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What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment

What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Watching a colleague achieve her fitness goals using a tracker has caused me to revisit the power of formative assessment as a learning tool.
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Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right

Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right by TeachThought Staff Notice that we didn’t use the more vague “good teacher” phrasing. That’s…
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teaching Articles : Teach Children Well: Student-Centered Education: What Does that Look Like?

teaching Articles : Teach Children Well: Student-Centered Education: What Does that Look Like? | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
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Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam

Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
An English teacher became so compelled with podcasts, she assigned the creation of one as a final exam to replace the traditional seated test.

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What Is Teaching without Learning?

What Is Teaching without Learning? | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Yes, students are responsible for learning. But what happens when the teaching and learning tasks are thought of as being separate—where I have my job and you have yours?
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ECM #149 OER: Teaching Without Traditional Textbooks @coolcatteacher

ECM #149 OER: Teaching Without Traditional Textbooks @coolcatteacher | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Amy Pace is a Presidential Award winning science teacher. She is using “free” OER textbooks for all her courses. OER stands for Open Education Resources which are often curated by experts via grants and other means. Of course, nothing is free. These textbooks take time, curation, and customization. Visionary states, districts, and schools might find …
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Making for All: How to Build an Inclusive Makerspace (EdSurge News)

Making for All: How to Build an Inclusive Makerspace (EdSurge News) | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Read more about the classroom maker movement in Martinez's "Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom."The Maker Movement has crept into the consciousness of schools in the past few years. For some, it’s a wake up call that over-tested, over-scheduled young people are not
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No Way to Learn — The Synapse — Medium

No Way to Learn — The Synapse — Medium | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
One afternoon when my daughter was in seventh grade, I found her in tears of frustration, surrounded by index cards as she attempted to…

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The Way We Learn

The Way We Learn | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Our assumptions about learning are wrong. Individual brains vary every bit as much as DNA or fingerprints.
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12 mindsets for creating innovative classrooms

12 mindsets for creating innovative classrooms | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Our mindsets can affect the experiences our students have in our classes and how they feel about our subject and us as teachers. Effective ones can have great impact.
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First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory

First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
When creating your interest inventory, you need to consider what you need to know about your students in order to effectively teach them.
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Six elements of great teaching – a pupil's perspective

Six elements of great teaching – a pupil's perspective | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
What makes a good teacher in the eyes of students? It is those teachers that involve their students and engage with them, allowing students to take control over their own learning. It is those teachers that trust us (believe it or not, kids won’t set the school on fire if they are allowed out of their seat). It is those teachers that genuinely want to help us.
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Using Google Web Apps to Improve Student Engagement

Using Google Web Apps to Improve Student Engagement | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
In my teaching, I have incorporated Google Web apps into activities that I have already used—group projects, class discussions, and content presentations.
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More Evidence That Active Learning Trumps Lecturing

More Evidence That Active Learning Trumps Lecturing | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Study after study have reported findings that favor active learning over lecture. And yet, we all know faculty who lecture almost exclusively.
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Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience

Flipping Assessment: Making Assessment a Learning Experience | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
What’s been left out of the conversation about flipped classrooms, however, is why and how we might also need to flip our assessment practices.
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The mathematics of love

The mathematics of love | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Finding the right mate is no cakewalk -- but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.
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Rubrics for Assessment

Rubrics for Assessment | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
How do I grade it? Teachers who integrate technology into student activities and projects often ask us this question. Here are some rubrics for assessment.

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Carol Bently's curator insight, May 11, 10:19 PM

This is a big help for teachers

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Teaching With Web-Based Resources

Teaching With Web-Based Resources | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.
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Developing digital literacies | Jisc

Developing digital literacies | Jisc | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Provides ideas and resources to inspire the strategic development of digital literacies - those capabilities which support living, learning and working in a digital society

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Why Your Classroom Technology Needs to Be Smarter Than Paper — Medium

Why Your Classroom Technology Needs to Be Smarter Than Paper — Medium | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
Can your students make the same learning gains with paper as they can with your current classroom technology?
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What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration

What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration | Ideas For Teachers | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:43 PM

Cooperation and collaboration are two different phenomena. I prefer the former over the latter.

 

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