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Global Read Aloud Project

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Through the power of one shared read aloud, I hope to facilitate connections between students throughout the world. You decide how much time the project will…
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Coursera Announces Professional Development Courses to Facilitate Lifelong Learning for Teachers

Editor’s Note: Julia Stiglitz is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at Coursera.
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K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work

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Perry Public Schools USD343 - Why Can't I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight?

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion | Video on TED.com

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect...
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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Innovative Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


Via Robin Good, João Greno Brogueira, Amanda McAndrew, THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*, LaiaJoana, Rui Guimarães Lima, Ramon Aragon, Paulo Simões, Christine Heine, R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

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We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?

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Turning Ordinary Teens Into Xtraordinary Contributors: Kat Haber | TEDxBeaconStreet 2012

Turning Ordinary Teens Into Xtraordinary Contributors: Kat Haber | TEDxBeaconStreet 2012 | Innovative Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it

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Kat Haber's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:52 AM

Teens, this is about you. Get in the global game. Step up and be heard. Changemaking is fun and makes a difference. What matters to you, matters to us all. Yes, we can hear you now.

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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education | Innovative Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...
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Flipping Your Classroom - Fargo North Library & Technology

Flipping Your Classroom - Fargo North Library & Technology | Innovative Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
We are promoting our Fargo North High School library and using technology in the classroom.
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A Note from George Lucas: Celebrating Unsung Heroes in Education

A Note from George Lucas: Celebrating Unsung Heroes in Education | Innovative Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
Today, on Teacher Appreciation Day, I want to send a word of thanks to a group of devoted individuals who, apart from my parents, have done the most to shape my life -- my teachers. From kindergarten
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Being Open to Change

Being Open to Change | Innovative Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
Not many people like change. They fear it and are comfortable with things the way they are. I am fortunate to work in a school division where many people are positive toward change and will take ti...
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TED | TED Talks Education

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| TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is where the world's leading thinkers and doers gather to share ideas worth spreading.
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25 Of The Best Pinterest Boards In Education

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25 Of The Best Pinterest Boards In Education

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The Top 10 Free Web Tools to Curate and Bookmark Online Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 10 Free Web Tools to Curate and Bookmark Online Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovative Teaching Ideas | Scoop.it
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