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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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5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level

5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
More Fun Free Tools for Collaborative Classroom Assignments In May, we published the post, 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration. Given the
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Interesting collection of seemingly platform agnostic tools to allow students the ability to collaborate online at any time. That should only step up the quality of their thinking as it is not just about the teacher and allows them to share their talents equally without one voice dominating.

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Teachers are Learning Designers

Teachers are Learning Designers | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, inspired by Sir Ken Robinson's metaphor that teachers are like gardeners, reviews the skills teachers need to design fruitful learning conditions: empower yourself, stop blaming students, and revise and reflect.
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i have been fascinated by the concept of changing the title" teacher" so that there is more of a focus on learning  and learners, whether it be guide,or coach. I particularly like this perception of "learning designer" which really explains what the roles should be. The concept is further explained with a garden metaphor by a short Ken Robinson clip.

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i have been fascinated by the concept of changing the title" teacher" so that there is more of a focus on learning  and learners, whether it be guide,or coach. I particularly like this perception of "learning designer" which really explains what the roles should be. The concept is further explained with a garden metaphor by a short Ken Robinson clip.

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning
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An article of interest that also includes a side by side share of the differences to help educators move more clearly towards PBL.

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ClassTools.net

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description by EdSurge

 

"Russel Tarr, a teacher in France, has a Pinterest-like school tools board that rivals the stuff of legends and has earned high praisesfrom influential edublogger like Vicki Davis. His site, Classtools.net, has recommendations for free, low-tech tools from graphic organizers to video game makers."


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The ultimate collaboration, sharing information from France. Good stuff!

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malek's comment, June 19, 11:03 AM
useful tools
Dana Hoffman's comment, June 19, 12:20 PM
yes I thought so too.
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 20, 9:35 AM

Quite a collection of tools there!

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20 Excellent Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration

20 Excellent Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
These Free Applications can Enable a Tremendous Variety of Collaborative Teaching and Learning Interactions and Activities The 2014 Gates Foundation report,
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The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. There are a number of these that are new to me ,so I can now officially begin my list of things to investigate this summer
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10 Excellent Platforms for Building Mobile Apps

10 Excellent Platforms for Building Mobile Apps | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Mobile Apps.
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Techie Teacher: Tech Skills Needed for Successful Online Testing

Techie Teacher: Tech Skills Needed for Successful Online Testing | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
A list of tech skills and practice suggestions that students will need to be successful on online tests powered by PearsonAccess, such as CMAS and PARCC
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A thoughtful and interesting list of skills that our students may not yet have as they enter the world of online testing, most certainly the direction testing is going. Not exactly test prep, but more a reexamination of technology skills that we may "assume" they have because they are so often engaged with digital devices.

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The Awkward 'Privacy Talk' Parents Should Have With Their Kids

The Awkward 'Privacy Talk' Parents Should Have With Their Kids | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Parents across the world today need to have a new conversation with their kids. No, it’s not about behaving in class, not talking to strangers, or having sex. But in so many ways, it's just as important. It’s data permanence. How we can preserve our reputations in the digital era?

 

It’s a conversation that will look very different in different parts of the world. In some places, kids will have to think twice before posting photos of teenage escapades, given how such photos may look to others in a professional environment even many years later. In other places, kids will have to be careful of posting any items that may “dishonor” them or their family in some way.

 

In still other places, kids will have to think about whether what they post on sensitive political, ethnic, or religious issues may define them long after they have changed their views.

 


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We have been having these types of important discussions with our students in digital literacy classes. What is interesting to note is that it becomes a parent piece that often schools have to provide to help them keep up with their children and  the good, bad and the ugly of technology.

 

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Noeline Laccetti's curator insight, March 5, 9:47 AM

Data permanence must be addressed with ALL children, and well before the "sex talk" 

Jenny Ritchie's curator insight, March 5, 7:36 PM

New technologies have exposed behaviours of young people which have put their future success at risk.  Are these new behaviours created by the opportunities that are provided by new technology?  Or are these behaviours that would have been typical of young people even without the technologies they use as a vehicle to display them?

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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains?

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Ze
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“It’s not a lesson plan; it’s not a curriculum; it’s a way to look at the world.”

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 7:43 PM

It is important for children to see their learning appear in a tangible form.

 

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it we're constantly amazed by the great work our awes

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James Jandebeur's curator insight, January 31, 10:48 PM

A good primer for curating a subject, which students of any age can certainly benefit from. While intended for Scoop.it users, it certainly applies to any similar site.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 12:41 PM

And it is a great opportunity for ESL students too.  Using Scoopit gives them the opportunity to read and write, practice their English language outside the classroom, and play an important role in the 21st Century learning process.

