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Really? It’s My Job To Teach Technology? | The Thinking Stick

Really? It’s My Job To Teach Technology? | The Thinking Stick | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Why do I need to teach movie making? Because you want students to create good content that they can share.

Why do I need to teach how to search? Because you want students to have the skill of evaluating and analyzing."


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So well put. The case for seamless use of technology in learning.

EVERY TEACHER SHOULD READ THIS.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, April 9, 2013 5:27 PM

Jeff Utecht is right on the mark with this blog post - I still find it hard to believe we continue to have to encourage people and remind people that this is the way forward.

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, April 10, 2013 1:32 AM

Skill focus is the way to go!

Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 14, 2013 12:04 PM

We need to stay away from the verb teach and embrace the word learn.In doing so, we embrace our partnership with the students and become a learning community; these are the first steps in a true collaborative learning community. Embrace the fact that students have something to bring to the table to share.

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About the Toolkit | Evidence and Data | The Education Endowment Foundation

About the Toolkit | Evidence and Data | The Education Endowment Foundation | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

'The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The Toolkit currently covers 34 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost.'


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 23, 12:08 AM

The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve attainment. The Toolkit currently covers 34 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost. So simple to access and be provided with an indication of what works and how much it costs (in the UK).

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Learning space for teachers | 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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Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students

Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 2, 7:09 AM

The infographic above is geared to elementary students. Research shows that if we teach students about their brain, and about growth mindset and fixed mindset it makes a difference. Consider sharing this with your students and have them answer the questions. Some may find that they are holding themselves back based on their mindset. Students could share strategies that they use when they find themselves falling into areas of a fixed mindset.

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10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Check out the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning around Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning and Partnerships in Learning.

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Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, December 18, 2014 11:55 AM

Exercice de trêve des confiseurs : traduire (ou non) ces tendances dans le cadre de l'entreprise 

Anita Vance's curator insight, December 19, 2014 9:04 AM

insight for planning....


Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, December 29, 2014 11:55 AM

This will be a good site to follow and apply to my English classroom.  I am already on this path but new insight will be helpful in the development.

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10 Things You Can Not Do in A 21st Century Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Things You Can Not Do in A 21st Century Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing -

12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing - | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing by Grant Wiggins Ed note: This post by Grant focuses on mistakes schools make when introducing Understanding by Design in schools. Certainly for that focus,...
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Lessons plans to support the Australian Curriculum - Video

Lessons plans to support the Australian Curriculum  - Video | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
There are an increasing number of resources, many developed by subject associations, freely available on the web to support the delivery of content in the Australian Curriculum. In this presentation, Dr Jennie Bales introduces a selection of quality web sites where exemplary lessons and units of work have been developed to directly address content outlined in Humanities and Social Sciences...read more →

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The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have helped to create. In our efforts to push our kids ahead, we have forgotten to ask why pushing ahead is important ...
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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 21, 2014 2:36 PM

A 12 resources list that may be very helpful for anyone doing blogs, posts or even digital presentations for the lectures

Elena Elliniadou's curator insight, November 22, 2014 9:01 AM

Δωρεάν φωτογραφίες, με άδεια πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων για παρουσιάσεις, ιστολόγια, αφίσες. 12 πηγές ενδιάφερουσες. Από μια γρήγορη ματιά μου άρεσαν οι σελίδες unsplash & gratisography. Ανάλογα όμως με το τι ψάχνετε θα βρείτε και στις υπόλοιπες 10 τη φωτογραφία που εκφράζει καλύτερα το μήνυμά σας!

Maria Lazaridou's curator insight, November 27, 2014 6:20 AM

Εργαλεία πα΄ντα χρήσιμα για χρήση εντός και εκτός σχολείου

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5 powerful study tips for the always-online student - Daily Genius

5 powerful study tips for the always-online student - Daily Genius | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
If you’re an online student or on campus trying to improve your grades, you probably need to get a better handle on how to study. These powerful study tips are likely going to save you a bit of time and frustration as you try to identify what works and what doesn’t when it comes to acing that next test.

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Email Etiquette & High School Students

Email Etiquette & High School Students | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

What email mistakes are teachable moments?

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What is the difference between illegal and impolite? Ideas for discussion with students regarding online behaviour.

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8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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The importance of being curious...

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▶ Did you know, in 2028... - YouTube

What will the world of 2028 look like? This is a question St Paul's School has been asking as it explores what a rapidly changing world will be like when it'...
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Three Trends That Will Influence Learning and Teaching in 2015

Three Trends That Will Influence Learning and Teaching in 2015 | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

There is no shortage of predictions for the upcoming year of 2015. Micro-credentials, digital wearables and mobile learning are just a few of the many. Yet predictions are notorious for misleading ...


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Everything You Need To Know About Wikipedia And More - Mashable

Everything You Need To Know About Wikipedia And More - Mashable | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is one of the most famous sites on the Internet. The world’s favorite encyclopedia made a humble beginning in 2001. Today, it’s informative, as well as controversial, and having a page there is highly sought after. It’s quite simply the Encyclopedia Britannica on steroids, covering every conceivable subject.

Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia in which anybody can start a page, or edit one, on any subject. The page is then examined by an editor who decides whether or not the page stays.

The site is currently available in many languages, so you don’t have to speak English to use the site. It is one of the most frequently accessed sites — normally when you search for something on Google, the Wikipedia page is quite often the first page in the search results.

With that, let’s dive into the crowdsourced wonder of Wikipedia and start exploring many of its wondrous facets…

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Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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6 What If Questions that Great Teachers Ask Every Day - Brilliant or Insane

6 What If Questions that Great Teachers Ask Every Day - Brilliant or Insane | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Are you a great teacher? Test yourself by seeing if you ask the what if questions that all great teachers ask.
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Blogging for Learning: Mulling it Over

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I am mulling Blogging FOR Learning over and over. It seems to be the glue that holds the puzzle pieces together in terms of contemporary learning and teaching. From 1. Documenting (video, audio, te...
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How to Save the Lost Students In Your Classroom

How to Save the Lost Students In Your Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Instead of focusing on the high performing, front-row kids and neglecting the lost, skid-row kids in the back of the room, teachers can turn their classrooms into fertile ground that nurtures all students....
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Researcher's Scans Show Brain Connections Growing When Learning New Language

Researcher's Scans Show Brain Connections Growing When Learning New Language | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Photo from Ping Li Lab, Penn State Regular readers of this blog and/or my books are familiar with how I help students see the physical impact learning new things can have on its brains (see The Bes...
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Why I Hate "Digital Citizenship"

Why I Hate "Digital Citizenship" | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Digital responsibility instead?? Do trite phrases inhibit our ability to think coherently about what we're trying to do?

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▶ Power to the pupil | Jennifer Magiera | TEDxBurnsvilleED - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Join Jennie as she takes you on a journey of 'bright spots' that il...
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What if your students have lost their creativity? The system breeds rubric zombies says Jennifer Magiera. How do we innovate and change? 

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8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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