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OPINION: The Case for 'Learning Designers'

OPINION: The Case for 'Learning Designers' | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

"For edtech startups to be be profoundly successful (ie. transform learning experiences on a grand scale) they really need to be innovative with their pedagogy as well as their technology. Otherwise, there is a danger that things they build will just end up replicating existing practices, only faster and shinier."


Via EDTC@UTB
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So many schools are going for the wow factor of new technology. Good education should still be our main goal. There are so many possibilities for home and school engagement, for processing and internalizing as opposed to regurgitating information, for sharing and building upon others' ideas. It is incumbent upon those who are using technology to up the ante - a smartboard is not just a new blackboard and projector together, an ipad can take students to other places and allow them to integrate their interests into the lessons and homework. Technology has the possibility to take education to the next lesson with the proper educators - not in and of itself.

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EDTC@UTB's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:01 AM

Learn how to become a Learning Designer: http://edtech.utb.edu.

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So true and so easily lost in the desire to be "innovative" schools.
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A Framework for Differentiation

A Framework for Differentiation | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

"Differentiation is adjusting and modifying what skills and concepts student learn, what materials the use, and/or how their learning is assessed based on the needs of the students.

Our students are not all the same, so we cannot expect that teaching a lesson one way will reach every student."


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We hopefully are all trying to differentiate, but sometimes we need that creative push and encouragement. This is a wonderful resource with printable infographics for coming work areas and links to concepts and other resources to really get you thinking in every direction outside of the box - each student will gain something out of you using this. 

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Janet McQueen's curator insight, November 17, 6:57 PM

These differentiation flowcharts will prompt teachers to make good decisions around scaffolding of student learning.  

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 17, 7:08 PM

Check out concepts, assessments, and activities for differentiation...

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 25, 8:02 AM

Excellent resources for your teaching and learning environments. Thank you Mayumi for sharing.

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How Empathy Affects Learning, And How To Cultivate It In Your Students - InformED

How Empathy Affects Learning, And How To Cultivate It In Your Students - InformED | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
"The education system forces people to unlearn the empathy they were born with. It's a system based on always seeming strong, contributing to the economy

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Also particularly important for the workforce.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 11:47 AM

Thx Beth Dichter!

Meg Swecker's curator insight, November 3, 9:41 AM

How empathy contributes to advanced learning. Very interesting!

Lisa Norris's curator insight, November 4, 12:50 PM

Modeling empathy even on our worst days is so important for kids in this day and age!

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What Does Good eLearning Have In Common With Good Movies?

What Does Good eLearning Have In Common With Good Movies? | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

"You may not have realized it, but  eLearning and movies have many things in common. Both seek to captivate their audience and produce a memorable story, and both can fall flat if not produced correctly."


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Simple, straight forward, and so true. Do it right, engage, and keep on point - no bling necessary, low budget is possible, but engage!

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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being …

Via Beth Dichter
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Really states clearly and understandably so many of the benefits of speaking a second language - how much more does the culture of Hebrew bring into the mix?

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, March 4, 3:10 AM

Especially for Carolyn Seager

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 4, 10:40 AM

It might be easier when you are young, but that should not stop you from learning a new language. It isn't too late.

Tandoo Barcelona's curator insight, November 25, 9:26 AM

An intersting article about the advantages of bilingualism. So start learning! :) (Karina)

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5 Web Tools to Add Comments and Questions to Educational Videos

5 Web Tools to Add Comments and Questions to Educational Videos | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

"If you are looking for web tools to create video lessons or platforms to help you flip your classroom , the tools below are probably what you need."


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Imagine the possibilities - I can't wait to start playing! What a great way to reinforce language at home!

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Tere Plana's curator insight, February 10, 6:46 AM

Pasos previos a la flippe class! Solo herramientas? Lo importante está en el qué y también en el cómo!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 10, 12:30 PM

I've only used eduCanon, which is a good tool, but I couldn't get the embed code to work in our Sakai LMS. It only requires a paid version to use short answer questions. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 4:36 PM

I've not heard of some of these tools. I'd like to create more videos so I'll have to try these out.