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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Learning is a messy process -- and authentic, project-based learning immerses us in unique parts of this mess. There are days when my check-ins with students reveal that many young people are lost or
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Embrace the mess for a better student learning experience.
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6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom

6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Roughly put, learning is really just a growth in awareness. The transition from not knowing to knowing is part of it, but that's really too simple because it misses all the degrees of knowing and not
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An interesting anaology of learning of awareness with suggestions for approaching it.

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New Year's Resolutions for the 2014 Classroom

New Year's Resolutions for the 2014 Classroom | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
As educators we will begin to give students more voice …
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Great philosophy that we should all sign on to.great thoughts to consider before diving into the new year.
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
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these seem like some great ideas to use at the beginning of the svhool year as we get acquantd with a whole new group of students.

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Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
In the first of two parts, guest blogger John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education clears up any confusion on the difference between project-based learning, problem-based learning, and whatever-else-based learning.
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Part 1 of a two part article based on research from the Buck Institue

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | Learning 2gether | 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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Love this infographic that focuses on the learner and THEIR process. Intrinsic motivation needs to be the match that lights the fire, not numbers or letters or competition.

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Agisa Abdulla's curator insight, June 21, 11:44 PM

authentic learning can happen with intrinsic motivation

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 27, 2:34 AM

I love this break down! Which motivation technique inspires learners  the best? Can both be meaningful and why? Which technique do you feel Common Core applies most heavily?

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 7:01 PM

ahhh...esse tal MOTIvo para AÇÃO... vale a pena conhecer mais a respeito para auxiliar os aprendizes a encontrarem o seu próprio caminho: interiormente ou exteriormente ?


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Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Rethink (And Question) Homework - Edudemic | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
The concept of homework as we have known it in the past is changing rapidly, since it often distorts the overall picture of learning.
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This article is thought provoking in terms of changing the perspective. The topic of homework and the entire way we handle it is something that needs to be revisited and discussed as we continue to innovate about how we learn, share, and create.
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5 Programs That Make Digital Note-taking Easy

5 Programs That Make Digital Note-taking Easy | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
The 2008 Leadership and Learning Center reported on the importance of note-taking in the classroom: In schools where writing and note-taking were rarely implemented in science classes, approximatel...
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I like the idea of getting student input as they are the ones that need to make the tools work for them. On that note, they should be given further ownership to find what works for their style of learning. 5 good and varied apps are discussed here.
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The Beginner's Guide To The Learning Pyramid - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To The Learning Pyramid - Edudemic | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Different teaching styles appeal to different types of students. Despite popular opinion, I know folks who do really well with lecture-based courses. Perhaps they’re just really well adapted to how most of our educational system works. Or perhaps they’re just some of the few who do really well with that instead of a more hands-on …
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Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development

Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
The term professional development (PD) has taken on many incarnations during the time I've been involved in education. When I first starting teaching, professional development was constructed in a ve
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Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems

Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Allowing learners to struggle will actually help them learn better, according to research on “productive failure” conducted by Manu Kapur, a researcher at the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.
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I love this discussion of the "hidden efficacy" of "productive failure". The discussion and research provides documentation that those show struggle actually have a deeper learning. I find this whole topic of productive errors and resilience to be fascinating. There are a number of links within this article to lead you to discover more as well.

 

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Dissecting Formative Assessment - Post One ~ Teach.Learn.Grow

Dissecting Formative Assessment - Post One ~ Teach.Learn.Grow | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

by Kathy Dyer

 

"Our first post in our series on dissecting formative assessment, we’ll discuss the importance of setting learning intentions and criteria for success."


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although it may be difficult to find the subsequent entries ( parts 2-5) there are some really clever ideas here as well as serious food for thought.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom.
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Five effective questions for critical thinking in the classroom.
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An End to the "Close Your Door and Do Your Own Thing" Era

An End to the "Close Your Door and Do Your Own Thing" Era | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
It seems like everywhere you turn, you can find a study that says that the teacher is the number one factor impacting student achievement. No kidding, right? I think many of us in the field have known this for a long time.
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No more "radically autonomous" teachers. Inspire collaboration and learning from others by modeling it. great stuff

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How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding

How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding: Bloom's Taxonomy, Understanding by Design, Facets of Understanding, Marzano's New Taxonomy
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I find this an easy and helpful break down of what it really means.

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