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Stop Giving Homework (Alice Keeler blog)

Stop Giving Homework (Alice Keeler blog) | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
One of my favorite lines is "technology allows us to do things differently, so we do things differently." Now that we have technology, how do our classrooms look different from when we were student...

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 17, 2015 5:36 PM

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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 17, 2015 6:08 PM

Interesting article on homework

Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, July 21, 2015 11:57 AM

AGREE!!! WHOLEHEARTEDLY! 

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection #TeachKindness

Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection #TeachKindness | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
I'd like to offer up a video playlist to remind all of us about the power of empathy, kindness, and human connections. It's always a good time to practice gratitude for the relationships that sustain us all -- for the people who have taught us in a school setting and beyond, and for the young ones we are able to nurture and inspire.

I was also thinking about how many of us are living out the paradox of being ever more plugged in, and ever more aware of what's happening in our community via social media platforms, while at the same time, face-to-face interactions are less frequent than ever before. We are in constant touch, but barely touching. Watching these videos made me remember the importance of re-connecting, treating people with kindness and respect, and being generous and compassionate to both loved ones and strangers. If each of us pledged to do more of that, we'd make a better world for all of us to learn and grow in.

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LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills

LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills | Learning Curves | Scoop.it

In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 20, 2015 11:31 AM

In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...


Annette T's curator insight, August 1, 2015 8:42 PM

In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path. WHAT is "Professional LEARNing"!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE "LEARNing Path" and...

 

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Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain - Edutopia

Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain - Edutopia | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
Every instructor wants to crack the code -- to determine just what children and adolescents need to transform feelings of defeat, cognitive and emotional exhaustion, and outright hostility into something positive. They want to connect with students whose stress response states are chronically activated. They want to help learners know that they are more than just their genetics or their history. They want to share with their most fragile students that the traumas of their past can strengthen rather than harden their minds and hearts. No one needs to live in constant conflict and pain.

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How Can I Make Sure My Kids Don't Lose Knowledge and Skills Over the Summer?

How Can I Make Sure My Kids Don't Lose Knowledge and Skills Over the Summer? | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
Summer slide -- when kids forget what they learned from the school year -- is pretty common. Here are a few ways to keep kids skills up over the summer.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Sleep or Cram? - The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

Free Technology for Teachers: Sleep or Cram? - The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
I've always been a fan of going to bed and getting up early rather than staying up late to cram for a test or put some finishing touches on a project. Students don't always believe that getting up early is a better option than staying up late. A new TED-Ed lesson titled The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep might convince them to go to bed. In the lesson, embedded below, we learn how sleep "resets" the brain. The video also explains how memories are formed and retained by our brains.

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A Parent's Guide to Cybersecurity [pdf] | eSkills

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/how-can-education-help-to-lower-cybercrime/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

 


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Suvi Salo's curator insight, November 16, 2014 5:55 PM

This gives you clear advice (in positive manner).

HazelC's comment, November 16, 2014 11:06 PM
This is a great resource. This month we are focusing on Internet safety and cyber bullying!
Christine Kennerd's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:27 PM

Great resource for parents

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Critical Thinking Reources and Downloads - Edutopia

Critical Thinking Reources and Downloads - Edutopia | Learning Curves | Scoop.it

"Whether via classroom discussions, analysis of written text, higher-order questioning, or other strategies, learn and share ways to help students go deeper with their thinking."


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The Five Habits of Creative Teachers - Education Week Teachers

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers - Education Week Teachers | Learning Curves | Scoop.it

 - Education Week TeachersFive educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives).


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The Floating Paperclip – Science Experiments FTW!

The Floating Paperclip – Science Experiments FTW! | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
What seems like magic is in fact a scientific miracle. It’s up to you to find out how and why it happens. Get started with this simple science experiment then.
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The Adventures of Library Girl: PLN Starter Kit Update | Summer Learning Challenge

The Adventures of Library Girl: PLN Starter Kit Update | Summer Learning Challenge | Learning Curves | Scoop.it

"Two years ago, I asked y'all to help me create a crowd-sourced tool to help other educators start building a PLN.  This request grew out of conversations I'd had at the time (and continue to have) with teacher-librarians, classroom teachers, administrators, etc., who know they *should* be participating in the global conversation about what it takes to prepare today's learners for the world of tomorrow. 

And boy did you come through."


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The Simplest Way To Slow The Summer Slide - TeachThought

The Simplest Way To Slow The Summer Slide - TeachThought | Learning Curves | Scoop.it

"There’s a lot of dialogue right now about the dreaded summer slide.

 

Lots of scary statistics, technology layers, and socioeconomic concerns. Tips, resources, ideas, and strategies to reduce the impact of students being away from the classroom all summer.

