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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers | Family & Consumer Sciences | Scoop.it

1. Making creates authentic experiences for learning.


2. Making deepens social and emotional skills. 


3. Making is not just limited to science, tech, engineering or math (STEM).


4. Making teaches kids how to fail. 


5. Making is accessible to anyone.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 



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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 2014 4:25 PM

Are your kids makers?

Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, October 17, 2014 8:05 PM

  Heres to less consuming and more making!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2014 9:51 PM

So many of my student like to keep their hands and/or bodies moving.  They become engaged .

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5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

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Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 16, 2014 5:34 PM

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 2014 4:32 PM

Only those that take ownership of their own education really benefit in the best way from education.

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What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic)

What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | Family & Consumer Sciences | Scoop.it
 

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WEAC's curator insight, October 14, 2014 2:22 PM

80% of teachers report that students come to school hungry at least once a week.

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What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic)


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What is Professional Learning?

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Professional Learning
Whereas past professional development programs have often relied on seminars and lectures, the intent of professional learning is to make educators active participants in their career development. Professional learning is also a more collaborative experience, allowing educators to learn from one another and work together to create a more cohesive school community. In this way, professional learning helps develop school systems in which teachers can constantly develop strategies for increasing student achievement. Essentially, professional learning reflects many of the practices being implemented in blended classrooms—the same learning strategies that work for students can work for educators.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 18, 2014 8:47 AM
Professional Learning
Whereas past professional development programs have often relied on seminars and lectures, the intent of professional learning is to make educators active participants in their career development. Professional learning is also a more collaborative experience, allowing educators to learn from one another and work together to create a more cohesive school community. In this way, professional learning helps develop school systems in which teachers can constantly develop strategies for increasing student achievement. Essentially, professional learning reflects many of the practices being implemented in blended classrooms—the same learning strategies that work for students can work for educators.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


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Digital Citizenship Week | Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Week | Common Sense Media | Family & Consumer Sciences | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 18, 2014 1:54 PM
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media


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Smarter money: Financial literacy program designed to help people make better ... - Journal Times

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Smarter money: Financial literacy program designed to help people make better ...

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 17, 2014 5:21 AM
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Is digital literacy the new financial literacy?

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Legal decisions in the wake of corporate failures like Enron, WorldCom and, in Australia, Centro continue to reinforce financial literacy as imperative for business leaders.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 11, 2013 2:21 AM

"Given that more of the business dollar is likely to be spent in technology, leaders need to ask questions like:

  1. How will data translate into useful knowledge and be used for business outcomes?
  2. How will cloud impact our risk and security strategy, or our traditional models of procurement?
  3. What, if any, is the relationship between digital investment and productivity?
  4. Can social media be used strategically and what is the ROI?"
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Money Smart and Wise! Financial Literacy for Children ...

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April is financial literacy month. As I go around the country talking to parents about financial literacy and young children— I find that a lot them think financial literacy is about teaching kids how to count money, bank and ...

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Making Financial Literacy Fun - DailyFinance

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Making Financial Literacy Fun
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According to the most recent Financial Literacy Survey of U.S.

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Financial Literacy Resources

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Fostering Financial Literacy in ESL Classrooms Using New Media Tools In these lessons students learn about managing money, banking, credit, debt, home fina

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Infographic: The Value of Financial Literacy

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Infographic: The Value of Financial Literacy...Students who learn financial literacy skills gain knowledge that will yield returns well into their future.  


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Financial Literacy Resources Get Common Core Alignment

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WWMT-TV Financial Literacy Lessons Get Common Core Alignment T.H.E.


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Financial Literacy Resources Screencast

Summary of Financial Literacy resources to support music teachers in integrating Financial Literacy in the Music class!

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What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos)

What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos) | Family & Consumer Sciences | Scoop.it

In simple terms, it is the process of breaking down what you know and information you have, and then evaluating and critically analyzing it in order to make an informed decision without bias.

A critical thinker:

- Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
- Desires to be, and is, well-informed
- Judges well the credibility of sources
- Identifies reasons, assumptions, and conclusions
- Asks appropriate clarifying questions
- Judges well the quality of an argument, including its reasons, assumptions, evidence, and their degree of support for the conclusion
- Can well develop and defend a reasonable position regarding a belief or an action, doing justice to challenges
- Formulates plausible hypotheses
- Plans and conducts experiments well
- Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
- Draws conclusions when warranted – but with caution
- Integrates all of the above aspects of critical thinking 

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 16, 2014 4:49 PM

A critical thinker:

- Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
- Desires to be, and is, well-informed
- Judges well the credibility of sources
- Identifies reasons, assumptions, and conclusions
- Asks appropriate clarifying questions
- Judges well the quality of an argument, including its reasons, assumptions, evidence, and their degree of support for the conclusion
- Can well develop and defend a reasonable position regarding a belief or an action, doing justice to challenges
- Formulates plausible hypotheses
- Plans and conducts experiments well
- Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
- Draws conclusions when warranted – but with caution
- Integrates all of the above aspects of critical thinking 


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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | Family & Consumer Sciences | Scoop.it

1.       Teach creative problem solving over rote memorization. How to reach an answer is far more important than making the right choice on a standardized test and then forgetting the concept the next day.

2.       Teach kids to challenge assumptions instead of accepting things “as is.” Success is no longer about following an operating manual.  It is about imagining the possibilities and real-time innovation.

3.       Teach that mistakes are not evil, and should not be feared.Make sure kids learn that mistakes aren’t fatal – they’re simply the portals of discovery.

