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How (And Why) Schools Are Encouraging Social Media Use - Edudemic

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Bringing social media (in its many forms) into the classroom has become a Really Big Thing. With all of that information out there, its interesting to also see who is using it and to what degree.

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Where can we use social media more effectively in our school?

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SmartBlog on Education - Revising the questions that shape learning - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Revising the questions that shape learning - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Questions are powerful things. Socrates knew this. Einstein too. But curiosity has gotten a bad rep over the years. First there was that little incident
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Great post about re-shaping the questions people are asking about education.

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What Close Reading Actually Means

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What Close Reading Actually Means
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Detailed description of how to do close reading, especially with regard to collge readiness.

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Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

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You read that correctly: Zombie-Based Learning. When I started learning about it, my inner geek squealed with joy. I've always loved zombies. I've watched all the movies and even read the original Wa
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Ha ha! What do you think? Pretty creative, I say.

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9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

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What are the kinds of a tools a 21st century teacher should be expected to master? Here are 9.
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The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom

The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a neuroscientist to promote brain-based learning in your classroom. In fact, it's really quite simple.
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Terrific artlce explaining that helping kids understand how their brains work helps build their self-confidence, and makes them more successful.

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Edutopia News - Expanded Learning Time? It works!

Edutopia News - Expanded Learning Time? It works! | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Some perspectives on successful implementation of expanded learning time.

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Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: The New Bill of Rights for All Students

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Every student needs:

-someone who cares about their development

-to do what they like to do each day

-to do what they are best at every day

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Copyright in a Copy Paste World

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A website dedicated to informing secondary students and their teachers of copyright law, plagiarism policies, and caveats in order to uphold literary integrity and digital ethics through a compilation of various media.
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Terrific site from the New York State Library. Essential questions, student resources, teacher resources, digital ethics, and lots more.

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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing? | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The OECD’s PISA studies show Finnish students are among the best in the world in reading, math and science.

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"The reality in Canada, which is unfortunate in Dr. Sahlberg’s view, is that students are rewarded for competing against their peers, teachers are held accountable by their class’s performance on exams, and schools are compared through widely published standardized test results. Finland takes an alternative approach. Students receive only narrative evaluation instead of marks or grades until Grade 5. Thereafter, their grades rely on how they’ve performed relative to their individual potential rather than as compared to their classmates. “Teachers stress grades as little as possible,” Dr. Sahlberg says. “This means that students ‘compete’ against themselves, not one another.”"

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We, as teachers are frequently under the impression, that unless we control what children learn, we wouldn't have done our duties as teachers. At CERT we believe that giving the children enough flexibility to be creative and express their own ways of learning, is an imperative ingredient in the recipe for success and excellence. We need learners who are critical, reflective and show initiative. Rote learning, standardised tests, etc. are easy ways to have a silent classroom. Learning goes so much more beyond that. 

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18 Myths About Education That Are All Too Easy To Believe

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These 18 myths about education are all too easy to believe.
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What do you think?

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Kirk McDonald: Sorry, College Grads, I Probably Won't Hire You

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In The Wall Street Journal, Kirk McDonald writes that college graduates without basic computer programming skills are shortchanging their career choices.
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Food for thought.

" If you grew up and went to school in the United States, you were educated in a system that has eight times as many high-school football teams as high schools that teach advanced placement computer-science classes. Things are hardly better in the universities. According to one recent report, in the next decade American colleges will mint 40,000 graduates with a bachelor's degree in computer science, though the U.S. economy is slated to create 120,000 computing jobs that require such degrees. You don't have to be a math major to do the math: That's three times as many jobs as we have people qualified to fill them."

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5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics

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These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth

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Great for visual learning, and for synthesis of ideas.

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I am always interested in fun and free.

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This School Year's 10 Most Popular Posts

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I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past two years.
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Great ideas about a variety of important topics from some of education's most notable thinkers.

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Common Core Assessment: When Teaching Gets In The Way Of Reading Comprehension

Common Core Assessment: When Teaching Gets In The Way Of Reading Comprehension | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A look at how well-intentioned teaching can confuse students during reading comprehension assessment.
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Grant Wiggins looks at assessment, reading comprehension, marking up a text, author's point of view vs. reader's point of view.

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Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects

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In her work with UCLA's Graduate School of Education, Rebecca Alber assists teachers and schools in meeting students' academic needs through best practices. Alber also instructs online teacher-edu
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Keep them engaged...

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Free Two Week Course on Google Maps and Earth

Free Technology for Teachers: A Free Two Week Course on Google Maps and Earth | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Looks like it will be good!

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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model generated a lot of excitement initially, but more recently some educators -- even those who were initial advocates -- have expre
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Great ideas for implementing this technique, with a move away from the lecture (both in person and in video).

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

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Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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Teaching students these skills is CRITICAL! But classroom teachers have a partner in teaching this; make sure to visit your local school library teacher! :-)

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Michael Hyatt | Intentional Leadership - Reading Non-Fiction

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Michael Hyatt’s thoughts on leading with purpose, personal productivity, book publishing, and social media.
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I love to follow this blogger; he has all sorts of great ideas for many aspects of life! This is a really good article/podcast about reading. Think about sharing some of these tips with your friends and students!

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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Thom Markham As Common Core State Standards are incorporated from school to school across the country, educators are discussing their value. It may seem t
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Fantastic article!

Everyday there is less standardization of information, making it nearly impossible to decide what a tenth-grader should know. Beyond the core literacies of reading, writing, computation, and research, the world-wide culture of innovation, discovery, multi-polarity, interdisciplinary thinking, and rapid change depends on the explosive potential of the human mind, not entombed truths from the past. Increasingly, any standards-based curriculum is at odds with the outside world.

There is only one resolution to the debate. Sooner or later, inquiry-standards will take precedence over content-based standards. Education’s core task is to prepare young people to generate new ideas, filter them through a net of critical analysis and reflection, and move the ideas through a design process to create a quality product, either as an idea or a material object. Students need information, facts, and specific knowledge for a successful outcome. But that information must be gathered during the process of creation, in a usable, just-in-time format not found in “subjects.”

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8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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These are really great, quick-reference infographics! Check them out when you need new ideas for assessment, increasing participation, getting students to pay attention, inspiring creativity, new ways for presenting material, and checking prior knowledge.

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How To Handle A Student Who Habitually Calls Out — Smart Classroom Management

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This week’s article is in response to a cavalcade of questions regarding one of the most frustrating classroom management issues.
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Good advice for a perennial problem.

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Steve Hargadon: My Beliefs about education

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Terrific ideas from a man who has interviewed hundreds of people about how to make education better. 

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SmartBlog on Education - A "beginner's mind" for thinking about schools - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - A "beginner's mind" for thinking about schools - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A couple of days ago, I got into one of those short-ish yet interesting Twitter back and forths with a few folks in my network. In a nutshell, it revolved
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Will Richardson is one of the most innovative educational thinkers around. We need to listen to him and begin to try out what he suggests.

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