 

This is a topic that could be looked at from a cultural, socioeconomic, economic, educational, parental, technological, or even philosophical perspective. Students learning at school and not learning at home is a complicated issue that begs a lot of questions: Why are they not learning at home? What do we mean by learning–learning what? Who decides what’s worth understanding? Why is there not more continuity between schools and communities? If they’re not learning at home, what are they doing? Can technology play a role here? What are the equity and access concerns that aren’t as simple to untangle?

 

And so on."


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Understanding Middle Schoolers: 4 Tips for Success - Getting Smart

Understanding Middle Schoolers: 4 Tips for Success - Getting Smart | Learning Curves | Scoop.it

"Understanding those on the verge of or in the trenches of middle school can be like finishing a complex puzzle only to realize there is a single missing piece — just when you think you have them all figured out, they pivot and leave you just as confused as you started. They sometimes feel like a walking contradiction: they want your love, but would prefer you did not show it in public; what makes them laugh one day, brings them to tears the next; going to school used to be the best part of their day, now they dread it. Whatever the contradiction is in your household, it is important to remember that the journey that these soon to be adults are traveling is a difficult yet AWESOME one. They are in a constant state of learning and discovery and as parents and guardians, we GET to be along for the ride!"


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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | EQ

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | EQ | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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"100+ experiments in chemistry"

"100+ experiments in chemistry" | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
Chemistry videos for education and just for fun

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 28, 2015 1:10 AM

Oh my, my Science Teachers' Christmas just came early.

Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, July 28, 2015 1:45 PM

Check these out, if you do not have the time or equipment to do these in class.

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, August 31, 2015 9:18 AM

Some fun videos, even though some of the slides are a bit wordy.

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Teaching and Assessing Reading Comprehension with Explain Everything ~ Mrs.Wideen's Blog

Teaching and Assessing Reading Comprehension with Explain Everything ~ Mrs.Wideen's Blog | Learning Curves | Scoop.it

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From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines | LEARNing To LEARN | ICT | eSkills

From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines | LEARNing To LEARN | ICT | eSkills | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Lawrence Buck's curator insight, July 31, 2015 7:29 AM
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, July 31, 2015 2:42 PM
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Shelly Reckow VanVoorst's curator insight, October 25, 2015 3:45 PM

I scooped these visible thinking routines because they reminded me of class, and the expectations of how we will utilize information.  I hope that when other educators and teachers look at these visuals they not only share them with their students, but also consistently reference them, and demonstrate how to work through the routines themselves. 

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4 Key Questions About iPad Classroom Management - ClassTechTips.com

4 Key Questions About iPad Classroom Management - ClassTechTips.com | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
Here is a great new presentation on SlideShare that outlines the four key questions schools should ask as they prepare to launch an iPad program. Click below to go through each slide and hear advice for making the best choices for your school.

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Virtual Pet Games | Free Online Games | Neopets

Virtual Pet Games | Free Online Games | Neopets | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
Play free games on Neopets.com - virtual pet games, action games, strategy games, card & board games, luck & chance games, and games for kids.
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8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents - Edudemic

8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents - Edudemic | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
As you’re preparing your lesson plans and classrooms for the first day of school (which may have already happened for some of you!), keeping in touch with parents is probably on your mind. Communicating classroom expectations and other pertinent information at the beginning of the school year is critical to get everyone started off on …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 2014 6:32 PM

Where I worked I communicated a lot with parents. This seemed to be a problem for the School managers who wanted to monitor and control the communication.

 

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Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, August 22, 2014 10:25 AM

Teachers, lets plan to engage parents from the start.  Establishing common language, shared agreements, expectations, etc. from the beginning is a great way to get buy-in from the parents at the start of the school year.  Engage parents immediately and form a sturdy partnership with them, by letting them know how often you'll be contacting them, and that they are welcome in your learning community. 

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10 Tips for First Year Teachers

10 Tips for First Year Teachers | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
Congratulations on being a First Year Teacher! To make your first year easier here are 10 tips that you probably weren’t taught in college, but might really help you as you get started in your career.

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3 Technologies Bolstering STEM Learning ~ The Edvocate

3 Technologies Bolstering STEM Learning ~ The Edvocate | Learning Curves | Scoop.it

by Matthew Lynch

 

"As the American K-12 system continues to look for ways to increase student interest and aptitude in STEM learning, technology is playing an increasingly pivotal role. Children who come to classrooms today have an inherent aptitude for technology and educators should encourage that skill set with resources that integrate STEM learning. Just a few of the ways to do that include making use of:"


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 19, 2014 11:48 AM

Some of the greatest and most creative minds were also very artistic. We need to include the fine arts and phys ed in what we are doing in schools otherwise it becomes School with a neo-liberal economic agenda.

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No More Plastics – Fun Science Worksheets – School of Dragons

No More Plastics – Fun Science Worksheets – School of Dragons | Learning Curves | Scoop.it
Teach first graders how harmful plastic can be with this free first grade worksheet, ‘No More Plastics’. The worksheet gets kids to think of good eco-friendly alternatives to common plastic items.
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