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Top 15 Tools to Showcase Students Creations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 15 Tools to Showcase Students Creations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
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Sme great ideas for creating electronic portfolios of student work.

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Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds

Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.

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Yet another argument for sketch noting, even if you think you cannot draw. A deeper learning occurs as you create the visuals.
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Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck

Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
How literary devices -- the tools we use to tell stories -- can help you find the best images for your presentation deck.

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Thoughtful article to help you think outside the box with your images and style of presentation.
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, May 26, 5:10 PM
Some good tips here when you are at the stage of just beginning to craft your presentation.
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 27, 7:25 AM
Some inspirational tips for presos.
GwynethJones's curator insight, May 27, 7:52 AM

You don't need fancy, you need clean & graphic!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Hosting Online Brainstorming Sessions | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

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Really and virtually  learning together- online brainstorming options.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 6, 12:34 PM

That's more like it! 7 tools for this!


from Richard: "After yesterday's post about Limnu there were a couple of similar tools suggested on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. I also received a couple of requests for suggestions for other similar tools. Here are some of the other tools that you and your students can use to host online brainstorming sessions."

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, February 7, 2:14 PM

Clever opportunities for leveraging collaboration.

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How the 21st Century Fluencies Grow With Project-Based Learning

How the 21st Century Fluencies Grow With Project-Based Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
This article looks at how the Fluencies are integral part of great PBL. Also make use of a snapshot tool for grading the fluencies with your students.
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PBL is all about devising unique solutions to complex challenging problems. The very idea of solving real-world problems requires students to use the 6Ds of Solution Fluency:

Define: It starts with defining the problem. Students must know the challenge they face before they can proceed.

Discover: Next, students discover knowledge as they examine the problem.

Dream: Here they dream up and imagine a plan for their solution.

Design: This is the fun part—designing their projects

.Deliver: Now their final results must be delivered, and applied to the problem

.Debrief: Lastly, the valuable process of debriefing assesses the effectiveness of their efforts.

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The 3 Stages of Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning

The 3 Stages of Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Langwitches, The Magic of Learning.
Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .
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Lost site of her for a while, but have admired her work and forward thinking for a number of years.

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How to Make Sure That Project-based Learning is Applied Well in Schools

How to Make Sure That Project-based Learning is Applied Well in Schools | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
It's not uncommon to see popular education strategies become muddied by people who don't understand them well.
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having recently seen "Most Likely to Succeed" , I am curious to read about the pros and cons of how folks are using PBL. Great considerations to the power of the challenge and the driv8ing question to even further engage students fully with real world problems.

 

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Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids | MindShift | KQED News

Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids | MindShift | KQED News | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Reading is a skill humans aren't born with, but schools are designed to reward those whose brains are well-wired to read, which can complicate the learning
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The more we learn about dyslexia the better equipped we can become to help learners with this difference.

"Dyslexia is a different brain organization that needs different teaching methods. It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.”

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Using Design Thinking to Bridge Theory & Practice with Digital Portfolios

Using Design Thinking to Bridge Theory & Practice with Digital Portfolios | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Use Design Thinking as a strategy for bridging the gap between pedagogical theory and actual classroom practice.
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Great article for the beginning of the year by Beth Holland  about portfolios, digital ones at that too!

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"Failure is an option. Fear is not”: Creating a safe intellectual space for learning

"Failure is an option. Fear is not”: Creating a safe intellectual space for learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
This month, SmartBlog on Education is exploring classroom design and management — just in time for the new school year. In this blog post, educational
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My goal this year is to get students to embrace mistakes as learning opportunities. They are the best teachers, in my opinion, and the learner is much deeper when you have to figure it out.

Thomas Edison talked about his failures not as mistakes, but  as discoveries of what does not work.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Google Tools for Social Studies Teachers - And How to Use Them

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Google Tools for Social Studies Teachers - And How to Use Them | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
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an interesting list of suggestions from Richard Byrne.

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Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality — Emerging Education Technologies ^ by Kelly Walsh

Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality — Emerging Education Technologies ^ by Kelly Walsh | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

"Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today. Here are a handful of videos showing many fun, engaging ways in which educators and students are using it."


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It is well  worth the time to watch the videos that are presented here.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 26, 2015 9:33 AM

Finally, AR stands for something I like!

Ben Bempong's curator insight, July 29, 2015 10:44 AM

This is actually very beneficial to both students and teachers.  There are always new and innovating ways to incorporate fun facts with academics.  Not only is this new tool involving the both teachers and students, but it is also teaching and giving teachers and students new facts about interesting areas of education.  This is something that has to be showcased around all districts.