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9 Mistakes Teachers Make Using Technology in the Classroom

9 Mistakes Teachers Make Using Technology in the Classroom | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

9 Mistakes Teachers Make Using Technology in the Classroom #edtech #ipaded


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Basic and so important! Flexibility, creativity, integration not "band-aids" that sit on top. Every teacher and person involved in education should read and internalize this!

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A Map of Learning-Theory Concepts, Theorists, Paradigms and Disciplines

A Map of Learning-Theory Concepts, Theorists, Paradigms and Disciplines | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

"Learning theory is complex, and while the graphic below may initially seem to reinforce that idea, it actually makes a complicated topic very digestible."


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This all inclusive map really helps summarize the different theories and theorists that we have all learned and "sound familiar" but need some context. Should be available to every educator whether it' the beginning of the road or an experienced educator. I know that I found it very useful.

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Millennial Values are exemplified by theTough Mudder Pledge (below) | Teamwork & Physical Prowess RULE

Millennial Values are exemplified by theTough Mudder Pledge (below) | Teamwork & Physical Prowess RULE | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
I know some young adults in NYC who are crazy about “tough mudding.” So when I got this email I really wanted to pass it along. It definitely has the
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My daughter has done Tough Mudder twice, she herself is a Millenial, and she kept talking about the teamwork and comeraderie. This may be a true show of what the Millenials can do when they put their mind to something, collaborating together.

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Ideas for supporting Teacher Effectiveness with Technology

Ideas for supporting Teacher Effectiveness with Technology | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

"Technology provides teachers with a great way to provide evidence with artifacts of their effective practice. Across the country this has been a priority for schools that are incorporating a teacher evaluation based on the Danielson Framework. The model contains various components organized into the following four domains."


Via Beth Dichter
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Watch the Prezi's and see how to share. However, remember, it is a tool, technology is not the be all an end all, although it is a wonderful tool.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:45 PM

As teachers in many communities in the U.S. are being evaluated using new tools this post provides guidance on how technology may be used in the area of Instruction and an additional three posts are available on the site that address how technology may be used in Planning and Preparation, The Classroom Environment and Professional Responsibilities. All are based on the Danielson Framework (and a link to this is available).

Each of the post looks at the domain and contains a Prezi which ideas, resources, videos and more. Consider sharing these resources with faculty at your school.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:33 PM

This blog features prezi switch more details about what effective  tech use looks like in practice.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:41 PM

Great resource. 

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Millennials: Who They Are & Why We Hate Them (Jealous Much)

Scott Hess is the Vice President of Insights for TRU, a global youth research firm, and is considered one of the foremost authorities on American youth. In t...
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Not sure I'm jealous, it was so nice to have some privacy and uniqueness, but much of what he says makes sense.

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Gerardo Torres's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:51 PM

Es un poco extremo pero expone claramente puntos de vistas diferentes de ambas generaciones

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Are Millenials a Lost Generation?

Are Millenials a Lost Generation? | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
Investigating the characteristics, challenges and prospects of those coming of age since the Millenial generation.

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These are our students and coworkers - we should know who they are, or who we are, and how we relate to each other across the generations.

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:51 PM

What do you know about the millenial generation? This infographic provides a wealth of information and some of it may surprise you.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:28 PM

Challenge your insight about millenials!

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Five Truths about MOOCs

Five Truths about MOOCs | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

"The trend toward Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has commanded attention from the press, higher education administrators, educators and students around the world. Yet there is tremendous confusion about what MOOCs are and what they can actually deliver to students. This confusion complicates the discussions about them and misleads nearly everyone."


Via EDTC@UTB
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MOOCs are not the be all and end all - they are a wonderful enhancement as stated. I often recommend them to students and my children when they want extra help (I wish there were more for Hebrew). What a great way to pursue an adult passion or enhance your learning, but as he states, it is almost an independent learning environment.

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Learning to learn: losing yourself in passion

Learning to learn: losing yourself in passion | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
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We all need to pursue a passion - wouldn't it be great if it were part of our life everyday? What if we could help others pursue their passions, does that add to our own? Can we encourage others to pursue their passions? enrich their quest for knowledge? I really have been contemplating this for quite a while, just this post helps get me motivated - now to figure out for what passion...

