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NoTosh - SOLO Taxonomy

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Learners knowing where they are
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I like how the authors break down the notion of understanding.  This is from the article.

 

Pre-structural - students' understanding or existing knowledge is limited or non-existent, or the task is approached from an inappropriate angleUnistructural - students might know one key piece of knowledge but can't connect it to anything elseMultistructural - students can show understanding of several pieces of knowledge but are not yet able to tie them togetherRelational - students' understanding of several elements is strong and they can make the connections between themExtended Abstract - students can start to take their learning into new contexts, see their latest learning as part of a greater whole
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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

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Colbert is hilarious on ‘robo teachers’ and Common Core

Colbert is hilarious on ‘robo teachers’ and Common Core | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
'If we can help even one kid do better in school, we will help all the kids who copy off that kid.'
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National Day on Writing

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National Day on Writing; National Gallery of Writing
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Writing Good Multiple Choice Test Questions | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Writing Good Multiple Choice Test Questions | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Vanderbilt University
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What a comprehensive look at writing good multiple choice test questions.  Thanks, Vanderbilt!

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4 Powerful Sites That Will Improve Your Teaching - Edudemic

4 Powerful Sites That Will Improve Your Teaching - Edudemic | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Struggling to improve your teaching skills? These websites are absolutely fabulous and useful for modern teachers of any skill level.
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ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators

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How will the Common Core shift English-language arts learning in elementary school?
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6 Reasons Standardized Testing Is, At Best, Problematic

6 Reasons Standardized Testing Is, At Best, Problematic | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: The pros and cons of standardized testing is a tired argument, and isn’t a topic we touch on much here at TeachThought (purposely). But like it or not, testing remains a significant issue...
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An oldie, but goodie...

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The 21st Century Principal: Teacher Evaluations That Effectively ...

The 21st Century Principal: Teacher Evaluations That Effectively ... | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Getting teacher evaluation right should be a priority, and in my opinion, a higher priority than any other educational initiative on the table right now. How we evaluate teachers will impact more of what happens in our ...
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Classroom observations to rate teachers are shifting focus to students

Classroom observations to rate teachers are shifting focus to students | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Are they listening? Are their eyes on their teacher? Are they talking to their friends about what they are learning?

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:24 AM

Interesting... AND...all administrators need to remember these three things:

1.Its about the teacher, NOT the program

2.Watch the teacher...but watch the children more!

3.Talk to the students, ask them to tell you about what they are learning

 

And....be careful not to penalize teachers for doing exactly what programs are asking of them...if reading programs are compromising teacher autonomy you will see the results: diminished learning tragectories.

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What are the established learning theories? Great concept map!

What are the established learning theories? Great concept map! | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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Student Argues Against "Packets" & The Appearance Of Teacher Apathy

Student Argues Against "Packets" & The Appearance Of Teacher Apathy | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Apathy, real or imagined, has consequences.

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NoTosh - SOLO Taxonomy

NoTosh - SOLO Taxonomy | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Learners knowing where they are
Heather MacCorkle Edick's insight:

I like how the authors break down the notion of understanding.  This is from the article.

 

Pre-structural - students' understanding or existing knowledge is limited or non-existent, or the task is approached from an inappropriate angleUnistructural - students might know one key piece of knowledge but can't connect it to anything elseMultistructural - students can show understanding of several pieces of knowledge but are not yet able to tie them togetherRelational - students' understanding of several elements is strong and they can make the connections between themExtended Abstract - students can start to take their learning into new contexts, see their latest learning as part of a greater whole
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The 6 Key Drivers of Student Engagement -- THE Journal

The 6 Key Drivers of Student Engagement -- THE Journal | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
The best way to drive student achievement is to meaningfully connect with students. The best way to do that is through technology.
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Reaching students through technology is always a good strategy these days. 

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Why Millennials Are Struggling, Grannies Are Thriving, and What to Do About It | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Why Millennials Are Struggling, Grannies Are Thriving, and What to Do About It | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Why Millennials Are Struggling, Grannies Are Thriving, and What to Do About It
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Welcome to Teaching That Makes Sense!

