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10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing | Emerging Education Technology

10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing | Emerging Education Technology | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
It been a while since we've posted any content on using Twitter in the academic context, so this submission from Leslie Anglesey is welcomed. These suggestions
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We really should be using Twitter, and we need to teach our students how to use it.

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What Multitasking Does To Our Brains

What Multitasking Does To Our Brains | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
We've all heard it hundreds of times: to work efficiently we have to single task. No multitasking. And yet, we let it slip. We end up eating lunch in front of the TV with our laptop open.
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We ALL need to multi-task less in order to accomplish more. Focused, deliberate work is the key.

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Six Swedish Lessons - One Flight

Six Swedish Lessons - One Flight | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By: Joe Mazza As our flight left Newark for Stockholm, Sweden, I introduced myself to the woman sitting next to me on the nine-hour flight. She saw I was reading Finnish Lessons, and asked me if I ...
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-Honesty and trust are always trending.

Ongoing mentoring supports for students, teacher and leaders.

-Personal connections with kids can have lasting impacts.

-Mistakes are accepted and expected for adults and kids alike.

-Early intervention starts at age 1.

-Family engagement.

 

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10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher

10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Regardless of whether or not you use these as ice-breakers, there are some great tools to know about here.

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kathymcdonough's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:15 AM

This is a great resource for the beginning of school and the activities can also be used to pre-assess the student skills.

RitaZ's curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:15 AM

Short activities to boost stds' interest.

Dawn Houck's curator insight, September 30, 2015 10:44 PM

Padlet is a great tool to ease into a lesson, have participants introduce themselves, or respond to a question prior to a lesson.

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School Library Monthly - Student Inquiry and Web 2.0

School Library Monthly - Student Inquiry and Web 2.0 | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

By Pam Berger. Web 2.0, inquiry, and schools.

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Great article showing how Web 2.0 can be integrated with the inquiry process.

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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: The 21st century classroom...

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: The 21st century classroom... | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Great definition of today's 21st century classroom!

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Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Where do YOU fit on this chart??

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A Crash Course in Innovation

A Crash Course in Innovation | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Helping today’s students become more innovative thinkers is a serious goal endorsed by President Obama, corporate CEOs, and a host of others.
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More on design thinking...

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Students Find an Outlet Through Playwriting

Students Find an Outlet Through Playwriting | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A Washington-based arts-education group partners with area schools to get kids writing plays, which professional actors then bring to life on stage.
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Another way to write authentically!

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A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core -- Part 1 | Teaching the Core

A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core -- Part 1 | Teaching the Core | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What are the most important Common Core State Standards? In this post, Dave explains his top picks from the CCSS.
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Great intro to a promising series.

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Common Core: What Is A "Complex Text" Anyway?

Common Core: What Is A "Complex Text" Anyway? | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Last month I attended a training focused on teaching "complex texts" to address the Common Core Standards.
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There three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to determine its “complexity” are:

Quantitative QualitativeReader and Task
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If Twitter Is Not PD, What Is It?

If Twitter Is Not PD, What Is It? | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I was recently contacted by Barbara Madden, a Missouri educator with a Mississippi dialect, who is conducting a survey of educators, who use Twitter for Professional Development asking for some fee...
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Use it! Great stuff on Twitter (if you follow the right people).

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The Exchange - Newsletter 2013, April - Teaching Literacy for the CCSS and Cultivating Curiosity

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Do NOT miss reading these articles! All about teaching literacy, and cultivating curiosity. From the International Reading Assoc. Secondary Reading Interest Group.

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Do NOT miss reading these articles!

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Libraries of the Future [VISUALIZATION] | LibraryScienceList.com

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THIS is what it might look like...

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Powering Lifelong Learning Relationships

Powering Lifelong Learning Relationships | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.
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Vanderbilt med school dean: "I don't want to enroll medical students, I want to enroll lifelong medical learners." 

"A good LLR would let you learn three things: How do I do my job better today? What do I need to learn for my next job? What do I need to know and be able to do for my 5-yhear career goal?"

THESE are the types of learners we should be graduating from our high schools!

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Inspired by Finland - 5 Goals I'm Setting Now

Inspired by Finland - 5 Goals I'm Setting Now | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Joe Mazza Last week on my the flight out to Finland, I was lucky enough to sit next to a higher up in the Swedish educational system. The takeaways from that conversation were transitioned into ...

Via Leslie Maniotes
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-Don't be wasteful.

-Develop trust in one another.

-Develop deep relationships; have self-discipline.

-Think, talk, model innovation by default.

-It's not about the accolades or being #1.

 

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Leslie Maniotes's curator insight, April 9, 2013 1:39 PM

Don't be wastful, build trusting relationships... good lessons for us in education

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Ten of the best virtual field trips | eSchool News

Ten of the best virtual field trips | eSchool News | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
To help educators save time, we've chosen these 10 virtual field trips based on their relevancy, depth and quality of resources, and potential for student excitement.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Use technology to excite students!

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided
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Terrific, authentic means of having students write regularly! ALL of our students should be blogging, for lots of reasons. This particular assignment not only gets them writing every week, and reading their peers' posts (collaboration), but it also validates their personal interests and boosts their intrinsic motivation to learn. Let's do this!

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The Psychology of Productivity: A Proven Way to Get More Done (in Less Time)

The Psychology of Productivity: A Proven Way to Get More Done (in Less Time) | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Fabulous article about why our brains resist getting things done, what we can do about it.

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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.
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Some interesting ideas here. How can we incorporate elements of design in our teaching?

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Shoe Design Offers a Trojan Horse for Problem Solving with Design Thinking

Shoe Design Offers a Trojan Horse for Problem Solving with Design Thinking | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
"Design your own shoe." That's what high school students thought they were signing up to do when they volunteered for an immersive experience in design thinking.

Truth be told, the course descript
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Design thinking is becoming very important for business success.

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New Infographic: School Libraries & Student Achievement (2+ Decades of LRS Research) | Keith Curry Lance

New Infographic: School Libraries & Student Achievement (2+ Decades of LRS Research) | Keith Curry Lance | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Keith Curry Lance:

 

"Kudos to Dr. Linda Hofschire, Research Analyst, for this latest infographic, summarizing more than two decades of school library impact research at the Library Research Service (LRS)."


Via Dennis T OConnor
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School library programs make a HUGE difference in student achievement!

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GwynethJones's comment, April 5, 2013 11:16 AM
Is it me or is it not showing up when you go to the link?
Terheck's comment, April 5, 2013 11:50 AM
left click on the word "infographic" ;-)
Terheck's comment, April 5, 2013 11:51 AM
direct link : http://www.lrs.org/documents/school/school_library_impact.jpg
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Complex Texts and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core, Part 2 | Teaching the Core

Complex Texts and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core, Part 2 | Teaching the Core | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How do we incorporate the Common Core's complex texts in a way that students will read, engage with, debate, and discuss? Join us as we explore non-freaked implementation.
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"the average complexity of assigned reading in high school has been decreasing over the years, while the average complexity of required reading in college/career settings has been increasing)."

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.
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We should ALL know how the brain works, so we can best help our students.

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The Flipped Classroom: Reversing the Way We Teach.

Click here to edit the titleFrom the NJ Education Association.

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Have you thought about flipping? Might be worth checking this out.

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