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15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas

15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
"It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking habits are more important than knowledge. Somewhere beneath wisdom and above the “things” a student knows.Laws of economics say that scarcity increases value. It’s no longer information that’s scarce, but rather meaningful response to that information. Thought.And thought has a source–a complex set of processes, background knowledge, and schema that we can, as educators think of as cognitive habits. And if they’re habits, well, that means they’re probably something we can practice at, doesn’t it?"
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 8, 2014 10:09 PM

We want our students to demonstrate that they know how to think, to understand that they have the ability to ask questions and find answers, answers that may not be available through Google (esp. if we are asking them to research). In short, we want them to use metacognitive skills.

But how do we teach them these skils? The image above, from teachthought, provides 15 questions that may help students create the habits that students need to learn. Below are three of the questions. Click through to the post for the entire list, as well as some great discussion.

* Is this idea important to me? To others? Why or why not?

* Is there a “part” of this new idea I can take and “pivot”? Create something new and fresh?

* What real-world models–examples–relate to this that can help me understand this further?

Consider posting these questions in your classroom and using them when appropriate with students.

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, September 18, 2014 5:50 PM

Thinking and questioning, the more the better. Engaging with new information and building curiosity.

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Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated

Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“Sometimes it feels crazy overwhelming to keep assessing students and know exactly what they do/don't understand. That's where these quick and easy formative assessment ideas comes in! My school dis...”
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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:28 AM

We often think of assessment in a formal, summative sense; however, the art of formative evaluation is critical to master in order to assess how well students are grasping concepts.  Jumping past basic recall and simple predictions, formative assessments are great tools for establishing where  personal connections have been made in a child's learning process. While we are reaching for the application and synthesis of knowledge, we need to break free from multiple choice bubbles and encourage students to travel deeper into their learning. 

LibrarianLand's curator insight, November 2, 2014 9:18 AM

Some good ideas here.

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Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math

Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math | K - 12 education | Scoop.it

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, September 10, 2014 4:26 AM

Not an app but close enough - love it.

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, September 12, 2014 7:52 PM

In addition to using Lego for maths, I've taken my sons (extensive) Lego collection into History and Society & Culture to have the students (high school) demonstrate their understanding of concepts such as globalisation, communism, nationalism, capitalism. Worked really well and classes sooo happy. 

 

Having been broken up into groups and given a concept each, They created cities or environments demonstrating the concept then talked the rest of the class through. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 13, 2014 4:06 PM

Fantastic ideas for using lego in mathematics. Simple hands on tasks.

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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning

The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning
Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“ 4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders”
Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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Is Collaboration Limited by Organizational Structure?

Is Collaboration Limited by Organizational Structure? | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
Organizational design has a huge impact on decision-making and collaboration, and both reflects, and often creates, the level of collaboration and autonomy with and amongst the workforce. Culture may eat strategy for lunch but decision-making, reporting and budgeting structures can either birth or strangle both culture and strategy with both hands tied behind its back.At this stage we have four primary organizational models along a continuum from command and control to cooperative and anarchic. From GM to Valve we might call it, with a Basecamp and a Zappos thrown in to complete the picture. Each has strengths and weaknesses.
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Interesting take as we move forward as a district. What are we and what do we hope to become?
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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“Exceptional leaders are not always perfect, and sometimes downright quirky. But they display a set of behaviors that make them admired and loved. Here is a look at seven rare ones.”
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Monty Bell's curator insight, February 26, 2014 9:43 AM
We can have great ideas, but it takes great leaders to make it happen. Wonderful list.
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The Expanding Definition of Social | David KellyDavid Kelly

The Expanding Definition of Social | David KellyDavid Kelly | K - 12 education | Scoop.it

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Like it or not social media is here to stay and will expand. The real issue for us is how do we leverage it to support education?
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Lego's New Product Lets You Build Stuff And Then Virtually Play With Your Creations On Your Tablet

Lego's New Product Lets You Build Stuff And Then Virtually Play With Your Creations On Your Tablet | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“ Lego Fusion is all about blending the real and virtual worlds for an immersive experience.”
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Just when you think there is nothing new coming from Lego. This is another step towards augmented virtual reality.
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Excellent speech to text tools for teachers

Excellent speech to text tools for teachers | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
In a recent post I shared here a few days ago, I featured a list of three good text to speech tools for teachers. Today, I am sharing with you another list of handy tools but this time it is the other way around: speech to text. These tools will enable you to transcribe oral speech into text which you can then copy and use anywhere you want.
Via Edumorfosis, juandoming
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Combine with previous post. Solid speech to text apps.
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
by Katie Lepi "This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet the ever changing needs of the global market, and some potential ways to address shortcomings in our collective educational systems."
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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 9, 2014 11:26 PM

There are obvious parallels with Graduate Attributes.

