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Note-Taking Using Graphic Organizers | Scholastic.com

Note-Taking Using Graphic Organizers | Scholastic.com | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teach your students how to use different graphic organizers to take notes when reading nonfiction texts.
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Many assumptions are made about digital literacy, including students' inherent ability to read and decipher the information now arriving in a variety of formats. The ability to synthesise information is more important than ever.

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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …

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Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 28, 2:20 PM

Teens move quickly through various social media, so it is more important to help them be safe and responsible rather than try and keep up with them. A digital citizenship program in your school is essential.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 28, 5:40 PM

Many educators and school leaders still need convincing re the merits of Twitter and Facebook in the classroom.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 28, 6:01 PM

Meet them where they are...

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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …
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Excellent advice on better searching strategies from Katie Lepi.

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Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News

Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Redesigned learning spaces can engage students and faculty members, research says.
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How valuable is a piece of furniture? Study finds changing classroom design can be motivating for students. And teachers!

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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 27, 5:43 AM

Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educatoris as Curators

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 27, 7:14 AM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl


Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2:51 AM

Sencillo y muy entendible!, gracias

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Digital Technology And Student Learning: The Impact Of The Ecology

Digital Technology And Student Learning: The Impact Of The Ecology | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"There is no significant linear connection between the use of digital technologies and enhanced student attainment. It is time to appreciate the traditional, simplistic way of looking at  the impact of digital technology on student learning has to fundamentally change and for all associated with schools to understand that the impact of digital technology on student learning can be profound if a suitable school ecology is created." Mal Lee


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Technology is about enhancing learning, and relationships. There are things never before possible, but central to the use of digital technologies is an attitude, a mindset of collaboration, not of the individual learning in the traditional competitive classroom. Many educators aren't quite there with that one yet.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, July 17, 3:31 PM

There is much written about the positive effects of a good school culture and how it is difficult to attain. The reverse also holds true and a negative school culture is deleterious to a child's development and a good culture can be easily lost. Mal lee has made the key connection between between school culture and expectation and the embedding of good digital thinking and practice in a school environment. Bravo Mal!

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 22, 1:49 AM

Technology is about enhancing learning, and relationships. There are things never before possible, but central to the use of digital technologies is an attitude, a mindset of collaboration, not of the individual learning in the traditional competitive classroom. Many educators aren't quite there with that one yet.

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Why organisational change can be difficult

Why organisational change can be difficult | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Organisational change from a Darwinian perspective
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26 Tips to Help Students Become Better Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 Tips to Help Students Become Better Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
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Good Tools to Collect Anonymous Feedback from Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Good Tools to Collect Anonymous Feedback from Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...
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Thank you Silvia. Well said. It's not just students who think anything on the net is there for the taking. I use my own media as much as possible, or Creative Commons images, but even with my knowledge it's a steep learning curve. Awareness is the first step.

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Power Searching with Google

Power Searching with Google | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Still worth another check in even if you've seen it before. Google is just an algorithm! 

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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have - Edudemic

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
In order to implement modern technology in your classroom, you better know about the important skills modern teachers must have in order to succeed.
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I like the last one - slow down! Be selective.

Don't try to do everything at once.

Start by building a PLN. Get onto Twitter!

Fit technology into your learning life in meaningful ways.

Remember it's about connection. Real relationships.

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Learn To Code, Learn To Think

Learn To Code, Learn To Think | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Must the next generation of students learn to write their own computer programs? Or should they just leave it to a smarter machine? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says logic dictates the choice.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 9, 7:42 PM

NPR is spot on concerning coding.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 10, 5:54 AM

What the article states is that computer codes come and go, but the "basic abilities to think a problem through carefully, clearly and thoroughly are essential for just about all people in just about all fields."