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Get Your Students Moving

Get Your Students Moving | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
As a 20-year veteran middle school teacher, I learned very early in my career that if you don’t physically move middle school students sometime during your lesson or class time, they will move you in ways you wish you could forget. Providing students an opportunity to move is critical to your survival, as well as to helping your students stay engaged throughout your lesson.
Brain research tells us that students can actively listen to their teachers for as many minutes as their age....
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This may be old news, but a good reminder, especially as technology becomes more a part of the education experience. As teachers, we are moving around often ( although not always with as much energy). This is all an extension of the "all work , and not play" theory that has seem to taken over in some schools and households;(

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Managing In-Class Gameplay

Managing In-Class Gameplay | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Whatever your classroom management style, in-class games can work when you invoke your usual rules, assign student roles, facilitate effectively, and allow processing time.
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Gaming is a wonderfully engaging activity to reinforce material and encourage collaborations. Good guidelines here.
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Enabling Play's Benefits for All in the K-12 Equation - P21

Enabling Play's Benefits for All in the K-12 Equation - P21 | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Creativity and Innovation, Classroom practice, play, 21st century skills, 21st century learning
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What has happened to play as a part of student learning experiences?
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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers
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great visuals for the classroom or the teacher's lounge. also good for a lesson in the idea of differentiation in presenting material. What sticks best with you?
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Using Internet Memes to Connect with Your Class

Using Internet Memes to Connect with Your Class | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
How can this culturally significant phenomene be used for learning? How can we use the popularity of memes to engage our students? Let's take a look.

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Interestingly, this came up in a workshop I attended today. I am sure the kids would find this a novel way of sharing info or making observations as well as discussing digital literacy.

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the
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Revisiting the idea to encourage deeper thinking. should it be renamed project -based inquiry?    this article argues it is time " to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing."

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These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development

These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Leaving your comfort zone is one of the best decisions you can make. If you are not sure, these 10 things which happen afterward will surely convince you.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Character

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

 


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:35 PM

Interesting insights? What do you think?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 19, 2015 8:45 AM

For both students and teachers.

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If it feels uncomfortable - you're on the right track!

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Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership

Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Putting students in the driver's seat of their parent-teacher conferences creates opportunities for reflection, engagement, and agency.
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This is an impressive example of student -led conferences. The work that went into this system is obvious . The students are very articulate about their strengths and weaknesses  and led the discussion with a great sense of maturity.

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Deans for Impact

Deans for Impact | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Deans for Impact is a national organization committed to improving student-learning outcomes by stewarding the transformation of educator preparation.
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Click on the Link for The Science of Learning  to find a 10 page document that details how we , and more importantly our students learn. Shared by Annie Paul. worth saving and annotating.

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Helping students use smartphones responsibly | eSchool News | eSchool News

Helping students use smartphones responsibly | eSchool News | eSchool News | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Deciding whether a middle schooler is ready to take on smartphone responsibility is a personal decision for each family.
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learning together does not necessarily mean a teacher/student relationship, but also keeping the parents informed as well. some interesting resources here to share to help parents monitor their children more closely.

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Study: Fidgeting Helps Students with ADHD Stay Focused

Study: Fidgeting Helps Students with ADHD Stay Focused | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
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rNo suprise here, but we need to be open to it. The standing desks could be a great option in every classroom for any learner. I have noticed them being used not only by some teachers, but also in a number of business settings as well. We have all heard the saying " thinking on your feet."  Let's embrace the fact that it works best for some. Vive le difference!

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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom's Taxonomy.
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Another great visual from Mia MacMeeken : Mia MacMeekin

 
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Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals

Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
One educator tries a different approach: “It’s a different way of approaching education, with educators not being the controlling force. It’s about breaking down boundaries and seeing yourself as an equal. We’re all just doing the best we can to learn and to try to form a narrative with cohesion and meaning.”
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“Teaching is as much an internal journey, with the relationship between humans in a class as essential as pedagogy. Are you willing to see yourself on equal footing? Everyone is capable of that mindset. It really comes down to what you trust: Do you trust the process, and do you trust the students?”- This is REALLY 21st century learning with the teacher as a co-earner and the students having choices for leadership in the process.

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The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Like a story, lessons deserve compelling beginnings and endings. From pop culture connections to finishing with a level-up, here are eight strategies for holding students' attention.
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Some great ideas about the power of beginning and ending class from a number of the master  provided here. Great food for thought and a clever way to mix it up and get the feedback the will improve the learning.

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