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Vocabulary expanders for English

Vocabulary expanders for English | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
Hi everyone,Here are a few fun suggestions to increase your vocabulary prior to undertaking your exam.Cheers,Kaitlin RobbsVivid-Verb-Listtone_mood_words

Via Beth Dichter
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Such a great simple visual tool. Should be in everyone's bookmark, on your physical wall hanging up, or whatever other means you use. It helps you start thinking a bit about what words you can use and how to use them.

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Lisa Norris's curator insight, November 4, 9:54 AM

I would have my upper ES grade students add this to their writer's notebook!  Excellent resource to help with continuous vocab growth!

Janet McQueen's curator insight, November 4, 5:38 PM

Great tools for expanding ELLs vocabulary especially useful when writing. 

 

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How computers change the way we learn

How computers change the way we learn | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.


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For all those involved in the technology causing brain mush debate - this is an interesting survey of thought. Starting with the quote about the original technology, through the ideas of how technology can enhance our thought process and development - I'm in. It's a great part of any learning process with the proper structure.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 31, 6:46 AM

Des applications pour apprendre les langues sont déjà beaucoup utilisées, mais l'article va plus loin.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 11:54 AM

This a conversation dating back to Socrates and others. It is not so much that it changes how we think although it does. The more important point is we remain aware and work with that understanding. How does it impact teaching and learning in the classroom?

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Experiential Learning: Is there really a question about this?

Experiential Learning: Is there really a question about this? | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

'The things we have to learn before we do them, we learn by doing them.' Aristotle

"Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; le..."


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Biology, history, religion, foreign language, math - irrespective of the topic, in order for it to be real, it must be experienced. Authentic texts and situations can be created through drama and other arts based projects. This is the base - now add all of the extra tools and methods, in context.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 26, 5:26 PM

What is experiential learning? This post explores this concept, with a list of "principles as articulated by the Association for Experiential Education" and also eight images that compare experiential learning to a more traditional classroom.

Finding projects that help students understand key concepts is one way for us to include experiential education in our classroom. The images provided in this post may spark your imagination.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 11:51 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

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Multimedia Assessments: Tools for making dynamic audio-and video-based tests

Multimedia Assessments: Tools for making dynamic audio-and video-based tests | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
Video, audio, and images can help students gain deeper understanding of a question. Previously, struggling readers might have had assessment questions read aloud to him or her. Now, multimedia tools allow these students to take tests independently.

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Great ideas and tools - let the creative assessment begin!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 24, 9:19 PM

Check out these five tools that will help students present their knowledge using different forms of multimedia.

* Metta

* ImageQuiz

* eduCanon

* Kahoot

* Google Forms

For many students these tools will help them create a more authentic product. Click through to the post to learn more about each tool and find short videos to help you with ImageQuiz, Kahoot and eduCanon..

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Tech Transformation: Developing 21st Century Skills through Multimedia

Tech Transformation: Developing 21st Century Skills through Multimedia | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 29, 10:16 PM

If your goal is to teach 21st century skills you need to define the skills and the decide how to teach them. And if your goal is to use multimedia you have already set some parameters. This post explores one way to organize the skills with the ability to create multimedia. The specific skills are:

* creativity and innovation

* critical thinking

* information fluency

* collaboration

* communication

* managing complexity

* mulitcultural literacy

For more information click through to the post.

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Catchbox Is A Throwable Microphone To Get The Audience Talking

Catchbox Is A Throwable Microphone To Get The Audience Talking | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

Catchbox is a new throwable microphone designed to liven up audience participation, and in turn reduce the faffing around that seems to occur whenever a conference turns to questions from the audience.

The brightly coloured padded cube houses a wireless microphone that doesn’t mind being tossed across a room or passed from person-to-person crowd surfing-style. In fact, it’s actively encouraged. That’s because, along with being able to sustain being dropped, the device has been engineered to automatically mute the sound when flying through the air or if it falls.


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Drora Arussy's insight:

This looks like a wonderful exciting tool to get more people involved, keep them focused, and literally throw something unexpected into the mix thereby encouraging a change in focus and view.

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Jordi's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:07 PM

I want this!

BookChook's curator insight, December 20, 2013 5:42 PM

Great for conferences and classrooms. 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:49 PM

dreaming about one !

