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Could Groopt Be Your Next Classroom Management Tool? | Edudemic

Could Groopt Be Your Next Classroom Management Tool? | Edudemic | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
This is intriguing to me as I am just beginning to check out Edmodo. I am really looking for a protected social media type learning opportunity for middle schoolers.
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9 Elements of Digital Citizenship - Printable Poster

9 Elements of Digital Citizenship - Printable Poster | Learning 2gether | 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."


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

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 10, 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. 

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, September 11, 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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Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines

Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

As a former student of Rhetoric, and an avid satirical news writer and reader myself, I am fascinated by the information literacy issue surrounding fake news. Fake news aims to achieve three things: to entertain the reader, to provide commentary on a social or political issue, and to force readers to think critically about the information they consume.


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Great tool and interesting classroom exercise to get students to think deeper and more critically about what the media shares. Not only an important part of learning, but a fun exercise as well.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 6, 11:09 AM

This is an important part of teaching and learning in a world saturated with information.

 

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These Four Words Will Make You Better at Parties

These Four Words Will Make You Better at Parties | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Empathy makes you better at cocktail parties—and at life.
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this is a great tip and thoughtful article. it isn't about education in school, but more about education in life and skills that will last a lifetime.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 24, 6:32 PM

from Atlantic.com These Four Words Will Make You Better at Parties | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

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Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.
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Great tips from Dr. Judy Willis. Students need to learn how they learn best and that is the task we need to learn how to guide., they need to embrace their individual learning styles and nurture them. It is our job to help them accomplish that task.

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This Is Our Classroom Of Wisdom: 10 Statements of Affirmation

This Is Our Classroom Of Wisdom: 10 Statements of Affirmation | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
This Is Our Classroom Of Wisdom: 10 Statements of Affirmation
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I love this as a beginning of the year discussion. it is not about what we can't do or shouldn't do, but what we can. It is time to focus on affirmation on a regular basis and accentuate the positive.

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20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
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FREE TOOLS? As learning becomes more and more collaborative, it is good to have resources to allow student choices for how to demonstrate  learning &knowledge in a way that works best for them. An additional bonus is the link provided for the free ebook listing 100 free instructional tools.  

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ASCD Express 9.22 - It's All About Accomplishment

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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"Just imagine if students left school not with a diploma and a transcript, but with a resume—a list of real-world individual and team accomplishments that they could proudly point to and by which we could judge their capabilities and merits. This is what we need—a curriculum that teaches kids how to think; act; relate; and, most of all, accomplish real projects that make the world a better place."- from the article by Mark Pretsky

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Gamify Learning with Edtech Bingo

Gamify Learning with Edtech Bingo | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

’ve spent a great deal of time this summer preparing and facilitating professional development for teachers involving the integration of iPads into the classroom. So when I inadvertently came across this really neat iPad Bingo visual while searching for edtech infographics on Pinterest, I knew I had to further investigate this concept.

 

Well, my surfing resulted in the following: Media technology specialist Josh Borzick from Oak Creek, Wisconsin created the iPad Bingo site to provide teachers with integration ideas related to six apps—Google Drive, Skitch, 30 Hands, Popplet, Doceri and Touchcast. The page includes the iPad Bingo card, which contains a set of activities for students to learn how to utilize each app at varying degrees of difficulty.


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this is a very clever idea to use with both students and teachers.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 13, 10:21 PM

Gamification for the WIN!

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8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School

8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
All of Edutopia’s downloadable and printable back-to-school resources are collected here for easy classroom reference. Check back weekly for updates!
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How generous of Edutopia,one of my favorite resources for all things education, to share an oongoing list of  resources.

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Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

"When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.

'The experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the front end of your brain,' says , a researcher at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. 'And without play experience, those neurons aren't changed,' he says."


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Not just young kids, all kids! Studies indicate that the prefrontal cortex isn't fully developed until mid -20's for some. Really confirms the adage, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 9, 8:01 PM

Allowing young students free play time is important since it helps set up the prefrontal cortex (where executive functioning is located) to set up neuron pathways that help students to solve problems, make plans and regulate emotions. However, more and more schools are taking time away from recess, to focus on Common Core subjects.

It is critical that this is free play. The post states "No coaches, no umpires, no rule books."

Does your school have a policy about recess? Are students allowed to choose what to do, or are they given choices? This post shares insights that you may want to share with your PTO as well as others whom work in your school.

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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Getty Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple
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We learn more and more about the brain on a daily basis. We should be guiding our learners to the same information especially as the digital world is changing the way we ":wire" on a daily basis.

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Common Core: Putting Students on Paths to 21st-Century Success

Common Core: Putting Students on Paths to 21st-Century Success | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

"This year, while serving as a teacherpreneur with the Center for Teaching Quality, I started to examine our educational landscape and saw many needs involving the new standards...I believe wholeheartedly that they will make students more effective thinkers and learners who are better prepared for life after high school..."


