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Ten Tips for Asking Good Questions - For Dummies

Ten Tips for Asking Good Questions - For Dummies | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
No one says everything you want to hear in the exact order, depth, and detail that you prefer. That's why the chief tool of a good listener is a good question. ...
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A good basis for research question framework

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3 Google Scholar Tips Every Student Should Know About

3 Google Scholar Tips Every Student Should Know About | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
November 13, 2015
As a research student you probably are already doing a lot of research in Google Scholar which you should given the power and reliability of this academic search engine. The...

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Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, November 18, 2015 6:10 PM

Some useful tips here.

Vicki Hansen's curator insight, November 19, 2015 8:59 AM

Giving students MORE from Google!

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.
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Curious brains learn better

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Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

Teaching Google Natives To Value Information | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching Google Natives To Value Information
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Which is more important: the question or the answer?

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The science of learning - SecEd

How can cognitive science make us better teachers? Matt Bromley dissects the four stages of the cognitive process and discusses the implications for your classroom.
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Very interesting article about what is happening inside the learner's brain and what it means for the classroom.

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students
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Some interesting ideas

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A Must Have Rubric for Effective Implementation of PBL in Your School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Rubric for Effective Implementation of PBL in Your School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academy public magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based approach to
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Research and study tips

Research and study tips | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
Here are some helpful hints about how to boost your study skills and create effective research strategies.
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From Independence, the company behind the excellent Issues series.

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Information Literacy in a Nutshell

This tutorial introduces the concept of Information Literacy especially as it pertains to students in higher education. The tutorial focuses on defining this...

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Palgrave Study Skills

Palgrave Study Skills | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
Skills4Study, full of practical advice to help you study more effectively
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One of the best study skills websites packed with useful tips and techniques.

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Neil's Toolbox :: A Collection of Useful Tools and Resources | Neil's Toolbox

Neil's Toolbox :: A Collection of Useful Tools and Resources | Neil's Toolbox | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
A Collection of Useful Tools and Resources
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Free "tools" for study such as plagiarism tester, reference generator and other helpful resources.

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The 4 Facets of Information Literacy

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When talking to instructors about what information literacy is, I'm not the biggest fan of referring to its commonly accepted definition: "Information literacy is the ability to recognize when info...
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10 Powerful Body Language Tips For Your Next Presentation [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

10 Powerful Body Language Tips For Your Next Presentation [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
Presenters should encourage and enlighten the audience. The audience expects guidance and energy if they are going to give their time to a speaker. While the presenter is speaking, they are the captain of the room. It is vital to use that as an advantage in order to deliver the facts with a lasting and positive impression.
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5 Components of Information Literacy - YouTube

Information literacy can be divided into five different categories: Identify, Find, Evaluate, Apply, and Acknowledge. View academic and real world examples f...

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 2015 12:52 PM

Nice video - would have been enhanced by creative commons photos rather than tired clipart

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How to be more constant with your goals

How to be more constant with your goals | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
We know that vigilance and consistency is what is necessary to watch a goal come to fruition. We can take steps to overcoming many of the motivational challenges that accompany them.
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Some good tips for keeping focused on achieving your goals, whatever they may be.

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A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
September 10, 2014
During the first month of the new school year, teachers get to know their students in terms of their learning levels, where they are at with their learning, their strengths and...

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Useful graphic for moving on from VAK learning styles

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Ellen J Irion's curator insight, September 13, 2014 2:45 PM

Awesome to remember this.  I have always loved Multiple Intelligence theory.

Craig Seasholes's curator insight, September 14, 2014 10:31 AM

Gardner's Habits of Mind on one visually rich page. I like it!

Peter van Cuylenburg's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:29 PM

This is another part of the fabric of personalising learning.  It is still worthy of a place in that particular conversation regarding the students our classes.

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
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Cracking a Secret Code to Learning: Hand Gestures

Cracking a Secret Code to Learning: Hand Gestures | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
Research shows that the act of gesturing itself seems to accelerate learning, bringing nascent knowledge into consciousness and aiding the understanding of new concepts.
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Fascinating and good to know, as a gesturer myself.

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning (with images) · hbailie

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.
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Reflection: What Makes Learning Stick

Reflection: What Makes Learning Stick | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
Even taking just fifteen minutes to reflect on what was learned during the day could significantly affect how well students retain the information.
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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Independent Learning | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 2014 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:41 AM

Visuel !

Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

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Leeds Metropolitan University | Library Online | Need Help? | Guides and Tutorials | Little Book of Information Skills - Online

Leeds Metropolitan University | Library Online | Need Help? | Guides and Tutorials | Little Book of Information Skills - Online | Independent Learning | Scoop.it
Index page for Leeds Metropolitan University Library Skills for Learning's Little Book of Information Skills - Online.
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Lots of really useful tutorials about independent learning and information skills essential for university and A level study.

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