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Inspiring Innovation

Inspiring Innovation | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

"Rethinking Innovation. Does it just come or can we inspire it?"


Via Beth Dichter
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Interesting that this inforgraphic chose to put thinking "outside of the box" inside boxes, but in general the idea is important for us to remember. When facilitating a class encourage buy in from the students, encourage them to exercise their minds and be creative!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:22 PM

Does innovation come from  within, or are there ways we can help inspire our students? This infographic provides 27 suggestions that you might try in your classroom. Do you have anything that works well for you that is not included? If so please share it!

Leslie Minton's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:35 PM

Really gets you thinking about how to inspire greater innovation

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:41 AM

Ett ord som gäller.... Imponerad! 

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The Inquiry Process - A Great Visual

The Inquiry Process - A Great Visual | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it

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wonderful visual for the inquiry process - for educators and to share with students.

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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:24 PM

This is interesting in light of our current work in our inquiry PLCs.  Do you think this graphic fits?

Peg Gillard's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:51 PM

We are so far removed from inquiry based classrooms that curiosity is but a shadow. Students wait to be fed the learning, which isn't true learning if it is fed. True learning comes from asking our own questions and setting out on a quest to unravel the riddle we have created. 

OCM BOCES SLS's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:24 PM

Great graphic for inquiry learning

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7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning [Infographic]

7 Myths and Facts About Online Learning [Infographic] | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
The number of online learning students is close to 7 million....we'd say now's the time to dispel some of those online learning myths and get at the click into school truth!

Via Beth Dichter
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For all you traditionalists out there - not saying it's the only way to go, but an online degree is really worth something today.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 27, 2013 11:26 PM

What are the myths and facts about online learning? This infographic explores seven areas where there are misperceptions concerning online learning such as:

* Can you get a job with an online degree?
* Is online learning lonely?

* Online learning is the "easy way."

Each of the myths also has facts that refute the myth. Learn more by clicking through to the post.

Jo Schiffbauer's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:07 PM

online learning

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:45 PM

Online learning infographic

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Next-Gen World Language Learning (Infographic)

Next-Gen World Language Learning (Infographic) | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
"Blended learning programs that incorporate proven educational software such as Rosetta Stone increase access and also address issues of cost effectiveness in the 'new normal' economy."

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The one thing that almost everyone can agree on is that multiple languages are important. My grandparents all spoke at least 4 langauges and they were not overly educated - it is the price of functioning in a multi-ethnic world and  isn't it wonderful? The how is what we need to focus on - how to fund, how to teach effectively, how to integrate technology effectively...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:59 PM

Take a look at this infographic that discusses next generation of language learning might entail. This infographic provides a preview of a white paper to be released in the next week titled "The Next Generation of Language Learning". The sections in the infographic include:

* Why a second language is important

* Design principles next-gen language learning

* Blended language models

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Best Education Video - Class Commercial 2013-14

Best Education Video - Class Commercial 2013-14 | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
Video for kids on first day of class.

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Wow - this is so inspiring, something we can all strive for our students to say about us. We taught them to want to learn and enjoy it while looking towards application for the future.

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4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating - Edudemic

4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating - Edudemic | Hebrew Education | Scoop.it
How do you actually ensure students learn while creating and exploring? Here are four different tips from Shawn McCusker that should keep learning rolling along.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:39 PM

As we move to the Common Core and we look at the Depth of Knowledge that will be required for our students it is clear that the need for our students to create is critical. This post starts with the following sentence:

"When was the last time your students said “Wow, that worksheet changed my life”?  Can you even remember a similar cookie cutter classroom activity or assignment from your days as a student? Yet they were a popular tool because they were structured and efficient in getting the class to a set finish point."

After presenting "the exploding volcano project" the post turns to four strategies. The short hand version is below. Click through to the post for additional information.

1. Start with your specific learning objective.

2. The idea to be expressed comes before the tool used to express it.

3. Make asking "How will this show mastery of the learning objective?" your classroom mantra.

4. Engage in evaluating the PROCESS of creation and not just grading the finished project.

There is also an example a learning objective and a project that one student submitted.

Chris Carter's curator insight, September 12, 2013 12:02 AM

Yasemin Allsop does IT again!

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:42 AM

Thanks.  Great resource.