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Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers - Mind/Shift

Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers - Mind/Shift | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of appsvoted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything. Still others are bought, redesigned or just disappear — so it’s always good to know about an array of tools to suit the need at hand.
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Interesting collection. Look at the digital citizenship apps. They have merit.
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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...”
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Beyondpad - Digital note taking

Beyondpad - Digital note taking | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
Easy and efficient way to organize, structure and keep track of notes the way you want. Keep it simple or take it to the next level - advanced data management with unique type, tagging, templating and filtering features.
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Great for students and staff
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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.”
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 24, 2014 9:26 PM

This version of Bloom's Taxonomy has been extended with a sharing component for Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and is listed in the higher order thinking skills. The functional level of sharing is publicly sharing, publishing and broadcasting.

Along with this printable version of Bloom's Taxonomy you will also find links to five resources. Four of these look at Bloom's (in a variety of ways) and one is a research paper that looks at sustainable innovation in teacher practice.

Randy D. Nichols's curator insight, August 25, 2014 11:12 AM

Remediating Bloom for new literacies.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, August 25, 2014 2:24 PM

This is a wonderful resource with a jpeg link and a description...thank you for scooping it, Beth!

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9 Elements of Digital Citizenship - Printable Poster

9 Elements of Digital Citizenship - Printable Poster | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
"With an ever growing list of daily interactions occurring digitally, the result of small online decisions can have a huge and lasting impact. As educators, it is critical that we convey this impact to students and consider all elements of Digital Citizenship when working with them in the digital world."
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:56 PM

Teaching students digital citizenship is not as easy as one might think.Tweens and teens often make decisions when posting online before they consider the consequences. Dr. Mike Ribble "coined the nine elements of digital citizenship" and many use it as a base to help teach these skills. The poster (shown above) may be printed out and six additional resources are provided in this post. 

Nancy Jones's curator insight, September 11, 2014 1:59 PM

This has not only an interesting graphic, but a number of links to additional resources for this very important topic.

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, September 11, 2014 10:13 PM

This is a great tool for teachers. A small, printable reminder for students of their digital citizenship responsibilities.


I've printed this for use at my school... what will you do with it? 

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Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“ Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models”
Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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A nice lead in to learning communities in the digital age.
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5 Priorities For Transformative Schools

5 Priorities For Transformative Schools | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“ 5 Priorities For Transformative Schools”
Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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Well done. Especially the curiosity. It will move us forward if we can harness peoples need to know and discover.
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12 Changes Coming To The Future Of Learning - Edudemic

12 Changes Coming To The Future Of Learning - Edudemic | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“ The future of learning is exciting, filled with innovative ideas, and no one in their right mind knows more than that. Anyone who says otherwise is pulling your leg.”
Via Cindy Rudy, Les Howard, Tony Meehan, Dean J. Fusto
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Great visual. Now if we can make it real.
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The New Role Of Leaders - Forbes

The New Role Of Leaders - Forbes | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
“ The New Role Of Leaders Forbes The model was designed to implement strategy from the top and move men and materiel efficiently. It assumed that leaders had better information than those on the lower rungs.”
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Monty Bell's curator insight, May 23, 2014 11:10 AM
Networks are the key. Great quote : success is not dependent on what occurs between your ears but between people. Read Hobbes Paradox.
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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting
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Andrea Stewart's curator insight, July 27, 2014 12:12 AM

Helpful, though I don't quite follow the traditional flip.

Daniel Compton's curator insight, August 13, 2014 6:55 AM

Flipped classroom in a simple step-by-step chart

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:33 AM

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The Rise of Innovative Districts

"Today, innovation is taking place where people can come together, not in isolated spaces. Innovation districts are this century's productive geography, they are both competitive places and 'cool spaces' and they will transform your city and metropolis."
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Is it time to look at school districts as collectives not competitors? Look at this video through the lens of co competitors school districts, working together to innovate for ALL students.
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Excellent speech to text tools for teachers

Excellent speech to text tools for teachers | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
In a recent post I shared here a few days ago, I featured a list of three good text to speech tools for teachers. Today, I am sharing with you another list of handy tools but this time it is the other way around: speech to text. These tools will enable you to transcribe oral speech into text which you can then copy and use anywhere you want.
Via Edumorfosis, juandoming
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Great tools for kids. Voice Note is very good
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15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K - 12 education | Scoop.it
"Netiquette ( net + etiquette) is the code of proper conduct applied to virtual online spaces. This code is dictated by common sense rules ( manners ) and social conventions. Teaching students about netiquette is just as important as teaching them to use technology in their learning. Crafting a netiquette memo for your class and informing your students about the importance of these rules will definitely help you create an engaging, respectful, and meaningful learning environment where collaboration and diversity of opinions are celebrated."
Via John Evans
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Again a good use of visuals in teaching digital citizenship.
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The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students | Infographic

The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students | Infographic | K - 12 education | Scoop.it

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