 
Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, June 11, 5:29 AM

Is knowing code a new basic life skill? #Coding #Education #Business 

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Interesting Visual- Teacher with Growth Mindset Vs Teachers with Fixed Mindset ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Visual- Teacher with Growth Mindset Vs Teachers with Fixed Mindset ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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If we say it often enough, will that make it happen? Growth mindset is important for teachers and students.

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Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals

Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Do parents really know what their children are doing online? (Have parents ever really known what their children are doing?)  The McAfee report reveals the importance of maintaining the conversation between parents and children. Most youngsters believe their parents are oblivious to their web activities, while some admit to making fake social media profiles and fudging browser histories to deceive tech-savvy ones, a new report shows.

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Do parents really know what their children are doing online? (Have parents ever really known what their children are doing?)  The McAfee report reveals the importance of maintaining the conversation between parents and children. 

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The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza

The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Joyce Valenza
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Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 26, 6:05 PM

Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 26, 11:44 PM

A great list! Thanks Joyce! 

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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

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n this article, “Research Shows Teacher Collaboration Helps Raise Student Achievement,” researcher Carrie Leana writes about the missing link in school reform: teacher collaboration. In her study of over 1,000 fourth and fifth grade teachers in New York City, Leana found that, “students showed higher gains in math achievement when their teachers reported frequent conversations with their peers that centered on math, and when there was a feeling of trust or closeness among teachers."


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Teacher collaboration is the new black. A culture of trust is highly valuable for schools.

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What Neuroscience Teaches About Creativity, Stress and Getting Promoted

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The Vulnerability of the Web

The Vulnerability of the Web | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
I am probably babbling but here goes... This week has been tough. Travel is always wearing on a person, but having to make an impromptu trip home to say goodbye to a long time friend (my dog Shaq),...
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The Information Age to the Networked Age: Are You Network Literate?

The Information Age to the Networked Age: Are You Network Literate? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It’s said that when architects walk through an office, they see ceiling ornamentation, light sources, building acoustics. When psychologists walk through an office, they see unresolved father issues

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 8, 5:38 PM

I like the stages: Apprentice, Journeyman, Master

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, June 9, 12:48 AM

Apprentice: Using network technology

Journeyman: Establishing a network identity

Master: Utilizing network intelligence

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, June 17, 10:06 PM

What do librarians see?

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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
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Those of us who have spent much time taking notes by hand may have, in fact, the upper hand! Perhaps the skills gained in writing have assisted note-taking generally. It is more of a challenge for younger learners.

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Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers - Edudemic

Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
How often have we sat in a Staff Meeting or Professional Development day and listened to the talk turn into a complaint session with no real solutions being offered? I have one suggestion, join Twitter and start tweeting. This has been an invaluable tool for me. I started about a month ago professionally, meaning before …
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Twitter is the first rung in my PLN ladder. The connection is invaluable.

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Could The School Of The Future Be Modular?

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There’s a new teaching trend just about every day. Teachers are constantly encouraged to flip, twist, and mix up their classrooms every day.


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Practice Makes Perfect - Does it Take 10,000 Hours? (infographic)

Practice Makes Perfect - Does it Take 10,000 Hours? (infographic) | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
But how many hours is "enough" to achieve expertise status? One take on the subject we (and many others) found interesting was Malcolm Gladwell's in the book Outliers where he popularized the theory that 10,000 hours of dedicated practice in a given field or area of expertise allows a person to become truly "expert".

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 2, 7:24 PM

What does it take to become an expert in a field? This infographic explores this concept, providing a look based on Malcolm Gladwell's book as well as a section called "7 steps to cheat the rule."

We know that our students are often looking for the quick fix. They cram for a test, and days later the information is often not recalled quickly. This infographic shows that time and effort are key.

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How to Use Edmodo Small Groups

How to Use Edmodo Small Groups | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Creating "small groups" within your main Edmodo group is a great way to help manage and organize your classroom activities. There are two ways that small groups can be used in Edmodo.

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:04 PM

Includes sliderocket with examples of managing groups.