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this is a handy visual for teachers to remind themselves that we are learners too!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 5, 9:09 PM

How do you explain to students and parents the Common Core standards? If this question is difficult to answer you should check out this post. There are two tools that you may find helpful.

The image above shows six classroom scenes showing 21st century skills that students are developing on the left side. The right side shows that paths that students may take based on their skills.

There is also a second visual that is designed for teachers. It is an evidence sheet. You may take the sheet and complete two sections. The left side shows what the standards look like in your classroom, and the right side will  allow you to share how the skills will help your students succeed in college and career.

You can download both these tools as pdf files.

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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
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 A reminder of the power of Carol Dweck's study of Mindsets with some references to DRIVE by Dan Pink. Interest chart below regarding the way we comment on student work and suggestions on how to encourage the growth mindset in the writing process

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Educational Leadership: Motivation Matters

Educational Leadership: Motivation Matters | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

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In this edition of ASCD, I paid particular attention to Rick Wormeils article on "Motivating Young Adolescence as I begin my next 3 year relationship with 6th grade advisees. The first year in middle school is the toughest.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 4, 9:42 PM

The September issue of Education Leadership focuses on motivation. The image above contains quotes from seven quotes from authors in this issue and all address motivation. There are many articles in this issue that are free to read. A few are listed below.

* Motivated to Learn: A Conversation with Daniel Pink

* Motivating Young Adolescents by Rick Wormeli

* One to Grow On/Releasing the Will to Learn by Carol Ann Tomlinson

I suspect we many of us would like to see more of our students motivated in our classes. These articles may provide some insights. Please be aware that the top link a is to the current issue. Once this has been updated a new link to the issue will posted here.

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All That Teachers Need to Know about Remind (101) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

All That Teachers Need to Know about Remind (101) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
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I have heard about this app many times at conferences and hope to use this primarily as a parent communication tool this year. After that trial, I hope to investigate other possibilities.

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26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer
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I love this focus on getting to really know the student. as I will have a new advisory this year, it will not only be helpful to have this insight, but could be a great topic to revisit every year to let the student see how he/she has grown. Also works as a great guide for individual goal setting and acknowledgement that there are both strengths and weaknesses, not just one or the other.

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The Five Habits of Creative Teachers

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives).
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Its good to remember that WE need to  be creative and innovative in order to help the students be willing to do the same.

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15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching
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Great do and do not list to clarify what is TRULY student-centered learning. I , for one, would like to focus on the roles as learner and guide. Here the verb that is emphasized is learn. New methods  and approaches call for new vocabulary. and role definition.

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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.
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As I pen and ink tech teacher , which is NOT an oxymoron, this topic comes up frequently . I know that, at least for myself, this is absolutely true.  For our students whose brains are wiring differently as i enter this, it may be different. Very Interesting read.

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Why Students (And Teachers) Need To Be Physically Active In The Classroom - Edudemic

Why Students (And Teachers) Need To Be Physically Active In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
There’s a ton of buzz in the education world about how dwindling school budgets and pressure to improve test scores are taking time away from recess and physical education so that students can spend more time in the classroom. Despite more time in the classroom sounding like something that would drive academic performance, research shows …
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this is one of my strongest beliefs. Brain studies support the idea of movement as a way to oxygenate and ergize your brain. I have been a fan of Dennison's Brain gym for years. I love the way that new classroom designs are incorporating this very important fact about the brain, particularly the developing one, into their considerations for more effective classrooms.

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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I prefer the concept of learners ( as in life long) guiding learners as opposed to the focus on the verb "teach" This is an interesting guide to the concept as well as some insight as to how other countries  provide resources for these learner guides.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 3, 4:49 AM

Cultura y Líder y otros temas de interés relacionados con Programas de Aprendizaje Profesional y Evaluación...A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | @scoopit via @BethDichter http://sco.lt/...

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, December 3, 12:57 PM

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Adults toolkit for learning

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7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU! | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.
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An important thing to consider before we jump into the deep end. We are so concern about planning for classes and meetings, but we need to make sure we also plan for ourselves, our time and our sanity.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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this is a wonderfully through article about  insightful formative assessments and a plethora of ways to offer them to create  better learning opportunities for our students. It  also provides a downloadable PDF with 54 ideas of ways to check for understanding. Too often, we are driven by the curriculum and move ahead quickly, leaving many of our learners behind, and disadvantage that only grow greater with time.

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Establishing A Culture Of “Can” In Your Classroom

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Establishing A Culture Of “Can” In Your Classroom
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Although this article was published two years ago in Edutopia, it is still an important and viable message. Too often , students are powered by "I can't" or "I don't get it' and allow those to be excuses. in addition to an interesting article with tips on how to create an environment of :can" , there are some interesting links at the bottom that enhance the process for the teacher as well as the student.

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