4.       Drive diversity of thought over conformity. World progress occurs by challenging conventional wisdom and approaching problems with fresh perspective.  Following the herd is a surefire path to mediocrity.

5.       Forster imagination and curiosity. No longer optional, creativity has become the currency of success for us all.  This applies to CEO’s and soccer-moms.  Musicians and military leaders.  Engineers and educators.

 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 17, 2014 3:24 PM

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


Nick Hester's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:35 AM

Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:41 AM

When my children were small we spent a great deal of time being creative and playing the "what if" game to test out theories. That is not seen with children in my practice much anymore.  They are stuck in overly compartmentalized learning and playing.  Few of them know what to do if told to go outside.

 

We need to bring curiosity and creativity back into the forefront of child development and learning.  I see the loss of this as being as devastating as when children were told "Do it because I said so and don't ask questions."

 

What do you think?

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Technology In Education: A Future Classroom.

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A great Video Featuring the Future Classroom with future 3D Modelling and other future Graphic User Interface and display Technology. Technology in Education- A Future Classroom from Mr. Kirsch on ...

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 17, 2014 2:48 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:49 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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In this video, pay attention as to how learning has been gamified through the use of levels completed and the number of objectives met daily.

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How Should Professional Development Change?

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Professional Development in Other Countries
The Shanghai teacher and Singapore teacher ratios of teaching time to collaboration time reveal even larger disparities. The Shanghai teacher reported teaching 15 hours a week and collaborating 7.5 hours a week. The Singapore teacher spends 18 hours teaching and 15 hours collaborating each week. Spending so much time collaborating with other teachers every week is not a reality for U.S. teachers who feel lucky to chat with their colleagues at lunch or in biweekly faculty meetings.

The differences in professional development systems do not end here though. In Singapore, teachers are expected to do 100 hours of professional development (paid by the ministry of education) every year. That would be 500 hours in five years. In Shanghai, teachers are expected to do a minimum of 360 hours of professional development every five years -- compare that to the mere 120 hours of professional development that is typically required of U.S. teachers every five years.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 18, 2014 9:07 AM
Professional Development in Other Countries
The Shanghai teacher and Singapore teacher ratios of teaching time to collaboration time reveal even larger disparities. The Shanghai teacher reported teaching 15 hours a week and collaborating 7.5 hours a week. The Singapore teacher spends 18 hours teaching and 15 hours collaborating each week. Spending so much time collaborating with other teachers every week is not a reality for U.S. teachers who feel lucky to chat with their colleagues at lunch or in biweekly faculty meetings.

The differences in professional development systems do not end here though. In Singapore, teachers are expected to do 100 hours of professional development (paid by the ministry of education) every year. That would be 500 hours in five years. In Shanghai, teachers are expected to do a minimum of 360 hours of professional development every five years -- compare that to the mere 120 hours of professional development that is typically required of U.S. teachers every five years.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 18, 2014 7:05 PM

Without choice and voice, professional development might be training which is for seals and not human beings.

 

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The Complexities of Collaboration

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Through my experiences and after questioning other educators, I have determined that your ability to collaborate effectively is influenced by many factors- Previous experienceGrowth mindsetSchool contextTimePersonalityInsecurityPerceived value of collaborationUnderstanding of collaboration-what it is and isn’t.Appreciation of othersLearning philosophyBalanced ContributionBelief in a common goalAutonomy or Interdependence- Seeing yourself as ‘we’ not just ‘me'
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- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/. - http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/practice-put-students-in-the-drivers-seat-how-to/
 
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Gina Pacaldo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 8:19 PM

This year, we have peer coaches at school and they've shared their guiding vision about their work.  I'm optimistic.

Rashmi Rawat's curator insight, October 17, 2014 1:18 AM

Yes!  Am totally in agreement  !!

 

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7 Questions To Test Your Financial Literacy - Forbes

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Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? With taxes fresh on your mind and spring cleaning in the air, it's as good a time as any to brush up on your financial literacy.

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Financial Literacy For Kids Games

Financial Literacy For Kids Games http://t.co/mpemp6km...

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Financial literacy - 1177 free PDF eBooks

Financial literacy - 1177 free PDF eBooks | Family & Consumer Sciences | Scoop.it
Download financial literacy eBooks for free or read online on MyBookezz.org - Measuring Financial Literacy: Questionnaire and Guidance Notes ...

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Tony Kuc's curator insight, July 14, 2013 6:50 PM

Broad range - scan, skim and select.

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High schoolers should learn financial literacy - Money Management

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High schoolers should learn financial literacy
Money Management
Financial literacy training should be embedded in the high school curriculum, a review has concluded.

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Tony Kuc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:34 AM

Formation of  ASIC’s financial literacy strategy paper for 2014-2017.

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Financial Literacy Education for College Students | Decision Partners

Financial Literacy Education for College Students | Decision Partners | Family & Consumer Sciences | Scoop.it
Decision Partners provides non-commecial online financial literacy education programs for college student populations.

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Carissa Uhlman's curator insight, March 5, 2014 12:49 PM

Implementation strategies

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CristinaSkyBox: Financial Literacy is a Learning Opportunity

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Digital Delights for Learners - CristinaSkyBox: Financial Literacy is a Learning Opportunity http://t.co/0OzX3cz1...

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How Technology Can Help Teachers & Parents Foster Financial Literacy

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Regular readers of EmergingEdTech know that I like to post once or twice a year on Financial Literacy, usually in April (Financial Literacy Awareness Month),

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