Welcome to Teaching That Makes Sense! | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Teaching That Makes Sense offers tools, training, and technology support for K-12 schools in reading, writing, math, test preparation, and assessment.
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TTMS - Where have you been all my life?  :)  What a neat site!  Check it out!

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The Ideal Learning Environment

My submission for the Coursera course "The Foundations of Teaching for Learning 2: Being a Teacher." I apologize if you hear a timer going off in the background.

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How can we improve education? @joannelipman says we need to go old-school

How can we improve education? @joannelipman says we need to go old-school | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Joanne Lipman writes that today's educators are too soft. It is time to go back to the discipline of the past.
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Well, what do you think?  I do remember that my favorite teachers were also the ones that challenged us the most and refused to allow us to be intellectually 'mushy.'  We were expected to work hard and, when we failed, to work hard again.  Are we doing our kids a disservice these days by creating environments in which failure is almost NOT an option?  You decide.

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Visible Thinking

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Heather MacCorkle Edick's insight:

We just learned about this site in a MOOC that I am taking on the Foundations of Teaching.  It's very interesting and I hope others will find it interesting as well. 

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EasyBib's Summer Professional Development Schedule Announced ...

EasyBib's Summer Professional Development Schedule Announced ... | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
The moment you've all been waiting for is here! The schedule for the Summer Professional Development series is now open to the public. The series features weekly webinars co-hosted by librarians, leading ed-tech ...
Heather MacCorkle Edick's insight:

I have been using EasyBib for years for as a research assistant that gathers and formats citations correctly.  It's good to see them branching out here.

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A Great Resource Sheet on How to Grow Your PLN ...

A Great Resource Sheet on How to Grow Your PLN ... | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Below is Another awesome resource on how to create and grow your personal learning network using Twitter. This handy resource sheet is created by the folks in Rossier school of education and is...
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This infographic comes from my alma mater, so I had to Scoop.it!

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10 Silent Disruptors Of Student Academic Performance

10 Silent Disruptors Of Student Academic Performance | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Factors that disrupt student academic performance include weak responses to data, work outside of the students' ZPD, and little depth of knowledge.

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This is a great checklist to help plan lessons.  

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Famous Authors' Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature

Famous Authors' Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it
Writing a novel (or a story, for that matter) is confusing work. There are just so many characters running all over the place, dropping hints and having revelations. So it's no surprise that many a...
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This is definitely something I would share with ELA students, if only to divorce them from the notion that novelists find it easy to write a novel. 

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

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it

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The Pedagogy Wheel ... it's a Bloomin' Better Way to Teach

The Pedagogy  Wheel ... it's a Bloomin' Better Way to Teach | Improving Your Teaching Practice | Scoop.it

" Dr Ian Green from the School of Education here at Adelaide and I [Allan Carrington] have used Padagogy 101 (introduction to iPad in HE) and Padagogy 201 (more advanced use for L&T) to train over 600 faculty from universities in Australia. During my research I saw lots of great work done by others using Bloom’s Taxonomy including the Revised Taxonomy which has now become the Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. However when I discovered the excellent pioneer work done by Kathy Schrock with “Bloomin’ Apps” I got the idea for the Padagogy Wheel. Dare I say it but it is the next version for mobile learning of the ongoing importance of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s is still fundamental to good teaching and learning."


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Wow, what a great infographic.  

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Elena Keating's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:12 PM

A good starting point for I-pad apps and usage for educational purposes. Great to have the links. As always the first step in a journey that has many twists and turns. It takes you where you want to go but there are many pathways you can take and who knows where they will lead you!Sometimes it's the journey that is important not just the destination.

Audrey's comment, August 16, 2013 8:05 AM
This is so helpful. As a visual learner I can see how the wheel can be used for home schooling. It is a fantastic resource for contextualising learning.
Mary Coghlan's comment, August 19, 2013 8:11 PM
I really like how this is presented. A great approach that presents a number of choices to be used for teaching and learning. Being a visual learner, I find this very accessible.
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Papers from Dylan Wiliam

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If you are looking for ideas about formative and summative assessment, here are some good reads.

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