Should Get Started With Blended Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Blended learning is quite simply one of the most overused terms to describe the current state of education's relationship with technology. However, it fits.
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Video on blended learning.

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Ofsted good to great in seven steps - SecEd

In February, Ofsted graded Hall Mead School as outstanding across all categories. Headteacher Simon London takes us through seven steps on their journey from good to great, all connected by a relentless focus on teaching and learning.
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Interesting insights from the UK. Applicable to Australia?

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Is K–12 blended learning disruptive?An introduction of the theory of hybrids | Christensen Institute

Is K–12 blended learning disruptive?An introduction of the theory of hybrids | Christensen Institute | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
By Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, and Heather Staker This paper analyzes blended learning through the lens of disruptive innovation theory to help people anticipate and plan for the likely effects of blended learning on the classrooms of...
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Some good insights into blended learning.

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5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom - Edudemic

5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom - Edudemic | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The people making this complaint are simply missing the point.
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Looking at iPads and Apple in general. A convincing argument. I like kthe SAMR model.

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Teaching repertoire to learning repertoire

Teaching repertoire to learning repertoire | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Visible pedagogy One of my most memorable responses when I asked, "What do you like most about these lessons?" was the reply from a Year 7 pupil who answered without hesitation, "I like the plenary...
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Some effective classroom activities.

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What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning? | MindShift

What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning? | MindShift | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
TB By Peter Skillen Project Based Learning can mean different things to different people, and can be practiced in a variety of ways. For educators who w
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Dimensions of PBL and so good sites and resources, as well.

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Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search | Wired Magazine | Wired.com

Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search | Wired Magazine | Wired.com | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Kids know how to Google—they just can't tell when the results are crap.
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Getting students to look beyond Google's PageRank.

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Education World: Project-Based Learning: Why and How?

Education World: Project-Based Learning: Why and How? | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Read about the benefits of project-based learning and get tips on implementing this key instructional strategy.
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Clear overview and reasons for PBL.

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Clear overview and reasons for PBL.